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Spacious 4bed Holiday House In centre of Richelieu

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
MAY AND JUNE JUST REDUCED! Half term week free due to cancellation. This large property, in the centre of the original small walled town, retaining many original features, is entered through the 12ft oak doors facing onto the historical Place du Marche. It is divided into two houses connected by a central corridor. The Front House is not rented out and is kept locked. The renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, Garden House (pictured above), with all rooms overlooking the secluded, quiet, walled garden is the house offered for holiday rentals. This is entered from the wisteria- shaded, open air, central courtyard with outdoor furniture and Webber BBQ. Although our house sleeps 10 we only accept a maximum of 6 +baby. Reduced rental rates are offered, on request, for 2/4 occupants. This depe...MAY AND JUNE JUST REDUCED! Half term week free due to cancellation. This large property, in the centre of the original small walled town, retaining many original features, is entered through the 12ft oak doors facing onto the historical Place du Marche. It is divided into two houses connected by a central corridor. The Front House is not rented out and is kept locked. The renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, Garden House (pictured above), with all rooms overlooking the secluded, quiet, walled garden is the house offered for holiday rentals. This is entered from the wisteria- shaded, open air, central courtyard with outdoor furniture and Webber BBQ. Although our house sleeps 10 we only accept a maximum of 6 +baby. Reduced rental rates are offered, on request, for 2/4 occupants. This depends on availability and time of year. The house is suitable for families, child and toddler friendly, with the the owners baby/children equipment available if required. (free of charge). The garden is completely enclosed and a great place to relax with your children, or pets (which are allowed on request.) There is a large patio with seating for 8 and a built in splash pool. Cycling is very popular in the Loire and there are many Off Road cycle tracks, including the newly built route from Richelieu to Chinon -opening Spring 2018. Bikes can be hired locally. If taking our own our courtyard has a large secure covered area. There is no need to drive anywhere! All the facilities of a small town are just a short walk. No problems with parking either! This is free outside the house and all around the Square. Bring the grandparents too they will love it. The 1000 acre Park, just two minutes walk, has outdoor swimming pool and children's paddling play area(summer only), tennis, play areas, mini zoo and it is great for walking and cycling. There are many exciting things to do and visit for day trips. Futuroscope, leisure parks with water-sports, lake-beaches and golf courses are all within a short drive. Many of the famous Chateaux and Historical towns of Chinon, Saumur, Tours and Poitiers are just a short drive from Richelieu (itself a famous historical town) and these outings can be combined with tours of local vineyards including the Champagne(method). There are weekly local markets, fetes and outdoor activities in the area and full details of these can be found on the Richelieu town website or in the tourist office adjacent to our house. Free WIFI is also available for those who need to keep in touch with work or home! Please feel free to email or phone for answers to any queries or request further details. Short stays may be possible out of high season. More
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About the Owner
Sheelagh
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
Interaction with guests
I have local friends who live in Richelieu and manage my property. They welcome you with keys, at the agreed check in time, and are available to answer any questions. If a convenient check in time cannot be agreed due to time of arrival you will be given a key code to a box on the front door so that you can access the house. They also take care of my maintenance so if any 'breakdowns' they can be contacted to deal with any problem. There are two house books. One gives details of appliances/ rubbish collections etc. The other has full information of local interests. Our house is also adjacent to the Tourist Office.
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Large house - we were 2 couples & felt it gave everybody enough space & privacy; the same probably applies to a large family. Private courtyard good for evenings as the sun goes down. Plenty of places to visit within 1 hours driving distance. Richelieu...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank 522Steve
Management response:Responded 8 June 2016

Thank you! I'm glad you all enjoyed your holiday in Richelieu.

Reviewed 15 September 2014

great house,and a lovely courtyard garden.my grandaughter loved the paddle pool,which was needed as the sun shone all week.this house ticked all the boxes for us for location to bars,restaurants,the park,and local attractions.but for me to open the doors from the square to to the...More

Date of stay: September 2014
2  Thank mhowe57
Sheelagh25, VR Owner at Spacious 4bed Holiday House In centre of Richelieu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Swimming pools not allowed by Batiments de France in Town of Richelieu! My family also just love the paddling pool-I put my blow up recliner in it and spend hours with my book! So glad you all enjoyed your holiday.

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Reviewed 7 September 2014

Richelieu is a peaceful town, but with just about everything you need for a fantastic family holiday. Courtyard doors open onto the market square, with all of the towns attractions virtually on your doorstep, but the house itself is secluded and the garden area private....More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank MikeinTW
Sheelagh25, VR Owner at Spacious 4bed Holiday House In centre of Richelieu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Thank you! It's the reason we bought the house here rather than our original first choice of seaside Vendee area.

Reviewed 14 July 2014

We loved this comfortable, characterful, clean & well-equipped gite. It's something of a hidden gem, tucked away in the corner of the main square of Richelieu, but completely peaceful and quiet behind the big wooden gates and outer courtyard. And Richelieu itself is a bit...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank afl1606
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We spent a wonderful week in Richelieu thoroughly enjoying everything about the house and the area. Firstly the house, full of character, comfy and "homey" and equipped with everything we could possibly need. We made great use of all the baby equipment and toys -...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank Katie1495
Sheelagh25, VR Owner at Spacious 4bed Holiday House In centre of Richelieu, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your holiday.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Richelieu is an ideal location for a quiet, relaxing holiday in a typical French market town. It is called the garden of France and the twice weekly market in les Halles reflects this with local farmers selling their produce. There are also fetes, concerts, wine fairs and broquante days held in the Place du Marche and in surrounding villages. Details can always be obtained from the Tourist office or Richelieu website. The town itself is steeped in history and the newly opened Espace Richelieu in the Grand Rue and interactive visit at Chinon Castle are worth visiting soon after arrival to learn about the history of the area. The Parc Richelieu is a huge, peaceful area to cycle and walk at any time of year. It is rarely busy and also great for children and dogs to play and run about in safet...
Getting around
A car is essential for this area. There is a bus service but infrequent. There is also a local taxi service but this is expensive. As our house is in town all amenities are walking distance and a car is only required for exploring the surrounding area.
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