Loire Valley studio in 18th c. Mill

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Ponts, Monts, Centre 37260, France
Lise And David
Your host, Lise And David
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FULLY FURNISHED LARGE STUDIO IN FORMER 18TH CENTURY MILL BEAUTIFULLY LOCATED ON RIVER INDRE. FAMILY OF 2/3 ( 1 QUEEN SIZE BED, 1 SOFA BED single ....crib on request, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom). PRIVATE ISLAND – BARBECUE – CANOE – BICYCLES – FISHING – GAMES - WI-FI .
WALKING DISTANCE: AQUA CENTER – TENNIS COURTS – MINIGOLF – CONVENIENT STORES – RESTAURANT – CHATEAUX - CHURCH – PUBLIC LIBRARY - CYCLING AND WALKING TRAILS – PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO MAJOR CITY ( BUS OR TRAIN).

CHECK-IN 4PM , CHECK-OUT 11AM ( inclusive of linen )

local council tax to add: 0.7 euro/pax/night (upon arrival)
7 nights mini in July and August. Summer weekly rental starts on Saturday.

The property is rented on a 'self catering' basis and must be left in the condition you find it in.

LANDLORDS' WELCOME WITH APERITIF AND LOCAL SPECIALTIES AND PLENTY OF LOCAL INFORMATION. WILL ASSIST PLANNING YOUR STAY IF YOU WISH.
BILINGUAL COUPLE FRENCH-ENGLISH
POSSIBLE TRANSFER TO AND FROM MAJOR TRAIN STATION SNCF OR AIRPORT ( RYANAIR TUF airport TO LONDON) WITH EXTRA CHARGE

Our water mill built in 1735 is in the heart of the Loire Valley overlooking beautiful forest and peaceful Indre river; the region referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France.
Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites.
A bike ride away from Chateau de Cande where on 3 June 1937 the castle was the venue for the marriage between the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, and the American Wallis Simpson. It is now open to public and strolling in the park is a delight .
We are also close to Saché ( musée of French writer Balzac, and french home of American sculptor Calder ), Azay le Rideau ( one of the earliest Renaissance chateaux ), Villandry gardens ( The Chateau of Villandry is the last of the great chateaux of the Loire built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley ), Ussé (the castle of sleeping beauty ).
Just across the bridge from our mill, are 2 restaurants, newsagent, bakery, beauty salon, church, public library as well as a bus stop for direct transportation to Tours or Sache and to the local train station from where you will be reaching either downtown Tours (10 mn journey) or Poitiers if you are heading south.
A little further down the road, is a pizzeria, a new spa complex with indoor swimming pool, supermarkets, gas station, post office and more.
Monts also offers 2 Farmer's markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $702 /week
Monthly Price: $2217 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Lise was great for checking in and out. She was a gracious host with lots tourist information about the Loire. Had wine and cheese on arrival and our first breakfast was provided with bread, jam, juice, butter and eggs.
    Studio was in an amazing setting, all as shown online. Moroccan influence was a novel and interesting idea. Would stay again

    June 2014
  • On arrival, our host David greeted us with a bottle of wine and plate of cheese, a preview of our wonderful visit to the Loire Valley.

    The Monts apartment is a short drive from great locations like the Chateau D’Azay d’ Rideau, perched on a small island in the river; Chateau Villandry and it’s not to be missed gardens; Chateau Chenonceau, a magnificent castle spanning a river; and Chateau D’Usse, birthplace of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Also nearby are the charming villages of Amboise, Loche, Chinon, and Saumur. Each has resident chateaus and a collection of restaurants, cafes and shops. The city of Tours is very close and offers bustling urban delights including Place Plumereau, the perfect spot to people watch.

    David and Lise studio apartment is part of an old mill beside the L’Indre River. It is a cozy hideaway with views of the river out the back window. Through the back door is a small terrace with a table and chairs. We used to take in the lovely view while enjoying breakfast. Wandering the property is a gentle Golden Retriever who acts as the property’s unofficial greater. There is also a haughty cat and an impossibly cute white rabbit who will insist on a friendly stroke across its back.

    Monts is the home to several restaurants from neighborhood to gourmet. Try the local Pizza place; The pizza is really a delicious flatbread and the salads are fresh and delightful. If your wallet can stand it, dine at the Domaine de le Tortiniere. The food and views are unforgettable and perfect for a special occasion; We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there.

    David made the reservation for us as well as presenting us with a bottle of champagne. It was typical of his generous assistance. He might be the best feature of the Mont’s apartment. His warmth and friendliness are genuine and we felt we were staying with friends. (Lise was away for most of our visit. We met briefly and felt she matched David’s good cheer.)

    We highly recommend visiting David & Lise's Mill at Monts!

    June 2014
  • David was a excellent host. Nothing was too much trouble.
    Great location in a building full of character

    May 2014
  • Excellent séjour dans ce lieu de charme. Nous occupions le studio du bas, spacieux, calme, impeccable, décoré avec goût et confortable. Une petite terrasse donne sur le fleuve et un petit jardin tranquille. Lise nous avait laissé une bonne bouteille de Vouvray au frais et des gâteaux de bienvenue. Ses conseils ont été précieux pour découvrir les jolis coins et les bonnes tables. Idéalement situé pour visiter les châteaux mais aussi pour profiter de la campagne et de Tours, ce lieu est idéal pour passer quelques jours dans la région. Merci beaucoup pour ce séjour très agréable!

    April 2014
  • Well, there isn´t much that we could add, except that what our predecessors said about Lise and David and their beautiful home is true. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are just sorry we weren´t able to follow up on half the suggestions Lise had for us during introduction.
    On he other side, that gives us a good reason to return and catch up ;-)
    Reinhard & Sabine

    October 2013
  • Nice relaxing place. The kitchen Is good enough for breakfast, and lunch but a little small and under stocked to cook dinner.

    September 2013
  • David and Lise were wonderful, generous hosts who were always keen to share their knowledge about local attractions and restaurants. This added greatly to our enjoyment of our stay. We stayed in the ground floor apartment which was charming and consistent with the photos posted on the website. Bicycles were available which we used to ride to the nearby Azay de Rideau chateau - magic! There is also an upstairs apartment at the mill - if we stayed here again we would definitely pay the extra to stay in the upstairs apartment as a fair bit of noise is transmitted to the ground floor apartment below and the upstairs apartment also has a washing machine. Overall a wonderful stay.

    September 2013
  • La Moulin de Monts is a wonderful haven away from the hustle and bustle of travel. Located within an easy drive of all the Loire Valley sights this place is highly recommended for a short or long stay. It is set right on the banks of the river. From the main bedroom of the apartment we could watch the river flowing past, the children playing with their canoes and even the fish swimming in the water. I cannot recommend highly enough the peaceful nature of this place. David and Lise are both gems and offered so much assistance. On arrival Lise briefed us thoroughly on all the main places to visit, to explore, to eat at and more. We did not need to do any further research for our weeks stay. The fridge was abundantly stocked and a light meal and wine was there to greet us. After a long day travelling it was so appreciated and typical of the generosity of spirit of Lise and David.
    I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking for comfortable, quiet, low key accommodation in an area rich and diverse in attractions.

    July 2013
  • Excellent accueil et environnement superbe. Le moulin est très beau et très agréable à vivre. Comme c'est central, nous avons pu visiter plusieurs châteaux et vignobles de la Loire. Nous y avons passé une semaine complète et nous le recommandons chaudement.

    July 2013
  • This is a pleasant studio in a scenic location. You can hear the river rushing by. The studio has a proper bed, it is very clean, everything works and the hosts are helpful and friendly. Parking is available outside. It's helpful to have a car. Monts is a good base to explore the region

    May 2013
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French couple, settled in the Loire Valley in 2008 , following a "coup de coeur" with this property. Speak, english, spanish, italian, arabic
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