About This Listing
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.
Juice, milk, coffee, tea, are provided upon arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Hosts are living in separate Mill on property. Interaction and help provided as needed.
Gite is located 5mn walk to local bus stop for direct transportation to downtown Tours and Tram station. We are also located 10mn bicycle ride away from local train station ( bike can be taken on board train). Train journey is direct to Tours and takes 8mn and one hour to Poitiers.
Other Things to Note
Studio is located on ground floor with direct access to backyard and a small private deck overlooking the river
You are provided 1 set of keys to the property. Lost keys are subject to a $50 replacement fee
Garbage bags are in the foyer behind the curtain. Put garbage in bins in front of building.
Paper and Metal/Glass recycling containers are provided outside by the bikes.
Cleaning is not included
Please leave apartment clean and in good order upon departure. Cleaning supplies are located behind the curtain in the foyer.
Towels/ Dish Cloths/ Sheets
Are to be put in laundry basket before departure.
There is no smoking in apartment under any circumstances. Please smoke outside away from entrance door.
. Please limit noise after 10pm. Please do not have guests that are not with your party in the apartment.
Security is of the utmost concern to the residents . Please ensure that you do not let anyone into the building. Please ensure that all doors are locked behind you.
From Jul 4 - Aug 29, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Nous sommes venus en vacances avec notre bébé (15mois) dans le superbe studio de Lise et David... Le cadre est idyllique, les nombreuses activités mise à disposition gracieusement (kayaks, balançoires, vélos, barbecue, salon de jardin, transat, trampolline etc) donnent envie de rallonger les jours!! La déco de l'appartement dans un style rétro bohème est vraiment bienvenue :) Lise a été aux petits oignons avec nous, toujours disponible pour tout, toujours souriante et agréable ! Elle nous a proposé de nombreuses activités extérieures à l'aide de dépliants et de cartes précises... Merci pour ces premières vacances à trois qui nous laissent un souvenir inoubliable!!! Nous reviendrons avec plaisir chez vous lors de notre futur passage sur Tours :)
Un studio ravissant et bien équipé avec une très jolie vue. Un accueil irréprochable et chaleureux. Nous avons passé une semaine très chouette chez Lise et David, été bien conseillés pour les sorties originales à faire aux alentours (pique nique mécanique au château de Candé génial, Le parc "la récréation" bien adapté à l'âge de Malo, 10 ans). Celui-ci était ravie de présence de petits animaux (cochons d'Inde dans le jardin) et de leur petite maîtresse...
Nous avons eu un très bon accueil durant le séjour (hôtes aimables, serviables, produits locaux offerts à l'arrivée). Le gîte est très bien fourni au niveau documentations/informations concernant ce qu'il y a à faire dans la région et est proche de toute commodité (restaurants, pompe à essence, magasins d'alimentations, épiceries, etc. De plus, il y en a pour tous les goûts: visites de sites et de caves, circuit de promenades, divers sports à proximité, centre spa, etc. Nous avons eu beaucoup de conseils quant aux restaurants, aux vins, etc.
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
David and Lise were exceptionally welcoming. Upon arrival Lise offered us wonderful cheese and wine and spent a lot of her time with us talking about the region and excellent options on places to visit. The mill is just as you see it in the photographs and more.
The apartment that we stayed in on the ground floor lacked nothing necessary to make our stay memorable.
David and Lise's hospitality and friendship will linger long in the memories of our trip.
The village of Monts is a great base for exploring the Loire and the more than plentiful attractions it has to offer.
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!
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