The local area

A 2 minute stroll from a pretty village with a super boulangérie, tennis, boules and basketball court and surrounded by Touraine countryside perfect for walking, cycling, bird watching and, of course, the cultural attractions of France's famous Loire Valley.

We’re 10 minutes from Beauval Zoo - amongst the world’s top ten - with giant pandas, snow leopards, elephants, otters and free flying condors. This intimate and lovely facility is great, especially if you have youngsters in tow.

It’s only 15 minutes from Loches, which is like a medieval film set, with its donjon, portcullises, famous French royal family history, art work, churches and beautiful cobbled streets. The food markets, on Wednesday and Saturday, are a must.

Sixty minutes from Villandry's world famous gardens, Chaumont-sur-Loire’s international garden festival and fifteen minutes from Chedigny where the Rose Festival in the last weekend of May, is truly beautiful. Don't miss Montrésor, a local gem, where Tony’s relatives still occupy the chateau and which was voted second in the whole of France’s 'plus belle villages'.

Surrounded by exceptional Loire Valley wines (Vouvray, Bourgeuil, Chinon and Sancerre) with our current favourite, Joel Delaunay, 30 minutes away in St Aignon. Discover his sauvignon blanc and sparkling rosés before he becomes too famous!

We’re within an hour’s drive of all the significant Loire Valley chateaux as well as a host of smaller, privately owned properties, several within 15 or 20 minutes. Speak to us about rivers, lakes, golf, fishing, flea markets and anything else of interest to you