garden from 1st floorhouse from gardenhouse from front


Montrichard is a delightful small French town, with all you'd expect and more. For a start there are good local shops as well as supermarkets. There is an excellent butcher/charcuterie and several other cooked food shops selling quiches, prepared meals etc. There are several bakers and a patisserie/chocolaterie to die for (we try to avoid passing it to avoid temptation!). There are several restaurants especially in a small square with outside tables. Markets days are Monday afternoons (mainly clothes) and Friday mornings (excellent local food).Opposite the town is the beach on the river of course with a sandy shore and boats for hire canoes, pedalos, kayaks and rowing boats.

The castle in the town has a show most evenings in early and mid August with knights and maids in medieval costume.

Because it is in a wine growing area, there are plenty of wine-tasting opportunities and the Monmousseau Wine Caves are really enjoyable you can see how sparkling wine is made with a taster at the end.

Cycles can be hired in the town (or delivered to the villa if you want them for longer), so you can enjoy the local tracks. (Consider booking this in advance we have more details.) For the less (or more) active there is good walking by the river, in the vineyards or in the woods. You can also go hot air ballooning!

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Out and About

The best-known attractions of the area are the Chateaux and the villa is ideally placed to visit the most famous ones. Half an hour in the car will get you to Chenonceau, Amboise and Cheverney and an extra 10 mins or so to Chambord . Previous guests have said:

Chateau de Chenonceau - Brilliant, everything you expect: take a rowing boat to see the arches from the river.

Chateau de Chambord - Fantastic, very impressive.

Amboise - Must see Da Vinci was tops with many of his inventions made up from his drawings.

Golf at Chateau de Cheverny - Wonderful

Other attractions -

Perhaps the most visited of the other attractions was the zoo park at Beauville (just south of Saint-Aignan, less than 30 mins drive). Guests describe this as a fantastic day out and open quite late. The animals are well cared for and the white tigers breathtaking. The birds of prey flying show and sea lions display are not to be missed.

Guests describe the villa as being in an excellent area for a holiday in France, with the whole area seeming like one big garden and a great location for touring.

Staying at Home

Although none of our guests has suggested they were short of things to do, quite a few have chosen just to chill out after a hard year's work! Here are a few of the things they have said about the house itself:

Beautiful property everything we could have hoped for.

The villa was everything we thought it would be and better.

We have had great fun by the poolside on hot days.

What a great property we were helped to enjoy our time here by the relaxing swimming pool which I thought (being unheated and it still only May) would be unused how wrong I was.

We have all had a fab holiday. We love the villa so spacious, clean and well-equipped.