Le Clos Lumiere

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

In the heart of the Loire Valley, attached to a grand chateau, Le Clos Lumiere is an elegant and stylish home in an idyllic rural setting surrounded by vineyards.
 
The owners have recently restored this wing of their own chateau and what they have created is remarkable. Step up to the main living space where light floods in from the south-facing garden and you are greeted with sophisticated style and character around you. The original fireplace and wood beamed ceilings are a nod to the home’s historical past whilst cool, modern furnishings and fittings allow you to live in 21st Century comfort.

There are four bedrooms here, each of them furnished gracefully with beautiful features and contemporary bathrooms. Three are on the first floor, two doubles and a twin, whilst there is a delightful garden double bedroom outside that offers guests a little privacy from the main wing. The three doubles have king-size beds and TVs to add to the sense of luxury around you.

Guests at Le Clos Lumiere have their own private south-facing garden with a pretty al-fresco dining area by the ancient walls or as well as a hot tub overlooking the glorious lawn and shady trees. You are also free to use the chateau’s tennis courts and explore the owner’s estate if you wish to soak up the mesmerising views of the rural surroundings.

It’s only a few minutes in the car to a local restaurant and a little village with a boulangerie for your morning bread and pastries or head to the nearby town of Bourgueil, just ten minutes away, especially on market day on a Tuesday and Saturday morning. Famous for its excellent red wine, there are also some lovely restaurants and shops selling delicious local products that the ‘Garden of France’ is so famous for such as truffles, cheeses and rillettes.

Canoe along the Loire river and sample the sparkling wine in Saumur (32km), home of the Cadre Noir equestrian school or explore the wine caves in the winding lanes of pretty Chinon (32km). This is of course the land of magical chateaux such as Chateau de Langeais (14km), Chateau de Villandry (23km) and Chateau Royal d'Amboise (66km) all within an hours drive.

Or you could just revel in the fact that you’re staying in part of a stunning 17th century chateau, which has been listed as a French historical monument, as you sip fine red wine from the surrounding AOC Bourgueil vineyards.

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What you should know…

  • Le Clos Lumiere is one of the two renovated wings of a grand chteau and has its own garden and hot-tub
  • The main chateau (and its estate) is the owner’s second home and they visit as often as they can
  • Some of the beautiful modern bathrooms in Le Clos are partially open-plan

Property Features

Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Clos Interior (220m2)

Ground Floor (main entrance via steps)

-    Open-plan living room with TV, Bose music system and fireplace
-    Open-plan dining room
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including fridge, freezer, induction hobs, wine cellar, mixer and Nespresso coffee machine
-    WC
-    Cloakroom

First Floor (some low/sloping ceilings)

-    Laundry room
-    Double bedroom with king-size bed (180cm), TV, desk and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Twin bedroom (beds 90cm each) and bathroom with bath and WC
-    Double bedroom with king-size bed (180cm), TV, desk and bathroom with shower and WC

Independent Bedroom (Garden Level)

-    Double bedroom with king-size bed (180cm), TV, desk and bathroom with shower and WC
Outside Grounds
-    Jacuzzi spa (for up to 7 guests)
-    Weber gas BBQ and Plancha
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Sun-loungers
-    South-facing garden
-    Tennis courts in chateau’s grounds (rackets and balls available)
-    Children’s play house

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    TV (local and international channels)
-    Netflix
-    Bose music system with Deezer (music streaming service)
-    I-Pad available
-    Board games
-    Baby monitor
-    Changing mat
-    Bottle warmer
-    Bathrobes and slippers
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Clos Lumiere
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Le Clos Lumiere is in the heart of the ‘Garden of France’, only a five-minute drive from the Loire river. Visit fairy-tale chateaux, beautiful vineyards and rural villages so typical of this region. Discover fine regional foods such as amazing cheeses, truffles, excellent meats and preserved pears.

In 2019 the region is celebrating its Renaissance by marking 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci and the year the first stone was laid for Chateau de Chambord. There will be many special events and expositions taking place across the Loire Valley.

Within 2km of Le Clos Lumiere you can pick up your morning pastries and bread from the boulangerie in the local village, where you will also find a pharmacy and a doctors. There’s an excellent restaurant serving local specialities within 1.5km.

For further facilities, head to the local town of Bourgueil (9km) where you can hire bikes and visit the historic 10th century abbey. The covered market on a Saturday morning is lovely whilst there is also a street market on a Tuesday morning. There are also many wonderful local restaurants and shops as well as a supermarket. The town is especially well known for its red wine (alongside the nearby village Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil) and there are many opportunities to sample the excellent local wine.

In the afternoons in July and August there is a leisure park just south of Bourgueil with a lake where you can swim when the lifeguard is present as well as a beach, games for kids, petanque, volleyball, ping-pong and bike paths connecting to the Loire à Vélo (a cycling trail along the Loire riverside). This is also a lovely area for hiking.

Indeed, there are many fantastic activities around the region from golf within thirty minutes near Saumur or Fontevraud and horse-riding in the area.

Resting on the banks of the Vienne River to the south, the medieval town of Chinon (32km) is a wonderful place to visit for the day. Follow the winding streets full of little shops and restaurants up to the castle and appreciate the history all around you. It’s another wine producing town so be sure to stop off in one of the town’s caves where you can sample some local produce! Hire canoes for a leisurely afternoon by the river.

Another amazing town to visit is Saumur (32km), resting on the Loire River. It has a fine reputation for its excellent restaurants, its famous equestrian school Cadre Noir and the delicious sparkling white wine which you can sample in the area. Visit the romantic chateau, take a boat up the Loire river or hire canoes.

Other highlights to the south-west include the Fontevraud Abbey (28km) and the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (53km).

There is yet more fascinating history to discover in Tours (38km), also an excellent place for its high-end gastronomy with amazing markets across the city. Wine-lovers should continue to the famous vineyards of Vouvray (58km).

This is of course the land of magical chateaux, many of them near Le Clos Lumiere such as Chateau de Langeais (14km), Chateau de Villandry (23km), Chateau Royal d'Amboise (66km) and Chateau de Chenonceau (70km).  

A little further but worth the drive is Chateau de Chambord (123km) which should be combined with a visit to the utterly beautiful town of Blois (111km) on the Loire river.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tours/Nantes

(50km/180km)

Nearest Train Station St-Patrice/Gare TGV de Saint Pierre des Corps

(4.5km /50km)

Nearest Village

(2km )

Nearest Shop Boulangerie/pharmacy

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Bourgueil

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Bourgueil

(9km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saumur

(35km)

Nearest Tennis Château's grounds

(On site )

Region

A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Guests can hire bikes in the nearby town of Bourgueil (9km) where there is also a tennis court and ice-skating rink open at the weekends.

In the afternoons in July and August there is a lake just south of the town (Parc Capitaine) where you can swim when the lifeguard is present as well as a beach, games for kids, petanque, volleyball, ping-pong and bike paths connecting to the Loire à Vélo (a cycling trail along the Loire riverside). The campsite next door also has mini-golf. 

There is also some fantastic horse-riding in the region and horse lovers should visit the Cadre Noir equestrian school in Saumur.

The Saint Benoit Aventure (30km) tree-top climbing centre is a must for those seeking adventurous activities such as zip-lines, monkey bars and swings whilst the fantastic Futuroscope park (96km) is 90 minutes away; a great day out for all the family with various amazing attractions and theatre shows.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby monitor
  • Bottle warmer
  • Changing mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Tennis Court

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Local Luxury Concierge Service Included

 At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property

- Local luxury concierge service made available to guests

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00-6.00 p.m. Somebody will be available to check you in during this time but please advise expected arrival time in advance.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Linen changed mid-stay during a 2-week rental. Slippers and bathrobes for the Jacuzzi are also included.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,511
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £4,615
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,511
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,910
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £2,910
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,511
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,615
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,511
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 £2,910

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,763
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €4,945
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,763
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,118
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €3,118
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,763
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,945
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,763
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 €3,118

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $4,283
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $5,629
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,283
Sep 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,549
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $3,549
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,283
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,629
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,283
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 $3,549

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We will be back!

    Posted by Stacey on 18/02/2019

    After a beautiful day visiting castles, what a luxury and pleasure to relax in the spa! It was really nice. Modernity and refinement in a historic setting! We had a wonderful stay.

  • Great holiday!

    Posted by Frederick on 18/02/2019

    I highly recommend for a holiday with family or friends

  • Wonderful property and region!

    Posted by Rebecca on 26/07/2018

    This villa exudes calm and sweetness of life. It is an ideal place to rest and to discover the region.

  • Great wine tasting nearby the property!

    Posted by Paul on 15/06/2018

    A de pas de la route des vins, de nombreuses caves à proximité proposent des dégustations. Top pour découvrir le vin du Val de Loire !

  • Amazing Getaway!

    Posted by Ana on 05/06/2018

    The house is warm and functional and the renovation is really beautiful.

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