Le Clos Lumiere

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Modern 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 chateau and has its own garden and hot-tub
  • The main chateau (and its estate) is the owner’s second home; if present, they are very discreet, but on-hand if needed
  • Some of the beautiful modern bathrooms in Le Clos are partially open-plan

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner 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 barbecue and Plancha
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Sun-loungers
-    South-facing garden
-    Tennis courts in chateau’s grounds (rackets and balls available)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    TV (local and international channels)
-    Disney channel
-    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.

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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: Teens
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

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Vineyard visits Available
  • Organise catering with owners as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 included at this property:

- Mid-stay linen change for stays of 2 weeks or longer
- Robes and towels for the spa  

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Gourmet evening meal with a private chef *
- Vineyard visits and wine-tasting tours *
- Catering delivered to the villa *

*Owners have their experienced catering team and the use of any external caterers is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion.

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!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, plus linen changed mid-stay for stays of 2 weeks or more. 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. From September to May, changeover day can be flexible, please enquire.
Minimum stay 7 nights. From September to May, minimum stay duration can be flexible, please enquire.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms one month before the arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Owners have their experienced catering team and the use of any external caterers is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion. If guests would like this service, please make owners aware as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,049
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £4,272
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £3,398
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £4,272
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £3,398
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £4,272
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £5,049
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 £4,272
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 £3,398
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 £4,272

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,009
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €5,085
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €4,045
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €5,085
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €4,045
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €5,085
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €6,009
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 €5,085
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 €4,045
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 €5,085

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,540
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $5,534
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $4,402
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $5,534
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $4,402
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $5,534
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $6,540
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 $5,534
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 $4,402
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 17th 2026 $5,534

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful

    on 04/08/2023

    We had a wonderful time.

  • Immaculate and completely equipped

    on 19/06/2023

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa was immaculate and completely equipped for our stay. A very peaceful setting which helped us to rest and unwind.

  • Excellent property and setting

    on 18/04/2023

    We really enjoyed our stay. The property and the setting were excellent. We were very well received. We hope to be able to rent again if all the properties are of the same level.

  • Beautiful and so well equipped

    on 11/08/2022

    Thank you so much for your kindness during our week here. The house is beautiful and so well equipped, we have had a lovely week.

  • Wonderful

    on 11/07/2022

    We had a wonderful time

  • The space inside was perfect for our group

    on 14/10/2021

    We all had a wonderful stay. Our grandson keeps talking about it. He loved the grounds. The person who welcomed us on site was very nice and helpful. The space inside was perfect for our group.

  • Fulfilled all our expectations

    on 23/09/2020

    We have indeed been very satisfied with our stay, and the house fulfilled all our expectations.

  • We will be back!

    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!

    on 18/02/2019

    I highly recommend for a holiday with family or friends

  • Wonderful property and region!

    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!

    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!

    on 05/06/2018

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

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