Ecuries de La Fuye

Chinon, Indre-et-Loire
Self-catering


Across from the château’s formal rose garden, a pretty cottage from which to explore the villages and festivals of the Western Loire

Bed

4 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The Experience

In the grounds of the 15th-century château, a 19th-century stable block on a working truffle farm, now transformed into a restful place to stay. Inside, a lovely kitchen built within the old stone walls, space to prepare food together, doors leading onto the terrace and a walled garden. You’ll find wine and cheese in the welcome hamper.

When the weather isn’t good there are plenty of books and games in the large sitting room; on sunny days you can barbecue on the terrace surrounded by clucking hens (enjoy their organic eggs too). You may be visited by the two small dogs who live at the end of the drive.

You’re just a few kilometres from Chinon, one of the Loire’s loveliest towns, with its château, deep in Joan of Arc country. Find a market with crêpes and local produce, excellent wine, concerts and festivals, with the royal châteaux a short drive east.

Ecuries de La Fuye - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being so close to Chinon
  • Nosing around on a traditional truffle farm
  • The views of the château
Ecuries de La Fuye - Gallery

You should know

  • A small train passes nearby intermittently until 7pm
  • The pool is unfenced and uncovered
  • You need to drive to shops and restaurants

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in winter, 1 week in summer. Not suitable for young children.
Closed
Part of July & August; early December to early January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1050
Damage deposit
€200
1 House for 6
From £1504 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

The accommodation is large, well equipped and perfectly clean, the park and swimming pool also very well maintained. An idyllic setting in a quiet place with no neighbours! The keeper Neil is absolutely great and our communication with Rowena was very responsive. Plus, she is so kind and lovely! I recommend this place without hesitation with family or friends! Thank you very much for this relaxing weekend!

Thibault, Tours

This place is a gem! Rowena took the time to make a book of local attractions from food to castles! We definitely found the patisserie with good puds! The pool is the perfect amount of cool on a very hot day and the fans in the home made sleeping a breeze. The grounds are stunning, the birds are singing. Neil greeted us warmly with a smile and some lovely house bouquets. We had everything we needed and a super marche close by. You will be lucky if you find this lovely place available.

Jennifer

We could not recommend Rowena's gîte enough - photos do not do it justice! The garden was beautiful with a lovely sunset every night. The house was very tastefully decorated, with lovely touches including fresh duck eggs every morning! The area is surrounded by beautiful nature, yet close to Chinon & just a walk away from a local vineyard. Rowena kept in great communication before & throughout our stay, providing lots of tips on the local area. Neil was also a great help checking us in & showing us around the grounds. This place really made the perfect end to our stay and we'd love to return.

James, London

We had such a lovely time at La Fuye, and we wanted to thank you for allowing us to experience staying in such a beautiful, peaceful and authentic environment. You’ve done a wonderful job restoring it, with the perfect blend of original materials and modern conveniences. The property must have passed through the hands of many people over the centuries, and it is certainly safe in yous!

Redmund, London

How does one put such beauty into words! Our stay at Chateau de la Fuye was enchanting. From the songbirds singing, to the lovely garden, we loved the surroundings. The gite was comfortable and charming, just as the photos portrayed. Neil was helpful, engaging, and we enjoyed a few chats. We were glad to have the option for heating as we're from Florida and our weather had a bit of a chill. Thank you for such a perfect option for our stay in the Loire. We hope to return!

Alicia & jerry, Florida

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely, charming, peaceful cottage on the grounds of La Fuye. The 3 bedroom cottage has comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, a comfortable living room and an easy to use kitchen. It is on the outskirts of Chinon where there are supermarkets and some great restaurants. The owner, Rowena is very kind and hospitable. Neil, the property manager is informative and can tell you all about the truffle farm. There are train tracks close by but the windows close tightly so you don't hear it. We loved this charming cottage on the chateau grounds and will be back!

Denise, California

Many many thanks for this wonderful stay here in Ecuries de la Fuye! What a lovely place! What a marvellous region with its historical sites and beautiful countryside. We enjoyed it all during our week of vacation. Wishing you all the best!

Frédéric, Paris

A lovely cottage in a beautiful unspoilt property close to Chinon, one of the Loire's prettiest medieval towns, famous for its cobblestone streets, history and its wine.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You’re set back from the road surrounded by fields, just a scattering of farms and vineyards interrupting the green. It’s a seven-minute drive to the nearest village of Huismes – simple, charming, typically French – or you can bring bikes: a meandering cycle path starts just beyond the drive and runs all the way there and beyond. Come for dinner: choose Le Petit Auberge for a formal occasion or call ahead to Stephan at Café le Jeanne d’Arc and reserve a table outside under the trees. Charming, cobbled Chinon is a 6km drive and has shops, a château and a thriving Thursday morning market; ask for a map to hike the 13km loop to the edge of town and back.

Local points of interest from Rowena Michaels

  • The gentle, meandering 'La Loire À Vélo' cycle path lies just beyond the drive. Follow the signs and bike to the charming, nearby hamlet of Huismes (5km away) and have dinner at one of the local restaurants there.
  • La Fuye has a 10 acre truffle orchard, producing quality black winter truffles that are sold in restaurants in Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. The truffle season runs from mid November to mid February.
  • There are lots of wonderful walks from right outside the house, including one that takes in eight local châteaux.
  • Chinon has a Thursday market that is on all year round, come rain or shine. Go and don’t forget to visit the retro Citröen crêpe van for breakfast and coffee. There is also a smaller Sunday market and a tiny Saturday one as well as a monthly brocante.
  • There are lots of places to unearth vintage treasures if French brocantes are your thing. We have a long list - just ask us.
  • Chinon has some great local festivals from wine to jazz. Check with us to see what's on when you're here.

Introducing

Rowena Michaels

Confirmed Francophiles, the manor’s owners live abroad but are very active in the local community. Foodies, wine lovers and now truffle farmers, they sell their delicious foraged wares to Parisian restaurants and gourmands worldwide. They’ve enlisted the help of a welcoming British couple to oversee the manor and the stables, who live in a cottage at the end of the driveway with their two well-mannered dogs and Bluebell the cat.