Ecuries de La Fuye

Chinon, Indre-et-Loire
+33 (0)7 49 15 97 31

Across from the château’s rose garden is a cottage for six and tower for two more. Explore the villages and festivals of the Western Loire


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

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, and cheese and wine in the welcome hamper. Six can sleep in the cottage, and if you’re a group of eight, then you can also take the tower next door. 

Take a dip in the pool; barbecue on the terrace surrounded by clucking hens (enjoy their organic eggs too) and three splendid resident peacocks. The huge walled garden with manicured lawns is perfect for a game of croquet, or head out for a walk in the 10-acre truffle orchard.

You’re a few kilometres from Chinon, one of the Loire’s loveliest towns, with its châteaux, deep in Joan of Arc country. Find a market with crêpes and local produce, excellent wine, concerts and festivals, with the royal château a short drive east. Return to evenings in front of the log fire in the sitting room – plenty of books and games to choose from too.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to Chinon
  • Nosing around on a traditional truffle farm
  • The views of the château
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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


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Not suitable for young children. 1 double bedroom in adjoining tower - if taken can sleep 8 guests in total.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £2005 beds4 bedrooms


We loved our stay at La Fuye. The surroundings are magnificent and the bedroom very picturesque. It totally met our needs. The proximity to Chinon is ideal.

Ambre, Chaumes-en-Retz

Wow! We had a magical experience in this beautiful property, even better than we imagined. So much quiet, so much nature, delicious vegetables from the garden and so much comfort and relaxation. Des and Marie were excellent in ensuring we had everything we needed and that everything was in working order. We are very much looking forward to coming back!

David, Virginia

This was a memorable and enjoyable visit. - Every little detail was thought of! The room is spacious, well equipped, beautifully furnished, and perfect for our visit (it was too short!) We would recommend unreservedly and we look forward to come back soon!


We absolutely loved our stay here and were warmly welcomed by Marie and Des. We celebrated my partner’s birthday here and couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our last few days of this trip. Lovely hidden location with a private area surrounded by so much greenery in such a unique piece of architecture ❤️ also close to chinon where we were lucky enough to catch the Saturday market and grab some wonderful bites in the cute little local restaurants. Can’t wait to be back!

Laura, Hong Kong

We absolutely loved this place. The house is very tastefully decorated & really well equipped and set in a beautiful garden with lots of different places to enjoy your evening aperitif, by the pool, overlooking the truffle orchard, or watching the red squirrels in the '"parc". The welcome pack of local wine, cheese, bread & jam was most welcome, as were the eggs from the exotic hens. There is masses to do. We visited lots of chateaux, rented bikes & cycled to a fantastic local restaurant. We were really well looked after by Marie & Des who manage the property. We would high recommend La Fuye.


We spent an unexpected night here which will give us a marvellous memory for a long time. We had the château garden all to ourselves, it was incredible. A faire et à refaire.

Valerie, Villeneuve-la-Garenne

A wonderful place for wonderful people! The whole family is adorable and welcoming. The tower is tastefully decorated and well renovated, we slept very well! Thank you for taking care of French heritage :)

J, Chateauroux

Thank you for the warm welcome! The room is very original, comfortable and the place peaceful. Everyone was very helpful during our stay and helped organise our stay perfectly.


The place is so magical! The garden is lovely and the pool is serene. The house is absolutely gorgeous. There are beautiful places to walk nearby. Des and Marie (caretakers) are completely delightful and Rowena was so kind and helpful in communication. We never wanted to leave. A total dream! The most incredible rental we have ever stayed at.

S, Massachusetts

Thank you for the weekend, with such beautiful weather too. It's a superb spot and we had a lovely welcome. See you next time! Thank you for taking care of the French patrimonie.

Eléonore & François, France

We had a wonderful time in this magical tower! The wine tasting at the vineyard of your neighbour Pascal was great fun too! Many thanks!

Olaf & Jade, Leiden, Netherlands

We spent a wonderful 10-day vacation at La Fuye, which felt like an entire month! We’ve been dreaming about a trip to the Loire Valley for thirty (30!) years and this wonderful property was the right place to make this special visit so enjoyable. Marie and Des were superb, their kindness and attention to detail wade our days even more personal and warm. We explored many sights, chateaux and had several bike rides to Huismes - highly recommended! We cannot wait to come back!

A, Germany

An excellent, quiet stay in this magnificent castle, a change of scenery guaranteed, a very friendly welcome by Marie and her husband Des. Go there without hesitation! Rowena, although wasn't on site, is very reactive and responds very quickly to your questions. A perfect host.

S, Enveitg

Like last year our stay at La Fuye was wonderful!! The weather was not always good, but we still took advantage of the pool and the beautiful lawn! The house is always so clean, pleasant and warm! A real cocoon!

C, Angers

This was our absolute favourite part of our trip to France! We cannot say enough nice things about this well-kept chateau and the people who run it. It was so clean and accommodating and the location is superb! There were fresh flowers from the garden waiting for us when we arrived - and the day we left, lovely Marie brought us fresh eggs from the chickens. Our only regret is not staying longer. We will be telling all of our friends and family to make a stop here. Please keep this amazing chateau up and running forever, so we can come back! Definitely book this stay!

Chelsea, Florida

We had a family stay with four persons in 'La Gite' which perfectly suited our needs. Both the house as the garden were above expectations: it looked really good and we felt right at home (especially with the warm welcome of Marie). Even though the weather was sub-optimal we could very well relax and have lunch/dinner on the veranda. It is a very good place to retreat and have some time off. Also the tips and tricks that were provided by the host for things to do or places to eat in the surroundings were spot on. We will definitely visit again!

Nadine, Germany

The rooms are exceptionally furnished, warm and cozy. We were really able to disconnect from our daily lives. 7min from Chinon, a very pleasant medieval town to visit. Rowena has taken the trouble to create a booklet with lots of useful info and good addresses, a real gold mine to organize the weekend. Her recommendations were top notch.


La Fuye was a beautiful place to stay. Rowena was lovely and incredibly accommodating. Great location halfway between Saumur and Tours.

Carrie, Paris

A very pleasant stay - the house and park are magnificent. It is very well-equipped, and was great as a change of scene. It was very suitable for spending good times with family and friends. The children loved it!

Romain, Montrouge

We had a fabulous stay at Gite de La Fuye. It’s a beautiful and tranquil property located far from hustle bustle of a town. We were welcomed by Tom, the guardian of the house. He gave all information needed about the house and things to do. It was lovely to see a bottle of wine, cheese, baguette and some produce from garden on the dining table. Plus flowers from the garden around the house. The house itself is thoughtfully decorated to the smallest of the detail. We found everything needed. It was a home always from home. Quality of beds and bedding was top notch. Thank you Rowena.

Gauri, Paris

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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: 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.


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 well-mannered Border Terrier Daffy.