Ecuries de La Fuye

Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

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


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


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. 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.

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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

  • Intermittent trains pass nearby until 7pm
  • Stairs to the upstairs bedrooms are steep
  • You need to drive to shops and restaurants


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
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


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1004 beds3 bedrooms


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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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.


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.