L'Ecrin de Verdure

Ligré, Indre-et-Loire
+33 (0)6 47 13 21 29
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€70 - €310
per night
€400 - €1710
per week

Three charming rustic lodges with private gardens and a laid-back vibe in a small rural hamlet surrounded by vines and truffle orchards


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€70 - €310 per night

€400 - €1710 per week

The Experience

A very particular corner of the Loire valley, not far from the fertile river banks yet very different in landscape and geology. You’re near the sleepy farming village of Ligré and beautiful Chinon is just ten minutes in the car. There’s so much to do without budging: play pétanque, swim in the pool, enjoy your own hot tub in Verveine and Rosemary, book a massage or visit the lovely on-site shop. 2CV tours can be arranged to wine and truffle producers.

Your lodge has a good-sized kitchen (the one for two with just a hob, no oven) and are well stocked. If you stay for a week you’ll find a bottle of wine, homemade jam and fresh fruit waiting for you. Eat indoors or out in your own garden at a wooden table, perhaps under a laden fruit tree – it’s all deliciously Instagrammable. Children can romp safely through the wider garden with its hedges and stone walls.

Bedrooms are calm, bathrooms straight out of a country interiors magazine.

L'Ecrin de Verdure - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being immersed in so much nature but also the rather trendy interiors
  • Setting off for safe walks and cycles through this delightful countryside
  • Exploring wonderful Chinon, buying tasty food and wine, bringing it back to your lodge
L'Ecrin de Verdure - Gallery

You should know

  • The swimming pool (shared by all the lodges) is open from 8am-12pm then 2pm-6pm
  • Sorry, no dogs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from €70
Weekly price
from €400
Damage deposit
40% of total for the stay.
1 Cottage for 2
From €1601 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 4
From €2803 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From €701 bed1 bedroom


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Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Breakfast €15.


If I wanted to explore gorgeous Chinon and the surrounding countryside, staying out of the town, I can't think of a better place to stay than here! The charming young French owners have performed a masterclass in upcycling and redesigning this collection of farm buildings into a laid-back but refreshingly chic trio of gites – each with private garden and two with private hot tub.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Stroll out on foot, or join the voie verte (a five-minute cycle away) either towards Richelieu or Chinon and pedal through the vineyards to join the Loire. There are several good restaurants nearby, including 'Au Jardin Secret', seven mins by car and 'Au Vervet' in Montsoreau, 18 mins. Chinon is a delight with its protected medieval streets, Joan of Arc history, lovely cafés and restaurants.

Local points of interest from Charlène Beauvillain

  • Come to discover L'Ecrin de Verdure in Ligré, the ideal location for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the peaceful countryside near to Chinon.
  • Restaurants nearby: Les Jardiniers (5 mins away); Les Années 30, L'Oceanic and Au Local in Chinon; Le Jardin Secret at Château de Rivau (7 mins away).
  • Discover the Loire Valley's châteaux, medieval towns and stunning landscapes. Walk the hiking trails and visit the beautiful vineyards. Touraine is also a culinary paradise for foodies.
  • Futuroscope (theme park) is an hour away by car and Beauval Zoo is 1 hour 15 mins.


Charlène Beauvillain

Charlène is a masseuse and has curated the stylish things in the lodges and in the shop. She spent the first part of her career travelling the world doing deep tissue massages in luxury hotels. She and her husband Gregory, a nurse, live in the main farmhouse with their two little daughters who are at primary school.