Le Clos de Fontenay

Bléré, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 47 57 12 74
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€112 - €193
per night

An enchanting and relaxed château and vineyard by the river Cher in the exquisite Loire Valley - you're looked after by gracious hosts


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€112 - €193 per night

The Experience

Sweep up the wooded drive to the formal garden to be greeted by Madame, or one of her grown-up children brushing up their English… and know you have entered an enchanting place. The graceful château sits in wooded splendour on the banks of the Cher – and you can see the river from the suitably châteauesque bedrooms. Breakfast well on a wisteria-shaded terrace by the pool, or in the elegant dining room, dine out at one of the local recommended restaurants. Borrow bikes (masses to see within pedalling distance), play billiards in the fab games room or just have a wander: it’s the most relaxed of places.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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 €112
Extra beds €30.
2 Doubles
From €112
2 Twin/doubles
From €112


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 5km.


We stayed in La Closerie for 5 nights. It is a very quiet, comfortable and well-furnished cottage. The grounds of the Chateau are lovely, and we enjoyed walks along the river in both directions. There are good shops and restaurants in Blere. The location is very convenient to the central Loire. Nathalie is a charming host. Highly recommended.

John, Canberra, Australia

An oasis of calm with elegantly-furnished spacious rooms. Madame tries to surprise guests with a different type of breakfast and home-made patisserie every day. Guests have the use of an elegant salon with grand-piano and reading matter is a plus for guests, who are able to relax there, and many have so enjoyed their visits that they keep coming back.

Rosalind, Sawday's Inspector

Le Clos du Fontenay is sublime. Picture perfect chateau with lovely grounds. We stayed in the charming room "Les Vignes" which looks out over the sweeping lawn down to the River Cher. Gracious and welcoming hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home. After a day at Chateau Chenonceau, only a few kilometres away, and delicious dinner in Amboise, we returned to the moonlit meadow by the vineyard and listened to the wind rustling the leaves and an owl hooting in the distance. Magic!

David, Surrey

Staying in a chateau is a wonderful way to visit the Loire. We truly enjoyed our stay in "Le Clos de Fontenay". Our hosts were lovely and their dog, Chocolat, was very cute- if you required Nathalie, our host, you could put your foot on step to the kitchen and he would bark and call Nathalie for you. Nathalie magically appeared! Breakfast was very good. There was always a different home baked cake everyday and freshly squeezed orange juice and home made jams, plus a range of local cheeses and cold meats. We had a lovely view towards Amboise from our bedroom window as well.

Denise, Carnegie

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The neighbourhood

You're in a hamlet on the fringe of pretty Bléré which has shops, bars and restaurants. A little further is Amboise (11km) with its magnificent riverside Château d'Amboise and Le Château du Clos Lucé once home to Leonardo da Vinci, now open to visitors. Loches and Tours, both 27km, are lively, sophisticated places to visit. The elegant river-spanning Château de Chenonceau is a short drive.

Local points of interest from Nathalie Carli

  • Discover our vineyards, our cave and taste our wines. All the "Châteaux de la Loire" are from 10mn to 40mn far from us .
  • Get a bike and discover the scenery along the river Cher. You can access the river side directly from our house and ride along the way "Le Cher à vélo" to Le Château de Chenonceau, through Amboise forest to reach Le château d'Amboise, le Clos Lucé, ...
  • Enjoy our heated pool between 15 April and 30 September and our tennis court all year round.
  • You can fish in the river Cher directly from the pontoon of our property.
  • Hot air balloon rides can be arranged nearby.
  • In December, the Château de Fontenay was the first French B&B to be awarded the official Qualité Tourisme™ brand, a trademark awarded to tourism professionals for their hospitality and service quality.


Nathalie Carli

Two families make the château and estate what they are today - Monsieur and Madame Carli are your hosts and Monsieur and Madame Corby produce the estate wine. They are supported by a super team who can arrange wine tastings, canoe trips and generally keep the place ticking over. Occasionally grown-up children and their children visit during the holidays.