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Le Clos des Capucins - Self-catering house in Indre-et-Loire

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3 rue du Pavé Neuf, 37500 Chinon, Indre-et-Loire
Loire Valley, France

Fiona Beeston

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+33 (0)2 47 97 65 82 (landline)

+33 (0)6 70 21 30 73(mobile)

A beautifully decorated, light-filled manor house with vineyard and captivating views of Chinon’s rooftops and river; perfect for families.

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This sunny winegrower's house undoubtedly has the best, dreamiest view around. You’re half way up the hill above the town, look east from your sloping lawn to Chinon's rooftops and castle, south to the meandering river. Back inside are well-proportioned, light-flooded rooms spread over two floors, plus two bedrooms up in the attic, linked by a central curved wooden staircase - you won't be short of space! It’s unfussily, elegantly furnished but not too precious that you won’t feel at home. There's a grand panelled dining room with built-in corner cupboards guarding dinner services and glass, a sitting room with comfy sofas and an open fire, a small library, a cosy study, a piano, and a delightful big kitchen with a farmhouse table and a modern gas-fired range. Grab a bottle of Fiona’s ‘Perfectly Drinkable’ Chinon from the cellar, her biodynamic vineyard is her absolute passion, and sit beneath the spreading cedar drinking in the view. If you can tear yourself away it’s a gentle amble down the hill to medieval Chinon for a taste of local life; energetic types can hire bikes or canoe on the Vienne. A wonderful place. 

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Fiona Beeston:

Local points of interest from
Fiona Beeston:

  • Kayak and bike rental 5 min's away, just the other side of the bridge. You can kayak downstream on the river Vienne, the mini bus brings you back.
  • Chateaux to visit within 1/2 hour : Azay le Rideau; Rigny-Ussé - that inspired sleeping beauty; Villandry.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"We had the most amazing stay at Clos des Capucins in Chinon with our delightful host. We were greeted warmly by the gracious Fiona and because we arrived on a public holiday we had arranged for basic provisions. We were provided with the best the local area had to offer including Fiona's excellent wine. The manoir is so authentically decorated and was a great place for us to met and stay as a family and to explore the Loire Valley with Fiona's guidance. We cannot thank Fiona enough for the most memorable stay of our 3 month European tour. Xxxx"
November 2014
"The very best holiday home we've ever rented left us pining for a longer stay. Ms. Beeston is a superb hostess, gracious and welcoming. The house is simple exquisite.. It accommodated our family of 8 with room to spare, and each of us had privacy and quiet in our respective spaces with shared living areas of unrivaled comfort and charm. Brava, Fiona! You may publish with my initials: AMG."
June 2013
"I had the most fantastic stay here. It really is a unique place set in a a beautiful vineyard with the most gorgeous views over the Loire valley. Fiona is a lovely host and makes you feel completely at home. The house is completely awe-inspiring and takes you back to another world,. One of the most relaxing places I have ever been, I cannot recommend this place enough. You definitely have to go!"
August 2012

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  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) 2800 to3200 per week

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3 rue du Pavé Neuf, 37500 Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

Self-catering Le Clos des Capucins (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles & 2 twins sharing 4 bathrooms
Price: (i) 2800 to 3200 per week

Fiona Beeston

Visit website

+33 (0)2 47 97 65 82 (landline)

+33 (0)6 70 21 30 73(mobile)