Les Gites de Sonnay

Cravant-Les-Coteaux, Indre-et-Loire
+33 (0)6 07 04 43 34
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€113 - €205
per night
€790 - €1435
per week

In château parkland, 10 minutes from Chinon, find books, beams and open spaces for 2 renovated houses, both delightful for families


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€113 - €205 per night

€790 - €1435 per week

The Experience

Set in pastoral countryside, next to the ancient winery of the Château de Sonnay, are two pristine outbuildings newly restored. Your host greets you warmly, shows you the ropes, and gives you a bottle of elegant estate wine.

Owner Frederic has created a trio of open spaces splendidly crafted from oak, stone and steel. Under neighbouring roofs, a family party would be happily reunited. Kitchens are designed for joyous get-togethers, bedrooms are peaceful, and the park is a safe place for children to play.

Set off for the glorious châteaux. Or borrow the bikes and follow the valley, from wine village Cravant-les-Côteaux (1km) to lovely old Chinon – stroll its medieval streets, explore the hilltop castle, and lunch deliciously at Au Chapeau Rouge. Then paddle downstream to Montsoreau.

Les Gites de Sonnay - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The stylish and inviting interiors
  • The lovely rolling countryside of this corner of the Loire
  • Meeting the welcoming, interesting owner
Les Gites de Sonnay - Gallery

You should know

  • There's a road at the front, though not a main one
  • Other guests may be staying on the estate too
  • There are stairs to the bedrooms of both gites


  • 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 €113
Weekly price
from €790
1 House for 6
From €1503 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €1132 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
Check out
11am - 11.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.


Two very special houses in the park of a glorious château right in the centre of the loveliest corner of the Loire valley. Delightful countryside surrounds you and the best Chinon vineyards are a short walk away. Heavenly!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

This wine domaine, sheltered beneath hill, lies in the verdant Vienne valley, on the edge of the famous wine village Cravant-les-Côteaux. Walks and (reassuringly flat) cycle paths abound. Borrow the estate bikes, of which there are four, or rent bikes in Chinon. The loveliest town in the Loire, Chinon is an 8km drive, with several great restaurants and wine bars. Frederic knows them all.


Frederic de Foucaud

Frederic takes huge pleasure in bringing old buildings back to life, and opening them for guests. Warm yet discreet, and with many creative strings to his bow, he is a generous host and a delight to meet. He lives in the château on the estate.