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Le Clos de Ligré - Country house Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ligre, Indre-et-Loire, France

From $151 Per room per night (Rates)

Capacity 12

Bedrooms 5

Bathrooms 5

Separate toilets 2


Suitability Non-smoking, Suitable for children, Suitable for the elderly, Touring motorcyclists welcome, Unsuitable for wheelchair access

Property highlights Swimming pool (shared use), Garden, Scenic views

Access  No public transport available, Car Essential, Train station pickup available Car hire

Where is it

Indre-et-Loire
 

Bed and Breakfast in an Elegant 19th Century House with swimming pool

An elegant residence from 1852 in a quiet village 6 km south of Chinon, with large sunny gardens, swimming pool, courtyard and private parking.

This former gentleman farmer's house is now a comfortable Guest House, full of character, originality and happy surprises.

The five attractive, comfortable bedrooms, each with its own individual style, have been renovated with elegant simplicity blending traditional charm and contemporary chic: terracotta-sponged walls, creamy beams and colourful modern fabrics with original tiled floors and stone fireplaces.

The elegant sitting room has a billiard table and a baby grand piano for the musically-minded, as well as a card table and books for browsing. The swimming pool (10mx4m) in the sunny back garden is ideal for a leisurely swim before breakfast or after a day's sightseeing.

Elegant simplicity of the renovation: terracotta-sponge walls, creamy beams or oak-beamed, colourful modern fabrics breathe new life into rooms with old tiled floors and stone fireplaces. All is fresh and light as a result of a happy marriage of old and new.

Windows are flung open to let in the light and the stresses of the city-living are forgotten.

There is a baby grand piano in the elegant sitting room for the musical, Candle-lit dinners are served at our table in the family dining room with an open fire for winter, or in the garden under the old tree shade in summer.

Generous and delicious French family meals with Chinon wines coming from the vineyard next door. The hostess dines with you, creating an authentic taste of life. The hostess, Martine, left Paris and her communication agency and has stopped her travels around the world to concentrate her energy on this new project.

A calm, peaceful, homely, cosy and serene atmosphere is cultivated there. A quiet and leafy place to rest after Château visiting. A delightful refuge for the world-weary travelers.

Martine is a welcoming hostess offering a gentle, caring, relaxed atmosphere. Artistic and anglophile, she is a natural hostess, enthusiastic about being there, with a real interest in people.

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at Le Clos de Ligré

The five attractive, comfortable bedrooms, each with its own individual style, have been renovated with elegant simplicity blending traditional charm and contemporary chic: terracotta-sponged walls, creamy beams and colourful modern fabrics with original tiled floors and stone fireplaces.

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About Ligre in Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Chinon - dominated by its imposing ramparts and medieval chateau, Chinon is located at the foot of the castle. The "strong-hold city" was surrounded by high walls in the 16th century.

Rich residences, dating from the 14th to the 16th century have recently been rehabilitated.   One part of the town and the castle recall Richard the Lion Heart and also Joan of Arc who dismounted there in the year 1429, received by Charles VII passing some of the most important hours in France's history.

The Plantagenet kings of England had elected this castle as their favourite residence.  Henry the II, Richard the Lion Heart, Jean sans Terre, all lived there from 1154 to 1204.  From the top of the castle, a magnificent view over the old city and the Vienne valley.   Chinon's wine has become one of the most celebrated of the Loire Valley wines.

La Deviniere - 6 kms west from Chinon. It is the heart of the "Rabelais country". It is the birthplace of Françcois Rabelais. A small farm formed by several 15 century houses.  This country seat of the Rabelais family holds an interesting museum devoted to Rabelais life and novels (early editions).   In the courtyard, an old wine grower's house and a troglodyte dwelling and a pigeon house.  Surroundings, consisting of a chateau, a village church and  houses is the setting of the "pichrocoline wars" of Rabelais' heroes, as described in his novels.

Azay le Rideau - 21 kms north-east from Chinon. Built on an island on the Indre river in the middle of a glorious park - the ideal setting for an architectural jewel - the chateau was constructed between 1518 and 1523 by the wealthy treasurer of France, King François the 1st, as a worthy expression of this dazzling social ascension.

The Chateau has been passed down to us largely unchanged.  Its design is a perfect alliance of the traditional and elements borrowed from Italian architecture.  The graceful chateau is a combination of luxury, charm and disciplined design.

It houses a collection of 16th and 17th century French and Flemish tapestries.  Night-time promenade show from mid May to mid September.

Chateau de Sache (close to Azay le Rideau). Built during the Renaissance, it was modernised during the 19th century to welcome Balzac-  a very famous writer and novelist - as a guest.   The region greatly inspired him.  Today the chateau is almost exactly as he left it.

Richelieu - 15 kms south from Chinon. A unique example of early 17th architecture.  The city of Richelieu was named after the will of Cardinal Richelieu (Louis XIII Prime Minister). This settlement with perpendicular streets was built to be a "cite idéale".  Its geometric layout and classic constructions are the evidence of the society of the Ancien Régime.

Along the "grande rue" are 28 identical houses with their carriage-gateways opening on courtyards - The city was planned as a vast square surrounded by high walls and a moat with 3 high gates, a convent and a collete, and is an example of classical architecture at its best.  The Cardinal de Richlieu's magnificent chateau has been destroyed at the Revolution.  Only the Orangery, the Cellar and the Dome are still standing in the Park.

A tourist train links Richelieu to Chinon.

Rigny Usse - 26 kms from Chinon. The majestic white castle of Sleeping Beauty stands over the Indre valley. It inspired Charles Perrault to write his famous stories (and then Walt Disney).   It remains a symbol of the medieval fairytale castle inhabited by brave lords, beautiful ladies and poets.

Mainly built in the 15th and 16th century, the formal gardens were designed by Le Notre, the famous architect of the gardens of Versailles, richly ornate with beautiful flowers and orange trees some of which date back to before 1789.

Inside, the interior decoration is from the 18th century, the Royal apartments in which the walls and seats are still covered in the original sumptuous silk.  It is an ancestral house, still inhabited to this day by its owners.

Villandry - 30 kms north-east from Chinon. Among the chateaux of the Loire, Villandry owes its fame to the splendid terraces of gardens which encase it like a jewelled casket.

The water garden, the ornamental garden, the ornamental kitchen decorative garden are the points of interest.  Villandry is renowned also for the harmony of its architecture and is the last of the great Rennaissance chateaux built on the banks of the Loire.

The inside rooms were refitted in the 18th century.  From the top of the medieval tower, there is a splendid view point on the gardens and on the Loire valley.

Abbey of Fontevraud - 15 kms west from Chinon. This most important and beautiful ensemble of monastic French architecture is converted into a cultural centre. This exceptional and largest monastic city in Europe, directed by women, consisted of 4 priories.   In the nave of munster church are 4 recumbent polychrome statues (13th century)/Henry II Plantagenet, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart and Isabella of Angouleme.  Fontevraud is at the border of Touraine and Anjou. 

Tours - 45 kms north-east from Chinon. Between the Loire and the Cher, Tours is a town of Art and History.  The old town with its beautiful monuments such as the Cathedral and its superb 13th century stained glass windows, and its 15th and 16th century houses, is a historic city, linked with the life of Bishop St. Martin, famous for his generosity.

Other Places of Interest Well Worth a Visit:

Langeais - 30 kms north-east from Chinon
Saumur -
35 kms west from Chinon
Prieure Saint Cosme (close to Tours)

The Loire Valley in Touraine, a province that illustrated the splendour of French culture.  This corner of France has been the birthplace of Ronard, Rabelais, Descartes and Balzac, where Leonardo de Vinci set up home at the end of his life.

Touraine is certainly a place where the spirit has space to breathe. Leaf through Touraine like a history book, an art book, a story of thought.

See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and facilities.

How To Get To Ligre in Indre-et-Loire, Central France

Please contact the owner for full directions.

See Local guide and map for information on nearby towns and airports.

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Facilities at Le Clos de Ligré

Facility Details
TypeCountry house (Bed and Breakfast)
Bedrooms 3 double, 1 twin, 1 quad
Childrens beds 3
Baby cots 2
Bathrooms 5 bathroom(s)
Separate toilets 2
Capacity 12
Living Area40 m²
SuitabilityNon-smoking, Suitable for children, Suitable for the elderly, Touring motorcyclists welcome, Unsuitable for wheelchair access
Linen Linen provided
Facility Details
Internal facilities Air conditioning, Central heating (oil), Daily maid service, Electric heaters, Exclusive rental, Fans in rooms, Hairdryer, Internet Access, Owner on site, TV
External features on site Swimming pool (shared use), Garden, Scenic views

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Availability at Le Clos de Ligré

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Rates

Accommodation rental period Tariff
26 March 2014 - 31 December 2014 €110.00 per room per night
(£89 $151)

Additional price information

  • The price shown above is based on 2 people sharing.
  • Full dinner including wine per person is €35.
  • Special prices for children dinners (from 3 to 13)
  • Price for two persons, per night, taxes and breakfasts included : €110 euros
  • Price for one person, per night, taxes and breakfast included : €100 euros
  • Price for one additional adult, per night, taxes and breakfast included : €35 euros
  • Price for one child from €10 to €25 depending on the age.

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Martine  Descamps

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