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Frederique Archambault

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks english, french

Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Saint-Jean-de-Braye holiday cottage

- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleep 6 adults ( + 1 cot )

Loire Valley : only 1hour from Paris, the land of great Chateaux, the 'garden ' of France, and the country of sweet French way of life ...

This property is different it's your chance to experience France at its best! This is a spectacular house set in grounds so beautiful they have been used over the years as a film set (the 2 houses and gardens). This is 'real' France with a chance to live in peaceful tranquil surroundings created with loving care by generations of the owner's family (8). In a 17th century property, the cottage 'Le Pot Vert,' which used to be the vineyard's house, is located in a residential peaceful wooden area in a 10,000 sqm ground with a wood, large yarns, old century trees, pool, kitchen garden, with its separate entrance and parking, from Le Cormier, the main house where live the owners Remi and Frederique.

Pool and Gardens are Shared with the Owners .

SUCH A CONTRAST to the usual places that are just furnished for letting ...

The beautiful gardens and the pool (heated if necessary) close to the cottage is enclosed with a fence . The cottage is rented with self-catering breakfasts: homemade jams, coffee, tea, milk, juices and fresh bread and croissants for the 1st day with a first meal in the fridge, a well stocked pantry, and many, many special other attentions & unique extras (as drinks, wines, flowers, candles, books and guides in English, homemade drawing stationery, stamps, CD, DVD)


Most of the villages in the area have markets, and you are never far away from excellent and fancy restaurants .

There are 8 golf courses in and around Orleans , riding stables 5 kms away , canoeing or kayaking on the Loire and boat trips on the Canals ( Orleans and Briare ) Some marvellous walks and rides along the 2 paths by the River Loire ( Unesco World Heritage ) You can also take a gentle balloon flight and see the countryside and chateaux hidden among the forests from the air. Loire Valley wine road , by Cheverny, Chinon, Saumur, Sancerre etc...and Vouvray ( which produce the best sparkling wine outside Champagne )

NEW in JUNE 2012 : Opening of the TRAMWAY LINE easy going to ORLEANS City in 15 minutes .

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Frederique Archambault (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks english, french


based on 46 traveller reviews

Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Great place to stay in France

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. They had 2 bedrooms upstairs that worked great for 2 couples. Plenty of space to spread out. Beautiful property.

I would highly recommend. Good tram to city.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salinas, CA

Fairy Tale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is very much the French Way of Life! -arched doors,windows kissed with grape vines,a charming swimming pool,sunny skies, flower gardens and paths to walk.A delightful dog and cat coming to greet us as we eat outside listening to classical music.

We feel we were in a joyous dream a bubble of a child's fairy tale.

We dream of coming back soon,for after traveling some 300 kilometers by bike this cottage was a secret garden for our refuge.

Frederique and Remi were our gracious hosts

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your poetic review, hoping to seeing you back some day in le Pot Vert ! Take care ! Frédérique et Rémi .
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Homely, spacious, outstanding gardens and pool

  • 5 of 5

As a busy family of five, we were looking for a relaxing holiday in a well-appointed cottage with access to a good pool - we found this and more at Le Pot Vert.

The owners are charming and committed to helping you have a great holiday - the layout of the grounds around the cottage provides plenty of space and lovely views over the garden. The pool is long enough for swimming or volleyball and provides a peaceful and private spot for sunbathing. The kitchen has everything you would expect at home and the fridge was generously filled on arrival. Bathrooms are spotless and bed mattresses are firm. Clean linen and plenty of towels are provided. Wifi works fine, so you can stay as connected to the outside world as you wish:) There are some good local options for dog walking, including a riverbank walk in St Jean de Braye and a local parkland area.

We would recommend the cottage to friends and would love to return one day. Thanks to Frederique and her family for their patience with our dog and all their support and care during the week. A bientot! Phil & Annabel

NB The cottage best suits two couples or a young family, as the two single beds are on the landing outside the master and second double bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review , we hope to seeing you back some day in the Pot Vert . Yes the cottage is perfect for a family with 2, 3 or 4 children , or 2 couples , it happened that we had 3 couples, in this case we have an extra large ensuite bedroom on the first floor of a separate building , close to the cottage ...
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So good, we'll go back!

  • 5 of 5

Great location; close to facilities but with the feel of a country cottage. Well appointed (the photos don't lie) and very welcoming hosts in Frederique and Remi; nothing was too much for them, and the home made apricot jam was delicious! The cottage had enough space for young and old to spread out, whilst the pool, the kitchen table and the outdoor table became the focus of family time - a wonderful cottage and worth booking; we'll certainly be going again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review , of course we will be delighted to welcome you back in le Pot Vert ! Frédérique , Rémi & Simon .
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Fort Lauderdale Florida

A memorable month in the country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Pot Vert one memorable month, sharing it with three sets of friends at different times. (plenty of room for two couples). Athena, who wrote the recent review here, was one of our housemates. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and clean -- and blissfully quiet (so nice to hear only birdsong in the morning!). We loved taking the cheap and easy tram into Orleans (a beautiful city) as well as our many day-trips to chateaux and to the wine-making town of Sancerre. Only an hour by train from Paris, we also were able to easily sneak into the capital, but to be honest, it was the cottage that maintained its greatest pull on us all. Returning to it each day was a balm for the soul and we ended up eating most of our evening meals at home after shopping in town (with desserts and fresh bread from one of the best boulangeries in France). Our two dogs had a ball romping in the grounds and one of our favorite things to do was to wander back into the property's woods, aperos in hand, during l'heure bleue each evening. Frederique and Remy were gracious hosts, helping us as needed but always giving us complete privacy. We have rented many properties in France and elsewhere and this was by far the most charming. The best compliment I can give is to say I wish we could have stayed longer and that we want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristy and Dan , for your lovely review . Bess is missing you, Bailay and Phoebe …We really do hope to seeing you back some day in Le Pot Vert , because as we use to say "Un ami américain est un ami pour la vie " Love, Frédérique, Rémi and Simon .
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The most warm, welcoming and lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and grounds were a dream come true. Frederique is a warm and vivacious host and Remy's low keyed charm makes you feel right at home. The animals are a particular delight especially Bess one of the sweetest dogs in the world. The cottage is well stocked with everything you will need and they have paid attention to every detail down to the fresh eggs from their chickens roaming the grounds. We enjoyed going to different towns every day especially Orleans for lunch and sightseeing and returning to the lovely cottage to have a fire and cook a nice dinner in the warm, inviting kitchen. It was a perfect French country setting and close to many wonderful attractions -- my favorite Chateau Chambord which was recommended by Frederique and Paris is close by either train or car. Looking forward to going back soon for another beautiful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Athena , it was a great pleasure to meet you and Cameron . Hoping to seeing you back some day in Le Pot Vert … Take care, Frédérique , Rémi et Simon
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Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
270 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Orleans North
Car: necessary

The name of Orleans is inseparably linked with that of Joan of Arc and there is evidence of her everywhere: in satues, her life history depicted in the cathedral's stained glass windows, the house where she stayed in 1429. The city, on the beautiful and wild River Loire, is also the centre of its own wine producing area and the town has more than enough to keep a visitor happy, in particular the old part, which has many fine buildings. Some of the greatest chateaux of the Loire are within reasonable driving distance and the cottage is ideally placed for a day in Paris or Versailles. Fontainebleau on the outskirts of Paris is only 85 kms. Chartres magnificent cathedral is 70 kms.

Other Activities: Many historic places to visit : the great Loire chateaux, etc

Golf: 8 golf courses in the area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$716
Cleaning A$115

950 -1850 Euros/weekly.
950 Euros weekly from October 1st to April 30
1250 Euros, weekly in May, June , September .Mid season .
1100 Euros weekly or 1900 € fortnight XMAS HOLIDAYS , with Xmas tree, Xmas ambiance and very special treats .
1850 Euros weekly in JULY and AUGUST .Peak season

DURING the SEASON : from May 1st to September 30 :
For 2 people occupancy : - 10 % on these

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom - 2 single bed , 1 cot
    Mezzanine - 2 single bed , for children
  • 1 room with one double bed, 1 room with 2 single bed, 1 baby crib, 1 mezzanine bedroom with 2 single beds( more suitable for children , no privacy )
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
1 double bed : King Size , 2 twins can match in 1 double bed ,Queen Size, 2 twins beds on mezzanine bedroom .Cot on request . Wi Fi Internet Connection . Historical Places. Nespresso Coffee machine . A lot of FREE EXTRAS every week to our Guests : well stocked kitchen cupboard , a first dinner in the fridge, everything for your first breakfast ( with fresh croissants and baguette, home made jams etc...) Wines, alcools, soft drinks and so much more that you won't never find in any other place !