An invitation to the art of living in Touraine
In a historic property from the 15th to the 18th century, the Chancery, very quiet, an independent house of the sixteenth, renovated in 2017, for 4 people, with a bedroom, double bed 160 cm, a large living room, a sofa bed of excellent quality , antique furniture, stonework, carpets, kitchen, travertine bathroom, charm and comfort. Parking in the courtyard with high stone walls, immediate access to the French garden, boxwood, roses and fountain. In the rear park, large heated pool, large terrace, petanque, table tennis. On the edge of the charming village of Huismes with its 15th century houses, the Chancery is in the heart of a regional natural park, with a beautiful countryside, on the circuit of the Loire by bike. You will find, within 25 kms the castles of Azay le Rideau, Villandry, Chinon, Usse, Breze, Montreuil-Bellay, Gizeux, Saumur, Montsoreau, Langeais, Islette, Rivaud, and the Abbey of Fontevraud. The golf of Roiffé is 20 kms.
The Chancery offers both cottages, the "cottage" and the "hunting room", and 5 guest rooms, or suites for 2 to 5 people, accessible by the courtyard. The total capacity is 25 people. Often groups privatize all housing and use the large cottage, the hunting room, for their meals together, at birthdays or family celebrations.
We rent bicycles, canoes, music rooms with grand piano, we make table d'hôte by reservation, we sell wine in our cellars of the fifteenth, we give lessons in operatic singing. We speak English and German, a little Italian and welcome many foreigners from Europe, North and South America, Australians and New Zealanders.
The Chancellery is also an artists' residence. Sometimes you meet a painter in residence, or classical musicians who prepare a concert at the Chancellery, in one of our music rooms (located in isolated buildings without noise), or in the vicinity of Chinon. We organize singing and piano lessons. You may wish to organize photo, painting, music and cooking courses (the kitchen of the hunting room allows it). Do not hesitate to contact us, several formulas are possible.
Arrivals are between 17H and 20H, departures before 11H. We love dogs: they are allowed with a supplement of 5 € per day, but only if their masters are ready to manage their droppings, and the pool area is not accessible to them. The rentals always include sheets and towels, the tourist tax for adults is 0. 60 € per day, the cleaning option is 50 €, and a deposit of 500 € will be required upon arrival. We can serve you a table d'hôte every day except Saturday, and by reservation the day before at the latest.