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Splendid manor of the 16th century surrounded by many castles in La Loire

Bedrooms 4
Space 250 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Manor of the 16th century with private swimming pool

NB Period from June 15th to September 15th: Reservations are accepted for the week of Saturday to Saturday only. Otherwise, the traveler must cancel the reservation.

Description of this beautiful manor house:

Full of charm and isolated in its green setting, this manor, former falconry castle Azay le Rideau has been fully restored.

The sober and refined decoration combines old and modern comfort.

Private pool of 12m x 5m with pool house in an old chapel.

WiFi access, TV, DVD

The Grand Lodge accommodates 9 guests in 3 double rooms and a Junior Room with 3 single single beds, 2 of which can be joined as a king size bed.

1 bathroom, 2 bathrooms including one in an old tower and 2 toilets. The linen is supplied, washed and dried. Large living room with fireplace, dining room and fully equipped open kitchen.

The manor is very bright thanks to its East-West exposure and single storey with French doors opening onto a large quiet and sunny garden of 5000m2, planted with flowers and rosebushes and overlooking the pool

At 2:30 from Paris, and 25 km from Tours. It is also 2 hours from London Airport Tours in Ryanair.

The Manor of the Grand Lodge is in the heart of the castles of the Loire

1.5 km from the castle of Azay le Rideau, and the castle of Islette, 10 km from the castle and gardens of Villandry

It is close to the castles of Chinon, Rigny Ussé, Langeais ...

30km from the Abbey of Fontevraud (Richard Lionheart and Aliénor of Aquitaine)

18 hole golf course at 15 km, tennis court and equestrian center at Azay le Rideau.

Balloon flights.

Regional curiosities: visits of cellars and wine tasting of Chinon and Bourgueil, troglodyte dwellings, "La Loire à Vélo" bike rides, markets, flea markets, hikes.

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2h30 from Paris, and 25 km from Tours, the Manor of the Grand Lodge is in the heart of the castles of the Loire.

The Château d'Azay le Rideau is 1.5 km away, Villandry Castle and Gardens are 10 km away.

It is close to the castles of Chinon, Rigny Ussé, Langeais, gardens Chatonnière.

30km from the Abbey of Fontevraud (Richard Lionheart and Aliénor of Aquitaine)

18 hole golf course at 15 km, tennis court and equestrian center at Azay le Rideau.

Balloon flights.

Regional curiosities: visits of cellars and wine tasting of Chinon and Bourgueil, troglodyte dwellings, "La Loire à Vélo" bike rides, markets, flea markets, hikes.

The mansion is open all year

For stays with special duration, please contact the owner.

For more information, visit our dedicated website:

Please note especially in May and June and November, there is a location option for a 3 or 4 day deck with a suitable rate, not to be confused with the weekly price.

For arrival outside of Saturday, contact the owner.

More Details

Christine Touze
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2018

About Christine Touze

Discreet but very attentive to the well being and comfort of my guests.

I live in one of the outbuildings of the property.

It is with great pleasure that I will help you organize the visits of your stay, and you will communicate my good addresses!

Christine Touze purchased this chateau / country house in 1946

Why Christine Touze chose Azay-le-Rideau

It is a family house that rentals allow to maintain with care.

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Ideally positioned to visit the castles north and south of the Loire and discover this beautiful region.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Charm of a property with human dimensions, all on one level. The interior has been converted into an old environment with all modern comforts, the equipment is very complete. High-end services related to the asking price. Included in the price: sheets and towels, pool towels, products for the dishwasher and the washing machine. The beds are prepared for your arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Azay-le-Rideau, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Une caution de 500 euros sera demandée à l´arrivée
  • 15 Juin au 15 Septembre: Les réservations seront acceptés du Samedi au Samedi uniquement. Le cas contraire le voyageur devra annuler sa réservation.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed , sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 can be divided in 2 twins. Bedroom 4 boasts 3 beds and an extra bed can be installed. Baby cot available upon request.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Courtyard
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Splendid manor of the 16th century surrounded by many castles in La Loire
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful and perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience and a perfect location. Madame Touze could not have been more welcoming and helpful! The house is magnificent and truly fully equipped for a holiday for all ages. Our whole family from grandchildren to grandparents enjoyed it immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Famille très agréable... et qui parle très bien français !!! Je recommande
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Christine, we had a wonderful stay in your lovely home. The kitchen was well equipped, the bathrooms and kitchen were supplied with plenty of nice towels and were immaculately clean. The location was quiet, comfortable and restful. You were very available to help us when we had questions on sight seeing and house questions. If we are ever back in this area again we would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house perfectly situated among the beautiful towns and chateaux of the Loire Valley.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I invited our son, daughter-in-law and two little granddaughters to join us at La Grande Loge for a week. We thought it would be good, but had no idea how perfect it would be. A gorgeous swimming pool, huge property to run around, even a trampoline, makes it ideal for children. The peace and beauty of the place make it ideal for adults. Walk to town or to the local vintner to pick up your champagne or wine, eat at home (lovely, well-equipped kitchen and outdoor barbecue) or in any of the local restaurants and your only problem will be to ask yourself why you only rented for one week, not two.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here as one of a group of 7 cyclists. The house is beautifully appointed and very elegant, and thankfully cool in the heat. The gardens are huge and lovely, and the large pool is brilliant (although there is a bit of distant road noise it really doesn't spoil it at all). The house location is great since it allowed for numerous cycle rides to interesting chateaux - Chinon, Chenoceau, Villandry etc - yet is within walking distance of Azay with its range of restaurants. Having said that, the large kitchen/dining room was so good for social cooking and eating that we only went out twice. It is also within walking distance of a vineyard that makes excellent sparkling wines. The only small downside is that although 2 of the bedrooms have ensuite showers and the other 2 share a good bathroom, none of those have a toilet. Instead, there are 2 separate toilets, one off the kitchen and another by the side door which is a bit of a juggle with 7 or 8 people in the house. Also, there was a hint of damp in our bedroom although it didn't matter because we had such good weather.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: La description figurant sur le site étant tout à fait complète, je suis surprise que l'on s'étonne ici du nombre de toilettes alors que ce sujet n'a pas été abordé ni au moment de la réservation ni pendant le séjour.. Et qu'aucun locataire ne s'en est jamais plaint. À la lecture de ce commentaire il est nécessaire d'expliquer que l'on ne fait pas toujours ce que l'on veut dans un manoir de cette époque !! Et que les toilettes sont séparées pour ne pas perturber les utilisateurs des salles de bains... Cela dit ces personnes étaient tout à fait agréables.
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A Gem in the Heart of the Loire

  • 5 of 5

La Grande Loge is a magnificent place to stay during a visit to the Loire Valley. As a group of four Canadian couples, we recently returned from biking in the region and spent an idyllic seven days enjoying this sumptuous and historic manor as a starting and ending point for each day's adventures. It is perfectly situated in central Loire near the small, charming village of Azay-le-Rideau and is easily accessible from Paris by train or car. Everything you need for a memorable vacation is close at hand - groceries, winery (Chateau d'Aulee has good whites), bike rental, a chateau, cafes, even a farmer's market which boasts amazingly fresh produce at this time of year. Yet its location at the edge of town, surrounded by farmers' fields, is very peaceful and feels like a country setting. You might even have a visit from neighbouring cows like we did!

The Loge itself is an exceptional home, and as other guests have mentioned, the pictures do not quite capture the size, grandeur and special feeling it evokes. The kitchen has all the "bells and whistles" and is well-stocked with equipment and staples, the bedrooms are roomy, the furniture/beds are very comfortable - we all slept well after days of touring and biking. There are 3 shower rooms, modernized and clean, and two separate rooms containing the toilets. The weather was hot and sunny during our stay so we really appreciated the easy-to-operate pool and the HUGE yard, filled with exquisite roses, in which it is situated. We spent every evening meal outdoors - a highlight!! For children, it is an ideal place with trees and lawn that extend forever, perfect to explore and play games of tag and soccer. There are also tons of pool toys and bath towels. Despite the draw of the many compelling sites in the local area as well as the neighbouring villages and towns, we so enjoyed the lawn, garden and pool that one day was devoted to relaxation of all this outdoor space had to offer.

If you are considering a group or family trip to the Loire, La Grande Loge is definitely the place to stay - we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and gardens

  • 5 of 5

Many pictures of rentals do not measure up to what one sees when they arrive, not in this situation. House is an incredible find in the Loire Valley. Very large kitchen and living room. Centrally located and close to grocery stores, we spent a week at Christine's home and we would go back again without a question. Gardens and pool are fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Tours Val de Loire - desservi par Ryanair
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Azay le Rideau,
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10 Exit 24
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Azay le Rideau
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Loire Valley Castles and the vineyards of the Val de Loire.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Azay-le-Rideau, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Haute saison 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Automne 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Haute saison 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

ménage AU$313.14
Stay tax AU$1.57 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Pour les vacances de Noel 2016 possibilité de louer du lundi au lundi
Le manoir est ouvert toute l'année
Pour des séjours à durée particulière, merci de contacter le propriétaire.
Pour plus d'informations, consultez notre site internet dédié :
Merci de noter que particulièrement en Mai et Juin ainsi que Novembre, il y a l'option de location pour un Pont de 3 ou 4 jours avec un tarif adapté, ne pas confondre avec le prix à la semaine.
Caution à l'arrivée :500 €

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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