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We were lucky enough to spend a week in this gorgeous gite in Riviere with some friends. The building is the former stables of the chateau and has been renovated beautifully to showcase the old wooden beams and stonework.
The owner, Hubert, was incredibly welcoming and friendly, giving us a tour of the gite on arrival, and allowing us to wander around the chateau property as we liked.
Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, comfortable beds, plenty of towels. There is wood provided for the cosy fireplace, and great outdoor seating to enjoy all the Autumn sunshine that we were lucky enough to have.
The medieval town of Chinon is about 5 minutes drive away, and has two large supermarkets, lots of smaller food shops, a range of restaurants, cafes and wine stores, and lots to see and do. The breathtaking River Vienne is only a couple of hundred metres from the front door, and provides a great walking track along the river bank.
I would highly recommend a stay at this property!
This is a great little 2 bedroom self contained accom in the old dovecote/pigeonhouse of 12-15th century Chateau Vauguyon. Apparently the chateau belonged to Richeleu's butler (or maybe brother, I may have misheard). Anyway, the rooms are big with lovely old windows. The Master BR looks out onto the hillside field where the owner's fallow deer graze and the other BR looks across the Vienne to Chinon and and it's hilltop fortress. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities are all good once you work out the mysteries of the french labelled washing machine, and the grounds are beautiful. We ate figs every day from the tree in the yard. M. Duluth, the host, is very helpful and friendly. He has excellent English which made things easy for us and he is very chatty. It is a nice 8km run over to the to Chinon fortress and back or you can stretch it to 10 around the medieval city. There are also some 10km loops back over the range behind the chateau and through the fields which are beautiful.