FERRY & COTTAGE
France > Loire Valley > Rigny-Ussé
Renovated in a modern style this lovely detached gite in hamlet is just 200m from the Loire river (fishing, cycling trails). Comfortable lounge with exposed stone walls & sofa bed. Kitchen with breakfast bar/dining table, f/freezer, m/wave, d/washer, w/machine. Shower room/wc. Conservatory (jacuzzi) leading to slightly raised wooden terrace (pergola, furniture, bbq, castle & countryside views) and large garden. Spiral stairs lead to 1st floor with small attic shower/wc and 2 pleasant attic bedrms - a dble (king size bed, castle views) and a small tple (3 sgle beds). Duvets. Towel hire 5€ per person. Travel cot, high chair. Electric heaters. Garage (for bikes only). 2 adult bikes available for free use.
A fairy tale setting just 1k from the beautiful Rigny Ussé castle (see last picture above) which inspired the author Charles Perrault to write the story of Sleeping Beauty. Inside the castle there is a period costume exhibition depicting castle life and a staging of the famous tale. A short drive away is the medieval town of Chinon which is steeped in history & culture. Its ancient château was the birthplace of Richard the Lionheart.