Berry-sur-Cher

A restored 18/19th century farm house in the Loire Valley, set on a hectare of quiet private land in wine-making countryside within a short walk of the village centre.

Berry-sur-Cher,  Loir-et-Cher (41), Loire and Centre, France
Your contact: The Kane family
Telephone: +33 6 77 89 91 71

About the Holiday Home

The gardens
The gardens
Berry-sur-Cher is a long white stone farmhouse or longère, in the village of Meusnes in the Loire Valley, about a mile from the Cher River. The main part of the house, built in 1890, was updated completely in 2004, with four bedrooms for seven to eight guests, a modern kitchen, and three full bathrooms. The older part of the house is the west wing, which was built in 1749 and has just been renovated into a separate apartment for the owners. The property is situated on a hectare of quiet private land, with elegant flower and herb gardens, fruit trees, tables and benches, and a boules court to play the traditional French game. The property is quiet and calm while being located conveniently within a few minutes' walk of the village centre.
The dining room
The dining room
The interior has been completely restored and filled with antiques from the markets of Paris and Provence. Tall windows look onto the gardens and let in plenty of light. In the living room, a fireplace, bookcases, and a tiled floor make for a relaxing atmosphere.

Up to ten guests can dine at the large table in the dining room, which also has a fireplace. One can also dine outside on a teak-floored dining porch, which has a large table with comfortable benches and chairs, seating six to eight comfortably.

The master bedroom
The master bedroom
The kitchen has been completely modernized, with gas burners, a gas/convection oven, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. French doors in the breakfast area open onto the back garden.

The master bedroom suite is also on the ground floor, featuring a queen size bed, mahogany floors, dresser and chairs. The room connects through a large closet and dressing room to a bath with a marble-topped sink and a large walk-in shower.

The second living room upstairs, ideal for a family evening in
The second living room upstairs, ideal for a family evening in
Upstairs, a large open living room is perfect for a family evening in, with sofas and chairs, a TV and VCR, and a table for board games and puzzles. A double bedroom has a queen size bed and a daybed, with a fireplace and a Juliet balcony. An adjoining large bathroom has a tub and shower and a large pedestal sink.

The third bedroom has a pair of single beds and overlooks the back garden. The fourth bedroom, with a single bed and a dresser and closets, is in a separate small apartment. It has an ensuite ceramic-tiled bathroom with a basin and shower.

Special features: • Bilingual assistance available on site
• Credit cards accepted

Location

Region

Loire and Centre

Village

Meusnes

Setting

Village

Nearest large town

Romorantin

Other towns nearby

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Département

Loir-et-Cher (41)

Berry-sur-Cher|Rental information

Accommodates: 7 guests
Bedrooms: Four bedrooms: two, each with a double / queen bed, one with twin beds, and one with a single bed. A day bed is available in one of the double bedrooms.
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Features

Linen available
Towels available
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Dishwasher
Internet access
Telephone
Television
Stereo
Bath
Shower
Central heating
Fireplace
Barbecue
Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week.
Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency.
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Time of year Cost per week
January 1, 2014 until January 5, 2014 1,200
January 5, 2014 until April 1, 2014 900
April 1, 2014 until June 1, 2014 1,450
June 1, 2014 until September 1, 2014 1,700
September 1, 2014 until November 1, 2014 1,450
November 1, 2014 until December 21, 2014 900
December 21, 2014 until December 31, 2014 1,200

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Changeover day: Saturday
Changeover day may be flexible. Contact the owner for details.
Rental Conditions:
The rental period is completely flexible in terms of the start day of week. There is a rental contract to be signed once you contact the owners and agree on a rental period and price. The contract requires a 25% rental deposit, with the balance of the rent due 45 days prior to occupancy, along with a damage or breakage deposit. There is also a €100 cleaning fee, due in cash on arrival. Please feel free to confirm payment terms prior to your commitment to rent. In the winter months additional heating costs may apply. The owners regret that they cannot accommodate children under the age of seven years unless specially agreed, and there are no pets allowed. The rental fee includes all linens for bedrooms and dining (beds are made up when you arrive,) and the kitchen is supplied with basic cooking items such as oils and vinegars, mustards and herbs. There is a supply of gourmet cooking utensils, from cuisinart to immersion blender to handmade mandolin, and a good selections of dish ware and glasses, including wine and champagne glasses. Phone service is included, with free calling to the US, and the house has wifi. We are pleased to host you for a tasting of local wine and cheeses the evening of your arrival.
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Contact: The Kane family at Berry-sur-Cher.

About the Area

Vineyards overlooking Meusnes
Vineyards overlooking Meusnes
About a thousand people live in the village of Meusnes, which offers a post office, a small grocery store, a butcher, a baker, and a pharmacy. About 10 vineyards in town produce local reds and sauvignon blancs, and they welcome guests for a tasting. The village is also home to a major producer of fromage de chèvre, or goat cheese, for which the region is famous.

Nearby Selles-sur-Cher, five minutes away, is a bustling town with all sorts of commerce, including a renowned bakery, butchers, cheese shops, and several small restaurants, as well as a pharmacy, a cinema, and an outdoor market on Thursday mornings.

The nearby town of Amboise
The nearby town of Amboise
Among the activites to enjoy locally, there are forests and vineyards to walk in, a small river for fishing, and several seasonal fêtes to take in, such as the Spring brocante, the Summer sardinade, fireworks on the 14th of July, and many others.

One can rent bicycles and canoes in nearby St.-Aignan, five kilometres west along the river Cher.

About the Region

Local vineyards
Local vineyards
The Loire Valley is full of historical sites. There are dozens of famous chateaux within an hour of the house, many with fabulous gardens. The property is close to Chenonceau, Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Amboise, Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau, among others. Valencay, the home of Talleyrand in the 1800s, is a ten minute drive from the house, located in a lovely town with a market every Tuesday.

The Loire also grows many good wines, and riding through the rolling countryside offers many opportunities to stop for tastings. To the east is the hilltop village of Sancerre, which has many vineyards and restaurants. Nearby is Pouilly-Fumé, and towards the west is Chinon, with good reds, and Vouvray, which produces sweeter wines and a sparkling white that many French serve instead of Champagne.

The nearby Château Villandry
The nearby Château Villandry
This is also a great region for cuisine. Nearby are Michelin-starred restaurants like Lion d’Or in Romorantin, the Orangerie du chateau in Blois, and other fine restaurants, all providing classically French dining experiences.

There are many affordable and excellent restaurants nearby, and the owners have prepared a list of recommended favourites. The valley has a agreeably temperate climate, with sunny summers and mild winters.

Photo Album

Berry-sur-Cher
Berry-sur-Cher
Breakfast on the kitchen terrace
Breakfast on the kitchen terrace
Cocktails in the garden
Cocktails in the garden
The dining porch
The dining porch
The kitchen
The kitchen
The living room
The living room
The breakfast room
The breakfast room
The single bedroom suite
The single bedroom suite
The upstairs double bedroom
The upstairs double bedroom
The twin bedroom
The twin bedroom
The master bedroom's ensuite dressing room and bathroom
The master bedroom's ensuite dressing room and bathroom
Nearby Château Villandry
Nearby Château Villandry
The entrance to the château and gardens of Montresor
The entrance to the château and gardens of Montresor

Guest Opinions

This home was ideal. A great base to see the wonderful chateaux. The Beauval zoo is only 10 minutes away and is better than any zoo I have ever seen. Diane is a wonderful source of information, allowing you to experience the best of everything around from the base of a charming small village. Great food and wine, and the accommodations at Berry sur Cher are divine!
Jacqueline N - Australia

We had a lovely stay in a lovely home. The house was beautiful and comfortable and immediately felt like home. We enjoyed walking about and making trips to the local butcher and the other amenities. If I had a house in France I would like it to be just like this!
Christine N. - NYC, USA

The house, the accommodations and the hostess were all lovely. The accommodations were spacious, gracious, elegantly appointed and very clean. The kitchen was so well appointed that we chose to eat in more than we had anticipated..The hostess Diane was knowledgeable and very gracious. I would highly recommend this lovely location for a family holiday.
Ilona L. - Vancouver, B.C., Canada

We enjoyed walkingto the boulangerie, drinking coffee in themorning and wine in the afternoon outside in the garden, lavender waftingthrough the house, and the picturesque and history-filled towns and villages of the Loire Valley. We didn’t want to leave. Thank you.
Kathy D. - Indianapolis, Indiana, US

We are all completely satisfied with your lovely house. We’ve probably stayed in eight houses over the years, and yours by far is the best. I have recommended Berry-sur-Cher to friends for their next holiday.
Toni H. - MS, USA

We spent a delightful week at Berry-sur-Cher last September. The house is utterly charming, features every convenience and is strategically located for trips to the major chateaux in the region. Berry-sur-Cher soon felt like our home and we were saddened to leave it at the end of our stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the Loire.
Ken G. - Boston, MA, USA