Non-simultaneous long-term exchange of up to 3 months January-March in warm climate.
This ancient French farmhouse, situated in the southern Loire Valley, close to the vineyards of Touraine and the beautiful chateaux of the Loire, has all the modern conveniences for a comfortable holiday, summer or winter. It is centrally heated (gas), has a log burner in the salon and two en-suite bedrooms, a single bedroom/nursery and a double room in 'The Tower', as well as a separate WC/shower room downstairs. A car (Ford Fiesta) could be available for use at the house.
A gated driveway leads into a large lawned garden with fruit trees and flower borders. A gravelled patio leads to the front door. Steps up to The Tower (self contained).
A large gated front garden (the property is totally secure all round), with its beautiful trees and shrubs, has a sun terrace from the kitchen with a large outside table which seats up to 12 people.
There is a private pool which can be shared with the owners.
Barbecue, Dishwasher, Garden, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Swimming pool, Television, Use of bicycle, Washing machine
Car swap preferable
A rural village close to the Medieval city of Loches. Well-placed for visiting the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley and the vineyards of Touraine.
The map marker is a general indicator of the local area only.
We are Mike (72) and Gillie Bowen (70), retired publishers from England, and we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in January 2018. We have owned our lovely old house here in the Loire Valley France for 15 years and moved here permanently when we retired 10 years ago. We love to travel and usually go to warmer climes in January, February and March each year. We have now had over 50 successful house exchanges all over the world. We built an extension to our home 7 years ago in which we now live, so that we can use the 'big house' for non-simultaneous exchanges and family visits. We have three daughters and seven grandchildren. Mike enjoys gardening, genealogy research and plays guitar. I love writing and cooking and have written and published two cookbooks //goo.gl/TFzE2G and three novels //clc.li/dke. I am currently working on a trilogy: a romantic drama set in London and Toulouse. We love to swim in our pool during the summer months and our garden keeps us fit.