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Rental - Holidays & weekends in Saché

Gite 'le lys en val' - Rental - Holidays & weekends in Saché

31 route de la basse Chevrière - Saché

Gite of character, unusual in a 'country house' late 18th century, completely renovated. Former home of the master glass-painter Ray Sutter (1920/1988) who allowed five stained glass distilling all day soft light and colorful, relaxing, just like the sound of the weir, the Green Mill Goatherd, 'nearby. The decoration and cozy leave much room in limestone, lime and willow, natural materials in the country. Period furniture, 50s', fireplace, 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a kitchen, linen and housekeeping provided, will participate in your comfort… This place is also full of history : it is sandwiched between the two workshops by the artist Alexander Calder (1898/1976), American painter and sculptor, whose Ray Sutter was a friend… It was also the 'favorite' of his wife and muse exalted, that in 1930, had chosen this 'shack' for love of the work of Honore de Balzac ' : The Lily of the Valley', and whose shadow still hovers over the scene, through a stained glass flowered. A 'cottage garden', not overlooked is being created. The lawn is neat for your children and you can dine outside in a small courtyard surrounded by vineyards. The main principles of 'sustainable development' are applied here : everything is recycled or composted.. No chemical treatment.. Rainwater for watering.. Small outbreaks. Bike hire… A warm welcome is reserved for cyclists (enclosed) who will find a special place : it was in 1957 a center of the passage of the Tour de France, recently become the 'circuit at Indre bike'. You can then without car easily visit more than five remarkable sites of the 'Loire Valley' '

Rates and availability

Single rate
630 €
546 €
on a long stay
Overnight stay
90 €
78 €
on a long stay
Cleaning charge:
40 €
Minimum duration of 3 nights
Long stay rates from 8 nights
Availability to be confirmed - In mid-season if necessary, heating is extra.


Dominique Sutter
+33 2 47 26 81 50
+33 6 26 64 41 07
Languages spoken:


RatingMeublé de Tourisme 3 stars
Capacity5 people
Surface area100 m² floor space, 200 m² outdoor space
Layout4 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, lounge, dining room, separate kitchen, courtyard, garden, private car park
Beds2 double beds, 1 single bed, 2 cots
ComfortFan, fireplace, patio furniture
KitchenRefrigerator, freezer, hotplates, oven, microwave, barbecue
CleaningDishwasher, washing machine, iron, vacuum cleaner
MultimediaInternet access
ServicesSheets supplied, towels provided, kitchen utensils supplied
Leisure activities nearbyHorse-riding, hikes, mountain biking, swimming, water sports, fishing, leisure park, cinema, shopping

Establishment policy

RatesDiscounted rates for long stays
Included in the priceSheets, towels, charges, tourist tax
Not included in the priceCleaning on check-out
Security depositDeposit of 300 €, down payment of 30% of the rent
PaymentCheque, bank transfer, cash
Arrival time on Saturday afternoon. Start time on Saturday morning. For the weekend : Arrival : Friday evening after 16h. Departure : Sunday morning before 12am. Possibility of flexible hours under conditions in the absence of consecutive rental.
CancellationCancellation insurance

Customer reviews

Value for money
London, United Kingdom
July 2017
Very beautiful cottage with lots of character
We stayed for a few days in this very charming cottage. Jean-Claude and Dominique are very welcoming and gave us lots of information about the region and the famous artists who lived in the village. The house is very clean, well equipped (recently renovated) and nicely decorated (light touch of vintage 60's, so cute). There are genuine stained glasses made by the previous owner who was an artist. It gives fantastic lights and colours effects inside. Our 6-year son liked very much playing on the 1st floor mezzanine, it is spacious and cosy. The cottage is quiet and there is plenty to do around: castles, abbayes, wine producers, walks, cycling routes… It has its own lovely garden, so we often had lunch and dinner outside. Highly recommended.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2017
Hospitable, very friendly
Very friendly landlord/-lady, living opposite, open to any question you may have. Even your empty bottles get thrown away by them! Fully equiped house. Location good; only 6 km from Azay le Rideau (supermarket).
July 2012
Feels like coming home, beautiful house and surroundings, very nice people
We had a very warm welcome from the owner. Coffee, tea, bread, butter and home-made jam were offered to us on arrival, so we did not have to go to the shops right away. For the children the owner had created nice corners in the house to play and hide. The house was very well cleaned. The house is very agreeable, spacious, good temperature and absolutely magnificent art (glass with beton). Sache is a nice little village with friendly inhabitants. The house is situated near a road that's part of bicycle-route (Indre a velo). Even with kids (from 7 - 11 years old) it was easy to make alternate trips in the region. In approximately ten minutes with the car there's a swimming pool. And of course the river Indre is beautiful and a possibility to angle. How relaxing ! We enjoyed living in the house for three weeks and wished we could have stayed longer.

Places of interest nearby

Castle of Saché (1.4 km)
Museum Balzac (1.9 km)
Windmills of Balzac (2.1 km)
Forest of Villandry (3.9 km)
Castle of the Archevêques (4.2 km)
Train station of Azay-le-Rideau (6.2 km)
Church Saint-Symphorien (6.3 km)
Azay-le-Rideau Castle (6.3 km)
Train station of Monts (8.4 km)
Castle of L'Islette (8.8 km)

Access itinerary

By the train station : Saint pierre tours or via the body. Azay-mail to the curtain (by train or bus.. Learn).. The station is vile from the center (1.5 km).. The cottage is 7 km (include transport) - By a highway 10… 2 trips are possible : A10-24… No… Exit follow the direction of Chinon / Saumur… Puis.. A85 motorway exit 9 to Azay le rideau / Artannes sur Indre Sache.. Then by the main road 84. Au locality ' the lark ', turn right.. Walk past the mansion Vosnes and is 2 km.. A10-exit 24.1.. then.. By the provincial road No. 84,.. Mountains, Artannes of Indre, direction Pont de Ruans. Traverser secondary road No. 8 in the place called 'the lark'… Stay on rd no84… Pass the mansion Vosnes.. And it is 2 km.. The cottage is located in the hamlet of 'the goat-low' at No. 31 (outer panel), third house on your droite. La presence of a dangerous curve in that specific location you must incite prudence. Garez you before the # 10, to 'the gouacherie', 20 m below : there is the place…, this is where I would allow !

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
Terres du son
A big musical and ecological festival in Tours in the Centre regionJuly 2021Monts (9.8 km)
A fun and festive wine tourism event to discover the wines of the LoireMay 2021Tours (18.3 km)
Touraine Loire Valley Marathon
An accessible marathon for all on the banks of the LoireSeptember 2021Tours (18.6 km)
Vines, wines and hikes in the Loire Valley
A wine tourism event combining hiking, sightseeing and fine foodSeptember 2021Nantes (48 km)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Aux saveurs de Thais
French cuisine32 € Sorigny (10.7 km)
L'Origan - Château d'Artigny
French cuisine68 € Montbazon (10.8 km)
Campanile Tours Sud -Joué-lès-Tours
French cuisine34 € Joué-lès-Tours (11.9 km)
EmmaGine Le Bout Du Monde
French cuisine30 € Berthenay (11.9 km)
Mercure Tours Sud
French cuisine38 € Joué-lès-Tours (12.2 km)
Domaine de la Tortinière
French cuisine46 € Veigné (13 km)

Leisure activities nearby

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education159 € Tours (18.4 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Châteaux de Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Amboise, Wine Cellar and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education159 € Tours (18.4 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education147 € Tours (18.4 km)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education154 € Tours (18.4 km)
Unusual vintage sidecar ride
Entertainment40 € to 300 € Tours (18.4 km)
Guided excursion on a retro scooter
Sports sensations125 € to 186 € La Ville-aux-Dames (23 km)
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