We had a wonderful stay at this apartment for a week in August. There’s a free parking lot right at the door to the house and the walled garden is a charming, calm spot. The apartment is large (huge bedroom!) with a well equipped kitchen and bathroom and lots of old features like the spiral stone stairs up to the front door, an old fireplace and wooden floors. Elice and Jean Louis are very welcoming but also let you have your space. Chinon is just 20 minutes away along with other Loire chateaux within an easy drive. We loved our stay here and would happily come back.
We spent a week in this wonderful apartment and really enjoyed it. We've stayed in at least 20 Homeaway properties and this was the best. The apartment is large, clean, very comfortable, and is equipped with everything you could ever want to make for a successful stay. We need good WiFi access and this apartment provided it. There's plenty of parking next to the house and its location makes it a good base for visiting sites in this area of the Loire. Loudun is a lovely town and the apartment is very close to restaurants and the wonderful Tuesday and Saturday markets. And I've saved the best for last - Elice and Jean Louis are gracious hosts who take special care of their guests!
Home Away from Home
We lacked for nothing in this beautiful apartment. Incredibly well equipped with everything one could need, our apartment was spacious and lovely with beautiful antiques. For those of us who need to be connected 24/7, the wi fi was very fast and never let us down. We were close to restaurants in town, yet secluded behind a medieval wall, with a gorgeous garden. The owners, Elice and Jean Louis could not have been more gracious or generous. We loved our week here, and visited many chateaus in the Loire but were always very happy to come “home” every evening.
A Hidden Treasure
Superb location in a small town with several good restaurants and markets. A secluded and very attractive walled garden ensure privacy and peace. we used this as a base to explore the Loire and its many Chateaux. The roads were uncluttered and we found the distances easily covered. Elice and Jean-Louise were excellent hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they shared their fresh garden produce with us. The apartment was exquisite with original antiques and was the most comprehensively equiped rented property we have ever rented. We are looking forward to our next visit -. We give this apartment the highest possible recomendation.
Apartment with garden
To stay in the centre of an old and historical town is a pleasure. To stay in an apartment with a garden in the centre of the town is an added bonus! The interior layout and the fittings provide a perfect example of the intelligence brought to bear on the total renovation.
Great base for exploring the Loire area
This very lovely apartment within a historic townhouse was spacious, exquisitely decorated, surpremly comfortable and looked out over the enclosed garden below where we enjoyed sitting, reading, drinking a glass of wine, taking some meals and also some chats with Elice and Jean-Louis, the incredibly kind and gracious owners/hosts. Located in the centre of the town within 3 minutes walk of the twice weekly markets, boulangeries and restaurants, yet still very quiet and peaceful. E & JL shared their time and hospitality while taking great care to respect privacy. Loudun proved a great base for exploring the extended Loire area. Wi-fi for work was strong and reliable. After 5 days at the start of August , we were so happy there we returned for 10 more days at the end of our Europeen trip. Highly recommended.
All that we hoped for
We think that we made the perfect choice when we decided to spend the last 4 days of our France vacation in the village of Loudon in the Maison - des-Chevaliers. The description sounded perfect for us...size of the village...sights available nearby...and, a charming, cozy apartment. The property is even more beautiful than described. Everything was perfect. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully appointed. These are people who have thought of everything. There is information on all of the nearby attractions, but even more, Elice sat down with us and explained and suggested activities. She even made a reservation for dinner for us at the nicest restaurant for our first evening. They are a lovely couple and have put lots of care and love into presenting their home. Five stars doesn't seem like enough. We would recommend it to anyone.
Marvellous memories from Maison-des-Chevaliers
Elice and Jean Louis thank you for such an amazing experience in Loudun at Maison-des-Chevaliers. Your warm welcome was very much appreciated as you offered so much interesting advice on where to eat, shop and all those exciting villages and chateaux to visit. We are missing our early morning walks around historic Loudun and selecting a freshly baked baguette and croissant before returning to the Maison. We enjoyed relaxing and talking to hosts Elice and Jean Louis in early June, in their beautiful rose scented garden. Thanks for the memories and sharing your pride and joy with us.
Amazing Maison des Chevaliers
On arrival at this wonderful seventeenth century heritage listed property located in Loudun we were greeted by our hosts Elice and Jean Louis, this couple turned out to be the most friendly people one could ever wish to meet. The apartment was clean and very well appointed with more than adequate kitchen facilities should you wish to dine in. Our hosts with a wealth of knowledge provided information regarding Loudun and the surrounding Loire valley and the amazing site seeing, villages, chateau's and castles etc. The medieval village of Loudun has some excellent restaurants and cafe's plus shopping and some excellent walking tour routes. The property has a walled garden area for relaxing and enjoying the hosts company. We toured the Loire valley and its wonderful scenery and architecture daily after a walk and coffee in Loudun. Driving in this area is relatively easy with non congested roads and streets a navigation device is essential. We had a wonderful experience for Carole's 70th birthday and will return to revisit and stay at Maison des Chevaliers again and strongly recommend this adventure to all.
The stay there was even better than I could've ever imagined!
I have had so many wonderful experiences with Homeaway properties, but I must say that this experience was the best by far. I absolutely enjoyed the company of Elice and Jean-Louis, they are truly wonderful people who are very knowledgeable about the area and its history. The apartment where I stayed was fully functional, quiet, and comfortable. The townhouse is located in the lovely town of Loudun, with wonderful history itself. I found it very close to the grocery store, gas station, bank, bakeries (very important!) and the town center which includes restaurants, brasseries, banks, pharmacies, etc. More importantly, the great location allowed me to spend the time I needed at many of the Chateaux in the area including, Chinon, Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay, Langeais, Oiron, Amboise, Azay-Le-Rideau, Usse, and Villandry. Others like Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Amboise, and Chenonceau are not too far away. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have taken, and it is in great part due to the wonderful hosts, the beautiful location, the town and the distance from the hustle and bustle of Paris. I highly recommend that you take the time to visit and enjoy this great place. A few helpful hints, (1) it is best to have a car to really get the best out of the area (2) there are many wonderful small towns and villages in the area with events and markets, I highly recommend getting the scoop from Elice and Jean-Louis, it will really enhance your visit (3) there is excellent internet service 4) PayPal is currently their preferred method of payment, I used it with no problems to transfer payment. That seemed to make a difference in the smoothness and safety of the transaction.
Fantastic French Experience
When we arrived in Loudun, France for our 4 week vacation we immediately felt the kindness of Elice and John-Louis. Our cosy apartment was "wonderfully" French and we had everything we needed at our fingertips. Each morning we were able to walk to the local bakery and purchase delicious bread and croissants. This beautiful historic apartment was the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of our fast pace American life. This was a vacation that we will never forget and we consider ourselves very lucky to have experienced the joy of French life. We hope to return someday soon. Without a doubt we recommended this highly!
Our week was based on a Golf holiday
We found four superb golf courses in the area, it was our first such holiday in this part of France, we were not disappointed! A week of excellence. The apartment was just what we needed, the location within the town was a real bonus. Peace and quiet extends, if you cannot relax here, then it must be trying to achieve the impossible. Thanks for fulfilling all our needs in a great location.
We have rented holiday apartments in France many times but have rarely had an apartment as thoughtfully arranged and nicely furnished as Elice's and Jean Louis's. In addition, they are excellent hosts--gracious and helpful with wonderful senses of humor. Loudun is a very pleasant town as well as a fine base for exploring the area. My wife and I give this apartment our highest recommendation.
Easy acess to the Loire attractions
Over all a nice time. In April last year we had a super two week stay in the home of E. and J-L, amidst a gorgeous spring garden. The apartment was perfect, all what we needed. Easy access to the Loire. We shared some lovely moments with the helpful owners and appreciated their efforts in Speaking English with us.