Description of the Tours vacation townhouse rental
This 2 story townhouse was built in 1824, and was a French cafe around the turn of the century (1900). Ferrieres is a charming medieval village located 1 hour directly south of Paris. The house faces a triangular place (formerly a cattle market), and features large ancient vaulted cellars, remnants of ancient ruins on the property, a gated driveway and terrace, a beautiful small pebble-covered courtyard, and an old detached small shed/house with fireplace(probably used for animals). On the ground floor there is a quaint old-style kitchen, dining room with iron fireplace, large living room (former billiards room), bath, and utility room with washer and dryer. The 3 bedrooms, one with a fireplace, are upstairs. The house is rustic, authentic, and comfortable for 4 to 6 people. The courtyard and terrace allow privacy and tranquillity within the village. For authentic French village life, this house can't be beat!
Ferrieres is an ancient, formerly walled, medieval village with beautiful small winding cobblestone streets, many pedestrian only. It is adjacent to picturesque forests and pretty country-side. The village is renowned for its ancient abbey, churches, and roman ruins(remnants of an arena). But the bonus is the people in the village. They are extremely nice, and very helpful. Within walking distance you'll find: tennis courts, forest trails for strolling or biking, soccer fields, children’s play park, cafes, the Friday market, fishing, petanque courts, and the entire village to explore. Within 10 minutes drive there is a world-class golf course, horse-back riding, a small zoo, and go-kart racing. Paris is 1 hour away by train/car, as is the wine country of Sancerre and Chablis, and the incredible Loire Valley. This central location gives you the best of village life without being too far from Paris and the wine country. Car rental is a must as the village is in the country side
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Steve Taylor(Australia): 'Ferrieres is a very special place where the real French culture is unspoiled by the regular flow of tourists. Mr Andre, the guardian, is a French treasure in himself. The house itself is a well-appointed and cosy house where up to six people can live in comfort. We rate the house as very good and would stay again, but for longer next time'. Lynette Forester (New Zealand): 'Our family had great pleasure in renting the house for 2 months in order to experience real French village life. We were not disappointed. The experience was overwhelmingly positive.The French people were very friendly, there was lots to do and see, and we also enjoyed day trips to Paris.' Gerald Spawton (Scotland): 'Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time and really loved your house. Everyone in Ferrieres that we met made us feel most welcome from the shop workers to people in the street. My children have reaffirmed several times that this was the best holiday they ever had.'