Les Roches L'Eveque, France #42

2 bedroom cottage .

  • Maison et cave

  • View from house - Loir, dawn

  • Cave interior (not tidied!)

  • Playing on the roof terrace

  • Please water the plants!

  • Kayaking from the garden

  • Night time

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What One-two bedroom cave-house
Where Loire region of France
Why Our holiday home

About our home


Become a real live troglodyte! In the Loire region of France homes have been dug from the soft 'tuffeau' stone for centuries and ours is a typical example. Recently renovated, the property consists of a cave comprising kitchen-dining space (with open fireplace) and lounge area, which can also double as additional sleeping space. The adjoining house contains the bedroom and en-suite bathroom, all renovated as new, insulated and modern fittings. The house looks out over a rooftop patio and in turn onto a river valley; the river Loir passes the bottom of the allotment / cottage garden. Within 5 minutes' drive from the attractive market town of Montoire-sur-le-Loir, 5 minutes from the renowned picturesque medieval village of Lavardin, 20 minutes' drive from the regional centre of Vendome, and in the heart of wine country. The chateaux of the Loire valley are 45 minutes drive away, with Tours and Blois easily reachable. Tours airport has scheduled services by Ryanair to the UK and Paris is 40 minutes away from Vendome by TGV to Gare Montparnasse. We love it, we hope you will too!


  • Garage/parking
  • Balcony/deck
  • Terrace/patio
  • Garden
Facilities Shower, cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, clothes dryer, hair dryer, heating, dvd player, computer, baby equipment, BBQ, bikes Size 70 m2
Location type Rural Bedrooms 2
Nearest airport Tours Bathrooms 1
Suitable for Young children Sleeps 4



Where to shopTours, Vendome, Paris
Restaurants & barsRestaurant du camping, Les Roches L'Eveque - Cheap and cheerful Le Relais d'Antan, Lavardin - Michelin starred Le Cheval Rouge, Montoire
Cultural highlightsWine, history (medieval, renaissance, second world war), food
OutdoorsWalking, rowing, kayaking, mountain bikes, swimming
Day tripsChateaux of the Loire, Blois, Tours, Paris
Essentials Local shops, local restaurants, car recommended
Local attractions Forest
Sport/outdoor Biking, fishing, hiking, swimming


About us

1West London based teaching couple
2Young family, two boys
3Have travelled somewhat, like to read, walk, listen and make music, escape!

First language: English
Other languages: French, Spanish



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