Ground Floor: Cuisine, Salon, Buanderie & Jardin
FIRST FLOOR: salle de bain et chambres
Second Floor: salle de bain et chambres
Melvin had been in love with the Touraine region of France long before he met and fell in love with Kate! ... but from the moment he introduced the area to his new bride, Kate also fell in love with this wonderful part of the world and found herself totally embracing the warmth of the people and their appreciation of the simple things in life.
The house had been empty for over 50 years when Melvin and Kate walked through her doors and she was looking very sorry for herself - no plumbing or electricity, wallpaper falling off the walls and ceilings collapsing on every floor. 12 years of loving restoration has finally brought a smile on the face of this 17th century Touraine town house, built in 1613 by a local entrepreneur who also built the grand 'Pavillon' nearby. The sympathetic, skilful renovation has preserved the character and spirit of the original construction and those who walk through the doors of 5 Rue des Pavillons breathe in the simplicity and beauty of this little piece of history.
If the great wines, chateaux and countryside of the Loire aren't enough to tempt you, the patisserie around the corner and the organic bakery 10 minutes walk from the house both make unforgettable pain au raisin and croissant; what better way to start the day than sitting in the garden with a fresh, mouthwatering pastry and a pot of fresh coffee...
Unlock the door to Real France.
Things to do
Some of the most memorable experiences we’ve had in France are canoeing down our amazing rivers! There are several companies who hire out canoes on a daily basis, delivering the canoes, life jackets etc to a particular venue and picking you up at the end – a great service and not expensive. Kate and Melvin[…]
Boussay is a commune of Indre-et-Loire , it belongs to the canton of Preuilly-sur-Claise and is part of the community of communes of Southern Touraine . This village is located in the heart of farmland and forests and consists, besides the main village itself, various hamlets. It is located a few kilometers west of Preuilly-sur-Claise[…]
Loches is one of the most picturesque cities in central France, with amazing markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you mustn’t holiday in Preuilly sur Claise without a visit to this fascinating medieval city. We often take our picnic rug and have lunch in the park by the river after we’ve visited the markets.
Preuilly-sur-Claise is situated at the extreme south of the Touraine, at the crossroad of Berry (Indre) and Poitou (Vienne) on the Claise river. There is a magic about this place. It is steeped in history with wonderful architecture around every corner of the ancient part of the town. Unspoilt by tourism, people are friendly and[…]
In Gallic times the city was important as a crossing point of the Loire. Becoming part of the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, the city was named “Caesarodunum” (“hill of Caesar”). The name evolved in the 4th century when the original Gallic name, Turones, became first “Civitas Turonum” then “Tours”. It was at[…]