Every floor of this spacious townhouse has been thoughtfully appointed, creating a retreat to comfortably accommodate 8 people. The upper floors provide 2 family bathrooms, 2 queen size bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, making an ideal holiday destination for families. Freshly ironed pure cotton bedding and weighty bath towels are inclusive and will make your stay even more pleasurable! Outside you have a large courtyard with a 'barbecue cave' and outdoor eating area; stairs lead to a raised garden filled with roses, lawn, fresh herbs and the sweetest strawberries in abundance during the summer! This is Real France.

Ground Floor: Cuisine, Salon, Buanderie & Jardin

FIRST FLOOR: salle de bain et chambres

Second Floor: salle de bain et chambres

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Real France. A hidden gem in the Touraine, Southern Loire Valley.

Kate and Mel 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...


Prices quoted on this site are for a 7 night stay but you are welcome to enjoy a mini break of just 3 nights for which we make a 25% surcharge. Select your dates and simply take the link to our booking system to pay your deposit; or get in touch and we can give you details to pay direct into our account. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Real France!


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