Near to Chinon with views of the town, the converted 'Pigeonnier' with a private garden area within the grounds of Chateau De La Vauguyon is very special. Spacious and well presented, and an excellent base from which to explore this wonderful region. Celian Duthu, the owner was extremely helpful with good advice of places not to miss. It is certainly a Gite to recommend and one we hope to visit again.
Our stay at the round tower of the castle of Vauguyon was majestic.
In a quiet, medieval environment with great view we enjoyed having a modern equipment. With our dog we could hike in the near beautiful nature.
By car we visited the castles of the Loire. From our bedroom window and our garden we almost could touch dozens of deer. Fabulous.
We (wife and 7 yo) stayed in the dovecoat for a week and had an exceptional time. The chateau was lovely - very quiet and relaxing. It was a great base to explore all the nearby chateau and wineries. The host was engaging and very informative. Would love to stay here again.
Chinon is an exceptional place, with its restored chateau and its museum. Chateau de la Vauguyon is a couple of kilometres from it, so it is not in the centre of the small town. That's a great boon because it is possible to park. We usually walked into Chinon (allow half an hour), but it is possible to drive and park alongside the river. I wouldn't advise driving in the centre. The chateau itself has two gites. We had the smaller, with two bedrooms upstairs, and a living room, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. The bedrooms are spacious, and there is only one drawback, which is that only the second bedroom has hanging space for clothes and a wonderful host who is able to direct guests to the places that will best please them. It's a great place to stay while exploring the area, and there is something very special is staying in a building with such a history.