We welcome you to our Gite at La Roche d'Enchaille
La Roche d'Enchaille is an elegant six-bedroom gite with outdoor heated pool and hot tub/jacuzzi in the Loire valley.
Set into a hillside with a wood behind, it enjoys uninterrupted views of the surrounding farmland and woods.
The house is a careful restoration and conversion of the farm that supplied the Château of Cussay.
The history of La Roche d'Enchaille dates back to 1268, when the first record of the Château can be traced as being sold to Guy the Doyen of St Martin.
The main west-facing wall on the site is formed from the original Château’s ramparts: vestiges of these are present throughout the grounds, along with entrances to caves and tunnels. The locals swear there is a tunnel linking La Roche d’Enchaille with the church in the centre of Cussay some 5km away!
The Château had several roles during its long history, including operating as a mint striking coinage back in the 16th century, and more recently as a “relais de poste”.
There is a large cave carved in to the hillside above the farm, which was used during the Second World War as a refuge for the Resistance. It now looks after the owner’s wine!
We converted the house ourselves in 2007 – Garth did the building work and Lizzy designed the interiors. We wanted to create a house that reflected classical French country style, and that was a pleasure to stay in.
Downstairs, the property has a large open-plan living area. There is a fully equipped American-style kitchen, with dishwasher, six-burner gas cooker, electric fan oven, microwave, fridge, kettle and coffee machine. In addition, adjacent to the rear entrance lobby there is a Laundry room which houses the washing machine, iron/ironing board, central heating boiler and a Fridge freezer
The dining area has a large oval oak table, which can seat 12 people for dinner. In addition there is a separate dining table to accommodate 4 people.
The sitting area is fitted with three comfortable sofas and an armchair, one of which folds out to make a double bed.
The main house has four bedrooms, three on the first floor, leading off a large central landing which has a single bed/sofa.
The master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite shower room.
The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. Finally, the third bedroom has two single beds. There are also available 2 Ikea wooden baby beds and 2 Ikea plastic highchairs.
All these bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans.
The ground floor double bedroom is immediately next door to the shower room off of the rear entrance lobby.
The loft annexe comprises of a master bedroom with a double bed and a children's bedroom with bunkbeds. These both share a shower room. They are all accessed from a spacious hallway and the loft benefits from a separate entrance via a staircase from the games room.
Bathrooms There are four bathrooms. Off the landing is a large bathroom fitted with a freestanding clawfoot bath complete with shower attachment. As mentioned above, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room. Downstairs off the living area you will find an open-plan shower room with level access and a WC. The loft annexe has it's own shower room with WC.
Television, internet and games. There is free Wi-Fi. Upstairs on the landing there is Free sat television French and English a PlayStation games console and a sofa to lounge on. There is a Harman/Kardon Bluetooth music speaker and a selection of board games. Terraces & boules court On both sides of the living area, French doors lead out onto private terraces. The front terrace catches the morning sunlight and is a good place to eat breakfast. The back terraces look out over open countryside, the pool/hot tub area and the boules/petanque court. There are some spectacular sunsets to be enjoyed from this vantage point! Revise the rules of boules. Games area In the east end of the barn is a large games area, with table tennis table and a dartboard. This area also provides a covered area for unloading and a utility room which houses a washing machine and a Fridge freezer.