About Domaine La Rochardière

Domaine La Rochardière

Domaine La Rochardière

The Domaine la Rochardière is situated near the main (in the) village of Savonnières – 2KM to the castle of Villandry-, on the southern hillside of the Cher River, at only 20 meters from the bicycling Loire à Vélo.

When we first arrived on the site, we were captivated by the wild and natural side of it, however requiring some restoration on the inside to make it livable and on the outside to give it its current nature centric aspect, and to create an access climbing the hillside.

The main house, mid hill, overlooks Cher valley. Above, the hill goes up to a glade, woods, and meadows, spreading over 2.3 hectares, sheltering the accommodations, while being at only 5 walking minutes from the main village and its shops.

The surroundings are welcoming, intimate, natural, for having a calm, revitalizing, and disconnecting time.

The accommodations are placed in order to make the most of the refreshing shadow of centenarian trees, of the glade and of view on the valley and on the plains of the confluence of the Loire and the Cher.

Isolated while being close to the main village, the site brings peacefulness and serenity, lulled by the warbling of birds and the wildlife on the hill.

The entrance to the site follows a rural path on top of the hill between Savonnières and Villandry, accessible by bike or car. The latter will be able to park in a lot and bikes can be brought near each accommodation.

The accommodations are organized so that they can welcome from 2 to 4 people, with picnic tables and dry toilets, in a bivouac spirit, without electricity nor running water. However, the beds are real hotel trade beds.

Common sanitary facilities (showers and toilets) as well as a kitchenette are made available in an outhouse – a former sheepfold.

Christelle & Jérôme

Sharing, conviviality, simplicity, curiosity, authenticity

Coming from Berry – in the center of France, at the end of our university studies in Tours, we choose to stay in Touraine for its softness and its way of life. Lovers of nature, and countryside, we settled in Savonnières in 2001, for its bucolic surroundings, while also being close to the city Tours. In 2006, we were charmed by this house -typical of Tours- and its setting, surrounded by centenarian trees, with a view from the hill on the plains of the confluence and the valley of the Cher.

Loving the richness of nature and all it could bring in well-being and in energy resources. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to share this privileged environment. First, we thought of holiday cottages, then of a bivouac reception and finally of the eccentric rental in order to offer a lodging to the numerous bicyclers of La Loire à Vélo who would like to stay in a place liked to nature, while also being close to the shops.

We would like to share this place that we particularly like.

Thanks to this living environment, we feel on holidays all year.

We are waiting for you for a glamping.

New things to come…

  • establishment of an eco-pasture in the spring of 2024
  • 1 rural gite for summer 2024
  • creation of a wine and wine tourism activity in autumn 2024