Welcome to "Villa La Loire" ! This large and attractive apartment has a side view on the Castle of Amboise, and looks directly out on its fortifications and the "Tower des Minimes". Its quietness, the vicinity of the Loire river, visible from the apartment (just 50 meters from the house), and its private garden will charm you. The house itself , that dates back up to the 17 th Century ( some peope say 16 th Century), is located in a small street, in which are only two houses, our own house and the Manor of the Minimes, which is presently a four stars hotel. The latter and our house were part of the land of the Congregation of the Minimes, the ancient oratory of which stands along the cliff, in our garden.
You are always a little nervous when you book a holiday home over the internet but you really have nothing to worry about with this lovely apartment.
The booking process was easy with paypal for security and I also telephoned Veronique who spoke really good English and was able to provide lots of information. Etienne welcomed us to the apartment and was really helpful, providing us with information about where to visit eat etc and he even took us to his local garage and translated for us when we had car trouble. The apartment also has so many books about the local area and the Chateaux which were very useful.
The apartment is truly lovely - we travelled with my daughter , son, and his girlfriend all in their late teens, early twenties and we were all delighted. The apartment is right beside the castle with lovely views from all of the bedroom windows of the castle and the loire. I spent quite a long time looking out of the windows admiring the view during the week. The rooms are all really spacious and the furnishings fit so well with this lovely old house. The bedding was also lovely and crisp. There are also 2 bathrooms and a separate loo which make it much easier for a large family. There is also a lovely little garden to enjoy the sunshine. My children also really enjoyed having wifi.
The location of the apartment is also really good being just a few minutes walk from the lovely centre with all its cafe's restaurants and shops so after a day sight seeing it was easy to stroll to the centre for something to eat without having to worry about driving. There were restaurants also to suit all budgets.
During the week we visited the Chateau in Amboise, Clos Luce ( home of Leonardo da Vinci), Chambord and Chenonceau and the lovely Beauval Zoo. There are so many places within easy reach you will have trouble choosing and the roads weren't busy even in the school summer holidays.
We all feel really lucky to have found such a lovely place and have no hesitation in recommending it to you. Thank you Etienne and Veronique for sharing your lovely home with us.
We were very fortunate to be able to stay here on our vacation the first week of June. The apartment is very comfortable and well situated. It truly is right below the castle and just a short stroll to the river or the town center. There are restaurants close by and parking on the street.
The owners were a delight to meet and chat with. Very friendly, worldly and helpful should you need help with your plans or recommendations.
As for the apartment, it was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated and very roomy. There was just the two of us, so we didn't need the extra bedrooms, but they would be wonderful for couples sharing the apartment or families with children. The living room was a great place to cozy up and read (there are many travel books to look at), have a glass of wine or just relax after a day of sightseeing.
Everything you need is included in the apartment. The separate shower and bathtub in the bathrooms meant that we could both get ready at the same time - always plenty of hot water and good pressure. There is a washing machine if you prefer to travel light and still have clean clothes.
There is room outside to sit and relax and just enjoy the location.
We were very happy to have chosen this for our holiday accommodations. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it very highly.
The apartment is tucked away in Amboise a very short stroll from the town centre and Chateau d'Amboise.
The apartment itself was vey clean, charming and comfy and Véronique was happy to tell us the story about the house and the furnishings. Books everywhere. About tourist spots, things to do, cooking, novels and on it goes....
Véronique and Etienne were extremely friendly & happy to chat and not only talk about what to do and where to go around Amboise but also what we should look out for at our next stop in Paris.
We had a great time in Amboise and I'd happily recommend this apartment to anyone.
Three wonderful bedrooms, completely separate from the living areas and each with a stunning view of the castle and the Loire River. Our jaws dropped when we first walked in. Tasteful fitout, fresh paint, everything working well, clean and warm in winter. Quiet yet very close to restaurants and the chateau. Great to have free parking too. The shower was good and the separate bath huge. A real bonus to have a clothes washer too. Lovely big living area with beautiful exposed beams, great cable TV reception or just the birdsong from outside. Both hosts spoke very good English and helped us decide which chateaus and restaurants to visit. Their recommendations were spot on and very helpful. They even showed us some of the old caves dug into the cliff face at the back of their property, which were fascinating for the more adventurous of us. The best place we stayed in our 3 week driving tour through France.
My two daughters, ages 19 and 15, and I stayed here for a week in July and had such a wonderful time. Upon entering our home for the week, we were continually amazed as we explored each room, all decorated individually and beautifully. The view of the castle from the bedroom windows is spectacular - I never got tired of looking at it from the wood-framed windows. Etienne and Véronique are such wonderful hosts - kind, generous, friendly, and very helpful. We would recommend Amboise and this beautiful home to anyone interested in visiting the lovely Loire Valley.
My daughter and I stayed at the delightful apartment in Amboise for 8 nights. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and the Picards were very helpul and gracious landlords. We particularly liked all the books that were at our disposa. The apartment had all the modern conviences and the decor was beautifully done with antique furnishings and a different theme in each bedroom. The location is ideal to explore Amboise and the entire Loire Valley. Highly recommend this apartment to friends and family!
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