PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN, TRANQUIL YET ONLY A MINUTES WALK FROM THE VILLAGE SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Robert and Lucy Smith

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Robert and Lucy Smith

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PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN, TRANQUIL YET ONLY A MINUTES WALK FROM THE VILLAGE SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom cottage with original character. Chateau style furniture. Ideally placed to explore the beautiful Loire Valley or just simply sit back and relax in the secluded cottage gardens. We hope that we have thought of everything to make your holiday more enjoyable, if there is something special you would like please ask!

Abbaye Cottage lies in the heart of the medieval Abbaye village of Fontevraud. The quaint cottage is a centuries old stable newly converted in 2005 and retains much of its original character with tuffeau stone walls and ancient oak beams. It has been tastefully furnished with top quality fittings and a mix of antique and chateau style furniture. Both of the 2 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms making it perfect for couples holidaying together and families alike. Abbaye Cottage is just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the 35 acre Royale Abbaye, final resting place of Henry ll and Richard the Lion Heart. Fontevraud village is well serviced with 2 bars, 2 hotels, 3 cafes, 3 quality restaurants, tourist information, a pharmacy, bakery, post office, hairdresser, cash machine, general store, gift shop, artisan jewellery maker, illuminator, artist gallery, stained glass artisan and all the facilities within the Abbaye itself.

Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Robert and Lucy Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, french

Further details for this vacation rental

Note:

Pets by prior arrangement. Cot and high chair available for additional charge fo £25 per stay.

Further Details:

Walking: There are dozens of way marked paths in the area and a range of guide leaflets is available from the local Tourist Offices. Guided walks through the vineyards are also available in season.

Cycling: The Loire is at the centre of a regional initiative “La Loire a Velo” which supports cycling in the area. There are miles and miles of cycle paths and routes, from gentle, flat riverside paths to more adventurous hill and forest tracks. There are even guides for cycle tours of the local vineyards.

Equestrian: Saumur and its region is at the centre of equestrian life and is home to the noted Cadre Noir –France’s leading military equestrian school. You can visit the school that has an extensive museum and offers regular guided tours. During the summer there are regular public displays of exceptional horsemanship in the ménage and several evening ‘Spectacle’ events.

If you prefer riding to watching, there are many stables within a short drive where you can hire horses individually or as part of a group to hack in the woods and local countryside.

Canoeing and Kayaking: The River Loire (and Vienne) is minutes away and there are several places where you can hire canoes/kayaks by the hour or day. All equipment is provided and some operators offer a collection service if you prefer to head for a destination (e.g. Chinon) -or paddle in just one direction.

Golf: There are around a dozen golf courses within 45 minutes’ drive, with the nearest just 5 minutes outside the village. (Visitor daily green fee €45)

Other Activities: Swimming. You can find indoor and outdoor pools at Saumur, Montreuil Bellay and Doue, or swim in the Loire from the river beaches just 3 miles away.

Karting, course is 10 minutes away. Hot Air Balloon rides across the Loire valley. Flying Lesson in a light aircraft available at Saumur. Gyrocopter rides over the Loire and Fontevraud Abbaye available from Saumur.

Booking Notes:

A security deposit of £225 (€250) is payable on booking, the balance payable 90 days before the arrival date. If your booking is within 90 days of arrival, payment in full is required at time of booking.

On arrival the deposit is automatically converted to a refundable security deposit. The deposit will be returned within 14 days of departure providing that there are no damages or breakages.

Payment may be made by bank transfer or credit/debit card (a service fee applies for card payments)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83478o
+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
5

Abbaye Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abbaye Cottage. Everything was provided that would be required to enjoy the time at the cottage. We especially enjoyed the welcome pack of food and drink upon arrival.

The cottage has been lovingly restored and makes for a peaceful holiday, even though you are so close to the village. The owners, Lucy and Robert are so helpful and friendly.

We would highly recommend the cottage for a holiday.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Abbaye Cottage and had a great holiday. We hope to welcome you back again another time!
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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83478o
+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location with very welcoming (but discreet) owners. we arrived to a lovely welcome from Lucy and Robert and after a tour of the cottage we tucked in to the fantastic scones and jam followed by a relaxing hour in the hot tub with equally lovely local bubbly from the welcome pack.
It is in the heart of the village just seconds away from restaurants (a variety of prices and menus - don't miss the panacotta in the brasserie), a baker and a mini-market, yet is is amazingly secluded. It is a short drive south of the Loire and within easy reach of many worthwhile places to visit. There are local walks and bike rides too.
The cottage is very well equipped and tastefully decorated and kept very clean.
We have stayed in many cottages over the years but few come close to Abbaye Cottage. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and great review. We are so pleased that you love Abbaye Cottage as much as we do and delighted that you are coming back to visit again next year. We will look forward to welcoming you back!
business
Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83478o
+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
Cambridge
5

Abbaye Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic cottage in an idyllic location. Great value for money, & an excellent base for exploring the Loire. 2-3 good restaurants, boulangerie. & small grocery store all within a 2 minute walk. The owners meet you on arrival are contactable throughout your stay. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed Abbaye Cottages great location and village amenities. There is so much to see in the region we hope that you come back to stay again. Lucy xx
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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83478o
+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
East
5

A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
A great place to stay, so much that it's the first place in all our travels we have gone back to. The house is fab. It's clean and well kitted out with all the little touches to make your stay all the better, from the luxury towels and bedlinen to the spa jacuzzi outside. The location is good for sightseeing with lots of chateaux and local towns. When you get back after a day out you can either chill in the garden or walk to a local restaurant minutes away. And when you get up in the morning it's a short hop to the bakery next door for croissants. All this and the warm welcome you get from Lucy and Robert make it a wonderful place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your really lovely review. It means a great deal to us that you enjoyed your stay. You were fabulous guests and it is great to keep in touch. We are maintaining our high standards with new bed linens each season and the master bathroom has had a total new refit. Hope you get chance to come back and test it out for yourself sometime.
Best wishes,
Lucy xxx
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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
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+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
Essex
5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here last month and never having booked a property through Owners Direct before we were not sure what to expect. We need not have worried because this property was excellent. I am extremely fussy about cleanliness but I could not fault this cottage. Everything was there that we needed. The cottage is centred in the middle of the village but is tucked away so you are not bothered by any noise whatsoever. Having some shops on the doorstep together with some good restaurants just makes the holiday experience that more enjoyable and relaxing. We loved it here it was a home from home and we will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are so pleased that you liked Abbaye Cottage and that your first experience of Owners Direct was a great one. Robert and I will be delighted to welcome you back anytime! Fontevraud is indeed a special village with lots of amenities and a holiday buzz about it. Hope to see you again soon.
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Private Walled Garden, Tranquil Yet Only A Minutes Walk From The Village Shops, Bars And Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p83478o
+33 -777893493
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
London
5

Beautiful cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this cottage not having been to the Loire Valley before. What made this holiday was not only the five star quality of the cottage but the excellent service provided by the owners all the way through from booking to leaving. The cottage was located in a small town centrally located but a hidden oasis. There is a secluded garden and a hot tub which was very relaxing at the end of a day of sight seeing. The cottage was immaculate, and very well furnished. When we arrived we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and home cooked scones, lovely. Looking forward to staying here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prices
May 31 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£875
 
 
Prices
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£695
 
 
Prices
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Prices
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
 
 
Prices
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Prices
May 30 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Prices
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
 

Notes

  • Payment may be made in GBP or Euros.
    Low Season Weekly Rate in Euros 835.00
    Mid Season Weekly Rate in Euros 955.00
    High Season Weekly Rate in Euros 1075.00
    Short Stays may be available in Low and Mid Season.
    Please enquire if you would like to discuss an alternative length of stay.

Amenities

Amenities

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 with king size bed with Tempur style mattress, chateau style furniture and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with option of either 2 single beds or kingsize, chateau style furniture and en-suite.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
Swimming Pools:
  • Private Pool
Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
  • children welcome