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

Robert and Lucy Smith

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Robert and Lucy Smith

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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PRIVATE WALLED GARDEN, TRANQUIL YET ONLY A MINUTES WALK FROM THE VILLAGE SHOPS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

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)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Robert and Lucy Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french

Why HomeAway

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

4.9
based on 19 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 4.9473686 based on 19 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
Barrow on Humner
5

Abbaye Cottage - Pet Friendly

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely week at Abbaye Cottage, our 2 dogs included. We were welcomed by Lucy, who had not only left us a superb welcome pack (flowers, fruit, bubbly, home made cake etc) but our dogs too that were quick to smell out the dog biscuits on the kitchen table! Lucy soon won them over! Very secure garden for pets (and children). A very well equipped kitchen but must admit apart from boiling the kettle and opening wine it was little used by us as we found the local bakery and restaurants much more appealing for breakfast, lunch and evening meals - my kind of holiday. Very comfortable sofas and beds and the hot tub/sun loungers to relax in/on after days out. Lovely local walks with the dogs. Lots to see and do. There is no private parking but we had no concerns leaving our vehicle in the (very) nearby parking area and never had any problems getting a space. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
Jersey Channel Islands
4

A long weekend at L'Abbaye Cottage

A long weekend at L'Abbaye Cottage
  • 4 of 5
My girlfriend and I had a lovely long weekend (3 nights stay) at L'Abbaye Cottage situated in a quaint village in the Loire Valley.

On arrival, the cottage owner Lucy was on hand to show us around and to show us how all the facilities worked including the hot tub which was a fantastic bonus. Lucy had also provided us with some provisions on arrival including home made scones and fig jam, delicious, to be washed down with a scrumptious bottle of fizz. Lucy also detailed a number of recommendations for places to visit, such as local markets and restaurants.

The cottage itself was very well equipped, clean and extremely comfortable - a home from home.

The villages of Chinon and Saumur are close by (within 30 minutes drive) with lovely chateaux to visit with beautiful gardens.

The only points which prevented us from giving our stay at the cottage a 5 star rating was that there was no wi fi and there was no dedicated parking at the cottage. However, there was ample and safe parking nearby.

We would definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday.

Our only complaint would be that 3 nights were not long enough, we would love to go back and next time we may even take our dog with us!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We really do hope that you come back to visit us again and your dog would be more than welcome. The shops and restaurants are very pet friendly and all our previous visitors have found the garden at Abbaye Cottage to be really safe for their dogs.
We have been debating for a while about the merits of installing wifi, the majority feedback has been that guests have really appreciated the "internet blackout" as it has given them a rare chance to totally escape and unwind. The village does have free wifi hotspots.
I am glad that you found the car parking to be safe for your lovely car!!!! The downside of being right in the heart of the village means no dedicated parking, however being able to get to the bakery and back before the kettle boils is a worth it by far.
It was super to meet you both and we sincerely hope you get chance to come and stay again.
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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

Abbeye Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this place.... immensely. It is a converted period cottage and very central in Fontevraud. Owners very welcoming and helpful and the place is very well equipped with a kitchen you can cook in... The interior includes original stone features and stairs so our only point would be to avoid if you are a chair user or have problems with stairs... Otherwise we would firmly recommend and already have plans to return
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review. It was great to meet you both and we are so pleased that you are planning to visit us again! The stairs are indeed an issue for wheelchair users, they are the original stone steps and the first few are particularly high. We have plans to add an additional step into the kitchen to allow easier access.
We will look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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
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
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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!
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
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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Rates & Availability

From £695 Per week

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Cottage Rental Rates

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Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
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Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
 
 
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Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
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May 30 2015 - Sep 25 2015
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£895
 
 
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Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
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£695
 
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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

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