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.
- pets considered
- children welcome
Further details for this vacation rental
Pets by prior arrangement. Cot and high chair available for additional charge fo £25 per stay.
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.
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)