Fontevraud-l'Abbaye House Rental Photos and Description
Peaceful 4 star gîte less than 2 mn from the Royal Abbey with flowered garden
Sleeps 6 (can accommodate 2 extra people on cosy sofa in lounge)
Our gîte is the perfect setting in which to relax and share in the joy of life . Sylvie, Mark and their children will welcome you to an extremely cosy residence, totally renovated in 2007 to give you a maximum amount of comfort with many on-site facilities. The gîte is ideally located to tour the region, only 10 miles away from Saumur. The visit of the royal abbey is a must where you can discover the effigies of some of the Plantagenêt kings and queens. Although you are in the heart of the village, you will feel totally secluded as our garden is 2000m2. You will be sitting by the pond, listening to the frogs in the spring and summer or indulging in swimming. On colder days, you can snuggle in front of the fireplace! We are fluent in English, French and German. Sylvie runs a language school teaching French to local residents and Francophiles from all over the world. Landscaped garden with enclosed privacy garden
From October 2012 a stylish woodstove adds extra cosiness in the living room on top of the
From 2013 a smashing wooden sunken pool (7mx5mx1,5m)awaits you for the long summer days...and spring days as it is heated!
Changeover day: Changeover is usually Saturday. Arrival time from 2pm and departure time no later than 10am.
However, this is negotiable depending upon availability
Touristic sites privileged discovery: Sylvie has provided you with a lot of brochures in the gîte describing all the nearby places of interest and extra ones further afield.
Sylvie can organise cookery courses with the local gastronomic restaurant and wine-tasting sessions with local partners. She can also take you to the local craftsmen who love disclosing the secrets of their savoir-faire.
Catering service, French tuition, cooking classes:
The gastronomic restaurant opposite the gite offers a catering service. I run cookery workshops for our gite guests with the restaurant chef. You can combine an idle stay with an unforgettable activity!
You can also make the most of your stay to join a few French classes. It would be so much more interesting for you if you could communicate better with the people around you.
This is a unique opportunity of combining the learning of French with an exciting area of interest : gastronomy, wine, cultural heritage.
Treat yourself to an hour of French a day . Contact Sylvie for availability and prices
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only