TASTEFULLY RESTORED 'TUFFEAU' 4 STAR GÎTE IN HISTORIC VILLAGE OF FONTEVRAUD

Sylvie Reeves

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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TASTEFULLY RESTORED 'TUFFEAU' 4 STAR GÎTE IN HISTORIC VILLAGE OF FONTEVRAUD

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

Central heating

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sylvie Reeves

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

Tastefully restored 'tuffeau' 4 star gîte in historic village of Fontevraud
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Tastefully restored 'tuffeau' 4 star gîte in historic village of Fontevraud
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Guest Comment Entered by Owner
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

Comments from Sue (Finchley)
'We were delighted to find this cool, calm oasis located just behind the main street of Fontevraud so close to the Abbey. The gite is beautifully decorated, comfortable and equipped with everything you could need, and we enjoyed sitting under the trees or beside the pool in the lovely garden. There is plenty to do and see in the immediate area - apart from visiting the splendid Abbey, I hired a bike and explored the surrounding villages and countryside and the banks of the Loire, whilst my husband played golf at the nearby 18 hole course. Slightly further afield, there are vineyards, chateaux and troglodyte caves to visit.
Sylvie and Mark are charming hosts, helpful and informative. I would happily recommend La Samsonelle to a couple or a small family, and hope to return some day.'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Tastefully restored 'tuffeau' 4 star gîte in historic village of Fontevraud
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p84709
+33 0241517874
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye Maine-et-Loire
5

GITE LA SAMSONELLE FONTEVRAUD L'ABBAYE

Gite la Samsonelle Fontevraud l'Abbaye
  • 5 of 5
Our family had all same opinion from our holiday with Sylvie and Mark - absolutely great! Thanks to you one more time from your hospitality, it was great to be your quest during this time. Your apartement was much more than we dare to wish. With rented car was easy to visit in surroundings, there is lot to see.

After our vacation we show all the photos to our relatives from our trip. We also advertise this place to other finns. Thanks one more time.

Marko & family
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A 85
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

The nearest beach is 1h45mn away and is directly accessible by motorway.There are 4 nearby airports (Tours, Angers ,Poitiers, Nantes).

We are only 1h 30mins away from Paris on the TGV.

The nearest villages are picturesque places like Montsoreau, Candes St Martin, Brézé are down the road. Saumur is 10 miles away. The famous attraction parks le Puy du Fou and 'le Futuroscope' are 1 hour away. Within 10 miles, there are many other places of interest such as the zoological park at Doué la Fontaine, the National Horse-riding School in Saumur, local vineyards and inhabited châteaux.

There are shops in the village (baker, butcher and grocer). There are also 3 gastronomic restaurants, a crêperie, 2 salons de thé. There is a doctor, chemist, post-office, cash-dispenser and bikes for rent. The nearest supermarket is 2 miles away.

Sylvie runs French and cookery courses 'French on a dish' tailor-made for all those who love wine and food. You can explore the best of French gastronomy and win

Other Activities: Rowing, Cookery courses, wine-tasting,

Golf: There are 3 golf facilities nearby.

The first one is 2 miles away and is an 18 hole golf-course.

The second one is in Saumur which is 10 miles away. It is located next to the famous Ecole Nationale d'Equitation, our national horse riding school with the elite Cadre Noir horse-riders.

The third one is in Baugé which is 20 miles away , near Angers.

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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 22 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
Autumn d'inter
Sep 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€280
€870
 

Notes

  • At the time of reservation a non-refundable 30% security deposit of the total rental price is required. The remaining balance of 70% must be paid 30 days in advance. If the tenant has not credited it to the owner's account 30 days before arrival, he/she is considered to have cancelled the reservation and the owner has the right to find another client for the same period. A security deposit of 100 euros has to be paid 40 days prior to your stay and is refunded 7 days after departure.

Amenities

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • PC
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • The centrally heated spacious bathroom is located on the first floor. Like a feature of the Arabian nights, in white and blue ceramic Tunisian style tiles. It has two washbasins with mirrors set into ceramic Tunisian style tiles. There is a bath and an Italian shower enclosure . It overlooks the garden and the pond. Bath towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • La Saumuroise - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    La Fontevriste - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 queen
  • Located on the first floor, the two bedrooms offer you peaceful nights . Bedroom 1 'La Saumuroise' accommodates 2 people in a cosy double bed and overlooks the garden. Bedroom 2 ' La Fontevriste' accommodates up to 4 people with a comfortable double bed and bunk beds and overlooks the garden. They both lead onto a well-lit corridor. You will no doubt enjoy the Poppy painting by a local artist which features in the corridor ! Oak parquet floors and doors , lambris sloping ceilings , double glazing , spot lighting , carefully chosen deco, bedside and table lamps , all create a warm cosy environment. There is plenty of storage space with wardrobes and chest of drawers in each room and big shelving space in the corridor. The 2 rooms are centrally heated. A comfortable settee offers sleeping for 2 extra people in the main lounge, in front of the fire place.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • churches
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • caves
  • library
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
No smoking inside the gîte, outside only. Long term renters, negotiable in winter 5% discount for 2 week booking