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Le Logis des Abbesses - A hanging garden on the Loire.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a beautiful view of the Loire.

Le Logis des Abbesses (fifteenth / sixteenth century) was completely renovated in spring 2015. It is totally independent and has a large paved courtyard, a large garden (400 m2) both fenced. It is classified "furnished accommodation 4 *." The ground floor consists of a large living room in the former parlor of the house and a fully equipped kitchen opening onto the courtyard to the east; a lavatory. On the first floor, a library opening in the West (bed 90 x 190) gives access to the room Abbesses located in the old upper room of the house (double bed 160 x 200), to the chamber of the Loire (2 beds 80 x 200 for a double bed or two twin beds) and a bathroom (shower, toilet and sink). On the second floor, a landing gives access to the Garden bedroom opening to the East (2 beds 80 x 200 double bed or twin beds) and en suite bathroom opening to the Loire (bath, toilet, washbasin ) and a kichnette (fridge) and laundry (washing machine). Access to the garden.

Free parking is available to tenants (2 seats) in the adjoining property to help make the most of the paved courtyard and will take meals (barbecue available).

More Details

le logis des abbesses
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018


Montsoreau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , tub
  • A lavatory (toilet / sink) is located on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • The 3 bedrooms can accommodate couples in a sleeping 160 x 200; the Loire and Garden rooms also allow single beds (twin). The library has a bed 80 x 190 for easy sleeping. The sofa in the living room is convertible (sleeping 120 x 190). It is not recognized in sleeps 7.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Logis des Abbesses was completely renovated in May 2015. All equipment, bedding, kitchen, bathroom fixtures are new. The interior design has been the subject of particular attention.


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Le Logis des Abbesses - A hanging garden on the Loire.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

A lovely house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Le Logis is a gem..a wonderful base for a Loire holiday.

The house is on 3 floors. At the top there is a double/twin room with en-suite, and on the middle floor are 2 rooms; a double and a double/twin with a shared shower/WC. On the middle floor there is also a lovely landing. On the bottom floor is the large sitting/dining room, another loo and a small kitchen. The kitchen leads out onto a lovely cobbled courtyard with a table and chairs which is where we had all our meals. The courtyard has a lockable gate about 7ft high. It is a lovely private spot. We could safely leave the bikes there, although there is also an extensive grotto off the courtyard where bikes can be stored.

It is a very short walk down the hill to the shops and the Sunday market.

Also on the upper level is a large garden for sole use of guests. Beyond that is an orchard also with a locked gate where we left the car.

The house is lovely, in that shabby-chic way. The twin beds were slightly small and very firm, and the top floor room gets very hot by evening (we had several days with temperatures >30'C).

Montsoreau is a lovely village with cream coloured houses and lots of interesting nooks and crannies. There is boucherie, fabulous boulangerie, a few cafes and decent restaurants, and a small supermarket.

There is a quayside the river and lots of easy walking & cycling. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's to Simon and his family and hope see them again very soon Warms regards Luc
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  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely property in a wonderful location, well equipped and clean. Local picturesque walks and easy drives to other locations. Restaurants, local food store and Sunday market practically on your doorstep and a lovely host who speaks excellent English too. Thank you Luc

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's to Seamus, Dorothy and the kids. We hope to welcome you very soon. Shortbreads were delicious. Best regards Luc
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Beautifully-designed /decorated house in an incredibly charming Loire Valley village

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. It is an old house but one that has been updated and renovated to a very high standard, with great attention to detail in the interior design. Luc, our host, has obviously devoted much time and thought to the architectural features, its layout and the furnishings and decor. As explained in the other reviews, it has an interesting floor plan. The ground floor has the kitchen and living area, with a half-bath - and opens onto a cobblestone courtyard with a gated entry onto the street; the 1st floor (2nd floor for us Americans) has two bedrooms and a bathroom, while the top floor has one bedroom with its own bath - and a small area with a washing machine area and mini-fridge. Because the house is built into a hillside though, the top floor also opens onto a rooftop lawn/garden with views of the Loire and the town. The parking area also is up at this level, so we had to adjust to leaving for longer excursions from the top of the house, while we would leave for walks around town from the ground level. Hard to explain actually, but fun to get used to, and the different levels meant each of our family had room to spread out; everyone had their own little places to read and nap. The kitchen is well-equipped - with dishwasher and pots and pans. The wifi worked great - and there is a TV although we did not use it. The dining table fit all of us very comfortably, and there were also tables for sitting outside in the courtyard and up on the roof garden. The only issue we faced during our stay was one very hot day, when the top floor bedroom was very warm and not that comfortable for sleeping at night (this was also the night a bat got into the house on the top floor - but he got out again!) The other bedrooms, insulated because of being located lower down in the house, were cool. As for the location, Monstoreau is lively, despite its small size, and very pretty with many interesting views for walks. There is a small supermarket, a terrific bakery and two butchers - so we did not have trouble getting food supplies. There are several restaurants as well, and a pizza truck sets up on the edge of town on certain days during the summer. The town is near Fontevraud Abbey, Chinon, and Saumur. We walked to Candes-Saint-Martin - which itself is very charming, and went for lunch one day to Turquant. We drove to Chenonceau, which took about 1 hour. The other typical Loire sites are longer drives. We could have stayed here forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's to Sarah and her family to visit us last week. We are happy you has spend a good stay in our house and village. Hope to welcome you one more time. Regards Luc
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Classic and in wonderful surroundings...

  • 5 of 5

Well presented with nice furnishings and suitable for children too... The roof garden and the courtyard proved useful as our 6 year old played and the layout suited all as we were away with grandparents too. Truly beautiful and thanks again to Luc the owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tomas Thank for your very appreciative note. We were glad to meet you and hope to welcome you again next time. Joe still needs to make progress in French :-) !!! Warms regards Luc
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What a beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with the accommodations at Le Logis des Abbesses! What a beautiful home nestled in a beautiful town!! The house was darling and met all of our needs. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay! Our favorite vacation spot thus far!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna Thank's so much for your lovely appreciation. I' m so happy you have spent a nice stay at Le Logis des Abbesses and hope to see you very soon. Best regards Luc
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Superb Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

A delightful house, we really enjoyed staying here. It is atmospheric and full of beautiful things, so very different from many holiday rentals.

The renovation has been sympathetic and is very much as represented on the website.

We found it to be extremely comfortable. No corners have been cut with " cheap and cheerful " furnishings, everything is of very good quality. We particularly

enjoyed the vintage pieces of furniture and, for example, the Picquot ware tea set.

2 gorgeous Le Corbusier tables to use and enjoy will perhaps help you get the idea of the remarkable standards found at " Le Logis ".

Beds and linens were very comfortable with a good supply of top quality towels which are professionally laundered along with sheets and duvet covers.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped with no corners cut but we did miss a mug for my husband's tea as he was not so happy using the lovely tea bowls. We travel with our own coffee machine and espresso size cups so it wasn't a big problem.

The house was prepared to the highest standard and was immaculately clean.

We felt we were " on holiday " from the moment we arrived as the layout is so very different. There are 30 stairs in total to the three floors but we did not find them to be a problem. You soon get used to thinking of this slightly different way of life and leave things on the right floor ! It should be noted that I am not at all nimble and cannot see very well as I am awaiting eye surgery but had no difficulty with the stairs. I found them rather fun & it's really only one extra flight compared to home!

One thing we'd like to see is a better shower on the middle floor. The existing one is adequate but not of the standard of everything else.

It was 38C when we arrived but we found the bedroom on the middle floor to be cool and comfortable.

The house felt welcoming and it seems as if the renovation has been carried out by someone who loves the property and who has a trained eye for getting things right. We were captivated by " Le Logis " and consequently spent more time in than we were anticipating. The top garden with adjacent kitchenette was a lovely spot to sit morning and evenings with coffee or a sundowner and take in the views.

Montsoreau is attractive and permits easy access to many delights. Our particular favourite was "The Priory Abbey of Notre Dame de Cunault" beautifully situated in a riverside village.

In closing I would like to offer my Congratulations to the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Windy et Richard. I wanted to thank you for the appréciation wich you wrote on the booking website. It's really very kind of you and I wanted to tell it to you. We hope to be able to welcome you soon in Le Logis des Abbesses. See you very soon. Best regards Luc Le Logis des Abbesses
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Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Montsoreau (plusieurs bars)
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Fontevraud (golf 18 trous)
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Montsoreau (plusieurs restaurants)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Candes St Martin (plage sur la Vienne)
Car: not necessary

Montsoreau is located on the border of Anjou, Touraine and Poitou. It is labeled "Most beautiful villages in France", "Small City of Character", "Village Fleuri" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a remarkable step on the path of the "Loire à Vélo".

Many cultural, gastronomic and sporting activities are easily accessible from the home; Loire castles, Cité Internationale du Cheval de Saumur, Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, Chinon Fortress, walled town of Richelieu, etc ...

Montsoreau is in the center of the vineyards of Saumur Champigny, Bourgueil and Chinon.

Montsoreau has all shops (bakery, butchery, delicatessen, supermarket, hairdresser, etc ...) and many bars and restaurants (gourmet restaurant Diana Maridor, creperie The Lacemaker, ....); everything is within walking distance (you can forget your car during your stay).

A regional products market is held every Sunday morning on the Place du Mail (150 m from the house) and a large flea market takes place every 2nd Sunday of the month.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $616.75

Les arrivées du samedi se font entre 17h00 et 19h00 ; pour une arrivée après 19h00, la demande doit être faite au moment de la réservation.
Les départs du samedi se font impérativement entre 9h00 et 10h00 ; pour un départ plus tôt, la demande doit être faite à la réservation.
Pour des arrivées et départs les autres jours de la semaine, les demandes et précisions d'horaires sont à faire à la réservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.