We stayed in la samsonelle for a week last summer and we were immediately blown away by village setting and location of the gite. The house was very clean and had a lovely homely feel to it. The bathroom and kitchen were of a high quality with great views over the garden from each. The garden was beautiful and we sat outside most nights with our food and wine. A big plus for fontevraud L'abbaye is that it is incredibly well placed for wine tasting and buying, saumur champigny chateau's are literally on the doorstep and chinon and various other great areas are a within comfortable day trip distance. The gite is about 2-300 yards from the village bakery and shop for food drink and the essential morning pastries. Mark and Sylvie were great hosts who made us feel comfortable straight away and provided us with great advice for our stay, in particular sending us to la licorne - a restaurant across the street which served incredibly delicate and delicious food,( if the good weathers in the walled garden). There were no negative points in our opinion and would highly reccomend La samsonelle to couples and families.
ben and joanne mckenna
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tastefully restored 2 bedroom 'tuffeau' 4 star-gîte in historic village of Fontevraud L'Abbaye. Landscaped garden with enclosed privacy garden overlooking pond with waterlilies and large inflatable pool. Shops, services and 3 gastronomic restaurants in the village. 3 golf courses nearby. Sylvie, Mark and their children welcome you to an extremely well located and cosy residence, less than 2 minutes walk away from the magnificence of the royal abbey, in the heart of the historic village.The perfect setting in which to relax and share in the joy of life and in the appreciation of historic buildingsCouples or families up to 6 people are welcome for a week, a short break or a couple of nights.We are fluent in English, French and German (even a bit of Spanish) and will do our utmost to welcome you and make you feel at home. ... more less