Our stay at Gite La Samsonelle at Fontevraud d'Abbaye was such a delight. Such a lovely appointed comfortable accommodation, old world charm creatively renovated for modern living, the building and the superbly laid out gardens and grounds were lovingly maintained and contained all we needed for our stay. Easy to get to and with onsite parking it created a perfect base for our discovery of all that the town and surrounding region offers. So much to see and do - the grand expanse of the Abbey itself, its history is astounding, was right there on our doorstep almost. The markets of Montsoreau; the charm of Saumur and the Ponts across the Loire; the cavalry academy, the mystique of trogoldyte dwellings, the Chatelet at Breze and finding Moulin's amongst the vinyards, all within easy driving of the Gite. The hospitality of the owners, Sylvie and Mark was welcoming and helpful and with enjoyable conversation over aperitifs. We would visit again if passing back this way.
- 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