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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Less than 2 hours from Paris, the Loire Valley is known as France's Valley of the Kings as it was the chosen home of French royalty for centuries. It has always been a place of residence, pleasure, refinement, art and spectacular gastronomy. Whilst you are visiting the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, why not take a pause and stop over at La Samsonelle gite in Fontevraud L'Abbaye, a stunning village ideally located for touring the Loire valley region, only 15 minutes from Saumur. You will discover a place where the words gentle life and charm are given their full meaning and where its inhabitants are happy to share with you the French country life with the gentle flow of the Loire river, beautiful landscapes and still active troglodytic villages. La Samsonelle gîte is the perf...Less than 2 hours from Paris, the Loire Valley is known as France's Valley of the Kings as it was the chosen home of French royalty for centuries. It has always been a place of residence, pleasure, refinement, art and spectacular gastronomy. Whilst you are visiting the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, why not take a pause and stop over at La Samsonelle gite in Fontevraud L'Abbaye, a stunning village ideally located for touring the Loire valley region, only 15 minutes from Saumur. You will discover a place where the words gentle life and charm are given their full meaning and where its inhabitants are happy to share with you the French country life with the gentle flow of the Loire river, beautiful landscapes and still active troglodytic villages. La Samsonelle gîte is the perfect setting in which to relax and share in the joy of life and the appreciation of local touristic sites. Sylvie, Mark and their children will welcome you to an extremely cosy residence, to give you a maximum amount of comfort with many on-site facilities. 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 in the heated sunken pool ( 7m x 5m) On colder days, you can snuggle in front of the woodstove! We are fluent in English, French and German. Sylvie runs a language school teaching French to local residents and international francophiles. You will have an unforgettable stay! Gastronomic catering service available.More
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Sylvie R
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We liked it here very much. Clean, well equipped, tastefully furnished house. Lovely garden and pool. Beautiful village a few good shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance Friendly, helpful hosts.

Date of stay: June 2018
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Samsonelle, VR Owner at Gite La Samsonelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much ! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful week with us . You are welcome back any time ! Warmest regards Sylvie

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 5 adults so used the two bedrooms and the double put up bed in the lounge which worked well. House was up the pedestrianised street from Fontevraud abbey. It was a lovely small village - very peaceful with a number...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Samsonelle, VR Owner at Gite La Samsonelle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hello Jane ! I am really pleased you quickly forgot your car problems and enjoyed your holiday to the full with your family .. you managed to pack interesting things in, great ! Thanks for having chosen us!!!

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Reviewed 13 August 2016
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Date of stay: August 2016
Samsonelle, VR Owner at Gite La Samsonelle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this holiday rental for someone who wants to stay near the river?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The art of living is exceptional in this Loire valley village in the heart of the largest Unesco World Heritage site. The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud Fontevraud is a stunning village. It boasts the largest abbey complex in Europe nestled at the heart of the Unesco World Heritage. A pioneering monk, Robert d'Arbrissel was a hermit devoted to prayers and poverty. Around 1100 he founded what was to become one of the wealthiest and most impressive monastic settlements of the Christian West. With its 45 hectares and three priories, the community was run for 700 years by nuns under the protection of the king. Here is the chosen resting place of Henri II, King of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, his son Richard I and the wife of his other son King John, Isabella of Angoulême. Not death but...
How to get there
By plane www.aeroport.fr : Information about French airports, maps, flight times, airline companies etc. www.tours.aeroport.fr : Tours airport (50 km). http://www.poitiers.aeroport.fr : Poitiers airport (70 km). www.airlinair.com : Angers airport (50 km). www.ryanair.com : Cheap flights to europe. By train : http://www.tgv-europe.com/en : Saumur train station 15 km. By car : http://en.mappy.com : Different itineraries depending on whether you want the quickest, the cheapest or a scenic route from all over Europe to Fontevraud. The A85 motorway passes verry close to Saumur 18km. Hire-car : www.hertz.com : Hertz Car Hire: Car rental in UK, Ireland, Europe, Worldwide. www.europcar.com : Car rental in Europe and Worldwide.
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