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Priory of Relay- Historic XII century Abbey - The Hunting Lodge, heated pool

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights



The Hunting Lodge, heated pool

Stay in this peacefull lodge facing a XII century church on a classified site.

With its genuine stonework and authentic oak beams, the house has been restored with modern amenities and can accommodate between 10-12 people with its 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms spread over 250m2 on two floors.

About the property

Historic Abbey, subsidary of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

In the heart of the Loire valley, on the premises of a XII royal Priory this house is located in a truly outstanding environment surrounded by acres of fields.

The property includes two very beautiful residences which are independent of each other but offering the possibility to reserve the entire domain for up to 24 people.

Each house has a capacity of 12 people, exposed south with a view overlooking the XII century chapel. The recent renovation brings quality accommodation to our guests for holidays or a short weekend. The exceptional living space for each house is spread over more than 300m² on two floors and can accommodate 12 people with its 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is also access to a swimming pool (heated in summer) and private gardens.

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Beatrice du Mesnil
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pont-de-Ruan in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    Toilet 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(21 traveller reviews)

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The Hunting Lodge, heated pool
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Lovely house on beautiful...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house on beautiful historic grounds. Very friendly and welcoming owners. The house is decorated with care and taste which made us feel at home rather than in a rented place. It is ideal both for a big company as there is a lot of space for accommodation and for a family vacation with kids, as we did, as there is a lot of opportunities for running, playing etc. Very peaceful, quite and relaxing environment. All major attractions and vineyards are in the driving distance from 5 to 60 km, therefore car is highly recommended. All bedrooms have individual heating, which we found very comforting. We will happily come back to this lovely place one day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bon weekend

  • 5 of 5

Accueil très chaleureux : feu de cheminée -- plus qu'agréable en ce début de mai frisquet -- et grands sourires. Le lieu est dans un écrin de verdure.

Nous avons passé un fort agréable weekend au relais de chasse (avec une visite des lieux !) : tout est fait pour qu'on s'y sente bien !

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci Pauline contente de savoir que ce séjour vous a plu! a tres bientot en Touraine pour vous et vos amis vous étes les bienvenues au prieure! cordialement
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un lieu gorgé d'histoire

  • 5 of 5

Le domaine du prieuré de Relay est un lieu splendide, calme, et au passé tourmenté, préservé et rénové avec passion par ses propriétaires. Madame du Mesnil nous a même fait le plaisir de nous faire une visite passionnante des lieux, après nous avoir accueilli chaleureusement. Les gîtes - nous avons loué le Relais de Chasse - sont grands et spacieux ce qui permet à chacun d'être bien chez soi, même en profitant du jardin, et même avec 6 enfants agités...! Le vaste séjour était bien adapté pour notre groupe d'amis avec enfants, et le grand feu de cheminée a été un grand plaisir. Les chambres sont confortables et les salles de bain nombreuses, très récentes et bien équipées.

Nous conseillons vivement ce havre de paix, à l'orée des bois, très biee placé pour visiter la Touraine, qui réjouira les amoureux de vieilles pierres, comme les groupes d'amis ou familles voulant passer un bon moment ensemble tout en s'assurant un très bon niveau de confort.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un escellent week end en famille dans un domaine magnifique.

Le relais de chasse est fait pour que chacun puisse y avoir son intimité tout en se retrouvant dans une très grande salle à manger. Bref, un endroit idéal pour se reposer ou explorer des sentiers VTT..... Nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Propriétaire charmante.

Mobilier un peu défraîchi mais convenable.

Je recommande ce site.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Prieuré comme gîte

  • 4 of 5

Gîte avec beaucoup de caractère qui se trouve dans un endroit calme, mais tout près de beaucoup de chateaux de Loire. Propiétaires enthousiaste qui donne beaucoup de renseignements.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Château de la Touche - Ballan Miré
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Take the motorway A85 , exit no°9 Azay-le-Rideau. Take direction Saché. Map provided on booking.

The unspoilt Touraine countryside which is renowned throughout France is a pleasure to walk in. There are many ‘randonnees’ and it is ideal cycling country.There are a number of events planned throughout the year – Visits of the Chateaux by night, music festivals, theatre, country walks, fishing, tennis. As you would expect in the Loire valley there is a wide range of establishments ready to tempt you with the delights of French cuisine and good wine. Castle lovers will discover the region full of chateaux, historic houses and medieval churches.Plenty to do for everyone of all ages!


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