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Charming cottages on historical site 12th century

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious Self Catering Gites at the Unique Estate of The Abbaye de Bois-Aubry.

Our two gites, dating back to 13th century, have been completely restored, providing a good balance between French tradition and modern comfort, enhancing the spirit of your holiday. The gites are located by the outdoor swimming pool and entry to the private estate is through the main automatic gates. Each gite has a private parking space within the communal area, ensuring secure parking for your peace of mind. The gites, La Porterie, and Le Grenier A Grains are of different sizes, have individual gardens and the Abbaye, as a romantic backdrop, ensures harmony and privacy. As a holiday destination, there is so much to see. We will offer you a guided tour of the estate where you may also visit the tomb of Yul Brynner; the glamour of Hollywood in rural France!

We, Christine and Marc-Oliver, welcome you to our unique home. We live on the estate and will be available to greet you on arrival and assist you daily if required. We speak fluent English yet will be happy to develop your French.

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Marc-Olivier Gribomont
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Luzé in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Canoe
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Pétanque Court
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Charming cottages on historical site 12th century
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Heaven on earth!! 💖💖💖

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Where do we start? The setting is absolutely idyllic. We stayed in the Porterie, next to the abbey. Cosy yet perfect. The house had every mod con we required yet still had all its rustic charm.

Our hosts made us feel like a part of the family from the moment we arrived yet were never intrusive in our holiday. They showed us around the historic setting and advised on all the surrounding points of interest. They were always on hand when we needed them.

We travelled with a thirteen year old and a six year old. The wifi connection meant we had a happy teen and the swimming pool, fully stocked with toys for the children, kept our six year old happy for hours.

Charming, relaxing, perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Special place.....Extra special hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing family holiday we had this year! We were so fortunate to spot this beautiful listing on the homeAway website but be warned, even those fabulous photos and rave reviews could not do full justice to the magical place that is Labbaye de Bois Aubry!We at once felt so privileged to live for a week alongside the abbey in accommodation that was luxurious, spotless and extremely well equipped.The grounds were picture postcard perfect and the wider area was steeped in history and culture... a week was just not long enough to explore its riches.

We holidayed with 2 teenagers and a preteen , who spent their days swimming, exploring and absorbing more history than they had ever learned in school.

Last but not least we must give huge credit to our exceptional hosts Mark and Christine who brought the abbey to life for us and went above and beyond all expectations to make our stay the fabulous success that it was. To our new friends Mark an Christine, a huge Thank you from us all. For anyone considering a visit to Labbaye.....Go for it, you will certainly be delighted!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so mutch for your review! We would love to have your kind of family in our gîte all the times .We were really happy to welcome you here ! Hope to see you here another time !
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Rural Idyll

  • 5 of 5

An absolute find! Really fell for the look of this place when it came up online, and booked as soon as knew it was available. Very happy to discover it in the middle of very peaceful countryside, but within easy access of a walled town, Richelieu. Traditional village restaurant a few minutes drive away.

Very welcoming and knowledgeable hosts in Marc and Christine, who have lovingly restored this gorgeous Abbaye. Nothing too much trouble, Happy to chat and assist whenever possible. Have now booked to return and would thoroughly recommend to those who are seeking a quiet base to discover this lovely area of France. Top tip - take a telescope, as the skies are so clear at night! And if you are travelling with children - the treetop rope course at St Benoit Aventure is definitely worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons été ravis d' accueillir cette famille venue d'Angleterre .Leur discrétion et leur gentillesse font d' eux des locataires idéaux.Nous savons qu' ils reviendrons et avons hâte de les revoir dans nos gîtes!
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Geweldige locatie; prachtig vakantieverblijf

  • 5 of 5

De gites zijn mooi verbouwd en van alle nodige zaken voorzien. De locatie is werkelijk fantastisch en de gastheer (Marc) en gastvrouw (Christine) zijn zeer vriendelijke en behulpzaam. Wij zijn er met 4 kinderen geweest en ook de kinderen hebben zich prima vermaakt. Er is alle ruimte voor hen om te spelen, ook het zwembad is heel mooi. Kortom, een aanrader!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumurlaub mit Kulturdenkmal

  • 5 of 5

Es war einfach perfekt: Sommerurlaub im Loire-Tal, eine ehrwürdige alte Abtei und ein Ferienhaus aus dem 15. Jahrhundert. Selten haben wir uns in einem Urlaub so glücklich gefühlt, wie hier auf dem Lande. Das Gite war hochwertig und liebevoll eingerichtet, der große Pool lockte zum Schwimmen und im Obstgarten reiften Äpfel, Birnen, Aprikosen... Von unserem wunderschönen Areal konnten wir in kurzer Zeit alle Loire-Schlösser erreichen, die wir im Umkreis besichtigen wollen. Und Marc-Oliver und seine Familie waren so herzlich und aufmerksam (Danke für die tolle Fahrt mit dem US-Jeep! Danke für die zahlreichen Ausflugs- und Restaurant-Tipps! Danke für eine besondere Führung durch die Abtei!), dass wir gern wiederkommen möchten. Ein echter Geheimtipp!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons été ravis d' accueillir cette famille venue de Berlin .Leur discrétion et leur gentillesse font d' eux des locataitres idéaux.Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de les recevoir à nouveaux dans nos gîtes!
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Un cadre idyllique et un ...

  • 5 of 5

Un cadre idyllique et un accueil très chaleureux pour une semaine de vacances agréable et reposante.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Tours /40 Min
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Noyant de touraine(sainte maure)
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our superior gites are located in Indre et Loire, Department 37. The Abbaye, surrounded by pretty little villages also has easy access to the motorway networks and is on the doorstep to culture with a lovely landscape for walking or cycling. We are surrounded by pretty, romantic chateaux, museums, vineyards and caves, market towns selling locally produced foods, galleries and the Atlantic coast is roughly two hours away. The Abbaye not only makes a successful base from which to explore the area, it is a place for you to relax and take pleasure in the quiet and breath-taking beauty of the historic setting, closing out the possibly stressful demands of modern living.

Our village, Luze, has the quaint little bar on the corner, facing the old church. The church retains its role as fundamental to the community; the bells toll each morning, calling the farmers to work. It tolls again for them to stop for lunch, resume after and finally, at the end of the day, for them to finish work and enjoy a 'pastis' in the bar. Fortunately, the toll does not reach us! Our closest town is Richelieu, a 'walled cite', built by Cardinal Richelieu, an ally of Louis XIV. Richelieu is of a grid construction with very impressive houses, a park, historic market hall, opened on most days and cafe bars situated around the square. The facilities you may need can be found here.

(Text automatically translated) We are Luzé the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Park. Besides all the sporting opportunities available to you Luzé (horse riding, fishing, mini-golf, tennis, football, bowls) you will find less than 20 minutes: kayaking, golf, gyms. More than 20 minutes: ULM, parachuting, ballooning. Besides his luminous landscapes (valleys, rivers and forests) of the Indre-et-Loire Department shines its rich tourist offer: daily markets, sports facilities, cultural activities (cinema, theater, concerts, etc..) Seasonal events , concerts, tours of the Loire castles and various historical sites, entertainment parks (Futuroscope, Lake St Cyr, St. Benedict Forest, etc..) and leisure vineyards (Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur ...) , gastronomic steps.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Luzé, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Très haute saison
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
basse saison
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Nettoyage £0
Stay tax £0.97 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

supplément chauffage selon la saison 10 euros/jour, caution demandée 250 euros à regler sur place, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire présent sur place.Cleaning in option 50 euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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