Abbaye Cottage lies in the heart of the medieval Abbaye village of Fontevraud. The quaint cottage is a centuries old stable newly converted in 2005 and retains much of its original character with tuffeau stone walls and ancient oak beams. It has been tastefully furnished with top quality fittings and a mix of antique and chateau style furniture. Both of the 2 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms making it perfect for couples holidaying together and families alike. Abbaye Cottage is just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the 35 acre Royale Abbaye, final resting place of Henry ll and Richard the Lion Heart. Fontevraud village is well serviced with 2 bars, 2 hotels, 3 cafes, 3 quality restaurants, tourist information, a pharmacy, bakery, post office, hairdresser, cash machine, general store, gift shop, artisan jewellery maker, illuminator, artist gallery, stained glass artisan and all the facilities within the Abbaye itself.
Cottage in Fontevraud L'Abbaye, Private walled garden, luxury accomodation
Robert and Lucy Smith
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jan 2019
About Robert and Lucy Smith
Robert and I recently moved from the UK to make the Loire Valley our permanent home. We now own and run Loire Luxury Holiday Cottages and have recently completed the restoration of our second holiday house, Plantagenet Place, also in Fontevraud. We maintain and look after the cottages ourselves -that way we can give you our personal assurance that they are furnished and kept to the very highest standards. We live only 30 minutes away and are on hand if you need anything extra during your stay.
Robert and Lucy Smith purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Robert and Lucy Smith chose Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
We fell in love with Fontevraud during a holiday in 2007 and decided there and then it was the place for us! The Loire Valley has beautiful countryside, a rich river life, amazing chateaux and of course fantastic food and wines. There really is something for everyone.
What makes this Cottage unique
Abbaye Cottage is situated in the heart of the village, it is perfect for getting to the bakery for breakfast croissants or wandering to one of the great eateries for dinner in the evenings, or just sitting in the tranquil garden with a glass of wine! We really hope that you enjoy your holiday at Abbaye Cottage as much as we have done over the years.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Superb, 5star facilities!
We could not fault it, so much so we have booked another 2 weeks for next summer.
Loved the position, attention to detail and absolutely stunning decor and furniture. The comfiest bed we have ever slept in!
Superb gem of a cottage
Abbaye cottage is a superb gem of a cottage in the pretty village of Fontevraud L'abbbaye. It is 5 star quality with lots of lovely little tasteful touches. From the sumptuous beds to the crisp linen, the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable sitting room it delights at every turn. The hot tub was a welcome treat after a day sightseeing and the outside garden furniture is extremely comfortable meaning that sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine is a pleasure. The enclosed garden at the cottage is great for kids and dogs alike. I can't recommend this property highly enough and will definately return. Thank you to the lovely hosts Lucy and Robert!
Amazing, a wow property. We did not want to leave, so full of charm and comfortable. Everything has been thought about in this cottage. The down side is getting out of the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in as its easy to miss France by staying in bed all day. Both bedrooms are sublime and both showers can be used at the same time with out loosing hot water or power. The kitchen has everything and more to make a 4 course meal, we loved having the family table in the middle of the kitchen room as we chatted over our meals and talked about our next days travels. The sitting room has a wonderful fire which as the air got cooler in the evenings the fire was lit and we either read or sat and watched English tv and drank the wonderful local wine. The hot tub is an amazing bonus in a wonderful private garden. The place is spotless, the towels and bedding are the whitest I have seen. If you can drag yourself from this property the surround area is beautiful and so much within walking distance, shop, bakery, restaurants and of course the Abbey. Perfect property in a perfect location if you want to either completely relax or travel travel further afield to explore the area. A definite 5* cottage.
Thanks for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! It will be great to welcome you back to explore more of the fabulous Loire another time, Best Wishes, Lucy and Robert.
Notes on accommodation:
Pets by prior arrangement. Cot and high chair available for additional charge fo £25 per stay.
There is access to the garden from both the kitchen and the lounge where you will find several seating areas for outside dining, lawns with sun loungers and pretty lavender beds. The private walled garden provides a tranquil retreat for relaxing and enjoys the sun throughout the day. A charcoal BBQ is provided. New for 2012 is a luxury 4 seater hot tub!
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
The cottage will be immaculately clean for your arrival and is then maintained weekly. Luxury white towels and white Egyptian cotton bed linens are provided and are changed on a weekly basis. Further service by request at an additional cost.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: A security deposit of £225 (€250) is payable on booking, the balance payable 90 days before the arrival date. If your booking is within 90 days of arrival, payment in full is required at time of booking. On arrival the deposit is automatically converted to a refundable security deposit. The deposit will be returned within 14 days of departure providing that there are no damages or breakages. Payment may be made by bank transfer or credit/debit card (a service fee applies for card payments) Changeover Day: Preferred change over day is Saturday, however there may be some flexibility so please enquire. The cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival. Please vacate the cottage by 10am on your departure date. Notes on prices: Payment may be made in GBP or Euros. Low Season Weekly Rate in Euros 905.00 Mid Season Weekly Rate in Euros 1035.00 High Season Weekly Rate in Euros 1165.00 Short Stays may be available in Low and Mid Season. Please enquire if you would like to discuss an alternative length of stay.