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Beautifully decorated and renovated house in Amboise

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Completely renovated in 2012, this XVI th century house is a typical regional house with a "troglo" room (in the rock).

Renovated by a team of local specialised builders using traditional techniques under the responsibility of a certified architect, the Tortue de Leonardo offers you all modern equipments and comfort in a traditional and historical place.

Located against the hill between the Chateau d'Amboise and the Clos Lucé (where da Vinci lived his last years), la Tortue is a jewel made of tradition and peacefullness in one of the most attractive town in France.

Professionally decorated, la Tortue will allow you to relax in a region made of tradition and history. Indeed, on top of the many castles (Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord.....) you will have the possibility to discover le Clos Lucé, the Chanteloup Pagoda, the Touraine Aquarium, many wine producers and for the more adventurous tree climbing, Kayak, hot air balloons....

More Details

Owner
paul herlaut
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully decorated and renovated house in Amboise
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Parfait!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 5 jours avec nos deux grands enfants à la Grande Tortue. La maison est superbe, très bien équipée et décorée, d'une propreté exemplaire, et idéalement située. C'est un cocon dans lequel on a grand plaisir à rentrer après une longue journée de visites!

Le propriétaire Paul a eu de très gentilles attentions envers nous (comme nous n'en avions jamais eu nulle part!). Notre seul regret est de ne pas avoir pu le rencontrer en personne! (les circonstances ne l'ont pas permis).

Un séjour vraiment parfait!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

EXCELLENT SEJOUR

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Paul pour son accueil. Maison où l'on se sent bien et très bien entretenue.

Très bonne expérience de la chambre troglodyte

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Génial!!!

  • 5 of 5

La Grande Tortue est vraiment la maison de vacances dont tout le monde rêve. Une propriété avec beaucoup de charme, harmonieux mélange de cachet historique et des plus modernes commodités (magnifiques douches à l'italienne!). Monsieur Herlaut est charmant et très sympathique. De plus la propriété se situe à 100 mètres à peine du Clos Lucé et possède une très belle chambre troglodyte pour ceux qui recherchent de l'authentique. Un séjour magique!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Séjour d'exception

  • 5 of 5

Une adorable maison très bien située. Décoration chaleureuse. Très propre et accueillante. L'endroit est magique entre le château d'Amboise et le clos Lucé. A recommander

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Parfait

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé quelques jours à Amboise et visité les alentours.

La maison est située dans au pied du château d'Amboise et à côté du Clos Lucé lieu ou François 1er avait installé Léonard de Vinci.

La maison est très confortable et très bien équipée.

Parking gratuit à deux pas.

Nous avons été très satisfaits de notre séjour et pensons y retourner au printemps.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour - gite très confortable et bien équipé - la seule préoccupation étant de se promener et de profiter de la rue nationale et de visiter tranquillement -

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
AMBOISE
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
AUTRECHE
Car: not necessary

By car follow the signs "Château d'Amboise". Rue Victor Hugo is the street along the Amboise castle.

Otherwise, Amboise train station is 15/20mn walk.

- Tourism : Amboise Castle, Clos Lucé, Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle, Chaumont castle...

- Sports : Horse riding (centre equestre de La Perchais in Montreuil en Touraine 02 47 30 16 26), tree climbing (Fantasy Forest in Mosnes)...

- Food : Pâtisserie Bigot (in front of the Amboise castle), La Cene restaurant (simple and good) or le Chateau de Pray (worth the visit...). All details and more in our welcome book at la Tortue.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Amboise, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
From
£221
£794
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, acompte/arrhes à la réservation
carte bancaire acceptée
animaux acceptés sur demande avec supplément
ménage, wifi, draps, serviettes, taxes, edf, chauffage compris

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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