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The Coachman's House - Cosy Ground Floor Apartment.

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Amboise - The Coachman's House

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 to 3

You will be charmed by this tastefully decorated 1 bedroom apartment (located on the Ground floor of the townhouse, there is one apartment per floor). We have taken a lot of time and effort in restoring this 18thC townhouse, combining old and new styles for (what we believe is) a tasteful result. We have paid particular attention to the comfort of our guests when choosing such essential elements as the beds and furnitures.

Located on a quiet portion of the pedestrianized main street (rue Nationale). Within easy walking distance from everything that makes Amboise an excellent holiday town.

A bit of history: Rue Nationale, now a pedestrian street full of charming shops and spots for eating/drinking, was in former days the road that lead away from town (the gate in the medieval ramparts is still there, now with a clock and called the “belfry”—look to the left as you exit the house). In the eighteenth century, the stage coaches for Tours and points beyond left from the house next door, and our house was the lay-over accommodations for the coachmen. The livery for horses and coaches was a bit farther down the street, in the courtyard behind the present-day cinema. And whereas the roughnecks of yesteryear probably slept on straw pallets, and with no privacy, we now invite you to enjoy your own private space, with comfortable bedding and full modern amenities.

- Historical sites: 13th C St Denis church, Royal Amboise castle, home to François 1er and other kings of France, the Clos Lucé, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci and historical old town center streets.

- Gourmet restaurants, excellent weekly open air Market on the banks of the Loire, featuring local specialties: Cheeses, wines, meats and local produce.

- Bakery, newsagent, supermarket (open 7am-10pm) Mont-Sat, delicatessens, boutiques.

During the summer months, the town is a hive of activity: night-time open air Markets, street performers, local artists exhibitions, open air swimming pool on the Ile d'or nearby.

A short drive will take you to: Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle (all main Loire valley castles).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

The Coachman's House - Cosy Ground Floor Apartment.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Very nice apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

The Coachman's House is a really nice apartment with a large bedroom and bathroom. The interior is a very contemporary design and tastefully decorated, with a light and airy feel to it, partly because of the large skylight in the bathroom. The appliances look to be fairly new, with a 4-burner induction stove, a large refrigerator, and a combination washer/dryer. There is also a drying rack, which we appreciated, because we've found the clothes need a lot less ironing if dried on the rack instead of in the dryer.

The apartment is very well located, right on the main shopping street of Amboise. Just across the street is good boulangerie, where we got fresh croissants and fresh bread every morning. Next door to the boulangerie is a small, one-man coffee shop. You can make your own coffee in the apartment, but it was a treat just to stop in for some conversation and watch the young man make the coffee. Every cup is made from scratch by first grinding the beans, then weighing out the ground coffee, and putting it in the espresso machine. I would bring cups over from the apartment for him to fill and then take them back to the apartment to have with the croissants. There are many other shops with good takeout type food along the street, and many restaurants close by. There is also a supermarket about a 5-minute walk away.

Pascale is very friendly and helpful, and her good familiarity with English both in conversation and in Email correspondence made things easier, as my French isn't the best.

There is a free public parking lot next to the river, which is just one long block down the hill from the apartment. We never had any trouble finding a parking place there, but beware of Sunday mornings, because the big Sunday market is right next to the parking lot, and the whole area around that is a traffic gridlock on Sunday morning. If your car is already parked there you're fine, but don't plan on finding a parking place while the market is going on.

Amboise makes a good home base for exploring some of the many Chateaus and various wine areas. Don't miss the Chateau Clos Luce in Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. It's a good little hike up the hill to the Chateau, but well worth it.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in Amboise, and I don't think we could have done any better than the Coachman's House. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Do stay here if you ar e in Amboise...unless I am there

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this place. More than that, I feel like I have a friend in Pascale, who could not have been more helpful and sweet. She tolerated my poor French and gave us great recommendations where to go for the best food in town. L'Horloge for baguettes. The patisserie across the street for croissants. The apartment is all we needed including washer dryer. Get instructions on the oven and cook top if you are cooking. Pascale speaks great English so is very helpful, even when we had arrived late, too stressed to attempt speaking French. Spotless, cuter than anything, this apartment is smartly laid out and decorated. I could live here for a very extended time. Not too often I want to stay longer or come back to the same place. I will send any friend here to the Coachman's House. No reservations about Pascale's Coachman House.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Self contained

  • 5 of 5

Great self contained apartment in the centre of beautiful Amboise. Pascale kindly collected met us at the train station, she also took us back there when it was time for us to leave. Clean, comfortable apartment, modernised in a wonderful old building. We stayed upstairs in the attic apartment, with a nice lookout front, back and side. Quiet, warm but also plenty of windows to open if warm. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay in Amboise

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at The Coachman's House could not have been better. Communication with Pascale was excellent from start to finish. All of her recommendations were great, and she was available to answer questions whenever we needed her. The apartment was exactly as pictured, clean and comfortable. Very well located on a pedestrian street, with everything you could want available within easy walking distance. The very nice ladies at the Italian shop a couple of doors away made sure we had nice strong cappuccino to go with the pastries we got across the street as a good start to our mornings. We really enjoyed our visit to Le Chateau du Clos Luce. Amboise is a nice quiet base for exploring the Loire Valley. If we return to the region, we hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot for a perfect vacation in such the lovely town of Amboise. Pascale was so professional and great at communication. I would highly recommend her lovely apartment. It was a perfect size for us and we were thrilled with the location. Amboise is so lovely and a perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding area. The apartment was so nicely decorated and immaculately clean. Thanks Pascale for making our stay so enjoyable!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Great accommodation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early afternoon after an overseas flight and were greeted by Pascale who showed us the apartment and all of it's features. She also took some time to go over some tips on local tourist sites and places to eat. The apartment was everything we expected. It was quite modern, efficient and very clean.

One of the places Pascale told us about was the bakery across the street. The croissants and other breakfast items were very good and I went there first thing every morning to pick up our breakfast. Amboise is a nice town central to the area and served as a good base for our touring around. There are lots of good restaurants in town including one right next door. It was great staying on Rue Nationale as it is a pedestrian only street during the day and low volume traffic at night, great for walking from the market to the various shops and restaurants.

This was a great choice for our vacation and would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
tours
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Amboise
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Loire valley

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Amboise, Indre-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£188
for 3 nights
From
£63
£440
 
 
high season
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£268
for 4 nights
From
£67
£469
 
 
low season
2 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£176
for 3 nights
From
£59
£410
 
 
high season
16 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£285
for 4 nights
From
£71
£498
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£469
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Amboise in Centre

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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