About this listing
Beautiful quiet bedroom in tranquil Loire Valley village near to Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise. Ideal for single travellers. Wifi in the house with shared guest kitchen. Warm welcome & guidance for planning your holiday. You're safe with us.
A warm welcome awaits you at Maison Clergeau when you book this pretty single bedroom with antique furniture, en suite shower and basin in large family house b&b in the centre of chateaux district of Loire Valley in quiet medieval village of Pontlevoy. Toilet is shared with the double bedroom opposite. Free parking, English, French and Dutch spoken.
Breakfast is help yourself from jams, coffee, tea fresh oranges, milk, biscuits and cereal in the shared guest kitchen. Croissants and bread not provided as the excellent bakery in the village is 2 minutes walk from the house. In the morning you may hear the birds, at night there is no sound, just an occasional owl. Excellent wifi connection in the house . Nearby bus stop, excellent bakery, supermarket, cafe & opposite the 1,000 year old Pontlevoy Abbey with gardens open to the public. Shared toilet just opposite the bedroom. Shared use of guests' kitchen downstairs. Handicapped parking outside the house. Laundry service available and baby sitting. Bike hire available and delivered to the house. Pontlevoy is a unique village, full of artists and writers, film makers and dancers from all over the world attracted to the village by the natural beauty, 11/2 hour proximity to Paris and the rich cultural life provided by the Abbey with its international classical music festival, its masters program in dance and film and its study abroad programs for American universities. Parking is available in the square opposite the house. I am a violinist and English and available to help you book restaurants, wine tasting, with travel plans, car or bike hire. Celta English language teacher qualified, English lessons offered.
Room rate is for single occupancy.
Everything for your breakfast is provided except the croissants and bread as the excellent village bakery is almost opposite the house. Set the lavazza coffee going in the machine whilst you wander across the road to choose your pain au raisin, pain au chocolat etc. Then return 'home' to enjoy it with a choice of jams, butter, tea, coffee, milk and fresh orange juice.
Wifi, guest library, friendly welcome and any advice needed. Booking of restaurants. Cycle hire organised.
Interaction with Guests
I love running my b&b and am very used to sharing my home. Sometimes guests just want help with their bags a key to their room and privacy. But mostly I find guests enjoy sharing a glass of wine together in the evenings and talking through the door. Dinner is available with us, Friday nights. 3 course meal including wine, 22€. Michel is a 'retired' chef having run his own restaurant for years and by popular request, has offered this for the first time this year, but so far, just on fridays!
Musicians are welcome to use the piano. Guests are nearly always interested in the photography and art in the house. Ideas are often shared and invitations to exhibitions extended to those interested. ALL musicians welcome especially pianists as I love playing through sonatas, jazz standards etc.
I work full time teaching English in the village school. Please, always let us know your arrival time in advance. Arrivals normally around 6pm but I always try to be flexible when possible. PLEASE, no arrivals after 9pm unless with prior agreement. Thanks for your consideration on this. This is a no smoking house.
Its a very old, quiet village with friendly elderly people passing by from the bakers, teenagers and young children on their way to school. It has a primary and secondary school in the village so it is bustling with life, in a quiet village way. The village pizza house is 2 minutes walk away and serves excellent pizzas and home made deserts. The village restaurant is excellent.
Best way to travel is by bike or by foot or by car. It is possible by bus as the village has a bus stop with buses to Blois and to Montrichard. But that's not ideal. Train station at Montrichard takes you to Tours or Amboise, Blois and Paris.
Other Things to Note
This is a seriously beautiful area for sunflowers, chateaux for walking and cycling. Goats' cheese is amazing in the village as is the local white wine. It's a slow pace of life here with calm and beauty and near enough to Chambord but without the tourists.
No smoking anywhere at any time. Please be careful to switch off lights etc as electricity is expensive in France. House phone not available for guests' use. Laundry service 10€
Babysitting service 15€ evening
Celta qualified English lessons 20€ hour.
Babies under 1 free. Children over 1 in the double bed pay 5€ for child's breakfast.
Dogs not allowed upstairs.
5€ per pet.
I have a cat who lives inside and outside. Never in the bedrooms! Sometimes he forgets this... Remember to shut your door.
Michele's open plan sitting room with view of seating area by the large windows with view of the stone square opposite and the 1,000 year old abbey.