Front ensuite bedroom/abbey view

House - Private room · Rue Du Colonel Filloux, Pontlevoy, France 41400, France

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Double bedroom with view of abbey opposite, suitable for couples/singles or families, with large en suite walk in shower and basin, in large family house. b&b in the centre of chateaux district of Loire Valley in quiet medieval village of Pontlevoy. Babysitting available on request. Handicapped parking outside the house. Wifi connection in the house with small extra charge on arrival of 1€ per person per day. Ideal for travellers working remotely. Near bus stop, bakers, supermarket, cafe opposite 1,000 year old Pontlevoy Abbey with gardens open to the public. Shared toilet. Shared use of guests' kitchen downstairs. Laundry service, 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. Area attracts food and wine lovers as local white is the Sauvignon and excellent. Village restaurant is award winning. Other good restaurants nearby including the Orangerie in Blois. I am a violinist and English and available to help you book restaurants, wine tasting, with travel plans, car or bike hire, good dog walks and I offer a babysitting service. Pets welcome, but not upstairs. Continental breakfast included with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh croissant and baguette and lavazza coffee or tea.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $370 /week
Monthly Price: $1224 /month
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Michele's house is lovely, the room was nice and very quiet. Michele is a great host, very friendly.
    Pontlevoy is a beautifull small village close to the Chateaux de la Loire and the Zoo de Beauval.

    March 2014
  • Great experience at Michel place!she is very welcoming and friendly person. The room was very cute. Everything was perfectly clean and the home made breakfast very good! We definitely recommend staying in one of michel a room.

    November 2013
  • Michele and Michel are,such wonderfull hosts. They welcomed us with a glace of wine, even if we arrived late. They gave us a lot of informations about the region, the castles around. It's good to have people that are passionate about their region welcoming you!

    November 2013
  • We enjoyed staying in Michele's cute village house. Loved the house, the village and of course the people we met. Michele is a fabulous host so helpful and full of ideas of what to do and where to go. It was a fun few days, would have loved to stay longer. The room was just perfect, large, bright, clean, a very comfy bed, and great ensuite shower. Pontlevoy is a great place to base yourself to explore the region with so many Chateaux close by
    Would love to return again

    September 2013
    Michele
    Response from Michele:

    Thanks Carol and Graham. Very nice review. We are missing you already. I have finished painting the door and today I will varnish it, then if you could send me your private email address I'll send you a photo. I hope you will like it, but perhaps not as its too colourful....Happy holidays x

  • Very friendly and helpful hostess and nice village. We enjoyed the stay very much.

    August 2013
  • Michele was a fantastic host. She made us feel extremely welcome, had some wonderful suggestions on places to eat/things to see, and was generally all around wonderful! The accommodations were fantastic, the village she lives in was small, very quaint and very close to the lovely Chateau's along the Loire.
    We would definitely stay with Michele again! Nancy

    July 2013
  • I was looking for a different kind of Christmas and decided to spend the time in Pontlevoy at Michelle's lovely house. This was my second time there and it was like returning home when I arrived there. Michelle is so warm hearted and lovely hostess and her dog Nelson and cat Hector are almost as lovely as she. The room was just perfect for me; the bed was comfortable and shower was very convenient. I heartily recommend Michelle's place for anyone who is visiting Pontlevoy - you will not be disappointed.

    December 2012
  • We had a great stay - but not for long

    October 2012
  • If you are looking for somewhere absolutely charming, you won't find many places better than Pontlevoy. And if you want to find someone absolutely charming in Pontlevoy, you should head straight for Michelle Turner and settle straight into her cottage. We were en route back to London from the South of France and could only manage one night in the area, enabling us to visit nearby Chenonceau (Grand Designs, indeed). Michelle welcomed us almost as family (including our budgie!) and had booked us into the local hotel restaurant – for a fantastic dinner. She even walked us up to the restaurant and joined us for an aperitif, very relaxed and great fun. We felt completely at home and can't wait to come back. Frightfully clever of the Loire Valley Tourist Board to ensure that so many chateaux were built within easy reach of Pontlevoy; we'll be back to visit the rest very soon, so long as Michelle has a room for us.

    September 2012
  • We stayed chez Michele after an incredible day! She's very kind, We had a lot of problems with our mobile phones and we couldn't talk to her to say that we were late...but she did everything that she could do to prepare our room in few minutes! The house is so beautiful, Michele is an artist and you can see it everywhere! Great night and great breakfast in the morning.
    The house is located close to the castles. Thank you Michele!

    August 2012
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Languages
English, Español, Français, Nederlands
School
hampstead comprehensive, london
Work
violinist/English teacher
About
My name is Michele and until 5 years ago I was busy in Kent teaching violin to primary school children. I started the restoration of the house 4 years ago and opened 3 years ago as a b&b/hostel enjoying enormously the contact with all the guests that have passed through the house.The house is 400 years old and has taken a lot of time and energy and passion to restore. It now has all the original features of tiled floors and wooden beams but with modern power showers and central heating. The house is a social centre for the community as it was previously owned by a celebrated photographer and is opposite the abbey that runs degree courses and is populated by students during peak seasons. My children are mostly off travelling and studying in London. I have brought up 3 children and worked in London as a Music Therapist for 12 years, so I have plenty of experience with children. If you wish me to babysit, just ask. I now teach violin and piano privately and teach English in Paris 4 days a week. I play Irish fiddle in a band and play classical violin for dinners in local chateaux. My partner is French but speaks Spanish and Dutch and English and can occasionally be persuaded to cook and when he does it is WONDERFUL. Sadly my beautiful dog Nelson has gone back to his roots to a family in UK but I still have my cat, Hector. In the 4 years of running the b&b things have gone from strength to strength. It seems that the house chooses the people although the guests think they have chosen the house! The first year of opening I had a trickle of guests, all very kind and appreciative but still a trickle. The second year I had plenty of pyschiatrists, a life coach, a Buddhist retreat group, born again Christians and ordinary arty types. It seemed that the house chose the people necessary to guide me through my then, turbulent love life! The 3rd year, last year, with love life calm and happy the house attracted photographers, cooks, stylists, writers, followers of the Tour de France, flower arrangers, musicians etc etc. I was often fully booked and with the plumbing at full stretch I had a retired couple stay for 2 weeks from Australia who got chateaued out and went round fixing up all the necessary odd jobs! What can I tell you about me? I like meeting people. It is my pleasure to run this b&b and to meet people from all over the world, to speak French and to listen to what people want from their holiday. If you want to exhibit your art here? Ask. This is something I tried out last year and sold 3 photos. But I hadn't properly sorted out prices and prints and know that I could do better this year. The excellent up right piano has attracted pianists and singers who want to keep rehearsing and that suits me fine. I LOVE to hear the music in the house and if you are keen to rehearse with me on violin, then I would love that to. Life motto? For me the b&b has given me the privilege of seeing so many different people. So I guess from personal experience, I think its important to be happy. Simple but takes a lot of courage to implement. I can't live without decent coffee, plenty of hot water, music and delicious food. Oh and interesting people are certainly a plus. I like to meet people who live or think outside of the box. I guess, if you're struggling in life, you're welcome here! And if you're successful, you're also welcome! because I like to learn from people's lifestyles and choices. Current obsession is Paul Coehlo books...just finished a 5th. I have them all here if you want to borrow them...
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