About this listing
Super comfy bed with stunning views opposite of 1,000 year old Pontlevoy abbey. Large en suite with shower and basin. Full use of guests' kitchen downstairs and shared toilet next to the bedroom with bedroom opposite if there are other guests.
Double bedroom with view of abbey opposite, suitable for couples or singles, with large en suite walk in shower and basin, in large family house in boutique style b&b. Share toilet with single room opposite. Free parking. English, Dutch and French spoken. Wifi in the house. Located in the centre of chateaux district of Loire Valley in quiet medieval village of Pontlevoy. Near bus stop, bakers, supermarket, cafe opposite 1,000 year old Pontlevoy Abbey with gardens open to the public. Shared use of guests' kitchen downstairs where you hep yourself to milk, tea, lavazza coffee, jams, cereal, yougurts and oranges. Croissants not provided. Excellent bakery 2 minutes walk on the left of the house serves wonderful croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche etc from 7am. Often Michel makes bread and this is always shared with guests. Laundry service 10€. 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. 6€. The boulangerie is almost opposite to the left so guests turn left out of the house in the morning and buy their croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisin, baguette etc, choosing themselves from our excellent bakery. Tea, fresh coffee, milk, jams, butter, sugar, olive oil, fresh oranges, yogurts, hot chocolate and other essentials available in the kitchen for shared use. Excellent dinners available on request and served in your kitchen. Strongly recommend Michel's cooking, he's a natural feel for fresh local ingredients & delicious wines. We have stocked most of the furnishings, plates etc from brocante antique markets and if you fall in love with something, just ask. It may be for sale.
Shared guest kitchen,
wifi throughout house
washing done for you for 10€
excellent village bakery and restaurant.
Village pizzeria open Fridays and Saturdays.
Super excellent village restaurant, Hotel de l'Ecole, but pre-booking advisable. Free aperitif when staying at Maison Clergeau.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the house and love welcoming guests If you would like dinner with us on a Friday, just request this on booking. Michel cooks amazing 3 course meals for 22€ but so far only on Fridays! He is now a retired chef having run his own restaurant but has now been persuaded to cook for guests by popular demand. I run the b&b and teach English in the village secondary and middle school. We have a red cat, Hector. If you see him, please let him in.
Please let me know in advance of your arrival time. Arrivals are normally around 6pm. Please, no arrivals after 9pm unless there are exceptional circumstances or with prior agreement. Thanks for your consideration with this.
The boulangerie is excellent. I used to prepare the croissants myself every morning but then guests found that they loved the fresh boulangerie goods better, so this is how it now works. Often Michel bakes his own bread and brioche....if so, you're in luck! He always shares it with guests.
Village restaurant, Hotel de l'Ecole is highly recommended. Book through me and you get a wonderful free aperitif.
There are daily buses but I am not sure of their times. For small fee which you put in 'honesty' box in the kitchen, we can take you to local train stations.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is serve yourself. This is a home from home experience. Lavazza coffee and tea always ready for you. Fresh oranges for you to make orange juice. Yoghurts, crisp breads and rice cakes. Jams, butter and sugar.
For croissants, bread, pain au raisin, pain au chocolat.....the list is almost endless of delicious goodies, from baker's to the left of the house open:
No smoking. Back kitchen is private. Use of house phone not permitted. Please be careful with lights and use of electricity as electricity is very expensive in France. Remember to turn off lights etc.. Guests' animals welcome downstairs only 5€.
Please note that this website only allows you to book 1 room, but there are 4 rooms available to rent on nightly basis so accommodation is ideal for families and groups of friends. When booking 2 or 3 rooms, please confirm rates via email.
Check out normally by 11am. Light breakfast served in guests kitchen. Guests' kitchen has milk, tea/coffee & jams. Laundry service 10€
Babysitting service 25€ evening
Celta qualified English lessons 20€ hour.
Room rate is for single or double occupancy. There is room for a baby in a cot but not enough room for a child. If you are a family, you need to book the stunning arty loft. This has an extra single bed.
Website does not allow for extra guests so be prepared to pay for extra guests on arrival.
Please, no arrivals after 9pm except with pre agreement. If you are going out for dinner, come and check in first and get the key. Then enjoy your evening out and come back as late as you like.