Children's twin room, abbey views

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Rue du Colonel Filloux, Pontlevoy, Centre 41400, France
Michele

This is one of 4 rooms in Maison Clergeau and is only let with another double bedroom as it does not have a bathroom.

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This is one of 4 rooms in Maison Clergeau and is only let with another double bedroom as it does not have a bathroom.

The Space

Double bedroom with victorian twin beds in large family house b&b in the centre of chateaux district of Loire Valley in quiet medieval village of Pontlevoy. ONLY AVAILABLE FOR RENT WITH ANOTHER BEDROOM as it does not have a bathroom. Strong wifi/internet connection in the house. Ideally for children with parents in en suite room opposite. Offer of babysitting service for families on request. Near bus stop, boulangerie, supermarket, cafe & pizzeria & opposite 1,000 year old Pontlevoy Abbey with gardens open to the public. Shared toilet. This room is only for rent in conjunction with double bedroom opposite with use of their shower/ideal for families as the childrens' room. Or for rent with the whole house as it does not have its own bathroom. Shared use of guests' kitchen downstairs. Washing machine available on request 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, 2 hour proximity to Paris and the rich cultural life provided by the Abbey with its international classical music festival, its masters programme in dance and film and its study abroad programmes 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, good dog walks and I offer a babysitting service. Pets welcome, but not upstairs 6€ per (website hidden) Clergeau is 400 year old town house in medieval section of loire valley village of Pontlevoy, close to boulangerie, 3 bars, pizzeria and opposite the 1,000 year old Pontlevoy Abbey. It has 4 large double bedrooms, sleeps 10. Front twin bedroom is available for rent with front en suite bedroom as a room for children. It has twin beds, stunning view of the 1,000 year old abbey, shared toilet and use of en suite bathroom to bedroom opposite. All original features of the house have been maintained with original beams, fire place, wood burning stove, tiled and wooden floors. Excellent internet access. Downstairs is mostly open plan with a 'music' area with desk and piano, an eating area for 10 with large theatre mirror and a living area with wood burning stove. It is in the centre of the Loire valley, near to chateaux of Chaumont, Chenonceau and Cheverny. Excellent flat cycling to local wine tasting, taste local touraine wines and splendid views of sunflowers and vineyards. Local river Cher at Montrichard has a beach, canoes to rent, restaurant/bar etc. Excellent babysitting service on request, 25€ per night.
Local towns Montrichard and Blois and Amboise all with markets, chateaux, shops and museums.
Maison Clergeau is a family home packed full of character, new and old books to read, dvd collection and every convenience of modern living. It is light, welcoming and a happy home. Many of the earlier reviews on this site mention the refurbishment of the property, which is now almost complete except for minor decorative touches.

Guest Access

The bedroom is one of 4 bedrooms in Maison Clergeau: quiet middle, front double, stunning large en suite. Shared areas are the guest kitchen, toilet on first floor, library area.

Interaction with Guests

I always welcome guests except on the days when I am working in Fontainebleau, then it will be Odile here. My partner Michel and I enjoy sharing our lives and home with guests and we are always on hand to advise about dinner or chateaux routes. You can also ask us about local concerts and art exhibitions or brocantes (antique markets).

The Neighborhood

Local goats' cheese farm and shop in the village. Friday and Saturday night pizza in the village. Hotel de l'Ecole's excellent restaurant. The stone work, the whole village is built from local Bourre stone. The varying views of the abbey and the light at dusk. The smell of the fields in the early evening. The incredible sunsets. The sunflowers when they open in July.

Getting around

Not sure on this. Cycling is always a good option. There is a bus stop and buses twice daily to Blois and Montrichard. Hiring a car is the best option though.

Other Things to Note

The kitchen is well stocked with lavazza coffee, good tea, butter, wonderful jams, sugar, yogurts, rice cakes and crisp breads for breakfast. I lay the table but it is self service so that you can sleep as long as you like without the pressure of having a set time in advance. If you want bread and croissants, the village breadshop is1 minute walk to the left of the house and is open 7-12 and 2-7 every day except Wednesdays and Sundays. They bake several times a day and make wonderful croissants.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $308 /week
Monthly Price: $911 /month
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Parlez de votre séjour aux autres membres de la communauté Airbnb.

    August 2013
  • We had a perfect stay with Michelle! thank you.

    July 2012
  • We had a great experience in Michele's house. It's a nice house, the locations is excellent if you want to visit the castles. Very quiet and comfortable house. We were traveling in a group of five, and it was very nice to have the living-room and kitchen for ourselves.

    July 2011
  • Michele a ete tres accueillante et nous avons passé de super vacance dans la maison . c'est agréable et on s'y sent chez soi . decoration sympa. literie confortable , salle de bains tres bien. nous y retournerons , c'est sur!!!

    June 2011
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English, Español, Français, Nederlands
School
hampstead comprehensive, london
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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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