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40 Rue Robert D'Arbrissel, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
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Gite La Samsonelle
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Derbyshire, UK
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our recent holiday at La Samsonelle was originally determined by having fortunately won 2 nights' stay there. We added another 2 nights and can only say we wished we'd had more time in this delightful place. Our hostess Sylvie was a charming and friendly person who gave us a warm welcome to this lovely gite, which was immaculately kept, very... More

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our two weeks in the Loire region.. The gite is beautifully appointed, very comfortable and has everything you need. A big garden with frogs in the pond, a swimming pool and friendly cats - just super for relaxing. Sylvie and Mark were extremely pleasant and helpful with lots of interesting... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent a week at La Samsonelle in July. It's the perfect location from which to explore Loire which has so much to offer from wineyards to attractions for the whole family. The cottage is very well equipped from the kitchen to toys for the kids. And of course, there's the swimming pool which our kids totally enjoyed. They couldn't... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We loved our stay at Samsonelle. We were warmly welcomed by Sylvie and Mark who were always ready to answer questions and advise us on the area. (There is also plenty of maps and tourist information in the sitting room.) The Gite is modern and very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the garden complete with frogs in the pond and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We absolutely loved the gite La Samsonelle - well appointed and very typically French; well equipped; very comfortable; and central to the village restaurants, shops, crafts and the Abbey. The new swimming pool was a welcome bonus after a hot day touring. Lots of places of interest to visit around the Loire and of course, the wine tasting. Sylvie and... More

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Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This Gite via its website promises a lot but fails to deliver -it may have struck hard times - we wonder why - but there was a number of issues that were not acceptable. It is attached to the main house with lack of privacy and the web site did not indicate very narrow stars to the second floor. A... More

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SylvieLoireValley, Owner at Gite La Samsonelle, responded to this review

I'm obviously devastated to see that you didn't enjoy your stay at our gite in Fontevraud L'Abbaye especially as on your departure you expressed that your stay was everything you had hoped for.. We do have the experience of long term stays . In fact, we had an Australian couple staying with us for 5 weeks in 2012 who came... More

Napa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Sylvie and Mark's cozy gite and beautiful property made for an amazing 2 week stay and French language immersion in the lovely Loire Valley. Their hospitality is warm and inviting.They are attentive and respectful hosts - fresh croissant in the morning, and wood for the fire for the evening. I found the gite to be totally adorable; great food at... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

We spent a wonderful three weeks at La Samsonelle. Our hosts Sylvie and Mark both are fluent in English and French. They were welcoming and knowledgeable without being obtrusive. The gite contained a comprehensive set of brochures, maps, walking and velo guides. Sylvite and Mark also arranged a cooking class for us which was a real highlight. Sylvie also took... More

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Birmensdorf
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We spent 6 very relaxing days at La Samsonelle in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye. Sylvie is an excellent hostess. The apartment is well equipped, clean, very quiet and the garden is most peaceful. We received a lot of helpful information from our hosts. We arrived on a rainy day and very delighted to find our apartment warm and cosy. We enjoyed walking to... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We have stayed in this gite back in August 2009 - I keep meaning to write all my TripAdvisor reviews but life gets in way. Still, I hope it is worth confirming what others say. The gite was very nicely decorated, with lovely garden and it was meticulously clean (such a relief when one comes across that). Sylvie and Mark... More

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Additional Information about Gite La Samsonelle

Address: 40 Rue Robert D'Arbrissel, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tastefully restored 2 bedroom 'tuffeau' 4 star-gîte in historic village of Fontevraud L'Abbaye. Landscaped garden with enclosed privacy garden overlooking pond with waterlilies and large inflatable pool. Shops, services and 3 gastronomic restaurants in the village. 3 golf courses nearby. Sylvie, Mark and their children welcome you to an extremely well located and cosy residence, less than 2 minutes walk away from the magnificence of the royal abbey, in the heart of the historic village.The perfect setting in which to relax and share in the joy of life and in the appreciation of historic buildingsCouples or families up to 6 people are welcome for a week, a short break or a couple of nights.We are fluent in English, French and German (even a bit of Spanish) and will do our utmost to welcome you and make you feel at home. ... more   less 

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