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Townsville, Australia
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...

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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...

Napa, California
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...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed August 30, 2012

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...

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Birmensdorf
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...

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Zagreb, Croatia
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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2011

This gite is brilliant. Clean , well appointed, comfortable. Really good kitchen and fantastic bathroom. Beautiful quiet garden with small pool. So near the little town centre and abbey but an oasis of calm. Family owners so helpful. Ideal base for all the Loire including Saumur. Good hypermarket nearby . Not far from Tours for TGV to Paris in an...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Our stay at Gite La Samsonelle at Fontevraud d'Abbaye was such a delight. Such a lovely appointed comfortable accommodation, old world charm creatively renovated for modern living, the building and the superbly laid out gardens and grounds were lovingly maintained and contained all we needed for our stay. Easy to get to and with onsite parking it created a perfect...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 30, 2010

This is a well furnished gite in a great location in the centre of the Loire. Great access to nearby villages, but with great facilities in the town. The garden of the gite is lovely - our daughter loved running down to the bottom of the garden and playing in the pool. Great for those who want to visit a...

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Kerpen
Reviewed July 31, 2010

If you want to spend some time at Fontevraud you should try to stay at that house. Sylvie and Marc, the owners, are really nice people. Besides French, they speak English, German and will be glad to help whenever they can. Two lovely cuddely cats are around the house and a little pond with water lilies and some frogs. The...

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scotland
Reviewed July 29, 2010

We stayed in la samsonelle for a week last summer and we were immediately blown away by village setting and location of the gite. The house was very clean and had a lovely homely feel to it. The bathroom and kitchen were of a high quality with great views over the garden from each. The garden was beautiful and we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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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 

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
Price Range: $95 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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