Amelia,luxurious artist's home
House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Located on the historical main street of the picturesque village of Pontlevoy, adjacent to the abbey (50 mtrs) and within a stone's throw of the local bakery, 3restaurants and 3 pubs, Amelia was once part of the Abbey grounds and the courtyard is similarly paved with the famous “stone of Pontlevoy”.
The cottage is full of character and boasts original architectural details, beautifully patina walls, tiled floors (famous beginning of century “tommettes” and 1000 years old stones of Pontlevoy in the house), brand new kitchen, confortable Italian shower, stone, beamed ceilings. In Pontlevoy, there are three great restaurants within a 2 minute walk from the cottage, 4 pubs, 1 pharmacy, 1 supermarket, 1 bank, 2 doctors, 1 dentist, plumbers, electricians, organic farm, 2 vineyards, 2 schools….
Total surface : 90 M2 composed of a main living room 30 M2, 1 kitchen + dining room overlloking the courtyard (30M2) and 1 master bedroom on the first floor + 1 bathrooms. This property falls into a very different range of unique and unsual houses. It is the property of an artist and some of her artwork is the walls.
Amenities of the house :
. Luxurious equipment for cooking : Induction stove and material for fine cooking (stove, dishwasher, washing maching, tea cattle, coffee maker…)
. 1 King size Bed + 1 double bed (couch in living room) + 1 inflatable double bed)
. Full internet access + Television with 250 tv channels in HD flat screen
. Confortable couch and furniture
. Italian shower massage
. Antiques and designer's furniture
. Air Conditioned bedroom
. Small patio garden with outdoor furniture for a confortable breakfast outside
. Perfect central location in the heart of the village, very safe and within walking distance to our local pubs, restaurants, boulangeries, supermarket, pharmacies.
. In montrichard (3 miles from house) you will find a brain new swimming pool with Sauna and Jacuzzi, a beach by the river, more restaurants.
. In house we have an additional inflatable bed and covers (upon request) and up to 5 people can stay in the cottage.
. For an additional 45 euros, a fresh bottle of Champagne will be waiting for you with fruits upon arrival.
. In pontlevoy in matters of minutes, you can take spectacular walks, go jogging, or just walk amongst abbey grounds before a loccal “apéritif” at le commerce.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||montrichard 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 65 km, Nearest railway: Montrichard 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Loire Valley region
Located where the Touraine, Blésois, and Sologne cross borders, the community of Pontlevoy has approximately 1,600 inhabitants and an area of 5,111 hectares
Nestled in the heart of Pontlevoy, the cottage has been entirely renovated in 2013 and prides itself on it's unique and welcoming interior design; an artist's abode…
Our village is graced by the majestic Abbey and it's beautiful gardens, not to mention it's proximity to a number of the Châteaux in our region.
The Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire, pronounced: [va.le d? la lwa??]), spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. In 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley to its list of World Heritage Sites.
It's always sunny and nice wheather in Pontlevoy. Nestled between the loire and the cher, the rain never stays too long. And the skies are just spectacular.
The village is located only 200 kms south of Paris, with easy access by TGV (daily direct trains to Paris and Charles de Gaulle) and numerous trains from neighboring towns (Montrichard, Onzain, Blois, Tours…)
We are 25km south of Blois and 40 km from Tours in the heart of the Loire châteaux country.
The village itself is quaint and peaceful, tucked into a landscape of gently rolling hills, cultivated fields, and protected forests.
Biking and taking long walks is a natural past time.
For over 1000 years, Pontlevoy and it's inhabitants have benefited from a micro-climat and the majestic presence of the Abbey whose grounds and gardens include a set of 16 beautiful buildings in the center of the village. There is even a megalith on the outskirts of town.
Trains go from Paris to Blois (15-20 mn from Pontlevoy) almost hourly in less than 90 mn.
TGV from St Pierre des corps (20 miles from the house) takes 45 minutes to central Paris Montparnasse or directly to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Enjoy the proximity of the chateaux and their local wines (6 of the most famous are located less than 15 minutes away) and discover the quality of life in our picturesque village, unharmed by tourism.
1h30 mn from Paris Porte d'Orléans and you are only 20 minutes away from the Hospital of Blois in case of emergency.
Our village also offers a unique community of people.
For centuries, students have come to the Abbey (now the property of an American entrepreneur that welcomes university programs from all over the world).
In bygone years the nobility sent their youth to the Abbey for their studies and built prestigious homes. Therefore, the village is surrounded by noble properties and lovely gardens, not to mention the stunning countryside. Surrounded by farm lands, all routes seem to lead to Pontlevoy.
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2 Sep 2014
"Live like a local in a lovely village location"
Throw away your watch, kick off your shoes and relax in the private courtyard with a complimentary glass of locally produced delicious sparkling wine. What a great way to begin our stay in this loving… More
27 Mar 2013
"Peaceful and beautiful!"
I can't wait to go back to this charming gite! The decor is stunning - beautiful antiques and original art. My husband and I spent our days exploring the region and our evenings enjoying this lovely retreat. It's so well placed for visiting chateaux and vineyards. And while we discovered some nice restaurants, our favorite evenings were spent cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. We slept like logs in the king-sized bed and the shower was even better than my shower at home!
Pamela and her husband could not have provided a more charming welcome. They are artists, and you will fall in love with Pamela's work which graces this little house. We plan to come back when the garden will be in full bloom.
8 Mar 2013
"The best rental we've been to in 20 years !!!!"
« Amelia » is indeed an artist's creation. Sculptures dangle from the cathedral ceiling and art graces the walls. This is an artistic haven of comfort, nestled in a charming village. The house … More
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