£62 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Tumtum Tree House enchanting hideaway near Chinon, Saumur, Fontevraud Abbey – Home 9069769 Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Tumtum Tree House enchanting hideaway near Chinon, Saumur, Fontevraud Abbey – Home 9069769

  • Gite
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Hidden behind oak gates next to L'Eglise Notre Dame in Veniers, 3km from all the amenities of the medieval town of Loudun. La Maison Tumtum Arbre is a delightful self-catering gite for a maximum of 2 people. Sensitively renovated to a high standard in 2017, original oak beams and tuffeau stone walls combine with modern design to create an enchanting space, perfect for a comfortable retreat and base from which to explore the Loire Valley, ‘the garden of France’.

The open plan ground floor provides a well equipped, modern kitchen including a full size cooker, microwave/grill, fridge, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment, complimented with granite worktops. The dining and lounge area with WiFi, satellite HD TV & DVD leads to bi-fold doors which open out onto the terrace and outdoor cooking area. Outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers are provided. For the winter season electric heating is installed.

A wooden staircase leads to the first floor suite which is furnished with a kingsize framed bed fitted with crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets; there is a dressing table with mirror, hairdryer, wardrobe and a sofa. The ensuite shower room has a rainhead shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet. Towels for indoor and outdoor use are provided. The suite has wooden floors and a feature stone wall.

2019 has seen the completion of our 'Paradise Garden', a wooden arbour and garden bench provide the perfect spot to sit in the sunshine and listen to the gentle fountain.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Pam and Steve live on-site in a property opposite the church. We like to give our guests space and privacy but are available if needed or for a friendly chat.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£129.93) €150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Guests are requested to be considerate tenants, to take good care of the property and it’s contents, to leave the property and it’s contents in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Smoking is not allowed in or around the property. The owners may allow a designated outdoor smoking area on specific request from the client. Failure to comply will result in the immediate termination of the stay.


About the owner

Pam B.
Calendar updated:
07 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Gite has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Sep 2017. Located in Vienne, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £431.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 07 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

9 reviews

Very Good

“A superbly appointed gite”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2020

The gite is an absolute credit to the workmanship and vision of Steve and Pam. The building has been beautifully restored and is fitted out to a high quality. The location is very peaceful and very convenient for visiting numerous places of interest. An added bonus for us was watching the comings and goings of the large bird population, particularly those nesting in the nearby walls. All in all a beautiful peaceful rural idyll.

Owner's reply: Thank you Frank, it was lovely to welcome you as our first guests from Ireland, hopefully we will now receive many more!

“Excellent séjour dans un très joli gîte en pierres”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2020

Nous sommes tombés sous le charme de ce joli gîte magnifiquement rénové, tout confort, très bonne literie, très propre et bien au calme. Sa situation nous a pe… More

Owner's reply: Merci Frédérique pour votre belle critique, vos paroles comptent beaucoup pour nous. Vous avez certainement tiré le meilleur parti de votre séjour, tant de châteaux que vous avez visités! Un accueil chaleureux vous attend toujours à la Maison Tumtum Arbre!

“A little gem for two”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2019

We can highly recommend this gorgeous little gite for two. The owners have put such care and detail in its renovation, with their personal stamp on its character,luxurious linen and towels, and such a… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review, it means a lot to us to know how much you enjoyed our little house.


Reviewed 27 Apr 2019

Nous avons avons passé un excellent séjour, dans cette superbe maisonnette typique en tuffeau pleine de charme avec une déco de très bon goût , chic et soignée… More

Owner's reply: Thank-you Isabelle et Olivier for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We try hard to create a place where guests who want or need to be on their own feel secure and relaxed and where couples can be in love or perhaps fall in love again :-)

“Very nice and quiet place, great host”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

We discovered TumTum arbre and Pam & Steve last year. We were so happy about the place -beautiful decoration and high level equipment- that we decided to come back as soon as possible. This is don… More

Owner's reply: Thank-you Catherine, it was lovely to see you again, your review means a lot to us. We are continuing to work on the gardens, hoping to create special outdoor space to compliment the gite.

“Très jolie maison parfaitement équipée, excellent accueil”

Reviewed 12 May 2018

Si vous recherchez une jolie maison, pleine de cachet, et des hôtes au petit soin, arrêtez-vous ici ! Nous recommandons vivement la location proposée par les très chaleureux … More

Owner's reply: Merci pour vos aimables commentaires Catherine, notre petite maison est très spéciale pour nous et c'est un plaisir d'accueillir des hôtes qui se sentent aussi spéciaux. Nous avons hâte de vous revoir.

“Relaxing stay”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2018

We stayed in this gorgeous gite for just under a week. The owners have thought of everything-kitchen superbly equipped, bedroom extremely comfortable with beautiful linen, a fabulous ensuite and tv in… More

Owner's reply: Thank-you Sarah for taking the time to review Tumtum Tree House. We have tried hard to create a special place and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

“Beautiful original features with all modern conveniences.”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2017

Situated in a small village, in a peaceful location the gite is very tastefully furnished with a lovely bedroom and modern bathroom. The downstairs kitchen area is fully equipped with everything neede… More

Owner's reply: Thank-you for taking the time to review 'La Maison Tumtum Arbre'. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

“I’ll be back!”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2017

La Manson Tumtum Arbre is a new rental and the surrounding grounds were still a work in progress when we visited. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with quality furnishings and b… More

Owner's reply: Thank-you Judith for your lovely review, as a seasoned traveller & our first guest your comments are greatly appreciated. You will be pleased to know the gite now has it's own private terrace with outdoor cooking area, a new gravel driveway and parking (pictures to be posted shortly) other work continues!......Look forward to seeing you next year.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Pam (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Pam (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Pam (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Pam the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Pam (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Pam (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Pam (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Pam (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Pam (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Pam (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Pam (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Pam (the owner) a message.

If Pam (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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