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The Coachman's House - Cosy Ground Floor Apartment.

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Last updated: 04/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Amboise apartment description

You will be charmed by this tastefully decorated 1 bedroom apartment (located on the Ground floor of the townhouse, there is one apartment per floor). We have taken a lot of time and effort in restoring this 18thC townhouse, combining old and new styles for (what we believe is) a tasteful result. We have paid particular attention to the comfort of our guests when choosing such essential elements as the beds and furnitures.

Located on a quiet portion of the pedestrianized main street (rue Nationale). Within easy walking distance from everything that makes Amboise an excellent holiday town.


A bit of history: Rue Nationale, now a pedestrian street full of charming shops and spots for eating/drinking, was in former days the road that lead away from town (the gate in the medieval ramparts is still there, now with a clock and called the “belfry”—look to the left as you exit the house). In the eighteenth century, the stage coaches for Tours and points beyond left from the house next door, and our house was the lay-over accommodations for the coachmen. The livery for horses and coaches was a bit farther down the street, in the courtyard behind the present-day cinema. And whereas the roughnecks of yesteryear probably slept on straw pallets, and with no privacy, we now invite you to enjoy your own private space, with comfortable bedding and full modern amenities.

- Historical sites: 13th C St Denis church, Royal Amboise castle, home to François 1er and other kings of France, the Clos Lucé, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci and historical old town center streets.

- Gourmet restaurants, excellent weekly open air Market on the banks of the Loire, featuring local specialties: Cheeses, wines, meats and local produce.

- Bakery, newsagent, supermarket (open 7am-10pm) Mont-Sat, delicatessens, boutiques.

During the summer months, the town is a hive of activity: night-time open air Markets, street performers, local artists exhibitions, open air swimming pool on the Ile d'or nearby.

A short drive will take you to: Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle (all main Loire valley castles).

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Television

              Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hunting
                      • Golf Privileges Optional

                      Arrival Day

                          • Flexible

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                  General

                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Sofa Bed
                                  • Heating
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Parking On Street
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Microwave

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Amex
                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Great Apartment, location and owner

                                    Great Apartment, location and owner

                                    • Guest Thomas S.
                                    • Date of stay 08/30/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/30/13
                                    The First floor apartment of the Coachman's House more than lives up to the pictures, it is very attractively decorated. It's modern, clean, and spacious for two people and has a great location in Amboise convenient to everything. Best of all for us noise-phobes, it was very quiet and the bed was the most comfortable we encountered in our travels. Pascale was charming and the perfect hostess, offering to take us to and from the train station (we opted to walk from the station on arrival, about 15 minutes) and telling us about local attractions. She toured the apartment with us to make sure we were comfortable and happy with our surroundings and had everything we needed. She was responsive by e-mail to any question we had. We even had the pleasure of sharing a glass of wine or two with Pascale and her husband and learned a little more about the area. The apartment was located on a quiet street within walking distance of everything in this charming town. It was also located close to parking, transportation rentals and the train station. Amboise is a great central location for home base while touring the chateaus and visiting the vineyards. The locals we encountered were very friendly. One, noticing our curiosity about his cave house carved into the rock wall beneath the chateau, insisted we come in and gave us a tour! We would definitely return to Amboise (wife would even like to live there) and would certainly want to use the Coachman's House as our home away from home again. Four days were just not enough.

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                                  • Wonderful accommodations in the heart of Amboise

                                    Wonderful accommodations in the heart of Amboise

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 04/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 05/08/13
                                    Wonderful beautiful apartment. The owner Pascale is such a beautiful person who accommodates your every need. We were here for a family wedding and utilised all three apartments and the 4 bedroom house next door. We would definitely travel here again. The apartment on the ground floor is contemporary and caters for your every need. We cannot say enough about the location comfort and affordability of this place!! You will not be disappointed. We looked at other guests apartments they had rented in Amboise and they weren't a patch on ours. Everybody who visited ours loved it.

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                                  • Wonderful!

                                    Wonderful!

                                    • Guest VacationGirl1215 (Seattle, Wa.)
                                    • Date of stay 04/23/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/27/13
                                    We stayed in this perfect apartment for three nights and were thrilled with our choice. The apartment is so well located in town and yet very quiet in the evenings. The pictures are accurate and the bed is very comfortable! There are so many great cafes and restaurants nearby. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! Pascale is a terrific host!

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Our stay in Amboise

                                    Our stay in Amboise

                                    • Guest Marty (Canada)
                                    • Date of stay 02/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 02/28/13
                                    We spend a week at this apartment in Amboise . It was clean, quiet and very comfortable. We had everything we needed to prepare meals and snacks. The apartment was well supplied. We were able to walk to everything as restaurants and attractions and food shopping were all very close. . The owners were kind and helpful to us. The pictures at the VRBO site are accurate and we would not hesitate to recommend this apartment .

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                                  • Amazing Stay at Amboise Apartment

                                    Amazing Stay at Amboise Apartment

                                    • Guest Dee (New York)
                                    • Date of stay 09/25/12
                                    • Review Submitted 10/13/12
                                    My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Amboise. The apartment was very clean and functional included a washer/dryer and other amenities. The apartment and bathroom was spacious. It was exactly as it was presented in the photo's. There was free parking at several locations within a few blocks of the apartment. Location was ideal, walking distance to shops, restaurants, grocery stores, tourist office and ATM's. Pascale was a great host and very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend staying here and we plan to return in the future.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Comfortable and Clean

                                    Comfortable and Clean

                                    • Guest Susan W.
                                    • Date of stay 09/07/12
                                    • Review Submitted 09/22/12
                                    After a long and delayed flight from Canada, we arrived to meet Pascale in her beautiful apartment. As my husband is a light sleeper we were concerned about the apartment being right on the street. We were pleasantly surprised, as not only was the apartment totally quiet but the location was excellent. We enjoyed staying in this clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment. We would definitely recommend it to our family and friends. Thanks

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                                  • Very comfortable apartment

                                    Very comfortable apartment

                                    • Guest George & Chris (Geelong, Australia)
                                    • Date of stay 08/18/12
                                    • Review Submitted 09/03/12
                                    The apartment is very central on the pedestrian street Rue Nationale. Exceptionally clean & well presented by Pascale. Everything you need is there. The owner is lovely, helpful with lots of local tips. Even picked us up from the Train Station, (Thanks again Pascale). Very comfortable apartment for 2-3 people. We travelled in the middle of summer & it was a bit hot at night, a ceiling fan would be good. Only thing I thought was missing was a outdoor area to sit & enjoy but we loved it. Excellent value. A lovely apartment in a lovely town

                                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                  • Superb Ambosie experience!

                                    Superb Ambosie experience!

                                    • Guest Carol (Seattle, Washington USA)
                                    • Date of stay 05/25/12
                                    • Review Submitted 06/28/12
                                    I had the privilage of staying in two of Pascale's lovely apartments during my three week stay. Words cannot describe what a wonderful experience I had. Both apartments were beautifully decorated, incredibly clean, and a perfect locaton in this charming village. Rue National is the place to be in Amboise.... close to the boulangerie, the butcher, the pasta and cheese shop, the restaurants. Pascale thought of everything to make a visitor comfortable and well taken care. She and her husband were so helpful , gracious and charming. The farmers markets on Friday and Sunday are a short walk away near the river. The lovely chateau at the end of Rue National, the Loire River and Valley and a short drive to France's most beautiful chateaux, added to the incredible charm of Amboise. I have been home less than a week and my heart is still in Amboise, in my lovely Coachman Apartment. Pascale, thank you for your kindness and caring.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                                  • So Lovely!

                                    So Lovely!

                                    • Guest Jeanne (Switzerland)
                                    • Date of stay 06/09/12
                                    • Review Submitted 06/21/12
                                    Pascale's accommodation brings a number of descriptors to mind: charming, hospitable, pristine, comfortable, stylish, well-located and absolutely lovely. Upon leaving my only thought was for when could I return! I am recommending this accomodation to my friends and family who want to tour the Loire Valley or just enjoy the serenity of a beautiful, historic location without huge crowds or hassles.Thank you Pascale for your many kindnesses and wonderful hospitality.

                                    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                                  • Très bon séjour

                                    Très bon séjour

                                    • Guest Fabrice H.
                                    • Date of stay 11/08/13
                                    • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                                    Studio fonctionnel et très joliment décoré. Accueil très sympathique de la propriétaire qui nous a donné de bons conseils pour les visites et les restaurants.

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                                  7 night min stay

                                  €623
                                  High Season
                                  Apr 1 - Oct 30
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €623
                                  Low Season
                                  Nov 1 - Mar 30
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €504

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                                  Year Purchased: 2010


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                                  Speaks: english, french

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • The open kitchen

                                    The open kitchen

                                  • The Kitchen

                                    The Kitchen

                                  • The Bedroom

                                    The Bedroom

                                  • The Bedroom

                                    The Bedroom

                                  • The Bathroom

                                    The Bathroom

                                  • The open kitchen

                                    The open kitchen

                                  • The Bedroom

                                    The Bedroom

                                  €504 - €623 per week (EUR)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 3

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                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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