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La Maison des Cochers - Ground floor apartement-

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 to 3

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).

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

Amenities

Amboise Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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La Maison des Cochers - Ground floor apartement-
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Great location, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in the old town near everything one needs. Bed very comfortable, great WIFI and kitchen well stocked so that one can cook their own meals. Pascale met us when we arrived and gave us all the information we needed about the apartment and made suggestions for restaurants and sights to see in the Loire Valley. A very warm welcome. Check out was very easy. Great location for visiting the Loire Valley. Would definitely recommend and return here if we ever come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week. Perfect location, wonderful apartment and Pascale very attentive to our needs! Do not hesitate to book this apartment. Manifique!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Artful Apartment in the Heart of the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

This apartment will go down as one of our personal top 10. That says a lot since we have stayed at over 100 vacation rentals. It is well laid out and has everything you need.

Pascale has excellent English. It is my understanding that Pascale is the artist responsible for the whimsical art scattered over the apartment.

Parking is only a short walk away. This is a great base for exploring the chateaux in the Loire Valley.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Very nice apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

The Coachman's House is a really nice apartment with a large bedroom and bathroom. The interior is a very contemporary design and tastefully decorated, with a light and airy feel to it, partly because of the large skylight in the bathroom. The appliances look to be fairly new, with a 4-burner induction stove, a large refrigerator, and a combination washer/dryer. There is also a drying rack, which we appreciated, because we've found the clothes need a lot less ironing if dried on the rack instead of in the dryer.

The apartment is very well located, right on the main shopping street of Amboise. Just across the street is good boulangerie, where we got fresh croissants and fresh bread every morning. Next door to the boulangerie is a small, one-man coffee shop. You can make your own coffee in the apartment, but it was a treat just to stop in for some conversation and watch the young man make the coffee. Every cup is made from scratch by first grinding the beans, then weighing out the ground coffee, and putting it in the espresso machine. I would bring cups over from the apartment for him to fill and then take them back to the apartment to have with the croissants. There are many other shops with good takeout type food along the street, and many restaurants close by. There is also a supermarket about a 5-minute walk away.

Pascale is very friendly and helpful, and her good familiarity with English both in conversation and in Email correspondence made things easier, as my French isn't the best.

There is a free public parking lot next to the river, which is just one long block down the hill from the apartment. We never had any trouble finding a parking place there, but beware of Sunday mornings, because the big Sunday market is right next to the parking lot, and the whole area around that is a traffic gridlock on Sunday morning. If your car is already parked there you're fine, but don't plan on finding a parking place while the market is going on.

Amboise makes a good home base for exploring some of the many Chateaus and various wine areas. Don't miss the Chateau Clos Luce in Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. It's a good little hike up the hill to the Chateau, but well worth it.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in Amboise, and I don't think we could have done any better than the Coachman's House. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Do stay here if you ar e in Amboise...unless I am there

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely love this place. More than that, I feel like I have a friend in Pascale, who could not have been more helpful and sweet. She tolerated my poor French and gave us great recommendations where to go for the best food in town. L'Horloge for baguettes. The patisserie across the street for croissants. The apartment is all we needed including washer dryer. Get instructions on the oven and cook top if you are cooking. Pascale speaks great English so is very helpful, even when we had arrived late, too stressed to attempt speaking French. Spotless, cuter than anything, this apartment is smartly laid out and decorated. I could live here for a very extended time. Not too often I want to stay longer or come back to the same place. I will send any friend here to the Coachman's House. No reservations about Pascale's Coachman House.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Self contained

  • 5 of 5

Great self contained apartment in the centre of beautiful Amboise. Pascale kindly collected met us at the train station, she also took us back there when it was time for us to leave. Clean, comfortable apartment, modernised in a wonderful old building. We stayed upstairs in the attic apartment, with a nice lookout front, back and side. Quiet, warm but also plenty of windows to open if warm. Would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
tours
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Amboise
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A10
Car: not necessary

Loire valley

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.