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"Le grenier à grains"XIIth century ABBEY (Yul BRYNNER's grave) 3 ha park

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Luzé, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France - Luxurious Gites At The Unique Estate Of The Abbaye De Bois-aubry

Believed to originate from XV, Le Grenier à Grains' connected the interior courtyard to the outdoor courtyard of the monastery'.

Lovingly restored, this gite retains interior shutters, oak lintels, tiles and stone walls. The modern kitchen is well equipped with a central island and the lounge has a small 'salon' to the side. The circular staircase leads to the mezzanine double bedroom, bathroom and second double bedroom. Here, stone and very heavy timbers revive the historic atmosphere. The spacious feel created internally is echoed outside where a private garden leads to the undercover parking space, communal space and outdoor swimming pool.

Gribomont Marc-Olivier
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Gribomont Marc-Olivier

We, Christine and Marc-Oliver from Belgium, welcome you to our unique home. We live on the estate and will be available to greet you on arrival and assist you daily if required. We speak fluent English yet will be happy to develop your French.

Gribomont Marc-Olivier purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gribomont Marc-Olivier chose Indre-et-Loire


Guestbook comments from the owner

Note globale du locataire : 5/5

Un cadre idyllique et un accueil très chaleureux pour une semaine de vacances agréable et reposante.

Arnaud B. (France) - Le 25/08/2013

Note globale du locataire : 5/5

"Superbe endroit chargé d''Histoire. Calme absolu. Accueil particulièrement sympathique et convivial par toute la famille. Situation impeccable pour rayonner dans toute la Vallée de la Loire. A conseiller vivement !"

Xavier T. (Belgique) - Le 04/09/2011
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Luzé in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One beautiful bathroom with bath and shower. Separate wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs loft with one queen size 160x200 cm and a "lit gigogne" 80x200 and 160x200 when it is open. One queen size 160x200 on the mezzanine
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The swimming pool is 11x5 meter and is shared with the owner and one other gite(max 5 people) It is heated from June to September Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed every week. Final Cleaning is in option 50 euros


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


WOW!! This place is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at this beautiful place. The accommodation was clean, spacious, very well equipped and full of character. The gite is set in the stunningly beautiful grounds of the abbey which is full of history and character and has a lovely swimming pool which is perfect when wanting to cool off from the glorious sunshine that we had. Our hosts Marc and Christine couldn't have been more welcoming, showing us all the best places to go & giving us a fantastic guided tour of the abbey. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Situated in a peaceful hamlet but just a short drive from the delights of the Loire Valley. We had the most wonderful holiday and would not hesitate to return to this wonderful place again. Thank you so much - Vicki & Sally

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Vicky and Sally! We are happy to see that you loved our abbey! We hope to see you another time with the whole family! Best regards Marc&Christine
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What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back after a couple of weeks touring around the Loire and we spent one of those weeks at this wonderful Abbey , the location is stunning , the accommodation (we were in Le Grenier Le Grains) is beautifully maintained and very comfortable , and the pool is just gorgeous ! we had a great time visiting the many places of interest and Chateau`s in the area as well as indulging a hobby of collecting Antiques, our hosts Marc and Christina couldn't have been more helpful in locating Brocantes and Vie de Greniers for us we went home with a car full of new treasures ! Thank you so much for a wonderful time and we will see you again Im sure ,warmest regards Sue & Jules

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for your nice review! We where very pleased to welcome you and hope to see you again in one of our gîtes.! The gîte was in perfect condition when you left ! Thank you for that. Christine
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Beautiful gite, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Over the years I have stayed at numerous gives all over France, with varying degrees of satisfaction. So I don't give out 5 stars very often. This gite deserves every one of them. It is in a stunning setting, it has personal privacy and all mod cons one could possibly ask for. It is situated in an excellent position for visits to most of the popular sites in the Loire Valley. Here I should mention the owners, Marc and Christine who went out of their way to be helpful and welcoming, but were never intrusive. Marc came around with a local map and spent time telling us about some of the lesser known places to visit that we would never have found on our own. On a practical note, the swimming pool is gorgeous and our gite La Porterie was right next to it,though not intrusively so. The Abbaye ruins are quite beautiful and we had a most informative guided tour with Marc of the Abbaye and the grounds. I cannot recommend this gite highly enough - it ticks every box.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ann for this review .We are really happy you enjoyed it so much and we hope to see you here again! Best regards Christine
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Beautiful gite

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed in many gites in France, and this one is the best. The photographs don't do justice to the stunning setting of the abbey where you can wander freely in the grounds and pick fruit from the trees. The standard of cleanliness and comfort is excellent, and you can swim in a lovely pool beneath lanterns. Marc and Christine are on hand to provide extensive information about the area which is rich in culture.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Very high season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55

Booking Notes:
from Saturday to Saturday
Short stays allowed
Charges are not included in the rental price
Discount depending on length of stay
Supplement for heating depending on the season
Security deposit requested
Down payment/deposit requested
Key pick up with owner
Cleaning service available

Changeover Day:
from Saturday 16h00 to Saturday 10h00
Short stays allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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