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Manoir de l’Abbaye, Seuilly, France

Manoir de l'Abbaye

Manoir de l’Abbaye, by Penne Cole

There is something very special about staying in a 600-year old French manor with views of sunflower fields and a castle in the distance. My family and I are touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley before I start my MBA. We have a suite at the Manoir de l’Abbaye as our base, and at 150 euros per night for four people including breakfast, it is a steal.

The two-room suite has two immense fireplaces, one in each room. Both are big enough to roast a pig in. There are huge, exposed wooden beams and an uneven stone floor. There is a four poster bed. There is a winding stone staircase, where many feet over the passage of time have worn down the stone until the middle of each step has a distinct depression. There is a pool outside that would be perfect in the summer months. Fields of sunflowers are at our doorstep. Some of them have been carved into smiling faces.

For breakfast, there is home-made yoghurt, piles of croissants and pain au chocolat, baguettes, butter and jam, coffee and hot chocolate and juice.

This is the life.

Manoir de l’Abbaye, Seuilly, France

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This entry was posted on September 27, 2012 by in Europe, France, Hotel reviews, Travel and tagged , , , .
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