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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A delightful cottage in a wonderful little village”
Reviewed 23 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

From the outset communication with Franciose was fantastic. Our group of 4 were warmly welcomed by Francoise and her equally charming siblings Martine and Laurent.
Nothing was ever to much bother and they even arranged in advance a Doctors appointment for one of our group. We felt so sad to leave our genuinely warm,funny and hospitable hosts.
The cosy cottage is very well equiped ..we particularly appreciated the washing machine and the goodies that were supplied to help start our week.
The village butcher and, bakery are wonderful . Despite speaking very little French the locals were incredibly helpful and friendly.
We highly reccomend the Auberge restaurant which is just a 5 minute walk away. The chef had just changed the menu the evening we dined there and he explained everything from top to bottom. Absolutely lovely food in a lovely little restaurant..
Huismes is a perfect location for exploring the Loire and La Maison Marissou the most delightful cottage to return to at the end of the day.The cottage worked particularly well for our group of two couples and we would highly reccomend staying .
Thank you Francoise,Martine and Laurent !

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Liked best: Wonderful hosts, location, well equipped cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 May 2016
Merci dear Ann... it was already impossible for us to forget you for the rest of our life and now it is sure : we will never forget you. We too : we felt very sad when your leave the cottage last Saturday, and we are still thinking of you visiting Dinan, Dinar, the Mont Saint Michel, the Monet's garden and finally Paris to spend your money !! everything was easy with you and we would have loved to spend more time with you and your nice family. Please take care and keep in touch ! Amitiés from the Loire Valley from Françoise, Martine and Laurent
N.B : please do not forget to send a message as soon as you arrived to New Zealand !
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ratty93
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“It would be hard to beat La Marissou for charm, comfort and cleanliness.”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Our six week stay here flew by. The house was perfect for our needs: beautifully presented, very well-equipped and warm, with a welcoming atmosphere. Huismes is equally charming, having a great bar/café (serves really tasty dishes at lunch-time which are super value), excellent butcher's and good baker's. The auberge is another option if you want to eat locally. There is also a very popular visiting fish stall. There are many varied walks (rivers, forests, small hamlets) to take without getting in a car, but plenty more to keep you busy only a few miles away. Chinon itself is a lovely, interesting town. The owners of this gite are thoroughly charming and do an excellent job in preparing the house for visitors. Pretty faultless all round! We are very keen to return.

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Management Response
26 Mar 2016
Bonjour from la Maison Marissou and thank you so much for your nice report.
Only one word : we look forward to seeing you again in the future ! and thank you again for your confidence and your kindness
A très bientot !
Amitiés from France
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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kiama
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“Pretty Perfect”
Reviewed 13 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From the moment I began my booking process with Francoise I knew I had made the right choice. It's comforting when you can feel the commitment to excellence through emails, I knew this would be a great experience and it was !! Great cottage, extremely clean and fresh and such a well appointed kitchen, everything was there, well set up for bbq outside and immaculately clean area. Sitting room is divine. The ambiance of the cottage is charming as is the whole village. The location to the marvellous Chateau is perfect. The vineyards around the area are stunning and the fortress of Chinon sublime. We miss you beautiful Huismes!!!

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Liked best: Everything about the property !
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
Bonjour � vous deux and thank you so much for your nice report.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at la Marissou
It is a shame that you live so far but we hope that we will see you maybe next time to France since there is a lot to see, to drink, to eat and to enjoy !!!! Please take care and all the best
Amiti�s from France
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Patricia...
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“Amazingly Well Appointed Cottage”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage has everything you would need to make your stay comfortable,a real home from home, as well as being beautifully furnished and decorated. The kitchen has every amenity you would need, with plenty of crockery, pans, bowls and dishes. The whole place is spotlessly clean.
The owners are most helpful, really wanting your stay to be pleasurable and with very good English too.
The cottage itself is in a very good location, close to many beautiful chateaus as well as other amenities eg there is a bakery round the corner and an excellent supermarket about a mile away. Chinon, the nearest town, is a most interesting medieval town with some great restaurants, as well as its famous fortress.

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Liked best: That the place was tastefully decorated and very clean
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
2 Oct 2015
Bonjour from sunny Loire Valley.
We thank you very much for taking the time to post about your stay at La Maison Marissou. Your high rating and positive comments mean a lot to us. We will be more than happy to welcome you again at Huismes in the future.
All the best
Amitiés de France
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AdrianKF
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Amazing!!!!!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We booked La Maison Marissou having read the reviews on this site, we weren't disappointed. We have holidayed in France for many years and this has to be the best gite we have ever stayed in.

We were met by the owners and given an extensive tour of the property, and given a few tips about the local area and shops. They were very knowledgeable and a great source of information and made us feel really welcome. The welcome pack of Wine, butter and homemade jam was a great touch, pear and ginger jam was lovely

The Gite is well equipped and finished off to a high standard, it is also very clean. The BBQ area is great. The village of Huismes is on the Cycle routes and we did plenty of cycling which helped us burn off the excess calories obtained courtesy of the local butchers, (which is a must, their Rillettes is superb).

During our stay we visited the Fortress at Chinon which was great for the children and well worth a visit, they also enjoyed swimming and fishing in the local river.

The only reservation I have about recommending La Maison Marissou is that someone will book it before we do, as we will definitely be returning!!!!!!

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Liked best: Charming house, beautifully furnished in a great location
Liked least: Leaving!!!!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
12 Aug 2015
"Merci, merci and merci" ! If you don't unterstand, ask to you nice boy to translate it for you ! Of course, we would love to seeing you again in the future to la Maison Marissou or to our other cottages. Tt is really simple to welcome people like your family.
You have enjoyed the area and the village of Huismes (remember the
Rillettes!) but there is still so much to see by bicycle or on foot! Then, see you very soon and best wishes to your nice family.
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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Keith E
Kinver, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Excellent place to stay near Loire and L'Indre”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

On the Saturday morning, we took the fast ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre, and then travelled down the motorways (A28, A11, A85) arriving for 1730.
Françoise and Martine met us, and were impressed by my partner's French, and sympathetic to my lack of French.
The good things:
* La Marissou is well-stocked with crockery and cooking equipment.
* It is comfortable (many gîtes are not!).
* It is close to the boulangerie, bar and grocery shop.
* Vegetarians like us, can find places to eat in Chinon.
* The garden has a range of spaces and shades for even the hottest weather (i.e. our stay there).
* There is much to see, do, sample and walk close by, and further afield.
* In previous years, we had driven quickly across the Loire Valley on our way south or west. The Loire Valley (and tributaries) is worth stopping off for, and staying.
The bad things:
* Can't think of anything.
Things to watch out for:
* The Forteresse at Chinon has a thing about Arthur and the Roundtable - is this a good thing? It probably depends upon your age and what TV programmes you have been watching.
* Chinon has, to my Birmingham eyes, a Leclerc's of immense size, good food and range of goods. If only it would come to Birmingham.
I hope we have established that La Marissou is very good.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Bonjour et merci pour votre commentaire !
We are very happy to read your impressions of la Maison Marissou which is a place apart .... With you the welcome was very easy and you too, you will be part of the good memories of this season 2015. Greet people in our house is something extraordinary and we will keep a special memory of those moments so pleasant...
Merci encore et à bientot !
Amitiés
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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