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56 reviews
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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alan r
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“this gite is excellent!”
Reviewed 1 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Although the location in the tiny village of Huismes is a little remote - many of the interesting towns & chateaux are within easy driving distance.
The house & its interior are fitted out to a very high / modern standard & have all the facilities one would expect - with two excellent bathrooms.
The eating out area in the garden was particularly welcome during the recent heat wave!
The Owners were most gracious & welcoming & went out of their way to ensure that we had all we required to enjoy our stay.
There is an excellent bakery & butcher's in the village.
To summarise an ideal location & gite for visiting Chinon & the surrounding area.
Highly recommended.

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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Merci beaucoup for your nice report. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the interior and the garden of La Maison Marissou, but also the nice village and the bakery and the butchery of Huismes.
See you next time to discover again the Loire Valley !
Françoise,Martine and Laurent
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FranM71
West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Having done a number of holidays in France, this is by far the best house we have stayed in. It is so homely and welcoming and this is reflected by the lovely owners who have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Situated in a nice village and well located for Chinon. Thank you Françoise, Martine and Laurent - we had a brilliant week in your beautiful house and it was a pleasure to meet you all

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Management Response
10 Jun 2017
Thank you dear family for taking the time to post this very nice review. We are glad yo enjoyed your stay at our cottage la Maison Marissou and we do hope you will stay again in our gite.
A bientôt !
Françoise, Martine and Laurent
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Laurie M
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Picture perfect”
Reviewed 29 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

If you are considering La Maison Marissou, it will be obvious from the reviews you have made a very good choice. The cottage is adorable, the gardens are sublime and the village is postcard perfect. The owners are obviously neatniks-- which is awesome! You will never find dust, mold or dirt anywhere in the house--- you will find a bottle of wine, butter, and jam in the refrigerator . You will find books and tv in the lounge . You will find a domaine, a bakery and a butcher down the street.. and after a week you will have a new home away from home in France!
We love the family who owns the gite ( they are kind, funny and full of life) , we love Chinon and we love all the chateaus hidden down winding narrow roads. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to village life in the Loire Valley! We shall return!!!

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Management Response
30 May 2017
Merci Laurie and all family ! yes, you shall return and we will have the pleasure to welcome you again.
All your compliments touch us very much and to welcome you and to know you have been a great happiness for us. Your family is wonderful and it is your image: smiling and happy to discover the Loire Valley ! Please take care and see again in the future !
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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torrone4
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Marvellous gite and warm welcome!”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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We stayed at this gite as a family group and found it to be immaculate, beautifully presented and furnished with ample room and lots of thoughtful ideas that are helpful for visitors such as the generous welcome pack including enjoyable wine, milk, coffee etc and two jars of absolutely delicious home made jams: the fig and Bourgueil and pear and vanilla jam were heavenly! The village itself is tranquil but has enough shops within a short walk such as a very good charcuterie deli. The gite is well located for touring the attractions of the Loire Valley, chateaux etc. The owners of the gite were very helpful and prompt in answering all our questions and provided lots of ideas and helpful information for tourists as well as a generous selection of DVDs and book. We highly recommend this gite.

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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Thank you dear family for taking the time to comment on your stay. This is so nice to have this kind of feedback. It winds you up like a clock at the beginning of the season ! It means a lot to the us to have such positive feedback from our customers.
We hope to welcome you next time in the future !
Merci again !
Françoise, Martine and Laurent
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Dec 2016
Bonjour from Chinon. To welcome you was very pleasant too ! Thank you for your kindness. We are always very happy to know that our customers have had a great time at la Maison Marissou.
Also the village of Huismes makes this place even more special and charming. We will keep a great souvenir of your visit in the Loire Valley, and although we hope to see you again in the future....
Amitiés de France Françoise, Martine et Laurent"
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Deirdre D
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enchanting Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

La Maison Marissou was for us a little bit of paradise! Francoise, Martine, and Laurent (the only owner we did not have the pleasure to meet!) thought of everything we would need or want to make our stay a perfectly lovely time! From the delicious jams, the milk, butter, and bottle of wine in the fridge when we arrived to the very comfortable beds, the always hot water, the reliable internet, the beautiful yet comfortable decor, everything was marvelous!! The location is perfect - close to so many incredible sights - and yet is peaceful and quiet to return to every night. The boulangerie just down the road had delicious breads - and the best croissants ever! We also enjoyed grilling meats purchased from the boucherie down the road on the BBQ out back. The covered terrasse out back was a magical place to eat and view the stars. We felt so welcomed and comfortable here! Our only complaint was that our stay was much too short. ( Merci a Francoise et Martine pour votre assistance avec "mon francais" !! I wish I lived closer so I could practice more with you two - it was so much fun! )

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Liked best: meeting the owners
Liked least: our stay was too short!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Dear Deirdre,
Thank you for your elogious comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we do hope to see you again for a longer stay in the Loire Valley. What can I say ? Your comment describes what we are yearning to achieve and what makes us tick day after day... we are pleased to know that you have fond memories of your stay in our cottage and the desire to come back to our gite La Maison Marissou.
We look forward to seeing you again and at this moment we will speak more french together !!! for this you HAVE to come back ! A bientot et merci encore pour votre gentillesse et votre confiance ! Amitiés de Chinon
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Steve W
Rotherham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

La Maison Marrisou was the perfect place to spend our holiday. Situated in a sleepy village near the large, historical town of Chinon, the gîte proved to be an ideal jumping off point for our tour of the many attractions this part of the Loire Valley offers. A drive of only 15–30 minutes in any direction took us to enough activities and attractions to fill an entire week; our only regret was that we couldn’t visit for two. There is plenty to see and do within walking or cycling distance too, and just a little farther (a drive of under 2 hours) is the superb historical theme park, Puy Du Fou, which is unmatched by anything in the UK, and well worth a visit with or without children in tow.

Françoise and Martine provided a very friendly welcome and had provided for our every need. The three-floor gîte is extremely spacious; our party consisted of two adults and one child, but there would have been ample sleeping room for more. The living area, kitchen and two bathrooms are all are large, modern and well-appointed with every appliance or utensil we could possibly have needed. We visited during a heatwave, yet at no point was the temperature inside the gîte unbearable; indeed, walking into the ground-floor kitchen from the blistering heat of the outside felt like walking into an air-conditioned room.

Outside, the large, tiered garden afforded absolute privacy on all sides, and more than enough space for any activity we wanted to do. A separate structure connected to the rear of the gîte proved a necessary refuge from the heat, and—with electric lighting, a dining table and chairs alongside the structure’s built-in barbeque and chimney—was the ideal place to spend late evenings drinking the very good local wines and playing games.

Overall, a stunning visit, and one which we hope to repeat at some point in the future.

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Liked best: Every convenience of home had been provided for, in clean, spacious surroundings
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Bonjour from rainy Loire Valley !merci for your nice comment. We really appreciate the fact that you took the time to post about your stay, and in such a positive manner. We do hope to see you again in the near futur as we are certain that you did not see everything there is to see in and around Chinon! We will be waiting for your return and more than happy to welcome you again in the Loire Valley ! Françoise, Martine and Laurent
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