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La Croix - 3 bed renovated gîte in the beautiful Loire

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Gites
La Croix is a spacious newly renovated gite which provides modern facilities in a traditional tuffeau stone built house. It's three large bedrooms and extensive living area make it ideal for family holidays. It is also perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat with its ground floor master bedroom and lounge with log burner. Situated in amongst rural farmland on the edge of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park it is a perfect place to sit, relax and unwind whilst sampling a glass of wine from the many Loire Valley vineyards. La Croix is located between the villages of Courleon and Gizeux and is only a 25 minute drive to Saumur, with it's impressive chateau and many restaurants, shops and bars. A short drive or cycle south of La Croix through forest and you will reach 'La L...La Croix is a spacious newly renovated gite which provides modern facilities in a traditional tuffeau stone built house. It's three large bedrooms and extensive living area make it ideal for family holidays. It is also perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat with its ground floor master bedroom and lounge with log burner. Situated in amongst rural farmland on the edge of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park it is a perfect place to sit, relax and unwind whilst sampling a glass of wine from the many Loire Valley vineyards. La Croix is located between the villages of Courleon and Gizeux and is only a 25 minute drive to Saumur, with it's impressive chateau and many restaurants, shops and bars. A short drive or cycle south of La Croix through forest and you will reach 'La Loire' river and the Bougueil vineyards, here there are lots of opportunities to taste the local wines and visit the many picturesque villages along the river. It's a great place to relax and picnic whilst enjoying the views. The area surrounding La Croix has lots to offer. It is great for cyclists with empty roads and endless forest trails, canoes can be hired at various points on the Loire, there are lots of local walking trails, fishing on the local lakes, horse riding, as well as opportunites for swimming at many of the natural lakes. In addition, La Croix is perfectly situated for visiting the many Loire Valley chateaux as well as family orientated theme parks and zoos.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Louise H
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsInteraction with guests is generally via email, text or phone call. We are based in the UK and La Croix is managed for us by Angie & Darren who live locally. We deal with all guest queries or problems but can call on local help where it is needed. La Croix is operated on a flexible changeover basis so please contact us to discuss your requirements. Short breaks with a minimum stay of 3 nights can be arranged, please contact us to check availability and prices. We charge €15 per person up to a max of €70 for bed linen for stays of less than 7 nights. This must be left on the table on departure. Prices for 7+ nights include bed linen but we no longer supply towels.

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Meander00728216852
Meander00728216852
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charmante maison dans le brouillard
Petite maison dans la campagne à proximité de villages et prêt de Saumur avec son magnifique château . Nous avons eues chaud avec le poêle qui a réchauffé nos soirées humide de l hiver . Nous étions très bien , les équipements sont parfaits et suffisamment de salle de bain et de wc pour 6 personnes . Nous avons aimer passé le nouvel an dans cette charmante maison ,bien au chaud ...... Cordialement Mne Youx y et ses amis
Visited December 2019
Written 7 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mobile11461645844
Mobile11461645844
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous and comfortable cottage in stunning location.
We had a lovely holiday at La Croix. The cottage is very neat and comfortable with smart kitchen and bathrooms, set in a beautiful area near to the village of Courleon. Great bakery in Gizeux nearby. Local supermarket. Drives into Saumur for walkabout, choice eating and shopping. Chateau Villandry for very beautiful gardens. Langeais for more mooching and eating ... vineyards to drive through, forests just on the very verge of autumnal colours, the countryside is extremely pretty. Rille for a lake visit (zipwire water ski-ing looked fun but we didn't try). I didn't know this part of France all that well but have completely fallen in love with it and La Croix offers a really good base to explore from. Thank you :)
Visited September 2019
Written 22 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul G
Paul G
Emersons Green, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
La Croix get-away
Jules & I would wish to thank Pete & Louise for allowing us to share both their vacation and exceptional holiday home. An absolutely stunning and very well presented cottage in an idillic location which offers peace and tranquillity, yet is within an easy reach of the many visiting opportunities and attractions of the Loire Valley. A highly recommended holiday, set within stunning, uninterrupted views of rural Parçay-les-Pins yet has every modern facility to please everyone. A brilliant holiday shared with the hosts and we both can’t wait to return. Very, very highly recommended. Thank you so much.
Visited July 2019
Written 18 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FarAway65738165125
FarAway65738165125
You were the perfect guests too! It was our pleasure to share our holiday home with you both and introduce you to some of the fabulous sights of the Loire Valley...as well as the wonderful local fizz. We look forward to a re-run in the near future!
Written 19 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

andrewnorris2018
andrewnorris2018
Burley, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lizard orchids, hares and stone curlews
Great property. Well fitted-out, good sized rooms and 2 bathrooms! We had a lovely week. Loads of historic sites close by, love the scenery and anywhere I can watch stone curlew from the garden...with a lizard orchid...is fine by me. Hares on the otherside of the garden fence and a resident little owl...fantastic. Lovely setting, great communication with owner. We will be back.
Visited June 2019
Written 21 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
FarAway65738165125
FarAway65738165125
It really is great to hear guests who enjoy the peaceful setting of La Croix as much as we do. Thank you for your great review - we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 19 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DaveC P
DaveC P
Westbury, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful gite, we'll be going back
What a beautiful gite, tastefully renovated to offer the best of French style and the best of English home comforts. We really enjoyed our (too short) stay and plan to go back next year in the Summer. The owners are really friendly and helpful too.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with family
Written 28 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Loire-lacroix
Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
Written 30 September 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Charles De Gaulle Airport
156.9 mi

Arville Airport
24.4 mi
Restaurants
Le Pelican
4.7 mi

Le Pélican (officiel)
4.7 mi

Cafe Le Musee
2.6 mi

Le Riton Bar
4.7 mi
Attractions
Chateau de Gizeux
2.5 miCastles

Musée Jules-Desbois
2.6 miArt Museums

Chateau du Lathan
4.9 miCastles

Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Secours
1.9 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks
About the neighbourhood
The local villages of Parcay les Pins, Gizeux and Vernoil have a range of amenities including boulangeries, bars and an excellent supermarket. The Musee Jules Desbois in Parcay les Pins is dedicated to the famous sculptor who was born in the village. The bar next door which takes his name is a typical French bar but serves good value food at lunch and dinner. Although not close to the coast there are plenty of choices for swimming too - the many natural lakes in the area have beaches and safe swimming areas which have lifeguards in the peak summer months. Canoe hire and organised trips are available throughout the region and the Loire-a Velo cycle path criss crosses the area offering many safe and scenic cycle routes. The local villages of Gizeux and Breil boast impressive chateaux with extensive gardens.
Getting around
It is a perfect area to cycle with many signed and well marked cycle routes. You do need a car as La Croix is located in a rural area which provides the peace and quiet for you to really relax.
Access
Car required
How to get there
There are many routes to travel to La Croix. The nearest ferry port is at Caen which is serviced by Brittany Ferries, this is a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive. It is also a 4 hour drive from Dieppe and 5 hours from Calais. LD Lines operate from Newhaven to Dieppe and P&O Ferries and Eurotunnel service Calais.The three closest airports to La Croix are Tours (a 50 minute drive), Poitiers (a 90 minute drive) and Nantes (a 2 hour drive). These airports currently have routes from London Stansted, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle and London Gatwick but routes are changing all the time with new ones being added. The main budget airlines that service these airports are Ryanair, Flybe and Easyjet.La Croix can also be accessed by train with TGV routes from Paris to Tours.Car hire is available at all the main airports and railway stations.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
La Croix is operated on a flexible changeover basis so please contact us to discuss your requirements. Short breaks with a minimum stay of 3 nights can be arranged. We charge €15 per person up to a max of €70 for bed linen for stays of less than 7 nights. This must be left on the table on departure. Prices for 7+ nights include bed linen but we no longer supply towels. The house must be left clean and clear of rubbish on departure. A deposit of 25% will be required to confirm your booking with the balance being payable 28 days before your holiday date.

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