|La Croix||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
La Croix is a beautiful, recently renovated, 3 bedroom gite situated in the Loire Valley. It has been renovated in a contemporary manner providing all modern home comforts whilst retaining many original features. It is perfectly located to relax and explore the famous and not so famous sights of the Loire Valley.
La Croix is located between the villages of Courleon and Gizeux and only a 25 minute drive to Saumur, with its impressive chateau, 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 you will have plenty 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 kitchen is modern and fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine and Tassimo coffee-machine.
Spacious lounge/dining room with ample seating. Enjoy a cosy night in by our lovely logburner whilst sampling one of the many local wines.
There are 3 bedrooms, a king size bed on the ground floor with a double and a twin room on the first floor. Both the king and double bedrooms have ample room to take a cot.
There are 2 shower rooms. The ground floor shower room has a fantastic walk in shower/wet room.
Logburner in the lounge makes for a cosy evening in during the cooler times of the year. Efficient electric heaters in all rooms and hallways.
Tv with English tv via Sky satellite dish, dvd, PlayStation 2, iPod dock (Iphone 4/4S socket) and stereo cd player.
La Croix has also free wi-fi for all to enjoy.
The front garden is partly grassed and there is a private patio area round the side which overlooks rural fields, which are usually full of sunflowers, corn or wheat, providing endless views.
Off-road parking. We can provide secure storage in the garage if guests want to store their own bicycles.
Adults and children of all ages. The layout of the ground floor accommodation is all on one level which makes it accessible for all ages and the less mobile.
A bbq is provided during the summer months.
My husband, 2 children and I live and work in the UK but decided to purchase a holiday home in the Loire after enjoying numerous holidays there!
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||Perfect to get away from it all and relax with a glass of Loire wine!|
|Unique benefits of property||Lots of character with lots of modern facilities. Perfect for a cosy winter evening in front of the log burner and equally perfect in the Summer sat on the patio listening to the sounds of the country with a never ending view over the wheat or sunflower fields!|
Hire a canoe/kayak in Brehmont on the Loire River - they will take you to Langeais and you row back to Brehmont - a fun filled afternoon! You can also hire a canoe/kayak in Chinon by the Vienne river.
Le Grand Bleu, our favourite restaurant in Saumur. Great food, excellent service and great prices! Saumur has many great restaurants, too many to name here, therefore we have a list of the ones we like in the house.
Located just outside Poitiers is Futuroscope, a theme park with a difference, approximately an hour and half drive from La Croix.
Family adventure park set in the grounds of Chateau de la Grifferaie at Echemire, Bauge - a great day out especially for younger children.
Le plan d'eau at Hommes - great for a lazy day reading your book, with bar and cafe too! Lac du Rille - you can hire bicycles here and cycle the routes around the lake whilst stopping for a well-earned picnic under the trees.
You can visit a different chateau everyday - the famous ones; Villandry, Usse, Azzay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Saumur, Chenoceau and Langeais are all within an easy drive. The Chateau de Gizeux in the local village is worth a look, plus the Chateau le Latham in Breil is within cycling distance.
A fantastic zoo in a quarry setting - one of the best Zoos we have ever visited and enjoy returning to.