Family gite to let on complex in Charente - PC006033_D

2km from Pressignac, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006033_D Advertiser since: 22 January 2018

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Racine Self Catering Friday 3 6 1

About this property

Family Cottage, 18 Acres, Heated Pool and Spa. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Croix Spa is a complex of 5 gites in 18 acres of private grounds with large heated swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, covered games and picnic areas and many other facilities on-site.

Racine is a charming and spacious 3 bedroom converted barn with open plan living room and kitchen diner. First floor has 2 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom and a bathroom with wc and shower. Toddler safety/comfort equipment includes a stairgate, travelcots & highchairs, changing mat, bathroom step and toys available on request. Secure wi-fi. Modern infrared heating warms the cottage beautifully for winter and there is also a log burner in the living room.

Linen is included. Babysitting, pampering beauty treatments and meals delivered to your door are all available from local, accredited businesses.
Secure WiFi is free and available in each cottage and around the pool.

Only a mile from sandy lakeside beaches with bars & restaurants & watersports. Other local attractions include: vélo railing, animal parks, acrobranche, go-karting, Futuroscope, Roman & medieval chateaux and historical sights, typical local French markets, Cognac tours & tasting, chocolate-making. There is so much to do many of our guests return year after year to get around everything.

We regret pets are not permitted.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen for self-catering. Includes washing machine, microwave, gas cooker, barbecue, fridge-freezer, stereo, toaster and coffee-maker.

Highchairs and an extensive range of baby equipment are available on request.

A stable door leads to a private outside terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue for al fresco cooking and dining.

The services of a local chef of 30 years experience are available to order family meals delivered to your door (these are especially popular on the night of arrival) and private catering is also available through your holiday. Birthday cakes (or cakes to make everyday special) can be ordered too.

We are fortunate to have many fine restaurants within this area for all tastes & budgets from Michelin starred chateau restaurants and fine dining at a charming old mill to fermes-auberges and beach-side snack bars and restaurants. All the local restaurants are child-friendly but we are happy to organise babysitting.

Living rooms

Spacious and open plan, your living room is equipped with relaxing furniture, a library and a selection of family boardgames, tv, dvd and wi-fi. Other games and a wide choice of dvds are available from the games room on-site.

There is also a wood burning stove in the living room for winter warming.


Racine has 3 very comfortable bedrooms. One master bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with double bed and a third bedroom with 2 single beds all on the first floor. Linen and towels are included (but not available for poolside use). A stairgate is fitted for toddlers. Cots and other baby equipment are available on request without charge.


Racine has a family bathroom / toilet on the first floor with loads of hot water and good water pressure in the shower.

There is an additional toilet downstairs.

A non-slip baby bath seat is available, bathroom steps and children's bathroom toys are provided as needed.


Heating is provided in winter and is included in the price. Heating is provided by modern Infrared heaters that warm up the cottage beautifully whilst being energy-efficient. There is also a wood-burning stove in the living room for extra winter comfort.


Racine has a flat screen tv with English freeview channels, dvd, hi-fi and a small library of popular books and games. Wi-fi is available free of charge. Further games and a selection of dvds are available from the games room on-site.

The gamesroom has a small billiard table, children's art materials, dressing-up, construction toys, train sets and bats and balls of all shapes and sizes. There is a covered play area with table tennis, swings and climbing equipment; play houses and a play park.

Beauty treatments, art tuition and family photo sessions are available from local accredited businesses.

Just a mile from sandy lakeside beaches with bars & restaurants & watersports. Other local attractions include: vélo railing, animal parks, acrobranche, go-karting, Futuroscope, Roman & mediaeval chateaux and historical sights, typical local French markets, Cognac tours & tasting, chocolate-making. There is so much to do that many of our guests return year after year to fit it in.

Garden and outside

Private grounds with 18 acres of enclosed gardens, meadows and woodland. Parents can relax whilst being able to watch their kids from any part of the gardens. The property includes the pool and spa facilities, which are safely walled and gated; a garden games room with pool table and many games and toys, three play areas (two covered and one shaded all day by a beautiful old oak tree) and a small out-building converted to a children's play house. Badminton, giant chess, table tennis, croquet, boules and clock golf are available, there is a basketball net, football goals and footballs, and plenty of space to enjoy rounders and cricket matches etc.

We have a small lake fenced-off from the main property which is available for fun fishing (carp, perch, roach, rudd and many more).

Parking and garages

La Croix Spa has plenty of parking in a large off-road private car park.

Visitor suitability

La Croix Spa is a family holiday location with a special focus on child-friendliness and safety. It can accommodate from 2 - 30 people in 5 spacious gites.

Downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms (in 3 of the cottages) are particularly appealing to our multi-generational family holidaymakers.

The proximity of the cottages to each other whilst ensuring individual facilities and family privacy make La Croix Spa ideal for larger groups of friends and families who want to holiday together.

Outside July and August, La Croix Spa is ideal for short breaks, half terms and celebrations with Spa treatments, organised activities and private catering all available.

Indoor and outdoor playing facilities provide entertainment for all ages in the family come rain or shine. The many and varied great value local attractions guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Information about any additional facilities

Please contact us to arrange meals delivered to your cottage, cakes, babysitting, art tuition, family photo sessions.

Each gite has its own safe.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Beauty treatments

Creative arts


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang de Chauffie
Distance: 2 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International, Saint Junien
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre des Lacs, Pressignac
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Pressignac Meteorite trail


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Sornin
Distance: 18 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Paula Martin

Paula is on hand to assist with all your holiday needs. She is happy to recommend and reserve tables at the many fine local restaurants, to help you plan and organise activities and day trips so that you can truly make the most of your time in France.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? La Croix Spa is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of beautiful countryside, with clean sandy lakeside beaches just a mile away. There are family friendly beach bars and restaurants, great value watersports and equestrian activities just a few minutes away. We are just a 10 minutes drive from the riverside town of Chabanais and the charming medieval town of Rochechouart. La Croix Spa is only 40 minutes from Limoges airport and the vibrant, historic cities of Limoges and Angouleme.
Unique benefits of property La Croix Spa has accommodation for between 2-26 people staying in beautiful stone cottages and converted barns. It is ideal for family holidays or for larger group getaways and celebrations. It will appeal to all ages with its large heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Pampering and massage treatments are available and chef prepared meals can be ordered for delivery to your door. There is a well equipped gamesroom and covered and shaded plays areas to enable children to play outside safely all day, not to mention the 18 acres of gardens, meadows, woodland and a small lake for everyone to enjoy, explore and discover the incredible wildlife. Kids clubs, babysitting, art tuition and celebratory cakes can be organised by request.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurants for all tastes

Fine dining can be enjoyed 10 minutes away at the renowned charming mill 'Le Vieux Moulin' or the Michelin starred Chateaux restaurant 'Domaine des Etangs'. We are lucky to have a selection of traditional French restaurants and ferme auberges nearby or beach side restaurants for those who prefer simpler al fresco cuisine.

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