- PC006033_E

2km from Pressignac, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006033_E Advertiser since: 22 January 2018

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Voltaire Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Cottage with Lake Views, Shared Pool/Spa Facilities. 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 areas and many other facilities on-site.

Voltaire is a charming and very spacious 2 bedroom stone cottage. It has an extensive and private south-facing terrace overlooking 2 small lakes. Voltaire has a 4 star rating. The accommodation is all on the ground floor (although the living spaces are on different levels). The master double bedroom has frenchdoors opening onto the south-facing terrace, perfect for watching the wildlife on the lake whilst enjoying morning coffee and evening drinks. The second bedroom has twin single beds and has views over the small lake. Opposite the bedrooms there is a large modern shower room and a separate toilet. Voltaire has a large living room and dining area with a feature woodburner. The kitchen and breakfast room are accessed by steps up from the living room. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering families and it has frenchdoors opening onto the gardens and play areas that are shared by the other cottages at La Croix Spa. Toddler safety/comfort equipment includes a washing machine in your cottage; travelcots & highchairs, changing mat, bathroom step and toys available on request. Free wi-fi in the cottage and around the heated pool. Modern infrared heating warms the cottage beautifully for winter. Linen is included. Babysitting, pampering beauty treatments and meals delivered to your door are all available from local, accredited businesses.

La Croix Spa is only a mile from sandy lakeside beaches with bars & restaurants & water sports. 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

Modern and well equipped kitchen for self catering families. Table for 4, washing machine, microwave oven, gas cooker, barbecue, fridge-freezer, toaster and coffee-maker. Frenchdoors to to the gardens, pool, play areas.

Highchairs and a range of baby equipment are available on request.

Private south facing terrace, with outdoor furniture and barbecue for al fresco cooking and dining. Lakeside views.

The services of a local chef are available to order family meals delivered to your door (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

Your spacious living room is equipped with relaxing furniture around the feature wood burning stove. There is also a dining area with seating for up to 6.

For your enjoyment the cottage is equipped with flatscreen tv (UK satellite) dvd, cd player, a library (books and family dvds) and a selection of family boardgames. Free wi-fi. Other games and a wide choice of dvds are available from the gamesroom on-site.

Modern infrared heating in all rooms guarantees comfort for winter breaks in Voltaire.


Voltaire has 2 very comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Steps lead down to the master bedroom which has a double bed. The master bedroom has been tastefully decorated with all thoughts for your comfort. A sofa sits beside a charming feature fireplace. Frenchdoors open from the master bedroom onto a private south-facing terrace overlooking the lake. Inside/outside seating is provided for you to enjoy watching the lakeside wildlife whilst enjoying your morning coffee, aperitifs or simply reading whilst soaking up the silence and sunshine. Voltaire has an additional very comfortable and equipped bedroom with 2 single beds.

Linen and towels are included (but not available for poolside use). Cots and other baby equipment are available on request without charge.


Voltaire has a family shower-room with a step-in shower, loads of hot water and good water pressure.

There is separate toilet room.

Bathroom steps and children's shower toys are provided as needed.


Heating is provided in winter and is included in the price. Heating is provided by electrical panel heaters and modern infrared heaters in every room - that warm up the cottage beautifully whilst being energy-efficient.


Voltaire has flat screen tv (English freeview channels), dvd, hi-fi and a small library of popular books and games. Free wi-fi. Further games and a selection of dvds are available from the gamesroom 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 are covered play and picnic areas with table tennis, giant chess, 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 & medieval 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 all 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 gamesroom with pool table and many games and toys, 3 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 balls, and plenty of space to enjoy rounders and cricket matches. The play parks have swings and climbing equipment.

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

Voltaire has private off-road parking by the cottage.
La Croix Spa has plenty of additional 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, bike hire, family photo sessions.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Beauty treatments

Creative arts


Family activities

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

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 www.LaCroixSpa.com
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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