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Spacious renovated Self Contained Gite In The Loire Valley with

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Gite in Parcay-les-Pins, near Saumur, Pays de la Loire, France - Peaceful Rural Location Perfectly Situated To Explore The Many Attractions The Loire Has To Offer

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.


Owner
Louise and Peter Haywood
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Louise and Peter Haywood

La Croix is owned by Peter, Louise and of course our two children Ellen and Matthew. We had been talking about buying a holiday home for many years before finally taking the plunge and buying La Croix. Our plans, though, never included buying a falling down shack in the middle of rural France, with limited knowledge of the language! This is however, what we did and with the help of friends, family and an excellent builder we have managed to restore La Croix and turn it into a fantastic holiday home which we love visiting!

Louise and Peter Haywood purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Louise and Peter Haywood chose Courléon

We had enjoyed many holidays in the Loire before buying La Croix and loved the peace and tranquility of the area. The area is full of great places to visit and there is nothing better than star gazing late into the night enjoying a glass or two of wine.

What makes this cottage unique

La Croix has lots of character yet has all the modern facilities that you expect from a holiday gite. It is a perfect place to unwind and relax both in the Winter and Summer months - sat in front of the cosy log burner in Winter or sat on the patio looking over the wheat or sunflower fields in the summer! Perfect!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed some great evening BBQ's and star gazing into the night. Local cuisine in nearby Parcay-les-Pins was good value and friendly. We really enjoyed the peaceful, tranquil setting at La Croix. Thank you for a great time, loved staying here. Nic & Lou, July 2012





The house is perfect, peace and quiet with every home comfort and plenty of places to visit within easy reach. The shower is fantastic and the bedroom very spacious and comfortable but with all the authentic features still in place.

Julie & Russell, Sept 2012



The house has been renovated beautifully and to a very high standard - we are sure to return for another holiday. Zoe, Miles, Maya & Finn, Aug 2012



Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. We found everything we wanted and were lucky with hot, sunny weather. We spent a lot of time swimming in the local lakes. Kath & Ian, July 2012
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Courléon in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must agree to our terms and conditions
  • Guests must complete our own Booking Form providing full contact details and party details. As La Croix is advertised on a few websites see below:
  • Owner reserves the right to cancel any instant booking with full refund within 24 hours of payment being made - this is to prevent double booking.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 2 shower rooms. The ground floor shower room has a fantastic walk in shower/wet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: La Croix has a private and fully enclosed garden. We have provided garden furniture for 6 including an umbrella and 2 sun loungers for those hot days! The outside area is part grass part patio. The patio area is great to sit and watch the sunset over the fields as well as night time star gazing! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices for 7 nights or more include all bed linen, towels and an end of stay clean. For short breaks of less than 7 days a cleaning charge will be payable with the balance. Other: The layout of the ground floor accommodation is all on one level which makes it accessible for all ages and the less mobile.

Reviews

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Spacious renovated Self Contained Gite In The Loire Valley with
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Modern finish, spacious, handy

  • 5 of 5

Really nice property, very well finished and furnished. Excellent location for exploring the area. The house is warm and welcoming, great shower and very comfortable beds. We loved our stay here, peaceful and homely. Great communication from the owners too.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent several days here. Can’t praise it enough. Perfect for families and / or those couples wanting to escape. Set in the Loire there is plenty to see and do close by while the cottage is set in tranquil and beautiful countryside. The interior is clean, modern and lacks for nothing without losing that ‘French countryside cottage feel’. Speak to the owners! - this place is worth a stay. Recommended 100%. I’ll definately be going again (...and again).

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this fab review! We agree! It is perfect to explore the Loire Valley and also equally great to unwind and relax. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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5

Fantastic spacious gîte in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect stay in a well equipped gite. Great to see all the Loire Valley attractions and also a great location to cycle around the local area. The booking process was quick, easy and straightforward. Thanks for a lovely holiday. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. It certainly is a place to relax and unwind! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Amazing gite, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay - the gite was beautiful- so much bigger than we expected. Really well equipped, great garden, we used the BBQ most nights.

Star gazing was amazing, Never seen stars like it!

Great location, so much to do & see within half hours drive.

Can't wait to return

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review 😄 We love to hear that guests find La Croix as relaxing and perfect as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious gite with lovely surroundings. The gite had everything we needed and was extremely well kept. Great location from which to explore the Loire Valley. We plan to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love to hear that guests enjoy La Croix as much as we do and it would be great to welcome you back sometime in the future. 😄
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Spacious, well presented cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, well presented, clean cottage. Home from home! Well located for the Loire in easy reach of Saumur and Chinon. Beautiful countryside ideal for cycling. Louise and Peter were a pleasure to deal with. Thoroughly recommend this cottage to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of La Croix. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the future sometime.
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Location

Café Le Musée
Plan d'eau de Hommes
Saumur
Perfect town for a stroll, take a boat trip on the Loire, hire a bike for a leisurely cycle ...
Bourgueil
A typical French town with an excellent market on a Tuesday morning...get there early to buy...
Château de Gizeux
Château de Villandry
Stunning gardens at all times of the year
Château de Langeais
A great town and a great chateau
Le Grand Bleu
Fab restaurant!
Doue-la-Fontaine
Excellent zoo and great day out.
Parc zoologique de Doue-la-Fontaine
Fantastic zoo set in a quarry; big and small animals which are well looked after. Good food...
Caves Louis de Grenelle
Railway Rillé
Camping Huttopia Rillé
Château de Saumur
Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Gizeux
Nearest Ferry
263 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Golf du Saumurois, 49400 Saumur, France
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Vernantes

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

Caen - 21/2 to 3 hour drive; Dieppe - 4 hour drive; Calais - 5 hour drive. Brittany Ferries, LD Lines and P&O ferries operate these routes as well as Eurotunnel to Calais. Nearest airport is at Tours, a 50 minute drive with Poitiers (90 min drive) and Nantes (2 hour drive. TGV rail routes from Paris to Tours is also a good route. A car is essential and car hire is available at the main airports and railway stations.

Distances:

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 opportunities 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.

Further Details:

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.

The local villages of Gizeux and Breil boast impressive chateaux with extensive gardens.

The nearest supermarket, petrol station and cash point are located in the village of Vernoil, a 10 minute drive away.

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 opportunities 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.

The Loire Valley is a region famous for its many chateaux, vineyards, rolling landscape and historic towns. La Croix is located in the heart of this popular region. It is a UNESCO World Heritage area of outstanding beauty and it is situated on the edge of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park. The picturesque and historic town of Saumur with its Chateaux and large selection of shops and excellent restaurants is a short drive away.

La Croix is also perfectly positioned to visit the historic cities of Angers, Tours and La Mans all of which are within an easy drive.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Operated on a Saturday changeover basis during peak weeks, however we can be more flexible at other times of the year so please contact us. Outside of high season short breaks can be arranged, minimum stay is 4 nights and cleaning is charged as a compulsory extra (€70), linen and towels can be provided for an additional cost of €10 per person. We ask guests to leave the cleaning and linen fee in the property on departure. Prices for stays of 7 nights or more include all bed linen, towels and an end of stay clean. A 25% deposit will be required to confirm your booking with the balance being payable 60 days before your holiday date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover is preferred in peak weeks during July & August but we can be flexible, please call us to discuss your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Nightly rate £75 (off peak), minimum 4 nights. For short breaks of less than 7 days a €70 cleaning charge will be payable, and bed linen and towels can be supplied at an additional cost (€10 per person), this should be left in cash the property on departure. Holidays from October to April inclusive will incur an additional heating supplement which is included in our Winter rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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