La Croix de Noel
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Located on the edge of a pretty village with all amenities and an 11th century church, the apartment is suitable for a couple wanting to visit the châteaux of the Loire Valley, near Saumur, Angers and Tours, near the vineyards of Bourgeuil, Chinon and Saumur in a relaxing setting. We provide maps showing suggested tours for the châteaux and vineyards. Then there is horse riding, walking, fishing or simply just relaxing.
Saumur is the home of the Cadre Noir Cavalry Regiment and the National Riding School of France, so that in addition to the many cultural events, there are many equestrian events. The nearest public swimming pools are at Noyant and Le Lude.
We can provide itineraries with maps for visits to châteaux, vineyards and historic towns if required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Baule 215 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 58 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 28 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
With an access by an exterior staircase the apartment is completely self-contained, and has a large lounge with lovely views, a well fitted kitchen/diner, a large shower room with WC and washbasin, and a large double bedroom. Full laundry facilities are available.
A welcome pack is supplied within the price, and includes a bottle of local wine!
The property is also available on a daily B & B basis.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a private terrace with a canopy cover and seating for six persons, a barbecue and sun loungers. Plenty of parking.
There are also excellent golf courses nearby one of the best being at Baugé which is 13 km from the apartment.
The owners are on site for any assistance required. There is a good mobile 'phone signal.
The Pays de la Loire region
The Loire Valley, also known as the Garden of France, boasts a micro-climate which gives us warm summers and generally mild winters. The Kings of France built their châteaux here, so they obviously knew a thing or two! Château visits are a must when you come to the area, so too are the vineyards for wine-tasting and if you enjoy the wines why not take some local ones home as a reminder of a great holiday. We provide maps and itineraries for visits to châteaux and vineyards.
The area is eminently suitable for cycling, walking, horse riding, fishing and just generally "chilling out". Golfers please note we have many excellent golf courses, one of the best is located 13 km from the house. We are about 1.5 hours drive from Futuroscope at Poitiers, two hours drive from the wonderful beach of La Baule, an easy drive with good autoroute links. Visit Tours with its wonderful old town and of course good shopping, or Angers with its Château and incredible Tapestry of the Apocalypse.
The village itself has a baker, butcher, two bars one of which does meals. There are several brocantes and "Vide-greniers" held throughout the year in the village and in others around. In October there is an Apple Festival held in the village to commemorate the harvest of all the apple orchards in the surrounding area.
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29 Aug 2014
"Rural France retreat!"
John and Lynn have created a beautiful home with everything that you need for a comfortable stay. Including a welcome hamper! If you are looking for a get away from it all relaxing country break... Th… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We have to say from our part that we loved having you.
23 Jun 2013
We both agreed that our holiday at La Croix de Noel was one of the best ever.
The apartment was in the area that we wanted to visit, near to Saumur. It's also in a large village with shops bars etc.
The apartment itself is very spacious for two people, equipped with everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The owners, Lynn and John, are delightful and very helpful.
We used the literature and maps in the apartment to plan our days out. We visited the chateaux at Villandry and Chenonceau (which were amazing) and saw the display of the Cadre Noir at Saumur. Another 'must do' are the Ackerman caves at Saumur. Their wines are exceptionally good at very reasonable prices.
My lasting memory is sitting in the garden in the sun, looking out across the fields towards a 15C manor house drinking chilled sparkling Saumur wine.
We'll be back!
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