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La Croix Joreau

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

The courtyard

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner


We do not take online bookings because we have had a holiday ruined where we booked to stay in the Dordogne, received the booking form which we completed immediately and were just about to send it back with a cheque when out of courtesy we rang to say it was just going in the post only to be told they had rented to another family. We would not like that to happen to others and often have waited a few days while people sort out their arrangements.

The other thing is please ignore the response rate as it is based on mail sent from just one location. Should we reply by smartphone or from any other location it does not register that we have replied.


Dating from 1850, La Croix Joreau is a group of converted farm buildings retaining many of their original features. The Pommier is a two bedroom ground floor apartment designed for wheelchair access with wider doorways, lower light switches and plugs, and a shower room designed with wheelchairs in mind.

The Pommier opens onto the courtyard and the evenings at La Croix Joreau offer a special atmosphere with the barbecue, games of petanque and the drinking of wine! Should it happen to rain our spacious barn offers a suitable alternative

There is a 10m x 5m swimming pool, children's play equipment as well as plenty of space for other games.

Should you not wish to cook we offer a Table d'hote option (especially popular on the day of arrival) with smaller portions and prices for younger children, and a vegatarian option if required

We are here to make your holiday as special as possible with advice about places to visit, restaurants to eat at or sharing a glass of wine with you.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Just inside the entrance is a car park where you can safely park your car leaving the courtyard free for games of petanque. There is a barbecue area. Behind the property is a children's play area and a large area for ball games. The swimming pool has large areas of shade for when the sun is too strong.

The Pommier is adapted for wheelchair use with wide doorways, lowered light switches and plugs, and a wet room.

The Pays de la Loire region

The Loire Valley is famous for it's beautiful Chateaux but there many other things to see and do within a very short distance. There are lots of different types of wine produced in the region, varying from red to white to rose and sparkling. The area is generally flat making it ideal for cycling with a cycle path running alongside the river starting from the Atlantic Ocean which will eventually cross the rest of Europe. Walking is also very popular with plenty of tracks through the forests or round the local lakes.

For those who enjoy gardens there is a huge variety to see as well as the French equivalent of the Eden Project, Terra Botanica at Angers.


La Croix Joreau is 45 minutes from Angers, Tours and Le Mans, and 20 minutes from Saumur. Within such a small area there are many things to see and do - Chateaux, Zoo's, Vineyards, Troglodytes, Museums - even driving down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans.

In the village there is a lovely bar run by Alain and Bernadette, which is next door to the Musee Jules Desbois who was a famous sculptor. There is also a small supermarket, Post Office and hairdresser's.

Surrounded by apple orchards and forests, there are nearby lakes at Rille and Hommes which are ideal for swimming, fishing or picnicking and at Rille watching the bird population from the viewing points.

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Review 1-7 of 7

25 Aug 2014


"The most relaxing and memorable holiday we have had."

My husband and I and our 9 year old son decided on a different type of holiday this year. Usually paying over the odds for expensive all inclusive package holidays we fancied a change. It was without … More

19 Aug 2014


"A little dated & run down"

We booked this last year & had planned to stay 6 nights but we're disappointed from the moment of arrival. We only stayed one night. Had arranged a meal which was excellent. We were aware of d… More

28 Jun 2014


"Perfect base to discover the Loire Valley"

Had a fantastic time with lovely hosts - would recommend and plan to stay again. A perfect place to relax and plan your day exploring the surrounding area. So much to see and do we couldn't fit i… More

9 Oct 2013


"A very enjoyable stay"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Croix Joreau, it was a nice quiet village and a good location for exploring the Loire area. Helen and John were very hospitable and friendly, and they do a very ni… More

15 Mar 2013


"Fantastic holiday location. Great for families!"

The gites are around a courtyard where families/groups can sit and eat and play boule. The Larders are superb hosts, for whom nothing is too inconvenient. The pool is welcome in the heat and a lovely … More

27 Jan 2013


"Wonderful place to relax"

La Croix Joreau is a great place from which to visit the attractions of the Loire Valley, but it is also a great place to relax and do nothing. The central courtyard is good for socialising and the pool is lovely to lie beside or even swim in when it gets a bit hot! Owners John and Helen go out of their way to make sure that all guests are comfortable and happy. I've stayed there six years in a row and will return this year. What better recommendation is there?

27 Jan 2013


"The only holiday location to which we keep returning!"

All this, and it's within a day's travel from home (Buckinghamshire) - with a three course table d'hote meal, including a bottle of local wine, waiting for us on arrival.

We first stayed here about 8 years ago, with our then teenaged daughter and a friend, creating some interest when we arrived in an elderly but willing VW camper van, and have just kept returning for the welcome, location and the company. The apartments are arranged so that you can retreat to privacy for peace and quiet, or join fellow guests and knowledgable hosts John and Helen for what have been some of the liveliest and most hilarious evenings we can remember. It's also very child-friendly, with plenty of safe playing areas as well as the pool. Our fondest memory is taking friends of our own to help Jean and I celebrate our silver wedding anniversary a few years ago, for which Helen prepared a memorable meal that we shared with other guests, finished off by a special anniversary cake baked by Helen as a surprise.

Parcay les Pins is a perfect base for exploring this part of France, with a boulangerie, a cafe-bar and a village shop, and only half an hour from larger towns, supermarkets and a handful of chateaux - but don't miss the market in Langeais on Sunday morning, or the bigger one in Bourgueil on Tuesdays.

So sorry, John and Helen, but you'll have to put up with us again - but without the camper van these days!

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Helen L.

  • 2 Years listed

90% Response rate

Calendar last updated:21 Jun 2012

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • German
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