La Croix is a spacious newly renovated gite which provides modern facilities in a traditional tuffeau stone built house. It's three large bedrooms and extensive living area make it ideal for family holidays. It is also perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat with its ground floor master bedroom and lounge with log burner. Situated in amongst rural farmland on the edge of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park it is a perfect place to sit, relax and unwind whilst sampling a glass of wine from the many Loire Valley vineyards.
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.
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 opportunites 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
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.
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.
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.
The local villages of Gizeux and Breil boast impressive chateaux with extensive gardens.