Unique! An authentic French castle tower as a holiday home, overlooking French vineyards. A walled garden with an orchard, where the silence is deafening and every night a spectacular sky is visible. However, the candles, because if the street light goes out, you will not see a thing. During the day, enjoy the pool, the room, the quiet, the barbecue and the formidable terrace. And in winter the fireplace. All mod cons, as well as the Coach House, which has recently been transformed into a modern apartment with private terrace and amenities to enjoy. Optimal holiday Cycling (La Loire a velo), hiking (forest of Chinon around the corner), toys and garden furniture widely available. And not to mention the range of possible excursions to castles, wine tasting, children's entertainment and sports. Also ideal for a holiday with two families on site. We wish you a warm welcome to our dream Fran Look !!
The Castle Tower consists of two parts: the tower and the tower stairs. On the ground floor of the tower is the living room. A large fireplace keeps the winter and chilly nights warm. 1 high is a bedroom with a double bed, a single bed, a toilet and a sink. On the second floor (the tower room) there are two antique boat beds (doubters). This floor also has a toilet and hot and cold running water. All floors are approximately 36 m2 and equipped with a fireplace.
On the north side are the kitchen and bathroom (with bath). The kitchen is fully equipped (gas cooker with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, appliances and all necessary kitchen utensils).
The Carriage House has on the ground floor a living room, overlooking the terrace and the orchard, a kitchen and a bathroom (with bathtub and washing machine). This kitchen is also fully equipped. At one high sleep floor, with two bedrooms, a large landing area and a toilet.
La Croix Rouge is located on the edge of Huismes, a village with a great butcher, a baker, a typical French café, a magazine / cigarette shop, a small supermarket, a post office and a restaurant. On Tuesday there is a market with fresh fish, vegetables and plants. All the ingredients to be able to leave the car!
8 kilometers is the historic site Chinon, with the medieval Chateau de Chinon and numerous small streets with shops and restaurants. Chinon in the summer many cultural activities, especially at night, with the moonlight on the water. Through a beautiful trip along the Vienne and the Loire you reach Saumur, a town where a shopping trip is a feast. And on the way, of course, do some wine tasting. In the summer there every Sunday near an antiques market / vide grenier in the streets with a lot of really nice old things.
La Croix Rouge is next to the forest of Chinon, a huge forest to go hiking or cycling.
Besides walking, cycling or relaxing in the garden, there are plenty of attractions in the nearby area for entertainment. The castles of Chinon, Richelieu, Bourgueil and Saumur are a quarter / half hour away. The Sleeping Beauty Castle (Rigny-Ussé), very nice for the kids, is only ten minutes drive away. Castles with a very special garden like Villandry, are also nearby. Furthermore, to visit the LuLu-park, climbing forest, a rose garden, a beautiful zoo in an old quarry and champignonnenkwekerijen in limestone caves along the Loire. Agreeably driving distance A special experience is a boat trip on a private boat on the biggest unchanneled river on earth, the Loire. The Loire was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
La Croix Rouge is an oasis of calm amidst all that the Loire Valley has to offer. Five minutes away by car denotes Chinon, an authentic small town on the Vienne with a medieval castle. In half an hour you reach Saumur, the white city on the Loire. The larger cities of Tours and Angers are from Huismes worth visiting. The rivers Loire, Vienne and Indre come together in this area. So plenty of water sports fun! For culture, you do not go far. Chinon is particularly active in this area in the summers and organizes an event every weekend, even in the night. Even in Huismes in the late evening an open air performance organized every year behind the church ... A five minute drive there in the woods for the kids climbing paradise. For the little ones are a special zoo and a theme park within a half hour away. You do in this region do not have to worry about food and drink: everywhere cafes, markets, restaurants and wine bars.