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Holiday in a castle tower!

Bedrooms 3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Unique! An authentic French castle tower as a holiday home, overlooking French vineyards. A completely walled garden with an orchard where silence is deafening and a fantastic starry sky can be seen every night. During the day enjoy the garden, the swimming pool, the space, the peace, the barbecue and the formidable terrace. And in the winter the fireplace.

La Croix Rouge estate is located on the edge of Huismes, a village with a great butcher, a bakery, a typical French café and a restaurant. On Tuesday there is a market with fresh fish, cheese, vegetables and plants. All ingredients to let the car stand!

La Croix Rouge is an oasis of tranquility, in the middle of everything the Loire Valley has to offer. The Loire Valley has recently been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Along the estate, the Loire route runs a velo route. From the gate you enter the forest of Chinon. And a variety of excursions to castles, wine tastings, children's entertainment and water sports. At 10 minutes by car you will find Chinon, an authentic town on the Vienne with a medieval castle and many cultural activities. In a short half hour you reach Saumur, the white city of the Loire. The larger cities of Tours and Angers are worth a trip from Huismes. The Loire, Vienne and Indre rivers come together in this area. For the little ones, a special zoo in a former quarry and amusement park can be reached within half an hour. You do not have to worry about food and drink in the area: all terraces, markets, restaurants and wine taverns.

The castle tower consists of two parts: the living tower and the staircase. On the ground floor of the tower is the living room. A large fireplace keeps warm in the winter and on cool nights. At 1 and 2 (tower room) high is a bedroom of approximately 36 m2, both with a fireplace. On the north side on the ground floor are the kitchen and the bathroom (with bath). The kitchen is fully equipped (gas cooker with oven, dishwasher, fridge, appliances and all necessary kitchen attributes).

We warmly welcome you to our dream in France !!

More Details

Joke de Wit
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018


Huismes Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Holiday in a castle tower!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Familienurlaub zu viert mit Hund bei Joke und Frederik sehr genossen. Sie sind hervorragende Gastgeber und kennen die Region genau.

Der alte Turm gleicht einem Märchenschloss und ist sehr authentisch eingerichtet, der Ausblick ist großartig. Küche und Bad sind komfortabel ausgestattet, Terrasse, Pool..., was kann man sich mehr wünschen.

Viele Schlösser der Loire sind in weniger als einer Stunde erreichbar. Wir kommen unbedingt wieder! Vielen Dank für die wunderbare Zeit

Astrid und Peter

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wat een heerlijke stek! Absolute aanrader!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een heerlijk koetshuis met verzorgde inrichting

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben het koetshuis gehuurd, wat samen met de kasteeltoren staat in een grote, mooie en ommuurde tuin met veel bomen, planten en een groot gazon. De tuin heeft veel sfeer door de beelden en bijzondere (kunst) objecten die her en der zijn geplaatst. Je hebt er alle rust en ruimte, zon en schaduw en veel privacy. Het is een genoegen om in de tuin te zitten en de vogels te horen zingen.

Het huis is sfeervol ingericht met persoonlijke en kleine details. Een roos op de slaapkamer, een boeketje op de kast en snuisterijen die de eigenaar gevonden heeft op de France brocante. Dit maakt het geheel 'echt Frans' en ''af'. Prima sanitair, keuken en slaapkamers.

Het huis staat in een rustige omgeving, omgeven door wijnranken en bos. Het dorpje Huismes is te voet bereikbaar voor de eerste levensbehoeften. De omgeving is heel geschikt voor fietsen en wandelen en uiteraard voor een bezoek aan de Loirekastelen en leuke stadjes aldaar.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $51.71
Refundable Damage Deposit $229.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.