The Castle Tower consists of two parts, a housing unit and a staircase tower. On the ground floor is the living room, 1 and 2 (tower room) high are the bedrooms. The bedrooms are equipped with toilet and sink. The three floors are connected by the original oak staircase tower. The kitchen and bathroom are on the ground floor on the north side. On the south side is a small, charming Rapunzel Balcony overlooking the chateau Villeaumaire and vineyards. Because the property is on a hill, you have a beautiful view in all directions. The Castle Tower adjoins a large terrace overlooking the garden with French pictures and pool. From your deck chair you can easily keep an eye on children. The garden is fully enclosed, ideal for small children and pets. Many guests notice that the location is deafeningly silent. That we are not used to. On balmy evenings you can on a deck chair with a glass of Chinon wine in hand enjoying the breathtaking starry skies.
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 to see an amazing starry sky. However the candles, because if the street lights go out, you do not see a thing. During the day enjoy the swimming pool, space, tranquility, and the formidable barbecue terrace. And in winter the fireplace. Fully equipped, as the coach house, which was recently renovated to a modern apartment with private terrace and amenities to enjoy a superb holiday. Cycling (La Loire a velo), walks (forest of Chinon around the corner), toys and garden furniture widely available. And do not forget the range of possible excursions to castles, wine tasting, children's entertainment and water 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 on 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) 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 includes a fireplace.
On the north side are the kitchen and the bathroom (with bath). The kitchen is fully equipped (gas cooker with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, kitchen appliances and all necessary attributes).
The Coach House is on the ground floor living room, overlooking the terrace and orchard, a kitchen and a bathroom (with bath and washing machine). This kitchen is also fully equipped. 1 high is the bedroom floor, with two bedrooms, a large landing and a toilet.
La Croix Rouge is on the outskirts 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 leave the car!
8 km is the historic site Chinon, with its medieval Chateau de Chinon and plenty of nice little streets with shops and restaurants. Chinon in the summer many cultural activities, especially at night, with the moonlight on the water. Through a beautiful journey along the Vienne and the Loire Saumur reach, a city where a shopping trip is a celebration. And along the way of course put a few wine tastings. In summer there is nearby every Sunday an antiques market / vide grenier in the streets with a lot of really nice old things.
La Croix Rouge is next to the Foret de 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, such as Villandry, are also nearby. Also to see are pleasant driving distance the park LuLu, the climbing forest, a rose garden, a beautiful zoo in an old quarry and champignonnenkwekerijen in limestone caves along the Loire. A special experience is a boat trip on a private boat on the largest unchanneled river on earth, the Loire. The Loire is the recently UNESCO declared World Heritage.
La Croix Rouge is an oasis of calm amidst all the Loire Valley has to offer. Five minutes away by car you're in Chinon, a town on the Vienne with authentic medieval castle. In half an hour you reach Saumur, the white city on the Loire. The larger cities of Tours and Angers from Huismes are worth visiting. The rivers, the Loire, the Vienne and Indre come together in this area. So plenty of water sports entertainment! For culture, you do not get far. Quinone is particularly active in this area and organizes the summer every weekend event, even at night. Even in Huismes each year in the late evening organized an open air performance, behind the church ... A five minute drive there in the forest for the kids a climbing paradise. For the little ones a special zoo and a theme park within half an hour. About food and drink you you do in this region not to worry: anywhere cafes, markets, restaurants and wine bars.