Heated Swimming Pool
La Croix has a 6m x 12m swimming pool with large Roman steps; sun-loungers, parasols and a shaded sitting area. The pool is heated to at least 25°C in Summer. The pool depth is 1m – 1.7m at its deepest.
In line with regulations in the Charente, the pool is chlorinated and chemical balance is checked twice a day. The pool is also tested officially for chemical balance once a month in the summer.
There is a child’s paddling pool and a toilet in the pool enclosure.
To maintain the pool area and to give you the best possible experience, we close the area each night at 22:30 and re-open at 08:30.
For the safety of our guests we kindly ask guests never to bring glass of any sort into the Pool area (plastic cups are provided in the cottages and pool area).
Jacuzzi & Sauna
La Croix has a 6 seat jacuzzi and a 4 seat sauna. Both are open all year ’round.
Beauty Treatments – “Linda Beauté”.
For guests wanting back, body and indian head massages and hot stone treatments, Linda is a fully qualified beautician who offers a range of Swedish, essential oil, hot stone and other massage types. (Body massages are available for Ladies only).
For more about the range of treatments Linda offers, please click this link from “Linda Beauté“. Also, have a look at our article “Planning a beauty treatment at La Croix Spa” for more information.
Art Tuition – Jocelyn Bridge.
Jocelyn Bridge offers our guests art tuition. Spend a half day in our beautiful countryside and come away with a beautiful, very personal reminder of your holiday at La Croix Spa.
We have a small lake occupying about an acre. There are many different species of freshwater fish in it, which you are welcome to try and catch and put back. It is not a professional fishing lake and it is not open to the public.
Our games room has a small pool table and loads of board games, childrens toys, books and DVDs for you to rummage through and play with.
Toddlers play area
There is a safe, enclosed, all-day-shaded children’s play area for under-sevens and a separate area with equipment for older children.
The kids have adopted one of the small outhouses and turned it into (another) playroom.
There are separate areas away from the cottages and pool where you can read, dine or just relax.
Badminton, Croquet, Cricket, Boules
We have a badminton set, a cricket set (bats, wickets, pads, ball, gloves), football goals, a croquet set and bats and balls for a whole host of games. We also have a boules set and “piste” for use by guests.
We have 2 adult-size mountain bikes and covered storage rack (suitable for locking with chains) if you wish to bring your own bikes from home.