Welcome to La Croix Spa! A self-catering holiday cottage complex in the Charente, South-West France. Check our prices and availability; see everything there is to do plus all our latest updates and make an enquiry to book.
La Croix Spa has 4 child-friendly holiday cottages in 18 acres of grounds catering for groups from 2 – 26 people with a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. The cottages are spacious, comfortable and fully equipped for family self-catering holidays. There is an extensive range of activities to amuse children (of all ages) and their parents both here and nearby.
The minimum rental unit is a whole cottage (you cannot rent individual rooms) and accommodation works out between £20 to £26 per person/per night, according to season. See our Out of Season Breaks and July / August Holiday pages for price details. We can arrange Baby-sitting and all cottages are safe for toddlers. An extensive range of Baby and Toddler equipment is available on request.
To ensure that everyone can relax on a holiday at La Croix Spa family meals can be ordered and delivered to your cottage(s) from a fabulous local professional chef, (who can also be hired as your own private chef during your stay). Pampering beauty treatments and luxurious massages can also be arranged on site.
So much to do!
Children can play in the in 18 acres of secluded grounds. Parents can watch from wherever they are. There is a games room with ping pong, games & toys. We also have an enclosed, shaded children’s play park, badminton, croquet & boules. There is English freeview TV, DVD, Hifi & Free Wifi in every cottage.
Around and about
Enjoy the water sports and equestrian activities at the nearby Lacs de Haute Charente with sailing, caneoing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and pedaloes, pony trekking, mini-golf, sandy beaches, swimming & sun-bathing! Here you will also find restaurants & bars.
Play Golf, go mountain biking or fishing. Bungee-jump at the adventure park.
Discover the historic Gallo-Roman baths at Chassenon, visit the Rochechouart meteorite crater or follow the chateau route of Richard the Lionheart.
To occupy a full day, try Futuroscope at Poitiers, France’s 3rd most popular theme park.
We also offer art tuition and beauty treatments. Discounts are available to guests for many of the activities around us.
Things to see
The Martell distilleries tour is very interesting and lasts an hour, focussing strongly on Martell’s history, the distillation and grading process, finishing with a complementary drink for adults and face-painting for kids.
There is a “Centre Equestre” at Pressignac which takes all-comers for hacks and lessons. With small shetland ponies for smalls, up to mature horses for adults. Open all year-round.
Vélo rail is a great half day out. Vélo rail is a metal truck to which two bicycles have been attached along with 3 passenger seats.
There are many Karting circuits in the region. Passion Karting 16 at La Rochefoucauld (closest) also offers Quad Bike excursions.
A great day out at a cinematic theme park – loads of cinemas of different formats (IMAX, 3D, under-foot) offering different shows on different themes. Great day but get there early.
Easy to reach!
Easy by car – La Croix Spa is 5½ hours from Caen (Portsmouth ferry) or 9 hours from Calais (Dover Ferry). From more northerly UK ports, take the Zeebrugge ferry. Just 1½ hours further than Calais.
Easy by air – La Croix Spa is 45 minutes from Limoges airport. Ryanair flies seasonally to Limoges from Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Leeds & Bristol. Flybe flies from Southampton.
Easy by train – The Eurostar from St Pancras via either Paris or Lille and TGV to Angouleme or Limoges takes 6 – 7 hours. But you will need a hire car from there. See our detailed Directions.
La Croix Spa has a private car park with ample space.