On-site at La Croix

Available throughout your stay

Heated Swimming Pool

Fun in the 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 a minimum 26°C in Summer holidays. 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 monthly during the summer by public health officials.

There is a child’s paddling pool and a toilet within the enclosed swimming pool area.

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

Jacuzzi and hot tub

La Croix has a 6 seat jacuzzi and a 4 seat sauna. Both are open all year ’round.

Games Room

Pool table in the games room

Our games room has a small pool table, books, family DVDs and loads of board games, children’s toys of all shapes and sizes: train sets, building blocks, meccano and lego for budding engineers, a dressing up box, farm sets etc. for you and your children to rummage through and play with.

Covered Play

New play area

There is a covered play area with swings, table tennis, play houses and basket ball hoop for kids to play under-cover.

Toddlers play area

Children's 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. ‘Treetops’ makes the perfect house, restaurant, school or simply becomes a place for kids to let their imagination run free.

Sitting Areas

Sitting area

There are separate areas away from the cottages and pool where you can read, dine or just relax.

Woods to wander in


We have several acres of lovely woodland and a pine plantation where you can wander or sit and read in total silence.

Badminton, Croquet, Cricket, Boules

Badminton anybody?

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. There is plenty of room for guests to team up and enjoy playing and watching football matches, cricket or rounders in the garden whilst enjoying the beautiful evening sunsets.   There are also boules sets and full size “piste” for use by guests.

Fun Fishing

Fun fishing

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.

Available by arrangement

Meals delivered to your cottage & Private Chef Services

Private chef services

We use the services of a local professional chef to deliver ready-cooked meals to your cottage. Great for your night of arrival.

You can also arrange private catering with service for special occasions.

Beauty Treatments – “Linda Beauté”.

Beautry Treatments by 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. (Full 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.

Bike Hire

Bike Hire Direct

Bikes & safety accessories can be hired, for delivery and collection from La Croix Spa. Can order online or call (English speaking) and pay in Euros or Pounds, so everything is ready when you get here. Everything you need for children too. Website: http://bikehiredirect.com/

Birthday Cakes

Order a cake for a birthday celebration or anniversary. Cakes are freshly made to order by a family-run local business.

Baby Sitting

Kids playing

Babysitting and Childcare can be provided by a qualified, registered and police-checked nanny – Offering peace of mind, great value, a time to relax and an extra pair of hands when needed (advance booking required).

Family Photos

Family photo

Family photo shoots are a great way to capture and keep precious holiday memories with all the family together, having fun in the beautiful grounds of La Croix Spa – exclusive packages available for our guests.

Art Tuition  – Jocelyn Bridge.

Paulas house final

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.