Available throughout your stay
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 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
La Croix has a 6 seat jacuzzi and a 4 seat sauna. Both are open all year ’round.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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”.
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).
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/
Order a cake for a birthday celebration or anniversary. Cakes are freshly made to order by a family-run local business.
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 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.
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.