- Summer Holidays
- Winter Breaks
- Easter holidays
- Half Term
Child friendly holidays in France
Based in South-west France, child-friendly holiday Gites with a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna.
Children can play 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 a TV, DVD, Hifi & Wifi (Internet) in every cottage. Beauty treatments are available.
We can arrange Baby-sitting and all cottages are safe for toddlers. Baby equipment is available.
Activities at the heart of Charente tourism*.
Enjoy the water sports at the nearby Lacs de Haute Charente with sailing, caneoing, windsurfing, 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.
*Discounts are available to guests for many of the activities around us.
Self-catering, restaurants, meals-to-your-door.
Part of the reason for coming to France is to savour the cuisine! At La Croix Spa you have every option. All cottages are fully-equipped self-catering, but there is also a wide choice of fine local restaurants. Evening meals can also be ordered and delivered to your cottage! (Great for your evening of arrival.) We can also arrange fully catered events through Bebus catering.
There are many local markets and farm shops offering fresh, delicious local produce. Go wine tasting at St. Sornin, or try a tour of the world-famous distilleries at Cognac. We have a full range of local restaurants depending on your tastes and budget.
Choose La Croix Spa for your summer holiday, short or weekend break, or get away for the schools half-term.
For all the above, our cottage (Gites) accommodation caters for parties from 2 - 25 people and costs between £20 to £40 per room (twin or double), per night according to season and based on a shared cottage. Make La Croix Spa your location of choice for a family reunion or get-together with friends.
See our cottages, prices and availability page for price details as these vary according to season. Drop us a line via our Enquiries & Reservations page to discuss your requirements. You can be sure of a friendly welcome!
Winter breaks at La Croix Spa
For a family Christmas or New Year with a difference, why not come out and celebrate here, at La Croix Spa? Cottages start at £65 a night for a family of 4.
What could be nicer to have the room to house your entire family, cook and eat in one place for your main meals (or separately as you wish) and get that fantastic winter mix of brisk outside activities, coupled with snuggling up warmly back in your cottages.
The Jacuzzi and Sauna are open and hot! You have all the benefits of everything on site here (see "Facilities") and whilst local summer activities are closed, you can still join in with the local Christmas activities and Christmas markets.
The weather is more "Christmassy" over here than in the UK. It is always crisp, and when the sun is out it is beautiful! Everything is covered in the morning with silvery hoar-frost and the ground crackles under-foot.
Even when the sun is not out, the frosty air picks out spiders webs and paints the grass white and the silence is resounding. It is so still.
Inside the cottages we have a mixture of modern infrared heating, electric radiators and (in Baudelaire & Racine) wood burners. All beds have duvets and extra blankets and the bedroom floors are all carpeted. We warm the cottages up for you well in advance of your arrival.
Our Winter breaks are very popular here with the French, who we have welcomed here for the last five years over the Christmas and New year period.
Our prices are for Mid-Season, as we typically host large parties of people over a short period of time and have to factor-in our energy costs, which are higher in this period than for the summer.
Have a browse around our gallery of festive photos below and if you are interested to find out more, please email us by clicking this text. .
Easter Breaks at La Croix Spa
We have been welcoming guests for Easter holidays at La Croix Spa for eight years now. Prices start at £60 a night for a family of four.
As well as the weather by this time of year being far more advanced than in the UK, most of the local tourist activities have begun to open up again and are certainly open over the Easter weekend.
Our swimming pool will still be shut at this time of year, but the Jacuzzi and Sauna will be open. And whilst it will still be too cold for outdoor watersports on the lakes and rivers, you could do any of the following:
"Acrobranche" (an adventure park suspended in the trees)
Golf and Fishing
Historical sites (Roman Baths, Oradour Sur Glane, Chateaux)
Monkey Valley (Vallée des singes)
All restaurants, Bars and Distilleries at Cognac will be open. For Full details see our: "Activities" pages.
For further details, please email us by clicking on this text .
Half-term getaways at La Croix Spa
For Spring, Summer and Winter half-terms, La Croix Spa offers short breaks for you and the kids to get away for a few days from as little as £60 a night for a family of four.
Nothing easier than to pack a few things (we have the rest here!) and hop on a plane to Limoges airport. Pick up a hire car and we're 40 minutes from there.
There is plenty to do over any of the three half terms through the year and the peace of La Croix Spa and the convenience of all facilities means Mum and Dad can completely unwind.
Whilst the heated pool will not be available for Spring and Autumn half terms, it is available for the Summer and the Jacuzzi and Sauna are available all year. Beauty Treatments also are available all year.
There are plenty of activities to do both on site and in the local area: both indoor and outdoor. These include all La Croix Spa Facilities, and most local activities (see "Activities" link above) are available except the Watersports in Spring and Autumn. All retaurants, bars, historic monuments are open and the local countryside is gorgeous to enjoy in any way you like at any time of theyear.
La Croix Spa is the perfect place for your family to take some quality time away together outside the busier Summer Holiday Season. For more information, please email us by clicking on this text .
For other half term options, you might be interested in the following site:
Half Term Dates - UK School Holidays and Term Times.
Half Term Dates - We list all the UK School Holidays and term times. Useful info when booking a holiday.
Easy by air - La Croix Spa is 45 minutes from 2 regional airports of Limoges & Angouleme. Ryanair flies to Limoges from Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool & Leeds. Flybe flies from Southampton.
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 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.
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