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“Simply The Best!!”
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58 reviews
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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jo S
United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply The Best!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We have just come back from a week stay at La Maison Marissou. What can we say other than this really is simply the best self catering cottage we have every rented. The communication from Françoise, Martine and Laurent is excellent and informative, nothing is too much trouble. The Gite has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and is situated on the Loire Valley Cycle route. We were met by the family to be shown around this wonderful property, full of so much character, They have a genuine care that you have the best experience and deliver information with interest and humour. One week was not enough to explore this beautiful area, we will be back! We have no hesitation in recommending this property, you will not be disappointed. I'm actually quite sad not to be in touch with these guys until we book again as they feel like friends. Book now go on you know you want to (just leave us some space for next year!!

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Liked best: The outstanding accommodation
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Good evening dear Friends
Here we are again rewarded, thanks to you, we grow every day, we bring what the hosts hope of a holiday home in the Loire valley.
We have so many things to see and to drink here, we will be happy to see you in the future!
We wish you a great summer.
best regards
Laurent, Martine et Françoise
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Lanier P
United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a week in La Maison Marissou in early May. Everything about our stay was perfect. Laurent, Francoise and Martine met us upon arrival and provided an entertaining and most thorough orientation on the cottage and the local area. There were even homemade jams and a bottle of an excellent local wine awaiting us on the kitchen table.

We would wholeheartedly endorse everything written in the numerous 5 star reviews of La Maison Marissou. Laurent, Francoise and Martine's vast experience in the hospitality industry is quite evident in the arrangement and decor of the cottage. Everything needed is there. Everything there is tastefully done. Attention to detail is evident throughout.

Equally enticing was the outdoor space. The covered barbecue area and multi-level garden tempted us each day to venture outside and enjoy our special place.

We very much hope to return.

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Liked best: Attention to detail.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 May 2015
Bonjour Lanier,
By the time I answer you, you must continue to visit the "old Europe", unless you're back at home in your new State South Carolina.
Martine, Françoise and I are pleased to have participated in the success of the discovery of the Loire Valley.
If one day you come back, you can stay in our other cottage, gîtes de la Bellivière in Beaumont en Véron.
We kiss you very respectfully,
See you soon may be
Your host
Laurent
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Tansay
Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“What a wonderful spot!”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My husband and I have rented a number of gites in France over the past 12 years. This was one of THE best! The home itself was beautifully updated, while maintaining its heritage charm. The kitchen was wonderful -- we cooked a number of meals at home (ground floor for North Americans or RDC in France). The sitting room on the first floor (second floor to North Americans) was really comfortable and that's not always the case in rental properties we have found. The chesterfield and chairs were definitely comfy for sitting and reading at length one rainy afternoon. There were a variety of games and DVDs also provided. The corner desk was a great spot to catch up on the computer (internet access was very quick). We chose the attic floor as "our" space with terrific skylights that let in refreshing breezes (and the sounds of the countryside). The bed was comfortable and the shower/toilet room on this floor was great for us. The stairs are tricky -- you do need to keep your wits about you on the 2 spiral stair cases in this gite. I wouldn't suggest this property for anyone with mobility issues or with small children.

My husband's sister in law and her daughter joined us for part of our stay. They were very happy in the first floor bedroom and had a bathroom of their own. The village itself even tho' only 15 minutes from Chinon had everything you could ask for: a great little pub, boulangerie/patisserie, epicerie, boucherie, and a restaurant. Sitting in the town square for a drink, listening to the bells chime from the church across the way, smelling the fragrance of the beautiful flowers, knowing we were just a block away from our home away from home...well it doesn't get much better than this.

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Liked best: great kitchen; comfortable sitting room; bathroom for each bedroom; location is perfect!
Liked least: getting out of bed in the attic bedroom -- mind your head!; the parking spot off the street is rather tight -- but there's no problem parking on the street.
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
24 May 2015
Chers Amis,
You, well explained, our home, our village, where we were for the weekend with our parents.
We have modernized the facilities, you enjoyed, style, decor, ambiance very French of our house.
You will be always welcome, and we keep good memories of you.
We wish you great discoveries, around the world.
Laurent and his sisters
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DebHadley
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Luxurious Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed at La Maison Marissou last summer for 1 week and wished we could have stayed longer. The stone walled house has been renovated to a very high standard with a beautiful colour scheme. We were a little concerned at booking time that the owners are French and we couldn't pay through Trip Adviser, but they are a delightful couple. Our car broke down whilst we were there and they couldn't have been more helpful. The village is very pleasant and easy on the eye with a market and decent butcher and baker. A reasonable knowledge of the French language definitely comes in handy and I would recommend taking out the cleaning supplement to ensure the incredibly high standard is maintained. Overall, a joy.

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Liked best: The stylish decoration and the private, sunny garden.
Liked least: Large roof space bedroom a little hot for me in July, although fans provided.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
24 Apr 2015
I remember very well the broken car radiator.
Indeed what history, long insurance contact, timely unbelievable support. and finally the solution of the small garage in the village, which allowed you to hit the road.
Thank you for choosing us, and to facilitate trade, we now have the payment via Tripadvisor.
I wish to your beautifull family all the best
kind regards
Laurent
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Julie2112...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday base: La Marissou exceeded all expectations”
Reviewed 30 December 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We spent a week at this beautiful cottage in the delightful little village of Huismes in August. From the first email contact to handing back the keys (sadly) at the end of our stay, owners Laurent, Martine and Francoise were professional, helpful and kind. The cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished, and, unlike many holiday rentals, feels like home. The village shops, bar and auberge are a 5 minute walk and the historic town of Chinon a short drive away. Don't miss market day at Chinon.

We were attracted to this cottage because it has two double bedrooms suitable for adults, and we were not disappointed. Each bedroom is comfortably furnished with good quality beds and has its own well-appointed bathroom. Yes, the cottage is over three levels, but we had no problems with the stairs and we are "mature" travellers. The garden is delightful with plenty of places to sit and relax and we made daily use of the covered BBQ area. Martine keeps the cottage spotless and everything works. Bravo! The wifi was the best we experienced in 10 weeks of travelling through Europe. The kitchen was stocked with basics and we appreciated the chilled wine and Laurent's famous jams. Yum.

This is a lovely part of the Loire Valley. Not quite so touristy as some parts of the Loire, but with beautiful chateaux within easy reach. We rented a car at the TGV station at Tours and recommend a car (or bike) for ease of sightseeing.

Don't hesitate to book this exceptional cottage. We guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: We could not fault it
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
24 Apr 2015
Bonjour mes Amis,
Your comment is very laudatory!
I do not know what to say; you have all described, our village, shops, rooms, garden, barbecue area, cleanliness ... you do not even have forgotten jams!
This year, thanks to you will be a great year, we indeed decide to manufacture our jams because the purchase request is important.
Thank again see you in the futur in the Loire Valley.
Sincerely
Your host
Laurent
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