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56 reviews
Des livres au cas ou....
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Le Barbecue pour profiter des beaux jours et de la boucherie du village...
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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geoff b
1 review
“wonderful home away from home”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

we stayed for one week after spending 4 weeks in other parts of France. this was by far the best accommodation we experienced. Francoise, Martine & Laurent were very welcoming, helpful & professional in the service they provided. Le Marissou was spacious, comfortable, provided all the amenities we could hope for - the garden was a delight - and most importantly for us, the house was spotlessly clean. it was convenient for the many day trips we did, and a pleasure to return to each evening. Sorry we didn't stay longer.

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Liked best: the overall presentation and cleanliness
Liked least: the off street parking was very tight
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Bonjour or "Good Day" !
Coming from the other "side of the world" to discover a country, traditions, while choosing lodgings, can sometimes hold some surprises.
You found us through the Internet, because we are in the Loire Valley, and the good reputation of la Maison Marissou.
We understand your concerns about cleanliness, we have made it our "trademark" for your enjoyment!
This house is yours, you can come back as you want!
Give my regards to Sydney
All the best
The tree siblings !
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RichSid
Maldon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“C'est Fantastique!!”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a fantastic week at La Maison Marissou and would recommend the house, for amenities and location. Set in an ideal location for the heart of the Loire, in a lovely village, with great bakery, butchers, small supermarket, restaurant and bar.

the House has everything you need, and is excellently furnished and decorated. with a lovely terraced garden with a covered dining area, complete with barbeque. They also make the most fantastic jam.

The welcome we received from Francois and Martine, was so warm and friendly, and they couldn't be more friendly. There attitude is helpful from the moment you book with excellent email correspondence and contact. Francois, Marine and Laurent, will do everything to make your holiday easy and enjoyable.

C'est parfait.

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Liked best: The privacy, comfort and appearance, felt like home.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
C'est vous qui êtes fantastique !
n any case, thank you for choosing us for your holidays in the Loire valley.
By tradition, in Touraine, we like good things, and the village is lucky to still have a baker, a butcher, a grocery, two bars (we are in France!), A restaurant, a hairdresser ... real village, which is ready to welcome you.
There should also be an English friend (but French heart) who lives next to the house, contacting Greeters tourist office of Chinon, you can arrange a tour of the village.
See you soon my Friends
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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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
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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
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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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