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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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Gill H
Exeter
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A charming gite, very well equipped, and a very warm welcome.”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at La Maison Marissou for one week. Francoise, Laurent and Martine welcomed us very warmly and gave us all the necessary information about the gite, the village and the area. They speak excellent English, but we were keen to try to improve our French and they were very patient with our attempts! The gite is absolutely charming, with grassy terraces where you can eat and/or sunbathe. It is excellently equipped throughout and spacious, with two bathrooms. It was also spotlessly clean. We made an error using the satellite box and had to ask for advice - Laurent kindly came the same day to sort it out. The village of Huismes is excellently located. There is a good butchers, boulangerie and bar in the village. Chinon is 10 minutes away with a good choice of restaurants and an impressive fortress. Other places of interests, including Saumur and Villandry, are around 30 mins drive away, but it's also excellent cycling country. There are many chateaux to visit. We walked to Chateau d' Usse from the gite (c. 45 mins to it) - a lovely walk - and we would also particularly recommend the abbey at Fontevraud. We've had many holidays in gites in France and we would recommend La Maison Marissou very highly. Thanks to Francoise, Laurent and Martine for a wonderful week!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Bonjour à tous les deux. To welcome you was very pleasant too ! Thank you for your kindness. We are always very happy to know that our customers have had a great time at la Maison Marissou. Also the village of Huismes makes this place even more special and charming. We will keep a great souvenir of your visit in the Loire Valley, and although we hope to see you again in the future....
Amitiés de France
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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SFSussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful gite in lovely village”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The gite is very well equipped and the owners are very helpful in providing anything that's missing. Wine, milk, butter and home made jam all waiting for us and the owners gave us a full tour and introduction to the property and the village facilities. Lovely sheltered area to eat in and garden has places to sit in. Temperatures very high during our stay but gite stayed cool and fans provided. Huisme has an excellent bakers and a mobile pizza oven calls on Sunday!
Chinon, Villandry, Usse, and Langeais chateaux all worth visiting. Monsoreau Sunday market worth a trip and good cafes in square. We are planning a return visit as we were made so welcome and comfortable.

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Liked best: Gite was very comfortable and well furnished
Liked least: Have to say the weather - 38 degrees too hot for me
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
14 Jul 2015
Bonsoir Susan
thank you very much for your nice comment, I obviously passed to my sisters! You have left us a beautiful memory.
We are delighted that your stay Huismes went smoothly despite the exceptional heat that period, but everything is back in order, you can come back!
Kind regards
Your host
Laurent
Kind regards
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daffodil6...
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
2 reviews
“What a wonderful find!”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Loved this home! Owners met us upon arrival to greet us and show us how things work, plus suggestions on best places to visit. The entire house was meticulous, bright and cheerful with window boxes to look out on. The kitchen and bathrooms were modern and well equipped. The house is very nicely decorated. There is a pretty garden with lounge chairs and numerous tables in various places to enjoy meals, even one under cover in an old barn. Excellent wi-fi. Attention to every detail is apparent in this home.

Nicely located in a little village...walk for your daily baguette....market one day a week. Short drive to supermarket. Great location for biking and trips to the various chateaus. We enjoyed experiencing life in a French village for the week and highly recommend this gite.

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Liked best: Cheerful and very, very clean
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
14 Jul 2015
Cher Ami
Many thanks for this review, it is always with pleasure that we welcome you, as we would be welcomed.
The most; it is the village, very central with these artisan shops, which offer top quality products.
We hope to see again in the future.
Best regards
Martine, Françoise et Laurent
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geoff b
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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 5 Contributor
73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
25 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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