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We at le Calabash focus on your Culinary Adventure and work with our accommodation partners who are simply the best in our part of the world and who ensure you have comfort, service and attention to detail second to none. All transport is provided by le Calabash at no extra cost, no car is needed.

Relais 'Manor House'

Relais ‘Manor House’ is a Charming 18th Century Coach Inn, just 3 minutes from Le Calabash that has been renovated to the most modern standards of comfort to provide one of the regions finest hotels. However the owners have ensured it has retained its charm and character.

Set in the small tranquil French village of Yzeures sur Creuse on the river Creuse in the Loire Valley it overlooks the village square and church, which includes a 15th century shrine and the Museum of ‘Mado Robin,’ France’s famous Opera Soprano as this is where she was born.

The beamed bedrooms are all of a superior standard and decorated in period style, with en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, wifi and flat screen TV. The bar and lounge offer a comfortable area to relax with a Grand fireplace, or enjoy the calm of one of the two picturesque gardens with a glass of Loire wine.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you have a swimming pool, tennis court and you are provided with canoes to explore either the Creuse or la Gartempe Rivers, or discover the area by bicycle on the numerous cycle routes which are also provided.

You are on the doorsteps of the Brenne, famous for its bird life, lakes and endless walks.

Les Loges du Parc ****

Les Loges du Parc **** is a charming hotel situated in the centre of the pretty spa town of La Roche Posay. The hotel with its imposing ‘Belle Epoque’ façade, surrounded by its rose garden and pivoineraie, thermal pool and a large terrace with linden trees creates a unique and exceptional place in the village.
Completely renovated in a chic country spirit with a hint of a “British Touch”, it offers tasteful large hotel rooms and suites where each room has its own identity; wood, amaranth, coriander, green countryside.
The exterior has kept its Art Nouveau charm with its architectural frieze. The hotel offers a relaxing pool and bathing area where guests can soak up the French Sunshine. Inside there is an atmosphere of peace and authenticity with the solid wood floors and fireplace in the lobby. It is comfortable with character and charm.
Les Loges du Parc **** is part of the prestigious Châteaux & Hôtels Collection (Alain Ducasse Group).

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