La Croix Verte

St Chartier, Indre
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 54 31 02 71
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per night

Dinner fresh from the garden with your creative hosts is an absolute delight. Roam unspoilt countryside, visit châteaux and vineyards galore


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

€86 per night

The Experience

Vincent and Élisabeth’s serene home lies plumb in the heart of George Sand country. Linger under lime trees in a secret courtyard garden while relishing a plentiful breakfast; enjoy a dinner of home-grown produce; get cosy in the family sitting room before an open fire. A staging post in the 12th century, La Croix Verte stands in the heart of the village but you won’t hear a peep as you slumber under a hand-stitched bedcover; the three charming loft bedrooms in natural tones share sofas, books and games. Come for heaps of character, unspoilt countryside, and artist hosts (potter and painter) who are an absolute delight.

La Croix Verte - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Making this your stop-off point on your way south
  • Feeling inspired by the creativity of your hosts
  • Enjoying delicious meals, much homegrown or bought locally
La Croix Verte - Gallery

You should know

  • The bedrooms are up in the attic and only one has a bath
  • The village is tiny with just a boulangerie and small restaurant


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
Singles €71.
2 Doubles
1 Twin


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner by arrangement ,4 courses with wine, €32. Vegetarian meal, 3 courses, €22. Local produce from organic garden depending on the seasons.


On a hot day it's a joy to sit out in the shady garden drinking Elizabeth's home-made elderflower cordial. Somehow she's managed to fill the stone-rimmed beds with an impressive collection of flowers. Take a walk around the village as the day cools to see the massive chateau and stone buildings centuries old and full of character. And then of course there's her home-cooked dinner!

Carolyn and Peter, Sawday's Inspector

Charming, peaceful, hosts friendly and interesting, food simple but excellent. Old house that has been carefully modernised and is full of pictures, books and comfortable well-chosen furniture. The village is quite small but has a bakery and picturesque corners to explore on an after-dinner stroll.

Nick and Caroline, Winchester

We felt in the heart of France chez Vincent & Elizabeth. Their house is a treasure trove of artistic delights and soooo French! We loved this B&B. Elizabeth’s cooking is not to be missed - we enjoyed the best meal of our holiday here with produce fresh from the garden. Absolutely delicious. Merci beaucoup!

Anthea, Chesterfield

Just back from La Croix Verte (1 night and first time in a Sawday b&b); lovely old house, full of interesting things, set in a charming cottagey garden; good welcome; excellent beds and breakfast; only problem: your google map is incorrect (as is the owner's on their own site!) The house is situated on the main road - not two streets further on between château and church as you show it. Curiously, google indicates it correctly on other sites).

Carmel, Montclera (46250)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Elizabeth and Vincent. They gave us a lovely welcome, the room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The supper was excellent as was the breakfast, everything homemade. Vincent was very helpful lending us a map to follow tracks for a lovely walk to the next village where we visited the home of the novelist George Sands. We plan to stay again at this delightful Band B on our return to the Uk

Rosie, Devon

We only stayed one night as it was a stop on the journey down to the South of France but wished we had managed a second as there is quite a lot to see in the area especially concerning the author Georges Sand. There was a lovely spread of home made jams and cakes as part of a delicious breakfast and the room was airy clean and very comfortable. The hosts were charming. We would stay again. The neighbouring countryside provided a relaxing evening stroll and an interesting morning walk serenaded by Nightingales.


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The neighbourhood

You're 9km from La Châtre, home to the George Sand museum. Here you'll find shops, bars and restaurants. Roam the countryside by foot or on two wheels, visit châteaux (there's one in the village but you can only access the grounds) and vineyards galore. The region is well-known for its array of amazing cheeses, many made from goats milk, that you can pick up at any good foodie market.

Local points of interest from Élisabeth & Vincent Portier

  • Visit the house of writer and novelist, George Sand (1804 - 1876)
  • Explore the landscaped gardens at Orsan and Drulon
  • Experience Nohant classical music festival during June and July, 2km from St Chartier


Élisabeth & Vincent Portier

Vincent, now retired, was a professional potter with a studio and shop next to the house and Élisabeth is a painter who also keeps a cottage garden and two huge allotments cultivated. She cooks delicious meals as well as making preserves and homemade yogurt, upholsters and is an excellent seamstress, and has also written two travel guides about the local area. They make wonderful hosts.