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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
The Grange provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 6 people, situated on the small and exclusive gite arrangement of “La Vieille Ferme” - a stunning 17th century Touraine farm. Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m) set in spacious garden room. Attractive sun terrace for sunbathing and relaxing, overlooking the gardens and rolling countryside.
The property is ideally situated on the edge of a small village, 2 minutes walk from a bakery, shop and restaurant. Ideally located for visiting the many chateaux, villages and vineyards of the beautiful Loire Valley.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bellebouche 35 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 70 km, Nearest railway: Loches 28 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: French doors into large lounge-dining room with huge, old beams and wood-burning stove.
English and French satellite TV, Flat-screen LED TV, DVD/CD player and a range of books. Free Wi-Fi.
Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, large cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
Ground floor toilet with hand basin.
First floor: Three well-appointed attractively decorated, spacious bedrooms, each with seating area and own shower room. 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
|Further details outdoors|
Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m), set in spacious terraced garden room (open mid March to late Autumn).
Large paved sun terrace with sun beds and parasols.
Impressive open barn for shade on hot summer days.
Own garden with picnic table and parasol.
BBQ's, garden furniture, cycles for hire.
Variety of games - badminton, boules, table tennis.
Laundry room and private parking area.
Welcome pack (wine, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, and essentials - kitchen roll, toilet paper, soap, washing-up liquid).
Bed linen, towels, tea cloths available, if required.
Cycle hire available.
Selection of DVDs available free of charge.
Extensive library of popular books.
Price includes electricity and gas and use of logs when appropriate.
English and French speaking owners.
The Loire Valley region
The Loire Valley is known as the Garden of France. Throughout time, the kings of France had beautiful chateaux built - world-famous castles, such as Amboise, Chambord, Villandry, Valencay, Chenonceau, Chinon and Loches – all within easy driving distance.
The climate is mild with gently rolling valleys and slow flowing rivers - the long settled weather means that not only summer, but spring and autumn are also beautiful times to visit
A cultural landscape of great beauty - historic towns and medieval villages, splendid gardens, local vineyards, and excellent farm produce from the many local markets.
Loire wines are famous worldwide (Sancerre, Valencay, Montlouis, Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur to name but a few!) Eating in this area of France is a dream!
An outstanding area of natural beauty for nature lovers, bird watchers, walkers and cyclists – the Brenne National Park with its 1000 lakes is on the doorstep!
There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits – golf, cycling, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, fishing and swimming.
Cléré du Bois is a tranquil, unspoilt village on the borders of the Brenne Regional Park.
2 minutes walk from the property is the bakery for fresh bread and croissants, shop for essential supplies and the bar and restaurant with sun terrace, which serves both traditional French cuisine and pizzas.
The location provides an ideal base from which to explore the countryside, the châteaux, the Brenne Regional park with over 1000 lakes, wildlife walks and bird watching reserves.
10 minutes drive to the medieval town of Chatillon-sur-Indre with all amenities, including tennis courts and 20 minutes to historic Loches with its stunning chateau and excellent twice weekly market of local produce.
Quiet, country roads and gentle rolling countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and touring the beautiful market towns, villages and local vineyards.
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25 Jul 2013
"A fantastic and truly relaxing holiday - vive le grange!"
This was our long awaited 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday and the best holiday we have ever had in France. Beautiful quiet location, Excellent Gite,Great facilities, fabulous places to visit and super owners. Angela and Derek made the the holiday experience from inquiry to leaving stress free. They answered all our questions and their recommendations for trips and eateries where "on the money". The Grange had everything in it you could want and with the swimming pool and bikes available to complete the holiday experience. We have already recommended this holiday destination and Gites and we are booking again. Can't recommend highly enough!
25 Jun 2013
"A great discovery"
From our first dealings with Angela we realised that this was a professionally run Gite. The initial promptness and enthusiasm to accommodate was to be reflected in the service we received months later from her and Derek at their wonderful farm. The quality of the property was top class with every conceivable facility available within the house and a great range of external options. Just a wonderful place run by lovely people. Go there!!!
30 Apr 2013
Our stay in The Grange was excellent , with first class accommodation, friendly and helpful Hosts in Angela and Derek, beautiful gardens , superb indoor pool and every other kind of facillity you could think of to make a wonderful , relaxing holiday.
The village is quaint and has a lovely Restaurant serving typical French meals alongside its own Boulangerie and small Epicerie.
The area is beautiful with large and small Chateaux within easy reach ,all of which were recommended by Angela and Derek along with other helpful advice to make our stay so pleasant.
We were 3 couples so having all en-suites to the bedrooms was a real bonus.
The week went far too quickly and we were all very sad to be leaving.
We wish Angela and Derek continued success for the future.
4 Oct 2012
"Fab Gite, Fab Holiday."
Angela and Derek were the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful.
There are 4 Gites " on site " and it was nice to be able to chat with the other holidaymakers staying there with us. Only a short walk away was a Bakery for our fresh bread and croissants in the mornings. What a treat. Francoise who runs it also serves Lunch/Dinner in the Restaurant adjoining. She is a star, running round, taking orders, serving and of course cooking your meal which was excellent.
Angela suggested several places for us to visit including Amboise to see Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Good choice and what an experience. Loches is well worth going to too..
Superb Intermarche Supermarket in the next village, just a short drive away.
Hope you enjoy your holiday in the Grange as much as we did, thanks to Angela and Derek.
27 Aug 2012
"Excellent accommodation in tranquil setting"
The Grange provides well-equpped and spacious accommodation for a family group in the delightful setting of Clere du Bois. There is plenty to do on site, but it is also convenient for visiting many of the Chateaux in this part of the Loire or the Brenne National Park. The hosts could not have been more helpful, making us a reservation at a local restaurant and offering advice whenever requested. A brilliant place to holiday!
8 Aug 2012
We had a wonderful week at the La Vieille Ferme. We stayed in the Grange and it was perfect. The place is immaculate and Derek and Angela should be congratulated for their attention to detail. If you need the perfect relaxing week in beautiful surroundings then you've found it here! Highly recommended!
Richard &Susan Mather....and family.
2 Jan 2012
"The perfect escape"
We have visited La Vielle Ferme twice to-date; on each occasion, we stayed in the
Grange with friends.
We arrived with friends, and we all left having made new friends. The aptly named Derek
and Angela French (yes, they are english!) are the perfect hosts. And let's not forget
"Lusy, le Chat " ! From the moment of our first arrival we were instantly at home.
Accomodating (apologies for the pun!), knowledgeable about the surrounding area, and
owners of a wonderful set of properties all of which combine to make you feel that your
holiday has come to an end a little too soon.
The Grange is a highly equipped and versatile property - we have stayed there as a
four-some and a six-some - it has a wonderful homely and comfortable feel and invokes
dreams and desires to escape the rat-race back home.
Settled in quiet countryside away from the slightest traffic noise, and yet within easy
reach of diverse attractions ranging from the excitement of Futuroscope, to the
tranquility of walks alongside lakes and amongst wildlife, followed by that evening
spent in one of many typically french restaurants where we were able to recount our
daytime exploits whilst exercising our "schoolboy french" on the evening menu !
Would we return this area ? Absolutely yes! Would we seek somewhere else to stay ?
Absolutely not !
I have nothing negative to say about the properties or the owners - our stays have been
superbly relaxing and I can't wait to return.
1 Jan 2012
"Superb accomodation & amenities in rural idyll"
We have now stayed in the Grange on several occasions, both as B & B and rental guests. We have found the accomodation to be of a very high standard and the owners to be extremely friendly/approachable and helpful with any requirements.The new pool/garden room & terrace area has enhanced the whole holiday experience further.
12 Oct 2011
"A brilliant week"
A fantastic venue for an autumn break . The accommodation was cozy and comfortable,in fact home from home. The Grange is a large house which would suit either a couple or a family ,cooking facilities are good and beds are very comfortable.
The pool is wonderful and , as it is heated and under cover was still suitable for use in october.
What is really special about this venue is the welcome that you get from the owners, whose attention is genuine in the desire to ensure that your experience is the best it could be without it feeling obtrusive. Their help with all practical matters ,including restaurant bookings , was much appreciated .
This is our 5th visit to La Vielle Ferme and we will definitely be returning .