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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Farmhouse provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 4 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 4, 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, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Living room with original stone walls, exposed oak beams and magnificently restored fireplace with 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 includes fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
Attractive, spacious downstairs double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
First floor: Wooden open staircase to first floor with a stunning original beam structure. Charming twin bedded room with own shower room
|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.
About this location
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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24 Sep 2014
"A stay at Vielle Ferme with its flower filled grounds, covered pool and restored buildings is a step back in time."
The Vielle Ferme grounds are lovely with more flowers than one can imagine in one place. Our house, the Farmhouse, built in the 1700's, was delightful with big timber supported ceilings, walls a… More
6 Aug 2014
"Superbly kept propery in a lovely location"
We had a really enjoyable stay. Good facilities all really well maintained. Relaxing pool, nice (empty road) bike rides. Many thanks to Angela & Derek.… More
14 Jul 2014
"As good as ever"
The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. The swimming pool is superb! Lovely area to tour either in the car on cycling. Angela and Derek as ever excellent hosts.… More
So pleased you enjoyed the heated covered swimming pool and we look forward to your return visit
22 Jun 2014
We arrived very stressed and tired after visiting sick family in England. Australia is home for us, our feeling was that we had found a peaceful haven with all the amenities you could wish for. The we… More
20 Apr 2014
"The perfect location for a relaxing stay"
This was our third stay at La Vieille Ferme, the second in The Farmhouse itself, and as ever there was nothing to disappoint us. We do not usually revisit the same place on holiday with our daughters… More
3 Nov 2013
"An idyllic "bonne vacances"."
We had a marvellous holiday at La Vieille Ferme, it is wonderfully situated in the idyllic French countryside, far from the madding crowd. Mine hosts, Angela and Derek, were on hand to ensure that our… More
6 Oct 2013
"The perfect place to relax & unwind in comfort"
We have returned many times to La Vieille Ferme. The warm, genuine welcome from the owners Angela & Derek is something to savour. They are always on hand to offer advise or just have a chat, but are n… More
We are delighted that you enjoy your holidays with us and look forward to welcoming you back again quite soon.
25 Sep 2013
Our second stay with Angela and Derek who are the most friendly hosts and go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. The swimming pool is superb and the facilities on site and in the gite are … More
15 Sep 2013
"Perfect Getaway in Rural France"
We have previously stayed at La Vieille Ferme, but this is our first stay in The Farmhouse. Like the other properties, we found it to be extremely well equipped to a very high standard. The whole site… More
Tnank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in the Farmhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Vieille Ferme in 2014.
6 Sep 2013
"Couldn't have asked for anything more."
Our last experience of a gite was a real let-down, so we were slightly apprehensive about this holiday, but we need not have worried! The Farmhouse has been beautifully finished and we wanted for not… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in the Farmhouse and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion
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