About the home
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, 35km|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared indoor Pool|
|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 seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private 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.
We regret that we cannot accommodate pets.
We welcome children 10 years and over.
Smoking outdoors only, please.
Swimming towels are not provided.
25% deposit required on booking.
Payment by sterling cheque of bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
The Loire Valley / Indre-et-Loire 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.
The Loches area
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.
How to get there
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From ferry ports: Caen 3 ¾ hrs, Le Havre 4 ¼ hrs, Calais 6 hrs.
By Eurotunnel: 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais
By train: Paris to Tours: TGV (55 min)
Departure: railway station of Montparnasse
Arrival: railway station of Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps
Car rental available at both stations
From London-Stansted to Tours, Poitiers or Limoges
From Liverpool, East Midlands, Leeds and Bristol to Limoges
From Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton to Limoges
Major car rentals are available at airports
1 ¼ hrs from Tours airport
1 ½ hrs from Poitiers airport
2 hrs from Limoges airport
Nearest Travel Links:
Airport: Tours: 70 km
Railway: Loches 28 kms and Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps: 68 km
Ferry: Caen or Le Havre
Activities near Loches
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
14 Oct 2012
This little house is part of a small group of beautifully restored gites, owned and immaculately maintained by an English couple, Angela and Derek French, who could not have been more helpful or... more
10 Sep 2012
Stayed at The Farmhouse, Clere du Bois, for nearly 2 weeks in July/August 2012.
Beautiful, well appointed accommodation in a peaceful setting. The Farmhouse shares a fantastic pool and... more
02 Jun 2012
Driving on winding roads through the French countryside brought us to our Farmhouse with sighs of delight at the stunning garden, covered pool, and newly renovated house where we stayed. The owners... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||2 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||30 Mar 13||22 Jun 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||22 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Discount for couples (mid and low season).
Payment by sterling cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
£200 refundable security deposit payable with final balance.Enquire now
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