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The Dairy

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 35km

The Dairy provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 3 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 3, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bellebouche 35 km
Access Car essential
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 Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor: Spacious lounge - dining room, light and airy with superb beams and French doors leading to the garden Comfortable seating with wood-burning stove. English and French satellite TV, Flat-screen LED TV, DVD/CD player and a range of books. Free Wi-Fi.

Well-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave and dishwasher.

Ground floor single bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room.

Galleried first floor: Attractive, spacious double bedroom, seating area, with en-suite shower.

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.

Further details

Welcome pack (wine, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, and essentials - kitchen roll, toilet paper, soap, washing-up liquid).

Bed linen, towels, teacloths 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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Review 1-10 of 10

13 Aug 2013


"Idyllic French retreat"

It is with a degree of expectation that you book and arrange a holiday we were not disappointed. Photographs and reviews do not do this setting justice.
Angela and Derek are the most hospitable of hosts and go out of their way to ensure that your stay is memorable for the right reasons.
There was just the right amount of activity around the gite, the accommodation well appointed and the weather perfect.
Do get out and about, explore the countryside, the small towns and villages and eat with the local people. You will have a great time.

28 Jul 2013


"A must place to stay in the Loire!"

Thank you so much Angela and Derek for the most fantastic location to stay for our first week in the Loire Valley. The location is perfect. Very easy to travel to Loches, Tours, Chenonceau, Amboise and more. Beautiful countryside surrounded by fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see. The hosts were fantastic. So friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. The farm buildings have been restored to the highest quality, and so much is made available for guests to make your stay extra special - BBQ's, bikes, pool, badminton net, table tennis table and much more. We will certainly be back to stay, and will recommended unreservedly to friends and family. It is a gem of a place in the heart of the Loire.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

1 Jul 2013


"A Wonderful Week"

My husband and I stayed at the Dairy for a week (wish it had been longer). On arrival there was a bottle of wine on the table, ham, coleslaw, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber in the fridge as well as a … More

5 Oct 2012


"Peace and Tranquillity"

We have recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing two weeks in The Dairy and can't wait to return. Angela and Derek were the perfect hosts, always ready to help which was especially apprecia… More

29 Aug 2012


"Excellent accommodation, relaxing location, welcoming hosts"

We are regular visitors to France. The Diary lived up to all our expectations. Angela and Derek were the most friendly and hospitable hosts. Excellent area for cycling, great pool and table tennis facilities. Gite very clean and well equipped. Local Boulangerie/restaurant a must. Highly recommended.

5 Aug 2012


"Wonderful! superbly maintained gite, excellent pool, will certainly return!"

Excellent gite with excellent facilities, lots of great places to visit in surrounding area for both young and old. Thanks again Derek and Angela, you made us feel very welcome.

18 Jun 2012


"Excellent Holiday, great accomodation and outstanding area of natual beauty!"

This is a top class group of Gites. When we turned up, we were so pleased with what we saw. Derek and Angela make you feel most welecome and have ensured you need everything for a excellent holiday. … More

7 Feb 2012


"It must be good if a teenager wants to rush back here from Euro Disney"

To be honest France was way down on my list of holiday destination, but my partner (now wife) wanted to see the château of the Loire Valley. I'm so glad she persuaded me.

We arrived just as it was getting dark to a very welcome bottle of wine supplied by Angela & Derek and a quick tour around the Dairy in which we were staying. The next morning we were shown around the rest of the property which was so well kept.

It was a home from home. UK electric sockets, UK Satellite TV, DVDs/Videos & books.

There was even wifi which kept Laura the 16 year old happy with her iPad.
The pool was very welcome in the afternoons when we stayed close to the gite as the weather was so good and sunny with high temperatures which we found out was common for the time of year and the area.

The village of Cléré du Bois is quite small but we found 2 supermarkets 10 min drive away in Châtillon-sur-Indre that we passed most days and which covered all our needs.
We were surprised as to how quite the whole area was the villages seemed empty and the roads were straight with little traffic (but you still had to be aware of the odd rogue driver who think they own the roads).

Sat Nav I feel is a must for the area as there are so many places to visit and not all of them are in the guide books as we passed many château and picturesque areas on our way to sites we knew about.

The countryside, at the time we were there, seemed to change from day to day. Green fields slowly turned yellow as sunflowers bloomed. Spotting poppies in the cornfields became my obsession (good job for straight roads).

Around the middle of the 2 weeks we were there we took the 16 year old to Euro Disney for a couple of nights. But by the 2nd night we all could not wait to get back to the gite.

All in all, a fantastic holiday with great amenities and attentive hosts. There are not many places we would go back to but the Dominican Republic is one and Angela & Derek's gite is another.

Well recommended.

6 Feb 2012


"A haven of peace"

We spent a glorious week in la laiterie in the idyllic surroundings of La Vieille Ferme. Angela and Derek were wonderful hosts and were on hand for advice and any problems.
However, the gite was well equipped and spotlessly clean. We will be returning.

12 Oct 2011


"A little piece of heaven"

This is one of the loveliest gites that we have stayed in. The village is very pretty and has the welcome addition of a bar / restaurant . The gardens are beautifully kept and there is a small pool

The gite was well equipped and very comfortable . The owners provide BBQ and garden equipment including fresh herbs for the use of guests . The log fire was welcome in the evenings.

The hosts were helpful in every way , from advice on the local area to restaurant bookings.
The small pool has now been replaced by a large covered pool.

Review 1-10 of 10

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