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The Dairy

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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The Dairy

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

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

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 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 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), 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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24 Aug 2014


"An excellent place to stay in the Loire"

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in the Dairy at Le Vieille Ferme. The accommodation is of a high standard in a beautiful setting and the additional facilities in terms of the pool and… More

24 Aug 2014


"Wonderful holiday"

We came here with some friends who let one of the adjoining properties after they stayed here last year. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The property sleeps 3 in comfort. T… More

15 Aug 2014



The Dairy proved to be everything that we anticipated. It was very much home from home and had absolutely everything there that we needed. The quality of everything from the bone china mugs to the in… More

13 Jul 2014


"A hidden gem"

We can only reiterate the comments and praise from previous guests.The accommodation and hospitality exceeded our expectations. The Dairy, being one of four rental gites within the grounds, is a stunn… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments ~ we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to your return visit

13 May 2014


"Memorable Holiday"

Although we stayed in the Dairy 10 years ago, and had a great time, the facilities this time were even better! The log burning stove made sure we were pleasantly warm during the cool evenings, and it … More

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back another time

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.

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    Angela F.

    • 3 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:18 Mar 2015

    Based in France

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

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