Clere du Bois holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

The Dairy sleeps up to 3 people and is one of 5 self catered gites (cottages) at La Vieille Ferme that can be rented individually or as part of a whole site booking.

The Gite (cottage)

Originally The Diary of the farm, this gite has been lovingly converted and well equipped with flatscreen TV (English & French), Wi-Fi throughout, a well equipped kitchen, fireplace with wood-burning stove and garden area with table, chairs and BBQ

The Dairy has a lovely light open kitchen, dining and living area on the ground floor with a single childrens bedroom adjoining and bathroom with shower and low ceiling! Upstairs is a galleried double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

The site of La Vieille Ferme - The Old Farm - is a 19th century working farm that has been beautifully converted and renovated to 5 rustic gites (cottages). The gites are accompanied by spacious grounds with a large open barn, lovely gardens, private parking and a superb heated, covered swimming pool

La Vieille Ferme sits on the edge of the petit village of Cléré-du-Bois, with views of the Loire countryside on one side and the village church and centre on the other. The village shop/bar/restaurant is just 100m away

The grounds also offer a large sun terrace to relax by the pool, sports equipment including bikes, table tennis, football goals, badminton and of course, petanque! There is a covered barn with BBQ area and a communal laundry room with washing machine

The swimming pool is heated and covered making it useable and from March through to October. It is a chlorine pool. It has a secure child gate. The cover can be opened along both sides to be open and breezy in the summer (bottom section kept in place when children using to keep perimeter)

The price of the reservation includes the Tourist Tax. All on-site facilities are included free of charge - bicycles, guest laundry, sports equipment, etc. Linen and bath towels are optional

The village

Cléré du Bois is a small village with beautiful countryside surroundings

Le Brennou is the local village bar, restaurant and also has a little shop attached for the basics such as fresh baguettes! It is just 100m walking from La Vieille Ferme

Local towns:

Châtillon-sur-Indre is just around 10 mins drive and has a supermarket, shops, bank, post office, restaurants and cafés. It has a super spot for a typical lunch with ‘plat du jour’ and a high quality evening restaurant also

Loches is 25 mins driving which is a stunning, medieval market town with variety of shops and restaurants and Château

Places of interest:

La Vieille Ferme is ideally located at the centre of many of the most popular points of interest and also sits on the edge of the Brenne National Parc

The Loire has some of the finest Châteaus in Chenonceaux, Valencay and Villandry

There are a raft of outdoor activities on our doorstep including walking, cycling (bikes available), golf courses, birdwatching, swimming lakes, fishing lakes, tennis courts, horse riding and so on

Futuroscope is a superb science orientated theme park around 1 hour drive away and Beauval Zoo is a superb zoo, famed for it’s panda, around 35 minutes away

The area is also famous for its fine food and wine and there are many restaurants and vineyards to visit locally. From great value ‘bar tabac’s’ and ‘plat de jour’s’ to Michelin star restaurants

Coast/Beach:

Bellebouche is a freshwater lake with 900m sandy beach, around 30 mins drive away. Suitable for swimming and windsurfing with Kayaks and pedalos also for hire. There are nature paths through pine woods for cycling and walking, mini golf, picnic areas, snack bar and restaurant.

La Rochelle is the nearest beach town around 2hrs 50mins away. It is located on Atlantic coast with its old harbour, which is lined with seafood restaurants, pleasure boat marina, aquarium and botanical gardens.

Ports and Airports

Nearest airports are Tours and Poitiers at approx. 1 hour drive. Limoges is also around 1 hour 45 mins

Caen, Le Havre, St Malo and Cherbourg and Calais (ranging from 4-6 hours driving) all have regular crossings from England and we can offer a 10% discount code for guests using Brittany Ferries

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.

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.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 2 En suites

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Nick T.
Average reply time:
1 hour 14 minutes

Calendar updated:
29 Mar 2024

Years listed:
12

Based in:
France
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 3. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Sep 2011. Located in Indre, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £802.
The Owner has a response rate of 67% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Mar 2024.
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Reviews

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EmmaTomJosh
Appledore, United Kingdom

Wonderful place!
Sep 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here last month. A really idyllic place in a lovely rural part of France. From the greeting we received to the complimentary wine in the fridge we enjoyed every moment. … More 

Reviewed 19 Oct 2016

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williams2neil
London, United Kingdom

Comfortable quiet and convenient
Sep 2016

Thorougly enjoyed our stay Derek and Angela put so much into the properties everything works well Heated swimming pool with its own current a revellation Great location for many chateau but also muse… More 

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

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Owner's reply:
So pleased that your stay gave you the relaxation and enjoyment that you wanted for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

Zoe B

Relaxing, fun holiday in a lovely property and gardens
Aug 2016

We had a wonderful holiday, perfect location to just relax and get away from it all. Well looked after by the hosts. Great property with everything we needed. Lots of family fun in the pool and playin… More 

Reviewed 4 Sep 2016

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Owner's reply:
We are delighted that you all enjoyed a relaxing holiday at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to your return visit.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

GoPlaces802739
Norwich

First Class Family Holiday!!
Aug 2016

This is our 5th stay at La Vieille Ferme and once again we had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. Our daughters are 23 and 14 and they too enjoy the swimming pool, glorious sun patio, boules, table… More 

Reviewed 1 Sep 2016

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Owner's reply:
We are delighted you enjoyed another lovely holiday with us at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

EmilyB1975
Sherborne, United Kingdom

Welcoming hosts with a super gite set in lovely grounds in quiet village made this a perfect holiday.
Jul 2016

We stayed in The Dairy during the last week of July and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Derek and Angela are the perfect hosts, making us feel very welcome and providing everything we were seekin… More 

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

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Owner's reply:
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

Review 1-5 of 28

FAQs

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Nick (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Nick (the owner) a message.

If Nick (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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