The Grange – Home 179797 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Grange – Home 179797
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Nearest beach 35 km
- Swimming pool
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
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.
The self catered gites can be hired separately or as a whole site booking. Our 4 other available gites; The Farmhouse, The Stable, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor under holiday rentals
The Grange offers:
• 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 people
• English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV
• Free WiFi
• Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue
• Linen and bath towels included
• On site parking
• Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher satellite TV and wood-burning stove
• Double bedroom with ensuite. Double bed has a king-size duvet
• Double bedroom. Double bed has a king-size duvet
• Twin-bedded room with adjoining shower room
• Fully equipped bathroom with shower
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 gites are all well furnished with English/French TV, WiFi, HiFi, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fresh linen and bath towels on arrival and traditional log burning fires for cosy evenings with wine and cheese!
The grounds also provide all that is needed with a large sun terrace to relax by the pool, sports equipment including bikes, table tennis, football goals, badminton and of course, French boules - there is a covered barn with BBQ area and and a wash room with a communal washing machine freely available
The swimming pool is heated and covered making it suitable for all weathers and seasons. The versatile cover gives the best of all worlds as it can be retracted along the sides to reveal the countryside views and give an open air feel in the summer. The pool has a child safe gate at all times and the bottom surround panels can be kept in place whilst higher panels are opened to keep a safe barrier for young children if needed. There is a jet stream in the pool to ‘swim against the tide’!
The village of Cléré:
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
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 20 mins 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 places of interest and also sits on the edge of the Brenne National Park,
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
The area is also famous for its fine food and wine and there are many restaurants and vineyards to visit locally
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 20% discount for guests using Brittany Ferries
- Suitable for children over 5
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
- 4 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 49 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 18 Apr 2019
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Sep 2011. Located in Indre-et-Loire, it has 33 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £682 to £1254.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Apr 2019.
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– based on 33 reviews
- Very Good
“Lovely well-equipped,comfortable Gite in tranquil village setting”
Nice Gite part of small 'community' of gites in quiet country village; not too isolated. Small town,Chatillon within 10 minute's drive has supermarket and other facilities. House clean and well-maintained and equipped. Warm welcome from friendly staff - complimentary meal prepared for late arrival. Excellent,warm covered swimming-pool : good parking. A delightful choice of Gite.!
Owner's reply: Thanks ever so much for the review and we're very pleased you all had a great stay. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to welcome you back again in the future : )
“Our stay at The Grange was wonderful - beyond expectations.”
We stayed at The Grange the last week of April and totally loved the experience. The location allowed us to visit many of the chateaus of the Loire. Both the house and grounds were beautiful, surpassing our expectations because one never knows if a place is going to look as good as the pictures. Also, the caretakers, Peter and Dianne, were wonderful hosts from the moment we arrived - even going so far as to have a basket of food and wine awaiting us on that first evening. Their recommendations for restaurants were very good, and Peter even took the men to the nearest supermarket on the first day. We will certainly return if we get the opportunity!
“A fantastic and truly relaxing holiday - vive le grange!”
This was our long awaited 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday and the best holiday we have ever had in France. Beautiful quiet location, Excellent Gite,Great facilities, fabulous places to visit and super owners. Angela and Derek made the the holiday experience from inquiry to leaving stress free. They answered all our questions and their recommendations for trips and eateries where "on the money". The Grange had everything in it you could want and with the swimming pool and bikes available to complete the holiday experience. We have already recommended this holiday destination and Gites and we are booking again. Can't recommend highly enough!
“A great discovery”
From our first dealings with Angela we realised that this was a professionally run Gite. The initial promptness and enthusiasm to accommodate was to be reflected in the service we received months later from her and Derek at their wonderful farm. The quality of the property was top class with every conceivable facility available within the house and a great range of external options. Just a wonderful place run by lovely people. Go there!!!
Our stay in The Grange was excellent , with first class accommodation, friendly and helpful Hosts in Angela and Derek, beautiful gardens , superb indoor pool and every other kind of facillity you could think of to make a wonderful , relaxing holiday. The village is quaint and has a lovely Restaurant serving typical French meals alongside its own Boulangerie and small Epicerie. The area is beautiful with large and small Chateaux within easy reach ,all of which were recommended by Angela and Derek along with other helpful advice to make our stay so pleasant. We were 3 couples so having all en-suites to the bedrooms was a real bonus. The week went far too quickly and we were all very sad to be leaving. We wish Angela and Derek continued success for the future.
“Fab Gite, Fab Holiday.”
Angela and Derek were the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful. There are 4 Gites " on site " and it was nice to be able to chat with the other holidaymakers staying there with us. Only a short walk away was a Bakery for our fresh bread and croissants in the mornings. What a treat. Francoise who runs it also serves Lunch/Dinner in the Restaurant adjoining. She is a star, running round, taking orders, serving and of course cooking your meal which was excellent. Angela suggested several places for us to visit including Amboise to see Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Good choice and what an experience. Loches is well worth going to too.. Superb Intermarche Supermarket in the next village, just a short drive away. Hope you enjoy your holiday in the Grange as much as we did, thanks to Angela and Derek.
“Excellent accommodation in tranquil setting”
The Grange provides well-equpped and spacious accommodation for a family group in the delightful setting of Clere du Bois. There is plenty to do on site, but it is also convenient for visiting many of the Chateaux in this part of the Loire or the Brenne National Park. The hosts could not have been more helpful, making us a reservation at a local restaurant and offering advice whenever requested. A brilliant place to holiday!
We had a wonderful week at the La Vieille Ferme. We stayed in the Grange and it was perfect. The place is immaculate and Derek and Angela should be congratulated for their attention to detail. If you need the perfect relaxing week in beautiful surroundings then you've found it here! Highly recommended! Richard &Susan Mather....and family.
“The perfect escape”
We have visited La Vielle Ferme twice to-date; on each occasion, we stayed in the Grange with friends. We arrived with friends, and we all left having made new friends. The aptly named Derek and Angela French (yes, they are english!) are the perfect hosts. And let's not forget "Lusy, le Chat " ! From the moment of our first arrival we were instantly at home. Accomodating (apologies for the pun!), knowledgeable about the surrounding area, and owners of a wonderful set of properties all of which combine to make you feel that your holiday has come to an end a little too soon. The Grange is a highly equipped and versatile property - we have stayed there as a four-some and a six-some - it has a wonderful homely and comfortable feel and invokes dreams and desires to escape the rat-race back home. Settled in quiet countryside away from the slightest traffic noise, and yet within easy reach of diverse attractions ranging from the excitement of Futuroscope, to the tranquility of walks alongside lakes and amongst wildlife, followed by that evening spent in one of many typically french restaurants where we were able to recount our daytime exploits whilst exercising our "schoolboy french" on the evening menu ! Would we return this area ? Absolutely yes! Would we seek somewhere else to stay ? Absolutely not ! I have nothing negative to say about the properties or the owners - our stays have been superbly relaxing and I can't wait to return.
“Superb accomodation & amenities in rural idyll”
We have now stayed in the Grange on several occasions, both as B & B and rental guests. We have found the accomodation to be of a very high standard and the owners to be extremely friendly/approachable and helpful with any requirements.The new pool/garden room & terrace area has enhanced the whole holiday experience further.
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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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