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The Farmhouse – Home 179798 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Farmhouse – Home 179798

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 29 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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 and we offer a travel discount of 20% with Brittany Ferries to our guests. Our 4 other available gites; The Grange, The Stable, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor

The Farmhouse offers:

• 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping up to 5 people

• English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV and Free WiFi

• Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue

• Fresh linen and bath towels included

• On site parking

• On site caretaker couple

Ground floor:

• Double bedroom with en-suite. Double bed has a king-size duvet

• Double bedroom with king-size bed

• Twin-bedded room

• Fully equipped bathroom with shower

First floor:

• Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher satellite TV and wood-burning stove

Site Info

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. It is ‘Ozone’ controlled not requiring the use of chlorine or salt, making it clean, clear and very pleasant to swim in. The pool has a secure child gate, the cover can be opened up along both sides and there is a jet stream 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

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 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

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 20% discount for guests using Brittany Ferries

For specific directions from your location find us on Google - search ‘La Vieille Ferme Clere du Bois’ and click on Maps

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
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
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Nick T.
Average reply time:
49 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
15 Sep 2018
Years listed:
7
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Sep 2011. Located in Indre-et-Loire, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £1083.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Sep 2018.

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“Peaceful, beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Wish we lived there!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2013

We stayed in the Farmhouse at this very peaceful location. Great to wake up in the morning and hear the birds but no traffic, unlike at home. Just a short stroll up the road to collect croissants and bread for breakfast. We hired bikes from owners Angela and Derek on a couple of days and explored the countryside and nearby villages on the very quiet roads. What a great place to live! Drove to a couple of chateaux and were surprised how few people were around. Our gite was very well equipped and incredibly clean and tidy on our arrival. We had our own garden and had a couple of BBQs during warm evenings. Made good use of the swimming pool which was lovely and warm. Must go back one day!

“Very peaceful area, beautiful property and lovely countryside made this an unforgettable holiday.”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2012

We stayed in The Farmhouse which was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The grounds are very pretty with a lovely indoor swimming pool in the garden room – and it is a very large room! This was great as we had a couple of cooler, cloudy days but it meant we were warm inside and the water felt really warm too. When the sun came out the windows and doors could be opened and we made good use of the sun terrace. Had a couple of BBQ’s in our garden and have happy memories of eating dinner outside, enjoying a bottle of local wine. There is plenty to see and do in the area and we visited several chateaux, all within easy driving distance – very little traffic on the roads so it was a pleasure to drive. Some lovely little villages around to explore and we found some good restaurants, including the local one in easy walking distance. Hired some bikes one day from the friendly and helpful owners, Angela and Derek, and felt very safe on the quiet roads. All in all a great place for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of our normal everyday lives.

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