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The Old Barn in Lerne

Old Barn in Lerné, East Facad
20 reviews
Old Barn in Lerné, East Facad
Summer 2014
Interior Living Area
Well-Equipped Kitchen for Serious Cooks
Bathroom Sink Area
Walk-in Roman Shower
Main House Professional Kitchen for Cookery Classes and Meals
A short stroll to the village of Lerné
Hot Air Balloons Over the Valley
Summer Sunflowers
Moonrise Over the Valley
Pick your own cherries from our many trees
Fresh artichokes from our vegetable gardens
A composed summer salad from our gardens
Chicken grilled under bricks
Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart
Hunting for treasures at the local flea market
Chateau Montpensier at Night
Our Wine Cave
View from the Chinon Castle
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire
This old stone barn was part of an abandoned farm that has been lovingly restored over the last eight years. Sitting on ten acres, in a magical setting with stunning views of the Chateau Montpensier and the surrounding fields, this holiday rental is perfect for those wanting to explore the Loire Valley's sites. The barn has been renovated and equipped in the highest standards, and will provide a very comfortable home base for visitors to the region.

Many of the grand Chateaux of the Loire Valley: Villandry, Chenonceau, Usse, Azay-le-Rideau and Saumur are easy half-day trips. For cycling enthusiasts, we are less than a kilometre from the main bike route through the Loire Valley; and for food and wine enthusiasts, the Loire Valley, is known as the 'garden' of France. We are surrounded by the vineyards of Chinon, Bourgueil an...
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About the Owner, Tim or Steve Q
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL203034
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The Barn was everything and more. We just loved the wonderful attention to detail, gourmet kitchen, the view, peaceful surroundings and most importantly the charming hosts who were informative and friendly. We love you guys. Recommend The Barn to couples with a car looking for a stay in the beautiful countryside near Chinon in the Loire valley.

Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The two of us spent 5 relaxing nights here in this wonderful part of France, so much to see and do. Staying in the Barn was one of the best holiday experiences we have had. The barn itself has everything you need, so comfortable, stylish, clean...heaps of reading material and a great kitchen. Steve and Tim are the best hosts,...

Anthony B
Rome, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Having stayed at The Old Barn in 2013, we decided to stay once more to see if it was as good as before. On arrival the greeting was as before, friendly and warm, as though we had visited many times. Our accommodation was as before, extremely clean and the refrigerator full of delightful food to keep us going, especially the...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The open floor plan and over-sized bathroom are ideally suited to a couple. An American queen-size bed is larger than the French equivalents, and there is an iPod Bose docking system along with all other modern conveniences.
Possible to rent the smaller barn and add 2 more people. Please inquire.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Four Night Minimum Stay. No additional lodging charges.

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About the neighbourhood
The fortress city of Chinon is a must see for the first-time visitor. It was from here that Henry II Plantagenet ruled over a large portion of France and all of England in the 12th Century. Also close by and another must see is the Royale Abbey of Fontevraud, where Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard the Lion Heart were interred.
Some of the best wines in France come from the various AOC surrounding us, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil and St. Nicolas Bourgueil to name a few. Within an hour's drive to the east is the beautiful city of Tours, and the wine regions of Vouvray and Sancerre.
Saumur, 'the pearl of Anjou,' is just a twenty minute ride to the west, and it serves at the equestrian capital of France.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 45.0 km
Railway: Chinon: 10.0 km
Ferry: Caen: 300.0 km
Daily Flights from London-Stansted to Tours and Poitiers. High-speed train service from Paris, Montparnasse to Tours-St. Pierre de Corps and car hire available at all points. Ferry service to Caen and we are three hours south of Caen.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 300.0 km.
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