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The Farmhouse

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 • O...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 More
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About the Owner
Nick T
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We had such an amazing time when we stayed at The Farmhouse in May. With 2 young children the pool was a god send! Many happy hours spent in there, with many more spent in the open barn facilities making use of the table tennis...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank hanban16
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks ever so much for leaving such a lovely review, Hannah. Glad you and the family had a great time and of course, we can't wait to have you back again next time : )

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful gite in a tranquil setting. It was a lovely peaceful site in the Loire valley, the gite was a fantastic base with everything we needed for a family of 4 to explore the area. Lovely garden area where we spent most...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank rebeccamilesuk
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks ever so much Rebecca, really appreciate the review and kind compliments. We look forward to you visiting again next year : )

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stayed here for a week in early August, Dianne and Peter were the perfect hosts. Typical French rustic gite converted from a farmhouse, one of four, which was ideal for us with a son of twelve which meant there was a chance for him to...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Fulham55
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Idyllic location in Loire Valley, off the main tourist route but within easy drive of beautiful chateaus, Market towns, Zoos, museums, lake beaches etc. The village is quiet & restful after a busy day sightseeing, the farmhouse has everything you need for self catering &...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Escape675594
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wow. Where to start ? Fantastic first evening when due to me forgetting that French shops all close at 12 noon on a Sunday we arrived with zero provisions - Angela was there with wine, pasta, parmesan, fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs from the glorious...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank John G
Management response:Responded 25 September 2016

We are so pleased that the holiday delivered on every level. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
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.
How to get there
By car: From ferry ports: Caen 3 1/2 hrs, Le Havre 4 hrs, Calais 6 hrs. By Eurotunnel: 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais By train: Paris to Tours: TGV (55 min) Departure: railway station of Montparnasse Arrival: railway station of Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps Car rental available at both stations By Air: With Ryanair: From London-Stansted to Tours, Poitiers or Limoges From Liverpool, East Midlands, Leeds and Bristol to Limoges With Flybe: From Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Manchester, Southampton to Limoges Major car rentals are available at airports 1 ¼ hrs from Tours airport 1 ½ hrs from Poitiers airport 2 hrs from Limoges airport Nearest Travel Links: Airport: Tours: 70 km Railway: Loches 28 kms and Tours or Saint Pierre des Corps: 68 km Ferry: Caen or Le Havre
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