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Les Aubepines, luxury farmhouse with private pool and Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

7 bedroom farmhouse sleeps 12-18 with hot tub/Jacuzzi and solar heated pool

Les Aubepines has uninterrupted views of the surrounding rolling farmland. It has a large entrance hall/cloakroom, with a fully equipped kitchen diner off of this. There is a utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and auxiliary sink, leading from this is the ground floor bathroom, with shower over the bath. The lounge is fitted with a large wood burner, 2 quality sofas and armchairs one of the sofas is a double fold down bed, satellite TV, Hi Fi and has French doors leading out on to the extensive covered terrace and gardens. Off of this is the large master bedroom with en-suite shower room and this also has French doors leading out onto the terracing. The first floor has 2 twin bedded rooms, 2 double,1 of which is fitted with a vanity unit and another a family suite which has 1 double bed, pair of bunk beds and also a cot. There is a shower room attached to this. There is a children's bedroom fitted with bunk beds and a cot . The 1st floor bathroom has a shower over the bath. The Hot tub & swimming pool both have large decked surrounds.

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About the Owner

Elizabeth & Garth Boothroyd
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a really relaxing week, sunshine and a quiet retreat from busy work life! Garth and Liz were accomadating, friendly and kind and gave us ideas of where to go and keep entertained. I would recommend the chateau names Chanonoseau (not sure of spelling) near Tours and going to Loche for canoeing. Easy, inexpensive days out :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the appreciation all the best Garth & Liz
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The gite was great. We were met by Garth on arrival and he explained all about the gite and the local area. It was exactly as the website described, very clean, modern and well maintained. The pool and hot tub was superb. Garth cleaned the pool every other day and answered any questions regarding places to visit. Neighbours were friendly and you were not overlooked by anyone. You are surrounded by farms, but only 5 minutes away from the nearest town which has a supermarket, petrol station and a few restaurants. Within 25 mins there is Loches, which has a large supermarket, a varied choice of restaurants, good local market and a few sights. Tours is just over 30 mins, this has everything, local wine makers (Vouvray is Superb) and a lake beach. You are surrounded by Chateaus and local villages which are very picturesque.

In summary this is a great place to stay to relax but you are very close to a lot of attractions. Would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace perfect peace!

  • 5 of 5

Les Aubepines is a beautiful gite surrounded by lovely views of the French countryside. It is so quiet and peaceful. The gite itself was immaculate inside with lovely furnishings. We had two families holidaying together and found that we had plenty to keep us occupied e.g with the pool, hot tub and games etc or even watch a DVD. It was nice to meet Garth, the owner, who was on hand to help with any problems. We would certainly holiday there again as a week was much too short to explore the area. Highly recommend this gite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, bright home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house near some wonderful places to visit. Peaceful and clean. We barbequed every night and loved spending time in the garden. The owner Garath was very helpful and there was plenty of kitchen utensils. Bring your own board games for a perfect vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic for families

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant.That's how we all felt about our stay at this lovely property.All of our children and grandchildren came, which came to a total of 15.The house is spacious enough to cope with that number without having the feeling of being overcrowded.The garden is large and interesting enough to keep young children occupied when they were not in the pool.In short we enjoyed the whole experience of staying here.I would highly recommend this location for a relaxing holiday.The central location of this property makes it easy to visit the rest of the Loire.If you want a french holiday with pool and hot tub where you can count the stars with a glass in your hand.This is the place for you.Fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for exploring the Loire region.

  • 4 of 5

Les aubepines was a very nice property located in a lovely part of France. There was something for everyone be it the pool or the gardens that the kids really enjoyed or the hot tub for the adults!

Location was ideal for us to explore the surrounding towns and villages and to sample the many local markets.

A very nice time had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Chappelle Blanche St Martin & Ligueil at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 160 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Loches Verneuil Golf course just 25 minutes drive at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Port de Piles at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 25, A10/E05 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ligueil & La Chappelle Blanche St Martin at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Chemille sur Indre at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

This is an excellent area for châteaux, including Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Villandry, Langeais, Blois, Chambord, Rigny Ussy (apparently the inspiration for 'Sleeping Beauty'), Valencay and Montresor. Some châteaux also perform Son et Lumiere shows during certain evenings of the holiday season. Futuroscope - An excellent day out for all the family, about 50 minutes away, it gives you the magic of 3D, virtual reality simulator rides and circular cinemas together, with a glimpse into the future of communication technology. Loches is nearby, with dungeons to visit as well as the château, busy markets on Saturday and Wednesday and several night markets taking place in August. Descartes - Once home to the philosopher René Descartes, boasts an excellent selection of activities including tennis, canoeing, crazy golf, fishing and a heated outdoor 25m swimming pool complete with children's pool, play area, flumes and café. Sunday Morning is market day worth a visit.

Other Activities: Historic châteaux and vineyards

Golf: Loches Verneuil Golf course just 25 minutes drive

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
7 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
7 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £140
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Tourism Tax is due on arrival at 0.80€ per person over the age of 12 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 400 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite shower with WC
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bed can be split
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Vanity basin
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot, Bunk beds
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, En suite shower room
  • There is also a good quality bed sofa in the lounge and in addition there are 2 cots available if required


  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • There is a second 4 burner cooker in the utility room and an additional Fridge