The Grange (Sleeps 2 - 6, 3 Bedrooms)
The Grange provides luxurious accommodation for up to 6 people. The property’s stone walls stay cool in summer, warm in winter. English/French satellite TV, Flat-screen LED TV. Free WiFi. Ground floor: French doors to spacious lounge-dining room with huge old beams. Comfortable seating around wood-burning stove. Stereo/DVD player. Fully equipped kitchen: 2 fridges, freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher. Ground floor toilet with hand basin.
First floor: 3 very attractive bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Delightful double bedroom with antique French bed, en-suite and seating area overlooking gardens. Bedroom 2: Spacious double bedroom with seating area. Views across open woodland with large bathroom opposite. Bedroom 3: Attractive twin-bedded room with en-suite and seating area with views to village.
Visitor comment 2015: Very clean, lovely spacious accommodation. Great hosts and superb pool.
La Vieille Ferme (open all year) 19th Century Touraine farm lovingly restored and skillfully converted to 4 very comfortable and fully equipped individual cottages that retain stunning original features and beams. Each house has own garden, BBQ and garden furniture. Free WiFi. English / French satellite TV. Large grounds and heated, covered swimming pool, set in spacious terraced garden room. Open barn for relaxing in the shade. Large paved sun terrace. Private parking area. Cycle hire available. Games area for badminton, boules and table tennis. Conveniently situated in the small unspoiled village of Cléré du Bois with shop, bakery, restaurant 2 mins walk away. La Vieille Ferme offers a relaxing, tranquil setting, yet easy access to all amenities. Ideally situated for chateaux, vineyards, Brenne Regional Park, medieval market towns etc. Cléré du Bois is situated on the borders of the Brenne Regional Park and is approx 1 hour south of Tours. Short and long term breaks, B&B also available. We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under 10 years of age.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful property with excellent facilities
About the Owner
Deposit (25% on reservation). Balance (75%) 8 weeks prior to holiday date.
Changeover day Saturdays or Sundays (depending on which property / properties booked) in high season (July/August), otherwise changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is between 4pm - 8pm or outside these times by prior arrangement.
(8 traveller reviews)
Beautiful property with excellent facilities
Immaculate cottage. Very well equipped with everything you need for a holiday. Beautiful grounds with a lovely swimming pool and lots of games e.g table tennis and boule. Very welcoming hosts in Angela and Derek who advised on places to visit in the area and were always available to assist. Great location for a quiet, peaceful holiday all set in a beautiful village.
Rural France at its best...and more!
There is nothing more to say other than excellent!!!! Derek and Angela have created the perfect spot in a beautiful location to get away and enjoy peace, quiet and France at its best.
The cottage has everything you could possibly need and the extra touches provided make it a real home from home but manages to keep the authentic rural French feel. Derek and Angela have catered for everyone, from the pool to the table tennis, bikes, BBQs, washing machines and badminton-not to mention the wine!
The setting and garden is beautful and we found it the perfect spot to unwind, relax and soak up the sun.
In the surrounding area there are beautiful villages and towns, such a Loches, to visit and with the supermarket a short drive away this is really is the perfect place for a great holiday. Cannot reccomend enough!
Relax in a beautiful garden setting in the Loire
We loved our stay at The Grange, perfect for our family of two adults and three children. The accom was very lovely and spacious, comfy beds and everything very clean. Loads of space outside too, heated pool under clear dome was fantastic for all weather. We played badminton and ping pong, and rode bike all around the area. It's situated in a sweet little village, tucked away off the main highway but close to everything. Angela and Derek were perfect hosts, kind and helpful. We hope to return again and would highly recommend.
Wonderful and Tranquil Setting - a GEM!
We very much enjoyed our stay at La Vielle Ferme. It was a wonderful base from which to tour the many grand Chateaux. Angela and Derek are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed their thoughtful hospitality. With their advice we were able to successfully tour the area with complete ease and we are truly grateful to them for making our holiday in Clere du Bois, Loire Valley, a wonderful experience. Our girls 12yo and 15yo loved the pool, table tennis table, the endless supply of DVDs, and we all particularly enjoyed the BBQ. Derek loves his garden and the setting to the villas are all complemented with his beautiful roses/flowers and colour.
The perfect idly to idle
Angela and Derek have created the perfect idyl to idle away the hours (or explore if the fancy takes you).
Lovely accommodation, great facilities, beautiful setting and truly magnificent hosts. Our second year with a third being planned.
A very special family holiday which offer
We had a wonderful week staying at The Grange with three teenagers. The accomodation is super and has everything you could possibly need. We also all enjoyed the faciliies the site itself offers, which includes a very clean and well looked after swimming pool and beautiful gardens to relax and sunbathe in. The table tennis and badminton were excellent too and were well used by the teenagers, as they are readily available. This all makes for a very easy and relaxing holiday but I think what makes this place really unique are the hosts, Derek and Angela. They are so welcoming, helpful (booking restaurants, trip advice etc) and relaxing, the holiday was very special indeed. We will definitely go back.
Activity and Interests
Lake at Bellebouche (30mins drive) with 900m sandy beach. Suitable for swimming and windsurfing. Kayaks and pedalos for hire. Nature paths through pine woods for cycling and walking, Mini golf, picnic areas, snack bar and restaurant. Surrounding area with reed beds, heath and woodland is a habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife.
La Rochelle (2hrs 50mins) located on Atlantic coast with its old harbor is lined with seafood restaurants, pleasure boat marina, aquarium and botanical gardens.
Nearest airports Tours and Poitiers (approx 1 hour drive). Limoges (approx 1 hour 45 minutes drive).
Car hire available at airports.
Nearest channel ports Caen and Le Havre (approx 4 hours drive). Car essential.
In the village there is a shop, restaurant and bakery for fresh bread and croissants (200 yards from our property).
10 minutes from medieval town of Chatillon-sur-Indre. 20 mintues from beautiful medieval town of Loches with excellent twice weekly market.
10 minutes from the town of Châtillon-sur-Indre with supermarket, shops, bank, post office, restaurants and cafés. 20 minutes to the larger, stunning, medieval market town of Loches with variety of shops and restaurants. Ideally situated for visiting the historic chateaux of the Loire: Chenonceaux, Valencay, Villandry, etc. The area is famous for its fine food and wine and there are many vineyards. Beautiful towns to visit - including Amboise, Saumur, Chinon, Blois, Tours and Poitiers (Futuroscope). For outdoor pursuits there is golf, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, go-karting, horse riding, swimming in lakes and rivers (sandy beach close by), bird watching, fishing and exploring the wildlife of the Brenne Regional Park. It is an ideal location with its gently rolling hills for walking and cycling around the quiet country roads.
- Guest House
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- 4 bicycles
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Welcome pack (wine, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, and essentials - kitchen roll, toilet paper, soap, washing-up liquid). Cycle hire available. Price includes electricity and gas and use of logs for wood-burning stove when appropriate. Laundry room. DVDs available free of charge. Extensive library of popular books. Outside: Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m) set in spacious, terraced garden room Impressive open barn provides welcome shade on hot summer days Large paved sun terrace with sunbeds and parasols Games area for badminton, boules, table tennis etc Each house has own garden with BBQ and garden furniture Private parking area Visitor comments: October 2013:Amazing, staggeringly clean, heated covered pool ~ superb. Facilities on site, (table tennis, BBQ, bikes, badminton and more!) and in the gite are exceptional. Roomy sun terrace and open barn for shade A visit to the village restaurant is a must ~ delicious croissants We will definitely return again & again. July 2013:Definitely the best gite we've stayed at over many years of holidaying in France. The location, facilities, comfort, owners' attention to detail and welcome have made this holiday memorable. July 2013:Gites of highest quality. Will certainly return and recommend unreservedly. Gem of a place in the heart of the Loire.