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Beautiful cottage. Heated, covered pool. In village with bakery and restaurant. - The Stable (Sleeps 2 - 4, 2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking



The Stable (Sleeps 2 - 4, 2 Bedrooms)

The original stable for this 17th century Touraine farm has now been attractively restored to sleep up to 4 people. English / French satellite TV, Flat-screen LED TV. Free WiFi available. Ground floor: Fully equipped Sienna oak kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and dishwasher. An adjoining dining area with ceramic-tiled floor and exposed beams has a wood-burning stove and stereo system. Comfortable double bedroom with private hand basin and toilet. Double bed is provided with a king-size duvet. Spacious, well equipped shower room.

First floor: Bright and sunny first floor sitting room with DVD player. Opposite the sitting room, a charming twin-bedded room with private hand basin and toilet - spectacular views across the surrounding countryside.

Visitor comment 2014: Fabulous week in a small corner of paradise ~ w

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About the property


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.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017



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.

Further Details:

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Deposit (25% on reservation). Balance (75%) 8 weeks prior to holiday date.

Changeover Day:
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.


Accommodation and facilities for The Stable (Sleeps 2 - 4, 2 Bedrooms)in Cléré-du-Bois in Indre

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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.


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The Stable (Sleeps 2 - 4, 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Comfortable, calm & enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and so well maintained

Pool heated and with turn on current was great

Super centre for chateu and museums Balzac, Descartes and Richelieu

Uncrowded roads such a relief

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us We look forward to your return visit
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Heart of the country, peace and quiet, immaculate cottages, gardens and swimming pool, lovely hosts. In easy reach of Chateaux, gardens, local markets, rivers, villages, restaurants.

Just ask Derek and Angela for the best places to go, and we definitely advise a trip to Chateau de L'Islette suggested by our hosts and the most magical place! We have had a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.
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Lovely property and gardens

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, perfect location to just relax and get away from it all. Well looked after by the hosts. Great property with everything we needed. Lots of family fun in the pool and playing table tennis.

Plenty of places to visit nearby, but we were all content just to chill, time just flew by. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the holiday provided all you wanted and that you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to La Vieille Ferme.
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First Class Family Holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th stay at La Vieille Ferme and once again we had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. Our daughters are 23 and 14 and they too enjoy the swimming pool, glorious sun patio, boules, table tennis and badminton. The gites are beautifully renovated and everyone enjoys their own space for eating al fresco. The facilities are excellent, the grounds are kept in an immaculate, pretty condition and the interior of the accommodation is just as good. Although placed in a very tranquil part of France, there is still lots of lovely places to visit, whether you're couple, travelling with friends or family. Some great Markets, Chateau's, Zoo, Safari Park, rivers for swimming and fabulous local restaurants with great menus. All in all a fabulous place and all our family would recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday at La Vieille Ferme. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We originally booked to stay at the Dairy for one week but so enjoyed our time here that we extended our stay for an extra 2 nights. The location is great, the undercover swimming pool is excellent and there is impeccable attention to detail everywhere. The gardens were beautifully tended and created the perfect ambience for relaxation. The Dairy was equipped to a very high standard and the double bed was extremely comfortable! Derek and Angela were excellent hosts being both helpful and knowledgeable. The village is attractive and quiet, however there are a number of lovely towns and villages within easy reach and the Chateaux of the Loire are a short drive away. We would thoroughly recommend La Veille Ferme to anyone looking for a very relaxing break in a delightful area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Stunning Property In Rural France

  • 5 of 5

Yet another fantastic stay at La Vieille Ferme, cannot fault the welcome, accommodation & lovely pool. If you want to get away from the rat race, stay in quality accommodation, be close to restaurants & within easy reach of the Loire's outstanding chateaux, this is the place to be.

Derek & Angela have certainly got the whole package just right, nothing is ever too much trouble should you need their help onsite or with recommendations of restaurants and places to visit. Although living on site they are never intrusive.

The gite is very well equipped, very well maintained as is the entire site. The pool is spotless and very inviting as is the pool room for relaxing with a book or just admiring the garden & views further afield.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to welcome you back again to La Vieille Ferme. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon
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