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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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.