|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Dairy, formerly an important part of the farm, has now been tastefully renovated to accommodate 3 people in comfort. English / French satellite TV, Flat-screen LED TV. Free WiFi. Ground floor: Spacious lounge/dining room, light and airy with superb beams has French doors leading to the garden. Ample, comfortable seating, wood-burning stove, DVD player stereo system. Well-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and dishwasher. Ground floor single bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing area.
Galleried first floor: attractive, spacious double bedroom, en-suite and seating area. Double bed is provided with a king-size duvet.
Visitor comment 2014: Another great holiday ~ relaxing and recuperative. Our second visit just as good as the first! The pool is gorgeous, a real plus.
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.
We spent a week at The Dairy. The accommodation is great with everything you need. It was brilliant having a dishwasher so we didn't have to spend our holiday washing up! The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to be able to cook a nice meal if you don't want to go out to eat. The pool is lovely and a great way to relax after a day of sight seeing or reading. We played a little badminton. There is a table tennis table there along with other games. Angela and Derek are always on hand should you need them.
This part of France has everything from Chateau to vine yards. Great county parks, lovely scenery and peace and quiet. Although it was late September the weather was fantastic and still reaching the high 20's. We would really recommend staying with Angela and Derek if you want a peaceful hassle free holiday in a lovely part of France.
We have just returned from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever enjoyed. Angela and Derek French have created a small piece of heaven in the Loire with a four gite luxury conversion of former farm buildings in the lovely village of Clere du Bois. A car is essential but all of the chateaux are within easy driving distance and mostly on traffic-free roads through beautiful countryside. If you are looking for an authentic French holiday experience, this is the place to go. Mr and Mrs French live on site and are attentive, helpful and incredibly welcoming hosts without ever being intrusive. Based on the number of people who return repeatedly, it would seem that many other guests have had a similarly wonderful time there.
The attention to detail and the care and attention from the lovely hosts is what makes this a different experience for a holiday. The gite is very well equipped and extremely comfortable , with modern bathrooms and a lovely bed. Each time we visit we love it even more
Our stay at La Vieille Ferme was booked with little notice and from the first point of contact with our hosts Angela and Derek we received a warm welcome. Our holiday was booked with relaxation in mind, and when we arrived at La Vieille Ferme we soon realised this is exactly what we were going to get! Our accommodation, The Dairy, was a home from home, and perfect for a couple's getaway, with all essential amenities and lovely touches including our own BBQ and a welcome bottle of locally produced wine. The grounds, barn, sun terrace and swimming pool provided the perfect location for days of relaxing in the sun, and exploring the local area. The local bakery was closed during our stay due to vacation, but Angela and Derek accommodated with a delivery of bread each morning and were very happy to recommend some of their favourites. We will certainly be returning, and plan on bringing family with us next time!
We are lucky enough to go to France a couple of times a year and always
stay in a gite. We stayed in The Dairy for a week during May and can
only say that we wish we had found this place before. If we had, we
would have been back without doubt. It is located in a lovely quiet
village, beautiful countryside and so easy to get to the chateaux of the
Loire. The accomodation was first class: absolutely immaculate,
spotlessly clean and had all the mod cons you could ask for. There is a
beautiful swimming pool which is heated and covered which was great as
we were able to use it no matter what the weather (though that was near
perfect too) but also before the sun got really going in the morning. We
could have a swim and then head off out for the day. We will be visiting
again next year!
We enjoyed a wonderful time at this gorgeous gite. High quality furnishings and cleanliness made for a very comfortable stay. The surroundings were immaculate and peaceful. The pool was a huge bonus particularly as it was heated to a very pleasant temperature and the fact that it had a covered roof was invaluable on damp or overcast days. Very friendly, welcoming and helpful owners were always on hand. I would highly recommend this gite for anyone who is looking for some peace and quiet. The dairy would be ideally suited for a couple with one child or indeed a couple with a friend, as at one end of the gite it has a self-contained bedroom, dressing room and shower room that can be closed off by a door that leads into the open plan lounge, kitchen, diner.