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Beautiful cottage. Heated, covered pool. In village with bakery and restaurant. - The Dairy (Sleeps 2 - 3, 2 Bedrooms)

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



The Dairy (Sleeps 2 - 3, 2 Bedrooms)

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.

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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:
1 June, 2017

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 Dairy (Sleeps 2 - 3, 2 Bedrooms)in Cléré-du-Bois in Indre

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • 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 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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 Dairy (Sleeps 2 - 3, 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Very relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the holiday delivered on every level and we look forward to your return visit.
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A Small Piece of Heaven in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at La Vieille Ferme and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion.
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A wonderful gite

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A magical hideaway in rural France!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that the Dairy provided the perfect location for your relaxing holiday. We look forward to your return visit to La Vieille Ferme.
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Wish we had found this place before!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.