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Rural Cottage With Private Pool in tranquil setting of 25 acres



Updated: 20-Jul-2016
La Chemoliere, Farm Cottage, Clere du Bois, Near Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley, France - Tranquil Setting

La Chemoliere is a lovingly restored 17th century farm cottage set in the middle of its own 25 acres of fields and pasture surrounded by woods. A tranquil setting yet close to all amenities. Beautiful huge beamed lounge/dining room with Freeview English TV/DVD's, wifi/stereo/games, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.), 2 large en-suite bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. Outside there are several patio areas, BBQ's, outdoor games and an above the ground 6.5m pool. Linen and towels are included. A meal on arrival is available as are meals during your stay if you would like them. Free vegetables are available from the large "potager" as well as free range eggs. Centrally located for Chateaux and Vineyards of the Loire, the Brenne National Park (land of 1000 lakes), Futuroscope. Large leisure lake with swimming, pedalos, fishing etc. is 20 minutes away. The perfect place to stay for a completely relaxing holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Rural idyll required? Look no further.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a tranquil relaxing time in rural France, with all the things that French Country life conjours up in the mind, then look no further. La Chemoliere is a beautifully restored property, oozing charm and good taste. All the modern amenities sit happily alongside old timbers and antiquities.

The grounds are beautifully laid out and if you enjoy self catering, you have your own vegetable plot and fresh eggs to utilise. There is a bbq situated in the original bread oven, along with ample outdoor eating areas. The early evening G&T's whilst preparing the evening meal were particularly pleasing.

There are so many fantastic places to visit and Bev has a comprehensive library of places to visit, restaurants, markets etc. Loches is a must, by day and night. A real jewel.

Bev looked after us well and we thoroughly recommend her cooking. A great first night meal with copious amounts of Touraine Sauvignon Blanc got us in the mood. We have stayed in many gites and villas over the years, but La Chemoliere is by far the best we have encountered.

David & Carol Bedwell

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect get away holiday home

  • 5 of 5

What a prefect location for a relaxing holiday, you can sit round the pool and only hear the birds and other wildlife. It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. All the facilities were excellent from the great ensuites in both rooms with ample hot water to the fully stocked kitchen and then to the wonderful pool and fresh daily eggs from the chickens.

This was a real find and look forward to rebooking next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cottage. We spent a week with our newborn baby & it was very relaxing (not easy with an 8 weeks old!) Bev was very kind and made us a wonderful dinner for our arrival (we recommend to book this prior to your arrival, it's really worth it!) The house is lovely, very comfortable. It's a pleasure to spent time in it as well as the grounds. The fresh eggs & veggies from the gardens are a great bonus! Will recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet & relaxing holiday! Thank you Bev & Nick!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful and relaxing place ever! After a hideously long and stressful journey we arrived to the warm welcome of Bev who showed us round our home for the next week. We relaxed, slept, ate, drank and swam our way through the first week of our holiday. Well worth the long drive, would certainly recommend and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Peaceful Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place La Chemoliere is. Having travelled half way round the world this was an idyllic place to soothe the jet lag away in the peaceful French countryside with only the birds singing to disturb our afternoon snoozes. The house and its grounds are delightful and very well kept. The pool and BBQ areas are great for resting during the day and socialising on the long summer evenings. What a bonus to be able to "raid" the well stocked vegetable bed to supplement our meals.

The house is very well furnished and when the sun finally goes down a nice place to retire to.

For when you want to leave the tranquillity of the house and its grounds the local area is well stocked in good produce shops, supermarches, restaurants and cafes and of course Chateaus ! We were sorry to be a couple of weeks too early to see the fields of sunflowers in full bloom.

Our host Bev looked after us well without being intrusive. The meal she prepared for us on the first evening with carafes of local wine was fantastic and started our holiday perfectly.

We have stayed in many different gites and holiday homes and this rates as an absolute favourite !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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French paradise

  • 5 of 5

La Chemoliere is a delightful country cottage set in very pleasant surroundings. It is peaceful and tranquil, just the sounds of birds! There are a variety of areas to sit or to eat alfresco. The vegetable garden contains a wonderful variety of organically grown produce which we were allowed to help ourselves to. There are chickens which we were also able to help ourselves to their eggs. There is a lovely lake set amongst trees and grasses. The cottage is very comfortable with all amenities available including Sky TV which meant English TV was available. A selection of board games should keep families busy in the evenings. The kitchen is well appointed including a good selection of recipe books. We recommend one of Bev's own meals, certainly an excellent way to start the holiday after a long drive.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Clere du Bois at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Loches at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Clere du Bois at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


Nearest airports Tours and Poitiers (1hr) Limoges (1.5 hrs)


Nearest village is 1 mile with bar, restaurant and shop

Nearest town is 10 minutes away with supermarkets and all amenities

Beautiful medieval town of Loches is 20 minutes away and is delightful with its beautiful architecture, chateau, castle and dungeons. It has many supermarkets, shops and pleasant places to eat with markets on Wednesday and Saturday.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking and final payment 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 5pm and departure by 10am.

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Updated: 20-Jul-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 with en-suite bath/shower, toilet and washbasin Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 large bedrooms fitted with farmhouse antique furniture, bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bath/shower one and bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite shower.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: La Chemoliere has been lovingly restore and retains many of the original feature, the living room is a delight being cool on hot sunny days and warm on cool winter nights, the large area (31ft x 21ft) is separated into a lounge area and dining area by low stone walls. The kitchen is truly a cooks kitchen with every perceivable implement available to produce delicious meals for the vine covered patio and al fresco nights. During your stay fresh organic fruit and vegetables are available for picking free of charge from the vegetable garden, also available are fresh chicken eggs. Outside: Outside there are various patio areas to provide shade or sun depending on your mood. There is a 6.5 metre pool with sun loungers and large parasol. Outside the kitchen door there is a low walled dining area with iron pergola covered in grape vines. In front of the old bread oven there is a large shaded patio area kiwi and grape vines, the rest of the area includes a pond, small lake, a wood and 11 acres of land to explore with plenty of lawns to use the many outside games that are available, the large vegetable garden and the quarter of a mile driveway from the road ensures you will have a peaceful and tranquil stay away from it all, but close to all the amenities that you may require. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels and pool towels are included. Other: The dining area has exposed stone walls, an old farmhouse table and chairs, ideal for candle lit meals.

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