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Stunning luxurious farmhouse in peaceful countryside. Heated pool and WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Huge,4 bed roomed luxurious house with large secure garden,ample safe parking

La Vrilletterie is a 200 year old longere style property which comprises a former farmhouse and farm buildings set around a gravel courtyard. Built of the warm, local tuffeau stone, it retains all the old timber roof beams and varied tiled floors. Situated off a small private road in rolling countryside and woodlands, La Vrilletterie offers security, privacy and easy access to wonderful walks and bike rides. The house is fully centrally heated and has a large wood burning stove for your comfort. For those considering a Christmas or New Year break, we are happy to discuss your requirements.

The Loire Valley offers unique opportunities for autumn and spring holidays with many chateaux open all the year round with wonderful cycling terrain for cycling enthusiasts. There is also an excellent range of golf courses within easy travelling distance.

The large, secure garden affords children the freedom to amuse themselves on the swings, in the hammocks, riding the bicycles, or befriending Muffin (the resident pooch) or chickens whilst mum, dad and possibly grandparents relax and unwind. A glass of wine or two, whilst not obligatory, seems to help this process and Stephen is happy to take you for a wine tasting at local vineyards to find a wine that suits your palate. We have secure facilities for storing bicycles if you bring your own, but have a good range of well maintained cycles available for all ages and abilities. We also have a games room with table tennis table, darts, punch bag and a variety of garden games.

The fabulous heated swimming pool, 10m x 4.5m is up to 1.75m deep so there is plenty of room for serious swimmers. Surrounded by a huge sun patio with a variety of comfortable loungers, you can relax and tan. Please note the pool will be open and warmed from 1st May through to late September. We cannot guarantee that it will be open outside these dates as it is subject to prevailing weather conditions.

It is hard to do justice to this property with either words or pictures, so please read our previous clients untouched reviews to get a real sense of just how good a holiday experience we offer.

More Details

Stephen Yates
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Stephen Yates

Stephen and Diana visited many properties in France before choosing La Vrilletterie as the place in which to make their new life. This exciting challenge has proved to be an amazing success and we thank all our clients for their generous reviews.

We have now completed all the major improvements we had planned and visitors have the use of the new al fresco dinning and bbq area and our indoor games room is equipped for table tennis and darts. Our latest addition of a wood fired pizza oven is proving popular.

Diana's culinary skills are legendary and you will be welcomed with one of her lemon drizzle cakes. Her soft charm will make you feel most welcome.

Stephen's vegetable garden provides a range of seasonal salads, herbs and vegetables.

Stephen Yates purchased this farmhouse in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Luzé in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • ROSE - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Oak - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Gable - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Courtyard - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms are ensuite and we provide luxury towels, hairdryers, soap and toilet paper
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom: With twin or king sized bed. Suitable for reduced mobility. Bedroom 2: En suite king size bed accessed from kitchen stairway. Bedroom 3: En suite king size bed with single bed. Bedroom 4: En suite twin or king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The kitchen has a full range of utensils, crockery and ancillary equipment and forms the main dining area. The recently constructed alfresco dinning area comprises a open sided, tile roofed shelter with paved floor, bbq and herb and salad garden. A further kitchenette allows 2 of the bedrooms independent snacking facilities. All bedrooms have been furnished to a very high standard with luxurious beds and linens and quality furniture and fittings. The lounge/salon is large with deep leather sofa's. Outside: The property is entered through electric gates and the tree lined drive leads to ample secure parking. The extensive grounds which are securely fenced include a large lawn suitable for ball games and a fabulous heated swimming pool and terrace with outstanding views. Al fresco dining/BBQ facilities are available adjoining your kitchen or at the sheltered poolside table. Mature trees provide shady, peaceful retreats from the pool and terrace area. With immediate access to a network of green lanes we have a range of bikes available for your use (helmets not supplied) and ample dog walking opportunities. Utility Room: Secure storage for bicycles, luggage etc. Outdoor clothes drying facilities available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply ample luxury bedroom linens and towels. Pool towels are also provided as are bathroom supplies. Visitors are required to leave the villa clean and tidy. However, it will also be thoroughly cleaned between changeovers.


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Stunning luxurious farmhouse in peaceful countryside. Heated pool and WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from the most fantastic stay in the most beautiful Gite!

Diana and Stephen have obviusly poured their heart and sole into making their property a perfect escape for their guests! Everything from the beds to the kitchen equipement was off a very high standard. As hosts, they could not have been more attentive or approachable. We asked if Diana could provide dinner for us on

two of our evening there and were blown away with both meals!!! All home

cooked and her lemon drizzle cake would put Paul Hollywood to shame!!!

My husband and I returned completely relaxed and with our friends have already

booked our trip their next spring.

I cannot receommend this destination enough, both as an area of France with gorgeous castles to visit and beuatiful little villages to sit and watch the world go by.

Can't wait for next spring!!!

Shauna & Richard (Kent)

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay at La Vrilletterie and have to say it is the best accommodation we have stayed in.

We were a group of 6 including 2 young children and our wonderful hosts Stephen and Diana greeted us on arrival and were on hand whenever we needed anything.

The accommodation is extremely well equipped with lovely large bedrooms, stunning en-suites and indoor and outdoor eating and cooking facilities as well as a lounge and games room. Outside was a heated pool which we used everyday and endless entertainment for the kids with ride on electric cars, Muffin the dog as well 2 miniature horses.

We were treated to Diana’s lemon drizzle cake on arrival as well as some essentials in the fridge including wine and beers and had Diana cook us a fabulous meal on one of the evenings.

The gite is perfectly situated to be able to explore the numerous local Chateaux and vineyards, and with a Bakery within 10 minutes and supermarkets within 15 minutes we couldn’t of asked for anything else.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can return again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Vrilletterie comes highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just returned from our third visit to La Vrilletterie, having previously stayed in the autumn of 2014 and 2015. On this occasion we were a party of six, consisting of three teenagers, Mum, Dad and Granny. La Vrilletterie just gets better and better each time we visit. This year the Pizza Oven was new, and a great hit with old and new alike. This was our first visit in springtime and we were blessed with sunny skies each day. We explored Château du Rivau at Coudray and Château de Chinon, which is actually a huge castle located on the bank of the Vienne River in Chinon. We also visited the street market in Loches, which is a traditional French street market in the region. Other excursions included a Wine Tasting visit to the vineyards and wine cellars of Eric Hérault in Panzoult and an excellent evening meal at a restaurant in Richelieu, both of which were arranged and recommended by our wonderful hosts, Stephen and Diana. La Vrilletterie is a simply stunning property, finished inside and out to a very high standard. A log burner in the Salon will keep you warm while watching TV in the evening and the luxurious bedding in the rooms upstairs will keep you snug at night. We arranged to have dinner with Stephen and Diana on our last night and were treated to a wonderful 3-course meal, complete with local wine & cheese, all of which was superbly cooked and presented. A brilliant end to a wonderful week. Absolutely everything about La Vrilletterie comes highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to La Vrielletterie, the first being at Easter in 2015. We were very much looking forward to enjoying the Gite and the surrounding areas during the Summertime and were not disappointed.

We had a wonderful holiday with great weather and our two children enjoyed the pool, the bikes and generally playing around the property. We had fresh vegetables from Stephen's garden and were pleased to see Muffin again as well as the horses.

We would recommend this property which was wonderful and thank Stephen and Diana for their hospitality and kindness.

David L - Guernsey

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful holiday......

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 2nd holiday to La Vrilletterie and we were not disappointed. This is the most beautiful accommodation set in a glorious rural location but within easy reach of some lovely towns, villages and Chateaux - perfect to explore when you need a break from the stunning gardens and inviting pool. Stephen and Diana are the most wonderful hosts - on hand to provide tips for places to visit; provide courgettes, potatoes and salad for your evening meal - dug straight from the allotment; provide advice on how to perfect the best pizza; or to provide the most amazing dining experience in their salon. We really can't fault the whole La Vrilletterie experience and look forward to visiting again in the future. Thank you Stephen, Diana and of course Muffin, for making our 2nd holiday such a fantastic week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Having been first visit to the Loire Valley and France, I was absolutely blown away when we approached the Farmhouse and Gite. The amount of heart, soul and work that both Stephen and Diana have put in is instantly noticeable. The Gite itself is most certainly breath-taking; the attention to detail, the facilities available and the immediate feeling of coming home is lovely. All bedrooms are doubles with ensuite and are so comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and fitted to a high standard. All mod-cons, including tv and wfi is also available.

The outside bbq area is nothing short of fabulous for getting together and entertaining.

The pool area is tucked quietly around the back is a place to relax and unwind.

Stephen and Diana themselves are perfect hosts. We had arranged to have dinner with them on our first a last night. We were invited into their home and dined on wonderfully home-cooked food which was nothing short of fabulous. On our first morning, a basket of croissants, pain au chocolate and baguettes appeared on our doorstep, together with home grown potatoes, cucumbers and courgettes.

The area itself if peaceful and relaxing, but you do not have to travel far to visit little villages, Chateaus and of course the vineyards - which Stephen and Diana are happy to arrange for you.

I would note think twice about returning and very much hope that I do in the very near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Luzé, is conveniently situated some 15 minutes from junction 25 of the A10 motorway and is approximately, 3 hours travelling time from the ports of St Malo and Caen, with Calais some 5½ hours away.

If you travel by Brittany Ferries we can offer you a 10% discount on listed prices if booked through us.

Both Tours and Poitiers airports are a 50 minute drive away and are served by low costs airlines.


The cardinal town of Richelieu is 15 minutes away by car and has an excellent range of boulangeries, charcuteries, and a Friday market in its historic market hall. There is a large supermarket, fuel station and an eclectic range of pizzerias and restaurants. The picturesque town of Chinon has a wealth of restaurants and eating places and is a 20 minute drive away, whilst some of the surrounding villages have hidden gems of eating places.

Further Details:

The South Loire has a wealth of historic and attractive towns and cities, all within easy day excursion reach. With myriad vineyards, châteaux a plenty and troglodyte caves on your doorstep and the Futurescope Park 40 minutes away.

In short, it’s heaven on earth and you can be as busy or as restful as you please!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Luzé, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. We will respond within 24 hours to any enquiry.

A 20% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking with the remaining balance payable a minimum of 60 days before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £200 is also payable with the final balance.
You will not be charged for minor breakages but we do ask that you leave the gite clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Only weekly bookings with changeover day on Saturday.

Outside the peak season we may be flexible on changeover days and duration of stay.

Arrival time is 4pm and we ask that you vacate the property by 10am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Our prices are all inclusive with no hidden extras, and we endeavour to ensure that you have the daily necessities provided.

Evening meals (with wines included) can be provided at €40 per person, children (under 14 years) €18. However, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required.

Please speak to Diana if you would like a celebration meal or cake made during your stay.

We are happy to transport guests to our local restaurants and winetastings and will baby sit well behaved children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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