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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking





Living Room / Kitchen : gas hob, micro-wave, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, ample crockery, cutlery etc (for 7 people ), table, chairs, sofa, cupboards, ironing board and iron. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Satellite television.( French and English channels) Separate toilet.


Bedroom 1 :queen-size bed(160cm), wardrobe. Tiled floor bathroom en suite(bathtub+toilet)

Bedroom 2: Bunkbeds, wardrobe, bathroom en suite (shower+toilet) third single bed available on demand)

Bedroom 3: queen-size bed (1,60m) Oak flooring bathroom en suite : Shower, toilet, hand basin. (You have to go through bedroom 2 to enter bedroom 3)

Bed sheets and linen provided except pool towels.

Cleaning included.

Sorry we do not accept animals.

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About the property


The property is open and spacious. Visitors enjoy both privacy and confort in an 18th Century rambling recently renovated farm. Ideal for children and family vacations. Just outside Poitiers, an hour from here, Futuroscope, a large science and technology park that both adults and children can enjoy. Le Grand Pressigny 30 minutes away, is famous for its unique-in- Europe Prehistoric museum. And of course a lot of vineyards and famous French wines. Wine tasting within 45 minutes’ drive: Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis etc.. The owners will help you plan your days’ outings to the exceptional Loire Valley Chateaux: Loches, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry, Cheverny and hundreds of other outstanding chateaux. A world-wide famous Zoo is just 45 minutes away. TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts, theatres, museums, Cathedral, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb attracting thousands of pilgrims every year. Tours really deserves its nickname of "little Paris"

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chatagnon gerard
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About chatagnon gerard


I am glad you found our property and I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed by your stay with us.

My wife Virginie and I have been running le Domaine de la Varenne for over 30 years.We are well-travelled and both speak French, English, German and Spanish. We are renowned for our hospitality.We just love meeting new people.

Our 18th-Century-old-farm is absolutely gorgeous in the middle of a ten-acre park, with its unique feature : a covered heated swimming pool all year round.

Situated in the Loire Valley you will find an outstanding choice of historical places, Chateaux, wine-tasting, lakes, golf courses, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching,walking in the forest.

This is one of the best-value-for- money cottage in the area: A holiday you'll never forget.

chatagnon gerard purchased this farmhouse in 1978

Why chatagnon gerard chose Mouzay

We bought la Varenne because we wanted to raise our five children in the countryside. We have been running an international school in Loches for 30 years and we were able to get away from it all. For us la Varenne is peace and quiet, fresh air and open space. We all love riding. Our horses are friendly to the visitors who can enjoy seeing them gallop in the field next to the property.

We also love swimming so you are assured of the luxury of the pool at any time of the year making Spring or Autumn breaks equally pleasant.

The property is open and spacious. You will enjoy both privacy and comfort.

In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After (not "at") the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross. After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Outdoor games are available from May onwards weather permitting. We have games like boules, volley-ball and table tennis (please bring your own bats and balls) as well as the pool and there are tennis courts and riding stables 2 kms from here. There is a good golf course about 20 kms away and 13 kms from here is a huge forest with lots of wildlife.

Loches (12 kms) has markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, full of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, local hams and cheeses, bread, fish, meat and flowers, sometimes wild mushrooms, sometimes home made preserves. There are also numerous local restaurants to choose from.TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts,theatres, museums, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb.Tours really deserves the nickname of "little Paris".

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Booking Notes:
Prices are per week. Arrival Saturday 16H, Departure Saturday 10H.
We provide all linen.
A non-refundable down payment of 30% per week is payable when booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival.
A refundable damage deposit of 300 euros must also be paid in advance.
We are sorry we do not accept animals.

Changeover Day:
Arrival Saturday 16H, Departure Saturday 10H.


Accommodation and facilities for JASMIN FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER WARM AND WELCOMING SLEEPS 6/7. in Mouzay in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Bunkbeds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Prices are per week. Arrival Saturday 17H, Departure Saturday 10H. We provide all linen. We are sorry we do not accept animals. Outside: Each cottage is equipped with a terrace and outdoor furniture, chairs table sun shade and barbecue. The pool 10meters by 4 is shared and open from 8am to 8pm everyday. Parents are responsible for watching their children in the pool.(we use salt and not chlorine, good news for allergic people like myself.)


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Absolutely superb

  • 5 of 5

La Varenne really is a brilliant, and easy, place to stay. The accommodation is very comfortable, clean and well equipped - much as you would expect from established gite sites. There the comparison ends. La Varenne effortlessly conforms to your needs - days in? There's space to wear out the kids with badminton, volley ball, football, table tennis... then there's the superb covered pool which is plenty big enough to play in and seriously swim in (and not nasty chemicals either). Days out? Well, it's the Loire Valley - there's way too much to do in a week or two but the owners, Virginie and Gérard, are an amazing source of advice and can suggest places to visit for all tastes, they are also genuinely nice people who want nothing more than for you to enjoy your stay. We have stayed here for four years in a row now (in different gites as the family has grown), something we've never done before. The owners have become friends and the area keeps surprising us with great places to visit. The site has several gites of varying sizes with flexible options and suits groups of all sizes, from one upwards, in beautiful, countryside surroundings, Virginie and Gérard will make you very welcome and comfortable and are available for as much, or as little, interaction as you want. La Varenne's facilities, location and hosts really are a perfect combination.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Une maison idéalement située, bien entretenue. Superbe piscine et hôtes accueillants.

  • 5 of 5

Une maison bien agencée avec ses 3 salles de bain et son barbecue, pratique pour les séjours entre amis comme en famille ! Bien équipée (lave vaisselle, lave linge, etc.) offrant de nombreuses activités de plein air mais aussi une super piscine bien entretenue et très agréable ! Elle est réellement chauffée et pas qu'un peu, parfait pour les frileux!

Nos hôtes ont été accueillants et disponibles. La localisation est idéale pour les randos, les visites de châteaux, etc. On recommande fortement et on reviendra!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Cassandre, Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous y mettons tout notre coeur pour que les gîtes soient confortables et que nos hôtes profitent pleinement de leur séjour. Rendre nos gîtes toujours plus accueillants est vraiment au coeur de nos préoccupations. Nous aimons ce que nous faisons et notre meilleure récompense c'est que vous ayez passé un excellent séjour. À bientôt, Bien cordialement, Virginie et Gérard
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Bonne adresse

  • 4 of 5

Sejour agreable. Charmants proprietaires'proprietaires, présents et discrets en même temps. nous gardons un excellent souvenir et les enfants se sont régalés.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Cadre idéal pour les vacances familiales

  • 4 of 5

Ce lieu est idéal pour profiter des attraits de la région (visites touristiques, vignobles, bords de L'Indre et de la Loire) et passer de bons moments en famille (piscine chauffée, foot et promenades).

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances de la Toussaint et recommandons ce gîte.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Séjour familiale apprécié

  • 4 of 5

Séjour agréable en famille dans un des gites de la propriété

Endroit calme et apprécié lors d'un séjour familiale

Idéal pour les enfants avec plusieurs activités sur place, piscine, toboggan, bac à sable, volley ball.....

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nature et zénitude .. Magnifique endroit !

  • 5 of 5

Beaucoup plus beau que sur les photos, vous ne pouvez que tomber sous le charme de cet endroit ! le site est magnifique et l'on s'y sent tout de suite bien. Amoureux du calme, de la simplicité et de la campagne, vous serez ravi. Idéal en famille avec des enfants. Les propriétaires sont de surcroît adorables. L'emplacement est un bon point de départ pour visiter bon nombre de choses. Excellent rapport Qualité/Prix, je vous recommande cet endroit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Saint Jean de Monts
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Personal Coaching or Teambuilding by a professional coach (CT)

(on demand not included in the price)


Car-hire is essential. It can easily be done in Tours central TGV station called "Saint-Pierre-des-Corps" or in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.


In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross.

After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.

Paris Airports - 3 hours

Poitiers - 1 hour

Paris Motorway - 40km

Loches (12km)

TGV Paris/Tours - 55 min

Tours (40km)

Further Details:

We will gladly guide you to the best restaurants we know and appreciate.

There are several supermarkets near la Varenne. One in Ligueil 7 km and 3 in Loches 10 km