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“An excellent place to stay in the Loire”

Review of The Dairy

The Dairy
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The Dairy
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room Double bedroom
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28 reviews
The Dairy
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
Double bedroom
Swimming pool and sun terrace
Swimming pool with view over countryside
Swimming pool
Sun terrace
The grounds
Table tennis under covered barn
Medieval Loches (twice weekly market)
Dining room and mezzanine
Seating area of double bedroom
Single bedroom
Dressing area of single bedroom with ensuite shower
En-suite
Dining room
Lounge
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Paul S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An excellent place to stay in the Loire”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in the Dairy at Le Vieille Ferme. The accommodation is of a high standard in a beautiful setting and the additional facilities in terms of the pool and table tennis table are a real bonus. The hosts Angela and Derek made us feel very welcome and were really helpful when asked for advice. It was only a 200m walk each morning to buy bread, and croissants and Clere du Bois was an excellent base for exploring the Loire Chateaux. We would definitely recommend The Dairy.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paul K
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We came here with some friends who let one of the adjoining properties after they stayed here last year. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The property sleeps 3 in comfort. The Dairy has been renovated to a good standard and has all the amenities you would expect. The outdoor swimming pool was blissful particularly with the hot summer sun. Angela and Derek who own the properties are perfect hosts. Nothing at all was any bother for them from helpful advice on things to do and places to visit, supplying local wine and booking tables at local restaurants for special occasions. Would I recommend this holiday - 100% yes, you will not be disappointed

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Liked best: The whole experience was great
Liked least: The 600 mile drive home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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JOY417
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Idyllic!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The Dairy proved to be everything that we anticipated. It was very much home from home and had absolutely everything there that we needed. The quality of everything from the bone china mugs to the incredibly comfortable mattress could not be faulted. Everything about, not only the gite but the grounds and surroundings were immaculate. The covered and heated swimming pool was very much an added bonus on either damp or overcast days, when we merely felt like lounging around. Angela and Derek were splendid hosts in as much as they were very welcoming and tried to provide for our every need, but we did not feel that they intruded in any way. We had a wonderful time at this gite and we would, without reservation, recommend a holiday here.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Keith H
Rye, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We can only reiterate the comments and praise from previous guests.The accommodation and hospitality exceeded our expectations. The Dairy, being one of four rental gites within the grounds, is a stunning conversion, beautifully presented with great attention to detail by the owners. It offers what one would wish for when renting in rural France - and then some! We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
25 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments ~ we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to your return visit
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Alan H
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Memorable Holiday”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Although we stayed in the Dairy 10 years ago, and had a great time, the facilities this time were even better! The log burning stove made sure we were pleasantly warm during the cool evenings, and it was lovely to sit beside the covered pool, sheltered from the wind, reading, relaxing or just enjoying the beauty of the view.

La Vieille Ferme is situated in the heart of the beautiful French countryside, and there are plenty of picturesque villages to visit; although it took us a few days to remember that everywhere closes for a couple of hours in the middle of the day! The quiet, well surfaced and often very straight roads make exploring the surrounding area a pleasure.

Angela and Derek have thought of everything to ensure a perfect stay, and that is what we certainly had! Thank you both for another memorable holiday.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
16 May 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back another time
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The setting, having your own space
Liked least: It was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The location, hosts, and accommodation.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jul 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.
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