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The Grange

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The Grange
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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La Vieille Ferme - The Old Farm - is a 19th century working farm that has been beautifully converted and renovated to 5 rustic gites (cottages). The gites are accompanied by spacious grounds with a large open barn, lovely gardens, private parking and a superb heated, covered swimming pool. The self catered gites can be hired separately or as a whole site booking. Our 4 other available gites; The Farmhouse, The Stable, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor under holiday rentals The Grange offers: • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 people • English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV • Free WiFi • Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue • Linen and bath towels included • On site parking Ground floor: • Large open-plan kitchen, dining a...La Vieille Ferme - The Old Farm - is a 19th century working farm that has been beautifully converted and renovated to 5 rustic gites (cottages). The gites are accompanied by spacious grounds with a large open barn, lovely gardens, private parking and a superb heated, covered swimming pool. The self catered gites can be hired separately or as a whole site booking. Our 4 other available gites; The Farmhouse, The Stable, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor under holiday rentals The Grange offers: • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 people • English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV • Free WiFi • Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue • Linen and bath towels included • On site parking Ground floor: • Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher satellite TV and wood-burning stove First floor: • Double bedroom with ensuite. Double bed has a king-size duvet • Double bedroom. Double bed has a king-size duvet • Twin-bedded room with adjoining shower room • Fully equipped bathroom with shower Site Info La Vieille Ferme sits on the edge of the petit village of Cléré-du-Bois, with views of the Loire countryside on one side and the village church and centre on the other. The village shop/bar/restaurant is just 100m away The gites are all well furnished with English/French TV, WiFi, HiFi, fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fresh linen and bath towels on arrival and traditional log burning fires for cosy evenings with wine and cheese! The grounds also provide all that is needed with a large sun terrace to relax by the pool, sports equipment including bikes, table tennis, football goals, badminton and of course, French boules - there is a covered barn with BBQ area and and a wash room with a communal washing machine freely available The swimming pool is heated and covered making it suitable for all weathers and seasons. The versatile cover gives the best of all worlds as it can be retracted along the sides to reveal the countryside views and give an open air feel in the summer. The pool has a child safe gate at all times and the bottom surround panels can be kept in place whilst higher panels are opened to keep a safe barrier for young children if needed. There is a jet stream in the pool to ‘swim against the tide’! The village of Cléré: Le Brennou is the local village bar, restaurant and also has a little shop attached for the basics such as fresh baguettes! It is just 100m walking from La Vieille Ferme Local towns: Châtillon-sur-Indre is just around 10 mins drive and has a supermarket, shops, bank, post office, restaurants and cafés. It has a super spot for a typical lunch with ‘plat du jour’ and a high quality evening restaurant also Loches is 20 mins which is a stunning, medieval market town with variety of shops and restaurants and Château Places of Interest: La Vieille Ferme is ideally located at the centre of many of the most popular places of interest and also sits on the edge of the Brenne National Park, The Loire has some of the finest Châteaus in Chenonceaux, Valencay and Villandry There are a raft of outdoor activities on our doorstep including walking, cycling (bikes available), golf courses, birdwatching, swimming lakes, fishing lakes, tennis courts, horse riding and so on Futuroscope is a superb science orientated theme park around 1 hour drive away The area is also famous for its fine food and wine and there are many restaurants and vineyards to visit locally Coast/Beach: Bellebouche is a freshwater lake with 900m sandy beach, around 30 mins drive away. Suitable for swimming and windsurfing with Kayaks and pedalos also for hire. There are nature paths through pine woods for cycling and walking, mini golf, picnic areas, snack bar and restaurant. La Rochelle is the nearest beach town around 2hrs 50mins away. It is located on Atlantic coast with its old harbour, which is lined with seafood restaurants, pleasure boat marina, aquarium and botanical gardens. Ports and Airports Nearest airports are Tours and Poitiers at approx. 1 hour drive. Limoges is also around 1 hour 45 mins Caen, Le Havre, St Malo and Cherbourg and Calais (ranging from 4-6 hours driving) all have regular crossings from England and we can offer a 20% discount for guests using Brittany FerriesMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Nick T
Languages spoken:English, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great spacious gite, with everything we needed for our stay. Very friendly, helpful and generous hosts, Peter and Dianne, were brilliant. We had great days out at Montresor and Chenonceau and Amboise and some wonderful french food. The pool was a treat. Wonderful relaxing yet...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Andrew K
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks both for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. Great to hear you enjoyed lots of what the Loire has to offer and you will be very welcome to return any time, we'd love to host you again : )

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

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Reviewed July 20, 2018

My family and I had such a wonderful at La Vieille Ferme! Our stay in the Grange was fantastic and fit our family of five. (Three daughters ages 14 - 18 - 21 plus my wife and I.) The hosts, Peter and Diane, are extremely...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Q1720YFwilliamr
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Grange, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to leave a really nice review Bill. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to seeing you again next time. All the best

Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

My wife, two children (5 and 8) and I had a lovely break at the grange - the place had everything we all wanted (space, comfort, activities, local park, local restaurant, rolling courryside, local shops, quiet roads, warm pool, badminton, table tennis, bikes etc )...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Erje_77
Reviewed August 15, 2017

A wonderful week spent at The Grange with our fantastic hosts Dianne and Peter always on hand to assist if needed. The accommodation was first class, immaculate in every way, everything you could possibly need was provided and the swimming pool was the cherry on...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank shaunkirst2016
Management response:Responded August 17, 2017

Thanks so much for staying with us and for the lovely review. We can't wait to have you back! Best regards from us all here

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

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Date of stay: April 2017
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We have just arrived home from a lovely holiday in La Vieille Ferme where we met Peter and Diane, the managers, who were a very helpful and friendly couple. Always there to please. La Vieille Ferme is a very comfortable and pretty complex with comfy...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank bobandjax
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just returned from a wonderful break with friends at this extremely tranquil, pretty and relaxing property. We were made very welcome by the owners who went out of their way to facilitate our stay. Such a lovely area to visit, too much to see and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank JanGary59
Management response:Responded June 16, 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion.

Reviewed August 2, 2015

Having visited the loire twice before, we had another five star experience at The Grange. Both Derek and Angela were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. The gite was equipped with everything you could imagine, even down to packets of...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Paul R
Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is nothing more to say other than excellent!!!! Derek and Angela have created the perfect spot in a beautiful location to get away and enjoy peace, quiet and France at its best. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and the extra touches...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Laura J H
Management response:Responded July 23, 2015

We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at La Vieille Ferme. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Cléré du Bois is a tranquil, unspoilt village on the borders of the Brenne Regional Park. 2 minutes walk from the property is the bakery for fresh bread and croissants, shop for essential supplies and the bar and restaurant with sun terrace, which serves both traditional French cuisine and pizzas. The location provides an ideal base from which to explore the countryside, the châteaux, the Brenne Regional park with over 1000 lakes, wildlife walks and bird watching reserves. 10 minutes drive to the medieval town of Chatillon-sur-Indre with all amenities, including tennis courts and 20 minutes to historic Loches with its stunning chateau and excellent twice weekly market of local produce. Quiet, country roads and gentle rolling countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and touring the beautiful market towns, villages and local vineyards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grange

The Grange is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Grange has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Grange has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Grange must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.