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The Stable

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The Stable
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
Downstairs shower room
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Overview
2 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
4 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 and we offer a travel discount of 20% with Brittany Ferries to our guests. Our 4 other available gites; The Grange, The Farmhouse, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor The Stable offers: • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeping 4 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...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 and we offer a travel discount of 20% with Brittany Ferries to our guests. Our 4 other available gites; The Grange, The Farmhouse, The Dairy and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor The Stable offers: • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeping 4 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: • Double bedroom with toilet/basin. Double bed has a king-size duvet • Open-plan kitchen and dining/living area – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher and wood-burning stove • Fully equipped bathroom with shower First floor: • Twin-bedded room with toilet/basin • Living room with satellite TV 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 Ferries For specific directions from your location find us on Google - search ‘La Vieille Ferme Clere du Bois’ and click on Maps More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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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 October 5, 2019

Had a great time in this quiet unspoiled region. Accommodation very comfortable and clean and Sam and Mike ( caretakers) friendly, welcoming and helpful to enable us to make the best of our holiday. Covered pool excellent, always warm - enjoyed my early morning swims...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Venture49799496747
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The gites on this site are beautiful and have everything you could possibly want. We stayed in the Stable which was perfect for us. It was spotless and equipped with all the stuff you need for a great holiday. The covered pool is amazing and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Lesley R
GiteOwner, VR Owner at The Stable, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review, Lesley. We loved having you and would love to see you again in the future. Best regards from all of us

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Our hosts Peter and Diane were amazing. So helpful whatever your needs. The accommodation was exactly what we were looking for. The facilities on site, a pool, table tennis, bikes, laundry room etc added to the fabulous experience that we had. The area is beautiful...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Tracey H
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Fantastic week staying at the Stables. The pool is amazing, heated and covered for those days when the weather is off... Quiet and peaceful location in the countryside yet plenty to do around and about. Fab hosts who even prepared a fresh welcome meal for...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank d0mmie
Management response:Responded August 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Stuart and thanks for such great feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you've returned feeling refreshed! We'd love to welcome you back at any time in the future, best regards...More

Reviewed September 13, 2016

Heart of the country, peace and quiet, immaculate cottages, gardens and swimming pool, lovely hosts. In easy reach of Chateaux, gardens, local markets, rivers, villages, restaurants. Just ask Derek and Angela for the best places to go, and we definitely advise a trip to Chateau...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Rachel W
Management response:Responded September 13, 2016

We are so pleased that the holiday delivered on every level and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Angela and Derek have created 4 lovely gites which were just perfect for a relaxed week away with the boys. They're located in the heart of the countryside in Indre-Loire which really helps to get away from it all. There are all the facilities you...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Sean H
Management response:Responded August 5, 2016

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed July 9, 2016

Yet another fantastic stay at La Vieille Ferme, cannot fault the welcome, accommodation & lovely pool. If you want to get away from the rat race, stay in quality accommodation, be close to restaurants & within easy reach of the Loire's outstanding chateaux, this is...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Nigel B
Management response:Responded July 10, 2016

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

Reviewed September 23, 2015

The converted farm buildings in Cléré-du-Bois are superb dwellings in a quiet village. The region is noted for its extraordinary wildlife and is next door to a national park. We saw dozens of buzzards in the nearby fields, a frog crossing one of the near...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Xzlod
Reviewed July 5, 2015

Having stayed in The Stable on previous occasions it never ceases to amaze us that things seem to improve year on year, rather than the owners sitting back thinking 'job done'. The warmth of welcome, hospitality and knowledge of the area is second to none,...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank Nigel B
Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was the previous reviews that persuaded us to visit La Vieille Ferme and I can only endorse what they said. The setting is just perfect in a quiet village with pub/restaurant and the grounds are really beautiful. The pool is an added bonus along...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Alexandra E
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
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 Stable

The Stable is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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

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