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The Dairy

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The Dairy
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
La Vieille Ferme - The Little 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 Stable and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor The Dairy offers: • Bedrooms, Sleeping 3 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 parkin...La Vieille Ferme - The Little 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 Stable and new this season The Croft, can also be found here on Trip Advisor The Dairy offers: • Bedrooms, Sleeping 3 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 • Single room with ensuite bathroom (low ceilings and most suitable for children) First floor (mezzanine): • Double bedroom with ensuite. Double bed has a king-size duvet 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
2 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 October 19, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here last month. A really idyllic place in a lovely rural part of France. From the greeting we received to the complimentary wine in the fridge we enjoyed every moment. Our hosts were kind and attentive but not intrusive considering...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank EmmaTomJosh
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Thorougly enjoyed our stay Derek and Angela put so much into the properties everything works well Heated swimming pool with its own current a revellation Great location for many chateau but also museums for Richelieu, Balzac and Descartes Travel hassel free on quiet country roads...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank williams2neil
Management response:Responded September 28, 2016

So pleased that your stay gave you the relaxation and enjoyment that you wanted for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had a wonderful holiday, perfect location to just relax and get away from it all. Well looked after by the hosts. Great property with everything we needed. Lots of family fun in the pool and playing table tennis. Plenty of places to visit nearby,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Zoe B
Management response:Responded September 5, 2016

We are delighted that you all enjoyed a relaxing holiday at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is our 5th stay at La Vieille Ferme and once again we had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. Our daughters are 23 and 14 and they too enjoy the swimming pool, glorious sun patio, boules, table tennis and badminton. The gites are beautifully renovated...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank GoPlaces802739
Management response:Responded September 1, 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed another lovely holiday with us at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed August 2, 2016

We stayed in The Dairy during the last week of July and had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Derek and Angela are the perfect hosts, making us feel very welcome and providing everything we were seeking within the gite and grounds. The gite was super, lovely...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank EmilyB1975
Management response:Responded August 2, 2016

We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

Loved this cottage ( there are 3 others which take different sized groups). Lovely welcome. Everything we needed and more. We arrived on Sunday night and were offered provisions because the shops were closed. Comfortable bed. Fully working kitchen. Nice walkin shower. Fantastic pool (...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Heather S
Management response:Responded July 24, 2016

Delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you loved the beauty and tranquility of the area.

Reviewed July 20, 2016

We spent 2 wonderful weeks here. Angela and Derek are great hosts. The cottage is very comfortable. The pool is perfect. We had a few very hot days but hardly noticed them as we cooled off every few hours. The village is beautiful and quiet...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank NikkiMortier
Management response:Responded July 24, 2016

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and managed a good mixture of relaxation and exploring the local area. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed July 15, 2016

We originally booked to stay at the Dairy for one week but so enjoyed our time here that we extended our stay for an extra 2 nights. We fully agree with all the other positive comments on here - great location, superb swimming pool, impeccable...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Karen F
Management response:Responded July 15, 2016

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme and look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed July 3, 2016

We have just returned from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever enjoyed. Angela and Derek French have created a small piece of heaven in the Loire with a four gite luxury conversion of former farm buildings in the lovely village of Clere...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Joe A
Management response:Responded July 4, 2016

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

Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our 6th visit to la vielle ferme and definitely not a disappointment . There have been numerous enhancements to the property since our last visit and as always the attention to detail is second to none . The bedroom is spacious and airy , with...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank AnneA336
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
Patio
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
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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 Dairy

The Dairy is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

The Dairy has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Dairy has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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