|La Vieille Ferme||Self Catering||Flexible||3||7||2|
Welcome to the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful 'Vieille Ferme' Riverside Gite. The gite has 2 floors and sleeps 7. The ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and a large dining table. It has a large lounge with French tv and dvd player. Also on the ground floor you have a toilet and a bathroom and one of the double bedrooms.
On the second floor you have a bedroom with 3 single beds and a vanity unit and a large double bedroom with an en suite shower room. One of only 2 gites on site, if you require a smaller gite check out our other gite that sleeps up to 4 people Ref No. PV004224 or if you need accommodation for up to 11 people why not book them both, we would be happy to offer a discount on both gites booked together.
Highchair and cot available on request.
We recommend that you have a car for exploring the local area and we provide on-site parking. If you want to relax at the gite you can enjoy our peaceful shared garden which has all the essentials to help you relax: sunloungers, barbecue, picnic blanket and cold bags, petanque set.
We also have a selection of dvds, books and games we can loan you during your stay.
On arrival you will receive a Welcome Pack to help you settle in.
Sorry but we do not accept pets at our properties.
The large farmhouse kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, kettle, a large fridge-freezer, coffee-machine, a selection of herbs and spices, salt and pepper and all the cooking utensils required to cook a family meal. A large dining table with 8 chairs.
This large living room comfortably seats 7 adults, there is a television with French tv a dvd player and a selection of dvds on request, for the colder months there is a log burner for which we supply a starter pack of logs and kindle. There is a selection of books and also boardgames on request.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, it has a double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers, bedside drawers with lamps and a vanity sink.
Bedroom 2 located on the 2nd floor has 3 single beds, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe and vanity sink.
Bedroom 3 also on the 2nd floor has a double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps, you also have a seating area with 2 wicker chairs and a coffee-table which looks out on to the village. This room has an en suite shower room with a cubicle shower, toilet and wash basin.
All bed linen is provided and beds will be made up ready for your arrival.
Please note that as part of the rustic charm and character of the bedrooms they do have some low wooden beams and slopping ceilings.
Bathroom 1 is on the ground floor the toilet and bathroom are separate, the bathroom has a bath with a shower attachment and a vanity sink.
Bathroom 2 is the en suite in bedroom 3, it has a shower cubical, macerator toilet and wash basin.
Towels are provided.
There is a logburner in the living room and some electric wall heaters.
We have a selection of dvds and games that we are happy to loan.
There is a large peaceful garden that goes down to the River Creuse, the garden is shared with the owners and their 3 chickens!
Sunloungers and bbq are provided along with picnic blanket and cold bag.
You can fish in the river, with a permit bought locally.
There is free on-site parking, with a drop off collection point out the front of the Gites and a car park at the rear of the property.
Suitable for all ages, ideal for families, couples and friends.
The perfect place for those that like sightseeing, walking, fishing or just relaxing. Also if you like painting it is an ideal location with lots of lovely views to paint or draw.
There is so much to do in the local area and within close driving distance, and if you just want to relax and read, our spacious shared riverside garden is the perfect place to while away the hours!
My husband, my father and myself moved here from Berkshire in the UK in August 2014 to run our Gite business. We love France and the French people who are always so polite and friendly. We have 3 grown up children who love to visit when they can.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||There is so much to do in the local area and within close driving distance. The region is home to the second largest theme park in France, Futuroscope, which is synonymous with the moving image, offering thrill seeking attractions, interactive visits and supersize action; a fantastic day out for all. If you are an animal lover then take a trip to Monkey Valley, where you can get up close to over 400 primates as there are no cages or fences!! If sports is your thing then Saint-Cyr Park is the place for you, with a 9-18 hole golf course which has a fantastic clubhouse and restaurant, and a gorgeous lake where you can enjoy supervised swimming and a beach club for the kids in the summer; a sailing centre where you can windsurf, sail a catamaran, go waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking or enjoy paddle boats; rent a mountain bike or play beach volleyball, soccer or rugby; play football or tennis or visit the children's playground. If you love walking the area is ideal for lovely walks.|
|Unique benefits of property||Welcome to the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful 'Vieille Ferme' riverside gite, one of only 2 Gites on site, if you are looking to book for smaller parties why not enquire about The Fleurs De Glycine Gite which sleeps 4, or for parties up to 11 why not book both!
We recommend that you have a car for exploring the local area and we provide on-site parking. If you want to relax at the gite you can enjoy our peaceful shared garden which goes down to the river Creuse ideal for fishing or a relaxing picnic.
Close to home is Ethni'cité - a troglodyte village of cave dwellings.
The region is home to the second largest theme park in France, Futuroscope, which is synonymous with the moving image, thrill seeking attractions, interactive visits and supersize action; a fantastic day out for all.
The nearby spa town of La Roche Posay is both a charming village and the most important skin care spa centre in Europe.
If you are an animal lover then take a trip to Monkey Valley, where you can get up close to over 400 primates as there are no cages or fences!
If sports is your thing, then Saint-Cyr Park is the place for you, with a 9-18 hole golf course which has a fantastic clubhouse and restaurant, and a gorgeous lake where you can enjoy supervised swimming and a beach club for the kids in the summer; a sailing centre where you can windsurf, sail a catamaran, go waterskiing, canoeing and kayaking or enjoy paddle boats; rent a mountain bike or play beach volleyball, soccer or rugby; play football or tennis or visit the children's playground.
There are lots of local markets in the area on different days of the week, there's something special about a French Market, wandering through a traditional French Market taking in the atmosphere, you can purchase local fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses and honey and then stop for a coffee or a glass of wine as the locals do !!
There are so many Chateaux to visit in the Loire, so if you love to visit a Chateaux you couldn't be in a better area, you have Villandy with it's beautiful gardens, Azay le Rideau set in a Lake, Chenonceau on the river Cher and you also have Le Rivau with it's fairy-tale gardens and many more !!
Dawn and John were fantastic and very friendly hosts, offering a wonderful property in a beautiful, rural setting with easy access (under 15 min drive) to local towns with supermarkets, outdoor markets, bakeries, bars/restaurants.
The house is also greatly located in the Touraine region, within 1hr of bigger cities Tours and Poitiers - there are so many places to visit and things to do in the area, to suit all ages and taste; 10 days wasn't even close enough to do all we wanted.
Highly recommend the city of Loches for a full day out visiting the Keep ("Dungeon") and walking.
The house offered all the amenities one could need, and is very spacious and homely - ideal for groups of friends or families with children of any age. We really enjoyed the tranquility of the garden and riverside, allowing us to spend the afternoon fishing and relaxing. Even though the river level was low when we were there, we still managed to catch nearly 30 barbel and some chub.
There is a lot of river and countryside to explore beyond the house for those who are keen anglers.
We really appreciated the welcome basket, thanks again to the chickens for their lovely eggs ;-)
We would definitely recommend the place to anyone, and wish we could have stayed even longer.
Hope to be back one day.
A nice gite with style and grace. Our holiday was in the very hot weather 2018 and the gite was very comfortable and cool. The property is on the outskirts of a village and small town with road access to the town. Peaceful neat gardens leading to the river - we swam in and took the boat out. If you are just wanting to chill watch the river water go by and read a book in the garden then this is the one. Thanks to great hosts
Our Gitte was like a home from home, It was clean and the kitchen was well equipped and contained everything you need for a self catering holiday. There is a pub in walking distance if you prefer to eat out.
Dawn and John are on hand if you need them and nothing is too much trouble.
The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of picturesque villages to visit with chateaus and museums.This is the perfect place to visit if you prefer quiet holidays with lots to see.
If I was to make a suggestion, it would be the perfect setting for a small pool, somewhere to have a dip when the weather gets too hot.
It was a shame the river dropped while we were there so we were unable to do the fishing which we had planned, but it was one of those things that cannot be helped.
We would definitely come again to catch those elusive carps.
John, Sue, Trish and Jim (Lincoln)