This location has multiple holiday properties
|The Farmhouse||Self Catering||Saturday||3||4||2|
The Farmhouse is one of 5 rustic gites at La Vieille Ferme that can be booked individually or together for larger group bookings. The gites are beautifully renovated from the original 19th Century farm buildings, hence La Vieille Ferme or 'The Old Farm'.
The Farmhouse is typical, cosy wood beamed gite with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom with en-suite is on the ground floor along with open plan kitchen, dining room and living room. The first floor as a twin and single room with shared bathroom, best suited for children with the beams and slanted cottage roof
• Double bedroom with en suite. Double bed has a king-size duvet
• Twin-bedded room
• Single-bedded room
• En suite bathroom with shower
• Shared bathroom with shower
• Wood burning stove
• English / French satellite tv, flat-screen LED tv
• Free wi-fi
• Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue
• Linen and bath towels included
• Heated swimming pool with retractable cover
• On-site parking
• Bikes, table tennis, boules, badminton net and other sports equipment
La Vieille Ferme is set on the edge of the small, typical village of Cléré du Bois. We enjoy views of the French countryside one side and immediate access to the village on the other, with the pretty church immediately opposite and the village bar, restaurant and shop just a minutes walk into the village.
La Vieille Ferme itself is set in a generous plot with plenty of space to relax or play and a large open park also just across the road in addition. Bikes are available on site to hire and equipment for badminton, boules, football and table tennis are all openly available. There is onsite parking and just adjacent to the site is also a free public car park
In the wider area, we are brilliantly placed at the centre of many points of interest. With the Brenne National Park with it's many lakes on our doorstep, there is plenty of outdoors activity such as cycling, fishing, walking, golf, swimming and bird watching. There are even lakes with sand beaches! Further more, we are in close proximity to some incredible Chateauxs, Frances largest zoo famous for it's panda and Futuroscope theme park.
Well-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Large dining room table with 6 chairs
Lounge with exposed stone walls and fireplace with wood-burning stove and comfortable settees
Ground floor spacious double bedroom with antique French bedroom suite and en suite shower, basin and toilet.
First floor: open wooden staircase to first floor with original beams. Charming twin-bedded room and single bedroom with views over garden and countryside. Shower room with hand basin and toilet.
Downstairs en suite shower room with toilet and basin
Upstairs shower room with toilet and basin
Wood burning stove and electric radiators
Superb heated covered swimming pool (heated to a very inviting 28C) with spacious garden room. Large, paved sun terrace with sun beds and parasols. Beautiful flower-filled gardens for relaxing. Separate fully-equipped laundry room. Impressive open barn for relaxing in the shade. Table tennis, badminton and boules. Cycle hire for exploring the beautiful countryside on quiet roads. Garden furniture, parasols and bbqs
Private parking area.
Separate fully-equipped laundry room.
La Vieille Ferme, situated in the pretty village of Cléré Du Bois with bar/restaurant, shop and bakery for fresh bread and croissants ~ just a 2 minute stroll from our property.
Nick and Rafaela (English and Portuguese owners) reside in Bournemouth, England and make it our mission to offer a warm, authentic and memorable holiday experience for every guest that chooses to stay at La Vieille Ferme. Peter and Dianne are our wonderful onsite caretakers who reside on site through the season and know just what it takes to make sure our guests feel warmly welcomed, have help and knowledge to hand when they need it and that they feel thoroughly well looked after
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||Many family holidays as a child made France and the Loire region a special place and when taking on the venture, La Vieille Ferme was the perfect fit. The location is ideal for the best of the climate, travelling times and proximity to places of interest. La Vieille Ferme and Cléré have the charm and the typical French countryside lifestyle that we love whilst also having the comfort and quality that we want our guests to enjoy!|
|Unique benefits of property||A heated covered pool is a real winner to suit all weathers and all seasons. Added to that the Ozone system with no salt or chemicals and a jet stream to swim against, it's a big plus!
The location is unbeatable. The warm climate you find south of the Loire river. The central position between some of the best Châteaus France has to offer, Futuroscope theme park, a zoo with a rare giant panda, the Brenne National Park on our doorstep and the vast array of local activities, market towns, vineyards, eateries and picturesque countryside to enjoy!
Beauval Zoo - Classed No. 1 zoo in France and one of the most beautiful zoological parks in the world. It is home to a large diversity of animals, including white tigers and giant pandas.
Superb chateaux of the Loire e.g. Loches, Amboise, Chenonceau to name just a few ! Some have a “son et lumière” light and music show during the summer months. Beautiful gardens of the Loire Valley e.g. Villandry and Chenonceau. Rose festival at Chedigny
Browse the many local markets Sample the fresh and local produce from the region known as the “garden of France”. Excellent twice weekly market at nearby medieval town of Loches. Stroll through some of the delightful villages, such as Angles-sur- Anglin, Montrésor and the spa town of Roche-Posay.
Walking, cycling, horse riding and tennis. Water sports, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Swimming and pedaloes on the lake at Bellebouche. Go-karting at Chatillon-sur-Indre.
The Brenne regional park is known as the land of a thousand lakes and is a haven for bird watching and exploring the wildlife, flora and fauna of the area Visitor centre with walking and cycling routes and restaurant with local produce
There are many vineyards and local wine tastings in the area. Touraine produces wines in every colour - white, rosé and red. White -Chenin and Sauvignon blanc.Sparkling - Vouvray and Montlouis. Red - Cabernet Sauvignon, Côt, Pinot noir and Gamay. Rosé - Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Côt, Pineau d'Aunis and Gamay to name but a few ~ enjoy !