This location has multiple holiday properties
|The Croft||Self Catering||Sunday||3||6||2|
The Croft is one of 5 rustic gites at La Vieille Ferme. The gites are beautifully renovated from existing farm buildings and hence the name of La Vieille Ferme or 'The Old Farm'.
The Croft is an upside down layout with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor. These are one double en suite, one double, one twin and a separate bathroom. On the first floor is a spacious open plan kitchen, dinning room and living room; fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with flat screen tv, wine cooler and wood burner!
The gite also has a patio area with table and chairs to make the most of eating and drinking out in the sunshine and relaxing outside.
The site has a heated swimming pool with retractable cover to be usable come rain or shine and during the early or later months of the season. The pool uses an Ozone cleaning system that ensures the pool is thoroughly safe and clean whilst also very enjoyable to use without the irritations of chlorine or salt.
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.
The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped with microwave, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler. Perfectly suited for dining with family and friends with a dining table and open plan layout to the living rooms also.
A part of the open plan upstairs with just the original wooden beams to separate, the living room has comfy sofas, a 4k flat screen tv with dvd player and traditional wood burner
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with double bed and en suite. En suite has bath-shower.
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with king bed.
Bedroom 3: Twin room with two single beds.
En suite to Bedroom 1 with bath-shower, basin and toilet
Main bathroom with shower, basin and toilet
Radiators throughout and a traditional wood burner in the living rooms area also.
Private off-road parking
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 !