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The Croft

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night 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. The Croft is a new addition opening for the 2018 season, alongside The Grange, The Farmhouse, The Stable and The Dairy which can also all be found here on Trip Advisor under holiday rentals The Croft offers: • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 people • English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV and Free WiFi • Individual garden area with table, chairs and bar...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. The Croft is a new addition opening for the 2018 season, alongside The Grange, The Farmhouse, The Stable and The Dairy which can also all be found here on Trip Advisor under holiday rentals The Croft offers: • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeping 6 people • English / French satellite TV, flat-screen LED TV and Free WiFi • Individual garden area with table, chairs and barbecue • Linen and bath towels included • On site parking Ground floor: • Double bedroom with ensuite. Double bed has a king-size duvet • Double bedroom with king-size bed • Twin-bedded room • Fully equipped bathroom with shower First floor: • Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area – fully equipped with fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, dishwasher satellite TV and wood-burning stove 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
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Nick T
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ( four of us ) stayed in the Croft, and the quality of accommodation is first class. We also checked out some of the others whilst there for friends and family, and it was clear that a very high standard is maintained ( including...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Itsourplanet
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We went there last Oktober with a group of friends and we absolutely loved it! The property is really well-kept and the houses on it couldn't be more typically french. Also there is a nice swimming pool and a big shed with cozy lights where...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Maarten D
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We have just come back from nearly 2 weeks here and can honestly say it was wonderful. The property is gorgeous and fully equipped with everything you need and everything was spotlessly clean and the area beautiful. You have complete relaxation and peace and tranquillity...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Claire E
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We spent 2 great weeks in this lovely new gite. I believe we were some of the first to stay there. I will definitely be recommending this to anyone and everyone, because we will definitely be returning and had such a great time. The setting...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Chris N
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
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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
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