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“Fabulous”
Old Barn in Lerné, East Facad
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Old Barn in Lerné, East Facad
Summer 2014 Interior Living Area
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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20 reviews
Old Barn in Lerné, East Facad
Summer 2014
Interior Living Area
Bedroom
Well-Equipped Kitchen for Serious Cooks
Bathroom Sink Area
Walk-in Roman Shower
Main House Professional Kitchen for Cookery Classes and Meals
A short stroll to the village of Lerné
Hot Air Balloons Over the Valley
Summer Sunflowers
Moonrise Over the Valley
Pick your own cherries from our many trees
Fresh artichokes from our vegetable gardens
Fromage!!
A composed summer salad from our gardens
Chicken grilled under bricks
Puff Pastry Asparagus Tart
Hunting for treasures at the local flea market
Chateau Montpensier at Night
Our Wine Cave
View from the Chinon Castle
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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Paasuke40...
Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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It was everything we had hoped for! The hosts had everything under control! Fully stocked fridge, all information for sightseeing! Could not ask for more! Hope to go back ! Will recommend this property highly to anyone! Loved the quiet setting, only noise was the birds and gentle wind!

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Liked best: The owners and the location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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37Kelly83
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect countryside get away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

This was our first stay in the Loire Valley and the combined benefit of a fabulous Gite (resort, as apartment does not do it justice) and our engaging hosts Stephen and Tim made it an extraordinary visit. The apartment, “The Old Barn”, in Lerne was exceptionally clean and functional, filled with the finest quality of items from the dishwasher to toaster, cooking utensils to dishes, and oils to spices. Stephen had a baguette and bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival, and eggs and croissant ready for breakfast. The view was spectacular; surrounded by sunflowers and a view of Chateau du Coudray Montpensier. The location was quiet and a great base for daily excursions in the Loire Valley. Stephen and Tim made us feel as though we were part of the family. We met some friends and together they took us to a wine festival followed by a beautifully prepared meal that we enjoyed together. One of the loveliest rental experiences we have had!

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Anthony B
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Brilliant is the word to describe the Old Barn in Lerne France. The hosts could not have been friendlier or helpful, their knowledge of the local restaurants and sights is outstanding. The restored small barn contained every modern appliance necessary to enjoy a peaceful holiday. Its location allows access to all the abbeys and chateaux within a days easy drive. Even the fridge was full of food necessary to get you started for relaxing stay. The barn is set in the centre of wheat, sunflower and corn fields, no traffic noise here. My wife and I will return as the Old Barn was so good. It was one of those places you hated to leave.

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Liked best: Everything about the place
Liked least: Not a thing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emma F
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
4
people found this review helpful

We spent our honeymoon in the Old Barn in Lerné and we can’t say enough good things about the place. The location was everything we’d hoped for: rural and peaceful but with every conceivable amenity within easy striking distance.

The barn is beautifully placed on the side of a hill offering panoramic views of Loire Valley countryside. It’s a ten-minute stroll down the lane into Lerné, where we bought lovely fresh croissants every morning. And there are endless places of interest within a short drive: châteaux, vineyards and the towns of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur with their wonderful food markets.

The gite itself is furnished to such a high standard; just being there is a lesson in elegant living. There are so many beautiful objects and artworks; and every single piece of equipment works without fuss. There’s certainly a touch of luxury about the place but somehow it’s really homely, too. We’ve never experienced that combination in a gite before and we really loved it.

Of course, the hosts are a crucial part of any gite experience; and this is where the Old Barn really comes into its own. Stephen and Tim are simply wonderful. They are knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable. And somehow they strike that perfect balance of being there when you need them but leaving you enjoy your own space when you want that. We're sure it’s a skill that takes lots of practice but, like all great hosts, Stephen and Tim make it look effortless.

We’ve been holidaying in France for ten years and we’ve stayed in some lovely places; none quite as special as the Old Barn, though. We’re already planning a return trip.

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Liked best: The hosts
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alameda, California
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
4
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Charming and comfortable, location and views, very helpful owners.
Liked least: It rained for several days, and we still had a great time.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ccarloca
Roma
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71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Traveling group: Compagno/a
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