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The Farmhouse
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The Farmhouse
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room Double bedroom
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29 reviews
The Farmhouse
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
Double bedroom
Swimming pool and sun terrace
Swimming pool with view over countryside
Swimming pool
Sun terrace
The grounds
Table tennis under covered barn
Medieval Loches (twice weekly market)
Double bedroom leading to ensuite
Fully equipped kitchen
Charming twin-bedded room with own shower room
Twin-bedded room
Lounge with wood-burning stove
Shower room
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Paris, France
1 review
“Magnifique”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We arrived very stressed and tired after visiting sick family in England. Australia is home for us, our feeling was that we had found a peaceful haven with all the amenities you could wish for. The welcome pack was very extensive and contained everything you could need and more. Our hosts Angela and Derek were very welcoming and informative yet never intrusive.
The pool is excellent, it is covered so that when it is colder it is warm inside and when hot there is very good ventilation. At home we had pools in various houses, this one was particularly good as it is chlorine free with a special system in place. The sports equipment for table tennis, badminton, boules etc is in top condition, as are the bikes for hire.
The house and other houses are lovely, old and very well preserved in excellent condition as is the whole site. We loved the large gardens with beautiful flowers so imaginatively set out. There is a local boulangerie and restaurant, the lunchtime meal was very good and so reasonable.

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Liked best: Pool, peace and beauty of local countryside
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Steph T
Fleet, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The perfect location for a relaxing stay”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was our third stay at La Vieille Ferme, the second in The Farmhouse itself, and as ever there was nothing to disappoint us. We do not usually revisit the same place on holiday with our daughters, but this place is something else, and worth the visit every time. It is a guaranteed haven of tranquillity, and Angela and Derek, the hosts, are probably the nicest people you could ever be fortunate enough to meet. Their attention to detail in the gites is second to none, and nothing is too much trouble for them. We felt as if we were going back to see family - the nice type! - when we went this time. Our daughters of 16 and 19 feel the same, and thus it is perfect for all of us. The local restaurant run by Francoise is a welcome addition to the beautiful village, but the facilities in each gite are so comprehensive you can cook whatever you like and it feels like a real home for the period of your stay. We cannot recommend this location highly enough. You most certainly would not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet in a beautiful environment.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dave B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“An idyllic "bonne vacances".”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a marvellous holiday at La Vieille Ferme, it is wonderfully situated in the idyllic French countryside, far from the madding crowd. Mine hosts, Angela and Derek, were on hand to ensure that our stay was memorable. We took advantage of their extensive knowledge of the local area, the recommended trip to Angles-sur-l’Anglin was well worth it, a gem. The surrounding area is ideal for walking and cycling with the numerous villages offering excellent coffee and croissant stops.
We took advantage of the on-site facilities, from table tennis to swimming, and relaxing on the terrace with the odd glass of wine and a good book. The restaurant and shop, barely a stones throw away, gave us a great opportunity to enjoy the local produce and try out our smattering of French. By the end of the week we were rejuvenated with a stack of good memories, a truly "bonne vacances".

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Liked best: The peace.
Liked least: There was nothing we didnt like , it was just what we wanted.
Traveling group: Friends
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Gina C
Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect place to relax & unwind in comfort”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have returned many times to La Vieille Ferme. The warm, genuine welcome from the owners Angela & Derek is something to savour. They are always on hand to offer advise or just have a chat, but are never intrusive. This holiday we stayed in the farmhouse, it is impeccably clean, well equipped & comfortable. We have stayed in all of the gites on previous holidays & they are all equally clean, & cosy.
The swimming pool is fabulous with a roomy sun terrace too
There are many places to visit within easy reach, cycling is great & there are lovely walks too.
A visit to the restaurant in the village is a must with the most delicious croissants pain au chocolat for breakfast
We will definitely return again & again..

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Nothing!!!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoy your holidays with us and look forward to welcoming you back again quite soon.
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Lucy H
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“idyllic”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Our second stay with Angela and Derek who are the most friendly hosts and go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. The swimming pool is superb and the facilities on site and in the gite are exceptional. The immediate area is a joy to explore either on foot, by bicycle or by car. No need to travel far and wide there is plenty to see and do nearby. Can't wait to return next year.

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Nigel B
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway in Rural France”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have previously stayed at La Vieille Ferme, but this is our first stay in The Farmhouse. Like the other properties, we found it to be extremely well equipped to a very high standard. The whole site, heated swimming pool, cycles, garden furniture etc are also maintained to a very high standard. The owners, Derek & Angela are always available to assist as and when required, but are never intrusive. We love this area of France & cannot see ourselves using any other properties for our holidays. The whole experience could not be faulted, we are already planning to revisit next year.

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Liked best: The Rustic Charm
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2013
Tnank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in the Farmhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Vieille Ferme in 2014.
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Furgoose6...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't have asked for anything more.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Our last experience of a gite was a real let-down, so we were slightly apprehensive about this holiday, but we need not have worried! The Farmhouse has been beautifully finished and we wanted for nothing. The owners, Angela and Derek, who live on the site, gave us a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The chemical free swimming pool was fantastic and spotlessly clean (as was everything else), and the sun terrace next to it was a wonderful place to relax in the warm sunshine.
The location is very quiet and peaceful, with no traffic on the road, so we had no qualms about sending the kids to the village shop every morning to get the bread, croissants and pain au chocolat! A visit to the local restaurant is highly recommended (run by the same lady who runs the shop).
I would have no problem recommending this gite to anyone, you will not be disappointed. We just wish we could have stayed longer.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in the Farmhouse and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion
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