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“Stunning Properties in Rural France”
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The Stable
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Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room Fully equipped Sienna oak kitchen
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The Stable
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room
Fully equipped Sienna oak kitchen
Twin 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)
Spacious dining room and kitchen
Dining room and wood burning stove
Lounge
Double bedroom
Downstairs shower room
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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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
“Stunning Properties in Rural France”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Yet another fantastic stay at La Vieille Ferme, cannot fault the welcome, accommodation & lovely pool. If you want to get away from the rat race, stay in quality accommodation, be close to restaurants & within easy reach of the Loire's outstanding chateaux, this is the place to be.
Derek & Angela have certainly got the whole package just right, nothing is ever too much trouble should you need their help onsite or with recommendations of restaurants and places to visit. Although living on site they are never intrusive.
The gite is very well equipped, very well maintained as is the entire site. The pool is spotless and very inviting as is the pool room for relaxing with a book or just admiring the garden & views further afield.

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Liked best: Overall high standards of accommodation
Liked least: Leaving to come home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
We are so pleased your enjoyed your holiday again at La Vieille Ferme.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Xzlod
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Idyllic gite in sleepy village”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The converted farm buildings in Cléré-du-Bois are superb dwellings in a quiet village. The region is noted for its extraordinary wildlife and is next door to a national park. We saw dozens of buzzards in the nearby fields, a frog crossing one of the near empty roads, a coypu and some large birds that might have been cranes. The area is sparsely populated and the nearby villages very quiet. If you feel frazzled from work, this is the ideal place to decompress. There are some beautiful towns slightly further out, the best of which is probably Preuilly-sur-Claise. Châtillon-sur-Indre is the nearest town if you need a supermarket or petrol station. It's about 10km away.

We stayed in 'The Stable', one of four residencies. It had been converted to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. There is an indoor swimming pool that had a water jet you could swim against if you wanted. The location was very appealing. Our hosts, Derek and Angela, were always on hand to help us out if needed. When I drained the car battery by leaving the lights on Derek had the jump leads! We found it easy to relax.

Our intention had been to do a lot of cycling (you can hire bikes from Derek and Angela). Unfortunately it rained all week. We still did some cycling and the local roads are perfect for this. They are deserted. We drove to Amboise to visit Le Chateau du Clos Luce. Leonardo Da Vinci died there. Absolutely fabulous. His inventions have been lovingly recreated for your delight and pleasure. Château de Chenonceau is another definite recommendation.

All in all, apart from he rain, it was a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday.

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Liked best: Attention to detail
Liked least: Rain!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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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
“Impeccable French Gite”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Having stayed in The Stable on previous occasions it never ceases to amaze us that things seem to improve year on year, rather than the owners sitting back thinking 'job done'.
The warmth of welcome, hospitality and knowledge of the area is second to none, Derek & Angela certainly have done their homework to ensure the stay is as pleasant an experience as possible. The gite is furnished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need, if you can't find it it's because you don't need it!
Each time we have visited we have found new places to visit, most with Derek's directions and of course new places to eat. The restaurant 5 minutes away by car in the next village is a must for a lunchtime meal (12.30 Euros for 3 courses inc wine).
Thanks again Derek & Angela for everything, we will be back!

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Liked best: Peace,tranquility,but a home from home.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alexandra...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful week”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

It was the previous reviews that persuaded us to visit La Vieille Ferme and I can only endorse what they said. The setting is just perfect in a quiet village with pub/restaurant and the grounds are really beautiful. The pool is an added bonus along with the sun terrace. The Stable cottage was ideal for four adults, well equipped with both bedrooms having en suite facilities and then a large shower room.

Angela and Derek were both extremely helpful and friendly without being obtrusive. The perfect hosts in fact.

There is lots to do around about without having to drive too far but also it was lovely just relaxing on site at La Vieille Ferme.

A special place.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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GooseDown
Reading
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

What a wonderful place! The cottage is clean and well equipped and the grounds are simply stunning. Angela and Derek are perfect hosts and made us feel completely at home. There is no shortage of nearby places to visit although it is very tempting to relax in or by the pool. Gites don't come any better than this.

Traveling group: Friends
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catriona...
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful family retreat and base for exploring France”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We were warmly welcomed and immmediately felt at home in our individually styled gîte which was equipped to a very high standard and had everything which we needed for our holiday. A nice touch was also having UK power points as well as French ones .The owners have invested years of labour and love into their gîte complex to create a stunning location for holidaying. Although we did not meet with the best of weather for July, there was no shortage of activities and destinations in the surrounding area to keep us entertained and we had a most enjoyable holiday. A godsend was the covered heated swimming pool which went down extremely well with the children and we were still able to enjoy outside BBQs. We would definitely return.

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Liked best: Charm and high standard of accommodation
Liked least: The weather- totally outwith anyone's control!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Diane F
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful cottage in lovely location”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a beautiful, well equipped cottage in a lovely location. We had a warm welcome and wonderful hospitality from the owners. We have had many holidays in France but this was the best, there is so much to do and great places to visit yet the location is very peaceful and tranquil.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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