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“A Small Piece of Heaven in the Loire”

Review of The Dairy

The Dairy
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The Dairy
Heated swimming pool in terraced garden room Double bedroom
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28 reviews
The Dairy
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)
Dining room and mezzanine
Seating area of double bedroom
Single bedroom
Dressing area of single bedroom with ensuite shower
En-suite
Dining room
Lounge
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Joe A
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Small Piece of Heaven in the Loire”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have just returned from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever enjoyed. Angela and Derek French have created a small piece of heaven in the Loire with a four gite luxury conversion of former farm buildings in the lovely village of Clere du Bois. A car is essential but all of the chateaux are within easy driving distance and mostly on traffic-free roads through beautiful countryside. If you are looking for an authentic French holiday experience, this is the place to go. Mr and Mrs French live on site and are attentive, helpful and incredibly welcoming hosts without ever being intrusive. Based on the number of people who return repeatedly, it would seem that many other guests have had a similarly wonderful time there.

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Liked best: The welcoming nature of the owners and overall comfort of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2016
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Vieille Ferme and hope to welcome you back on a future occasion
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AnneA336
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Another amazing trip”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Our 6th visit to la vielle ferme and definitely not a disappointment . There have been numerous enhancements to the property since our last visit and as always the attention to detail is second to none .
The bedroom is spacious and airy , with a lovely, very smart en suite , all extremely clean and with plenty of storage space.
The kitchen is very usable and we enjoyed cooking from the local markets
The lounge and dining area is comfortable and full of character.
We enjoyed using the beautiful pool even on less than perfect weather days it was a great place to enjoy
Finally the hosts , Angela and Dereck, are so helpful and do everything possible to make you stay as perfect as they can.
We look forward to our next trip.

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Liked best: The location is excellent for town and country lovers
Liked least: Nothing , we had a super time
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Kelly B
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A magical hideaway in rural France!”
Reviewed September 4, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our stay at La Vieille Ferme was booked with little notice and from the first point of contact with our hosts Angela and Derek we received a warm welcome. Our holiday was booked with relaxation in mind, and when we arrived at La Vieille Ferme we soon realised this is exactly what we were going to get! Our accommodation, The Dairy, was a home from home, and perfect for a couple's getaway, with all essential amenities and lovely touches including our own BBQ and a welcome bottle of locally produced wine. The grounds, barn, sun terrace and swimming pool provided the perfect location for days of relaxing in the sun, and exploring the local area. The local bakery was closed during our stay due to vacation, but Angela and Derek accommodated with a delivery of bread each morning and were very happy to recommend some of their favourites. We will certainly be returning, and plan on bringing family with us next time!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2015
We are delighted that your holiday provided comfort and relaxation and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Vieille Ferme.
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GoPlaces8...
Norwich
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pure Bliss.....”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our 3rd stay at The Dairy. Angela and Derek once again made us feel very welcome. The accommodation is always spotlessly clean and well organised. La Vieille Ferme is a great place to relax and chill out. Its a lovely rural setting but there is plenty to do should you wish i.e. boule, badminton, table tennis, bikes and the wonderful pool with plenty of sunbathing areas. We travelled with our 22yr old and 13yr old daughters and they love it too. The area is great as a base too for visiting other lovely quaint villages, local markets and a rather excellent zoo! We will definitely return!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Leaving.....
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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eralc2015
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A tranquil and relaxing stay”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

La Vieille Ferme gave us the chance to kick off our shoes, relax and unwind in beautifully kept, well appointed surroundings. We explored local chateaux and towns then came 'home' to cool off in the lovely pool and enjoy a BBQ and a glass of wine. Angela and Derek are welcoming and considerate hosts and they have thought of everything to make your stay complete.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Paul S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An excellent place to stay in the Loire”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay in the Dairy at Le Vieille Ferme. The accommodation is of a high standard in a beautiful setting and the additional facilities in terms of the pool and table tennis table are a real bonus. The hosts Angela and Derek made us feel very welcome and were really helpful when asked for advice. It was only a 200m walk each morning to buy bread, and croissants and Clere du Bois was an excellent base for exploring the Loire Chateaux. We would definitely recommend The Dairy.

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Paul K
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We came here with some friends who let one of the adjoining properties after they stayed here last year. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The property sleeps 3 in comfort. The Dairy has been renovated to a good standard and has all the amenities you would expect. The outdoor swimming pool was blissful particularly with the hot summer sun. Angela and Derek who own the properties are perfect hosts. Nothing at all was any bother for them from helpful advice on things to do and places to visit, supplying local wine and booking tables at local restaurants for special occasions. Would I recommend this holiday - 100% yes, you will not be disappointed

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Liked best: The whole experience was great
Liked least: The 600 mile drive home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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