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Spacious,charming stone farmhouse with modern amenities and pool in Loire Valley

Carole B.

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Carole B.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Spacious,charming stone farmhouse with modern amenities and pool in Loire Valley

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Clere-du-Bois House Rental Photos and Description

A magic peacefull place, built in 1830, Center of France, sleeps up to 15

This large, peaceful country house is perfect for people of all ages and well-suited for families, friends, and groups of up to 15 people. It is an ideal place for vacations, reunions, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions, and whenever you need time to relax and rejuvenate. 3 hours from Paris, 1 hour from Tours, 25 mn from Loches. The house is very spacious, perfect for a group, but large enough to allow guests their own quiet space. The house is located on a very large acreage, surrounded by lawns and clusters of pine and fruit trees, a forested area around the perimeter of the property, and even a small, natural creek and pond. Lovingly updated and restored by the artist-owner, this traditional, two-story, stone farmhouse contains a unique blend of old and new including:

On the Ground Floor:

A large living room with comfortable seating and a fireplace. The fireplace is a perfect place to gather around in on cool days and evenings such as in the fall and winter.

A large dining room with fireplace and with plenty of seating for your group.

A very large, spacious, modernized kitchen with all the amenities plus plenty of counter space. It is perfect for cooking in a group and informal dining around the large country-style table. The kitchen often becomes the heart of guests' stays.

3 bedrooms on the main floor, each that sleeps 2 people, 2 single bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are suites with their own bathroom.

Original farmhouse's wood-beamed ceilings and many of the original, terracotta tile floors.

Radiant heating in the floors. Halogen track lighting in many of the rooms.

Simple, tasteful furnishings, linens, decor and artwork throughout, including original fresco paintings and other artwork by the artist-owner.

On the First Floor - upstairs:

3 bedrooms, each that sleeps 2 people or 4 people.

One of the bedrooms is a suite with its own bathroom. The bathroom has a spacious, tiled, step-in shower, and a large, modern bathtub with views overlooking the rear garden. A perfect spot to take a quiet soak and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside by day, or by the moon and stars at night.

Similar to the ground floor, radiant heating in the floors and simple, tasteful furnishings, linens, and original fresco paintings and other artwork by the artist-owner.

The Garden and Grounds

A large, front terrace, ideal for dining al fresco in the spring, summer and fall in good weather. A wonderful place to enjoy foods purchased from the local farmers' markets such as regional goat cheeses and honeys, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as breads from the local village bakery, and a glass of one of the regional wines.

Large, extensive grounds with broad lawn areas and clusters of shade trees.

The shade trees with hammocks are a lovely place to relax, read a book, or take a siesta.

The large lawn areas and grounds are perfect for walking, playing and exploring - a wonderful place for guests of all ages, including children.

An outdoor barbecue is provided, perfect for grilling meals including regionally grown vegetables and meats, such as lamb.

A 9 meter long swimming pool with counter-current is a perfect place to take a short or long dip, or an invigorating swim.

The Countryside

Nearby walking paths are a wonderful way to explore nature and observe working farms - from fields of sunflowers, to chicken, geese, and cattle.

Country roads for bicycling start just at the end of the driveway and are located throughout the region.

Medieval castles, nature preserves, charming villages, farmers' markets, cafes and restaurants that serve regional cuisine, and more. This is a perfect location to visit the region.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carole B. (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Spacious,charming stone farmhouse with modern amenities and pool in Loire Valley
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful gite, perfectly located, stunning!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday here. We were a large group of family and friends and had lots of space in this fantastic gite. If we wanted our own space there was an abundance of it to go have quiet time, and when we wanted to all gather as a group, inside or out, to eat or just relax this was just as easy.

The facilities are fabulous - we catered every day for all meals no problem even with the size of our group.

The gite is perfectly located - though 'away from it all' and peaceful there is a supermarket only 5mins away. We visited fabulous chateauxs, the Zoo, a lake for canoeing and much more, all within around 45mins drive easily.

The host could not have been more hopeful in recommending places and helping us book etc.

The photos do not do the place justice - it really is stunning!!!

We will definitely return in the next few years with our party which ranged from a 6 week old baby, through teenagers 16-18, 30s, 50s and good old nan too!!!

You will not be disappointed with the gite, host, location or facilities in any way - none of us were in the slightest!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Séjour hivernal en famille très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous nous sommes retrouvés à l'Aiguillon pour passer la fin d'année en famille.

L'accueil par Carole était impeccable et ses conseils précieux.

La maison située dans un petit hameau très calme et rénovée avec beaucoup de goût, était très propre et est très confortable pour 15 personnes.

Nous avons passé de belles soirées détente autour de la cheminée du salon.

Nous avons apprécié la grande cuisine, bien équipée pour prendre les petits-déjeuners et pour préparer les repas en famille. A noter qu'un second four serait plus pratique.

Nous avons fait de belles tablées dans la salle à manger attenante.

Les chambres sont spacieuses et la literie confortable. La plus part communiquent entre elles, cela est du à la configuration "longère" de la maison.

Malgré le temps froid et humide, chacun a pu profité des attractions alentours : Très beau marché et agréable promenade dans la Cité Royale de Loches, découverte du Parc naturel de la Brenne et certains sont même allés jusqu'à Nohant-Vic visiter la maison de G. Sand.

Enfin nous avons bien apprécié notre déjeuner à l'Auberge de la Tour à Châtillon-Sur-Indre.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup de votre appréciation si bien détaillée de la maison et de votre séjour. Cela prouve que même en hiver, la campagne peut être réconfortante. Je suis ravie que vous ayez passé des moments chaleureux en famille, nous faisons le maximum pour que tous les hôtes soient très contents. Quant au deuxième four, on va voir...Je me permets néanmoins de nuancer la localisation du gîte: il ne s'agit pas à proprement parler d'un hameau mais d'un lieu dit constitué de deux résidences principales (trois habitants), du gîte et d'une petite résidence secondaire. J'espère sincèrement avoir l'occasion de vous accueillir à nouveau. Carole
4

À ne pas bouder !

  • 4 of 5

Accueil et suivi impeccables pendant la durée du séjour. Merci Carole.

Il manque des WC indépendants, hors salles de bain.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La maison dispose de quatre WC, dont trois en rez de jardin, et celui du premier étage est indépendant de la salle de bains. Nous avons choisi de ne pas ajouter un cinquième WC afin de ne pas détériorer un espace architectural datant en grande partie du XVIII° siècle.
5

Lieu idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent week-end. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par la propriétaire, qui vous donnera les bonnes adresses du coin . Le gîte est spacieux et très bien équipé. La piscine chauffée, le jardin immense nous ont fait passé un agréable moment. Nous vous recommandons chaudement ce gîte .

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
5

Gîte de charme , Week end inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Un gîte tout confort au milieu de la campagne. Un week end au calme, terrasse agréable pour déjeuner et dîner avec les amis. La piscine est sécurisée, chauffee, coin arbore et à l écart de la maison! Les chambres sont spacieuses et la cuisine très bien équipée.

Sa propriétaire est à l écoute des demandes et donne tous les bons conseils pour passer un excellent séjour!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
4

Très beau séjour

  • 4 of 5

Un accueil excellent dans un très beau cadre... une maison spacieuse et très bien équipée...et décorée avec soin... tout était réuni pour passer un très agréable weekend prolongé à plusieurs familles.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Le gîte est l'ancien domicile d'une artiste: tableaux et sculptures d'art contemporain constituent un ornement chaleureux et original dans cette maison traditionnelle du Berry, dont une grande partie date du XVIII ° siècle.

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Chatillon sur Indre
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Verneuil sur Indre
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
bus station in Châtillon sur Indre
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A85
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Chatillon sur Indre
Car: necessary

The house is in the middle of the countryside, without neighbourhood, on the hillside of Indre en Berry, preserved department, and 4 km away from Indre et Loire (Tourraine), which is more 'developed'. It is in the centre of many interest sites, as much nature as heritage: Haute Touche wildlife park, the largest in France, is 15 min away, as well as the Regional Park of Brenne and the Castle of Azay le Ferron. The region is full of Roman art and X-XII centuries frescoes (Palluau, Meobecq). The Castle of Montrésor, labelled 'Beau Village de France', is 25 min away, as well as the pretty city of Loches, one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities, and Beauval's zoo. From spring on, entertainment and festivals take place in Touraine. Loire Valley Castles are roughly 1h away: Valençay, Chenonceau, Chambord, Chaumont, Blois, Cheverny, Montpoupon, Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Poitiers' Futuroscope is 1h15 away. Horse riding 5 min away, tennis court 10 min away, canoeing centre 30 min away, golf course 20 min and 40 min away.

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Rates & Availability

From €321 Per night

Clere-du-Bois House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Moyenne saison
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
€510
Fri,Sat
€2,250
 
 
Haute saison
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
 
 
Moyenne saison
Jan 3 2016 - Jul 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
€510
Fri,Sat
€2,250
 
 
Haute saison
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
Moyenne saison
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
€510
Fri,Sat
€2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €1,100.00
ménage,draps,serviettes €170.00
Pet Fee €8.00
Notes Paiement par chèque, virement bancaire ou via Homeaway, espèces, chèques vacances. Nos tarifs sont établis pour 15 personnes. Les tarifs indiqués pour une semaine incluent le forfait ménage, linge de maison, consommations eau, électricité: lits faits, serviettes de toilette, détergents, chauffage central, bois. Tarifs weekends: ajouter un forfait de 150 €. 1 chien et 1 chat bien éduqués admis par location: 8 €/nuit, 50 € par semaine. Pour les weekends dits prolongés, la location est de trois nuitées minimum (nuitée supplémentaire: 250 €, dégressif ensuite)

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Amenities

Clere-du-Bois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , tub , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms are equipped with thermostatic mixing valve taps and built-in bowl sink (except one), storage space and possibility to change a baby. They are bright and well ventilated. The showers are very spacious (cubicle or Italian shower). On the first floor, possibility to have a bath with a view of the park. Nice decoration, tiles and exotic wood, mirrors, hair dryer, the essential is provided: toilet paper, shower gel, shampoo and more. 2 towels and flannels per person, bathrobes, hand dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • - 1 king
    - 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    - 1 king
    - 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 4 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • Garden level: tiled bedroom, (26 m²), with en-suite shower room, modern 180 x 200 bed, latex mattress, pieces of furniture('40s), table with chairs, armchair. Its opens on a terrace with a view of sunsets and the park . With under floor heating: 28 m² bedroom, 180 latex modern bed, table(1940s), ancient closet, armchair, opening on terrace. En-suite, 15 m² bedroom with modern 90 bed (futon), storage space. 27 m² bedroom, 140 bed + 90cm bed, storage space (1930s), school desk, opening on terrace. At the back, where the stairs start from, 15 m² bedroom, 90 cm bed, very bright and opening on the park. Upstairs: 28 m² floor-tiled bedroom, 180 low bed or twin beds + 90 cm bed + cot, table, armchair, ancient closet. En-suite, 29 m² bedroom with 180 modern bed in latex, armchair, ancient chest of drawers. Bedroom on heating parquet (exotic wood), 160 modern bed, table, armchair, dressing, with another exit through outdoors stairs. Mattress, strutting spring box and quality linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Heated outdoor pool from May to September (8m x 4 m), south-facing and isolated: counter current swimming, deckchairs. Terraces of the house: deckchairs, sun umbrellas, table and chairs for 15 people. hammocks, 2 of them being double hammocks. Swing. 2 mobile barbecues. Spacious living room with 2 sofas and several armchairs, Hi-Fi + CD, TV 82 cm, with video games and USB connection, bookcase, card games, draughts and chess. Dining room with 17 people capacity, geothermal power central heating with underfloor heating or cast iron heater, 2 inserts. Several free standing fans. Kitchen: 10 people capacity table, 8 m long exotic wood work surface, 2 dishwashers, double resin sink, fan assisted oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, utensils for cakes, varied dishes and cooking utensils, espresso and filter coffee maker,, ventilation refrigerator, television, radio + CD, Cellar with freezer with compartments, washing machine, hair drier, pantry.

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