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

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Carole B.
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


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
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.


Cléré-du-Bois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Spacious,charming stone farmhouse with modern amenities and pool in Loire Valley
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Could move here

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this place, if I could move there I would. It was so charming, peaceful and beautiful. Carole was so lovely and helpful before, during and after the holiday. There was nine of us altogether but the house and the grounds were so big that I never at any point felt I needed some space from the rest of the group.

The surrounding area was very quiet and was a great base to go exploring and then to come back to the peace. There were many days we stayed at the property, the kids (and adults) splashed about the pool and had lazy days, then coming together in the evening, sitting at the large outside table eating and drinking together as one big family

I cannot find anything to fault the property or its owner and would be delighted to return in an instant

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Andy, you are welcome to move there anytime!! Carole
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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
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  • 5 of 5

très belle maison il ne manquait rien tout était parfait

la propriétaire était très sympathique et très avenante

superbe sejour

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Monsieur Cantin, j'espère bien vous avoir tous à nouveau pour votre prochain "Pâquamis"! Carole
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Séjour agréable dans un cadre vert et calme

  • 4 of 5

La propriété est agréable et correspond à la description.

La propriétaire qui habite à côté reste discrète et disponible.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Maison et jardin incroyable et immense

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 4 couples avec en tout 8 jeunes enfants et nous avons particulièrement apprécié l'espace disponible aussi bien dedans que dehors. Les chambres sont très bien isolées du bruit, il y a des salles de bain partout, tout est sobre et décoré avec goût, la maison a un charme fou, le jardin magnifique...

La propriétaire très sympathique!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Magnifique séjour dans la campagne berrichonne

  • 5 of 5

Une maison de charme ,très bien aménagée . Beaucoup d'espace à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur pour les 10 adultes et 4 enfants .

Nous avons pu profiter de la piscine , des prairies fleuries et de l'accueil sympathique de la propriétaire.

Nous y retournerions tous volontiers !

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $9.56
Damage Deposit $1,314.53

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 et le linge de maison: lits faits, serviettes de toilette, détergents. Tarifs weekends: 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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund