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Carole B.

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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

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

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Overview

Cléré-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.

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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

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Spacious,charming stone farmhouse with modern amenities and pool in Loire Valley
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 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
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4

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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5

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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5

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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5

noel en famille

  • 5 of 5

Au bout du chemin , une maison . Des arbustes fourres de graines pour les oiseaux .Tout est calme. Et la , une Carole petillante vous accueille , souriante . Cette demeure est remplie d ELLE ____ genereuse , gourmande,chaleureuse et discrete . SUPERBE . Rien ne manque . Les pieces s alignent pretes a vous ensevelir de moelleux et coussins .Le feu de cheminee crepite . Les coupes de champagne s eternisent avant de rejoindre les assiettes du dimanche dans le lave vaiselle . Les casseroles , faitouts , poeles et tout l attirail s impatientent de recevoir de nouveaux hotes . Les chambres et salles de bain sont confortables et spacieuses .Joie du bain et douche . Les lits , avant de rever ,vous accompagnent dans vos lectures et plein d autres choses . Vous etes ailleurs . Vous etes bien . Tout est proche ___ ballades ,commerces ,restaurants ( auberge de la tour +++++++ ), pharmacies . Cette maison est joie famille fete . Voila notre sejour a 17 . NE MANQUER PAS CETTE ETAPE ...... ELLE VOUS POURSUIT !!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie vivement de ce message qui fait chaud au coeur, et suis ravie de votre contentement pendant et après votre séjour. Qu'il dure toute l'année!
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séjour calme et reposant

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé à 4 familles avec enfants une agréable semaine dans cette grande maison. la maison a tout à fait correspondu à nos attentes.

L'annonce devrait toutefois spécifier que la propriétaire habite à 10 m de la maison et que sa maison est collée à la piscine, que la connexion wifi est très faible et revoir son barbecue qui ne va pas du tout avec le standing de la maison.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie de votre appréciation: je suis heureuse que vous ayez passé un agréable séjour et que la maison ait correspondu à vos attentes, sachant la grande pratique que vous avez des locations de tourisme. En ce qui concerne le barbecue: mea maxima culpa et je viens de le remplacer, en attendant celui que nous devons réaliser en maçonnerie cet hiver. La connexion internet peut paraître lente aux citadins: elle est ainsi dans certaines zones rurales de France et néanmoins suffisante pour consulter ses mails et faire des recherches sur le web: il ne s'agit pas d'un "bas débit". L'Aiguillon est une ancienne ferme restaurée constituée traditionnellement en Berry de plusieurs corps de bâtiments. L'ancienne grange, dont le pignon arrière est aveugle et en oblique du gîte, est mon domicile; son pignon avant, 20 mètres plus bas, abrite la piscine des vents du nord: d'où son emplacement. Les hôtes ont l'usage exclusif du domaine de 2 hectares et de la piscine. J'invite les personnes intéressées par le gîte à consulter l'ensemble des appréciations. Merci.
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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

Cléré-du-Bois House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Moyenne saison
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$568
Fri,Sat
$2,508
 
 
Moyenne saison
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,508
 
 
Basse saison
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$479
Fri,Sat
$2,174
 
 
Moyenne saison
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$568
Fri,Sat
$2,508
 
 
Haute saison
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,010
 
 
Moyenne saison
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,508
 

Additional information about rental rates

ménage,draps,serviettes $189
Refundable damage deposit $1,226
Pet Fee $9

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, eau: lits faits, serviettes de toilette. 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

Cléré-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:
  • 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
  • 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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