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Rustic Farmhouse in Peaceful Setting + private pool - Loire valley/indre France

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,812 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse 8 Bedrooms - 3.5 Baths - (Sleeps 10-16) in Loire valley/indre, Franc



A rustic 1800 farmhouse in a very peaceful setting, with own pond area. 8800 square metres of beautiful farm land included surrounding the house 10 minutes drive from Loches Verneuil Golf Club if you like golfing.. One large lounge area (formerly a barn), dining area and a rustic, but well equipped kitchen. Around the house area many different places to eat, have a barbecue, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the country side.

Loches within 20 mins where you can do all types of shopping, eating and visit the old castle in the middle of the town. Wednesdays and Saturdays a morning market with farm produce.

Tours, one of the major cities in France an hour by car and an hour and a half by bus which goes from Chatillon sur Indres (11 km from house) or Loches. One of the major cities in France with antique stores, live theatre, classical music performances and lots of shopping.

Guaranteed peaceful holiday in comfortable home.

Private pool just recently added measuring 10m by 4.5m.

More Details

Linda Rands
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017

About Linda Rands

A retired singer, now teaching... I live in Amsterdam and have done for the last 30 years... I now spend my time between France and Amsterdam...

Linda Rands purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Why Linda Rands chose Cléré-du-Bois

Originally to run singing courses which were very successful but now I just rent out for periods to carry on with the next project...

What makes this farmhouse unique

NEW.... my son got married this year here... It was a great success and I am now opening up the property for weddings... Have a wedding planner if necessary to make the wedding really special to the people getting married....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cléré-du-Bois in Indre

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5812 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 is situated outside in one of the small outbuildings, it also houses 2 washing machines. It has a separate water heater from the house.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All bedrooms are supplied with linen and bedware. Extra put up beds can be supplied on demand.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 5 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is an extra stove/oven in the kitchen with 5 rings and the fridge freezer is an american fridge with own ice block machine.


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Rustic Farmhouse in Peaceful Setting + private pool - Loire valley/indre France
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

A Rustic Farmhouse Getaway in the middle of France

  • 5 of 5

The information provided is accurate and comprehensive but could not describe the delightful nature and location of this property. Within minutes of arrival we had managed to lock ourselves out but this was clearly not a problem with the owner's representative bringing a key to let us in very quickly. The directions provided were accurate with no difficulty encountered in finding the property. First impressions are always important and ours were of a very spacious gite equipped to a high standard. Everything was spotless and we were straight in to cooking an elaborate meal for our party. Subsequently we made good use of the barbecue and were spoilt for outside dining facilities - both undercover and open. We loved cycling to the nearby village (3 kilometers - but not Mondays when it is closed) to purchase our breakfast (croissants and pain aux raisin to die for). We had small children and didn't eat out,preferring to stay at the gite and relax. Dining out does involve a car journey and frankly we felt it was more trouble than it was worth. However only 20 minutes by car to the nearest sizeable town of Loches with all the facilities you might need, supermarkets etc. then if you feel inclined a further 20 minutes to the regional centre of Tours.

The heated swimming pool was used every day - a very good size compared to many. There's something special about being able to swim whilst looking over open countryside which you do here. We also used the table tennis in the barn but none of the keep fit apparatus (we were on holiday after all).

We were able to avail ourselves of fruit and vegetables from the large garden and the tomatoes in particular were exquisite.

We had a smallish party of eight and the facilities were more than adequate though if there were eighteen in residence you might need a rota for the bathrooms. We didn't use the one in the outhouse but it looked perfectly satisfactory.

This property was perfect for us. It is in a fairly isolated location so very quiet, and I would thoroughly recommend it to potential visitors. As a spacious retreat I don't think it could be bettered.

Many thanks to the owner for letting us use her charming farmhouse - it provided us with an oasis of calm in an increasingly frenetic world.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the wonderful review.
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House better in real life than the pictures!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family loved this house and the week we spent in the Loire valley. The inside space was matched with outside and the raised pool was great as we were level with the sunflowers - just like an infinity pool!!

My only complaints would be that most of the bicycles had punctures, surely they should be fixed before the next residents arrive or don't have any at all if too difficult to keep repaired and the WiFi was terrible, I was hoping to be able to work occasionally, but failed miserably. All in all we loved our time at Les Bertins and if we were going to have another family reunion then I would not hesitate to rebook.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to let you know I have taken your comments on board... All bikes are working before the season starts but I am not always there to check every week... Will make sure that someone checks them every changeover in future... I did send an email to say that the Internet is limited and absolutely not for downloading. Only just emails.., the best I can actually get in the middle of nowhere... You can always let me know when ithe internet is too slow... Usually means that the limit has been exceeded and then I will add to it...Glad to hear that you enjoyed the house...
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Fantastic get away from it all holiday!

  • 5 of 5

14 of us stayed at the beautiful les Bertins for one week crossing 3 generations. We were all amazed by the space and facilities that the house boasted and were in awe of its beauty. We found little need to leave the farm, but ventured to the local supermarket, very convenient and everything we needed. We visited the market in Loches which was nice, a beautiful historic city to explore. The local restaurant and bakery in St flovier were unfortunately closed the week we were there. It would have been nice to be able to use them. Overall a great holiday, would throughly recommend for a get away from it all holiday. X

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic, everything we needed was there, facilities perfect, beautiful towns and countryside.

  • 5 of 5

Les Bertins was a perfectly sized, well appointed, beautiful country farmhouse. We had great fun on the ping pong table and the swimmimg pool. We cycled everywhere despite the occasional head wind and particularly enjoyed the Auberge de la Tour and Le Cesar cafe. The town of Chatillion was something else...

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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weekend à la campagne dans un cadre magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons réservé Les Bertins pour une cousinade! Weekend réussi! La grande maison est très jolie et décorée de façon que l'on se sent chez soi! La literie est confortable, les 3 salles de bain bien pratique! La grande terrasse couverte a été bien appréciée, autant que la piscine chauffée!! Je recommande vivement cette adresse!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Émilie... Vous était les visiteurs parfait...je suis très heureuse que vous avez passé un bon séjours chez les Bertins et le temps était parfait... Vous êtes toujours bienvenue.. Linda
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Les Bertins - A perfect place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday at les Bertins three years ago, and had such a wonderful time that we returned this year. It is such an ideal place for a large family gathering – there were 16 of us, grandparents, parents and children, and the house and surroundings supplied all our needs! The house itself provides comfortable accommodation for a large group, with kitchen facilities adequate for anything from basic to cordon bleu cooking. The barn served many purposes over the fortnight – as a cinema, a table tennis stadium, a film set, a gymnasium and a theatre - and the swimming pool was in almost constant use. We used fresh produce (fruit and veg) from the garden, and the surroundings and location meant that the children could be both adventurous and safe – a perfect combination. Thank you for another wonderful holiday. We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to see you all again and look forward to welcoming you back at Les Bertins in the future.... Linda
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Tour (Loire Valley)/Poitiers (Ryan Air)
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Tours Gare
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A10 Blois exit
Car: necessary

Rustic Farmhouse in Peaceful Setting with own private pool measuring 10m by 4.5m - Loire/Indre, France

Location: Loches, Centre-Loire Valley, France, Europe (1 hour from Tours, Loire Valley airport, St. Flovier)

Accommodations: Farmhouse - 8 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 10-16)

Chateau region with many chateaux being within 30 mins drive. Local market at Loches. List of various brocantes, and local restaurants , especially good, mjchelin star restaurant only 20 mins drive away. WELL WORTH A VISIT.

Loches Verneuil Golf course just 10 minutes drive towards Loches, if you enjoy golfing.

All details of local activities in a Les Bertins Information Guide at the house for guests to get an idea of what is going on in the area.

Other Activities: Zoo/Wildlife Park, Hot Air Ballooning, visiting chateaux


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cléré-du-Bois, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Pet Fee £0

Weekly bookings are taken from Saturday to Saturday in high season unless expressly discussed... Other bookings can be made for any beginning and end date...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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