Self catering holiday rental in France
· Loire Valley · Indre-et-Loire

La Caltière

A restored 17th century stone farmhouse with a swimming pool, offering exclusive occupancy in the Brenne National Park close to the Loire Valley.

Chris and Fiona Pleasant
With Gite.com since July, 2000
+44 208 504 8470
+44 7768 326076

About the Holiday Home

The house and grounds
The house and grounds

Guests have exclusive use of the entire farm at La Caltière, a stone farmhouse built in the 17th century and converted to offer plenty of comfort while keeping its original features.

Three bedrooms can sleep up to eight guests. Decorated in the traditional style, the house is on two floors incorporating a large open-plan minstrels' gallery. The home also features a 32 inch flat screen TV with freeview channels, as well as Wi-Fi internet.

The terrace and gardens
The terrace and gardens

The house is surrounded by a large fully fenced garden, with plenty of open lawn, some trees, and a seperately fenced 10m x 4m pool with underwater lighting.

The garden also has a full size boules pitch, and there is a snooker table, table tennis table and some bikes in one of the outbuildings. The property is on a slight elevation, with views across the surrounding countryside. The other buildings within the farm grounds are an open barn, haybarn, and wine press /cellar.

The location is very rural and quite private on the edge of a hamlet of seven farmhouses.

The living area
The living area

On the ground floor, the living room is bright and airy with two stable doors. A stereo system and plenty of comfortable chairs make it a good place to relax.

In the dining room, there is an extendable dining table.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an oven with gas hob, a microwave, a washing machine and a dishwasher.

The garden
The garden

The first of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor, and it has a double bed. Also on this level is a shower room with a toilet and washbasin.

A flight of steep wooden steps leads to the upper floor. The master bedroom is a family room with a double bed a single bed and another pull out single bed. It has an en-suite shower room with a toilet and washbasin. The other first floor bedroom has a pair of twin beds. The two rooms open off a large landing which serves as an additional living area.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: Exclusive 10m x 4m outdoor pool

Location

Region
Loire and Centre
Hamlet
La Caltière
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
la Roche-Posay
Other towns nearby
Loches
Poitiers
Châtellerault
Département
Indre-et-Loire (37)
Rental information

La Caltière

Accommodates
8 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with a double bed and a single bed and a pull out guest bed, one with a double bed, and one with two single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Shower
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
May 25 until June 29 £ 575
June 29 until July 20 £ 850
July 20 until August 31 £ 1,200
August 31 until September 27 £ 900

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the balance due eight weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. A security deposit is required, and will be returned minus any exceptional cleaning costs.

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Contact

Chris and Fiona Pleasant at La Caltière.

About the Area

La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay

La Caltière is set in the middle of a triangle of three villages: Azay-le-Ferron, which has a safari park, a château and a good restaurant, Martizay, and Preuilly-sur-Claise. All three villages have shops, a bakery and restaurants, but Preuilly is the largest, and is a very attractive traditional village. Built astride the River Claise, it has a famous abbey with a decorated spire, several restaurants, tennis courts and a supermarket.

15 minutes away is the historic spa town of La Roche-Posay which has two golf courses, a casino, beauty parlours, shops, boutiques and a wide choice of restaurants, in addition to the famous water source which put it on the map.

About the Region

The Brenne National Park
The Brenne National Park

La Caltière is surrounded by vineyards. The farm is in the Brenne National Park, known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, which offers a great day out, with walking trails and opportunities to watch birds and wildlife. There are good restaurants and a "beach" in the Brenne.

All the local villages and towns are worth visiting, especially on their weekly market day. The largest markets are at Descartes and Loches. The major châteaux of the Loire Valley are within an hours drive, and there are other interesting towns to see on the way. The region enjoys a particularly warm climate from late June through to the end of September, with a mild winter.

Photo Album

The swimming pool is surrounded by a terraced area with sunbeds
The swimming pool is surrounded by a terraced area with sunbeds
The boules pitch
The boules pitch
The pool at night
The pool at night
The terrace and path to the pool
The terrace and path to the pool
The hay barn
The hay barn
The kitchen
The kitchen
The dining room has an expandable dining table
The dining room has an expandable dining table
The double bedroom on the ground floor
The double bedroom on the ground floor
The twin bedroom upstairs
The twin bedroom upstairs
The living room
The living room
The master bedroom
The master bedroom
Bikes are available
Bikes are available
The table tennis table in the barn
The table tennis table in the barn
The bread oven
The bread oven
The window of the ground floor bedroom
The window of the ground floor bedroom
Enjoy a glass of wine at sunset
Enjoy a glass of wine at sunset

Guest Opinions

“We have just returned from a lovely two week holiday at la caltiere.Firstly we arrived late at night but the directions to the farm were really good we found it easily. On waking on the first morning we found everything to be exactly as we had hoped. The house was very clean & tidy with loads of open space outside & fully enclosed. The views from the house were beautiful. The pool is also fully enclosed & cleaned regularly by Terry (many thanks)This was perfect as we have three young children & felt happy to let them play safely !Fresh towels & bedding were supplied for the second week by Maureen (many thanks) which was a really nice and unexpected addition. There were also lots of personal touches to the farm house and it was clear that the owners consider guest comforts. The owners provided 2 outside tables in different locations within the garden , they correctly suggested that the tables provide the best views and shade from the sun at different times of day. We greatly appreciated this. We have had a really lovely holiday and would highly recommend this house to friends and family.”
John B. - Skipton, UK

“We had a wonderful time. The house was very comfortable, the little touches such as night lanterns and the cave à fromage were really appreciated and made us feel that we were staying in a very special place. ”
Nancy P. - Hove, East Sussex, U.K.

“We had a lovely stay in your delightfully converted farmhouse. The property was ideal for us with not only a great pool but also a snooker room, which we frequently used. The views from the garden are superb.”
Andrew D. - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

“The immaculate extensive grounds were a sheer delight.T he old farmhouse is tastefully decorated with a real rustic feel. We enjoyed hours of fun and games in the pool and we wished we could have stayed longer.”
Amanda M. - Cianfield, Hampshire, UK

“We had a fabulous time and enjoyed a relaxing holiday in La Caltiere. The views and surrounding countryside were lovely too. The information provided was extremely helpful and saved a lot of time researching the local area.”
Colette P. - London, UK

“We love what youve done to the farmhouse - a very nice retreat in the country... a perfect spot for anyone wanting to get away from it all for a week. Its beautiful countryside and very peaceful. Thank you so much.”
Sherrill H. - Brantford, Ontario, Canada

“We had a great week- love the inflatable whales in the pool and the whole peaceful air of the farmhouse.Lovely house - wonderfully converted and equipped. Thank you!”
Bronia T. - York, UK

“A wonderful week - very relaxing. Used the pool everyday, enjoyed buying breakfast at the local shops every morning and visiting châteaux and Chinon. Loved it !”
Jane H. - Victoria, Australia

“The delights of rural France have been a joy. Excellent food and wine, tranquil countryside, the perfect place to relax. The pool and boules were fun too.”
Julie J. - London, UK