|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
2 Kitchen areas: 2 gas hobs (one with 5 hobs) ovens, 3 fridges, micro-waves, dishwashers, ample crockery, cutlery etc (for 14 people ), tables, chairs, cupboards, ironing board and iron.
Tiled floor. Exposed beams.
2 dining rooms + satellite TV ( French and English channels)
Bedroom 1 :French bed (1,40m), wardrobe. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 : bunkbeds, exposed beams.
Bedroom 3 : Queen-size bed + Wardrobe
Bedroom 4 : Twin beds + Wardrobe
2 Bathrooms with 2 WC: shower, hand basin. Washing machine.
Very attractive huge living-room (45m2) open fireplace (not working) and exposed beams. Four Sofas.Satellite TV. Corner double bed.
Bedroom 5: queen-size bed + wardrobe + Bathroom with shower en suite.
Bedroom 6: queen-size bed + wardrobe + separate bathroom.(bathtub)
Bedroom 7: corner double bed in the living room
Bed sheets and linen provided except pool towels.
Sorry we do not accept animals.
The property is open and spacious. Visitors enjoy both privacy and confort in an 18th Century rambling recently renovated farm. Ideal for children and family vacations. Just outside Poitiers, an hour from here, Futuroscope, a large science and technology park that both adults and children can enjoy. Le Grand Pressigny 30 minutes away, is famous for its unique-in- Europe Prehistoric museum. And of course a lot of vineyards and famous French wines. Wine tasting within 45 minutes’ drive: Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis etc.. The owners will help you plan your days’ outings to the exceptional Loire Valley Chateaux: Loches, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry, Cheverny and hundreds of other outstanding chateaux. A world-wide famous Zoo is just 45 minutes away. TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts, theatres, museums, Cathedral, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb attracting thousands of pilgrims every year. Tours really deserves its nickname of "little Paris"
Visit our website at www.gerard.chatagnon.free.fr
I am glad you found our property and I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed by your stay with us.
My wife Virginie and I have been running le Domaine de la Varenne for over 30 years.We are well-travelled and both speak French, English, German and Spanish. We are renowned for our hospitality.We just love meeting new people.
Our 18th-Century-old-farm is absolutely gorgeous in the middle of a ten-acre park, with its unique feature : a covered heated swimming pool all year round.
Situated in the Loire Valley you will find an outstanding choice of historical places, Chateaux, wine-tasting, lakes, golf courses, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching,walking in the forest.
This is one of the best-value-for- money cottage in the area: A holiday you'll never forget.
chatagnon gerard purchased this farmhouse in 1978
We bought la Varenne because we wanted to raise our five children in the countryside. We have been running an international school in Loches for 30 years and we were able to get away from it all. For us la Varenne is peace and quiet, fresh air and open space. We all love riding. Our horses are friendly to the visitors who can enjoy seeing them gallop in the field next to the property.
We also love swimming so you are assured of the luxury of the pool at any time of the year making Spring or Autumn breaks equally pleasant.
The property is open and spacious. You will enjoy both privacy and comfort.
In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After (not "at") the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross. After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.
Outdoor games are available from May onwards weather permitting. We have games like boules, volley-ball and table tennis (please bring your own bats and balls) as well as the pool and there are tennis courts and riding stables 2 kms from here. There is a good golf course about 20 kms away and 13 kms from here is a huge forest with lots of wildlife.
Loches (12 kms) has markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, full of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, local hams and cheeses, bread, fish, meat and flowers, sometimes wild mushrooms, sometimes home made preserves. There are also numerous local restaurants to choose from.TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts,theatres, museums, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb.Tours really deserves the nickname of "little Paris".
A truly wonderful place to stay. Loads of character with several separate buildings meaning that a group of 2-3 families could use this site. Swimming pool is lovely (and warm). Good restaurants are a short drive away whilst a zoo, theme parks and large nature reserves are within an hour's drive.
There are many wooded areas and meadows immediately adjacent to the site as as such the flora and fauna were excellent and I recorded many unusual birds, moths and orchids.
Séjour très agréable dans un site très beau. Monsieur et Madame Chatagnon sont très accueillants et très dévoués pour résoudre les problèmes.
Our hosts were the most friendly people you could ever wish to meet, nothing was too much for them and always on hand for advice for what to see and do.
There is so much to do in the grounds of the property that the 2 4yearolds went to bed each night tired out. Outside you have so many places to see that one week is no where near enough.
That is why we hope to return in the future.
A most brilliant holiday.
Nous avons passé deux semaines vraiment très agréables avec nos enfants et 8 petits enfants (de 1 à 7 ans). Nous trouvé que ce lieu était particulièrement bien adapté pour un séjour de retrouvaille entre familles ; nous avons particulièrement apprécié :
- la séparation phonique entre appartements (murs très épais), ce qui permet la bonne ambiance entre familles (personne ne souffre des cris des petits des autres)
- la qualité de l'accueil et du service de M et Mme Chatagnon : ils ont réagit à quelques besoins spécifiques avec une rapidité et une efficacité qui nous ont impressionnés
- la piscine confortable et bien sécurisée
- la tente égyptienne sur sable bien adaptée aux jeux des petits et au confort des adultes
We really enjoyed our stay and the owners, who live next door, could not have been more helpful or friendly.
If you were to stereotype a rustic French farmhouse, this would be it. It is set within sufficient grounds for games of football, volleyball and ping pong and it is easy to travel to and from. Futuroscope, Tours, La Brenne national park and ZooParc de Beauval (where they have 2 pandas) are all within 1 hours' drive.
The swimming pool was great for our kids and heated, which is not always the case with pools in France.
Our stay was during the UK May half term holiday and, when comparing to other venues, this was as good as the others, but much better value, so we would happily recommend it to other travellers.
Gite très agréable d une propreté irréprochable. Situé sur un très grand terrain où les animaux font le bonheur des enfants .Près de loches ville historique où si vous êtes un peu curieux les visites ne manquent pas. Les propriétaires font tout pour que le séjour soit le plus agréable possible.Un accueil charmant et le sourire toujours présent, on peut échanger avec eux a souhait. Je recommande ce gîte pour la qualité de ses équipements comme la piscine chauffée dont nous avons largement profité au mois d'avril et la gentillesse des propriétaires.
Special interest holidays:
Personal Coaching or Teambuilding by a professional coach (CT)
(on demand not included in the price)
Car-hire is essential. It can easily be done in Tours central TGV station called "Saint-Pierre-des-Corps" or in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross.
After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.
Paris Airports - 3 hours
Poitiers - 1 hour
Paris Motorway - 40km
TGV Paris/Tours - 55 min
We will gladly guide you to the best restaurants we know and appreciate.
There are several supermarkets near la Varenne. One in Ligueil 7 km and 3 in Loches 10 km