Tranquillity in the Loire Valley
Dating back to about 1700, La Folie is a 'Coeur de Ferme' situated in the tranquil Southern Touraine countryside of the Loire Valley. It is hidden from the outside world by its own natural surrounding woodland. It sits close to the villages of Betz-le-Chateau, Ferrière Larçon and le Grand Pressigny - and twenty minutes drive from the historic town of Loches (where the recently discovered Caravaggio paintings are on display). It is within easy reach of many of the Loire Chateaux as well as the lesser known and unspoilt department the Vienne. It is a perfect, peaceful hideaway - your ideal spot for a relaxing holiday in France.
There are two cottages, both with own private gardens - Hirondelles, the original farmhouse with five bedrooms (sleeps 10) and Tourterelles a stable conversion with three bedrooms (sleeps 6).
The cottages are situated around a central courtyard. They share a swimming pool, trampoline, outdoor table tennis table, and swing set and each have a patio and barbecue. There is access to the surrounding garden and woodland which span around 2 acres. Bicycles in various sizes,outdoor games and pool equipment along with a shared tumble drier are stored in a small barn also on the central courtyard.
The two cottages share the use of an eleven metre salt-water pool which is open June to September 'weather permitting'.
Video of the grounds around the house.
At La Folie you can have the best of both worlds - the tranquillity of the French countryside yet you will find a very diverse range of things to do close at hand - some surprising!
There are plenty of opportunities for dining in the surrounding villages - where you can find lunches for under 12 euros (sometimes including wine) and only 15 minutes away at Le Petit Pressigny you can sample fine dining at the 'Michelin Star' restaurant "La Promenade" - an unforgettable experience!
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Only half an hour away in La Roche Posay there is a racecourse, with summer meetings, a golf course and a casino.
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