La Longère

Varennes sur fouzon, Indre

Marvellously relaxing maison among the chateaux of the Loire Valley, with agreeable hosts and a daily delivery of croissants.


7 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Within this peaceful estate in the rolling Berry countryside sits a serene farmhouse sleeping twelve, as well as three additional gîtes for guests. The property shares a pool, sauna and tennis court with the rest of the estate, but the large Jacuzzi and gazebo in the acres of garden are just for you. This is about as far as you can get from city life and there’s plenty of space to spread out.A car is necessary to get here, but once you’ve swept through the woods and the estate’s grand entrance it can stay at the house. The possibilities for fun right on the doorstep are endless, with chateaux to explore and the vineyards and restaurants of the Loire Valley to sample.No self-respecting Frenchman would allow guests to eat day-old pain, so host Luc delivers fresh bread and croissants to your door each morning; perfect with a covering of the local ash-dusted goats cheese.

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We think you'll love

  • Fabulously agreeable hosts who’ll treat you like old friends
  • Lovely farmland views
  • Evenings under the stars in the heated Jacuzzi
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You should know

  • You’ll need to bring your own nightlife
  • Check in isn’t until 6pm


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Cots available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €315
Weekly price
from €2200
1 House for 12
From €3157 beds6 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claude Hérelle

  • NEW! A "Jean Becker" Tennis Court at Bel être.
  • Talleyrand's magnificent Castle at Valençay 4 km
  • Loches, an exceptional royal city. 30 km
  • "Jardins remarquables" (exceptional gardens) at Poulaines (5 km)
  • Azay le Ferron and the Park de la Haute Touche.
  • Beauval Zoo at 25 km


Claude Hérelle

Claude and Luc Hérelle run the estate for the owners, who live in Corsica for most of the year. Claude lived in England for eight years and speaks perfect English – excellent if your French is a bit under par. Together they keep things running like clockwork, along with much-loved Guinness – the dog, not the pint.