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If you are looking for self catering accommodation in the Loire Valley you’re in the right place as we have an extensive selection of gites in the Loire Valley for you to choose from.

The Loire River and the Loire Valley was given World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2000 for the unspoilt nature and architectural heritage that extends some 280 km from Sully-sur-Loire in Loiret to Chalonnes-sur-Loire in Anjou; the perfect location for your cottage holiday accommodation in France!

Often called the Valley of the Kings, the Loire Valley is home to a record number of Renaissance chateaux and medieval fortresses. French nobility flocked here between the 15th and 18th centuries to lavish their wealth on creating the grandest and most magnificent chateaux.

These include the chateaux at Sully-sur-Loire, former home to the Duke of Sully, Chateaux de Chambord which counts 365 chimneys, one for each day of the year, while Chenonceaux was built above the river Cher. The gardens at Chaumont sur Loire and Villandry are of world class reputation.

Discover the region’s historic cities with their many elegant shops, pretty cobbled streets, tree lined avenues and convivial cafes. Tours is a lively, vibrant city which has plenty to see and to do, including 30 street markets. Every May, Orléans hosts a week of lively celebrations in honour of its heroine Joan of Arc who liberated the city in the 15th century. Blois is home to a magnificent royal chateau built in the middle of the town. The town of Amboise was home to Leonardo da Vinci, who lived at Clos Lucé which now features scale models of his ingenious inventions; it also has fine chateaux with terraces that overlook the Loire Valley. Chartres has a UNESCO World Heritage cathedral, half-timbered houses and a delightful old town.

Cycling is a popular way to explore the Loire Valley thanks to the Loire à Velo network of cycling paths which criss-crosses the region, taking you near the main attractions. The Zoo at Beauval is amongst the most respected zoos in Europe or enjoy a family day out at the Mini Chateaux Park which features small replicas of the Loire Valley’s famous chateaux.

Hot air balloon rides are one of the region’s lesser known attractions and are undoubtedly the best way to appreciate the beauty of the region and its chateaux.

Take a wine tasting tour of the troglodytes’ caves of Vouvray, also the name of a prize winning sparkling white wine. Back at your cottage; sip some Sancerre, Muscadet or Rosé d’Anjou with some local goat’s cheese and a baguette. Fresh water fish including perch and pike are also amongst the local specialities.

For self catering accommodation in this beautiful see our cottages in the Loire Valley.

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  • Le Closeau

    Courléon, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: F49139

    Set in the village of Courléon, this cosy cottage has been restored to a good standard and has an enclosed lawn and terrace, with only fields and vineyards beyond. The château at Gizeux is only a few minutes away and nearby Baugé has an interesting old town with winding streets and a leafy marketplace. Across the river is Saumur with its magnificent hillside château, cavalry school and modern shops and restaurants. Further afield is the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine, where animals roam in natural tufeau caves, the city of Angers with its unique tapestry, and the vineyards of St. Nicholas and Bourgueil are just a ten minute drive.

    All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom with access to single bedroom.

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • Combination m/wave/oven/grill
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Courléon village, 4km E of Vernoil (shops, bar), 15km from Borgeuil, 20km NE of Saumur (all facilities, château), 25km SE of Baugé (golf), 25km from the Loire Valley and its châteaux, 30km from Fontevraud (royal abbey), 45km from Tours.

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  • Le Gite Les Altéas

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    4
    3
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    Ref: F37129

    Set in the Loire valley, within the grounds of an ancient winery, this pair of charming cottages offers peace and comfort in a pastoral setting of meadows and vineyards, just a few minutes’ walk from the pretty village of Assay. Their comfortable rustic interiors feature exposed limestone walls and heavy oak beams. There is an attractive shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds. The town of Chinon is nearby, where the medieval château is steeped in memories of Joan of Arc. For a great family day out, Poitiers is home to Futuroscope - a giant high-tec film theme park, where a collection of virtual-reality rides draw onlookers into the action on screen, set in several acres of greenery and undulating lakes.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Radiators
    • TV.

    Location: 300m N of Assay (shops), 2.5km N of Champigny/Veude (small towns), 8km N of Richelieu (medieval town, restaurants), 12km S of Chinon (market, château, wine production, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, château, all amenities), 50km N of Futuroscope theme park (Poitiers).

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 5m, depth 0.8m-2m)
    • Fans in all rooms
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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  • Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans

    Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FVS016

    This semi-detached holiday property is adjacent to the owners home, and is surrounded by large shared landscaped grounds, and equipped with a shared outdoor swimming pool (May-Oct 72m²). It is located just 17km away from the department capital of Le Mans, famous for hosting the world-famous 24-hour car race, and where guests can enjoy seeing many sites and taking part in many activities. In the city, visit the ’old town’, with ancient Roman walls and historic architecture, including the Cathédrale St. Julien, and many interesting museums and galleries. Go fishing in the river, 200m away. Shop and restaurant 8km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in upstairs rooms.

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  • Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W13030

    This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau. The interior is immaculate and offers a fresh and bright living area with French windows out onto a private terrace and enclosed lawned garden where you can enjoy a barbecue in the cool evenings. Visit the historical city of Tours with its museums and old quarter, 35km. Nearby are the fascinating troglodyte settlements with houses carved out of stone. The medieval town of Loches is famous for its magnificent château and markets, or visit Paris by the TGV express (50 minutes). Shop 100m, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shared utility room, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, colour TV, shared washing machine, private enclosed lawned garden, private terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Semblançay

    Semblançay

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FEI041

    This old vine house is situated in a large landscaped garden, protected from the road by a small electric fence. The kitchen is well-equipped and a barbecue awaits you in the garden near the pergola. The living room has an open fireplace and overlooks the terrace. You can enjoy the forest paths, horse riding, golf, fishing and a public swimming pool all nearby. It is an ideal place to visit the Loire Valley, its wonderful castles and gardens, and also taste excellent wines. The pleasant area with a mild climate, offers wide range of activities. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Turning stairs to first floor. Electric fence in garden.

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  • Les Heraults

    Loches, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F37136

    This beautifully restored cottage is situated close to the medieval town of Loches. Les Heraults retains much of its original character with exposed exterior stone walls and beamed ceilings. The house has been furnished in an elegant French country style with exceptional attention to detail. The decked terrace offers a private view of the surrounding fruit trees and is the perfect location to sample one or more of the wines from this historic region. The picturesque riverside town of Loches with its 11th century keep and cobbled streets is a popular attraction. Slightly further afield are the châteaux of Chenonceaux and Amboise, and the historic Montresor, considered one of France’s prettiest villages.

    Living/dining room with sofa-bed, kitchen area. Three steps up to bathroom. Separate WC. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom

    • Large garden
    • Terrace
    • Private hot tub
    • Electric central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Outdoor play area with football pitch
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Meal on first night/breakfast on first morning (on request).

    Location: 2km W of Loches (historic town, shops, restaurants), 19km W of Montresor (village), 30km S of Amboise (château town, most facilities), 42km SE of Tours (cathedral city).

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  • Crissay-sur-Manse

    Crissay-sur-Manse

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W15170

    Located in Crissay-sur-Manse, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this restored detached wine press makes a fine holiday home and offers views across the Manse Valley. The kitchen opens onto a private enclosed garden, enjoy a glass of local wine and the views from here. Tours and Saumur both famous for their wine and their beautiful historical towns are well worth a visit. For cheese lovers, a trip to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is a must. Visit the châteaux and gardens of the Loire, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon and Villandry. Shop 7km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge. First floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in bedrooms. 5 steps in garden.

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  • Chinon

    Chinon

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FEI043

    This holiday house is located in a peaceful hamlet and has been tastefully renovated. In the large grounds, you will enjoy a covered terrace and there is also a room with a sink and toilets. You will be close to Chinon (6km) and the magnificent châteaux of the Loire Valley. Make sure to taste some of the best wines of the region and do not miss the cities of Tours, Angers or Saumur and its world famous equestrian exhibitions of the Cadre Noir. Sports lovers will enjoy many activities: hiking, riding (La Loire à Vélo), golf, fishing and sailing. Shop 4km and restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms. Second floor: Bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steep, open-tread stairs to second floor. Beams and sloping ceiling in some rooms.

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  • Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14617

    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand. Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views. This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand.

    Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views.

    This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    Lower ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, shared courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W9918

    This semi-detached single-storey barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character. Set in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley with the most spectacular views. Vineyards, châteaux, fairy castles and lots of historic surroundings make this the perfect location. Angers is 7 miles (12 km) away, with many tourist attractions. Stroll around the château, sample the French cuisine or visit the great shops in this city. Locally, Brissac, 1.25 miles (2 km), with its own weekly market, is just outside the grand château. It is a paradise for golf and fishing lovers. Shop 2km, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, radio, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Restigne

    Restigne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W14272

    This cosy detached holiday cottage is on the edge of a charming wine producing village near Bourgueil and situated in the enclosed grounds of the friendly owners’ home. Full of character with exposed beams, stone walls, feature burning stove with some very pretty furniture and fine fabrics. The private patio and barbecue area is ideal for evening meals. For lovers of French culture and history, the region has numerous chateaux and monuments to visit. Tours (39km), Saumur with its famous wine within just 30 minutes. Shop and cafe/bar 500m, restaurant 700m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom (no door).

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, wi-fi, dishwasher, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W9919

    This single-storey semi-detached barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character. Set in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley with the most spectacular views. Vineyards, châteaux, fairy castles and lots of historic surroundings make this the perfect location. Angers is 7 miles (12 km) away, with many tourist attractions. Stroll around the château, sample the French cuisine or visit the great shops in this city. Locally, Brissac, 1.25 miles (2 km), with its own weekly market, is just outside the grand château. It is a paradise for golf and fishing lovers, as well as offering something for all tastes. Shop 1 km, café/bar and restaurant 1 km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, colour TV, radio, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue. off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to double bedroom and lounge.

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