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Find cottages in Loire Valley

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 Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53134

    Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving some original features. You’ll not want to leave here after seeing the garden. There can be nothing more relaxing than sitting on the flowered terrace, enjoying a drink overlooking the large, beautiful immaculate garden. The discreet English owners maintain the garden and occupy the neighbouring property, they also produce their own vegetables which guests can enjoy. You can enjoy watersports, golf and play in the casino at the spa town of Bagnoles-de-L’Orne. Mayenne, Ambierre and Laval are lovely towns to visit and the famous Mont St Michel is a must.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower attachment, one single. Shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric convector heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • CD/stereo
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from Cousemes (general shops, bar, restaurant), 10km from Gorron (town, supermarket), 79km from Mont St Michel (beach).

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  • Les Montils, nr. Blois

    Les Montils, nr. Blois

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W12938

    La Haye is a small hamlet just 10km from Blois. Despite its rural location, this semi-deatched farmhouse is surrounded by some of the most famous châteaux in the Loire. The farmhouse has been sympathetically restored with French furniture and wooden floors on the first floor. There is a games room in the old tower if its wet, or why not head for historical Tours just 40km away, with its old quarter which is one of the liveliest parts of the city, with many historical fairs and markets. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and 2 basins. First floor: Second lounge, 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus single bed, sofa bed in second lounge, games room.

    Solid fuel central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Paulmy

    Paulmy

    Grade
    5
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W14046

    Set in a row of courtyard buildings, just 9km from Descartes, home of the philosopher René Descartes, this attractive holiday home is in a quiet location and retains original features such as exposed beams and stone fireplace. The enclosed garden and terrace allows total privacy, perfect for a barbecue. Visit Descartes with its aquatic area, sports facilities, shops and restaurants. For cultural events visit the medieval town of Loches, Château of Chenonceaux, Amboise and many more. Futuroscope in Poitiers is a must. Shop and restaurant 5km, café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds (can also be double), plus single bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV (French channels only), DVD player, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Three steps to entrance.

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  • Soudan

    Soudan

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13391

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet this stone terraced holiday cottage has been tastefully renovated by the owners who live on the premises. An ideal place to take walks through the countryside, or relax in the shared above-ground swimming pool (5.5m diameter, depth 1.2m) which is available June, July and August. The medieval city of Pouancé (8km) has a lake for canoeing, fishing, boating, a sandy beach and swimming area. Only 8km from Châteaubriant, an old town with gastronomic restaurants. Further afield is the Breton village of Rochefort-en-Terre, famous for its art and crafts shops. Fly via Nantes or Rennes. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, radio, wi-fi, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F49112

    Surrounded by quiet countryside of woods, river valleys and sleepy villages, this pretty cottage stands in a large colourful garden with its own swimming pool, and enjoys views of beautiful sunsets. Carefully restored, keeping its old well in front and some interesting interior features, it boasts a spacious, comfortable living room with original terracotta floor and beamed ceiling, while outside is ample space for outdoor meals and relaxation. This peaceful area is perfect for cycling and birdwatching, with 18-hole golf courses within half an hour’s drive. Ideally situated for exploring the many historic châteaux in the region and is only 15 minutes away from the Loire River and local vineyards. Cyclists can admire the views following the Loire à Vélo itinerary, a great way to explore the region. Within easy reach of the famous estates of Muscadet and Saumur. A day trip to the sea is a real possibility too, as the coast is reached within a two-hour drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with glass door fireplace and piano. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate WC. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, one single and one twin with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Lawned garden
    • Unfenced pond
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Car port for 1 car, ample parking space
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Not suitable for children due to unfenced pond, or the infirm due to the spiral staircase. Maximum sleeps 5.

    Location: 5km N of Bécon-les-Granits (village with shops, restaurant, post office), 25km NW of Angers (all services), 70km E of Nantes.

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  • Degré

    Degré

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVS022

    This lovely holiday property is located in a quiet park, in the grounds of the owners’ 19th-century manor house, and makes a very charming and comfortable place to relax. Offering bright and spacious rooms, with a private garden and swings reserved for guests. The surrounding area has many attractions including the world famous Mont-Saint-Michel, the Loire Valley and its fairy tale châteaux, and excellent vineyards. While nearby you can go canoeing on the Sarthe River, the lake at Sillé-le-Guillaume, 20km, offers many water sports, and there is a golf course 15km away, and tennis 2km. Shop 2km, restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Uneven surface and steps in grounds.

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  • Le Longeron

    Le Longeron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W13575

    Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar. The interior is rustic with a large open fire in the lounge/dining area. The semi-detached house enjoys a terrace with a large open private garden and use of a shared, heated swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.55m) near the owner’s property. Just a drive away is the historic theme park of Le Puy du Fou (25km), including a pleasure lake at Mesnard. Angers and the châteaux and vineyards of The Loire are easily reached. A day at the coast is only 80km. Shop and café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 1 double, 2 twin, 1 plus single bed (for child), separate toilet.

    Convector heaters, cot, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, garden, terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVM038

    This wooden holiday chalet has a large living room opening onto a furnished terrace and private garden, and with a fenced area with goats and chickens. There is some wheelchair access with wide doors, walk-in shower, accessible toilet, and one double bedroom also on the ground floor. Saumur is 15km, and along the Loire Valley there are many castles to discover, while for cyclists, there is the 8km riverbank trail. Also worth a look is Angers with its castle, and famous Apocalypse Tapestry. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), 5 DVD players, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F37167

    With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner’s château, yet totally independent of it. Spacious throughout, it combines period-style features with modern facilities. Chinon has a medieval château, old quarter and fine restaurants. An ideal place for visiting some of the famous vineyards and Loire châteaux, Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and near to both Montsoreau, Cande-St. Martin and the ancient city of Tours. Riding, cycling, boating and golf nearby. Set in the grounds of the Château de la Vauguyon, these two distinctive, restored properties date from the 12th century. The Dovecote (ref 37142) is furnished in a pleasant rustic style with beams, cool stone walls and a large stone fireplace. Le Théâtre (ref F37167), once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings, part of, yet independent of, the owner’s château. Both holiday properties enjoy views across vineyards to the château at Chinon in the distance. Chinon also offers an old quarter and fine restaurants. Nearby, discover the picturesque villages of Montsoreau and Candé St. Martin. In the heart of the Touraine wine-growing district, many famous vineyards can be visited. Explore the famous châteaux of the Loire including Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Saumur. A wonderful area for cycling, with tracks on the banks of the Loire. Horse riding, boating and golf nearby.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Internal steps. Living/dining room/kitchen. Super-kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (one for children, can be double), one with en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden with stream and drop (take care, children)
    • Shared grounds
    • Terrace
    • Solid fuel heating
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from bar, restaurant and shop, 3km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 27km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, TGV train to Paris, airport to Stansted).

    Both properties: W/machine

    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

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  • Rouilly

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37130

    Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the local, honey-coloured stone. Adjoining the owners’ home, it offers a well-restored, cosy beamed interior, opening onto a grassy courtyard at the front and a private garden to the rear, a delight of wild and cultivated planting. The entire property is walled and is the last in the hamlet, adjoining open fields with long country walks. This walled medieval town boasts impressive stone archways at its entrances, and is alive with shops, restaurants and markets. Nearby Chinon, renowned for its wine production, is dominated by its château.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Stairs to first floor with mezzanine seating area. Steep stairs to second floor: Reading/rest room. Three bedrooms, one double, one twin and a further twin for children. Shower room/WC

    • Small, enclosed mature garden with small pond
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of Ligré, 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 5km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

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  • Murier

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37131

    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, with a real fire forming the focal point of the cosy living areas. 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.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, kitchen area, wood-burning stove. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Terrace.

    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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  • Ancien Four A Chaux

    Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F49162

    This imposing holiday property stands on a hillside with panoramic views overlooking the vineyards. The semi-detached house is on different levels with two separate entrances allowing more privacy for the family, and nestles in a large private garden together with a glorious terrace and an enclosed triangular swimming pool. The spacious interior is light, airy and lovingly restored with white washed walls and modern facilities throughout. This region of France is an area of natural beauty with magnificent châteaux, historic villages and ancient stone caves. The vineyards encircle the château towns of Saumur and Chinon, famous throughout France for their wines. The River Loire offers leisurely walks, 150kms of cycling tracks, river trips and fishing. Do not miss Tours and Angers with their historical quarters, medieval monuments and fine restaurants. Can be booked with F49159.

    Ground floor: Two bedrooms: One queen-size, one twin (can be double). Shower room. Separate WC. Steep stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/corner kitchen with wood-burning stove. Open-tread stairs to second floor: Large mezzanine with double bed, additional double sofa bed and en-suite bathroom (no door) with shower attachment. Separate WC

    • Private garden with steps and small drops
    • Enclosed terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 5.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from Dampierre (river, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (château, all facilities), 8km NW of Montsoreau (picturesque village), 50km E of Angers (château, all facilities, airport), 69km E of Tours (airport, trains to Paris).

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