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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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  • Preuilly-sur-Claise, La Roche-Posay

    Preuilly-sur-Claise, La Roche-Posay

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W15215

    Set in the peaceful village of Preuilly-sur-Claise but within easy access to many places of interest, this 18th-century holiday property has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features. The terrace and garden provide a great place to enjoy the sunshine. Locally, there is the Brenne National Park or La Roche-Posay, a medieval town with its world-famous thermal spa. Within an hour’s drive, visit Loire Valley, famous for its châteaux and wine. Enjoy the Futuroscope theme park or Beauval Zoo, 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and basin. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Open fire in lounge, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in second floor bedrooms. 10 steps in garden.

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  • La Cascade

    Rouziers-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37171

    This charming traditional Touraine farmhouse nestled in the French countryside, has been tastefully restored and decorated by the French owners. The property is set in a beautiful enclosed garden, with a large heated pool and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and opens onto the terrace. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient châteaux and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with the splendid gardens to explore such as Villandry, Chenonceaux or Azay-le-Rideau, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Kingsize bedroom. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden with three steps and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.2m, open Apr-Oct)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblançay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

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  • Le Lude

    Luché Pringé, Sarthe

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F72115

    In a unique location, set on the edge of the river Loir with sounds of the rushing water all around, this carefully restored ancient water mill offers an ideal retreat from the stress and noise of everyday life. The interior is comfortable and simply decorated with white walls, retaining, traditional features of exposed beams, tiled floors and open fireplace. The pleasantly furnished sitting room has wonderful views of the lovely mill stream and dam. You can fish for your supper and find a pleasant spot for al-fresco dining in the large garden. Near to this charming property, you can discover the famous city of Le Mans with its 24hr racing track and old quarter. To the south is the Loire Valley with its châteaux and vineyards.

    Ground floor: Dining room with corner kitchen and open fire. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin with door to courtyard. Bathroom with shower attachment and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Living room with glass fronted fire. Three bedrooms; one double, two single. Shower room. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Private garden
    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Glass fronted fire
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Parking for three cars
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unsuitable for young children due to river frontage.

    Location: 4km NW of Le Lude (all facilities, pool, tennis). 44km SW of Le Mans (historic city, all facilities). 60km NW of Tours (city, old quarter).

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  • La Grange

    Beaumont-la-Ronce, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37132

    Set in a beautiful mature garden with a woodland area and sweeping countryside views, this detached country house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. The interior has been refitted and decorated to a good standard by the British owner and offers comfortable holiday accommodation in this much sought after area. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient château and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with splendid gardens to explore, such as Villandry or Chenonceau, or Azay-le-Rideau with its impressive son et lumière, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

    Ground floor: Living room with ornamental wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with French windows to terrace and pool. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Shower room/WC

    • Large mature lawned garden with terrace
    • Woodland area
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps open May-Oct
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (English channels)
    • DVD/CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblancay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

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  • La Garenne

    Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37168

    Tucked away from the bustle of the picturesque town centre of Bourgueil, La Garenne is a picture postcard in its own right. Set in a large garden with wooded area, this detached holiday house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. Constructed from the local limestone, this charming holiday property captures the essence of the Loire region, famed for its wines and magnificent châteaux. Although La Garenne offers modern comforts, its owners have been careful to retain its original features such as the bread oven and beams. The pretty town of Bourgueil offers all amenities and a lively weekly market, and nearby are some of the finest châteaux in France including Villandry Castle (35km away). Saumur, Chinon and Azay-le-Rideau are all within a short drive. Also nearby is the River Loire where you can enjoy cycling, horse riding, boating and golfing.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with patio doors. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and shared en-suite shower room/WC leading to double bedroom with sloping ceiling and exterior door to garden via stone steps

    • Partially enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 0.5m to 2.2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

    Location: 500m from centre of Bourgueil (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 16km from Chinon (château town), 18km N of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 25km E of Saumur (château, medieval town, River Loire), 35km from Villandry (château), 36km SW of Tours (city, airport, TGV to Paris).

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  • Neuillé

    Neuillé

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVM040

    This 17th century holiday property is located in the tranquil and relaxing grounds of Château Salvert, a real fairytale castle. Guests will also enjoy the large shared swimming pool (78m², open mid May-mid Sept) and sometimes a few boars come to walk along the garden behind the house. Go hiking along the cycle path of ’La Loire à Vélo’, go for a hot air balloon trip (available from the park at cost), or watch dressage exhibitions at the famous ’Cadre Noir’ in Saumur, 14km away. In autumn, the owners organize big game hunts. There are also possibilities of organising a classical music master class. The owners offer dinners at the castle (at cost), and will be happy to guide you in discovering the region. Shop and restaurant 10km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 4 double bedrooms.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Stairs to lounge. Sloping ceilings in 1st floor rooms and hallway.

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  • Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: FVS023

    This ground floor holiday property enjoys a lovely garden and has access to a shared outdoor swimming pool (50m², open mid May - mid Oct) with sun loungers. This residence is very well placed for visiting the walled city of Le Mans, with the famous 24 hour racing circuit, car museum and the old town. The beautiful castles of the Loire are nearby which make a great day out, and a detour to the wine growers all around the region are a must. The cities of Angers, with its castle and famous tapestry, Saumur and Tours are worth a visit. The owner, who lives on-site, will help you discover all the attractions of this beautiful region if requested. Fishing and water activities 6km, hiking, cycling and golf 10km. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin, all with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Genes

    St. Christophe sur le Nais, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F37124

    In a lovely peaceful setting by the owners’ manor house, this beautifully restored 1850s house enjoys use of the extensive estate grounds and woodlands. The holiday accommodation is spacious and comfortable, boasting a restored stone fireplace in the living room, while outside is a private terrace, shared garden and heated swimming pool. Nearby is the village of St Christophe sur le Nais, with original paintings to be seen in its old church, and just half an hour away is the chateau and park of Grand Luce. Also within easy reach are the historic city of Tours, and Le Mans with its cathedral and car museum at the famous race circuit. Close by are the Loire valley wine growing regions, where producers are happy to welcome visitors.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, restored stone fireplace. Fully fitted kitchen, breakfast area. Utility room. WC. Stairs from living room to first floor: Twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed. All bedrooms have beamed ceilings. Three shower rooms with WCs. Second floor: Twin bedroom with bathroom

    • Landscaped garden and 320 acres of land and woodland with unfenced pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Use of heated swimming pool (13m x 7m)
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km to village of St. Christophe sur le Nais (all amenities), 9km N of Château du Loir, 12.5km NE of Chateau la Valliere (town), 24km NW of city of Tours (all amenities), 42km SE of Le Mans (city with Roman wall, cathedral).

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  • Domaine du Parc

    Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F49157

    There is something glorious about the panoramic view from this property, overlooking the river Loire and the Château of Montsoreau. This handsome modern villa is set above the village in a quiet lane and is immaculately presented with a large private pool area, sun terrace and delightful garden, maintained by the discreet owners in the adjoining property. The interior has been tastefully furnished and decorated. Activities on site (at cost) include aqua aerobics, family gymnastics, relaxation sessions, walks, cycle rides, children’s workshops and outside games. There are bars and restaurants in Montsoreau, or for a greater choice head for Saumur, just five minutes away. Visit picturesque Candes St. Martin or the Loire châteaux including Chinon and Villandry. Many vineyards offer tastings and the banks of the Loire are ideal for cyclists. There is a market every Sunday morning and a flea market every second Sunday in the month. Park near to Troglodyte caves with lovely views overlooking Loire.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to courtyard terrace and garden. Shower room. Two queen-size double bedrooms. Two double bedrooms leading to shared dressing room. Two bathroom/WCs with shower attachment and bidet. Two separate WCs. Open tread stairs leading to mezzanine: Sitting room

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Courtyard
    • Private heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2.5m) with Roman steps
    • Pool house
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three satellite TVs (English channels)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: Montsoreau (bar, shops, château, magnificent views), 3km S of l’Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 10km E of Saumur (château), SW of Tours (city, TGV to Paris, airport), 13km W of Chinon (vineyards).

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  • Maison La-Fontaine-Saint Martin

    La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: FVS020

    This very beautiful, 19th-century castle is an ideal holiday property set on the edge of town in a huge wooded park. To the rear are beautiful views over the lake where swans glide, and where you can also fish for carp and pike. This breathtaking and exceptional property is spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Each room has its own bathroom. The property is close to Malicorne where you can visit the factories of the Faïencerie d’Art, and at La Flèche, 15km, you can visit the zoo, the leisure centre, beach, paddle boats, aquatic centre and sailing club. Visit Le Mans, 30km, with its old city and its exciting historic centre, shopping and museums. For a day trip, discover the castles of the Loire and taste the wines of region. Angers and Saumur, with its famous horse show (the Cadre Noir) await you. Sports lovers will appreciate the golf courses, hiking trails and bike rides. In August, a Baroque music festival takes place in Sable-sur-Sarthe, 30km, and a medieval festival in Parcé, 20km.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Turning stairs to first floor: Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/WC. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom/WC, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC

    • Large garden with lake (take care with children)
    • Central heating
    • Shared w/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Internet access
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 5km from shops, 15km from La Flèche (zoo, beach, aquatic centre), 60km from Angers (airport)

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  • La Picardière

    Dame-Marie-les-Bois, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: F37139

    This 19th century barn has been renovated to a good standard with great attention to detail and features exposed beams, cathedral ceiling and tiled floors. The property is furnished with elegant antiques mixed with rustic pieces and the under-floor heating and large woodburner make it wonderful for out of season breaks. There is also a superb heated, enclosed, outdoor swimming pool with a large sunny terrace. The discreet owners who also offer chambres d’hôtes in their house are happy to help. This region of the Loire Valley offers endless possibilities for visiting famous châteaux and vineyards, as well as the troglodyte caves. A wealth of day trips can be enjoyed nearby, including Paris, only 50 minutes away by train (TGV) from the cathedral city of Tours. Poitiers with the dazzling Futuroscope theme park is ideal for all the family. The surrounding countryside is a haven for walking and cycling and an 18 hole golf course is available at famous Cheverny.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with two additional single beds on mezzanine. Double bedroom

    • Private garden
    • Enclosed courtyard
    • Private enclosed terrace
    • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1 to 1.5m)
    • Under-floor heating/air conditioning
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Stereo
    • Plasma satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 6km SW of Herbault (supermarket), 16km N of Amboise (château, all facilities), 32km NE of Tours (city, TGV station).

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  • La Rivière

    Valennes, Sarthe

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL104

    This 19th-century French barn has been converted into a modern, bright holiday home, refurbished using many original features such as exposed beams and timber framework. There are basic supplies in the villages of Souday and Valennes. You have a choice of shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and market in Vibraye, 7km, or for a wider choice, the town of St-Calais, 15km. For the active there’s a swimming lake, mountain bike circuit and children’s games at Lavaré, a 25-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême, 50km. The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24 hour race circuit, is approximately an hour’s drive. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley, approximately 90 minutes’ drive, famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wines (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hour’s drive and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Laundry room. Double bedroom with adjacent room for cot, patio doors, en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom/WC with wet room. First floor: Living room. Down two steps to dining room/kitchen. Separate staircase to double bedroom, en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden, sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Locked annexe in grounds (owner’s use only).

    Location: 4km from Valennes (basic supplies, crêperie), 4km from Souday (shops, restaurant), 7km from Vibraye (shops, restaurants, tennis, riding, Friday market), 30km from La Ferté-Bernard, 75km from Amboise (Leonardo Da Vinci museum).

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