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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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  • Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC482

    This spacious holiday property is a pleasant detached house, with a lawned garden and is situated on the edge of a small town. Mûr-de-Bretagne is a pretty market town surrounded by forests and lakes and home to the historic Bon Repos Abbey, which is a beautiful restored monument where art exhibitions are held. This is an ideal base for discovering the many treasures of the Argoat region of Brittany. Interesting places to visit include the town of Quintin (31km), famous for its former weaving industry and châteaux, the picturesque medieval town of Moncontour (42km), and the large riverside town of Pontivy (25km) which is well worth a visit for its historic monuments, extensive range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. A little further afield is Vannes (68km), a harbour town renowned for its medieval streets and aquarium. Other activities in the area include lake fishing (800m), a public swimming pool (15km) and a golf course (45km). Shop and restaurant 300m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, highchair, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

  • 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).

  • Château de Rivière

    Rivière, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: F37153

    This truly stunning detached holiday property is set in the grounds of the owner’s elegant 19th century château. It has been restored to a good standard, remarkably decorated with antique furnishings, tastefully chosen with care to compliment the many features, whilst including modern fabrics and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms. The French windows lead onto a gravelled terrace on which guests can enjoy a glass of local wine in total privacy. There is a shared swimming pool near the owner’s château, 125m away. One of the highlights of this property is that the owner is a horse lover and permits guests to bring their own horses lodged in good standard stables. Rivière has an amazing position close to famous Chinon and its vineyards. It is also a delightful spot for visiting some of the finest châteaux in France: Saumur, Villandry and Azay Le Rideau are all within a short distance. Cycling along the Rivers Loire and Vienne is for the sporty visitors, as well as horse riding, boating and golfing.

    Living/dining room/kitchen, French windows. Separate WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with bed length 1.85m, spa bath, separate WC and en-suite shower room. Queensize bedroom with en-suite shower room. One twin bedroom (can be double). Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Annexe: Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, double sofa bed. First floor: One twin bedroom (no door; can be double), en-suite bathroom with spa bath and shower attachment. Separate WC

    • Private garden with courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.50m to 2m) with Roman steps (closed 1pm-4pm and after 9pm)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • Two m/waves
    • Two d/washers
    • Two f/freezers
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 4km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 21km E of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 33km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, train to Paris 50mins, airport).

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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)

  • Le Moulin

    Chapelle-au-Choux, nr. Le Lude, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F72120

    Le Moulin (de Cherre) is an extra special cottage, lovingly restored and furnished in traditional French style with oak beams, stone fireplaces (wood burner), trouffleau stone walls and rationale windows. Set in a beautiful countryside, overlooking the Loir river, complete with the natural habitat on the adjacent island, this special cottage is a calm and beautiful haven. This is châteaux country complete with all the modern comforts, yet set in an ‘olde worlde’ atmosphere. Adjacent to the original mill and mill house, there are fishing rights to the river, and its picturesque setting makes this ideal for art/painting or cycling/touring holidays.

    Living/dining/kitchen. Utility. Shower/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom/WC over-bath shower. Second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed. Twin bedroom

    • Riverside garden
    • Terrace
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Playstation 3
    • Wi-fi
    • Three cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from archaeological site, 6km from Le Lude (shops, bars, supermarkets), 28km SE of La Flèche (zoo, bars, restaurants, cinema), 48km SW of Le Mans, 50km N of Tours, 58km from Samur (vineyards), 173km from Nantes (airport).

  • Château-la-Vallière

    Château-la-Vallière

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FEI042

    Located 20km from Tours, with its airport and train station, this cosy holiday house is very bright and ideally situated in a quiet area in the countryside, near the wonderful châteaux of the Loire. On the ground floor, you will enjoy the spacious living area with its high ceiling and woodburner, and upstairs, one room opens onto a large sunny terrace. After a busy day exploring the area, relax in your own Jacuzzi (this is only available to persons over the age of 18). There’s a lot to discover in this region, including the renowned châteaux and their stunning gardens, beautiful forests for hiking, the many rivers and lakes where you can fish or visit one of the wineries where you can taste the delicious wines of the Loire. Fishing and golf possibilities nearby. Saumur and its illustrious riding school ’Cadre Noir’ is only 50km away. Shop and restaurant 2km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to kitchen. Open-tread, open-sided, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

  • Maupertuis

    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F72113

    Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret and stone spiral staircase. Set in its own grounds, the property features a large lawned garden with colourful flowerbeds at the front and rear of the house. The property also enjoys a sun-trap conservatory, ideal for dining, and an enclosed heated swimming pool. The house is situated within walking distance of the historic town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, with its port and château. Slightly further afield is the 15th century Abbey St. Pierre in Solesmes, and the Château and forest of Durtal.

    Living room with French windows to patio. Large dining room with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen leading to conservatory. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with additional pull out bed

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Private heated indoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Games room with table tennis and darts
    • Outdoor play area with swing
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km NE of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (riverside town, shops, bars, restaurants), 25km NW of La Fléche (large town, all facilities), 50km SW of Le Mans (city, cathedrals, motor racing).

  • Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W14273

    Well situated in a small hamlet near Brette-les-Pins, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically decorated and well equipped throughout. The property features a well-kept garden and terrace with furniture in which to relax in total privacy. There is a large, attractive, shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds with a sheltered terrace. Explore the unspoilt countryside of the Sarthe region with its charming villages and churches. Nearby is historic Le Mans with its beautiful old town and medieval buildings. Visit the automobile museum, the splendid cathedral and the famous 24 hour racing circuit. Finally, Le Mans has a variety of pavement cafés and gourmet restaurants where you can sample the famous Rillette with a nice glass of wine. To the south of the Loire there are vineyards and chateaux to visit and Paris is only 1 hour away by train (TGV). Golf available locally. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom (can be kingsize) with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one plus single bed and en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, terrace, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are steep, narrow, metal open tread stairs with a low handrail to the first floor.

  • La Chapelle-Huon

    La Chapelle-Huon

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVS103

    This spacious holiday cottage provides an idyllic base for a large family or friends alike, accommodating up to 9 guests. After a day exploring the surrounding area, guests have private use of the gorgeous landscaped garden, which is an ideal spot to relax in and plan your next days’ adventure. For sport enthusiasts a tennis court can be found 1km away or take a dip in the public indoor swimming pool. The city of St Calais is just 10km away, where you can discover weekly markets on a Thursday and Sunday. Other places to visit include Vendôme, classified as a ‘town of art and history’, the picturesque town of La Ferté-Bernard, and Lavardin, which is set on the Loire River. Shop 1km, restaurant 10km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, single sofa bed in lounge.

    Woodburner in lounge, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Step from dining room to terrace. Sloping ceiling in one double bedroom.

  • Le Bourg

    Vibraye, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL133

    Set in over 2 acres of open land with rough grass, shrubs and trees, this converted barn provides modern and bright holiday accommodation on two levels. Scandinavian-style furniture and lots of light characterise this renovated house. Attached to the house is a covered terrace with barbecue and long wooden refectory table and benches for leisurely outdoor dining. Vibraye, with its shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and bike hire is a 5-minute drive, and there’s a further selection of shops and restaurants at La Ferté-Bernard, 12km away. There is a swimming lake with sandy beach, watersports and children’s attractions including mountain bike circuit at Lavaré, a 15-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême (40km). The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes), famous for its châteaux and wine. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. Chartres is an hour’s drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams, tiled floors and French doors to terrace. Laundry room. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room/WC. Spiral staircase to first floor (low beams): Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open Jun-Sep
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD/stereo
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 12km from La Ferté-Bernard (shops, restaurants), 40km from Bellême (golf), 50km from Le Mans (24-hour race circuit, cathedrals).

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