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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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30 cottages are available
  • La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin×

    Maison La-Fontaine-Saint Martin

    La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin

    8
    5
    5
    0
    Ref: FVS020
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Forming part of this very beautiful, 19th-century castle is this stunningly presented apartment, set on the edge of...

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  • Beaumont-la-Ronce, Indre-et-Loire×

    La Grange

    Beaumont-la-Ronce, Indre-et-Loire

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: F37132
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set in a beautiful mature garden with a woodland area and sweeping countryside views, this detached country house has...

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  • Rivière, Indre-et-Loire×

    Château de Rivière

    Rivière, Indre-et-Loire

    8
    4
    4
    0
    Ref: F37153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This truly stunning detached holiday property is set in the grounds of the owner’s elegant 19th...

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  • Chapelle-au-Choux, near Le Lude, Sarthe×

    Le Moulin

    Chapelle-au-Choux, near Le Lude, Sarthe

    9
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: F72120
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Le Moulin (de Cherre) is an extra special cottage, lovingly restored and furnished in traditional French style with...

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  • La Chapelle-Huon×

    La Chapelle-Huon

    La Chapelle-Huon

    9
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: FVS103
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This spacious holiday cottage provides an idyllic base for a large family or friends alike, accommodating up to 9...

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  • Château-la-Vallière×

    Château-la-Vallière

    Château-la-Vallière

    9
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: FEI042
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Located 20km from Tours, with its airport and train station, this cosy holiday house is very bright and ideally...

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  • Brette-les-Pins×

    Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    9
    4
    4
    0
    Ref: W14273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue

    Well situated in a small hamlet near Brette-les-Pins, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically...

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  • Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe×

    Maupertuis

    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe

    9
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: F72113
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret...

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  • Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire×

    Maison Dolus-le-Sec

    Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: FEI045
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This ancient renovated farmhouse is now a delightful holiday home, nestled in the peaceful countryside. There is a...

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  • Mont St. Jean, Sarthe×

    Les Apprets

    Mont St. Jean, Sarthe

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: F72106
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    In a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the forest in the Parc Naturel, this beautifully renovated old...

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  • Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe×

    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

    10
    4
    4
    0
    Ref: W14977
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This former barn provides spacious, detached holiday accommodation, with a balcony to provide panoramic views from...

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  • Breil×

    Breil

    Breil

    10
    5
    3
    0
    Ref: FVM050
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This former 18th-century farm has been converted into charming holiday homes which have a sunny, walled garden....

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