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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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  • Fontevraud L’Abbaye, Loire Valley
    Fontevraud L’Abbaye, Loire Valley×

    Au Coeur du Village

    Fontevraud L’Abbaye, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVM052
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    - Wifi

    At the gateway to the Fontevraud Abbey, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage is this semi-detached holiday home. It...

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  • Le Poinçonnet, Indre, Loire Valley
    Le Poinçonnet, Indre, Loire Valley×

    Le Clos du May - Les Mesanges

    Le Poinçonnet, Indre, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F36112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Situated on the edge of a forest in Le Poinçonnet, close to the town of Châteauroux, these two...

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  • Mazières-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Mazières-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Au Bord du Forêt - La Caravane Verte

    Mazières-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FEI050
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    These spacious, well-decorated and fully furnished caravans (FEI050 and FEI051) offer accommodation for three people,...

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  • Chemiré en Charnie, Loire Valley
    Chemiré en Charnie, Loire Valley×

    Au Bord du Lac

    Chemiré en Charnie, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVS026
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This charming cottage is situated next to a beautiful fishing lake in a small hamlet. Enjoy exquisite views over the...

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  • Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley
    Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley×

    Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W13030
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau. The interior...

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  • Blandouet, Loire Valley
    Blandouet, Loire Valley×

    Blandouet

    Blandouet, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14566
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Just 4km from the medieval fortress of St. Suzanne, this carefully restored and spacious first floor holiday apartment...

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  • Gennes, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Gennes, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Milly

    Gennes, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F49153
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This 16th century former dependant of the adjoining château of Milly has been delightfully restored and furnished...

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  • Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Le Levis de la Paqueraie

    Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37162
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Set in a quiet hamlet, this cosy detached holiday property is near Tours, with its riverbanks, cathedral, museums,...

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  • Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Les Heraults

    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37136
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    This beautifully restored cottage is situated close to the medieval town of Loches. Les Heraults retains much of...

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  • Vernie, nr. Le Mans, Sarthe, Loire Valley
    Vernie, nr. Le Mans, Sarthe, Loire Valley×

    Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Vernie, nr. Le Mans, Sarthe, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W10805
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This 18th century detached mill cottage has been carefully restored and retains most of its original millstones...

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  • La Cornuaille, nr. Candé, Loire Valley
    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé, Loire Valley×

    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé

    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W15212
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful 18th century rural stone cottage, with its own lawned garden, lies in the heart of the Pays de la...

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W9918
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This semi-detached single-storey barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of...

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