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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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  • Crissay-sur-Manse

    Crissay-sur-Manse

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    Ref: W15170

    Located in Crissay-sur-Manse, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this restored detached wine press makes a fine holiday home and offers views across the Manse Valley. The kitchen opens onto a private enclosed garden, enjoy a glass of local wine and the views from here. Tours and Saumur both famous for their wine and their beautiful historical towns are well worth a visit. For cheese lovers, a trip to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is a must. Visit the châteaux and gardens of the Loire, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon and Villandry. Shop 7km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge. First floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in bedrooms. 5 steps in garden.

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  • Château de la Vauguyon - Dovecote

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
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    Ref: F37142

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Stairs from kitchen to first floor: Large kingsize bedroom. Large twin bedroom. All rooms have beams

    • Enclosed private garden
    • Large shared garden with unprotected small stream (take care with children)
    • Central heating
    • Glass-fronted fire
    • Satellite TV
    • Sun loungers

    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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  • Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
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    Ref: F49167

    Restored using the traditional ‘tufa’ stone of the Loire region, this elegant detached beamed holiday cottage offers tranquillity and comfort in equal measure. Furnished to a very good standard and located close to the historic château town of Saumur, Le Verger Soreau is an ideal location from which to sample this historic region’s culture and wines. The many spectacular châteaux which are located across the Loire Valley draw visitors from around the world. Saumur’s own château overlooks the Loire river, whilst nearby Montsoreau, featuring a smaller and more intimate château, is just as picturesque.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric underfloor heating
    • Air conditioning on first floor
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Saumur (all amenities, historic town, chateau), 15km E of Montsoreau (picturesque village, river views), 17km E of Doué-la-Fontaine (zoo, Roman site, gardens), 32km W of Chinon (medieval town, château, wine production, all facilities).

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

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    Ref: W9918

    This semi-detached single-storey barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character. Set in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley with the most spectacular views. Vineyards, châteaux, fairy castles and lots of historic surroundings make this the perfect location. Angers is 7 miles (12 km) away, with many tourist attractions. Stroll around the château, sample the French cuisine or visit the great shops in this city. Locally, Brissac, 1.25 miles (2 km), with its own weekly market, is just outside the grand château. It is a paradise for golf and fishing lovers. Shop 2km, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, radio, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Gîte de Bacchus

    Monteriou, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
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    Ref: F41111

    On the edge of the village, within 5km drive of the River Cher. This charming holiday cottage was built in the early 19th century, and has been carefully restored to retain many of its original features, exposed beams, and a large, open, stone fireplace. It stands in the grounds of the friendly owner’s home with its own private terrace and garden. There are bicycles available for guests to use. This is a wine-producing region, and many vineyards offers visits and tastings. An ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley, the château of Cheverny, Chambord, and Blois, with its old quarter, museum, and fine restaurants well-worth visiting. For golf lovers, the 18-hole golf course at Cheverny is only 20km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Double bedroom. Open tread staircase to mezzanine (sloping ceiling): two single beds (one 1.2m)

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of St-Romain-sur-Cher (bar, shop), 4km N of St Aignan (zoo, restaurant, shops), 23km S of Cheverny (château, golf, restaurant), 25km S of Blois (large châteaux town).

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  • Le Gite Les Altéas

    Assay, Indre et Loire

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    Ref: F37129

    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 with wood-burning stove, corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Radiators
    • TV.

    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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  • Blandouet

    Blandouet

    Grade
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    Ref: W14566

    Just 4km from the medieval fortress of St. Suzanne, this carefully restored and spacious first floor holiday apartment has private ground floor entrance and open plan lounge/dining area. Set in fifty thousand hectares of grounds shared with the owners and guests, which offer woodlands and private pond where you can fish or spend hours relaxing and enjoying the peaceful setting. Within reach of historic Le Mans 48km, with its 24 hour racing, museum and TGV train to Paris, 1 hour, the Loire offers historic places including Evron 12km, Mayenne 35km and the famous Angers 68km. Café/ bar and restaurant 4km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom plus 2 single beds.

    Geothermal underfloor heating, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Private fishing lake in grounds.

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  • Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Vernie, nr. Le Mans

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    Ref: W10805

    This 18th century detached mill cottage has been carefully restored and retains most of its original millstones and machinery. This has been incorporated into the interior design, making this a very unusual property. Visit Le Mans, 18 miles (30km), famous for the 24 hour race where you’ll find plenty of shops, culture and the buzz of a large historic city. For the water enthusiast, 9.25 miles (15km) away there is a lake suitable for windsurfing and boating. Shops 6.25 miles (10km), café/bar 0.6 miles (1km), restaurant 8 miles (13km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 2 single beds on mezzanine.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge/diner (initial supply of fuel provided), cot, highchair, colour TV, hi-fi, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Unfenced river next to property.

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  • La Grande Touche

    Unverre, Eure-et-Loir

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    Ref: F28103

    Situated at the end of a quiet country lane just 2km from the village of Unverre, this characterful half-timbered cottage exudes olde worlde charm. The original wooden beams and exposed stone walls help to provide a rustic atmosphere. Guests have use of the grounds with a barbecue and pétanque court. Further afield the region is most famous for Chartres Cathedral, noted for its 13th century stained glass windows and the Perche Regional Park; home to the famous Percheron breed of heavy horses. In Illiers-Combray, is the house where Marcel Proust spent his childhood summers. The house is adjoining Pré Catalan garden, which is now a museum with exhibitions about the famous writer.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: Twin bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Bathroom/WC

    • Large courtyard garden area
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Petanque court
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km from Brou (town, Perche Regional Park), 20km NW of Châteaudun, 40km SW of Chartres.

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  • Les Montils, nr. Blois

    Les Montils, nr. Blois

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    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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  • Le Clos du May

    Le Poinçonnet, Indre

    Grade
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    Ref: F36102

    The owner has taken great care in restoring this cottage. The lovely interior has been superbly finished to a impressive standard. This property really offers the best of both worlds. A quiet location, yet close to many amenities in the town of Châteauroux only 4km away. For those who wish to venture further, the famous town of Bourges with its pretty centre full of bars and weekly market, is 59km away. Close to the Brenne National Park with its thousand lakes and 5300 hectares of parkland, this is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers. If you don’t want to cook, join the B&B guests for dinner in the owner’s house.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom, two shower attachments. WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one plus single bed

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Courtyard
    • Shared pool (5m x 10m, depth 0.3-2m) (for 2016 only)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Sun loungers.

    Location: 2km S of Le Poinçonnet (shops, bars, restaurants), 15km S of Villedieu (18 hole golf course), 5km S of Châteauroux (all services), 120km E of Poitiers (flights from Stansted).

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
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    Ref: W11082

    This superb detached cottage, overlooking vineyards has an excellent interior decor and an enclosed private garden. Situated in the beautiful Loire with superb views the property is in a fantastic area with châteaux, wine tasting and museums and the culture city Angers 7.5 miles (12km) away. Relax in this tranquil setting or stroll around the château in Brissac, with its own weekly market. Golf and fishing available as well as walking, cycling and horse riding, and many other activities. Shops 1.25 miles (2km), café/bar and restaurant 0.75 miles (1km), beach 0.75 miles (1km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom plus childs single bed with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Heating by wood pellet system, colour TV, radio, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps between kitchen and lounge. Small drop and fenced pond in garden.

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