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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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  • Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    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.

  • Château de la Vauguyon - Dovecote

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    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.

  • Milly

    Gennes, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F49153

    This 16th century former dependant of the adjoining château of Milly has been delightfully restored and furnished in elegant French country style with an open fire. Many original features have been retained including the flower-decked private cobbled passageway and stone stairways at the rear of the house. A terrace at the front of the holiday home provides the perfect location for alfresco meals or a glass of local wine, and to watch very little of the world go by in this tranquil part of the Loire Region. The local town of Gennes on the River Loire provides most amenities, whilst the historic château towns of Angers and Saumur are a short drive.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking; car park 5m
    • NB: Open stone steps from 1st floor to courtyard. Steps throughout.

    Location: 5km S of Gennes (shops, bars, restaurants), 5km from Loire (river), 15km NW of Saumur (riverside town, château), 25km NW of Montsoreau (château), 32km SE of Angers (château).

  • Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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).

  • Gîte de Bacchus

    Monteriou, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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).

  • La Cornuaille, nr. Candé

    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W15212

    This delightful 18th century rural stone cottage, with its own lawned garden, lies in the heart of the Pays de la Loire. Set in a sleepy hamlet surrounded by picturesque villages, 30 minutes from Angers with many attractions including its 13th-century chateau. An hour from the popular Nantes and within easy reach of many other lovely towns, chateaux and places of interest. 20-minute drive to the River Loire, flanked by the Loire’s vineyards. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking. NB: Low ceiling in kitchen. Sloping ceiling in bedroom. Fenced well in garden, 100m.

  • La Grande Touche

    Unverre, Eure-et-Loir

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W13030

    This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau. The interior is immaculate and offers a fresh and bright living area with French windows out onto a private terrace and enclosed lawned garden where you can enjoy a barbecue in the cool evenings. Visit the historical city of Tours with its museums and old quarter, 35km. Nearby are the fascinating troglodyte settlements with houses carved out of stone. The medieval town of Loches is famous for its magnificent château and markets, or visit Paris by the TGV express (50 minutes). Shop 100m, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shared utility room, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, colour TV, shared washing machine, private enclosed lawned garden, private terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • Semblançay

    Semblançay

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FEI041

    This old vine house is situated in a large landscaped garden, protected from the road by a small electric fence. The kitchen is well-equipped and a barbecue awaits you in the garden near the pergola. The living room has an open fireplace and overlooks the terrace. You can enjoy the forest paths, horse riding, golf, fishing and a public swimming pool all nearby. It is an ideal place to visit the Loire Valley, its wonderful castles and gardens, and also taste excellent wines. The pleasant area with a mild climate, offers wide range of activities. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Turning stairs to first floor. Electric fence in garden.

  • Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne

    Grade
    5
    3
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    2
    Ref: F53134

    Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving some original features. You’ll not want to leave here after seeing the garden. There can be nothing more relaxing than sitting on the flowered terrace, enjoying a drink overlooking the large, beautiful immaculate garden. The discreet English owners maintain the garden and occupy the neighbouring property, they also produce their own vegetables which guests can enjoy. You can enjoy watersports, golf and play in the casino at the spa town of Bagnoles-de-L’Orne. Mayenne, Ambierre and Laval are lovely towns to visit and the famous Mont St Michel is a must.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower attachment, one single. Shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric convector heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • CD/stereo
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from Cousemes (general shops, bar, restaurant), 10km from Gorron (town, supermarket), 79km from Mont St Michel (beach).

  • Beaugency

    Beaugency

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14058

    Situated in one of the prettiest towns in the Loire Valley, this tastefully restored detached holiday cottage set near the discreet owner’s home provides a wonderful touring base for the region. Throughout the cottage is very attractive with an open plan living area and fitted stylish kitchen with woodburner for those cooler evenings. The local medieval town is just a 15 minute walk to the centre, with attractive views over the River Loire. The chateau towns of Chambord and Blois are only 25km away. Sporting activities are available nearby including golf within 7km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (no door). Mezzanine with double sofa bed.

    Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchairs, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, terrace, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. No smoking please. Sorry, no pets. NB: One step to entrance. Stream in grounds.

  • Paulmy

    Paulmy

    Grade
    5
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W14046

    Set in a row of courtyard buildings, just 9km from Descartes, home of the philosopher René Descartes, this attractive holiday home is in a quiet location and retains original features such as exposed beams and stone fireplace. The enclosed garden and terrace allows total privacy, perfect for a barbecue. Visit Descartes with its aquatic area, sports facilities, shops and restaurants. For cultural events visit the medieval town of Loches, Château of Chenonceaux, Amboise and many more. Futuroscope in Poitiers is a must. Shop and restaurant 5km, café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds (can also be double), plus single bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV (French channels only), DVD player, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Three steps to entrance.

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