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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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  • La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F49112

    Surrounded by quiet countryside of woods, river valleys and sleepy villages, this pretty cottage stands in a large colourful garden with its own swimming pool, and enjoys views of beautiful sunsets. Carefully restored, keeping its old well in front and some interesting interior features, it boasts a spacious, comfortable living room with original terracotta floor and beamed ceiling, while outside is ample space for outdoor meals and relaxation. This peaceful area is perfect for cycling and birdwatching, with 18-hole golf courses within half an hour’s drive. Ideally situated for exploring the many historic châteaux in the region and is only 15 minutes away from the Loire River and local vineyards. Cyclists can admire the views following the Loire à Vélo itinerary, a great way to explore the region. Within easy reach of the famous estates of Muscadet and Saumur. A day trip to the sea is a real possibility too, as the coast is reached within a two-hour drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with glass door fireplace and piano. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate WC. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, one single and one twin with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Lawned garden
    • Unfenced pond
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Car port for 1 car, ample parking space
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Not suitable for children due to unfenced pond, or the infirm due to the spiral staircase. Maximum sleeps 5.

    Location: 5km N of Bécon-les-Granits (village with shops, restaurant, post office), 25km NW of Angers (all services), 70km E of Nantes.

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  • Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    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).

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  • Bouére

    Bouére

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVA025

    This comfortable holiday home is in the grounds of an 19th century castle surrounded by ancient trees. There is plenty of space to relax in the enclosed grounds, with a sheltered garden and sunbeds around the shared, heated swimming pool (60m²), open May to Oct. There is also an orchard and picnic tables. There is so much to do in Mayenne, with music festivals, hiking and horse riding locally. Shop and restuarant 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Second lounge, bathroom with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Woodburner in lounge, highchair, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in grounds.

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  • Les Fours à Chaux

    Dampierre-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F49159

    Situated just a short drive from the lovely Saumur, this property is full of character and is part of an imposing old coach inn. The owners who live in the adjoining property have modernised the interior. A patio door from the living area leads to private enclosed terrace and an open mature garden. The area offers 150km of cycling tracks along the river Loire passing through Saumur otherwise you can admire the surrounding scenery on a boat trip. Locally there is plenty to do and see like the prehistoric sites of troglodyte dwellings, local vineyards of Saumur and famous châteaux of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Angers. Can be booked with F49162.

    Entrance hall. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and exposed beams. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two double queen-size bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from Dampierre (shop, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (city), 8km NW of Montsoreau (village), 50km E of Angers.

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  • Murier

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37131

    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, with a real fire forming the focal point of the cosy living areas. 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.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, kitchen area, wood-burning stove. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Terrace.

    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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  • Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W15168

    Nestling in a quiet village, this traditional 17th-century Touraine cottage has been beautifully restored and decorated, with spacious rooms opening to the garden. Set in the heart of the Loire Valley: visit Tours, 19km, an attractive, historical town famous for its wine, or the nearby famous châteaux and gardens. The holiday cottage is close to the ‘Loire à vélo’ cycle trail - a great way to explore. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet). First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, cot and highchair (on request), colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceiling on first floor.

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  • Thou

    Thou

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FER101

    This delightful holiday home is set within the stunning countryside of the Loire Valley. With three comfortable bedrooms, one of them boasting a four poster bed, and the luxury of a relaxing sauna, this property makes an ideal base to explore this popular region. The picturesque village of Sancerre, 40km, Aubigny-sur-Nère, which for many centuries, was ruled by the Scottish Stuart family, being only 40km away or stroll along the banks of the Loire River at Briare, just 24km away. The valley has much to offer with many châteaux, vineyards and picturesque villages to explore. The capital city of Paris can be reached within a 2-hour drive. Shop 5km.

    Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster), 1 twin.

    Open fire in lounge. DVD player. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • La Rouaudière

    La Rouaudière

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14237

    This detached, ground floor holiday cottage is set in a quiet location with countryside views from the private garden. The property has the added attractions of a large woodburning stove in the lounge, exposed beams and a well-equipped kitchen. This is an ideal holiday base to explore some of the most unspoilt countryside the Mayenne Region has to offer, as well as plenty of other activities close by, including the medieval town of Pouancé with its lake for canoeing, fishing and swimming. Brittany is close by for a day at the coast. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, micowave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Preuilly-sur-Claise

    Preuilly-sur-Claise

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FEI046

    This holiday home has a private outdoor swimming pool (50m², open May-Oct) and a large garden, perfect for taking in the sun. The discreet owner lives next door and is on hand if you need any advice during your stay. The property is in a great location for discovering and exploring the region as it is only 29km away from Loches and its medieval castle, 10km from Beauval Zoo, and there is a great safari park only 5km away. Enjoy and indulge in local delicacies and taste the wonderful white, red and rosé wines from the local vineyards. One of France’s most famous attractions, Futuroscope, is a 30 minute drive away. Sports enthusiasts can easily jump on a bike and cycle along the Claise, or in nearby forests. The many lakes in this region are suitable for swimming and fishing. Shop and restaurant 200m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Cot. Highchair. Cable TV. DVD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Garden. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Multiple internal steps including a large step into one of the bedrooms. Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Turning stairs to first floor. Steps to pool area.

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  • Château de la Cour

    Cheille, near Azay-le-Rideau, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F37165

    Built on a hill with views over the countryside near Azay-le-Rideau, this 15th century listed manor is adjacent to the owners magnificent 17th century château. This detached holiday property retains original features including an impressive staircase, beams, wooden floors and open fireplaces. The attractive interior reflects the owners’ flair for interior design, hence modern comforts and local antiques. Outside the 30 hectares estate has woodlands, spacious landscaped gardens and large lawns with an attractive ornamental pond. Guests can enjoy the shared swimming pool and tennis court, spend time with the horses and donkeys, or explore the vineyards and winery. The treasures of the Loire Valley are at your door, including the Châteaux of Azay, Ussé, Villandry, Chinon, Langeais, Saumur and Tours. For a more quiet life there are over a hundred cycle tracks alongside the riverbanks (bike hire available). Home cooked meals available (at additional cost, welcome breakfast free of charge).

    Living room. Steps to dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC, low door, low ceiling. Steps to laundry room (in annexe). Spiral stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom, steps to en-suite shower room/WC (no door). Double bedroom, low door and step to en-suite shower room

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared landscaped grounds, unfenced pond (take care with children)
    • Shared grounds, woodland (30 hectares), sloping banks
    • Large shared courtyard
    • Shared swimming pool (14m x 5m, depth 1.1m-2.2m)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Gas heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two f/freezers
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Some rooms have uneven tiled floor.

    Location: 5km E of Azay-le-Rideau (château, most facilities), 13km SE of Langeais (château, most facilities), 18km SW of Villandry (château, bars and restaurants), 30km SW of Tours (city, TGV to Paris, airport).

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  • Rouilly

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37130

    Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the local, honey-coloured stone. Adjoining the owners’ home, it offers a well-restored, cosy beamed interior, opening onto a grassy courtyard at the front and a private garden to the rear, a delight of wild and cultivated planting. The entire property is walled and is the last in the hamlet, adjoining open fields with long country walks. This walled medieval town boasts impressive stone archways at its entrances, and is alive with shops, restaurants and markets. Nearby Chinon, renowned for its wine production, is dominated by its château.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Stairs to first floor with mezzanine seating area. Steep open-tread stairs to second floor: Reading/rest room. Three bedrooms, one double, one twin and a further twin for children. Shower room/WC

    • Small, enclosed mature garden with small pond
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of Ligré, 8km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

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  • La Bazoche-Gouet

    La Bazoche-Gouet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FEE101

    This stunning French-style property boasts blue shutters on the windows and has shared use of an above-ground, outdoor swimming pool (28m²), and provides an idyllic property for all the family to enjoy. It is set in large grounds where children can roam and play, whilst the adults can cook up a treat on the barbecue. This property is set near to the village of La Bazoche-Gouet, where a weekly market is held every Saturday. La Ferté Bernard also has twice weekly markets every Saturday and Monday, where visitors can discover and buy local produce. Places to visit nearby include Perche, Vendôme, Bellême and Chartres with its stunning cathedral. Shop 4km and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, garage for 1 car. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Beams throughout ground floor. Sloping grounds.

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