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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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  • Le Gite Les Altéas

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Pontigne

    Pontigne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14283

    This lovely detached holiday cottage on the owner’s estate is close to a forest with pedestrian and cycle tracks and only 5km from Bauge with its impressive church bell tower. The property has retained original exposed beams, stone walls and tiles and there is a gravel terrace surrounding the cottage with a large open spaced garden. For the energetic there is a good golf course 3km away. There are many historical attractions in the region, the castle of Angers is 45km, the riverbank town of Saumur with its vineyards 36km and Tours with its cathedral 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. Wednesday to Wednesday changeover day.

  • Le Longeron

    Le Longeron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W13575

    Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar. The interior is rustic with a large open fire in the lounge/dining area. The semi-detached house enjoys a terrace with a large open private garden and use of a shared, heated swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.55m) near the owner’s property. Just a drive away is the historic theme park of Le Puy du Fou (25km), including a pleasure lake at Mesnard. Angers and the châteaux and vineyards of The Loire are easily reached. A day at the coast is only 80km. Shop and café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 1 double, 2 twin, 1 plus single bed (for child), separate toilet.

    Convector heaters, cot, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, garden, terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

  • Degré

    Degré

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVS022

    This lovely holiday property is located in a quiet park, in the grounds of the owners’ 19th-century manor house, and makes a very charming and comfortable place to relax. Offering bright and spacious rooms, with a private garden and swings reserved for guests. The surrounding area has many attractions including the world famous Mont-Saint-Michel, the Loire Valley and its fairy tale châteaux, and excellent vineyards. While nearby you can go canoeing on the Sarthe River, the lake at Sillé-le-Guillaume, 20km, offers many water sports, and there is a golf course 15km away, and tennis 2km. Shop 2km, restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Uneven surface and steps in grounds.

  • Rue de Main

    Brains-sur-les-Marches, Mayenne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53138

    Centrally placed in the charming country village of Brains-sur-les-Marches, Rue de Main is a comfortably equipped, single-storey, detached holiday cottage with a mature garden and easy access to local amenities. Nearby Guerche-de-Bretagne boasts one of Brittany’s largest markets and a protected area of forest, whilst the bustling town of Laval offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining as well as an impressive golf course. Pouance, a 20-minute drive from Brains-sur-les-Marches, features a lakeside beach. Also within easy driving distance of Brains is the historic cathedral city of Rennes and the half-timbered houses and cobbled streets of the ancient town of Vitré. Discover the leisure lake with pedalos close by in Pouance.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with kitchen area, sloping ceilings and French doors to garden. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC with step to shower. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle.Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed garden
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV (English channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km from St. Aignan-sur-Roe (local facilities), 9km from Guerche-de-Bretagne (all facilities, large market, forest), 30km S of Laval (golf, shopping, restaurants), 85km from Mayenne.

  • Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVM038

    This wooden holiday chalet has a large living room opening onto a furnished terrace and private garden, and with a fenced area with goats and chickens. There is some wheelchair access with wide doors, walk-in shower, accessible toilet, and one double bedroom also on the ground floor. Saumur is 15km, and along the Loire Valley there are many castles to discover, while for cyclists, there is the 8km riverbank trail. Also worth a look is Angers with its castle, and famous Apocalypse Tapestry. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), 5 DVD players, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor.

  • Moulin de Cherelles

    Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: T45007

    This delightfully placed 18th-century mill is set in the heart of the Loire châteaux country. There is a large terrace over the mill stream for al-fresco dining and a small grassy area with a little shade at the water’s edge. A ground floor apartment next door is let all year; the tenants are extremely discreet. Nearby, historic Meung-sur-Loire dates back to medieval times. Beaugency, with its château and historic centre, is just 15km away and Chambord, with its nature reserve and the largest château in the Loire, is 40km. Blois (50km) offers a château with sound and light show, cathedral, museum of magic and historic bridge over the Loire, whilst Chaumont-sur-Loire boasts a château, sculpture trail and exhibition gardens (65km).

    First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Parents of small children should be aware that there is a lot of water around.

    Location: 7km N of Meung-sur-Loire (all facilities), 15km from Beaugency, 40km from Chambord, 50km from Blois.

  • 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 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, 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 5km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

  • 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.

  • Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F37167

    With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner’s château, yet totally independent of it. Spacious throughout, it combines period-style features with modern facilities. Chinon has a medieval château, old quarter and fine restaurants. An ideal place for visiting some of the famous vineyards and Loire châteaux, Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and near to both Montsoreau, Cande-St. Martin and the ancient city of Tours. Riding, cycling, boating and golf nearby. 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.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Internal steps. Living/dining room/kitchen. Super-kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (one for children, can be double), one with en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden with stream and drop (take care, children)
    • Shared grounds
    • Terrace
    • Solid fuel heating
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • No smoking.

    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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