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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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58 cottages are available
  • Cousemes, Mayenne ×

    Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne

    5
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    Ref: F53134
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving...

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  • Angers, Maine-et-Loire×

    La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    5
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    Ref: F49112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Surrounded by quiet countryside of woods, river valleys and sleepy villages, this pretty cottage stands in a...

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  • Renaze, Mayenne×

    La Petite Coquais

    Renaze, Mayenne

    6
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    Ref: F53133
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    La Petite Coquais is a spacious 18th century barn conversion set in a small hamlet, amidst 17 acres of fields...

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  • La Rouaudière×

    La Rouaudière

    La Rouaudière

    6
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    Ref: W14237
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This detached, ground floor holiday cottage is set in a quiet location with countryside views from the private garden....

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  • Le Longeron×

    Le Longeron

    Le Longeron

    6
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    Ref: W13575
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar....

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  • Bouére×

    Bouére

    Bouére

    6
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    Ref: FVA025
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This comfortable holiday home is in the grounds of an 19th century castle surrounded by ancient trees. There is plenty...

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  • Saint-Denis-de-Gastines×

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    6
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    Ref: FVA030
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Barbecue

    This semi-detached house is nestled in the heart of the Mayenne countryside. This old barn has been tastefully...

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  • Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire×

    La Brosse

    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

    6
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    Ref: F49145
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    Set within glorious countryside in a secluded village in the Loire Valley, with a tranquil forest just metres away,...

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  • Cinq-Mars-la-Pile×

    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    6
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    Ref: W15168
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Nestling in a quiet village, this traditional 17th-century Touraine cottage has been beautifully restored and...

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  • Ligré, Indre-et-Loire×

    Rouilly

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    6
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    Ref: F37130
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the...

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  • Assay, Indre et Loire×

    Murier

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    6
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    Ref: F37131
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue

    Set in the Loire Valley, within the grounds of an ancient winery, this pair of charming cottages offers peace and...

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  • Ligré, Indre-et-Loire×

    La Fleur de Vigne

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    6
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    Ref: F37148
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Situated just five minutes from historic Chinon, offering a wide choice of fine restaurants/bars, weekly markets...

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