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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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  • Cousemes, Mayenne, Loire Valley
    Cousemes, Mayenne, Loire Valley×

    Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F53134
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving some original features
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    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....

  • Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F49112
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    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
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    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...

  • La Rouaudière, Loire Valley
    La Rouaudière, Loire Valley×

    La Rouaudière

    La Rouaudière, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14237
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This detached, ground floor holiday cottage is set in a quiet location with countryside views from the private garden
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    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...

  • Colombiers-du-Plessis, Mayenne, Loire Valley
    Colombiers-du-Plessis, Mayenne, Loire Valley×

    Dans la Campagne

    Colombiers-du-Plessis, Mayenne, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVA037
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by countryside and with lovely views from the balcony, this traditional cottage is perfect for exploring this beautiful region.
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    This pretty, traditional country house is surrounded by verdant countryside. The cosy living room has a wood burner for chilly evenings, and French doors which open out onto balcony to make the most of the lovely views. The dining room benefits from a wood burner as well, to make the most of those long evening meals with family and friends. Located close to the pretty village of Colombiers-du-Plessis, 6km, and within easy reach of Mayenne, 19km, with its castle and riverside walks, making...

  • La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin, Loire Valley
    La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin, Loire Valley×

    Maison La-Fontaine-Saint Martin

    La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVS020
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    An elegant and spacious apartment set within a 19th-century castle. A stay here is sure to make you feel like royalty!
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    Forming part of this very beautiful, 19th-century castle is this stunningly presented apartment, set over the ground and second floor, with the owner also living within the building. It is set on the edge of town in a huge wooded park. To the rear are beautiful views over the lake where swans glide, and where you can also fish for carp and pike. This breathtaking and exceptional property is spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The property is close to Malicorne where you can...

  • Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    La Brosse

    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F49145
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Enjoy an extraordinary experience at this traditional cottage, set within the grounds of the magnificent Château Salvert, with fantastic on-site facilities.
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    Set within glorious countryside in a secluded village in the Loire Valley, with a tranquil forest just metres away, lies this rustic 14th century stone cottage with traditional green shuttered windows. A magical setting, it lies within the grounds of the neo-gothic Château Salvert, offering guests a chance to stay somewhere unique. The owners, who have been residents for generations, have worked tirelessly to ensure a wonderful experience is offered to each and every guest. Be...

  • Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley
    Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley×

    Murier

    Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37131
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    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,...

    Le Gite Les Altéas
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  • Ligré, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    La Fleur de Vigne

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37148
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Situated just five minutes from historic Chinon, offering a wide choice of fine restaurants/bars, weekly markets and leisure facilities along the river banks
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    Situated just five minutes from historic Chinon, offering a wide choice of fine restaurants/bars, weekly markets and leisure facilities along the river banks. This is the wine producing region of Chinon and many vineyards offer visits and tasting. The property benefits from the features of a traditional cottage with a large living/dining room with French windows leading to the terrace and enclosed private garden. The local area around the hamlet is a haven for nature lovers with miles...

  • Renaze, Mayenne, Loire Valley
    Renaze, Mayenne, Loire Valley×

    La Petite Coquais

    Renaze, Mayenne, Loire Valley

    6
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    Ref: F53133
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    La Petite Coquais is a spacious 18th century barn conversion set in a small hamlet, amidst 17 acres of fields and woodlands together with three small lakes
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    La Petite Coquais is a spacious 18th-century barn conversion set in a small hamlet, amidst 17 acres of fields and woodlands together with three small lakes. It is tastefully decorated and furnished with a light and airy feel. The well-equipped kitchen and dining area has large French windows giving access to the terrace and a well kept private garden. The discreet owners who live in the adjoining property allow you to fish in their three private carp lakes (with carp up to 30lb) just a...

  • Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    La Maison Caractère

    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FEI049
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This is a great base for a family holiday, with Beauval Zoo and Futuroscope nearby, there really is something for everyone!
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    This tastefully renovated, 19th-century, Tuffeau stone townhouse is situated 200m from the centre of the famous medieval town of Loches. One of France’s most picturesque towns, it has a magnificent, 9th-century château, which was occupied by Henry II of England and his son, Richard the Lionheart, during the 12th century. The town is also well known for its markets, and there is a large choice of traditional restaurants within a stone’s throw of the house. There are plenty...

  • Brain-sur-Alonnes, Loire Valley
    Brain-sur-Alonnes, Loire Valley×

    Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Brain-sur-Alonnes, Loire Valley

    6
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    Ref: FVM038
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    A delightful wooden chalet with a private garden, in an ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley.
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    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...

  • Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Le Gite de la Simonnière

    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: AF096
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Lovely traditional 17th-century cottage nestled in quiet countryside, beautifully restored and decorated.
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    This lovely cottage is a traditional 17th-century old tufa house, beautifully restored and equipped, it is just 5km from the main Loire to Vélo road, and is ideally located for exploring all the sights of the Touraine in the Loire Valley. The famous Châteaux de la Loire are within easy reach, including the châteaux of Langeais, Villandry and d’Azay-le-Rideau, all of which will charm you with their charm and beauty. Approximately 4km away via the A85 motorway...

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