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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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  • Brette-les-Pins
    Brette-les-Pins×

    Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

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    Ref: W14273
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Well situated in a small hamlet near Brette-les-Pins, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically...

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  • Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe
    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe×

    Maupertuis

    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe

    9
    4
    2
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    Ref: F72113
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret...

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  • La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, Sarthe
    La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, Sarthe×

    Manoir de la Vallée

    La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, Sarthe

    9
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F72111
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This superb 16th century stone manor house was once home to the Le Gantier family of the French nobility and...

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  • Château-la-Vallière
    Château-la-Vallière×

    Château-la-Vallière

    Château-la-Vallière

    9
    4
    2
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    Ref: FEI042
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Located 20km from Tours, with its airport and train station, this cosy holiday house is very bright and ideally...

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  • Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe
    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe×

    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

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    Ref: W14977
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This former barn provides spacious, detached holiday accommodation with air conditioning and a balcony to...

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  • Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire
    Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire×

    Maison Dolus-le-Sec

    Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: FEI045
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This ancient renovated farmhouse is now a delightful holiday home, nestled in the peaceful countryside. There is a...

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  • Dame-Marie-les-Bois, Indre-et-Loire
    Dame-Marie-les-Bois, Indre-et-Loire×

    Retraite de la Ferme

    Dame-Marie-les-Bois, Indre-et-Loire

    10
    4
    4
    1
    Ref: FEI037
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty, terraced, stone holiday cottage is spacious and beautifully decorated. Featuring exposed beams and...

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  • Breil
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    Breil

    Breil

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    5
    3
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    Ref: FVM050
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    This former 18th-century farm has been converted into charming holiday homes which have a sunny, walled garden....

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  • Mont St. Jean, Sarthe
    Mont St. Jean, Sarthe×

    Les Apprets

    Mont St. Jean, Sarthe

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: F72106
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    In a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the forest in the Parc Naturel, this beautifully renovated old...

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  • Coulans-sur-Gée
    Coulans-sur-Gée×

    Coulans-sur-Gée

    Coulans-sur-Gée

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: FVS018
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Set within a peaceful area, this old farmhouse, situated within the owner’s grounds, has been renovated into...

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  • Domfront-en-Champagne, Sarthe
    Domfront-en-Champagne, Sarthe ×

    Le Grand Gaigné

    Domfront-en-Champagne, Sarthe

    12
    6
    5
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    Ref: FL136
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This well presented holiday barn conversion has extensive gardens with lawns, well maintained flowerbeds and...

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  • Ardentes
    Ardentes×

    Ardentes

    Ardentes

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    7
    4
    1
    Ref: FEC003
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours...

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