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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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  • La Lissière

    Mer, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FL139

    Set in the heart of the Loire Valley this is an ideal location for those seeking peace and quiet. Within 20 acres of walled park and gardens with a further 375 acres of woodland for walks and jogging, this renovated holiday property forms part of the original stable block adjacent to the owners château. Facilities are shared with one other rental property but each has their own private garden areas. A shared pool is set within a circular walled garden and the tennis court is situated near the owner’s château. The nearest shops and horse riding are a 5-minute drive to Mer. It’s just 10 minutes drive to Beaugency with larger shops, restaurants and indoor pool. The historical town of Blois is a 20 minute drive and it’s an easy drive to the Loire châteaux, the better known being Chenonceaux, Chambord and Cheverny. Or discover the historical cities of Orléans and Cléry with their Romanesque abbeys, basilicas and museums, and for golf enthusiasts there are some golf courses in the area.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Small TV room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with artificial pond (take care with children)
    • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 12m, depth 1m - 2.1m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Sun loungers.

    Location: 12km from Talcy (château), 15km from Chambord (château, cycle hire), 24km from Blois (château, city), 30km from Cheverny (château, golf).

  • La Cascade

    Rouziers-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37171

    This charming traditional Touraine farmhouse nestled in the French countryside, has been tastefully restored and decorated by the French owners. The property is set in a beautiful enclosed garden, with a large heated pool and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and opens onto the terrace. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient châteaux and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with the splendid gardens to explore such as Villandry, Chenonceaux or Azay-le-Rideau, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Kingsize bedroom. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden with three steps and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.2m, open Apr-Oct)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblançay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

  • Domaine du Parc

    Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F49157

    There is something glorious about the panoramic view from this property, overlooking the river Loire and the Château of Montsoreau. This handsome modern villa is set above the village in a quiet lane and is immaculately presented with a large private pool area, sun terrace and delightful garden, maintained by the discreet owners in the adjoining property. The interior has been tastefully furnished and decorated. Activities on site (at cost) include aqua aerobics, family gymnastics, relaxation sessions, walks, cycle rides, children’s workshops and outside games. There are bars and restaurants in Montsoreau, or for a greater choice head for Saumur, just five minutes away. Visit picturesque Candes St. Martin or the Loire châteaux including Chinon and Villandry. Many vineyards offer tastings and the banks of the Loire are ideal for cyclists. There is a market every Sunday morning and a flea market every second Sunday in the month. Park near to Troglodyte caves with lovely views overlooking Loire.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to courtyard terrace and garden. Shower room. Two queen-size double bedrooms. Two double bedrooms leading to shared dressing room. Two bathroom/WCs with shower attachment and bidet. Two separate WCs. Open tread stairs leading to mezzanine: Sitting room

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Courtyard
    • Private heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2.5m) with Roman steps
    • Pool house
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three satellite TVs (English channels)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: Montsoreau (bar, shops, château, magnificent views), 3km S of l’Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 10km E of Saumur (château), SW of Tours (city, TGV to Paris, airport), 13km W of Chinon (vineyards).

  • La Rivière

    Valennes, Sarthe

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL104

    This 19th-century French barn has been converted into a modern, bright holiday home, refurbished using many original features such as exposed beams and timber framework. There are basic supplies in the villages of Souday and Valennes. You have a choice of shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and market in Vibraye, 7km, or for a wider choice, the town of St-Calais, 15km. For the active there’s a swimming lake, mountain bike circuit and children’s games at Lavaré, a 25-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême, 50km. The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24 hour race circuit, is approximately an hour’s drive. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley, approximately 90 minutes’ drive, famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wines (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hour’s drive and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Laundry room. Double bedroom with adjacent room for cot, patio doors, en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom/WC with wet room. First floor: Living room. Down two steps to dining room/kitchen. Separate staircase to double bedroom, en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden, sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Locked annexe in grounds (owner’s use only).

    Location: 4km from Valennes (basic supplies, crêperie), 4km from Souday (shops, restaurant), 7km from Vibraye (shops, restaurants, tennis, riding, Friday market), 30km from La Ferté-Bernard, 75km from Amboise (Leonardo Da Vinci museum).

  • Genes

    St. Christophe sur le Nais, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F37124

    In a lovely peaceful setting by the owners’ manor house, this beautifully restored 1850s house enjoys use of the extensive estate grounds and woodlands. The holiday accommodation is spacious and comfortable, boasting a restored stone fireplace in the living room, while outside is a private terrace, shared garden and heated swimming pool. Nearby is the village of St Christophe sur le Nais, with original paintings to be seen in its old church, and just half an hour away is the chateau and park of Grand Luce. Also within easy reach are the historic city of Tours, and Le Mans with its cathedral and car museum at the famous race circuit. Close by are the Loire valley wine growing regions, where producers are happy to welcome visitors.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, restored stone fireplace. Fully fitted kitchen, breakfast area. Utility room. WC. Stairs from living room to first floor: Twin bedroom. Two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed. All bedrooms have beamed ceilings. Three shower rooms with WCs. Second floor: Twin bedroom with bathroom

    • Landscaped garden and 320 acres of land and woodland with unfenced pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Use of heated swimming pool (13m x 7m)
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km to village of St. Christophe sur le Nais (all amenities), 9km N of Château du Loir, 12.5km NE of Chateau la Valliere (town), 24km NW of city of Tours (all amenities), 42km SE of Le Mans (city with Roman wall, cathedral).

  • La Moinerie

    La Ferrière-de-Flée, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F49154

    The private swimming pool and the flowery garden are a good enough reason to want to stay here. Situated in open countryside, the property stands in 3 acres of gardens with fruit and nut trees and a very large unfenced fish pond. The owners, who live in the grounds, have restored and modernised the farmhouse with meticulous attention to detail, with wooden floors in the bedrooms, pastel-coloured walls, pretty fabrics, fine furniture and a games room. Why not head for one of the many attractions to visit in the Loire. Angers with its château and fascinating tapestry, shops and good restaurants. Nearby, Nyoiseau, Domaine de La Petite Couere, with 198 acres of park offers animal species, leisure activities and pleasant country walks. The pretty town of Segré offers shops, restaurants, a weekly market and plenty of activities to enjoy locally. Fly via Angers or Nantes.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room, well equipped corner kitchen. Summer kitchen. Steps to two bedrooms: one double, one kingsize. Bathroom/WC with spa shower cubicle. First floor: Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite nursery.

    • Private enclosed garden with significant drop
    • Two terraces
    • Shared grounds
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two TVs (English channels)
    • Games room with pool table, DVD, TV (French channels)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Play area
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km S of Segré (local amenities, château) 12km SW of Le Bourg d’Iré (attractive views of the river), 21km NE of Château Gontier (mini Disneyland) 27km E of Nautical Park (windsurfing, water-sports), 30km SE of Angers (château, cathedral, gardens, market, canoeing, all amenities).

  • Carelles

    Carelles

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W14638

    Situated in the Mayenne countryside, close to the borders of Normandy and Brittany, this characterful detached property has been restored to provide a comfortable holiday home for large families. It has large grounds, a games room with table tennis and a private, octagonal splash pool (available Jun - Sep). Leisure and watersports at Ambrères, 23km, and the spa centre of Bagnoles de l’Orne, 50km, has a lakeside casino and golf course. Coast 64km. Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 9km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, games room, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 2 steps to 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and basin, 1 twin plus child’s single bed. Mezzanine with single bed.

    Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome.

  • Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W14273

    Well situated in a small hamlet near Brette-les-Pins, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically decorated and well equipped throughout. The property features a well-kept garden and terrace with furniture in which to relax in total privacy. There is a large, attractive, shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds with a sheltered terrace. Explore the unspoilt countryside of the Sarthe region with its charming villages and churches. Nearby is historic Le Mans with its beautiful old town and medieval buildings. Visit the automobile museum, the splendid cathedral and the famous 24 hour racing circuit. Finally, Le Mans has a variety of pavement cafés and gourmet restaurants where you can sample the famous Rillette with a nice glass of wine. To the south of the Loire there are vineyards and chateaux to visit and Paris is only 1 hour away by train (TGV). Golf available locally. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom (can be kingsize) with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one plus single bed and en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, terrace, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are steep, narrow, metal open tread stairs with a low handrail to the first floor.

  • Le Moulin

    Chapelle-au-Choux, nr. Le Lude, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F72120

    Le Moulin (de Cherre) is an extra special cottage, lovingly restored and furnished in traditional French style with oak beams, stone fireplaces (wood burner), trouffleau stone walls and rationale windows. Set in a beautiful countryside, overlooking the Loir river, complete with the natural habitat on the adjacent island, this special cottage is a calm and beautiful haven. This is châteaux country complete with all the modern comforts, yet set in an ‘olde worlde’ atmosphere. Adjacent to the original mill and mill house, there are fishing rights to the river, and its picturesque setting makes this ideal for art/painting or cycling/touring holidays.

    Living/dining/kitchen. Utility. Shower/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom/WC over-bath shower. Second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed. Twin bedroom

    • Riverside garden
    • Terrace
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Playstation 3
    • Wi-fi
    • Three cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from archaeological site, 6km from Le Lude (shops, bars, supermarkets), 28km SE of La Flèche (zoo, bars, restaurants, cinema), 48km SW of Le Mans, 50km N of Tours, 58km from Samur (vineyards), 173km from Nantes (airport).

  • Le Bourg

    Vibraye, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL133

    Set in over 2 acres of open land with rough grass, shrubs and trees, this converted barn provides modern and bright holiday accommodation on two levels. Scandinavian-style furniture and lots of light characterise this renovated house. Attached to the house is a covered terrace with barbecue and long wooden refectory table and benches for leisurely outdoor dining. Vibraye, with its shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and bike hire is a 5-minute drive, and there’s a further selection of shops and restaurants at La Ferté-Bernard, 12km away. There is a swimming lake with sandy beach, watersports and children’s attractions including mountain bike circuit at Lavaré, a 15-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême (40km). The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes), famous for its châteaux and wine. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. Chartres is an hour’s drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams, tiled floors and French doors to terrace. Laundry room. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room/WC. Spiral staircase to first floor (low beams): Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open Jun-Sep
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD/stereo
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 12km from La Ferté-Bernard (shops, restaurants), 40km from Bellême (golf), 50km from Le Mans (24-hour race circuit, cathedrals).

  • Maupertuis

    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F72113

    Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret and stone spiral staircase. Set in its own grounds, the property features a large lawned garden with colourful flowerbeds at the front and rear of the house. The property also enjoys a sun-trap conservatory, ideal for dining, and an enclosed heated swimming pool. The house is situated within walking distance of the historic town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, with its port and château. Slightly further afield is the 15th century Abbey St. Pierre in Solesmes, and the Château and forest of Durtal.

    Living room with French windows to patio. Large dining room with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen leading to conservatory. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with additional pull out bed

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Private heated indoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Games room with table tennis and darts
    • Outdoor play area with swing
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km NE of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (riverside town, shops, bars, restaurants), 25km NW of La Fléche (large town, all facilities), 50km SW of Le Mans (city, cathedrals, motor racing).

  • La Chapelle-Huon

    La Chapelle-Huon

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVS103

    This spacious holiday cottage provides an idyllic base for a large family or friends alike, accommodating up to 9 guests. After a day exploring the surrounding area, guests have private use of the gorgeous landscaped garden, which is an ideal spot to relax in and plan your next days’ adventure. For sport enthusiasts a tennis court can be found 1km away or take a dip in the public indoor swimming pool. The city of St Calais is just 10km away, where you can discover weekly markets on a Thursday and Sunday. Other places to visit include Vendôme, classified as a ‘town of art and history’, the picturesque town of La Ferté-Bernard, and Lavardin, which is set on the Loire River. Shop 1km, restaurant 10km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, single sofa bed in lounge.

    Woodburner in lounge, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Step from dining room to terrace. Sloping ceiling in one double bedroom.

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