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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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  • Crissay-sur-Manse, Loire Valley
    Crissay-sur-Manse, Loire Valley×

    Gite de la Rochebourdeau

    Crissay-sur-Manse, Loire Valley

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    Ref: AF098
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This wonderfully restored wine press has so much to offer, with panoramic views over Manse Valley.
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    Located in Crissay-sur-Manse, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this restored, detached wine press makes a fine holiday home and offers views across the Manse Valley. The kitchen opens onto a private garden where you can enjoy a glass of local wine and admire the surrounding views. Tours and Saumur, both famous for their wine and beautiful historical architecture, are well worth a visit. For cheese lovers, a trip to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is a must. Visit...

  • Maligne, nr. Saumur, Loire ValleyLoire Valley
    Maligne, nr. Saumur, Loire ValleyLoire Valley×

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur, Loire ValleyLoire Valley

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    Ref: W14617
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand
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    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand. Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool, the local wine and views. This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its...

  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Loire Valley
    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Loire Valley×

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W9918
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This semi-detached single-storey barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character
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    This semi-detached single-storey barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character. Set in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley with the most spectacular views. Vineyards, châteaux, fairy castles and lots of historic surroundings make this the perfect location. Angers is 7 miles (12 km) away, with many tourist attractions. Stroll around the château, sample the French cuisine or visit the great shops in this city. Locally, Brissac,...

  • Briançon, Loire Valley
    Briançon, Loire Valley×
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    Au Bord de la Rivière

    Au Bord de la Rivière

    Briançon, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FEI052
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Ideal for couples or a small family, this traditional cottage retains many original features and has its own riverside garden.
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    This pretty little two bedroomed stone cottage with many original features, has direct access to La Vienne river, and is set in a tranquil location. You can enjoy dining in your very own riverside garden in this romantic part of France. Situated between Saumur and the Touraine region, there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas with many historical market towns including Saumur and Chinon with their beautiful chateaux. The famous chateau of Chambord is only a short distance away....

  • Loches, Loire Valley
    Loches, Loire Valley×

    Les Heraults

    Loches, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37136
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    This beautifully restored cottage is situated close to the medieval town of Loches
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    This beautifully restored cottage is situated close to the medieval town of Loches. Les Heraults retains much of its original character with exposed exterior stone walls and beamed ceilings. The house has been furnished in an elegant French country style with exceptional attention to detail. The decked terrace offers a private view of the surrounding fruit trees and is the perfect location to sample one or more of the wines from this historic region. The picturesque riverside town of...

  • Chinon, Loire Valley
    Chinon, Loire Valley×
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    Ref: F37142
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the grounds of the Château de la Vauguyon, these two distinctive, restored properties date from the 12th century
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    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...

    Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre
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  • Saint Branchs, Loire Valley
    Saint Branchs, Loire Valley×

    Le Levis de la Paqueraie

    Saint Branchs, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37162
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Set in a quiet hamlet, this cosy detached holiday property is near Tours, with its riverbanks, cathedral, museums, famous gardens including the old quarter full of pavement bars and restaurants
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    Set in a quiet hamlet, this cosy detached holiday property is near Tours, with its riverbanks, cathedral, museums, famous gardens including the old quarter full of pavement bars and restaurants. It is furnished and decorated to a good standard with modern comforts tastefully designed to blend in. This delightful area is steeped in history and surrounded by charming villages and famous châteaux including Chenonceaux, Amboise, and the medieval town of Loches with its ancient royal...

  • Breil, Loire ValleyLoire Valley
    Breil, Loire ValleyLoire Valley×

    Breil

    Breil, Loire ValleyLoire Valley

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    Ref: FVM051
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Characterful holiday accommodation close to many castles and vineyards.
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    This former 18th-century farm has been converted into charming holiday homes which have a sunny, walled garden. The properties are situated in the middle of a large park with topiary, where guests can wander at leisure. Visit the many castles, historic towns (including Angers, Tours and Saumur) or the array of vineyards which offer tastings of white, red and sparkling wines. Saumur, 30km, is home to the national equestrian school of the Cadre Noir, and you can visit the zoos...

    Breil
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  • Le Poinçonnet, Loire Valley
    Le Poinçonnet, Loire Valley×

    Le Clos du May

    Le Poinçonnet, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F36102
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This cottage offers the best of both worlds in a quiet location yet close to a town and amenities.
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    The owner has taken great care in restoring this cottage. The lovely interior has been superbly finished to a impressive standard. This property really offers the best of both worlds. A quiet location, yet close to many amenities in the town of Châteauroux only 4km away. For those who wish to venture further, the famous town of Bourges with its pretty centre full of bars and weekly market, is 59km away. Villedieu with an 18-hole golf course is 15km. Close to the Brenne National...

  • Cousemes, Loire Valley
    Cousemes, Loire Valley×

    Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F53134
    Key Features:
    - 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....

  • Lorcy, near Yèvre-le-Châtel, Loire Valley
    Lorcy, near Yèvre-le-Châtel, Loire Valley×

    Colombe

    Lorcy, near Yèvre-le-Châtel, Loire Valley

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    Ref: AF039
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the market town of Lorcy, this charming gite is a great base from which to visit Orléans and the Loire Valley.
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    This charming semi-detached gite or ‘maison rurale’ which dates back to the 17th-century, is situated in the small market town of Lorcy. It has a spacious, open-plan living and dining area and although it shares a landscaped courtyard with the gite next door, each gite has its own private outdoor area and terrace. The picturesque town of Montargis, known for its Venetian-like network of canals, is only 20 minutes’ drive away. The cathedral city of Orléans...

  • Beaugency, Loire Valley
    Beaugency, Loire Valley×

    Beaugency

    Beaugency, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14058
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in one of the prettiest towns in the Loire Valley, this tastefully restored detached holiday cottage set near the discreet owner’s home provides a wonderful touring base for the region
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    Situated in one of the prettiest towns in the Loire Valley, this tastefully restored detached holiday cottage set near the discreet owner’s home provides a wonderful touring base for the region. Throughout the cottage is very attractive with an open plan living area and fitted stylish kitchen with woodburner for those cooler evenings. The local medieval town is just a 15 minute walk to the centre, with attractive views over the River Loire. The chateau towns of Chambord and Blois...

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