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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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  • La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F49112

    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 and birdwatching, with 18-hole golf courses within half an hour’s drive. Ideally situated for exploring the many historic châteaux in the region and is only 15 minutes away from the Loire River and local vineyards. Cyclists can admire the views following the Loire à Vélo itinerary, a great way to explore the region. Within easy reach of the famous estates of Muscadet and Saumur. A day trip to the sea is a real possibility too, as the coast is reached within a two-hour drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with glass door fireplace and piano. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate WC. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, one single and one twin with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Lawned garden
    • Unfenced pond
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Car port for 1 car, ample parking space
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Not suitable for children due to unfenced pond, or the infirm due to the spiral staircase. Maximum sleeps 5.

    Location: 5km N of Bécon-les-Granits (village with shops, restaurant, post office), 25km NW of Angers (all services), 70km E of Nantes.

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  • Soudan

    Soudan

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13391

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet this stone terraced holiday cottage has been tastefully renovated by the owners who live on the premises. An ideal place to take walks through the countryside, or relax in the shared above-ground swimming pool (5.5m diameter, depth 1.2m) which is available June, July and August. The medieval city of Pouancé (8km) has a lake for canoeing, fishing, boating, a sandy beach and swimming area. Only 8km from Châteaubriant, an old town with gastronomic restaurants. Further afield is the Breton village of Rochefort-en-Terre, famous for its art and crafts shops. Fly via Nantes or Rennes. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, radio, wi-fi, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F37167

    With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner’s château, yet totally independent of it. Spacious throughout, it combines period-style features with modern facilities. Chinon has a medieval château, old quarter and fine restaurants. An ideal place for visiting some of the famous vineyards and Loire châteaux, Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and near to both Montsoreau, Cande-St. Martin and the ancient city of Tours. Riding, cycling, boating and golf nearby. 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 the château at Chinon in the distance. Chinon also offers an old quarter and fine restaurants. Nearby, discover the picturesque villages of Montsoreau and Candé St. Martin. In the heart of the Touraine wine-growing district, many famous vineyards can be visited. Explore the famous châteaux of the Loire including Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Saumur. A wonderful area for cycling, with tracks on the banks of the Loire. Horse riding, boating and golf nearby.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Internal steps. Living/dining room/kitchen. Super-kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (one for children, can be double), one with en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden with stream and drop (take care, children)
    • Shared grounds
    • Terrace
    • Solid fuel heating
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from bar, restaurant and shop, 3km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 27km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, TGV train to Paris, airport to Stansted).

    Both properties: W/machine

    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

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  • La Rouaudière

    La Rouaudière

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14237

    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 and swimming. Brittany is close by for a day at the coast. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, micowave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Château de la Cour

    Cheille, nr. Azay-le-Rideau, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F37165

    Built on a hill with views over the countryside near Azay-le-Rideau, this 15th century listed manor is adjacent to the owners magnificent 17th century château. This detached holiday property retains original features including an impressive staircase, beams, wooden floors and open fireplaces. The attractive interior reflects the owners’ flair for interior design, hence modern comforts and local antiques. Outside the 30 hectares estate has woodlands, spacious landscaped gardens and large lawns with an attractive ornamental pond. Guests can enjoy the shared swimming pool and tennis court, spend time with the horses and donkeys, or explore the vineyards and winery. The treasures of the Loire Valley are at your door, including the Châteaux of Azay, Ussé, Villandry, Chinon, Langeais, Saumur and Tours. For a more quiet life there are over a hundred cycle tracks alongside the riverbanks (bike hire available). Home cooked meals available (at additional cost, welcome breakfast free of charge).

    Living room. Steps to dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC, low door, low ceiling. Steps to laundry room (in annexe). Spiral stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom, steps to en-suite shower room/WC (no door). Double bedroom, low door and step to en-suite shower room

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared landscaped grounds, unfenced pond (take care with children)
    • Shared grounds, woodland (30 hectares), sloping banks
    • Large shared courtyard
    • Shared swimming pool (14m x 5m, depth 1.1m-2.2m)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Gas heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two f/freezers
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Some rooms have uneven tiled floor.

    Location: 5km E of Azay-le-Rideau (château, most facilities), 13km SE of Langeais (château, most facilities), 18km SW of Villandry (château, bars and restaurants), 30km SW of Tours (city, TGV to Paris, airport).

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  • Murier

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37131

    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, where the medieval château is steeped in memories of Joan of Arc. For a great family day out, Poitiers is home to Futuroscope - a giant high-tec film theme park, where a collection of virtual-reality rides draw onlookers into the action on screen, set in several acres of greenery and undulating lakes.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. There is an attractive shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds. The town of Chinon is nearby, where the medieval château is steeped in memories of Joan of Arc. For a great family day out, Poitiers is home to Futuroscope - a giant high-tec film theme park, where a collection of virtual-reality rides draw onlookers into the action on screen, set in several acres of greenery and undulating lakes.

    Living/dining room, kitchen area, wood-burning stove. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Terrace.

    Location: 300m N of Assay (shops), 2.5km N of Champigny/Veude (small towns), 8km N of Richelieu (medieval town, restaurants), 12km S of Chinon (market, château, wine production, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, château, all amenities), 50km N of Futuroscope theme park (Poitiers).

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 5m, depth 0.8m-2m)
    • Fans in all rooms
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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  • Rouilly

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37130

    Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the local, honey-coloured stone. Adjoining the owners’ home, it offers a well-restored, cosy beamed interior, opening onto a grassy courtyard at the front and a private garden to the rear, a delight of wild and cultivated planting. The entire property is walled and is the last in the hamlet, adjoining open fields with long country walks. This walled medieval town boasts impressive stone archways at its entrances, and is alive with shops, restaurants and markets. Nearby Chinon, renowned for its wine production, is dominated by its château.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Stairs to first floor with mezzanine seating area. Steep open-tread stairs to second floor: Reading/rest room. Three bedrooms, one double, one twin and a further twin for children. Shower room/WC

    • Small, enclosed mature garden with small pond
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of Ligré, 8km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

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  • Degré

    Degré

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVS022

    This lovely holiday property is located in a quiet park, in the grounds of the owners’ 19th-century manor house, and makes a very charming and comfortable place to relax. Offering bright and spacious rooms, with a private garden and swings reserved for guests. The surrounding area has many attractions including the world famous Mont-Saint-Michel, the Loire Valley and its fairy tale châteaux, and excellent vineyards. While nearby you can go canoeing on the Sarthe River, the lake at Sillé-le-Guillaume, 20km, offers many water sports, and there is a golf course 15km away, and tennis 2km. Shop 2km, restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Uneven surface and steps in grounds.

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  • Thou

    Thou

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FER101

    This delightful holiday home is set within the stunning countryside of the Loire Valley. With three comfortable bedrooms, one of them boasting a four poster bed, and the luxury of a relaxing sauna, this property makes an ideal base to explore this popular region. The picturesque village of Sancerre, 40km, Aubigny-sur-Nère, which for many centuries, was ruled by the Scottish Stuart family, being only 40km away or stroll along the banks of the Loire River at Briare, just 24km away. The valley has much to offer with many châteaux, vineyards and picturesque villages to explore. The capital city of Paris can be reached within a 2-hour drive. Shop 5km.

    Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster), 1 twin.

    Open fire in lounge. DVD player. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • La Petite Coquais

    Renaze, Mayenne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F53133

    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 private lakes. A perfect holiday base to relax in peace and tranquillity, yet is only a short drive to a wealth of cultural activities. Visit some of the famous châteaux and vineyards, Angers, Saumur, Nantes and Laval or have a day trip to the jet set resort of La Baule. Fly via Dinard or Rennes.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room with French windows. Steps to kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Steps to two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower rooms/WC. Utility

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps from the terrace to garden with low fence.

    Location: 2km to Renazé (most facilities), 11km SW of Craon (parks, all facilities, châteaux), 40km from Laval (golf, all facilities), 140km NE of La Baule (beach).

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  • Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVA030

    This semi-detached house is nestled in the heart of the Mayenne countryside. This old barn has been tastefully renovated and enjoys a private terrace. It is a good starting point to visit the area with a chocolate factory at Ernee (8km), which ends with a tasting! 15km away, sample some of Normandy’s produce (cider, calvados, pommel and cheese). Also visit Angers and its castle, and Le Mans, with its famous motor racing circuit of Le Mans. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy walking or cycling along the River Mayenne. An equestrian club is 5km away in Saint-Denis-de-Gastines where you can enjoy a market twice a week. The very hospitable owners will be happy to show you the best sights of this beautiful region. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Drops, steps and slopes in garden.

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  • Pontigne

    Pontigne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14283

    This lovely detached holiday cottage on the owner’s estate is close to a forest with pedestrian and cycle tracks and only 5km from Bauge with its impressive church bell tower. The property has retained original exposed beams, stone walls and tiles and there is a gravel terrace surrounding the cottage with a large open spaced garden. For the energetic there is a good golf course 3km away. There are many historical attractions in the region, the castle of Angers is 45km, the riverbank town of Saumur with its vineyards 36km and Tours with its cathedral 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. Wednesday to Wednesday changeover day.

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