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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.
94 cottages are available
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  • La Fleur de Vigne

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F37148

    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 of surrounding countryside. Visit the picturesque village of Candes St. Martin or Montsoreau and enjoy magnificent views over the river Loire. Saumur is within easy reach with its château and sparkling wine. Golf available nearby.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, sofa bed, French windows to garden. Kitchen, French windows to terrace. Three double bedrooms, one with French windows to terrace, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom with shower attachment. WC

    • Private enclosed garden
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km from Chinon (château, all facilities), 30km from Saumur (château, museums, River Loire).

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  • La Chapelle aux Naux

    La Chapelle aux Naux

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FEI044

    This typically Touraine house, surrounded by a walled garden in a quiet village, is a perfect base from which to visit the Indre-et-Loire region of France and discover its castles, gardens and cave houses. Enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful village along the Loire and many activities nearby such as horse riding, cycling (bikes for hire) or canoeing. Wine lovers will enjoy sampling the famous wines of the Loire. Do not miss Saumur and its world famous equestrian school, known for its Cadre Noir show. If you love history, the splendid chateaux of the Loire will be a must-see with their sublime gardens. This is a perfect holiday home for a quiet stay in the Loire Valley. Fishing and golf nearby. Shops and restaurants 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet, bidet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, fireplace in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor with beams and sloping ceiling.

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  • Rue de Main

    Brains-sur-les-Marches, Mayenne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53138

    Centrally placed in the charming country village of Brains-sur-les-Marches, Rue de Main is a comfortably equipped, single-storey, detached holiday cottage with a mature garden and easy access to local amenities. Nearby Guerche-de-Bretagne boasts one of Brittany’s largest markets and a protected area of forest, whilst the bustling town of Laval offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining as well as an impressive golf course. Pouance, a 20-minute drive from Brains-sur-les-Marches, features a lakeside beach. Also within easy driving distance of Brains is the historic cathedral city of Rennes and the half-timbered houses and cobbled streets of the ancient town of Vitré. Discover the leisure lake with pedalos close by in Pouance.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with kitchen area, sloping ceilings and French doors to garden. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC with step to shower. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle.Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed garden
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV (English channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km from St. Aignan-sur-Roe (local facilities), 9km from Guerche-de-Bretagne (all facilities, large market, forest), 30km S of Laval (golf, shopping, restaurants), 85km from Mayenne.

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  • La Bazoche-Gouet

    La Bazoche-Gouet

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FEE101

    This stunning French-style property boasts blue shutters on the windows and has shared use of an above-ground, outdoor swimming pool (28m²), and provides an idyllic property for all the family to enjoy. It is set in large grounds where children can roam and play, whilst the adults can cook up a treat on the barbecue. This property is set near to the village of La Bazoche-Gouet, where a weekly market is held every Saturday. La Ferté Bernard also has twice weekly markets every Saturday and Monday, where visitors can discover and buy local produce. Places to visit nearby include Perche, Vendôme, Bellême and Chartres with its stunning cathedral. Shop 4km and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, garage for 1 car. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Beams throughout ground floor. Sloping grounds.

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  • Saint Corneille

    Saint Corneille

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FVS024

    This beamed holiday property enjoys an shared outdoor swimming pool (33m², open May to Sep) and a lawned garden with furniture, as well as table tennis. The discreet owner lives on site, and the property lies just 15km from Le Mans. Renowned for its motor racing, Le mans is a bustling town with a very lovely medieval quarter perched above. In the modern quarter there is a market on most days and the Tessé Museum and its park to visit. Local activities include fishing, 5km, and golf, 8km. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner/kitchen, second lounge. First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, double sofa bed in second lounge.

    Oil heater, cot, highchair, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture. barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steep stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    Cinq-Mars-la-Pile

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W15168

    Nestling in a quiet village, this traditional 17th-century Touraine cottage has been beautifully restored and decorated, with spacious rooms opening to the garden. Set in the heart of the Loire Valley: visit Tours, 19km, an attractive, historical town famous for its wine, or the nearby famous châteaux and gardens. The holiday cottage is close to the ‘Loire à vélo’ cycle trail - a great way to explore. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet). First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, cot and highchair (on request), colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceiling on first floor.

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  • Les Fours à Chaux

    Dampierre-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F49159

    Situated just a short drive from the lovely Saumur, this property is full of character and is part of an imposing old coach inn. The owners who live in the adjoining property have modernised the interior. A patio door from the living area leads to private enclosed terrace and an open mature garden. The area offers 150km of cycling tracks along the river Loire passing through Saumur otherwise you can admire the surrounding scenery on a boat trip. Locally there is plenty to do and see like the prehistoric sites of troglodyte dwellings, local vineyards of Saumur and famous châteaux of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Angers. Can be booked with F49162.

    Entrance hall. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and exposed beams. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two double queen-size bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from Dampierre (shop, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (city), 8km NW of Montsoreau (village), 50km E of Angers.

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  • La Brosse

    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F49145

    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 treated like royalty and take a seat in the castle, where you can sample some delicious French cuisine.
    The cottage itself is well furnished with traditional features including stone walls, beautiful beams and antique furniture in the living room and a selection of the bedrooms, which combine together to provide a characterful ambience. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to admire this beautiful setting, with many rooms offering views towards the castle or surrounding woodland. Situated next to another similar cottage (ref F49156), this beautiful complex is ideal for extended families. Each cottage is well-equipped with Wi-Fi, a private terrace with barbecue and private garage for parking.
    You can spend all day exploring the magnificent grounds surrounding the castle, which include a shared outdoor swimming pool and a barn-style pool house, both with idyllic countryside views, or enjoy a round of table tennis. Wildlife enthusiasts can sneak off to the secluded woodland in the hope of spotting wild boar. This exceptional property really does have it all for those wanting something a little bit more special. If you do wish to explore further afield, the historic town of Saumur is just 10 minutes away where you can sample famous sparkling wines, dine in one of the gourmet restaurants or enjoy the magnificent Cadre Noir show. After an evening of entertainment and delicious food, you can rest assured that this comfortable cottage in a fairy tale setting awaits your return.

    Entrance hall. Separate WC. Living room with antique furniture and open fire with view of castle. Well equipped, fitted kitchen/dining room with woodland view. Twin bedroom with antique beds and en-suite bathroom. First floor: Double bedroom with antique bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Adjacent woodland park
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated outdoor swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 0.90m to 2.5m, open mid-May to Sep) with pool house and small drop from pool house terrace (take care with children)
    • Open fireplace with woodburning stove
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking (2 private garages)
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: There is the possibility of dining and sampling French meals in the castle.

    Location: Close to Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 45km E of Angers (château, city, ancient tapestry).

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Adjacent woodland park
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated outdoor swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 0.90m to 2.5m, open mid-May to Sep) with pool house and small drop from pool house terrace (take care with children)
    • Open fireplace with woodburning stove
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking (2 private garages)
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: There is the possibility of dining and sampling French meals in the castle.

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  • Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Brain-sur-Alonnes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVM038

    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 Tapestry. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, 5 DVD players, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor.

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