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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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  • Chinon, Loire Valley
    Chinon, Loire Valley×

    Chinon

    Chinon, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FEI043
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a peaceful hamlet, this property provides an ideal touring base. Visit Chinon, Tours, Angers or Saumur.
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    This holiday house is located in a peaceful hamlet and has been tastefully renovated. In the large grounds, you will enjoy a covered terrace and there is also a room with a sink and toilets. You will be close to Chinon (6km) and the magnificent châteaux of the Loire Valley. Make sure to taste some of the best wines of the region and do not miss the cities of Tours, Angers or Saumur and its world famous equestrian exhibitions of the Cadre Noir. Sports lovers will enjoy many...

  • Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans, Loire Valley
    Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans, Loire Valley×

    Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans

    Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVS016
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This semi-detached holiday property is adjacent to the owners home, and is surrounded by large shared landscaped grounds, and equipped with a shared outdoor swimming pool (May-Oct 72m²)
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    This semi-detached holiday property is adjacent to the owners home, and is surrounded by large shared landscaped grounds, and equipped with a shared outdoor swimming pool. It is located just 17km away from the department capital of Le Mans, famous for hosting the world-famous 24-hour car race, and where guests can enjoy seeing many sites and taking part in many activities. In the city, visit the ’old town’, with ancient Roman walls and historic architecture, including...

  • Loches, Indre-et Loire, Loire Valley
    Loches, Indre-et Loire, Loire Valley×

    La Maison Douillet

    Loches, Indre-et Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FEI048
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful property lies in a quiet, village location in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley.
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    This charming village house, with a pretty stream running past the bottom of the garden, is situated 22km from the famous medieval town of Loches which is one of France’s most picturesque towns with its magnificent 9th-century château, which was occupied by Henry II of England and his son, Richard the Lionheart during the 12th century. The town is also well known for its markets, and there is a large choice of traditional restaurants. There are plenty of things to do to enjoy...

  • Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley
    Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley×

    Francueil, nr. Amboise

    Francueil, nr. Amboise, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W13030
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau
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    This charming semi-detached holiday home nestles in a quiet village between Amboise and Chenonceau. The interior is immaculate and offers a fresh and bright living area with French windows out onto a private terrace and enclosed lawned garden where you can enjoy a barbecue in the cool evenings. Visit the historical city of Tours with its museums and old quarter, 35km. Nearby are the fascinating troglodyte settlements with houses carved out of stone. The medieval town of Loches is famous...

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

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers, Maine-et-Loire, 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,...

  • Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Le Levis de la Paqueraie

    Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire, 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...

  • 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: W9919
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This single-storey semi-detached barn has been tastefully converted into a spacious holiday cottage full of French character
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    This single-storey semi-detached 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,...

  • Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley
    Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley×

    Le Gite Les Altéas

    Assay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37129
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    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 swimming pool in the enclosed grounds shared with five other properties. The town of Chinon is nearby, where the medieval château is steeped...

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

    Gite de la Rochebourdeau

    Crissay-sur-Manse, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: AF098
    Key Features:
    - 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 enjoy 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...

  • Soreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F49167
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Restored using the traditional ‘tufa’ stone of the Loire region, this elegant detached beamed holiday cottage offers tranquillity and comfort in equal measure
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    Restored using the traditional ‘tufa’ stone of the Loire region, this elegant detached beamed holiday cottage offers tranquillity and comfort in equal measure. Furnished to a very good standard and located close to the historic château town of Saumur, Le Verger Soreau is an ideal location from which to sample this historic region’s culture and wines. The many spectacular châteaux which are located across the Loire Valley draw visitors from around the...

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

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14617
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley×

    Les Heraults

    Loches, Indre-et-Loire, 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...

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