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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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  • Le Gite Les Altéas

    Assay, Indre et Loire

    Grade
    4
    3
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    Ref: F37129

    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 with wood-burning stove, corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Radiators
    • TV.

    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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  • Les Heraults

    Loches, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F37136

    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 Loches with its 11th century keep and cobbled streets is a popular attraction. Slightly further afield are the châteaux of Chenonceaux and Amboise, and the historic Montresor, considered one of France’s prettiest villages.

    Living/dining room with sofa-bed, kitchen area. Three steps up to bathroom. Separate WC. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom

    • Large garden
    • Terrace
    • Private hot tub
    • Electric central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Outdoor play area with football pitch
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Meal on first night/breakfast on first morning (on request).

    Location: 2km W of Loches (historic town, shops, restaurants), 19km W of Montresor (village), 30km S of Amboise (château town, most facilities), 42km SE of Tours (cathedral city).

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  • Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans

    Domfront-en-Champagne, nr. Le Mans

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FVS016

    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). 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 the Cathédrale St. Julien, and many interesting museums and galleries. Go fishing in the river, 200m away. Shop and restaurant 8km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in upstairs rooms.

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  • Château de la Vauguyon - Dovecote

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F37142

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Stairs from kitchen to first floor: Large kingsize bedroom. Large twin bedroom. All rooms have beams

    • Enclosed private garden
    • Large shared garden with unprotected small stream (take care with children)
    • Central heating
    • Glass-fronted fire
    • Satellite TV
    • Sun loungers

    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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  • Savigné-sous-le-Lude

    Savigné-sous-le-Lude

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FVS019

    This semi-detached holiday home is in a quiet but not too isolated location near the village of Savigné-sous-le-Lude. It is part of a typical farmhouse located on a bio-fueled farm, which spans more than 100 hectares of meadows, corn fields and sunflowers, and even has a few hectares of forests. Children can discover the many farm animals and enjoy the space to play, and the friendly owner is also happy to give guests more information about this organic farm. On the estate there is also a mini-campsite. The house is a simple holiday home, but well maintained, which was built in the local style. Savigné-sous-le-Lude is set in the middle of the triangle of three historic towns; Le Mans, Tours and Angers. Located in the region of the Loire, Savigné-sous-le-Lude is an ideal starting point to visit its magnificent castles, bike paths, hiking trails and kayak rides. Please note: All rooms are interconnecting. Shop and restaurant 8km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, microwave, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance. Pond in grounds.

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W9919

    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, 1.25 miles (2 km), with its own weekly market, is just outside the grand château. It is a paradise for golf and fishing lovers, as well as offering something for all tastes. Shop 1 km, café/bar and restaurant 1 km.

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

    Oil central heating, cot, colour TV, radio, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue. off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to double bedroom and lounge.

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  • Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F49167

    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 world. Saumur’s own château overlooks the Loire river, whilst nearby Montsoreau, featuring a smaller and more intimate château, is just as picturesque.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric underfloor heating
    • Air conditioning on first floor
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Saumur (all amenities, historic town, chateau), 15km E of Montsoreau (picturesque village, river views), 17km E of Doué-la-Fontaine (zoo, Roman site, gardens), 32km W of Chinon (medieval town, château, wine production, all facilities).

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  • Blandouet

    Blandouet

    Grade
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    Ref: W14566

    Just 4km from the medieval fortress of St. Suzanne, this carefully restored and spacious first floor holiday apartment has private ground floor entrance and open plan lounge/dining area. Set in fifty thousand hectares of grounds shared with the owners and guests, which offer woodlands and private pond where you can fish or spend hours relaxing and enjoying the peaceful setting. Within reach of historic Le Mans 48km, with its 24 hour racing, museum and TGV train to Paris, 1 hour, the Loire offers historic places including Evron 12km, Mayenne 35km and the famous Angers 68km. Café/ bar and restaurant 4km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom plus 2 single beds.

    Geothermal underfloor heating, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Private fishing lake in grounds.

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  • Semblançay

    Semblançay

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FEI041

    This old vine house is situated in a large landscaped garden, protected from the road by a small electric fence. The kitchen is well-equipped and a barbecue awaits you in the garden near the pergola. The living room has an open fireplace and overlooks the terrace. You can enjoy the forest paths, horse riding, golf, fishing and a public swimming pool all nearby. It is an ideal place to visit the Loire Valley, its wonderful castles and gardens, and also taste excellent wines. The pleasant area with a mild climate, offers wide range of activities. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Turning stairs to first floor. Electric fence in garden.

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  • Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14617

    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 (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views. This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.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 (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views.

    This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    Lower ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, shared courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Milly

    Gennes, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F49153

    This 16th century former dependant of the adjoining château of Milly has been delightfully restored and furnished in elegant French country style with an open fire. Many original features have been retained including the flower-decked private cobbled passageway and stone stairways at the rear of the house. A terrace at the front of the holiday home provides the perfect location for alfresco meals or a glass of local wine, and to watch very little of the world go by in this tranquil part of the Loire Region. The local town of Gennes on the River Loire provides most amenities, whilst the historic château towns of Angers and Saumur are a short drive.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking; car park 5m
    • NB: Open stone steps from 1st floor to courtyard. Steps throughout.

    Location: 5km S of Gennes (shops, bars, restaurants), 5km from Loire (river), 15km NW of Saumur (riverside town, château), 25km NW of Montsoreau (château), 32km SE of Angers (château).

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  • Crissay-sur-Manse

    Crissay-sur-Manse

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W15170

    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 enclosed garden, enjoy a glass of local wine and the views from here. Tours and Saumur both famous for their wine and their beautiful historical towns are well worth a visit. For cheese lovers, a trip to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is a must. Visit the châteaux and gardens of the Loire, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon and Villandry. Shop 7km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge. First floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in bedrooms. 5 steps in garden.

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