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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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107 cottages are available
  • Beaugency×

    Beaugency

    Beaugency

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    Ref: W14058
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Situated in one of the prettiest towns in the Loire Valley, this tastefully restored detached holiday cottage set near...

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  • Lorcy, nr. Yèvre-le-Châtel×

    Lorcy, nr. Yèvre-le-Châtel

    Lorcy, nr. Yèvre-le-Châtel

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    Ref: W14860
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This charming semi-detached gite or ‘maison rurale’ which dates back to the 17th-century is situated in...

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  • Paulmy×

    Paulmy

    Paulmy

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    Ref: W14046
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Set in a row of courtyard buildings, just 9km from Descartes, home of the philosopher René Descartes,...

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  • Le Poinçonnet, Indre×

    Le Clos du May

    Le Poinçonnet, Indre

    5
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    Ref: F36102
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    The owner has taken great care in restoring this cottage. The lovely interior has been superbly finished to a...

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  • Angers, Maine-et-Loire×

    La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

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    Ref: F49112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Surrounded by quiet countryside of woods, river valleys and sleepy villages, this pretty cottage stands in a...

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers×

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

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    Ref: W11082
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This superb detached cottage, overlooking vineyards has an excellent interior decor and an enclosed private...

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  • Breil×

    Breil

    Breil

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    Ref: FVM051
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This former 18th-century farm has been converted into charming holiday homes which have a sunny, walled garden....

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  • Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire×

    Ancien Four A Chaux

    Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire

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    Ref: F49162
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This imposing holiday property stands on a hillside with panoramic views overlooking the vineyards. The...

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  • Pontigne×

    Pontigne

    Pontigne

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    Ref: W14283
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This lovely detached holiday cottage on the owner’s estate is close to a forest with pedestrian and cycle tracks...

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  • Ligny-le-Ribault, Loiret×

    L’Auneau

    Ligny-le-Ribault, Loiret

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    Ref: F45101
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This traditional, detached Colombage gite is located in a beautiful, wooded area of Sologne (the region of...

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  • Le Longeron×

    Le Longeron

    Le Longeron

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    Ref: W13575
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar....

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  • Saint-Denis-de-Gastines×

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

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    Ref: FVA030
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Barbecue

    This semi-detached house is nestled in the heart of the Mayenne countryside. This old barn has been tastefully...

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