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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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  • Paulmy

    Paulmy

    Grade
    5
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W14046

    Set in a row of courtyard buildings, just 9km from Descartes, home of the philosopher René Descartes, this attractive holiday home is in a quiet location and retains original features such as exposed beams and stone fireplace. The enclosed garden and terrace allows total privacy, perfect for a barbecue. Visit Descartes with its aquatic area, sports facilities, shops and restaurants. For cultural events visit the medieval town of Loches, Château of Chenonceaux, Amboise and many more. Futuroscope in Poitiers is a must. Shop and restaurant 5km, café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds (can also be double), plus single bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV (French channels only), DVD player, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Three steps to entrance.

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  • Les Montils, nr. Blois

    Les Montils, nr. Blois

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W12938

    La Haye is a small hamlet just 10km from Blois. Despite its rural location, this semi-deatched farmhouse is surrounded by some of the most famous châteaux in the Loire. The farmhouse has been sympathetically restored with French furniture and wooden floors on the first floor. There is a games room in the old tower if its wet, or why not head for historical Tours just 40km away, with its old quarter which is one of the liveliest parts of the city, with many historical fairs and markets. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and 2 basins. First floor: Second lounge, 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus single bed, sofa bed in second lounge, games room.

    Solid fuel central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    5
    3
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    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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  • Beaugency

    Beaugency

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14058

    Situated in one of the prettiest towns in the Loire Valley, this tastefully restored detached holiday cottage set near the discreet owner’s home provides a wonderful touring base for the region. Throughout the cottage is very attractive with an open plan living area and fitted stylish kitchen with woodburner for those cooler evenings. The local medieval town is just a 15 minute walk to the centre, with attractive views over the River Loire. The chateau towns of Chambord and Blois are only 25km away. Sporting activities are available nearby including golf within 7km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (no door). Mezzanine with double sofa bed.

    Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchairs, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, terrace, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. No smoking please. Sorry, no pets. NB: One step to entrance. Stream in grounds.

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  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W11082

    This superb detached cottage, overlooking vineyards has an excellent interior decor and an enclosed private garden. Situated in the beautiful Loire with superb views the property is in a fantastic area with châteaux, wine tasting and museums and the culture city Angers 7.5 miles (12km) away. Relax in this tranquil setting or stroll around the château in Brissac, with its own weekly market. Golf and fishing available as well as walking, cycling and horse riding, and many other activities. Shops 1.25 miles (2km), café/bar and restaurant 0.75 miles (1km), beach 0.75 miles (1km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom plus childs single bed with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Heating by wood pellet system, colour TV, radio, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps between kitchen and lounge. Small drop and fenced pond in garden.

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  • Saint Corneille

    Saint Corneille

    Grade
    6
    2
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    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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  • Ancien Four A Chaux

    Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    2
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    2
    Ref: F49162

    This imposing holiday property stands on a hillside with panoramic views overlooking the vineyards. The semi-detached house is on different levels with two separate entrances allowing more privacy for the family, and nestles in a large private garden together with a glorious terrace and an enclosed triangular swimming pool. The spacious interior is light, airy and lovingly restored with white washed walls and modern facilities throughout. This region of France is an area of natural beauty with magnificent châteaux, historic villages and ancient stone caves. The vineyards encircle the château towns of Saumur and Chinon, famous throughout France for their wines. The River Loire offers leisurely walks, 150kms of cycling tracks, river trips and fishing. Do not miss Tours and Angers with their historical quarters, medieval monuments and fine restaurants. Can be booked with F49159.

    Ground floor: Two bedrooms: One queen-size, one twin (can be double). Shower room. Separate WC. Steep stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/corner kitchen with wood-burning stove. Open-tread stairs to second floor: Large mezzanine with double bed, additional double sofa bed and en-suite bathroom (no door) with shower attachment. Separate WC

    • Private garden with steps and small drops
    • Enclosed terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 5.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from Dampierre (river, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (château, all facilities), 8km NW of Montsoreau (picturesque village), 50km E of Angers (château, all facilities, airport), 69km E of Tours (airport, trains to Paris).

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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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  • 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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  • Bouére

    Bouére

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVA025

    This comfortable holiday home is in the grounds of an 19th century castle surrounded by ancient trees. There is plenty of space to relax in the enclosed grounds, with a sheltered garden and sunbeds around the shared, heated swimming pool (60m²), open May to Oct. There is also an orchard and picnic tables. There is so much to do in Mayenne, with music festivals, hiking and horse riding locally. Shop and restuarant 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Second lounge, bathroom with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Woodburner in lounge, highchair, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in grounds.

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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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  • Le Fuilet

    Le Fuilet

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FVM100

    This holiday park comprising of 16 similar properties, is located in the small village of Le Fuilet, just 30km from Nantes, and is situated in the famous wine region of the Loire. It comprises of 2 hectares of well maintained grounds, with a shared, outdoor swimming pool (available mid Jun-mid Sep), French boules, table tennis and a recreational lake, all surrounded by trees. The area offers a hilly landscape, perfect for cycling and walking. The River Loire, France’s longest river, flows 10km away, and offers many tourist attractions including castles. Numerous beaches including Le Pornic, the famous Noirmoutier, Puy-du-Fou and the Vendée coast are all easily accessible. Internet connection is available at the complex reception. Shop 2km and restaurant 9km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Lake in grounds.

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