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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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  • Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Vernie, nr. Le Mans

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W10805

    This 18th century detached mill cottage has been carefully restored and retains most of its original millstones and machinery. This has been incorporated into the interior design, making this a very unusual property. Visit Le Mans, 18 miles (30km), famous for the 24 hour race where you’ll find plenty of shops, culture and the buzz of a large historic city. For the water enthusiast, 9.25 miles (15km) away there is a lake suitable for windsurfing and boating. Shops 6.25 miles (10km), café/bar 0.6 miles (1km), restaurant 8 miles (13km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 2 single beds on mezzanine.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge/diner (initial supply of fuel provided), cot, highchair, colour TV, hi-fi, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Unfenced river next to property.

  • La Grande Touche

    Unverre, Eure-et-Loir

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F28103

    Situated at the end of a quiet country lane just 2km from the village of Unverre, this characterful half-timbered cottage exudes olde worlde charm. The original wooden beams and exposed stone walls help to provide a rustic atmosphere. Guests have use of the grounds with a barbecue and pétanque court. Further afield the region is most famous for Chartres Cathedral, noted for its 13th century stained glass windows and the Perche Regional Park; home to the famous Percheron breed of heavy horses. In Illiers-Combray, is the house where Marcel Proust spent his childhood summers. The house is adjoining Pré Catalan garden, which is now a museum with exhibitions about the famous writer.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: Twin bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Bathroom/WC

    • Large courtyard garden area
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Petanque court
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km from Brou (town, Perche Regional Park), 20km NW of Châteaudun, 40km SW of Chartres.

  • Savigné-sous-le-Lude

    Savigné-sous-le-Lude

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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.

  • Le Levis de la Paqueraie

    Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F37162

    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 prison, cobbled streets and markets. The region is famous for its wines, visit Montlouis and Vouvray for wine tastings. NB: The discreet owners live next door. There may be B&B guests in a room on the first floor.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared grounds with lawned area and terrace
    • Swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 1.1m - 2.5m)
    • Heaters
    • W/machine (shared)
    • T/dryer (shared)
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km SW of Cormery (shops, bar/restaurant, river), 19km S of Tours (leisure parks, all facilities, train to Paris, 50 min), 18km NW of Loches (château, all facilities).

  • 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.

  • Château de la Vauguyon - Dovecote

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    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.

  • Restigne

    Restigne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14272

    This cosy detached holiday cottage is on the edge of a charming wine producing village near Bourgueil and situated in the enclosed grounds of the friendly owners’ home. Full of character with exposed beams, stone walls, feature burning stove with some very pretty furniture and fine fabrics. The private patio and barbecue area is ideal for evening meals. For lovers of French culture and history, the region has numerous chateaux and monuments to visit. Tours (39km), Saumur with its famous wine within just 30 minutes. Shop and cafe/bar 500m, restaurant 700m.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, wi-fi, dishwasher, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Brissac-Quincé, nr. Angers

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    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.

  • Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soudan

    Soudan

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13391

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet this stone terraced holiday cottage has been tastefully renovated by the owners who live on the premises. An ideal place to take walks through the countryside, or relax in the shared above-ground swimming pool (5.5m diameter, depth 1.2m) which is available June, July and August. The medieval city of Pouancé (8km) has a lake for canoeing, fishing, boating, a sandy beach and swimming area. Only 8km from Châteaubriant, an old town with gastronomic restaurants. Further afield is the Breton village of Rochefort-en-Terre, famous for its art and crafts shops. Fly via Nantes or Rennes. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, radio, wi-fi, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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