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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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  • 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
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    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,...

  • Blandouet, Loire Valley
    Blandouet, Loire Valley×

    Blandouet

    Blandouet, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14566
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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.
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    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...

  • Restigne, Loire Valley
    Restigne, Loire Valley×

    Restigne

    Restigne, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W14272
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    This cosy detached holiday cottage is on the edge of a charming wine producing village near Bourgueil and is 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 double bedroom occupies the whole of the first floor. There is a staircase leading up to the bedroom with no door. The private patio and barbecue area is ideal for evening meals. For lovers...

  • Vitry-aux-Loges, Loiret, Loire Valley
    Vitry-aux-Loges, Loiret, Loire Valley×

    Gite de Morches

    Vitry-aux-Loges, Loiret, Loire Valley

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    Ref: AF040
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a tranquil country setting at this renovated farm building, sitting on the edge of a forest and surrounded by fields where horses graze.
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    This beautifully renovated semi-detached farm building (the owners live next door) is located on the edge of a forest offering peace and tranquillity. It is surrounded by fields, many of which have horses in them. It is situated very near to the Canal d’Orléans which has some fantastic canalside walks as well as the many walks within the forest itself. Although the property’s courtyard is shared with the owners, you also have the benefit of your own, private,...

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

    Château de la Vauguyon - Dovecote

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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    Ref: F37142
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the grounds of the Château de la Vauguyon, these two distinctive, restored properties date from the 12th century
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    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...

    Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre
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  • 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...

  • Rouessé-Vassé, Loire Valley
    Rouessé-Vassé, Loire Valley×

    Rouessé-Vassé

    Rouessé-Vassé, Loire Valley

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    Ref: FVS017
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This 15th-century house, close to the owner’s home, is located in a peaceful area near a forest and offers very spacious holiday accommodation with a nicely decorated interior
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    This 15th-century house, close to the owner’s home, is located in a peaceful area near a forest and offers very spacious holiday accommodation with a nicely decorated interior. The kitchen opens onto a covered terrace, ideal for dining. Guests can enjoy a lake 2km away and many water activities are available. For riding enthusiasts there is also an equestrian centre. Explore this beautiful area, including castles, and all party events such as concerts at Sablé or la Nuit...

  • 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...

  • 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
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    - 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...

  • 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...

  • La Cornuaille, nr. Candé, Loire Valley
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    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé

    La Cornuaille, nr. Candé, Loire Valley

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    Ref: W15212
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful 18th century rural stone cottage, with its own lawned garden, lies in the heart of the Pays de la Loire
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    This delightful 18th century rural stone cottage, with its own lawned garden, lies in the heart of the Pays de la Loire. Set in a sleepy hamlet surrounded by picturesque villages, 30 minutes from Angers with many attractions including its 13th-century chateau. An hour from the popular Nantes and within easy reach of many other lovely towns, chateaux and places of interest. 20-minute drive to the River Loire, flanked by the Loire’s vineyards. Shop, café/bar and...

  • 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...

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