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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Gasnerie

    Angers, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    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.

  • Le Rocher

    Cousemes, Mayenne

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53134

    Nestled in an untouched, rural area of the Mayenne, this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly restored leaving some original features. You’ll not want to leave here after seeing the garden. There can be nothing more relaxing than sitting on the flowered terrace, enjoying a drink overlooking the large, beautiful immaculate garden. The discreet English owners maintain the garden and occupy the neighbouring property, they also produce their own vegetables which guests can enjoy. You can enjoy watersports, golf and play in the casino at the spa town of Bagnoles-de-L’Orne. Mayenne, Ambierre and Laval are lovely towns to visit and the famous Mont St Michel is a must.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower attachment, one single. Shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric convector heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • CD/stereo
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from Cousemes (general shops, bar, restaurant), 10km from Gorron (town, supermarket), 79km from Mont St Michel (beach).

  • 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.

  • La Chapelle aux Naux

    La Chapelle aux Naux

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FEI044

    This typically Touraine house, surrounded by a walled garden in a quiet village, is a perfect base from which to visit the Indre-et-Loire region of France and discover its castles, gardens and cave houses. Enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful village along the Loire and many activities nearby such as horse riding, cycling (bikes for hire) or canoeing. Wine lovers will enjoy sampling the famous wines of the Loire. Do not miss Saumur and its world famous equestrian school, known for its Cadre Noir show. If you love history, the splendid chateaux of the Loire will be a must-see with their sublime gardens. This is a perfect holiday home for a quiet stay in the Loire Valley. Fishing and golf nearby. Shops and restaurants 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet, bidet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, fireplace in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor with beams and sloping ceiling.

  • Rue de Main

    Brains-sur-les-Marches, Mayenne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53138

    Centrally placed in the charming country village of Brains-sur-les-Marches, Rue de Main is a comfortably equipped, single-storey, detached holiday cottage with a mature garden and easy access to local amenities. Nearby Guerche-de-Bretagne boasts one of Brittany’s largest markets and a protected area of forest, whilst the bustling town of Laval offers cosmopolitan shopping and dining as well as an impressive golf course. Pouance, a 20-minute drive from Brains-sur-les-Marches, features a lakeside beach. Also within easy driving distance of Brains is the historic cathedral city of Rennes and the half-timbered houses and cobbled streets of the ancient town of Vitré. Discover the leisure lake with pedalos close by in Pouance.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with kitchen area, sloping ceilings and French doors to garden. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC with step to shower. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle.Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed garden
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV (English channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km from St. Aignan-sur-Roe (local facilities), 9km from Guerche-de-Bretagne (all facilities, large market, forest), 30km S of Laval (golf, shopping, restaurants), 85km from Mayenne.

  • Moulin de Cherelles

    Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: T45007

    This delightfully placed 18th-century mill is set in the heart of the Loire châteaux country. There is a large terrace over the mill stream for al-fresco dining and a small grassy area with a little shade at the water’s edge. A ground floor apartment next door is let all year; the tenants are extremely discreet. Nearby, historic Meung-sur-Loire dates back to medieval times. Beaugency, with its château and historic centre, is just 15km away and Chambord, with its nature reserve and the largest château in the Loire, is 40km. Blois (50km) offers a château with sound and light show, cathedral, museum of magic and historic bridge over the Loire, whilst Chaumont-sur-Loire boasts a château, sculpture trail and exhibition gardens (65km).

    First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Satellite TV
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Parents of small children should be aware that there is a lot of water around.

    Location: 7km N of Meung-sur-Loire (all facilities), 15km from Beaugency, 40km from Chambord, 50km from Blois.

  • 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, colour TV (French channels only), 5 DVD players, CD player, 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.

  • Saint Corneille

    Saint Corneille

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    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.

  • Rouilly

    Ligré, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F37130

    Not far from historic Chinon, this lovely cottage is built in the traditional Touraine style using the local, honey-coloured stone. Adjoining the owners’ home, it offers a well-restored, cosy beamed interior, opening onto a grassy courtyard at the front and a private garden to the rear, a delight of wild and cultivated planting. The entire property is walled and is the last in the hamlet, adjoining open fields with long country walks. This walled medieval town boasts impressive stone archways at its entrances, and is alive with shops, restaurants and markets. Nearby Chinon, renowned for its wine production, is dominated by its château.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Stairs to first floor with mezzanine seating area. Steep stairs to second floor: Reading/rest room. Three bedrooms, one double, one twin and a further twin for children. Shower room/WC

    • Small, enclosed mature garden with small pond
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of Ligré, 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 5km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

  • La Maison Rouge

    Pontlevoy, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F41107

    Alongside the owner’s home and two other cottages, Maison Rouge is a comfortable stone-built property on two floors. There is a private, walled garden area at the rear with furniture and barbecue, and off-road parking at the front. A two minute walk to Pontlevoy centre offers shops and restaurants and a local market each week. There is also a unique street museum which recounts the villlage’s history. The 11th century abbey and castle is a popular tourist attraction and just down the road in Montrichard is a genuine sandy beach with boating on the banks of the River Cher. The nearby château of Cheverny is not only a beautiful building but also has an excellent golf course and restaurant.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with fireplace. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower/WC. Bedroom with four single beds and en-suite shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Small, enclosed garden with terrace
    • Glass fronted fireplace
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • CD/Stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Pontlevoy village (bar, abbey, shops), 10km SE of Chaumont-sur-Loire (château with garden exhibition), 20km S of Blois (large town, château), 35km E of Tours (city, château).

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