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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.
109 cottages are available
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  • Les Fours à Chaux

    Dampierre-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F49159

    Situated just a short drive from the lovely Saumur, this property is full of character and is part of an imposing old coach inn. The owners who live in the adjoining property have modernised the interior. A patio door from the living area leads to private enclosed terrace and an open mature garden. The area offers 150km of cycling tracks along the river Loire passing through Saumur otherwise you can admire the surrounding scenery on a boat trip. Locally there is plenty to do and see like the prehistoric sites of troglodyte dwellings, local vineyards of Saumur and famous châteaux of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Angers. Can be booked with F49162.

    Entrance hall. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and exposed beams. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two double queen-size bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from Dampierre (shop, bar, restaurant), 4km SE of Saumur (city), 8km NW of Montsoreau (village), 50km E of Angers.

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  • 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.

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  • Ancien Four A Chaux

    Dampierre, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    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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  • Thou

    Thou

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FER101

    This delightful holiday home is set within the stunning countryside of the Loire Valley. With three comfortable bedrooms, one of them boasting a four poster bed, and the luxury of a relaxing sauna, this property makes an ideal base to explore this popular region. The picturesque village of Sancerre, 40km, Aubigny-sur-Nère, which for many centuries, was ruled by the Scottish Stuart family, being only 40km away or stroll along the banks of the Loire River at Briare, just 24km away. The valley has much to offer with many châteaux, vineyards and picturesque villages to explore. The capital city of Paris can be reached within a 2-hour drive. Shop 5km.

    Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one four poster), 1 twin.

    Open fire in lounge. DVD player. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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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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  • 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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  • Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Saint-Denis-de-Gastines

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVA030

    This semi-detached house is nestled in the heart of the Mayenne countryside. This old barn has been tastefully renovated and enjoys a private terrace. It is a good starting point to visit the area with a chocolate factory at Ernee (8km), which ends with a tasting! 15km away, sample some of Normandy’s produce (cider, calvados, pommel and cheese). Also visit Angers and its castle, and Le Mans, with its famous motor racing circuit of Le Mans. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy walking or cycling along the River Mayenne. An equestrian club is 5km away in Saint-Denis-de-Gastines where you can enjoy a market twice a week. The very hospitable owners will be happy to show you the best sights of this beautiful region. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Drops, steps and slopes in garden.

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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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  • 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, 8km S of Chinon (medieval town, La Vienne River, château, wine production, all facilities), 11km N of Richelieu (large park, shops, restaurants), 40km SW of Tours (city, château), 45km N of Futuroscope themepark (Poitiers).

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  • Le Longeron

    Le Longeron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W13575

    Les Rosiers is a delightful, quiet spot surrounded by fields, yet only 1km from the local village shop and bar. The interior is rustic with a large open fire in the lounge/dining area. The semi-detached house enjoys a terrace with a large open private garden and use of a shared, heated swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.55m) near the owner’s property. Just a drive away is the historic theme park of Le Puy du Fou (25km), including a pleasure lake at Mesnard. Angers and the châteaux and vineyards of The Loire are easily reached. A day at the coast is only 80km. Shop and café/bar 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms, 1 double, 2 twin, 1 plus single bed (for child), separate toilet.

    Convector heaters, cot, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, garden, terrace, shared courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Preuilly-sur-Claise, La Roche-Posay

    Preuilly-sur-Claise, La Roche-Posay

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W15215

    Set in the peaceful village of Preuilly-sur-Claise but within easy access to many places of interest, this 18th-century holiday property has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features. The terrace and garden provide a great place to enjoy the sunshine. Locally, there is the Brenne National Park or La Roche-Posay, a medieval town with its world-famous thermal spa. Within an hour’s drive, visit Loire Valley, famous for its châteaux and wine. Enjoy the Futuroscope theme park or Beauval Zoo, 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and basin. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Open fire in lounge, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in second floor bedrooms. 10 steps in garden.

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  • Maison Rivière

    Châteaudun, Eure-et-Loir

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: T28061

    This attractive, well-furnished house is the home of a teacher who lets it during the summer months. The comfortable interior and unusual garden have been lovingly renovated by the owners creating a spacious living/dining room with an open fire, that gives onto a verandah facing the garden and a pretty, completely modernised kitchen. The unusual garden has large reed beds with paths cut to give access to the river bank at the bottom (a small boat is provided). Due to the presence of water, young children will require supervision, although the garden is fenced.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Verandah
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Table tennis
    • Cot
    • Car port
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km NE of Châteaudun (all facilities, château), 15km from watersports centre, 25km (lake with water sports), 40km from 2 18-hole golf courses.

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