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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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  • 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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  • 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 Petite Coquais

    Renaze, Mayenne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F53133

    La Petite Coquais is a spacious 18th century barn conversion set in a small hamlet, amidst 17 acres of fields and woodlands together with three small lakes. It is tastefully decorated and furnished with a light and airy feel. The well equipped kitchen and dining area has large French windows giving access to the terrace and a well kept private garden. The discreet owners who live in the adjoining property allow you to fish in their private lakes. A perfect holiday base to relax in peace and tranquillity, yet is only a short drive to a wealth of cultural activities. Visit some of the famous châteaux and vineyards, Angers, Saumur, Nantes and Laval or have a day trip to the jet set resort of La Baule. Fly via Dinard or Rennes.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room with French windows. Steps to kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Steps to two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower rooms/WC. Utility

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps from the terrace to garden with low fence.

    Location: 2km to Renazé (most facilities), 11km SW of Craon (parks, all facilities, châteaux), 40km from Laval (golf, all facilities), 140km NE of La Baule (beach).

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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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  • La Brosse

    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F49145

    These two 14th century stone holiday cottages with exposed stone and beams are set in the grounds of the impressive Château Salvert in the heart of the Loire Valley. Throughout they have been furnished to a good standard by the owners, who have been resident here for many generations. The woodlands of the château grounds are home to a profusion of wildlife, including wild boar which can occasionally be seen from the window. Each has a private terrace for outdoor dining. There is a swimming pool shared with the owners and guests near the château, including an attractive barn-style pool house with a lovely view, 150m away. The château town of Saumur lies 10 minutes to the south, with a chance to sample some of the world famous sparkling wine and one of the many fine restaurants which can be found here.

    Entrance hall. Separate WC. Living room with antique furniture and open fire with view of castle. Well equipped, fitted kitchen/dining room with woodland view. Double bedroom with antique bed and en-suite bathroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with antique bed. Shower room/WC.

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Adjacent woodland park
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated outdoor swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 0.90m to 2.5m, open mid-May to Sep) with pool house and small drop from pool house terrace (take care with children)
    • Open fireplace with woodburning stove
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking (2 private garages)
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: There is the possibility of dining and sampling French meals in the castle.

    Location: Close to Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 45km E of Angers (château, city, ancient tapestry).Location: Close to Neuillé village, 8km E of Longué (small town, most facilities), 10km N of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 45km E of Angers (château, city, ancient tapestry).

    Both Properties:

    • Garden
    • Adjacent woodland park
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated outdoor swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 0.90m to 2.5m, open mid-May to Sep) with pool house and small drop from pool house terrace (take care with children)
    • Open fireplace with woodburning stove
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking (2 private garages)
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: There is the possibility of dining and sampling French meals in the castle.

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  • La Rouaudière

    La Rouaudière

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14237

    This detached, ground floor holiday cottage is set in a quiet location with countryside views from the private garden. The property has the added attractions of a large woodburning stove in the lounge, exposed beams and a well-equipped kitchen. This is an ideal holiday base to explore some of the most unspoilt countryside the Mayenne Region has to offer, as well as plenty of other activities close by, including the medieval town of Pouancé with its lake for canoeing, fishing and swimming. Brittany is close by for a day at the coast. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric convector heaters, woodburner in lounge, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, micowave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Château de la Vauguyon - Le Théâtre

    Chinon, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F37167

    With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a ‘theatre’ of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner’s château, yet totally independent of it. Spacious throughout, it combines period-style features with modern facilities. Chinon has a medieval château, old quarter and fine restaurants. An ideal place for visiting some of the famous vineyards and Loire châteaux, Saumur, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and near to both Montsoreau, Cande-St. Martin and the ancient city of Tours. Riding, cycling, boating and golf nearby. 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.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Internal steps. Living/dining room/kitchen. Super-kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (one for children, can be double), one with en-suite bathroom, Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden with stream and drop (take care, children)
    • Shared grounds
    • Terrace
    • Solid fuel heating
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • No smoking.

    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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • La Grange

    Beaumont-la-Ronce, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37132

    Set in a beautiful mature garden with a woodland area and sweeping countryside views, this detached country house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. The interior has been refitted and decorated to a good standard by the British owner and offers comfortable holiday accommodation in this much sought after area. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient château and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with splendid gardens to explore, such as Villandry or Chenonceau, or Azay-le-Rideau with its impressive son et lumière, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

    Ground floor: Living room with ornamental wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with French windows to terrace and pool. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together to make double). Shower room/WC

    • Large mature lawned garden with terrace
    • Woodland area
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps open May-Oct
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (English channels)
    • DVD/CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km SW of Beaumont-la-Ronce (shops, bar/restaurant), 9km NE of Semblancay (château), 15km N of Tours (city, château, airport), 18km W of Château Renault (town, most facilities).

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  • Le Lude

    Luché Pringé, Sarthe

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F72115

    In a unique location, set on the edge of the river Loir with sounds of the rushing water all around, this carefully restored ancient water mill offers an ideal retreat from the stress and noise of everyday life. The interior is comfortable and simply decorated with white walls, retaining, traditional features of exposed beams, tiled floors and open fireplace. The pleasantly furnished sitting room has wonderful views of the lovely mill stream and dam. You can fish for your supper and find a pleasant spot for al-fresco dining in the large garden. Near to this charming property, you can discover the famous city of Le Mans with its 24hr racing track and old quarter. To the south is the Loire Valley with its châteaux and vineyards.

    Ground floor: Dining room with corner kitchen and open fire. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin with door to courtyard. Bathroom with shower attachment and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Living room with glass fronted fire. Three bedrooms; one double, two single. Shower room. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Private garden
    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Glass fronted fire
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Parking for three cars
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unsuitable for young children due to river frontage.

    Location: 4km NW of Le Lude (all facilities, pool, tennis). 44km SW of Le Mans (historic city, all facilities). 60km NW of Tours (city, old quarter).

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