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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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  • Fougères

    Fougères

    Grade
    8
    2
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    1
    Ref: W12331

    This semi-detached stone holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool (8m x 2.8m, depth 1.2m) is located on a working farm, in a hamlet and is an excellent base for walking, biking and swimming. Various games and activities are also provided, including table tennis, billiards, table football, swings and quad bikes which are available to hire. St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët with its country open market is 15km away, Fougères with large forest and the medieval castle is 20km away. Mayenne and castle is 35km away as well as Domfront with wild water and cliffs, great for climbing and canoeing. Mont St. Michel and beaches are 50km away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms 1 plus bunk, double sofa bed on mezzanine.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, radio, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to mezzanine.

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  • Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: FVS023

    This ground floor holiday property enjoys a lovely garden and has access to a shared outdoor swimming pool (50m², open mid May - mid Oct) with sun loungers. This residence is very well placed for visiting the walled city of Le Mans, with the famous 24 hour racing circuit, car museum and the old town. The beautiful castles of the Loire are nearby which make a great day out, and a detour to the wine growers all around the region are a must. The cities of Angers, with its castle and famous tapestry, Saumur and Tours are worth a visit. The owner, who lives on-site, will help you discover all the attractions of this beautiful region if requested. Fishing and water activities 6km, hiking, cycling and golf 10km. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin, all with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Le Pressoir

    Neuillé, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F49156

    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.

    Living/dining room with well-equipped corner kitchen and open fire. Laundry room. Twin bedroom with antique beds and en-suite bathroom. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Single bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate 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).

    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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  • Domaine du Parc

    Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F49157

    There is something glorious about the panoramic view from this property, overlooking the river Loire and the Château of Montsoreau. This handsome modern villa is set above the village in a quiet lane and is immaculately presented with a large private pool area, sun terrace and delightful garden, maintained by the discreet owners in the adjoining property. The interior has been tastefully furnished and decorated. Activities on site (at cost) include aqua aerobics, family gymnastics, relaxation sessions, walks, cycle rides, children’s workshops and outside games. There are bars and restaurants in Montsoreau, or for a greater choice head for Saumur, just five minutes away. Visit picturesque Candes St. Martin or the Loire châteaux including Chinon and Villandry. Many vineyards offer tastings and the banks of the Loire are ideal for cyclists. There is a market every Sunday morning and a flea market every second Sunday in the month. Park near to Troglodyte caves with lovely views overlooking Loire.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to courtyard terrace and garden. Shower room. Two queen-size double bedrooms. Two double bedrooms leading to shared dressing room. Two bathroom/WCs with shower attachment and bidet. Two separate WCs. Open tread stairs leading to mezzanine: Sitting room

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Courtyard
    • Private heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2.5m) with Roman steps
    • Pool house
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three satellite TVs (English channels)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: Montsoreau (bar, shops, château, magnificent views), 3km S of l’Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 10km E of Saumur (château), SW of Tours (city, TGV to Paris, airport), 13km W of Chinon (vineyards).

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  • Château de Rivière

    Rivière, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: F37153

    This truly stunning detached holiday property is set in the grounds of the owner’s elegant 19th century château. It has been restored to a good standard, remarkably decorated with antique furnishings, tastefully chosen with care to compliment the many features, whilst including modern fabrics and fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms. The French windows lead onto a gravelled terrace on which guests can enjoy a glass of local wine in total privacy. There is a shared swimming pool near the owner’s château, 125m away. One of the highlights of this property is that the owner is a horse lover and permits guests to bring their own horses lodged in good standard stables. Rivière has an amazing position close to famous Chinon and its vineyards. It is also a delightful spot for visiting some of the finest châteaux in France: Saumur, Villandry and Azay Le Rideau are all within a short distance. Cycling along the Rivers Loire and Vienne is for the sporty visitors, as well as horse riding, boating and golfing.

    Living/dining room/kitchen, French windows. Separate WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with bed length 1.85m, spa bath, separate WC and en-suite shower room. Queensize bedroom with en-suite shower room. One twin bedroom (can be double). Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Annexe: Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, double sofa bed. First floor: One twin bedroom (no door; can be double), en-suite bathroom with spa bath and shower attachment. Separate WC

    • Private garden with courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.50m to 2m) with Roman steps (closed 1pm-4pm and after 9pm)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • Two m/waves
    • Two d/washers
    • Two f/freezers
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 4km from Chinon (château town, all facilities), 21km E of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 33km SE of Saumur (château town, all facilities), 50km SW of Tours (city, train to Paris 50mins, airport).

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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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  • La Rivière

    Valennes, Sarthe

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL104

    This 19th-century French barn has been converted into a modern, bright holiday home, refurbished using many original features such as exposed beams and timber framework. There are basic supplies in the villages of Souday and Valennes. You have a choice of shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and market in Vibraye, 7km, or for a wider choice, the town of St-Calais, 15km. For the active there’s a swimming lake, mountain bike circuit and children’s games at Lavaré, a 25-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême, 50km. The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24 hour race circuit, is approximately an hour’s drive. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley, approximately 90 minutes’ drive, famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wines (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hour’s drive and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Laundry room. Double bedroom with adjacent room for cot, patio doors, en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom/WC with wet room. First floor: Living room. Down two steps to dining room/kitchen. Separate staircase to double bedroom, en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden, sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Locked annexe in grounds (owner’s use only).

    Location: 4km from Valennes (basic supplies, crêperie), 4km from Souday (shops, restaurant), 7km from Vibraye (shops, restaurants, tennis, riding, Friday market), 30km from La Ferté-Bernard, 75km from Amboise (Leonardo Da Vinci museum).

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  • Château-la-Vallière

    Château-la-Vallière

    Grade
    8
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W15169

    This delightful stone cottage is ideal for a family holiday and has views across fields. It lies 7km from Château-la-Vallière (all facilities) with forest walks. Lake Rillé and a nature park are 13km for a perfect day out with watersports and nature activities. A visit to the area is not complete without visiting the Château-de-la-Loir, Langeais (25km), Azay-le-Rideau (30km) and Villandry (35km). Semblançay (28km) is well worth a visit with its summer music and light show. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Mezzanine with double bed, child’s single bed and child’s pull-out bed.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in shower room and on mezzanine. NB: Open-tread stairs to mezzanine.

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  • La Garenne

    Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37168

    Tucked away from the bustle of the picturesque town centre of Bourgueil, La Garenne is a picture postcard in its own right. Set in a large garden with wooded area, this detached holiday house has a private pool and sunny terrace just yards from the door. Constructed from the local limestone, this charming holiday property captures the essence of the Loire region, famed for its wines and magnificent châteaux. Although La Garenne offers modern comforts, its owners have been careful to retain its original features such as the bread oven and beams. The pretty town of Bourgueil offers all amenities and a lively weekly market, and nearby are some of the finest châteaux in France including Villandry Castle (35km away). Saumur, Chinon and Azay-le-Rideau are all within a short drive. Also nearby is the River Loire where you can enjoy cycling, horse riding, boating and golfing.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with patio doors. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and shared en-suite shower room/WC leading to double bedroom with sloping ceiling and exterior door to garden via stone steps

    • Partially enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 0.5m to 2.2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

    Location: 500m from centre of Bourgueil (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 16km from Chinon (château town), 18km N of Fontevraud (royal abbey), 25km E of Saumur (château, medieval town, River Loire), 35km from Villandry (château), 36km SW of Tours (city, airport, TGV to Paris).

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  • La Lissière

    Mer, Loir-et-Cher

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FL139

    Set in the heart of the Loire Valley this is an ideal location for those seeking peace and quiet. Within 20 acres of walled park and gardens with a further 375 acres of woodland for walks and jogging, this renovated holiday property forms part of the original stable block adjacent to the owners château. Facilities are shared with one other rental property but each has their own private garden areas. A shared pool is set within a circular walled garden and the tennis court is situated near the owner’s château. The nearest shops and horse riding are a 5-minute drive to Mer. It’s just 10 minutes drive to Beaugency with larger shops, restaurants and indoor pool. The historical town of Blois is a 20 minute drive and it’s an easy drive to the Loire châteaux, the better known being Chenonceaux, Chambord and Cheverny. Or discover the historical cities of Orléans and Cléry with their Romanesque abbeys, basilicas and museums, and for golf enthusiasts there are some golf courses in the area.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Small TV room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with artificial pond (take care with children)
    • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 12m, depth 1m - 2.1m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Sun loungers.

    Location: 12km from Talcy (château), 15km from Chambord (château, cycle hire), 24km from Blois (château, city), 30km from Cheverny (château, golf).

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  • Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC482

    This spacious holiday property is a pleasant detached house, with a lawned garden and is situated on the edge of a small town. Mûr-de-Bretagne is a pretty market town surrounded by forests and lakes and home to the historic Bon Repos Abbey, which is a beautiful restored monument where art exhibitions are held. This is an ideal base for discovering the many treasures of the Argoat region of Brittany. Interesting places to visit include the town of Quintin (31km), famous for its former weaving industry and châteaux, the picturesque medieval town of Moncontour (42km), and the large riverside town of Pontivy (25km) which is well worth a visit for its historic monuments, extensive range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. A little further afield is Vannes (68km), a harbour town renowned for its medieval streets and aquarium. Other activities in the area include lake fishing (800m), a public swimming pool (15km) and a golf course (45km). Shop and restaurant 300m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, highchair, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • La Cascade

    Rouziers-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F37171

    This charming traditional Touraine farmhouse nestled in the French countryside, has been tastefully restored and decorated by the French owners. The property is set in a beautiful enclosed garden, with a large heated pool and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The spacious and extremely well-equipped kitchen overlooks the garden and opens onto the terrace. The imposing city of Tours, the heart of the Touraine, is only 20 minutes south and has a variety of shops, ancient châteaux and attractive restaurants as well as the renowned wine producers and vineyards. Many famous châteaux are to be found nearby with the splendid gardens to explore such as Villandry, Chenonceaux or Azay-le-Rideau, or the fairytale inspiration for Sleeping Beauty at Ussé.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Kingsize bedroom. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden with three steps and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.2m, open Apr-Oct)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

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

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