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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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  • 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.

  • Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois

    Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois

    Grade
    8
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: FVS108

    This 19th-century farmhouse with exposed beams throughout is situated in the quiet hamlet of Saint-Calez-en-Saosnois. The open terrace and landscaped garden make it an ideal home for a family holiday. Close by is the town of Mamers with its market square, shops and restaurants, and for the cycling enthusiast, a museum with Tour de France exhibits. Shop 4km and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 3 bedrooms: 2 double plus single, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, barbecue, garage. Up to 3 pets welcome.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Manoir de la Vallée

    La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F72111

    This superb 16th century stone manor house was once home to the Le Gantier family of the French nobility and offers spacious holiday accommodation in a grand style, just next door to the friendly owners’ home. The bedrooms offer panoramic views over the adjoining woodland park and there is an inviting pool available from June to mid-September just a short distance from the house. The rooms are large and light and have enormous fireplaces, and the sweeping stone staircase completes the baronial feel to this elegant house. The nearby village of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir is well known to the motoring enthusiasts who frequent the Le Mans races and exhibitions. Less than half an hour’s drive south is Tours, the centre of the Tourraine wine production.

    Ground floor: Large entrance hall. Living and dining room with ornamental stone fireplace. Kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Two large double bedrooms with extra single bed both share en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom with extra single bed. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

    • Large landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Woodland park
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.10m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km E of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir (bar, restaurant, shops), 14km E of Château-du-Loir (shops, facilities), 40km N of Tours (château, city), 45 km SE of Le Mans (old town, racetrack, motor museum).

  • Brette-les-Pins

    Brette-les-Pins

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W14273

    Well situated in a small hamlet near Brette-les-Pins, this detached holiday property has been sympathetically decorated and well equipped throughout. The property features a well-kept garden and terrace with furniture in which to relax in total privacy. There is a large, attractive, shared swimming pool in the enclosed grounds with a sheltered terrace. Explore the unspoilt countryside of the Sarthe region with its charming villages and churches. Nearby is historic Le Mans with its beautiful old town and medieval buildings. Visit the automobile museum, the splendid cathedral and the famous 24 hour racing circuit. Finally, Le Mans has a variety of pavement cafés and gourmet restaurants where you can sample the famous Rillette with a nice glass of wine. To the south of the Loire there are vineyards and chateaux to visit and Paris is only 1 hour away by train (TGV). Golf available locally. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom (can be kingsize) with en-suite shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one plus single bed and en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, terrace, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are steep, narrow, metal open tread stairs with a low handrail to the first floor.

  • Le Bourg

    Vibraye, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FL133

    Set in over 2 acres of open land with rough grass, shrubs and trees, this converted barn provides modern and bright holiday accommodation on two levels. Scandinavian-style furniture and lots of light characterise this renovated house. Attached to the house is a covered terrace with barbecue and long wooden refectory table and benches for leisurely outdoor dining. Vibraye, with its shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and bike hire is a 5-minute drive, and there’s a further selection of shops and restaurants at La Ferté-Bernard, 12km away. There is a swimming lake with sandy beach, watersports and children’s attractions including mountain bike circuit at Lavaré, a 15-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême (40km). The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes), famous for its châteaux and wine. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. Chartres is an hour’s drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams, tiled floors and French doors to terrace. Laundry room. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room/WC. Spiral staircase to first floor (low beams): Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite wet room/WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open Jun-Sep
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD/stereo
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 12km from La Ferté-Bernard (shops, restaurants), 40km from Bellême (golf), 50km from Le Mans (24-hour race circuit, cathedrals).

  • Le Moulin

    Chapelle-au-Choux, nr. Le Lude, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F72120

    Le Moulin (de Cherre) is an extra special cottage, lovingly restored and furnished in traditional French style with oak beams, stone fireplaces (wood burner), trouffleau stone walls and rationale windows. Set in a beautiful countryside, overlooking the Loir river, complete with the natural habitat on the adjacent island, this special cottage is a calm and beautiful haven. This is châteaux country complete with all the modern comforts, yet set in an ‘olde worlde’ atmosphere. Adjacent to the original mill and mill house, there are fishing rights to the river, and its picturesque setting makes this ideal for art/painting or cycling/touring holidays.

    Living/dining/kitchen. Utility. Shower/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower/WC. Bathroom/WC over-bath shower. Second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed. Twin bedroom

    • Riverside garden
    • Terrace
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Playstation 3
    • Wi-fi
    • Three cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from archaeological site, 6km from Le Lude (shops, bars, supermarkets), 28km SE of La Flèche (zoo, bars, restaurants, cinema), 48km SW of Le Mans, 50km N of Tours, 58km from Samur (vineyards), 173km from Nantes (airport).

  • Château-la-Vallière

    Château-la-Vallière

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FEI042

    Located 20km from Tours, with its airport and train station, this cosy holiday house is very bright and ideally situated in a quiet area in the countryside, near the wonderful châteaux of the Loire. On the ground floor, you will enjoy the spacious living area with its high ceiling and woodburner, and upstairs, one room opens onto a large sunny terrace. After a busy day exploring the area, relax in your own Jacuzzi (this is only available to persons over the age of 18). There’s a lot to discover in this region, including the renowned châteaux and their stunning gardens, beautiful forests for hiking, the many rivers and lakes where you can fish or visit one of the wineries where you can taste the delicious wines of the Loire. Fishing and golf possibilities nearby. Saumur and its illustrious riding school ’Cadre Noir’ is only 50km away. Shop and restaurant 2km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to kitchen. Open-tread, open-sided, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

  • La Chapelle-Huon

    La Chapelle-Huon

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVS103

    This spacious holiday cottage provides an idyllic base for a large family or friends alike, accommodating up to 9 guests. After a day exploring the surrounding area, guests have private use of the gorgeous landscaped garden, which is an ideal spot to relax in and plan your next days’ adventure. For sport enthusiasts a tennis court can be found 1km away or take a dip in the public indoor swimming pool. The city of St Calais is just 10km away, where you can discover weekly markets on a Thursday and Sunday. Other places to visit include Vendôme, classified as a ‘town of art and history’, the picturesque town of La Ferté-Bernard, and Lavardin, which is set on the Loire River. Shop 1km, restaurant 10km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, single sofa bed in lounge.

    Woodburner in lounge, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Step from dining room to terrace. Sloping ceiling in one double bedroom.

  • Maupertuis

    Juigné-sur-Sarthe, Sarthe

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F72113

    Formerly a hunting lodge, this charming property has been sympathetically restored and retains its original turret and stone spiral staircase. Set in its own grounds, the property features a large lawned garden with colourful flowerbeds at the front and rear of the house. The property also enjoys a sun-trap conservatory, ideal for dining, and an enclosed heated swimming pool. The house is situated within walking distance of the historic town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe, with its port and château. Slightly further afield is the 15th century Abbey St. Pierre in Solesmes, and the Château and forest of Durtal.

    Living room with French windows to patio. Large dining room with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen leading to conservatory. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with additional pull out bed

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Private heated indoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Games room with table tennis and darts
    • Outdoor play area with swing
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km NE of Sablé-sur-Sarthe (riverside town, shops, bars, restaurants), 25km NW of La Fléche (large town, all facilities), 50km SW of Le Mans (city, cathedrals, motor racing).

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