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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.
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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Les Apprets

    Mont St. Jean, Sarthe

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F72106

    In a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the forest in the Parc Naturel, this beautifully renovated old stone farmhouse looks across the valley to woodland beyond. With its beamed ceilings and stonework walls, the interior is both charming and comfortable, while outside a south-facing sun terrace leads on to the enclosed and well-planted gardens. Just beyond is a trout stream where fishing is available (permit available locally), and close by is a recreational lake where swimming, sailing and fishing can be enjoyed. The nearby market town of Sillé-le-Guillaume offers a choice of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as tennis and riding facilities. This area is on the borders of the Loire and Normandy, giving easy access to a wide choice of attractions and places to visit.

    Ground floor: Well fitted kitchen opening onto a spacious living/dining room with open chimney. Shower room. Separate WC. Twin bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC

    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from St. Jean, 7km S of Sillé-le-Guillaume, 40km NW of Le Mans.

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  • Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

    Saint Pierre-sur-Orthe

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W14977

    This former barn provides spacious, detached holiday accommodation, with a balcony to provide panoramic views from the first floor bedrooms. The town of Sillé-le-Guillaume is nearby, which features a lakeside beach, and acres of picturesque forest. Further afield lies the town of Mayenne, whilst Le Mans, famous for its motor race, is also within easy driving distance. Shop and restaurant 6km, café/bar 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite shower, toilet and 2 basins, 1 twin with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 bunk plus single bed, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, air conditioning, cot, highchair, colour digital TV, DVD player, video, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Maison Dolus-le-Sec

    Dolus-le-Sec, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FEI045

    This ancient renovated farmhouse is now a delightful holiday home, nestled in the peaceful countryside. There is a games room on site, where there are lots of activities to enjoy, including table tennis. To allow you to discover the best sights, there is a map located in the property. Guests will be able to explore the beautiful walled town of Loches, as well as the city of Tours. A must see in the region are the wonderful châteaux of the Loire Valley, particularly the châteaux of Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau. Stroll along the Loire and Indre rivers, where there are many walking and cycle paths. Do not miss tasting the local wines and regional products that will delight your tastebuds. This lovely holiday house will allow you to enjoy all the wonders of this beautiful region, the historic heart of France.

    Ground floor: Beamed living room with dining area and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom with two additional singles. Sloping ceilings and beams on first floor

    • Large lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Oil heater
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 7km from Loches (historic walled market town, shops, restaurants), 40km from Tours (university city, airport, cathedral, market, museums, shops, restaurants).

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  • Retraite de la Ferme

    Dame-Marie-les-Bois, Indre-et-Loire

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    4
    Ref: FEI037

    This pretty, terraced, stone holiday cottage is spacious and beautifully decorated. Featuring exposed beams and stonework and a wood-burning stove in the living room, there is a warm and cosy atmosphere. Situated in Dame-Marie-les-Bois, this property provides the ideal base for a large family or group of friends wanting to explore the surrounding areas. There is also the added benefit of a shared outdoor swimming pool, perfect for cooling off on hot summers days. Dame-Marie-les-Bois is a small town of 891 wooded acres that provides a relaxing base and an ideal starting point for exploring the castles of the Loire, including Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire 13km, Château de Chenonceau 22km and Château de Blois 23km. Also worth a visit is the Cathedral of Saint Gatien, 29km. For day trips further afield, guests will enjoy Tours, 37km, Orleans, 90km and Le Mans, 116km. Fishing 3km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Two shower rooms (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Bathroom with shower (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs

    • Shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (72m²)
    • Oil heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Shared garden furniture
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Steps in garden.

    Location: 6km from restaurant, 10km from Château Renault (shops, markets, local services), 37km from Tours (religious sites, gardens, museums, landmarks, theatre).

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  • Le Grand Gaigné

    Domfront-en-Champagne, Sarthe

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: FL136

    This well presented holiday barn conversion has extensive gardens with lawns, well maintained flowerbeds and magnificent views. The heated swimming pool with security cover is shared by the owners who live on site in a neighbouring property. However the pool cannot be seen from owner’s property. It is 2km to the village of Domfront for restaurant and shops. Further shops and a tennis court are available at Conlie, 4km. There is a swimming lake for children at Sille-le-Guillaume, 15km, as well as plenty of walks in lovely forests close by. The world famous Loire châteaux are about an hour and a half drive and Le Mont Saint-Michel is worth a day trip to the Brittany coast, a 2 hour drive. Le Mans, famous for its 24 hour race, is also only 20km away.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room/kitchen area. Separate WC. First floor: Four twin bedrooms (can be double), each with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for child) with en-suite bathroom/WC and open-tread, open-sided, paddle, spiral stairs to mezzanine with single bed (unsuitable for children)

    • Three steps to large garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared heated swimming pool (72m², open May-Oct)
    • Heating (on request)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Piano
    • Table tennis
    • Children’s play area
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.5km from Domfront (restaurant, bakery), 4km from Conlie (shops, tennis court, restaurants, market), 15km from Sillé-le-Guillaume (swimming lake, forest walks, château, restaurants), 20km from Le Mans (Old Town, museums, gardens, cathedral, markets), 120km from the Loire Valley (châteaux).

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  • Le Bourg

    Vibraye, Sarthe

    Grade
    12
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FL120

    This restored old Sarthois farmhouse is set in 2 acres of private informal gardens of grass and trees. It offers a beautiful covered terrace with barbecue for al fresco dining or simply relaxing in the shade near the pool. 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’s 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 woodland with extensive trails and cycle paths. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes away), famous for its châteaux (Chambord, Cheverny, Blois and Amboise), and wine (Chinon and Saumur). Chartres is an hours drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fire/dining room with patio doors to terrace/kitchen area with beams and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Two bunk bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Shower room/WC. Separate staircase to: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Private lawned garden
    • Grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.4m) open Jun-Sep
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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

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  • Ardentes

    Ardentes

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    4
    Ref: FEC003

    Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance. The house is set on the banks of the Indre river, along which you can fish for approximately 3 km. In the garden you will find tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball and a sandpit for the children. There is also a games room with table tennis and a gym for adults. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace and there is a garage for 2 cars. The old wing, which was previously used by the servants, is now a laundry room. On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms with four poster beds, and one with bunk beds, a large family kitchen will accommodate everyone, the lounge is comfortable and homely with elegant decor and a fireplace. On the first floor there are 2 large bedrooms, both with double bed, and 2 twin. In the summer months the area is a hive of agricultural activity. Wine tasting and cheese can be delivered along with fresh bread in the morning. Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with Jaccuzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk room. First floor: 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge, woodburner in kitchen, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV (French channels only), video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. Friday to Friday changeover day. NB: One bedroom is connecting. Some bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. River frontage.

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  • St Paul

    St Michel de Chavaignes, Sarthe

    Grade
    17
    8
    0
    5
    Ref: F72109

    This elegant château, built in the Directoire style stands in extensive landscaped grounds with a beautiful lake, clay tennis court and king-sized swimming pool. The spacious interior includes marble fireplaces, polished wood floors and a living room with two pianos! The large windows offer delightful views of the parkland grounds and the rolling Sarthe countryside beyond. Gourmet restaurants abound in the area, and nearby Bouloire boasts a master chocolatier as well as a 15th-century chateau. Children will enjoy the zoo at Pescheray, and Papea City with its Wild West village and mine train. Golf and horse riding available nearby. Historic Le Mans has a thriving shopping centre, superb cathedral and Automobile museum. The medieval streets, a hotch-potch of intricate Renaissance stonework, medieval half-timbering, sculpted pillars and beams and grand classical facades, are still encircled by the original 3rd and 4th century Gallo-Roman walls. The attractions of the Loire Valley is less than an hours drive.

    Steps to entrance (no handrail). Ground floor: Entrance hall. Large living room with open fireplace and piano. Second living room with French windows to garden and pool. Dining room with small kitchen area, dumb waiter to main kitchen. Narrow spiral staircase to lower ground floor: Kitchen with utility room and steps to outside. Spiral staircase from entrance hall to first floor. Five bedrooms: Double with en-suite shower. Bedroom with 4 single beds and en-suite bathroom/WC with double basin. Double with en-suite shower over half bath/WC. Single with basin. Double with en-suite bathroom, over bath shower and double basin. Spiral staircase to second floor: 3 twin bedrooms with beamed ceilings, each with basin. Bathroom with over bath shower, bidet. Separate WC on each floor

    • Large grounds
    • Clay tennis court
    • Lake
    • Large fenced swimming pool (25 x 10m, depth 0.3m to 3m)
    • Telephone (payable)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking
    • Home cooked meals, cleaning and laundry service avail
    • NB: There are steep, spiral stairs with a low bannister. There is an unfenced pond close to the property.

    Location: 1km NW of St Michel de Chavaignes, 5km SE of Conneré, 23km E of Le Mans, 70km N of Tours, 140km SW of Paris.

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  • Château de Villejovet

    Ardentes, Indre

    Grade
    20
    10
    0
    9
    Ref: FEC002

    Château de Villejovet is located in the southern part of the Loire Valley, directly on the River Indre. This grand property has been lovingly restored and transformed into an exclusive holiday resort with approximately 1000 m² of grounds. The result is a small castle of extraordinary beauty, which has been equipped to a very good standard, and has the benefit of a swimming pool on the large terrace. Château de Villejovet is perfect for meetings, family reunions, celebrations and family holidays or friends alike. An ideal base for families, this property offers many facilities to keep everyone entertained of all ages, including free internet access, satellite TV, tennis court (cement), football field, outdoor table tennis and squash court. Guest also have the possibility of fishing along the river, 3km away. Golf course nearby. Please note: The property layout is over 5 floors.

    Living room/dining room. Sitting room. Two further dining rooms. Two kitchens. Games room. Ten double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Eight shower room/WCs. Four separate WCs

    • Garden with sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Two cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Pool table
    • Basketball hoop
    • Table tennis
    • Football field
    • Squash court
    • Tennis court
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Friday
    • NB: Sloping ceilings and low beams in some rooms. Steps to pool. Unfenced river 50m.

    Location: 50m from River Indre, 2.5km from shops and restaurants, 15km from Châteauroux (city, all facilities), 15km from Le Poinçonnet (shops, bars, restaurants), 29km from Villedieu (18-hole golf course), 124km from Poitiers (airport, church, cathedral, shops, restaurants).

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