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Aquitaine is located in the south west of France and has 250 kilometres of ocean coastline, protected nature reserves, wonderful walking and cycling routes as well as access to the renowned Pyrenees National Park. We have an extensive selection of villas in Aquitaine so you’re sure to find your ideal self catering accommodation here.

One of that country''s best kept secrets, nestled on the Atlantic coast and separated from Spain by the Pyrenees, it is a timeless land, where life goes on at its own laid back pace.

This medieval kingdom boasts an rich historical heritage and is dotted with magnificent chateaux. There are 250 kilometres of ocean coastline with wide sandy beaches caressed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, which also brings the gift of an exceptionally mild climate offering an average of 2,200 hours of sunshine every year.

Lovers of nature will find much to love in Aquitaine; the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park is one of the most heavily forested areas in Europe. Amidst the pines are miles of rambling and cycling trails. The Pyrenees Atlantique region is a rugged land of breathtaking loveliness. To the north the Dordogne is a place of tiny villages, fields of sunflowers, oak woods and quaint country markets.

This is great cycling and walking country; with cycling tracks and quiet country roads. There are some 2,000 kilometres of protected and well maintained cycling routes as well as sign-posted walking trails.

Those seeking history, art and culture will also find a world of interest in Aquitaine. The medieval fortress chateau at Bonaguil is one of the finest and best preserved in France. Bayonne Cathedral is a medieval masterpiece. Sarlat is an amazing historic town with well-preserved medieval and Renaissance era buildings and a 16th century troglodyte cliff house. The national museum of prehistory at Les Eyzies holds fascinating collections pertaining to the earliest human settlements in Europe. Bordeaux, the regional capital has the world''s largest urban Unesco World Heritage site as its ancient centre and one of the finest surviving 18th century theatres in Europe.

For those who prefer sun, sand and sea, Aquitaine has a fabulous beach culture, with picturesque harbours and seaside resorts. The Silver Coast is popular with surfers, and there are ample opportunities for snorkelling, windsurfing, fishing and boat charter for a scenic coastal cruise.

Wine lovers find much to cherish here. Not to be missed by those with a passion for the grape are the chateaux of the St. Emilion, Bordeaux and Medoc vineyards. Here can be found the 123,000 hectares of the largest fine wine producing region in the world.

For self catering accommodation take a look through our collection of cottages in Aquitaine. This part of France is a secret well worth discovering.

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  • Arcachon

    Arcachon

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: FAG208

    These two compact apartments are located in the popular seaside resort of Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, and are situated amidst an extraordinary landscape. They are set within Villa Regina, dating back to the late 19th century, and boasts shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a library, a billiard room, a cycle store and bowling alley. Free wi-fi is also available on the ground floor of the resort. Close by, discover the fascinating Dune du Pilat or visit the l’Île aux Oiseaux, the picturesque villages and the city of Bordeaux. They are conveniently located close to the shops, beach and city centre, which can be reached by an electric bus. Shop 500m and beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • Villa Ama Lur

    St. Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F64119

    Set 1km from the centre of Ascain - one of the most beautiful Basque villages - this first floor holiday apartment is close to the beach at Saint Jean-de-Luz and a golf course (more 18-hole courses within 20km). Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the south-facing balcony, or sit in the large landscaped garden or garden house with dining area and barbecue. The discreet owner lives on the ground floor and speaks English. Beaches at Biarritz and Hendaye are a short drive. Visit Spain, Fuenterrabia or San Sebastian - the jewel of the Atlantic coast.

    Ground floor: Separate WC. First floor: Living room with American kitchen and south-facing balcony. Library area. Kingsize bedroom with balcony. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large landscaped garden with garden house
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • English library
    • Wi-fi
    • Private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Ascain (shops, cafés, restaurants, supermarket), 5km from Saint Jean-de-Luz (beaches, harbour, thalasso, casino, museums, art galleries, sailing, surfing, canoeing), 12km from Biarritz (beaches, casino), 30km from San Sebastian (shopping, casino).

  • Cocourt

    Cours-de-Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F33175

    Set on a wine producing farm this small stone built cottage has been renovated to provide simple but modern, light and airy accommodation. A pleasant base from which to explore the many picturesque sites, towns and villages scattered over this rural corner of France. It is attached to, but independent of, the owners house, a helpful French couple who work the farm and who, whilst respecting your privacy, are happy to give advice if requested. The pool with its attractive surround is on the owners side of the building, but, is little used. The farm is set amongst the orchards and vineyards of the River Dropt Valley, just 3km from the picturesque Bastide town of Monségur with its arched colonnades, shops and cafés around the central covered market.

    Glass door from covered terrace into living/dining room with sofa bed and corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Sun lounger
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km E of Monségur, 5km W of Duras (medieval town, castle), 35km SW of St. Emilion (historic town, vineyards).

  • Argia

    St. Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: F64133

    This old basquaise house, divided into flats, sits south of Biarritz, on the main road between St. Jean-de-Luz and the Spanish border. This ground floor apartment has been colourfully decorated. The bedroom is bright, as is the large living room, which is very welcoming with mirrors, antique lighting and elegant funishings. It has a terrace with outdoor furnishings and statues. Being in St. Jean-du-Luz, a very lively town, you have all facilities on your doorstep, such as golf, restaurants, sea food markets by the harbour and interesting shops.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed, wooden floor and French doors to large terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor. One kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and double basin

    • Large terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: In St. Jean-de-Luz (shops, restaurants, beaches, museums, harbour, market), 1km from beach, 3.5km from golf, 17km from Biarritz (all facilities, casino, health sea thalassotherapy treatments), 14km from Spain (Irun, shopping), 33km from San Sebastian (shops).

  • Crouseilles, nr. Pau

    Crouseilles, nr. Pau

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W14194

    A semi-detached holiday cottage (adjoining the English owner’s home) which historically was the main building of one of the region’s many vineyards. The grounds and gardens of 1 acre are partially shared with the owner and there is a private swimming pool (50m²) and enclosed courtyard. The owners’ have a fruit and vegetable garden, and visitors to the property may help themselves to seasonal fruit and vegetables free of charge. The vineyards of Madrian, Cotes de Gascogne, Gers and Juracon are within a short drive, the Armagnac producers are 50km. The Atlantic coast and many of the Pyrenean ski resorts are within 1 hour 30 minutes. Fly via Pau, Biarritz, Lourdes and Bergerac. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No children under 10 years except babies under 1 year.

  • Massugas

    Massugas

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14282

    This detached, restored farmhouse set above the sleepy village of Massugas is well placed for visiting the wine regions of Bordeaux and Bergerac with a working vineyard just up the lane. Discreet owners live next door. There is a private fenced courtyard with covered barbecue area, and across a small lane is a large lawned area and private swimming pool with Roman steps, summer kitchen and toilet in the pool house. There is a fishing lake 1km away and several rambling trails. 20km from Castillon-la-Bataille where the open air summer shows draw much attention as hundreds of townsfolk replay the famous battle ending the Hundred Years’ War with the British. 75km east of the historic and beautiful city of Bordeaux set on the Garonne river, with cathedral, museums, casino and excellent shopping. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in dining room, cot, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

  • Vert

    Vert

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FAL063

    This lovely half-timbered holiday house is surrounded by a large grassy park where you can watch forest animals roam. With its exposed beams and open fireplace, you will find peace and serenity. Close by, there are many walking opportunities, including a promenade and the Landes Forest, as well as mountain biking and canoeing. There is a fishing lake 8km away, and tennis courts and a public swimming pool 10km away. In the Regional Natural Park of Landes de Gascogne, you can visit the Eco museum of Marquèze and hop onto a historic train. The large city of Mont-de-Marsan is 28km and Bordeaux is 130km, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The charming owner who lives in a house a few meters can tell you more about the local area, an ideal holiday base to discover the beautiful Landes region. Shop 28km, restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen, shower room (with hand-held shower attachment only), toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, large lawned garden, parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

  • Arbonne

    Arbonne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FAP034

    This cosy, air-conditioned holiday apartment provides a good base for a peaceful stay. It is situated in the Basque country between the ocean and the mountains. Enjoy a barbecue on the terrace, relax in the garden or visit the ponies in the grounds. Biarritz with its beautiful beaches is nearby, and a 20km drive will take you over the border to Spain. Activities include surfing, 4km, golf, 1.5km, horse riding and hiking on many trails through stunning scenery. Visit museums, natural sites and shops, and there are festivals and traditional celebrations for everyone to enjoy. Shop 6km, restaurant 1km and beach 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Ramp and steps to entrance. Internal steps. Sloping ceiling and low beam in bedrooms. Steps in grounds.

  • La Maison du Lac

    St. Pée-sur-Nivelle, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F64143

    Overlooking the beautiful lake of St. Pée-sur-Nivelle, in the heart of the Pays Basque region, this holiday property is just 20km inland from Biarritz on the road to Cambo-les-Bains and near to St. Jean-de-Luz. Situated on a hill, there are views of the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border from the villa’s private swimming pool. The villa’s interior offers a large living room opening onto a terrace ideal for outside dining. The nearby lake of St. Pée has an appealing beach and many attractions, restaurants and cafés. Local villages within a short drive include Cambo or Sare at the base of the Rhune Mountain, both starting points for mountain walks and climbs, and Espelette, known for its peppers. The old harbour town of St. Jean-de-Luz is 20 minutes’ drive, as is Biarritz with its beautiful shops, museums, aquarium and golf courses. For a day out, the well-known town of San Sebastian is well worth a visit. Please note: the discreet owner occupies a small flat beneath the house.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor and patio doors to terrace/dining room with tiled floor/kitchen. Twin bedroom with wooden floor (accessed via bathroom). Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden with 12 steps
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m), available 13th Jul to 25th Oct
    • Ground source heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • On street parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from St. Pée-sur-Nivelle (shops, cafés, restaurants, lakeside beach), 5km from Souraide (golf), 20km from Biarritz (casino, restaurant, golf courses), 15km from St. Jean-de-Luz (old harbour, golf).

  • Artzain Etxea

    Saint Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F64122

    Situated in between Biarritz and Saint Jean-de-Luz, near the quaint seaside town of Guetary, this property is ideal for anyone who wants to be away from the crowds. With magnificient views and tranquil surroundings it is hidden from the busy fashionable resorts but still at a short distance from all amenities. This two bedroom apartment is set within the grounds of the English speaking owner’s home, who is very discreet, and the entire well kept garden is to use as you please. The mountains are at your doorstep for walking and the beaches are only five minutes away by car. Surfers will love the ocean all along the coast. For a day out, why not drive to Spain, less than half an hour away.

    External access via stone stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with door to balcony. Kitchen. One double bedroom. One twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared garden
    • Central heating
    • Two cots
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 2km from Guetary (shops, cafés, restaurants, beaches), 5km from Saint Jean-de-Luz (harbour, market, restaurants, beaches), 10km from Biarritz (shops, surfing, casino, airport).

  • Arcachon

    Arcachon

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FAG209

    These two compact apartments are located in the popular seaside resort of Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, and are situated amidst an extraordinary landscape. They are set within Villa Regina, dating back to the late 19th century, and boasts shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a library, a billiard room, a cycle store and bowling alley. Free wi-fi is also available on the ground floor of the resort. Close by, discover the fascinating Dune du Pilat or visit the l’Île aux Oiseaux, the picturesque villages and the city of Bordeaux. They are conveniently located close to the shops, beach and city centre, which can be reached by an electric bus. Shop 500m and beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • La Bastide-Clairence

    La Bastide-Clairence

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP105

    Located in the picturesque village of La Bastide-Clairence, listed as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in France’, these beautiful, semi-detached holiday apartments offer bright and airy accommodation and are ideally placed to explore the area. The properties benefit from a shared outdoor swimming pool (72m²), which the children will love!

    The village offers local artisan shops where guests will find some unusual presents to take home and don’t miss the village festival bull run in July or the pottery fair in September.

    Donkey rides, hiking and mountain biking can all be found locally.

    Beach 45km.

    The village offers local artisan shops where guests will find some unusual presents to take home and don’t miss the village festival bull run in July or the pottery fair in September.

    Donkey rides, hiking and mountain biking can all be found locally.

    Beach 45km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, narrow, turning stairs to first floor.

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