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Aquitaine

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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  • 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.

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  • Villa Tejo

    Saint Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F64116

    This ground floor accommodation is in a quiet residential area just 300 metres from Saint Jean-de-Luz’s sandy beach. Cheerfully decorated in bright colours, it enjoys a large terrace along with a garden with covered sitting area. The discreet owner lives just above the apartment. Summer in Saint Jean-de-Luz is a maze of restaurants, music concerts and festivals. Outdoor lovers can play a round of golf at the nearby courses or enjoy surfing in Biarritz, which also boasts an aquarium and casino. The Spanish border is within a short drive for duty free shopping; pretty Pyrénéan villages offer delicious cuisine; and local thalassotherapy centres offer a welcome opportunity to unwind.

    Shared entrance. Dining room. Well-equipped fitted kitchen opening onto sunny terrace. Covered sitting area. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with thalasso bath and shower with jets. Cloakroom

    • Enclosed garden and terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 350m from shops, cafés, restaurants, 300m to beach, 3.5km from golf, 12km S of Biarritz (casino, surfing, golf, museum), 25km N of Spain (duty free shopping, San Sebastian).

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  • 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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  • La Lisiere

    Le Porge, Gironde

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F33212

    In between Lacanau and Cap Ferret in the little village of Le Porge, this detached holiday villa is set in a very quiet position in a residential area. With a pretty enclosed garden, it is all on one level with a covered terrace ideal for evening meals. Behind the property lie miles of tracks in the forest ideal for cycling. You can walk to shops and a nice restaurant, or choose from miles of sandy beaches on the ocean. The houses is on stilts in the middle of the Bassin d’Arcachon are well worth a visit, or take a boat to go shopping in Arcachon. The nearby Médoc Caves with fabulous wine châteaux are known all over the world.

    One step to ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Small kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Private enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 800m from Le Porge (shops, café, restaurant, pony club), 12km from Lacanau (ocean, lake), 20km to Bassin d’Arcachon (boat trips), 45km from La Teste (zoo, children’s park), 50km W of Bordeaux (museums, golf, airport).

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  • La Maison du Lac

    St. Pée-sur-Nivelle, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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).

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  • Crouseilles, nr. Pau

    Crouseilles, nr. Pau

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP036

    This comfortable and stylish, second floor apartment (lift available), lies in a quiet green area of Anglet. There is a free shuttle bus taking guests to one of the 11 magnificent beaches. The town is a short walk away with the centre being based around the square, with a lovely church and town hall, as well as shops, cinema and swimming pool. This is an ideal holiday apartment from which to explore the many landmarks, monuments, museums and especially the restaurants, where you can taste the famous gourmet cuisine of The Pays Basque. The elegant seaside town of Biarritz is 4km away, Bayonne, known as the chocolate capital, is only 9km away and Spain is 30km away. Shop 1.5km, restaurant 200m and beach 5km.

    All on second floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Gas heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, balcony with furniture. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • La Doguerie de Coreilhes

    St Quentin de Caplong, Gironde

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F33214

    Surrounded by vineyards, this property made up of two separate parts, is ideal for two couples, beautifully restored, and furnished with antiques and exquisite wall paintings. Each part is on either side of the large swimming pool with beach access. The discreet, charming owners live at the rear of the main building. This self catering property is located very near St Emilion and Bergerac, and is also near the golf of Les Vigiers, the lake of Castelgaillard, near the château of Duras, and the river Dordogne. As you can imagine in this wine region, you can visit many wine cellars (caves) and châteaux offering good value quality, locally produced wines.

    Part one: Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace. Kitchen with patio door to terrace. First floor: One double bedroom with single sofa bed. Bathroom/WC. Second part (outside access): First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with jacuzzi

    • Large, enclosed, shared gardens and terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (16 x 8m, depth 0-1.9m)
    • Heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue

    Location: 5km to Gensac (shop), 11km to Ste Foy La Grande (shops, cafés, restaurants, canoeing, tennis), 17km from Les Vigiers (golf), 30km from St Emilion, 34km to Bergerac (old town, boat trips, market, airport), 75km Bordeaux (old city, museums, airport).

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  • Gujan-Mestras

    Gujan-Mestras

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAG009

    This delightful and welcoming single-storey property, where you can just as easily relax in front of the charming fireplace as you can go to discover local towns and places of interest, provides the ideal holiday base. There is a wonderful terrace, ideal for dining al fresco and the sandy beach is just 800m away. Situated in the pretty town of Gujan-Mestras, known for its oyster-farming, fishing and shipbuilding. There is much to see and do including exploring the seven ports, each with its own history, and Aqualand, which children will love. For day trips, visit Andernos-les-Bains (25km) Le Barp (33km) or Bordeaux (62km). Shop 500m, restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step from terrace to garden.

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  • Le Petit Arnauton

    Landiras, Gironde

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F33218

    This charming detached holiday cottage is all on one level and is set peacefully in the Sauternes region next to the owners’ wine estate, where you can have a try at wine tasting in the owners’ vineyards. A short drive away is the lake of Hostens with a beach that is ideal for children. There are many interesting châteaux nearby including Yquem, Roquetaillade and Cadillac on the River Garonne. Golfers can enjoy a round at Langon (20 minutes’ drive) and for a day out, beautiful Bordeaux has many trendy shops, museums, golf course and cafés.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire and beams. Kitchen. Double bedroom with seating area leading to single bedroom (for child) with French window and en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with French window and en-suite shower room/WC

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Landiras (shops, café, restaurant, market), 6km from Sauternes (2 restaurants, Château Yquem, wine tasting), 15km from Langon (all facilities, golf, river), 20km from Hostens (lake with beach, pedaloes, fishing), 35km S of Bordeaux (very beautiful old town, golf, museums, airport).

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  • Mimizan-Plage

    Mimizan-Plage

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAL065

    This lovely holiday property is in the village of Mimizan-Plage, 50km from the coastal town of Arcachon. This is a beautiful house, nicely decorated and can accommodate five guests. Everything is within walking distance of the property including forests, beach, shops and the market. The Atlantic coast is an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday and the beach is just 300m from the house, within walking distance through the dunes. The area is ideal for golf lovers, or for those who like just relaxing in the sun. Take a day trip to explore the beautiful cities of Bordeaux and Biarritz. Shop, restaurant and beach 300m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 single leading to 1 double, 1 further double.

    Electric heating, colour cable TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Low beams in some rooms.

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