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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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  • Arcachon

    Arcachon

    Grade
    4
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    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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  • Massugas

    Massugas

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    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.

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  • 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.

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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
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    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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  • L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    Grade
    4
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    1
    Ref: W14870

    A charming residential complex which lies 20km north of the fashionable resort of Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast in the heart of the Seignanx pine forests. The well-finished apartments and maisonettes are within easy distance of the sandy Atlantic beaches (1.5km). The village of Tarnos (7km), the fishing port of Capbreton (10km) and the delights of the Gascon gastronomy are close to Ondres. The variety of landscapes allows a wide range of activities from golf to surfing, cycling, tennis, hiking and canyoning. The traditional Basque village of Ondres is 1.5km with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort offers internet access in the reception area, a bar with terrace overlooking the shared unheated swimming pool (400m2, circular, depth 0.5m to 1.6m), the paddling pool, two tennis courts (free) and a children’s activity programme. There is a launderette (payable) and free outdoor car park (1 car per unit). All apartments can be either ground floor or first floor (stairs) level. Day visits can include a shopping spree to Spain, a visit to the Orx Nature Reserve, the lively Basque seaside resorts of St. Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne, where you will find music and other festivals throughout the summer and open markets and chic boutiques all year long. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 1.5km.A charming residential complex which lies 20km north of the fashionable resort of Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast in the heart of the Seignanx pine forests. The well-finished apartments and maisonettes are within easy distance of the sandy Atlantic beaches (1.5km). The village of Tarnos (7km), the fishing port of Capbreton (10km) and the delights of the Gascon gastronomy are close to Ondres. The variety of landscapes allows a wide range of activities from golf to surfing, cycling, tennis, hiking and canyoning.

    The traditional Basque village of Ondres is 1.5km with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort offers internet access in the reception area, a bar with terrace overlooking the shared unheated swimming pool (400m2, circular, depth 0.5m to 1.6m), the paddling pool, two tennis courts (free) and a children’s activity programme. There is a launderette (payable) and free outdoor car park (1 car per unit). All apartments can be either ground floor or first floor (stairs) level.

    Day visits can include a shopping spree to Spain, a visit to the Orx Nature Reserve, the lively Basque seaside resorts of St. Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne, where you will find music and other festivals throughout the summer and open markets and chic boutiques all year long.

    Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 1.5km.

    All on ground floor or stairs to first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot (on request), colour TV (on request, French channels only), shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, terrace or balcony, outdoor furniture, shared landscaped grounds, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • 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).

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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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  • Mimizan-Plage

    Mimizan-Plage

    Grade
    5
    3
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    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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  • Soustons

    Soustons

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FAL059

    This charming little single-storey house is located in Soustons, part of the Landes region where nature is still preserved and with many activities on offer, in stunning landscapes. The house has a garden with a terrace and a barbecue, ideal for relaxing, and the discreet owners conveniently live in an annex at the back. Only 6 minutes away, there is a beautiful lake where you can swim in calm water. If you prefer the sea air and waves of the Atlantic, the vast sandy beaches with surfing areas are 15 minutes away. Visit Dax, a lovely city, renowned as the first spa resort in France, which is 28km away. In the local area, golf, cycling, fishing, hiking, an aquatic centre and tree climbing are available. Shop 14km, restaurant 4.5km and beach 12km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Le Grand Village

    Cézac, Gironde

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F33106

    This beautifully restored country home is set in flower filled gardens and is the private winter residence of a family of antique lovers. Its thick stone walls ensure it remains cool in the hot summer months and it has a large enclosed sunbathing lawn with mature trees, a fish pond and even a lovely summerhouse. To the rear is the superb swimming pool with high walls surrounding the patio area, making this a great sun trap. This area, the Gironde, is one of the most important and prestigious wine producing regions of Europe, boasting countless world renowned appellations such as Côtes de Blaye, Bourg and St. Emilion. All fabulous places to tour around and try new wines. Nearby is the fortified Citadelle de Blaye, while the more adventurous can climb the massive dunes at Pyla (Europe’s highest), or watch the surfers in delightful Cap Ferret or Arcachon.

    Spacious living room with antiques, stone fireplace. Dining area. Small retro-style kitchen. Pool-side sitting room with sofa bed. Two double bedrooms, one on pool-side with en-suite WC. Single bedroom (with doors to terrace and pool). Bathroom. Shower room/WC

    • Large garden with pond (take care with children)
    • Patio
    • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No children under 8 years.

    Location: 4km S of Pugnac (shop), 7km N of St. André-de-Cubzac (all facilities, tennis, cycle hire, main shopping centre), Blaye (Citadelle, tourist attraction, ferry to Médoc Vineyards), 30km N of Bordeaux (golf, historical monuments, museums).

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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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