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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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  • 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: 2 double, 1 single.

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

  • 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.

  • Gujan-Mestras

    Gujan-Mestras

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FAG138

    This semi-detached holiday property sits on the seafront with views of the Arcachon Bay. The interior is light and airy, with a sunny terrace looking onto the garden and swimming pool (32m², open Jun-Sep). There are two dining areas, ideal for an alfresco meal of freshly caught shellfish, and renowned Bordeaux wines. Arcachon with shops, restaurants and sandy beaches, 7km. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 1.5km.

    First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. Second floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: 2 steps from lounge to first floor bedroom. Open-tread turning stairs to second floor. 12 steps from front and back decking to garden.

  • Tilh, nr. Orthez

    Tilh, nr. Orthez

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W12963

    Set in the beautiful forest of the Landes, this single storey, detached family home offers a huge garden with children’s play items and a private outdoor swimming pool (open May-Oct). Only 1km from the village of Tilh, it benefits from a calm environment without being isolated. There are bicycles available to hire. Tilh lies half way between the beaches of the Atlantic and the mountains of the Pyrénées. There is the lively town of Dax, also well-known as a spa resort with “La Fontaine Chaude,” the most important hot water spring in France. The Atlantic Coast offers miles of unspoilt beaches as well as Biarritz with chic boutiques and casino. Bayonne and picturesque St. Jean-de-Luz are within easy reach. An ideal holiday base. Shops 1km, café/bar and restaurants 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 2 twin (one can be double).

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Porte des Fontaines

    Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F33169

    Situated on the edge of the medieval Bastide town of Monségur, this impressive, stone built house has views across a little valley to the town. It stands in a garden of mature trees and shrubs with a wisteria-covered pergola offering a delightful place to eat by the private swimming pool. The spacious accommodation is furnished in traditional French style, and adjoins a small, independent apartment occupied by the helpful owner. The small historic town of Monségur, with its central arcaded square and market place, has pavement cafés and restaurants as well as summer music and cultural events for all ages. This peaceful rural area has many historic towns and vineyards to visit between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, and a little further is the fascinating city of Bordeaux.

    Entrance hall with sitting area. Lounge/dining room with piano and glass fronted woodburner. Kitchen with sliding doors to garden and pool. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden with mature trees and shrubs, pergola
    • Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.25m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 0.5km S of Monségur (medieval market town, most facilities), 15km NE of La Réole (town on River Garonne, all facilities), 45km SE of St. Emilion (historic town and famous vineyards).

  • Villas La Prade, Villa 3

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F40120

    These comfortable and contemporary villas await you, they are not far from the Atlantic with its long sandy beaches, and are in the middle of the prestigious golf course of Moliets. All houses have a private pool and garden, and a wonderful terrace. This little piece of paradise between the sea and the forest is only an hour’s drive from Biarritz and Dax, and two hours away from Spain’s Moliets. These holiday villas (F40120, F40121, F40140 and FA269) are located 1km from the charming beach (not supervised) and 1.8km from a wider beach. The villas are spread over a large part of the resort and in 3 hamlets, and the internals can vary between each villa. They can be reached via many cycling routes through dunes and pine forests. They are all comfortably furnished and equipped with a TV and a fireplace. The French doors in the living room open directly onto the terrace, which leads to the pool garden. Shops, restaurants and beaches are all within easy reach by foot or by bike. The bike trails (about 500-1500 metres depending on the house) run across the golf course under the shade of the pine trees and the dunes. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the reception but no internet is provided within the houses. One parking space per accommodation is provided. Please note that accommodation is allocated on arrival and room layout may vary.

    All on ground floor: Living room with two single sofa beds and open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms, both with double bed or twin beds. Bathroom (no WC). Bathroom or shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs. Some villas have Jacuzzi bath

    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi.

    Location: 1km from beach, 2km from bike hire, golf, riding, tennis, restaurant and facilities, 3km from Moliets-et-Maa (golf course, beach), 37km from Dax (Roman ruins, spa, hot fountain), 69km from Bayonne (Gothic cathedral), 81km from Biarritz (surf festival and beaches, Museum of Chocolate, Chapelle Impériale).

    All properties: Private swimming pool

    • Poolside terrace
    • T/dryer
    • Private parking
    • Sun loungers.

  • Sainte Gemme

    Sainte Gemme

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14324

    Central but quiet location, 5km south-east of Monségur, one of the bastide towns built during the Hundred Years War and now renowned for its superb jazz festival in early July. This detached holiday barn conversion is set in large open grounds at the end of a country lane. Days out can include a visit to Bordeaux (90km), a modern, fashionable city on the Garonne river offering quayside cafés, restaurants, a casino and international shopping. Or spend a day touring the Bergerac wine châteaux - Monbazillac and Pécharmant amongst the best known. On your return dine al-fresco on the covered pool terrace with its summer kitchen and adjacent shower and toilet. The beautiful panoramic views over tranquil countryside will soothe the spirit as you cool off in the private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1m to 2.4m). Table tennis available. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room/games area, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

  • Garrosse

    Garrosse

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14322

    This detached single storey modern holiday villa is cosily furnished and set in a large enclosed garden. Situated just outside the small hamlet of Garrosse amidst corn fields and in the pine forest region of Les Landes. The private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 2.4m) is fenced and overlooks the large, shady lawned garden and children’s play area. Table tennis is available for guests’ use. Or you can enjoy a day out on the Atlantic coast - the lovely sandy beaches of Mimizan-Plage are just 40km west. The busy seaside resort of Biarritz is 100km south-west with its tempting seafood restaurants, casino and chic boutiques. There is an activity lake at Arjuzanx, 7km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km, beach 37km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room with bidet and basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Cot, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: 2 steps to entrance.

  • Hendaye Plage

    Hendaye Plage

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP004

    A delightful house set in the hills of Hendaye, a renowned seaside resort in the Basque region, offering a splendid panoramic view across the town and sea below. Located in a region full of places to discover and things to do, you can choose from watersports at the nearby world-famous surfing town of Biarritz, visit casinos or have a game of golf at one of the many local courses. Tasting the wonderful gastronomy of the Pays Basque is also a must. For day trips further afield, visit Bayonne (36km) or Dax (86km). Shop 1km, restaurant 2km.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), video, stereo, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, balcony, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

  • Les Rives Marines

    Les Rives Marines

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W13647

    The Arcachon Basin, 60km north of Bordeaux, attracts visitors from all over the world, who come to see and walk on the famous Pyla Dunes, at 107m high and 2700 long, the biggest in Europe. This breathtaking area offers much more, including the old market town of Le Teichs the Ornithological Park ‘Bird Island’ and local oyster farms. Further afield, the beautiful city of Bordeaux, with its elegant shopping boulevards and historic centre is well worth a visit, and a drive around the renowned vineyards to sample the regional wines is not to be missed. The attractive holiday complex of Les Rives Marines is ideally located between the port and the town, with a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool and direct access to the Basin. The beach, accessible on foot or by bicycle, is only 4km away. The compact semi-detached apartments (refs W13647 and W15073), are space-efficient and set out on 2 floors. Shop and café/bar 300m, restaurants 3km, beach 4km.

    This breathtaking area offers much more, including the old market town of Le Teichs the Ornithological Park ‘Bird Island’ and local oyster farms. Further afield, the beautiful city of Bordeaux, with its elegant shopping boulevards and historic centre is well worth a visit, and a drive around the renowned vineyards to sample the regional wines is not to be missed.

    The attractive holiday complex of Les Rives Marines is ideally located between the port and the town, with a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool and direct access to the Basin. The beach, accessible on foot or by bicycle, is only 4km away. The compact semi-detached apartments (refs W13647 and W15073), are space-efficient and set out on 2 floors.

    Shop and café/bar 300m, restaurants 3km, beach 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom and/or shower room (some with no toilet), some with separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, double sofa bed or 2 single pull-out beds in lounge.

    Cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 5 steps to entrance. Bedroom layout of each apartment can vary.

  • La Bastide-Clairence

    La Bastide-Clairence

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FAP106

    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, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 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.

  • Gujan-Mestras

    Gujan-Mestras

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG026

    This pretty holiday house is situated in a pleasant residential area in the town of Gujan-Mestras. The beautiful enclosed lawned garden benefits from a lovely outdoor swimming pool (36m²), perfect for relaxing by, which is cared for by a gardener. The property has a very pleasant and well-furnished conservatory with a large table and is equipped with everything needed for enjoyable barbecues on summer evenings. There is also a wonderful terrace, ideal for dining al fresco. Gujan-Mestras is a popular town, located in the world famous basin of the Bay of Arcachon, which is home to numerous fine sandy beaches. Things to do in the area include shellfish tasting on the beach, or in one of the many seafood restaurants, golfing, long walks by the sea, water sports, a visit to the Dune du Pyla and trips to the Island of Birds and the nature reserve. Shop 1.8km, restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, dining room/conservatory, kitchen, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, 3 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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