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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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  • Cambo-les-Bains

    Cambo-les-Bains

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: FAP040

    This lovely holiday home is located in the pretty town of Cambo-les-Bains and has a large fenced garden and terrace, which overlooks the mountains and is perfect for enjoying the sunny evenings and afternoons the region is famous for. Cambo-les-Bains is a pleasant town and benefits from being nestled in the rolling hills, situated only 25km from Biarritz and 16km from Spain. The region is perfect for nature lovers and gourmets as it has many tracks and paths for walkers and cyclists and you’ll have plenty of occasions to try the local delicacies. For sports enthusiasts there are places where you can go white water rafting, canoeing, walking, or even enjoy a round of golf. To fully discover all that the region has to offer, visit the small towns and villages such as Espelette or Villa Arnaga, Rhune and many more of the wonderful sights in the Basque countryside. Shop 2km, restaurant 3km and beach 25km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with basin and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. Shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Oil heating. Open fire in lounge. Two cots. Cable TV. DVD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Garage parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps from terrace to garden. Steps to entrance.

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  • Maldana

    Ascain, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: T64060

    Superbly situated amidst delightful countryside and yet only 5 km from St. Jean-de-Luz and its sandy beach, this property has a superb view of ’La Rhune’- the last big peak of the Pyrénées. An old wooden train (3km) travels to the mountain summit (902 alt.) with breathtaking views of the peaks and the expanse of beaches of the Landes and the Basque country, stretching from Biarritz and St. Jean-de-Luz as far as Spain. Nearby is the lively village of Ascain with its Roman bridge and 16th-century church. This impressive property stands in a large enclosed garden with a small rear orchard, as well as a large swimming pool. The interior is delightfully furnished, and decorated with clever use of co-ordinating fabrics. The living room features a cosy open fire, home cinema system and French doors leading to the garden, which has a wooden slide, swings and play rings for the children, while the adults sit and enjoy a glass of wine and admire the sublime views.

    Living room with open fire, French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. WC. First floor: Five bedrooms: One double with en-suite bathroom/WC, two double (one can be twin) with en-suite shower and double basin (no WC), one double (can be twin), one twin (for children). Bathroom/WC, shower attachment. Mezzanine children’s play area, low ceiling

    • Private heated swimming pool (12 x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2m, open May-Oct)
    • Telephone
    • Wi-fi
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels)
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Garden parking
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack.

    Location: 3km E of Ascain (most facilities, tennis, swimming pool - summer only), 5km SE of St. Jean-de-Luz (all facilities, sandy beaches, watersports, tennis, golf), 20km SW of Biarritz (all facilities, casino, airport).

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  • Cantegrit

    Josse, Landes

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F40138

    Cantegrit is a detached holiday villa set over two stories, and the main living part is on the first floor overlooking the large garden, pine trees and the private fenced swimming pool. With air conditioning in the living room for hot summers, it also has a large balcony to enjoy dining outside. The ocean beaches with miles of sand dunes are perfect for surfing, but there is also a quiet lake in Hossegor for wind surfers and supervised beaches. This is an ideal setting for walkers, cyclers or golfers in the pine forests of the Landes region. Discover famous towns such as Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, or less well known ones such as Peyrehorade on the River Adour, with trout and salmon, Sauveterre-de-Béarn or the old town of Salies-de-Béarn. Do not miss Dax, less than 30 minutes drive, for its lively cafés and restaurants, or spend a day shopping in Spain.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to garden. Three double bedrooms, one with beams. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Shower room/WC. Living room with wooden floor and French doors to balcony/dining room. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Balcony
    • Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 0.7m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Air conditioning (in first floor bedrooms)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Josse (shop, café, restaurant), 1.5km from river fishing, 5km from St. Vincent-de-Tyrosse (large hypermarket, small supermarket), 15km from beach and golf course, 18km from Hossegor (beach, watersports, lake, golf, casino), 50km from Biarritz (casino, shops, golf, airport), 75km from Spanish border.

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  • Mont St. Pierre

    La Réole, Gironde

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: F33201

    This 18th century mansion house is set south of Bordeaux, ten minutes drive from the charming town of La Réole. The property is surrounded by châteaux such as Roquetaillade, Villandraut and Bazas. It has kept its old marble fire places, wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and large French windows but has been modernised with a huge pool facing the lawn. Spacious and comfortable it is in a village with all amenities as well as tennis courts and opens onto the countryside, creating a very peaceful setting ideal for relaxing. The large lake of Casteljaloux is a twenty minutes drive and has a beach as well as windsurfing, pedaloes and golf. La Réole is known for its car museum but also wine tasting châteaux. Bordeaux, one hours drive, has many trendy shops, museums and sweet small restaurants in the cobbled streets.

    Ground floor: Large entrance/office. Living room with fireplace and piano. Formal dining room. TV seating room. Kitchen with large counter bar and breakfast table with door to front terrace. Single bedroom leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Large gardens
    • Private pool (12m x 6m, 1.5m deep)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 100 metres from shop and restaurant, 500m from tennis court, 10km from Sauternais golf course, 12km from La Réole (shops), 20km from Casteljaloux (beach on lake, windsurfing, pedaloes, golf), 65km S of Bordeaux (shops, restaurants, museums, airport).

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  • Les Dragons

    Cap Ferret, Gironde

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F33149

    Set between the ocean and the Arcachon Basin yet within walking distance of both, this splendid modern property is situated in a quiet residential area close to the village shops, cafés and restaurants. Beautifully light and airy, it is well equipped and comfortable, and enjoys its own private swimming pool and pretty lawned gardens. The beautiful Atlantic Coast provides wonderful surfing and offers miles of sandy beaches, while younger children will enjoy the quieter waters of the Bassin, collecting shells at low tide. Behind the house the pine forest offers a huge network of cycling paths and tennis, riding, sailing and fishing can all be enjoyed locally. There are ferries to Arcachon and the jetties are busy with boats providing trips to the bird island in the Bassin. An ideal spot to discover the Dune de Pyla (the highest sand dune in Europe), the Médoc Region is also worth a visit for its famous Bordeaux wines and vineyards, with tasting tours available.

    Entrance hall. Living/dining room/kitchen with traditional oven and patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor. Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room (no WC). Twin bedroom with terrace leading to bedroom with two single beds. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.6m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Basketball net
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Built-in barbecue.

    Location: 800m to village (shops, cafés, restaurant), 300m to beach on the Arcachon Basin, 3.5km to sea beach (on foot), ferries and boat trips from Cap Ferret (4km), 1km to tennis, 60km W of Bordeaux (shopping, large town).

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  • Domaine de Fonteneau

    Floirac, nr. Bordeaux, Gironde

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    7
    Ref: F33247

    This elegant, detached Girondine holiday property is situated close to Bordeaux, an architecturally renowned city on the banks of the Garonne, with riverside cafés, museums, chic boutiques and a casino all easily accessible via tram or bus. The house has been filled with antiques by the owners and features open fireplaces in the living and dining areas. The private swimming pool can be floodlit for al-fresco barbecues on the terrace. Within 300 metres there is a free exercise circuit as well as riding stables and tennis courts (payable locally), therefore creating a mixture of country and city activities for all the family or a group of friends. The sandy Atlantic beaches are within easy reach for surfing or to visit one of the many attraction parks. The discreet gardener lives in a house with a separate entrance at the end of the large garden, and looks after the pool, garden and chickens.

    Ground floor: Living room with two steps to dining room with kitchen area. Utility. Two bedrooms: One double and one twin with sitting-area and en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for child), both with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Further kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Twin bedroom (Until 2017 the accommodation layout will be: Ground floor: Living room with two steps to dining room with kitchen area. Utility. Twin bedroom with sitting-area and en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for child), both with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Further kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Twin bedroom)

    • 1-hectare grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (14m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 2.3m)
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (14m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 2.3m)
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1.5km from supermarket, 3km from shop, bar and restaurant, 10km from Bordeaux (all facilities), 30km from St Emilion (vineyards and monolithic church).

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  • Chateau Gamage

    St-Pey-de-Castets, Gironde

    Grade
    18
    9
    0
    9
    Ref: F33240

    This magnificent 12th-century holiday chateau, producing fine wines and steeped in local history (dating from 1734 when wines were already being produced), now offers guests the opportunity to learn about winemaking and live the chatelian lifestyle. Visit the chais and vineyards and participate in wine tastings. Set in a landscaped park of 6 hectares, this superb detached chateau has been fully restored and redecorated. A separate entrance driveway ensures privacy. The inviting private swimming pool has a cascade feature and shower. There are TNT (multilingual) TVs in all bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. A convenient first floor kitchenette is ideal for early morning tea or late night snacks. American billiard/games room. Restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, tennis, horseback riding, river cruises on the Dordogne River all within 7km. Golf 29km.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Summer kitchen/games room. Three bedrooms: one kingsize, one queensize, one double, all with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Kitchenette/breakfast area. Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC, one with partially separated bathroom/WC, corner spa bath, shower attachment. Two queensize bedrooms, both with shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • 1-hectare partially enclosed garden
    • 6-hectare shared grounds with unfenced pond
    • Terrace
    • Private pool (14m x 5m, depth 1m-1.5m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • Washer/dryer
    • Two d/washers
    • Two m/waves
    • F/freezer
    • 11 TNT TVs
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • 2 T/cots and h/chairs on request
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Not all staircases have banisters.

    Location: 7km S of Castillon-la-Bataille (all amenities, summer sound and light show portrays the ’100 Years War’), 17km S of St Emilion (monolithic church, tourist train to wine chateaux, all amenities), 60km E of Bordeaux (museums, riverside cafés, casino, international boutiques and gourmet restaurants).

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