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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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  • Méharin

    Méharin

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FAP027

    In the Basque country, between Bayonne, Saint-Palais and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, this former farmhouse has kept its authenticity. This holiday property has large rooms, with beautiful floors, wooden beams and furnished with traditional Basque furniture. The large garden offers great views over the mountains and the surrounding countryside. The caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhay are nearby, as well as the charming town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 32km. Other places to visit include Bayonne, 41.5km, with its cathedral and museums, or even explore Spain, with the coastal town of San Sebastián, with its old town, 90km away. The coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, with the resorts of Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, are within an hour’s drive. Shop 10km, restaurant 3km, beach 50km.

    Lounge/diner, second lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Low beams in some rooms. Turning stairs to first floor. River 100m.

  • Villa Etche Aita

    Lake Sanguinet, Landes

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F40102

    This comfortable villa is set in wooded grounds at Lake Sanguinet near the Atlantic Coast. The house is particularly attractive and has lovely shady gardens and terraces with a brick built barbecue. The lake itself is within walking distance and offers wonderful sandy beaches, restaurants, bars, bathing, pedaloes, fishing and sailing/wind surfing hire. Sanguinet is popular with those wanting to avoid the crowds of many coastal resorts yet it has a lovely atmosphere with bars and restaurants. Biscarrosse is a short drive whilst Mimizan Plage and Bordeaux are easily reached for Atlantic Beaches, Bassin d’Arcachon or boutique shopping respectively.

    Private driveway. Living/dining room. French windows to garden. Fully equipped and fitted kitchen with door to rear. Two double bedrooms. One twin bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: One double bedroom

    • Covered terrace
    • Garden
    • Private swimming pool (8 x 4m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD (small library available)
    • CD
    • Two cots
    • Parking for 3 cars
    • Terrace
    • Sun loungers
    • Brick barbecue.

    Location: 1km N of Sanguinet (shops, bars, restaurants), 13km N of Biscarrosse (all facilities), 25km S of Dune du Pyla (the largest sand dune in Europe), 20km from Arcachon (racecourse Jun-Aug, horseriding, casino, golf), 60km SW of Bordeaux.

  • Villa Papou

    Le Porge, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33239

    In between the bay of Arcachon and the resort of Lacanau, and just a short drive from the sandy ocean shore, this holiday villa is very well situated. All on one level, and completely renovated, it has plenty of charm with a large veranda onto which three of the bedrooms open. The private swimming pool sits behind the villa, in the enclosed garden which is backed by forest trees. Bicycles (for adults plus baby seat, and children) are available for use. The village has a bar and restaurant within walking distance. A little further is Lacanau, known for its 14km beach and excellent surfing, or the quieter bay of Arès from where boat trips depart to the Ile aux Oiseaux. There is a wealth of interesting markets all around, from Arès to Cap Ferret, selling fresh seafood, farm produce and delicious Médoc wines.

    All on ground floor: Living room/veranda. Dining room/kitchen. Four bedrooms: one kingsize, two double, each opening to veranda, one twin. Tiled floors throughout. Two shower rooms, one with double basin. Separate WC

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Bicycles
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from centre of Le Porge (bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 8km from beaches, 12km from Lacanau (beaches, lake, golf), 20km N of Arès (bay of Arcachon), 50km from Bordeaux (wine region, all facilities, airport).

  • Ahetze

    Ahetze

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAP035

    This comfortable holiday home is nestled in the stunning Basque region, only 5km from the nearest beach, and 10km to the picturesque resort town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, with its gentle, crescent-shaped bay. This property is ideal for families or groups of friends to enjoy relaxing around the outdoor swimming pool (42m², open Jun-Sep), set in a terraced garden, with an area for playing petanque and also a barbecue to make the most of this peaceful location. Younger guests will enjoy the football table. The elegant resort of Biarritz is 11km away, and is known as a golf and surfers paradise. The border of Spain is 20km away. There are many activities nearby, such as diving, horse riding, hiking, canyoning and golf, so there is something for everyone for a great holiday. Shop 8km, restaurant 1km, and beach 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 4 double bedrooms.

    Oil heater, open fire in lounge, 2 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps in grounds.

  • Le Mont

    Saint Vivien, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33118

    Set just outside the village in northern Médoc, these two beautifully restored stone properties, which may only be reserved together, are ideal for 2 families holidaying together, set in over 2 acres of extensive lawned grounds, completely enclosed with a private outdoor swimming pool, (with steps) and surrounded by an antique tower, statue and balustrades. The two properties are furnished with antiques, and are close to the ocean beaches, ranging from Soulac down to the lake of Lacanau. The Médoc area must be discovered for its wine châteaux (Margaux, Mouton - Rothschild) and the pine forests all around here are a paradise for cycling as you can cycle right down to Cap Ferret through the forest.

    Two individual houses, next to one another and each having large bay windows opening onto a terrace and gardens, living/dining rooms with antiques, kitchens in each are well equipped. House 1: One 4-poster double bedroom, and another pretty double bedroom opening onto garden. Large marble bathroom with large round bath, shower. WC. House 2: One double bedroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom with old-style bath, separate shower, WC

    • Salt water outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5.5m, depth 0.8m to 2.4m)
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • Wide screen TV
    • Wifi connection
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Built in barbecue
    • Welcome pack.

    Location: 1km S of Saint Vivien (tennis, shops, horse riding), 18km S of Pointe de Grave (ferry to Royan 30 minutes), 80km NW of Bordeaux, 11km E of ocean, beaches and cycle tracks, 50km from Lacanau (golf, lake).

  • Dayne

    Lacanau, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33133

    Nestling amongst pine trees, this delightful property enjoys a peaceful hillside setting and overlooks the beautiful lake at Lacanau, well known for wind surfing and fishing. This two storey modern house is tastefully furnished and has its own private swimming pool and a large balcony ideal for evening meals. 4km away is the magnificent ‘Golf of Ardilouse’ as well as restaurants and cafés at Le Moutchic. A well-known riding centre is close by and many cycle paths all around to explore. Do not miss a tour around the famous Médoc wine châteaux less than an hours drive away.

    Entrance by exterior staircase to first floor level: Large living/dining room with leather sofas and open fireplace. Well equipped kitchen with back kitchen. One double bedroom. Bathroom and separate WC. Inside easy staircase to basement. Shower room. One double bedroom. One twin bedroom. Double sofa bed in bedroom

    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Washer/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km W of Le Moutchic (shop, restaurant, cafés, lake beach, windsurfing, pedaloes, fishing), 4km W of Golf of l’Ardilouse, 5km E of Lacanau-Océan (ocean, restaurants, casino, tennis, cycle hire).

  • Arjuzanx

    Arjuzanx

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAL007

    This lovely manor house, situated in the village centre has been harmoniously restored to provide a superb living space. The property has been decorated luxuriously and features elegant, furnishings to provide you with a very comfortable holiday home. The house is surrounded by magnificent grounds of 5000m² planted with trees. There is a private swimming pool, and the nearby Lake Arjuzanx, which is accessible on foot, bicycle or on horseback, is an ideal spot for leisurely walks along the countryside paths. This superb region has many natural attractions including 106km of long sandy beaches which start at the lovely seaside town of Biscarosse. Other places worth a visit include the town of Mimizan, a 19th century seaside resort on the Atlantic coast with a fine sandy beach ideal for surfing and sunbathing, while a little distance inland is the more traditional town of Mimizan itself. The town of Dax (40km) is also worth a visit for its famous warm spring water fountain, its cathedral and gardens. Shop 5km, restaurant 100m.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), bathroom with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets with basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

  • Chabaga

    Montussan, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F33242

    This light and spacious architect-designed home is modern and comfortable. The cathedral-ceilinged living room has a large glass wall overlooking parkland. The private swimming pool has an outdoor shower, wooden terrace and is accessed directly from the dining area and kitchen for al-fresco meals. Situated between Bordeaux and Libourne amongst the Bordeaux vineyards on the edge of Montussan. Enjoy the numerous activities in the historic quayside city of Bordeaux; summer nocturnal dancing on the quay, casino, museums and chic international boutique shops. St. Emilion (27km) has a monolithic church and a delightful tourist train through the vineyards. Jogging path and tennis courts within walking distance. The Arcachon basin (64km) and Atlantic beaches, including Dune de Pyla, the highest in Europe (80km) make a great day out. The owner occasionally occupies a totally separate studio apartment (for maintenance purposes) with separate entrance, which does not overlook the holiday property.

    Ground floor: Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling, wooden floor and patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC with double basin

    • Lawned garden with unprotected drops (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m), open Jun-Sep
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Centre of Montussan (tennis, bakery, pharmacy, post office), 1km from shops, 3km from restaurant, 4km from Camayrac (golf), 10km from St. Germain-du-Puch (restaurant, bar, shop), 15km from Bordeaux (all facilities, river cruises, casino), 23km from Libourne (all facilities).

  • Le Chêne Vert

    St. Vivien-de-Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33139

    This attractive stone-built farmhouse stands in an elevated position and enjoys extensive views of the orchards, fields and vineyards. Picturesque from the outside, the house is impressive inside, spacious, furnished and decorated to a good standard adding to the traditional charm of the old building. The covered terrace, shady garden and delightful pool area with large gazebo ensure you can enjoy convivial eating or relaxed privacy to the full. The nearby pretty village of St. Vivien-de-Monségur has a beautiful old church, small shop, bar, restaurant around the tree shaded square. The nearby medieval Bastide towns of Duras and Monségur hold cultural and musical events in the summer. There are leisure lakes with sandy beaches, picnic areas and watersports at St. Sernin (25km) and Casteljaloux (40km) and it is an easy drive to the renowned vineyards of St. Emilion, Bergerac and Pomerol.

    Entrance hall. Large living room with tiled floor, feature chimney and billiard table. Dining room opening to well-equipped kitchen with glass doors leading to garden and pool. Utility room. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC. Stairs from living room to galleried landing. One double bedroom with en-suite WC (low beams), leading to double bedroom. Shower room

    • Garden
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m), open mid Jun-Sep
    • Gas and electric heating
    • W/machine
    • Telephone (incoming and local calls only)
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • NB: There are low beams at the property.

    Location: 1.5km S of St. Vivien-de-Monségur (bar/restaurant, tennis courts), 5km E of Monségur (medieval town with most facilities), 70km E of Bordeaux (large city, all facilities).

  • Tourenne

    St. Germain-de-la-Rivière, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33210

    In Fronsadais, in between Bordeaux, Libourne and Saint André-de-Cubzac, this detached holiday property is set in a peaceful position. The village is known for the beautiful château of La Rivière, the caves which can be visited and wine tastings. At less than ½ an hours drive from Saint Emilion this region is famous for lovely tasteful wines. With an enclosed garden and a private swimming pool, this house offers a good value base to explore the region. Plenty of Roman churches can be found all around, fishing in the river Dordogne, horse riding in Fronsac or just walking in hill top villages, there is plenty to do. For a day out shopping Bordeaux is a must as well as visiting the museums, see the restored town with its magnificent 18th century houses along the river, or drive to the ocean for the huge waves ideal for windsurfing.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room with kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC with large massage shower cubicle

    • Enclosed garden
    • Private swimming pool with cover (8 x 4m; depth 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Lugon (shop, tennis), 400m from Maison du Fronsadais (tourism office, bar, restaurant), 10km from Libourne (market, shops, restaurant), 35km from Bordeaux (shopping, museums, golf, airport), 80km from Le Porge (ocean).

  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAP033

    This cosy, detached holiday property is located just 3.8km from the ocean, and is ideal for a relaxing holiday with a pleasant terrace with barbecue, and offering a small independent, fully equipped studio in the garden. Relax in the peaceful surroundings, with all amenities close by, including a public swimming pool, 50m, cinema just a 10-minute walk, supermarket, 150m, while Quintaou has markets full of local specialities. The sea is easily reached for surfing or sun bathing, and for the more active there is the pine forest of Chiberta, with golf courses and several hiking and horseback trails. The area also offers the famous Basque cuisine and traditional festivals, while Biarritz and the elegant city of Bayonne with its art and history is 10km away, and Spain is just 35km away. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 3.8km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Annexe: Kitchen, double bed area.

    Woodburner in lounge, colour cable TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

  • Le Grand Lesque

    Saint Vivien de Médoc, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F33157

    In the heart of the Médoc region and only five minutes from the ocean beaches, this attractive detached property is set in a very quiet and peaceful position, in the Gironde Estuary opposite Royan, a well-known sea side resort. Comfortable and well equipped, it is an ideal holiday property with an open-plan living room, the kitchen behind a counter and patio doors opening on to the private swimming pool in enclosed gardens. The terrace is partly covered for dinner parties al fresco and you can sunbathe all day by the pool. The more adventurous can taste wines from famous châteaux such as Margaux, Pauillac - or you can try those from the local markets which also sell local farm products and delicious seafood. The nearby lakes of Hourtin and Lacanau offer superb sailing and windsurfing, while many cycle tracks in the pine forest lead from Soulac right down to the Bassin d’Arcachon.

    Ground floor: Step to entrance. Large living/dining room with tiled floor, bay windows opening onto swimming pool, and kitchen with breakfast bar and tiled floor. Small utility. Three double bedrooms; two kingsize, one with tiled floor and patio door to terrace. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Twin bedroom (can be double)

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 1.5m) with poolside shower
    • Electric central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Car port
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from St Vivien de Médoc (shop, bar, tennis, horse riding), 10km from Soulac (beaches, shops), 18km from Le Verdon (ferry to Royan), 50km N of Lacanau (lake, windsurfing, golf), 80km N of Bordeaux (city, museums, airport).

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