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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
    2
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    Ref: FAG208

    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 with basin, 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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  • Cocourt

    Cours-de-Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: F33175

    Set on a wine producing farm this small stone built cottage has been renovated to provide simple but modern, light and airy accommodation. A pleasant base from which to explore the many picturesque sites, towns and villages scattered over this rural corner of France. It is attached to, but independent of, the owners house, a helpful French couple who work the farm and who, whilst respecting your privacy, are happy to give advice if requested. The pool with its attractive surround is on the owners side of the building, but, is little used. The farm is set amongst the orchards and vineyards of the River Dropt Valley, just 3km from the picturesque Bastide town of Monségur with its arched colonnades, shops and cafés around the central covered market.

    Glass door from covered terrace into living/dining room with sofa bed and corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Sun lounger
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km E of Monségur, 5km W of Duras (medieval town, castle), 35km SW of St. Emilion (historic town, vineyards).

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  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: FAP038

    Located 300m from the beaches, this comfortable apartment is located in a gated residence with sea views from the balcony. Keen golfers could experience the golf course of Chiberta which is without doubt one of the most stunning of the Basque golf courses. Locally you can enjoy the thalassotherapy centre for absolute relaxation. Biarritz is only 1km away, Bayonne, 6km and St Jean de Luz, 18km. Spain is only 30km away for a fantastic day out. With its unique landscape, the Basque Coast is truly spectacular. For food connoisseurs, the many local markets are a great way to indulge in some of the gastronomic delights of the region such as ham, wine and cheese, as well as food à la plancha, which is typical of the Basque Country. The apartment has a lift, a parking space and a bus stop nearby. Shops 3km, restaurant 100m, beach 300m.

    All on first floor (lift access): Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom plus single bed.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, balcony, shared grounds, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

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    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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  • 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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  • Urrugne, nr. St. Jean-de-Luz

    Urrugne, nr. St. Jean-de-Luz

    Grade
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    Ref: W14927

    This delightful and spacious apartment is situated on the lower ground floor of a large semi-detached house in beautiful open countryside with the sea to one side and mountains to the other, next to the owner’s home. It is less than 5km from St. Jean-de-Luz and some of the best beaches in the area. For sports enthusiasts, there is horse riding locally, many public footpaths and 13 golf courses within a 30km radius, the nearest being just 4km away. The Basque Country is unique and offers visitors beautiful beaches, mountain scenery, wonderful food and excellent tourist facilities. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 5km.

    All on lower ground floor: Lounge/kitchen, conservatory, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Gas central heating, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, dishwasher, microwave, shared landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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  • Vert

    Vert

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • La Bastide-Clairence

    La Bastide-Clairence

    Grade
    4
    1
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    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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  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Anhaux

    Anhaux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FAP037

    With wonderful views over verdant countryside towards the mountains, this characterful holiday property lies just 5km from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, an important route through the Pyrénées between France and Spain. It has a balcony on the first floor and a large garden to relax in whilst admiring the marvellous vista. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Oil heater, open fire in lounge, 2 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Some sloping ceilings. Slopes, drops and steps in garden.

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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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  • 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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