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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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  • Cazaux

    Cazaux

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG139

    This delightful holiday property is set within almost 1 hectare of enclosed beautiful gardens and parkland, the owner lives on site. The rear of the house has a large sunny terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining. Dominated by graceful arched windows, 2 of the bedrooms have French doors opening onto the front terrace with views over the gardens. The glorious sandy Atlantic beaches and the famous Dune-de-Pilat are 5km, while the coastal town of Arcachon is 16km, with many sea front restaurants. Further south is Sanguinet, 10km, with its nearby lake with water sports and swimming, and dont miss the cultural and historic city of Bordeaux only 60km away. Shop and restaurant 500m, beach 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in dining room, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, Wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step into bath. Slope to unfenced pond in grounds.

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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: 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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  • 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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  • Le Petit Arnauton

    Landiras, Gironde

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F33218

    This charming detached holiday cottage is all on one level and is set peacefully in the Sauternes region next to the owners’ wine estate, where you can have a try at wine tasting in the owners’ vineyards. A short drive away is the lake of Hostens with a beach that is ideal for children. There are many interesting châteaux nearby including Yquem, Roquetaillade and Cadillac on the River Garonne. Golfers can enjoy a round at Langon (20 minutes’ drive) and for a day out, beautiful Bordeaux has many trendy shops, museums, golf course and cafés.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire and beams. Kitchen. Double bedroom with seating area leading to single bedroom (for child) with French window and en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with French window and en-suite shower room/WC

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Landiras (shops, café, restaurant, market), 6km from Sauternes (2 restaurants, Château Yquem, wine tasting), 15km from Langon (all facilities, golf, river), 20km from Hostens (lake with beach, pedaloes, fishing), 35km S of Bordeaux (very beautiful old town, golf, museums, airport).

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • La Teste-de-Buche

    La Teste-de-Buche

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG015

    This superb, single-storey holiday property, which has both an outdoor swimming pool and a pool house, is situated just a stone’s throw from the beach. Allow yourself to be immersed in the relaxing atmosphere of the property, where you can share the evenings with friends and family in front of the welcoming fireplace in the lounge. You can go by foot to discover the town of Arcachon, where you can explore the famous Dune du Pyla, the biggest sand dune in all of Europe at 117m. Shop 1km, restaurant 100m, beach 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basins, shower room with toilet and basins, separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms.

    Gas heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, three colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Cote Cantegrit

    Commensacq, nr. Labouheyre

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F40145

    This detached eco gite, once an old stable, has been converted into an ideal holiday property with an above-ground, private swimming pool. Situated in Landes near the forest and less than an hour’s drive from the beaches. The property has retained original features and has a wine cellar. Guests can enjoy the lovely covered terrace, which is ideal for eating outside overlooking the countryside. Quiet and peaceful, it is an ideal place to cycle in the forest or walk and discover the eco museum of La Grande Lande. Enjoy canoeing on the Grande Leyre or go horse riding nearby. Discover the Napoleon III museum and for the more adventurous the large lake at Arjuzanx offers many activities. For a day out, visit the beaches of Mimizan. This holiday gite is ideally situated with access to Bordeaux and Biarritz.

    Basement: Cellar. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with wooden floor. Twin bedroom with wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Private above-ground swimming pool (6m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • On road parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Gas barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Commensacq (shop, cafe, restaurant, canoeing, kayaking), 7km from Labouheyre (shops, supermarket, restaurants), 45km E of Mimizan (sea, beaches, casino), 93km SE of Arcachon, 100km S of Bordeaux (airport).

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  • Espelette

    Espelette

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAP039

    This charming holiday home is located in Espelette, a charming village, famous for the Espelette pepper. The cottage has a lovely large garden, ideal for relaxing or dining al fresco. Enjoy a trip to Bayonne (22km) and visit the Bonnat Museum and the Bayonne Cathedral. The cottage is located just 23km from the Basque coast, where you can soak up the sun on the many beautiful beaches or try your hand at surfing. Biarritz (22km) is great for a day trip and a stroll around the botanical gardens is a must. In the opposite direction is the Spanish border and only 10km away with many activities. Shop 22m, restaurant 1.5km and beach 23km.

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

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge/diner, cable TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: External steps tp entrance. Internal steps. Drops in garden.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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