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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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  • La Charmeraie

    Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F64137

    Situated just a 10-minute drive from Biarritz, and near to the village of Arcangues, this superb semi-detached holiday property is in the middle of a large lawned garden with masses of rose bushes and trees. The enclosed solar heated swimming pool, occasionally used by the owner, is set down a few steps and the garden overlooks the Rhume Hill and the Basque Pyrénées. A delightful terrace to the front of the house is ideal for evening meals and there is a barbecue area and verandah. For golf addicts, there are several international golf courses all around such as Chantaco, Ibaritz and Arcangues. Also very good hiking trails that wind through the nearby countryside and the Pyrénées. Biarritz is ideal for shopping as well as browsing along the sea front or tasting delicious basquaise food from one of the many restaurants. Don’t miss the charming harbour of Saint Jean-de-Luz, with lively bars at night with traditional feasts all year round. The charming owner will be delighted to advise you on all the local attractions.

    Lower ground floor: Playroom. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Sitting-room with patio doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Shower room/WC

    • Shared enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Twelve steps to private solar heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.3m to 2.3m) with shower
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Broadband
    • T/cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    Location: 5km to Arcangues (shop, bar, restaurant), 12km to Biarritz (sea, casino, golf courses, shops, restaurants, aquarium), 20km to Saint Jean-de-Luz (harbour, shops), 60km to San Sebastian (shops).

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  • 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).

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  • L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14873

    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 with toilet, shower room (no toilet), 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk, 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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  • 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).

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  • Bourg-sur-Gironde

    Bourg-sur-Gironde

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG142

    This contemporary, designer house is an ideal holiday property from which to enjoy the sunny region of Gironde. It has a large lounge/diner with open kitchen, three bedrooms, including a master suite with dressing room and bathroom. There is a private, heated, outdoor swimming pool (32m² open May-Sep), and a separate pool house equipped with a second kitchen for preparing pool side snacks outdoors. Enjoy wonderful views of the Dordogne, and beautiful views of the river. It is an ideal base for wine lovers who can visit the châteaux and vineyards, and of course the city of Blaye, 13km, with its famous citadel historical monument. Shop and restaurant 1km.

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

    Underfloor heating, highchair, 3 satellite TVs, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Open tread steps and drops in grounds.

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  • Poyanne

    Poyanne

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: FAL083

    This lovely spacious terraced cottage, with the owner living in part of the home, is great for a family or group of friends. It offers an outdoor heated swimming pool (90m², open May-Oct), a large garden and has horses, donkeys, chickens, pigs and goats nearby. Located in the region of Landes, there is plenty for you to see and do. Dax (26km) is the nearest city with plenty to offer. Mont-de-Marsan (40km) has a wealth of attractions from Nolibos Castle, church of La Madeleine, Nahuques Animal Park and many more. The Atlantic coast is only 62km, where you can relax on the many beaches. Visit the lovely town of Labastide-d’Armagnac (71km). For a day trip, Pau (84km), is great for all the family, visit Château de Pau, take a ride on the funicular which leans against the Boulevard des Pyrénées and is a huge part of the local heritage or catch a game at the Stade du Hameau. Shop 19km and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower attachment and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets (one with basin), 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Drops and steps in shared garden.

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP029

    This terraced town house offers an enclosed garden from where you can enjoy stunning sea views. A perfect holiday location set just 250m away from the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Basque Coast with many opportunities for water activities. A surfers’ paradise: Anglet is one of the most famous locations with its 4.5km of beach and 11 internationally renowned surf spots. For walkers and cyclists there are marked trails through the Chiberta forest. Visit the beautiful ecological park of Izadia at the mouth of the Adour, to discover the delicate balance of ecosystems. The city of Biarritz is just 5km away with all amenities. The house offers a functional base for a family get together or friends alike. Shop 500m, restaurant 50m and beach 250m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Portable heater, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, turning, open-tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceiling in twin bedroom.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Mombrier

    Mombrier

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: FAG141

    This pleasant, semi-detached holiday home of wooden construction, is in the heart of the vineyards in the Côtes de Bourg, with lovely views. The house has a large lounge, kitchen and three lovely bedrooms. Outside a magnificent heated swimming pool (50m², open May-Oct) awaits you. You can explore the many castles and enjoy sampling the wines. The citadel of Blaye is worth a visit, and for those who prefer more relaxing activities, enjoy a memorable cruise on the Gironde estuary. Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful city of Bordeaux, waiting to be explored (40 minutes drive). Golf nearby. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms. Mezzanine with double bed.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Steep stairs to mezzanine. Some internal steps. Step to terrace. Sloping ceilings and beams.

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