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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Les Arbousiers

    Messanges, Landes

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F40112

    Only two minutes from the wonderful Atlantic Beaches, this property is set in a residential area, backing on to a forest in a quiet position. With a private salt water heated swimming pool, set in an enclosed garden complete with an oven and special sink used for seafood preparation, this makes an ideal venue for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Messanges village has a good restaurant, café and the beach is ideal for surfers and windsurfing. Nearby is the lake at Léon which is excellent for children. Further to the south is Biarritz, known for its casino and beaches and Saint Jean-de-Luz harbour. For an alternative day out, Spain is easily accessible.

    Steps to entrance. Living/dining room, corner kitchen area with breakfast bar. Utility. Shower room/WC. Narrow stairs to first floor: Mezzanine with king size bed, large balcony. Two double bedrooms (both accessed through mezzanine). Further double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment

    • Landscaped enclosed garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.7m, €50 per week), with deep steps on one side
    • Electric heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Safe box
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km to Messanges (shops, cafés, restaurant), 1.5km to Messanges Plage (beach, sea, cafés, restaurants, tennis), 5km to Vieux Boucau (golf), 15km S of Lake of Léon (fishing, windsurfing), 82km to Spain.

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  • Anhaux

    Anhaux

    Grade
    8
    4
    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 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, open-plan landing area with 2 double beds.

    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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  • 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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  • 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).

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  • Escos

    Escos

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAP041

    This lovely holiday home is situated in the centre of the small village of Escos. The property has a covered terrace alongside the private outdoor swimming pool (32m², open Jun-Sep). 16km away you’ll find a lake which is the perfect place for bathing and water sports. Le Gave, a quiet stream also offers lovely bathing areas but if you are looking to relax, the thermal baths of Made dirty by Béarn are 10 km. Biarritz, appreciated by the surfers, is 64 km. The surrounding villages are also very pretty and worth a visit. Spend a day or two exploring places such as La-Bastide-de-Clairance, Bidache, the Bidouze Valley and the Pyrénées mountains. Oloron-Sainte-Mairie has many historical gems for you to discover and the medieval town of Béarn is also worth a visit. The region has plenty of local produce and delicacies for you to try such as "la garbure" (cabbage soup), poule au pot, duck or goose confits, Bayonne hams, Bearn andouilles and a variety of cheeses and wines the region is renowned for. Shop 11km and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin. 2 twin bedrooms. Second floor: Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 twin bedroom. Double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating. Satellite TV. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • La Teste-de-Buch

    La Teste-de-Buch

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG145

    A delightful detached, air conditioned holiday home in the popular destination of La Teste-de-Buch. The villa benefits from a private outdoor, heated swimming pool (26m², open May-Sep), and a sunny terrace, for enjoying a barbecue or al fresco dining. La Teste-de-Buch is perfect for a seaside holiday, with sailing and water sports all available locally. The lively town of Arcachon, 5km, has miles of sandy beaches and a vibrant town centre and local markets. The beautiful town of Biscarrosse, 37km, has a 15th-century castle and two large lakes, with sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 800m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Gas heating, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, terrace, balcony, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps in garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Villas La Prade, Villa 2

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F40121

    These comfortable and contemporary villas await you, they are not far from the Atlantic with its long sandy beaches, and are in the middle of the prestigious golf course of Moliets. All houses have a private pool and garden, and a wonderful terrace. This little piece of paradise between the sea and the forest is only an hour’s drive from Biarritz and Dax, and two hours away from Spain’s Moliets. These holiday villas (F40120, F40121, F40140 and FA269) are located 1km from the charming beach (not supervised) and 1.8km from a wider beach. The villas are spread over a large part of the resort and in 3 hamlets, and the internals can vary between each villa. They can be reached via many cycling routes through dunes and pine forests. They are all comfortably furnished and equipped with a TV and a fireplace. The French doors in the living room open directly onto the terrace, which leads to the pool garden. Shops, restaurants and beaches are all within easy reach by foot or by bike. The bike trails (about 500-1500 metres depending on the house) run across the golf course under the shade of the pine trees and the dunes. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the reception but no internet is provided within the houses. One parking space per accommodation is provided. Please note that accommodation is allocated on arrival and room layout may vary.

    All on ground floor: Living room with open fire. Well equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms, all with double bed or twin beds. Bathroom (no WC). Bathroom or shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs. Some villas have Jacuzzi bath

    • Satellite TV.

    Location: 1km from beach, 2km from bike hire, golf, riding, tennis, restaurant and facilities, 3km from Moliets-et-Maa (golf course, beach), 37km from Dax (Roman ruins, spa, hot fountain), 69km from Bayonne (Gothic cathedral), 81km from Biarritz (surf festival and beaches, Museum of Chocolate, Chapelle Impériale).

    All properties: Private swimming pool

    • Poolside terrace
    • T/dryer
    • Private parking
    • Sun loungers.

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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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