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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Lauriers

    St. Ferme, Gironde

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33152

    Dating from the 18th century and originally a farmhouse, Les Lauriers has been carefully restored; the retention of features such as massive beams, exposed stone walls and terracotta tiled floors captures the charm and ambiance of the old building. Accessed from a private road and set in its own substantial gardens with mature trees and flowering shrubs, there are terraces back and front so al-fresco meals in shade or sunshine can be enjoyed. The private pool and surrounding tiled patio area is a particular feature of this property. Be sure to visit the organic wine business just a five minute drive from the property, where you can sample some delicious wines. It is a short drive to the medieval bastide town of Monségur with its colourful Friday market and shops and restaurants under the colonnades in the square. Visit nearby Duras, dominated by its 13th century castle or explore the renowned vineyards of St. Emilion, Pomerol and Graves. The property is 40 minutes from Bergerac airport, 75 minutes from Bordeaux airport and only 30 minutes from Libourne TGV station.

    Living room with feature stone carved fireplace, dining area. Well-equipped kitchen. WC. Steps to cellar/utility. Three steps from living room to summer room with 20’ high beamed ceiling, Gironde tiles, fireplace, two steps to beamed studio bedroom with two double sofa beds and French windows. Steps from living room to double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with bunk beds and single bed. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Private pool with alarm (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • 106cm satellite TV
    • Internet access
    • T/cot
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.5km W of St. Ferme (small village, local shop), 5km NW of Monségur (Bastide town, most facilities), 10km from Sauveterre (all facilities), 20km NE of La Réole (all facilities), 19km to St. Emilion.

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