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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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  • 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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  • Mombrier

    Mombrier

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAG235

    This pleasant holiday home is located in the heart of the famous vineyards of the Côtes de Bourg. This house offers a large open-plan living area, as well as 3 double bedrooms and a lovely wooden terrace, from where you have a stunning view over the garden, the vineyards and the countryside. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool (21m², open mid Jun to mid Sept). Visit the castles, try wine tasting or just go bike riding. The discovery of the prehistoric cave of Pair-non-Pair is worth a visit, 10km, or a little further, the beautiful and majestic citadel of Blaye, 14km. You can also go cruising on the estuary of the Gironde. Do not miss Bordeaux and its museums, exhibitions, shops, restaurants and many activities, 40-minute drive. Shop 10km and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps and drops in grounds.

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  • L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14872

    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.

    Detached maisonette all on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot (on request), colour satellite TV (on request), shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, shared landscaped grounds, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Pellegrue

    Pellegrue

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14318

    A peaceful haven for relaxing and exploring the southern Dordogne region and the bastide towns. This restored grange shares the owner’s 11 hectares of private woods and vineyards and overlooks the private lake where you can fish (bring your own rod) or punt. The modern, cosy detached holiday home is 60km east of historic Bordeaux, an architecturally beautiful city on the Garonne river with riverside cafés, restaurants and many activities from visiting museums and enjoying boutique shopping to spending an evening at the casino. It is close to the Bergerac wine route where you can visit the local wine châteaux and taste some of the regional wines such as Monbazillac and Pécharmant. After a day out, enjoy a leisurely swim in the private swimming pool (10m x 5.6m; depth 0.8m to 1.2m) which has a cover for a longer swimming season. The property also has a children’s play area with a swing and a covered games area with table tennis and table football. Pony club 10km. Canoeing/kayaking 10km on Dordogne river. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private enclosed garden, terrace, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Unfenced pond.

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  • Ahaxe

    Ahaxe

    Grade
    6
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP026

    Close to the Spanish border, in the mountains of the Basque Country, this former hunting lodge lies in beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoys wonderful views overlooking the entire valley of the Nive. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in the famous pass of Palombières, is also nearby. This holiday house has a large, comfortable lounge, old beams, antique furniture, and has single beds in an alcove on the mezzanine floor, as well as a bedroom overlooking the garden. In a very rural location, the property lies close to the Irati Forest and within 1.5 hours of Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne. A wonderfully tranquil retreat. Shop 10km, restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine: 2 single beds, 2 child’s single beds.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Beams throughout. Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to garden.

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  • Beychac-et-Caillau

    Beychac-et-Caillau

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: FAG063

    A charming, one storey holiday house built in stone and located a quiet area with superb views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards. The interior has a cosy atmosphere, while outside there is a large terrace and a swimming pool (open mid June to mid September) for your moments of relaxation. The house is situated in the Bordeaux wine growing area, just 12km from the famous locality of Saint-Emilion. There are many places to visit in the region and many wine tastings on offer. Bordeaux, a Unesco world heritage city is just 35km. Other activities available include fishing (10km) and golf (30km). Shop 1km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Croix Saint Michel

    Bourg-sur-Gironde, Gironde

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F33178

    Surrounded by the vineyards of Côtes de Bourg and Blaye, this delightful, detached stone house is situated near the riverside town of Bourg on the Gironde Estuary. Bourg has a lovely old centre and a choice of restaurants and cafés. The riverside holiday property enjoys an enclosed Mediterranean-style garden, private swimming pool, ivy-covered terrace, table tennis table and a south-facing terrace ideal for eating outside by the pool. Spacious, there is also an 18th-century decorative fireplace in the living room. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Blaye, with its old citadel town from where you can also take a ferry to the Médoc region and visit the famous châteaux. Bordeaux is only a 30-minute drive and is ideal for shopping, enjoying many interesting museums or just a stroll along the river, dominated by 18th-century buildings and impressive statues.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, tiled floor and patio doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden with 12 steps to small second garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Bourg (shops, cafés, restaurants, estuary fishing, jet ski hire, Sunday morning market), 15km S of Blaye (citadel, boat trips, shopping), 30km N of Bordeaux (shopping, museums, casino, golf), 60km S of Royan (beach, ocean, gardens).

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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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  • 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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  • Sainte Gemme

    Sainte Gemme

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14324

    Central but quiet location, 5km south-east of Monségur, one of the bastide towns built during the Hundred Years War and now renowned for its superb jazz festival in early July. This detached holiday barn conversion is set in large open grounds at the end of a country lane. Days out can include a visit to Bordeaux (90km), a modern, fashionable city on the Garonne river offering quayside cafés, restaurants, a casino and international shopping. Or spend a day touring the Bergerac wine châteaux - Monbazillac and Pécharmant amongst the best known. On your return dine al-fresco on the covered pool terrace with its summer kitchen and adjacent shower and toilet. The beautiful panoramic views over tranquil countryside will soothe the spirit as you cool off in the private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1m to 2.4m). Table tennis available. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room/games area, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Les Rives Marines

    Les Rives Marines

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W13647

    The Arcachon Basin, 60km north of Bordeaux, attracts visitors from all over the world, who come to see and walk on the famous Pyla Dunes, at 107m high and 2700 long, the biggest in Europe. This breathtaking area offers much more, including the old market town of Le Teichs the Ornithological Park ‘Bird Island’ and local oyster farms. Further afield, the beautiful city of Bordeaux, with its elegant shopping boulevards and historic centre is well worth a visit, and a drive around the renowned vineyards to sample the regional wines is not to be missed. The attractive holiday complex of Les Rives Marines is ideally located between the port and the town, with a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool and direct access to the Basin. The beach, accessible on foot or by bicycle, is only 4km away. The compact semi-detached apartments (refs W13647 and W15073), are space-efficient and set out on 2 floors. Shop and café/bar 300m, restaurants 3km, beach 4km.

    This breathtaking area offers much more, including the old market town of Le Teichs the Ornithological Park ‘Bird Island’ and local oyster farms. Further afield, the beautiful city of Bordeaux, with its elegant shopping boulevards and historic centre is well worth a visit, and a drive around the renowned vineyards to sample the regional wines is not to be missed.

    The attractive holiday complex of Les Rives Marines is ideally located between the port and the town, with a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool and direct access to the Basin. The beach, accessible on foot or by bicycle, is only 4km away. The compact semi-detached apartments (refs W13647 and W15073), are space-efficient and set out on 2 floors.

    Shop and café/bar 300m, restaurants 3km, beach 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom and/or shower room (some with no toilet), some with separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, double sofa bed or 2 single pull-out beds in lounge.

    Cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 5 steps to entrance. Bedroom layout of each apartment can vary.

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  • Caillou

    St. Vivien-de-Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F33138

    A truly exceptional, renovated stone farmhouse set in a slightly elevated position in the midst of the vines with extensive views over the rural landscape. The house is decorated and furnished to a very good standard providing spacious holiday accommodation and room both inside and outside for guests to relax on their own, a particular feature being the landscaped pool area with its ornamental shrubs and paved surround. There is also private parking for up to 3 cars. The owner retains a separate apartment in the building which he may use from time to time. The ideal location for winding down and losing the stresses of everyday life, if you do tire of relaxing in this beautiful house you can walk to the pretty little village of St. Vivien-de-Monségur - visit the church then have an apéritif in the bar before enjoying a substantial meal accompanied by the patrons wine.

    All on ground floor but split level: Breakfast kitchen with tiled floor and exposed stone walls, traditional stone sink and chimney. Spacious living room with tiled floor. Large dining room with picture window overlooking pool area. Glass door to conservatory with built-in barbecue overlooking pool and garden. Second small living room. Double bedroom (four poster bed). Bathroom/WC. Master double with four poster bed. Twin bedroom with low beam. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.8m to 2.8m, owners daughter may occasionally use)
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Friday.

    Location: 1.5km S of St. Vivien-de-Monségur (bar, restaurants, shops, tennis), 5km SE of Monségur (historic town, most facilities), 18km NE La Réole (on River Garonne, all facilities), 35km from Casteljaloux (lake with beach, horse riding, golf).

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