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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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  • 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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  • Club Royal Aquitaine, Villa 3

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F40130

    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 (F40128, F40129 and F40130) 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 2 single beds and wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen. Two double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Shower room/WC. Separate WC.

    Location: 500m from Moliets Plage (shops, supermarket, bars, restaurant), 1km from beach, 3km from Moliets-et-Maa centre (shops and restaurant), 65km from Biarritz.

    All properties:

    • Garden
    • Private terrace
    • Private swimming pool
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Parking.

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  • Porte des Fontaines

    Monségur, Gironde

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F33169

    Situated on the edge of the medieval Bastide town of Monségur, this impressive, stone built house has views across a little valley to the town. It stands in a garden of mature trees and shrubs with a wisteria-covered pergola offering a delightful place to eat by the private swimming pool. The spacious accommodation is furnished in traditional French style, and adjoins a small, independent apartment occupied by the helpful owner. The small historic town of Monségur, with its central arcaded square and market place, has pavement cafés and restaurants as well as summer music and cultural events for all ages. This peaceful rural area has many historic towns and vineyards to visit between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, and a little further is the fascinating city of Bordeaux.

    Entrance hall with sitting area. Lounge/dining room with piano and glass fronted woodburner. Kitchen with sliding doors to garden and pool. First floor: Three bedrooms; two double, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden with mature trees and shrubs, pergola
    • Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.25m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 0.5km S of Monségur (medieval market town, most facilities), 15km NE of La Réole (town on River Garonne, all facilities), 45km SE of St. Emilion (historic town and famous vineyards).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Méharin

    Méharin

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FAP027

    In the Basque country, between Bayonne, Saint-Palais and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, this former farmhouse has kept its authenticity. This holiday property has large rooms, with beautiful floors, wooden beams and furnished with traditional Basque furniture. The large garden offers great views over the mountains and the surrounding countryside. The caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhay are nearby, as well as the charming town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 32km. Other places to visit include Bayonne, 41.5km, with its cathedral and museums, or even explore Spain, with the coastal town of San Sebastián, with its old town, 90km away. The coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, with the resorts of Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, are within an hour’s drive. Shop 10km, restaurant 3km, beach 50km.

    Lounge/diner, second lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Low beams in some rooms. Turning stairs to first floor. River 100m.

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  • Irelsu

    Ascain, Pyrénées-Orientales

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F64128

    Spacious, double glazed detached holiday villa set in enclosed gardens (occasional noise from passing traffic) on the edge of the charming Basque village of Ascain on the Nivelle River and the foothills of the Pyrénéen Mountains. In this area you can spend a day at the beach on the Atlantic coast, 10km, go rambling in the hills, canoeing/kayaking on the river, 1500m, or have a day in Spain, 20km, where you’ll find bargain shops. The stylish seaside resort of Biarritz is 25km north-west, with a variety of international boutiques and a casino. In this coastal area you’re spoiled for choice of outdoor markets, fish and regional restaurants. The Basque cheeses are renowned. After a day out, the private swimming pool offers a cool welcome for a barbecue on one of the terraces offering either sunshine or shade. The villa is furnished and equipped to a high standard.

    Ground floor. Large entrance hall. Living room with French windows to terrace and archway to dining area with French window to terrace. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Bedroom with two large single beds (pushed together), en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and French window to balcony. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Bathroom/WC with shower over bath and bidet

    • Enclosed garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.8m to 1.9m)
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km to shops, bars and restaurants, 1.5km to Nivelle River (water sports), 3km to golf course, 6km to supermarket, 7km from St. Jean-de-Luz (beaches and all facilities), 10km from sandy beach, 20km from the Spanish border (shopping), 25km from Biarritz.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 of 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 "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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