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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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  • Villas La Prade, Villa 3

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F40120

    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 two single sofa beds and open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms, both with double bed or twin beds. Bathroom (no WC). Bathroom or shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs. Some villas have Jacuzzi bath

    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Anglet

    Anglet

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP029

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

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

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

  • Les Rives Marines

    Les Rives Marines

    Grade
    8
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W15073

    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.

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

    Cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, outdoor furniture, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Bedroom layout of each apartment may vary.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Le Grand Lesque

    Saint Vivien de Médoc, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F33157

    In the heart of the Médoc region and only five minutes from the ocean beaches, this attractive detached property is set in a very quiet and peaceful position, in the Gironde Estuary opposite Royan, a well-known sea side resort. Comfortable and well equipped, it is an ideal holiday property with an open-plan living room, the kitchen behind a counter and patio doors opening on to the private swimming pool in enclosed gardens. The terrace is partly covered for dinner parties al fresco and you can sunbathe all day by the pool. The more adventurous can taste wines from famous châteaux such as Margaux, Pauillac - or you can try those from the local markets which also sell local farm products and delicious seafood. The nearby lakes of Hourtin and Lacanau offer superb sailing and windsurfing, while many cycle tracks in the pine forest lead from Soulac right down to the Bassin d’Arcachon.

    Ground floor: Step to entrance. Large living/dining room with tiled floor, bay windows opening onto swimming pool, and kitchen with breakfast bar and tiled floor. Small utility. Three double bedrooms; two kingsize, one with tiled floor and patio door to terrace. Shower room with double basin (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Twin bedroom (can be double)

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Unheated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 1.5m) with poolside shower
    • Electric central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Car port
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from St Vivien de Médoc (shop, bar, tennis, horse riding), 10km from Soulac (beaches, shops), 18km from Le Verdon (ferry to Royan), 50km N of Lacanau (lake, windsurfing, golf), 80km N of Bordeaux (city, museums, airport).

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