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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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  • 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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  • Gujan-Mestras

    Gujan-Mestras

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG026

    This pretty holiday house is situated in a pleasant residential area in the town of Gujan-Mestras. The beautiful enclosed lawned garden benefits from a lovely outdoor swimming pool (36m²), perfect for relaxing by, which is cared for by a gardener. The property has a very pleasant and well-furnished conservatory with a large table and is equipped with everything needed for enjoyable barbecues on summer evenings. There is also a wonderful terrace, ideal for dining al fresco. Gujan-Mestras is a popular town, located in the world famous basin of the Bay of Arcachon, which is home to numerous fine sandy beaches. Things to do in the area include shellfish tasting on the beach, or in one of the many seafood restaurants, golfing, long walks by the sea, water sports, a visit to the Dune du Pyla and trips to the Island of Birds and the nature reserve. Shop 1.8km, restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, dining room/conservatory, kitchen, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, 3 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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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 with over-bath shower (no WC). Shower room (no 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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  • Anhaux

    Anhaux

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAP037

    With wonderful views over verdant countryside towards the mountains, this characterful holiday property lies just 5km from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, an important route through the Pyrénées between France and Spain. It has a balcony on the first floor and a large garden to relax in whilst admiring the marvellous vista. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, open-plan landing area with 2 double beds.

    Oil heater, open fire in lounge, 2 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Some sloping ceilings. Slopes, drops and steps in garden.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    L’Allée des Dunes, Nr. Ondres

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W15063

    A charming residential complex which lies 20km north of the fashionable resort of Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast in the heart of the Seignanx pine forests. The well-finished apartments and maisonettes are within easy distance of the sandy Atlantic beaches (1.5km). The village of Tarnos (7km), the fishing port of Capbreton (10km) and the delights of the Gascon gastronomy are close to Ondres. The variety of landscapes allows a wide range of activities from golf to surfing, cycling, tennis, hiking and canyoning. The traditional Basque village of Ondres is 1.5km with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort offers internet access in the reception area, a bar with terrace overlooking the shared unheated swimming pool (400m2, circular, depth 0.5m to 1.6m), the paddling pool, two tennis courts (free) and a children’s activity programme. There is a launderette (payable) and free outdoor car park (1 car per unit). All apartments can be either ground floor or first floor (stairs) level. Day visits can include a shopping spree to Spain, a visit to the Orx Nature Reserve, the lively Basque seaside resorts of St. Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne, where you will find music and other festivals throughout the summer and open markets and chic boutiques all year long. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 1.5km.A charming residential complex which lies 20km north of the fashionable resort of Biarritz on the Atlantic Coast in the heart of the Seignanx pine forests. The well-finished apartments and maisonettes are within easy distance of the sandy Atlantic beaches (1.5km). The village of Tarnos (7km), the fishing port of Capbreton (10km) and the delights of the Gascon gastronomy are close to Ondres. The variety of landscapes allows a wide range of activities from golf to surfing, cycling, tennis, hiking and canyoning.

    The traditional Basque village of Ondres is 1.5km with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort offers internet access in the reception area, a bar with terrace overlooking the shared unheated swimming pool (400m2, circular, depth 0.5m to 1.6m), the paddling pool, two tennis courts (free) and a children’s activity programme. There is a launderette (payable) and free outdoor car park (1 car per unit). All apartments can be either ground floor or first floor (stairs) level.

    Day visits can include a shopping spree to Spain, a visit to the Orx Nature Reserve, the lively Basque seaside resorts of St. Jean-de-Luz and Bayonne, where you will find music and other festivals throughout the summer and open markets and chic boutiques all year long.

    Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 1.5km.

    All on ground floor or stairs to first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet), 1 twin, 1 bunk, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot and highchair (on request), colour TV (on request), shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, patio or balcony, outdoor furniture, shared landscaped grounds, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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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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  • 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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