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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mombrier

    Mombrier

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: FAG141

    This pleasant, semi-detached holiday home of wooden construction, is in the heart of the vineyards in the Côtes de Bourg, with lovely views. The house has a large lounge, kitchen and three lovely bedrooms. Outside a magnificent heated swimming pool (50m², open May-Oct) awaits you. You can explore the many castles and enjoy sampling the wines. The citadel of Blaye is worth a visit, and for those who prefer more relaxing activities, enjoy a memorable cruise on the Gironde estuary. Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful city of Bordeaux, waiting to be explored (40 minutes drive). Golf nearby. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms. Mezzanine with double bed.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Steep stairs to mezzanine. Some internal steps. Step to terrace. Sloping ceilings and beams.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Villa Papou

    Le Porge, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33239

    In between the bay of Arcachon and the resort of Lacanau, and just a short drive from the sandy ocean shore, this holiday villa is very well situated. All on one level, and completely renovated, it has plenty of charm with a large veranda onto which three of the bedrooms open. The private swimming pool sits behind the villa, in the enclosed garden which is backed by forest trees. Bicycles (for adults plus baby seat, and children) are available for use. The village has a bar and restaurant within walking distance. A little further is Lacanau, known for its 14km beach and excellent surfing, or the quieter bay of Arès from where boat trips depart to the Ile aux Oiseaux. There is a wealth of interesting markets all around, from Arès to Cap Ferret, selling fresh seafood, farm produce and delicious Médoc wines.

    All on ground floor: Living room/veranda. Dining room/kitchen. Four bedrooms: one kingsize, two double, each opening to veranda, one twin. Tiled floors throughout. Two shower rooms, one with double basin. Separate WC

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Bicycles
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from centre of Le Porge (bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 8km from beaches, 12km from Lacanau (beaches, lake, golf), 20km N of Arès (bay of Arcachon), 50km from Bordeaux (wine region, all facilities, airport).

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  • La Persée

    Labenne, Landes

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F40124

    In between Hossegor and Biarritz, only 2km from the sandy beaches of the ocean, this splendid modern holiday property is situated in a quiet residential area. Beautifully light and airy, it is well equipped and comfortable, and enjoys its own large private pool on a large sunny terrace. The wild Atlantic Coast provides wonderful surfing and offers miles of magnificent sandy beaches. Younger children will love the lake of Hossegor for windsurfing. The old town of Biarritz with the rocks, trendy shops, casino and gardens is a must. A little further is the small town of Saint Jean-de-Luz with its harbour or why not spend a day in Spain.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors to terrace. Dining room with patio doors to terrace. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with French doors opening onto terrace. Three double bedrooms. Kingsize bedroom with French door to terrace. Two bathrooms/WC with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Large terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, depth 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Labenne (cafés, shops, restaurants, beaches), 5km from Hossegor (shops, casino, beaches, lake), 16km N of Biarritz (old town, aquarium, museums, airport).

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  • Le Mont

    Saint Vivien, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33118

    Set just outside the village in northern Médoc, these two beautifully restored stone properties, which may only be reserved together, are ideal for 2 families holidaying together, set in over 2 acres of extensive lawned grounds, completely enclosed with a private outdoor swimming pool, (with steps) and surrounded by an antique tower, statue and balustrades. The two properties are furnished with antiques, and are close to the ocean beaches, ranging from Soulac down to the lake of Lacanau. The Médoc area must be discovered for its wine châteaux (Margaux, Mouton - Rothschild) and the pine forests all around here are a paradise for cycling as you can cycle right down to Cap Ferret through the forest.

    Two individual houses, next to one another and each having large bay windows opening onto a terrace and gardens, living/dining rooms with antiques, kitchens in each are well equipped. House 1: One 4-poster double bedroom, and another pretty double bedroom opening onto garden. Large marble bathroom with large round bath, shower. WC. House 2: One double bedroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom with old-style bath, separate shower, WC

    • Salt water outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5.5m, depth 0.8m to 2.4m)
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • Wide screen TV
    • Wifi connection
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Built in barbecue
    • Welcome pack.

    Location: 1km S of Saint Vivien (tennis, shops, horse riding), 18km S of Pointe de Grave (ferry to Royan 30 minutes), 80km NW of Bordeaux, 11km E of ocean, beaches and cycle tracks, 50km from Lacanau (golf, lake).

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