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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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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Les Lauriers

    St. Ferme, Gironde

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33152

    Dating from the 18th century and originally a farmhouse, Les Lauriers has been carefully restored; the retention of features such as massive beams, exposed stone walls and terracotta tiled floors captures the charm and ambiance of the old building. Accessed from a private road and set in its own substantial gardens with mature trees and flowering shrubs, there are terraces back and front so al-fresco meals in shade or sunshine can be enjoyed. The private pool and surrounding tiled patio area is a particular feature of this property. Be sure to visit the organic wine business just a five minute drive from the property, where you can sample some delicious wines. It is a short drive to the medieval bastide town of Monségur with its colourful Friday market and shops and restaurants under the colonnades in the square. Visit nearby Duras, dominated by its 13th century castle or explore the renowned vineyards of St. Emilion, Pomerol and Graves. The property is 40 minutes from Bergerac airport, 75 minutes from Bordeaux airport and only 30 minutes from Libourne TGV station.

    Living room with feature stone carved fireplace, dining area. Well-equipped kitchen. WC. Steps to cellar/utility. Three steps from living room to summer room with 20’ high beamed ceiling, Gironde tiles, fireplace, two steps to beamed studio bedroom with two double sofa beds and French windows. Steps from living room to double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with bunk beds and single bed. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Private pool with alarm (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • 106cm satellite TV
    • Internet access
    • T/cot
    • Swings
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.5km W of St. Ferme (small village, local shop), 5km NW of Monségur (Bastide town, most facilities), 10km from Sauveterre (all facilities), 20km NE of La Réole (all facilities), 19km to St. Emilion.

  • La Castionnette

    Doulezon, Gironde

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F33249

    Nestled in the middle of the vineyards of Entre-deux-Mers, south of Castillon and near St. Emilion and Pomerol, this detached holiday farm is in a quiet location. All on ground floor level, it is a practical house retaining many traditional features. Lake beaches are nearby, such as Blasimon and on the River Dordogne. Nearby you can get farm produce, as well as good quality wine at the local château. A little further is Pujols, a charming old village. Golf course at Les Vigiers. Hire a canoe along the River Dordogne. The châteaux of Pomerol at St. Emillion offer wine tasting. Visit Duras, Pellegrue and Monségur with markets offering local products.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors. Sitting room with French doors. Five bedrooms: one kingsize with en-suite shower/WC, two double, one single leading to twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Pujols, 5km from lake of Lacadie, 10km from Lake Blasimon, 13km S of Castillon (market, river), 23km from St. Emilion (wine caves and châteaux), 45km from Bergerac (airport), 67km E of Bordeaux.

  • Villas La Prade, Villa 4

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: FA269

    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/dining room with double sofa bed and French doors to terrace. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Bathroom or shower room (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • 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.

  • Capian

    Capian

    Grade
    10
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FAG055

    Situated in the middle of Capian, in the heart of a lush green backdrop, lies this twentieth-century holiday property. There is a warm and rustic atmosphere and the internal spaces boast lively and cheerful colours. The discreet owner lives in a separate part of the property. There is a games room and, from the outdoor swimming pool, you will benefit from a splendid panoramic view over the surrounding valley and the vineyards of Bordeaux. Wine making is popular in this beautiful region and the vineyards are world famous. Shop and restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin plus 4 single beds.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Stairs to entrance. Sloping banks in garden.

  • Gujan-Mestras

    Gujan-Mestras

    Grade
    10
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FAG240

    With quiet beaches and forest trails nearby, this is an ideal base for nature lovers and is an area populated with birds. Explore the charming town of Gujan-Mestras, which has 7 typical and preserved ports, and remains a land of maritime tradition. This holiday property is located in the heart of a golf complex in lush vegetation, the golf course is just 100m away. The property is also ideally situated near to the club house. Located on a complex, each villa enjoys its own garden, non-heated outdoor swimming pool (open May-Oct) and a private terrace. A great holiday base for families or friends alike. Shop, restaurant and beach 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Mezzanine: 2 single beds, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor (no handrail).

  • Cantegrit

    Josse, Landes

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F40138

    Cantegrit is a detached holiday villa set over two stories, and the main living part is on the first floor overlooking the large garden, pine trees and the private fenced swimming pool. With air conditioning in the living room for hot summers, it also has a large balcony to enjoy dining outside. The ocean beaches with miles of sand dunes are perfect for surfing, but there is also a quiet lake in Hossegor for wind surfers and supervised beaches. This is an ideal setting for walkers, cyclers or golfers in the pine forests of the Landes region. Discover famous towns such as Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, or less well known ones such as Peyrehorade on the River Adour, with trout and salmon, Sauveterre-de-Béarn or the old town of Salies-de-Béarn. Do not miss Dax, less than 30 minutes drive, for its lively cafés and restaurants, or spend a day shopping in Spain.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to garden. Two double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom with beams. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Shower room/WC. Living room with wooden floor and French doors to balcony/dining room. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Balcony
    • Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 0.7m to 2m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Air conditioning (in first floor bedrooms)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Josse (shop, café, restaurant), 4km from St. Vincent-de-Tyrosse (large hypermarket, small supermarket), 18km from Hossegor (beach, watersports, lake, golf, casino), 47km from Biarritz (casino, shops, golf, airport), 75km from Spanish border.

  • Maldana

    Ascain, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: T64060

    Superbly situated amidst delightful countryside and yet only 5 km from St. Jean-de-Luz and its sandy beach, this property has a superb view of ’La Rhune’- the last big peak of the Pyrénées. An old wooden train (3km) travels to the mountain summit (902 alt.) with breathtaking views of the peaks and the expanse of beaches of the Landes and the Basque country, stretching from Biarritz and St. Jean-de-Luz as far as Spain. Nearby is the lively village of Ascain with its Roman bridge and 16th-century church. This impressive property stands in a large enclosed garden with a small rear orchard, as well as a large swimming pool. The interior is delightfully furnished, and decorated with clever use of co-ordinating fabrics. The garden has a wooden slide, swings and play rings for the children, while the adults sit and enjoy a glass of wine and admire the sublime views.

    Living room with open fire, French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. WC. First floor: Five bedrooms: One double with en-suite bathroom/WC, two double (one can be twin) with en-suite shower and double basin (no WC), one double (can be twin), one twin (for children). Bathroom/WC, shower attachment. Mezzanine children’s play area, low ceiling

    • Private heated swimming pool (12 x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2m, open May-Oct)
    • Telephone
    • Wi-fi
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels)
    • Two t/cots
    • H/chair
    • Garden parking
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack.

    Location: 3km E of Ascain (most facilities, tennis, swimming pool - summer only), 5km SE of St. Jean-de-Luz (all facilities, sandy beaches, watersports, tennis, golf), 20km SW of Biarritz (all facilities, casino, airport).

  • Club Royal Aquitaine, Villa 2

    Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F40129

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room with 2 single beds and wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen. Two double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Shower room. First floor: Two twin bedrooms (or one double and one twin), one with en-suite shower room. 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.

  • Mont St. Pierre

    La Réole, Gironde

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: F33201

    This 18th century mansion house is set south of Bordeaux, ten minutes drive from the charming town of La Réole. The property is surrounded by châteaux such as Roquetaillade, Villandraut and Bazas. It has kept its old marble fire places, wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and large French windows but has been modernised with a huge pool facing the lawn. Spacious and comfortable it is in a village with all amenities as well as tennis courts and opens onto the countryside, creating a very peaceful setting ideal for relaxing. The large lake of Casteljaloux is a twenty minutes drive and has a beach as well as windsurfing, pedaloes and golf. La Réole is known for its car museum but also wine tasting châteaux. Bordeaux, one hours drive, has many trendy shops, museums and sweet small restaurants in the cobbled streets.

    Ground floor: Large entrance/office. Living room with fireplace and piano. Formal dining room. TV seating room. Kitchen with large counter bar and breakfast table with door to front terrace. Single bedroom leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Large gardens
    • Private pool (12m x 6m, 1.5m deep)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 100 metres from shop and restaurant, 500m from tennis court, 10km from Sauternais golf course, 12km from La Réole (shops), 20km from Casteljaloux (beach on lake, windsurfing, pedaloes, golf), 65km S of Bordeaux (shops, restaurants, museums, airport).

  • Domaine de Fonteneau

    Floirac, nr. Bordeaux, Gironde

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    5
    Ref: F33247

    This elegant, detached Girondine holiday property is situated close to Bordeaux, an architecturally renowned city on the banks of the Garonne, with riverside cafés, museums, chic boutiques and a casino all easily accessible via tram or bus. The house has been filled with antiques by the owners and features open fireplaces in the living and dining areas. The private swimming pool can be floodlit for al-fresco barbecues on the terrace. Within 300 metres there is a free exercise circuit as well as riding stables and tennis courts (payable locally), therefore creating a mixture of country and city activities for all the family or a group of friends. The sandy Atlantic beaches are within easy reach for surfing or to visit one of the many attraction parks. The discreet gardener lives in a house with a separate entrance at the end of the large garden, and looks after the pool, garden and chickens.

    Ground floor: Living room with two steps to dining room with kitchen area. Utility. Twin bedroom with sitting-area and en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for child), both with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Further kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Twin bedroom

    • 1-hectare grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (14m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 2.3m)
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1.5km from supermarket, 3km from shop, bar and restaurant, 10km from Bordeaux (all facilities), 30km from St Emilion (vineyards and monolithic church).

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