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Find cottages in 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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  • Les Dragons

    Cap Ferret, Gironde

    Grade
    12
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F33149

    Set between the ocean and the Arcachon Basin yet within walking distance of both, this splendid modern property is situated in a quiet residential area close to the village shops, cafés and restaurants. Beautifully light and airy, it is well equipped and comfortable, and enjoys its own private swimming pool and pretty lawned gardens. The beautiful Atlantic Coast provides wonderful surfing and offers miles of sandy beaches, while younger children will enjoy the quieter waters of the Bassin, collecting shells at low tide. Behind the house the pine forest offers a huge network of cycling paths and tennis, riding, sailing and fishing can all be enjoyed locally. There are ferries to Arcachon and the jetties are busy with boats providing trips to the bird island in the Bassin. The owners also have a boat available for hire. An ideal spot to discover the Dune de Pyla (the highest sand dune in Europe), the Médoc Region is also worth a visit for its famous Bordeaux wines and vineyards, with tasting tours available.

    Entrance hall. Living/dining room/kitchen with traditional oven and patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor. Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room (no WC). Twin bedroom with terrace leading to bedroom with two single beds. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.6m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Basketball net
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Built-in barbecue.

    Location: 800m to village (shops, cafés, restaurant), 300m to beach on the Arcachon Basin, 3.5km to sea beach (on foot), ferries and boat trips from Cap Ferret (4km), 1km to tennis, 60km W of Bordeaux (shopping, large town).

  • Villa Golf

    Moliets-et-Maa, Landes

    Grade
    12
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAL123

    At the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and its miles of sandy beaches, and in the middle of the prestigious Moliets golf course, this beautiful villa has a private swimming pool, terrace and garden. The reception offers daily delivery of baguettes and croissants (on request), and a newspaper twice a week. There is easy access to shops, restaurants and a beach, and the complex is convenient for hiking and cycling trails through the dunes. The seaside city of Biarritz can be reached in an hour, and has beaches, churches, casinos, shops and restaurants. Biarritz also has a number of museums, including the Musée de la Mer and a chocolate museum. Surfing is popular here, and the annual Biarritz Surf Festival is one of the premier surf events in Europe. Spain can also be reached in under two hours.

    Living room with two single beds/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room/WC. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC. Mezzanine with twin beds

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

    Location: 500m from shop and restaurant, 1km from beach, 65km from Biarritz (beaches, museums, casinos), 68km from Bayonne (river, cathedral, distillery, train station), 120km from San Sebastián (Spanish town, old town, restaurants).

  • Villas La Prade, Villa 1

    Villas La Prade EFF, Moliets, Landes

    Grade
    12
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: F40140

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with sofa bed and patio doors. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Further bathroom (in some villas). Bathroom or shower room (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Three separate WCs. First floor: Mezzanine with double bed or twin beds and en-suite bathroom/WC. Some villas have Jacuzzi bath

    • 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.

  • Chateau Gamage

    St-Pey-de-Castets, Gironde

    Grade
    18
    9
    0
    9
    Ref: F33240

    This magnificent 12th-century holiday chateau, producing fine wines and steeped in local history (dating from 1734 when wines were already being produced), now offers guests the opportunity to learn about winemaking and live the chatelian lifestyle. Visit the chais and vineyards and participate in wine tastings. Set in a landscaped park of 6 hectares, this superb detached chateau has been fully restored and redecorated. A separate entrance driveway ensures privacy. The inviting private swimming pool has a cascade feature and shower. There are TNT (multilingual) TVs in all bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. A convenient first floor kitchenette is ideal for early morning tea or late night snacks. American billiard/games room. Restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, tennis, horseback riding, river cruises on the Dordogne River all within 7km. Golf 29km.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Summer kitchen/games room. Three bedrooms: one kingsize, one queensize, one double, all with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Kitchenette/breakfast area. Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC, one with partially separated bathroom/WC, corner spa bath, shower attachment. Two queensize bedrooms, both with shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • 1-hectare partially enclosed garden
    • 6-hectare shared grounds with unfenced pond
    • Terrace
    • Private pool (14m x 5m, depth 1m-1.5m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • Washer/dryer
    • Two d/washers
    • Two m/waves
    • F/freezer
    • 11 TNT TVs
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • 2 T/cots and h/chairs on request
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Not all staircases have banisters.

    Location: 7km S of Castillon-la-Bataille (all amenities, summer sound and light show portrays the ’100 Years War’), 17km S of St Emilion (monolithic church, tourist train to wine chateaux, all amenities), 60km E of Bordeaux (museums, riverside cafés, casino, international boutiques and gourmet restaurants).

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