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Find cottages in Provence

Arguably one of the most recognised and most irresistible regions in France, Provence has a wonderful and diverse range of the most beautiful landscapes; from Mediterranean coastline and delta plains to deep gorges, gentle rolling countryside and the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. A host of rich cultural experiences and fascinating ancient places also await you here and if you’re looking for self-catering accommodation in Provence we have a wide and extensive collection of villas in Provence for you to choose from.

The area became the first Roman province beyond the Alps and despite being part of France for more than 500 years, the region retains a distinct linguistic and cultural identity.

Inland Provence still remains a natural and unspoilt place where visitors retreat to for the laid-back lifestyle. Famous for its pretty towns and villages, brilliant sunshine, wine, food, and colourful countryside, the region is perfect for walking and cycling and delightful tours by car along the relatively quiet country roads.

Mercantour National Park to the east has numerous walking trails, and the exceptional Gorges du Verdon, with its beautiful turquoise waters, is great for hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. Fishing, kayaking and rowing are available on the beautiful Lac de Saint Cassien, located just outside Montauroux. The Camargue just to the west is one of the largest wetlands and river deltas in Europe, great for birdwatching.

Stretching along the Rhone Valley places of interest include Avignon, Capital of the Catholic Church during medieval times; see the medieval walls that encircle the old city centre by the Rhone river. The small town of Orange has a spectacular Roman theatre which dominates the medieval town centre and is thought to be the world’s best preserved Roman theatre, and finally Arles which is one of France’s oldest and most lovely cities and the place where van Gough spent much of his young life painting.

It would be remiss not to mention Aix-en-Provence, packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, a pretty square with fountain and a backdrop of medieval architecture. Every week the town centre hosts some the best markets in Provence. In fact most villages and towns have a weekly market were you can purchase local produce, including olives, sausage, cheeses and breads.

On the coast Marseille, France’s second largest city, is a bustling vibrant port city that keeps a balance between the modern and the traditional. It’s alive with multicultural diversity and has characteristic steeply sloping streets, ochre coloured buildings and plenty of artisan shops.

For a wonderful selection of self catering accommodation in this most beautiful region see our cottages in Provence.

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  • Bonnieux

    Bonnieux

    Grade
    3
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13764

    This cottage in the picturesque hilltop village of Bonnieux, set on one of the most beautiful streets and built in stone dating back to the 12th century overlooking the Luberon valley, provides an ideal base for visiting various local attractions. The regional park of Luberon represents a paradise for ramblers and offers plenty of paths for walking and hiking. In nearby Apt there is a large Saturday market to explore. Quaint little alleys, with vaulted passage ways, arcades of houses and lined with shops, restaurants and cafes give one a real feeling of Provence. After a short drive there is the historical Papal city of Avignon with its famous bridge, Le Pont d’Avignon. One can appreciate its theatre festival in July. The Colorado Provençal at Roussillon attracts many visitors to see ochre coloured rocks as well as the Fontaine du Vaucluse which is a sight to behold also having its own intriguing legend regarding its source. There are also local farmers’ markets throughout the year including the one in the evening in Velleron. After an interesting day out, your cottage will be a cosy place to come back and reflect on your days adventures. Shop, cafe/bar and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, summer room, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Annexe: 1 single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, terrace, barbecue. One pet welcome. NB: External stairs to entrance have no handrail.

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  • Les Jardins de Magali

    Lauris, Vaucluse

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84261

    Nestling at the foot of the cliffs in the picturesque village of Lauris, this semi-detached holiday home has a swimming pool set into the cliffside - using water sourced from its own private spring dating from Gallo-Roman times (seen through the partially glazed bedroom floor). Lourmarin (3km) has gourmet restaurants and a beautiful château where art exhibitions are held. La Roque d’Antheron (5km) hosts a piano festival (July), and for sports enthusiasts, there is an 18-hole golf course at Pont Royal (9km), cycling and canoeing. Enjoy strolling through Aix-en-Provence, with its rich architecture and celebrated Cour Mirabeau (with terrace cafés and restaurants). Les Alpilles Mountains await discovery, as well as Les Baux-de-Provence with its olive groves lost to view descending towards St-Rémy-de-Provence. Further north is the Luberon Regional Park with its wild thyme and lavender, and many villages such as Gordes, Bonnieux, Ménerbes and Roussillon perched on hilltops of red and ochre.

    Twenty steps to entrance. Beamed living/dining room with sofa bed, French windows to balcony, and kitchen corner. King-size bedroom (can be twin). Single bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Shared enclosed courtyard with fountain
    • Five steps to private swimming pool (5m x 5m, depth 0.4m - 1.8m) with alarm
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV/DVD
    • Hi-fi
    • Internet
    • T/cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Two bicycles
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unsuitable for the infirm and children under 10 (except babies under 12 mths).

    Location: Shops, bar/restaurant 500m, 3km from Lourmarin (restaurant), 15km from Pertuis, 70km from Carry-le-Rouet (beach).

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  • Roumoules

    Roumoules

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FPA017

    This holiday property occupies the ground floor of a beautiful house (the first floor is occupied by the owners). It is situated in a quiet area near Roumoules, a pretty village of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, between Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Riez-la-Romaine. Guests can enjoy shared use of the large outdoor swimming pool (40m², open mid May-mid Sep) and terraces. There are many summer activities in the surrounding villages, including hiking in the Natural Park of Verdon, cycling on the Plateau de Valensole in the fields of lavender and almond trees, horse riding, swimming in the emerald waters of Lac-de-Sainte-Croix, or visit the Provencal markets at Riez and Manosque. Also worth a visit is the Museum of Prehistory in Quinson. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with bath, shower and basin (no toilet), showwer room with toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Maison Rognac

    Rognac, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPB223

    This holiday property is located in Rognac, just 28km from the famous city of Marseille. This city has many attractions to suit any age, including around 400 hectares of public parks and gardens throughout the city, around 21 museums to discover and many activities and watersports available on the patrolled beaches. Aix-en-Provence is also close by, full of history and culture, with many fountains, museums and monuments to explore. Aix-en-Provence also has many châteaux, with vast gardens to explore.

    Living room with French doors to terrace/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC with double basin. Separate WC

    • Large garden
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool (36m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Three TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Internet access
    • Children’s slide
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps to pool area.

    Location: 100m from restaurant, 2.5km from shops, 28km form Marseille (shops, cafés, restaurants, beaches, markets, airport), 30km from Aix-en-Provence (historic city centre, museums, galleries, shops, cafés, restaurants).

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  • Maison des Jardins

    De La Rosa, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84233

    Sitting amongst the pink and white blossoms of oleander, hearing only the sound of the birds, the cigalles and the lapping of the pool, it is hard to believe you are within easy walking distance of all the riverside restaurants, cafés, antique shops, the famous market and all the shops in the centre of this attractive town. This modern villa stands in high walled, enclosed gardens in a quiet residential area. The stylish interiors are light, decorated in modern, provençal style with lovely pieces of local furniture. All rooms have French windows leading to the pretty gardens and pool, where there is a poolside dining terrace and loungers. There is much to see in the town itself, criss-crossed by the sparkling river Sorgue and dotted with waterwheels. Try kayaking, fishing or simply watch the ducks float by from a café terrace. The surrounding area of Luberon Regional Park should not be missed.

    Entrance into living/dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to terrace, garden and pool. Queen-size bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. Double bedroom accessed from exterior terrace

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No children under 10 years.

    Location: 16km E of Avignon (famous summer festival, Papal Palace and walled city), 16km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village with sweeping views over the plain of the Luberon), 20km NE of St. Rémy-de-Provence (wonderful Roman remains, beautiful church, museum, lively weekly market).

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  • La Beaume

    La Beaume

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FRA076

    This characterful single storey holiday cottage is beautifully placed in the region of Ardeche. Its French windows and attractive exterior are matched with its comfortable furnishings and thoughtful décor, you will certainly feel at home on your memorable holiday. The property is engulfed by a 6,300m2 landscaped garden which has an array of trees and plants to admire, all of which is for guests to enjoy! This tranquil spot is perfect to relax or enjoy a barbecue on the open terrace, whilst you observe the beautiful panoramic views. Only 4km from Ruoms where you can visit its museums and restaurants. Shopping and restaurants 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Monteux

    Monteux

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV097

    This elegant apartment benefits from a flowery lawned area, a boules playing pitch and a shady terrace perfect for dining al fresco. Just a short drive is the village of Monteux which is entered via a historic gate leading to its ancient streets. The village has a weekly famers market selling fresh local produce and a festival every August which ends with a superb firework display. Activities in the region include rambling, tennis, fishing (10km) and mountain biking, and in the summer there are many festivals to enjoy in the surrounding Provençal villages. A little further afield you can visit the towns of Carpentras, Orange or the historic city of Avignon renowned for the famous Papal Palace. There is a nearby golf course, a lake (6km) and the town of L’Isle sur Sorgue (12km). Shops 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV, wi-fi, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Noves

    Noves

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPB143

    Located close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this semi-detached house has an enclosed garden (100m² of which is private), and its own terrace. The property is located close to a main road so gives easy access to the surrounding area. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a busy, active village, with a good selection of restaurants, circled by the remains of a 14th century wall. Among the shops in the old village are those selling regional pottery, including some beautiful sunflower plates no doubt influenced by Van Gogh, who painted Starry Night here, and where Nostradamus was born. Located on the plains at the northern edge of the Alpilles, 20km south of Avignon. Shop and restaurant 800m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Violes, nr. Orange

    Violes, nr. Orange

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W12020

    This attractively furnished typical Provencal style detached villa is surrounded by a pretty mature garden and provides an ideal base for visiting the region. Situated at only 330 yards (300m) from the small village of Violes, the property is close to all shops and amenities. There are wonderful excursions to be enjoyed including the Dentelles de Montmirail, marvellous for ramblers and climbers, with its numerous perched villages and Gigondas, noted for its famous wine. Visit the Roman market town of Vaison-la-Romaine with its interesting Roman antiques and Orange with its open air Roman theatre. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 330 yards (300m).

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with shower over bath, bidet, toilet and 2 basins, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite shower and basin, 1 double, 2 folding beds in lounge.

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Maximum 4 people.

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  • Entrechaux

    Entrechaux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPV027

    This welcoming holiday house is situated in a stunning rural setting and has a superb children’s play area. From the extensive grounds adjoining the owner’s home there is a view of the Château d’Entrechaux. It is a perfect spot for dining on the covered terrace and soaking in the atmosphere of rural Provence. The ancient village of Entrechaux is a short drive and is a picturesque spot perched on a rocky outcrop. There is plenty to do in this area: including the pre-historic Masque caves and rambling, tennis and fishing. Only 25km away is the historic town of Carpentras which has a cathedral and Friday market. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to garden.

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  • Le Clos des Collines

    Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F13213

    Only 15 minutes’ drive from the port, creeks and hills of Cassis, this delightful, beamed ground floor holiday villa adjoins (but is not overlooked by) the discreet owner’s property. An excellent base to explore the Marseille area. Well-equipped and air-conditioned, it has an enclosed garden and shared swimming pool. Marseille town centre is easily reached by public transport nearby, and has beaches stretching along the coast from the old port. Garrigue, with its castle, is just a short drive. Sample gastronomic specialities, explore the fish market or take the mini-train up to the Basilique of Notre Dame de la Garde.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Kingsize bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10 x 5m, depth 0.8 to 2m)
    • Heating
    • Air-conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three TVs (one satellite, two with French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from restaurants, 6km from shops, 8km from Marseille centre, 14km from beach, 19km from Cassis, 45km from Carry-le-Rouet, 41km from Aix-en-Provence.

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  • La Bergerie

    Cucuron, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F84212

    This charming stone holiday house awaits you for an enchanting vacation in the heart of the beautiful Provence region, south of the Luberon and its natural park, just outside the picturesque village of Cucuron. Enjoy the private pool and wide beaches secluded on a green wooded park, dotted with flower beds. Inside, the bright walls contrast with the polished tiles and antique furniture. The mosaics, noble dishes and the standard equipment are a real pleasure. All the rooms have south-facing windows and the bedrooms are located at either end of the farmhouse with their own en-suite bathrooms. Discover the banks of the Etang de la Bonde, ideal for swimming, or the stunning natural sites such as the sublime Gorges du Verdon refreshed by the turquoise river water and Esparron lake, perfect for water activities. Do not miss visiting the beautiful villages of Ansouis and Lourmarin, or the animal park in La Barben. For lovers of history and art, the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence is a must to see, as well as the walled city of Manosque.

    Open plan living room with French windows and double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen area with Godin range. Utility room. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together) with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Bedrooms have French windows to poolside terrace. Exposed beams and stone throughout

    • Large enclosed private garden with pergola-covered terraces
    • Private swimming pool, Roman steps (3.5m x 8.5m, depth 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and poolside furniture
    • Electric barbecue.

    Location: 5km E of Lourmarin (Provençal village, castle, cafés, restaurants), 13km S of Bonnieux (hilltop village with stunning views, galleries), 20km S of Apt (walled old town, Saturday market), 30km NE of Baux-en-Provence (elegant city centre, famous festivals and exhibitions).

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