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Holiday cottages in France offer the perfect opportunity to explore wonderful culture and heritage while you relax and unwind in complete comfort. In fact there are few better ways to immerse yourself in the local community and enjoy a completely unique and authentic French experience than a holiday cottage. But with so much fantastic variety you’re going to be a little spoiled for choice, so we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best places to enjoy your holiday in France.

Famed for romance, gastronomy, art and culture, for many, Paris is the French ideal. Holiday cottages in and around the ‘City of Light’ often offer unrivalled access to its many attractions. Take a bird’s eye view from the Eiffel Tower, enjoy the masterpieces in the Louvre or just go for a leisurely stroll in the park, a holiday home in the capital presents you with a wealth of welcome options. Then again, you may choose a holiday over the channel to get away from it all, soak up the relaxing ambience and bask in a more inviting climate. If this is the case then we’d highly recommend taking a look at our featured French holiday cottages on the Riviera. Renowned for glamour, golden sands, sparkling blue waters and grandiose cultural celebrations, it’s the perfect place to join the jet set or sit back and relax by the pool! If you’re seeking more rural pastures then the northern France is the perfect place to get out and explore the country's heritage. Alongside spectacular castles and medieval towns there’s a wonderful culture of wine and gastronomy to enjoy. If all that sounds a little passive then, thankfully, the north is filled with fantastic locations to get out and about.

Wherever you choose to enjoy your break, you’ll find a wealth of choice in our featured French cottages. In fact, one of France's biggest attractions is that it’s an all year round destination, with activities to satisfy in every season. Beach breaks are one of the highlights of the summer months, and you’ll find a wealth of fantastic stretches of coastline, offering surfing, sailing, or the well-earned opportunity to sit and soak up the sun. The rural regions offer rolling landscapes that are perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. Then of course there are the vineyards and historic regions for those looking to explore France's heritage. And things barely cool down in the winter months, as thousands of holidaymakers take a short trip to the Alps to enjoy snow sports, the wonderful après-ski and the stunning scenery.

If you're ready to begin your own exploration take a look at our featured holiday cottages in France today.
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  • Le Boncoin - Le Chic

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    Ref: F85301


    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework, wooden floor, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is perfect for sitting quietly in the shade of the hot summer sun. Hire a canoe (payable locally) and explore the local canal network, or visit the pretty villages, markets and beaches of the Vendée and Charente.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Grassed area (across small road)
    • Natural grounds
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • Blu-ray
    • Cot
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue
    • F/freezer.

    Location: 3km from Le Mazeau (shops, bar and restaurant), 4km from Damvix (bars, restaurants), 11km SW of Benet (supermarket, most facilities), 25km W of Niort (large town), 50km E of La Rochelle (beaches).

    Both properties: Wood-burning stove

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Maison du Gardien

    Mestry, nr. Bayeux, Calvados

    Grade
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    Ref: F14124

    Set at the forefront of the grounds of a beautiful Art Nouveau priory, the Maison du Gardien provides spacious accommodation for two in a relaxing setting. The cottage is well furnished with a large dining table and comfortable seating by the ornamental fireplace. From the patio at the doorstep, you have a fine view of the priory’s beautifully maintained gardens, including the ornamental pond and dovecote. This holiday cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Normandy, and is just 20 minutes from the historic D-day landing beaches.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with well equipped corner kitchen and French doors to patio. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Shared enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond 50m from property.

    Location: 8km from Isigny-sur-Mer (all amenities, restaurants), 15km W of Grandcamp Maisy (beach), 18km W of Bayeux (tapestry, museums, cathedral), 45km W of Caen (ferry port, city, chateaux, shops).

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  • Brantôme

    Brantôme

    Grade
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    Ref: FAD270

    This terraced holiday house is tastefully renovated and is located on a hill on a beautiful plot of 3ha which is shared with the owner. Enjoy this charming part of the Dordogne region with chickens, donkeys, ducks and sheep situated on the land. You can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Sit back and relax in the garden, pool and terrace to make the most of an unforgettable view. The center of Brantôme is only 400m away or discover the medieval town on the Dronne, 20km from Périgueux. Shop 500m and restaurant 400m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-sided stairs to first floor. Low beams and sloping ceilings in some rooms. Drops in grounds.

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  • Plein Soleil

    Saujon, Charente-Maritime

    Grade
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    Ref: F17232

    Situated in the heart of the Charente-Maritime, adjoining another property, F17200 Les Musses, this small modern house faces large lawned gardens. Plein Soleil is all on one level, with patio doors opening on to a private terrace, surrounded by fields of sun flowers. Only five minutes away is the small town of Saujon with restaurants, shops, a good swimming pool and a lake. Further away are the beaches of Royan where you can also enjoy lovely boat trips to the Médoc Region. The old town of Saintes offers summer classical music concerts of good value and Cognac has numerous distilleries.

    Living/dining room with double sofa bed and simple corner kitchen opening by sliding doors to private terrace. Shower room. Separate WC. One bedroom with twin beds (can be put together)

    • Large shared gardens
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km to Saujon (shops, cafés, restaurants, lake, tennis), 15km NE of Royan (shopping, orchidee gardens, casino, boat trips), 28km W of Saintes (old abbey, River Charente, summer concerts), 10km to Cadeuil (lake, bird watching).

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  • Mazan

    Mazan

    Grade
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    Ref: W14986

    Tucked away just 2km from the village centre of Mazan, this restored 16th-century barn is full of history. Situated near Pernes-les-Fontaines and nestled among vineyards, the holiday property has a stunning view over Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Explore picturesque, lively weekly markets, taste wine on the Route des Vins, laze on golden sandy beaches or visit a gourmet riverside restaurant at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (30km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and basin.

    Electric heating, air conditioning, cot, highchair, colour digital TV, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No children. Friday to Friday changeover day.

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  • Roisel

    Roisel

    Grade
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    Ref: FNR034

    This holiday rental is located on the grounds of a working farm with 4 other holiday properties, one being property reference FNR035. It is comfortable and well-equipped and large families or groups of friends will find it the ideal base for a holiday. You can visit the beautiful basilica of Saint Quentin (20km) or Cambrai (30km) and its rich architectural heritage, and enjoy its famous ’nonsense’. History lovers will enjoy the Museum of the Great War Peronne and the Circuit of Remembrance. You can also easily take a trip to Paris and spend a day at at Disneyland or Parc Asterix. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Binic

    Binic

    Grade
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    Ref: FBC275

    This first floor holiday apartment has been renovated to produce a very individual, personalised décor, with nicely coordinated materials and colours. On the ground floor is a small, discreet, fine grocery shop. The large beach of La Banche is ideal for children, and Binic, known as ‘the beauty spot of the Côtes d’Armor,’ is brought to life by many small shops and a weekly market on Thursdays. Just 500m from the house is a large modern swimming pool. You can also visit the museum of Brittany’s past traditions. Further afield, Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac’h (77.5km) is where you can admire the gorgeous natural sites and enjoy pleasant walks along the beautiful beaches. Shop, restaurant and beach 50m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner/bedroom area with double bed, shower room with toilet and basin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, microwave, balcony, on street parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W15209

    This ground floor holiday apartment, situated within the owner’s home, has a private entrance and terrace and is set in an attractive lawned garden. In an elevated position, the property is high above the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its quaint cobbled streets, twice weekly market, cultural festivals and many boutiques and restaurants. The famous tourist sights of the area, including Domme, a Bastide town, and La Roque-Gageac, a historic village on the banks of the Dordogne, are within a very short drive. Visit Montignac, a riverside market town, with its canoe hire and Lascaux II cave paintings. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    Central heating, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Saint-Jean-le-Thomas

    Saint-Jean-le-Thomas

    Grade
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    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM611

    Located in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in the heart of the city of Saint-Jean-le-Thomas, this holiday property, situated on the first floor of the owner’s house, is the ideal touring base. Situated between Brittany and Normandy, this apartment offers a very unique environment with its large garden where you can relax and wander at your leisure between roses and fruit trees. The beach is just at the end of the street (700m away), where you can view Mont-Saint-Michel. Take the opportunity to cross the bay on foot (accompanied by a guide of course) - this experience will remain forever etched in your memories of your holiday in Normandy. Close by, visit Granville and its beaches (15km) or embark towards Jersey and Guernsey for a day trip. Restaurant 500m, beach 700m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, shared terrace, shared garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Étables-sur-Mer

    Étables-sur-Mer

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: FBC492

    This holiday property is a pleasant, second floor attic apartment in the owners’ elegant house, and is accessed via a small shared garden and patio. The property is situated close to St-Quay-Portrieux, a lovely seaside resort with several sandy beaches suitable for lazing, swimming or walking, a casino and stunning coastal footpaths. Other towns worth visiting include St.Brieuc (23km), which has an ancient cathedral, a picturesque centre with half-timbered, medieval houses and a museum of art and history, and Pontrieux (25km), a pretty historic town stretching along the banks of the River Trieux. Other activities available include fishing (400m), a public swimming pool (2km) and a golf course (3km). Shop and restaurant 500m, beach 400m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower cubicle and basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating, cot, DVD player, wi-fi, microwave, shared garden, shared patio, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Stairs to entrance. Sloping ceilings throughout.

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  • Rocquecor, nr. Tournon d’Agenais

    Rocquecor, nr. Tournon d’Agenais

    Grade
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    Ref: W14357

    Ideal for a couple, this detached, converted windmill enjoys extensive views across fields to distant hills. Offering a somewhat unique self-catering holiday experience, the windmill is stone built, has narrow open tread stairs and, due to its size (3m in diameter), is sparsely yet adequately furnished with one room on each floor. Set in an elevated position with a large garden, only 2km from the attractive village of Rocquecor which has a local shop, bar and restaurant, and 12km from Tournon d’Agenais. Within a short drive is the Château of Bonaguil, the attractive Bastide villages of Monflanquin and Pujols and the Bastide town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Narrow, spiral, open tread staircase to first and second floors.

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  • Chez Irwin

    St. Quentin-la-Poteirie, Gard

    Grade
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    Ref: T30336

    Situated in the upper part of the hilltop village of St. Quentin-la-Poterie, famous for its historic and working potteries. The Pont du Gard, the ’Popes’ Palace’ and summer festivals at Avignon, Nîmes, the hills of the Cévennes, and the wetlands and beaches of the Camargue can all be visited within a day. The village has a good selection of shops, bakeries, restaurants, a supermarket, a weekly street market, and a wine ’cave’ which provides very good quality local wine, as well as local produce such as honey. Visit the bustling town of Uzès (4km), the first ’Duchy’ in France and the Duke’s Castle and the Saturday morning market. The interior has been decorated in a cheerful and fresh Provençal style.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room (accessed from courtyard). Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (under eaves)

    • Walled courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Washing machine/tumble dryer
    • M/wave
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children. This property accommodates a maximum of 2.

    Location: St. Quentin (most facilities), 4km NE of Uzès (all facilities), 45mins W of Avignon (all facilities airport, TGV).

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