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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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  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    5
    6
    3
    5
    Ref: FAD296

    This beautiful and spacious holiday house has been luxuriously renovated and has air conditioning. It has a large patio area facing the outdoor swimming pool (55m²) with sun loungers. The owner lives on site and is available should you need assistance or advice during your holiday. The house is set in Limeuil, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, in the heart of the Périgord Noir area, and is surrounded by some pretty villages such as Monpazier, Beaumont, Cadouin, Belvès, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat (36km) is also a must see in the region. The Dordogne River is nearby for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing, or you might prefer to visit a nearby castle or cave, or even enjoy a round of golf. This holiday house is perfect for enjoying peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 4 bathrooms with basin (no toilet), 1 bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), 6 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, oil heater, cot, highchair, 7 colour TVs (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Up to 3 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Chalet la Clavella

    Morzine, Haute-Savoie

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: F74142

    Set in a quiet elevated area with panoramic views of the mountains this detached holiday property is in an excellent location for exploring this delightful region. Situated close to the centre of the typical mountain village of Morzine with its pretty streets there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Near to the village you can go hill walking and there is an exciting summer toboggan run for children. You can also enjoy a day in the water park with its slides, sauna and Jacuzzi, or you could try ice skating in the town’s rink. Venture over the border to Switzerland to the towns of Geneva and Evian. An hour’s drive south will take you to Chamonix at the base of the spectacular Mont Blanc offering trips up the mountain in cable cars or on the funicular railway.

    First floor: Living/dining room with doors to balcony and corner kitchen. Sitting room. Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three double bedrooms, two with additional single bed, one with additional bunk bed. Single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large terrace
    • Central heating
    • Flatscreen satellite TV
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Outdoor furniture
    • NB: Maximum sleeps eight.

    Location: Morzine (all facilities), 45km S of Evian (all facilities, lake), 50km E of Geneva.

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  • St. Laurent De La Mer

    St. Laurent De La Mer

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FBC459

    This very pretty holiday home has been furnished to a very good standard, complete with contemporary and antique furniture to create an ideal home away from home holiday. The lounge is pleasant and spacious with a beautiful American style kitchen which opens onto a terrace equipped with a comfortable seating area, dining area in the shade, ornamental pond with a waterfall and small tended garden. It’s an ideal place for a family holiday with a small sandy beach just 450m away. Take a walk along the beach at Rosaires and don’t forget Saint-Brieuc with its old quarters and pretty cobbled streets, and while in Saint-Brieuc you must visit Pointe de la Béchue as it offers spectacular views of both beaches Tournemine and Les Rosaires. Stroll around Saint-Brieuc exploring the different sites the town has to offer like Place Du Chai and Place au Lin. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 450m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 single.

    Electric central heating, cot, highchair, 2 colour TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Pond in garden.

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  • Saint-André-De-Sangonis

    Saint-André-De-Sangonis

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FLH196

    This semi-detached rental holiday home is in Saint-André-de-Sangonis located in the heart of the Hérault hinterland, with a private outdoor plunge pool (8m², open from beg Jul-end Aug), there are many activities both sporting and cultural, such as a day spent at the Lake of Salagou located 15km through to a tour of Mourèze. Relax and sunbathe on the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean located less than 50km. Take time to visit Villeneuve Maguelone, Sète, Frontignan or Palavas. Do not miss Pézenas with summer and night markets with local producers, and taste local products and excellent wines from the many wineries in the region and treat yourself to a shopping spree in Montpellier located 35km. Have a coffee on the Place de la Comédie and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this beautiful city! This lovely holiday house ensures a successful stay in Herault. Shop 800m, restaurant 300m.

    Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet). Shower room with toilet and basin. Separate toilet. 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 2 singles.

    Electric heating. Cot. Highchair. Wi-Fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Terrace. Outdoor furniture. On road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 2 steps from terrace.

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  • Maison de Fleurs

    Mardore, Rhône

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FRR002

    In the beautiful lush region of Beaujolais Hills and surrounded by nature, lies this beautiful and spacious stone holiday home which opens onto a charming, 2000m² garden. The property also boasts a large private swimming pool, three terraces and a roof terrace which offers a panoramic view. The property’s interior exudes an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity, with large windows that provide a beautiful setting. The décor is a clever blend of contemporary, baroque and rustic styles. Ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding, the area also has medieval villages, the Canal de Roanne à Digoin and a world-renowned wine heritage.

    Steps to entrance. Living room. Steps down to dining room. Kitchen. Three double bedrooms. Two single bedrooms. Shower room/WC. Bathroom with over-bath shower and double basin (no WC). Two separate WCs

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Roof terrace
    • Swimming pool (52m²), open Jun-Sep
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor. Steps and sloping banks in garden. External, open-tread stairs to roof terrace.

    Location: 3km from shop, restaurant and fishing, 8km from lake, 26km from Roanne (museum, restaurants, golf), 55km from Villefranche-sur-Saone (watersports, Church of Notre-Dame-de-Marais).

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  • La Coccinelle

    Sète, Hérault

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: F34148

    Peacefully located 800m from endless miles of golden sandy beaches this delightful Provencal style detached holiday villa has a swimming pool and enjoys beautiful sea views. The authentic resort of Sète is popular and busy with tourists all year. It has a distinctive character, full of atmosphere, light and fragrance. Sète is the largest port of the Mediterranean coast, with almost 7 miles of fine sand. Close to Montpellier, the sun drenched capital of Languedoc, other delightful seaside resorts include Palavas and Cap D’Agde, the arts and crafts village of Pézenas and the wine capital of Béziers; the property provides an excellent touring base, if lazing around the pool or on the beaches is not the order of the day. Day excursions could include a trip to the Roman town of Nîmes or exploring the stunning flora and fauna, surrounded by bulls in the Camargue.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio door to terrace. Dining room/kitchen with French doors leading to veranda. Conservatory. Utility. Five bedrooms: one queen-size with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower over-bath, two double, one with access to single bedroom, one single. Bathroom with shower over-bath (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed terrace with pond (take care with children)
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (22m², depth 1.45m)
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from beaches, 1.2km from Sète (most facilities), 30km SW of Montpellier (all facilities), 50km E of Béziers (wine capital).

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  • Montélimar

    Montélimar

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    1
    Ref: FPD180

    At the edge of the Drôme Provençale, this large character holiday house is an ideal holiday property to enjoy the beautiful Provence sunshine. It is situated in a lovely wooded park and is equipped with an inviting outdoor swimming pool (open May-Oct), a large terrace, BBQ and a solarium. The interior is cosy and stylish in a neo-Provencal style. Close to the city of Montélimar, which is dominated by the 12th-century medieval castle, and where you can stroll on the streets, sit in the restaurants, or enjoy a visit to one of the nougat shops in the shade of plane trees. Discover the authentic perched villages overlooking the fragrant fields of lavender, vineyards and olive groves. To the east, Grignan is worth visiting, as well as the magnificent gorges of the Ardèche and its magical caves such as Chauvet and Madeleine. Shop and restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet). 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single, 1 bunk.

    Central heating, woodburner in dining room, satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: F50232

    This charming detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of a small hamlet, with lovely views over the countryside which can be enjoyed from the large garden or the spacious sunny conservatory. Well furnished throughout, it retains much of its original character. Nearby Villedieu-les-Poêles provides all amenities, a lively weekly market and a bell foundry. The beautiful beaches of Granville are a short drive with seafood restaurants, casino and ferry to the Channel Islands. Visit Le Mont St. Michel (40 minutes), the seaside town of Dinard or the exquisite towns of Deauville and Honfleur. In May enjoy the Coutances Jazz Festival or the modern music festival in St. Laurent-de-Cuves. Zoo and go-karting, 15 minutes.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Conservatory. Shower/WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower/WC. Second staircase: Double bedroom. Single bedroom

    • Garden, unprotected well
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Two TVs (DVD use)
    • Three DVDs (library)
    • CD/iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km from Chérencé-le-Héron (bar, restaurant), 7km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all amenities), 30km E of Granville (coastal town), 40km SE of Coutances (cathedral, gardens).

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  • Le Manoir de la Vallée

    Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F14186

    Tucked away in a sleepy hamlet, the imposing façade of Le Manoir de la Vallée can come as a surprise to passers by. Beautifully restored by its owners, Le Manoir retains its original turret staircase and has been furnished in a traditional and elegant style. Sitting in private landscaped grounds with gardens at both front and rear, guests can take advantage of the sunshine at any time of the day. Nearby is the town of Isigny-sur-Mer, famous throughout France for its dairy produce. Located within driving distance of the historic D-Day beaches and the cathedral towns of Bayeux and Caen, the beautiful cosmopolitan seaside resort of Deauville and the harbour town of Honfleur. A perfect holiday base.

    Ground floor: Large beamed living room with open fire, rugs on tiled floor and door to patio. Large well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with beams and tiled floor. Sitting room with wood burning stove, beams, rugs on tiled floor and doors to patio. Utility room/WC. Spiral stone staircase (no handrail) to first floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Stairs leading to single bedroom (alternative sleeps only) with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC. All bedrooms with beamed ceilings

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • Open fire and wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km S of Isigny-sur-Mer (all facilities, restaurants, dairy produce factory), 16km SE of Grandcamp-Maisy (cliffs with beautiful coastline), 24km SE of Omaha beach (sandy beaches, D-Day war museum, restaurants).

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  • Plomeur

    Plomeur

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF041

    Located in the beautiful Plomeur, at the western end of Brittany, this traditional natural stone holiday property, has spacious accommodation including a lounge with open fire and traditional kitchen. Centrally located it is the ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding area. Plomeur is known as the town in bloom, decked with hanging baskets and planters filled with flowers. A flower festival is held in April, with flower shows, mosaics and sculptures all made from flowers. Close to Pointe de la Torche a surfers paradise, and with coastal trails where you can watch the petrels and gannets from various lookout posts. The city of Pont-l’Abbé is just 10km. Shop 3km, restaurant 3.5km and beach 1.5km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom (no toilet), shower room (no toilet), 2 separate toilets with basin, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 2 single.

    Open fire in lounge, cot, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to entrance.

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  • Ti Ar Feunteun

    Saint Evarzec, Finistère

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    1
    Ref: F29225

    Set in the village of Saint Evarzec, this property has been comfortably furnished in a modern style, with its light and airy rooms overlooking the patio and neat gardens. This is an ideal base for a seaside holiday, with 7km of fine sandy beach close at hand – the beaches at Beg Meil, Cap Coz and Mousterlin are some of the most sought after in Brittany. The nearby resort of Fouesnant has many attractions in addition to its beaches, including watersports, tennis and golf. Nearby Concarneau is one of the most important fishing ports in France and has a good range of shops and restaurants. Should you tire of the sea air, don’t miss the culinary delights of the region, including galettes, crêpes and, of course, fresh seafood.

    Open plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburner and patio doors to terrace/garden. Bedroom with wide single bed. WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, one twin, one single. (All first floor bedrooms under eaves with low sloping and panelled ceiling). Bathroom with shower cubicle (no WC). WC

    • Garden
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • Video
    • T/cot
    • Garage for 1 car plus parking space
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Friday.

    Location: Saint Evarzec (basic facilities), 5km N of Fouesnant (golf course), 10km SW of Quimper (shopping, restaurants).

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  • Eglise Neuve d’Isaac

    Mussidan, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FDO40

    Set on a hilltop, with panoramic views, this spacious, detached converted farmhouse is ideal for families. There is plenty of space for children to play in the garden, while the fenced outdoor swimming pool is a sure attraction. Relax on the south facing covered terrace or enjoy a barbecue in beautiful surroundings. Mussidan, with its bustling Saturday market, is just a 10-minute drive, while Bergerac with its lovely medieval town centre is a 20-minute drive. Ideally placed for wine connoisseurs as you are within reach of some of Europe’s best vineyards and châteaux. There are several lakes with sandy beaches and windsurfing within a 30-45 minute drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Four bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin, two single. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Large lawned, rough and natural grass garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.75m to 2m), open May-Oct
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Two t/cots
    • Highchair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 10km from Mussidan (shops, restaurants, tennis, bike hire, canoeing), 20km from Bergerac (old town, museum, boating), 35km from Périgieux (historic town with numerous attractions).

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