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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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  • Pléhédel

    Pléhédel

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC245

    This beautiful, detached stone built house, one of two with FBC244, is positioned in a beautiful area within the countryside. Although separate from each other, these properties can be booked together for two families wanting to share their holiday. Equipped with antique and comfortable furnishings, it also has a small woodburner which allows warmth to spread on chilly evenings. This beautiful region is rich in cultural heritage and offers numerous attractions such as the nearby chapel of Kermaria and its legendary fresco. Brehat, the superb island of flowers, is equally unmissable. Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room wtih basin (no toilet), 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), shared use of washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

  • Les Oliviers

    Villedieu, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: F84218

    The impressive panoramic views from this bright holiday cottage over the peaceful plains to the Dentelles-de-Montmirail hills, all overlooked by the majestic Mont Ventoux, would be hard to fault. Adjoining, but not overlooked by the discreet owner’s property, this property has its own shady dining terrace, beneath the mature olive trees, with colourfully-cushioned, forged-iron day beds. The well-maintained garden edges the pool with its south-facing terraces. It’s a short walk to the village centre with fresh bread, groceries, cafés and restaurants. Visit the local wine routes with some of France’s biggest names grown here, historic Avignon, the Pont-du-Gard and the Lubéron, all around an hour away.

    Entrance from garden into living/dining room with corner kitchen, double bed and French windows to balcony. Shower room/WC

    • Shared grounds
    • Enclosed garden
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Flatscreen satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 6km NW of Vaison-la-Romaine (castle, summer festivals, shop), 38km N of Carpentras (museum, flower market).

  • Le Grangeon du Trignolet

    Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F84167

    Enjoying lovely views over the countryside to Mount Ventoux in the distance, this converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu. It adjoins the home of the discreet owners, sharing the very pretty gardens and swimming pool (open 10:00 -12:00 & 16:00 -18:00). The delightful interior offers a simple kitchen and Provençal furnishings, and the bedroom has an exposed stone wall and attractive en-suite shower room. A dining terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to relax. Nearby Vaison-la-Romaine boasts a Tuesday morning farmers’ market offering local produce, and the region is renowned for its wines. Visit Mont Ventoux spectacular views over lavender fields and vines.

    Entrance from dining terrace to living room and corner kitchen. Six open steps to living area with two single sofa beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Shared pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/radio
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking on site for two cars
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Villedieu (bakers, bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 6km N of Vaison-la-Romaine (Roman remains, château, Tuesday morning market), 30km NE of Orange (attractive towns, larger shops), 25km N of Beaumes-de-Venise (famous for its dessert wine).

  • Saint-Raphael

    Saint-Raphael

    Grade
    2
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: FCV483

    This charming second floor holiday apartment is located only 200m from the sea, with a terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens. You can leave your car behind as shops, beaches and restaurants are within walking distance, and Saint-Raphaël centre is easily reached by bus, which passes close by. There are beautiful walks along the coastal path, and from Port Santa Lucia to Agay, the beauty of the rugged coast with craggy coves and sandy beaches is ever present. Saint-Raphaël has a multitude of activities, including golf, tennis and water sports. Shop 800m, restaurant 500m and beach 300m.These charming 2nd floor holiday apartment are located only 200m from the sea, each with a terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens.

    You can leave your car behind as shops, beaches and restaurants are within walking distance, and Saint-Raphaël centre is easily reached by bus, which passes close by.

    There are beautiful walks along the coastal path, and from Port Santa Lucia to Agay, the beauty of the rugged coast with craggy coves and sandy beaches is ever present. Saint-Raphaël has a multitude of activities, including golf, tennis and water sports.

    Shop 800m, restaurant 500m and beach 300m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • Turret Apartment

    Marconne, Pas-de-Calais

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F62129

    Just a short drive from the northern ports of France, you can experience life in a real French château, with five acres of shared gardens and mature trees together with a lake. The holiday properties have been lovingly restored by their English owners with great attention to detail and are within walking distance of Hesdin with its popular Thursday market, restaurants and bars to enjoy. The properties are ideally placed for exploring the 7 Vallées region with its pretty villages nestling in the valleys, yet under an hour from the lovely sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale’s seaside resorts including Le Touquet and Hardelot. Enjoy the many summer festivals in the region, browse for bargains at the local brocantes or enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the many restaurants nearby. The area is very popular with walkers, cyclists and canoeists alike with excellent facilities nearby. Dine al fresco on the terrace in front of the château or enjoy a picnic in the grounds.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with doors to balcony terrace. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 300m from Marconne centre (shop, bar, restaurant), 700m from Hesdin (market, restaurants, bars, supermarket), 35km from Berck (beach).

    Both properties: Shared 5-acre garden with lawned area and small lake (take care with children)

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

  • Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM420

    This former farm’s bakery is now a lovely and comfortable holiday house, and enjoys a private south-facing garden, ideal for sunbathing. Situated only 5km from the sandy beach of Quinéville, this is an ideal touring base to explore the region either by horse riding or hiking. Discover Normandy’s history by visiting Utah Beach and Sainte-Mère-Église, only 15km. Make sure to visit Cherbourg, 35km, with its port where the marines landed in June 1944 or the maritime museum of Cité de la Mer. Shop and restaurant 5km, beach 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin. Mezzanine: Double bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep paddle stairs to mezzanine. Sloping ceiling on mezzanine. Unfenced pond next to property.

  • La Bastide

    Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F84177

    This ’maison de gardien’ is a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a pretty riverside village famous for its fountain. It shares a walled courtyard and garden with the caretaker, and has a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. There is also an interesting, small spring fed pool in the pretty dining room. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, it is equipped to a very good standard. The popular market town of Cavaillon is 15km away and a twenty minute drive through fine wine country brings you to Carpentras.

    Electric gates into courtyard and garden. Well-equipped dining kitchen. Dining room with small spring fed pool and patio doors out to the garden. Open-sided stairs from kitchen to landing area leading to living room/bedroom with double bed and comfortable seating. Shower room/WC

    • Pebbled courtyard and garden
    • Small private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.2m)
    • Small pool, fed by spring
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking for one car
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 5km E of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (riverside driving, famous antique market, canoeing), 10km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village in honey coloured stone), 20km W of Roussillon (famed for its ochre coloured rocks and pigment museum), 20km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, River Rhône, summer festival).

  • Eymet

    Eymet

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W14670

    This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets. Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public. The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets.

    Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public.

    The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants.

    Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

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

    Colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No children. NB: Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor. 3 steps or level rear access to property in garden.

  • Arcachon

    Arcachon

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FAG208

    These two compact apartments are located in the popular seaside resort of Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, and are situated amidst an extraordinary landscape. They are set within Villa Regina, dating back to the late 19th century, and boasts shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a library, a billiard room, a cycle store and bowling alley. Free wi-fi is also available on the ground floor of the resort. Close by, discover the fascinating Dune du Pilat or visit the l’Île aux Oiseaux, the picturesque villages and the city of Bordeaux. They are conveniently located close to the shops, beach and city centre, which can be reached by an electric bus. Shop 500m and beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • La Petite Grue

    St Philbert du Peuple, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F49137

    Set in the heart of the Loire Valley, this charming little stone-built cottage makes a perfect base for a couple to visit the area’s many attractions. The helpful English owners live next door. The local village has shops and a bar, and just a few minutes away Longué has a weekly market and good restaurants. The impressive riverside town of Saumur lies just fifteen minutes to the south, and is home to the famous Cadre Noir cavalry school, hillside château and vineyards producing the famous sparkling white wine of the same name. Nearby, in the bustling city of Angers, at the heart of the Anjou wine region, the fascinating ‘Apocalypse’ tapestry can be seen in the château.

    All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with woodburner and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Woodburner
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • TV (UK digital channels)
    • DVD player
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Small garden with terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of St Philbert du Peuple (bar, shops), 3km E of Longué (most facilities), 14km S of Baugé (golf, shops), 14km N of Saumur (château, vineyards, shops), 16km S of Baugé (golf, shops).

  • Eymet

    Eymet

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W14669

    This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets. Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public. The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets.

    Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public.

    The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants.

    Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom (separated by curtain).

    Colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No children. NB: Steps in garden.

  • Cannes

    Cannes

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FCA145

    These 7th-floor holiday apartments (FCA145 and FCA146, with lift access) overlook the old town of Cannes, also known as Suquet. Sharing an outdoor swimming pool, they are equipped with hot/cold air conditioning, and enjoy a central location 1km from the Palais des Festivals and the Croisette. Cannes is an ideal point to discover the riches of the Côte d’Azur and the hinterland. Discover the wine route of the Côtes de Provence and cross over to the nearby Lérins Islands. Do plan a visit to Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, Nice and the State Monaco. Sports lovers come here to enjoy sailing, diving, water skiing, golf, tennis and horse riding. Shop 50m, restaurant and beach 100m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double bed in lounge.

    Internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, balcony. Sorry, no pets.

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