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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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  • Salignac-Eyvigues

    Salignac-Eyvigues

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FAD257

    This pretty stone cottage with a large, shared, heated salt-water swimming pool (60m²) has its own enclosed and private terrace. Guests have use of a whirlpool during the summer season, ping-pong and badminton. Salignac-Eyvigues has a magnificent château and many facilities including cafés, restaurants, bakers, a variety of small shops, banks, and a supermarket/petrol station. It is well placed for visiting many local attractions. There are many opportunities for sampling the wonderful local produce including walnuts, foie gras and a variety of locally grown wine. Canoe hire on the River Dordogne is an ideal way to enjoy spectacular views of the many castles. Visit Sarlat 17km and Montignac 20km for more days out. The discreet friendly owner is always on hand to offer help and advice if you need it. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining area, kitchen, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, large lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to garden, slope in garden.

  • Utopia

    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F84314

    In an idyllic position on the leafy banks of the River Sorgue with only the sound of the birds, the cigalles and the rippling water, it is hard to believe the shops, cafés and restaurants of the town centre are only a short walk away. All the rooms of this small semi-detached villa open onto the lawned gardens with a sunny pool and poolhouse, which are shared with the discreet owners as well as one other holiday property at the end of the garden (F84236). It has its own private dining terrace overlooking the river where you can watch the jade dragonflies, ducks and trout drift by from the comfort of the hammock slung between the trees. The town is criss-crossed by the clear river, and renowned for its antiques shops and lively market. The property is well placed for discovering this interesting area of Provence. There is a golf course 3km away.

    Living/dining room with corner kitchen and French doors to private terrace. Queen-size bedroom with patio doors to garden. Shower room. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

    • Large shared garden
    • Riverside terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.45m) with Roman steps
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children, river close by.

    Location: 17km E of Gordes (famous hilltop village with stunning views over Luberon Regional Park), 23km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, historic city, famous bridge, lively summer festival), 28km NE of St. Remy-de-Provence (Roman antiques, museum, shops, restaurants), 63km N of Aix-en-Provence, 80km from beaches.

  • Ploëzal

    Ploëzal

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC096

    This semi-detached holiday property invites you to take a relaxing break in the heart of the magnificent region of Brittany, where you will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside setting. Not far from here is the small town of Pontrieux, as is the Château of Roche-Jagu which overlooks the Trieux estuary. Also worth a visit are Lannion, 18km with exposed timiber framed buildings and Paimpol, 13km with its narrow streets and alleys. A choice of beaches include Côte de Granit Rose, 14km, Perros-Guirec, 20km and Tregastel 24km. Don’t miss a day out at the enchanted forest at Huelgoat, 56km. Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 14km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/curtained area with double bed (access from one side only), kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

  • Guern

    Guern

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W14588

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe. Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe.

    Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Single folding bed on request.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, shared garden and grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, pond and unfenced lake close to property. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

  • Chez Irwin

    St. Quentin-la-Poteirie, Gard

    Grade
    2
    2
    0
    1
    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).

  • Rocquecor, nr. Tournon d’Agenais

    Rocquecor, nr. Tournon d’Agenais

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Salernes

    Salernes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FCV093

    These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture. Shop and restaurant 3km.These light and welcoming, single-storey, neighbouring holiday properties (refs FCV092 and FCV093) are conveniently situated in large grounds next to a river, ideal for fishing and sailing. They are in the perfect location for exploring one of the most beautiful and truly rural regions of France, being close to the Haute-Garonne. Visit the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix, which are only 30km away; or Sillans-la-Cascade with its waterfalls and forest setting. The two properties share natural grounds with a feature fountain, and both have terraces with sitting-out areas, sun loungers, parasols and outdoor furniture.

    Shop and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner with curtained off double bed, shower room with toilet.

    Central heating, colour satellite TV, CD player, washing machine, microwave, natural grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Fountain and steps in grounds.

  • Le Tilleul du Bois de la Poussel

    Saignon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: F84344

    This detached, stone holiday cottage faces a stunning and unspoiled landscape and is situated in the heart of the wild Luberon National Park. Only 5km from Apt, and in between Lourmarin and Bonnieux, this authentic cottage is ideal for people seeking calm and tranquillity. Perfect for visiting hilltop villages such as Roussillon and Lacoste. Visit the city of Aix-en-Provence or explore the river banks of the Rhône, crossing at Avignon, renowned for its bridge and medieval Papal Palace. Lourmarin is an excellent village to taste Provençal cuisine, with restaurants, cafés and painting exhibitions each season.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. WC. First floor: Super kingsize bedroom. Most rooms with beams

    • Garden with outdoor kitchen
    • Terrace
    • 1½-acre natural grounds
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 5km from Apt (shops, restaurants and Saturday market), 12km from Bonnieux, 16km from Roussillon, 20km from Lacoste and Lourmarin, 24km from Gordes, 55km from Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, 65km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

  • Cannes Apartment

    Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FME703

    A wonderful opportunity to stay in a character 1st floor Cannes apartment within magnificent building and grounds approximately 1km from the seafront. With views from the apartment over Cannes to the sea beyond. The lush communal grounds have seating areas and there is parking on site. Cannes studio apartment is within 20-25 minutes’ downhill walk to the centre of this glamorous town with its famous “La Croisette” strip. If you can tear yourself away from the tempting shops, restaurants, yacht marina, beach activities and nightlife why not have a day out in Monaco, 60km, or St-Tropez, 80km, or explore the hilltop villages and towns.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with door to Juliet balcony, kitchen area with breakfast bar and partitioned area with double bed, door to Juliet balcony and en-suite bathroom/WC with shower over Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and separate shower cubicle

    • Shared grounds
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 6 years (except babes in arms).

    Location: 700m from food shops, 1.1km from beach, 8km from golf, 13km from Antibes (old fort, marina), 34km from Nice (old town character and beach front promenade), 56km from Monte Carlo.

  • La Colle-sur-Loup

    La Colle-sur-Loup

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FCA451

    This little studio adjoins the owner’s Provençal vine covered villa. With private use of a swimming pool (30m², open May-Sept). Situated on a hillside opposite Saint-Paul-de-Vence, just 4km from this famous little town. La Colle is an old village, with a tradition for music and the arts. The apartment is centrally located, and the river beach is within walking distance. The surrounding towns have concerts throughout the year and this is an ideal base from which to discover the region. The coast is 7km away, Vence is less than 10km, Nice is 17km, Biot and Antibes are less than 15km. Shop 1km, restaurant 500m and beach 7.5km.

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

    Central heating, cot, colour cable TV (French channels only), wi-fi, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps in grounds.

  • Vence

    Vence

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W13876

    This delightful light and airy second floor apartment, with a large shady balcony, enjoys spectacular views, and is peacefully located within an immaculately maintained apartment complex. The complex includes a very large shared swimming pool (20 x 10m, depth 1-2m). Located only 1km from the tourist village of Vence, the property provides a perfect base to explore all of the Riviera’s coastal destinations and also its hidden treasures inland. The excursion possibilities are endless and could include the obvious attractions such as Cannes, Nice and Monaco, then move onto the more authentic destinations such as Saint Paul and Vence, maybe the perfume capital of Grasse, and the stunning hill top villages of Eze and Roquebrune Cap Martin (all within 38km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 12km.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, balcony, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • Nice

    Nice

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FCA482

    This bright holiday apartment is located in a small renovated villa and has been beautifully decorated, offering plenty of comfort. It is situated close to shops and restaurants, and a small footpath leads you to the Villa Arson, a famous national art school. The location is perfect for those planning a getaway on the Riviera. The tram, 500m away, will take you to the rest of the city; the old town, the harbour and the Promenade des Anglais, 3km. The city of Nice offers exhibitions, fairs, festivals and concerts throughout the year, and the highway to Menton and Monaco is 1km away. Nice train station 2km. Shop 500m, restaurant 100m, beach 3.5km.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner with double bed. Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric central heating, all fuel and power included in rent, colour cable TV, DVD player, internet connection, microwave. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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