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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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  • Plouézec

    Plouézec

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    Ref: FBC466

    This pretty, single-storey holiday property is part of the discreet owner’s house, situated at the heart of the town of Plouézec, with independent access and opening to a terrace and a small garden. Close by are the large beaches of Plouha with their impressive cliffs, notably Bonaparte and Bréhec. There are numerous walks along the ‘chemins des douaniers’ (customs’ officers paths) which enable you to enjoy exceptional views of the shore along this superb craggy coast. For day trips, visit Tréguier (22km), Lannion (41km) and Saint-Brieuc (43km). Shop and restaurant 500m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to terrace.

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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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  • Festalemps

    Festalemps

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    Ref: FAD338

    This lovely, comfortable semi-detached holiday home is situated next to the friendly but discreet English owners. The property has a private patio area and an above ground swimming pool (18m², open May-Sep), in a walled front garden, along with badminton net. Lac de Jemaye is 10km drive and is great for swimming with a sandy beach and play park for children, as well as water sports and a pleasant walking trail around the lake. Ribérac is 11km away, and has a supermarket, bank, restaurants and all commodities, plus a fabulous market on Fridays and live music. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is 9km away, it boasts a monolithic church, a river beach with canoeing available, as well as several restaurants. Shop 10km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Very low beamed, sloping ceiling on mezzanine level. Slopes in garden.

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  • Leuhan, nr. Châteauneuf

    Leuhan, nr. Châteauneuf

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    Ref: W14789

    These 2 traditional stone-built holiday cottages, close to the owner’s home, look out onto the same yard, but each has a private terraced area for peaceful evening barbecues in this rural hamlet. The cottages are cosy and cheerful; one is detached and coloured in shades of blue (ref W14790), and one is semi-detached and coloured in shades of green (ref W14789). There are original beams and a woodburner in the open-plan living areas. You can enjoy uninterrupted strolls in the local countryside, with hills and picturesque riverside footpaths. There is a historic château locally, as well as the attractive market town of Châteauneuf-du-Faou (10km). The regional capital of Quimper, with its imposing cathedral, is nearby, and the coast is within easy reach to both south and west; with the popular Bénodet, Concarneau and Fouesnant for family fun on the beach, or the wilder and more remote Crozon Peninsula. Fishing can be found 3km away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km, beach 45km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km, beach 45km.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, microwave, fridge, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceiling in double bedroom.

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  • La Rouillardais

    Juvigné, Mayenne

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    Ref: F53139

    This detached stone barn conversion, situated within the owner’s grounds, provides tranquil and spacious accommodation and is an ideal holiday retreat for two. A secluded garden offers guests the chance to relax. There is also a games room on site with table tennis. A few kilometres away is the pretty village of Juvigné, known locally as the ’village of flowers’ after its floral displays during the summer. Also nearby is the medieval town of Vitré with cobbled walkways, timber framed houses and many open air restaurants and shops. For a day out, the fortress town of Fougères and the stunning Normandy landmark of Mont St Michel are also within easy reach.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Steep open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower/WC

    • Enclosed garden with steps
    • Shared grounds with pond and significant drops
    • Electric heating
    • Shared w/machine
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Juvigné (bar, restaurant), 8km from shops, 10km from lake (fishing, restaurant), 12km from Ernée (all facilities), 20km from golf, 24km NE of Vitré (historic town, château), 36km SW of Fougères (château, fortress, large market town), 40km from Mayenne (city).

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  • Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

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    Ref: W12854

    This spacious and well equipped semi-detached holiday cottage has a partially covered terrace/patio area, panoramic views of the private garden and undulating countryside, and provides an ideal place to relax in this beautiful area of the Dordogne. The nearest town is Hautefort, famous for its château and the gardens, where shops, restaurants and other facilities can be found. For those who wish to combine relaxing with visits in the region the historic town of Périgueux, the medieval town of Sarlat, Montignac, Les Eyzies, La Roque Gajeac and the Bastide of Domme are all within 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

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

    Woodburner in second lounge, gas central heating, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Cazevieille, nr. Montpellier

    Cazevieille, nr. Montpellier

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    Ref: W12764

    This delightful detached, single-storey villa, small but functional is located on the outskirts of a picturesque village. 500 metres from the property is the starting point for the fairly easy walk up to the top of the Pic-St.-Loup where the views are breathtaking. Discover within a short drive St. Guilhem-le-Desert and its Gorges and Grottes, Ganges, Le Vigan and Mont Aigoual in the stunning Cevennes Regional National Park. 15km to the south awaits the sun drenched capital of Languedoc, Montpellier and adding the same distance again brings you to the golden sandy beaches and the historical seaside resort of Palavas. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km, beach 30km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD, stereo/CD, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Slight slope at bottom of garden.

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  • Nouaillé Maupertuis

    Nouaillé Maupertuis

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    Ref: W13392

    Set in the peaceful region of the Vienne, this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is part of a farmhouse which has been carefully renovated to retain many original features, including beamed ceilings and stone walls, decorated in pastel colours and cosy furnishings. It has its own private terrace and large attractive garden, ideal for dining out. The historical city of Poitiers (12km) and Futurscope theme park (22km) with its many attractions and laser show offer a memorable family day out. Only 10 minutes more lies the leisure park of St Cyr with golf, tennis, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. Within walking distance (1km) is the medieval abbey of Nouaillé. Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 1km.

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

    Oil heating, open fire in lounge, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, garage. One pet welcome.

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  • Arrens-Marsous

    Arrens-Marsous

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    Ref: FMP254

    These three holiday properties are located in the village of Arrens-Marsous, 25km from the pilgrimage town of Lourdes, on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park. FMP252 is a terraced house for four people, FMP253 is a detached chalet for six people, and FMP254 is a duplex apartment for two people. Crossing a small bridge you have access to the sports facilities of the city with, among others, a swimming pool, a climbing wall, a playground and a children’s fishing pond. This area is a great place for hiking or rock climbing, with breathtaking nature as a backdrop. Visit the mountain landscapes of Pont D’Espagne, Gavarnie and the Pic du Midi, and also, a visit to the city of Toulouse with its historic centre and the Airbus museum is worth a visit. Shop 10km, restaurant 200m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, internet connection, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs. Sloping ceilings in bedroom. Riverside location.

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  • St. Jean-aux-Amognes

    St. Jean-aux-Amognes

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    Ref: FGN010

    This lovely holiday house has a large garden and is set in the grounds of a 17th-century castle in the heart of Burgundy. The main living area has a beamed ceiling, and the property is equipped with all comforts for a stay in the countryside. Discover the park of Morvan and its lakes, either by hiking or cycling. To the northwest lie the vineyards of Sancerre-Pouilly, and Nevers is 15km away with its famous Magny Cours circuit. Enjoy cycling along the banks of the Loire, or swimming and fishing in its waters. Day trips to the vineyards of the Beaune region, Chablis, the famous Basilica of Vézelay and the ancient city of Autun are possible. Shop 5km, restaurant 2km.

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

    Central heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Just for 2 - Tuquet

    Trie-sur-Baïse, Haute-Pyrénées

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    Ref: F65100

    This self contained converted barn is part of a traditionally built farmhouse which is the home of the British owners, situated on the edge of a small village in a quiet secluded area of Gascony. A covered balcony leads off the first floor lounge overlooking the garden and pool with distant views of the Pyrénées. The ornamental garden pond contains goldfish and is visited by herons, kingfishers and other birds. Trie-Sur-Baise offers restaurants and shops around the main square where a market is held every Tuesday. Golf, fishing, horse riding, tennis, canoeing, cycling, bird watching and walking can all be enjoyed. Spain and the Pyrénées are an easy drive.

    Ground floor: Galley kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with balcony

    • Large garden with fish pond (care needed with children)
    • Swimming pool (shared with owners) (7.5m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 1.2m)
    • Central heating in all rooms
    • W/machine (shared with owners)
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD/video
    • Free internet access
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km NW of Trie-sur-Baïse (all facilities), 30km NE of Tarbes (large city, edge of Pyrénées), Toulouse and Pau (airports).

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  • Les Oliviers

    Villedieu, Vaucluse

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    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).

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