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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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  • Les Perdrix

    Cendrieux, Dordogne

    Grade
    14
    7
    0
    4
    Ref: F24433

    This beautiful farmhouse is set in the heart of the Dordogne, a short drive from Le Bugue. It comprises two separate detached buildings making it ideal for large families having a self-catering holiday. This périgourdin-style property has a large private swimming pool with mature trees in a south-facing spot with extensive grassy gardens. It is a practical, peaceful holiday location for a relaxing break. Close to the major prehistoric sites of Lascaux and Les Eyzies, it is near the Vézère Valley which is ideal for canoeing, as well as the bastide towns of southern Dordogne. Can be booked with F24432.

    Main house: Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. First floor: Three bedrooms: one double, two twin. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Annexe: Ground floor: Double bedroom. Two shower rooms/WC. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: one double, two twin. Shower room/WC

    • Large lawned gardens
    • Private swimming pool (12 x 6m, depth 1.25 to 1.6m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Cendrieux (shop, café), 6km from St. Alvère (supermarket, café/bar), 12km from Le Bugue (restaurants, bars, shopping, river, canoeing, market, supermarket), 12km from Vergt (shops, bars, supermarket), 25km from Les Eyzies (caves), 28km S of Périgueux (old city), 37km E of Bergerac (airport, hospital).

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  • Béziers

    Béziers

    Grade
    14
    7
    0
    6
    Ref: FLH021

    Experience this amazing, air-conditioned holiday property surrounded by greenery with pleasant scents of thyme, lavender and rosemary to stimulate your senses. From some of the rooms guests have access to the terrace offering lovely views of the golf course bordering the garden, in which guests will find oak trees, pine trees, brooms and junipers. On the ground floor the two bedrooms have been adapted for disabled guests. After a refreshing dip in the swimming pool (72m²) you can relax in the shady pool house. The children will love playing in the small playhouse. Béziers is well-known for its wine and bull-fighting. The area is surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in southern France, waiting to be discovered. Villa des Herbes is situated just a few miles from the Mediterranean coast and the mountains of the Espinouse, making this property a perfect base for holidays in the south of France. Shop and restaurant 8km, beach 24km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets and basins, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: 4 bathrooms with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 3 twin.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, 2 cots, 2 high chairs, 8 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, landscaped garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, children’s playhouse, parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to pool area.

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  • Domaine de Villeneuve

    Villeneuve, Charente

    Grade
    14
    7
    0
    5
    Ref: F16184

    A superb large family Charentaise house with large enclosed garden, perfect for a large group of friends or two families wishing to holiday together with the benefit of a private swimming pool. Set in a small peaceful village close to Jarnac with its daily market, shops, restaurants and cafés, and only 12km from the well known town of Cognac. This accommodation is over three floors, has many bedrooms with en-suite facilities with plenty of space and privacy. Decorated with antique furniture but well equipped and practical for modern living. Cognac is known for its distillieries, but children will love the playgrounds by the river where boats can be hired, watch jazz bands in July and discover a covered market with fish stalls, local produce and local wines. The Cognac golf course has a restaurant overlooking the pretty countryside. For a day out to the beach, Royan is an hour away. La Rochelle with its old harbour, shops and well known aquarium.

    Large living room. Large dining room. Sitting room. Well-equipped modern kitchen. Laundry room. Separate WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with double basin. First floor: Four bedrooms; one king size with en-suite bathroom/WC, with shower and bath, one double with en-suite bathroom/WC, two twin bedrooms (one with 120cm beds) with en-suite bathrooms with double basin. Separate WC. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms (can also be double). Shower room/WC

    • Large enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private enclosed swimming pool with alarm (12 x 6m, depth 1-2m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels and TNT)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Nercillac (shop, café, restaurant), 5km from Jarnac (River Charente, supermarkets, market, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 12km from Cognac (golf, shops, supermarkets, hospital, boat trips, distillieries), 80km from Royan (beaches), 120km from La Rochelle (old city, airport, shops, aquarium), 120km from Bordeaux (airport, vineyards), 30km from Angoulême (cartoon/comic museum, shops, restaurants).

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  • La Vigneronne

    Capendu, nr. Carcassonne, Aude

    Grade
    14
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: F11186

    Peacefully located, with shops and restaurants only a short stroll away, this holiday villa enjoys a well-maintained flowered garden, a private swimming pool and air conditioning on the ground floor. The property offers a very central base to explore many of the very best excursions in this authentic wine growing area of Languedoc-Roussillon. Wander around the world-famous medieval, fortified city of Carcassonne, its drawbridges, machicolations and 52 towers can be visited on foot, by train or in an open carriage. Discover the beautiful historical villages of Caunes, Minervois and Lagrasse. Spend a day in the sun-drenched towns of Narbonne, a lovely town to stroll around in the shade of its plane trees, Beziers, the wine capital of the region or Perpignan, a Catalan city strongly influenced by Barcelona. Or maybe take a stroll along the Canal du Midi or spend hours lazing on the endless miles of golden sandy beaches.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to garden. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Six double bedrooms, two with shower/WC (separated by curtains), two with additional single bed (for child). Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (5m x 3m, depth 1.4m)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning (ground floor)
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Two digital TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two t/cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 300m to shops and restaurants, 17km E of Carcassonne, 20km S of Caunnes Minervois, 23km W of Lagrasse, 40km W of Narbonne, 55km from beaches, 63km W of Beziers, 90km N of Perpignan.

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  • Maison Forêt

    Saint-Gilles, Gard

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    5
    Ref: FLG270

    This spacious holiday home offers a fantastic view over the forest and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms and two well-equipped kitchens. This is the ideal place for a holiday with friends or family, with its large private swimming pool and summer kitchen. For active guests, horse riding can be found a few kilometres from the house. The property is situated between St-Gilles and Nîmes, in a very quiet part of the Camargue region, famous for its wild and unspoiled nature. Visit Nîmes, Arles, the Camargue, Avignon, the spectacular Pont du Gard, Beaucaire and many other beautiful sights. The sea is just 45 minutes by car.

    Living room. Second living room with dining area and beams. Kitchen with dining area. Second kitchen. Five double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathroom/WCs with shower cubicle, one with double basin. Two shower room/WCs. Shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (5m x 9m)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Turning stairs to ground floor. Steps to pool area.

    Location: 5km from shop, 8km from restaurant, 18km from Nîmes (Roman amphitheatre, cathedral, museum, train station), 40km from beach, 60km from Montpellier (aquarium, botanical garden, 14th-century cathedral, shops).

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  • La Maison des Beaux Art

    Nontron, Dordogne

    Grade
    14
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: F24543

    This delightful and very spacious house, with private, heated, salt water swimming pool, is built into the ramparts of the ancient town of Nontron, adjoining the town hall, and is situated in the Périgord-Limousin Regional National Park. The house is beautifully furnished and has a private enclosed garden with superb views across a wooded valley from the pool terrace and balconies. There is a market every Saturday and festivals in the town throughout the summer. Tennis, bars, restaurants and shops are within two minutes’ walk. Nontron is also famous for its knife making - the workshop where they are hand made by local craftsmen is the oldest continually running cutlery forge in France and is well worth a visit. Golf, hiking, horse riding and water sports are just a short drive away at Saint Estèphe leisure lake in the Bois de Beaussac. This is an ideal choice for groups or extended families.

    Ground floor: Apartment with living/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Sitting room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Second floor: Utility. Three double bedrooms, two with additional single bed (for child), one with en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden with steps to pool
    • Balcony
    • Swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.5m)
    • Heating
    • Two w/machines
    • T/dryer
    • Two d/washers
    • M/wave
    • Two f/freezers
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Public car park
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5m from Nontron, 200m from Nontron centre (market, shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets), 8.4km S of St. Estèphe (lake beach, watersports), 22km N of Brantôme (riverside town, canoe hire, market), 33km N of Bourdeilles (riverside village), 46km E of Angoulême (TGV railway), 48km N of Périgueux, 70km SW of Limoges (airport).

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  • Hameau des Gachoux

    Hameau des Gachoux

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    2
    Ref: W14460

    Situated just 58km from Disneyland Paris and its amusements, this large detached rural accommodation offers spacious holiday living for a large family or group of friends. The stone property has been sympathetically restored and retains original features throughout, with a large open fireplace to enjoy. Explore the enormous gardens and their panoramic views, stroll through the fruit orchards, enjoy a barbecue on the patio or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely spot. Paris is easily reached by rail from a station just 15km away for a day of sightseeing, or visit Reims, the Champagne capital of France where you can visit various Champagne cellars. You can also visit Coulommiers, where the famous Brie cheese originates from and where today there are still festivals and a permanent display in the tourist office. Shop 13km, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin leading to 1 double.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep steps to second floor. 2 steps to entrance. Well in grounds.

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  • Ardentes

    Ardentes

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    4
    Ref: FEC003

    Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance. The house is set on the banks of the Indre river, along which you can fish for approximately 3 km. In the garden you will find tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball and a sandpit for the children. There is also a games room with table tennis and a gym for adults. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace and there is a garage for 2 cars. The old wing, which was previously used by the servants, is now a laundry room. On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms with four poster beds, and one with bunk beds, a large family kitchen will accommodate everyone, the lounge is comfortable and homely with elegant decor and a fireplace. On the first floor there are 2 large bedrooms, both with double bed, and 2 twin. In the summer months the area is a hive of agricultural activity. Wine tasting and cheese can be delivered along with fresh bread in the morning. Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with Jaccuzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk room. First floor: 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge, woodburner in kitchen, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV (French channels only), video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. Friday to Friday changeover day. NB: One bedroom is connecting. Some bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. River frontage.

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  • L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    Grade
    14
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: FPV312

    Rich in comfort, character and charm for a truly unforgettable holiday, this magnificent country house with a large courtyard and ancient fountain is located at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the ‘Venice of Provence’ known for its attractive canals, antique shops and Provençal markets. At the gateway to the countryside, it is situated within a 2000m² private enclosed garden of flowers and trees. Its large private swimming pool (61m²) is equipped with a counter-current. The pleasant interior is spacious, light, comfortable and decorated with care. There is a pool house at the edge of the swimming pool. Ideally situated between the Alpilles, the Luberon and Mont Ventoux, near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. With its wonderful location in this superb region of Provence, you will be spoilt for choice for places to visit. Carpentras 16km, Avignon 21km. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin. 3 separate toilets, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, 1 plus bunk bed, 1 twin. Mezzanine: Double bed.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Priavte parking for 6 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot

    Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot

    Grade
    14
    6
    1
    6
    Ref: FAT033

    This spacious and comfortable holiday property is located in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot and is the ideal place to fully discover the beautiful countryside of this region. The property is comfortable and well equipped, perfect for large families or groups of friends holidaying together. It offers a stunning outdoor swimming pool (105m², open Apr-Oct), extensive grounds and beautiful terraces and table tennis. There is a golf course, 10km, and several walks in the area taking in the beautiful countryside of the Lot. Shop 3km, restaurant 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, second lounge, kitchen/diner, 2 separate toilets (1 with basin), 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and basin (no toilet), 1 with plus single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and basin (no toilet). First floor: 4 separate toilets, 4 double bedrooms, 1 with plus single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and basin (no toilet), 3 with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet).

    Underfloor heating, 2 cots, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning open-sided stairs to first floor. Steps in garden.

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  • Pourrières

    Pourrières

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    4
    Ref: FCV607

    A large and beautiful detached property of character and charm, built on three levels, with a large private and covered swimming pool (open April to October, can be completely uncovered), a veranda and barbecue, 45km from the sea and the superb rocky inlets of Cassis. Situated in a countryside setting, within 5-hectare wooded grounds, 4km from the typically Provençal hill top village of Pourrières, and just 25km from the town of water and art, Aix-en-Provence, which should not be missed. For your moments of relaxation, make the most of the attractive leisure room on the second floor, with a home cinema and three 3-seater settees, an office area and library. The property is also equipped with 3 exercise bikes and table tennis. Close to the Sainte Victoire mountain, the massif of Sainte Baume, the magnificent Gorges du Verdon and the Sainte Croix lake, the Luberon and the côte bleue. The caretakers live in the small lodge at the entrance to the property. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basins, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), 4 separate toilets, 7 bedrooms: 6 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome.

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  • Bourlens

    Bourlens

    Grade
    14
    7
    3
    2
    Ref: FAT037

    This charming 18th century property is an ideal house for peaceful holidays, situated only a few kilometres away from the royal bastide of Tournon-d’Agenais and offering 7 bedrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests. You can enjoy the quiet setting, the large shaded terrace with a view over the valley and the beautiful and inviting outdoor swimming pool (50m², open Jun-Sep) as well as table tennis. Make sure to visit the historical city of Tournon-d’Agenais and its medieval heritage, or if you wish to taste a local produce, do not miss the “tourtière” (a festival of tourtières is held every year in August). History lovers will be more than happy to discover the major tourist attractions of the Périgord and Quercy such as the beautiful villages of Penne-d’Agenais and Pujols (one of the most beautiful in France) or the castle of Bonaguil and Gavaudun. The beautiful region of the Dordogne is close (20km) and worth a visit to discover stunning historical sites and excellent gastronomy. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen, diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet, 6 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin (one with additional twin beds), 2 single.

    Woodburner in lounge and diner, electric heating, two cots, two highchairs, two colour TVs (French channels only), two DVD players, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 3 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: External steps to entrance. Beams and sloping ceilings in some rooms.

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