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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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  • Pont Aven

    Pont Aven

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14664

    A simple but well-equipped house, which offers ideal holiday family accommodation with very large grounds in total privacy surrounded by woods. The surroundings are peaceful rural countryside, just 1km from the "painters town" of Pont Aven, famous for Gauguin, where you visit many tiny art galleries. Many sandy beaches are just within a 15-minute drive away (11 km) as are Kerfany, Rospico or Trenez beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 11km

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms, 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), radio/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Pertuis

    Pertuis

    Grade
    5
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FPV106

    This attractive, semi-detached, air conditioned house is located in a peaceful area, close to the town centre of Pertuis, and has a shared, outdoor swimming pool (100m²). Its position is just 20 km from Aix-en-Provence and 45 minutes from the beaches and the city of Marseille. Pertuis is a traditional town with many narrow streets, vaulted arches and architecture dating back to the 16th century. Shop 2km, restaurant 100m.

    Lounge, second lounge/kitchen, dining room, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single. Mezzanine.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, 3 satellite TVs, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Sarzeau

    Sarzeau

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FBM019

    Peacefully situated in a rural setting, this small, detached wooden house enjoys a lawned garden and a terrace. The walled town of Vannes can be reached within 25 minutes. Wander around the medieval streets, or enjoy a harbour-side lunch and take in the wonderful views. A day trip to Morbihan Gulf is a must, the towns and villages around the edges of the gulf are a popular destination, while the bay itself contains numerous small islands and is a haven for wildlife. Beautiful sandy beaches are just a short drive away. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 1.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread, open-sided turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Step to lawned area.

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  • Chez Besse

    Vergt, Dordogne

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FDO55

    A delightful single storey holiday home set on a quiet residential side street. Nestled in an acre of hedged private gardens, well laid out and maintained, with a swimming pool, fenced clay tennis court, goldfish pond and small river running 25 metres from the property. The village fire and police stations are in the vicinity of the house. It is just a short walk into Vergt, claimed to be the ‘capital of strawberry growing’ and a weekly market for the freshest of local produce. There is a large swimming lake with sandy beaches at Lac de Neufont, a 5 minute drive. Vergt is centrally placed between Périgueux, 25 mins drive and Bergerac, 40 mins. Trémolat with its spectacular vantage point overlooking the Dordogne is 34km, from where you can continue towards Beynac, 50km, and its château perched high above the river. The fascinating medieval town of Sarlat is 1 hour’s drive.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor and French windows to garden. Kitchen. Utility with shower. Conservatory with French windows to pool. Two double bedrooms, one with French doors to garden. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with double sofa bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle. Two separate WCs

    • Enclosed lawned garden with unfenced pond and stream (take care with children)
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 1.9m)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Tennis court
    • Swings
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Vergt (supermarket, shops, restaurants, cafés, weekly market), 21km from Périgueux (all facilities), 31km from Bergerac (wine region, tobacco museum), 37km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (château, prehistoric caves).

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  • Plouézec

    Plouézec

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC608

    At the end of a cul-de-sac in the heart of a small hamlet of 3 houses, including that of the owner, this charming holiday house is furnished with care, keeping its original features. In the lounge, accessible by two steps, sits a stove that will complement the cool evenings. The small garden overlooking the park will lead you to many short cuts to the great Bréhec family beach and many coves for those seeking tranquillity. This cottage is an ideal starting point to visit the beautiful coast of Goëlo and Treg, between Saint-Quay-Portrieux and Perros-Guirec. You can also enjoy a great trip to the Isle of Bréhat, known as the Island of Flowers, after a 15 minute crossing. Along the shore, on the hiking trails GR34, you will discover these magical landscapes with the tides. A small golf course is within 200m from the campsite. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin (no toilet). 2 separate toilets. 4 bedrooms: 1 double,1 twin, 2 single.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to living area. 2 sets of open tread stairs. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Steps in garden.

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  • Les Masseries

    St. Pierre-d’Eyraud, Dordogne

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: T24810

    Situated in a hamlet amongst the wine-growing plains near Bergerac, this property is just two minutes away from the River Dordogne. The large swimming pool area with its terrace enjoys good privacy and gives onto an expanse of lawn, at the bottom of which runs a pretty stream. The pool house is conducive to lazy summer living and is well equipped for food preparation. Inside, the house has been renovated in traditional style and the result is a pleasing combination of modern comforts and rustic charm. Bergerac is just a short drive away, and for golfers, the Country Club at Vigier is conveniently close. The local wine comes highly recommended; appellations include: Bergerac, Montravel and Monbazillac. The Cave Co-opérative at Le Fleix (5 km) and their excellent sparkling white wine (méthode champenoise) also deserve a mention.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom. Separate WC. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Mezzanine: Two single beds. Pool house: Ground floor: Kitchen with sitting area. Shower room. Separate WC. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed

    • 0.5 acre of garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.9m) with hard cover and saline treatment
    • Poolside shower/WC
    • Telephone (on request)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • Garage
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Strictly 6 people max.

    Location: 1km N of St. Pierre-d’Eyraud (simple shopping, café/snack bar, riding), 3km N of Gardonne (most facilities), 12km NE of Vigier (golf), 14km W of Bergerac (all facilities, airport, restaurants).

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  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM404

    This detached holiday property is stiuated in the town of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay and is just 350m from a sandy beach. Spend the day at Barneville-Carteret, 24km, a seaside resort with sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, a lighthouse and harbour. Take a stroll along the cliff tops to take in the wonderful views over the beach and sand dunes. Cherbourg, 60km, has a port, basilica, museums and a botanical garden, and children will love Cité de la Mer, which is a maritime museum. Slightly further afield, visit Bayeux, 84km, with its famous tapestry, cathedral and restaurants. Other places to visit include the D-Day landing beaches and Utah Beach with its museum. Within easy reach from the property are a public swimming pool and golf course, both 18km away. Shop 5km, beach 350m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Villa Lavandins

    Sanary-sur-Mer, Var

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FCV243

    Located just 2km from a selection of pebble or sandy beaches, this detached house has an enclosed garden, which provides privacy for the swimming pool area and will allow you relax. The interior is beautifully furnished, has a spacious living room which opens to a bright veranda, its four lovely decorated bedrooms and equipped kitchen with bright colours all provide guests with ideal holiday comfort. The property is located in Sanary-sur-Mer, an authentic fishing port with scents and aromas of the sea. Here, the colourful facades are bathed in sunshine and accompanied by shaded squares from another era, refreshed by water from fountains. You will find all amenities, shops and restaurants that you need in order to ensure a care free holiday. Must see places; the island of Porquerolles or the Gien peninsula, without forgetting the varied Provencal markets or the vineyards of Bandol.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two single. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps to pool, 3 steps to one double bedroom.

    Location: 1.5km from restaurant, 2km from shop and beach, 10km from Toulon (shops, restaurants, opera house, mountain tour, historic walking areas, gardens), 30km from La Ciotat, 31km from Hyères.

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  • Le Tignet

    Le Tignet

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FCA564

    Sit back, relax and take in the stunning mountain views from this contemporary holiday home complete with a large terrace and outdoor swimming pool (30m², open May-Sep). The interior is warm and welcoming with a wood burner in the lounge, underfloor heating and four individually decorated bedrooms. From its location in Le Tignet, a small town backing onto olive groves, you can visit Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, 10km, or Cannes with its luxury shopping outlets, markets, fine sandy beach and harbour. Shop and restaurant 1.5km, beach 23km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, natural grounds, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Large drops within the grounds. Step to terrace.

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  • Les Peres De St Jean

    L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: T84551

    This is a very old and charming farmhouse conveniently situated close to l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, now an acclaimed international art and antiques centre. The property interior is spacious, with ceiling beams, old tiled floors, and lots of olde worlde charm. The bedrooms are spacious and light, with most rooms overlooking the courtyard and lawn. The pool is well situated and gives onto the large grassy grounds, with shrubs and trees. This is a peaceful setting, yet within easy reach of all shops and restaurants. The other side of the house is occupied by totally discreet neighbours, screened by a high wall and with their own entrance.

    Ground floor: Beamed living room with open fireplace and doors to courtyard. Dining room with kitchen area. Utility with shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. One bedroom with two singles pushed together. Bathroom and bidet/WC. Shower room. Separate WC. Steep wooden stairs to second floor: Attic style twin bedroom

    • Large grassy grounds
    • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2 to 2.25m), chlorine
    • Poolhouse with kitchenette
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Cot
    • Swings
    • Covered parking
    • Table tennis
    • Built-in barbecue
    • NB: Maximum sleeps is 4 adults and 2 children.

    Location: 2km NE of l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (most facilities, water sports; nearest restaurant 1km; supermarkets, 1.5km), 12km N of Cavaillon, 25km E of Avignon (both with all facilities).

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  • Trelevern

    Trelevern

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FBC231

    This beautiful house with large French windows is built in a dreamlike setting. Situated in an elevated position in Trélevern, you can enjoy the energising sea air and the superb sea views over the Cote de Granit Rose with the Ile Tomée and the Ile aux Oiseau in the distance. There is also a lovely landscaped garden. This is a marvellous region with a rich and diverse heritage which is certainly worth exploring. Experience the beautiful sites in Lannion (15km), climb 140 steps to see the magnificent Brélévenez church. See Lannion from above with daily air trips or test yourself at kayaking on the sea or river. Join in with the culture as there are concerts, shows and events organised all year round. Fishing opportunities and beach 400km. Shops and restaurant 700m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Maison Calvados

    Gonneville-sur-Honfleur, Calvados

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNC189

    The clean lines and open-plan living space of this contemporary home make this a wonderful holiday base from which to explore the delights of Normandy. A feature wood-burning stove adds added interest indoors, and there is a decked patio area outside where you can enjoy a meal al fresco - or simply just relax. The picturesque fishing port of Honfleur is close by with its tall, medieval houses set around Le Vieux Bassin, and there are several museums to browse around, including the Musée Eugene Boudin who was born in the town (as was the composer Satie). The lovely town of Deauville is also worth a visit, and has over 500 buildings listed as historical monuments, as well as being a venue for race meetings and an annual film festival.

    Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and tiled floors. Four bedrooms: Two double, one twin, one with double sofa bed, all with laminate floors. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Steep, turning, open-tread stairs to first floor rooms with sloping ceilings

    • Lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Four TVs (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from restaurant, 5km from Honfleur (shops, museums, picturesque port), 6km from beach, 15km from Trouville (shops, restaurants, fishing port, golf, riding), 16km from Deauville (listed buildings, horse racing, shops, annual film festival).

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