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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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  • Wirwignes, nr. Desvres

    Wirwignes, nr. Desvres

    Grade
    4
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W14262

    Set in a quiet, rural location this spacious detached farmhouse is furnished in traditional French style with original tiled floors and beams throughout, just a short distance from the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The holiday home is ideally placed for visiting the market and pottery town of Desvres, whilst the sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale are just a short drive away. There is table tennis at the property for guests’ use. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 3km, beach 15km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom plus double bed. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 1 (with no door) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 single.

    Electric heaters, 2 cots, highchair, digital colour TV (English channels), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Pond in garden.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Lézardière

    La Garde Freinet, Var

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F83357

    Set in natural grounds on a hillside, in the forest of the Massif des Maures, this holiday villa offers a perfect tranquil setting. Its boules court and pool area are surrounded with cork, oak and chestnut trees. Relax in the swimming pool, with beautiful views over the forest. It is 3 minutes’ drive from medieval La Garde Freinet which boasts shops, bars and restaurants, many with picturesque terraces which are perfect for a late afternoon apéritif. La Garde Freinet is an ideally located village, close to Saint Tropez, Gassin and Ramatuelle. It is an excellent base to explore the endless beaches, walking trails and vineyards of the Côte d’Azur. It is possible to take ‘Le Petit Train’ that operates between Grimaud and nearby Port Grimaud. In Saint Tropez, you can walk along the harbour and enjoy the lovely boutiques, harbourside restaurants and large, expensive yachts. Beautiful Aix-en-Provence is less than an hour’s drive and the breathtaking Gorge du Verdon is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, wood-burning stove, tiled floor and French doors to garden. External utility. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room. Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden and large wooded grounds with steps, drops and small stream
    • Terrace
    • Above-ground swimming pool (11m x 3m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Cable TV
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair on request
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Electric barbecue
    • All linen included
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from La Garde Freinet (shops, restaurants, bars), 6km N of Grimaud (historic sites), 20km NW of St. Tropez (famous beaches, restaurants, old town), 30km S of Le Muy (walking, fishing, canoeing).

  • Plomodiern

    Plomodiern

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBF274

    This holiday property, just 400m from the beach, is set overlooking the coast and is an ideal base for taking in the sea air and experiencing all that this coastal area has to offer. Spend the day at Douarnenez, 19km, with its fishing port, narrow cobbled streets, restaurants specialising in seafood, boat trips, maritime museum, sandy beaches and watersports. Other places to visit include Quimper, 28km, with its cathedral, half-timbered buildings and museum, or the city of Brest, 60km, with its castle, naval port, museums, Tanguy tower, restaurants and watersports. Pont-Aven, known as being the haunt of many famous artists, is 62km and has art galleries, craft shops and seafood restaurants. The Crozon peninsula, with its inlets and coves, is a 30-minute drive and is a paradise for rock climbers and windsurfers. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km, beach 400m.

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

    Oil heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Drop from conservatory to garden. Sloping banks in garden.

  • 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).

  • Gite Angele

    Maisoncelles-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F77004

    This delightful semi-detached holiday property benefits from having a converted attic giving added space as well as having a garden for families to relax in. Located in Seine-et-Marne, this region is famous for its cheeses. Why not take advantage and sample some Brie which to this day is still made in the region. Situated in a small village just a short drive from Disneyland, Paris, this property is ideal for families wanting to experience French village life, but having the advantage of being able to spend the day at this famous park. For those wanting to explore further afield and sample a taste of city life, Paris is only an hour away by car.

    Shared entrance. Ground floor: Living room with glass fronted fire. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. Second floor: Two single bedrooms

    • Private garden
    • Electric heating
    • Glass fronted fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Shared parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 11km to Coulommiers (famous cheese making heritage), 17km N of Meaux (year-round events and concerts), 22km W of Disneyland Resort Paris.

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • Peillac

    Peillac

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FBM203

    This charming, typically Breton stone holiday lies peacefully amidst trees. Its cosy interior opens into a conservatory which, in turn, opens into the large garden with a small pond. Enjoy walking and cycling, or discover the medieval town of Rochefort-en-Terre, as well as neighbouring Malestroit and La Gacilly with their ancient houses and lovely shops. The beaches of southern Morbihan (Pénestin and Damgan) are 50km away. Shop and restaurant 1.5km.

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

    Electric heater, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Ground floor shower room accessed via bedroom, first floor bathroom is not partitioned from bedroom. Step to garden with pond.

  • Noemie

    Port Manec’h, Finistère

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F29466

    Noemie is a traditional detached, stone holiday cottage with interesting antique Breton pieces. Renovated to keep some of its original features and decorated in local style, it features tiled floors downstairs and exposed stone walls. Sitting within a natural and wild garden, in a peaceful location among other villas, at only 5-minute walk from the delightful sandy beach. Visit Pont-Aven, which was made famous by the Gaugin, discover the many galleries and the local musems. Concarneau, a fortified town is one of the most important fishing ports, with its delicious seafood.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors to garden. One double bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Separate WC. Spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms: One twin, two single. Shower room/WC

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Centre of Pont Manec’h, 100m from shops, 400m from beach and restaurant, 12km E of Concarneau (all facilities, touristic town, fishing harbour), 15km W of Pont-Aven (galleries).

  • 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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