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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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  • Caumont, nr. Hesdin

    Caumont, nr. Hesdin

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W12141

    This cottage has a vast open living area, complete with an open fire and exposed beams. The wood and stone give a real charm to the property. The village is peaceful and offers an ideal base to explore the countryside by walking or cycling. The property is close to Hesdin, an old town with a beautiful forest near the famous battlefields of Agincourt and Crécy. The coast is within a 22 mile drive with the sandy beaches of Fort Mahon or Berck and there is also a bird park in the bay of River Somme. Can be booked with W10428, W11144 and FNP132 to sleep up to 30 guests. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Mezzanine: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot (on request), colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.Shop, restaurant 3km, café/bar 2km, beach 35km.

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  • Guitinières

    Guitinières

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FCH094

    This detached house nestles in the centre of a quiet village just by the 11th-century church. Lovingly restored, this holiday property, set amidst vast gardens, features many of the original oak beams and exposed Charentaise stone walls. There is a fully fitted kitchen including a breakfast table area, whilst the main dining table is set off the lovely lounge section, which features a woodburner ensuring year round comfort. There is a front garden and a south-facing private terrace at the back of the house. Additionally, there is table football and a library section at the top of the stairs. The nearest town is Jonzac, 7kms, which has a stunning château, all services, restaurants and bars, a waterpark and a free beach lake. The sea and the lovely sandy beach at Meschers-sur-Gironde can be reached within an hour, or the resort at Royan is another 10km up the coast. Try also to visit Cognac, 40kms, where you can see its famous distilleries. The historic city of La Rochelle is just over an hour away and well worth a visit. Golf can be found 25km away. Shop and restaurant 7km, beach 40km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, wet room with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom (for alternative slepping). First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, two cots, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Beams in some bedrooms.

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  • Vairé

    Vairé

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE017

    This 4-bedroom bungalow is simply furnished in a traditional French style, but has all the necessities including a fitted kitchen, a walk-in shower room and the property benefits from sliding doors giving access on to the terrace and garden. It is situated within 500 metres of the centre of the small village of Vairé, which has all the crucial services such as a good bakery and small shop. Also, you are just 8km from La Mothe Achard which has supermarkets and all amenities. The beach at La Normandeliére, perfect for lazy bathing and where numerous watersports can be enjoyed, is 9km away. The area is also good for cycling with a network of cycle paths to discover. Vendée’s most popular resort, Les-Sables-d’Olonne, famous for its café lined promenade and beach, and home to all the entertainment you would expect from such a popular resort. Visit Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, 15km away, a pretty town with an attractive fishing port. Tennis can be found locally and four 18-hole golf courses are within 30km. Shop and restaurant 600m, sandy beach 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin and bidet (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance. Step from terrace to garden.

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  • Rue du Stade

    St. Christophe-du-Ligneron, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F85307

    This four bedroom detached house has everything you need for a great holiday. The lovely conservatory has great views over the large and mature private garden. The garden offers another area to relax with a covered dining area, ideal for long summer lunches and barbecues. Situated on the edge of the village, you have all services within easy walking distance, but are away from all the traffic. Visit the lovely sandy beaches of the Vendée coastline and the island of Noirmoutier, time it right and you can reach the island by the Passage du Gois, open only at low tide, and the starting point of the Tour de France in 2011.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility/shower cubicle. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    Location: 700m from village shops and cafés, 7km SE of Challans (shops, services), 15km NW of Aizenay (shops, services), 30km SE of Passage du Gois (access to Noirmoutier), 20km NE of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (beaches, port, bars, restaurants).

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  • Tourenne

    St. Germain-de-la-Rivière, Gironde

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F33210

    In Fronsadais, in between Bordeaux, Libourne and Saint André-de-Cubzac, this detached holiday property is set in a peaceful position. The village is known for the beautiful château of La Rivière, the caves which can be visited and wine tastings. At less than ½ an hours drive from Saint Emilion this region is famous for lovely tasteful wines. With an enclosed garden and a private swimming pool, this house offers a good value base to explore the region. Plenty of Roman churches can be found all around, fishing in the river Dordogne, horse riding in Fronsac or just walking in hill top villages, there is plenty to do. For a day out shopping Bordeaux is a must as well as visiting the museums, see the restored town with its magnificent 18th century houses along the river, or drive to the ocean for the huge waves ideal for windsurfing.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room with kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC with large massage shower cubicle

    • Enclosed garden
    • Private swimming pool with cover (8 x 4m; depth 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Lugon (shop, tennis), 400m from Maison du Fronsadais (tourism office, bar, restaurant), 10km from Libourne (market, shops, restaurant), 35km from Bordeaux (shopping, museums, golf, airport), 80km from Le Porge (ocean).

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  • Plounévez-Lochrist

    Plounévez-Lochrist

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FBF593

    In a quiet hamlet with views across the countryside, this farmhouse combines modern comforts with some original furniture, restored with a modern twist. The open plan living space opens on to a terrace and colourful garden. At the rear is a sheltered seating area and games barn. The bedrooms are spacious and bright, the second floor has a space for children to enjoy a variety of indoor games. The unspoilt Kernic Bay is just 2.5km away, with the Keremma dunes and nature reserve providing a spectacular expanse of sand and footpaths. The coastline boasts beautiful sheltered coves and tiny fishing ports with plenty of opportunities to try many water sports. The maritime city of Brest provides a warm welcome for all its tourists, and the Sealife Centre at Oceanopolis is not to be missed. Continue west to discover the Abers, a region of estuaries and prehistoric monuments. Shop and restaurant 4km. Beach 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom. Second lounge.

    Electric heating. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. CD player. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 4 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning open tread stairs. Sloping ceilings on second floor.

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  • Sainte-Colombe-sur-l’Hers

    Sainte-Colombe-sur-l’Hers

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FLA164

    This detached holiday house is located in the lovely village of Sainte-Colombe-sur-l’Hers, and has been divided into separate holiday apartments. FLA165 is on the ground floor and has two bedrooms, and FLA164 is on the first floor with four bedrooms and a woodburner for cooler months. There are two swimming lakes nearby for your enjoyment; the reservoir of Lac de Montbel, 2km, sits in beautiful countryside and offers water sports, while at Lake Puivert, 9km, you can discover the legend of the ’White Lady’. At Puivert is one of the Cathar castles which has been the scene of several films including ’The Ninth Gate’ by Roman Polanski. The beautiful walled city of Carcassonne, 55km, is not to be missed, and also the Montsegur Castle, 25km away. The pretty medieval town of Mirepoix, 23km, has many restaurants and shops on its historic square. Shop 500m, restaurant 2km.

    All on first floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 4 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, shared lawned garden, shared garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Mûr-de-Bretagne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC482

    This spacious holiday property is a pleasant detached house, with a lawned garden and is situated on the edge of a small town. Mûr-de-Bretagne is a pretty market town surrounded by forests and lakes and home to the historic Bon Repos Abbey, which is a beautiful restored monument where art exhibitions are held. This is an ideal base for discovering the many treasures of the Argoat region of Brittany. Interesting places to visit include the town of Quintin (31km), famous for its former weaving industry and châteaux, the picturesque medieval town of Moncontour (42km), and the large riverside town of Pontivy (25km) which is well worth a visit for its historic monuments, extensive range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. A little further afield is Vannes (68km), a harbour town renowned for its medieval streets and aquarium. Other activities in the area include lake fishing (800m), a public swimming pool (15km) and a golf course (45km). Shop and restaurant 300m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, highchair, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Vaudoy-en-Brie, nr. Coulommiers

    Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Coulommiers, Les Prés, Seine-et-Marne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W13001

    These semi-detached (W13001, W13002, W11725), detached (W13003) and terraced (W11703, W13135, W13136) holiday cottages have been renovated to a good standard on a 16th-century fortified farm. The properties are located in the countryside which is a great place to relax, and they have the benefit of a shared, covered, heated swimming pool open all year round. It is a good central location to visit the old town of Provins, only 20km away, with its medieval festival during the summer, fortified walls, timbered houses and underground galleries. Disneyland resort and park is only 30km and the famous castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte is 40km. The capital of Champagne, Epernay is 80km away, as is the centre of Paris with its many attractions including monuments, museums, beautiful shops and the Eiffel Tower. Shop and café/bar 3km, restaurant 15km.These semi-detached (W13001, W13002, W11725), detached (W13003) and terraced (W11703, W13135, W13136) holiday cottages have been renovated to a good standard on a 16th-century fortified farm.

    The properties are located in the countryside which is a great place to relax, and they have the benefit of a shared, covered, heated swimming pool open all year round.

    It is a good central location to visit the old town of Provins, only 20km away, with its medieval festival during the summer, fortified walls, timbered houses and underground galleries. Disneyland resort and park is only 30km and the famous castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte is 40km. The capital of Champagne, Epernay is 80km away, as is the centre of Paris with its many attractions including monuments, museums, beautiful shops and the Eiffel Tower.

    Shop and café/bar 3km, restaurant 15km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with 2 basins, separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, both with en-suite shower and basin, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, cot and highchair on request, incoming telephone, colour TV, video, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared courtyard, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Fenced water nearby.

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  • La Versenne

    Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F85290

    This bright detached house is about a mile from La Parée beach and has its own private pool. There are a double and a twin bedroom downstairs, a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a separate WC. Upstairs there are also two bedrooms - one double, one twin and a shower room/WC. The house also features a fully fitted kitchen with spacious living/dining room with access to the pool area, patio and private enclosed garden. There are bars, restaurants and shops in Brétignolles. You should also try to visit the famous resort of Les Sables d’Olonne 15km to the south and the island of Noirmoutier to the north. This area has many local markets, boat trips to the islands, the zoo and aquarium at Les Sables. There is a choice of lovely sandy beaches, within easy reach of this very comfortable holiday home...or just sit back and relax by your pool.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French window to terrace and garden. Kitchen with French window to terrace and garden. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Private, enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1.2m to 1.8m)
    • Two telephones (phone cards required)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Two f/freezers
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.6km from La Parée beach, 3.2km from Plage des Dunes, 2km N of Brétignolles-sur-Mer (all facilities, bike hire, tennis), 11km W of Coëx (golf course) 25km N of Les Sables d’Olonne (promenade, cafés, home of Vendée Globe round world yacht race, boat trips, aquarium, train station), 75km S of Nantes (airport).

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  • Thenon, nr. Montignac

    Thenon, nr. Montignac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W12773

    A stunning location with breathtaking views across the valley and surrounding countryside, in one of the most sought after areas of the Dordogne. Internally the house is a combination of modern furnishings, appliances and original features including a feature fireplace, oak beams and exposed stone walls. Externally a covered terrace area overlooks the private outdoor swimming pool (50m², open June-September) the large gardens and the valley. The Château of Hautefort, Montignac, Les Eyzies, Rouffignac, Sarlat and the other attractions of the Dordogne Valley are all within 35km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3.5km. Please note: This property accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and 2 basins, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Perle Marine

    Moëlan-sur-Mer, Finistère

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F29451

    This spacious, detached sea front villa is tastefully decorated with a sea theme, and has superb sea views. It is set 50 metres from the lovely beach at Trénez, and within half an hour’s drive of the medieval town of Quimperlé. Pont Aven, the haunt of many famous artists, is a short drive along the coast for art galleries, craft shops and seafood restaurants. This property also has an indoor, heated swimming pool, with sauna, Jacuzzi, solarium and shower cubicle.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Games room. Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two twin bedrooms; one with basin. Shower room/WC with double basins

    • Enclosed garden
    • Roof sun terrace
    • Indoor heated pool (7.5m x 4m, depth 1.1m – 1.9m) with sauna, Jacuzzi and shower
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Table football
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 50 metres from beach, 6km Pont Aven (shopping, restaurants, quayside, art gallery) 20km NW of Lorient (harbour, boat trips, restaurants), 20km SE of Concarneau (walled town, ocean), 40km S of Quimper (ancient city, cathedral, festivals).

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