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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 Brimbelles

    Luvigny St Die, Vosges

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: F88102

    Surrounded by superb scenery of the Vosges Mountains, this holiday property makes an ideal base for exploring the areas beautiful valleys, lakes and pine forests. One of a pair, it is cosily furnished in a traditional style, and enjoys a private terrace and grassy garden. It stands in a peaceful village on the road to Donon pass, from where there are spectacular views. A short drive is Lac de la Pierre Percée, offering swimming, canoeing, watersports and the area offers wonderful walking, riding and mountain biking. There are many summer festivals as well as interesting places to visit, including Abbaye Senones. Not far away is Alsace with its vineyard route, where the famous wines can be sampled.

    Hallway. Kitchen. Living/dining room with fireplace. Separate WC. Stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, one twin (120cm beds), one single. Bathroom (no WC)

    • Lawned garden with terrace
    • Incoming telephone
    • Electric central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km SW of Raon-sur-Plaine (shops, restaurants), 10km E of Celles-sur-Plaine (lake), 15km W of Schirmeck, 38km W of Molsheim (access to vineyards), 60km W of Strasbourg.

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  • Saujac, nr. Cajarc

    Saujac, nr. Cajarc

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W14844

    The setting for this detached property offers the perfect recipe for a truly peaceful and relaxing self-catering holiday. The house is in an isolated position, simply furnished and has a large enclosed garden with mature shady trees and an above-ground swimming pool (5m diameter, depth 1.2m, open mid Jun-mid Sep), the property also has a games room with table football, elec keyboard, darts and board games. An exterior staircase leads to the entrance and large terrace that extends to two sides of the property and is partially covered. The renowned view point of La Saut de la Mounine is 0.5km, the local shop is 4km and the riverside town of Cajarc (10km) has restaurants, bars and all amenities. Take a picnic and enjoy a pleasant drive through outstanding countryside to the famous Aveyron Gorges that are well worth the detour, or to the prehistoric caves of Peche Merle. The River Lot is nearby and offers kayaking. Horse riding is available just a 15-minute drive away. Nearby airports include Limoges (2.5-hour drive), Toulouse (2 hours), Bergerac (2 hours) and Rodez (1 hour). Shop 4km, café/bar and restaurant 10km.

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

    Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge, cot, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Exterior steps to entrance.

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  • Le Bosquet

    Puget-sur-Durance, Vaucluse

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F84205

    Enjoying stunning, panoramic views from its hillside location, over the valley of the River Durance out to the Alpilles Mountains, with the Luberon to the rear of the property, this modern detached villa with private swimming pool is set amongst lavender beds and olive trees in the lawned garden. Situated in a quiet, but not isolated position on the edge of the village of Puget-sur-Durance, the house stands in large, grassy and woodland grounds which are ideal for children to explore or relax beneath the shady pine and oak trees. The pool and garden can be illuminated at night to enjoy a leisurely midnight swim. The well known Luberon villages of Ménerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon can be easily reached through the Provençal landscapes. A little further afield are the beaches at Cassis and La Ciotat.

    Seven steps from parking area to entrance. Living/dining room, corner kitchen, beams and French windows to covered dining terrace with barbecue. Single bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Four steps up from living room to twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together).Two double bedrooms, one with French windows to pool and garden. Bathroom/WC with double basin and bidet. Separate WC

    • Lawned gardens
    • Sloping natural and woodland grounds
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.4m to 1.70m) with poolside shower
    • Incoming telephone
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km W of Lauris (local shops, restaurants), 10km W of Lourmarin (famous Luberon village), 28km SE of Cavaillon (theatre, melon festival), 40km of Aix-en-Provence (city centre).

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  • La Roche-Derrien

    La Roche-Derrien

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FBC289

    Situated at the edge of the pretty, traditional town of La Roche-Derrien, this typically-Breton holiday house, built over 3 levels, is an ideal touring base for exploring the local area. The sandy beaches, perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, are 12 km distant and children will love the open-air swimming pool just 5km away. Situated between Le Trégor and Le Goëlo, there is much to see and do near this wonderful town. Enjoy the Lac de Guerlédan (65 km), the Cathedral of St. Vincent (91 km), Château de St Malo (91 km), or the ramparts at St Malo (92 km). For day trips, visit the towns of Morlaix (65km), Brest (122km) or Rennes, with its many attractions including museums, cathedrals and beautiful gardens, (164km), all popular with tourists. Shop and restaurant 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge. kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Second floor: Shower room, with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Sloping ceilings and low beams on second floor.

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  • St. Quay, Portrieux

    St. Quay, Portrieux

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: W14089

    Located at the the end of a lane, just behind the gardens of the town hall, this ‘Bourgeoise’ holiday property, entirely enclosed with a large, high metal gate has been redecorated to offer a well furnished and well equipped property. The lounge/diner with a kitchen area, separated by an American bar leads to the terrace and garden. The location of the property is quiet and peaceful with the beach of Le Casino within a 10 minute walk. St. Quay Portrieux, Binic and Plouha located on this rocky coast named Côte du Goelo offer you terrific views over cliffs, sandy beaches, Paimpol, a former fishing harbour transformed into a marina. Brehat Island, 25km away is also worth a day trip. Shop and café/bar 0.3km, restaurant and beach 0.5km.

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

    Electric convector heaters, colour satellite TV, DVD player, radio/cassette/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. Friday to Friday changeover day.

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  • Maison de Maître

    Landudec, nr. Plozévet, Finistère

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F29519

    In a quiet hamlet surrounded by gardens, this traditional stone built holiday cottage is in a sheltered position. While having other holiday homes on site, it has its own private outside area to both front and back, in a peaceful setting. The interior has a traditional Breton feel, with exposed beams and stone, as well as the original fireplace with wood-burning stove. Landudec is close by, with its church and local shops. The closest beaches are in the unspoilt bay of Audierne, just 9km away. Enjoy surfing waves at Pouldreuzic or calmer waters at Penhors. For riding and kitesurfing visit the long dune-backed sands of Tréguennec. The road west leads to the lovely Audierne with its fishing port and market town.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 2km from Landudec (market, local shops, café/bar and restaurant), 9km from beach, 12km S of Douarnenez (boating museum, thalasso), 18km W of Quimper (all amenities).

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  • Ty Ocefenn

    Moëlan-sur-Mer, Finistère

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F29468

    This cosy detached holiday cottage is close to the charming fishing port of Brigneau, just 200m from the sea. Inside, the house is tastefully decorated in blue and white and it is surrounded by a large flowered garden. The area is well known for its paths along the coast and its lovely small sandy beaches of Kerfany and Trenez. In the ports you can buy fresh fish and langoustines to take back to the cottage and enjoy for your evening meal. Good restaurants and crêperies can be found in Moëlan-sur-Mer.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with French windows. Well-equipped kitchen with French window. Utility. Double bedroom with French window. Large bathroom with shower cubicle and bidet. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: one double, one twin, one single

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Moëlan-sur-Mer (all facilities), 4km from tennis, 15km from Quimperlé (railway station, all facilities, tennis, riding, swimming pool), 15km from Pont-Aven (art galleries, shopping, quayside), 20km from Ploemeur (18-hole golf), 40km SE of Quimper (shopping, cathderal).

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  • Vinça, nr. Perpignan

    Vinça, nr. Perpignan

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FLP068

    This detached holiday home is located in the village of Vinça, 20km west of Perpignan. There is a private outdoor swimming pool and a large walled garden, making this house an ideal place for a family holiday. The bathroom also has a shower adapted for wheelchair users. 300m away, there is a large dam and a boating lake with beaches, and there are further beaches on the Mediterranean 30km away. You can also go on a canoe in a river 3km away. The mystical Canigou Peak is located just a few kilometres southwest. The property is close to the Spanish border, as well as Andorra, making this a great touring base. Shop 600m, restaurant 500m, beach 30km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basin, 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 2 twin, 1 single.

    Central heating, all fuel and power at cost, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Kerlouan

    Kerlouan

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FBF004

    This charming, detached holiday house is spacious, comfortable, and furnished to a good standard, and situated close to the sea and a fine sandy beach, ideal for adults and children alike. There is a lovely garden filled with flowers and a balcony for enjoying the pretty surroundings. Located in the wonderful village of Kerlouan, where giant stones create beautiful scenery around the coastline. The rocky village of Ménéham is just around the corner and is one of the highlights of this stunning area. There are many attractions nearby including La Roche Maurice (23km), Océanopolis aquarium (29km), which is a must see for children, Conservatoire Botanique du Stangalac’h (30km), Armorique national park (38km) and Plouneour-Ménez (42km). For day trips further afield, visit the popular tourist towns of Morlaix (60km), Lannion (96km) or Bégard (107km). Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 600m.

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

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Stairs to entrance. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Chez Absolon

    Sauveterre-la-Lemance, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FG56

    Situated in an attractive hilltop hamlet, this large, stone, converted holiday barn with outbuildings surrounds an attractive shady courtyard. It has a private swimming pool with both covered and sunny terraces and very pleasant views over fields, forest and beyond. The pretty garden has a rough-mown orchard. Sauveterre is a 6 minute drive with a restaurant, local shops and tennis court. Villefranche-du-Périgord has more shops and is a 15 minute drive. Visit some lovely little bastide towns such as Monflanquin, with small shops, cafés and restaurants, or the better known Monpazier with its arcaded square, both within 30 minutes’ drive. It is 30km to the Dordogne Valley for many interesting châteaux - Biron and Bonaguil are fascinating and Beynac has a stunning location overlooking the river. There is a high wire forest adventure course called Parc-en-Ciel, a 20 minute drive. The River Lot and its gorges lies to the south. Cahors, 50km, and Puy-l’Evêque, 30km, are both well worth a visit.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Some low doors and limited headroom on first floor

    • Lawned garden
    • Terraces
    • Steps down to private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.2m)
    • External utility room with shower and WC
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • Mobile air conditioner (double bedroom)
    • Open fire
    • W/machine (in utility room)
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Sauveterre-la-Lemance (restaurant, shops), 10km from Villefranche-du-Périgord (medieval bastide town), 60km from Bergerac (all facilities, regional wine centre, museum, airport).

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  • Le Moulin de St Georges

    St. Georges, Auxerre, Yonne

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F89106

    Set in extensive grounds, this former renovated mill offers a design interior including contemporary paintings. The spacious and airy living room leads to a sunny conservatory with a suspended terrace with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The owner who lives in the opposite house could recommend the best places to visit and wine cellars to taste in Chablis. The surrounding grounds lead to open fields, ideal to be in contact with nature and at the same time 15 minutes drive from the city of Auxerre which boasts shops, restaurants and museums. The welcoming small town of Chablis is within easy reach and is a nice drive amongst vineyards and rolling countryside. The property is in the heart of Romanesque Burgundy; to the east is the smart town and castle of Fontainebleau as well as the historical town of Sens. For a day trip, Paris is easily accessible by motorway or train.

    Living/dining room with open fire and sliding doors to conservatory with additional seating area and large French windows to suspended terrace. Five steps to large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Utility. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Child’s single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Open-sided mezzanine with sofa. Study. Double bedroom. Bathroom with double basin (no WC). Dressing room

    • Large garden and terrace
    • 2-hectare shared grounds
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unprotected drop from suspended terrace.

    Location: 500m from St Georges (supermarket), 5km W of Auxerre (station, all facilities), 14km from golf course, 16km from Chablis (vineyards, restaurants), 166km SE of Paris.

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  • Le Bois de l’È’tang

    Saint-Michel-l’Ècluse-et-Léparon, Dordogne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD273

    This spacious, detached holiday home is set next to property FAD274, yet has its own entrance, garden and swimming pool, and is located on the edge of Saint-Michel-l’Ècluse-et-Léparon, a small village 70km from Bordeaux. Nestled in the countryside, surrounded by hills, fields, forests and small ponds, there are many trails for hiking and biking. There is a private fishing lake, 8km, stocked with zander, pike and carp. The area has so much to offer with visits to vineyards around Saint-Èmilion, the Perigord and Bordeaux all within easy reach.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Dining room with French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Four bedrooms: One double, two twin, one single. Shower room/WC and double basin

    • Separate WC
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Grounds
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (open Apr-Oct)
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 7km from shops, 8km from fishing lake, 70km from Bordeaux (port city, all amenities).

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