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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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  • La Ferme d’Alba

    Chasseneuil, Charente

    Grade
    11
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: F16157

    Set in the countryside between Limoges and La Rochefoucauld, this old stone farm is located in a very peaceful hamlet. Spacious and comfortable, it has retained its original beams, paved floors and large fireplace, yet it has been carefully modernised with attractive soft furnishings. The large garden has a big mulberry tree and a swimming pool (heated at extra cost). Less than 25km away is the huge lake of Lavaud, ideal for swimming, sailing or just lazing in the sun. Angoulême is also a short drive and has another lake for water-skiing, museums in the old cobbled streets and plenty of interesting shops to wander around.

    Beamed living/dining room with open fire and bar. Kitchen. Utility. Shower room/WC. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Antique staircase to two bedrooms: one kingsize and one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate steep stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one twin. Shower room/WC

    • Large enclosed garden with terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m, open May-Oct) with salt water system (heated optionally)
    • Central heating
    • Telephone (incoming and local calls)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Table tennis in barn.

    Location: 8km from Chasseneuil (shops, church, forest, market, restaurant, tennis), 25km from Lake Lavaud (beach, sailing, fishing), 37km E of Angoulême (shops, museums, boat trips, water-skiing, golf), 63km W of Limoges (porcelain shops, museums).

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  • Villa des Oliviers

    Aubais, Gard

    Grade
    11
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: FLG181

    This beautiful Provençal style villa is surrounded by a hectare of natural grounds, which provides a great play area for children and a fantastic space for adults to relax in; the grounds include a well-maintained lawned garden surrounded by trees and colourful flowers. The partially covered terrace offers guests a pretty view over the surrounding rural landscape. The interior is luxuriously furnished with excellent furniture and harmonising colours. There is even a separate annexe offering comfortable accommodation for large groups. Here there is a bunk bedroom which leads through to a further two bedrooms, one with an en-suite. Situated between Nîmes, Montpellier and Avignon this spot is the ideal touring base for exploring the delights of the Camargue, the wild beauty of Cevennes and the historic remains of the towns of Roman Provence. The property also benefits from a shared tennis court, 100m away, with another holiday property (FLG173), ideal for the sporting types.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Three double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with shower. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Annexe: Bunk bedroom (one for alternative sleeping) leading to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower and twin bedroom

    • Lawned garden with steps (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (50m²)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 25km from Nîmes (historic sites, temples, beautiful walks, shops, restaurants), 25km from beach, 34km from Montpellier, 54km from Arles, 70km from Avignon.

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  • Manoir de Kervy

    St. Lyphard, Loire-Atlantique

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: T44325

    This beautiful old manor house, situated near the fashionable town and lovely sandy beaches of La Baule, is set in 250 acres of woodland and meadows in the middle of a well-tended garden. St. Lyphard is on the edge of the Brière Regional Park, a network of waterways where you can take canal trips in pole-driven punts with a Brière guide. La Baule and the Guérande Peninsula, with its 9km of sandy beach, is an excellent family holiday resort with numerous children’s clubs. Other attractions include the wild beauty of the rocky coast, the medieval town of Guérande, the famous ’Fleur de Sel’, and the wonderful seafood of La Turballe and Piriac. The property interior is typical of a French country manor house; classically furnished with lovely period pieces, polished floors, elegant gilt mirrors and even a wall-mounted moose head in the entrance hall! The kitchen is large and well equipped, though of a simple, older style.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. ’Bureau’. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, one with basin. Twin bedroom with basin. Single bedroom (for child). Two shower rooms (no WC). Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Telephone (incoming calls only)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 5 cars
    • NB: Enclosed pond 50m, take care with children. All the bedrooms have access to a long corridor; some have communicating doors with other bedrooms and one or other of the shower rooms.

    Location: 2km S of St. Lyphard (most facilities, swimming lake July and August), 10km N of St. André-des-Eaux (ornithological park, 18-hole golf), 15km (beach).

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  • Mont St. Pierre

    La Réole, Gironde

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    5
    Ref: F33201

    This 18th century mansion house is set south of Bordeaux, ten minutes drive from the charming town of La Réole. The property is surrounded by châteaux such as Roquetaillade, Villandraut and Bazas. It has kept its old marble fire places, wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and large French windows but has been modernised with a huge pool facing the lawn. Spacious and comfortable it is in a village with all amenities as well as tennis courts and opens onto the countryside, creating a very peaceful setting ideal for relaxing. The large lake of Casteljaloux is a twenty minutes drive and has a beach as well as windsurfing, pedaloes and golf. La Réole is known for its car museum but also wine tasting châteaux. Bordeaux, one hours drive, has many trendy shops, museums and sweet small restaurants in the cobbled streets.

    Ground floor: Large entrance/office. Living room with fireplace and piano. Formal dining room. TV seating room. Kitchen with large counter bar and breakfast table with door to front terrace. Single bedroom leading to double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Large gardens
    • Private pool (12m x 6m, 1.5m deep)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 100 metres from shop and restaurant, 500m from tennis court, 10km from Sauternais golf course, 12km from La Réole (shops), 20km from Casteljaloux (beach on lake, windsurfing, pedaloes, golf), 65km S of Bordeaux (shops, restaurants, museums, airport).

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  • Domaine de Fonteneau

    Floirac, nr. Bordeaux, Gironde

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    5
    Ref: F33247

    This elegant, detached Girondine holiday property is situated close to Bordeaux, an architecturally renowned city on the banks of the Garonne, with riverside cafés, museums, chic boutiques and a casino all easily accessible via tram or bus. The house has been filled with antiques by the owners and features open fireplaces in the living and dining areas. The private swimming pool can be floodlit for al-fresco barbecues on the terrace. Within 300 metres there is a free exercise circuit as well as riding stables and tennis courts (payable locally), therefore creating a mixture of country and city activities for all the family or a group of friends. The sandy Atlantic beaches are within easy reach for surfing or to visit one of the many attraction parks. The discreet gardener lives in a house with a separate entrance at the end of the large garden, and looks after the pool, garden and chickens.

    Ground floor: Living room with two steps to dining room with kitchen area. Utility. Two bedrooms: One double and one twin with sitting-area and en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for child), both with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Further kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Twin bedroom (Until 2017 the accommodation layout will be: Ground floor: Living room with two steps to dining room with kitchen area. Utility. Twin bedroom with sitting-area and en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for child), both with en-suite bathroom/WC and shower cubicle. Further kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Twin bedroom)

    • 1-hectare grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (14m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 2.3m)
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (14m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 2.3m)
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1.5km from supermarket, 3km from shop, bar and restaurant, 10km from Bordeaux (all facilities), 30km from St Emilion (vineyards and monolithic church).

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  • Mouans-Sartoux

    Mouans-Sartoux

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: FCA552

    This 17th-century terraced holiday property is the former home of a master stonemason and is situated in a quiet location in the countryside outside Cannes. It benefits from an outdoor swimming pool (32m²), and offers five bedrooms plus a small room with bunk beds ideal for young children. Dine al fresco at the foot of the great 100 year-old olive tree next to the pool, and enjoy the view of the old village of Mougins from the first floor windows. A footpath takes you to the small village of La Roquette-sur-Siagne just 900m away. While Mouans-Sartoux is 1.5km away, the vibrant cities of Cannes and Grasse are 10km, and the beaches at Mandelieu-la Napoule are 7km. There is an equestrian centre nearby, and a golf course at Mougins 3km. Shop 2.5km, restaurant 900m and beach 9km.

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

    Woodburner in lounge, cot, satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Step to pool terrace.

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  • Maison Valbonne

    Valbonne, Alpes-Maritimes

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: FCA548

    This beautiful holiday property is set within peaceful wooded land, near the village of Valbonne. Enjoy the stunning private swimming pool and relax on the beautiful terraces with garden furniture and barbecue, perfect for dining al fresco on a warm summers evening. The outdoor swings and playhouse will keep the children entertained. The interior benefits from fine quality furniture and a beautiful contemporary concept. The spacious open-plan living area is very bright and offers many openings to the outside and the fully-equipped kitchen opens onto the terrace. Explore the nearby towns of Biot, Mougins, Opio, Roquefort-les-Pins and Antibes. Golf nearby.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Four bedrooms: Three double, two with French doors to garden, one with French doors to pool, one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment and double basin. Bathroom with shower cubicle (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Two separate WCs. Annex: Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (40m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: 3 steps to bath. Steps, drops and slopes in grounds.

    Location: 1.5km from restaurant, 3.5km from shops and golf course, 17km from beach, 19km from Cannes (city, all amenities).

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  • La Tour Blanche

    Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Var

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: FCV451

    Enjoying a privileged position in the heart of the French Riviera, set just 200m from the renowned port of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, this holiday villa is full of history and character. The former main Casino of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, La Tour Blanche is a character building with an immense feeling of space that is typified by the grand entrance lobby, which contains many quaint artefacts, even a real sailboat! The impressive views of the port and sea provide the perfect backdrop when relaxing in the inviting private pool. With a lovely summer kitchen and covered dining area, this villa offers the ideal space to dine alfresco on those warm evenings that are commonly found along the Riviera.

    Living/dining room. Sitting room. Kitchen with dining area. Five double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Two shower room/WCs. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (50m²), open mid Apr-mid Sep
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from restaurant and port, 300m from beach, 18km from Saint-Tropez (port, beaches, restaurants, nightlife, golf, casino), 21.5km from Sainte-Maxime (watersports, boat tours, water park, shops).

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  • La Siguenie

    Cendrieux, Dordogne

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: F24432

    Set at the end of a beautiful lane, this detached farmhouse is in a very quiet position. Large and comfortable, it is cool in hot summers and superb for large families. Outside the south facing sitting area opens onto the large swimming pool and extensive grassy areas ideal for children to play football. Close to Cendrieux, it is also a short drive to Le Bugue with its enchanting local market providing farm products. Discover Les Eyzies with many restaurants and bars along the River Vézère and the numerous prehistoric caves such as the Grotte du Grand Roc or Font de Gaume. There are many antique shops in Lalinde and Le Buisson to browse around as well as music summer festivals all along the riverside towns. Can be booked with property F24433.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen/dining room. Three bedrooms: two double, one twin. Bathroom with separate shower. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: one double with en-suite shower room, two twin. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate WC

    • Large lawned gardens
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 5m; depth 1.6m)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

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

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  • Vauvert, nr. Aigues-Mortes

    Vauvert, nr. Aigues-Mortes

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: FLG309

    Located close to the coast with 18km of sandy beaches, this large contemporary holiday villa, situated on 4500m² of land, enjoys a terrace, summer kitchen and has a beautiful private outdoor swimming pool (50m², open mid-Apr to mid-Sep). 10km from the walled city of Aigues-Mortes, near to the Camargue Regional Natural Park, famous for being populated by migratory birds, flamingos, herds of horses and bulls, an idyllic setting. Places to explore nearby include Le Grau-du-Roi with its seaquarium, Uzès with its historical monument, old town, cathedral and twice weekly markets on a Wednesday and Saturday, Nîmes with its old town and gardens, and Arles, popular with tourists and rich in history, as well as having numerous art galleries and museums to discover. Shop 10km and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, separate toilet, 6 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 with shower (no toilet), 3 twin.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, open-tread, spiral stairs to mezzanine.

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  • St-André-de-Roquelongue

    St-André-de-Roquelongue

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: FLA149

    Located near Narbonne, this beautiful holiday home will welcome you in to the heart of the Cathar country. It offers 6 charming bedrooms and large living areas to relax with family or friends. The homeowner also conveniently lives on site. Let yourself be lulled by the sound of cicadas while enjoying the outdoor swimming pool (16m², open May-Sep) to cool down. Explore this rich cultural heritage through the visit of the city of Carcassonne, the Abbey of Fontfroide and let yourself be tempted by a wine tasting on the domain whose owner will be delighted to share with you her passion for wine tourism. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 35km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, second lounge, kitchen, shower room and basin (no toilet). First floor: 3 shower rooms and basin (no toilet), 3 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steps in grounds.

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  • Lanvéoc

    Lanvéoc

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF585

    This pleasant holiday property has a cosy maritime feel that combines perfectly with the region. It is a charming holiday home located on the Crozon Peninsula, between land and sea and only 3.8km away from the sandy beach. Inside the house is spacious and comfortable, with a beautiful lounge with a fireplace, ideal for cooler evenings. Outside, a beautiful heated swimming pool (32m², open mid May to mid Oct) awaits you, as well as a hot tub (for 6), and petanque grounds for you to have fun with family or friends. This is an ideal location to enjoy the sun of Brittany and discover all the treasures of this beautiful region. An unforgettable stay awaits you and you can discover many historical sites and gastronomic specialities, such as crepes, cider and other culinary delights. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 3.8km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one plus single bed (for child), 1 single (for child).

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, 4 cots, highchair, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Low sloping ceilings in some rooms. Slopes and drops in garden.

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