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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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  • Château de la Gaubertie

    St. Martin-des-Combes, Dordogne

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: F24558

    This beautiful, 15th-century château is situated in 30 hectares of parkland, with an outdoor swimming pool, orangery and formal lawns, with far reaching views across open countryside. A door leads from the terrace into a magnificent hall, hung with ancient tapestries, historic paintings and a stone fireplace. A stained glass window, depicting the family’s coat of arms, illuminates the imposing stone staircase and the original kitchen has been preserved for its historic importance. The historic town of Bergerac, on the River Dordogne, and the region’s wine growing capital, is nearby. Here visitors can take a river cruise or hire a canoe, visit the Maison du Vins, National Tobacco Museum, the weekly market, or simply relax in one of the many cafés, sampling the local Bergerac wines. The château at Monbazillac is open to the public, as are many local vineyards in the area.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Hall with seating. Living room with double patio doors to terrace. Small sitting room with large window overlooking terrace. Dining room with three French doors to terrace. Kitchen. First floor: Kingsize bedroom. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom/WC, over-bath shower. Two twin bedrooms (one for children, with interconnecting door to one of the kingsize bedrooms, can also be accessed from hall). Three steps to two further bedrooms: one kingsize, one double. Bathroom/WC, shower cubicle and double basin (no WC). Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower. Shower room/WC, double basin. Two separate WCs

    • Terrace
    • 30-hectare lawned grounds
    • Private pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 2.2m)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue. NB: Drop over low wall at front of property.

    Location: 4km N of St. Georges-de-Monclard (shop, bakers, bar, restaurants), 13km S of Vergt (Friday market, supermarket, most facilities), 20km N of Bergerac (historic riverside market town, airport, all facilities), 38km S of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, Wednesday market, all facilities).

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  • Margon

    Margon

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: FLH037

    This superb holiday property has vast open spaces, is welcoming and beautifully furnished. The finishing touch is a heated (Nov-Mar), outdoor swimming pool (40m²) and huge terraces set in the corner of a landscaped garden. From the house there are views over the 13th century château, whose park has been officially recognised and designated as remarkable. Surrounded by vineyards is Margon, which is a circular village with cobbled streets, and an eminent twelfth-century church. A little further afield, encounter the dam of Olivettes, built with embankments for fishing, picnic areas, discovery trails and hikes, it makes an ideal setting from which to explore the contrasting and wild landscapes of this magnificent region. Pezenas has a rich, historical heritage and lies just 11km away, or visit the town of Beziers, 20km. Shop 3km, restaurant 1.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 6 bedrooms: 2 double, 4 twin (3 can be double on request).

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terraces, garden furniture, garage parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Sainte-Maxime

    Sainte-Maxime

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: FCV068

    This large villa has a very privileged position in a residential area, perched on a hill planted with pines. There is a superb view over the land, and the bay of Sainte-Maxime. The interior is enchanting and will transport you to the world of the Arabian Nights with its oriental décor, especially the tiling which includes mosaics, in most of the rooms. The large kitchen, which has direct access to the large covered terrace, will be perfect for preparing meals to have outside while admiring the beautiful scenery. The lower floor, which is at the level of the outdoor swimming pool, has six bedrooms and three bathrooms. However you are most likely to be able to appreciate the tranquillity of this place while relaxing on one of the sun loungers in the garden, planted with superb palm trees and an array of plants and flowers. There is also access to a tennis court less than 300m away. Shops, restaurants and beach 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. First floor: Second lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet, basin and bidet, shower room with with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, cot, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection (at cost), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps to pool area. Steps in grounds.

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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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  • Le Tilleul

    Irais, Deux-Sèvres

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: FJD025

    Offering 5 bedrooms and an annex (sleeping 2), this property exudes charm and period character, featuring original beams, flagstone floors and decorative fireplaces. The main part of the house has a large kitchen and a lounge. Upstairs are the bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and a walk-in wardrobe. Two further double bedrooms can be accessed via this bedroom, or from outside via a spiral staircase. The 6th bedroom is in the annex with its own entrance, a kitchen area and a shower room with Italian type shower. Outside is a large child-friendly mature garden with enclosed fenced-in private swimming pool (May to September) and an impressive lime tree offering shade. A bakery is a minute’s walk from the house. The pretty village of Airvault is 7km and Thouars, a large attractive town, is 20km. Visit the Loire Valley including Saumur, 50km. Poitiers and the Futuroscope are 45km.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC, leading to 2 double bedrooms (also accessed via external staircase), 1 twin. Bathroom/WC with shower. Shower room/WC. Annex: Kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Some rooms with low beams and sloping ceilings. Steps to garden. External spiral staircase to first floor.

    Location: 54km from Poitiers (river), 75km from Niort, 93km from Angers (castle, cathedral, Verdun bridge), 98km from Tours (town hall, Place Jean Jaurès, cathedral).

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  • Murs, nr. Gordes

    Murs, nr. Gordes

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: FPV072

    This traditional Provençal house has been tastefully restored and resides in a small hamlet just 7km from the village of Gordes. It is in a fantastic position overlooking the Imergue Valley and has a lovely covered terrace with a view of the Luberon mountains. The property benefits from a large outdoor swimming pool, open all year round, and which has a view of a local ‘boules’ playing pitch. There are breathtaking views along the road to this perfect hamlet, which lies at an altitude of 627 metres above sea level. In the village of Murs itself you can go rambling in the countryside or stroll round the Mur de la Peste. Visit Gordes where you can wander through the quaint alleys and courtyards or go shopping for local crafts at the Provencal markets. Approximately 35km away is Avignon with its historic Papal Palace and summer festival. There are many arts and crafts available in the surrounding villages or for the more active there is mountain biking, tennis and a fishing lake (12km) available in the region. The villages of Joucas (3km), Lioux (8km) and Venasque (14km) are also worth a visit. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. First floor: 2 toilets, 3 double bedrooms.

    Oil heaters, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, gravelled garden, terrace, covered terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets. NB: Steps to entrance (no handrail). Drop from pool area.

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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 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 Maison du Donjon

    St. Alvère, Dordogne

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: F24563

    This charming, carefully restored, semi-detached holiday property, circa 1789, is situated in the centre of the charming and historic village of St. Alvère. The enclosed courtyard includes a private, heated swimming pool with a spa and decked sunbathing area, shaded by a 100-year-old lime tree. The terrace provides a delightful area for outdoor dining and relaxing. Within the property, enjoy the benefit of a wood-burning stove and a sauna. The lively village has many small shops, a tourist office and a very popular Monday market. Situated between Bergerac and Sarlat, it is ideally placed for visiting the many attractions of the Périgord Noir and Dordogne Valley.

    Lower ground floor: Sauna with shower. Utility. Kingsize bedroom with roll-top bath and en-suite WC. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and French doors/kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC and double basin. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with three steps to en-suite bathroom/WC with corner bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and double basin. Double bedroom with two steps to en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Twin bedroom

    • Enclosed courtyard garden with three steps
    • Terrace
    • Private, heated swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.2m to 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Range
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 100m from shops, bar, restaurant, chemist, baker, butcher, Monday market, 24km SW of Rouffignac (cave paintings, Sunday market), 24km W of Les Eyzies (pre-history museum, river, restaurants, canoe hire), 32km NE of Bergerac (famous wine-growing area, Château de Monbazillac, Dordogne River, all facilities, flights to UK airports), 38km S of Périgueux (historic city, cathedral, Saturday and Wednesday markets), 44km W of Sarlat (historic city, all facilities).

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  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    12
    6
    3
    5
    Ref: FAD296

    This beautiful and spacious holiday house has been luxuriously renovated and has air conditioning. It has a large patio area facing the outdoor swimming pool (55m²) with sun loungers. The owner lives on site and is available should you need assistance or advice during your holiday. The house is set in Limeuil, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, in the heart of the Périgord Noir area, and is surrounded by some pretty villages such as Monpazier, Beaumont, Cadouin, Belvès, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat (36km) is also a must see in the region. The Dordogne River is nearby for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing, or you might prefer to visit a nearby castle or cave, or even enjoy a round of golf. This holiday house is perfect for enjoying peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 4 bathrooms with basin (no toilet), 1 bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), 6 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, oil heater, cot, highchair, 7 colour TVs (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Up to 3 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Sauzet

    Sauzet

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    4
    Ref: FPD157

    This beautiful stone holiday home offers a large private swimming pool (55m²), situated in romantic grounds. Set amidst vineyards and sunflowers, the house offers beautiful views over the Drômoises hills. Guests can enjoy the large semi-shaded terraces, a beautiful solarium, a pleasant summer kitchen with a bread and pizza oven, as well as games for children, a log cabin nestled in a tree and comfortable sunbeds to relax by the pool. The air-conditioned interior is very spacious with large vaulted ceilings and natural materials, and are well-equipped with good quality furniture. Perfect for large family get-togethers or friends alike with two TV lounges, one with a pool table. Located just 10km from the walled city of Montélimar and close to the charming hilltop villages, ranked among the ‘most beautiful of France’ such as Mirmande, Clansayes, Puygiron and Dieulefit. Guests will also enjoy discovering the pretty forest of Saou. Shop 2km and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 3 separate toilets, one with basin, 6 bedrooms: 4 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, 4 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terraces, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Low vaulted ceiling on ground floor. Curved stairs to first floor. Beams and sloping ceiling in some first floor rooms.

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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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