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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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  • Bonnieux

    Bonnieux

    Grade
    3
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13764

    This cottage in the picturesque hilltop village of Bonnieux, set on one of the most beautiful streets and built in stone dating back to the 12th century overlooking the Luberon valley, provides an ideal base for visiting various local attractions. The regional park of Luberon represents a paradise for ramblers and offers plenty of paths for walking and hiking. In nearby Apt there is a large Saturday market to explore. Quaint little alleys, with vaulted passage ways, arcades of houses and lined with shops, restaurants and cafes give one a real feeling of Provence. After a short drive there is the historical Papal city of Avignon with its famous bridge, Le Pont d’Avignon. One can appreciate its theatre festival in July. The Colorado Provençal at Roussillon attracts many visitors to see ochre coloured rocks as well as the Fontaine du Vaucluse which is a sight to behold also having its own intriguing legend regarding its source. There are also local farmers’ markets throughout the year including the one in the evening in Velleron. After an interesting day out, your cottage will be a cosy place to come back and reflect on your days adventures. Shop, cafe/bar and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, summer room, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Annexe: 1 single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, terrace, barbecue. One pet welcome. NB: External stairs to entrance have no handrail.

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  • Fontiers-Cabardès

    Fontiers-Cabardès

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14205

    This charming detached holiday villa, in large enclosed grounds is peacefully located close to the centre of a quaint village. The property enjoys excellent views and provides an ideal touring base only 30km from Carcassonne and Mazamet, on the edge of the Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park. There are 3 pretty lakes close by which have beaches and are suitable for swimming, as well as excellent walking and cycling and a multitude of day excursions to enjoy, including the fortified medieval city of Carcassonne. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single, 1 with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (UK and French channels), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: 2 steps to entrance.

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  • Alboussière

    Alboussière

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FRA118

    This semi-detached holiday home is full of charm, and is nestled in a small typical Ardèche hamlet. You are in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d’Ardèche and the beautiful 7 lakes region. Discover Alboussière (2km), a pretty village crossed by the Duzon River, ideal for picnics and swimming. Many marked hiking trails take you to discover the beautiful scenery of the Ardèche. Discover the majestic castle of Crussol, situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Rhône Valley. This pleasant holiday property will allow you to enjoy this beautiful area. Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Central heating. Cot. Highchair. CD player. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Vinezac

    Vinezac

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FRA094

    This charming holiday home is located just outside the small village of Vinezac, 10km south of Aubenas and 50km south west of Valencia. Enjoy a 2000m² garden full of olive trees and a beautiful outdoor private swimming pool (25m², open May-Sep). All water activities are available on the Ardèche River (5km). From here you can fish in the river or take a canoe down the Ardèche canyon. In the surroundings are beautiful excursions and walks with magnificent views of the river valley. Be sure to visit Montélimar, the nougat town. For nature lovers, the house is perfectly situated in a beautiful natural setting which invites relaxation. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with bath, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to bath. Open-tread stairs. Steps within grounds.

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  • Les Fuchsias

    St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F35130

    Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the lively port of St. Malo, this bright modern house enjoys use of an enclosed garden with terrace, lawn and fruit trees, proving a quiet haven of retreat. Situated at the end of a row in a residential area, it offers an airy, comfortably furnished interior with an attractive corner kitchen, and patio doors to the garden. The charming old walled town of St. Malo is on the doorstep, surrounded on three sides by the sea, and the beautiful sandy beaches are only a few minutes’ drive away, as is the new Grand Aquarium. The area has much to offer: as well as fishing and pleasure ports, the fashionable resort of Dinard boasts a promenade and casino where an annual film festival is held.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Open tread staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with double basin and shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden (shared with next door neighbour)
    • Terrace
    • Convector heaters
    • Mini-oven/grill/microwave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • H/chair
    • Garage and parking in courtyard
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: In St. Malo (ferry port, old town, all services), 500m from restaurant, 1km from beach and shops, 10km E of Dinard (beaches, golf), 30km N of Dinan (river).

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  • Kerbors

    Kerbors

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC612

    Located between Paimpol and Tréguier, on the wild peninsula, this holiday home sits on a country road, in the heart of the small village of Kerbors, and benefits from a large kitchen opening onto a rear terrace and large garden. Kerbors offers charming little wild coves dotted among the beautiful ’Ile à poule’ with its sandy beach, just perfect for swimming. Along the Côte de Granit Rose, Tréguier is nearby, and to enter this lovely city you have to cross the ’pont canada’ bridge. Waiting to be explored is the harbour, the famous cathedral and the narrow streets with timbered houses, in which traditional shops, gourmet restaurants and crêperies await you. In the immediate surroundings, Plougrescant has a leaning bell tower, bay and small house nestled between two rocks, Port Blanc is also worth a visit with its large sandy beaches lined with maritime pines and a sailing school for those tempted to take to the water. The largest seaside resort of Perros-Guirec, 20km, offers many activities for both children and adults. Just 200m from property FBC509. Shop and restaurant 800m, beach 2km.

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

    Portable radiator, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Two steps to entrance. Step from kitchen to lounge. Turning stairs to first floor. Low sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Plogastel St. Germain

    Plogastel St. Germain

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FBF528

    In a peaceful hamlet just outside the attractive village, this is a beautifully restored spacious traditional property surrounded by a well-established garden. Visit the renowned beaches, 12km, along the beautiful Bay of Audierne, or the local town of Quimper with its Gothic cathedral, riverside setting, half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. There are footpaths and cycle tracks in the surrounding countryside, or go surfing, kite boarding or windsurfing at the spectacular La Torche, Penhors or Plozévet. The heritage village of Locronan is also close by, as are the resorts of Benodet, with its thalassotherapy, casino and many restaurants. Shops 3km, restaurant 3km, beach 12km.

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

    Electric heating, 2 cots, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Courtoudou

    St. Pierre-d’Eyraud, Dordogne

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: T24813

    With a private swimming pool and fishing lake, this attractive renovated farmhouse is situated halfway between the ancient towns of Ste. Foy-la-Grande and Bergerac. 20 minutes away there are three recreational lakes, a world-class golf course, and wine tasting between Bergerac and St. Emilion. Set in the valley plains 2km to the north of the River Dordogne, on the outskirts of the village, there are large flat grounds surrounding the property with cultivated fields beyond. On the side there is a large covered dining terrace with French windows leading to the sitting room. Furnished largely with country antiques, the bright interior is welcoming and homely.

    Ground floor: Hall. Living/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room with fireplace. Utility. Two double bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • 1 hectare of grounds
    • 1 hectare unfenced fishing lake (50m)
    • Covered terrace
    • Enclosed private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.6m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • Barn parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.5km NE of St. Pierre-d’Eyraud (simple shopping, café/snack bar, riding), 2km N of Gardonne (most facilities, pool, bike hire, market), 12km W of Bergerac (all facilities).

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  • Airon Saint Vaast

    Airon Saint Vaast

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W14027

    This single storey, detached holiday accommodation makes a great base. On the outskirts of a small village but within easy access of the resorts that line the lovely Cote d’Opale, enjoy a sandy beach holiday or venture inland to the pretty villages and valleys that form this lovely region. Enjoy the many regional festivals throughout the summer, including the fantastic international kite festival at Berck. Le Touquet, with its chic shopping and restaurants is close by, or visit Montreuil-sur-Mer, with its ramparts and flowers. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km, beach 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 child’s bunk, 1 single (2ft 6in bed).

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, radio/cassette/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: 3 steps to shower room.

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  • Le Grand Village

    Cézac, Gironde

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F33106

    This beautifully restored country home is set in flower filled gardens and is the private winter residence of a family of antique lovers. Its thick stone walls ensure it remains cool in the hot summer months and it has a large enclosed sunbathing lawn with mature trees, a fish pond and even a lovely summerhouse. To the rear is the superb swimming pool with high walls surrounding the patio area, making this a great sun trap. This area, the Gironde, is one of the most important and prestigious wine producing regions of Europe, boasting countless world renowned appellations such as Côtes de Blaye, Bourg and St. Emilion. All fabulous places to tour around and try new wines. Nearby is the fortified Citadelle de Blaye, while the more adventurous can climb the massive dunes at Pyla (Europe’s highest), or watch the surfers in delightful Cap Ferret or Arcachon.

    Spacious living room with antiques, stone fireplace. Dining area. Small retro-style kitchen. Pool-side sitting room with sofa bed. Two double bedrooms, one on pool-side with en-suite WC. Single bedroom (with doors to terrace and pool). Bathroom. Shower room/WC

    • Large garden with pond (take care with children)
    • Patio
    • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No children under 8 years.

    Location: 4km S of Pugnac (shop), 7km N of St. André-de-Cubzac (all facilities, tennis, cycle hire, main shopping centre), Blaye (Citadelle, tourist attraction, ferry to Médoc Vineyards), 30km N of Bordeaux (golf, historical monuments, museums).

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  • Varages

    Varages

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FCV565

    This holiday home is located in a quiet area, just outside the pretty village of Varages, and lies 50km from Aix-en-Provence. It is comfortably furnished and has a outdoor swimming pool, as well as boules and table tennis. The friendly owner lives in a bungalow at the far end of the garden behind the holiday property, and is very discreet. Enjoy a day trip to the edge of the Mediterranean. Just 20km southwest is the magnificent Lac de Sainte which you can stroll around. The area offers tourist attractions such as Tourtour, Entrecasteaux and Thoronet Abbey, and you can admire a waterfall and caves in Villecroze. The village of Varages is known for its high quality pottery and the production of olive oil. This region itself has much to offer and the Gorges du Verdon are nearby. Tennis 1.5km. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture. Sorry no pets.

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  • Villa Carro

    Carro, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FPB244

    This delightful, terraced holiday villa is located only 500m from the beaches of the picturesque resort of Carro, with shops, restaurants, a pretty bay and small port all within walking distance. The property is furnished and equipped to a very good standard, and enjoys air conditioning and a small, but private, outside eating and relaxing area. If lazing on the beach isn’t the order of the day, maybe visit the lovely town of Martigues on the Berre Lagoon, or spend a day visiting the historical towns of Marseille or Aix-en-Provence. Only slightly further afield are Arles, Salon-de-Provence and also the stunning regional nature park of La Camargue.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room/WC. Open-sided stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 200m from restaurant, 500m from beach, 800m from shop, 10km from golf course, 12km from Martigues (Thursday and Sunday markets), 40km from Marseille (city, port, cathedral, restaurants), 50km from Aix-en-Provence (museums), 63km from Salon-de-Provence (castle), 64km from Arles (Roman monuments).

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