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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Hauts des Beaumes

    Sault, Vaucluse

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FMW719

    This traditional villa is set in an elevated position on the edge of the village of Sault, with views across to the Provencal hills and the Mont Ventoux. The ground floor accommodation is furnished with country antique furniture and is comfortable and traditional in style. Outside there are large grounds and a good sized pool which is occasionally shared with the owner’s family next door and occupants of first floor apartment. Sault has a Provençal market every Wednesday and is famous for its lavender production, honey, nougat, truffles, mushrooms and game. The summit of Mont Ventoux can be seen from all around, and there are wonderful scenic drives in all directions varying from pine forests to vineyards, medieval castles and plunging gorges. Visit Montbrun-les-Bains, 12km, which has the Valvital health spa and resort, unique in this region. The ’Papal City’ of Avignon, Carpentras with its Friday market, Apt and the Luberon hill villages are just to the south. This is a wonderful area for walkers and cyclists to visit with many marked trails. Bike hire is available in the village.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floors, beams and doors to garden. Kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Single bedroom. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Large grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (16.5m x 6m, depth 1m - 2.5m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • MP3 dock
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 0.5km to Sault (market, restaurant, all amenities), 65km to Avignon (Papal City, airport), 120km to Marseille (France’s second city, galleries, shops, métro, old port, all facilites, airport).

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  • Lézardrieux

    Lézardrieux

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC057

    This is a superb stone house, formerly a farmhouse, which is well looked after. It is the perfect starting point for discovering the beautiful surrounding countryside and villages, such as the old town of Guingamp with its half-timbered houses or the island of Bréhat. The large garden is ideal for relaxing in the shade of trees and its beautiful flowers. The house FBC059 is at the other end of the road giving the opportunity to share a holiday with another family or friends nearby. There are fishing opportunities 500m away. Shop 2km, restaurant 50m and beach 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. Mezzanine: Single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Turning, open-tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Drop and slopes in garden.

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  • Vaudoy-en-Brie, nr. Coulommiers

    Vaudoy-en-Brie, nr. Coulommiers, Les Prés, Seine-et-Marne

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W13003

    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 shower and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Oil central heating, cot and highchair on request, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: There is fenced water nearby.

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  • Clohars-Carnoët

    Clohars-Carnoët

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FBF555

    This spacious ground floor holiday property is set in secluded and extensive gardens just 4km from the family-friendly beaches of Le Pouldu. Closer still is Portsarc’h, where you can join the clifftop coastal path and discover sheltered sandy coves. The property is close to the centre of the village of Clohars-Carnoët, and also to the picturesque port of Doëlan. Cycling enthusiasts and walkers will enjoy the many and varied trails through the extensive forest, along the banks of the River Laïta, and along the coast. Locally there are many markets offering excellent local produce. The beaches of Le Pouldu offer clean, patrolled beaches where you can surf, swim and sail. The riverside town of Quimperlé, with its cobbled streets and tree-fringed main square is the ideal place for an evening stroll and aperitif. Shop and restaurant 1.5km, beach 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom (no toilet), separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 single.

    Open fire in lounge, cot, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Slopes in grounds.

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  • Le Gicq

    Le Gicq

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FCH191

    This 19th century barn has been converted into two lovely holiday properties (FCH190 and FCH191), which can be booked together, and are decorated in a contemporary style to a good standard. Both properties feature a fully fitted kitchen, great lounge with large comfortable seating area and contemporary bedrooms. They also enjoy their own sitting-out area, and share the outdoor heated swimming pool (60m², open May-Sep), and the large enclosed terraced area behind the swimming pool gives plenty of space for children to play. The gités are situated in the heart of the Charente-Maritime countryside and there are several pretty villages and beach lakes close by. Matha, 10km, has all the main amenities, and there is also the attractive town of Saint-Jean-d’Angély, 25km away. A little further are the lovely beaches at Châtelaillon-Plage, the chic île de Ré and the lovely historic city of La Rochelle with its harbour and selection of cafés and restaurants from which to watch the world go by. Shop and restaurant 10km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Portable radiator, cot, highchair, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steep turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Ty Jos

    Plozévet, Finistère

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F29383

    This old farm building has been renovated to provide a very attractive holiday cottage, set in a quiet hamlet surrounded by peaceful countryside. Airy and spacious, this accommodation has a cosy conservatory leading to the garden. Plozévet is an ideal spot to travel around the county of Cornouaille, either to the north with Douarnenez, a fishing harbour which in summer receives many sailing boats from everywhere in the world. Visit La Point du Raz, the last western point of Brittany with its dramatic granite rocks and cliffs, or head south where you will find the famous seaside resorts of Pont-l’Abbé, Loctudy and Bénodet. Don’t forget to visit Quimper, a beautiful historic city.

    Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Conservatory. Laundry room. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Woodburning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km E of Plozévet (basic facilities), 5km from beach, 8km E of Audierne (tourist town, harbour), 10km S of Douarnenez (sailing boats, bay), 20km W of Quimper (city).

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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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  • St. Cast-le-Guildo

    St. Cast-le-Guildo

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14265

    These two holiday apartments, one on the ground floor (ref W14266) and one on the first floor (ref W14265), have their own private terrace and are located 35km west of the fascinating port of St Malo, in the attractive seaside resort of St Cast which has a lovely timeless feel. The first floor apartment has a balcony and its interior is decorated and furnished to be bright and practical, enjoying sea views from most rooms. This is an ideal location for families. St Cast has two large sandy beaches, a pretty port and excellent choice of cafés and restaurants. Close by is the wide seafront promenade with stunning views along the coast westwards to the famous Fort-la-Latte and Cap Fréhel, a must see for visitors. To the east are Dinard and St. Malo. Facilities including tennis, swimming pool, beach and shops all approximately 300m. Horse riding 1km. Golf 3km. Properties can be booked together to sleep up to 9+1. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.These two holiday apartments, one on the ground floor (ref W14266) and one on the first floor (ref W14265), have their own private terrace and are located 35km west of the fascinating port of St Malo, in the attractive seaside resort of St Cast which has a lovely timeless feel. The first floor apartment has a balcony and its interior is decorated and furnished to be bright and practical, enjoying sea views from most rooms.

    This is an ideal location for families. St Cast has two large sandy beaches, a pretty port and excellent choice of cafés and restaurants. Close by is the wide seafront promenade with stunning views along the coast westwards to the famous Fort-la-Latte and Cap Fréhel, a must see for visitors. To the east are Dinard and St. Malo.

    Facilities including tennis, swimming pool, beach and shops all approximately 300m. Horse riding 1km. Golf 3km. Properties can be booked together to sleep up to 9+1.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, microwave, private enclosed terrace, balcony, shared courtyard, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 15 steps to the first floor.

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