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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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  • Fréhel

    Fréhel

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC593

    These two semi-detached, holiday properties are situated on the discreet owner’s farm, where you can enjoy watching the cows being milked and see the new born calves. Nestled between land and sea they are close to Saint-Malo and within walking distance of Cape Freels, and only 1.5km away from large sandy beaches. The interiors are nicely decorated and comfortable, and there is a shared outdoor hot tub (available from May), which is sunken to facilitate wheelchair access, as well as shared table tennis and swing. FBC592 has 3 bedrooms for 4 people, with possibility of an extra bed on request. FBC593 has 2 rooms for 2 adults and 2 children it is a traditional cottage with low doors and its attic bedroom is perfect for children. There are lots to see and do in the area including Cap Fréhel, Fort-la-Latte, Les Sables-d’Or, and Les Pins with its protected wildlife. Shop, restaurant and beach 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 1 children’s twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. 2 steps to terrace from double bedroom. Sloping ceiling on first floor.

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  • Relais du Colombier

    Beurlay, Charente-Maritime

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F17350

    In between the Roman town of Saintes and the naval city of Rochefort, this 17th-century Charentaise house is set in the heart of Beurlay, next to the owner’s historic property. Restored to a good standard using eco materials, the 140m² interior is tastefully decorated and well-equipped with large rooms and a veranda. With a marvellous large enclosed garden and rose trees, it also has 3-hectare grounds. The large heated and tiled swimming pool is enclosed with stone walls and decorated with little palm trees, flowers and marble statues. Beurlay is an ideal holiday base for visiting the wealth of land and sea attractions in the area.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Veranda. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower. WC. First floor: Sitting area. Double bedroom. Shower room. WC

    • Garden
    • Heated pool (10m x 5m, depth 1-2m), occasionally shared with owners only, open Jun-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Bicycles
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Beurlay (shops, café, restaurant), 15km from Saintes (boat trips, golf), 28km from Fouras (beaches, Ile d’Aix, golf), 37km from Royan (beaches, ferry to Médoc vineyards, golf), 49km from Cognac (distilleries) and La Rochelle (aquarium, boat trips, golf).

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  • Mellac, nr. Quimperlé

    Mellac, nr. Quimperlé

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W10854

    This neat little detached stone cottage in a peaceful hamlet, is surprisingly spacious, having a living/dining area which opens on to the garden. This property is light and bright and has views of the beautiful local countryside. There are beamed ceilings and some exposed stonework. The river Isole is just 800m away, the perfect place for fishing or an evening stroll. Walking and cycle paths lead off in several directions from the house. You have a selection of lovely sandy beaches within 12.4 miles (20km), including the sheltered Kerfany and the surfing beaches at Le Pouldu and Guidel. Shops, café/bar 1 mile (1.5km), restaurant 3 miles (5km) and beach 12.4 miles (20km).

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, garden, garden furniture, ample off road parking. One pet welcome.

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  • Tregunc

    Tregunc

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FBF530

    In a peaceful hamlet just 5km from the picturesque Pointe de Trevignon, with its lighthouse, port and sandy coves, this is a spacious semi-detached cottage adjoining the owners’ main house. The large, well-established garden (shared with owner) has views across the countryside, and a sheltered terrace for evening meals. The interior is very attractive and well equipped and enjoys views from the lounge. There are many small beaches within easy reach. Golf 18km. Shop 3km and restaurant 3km, beach 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceiling on first floor. Steps to terrace.

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  • Anetz, nr. Ancenis

    Anetz, nr. Ancenis

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W13113

    This thoughtfully renovated single storey semi-detached cottage provides a cosy atmosphere with a private terrace and garden. Visits to historic Angers with its medieval castle (40km) and Nantes with its charming old quarter (35km) are a must. The ruins of the castle of Ancenis is just a few minutes drive away, as is the beautiful village of St. Florent-le-Vieil set on the hill overlooking the Loire. Take the tourist trail of the Angers vineyards and taste the famous Angou in the numerous cellars. Further afield lies La Baule, one of the most sought after resorts on the Atlantic coast with lovely beaches and elegant villas, and an excellent choice of shops or just sit and watch the world go by in one of the pavement cafés. Shop and restaurant 6km, café/bar 900m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with 2 basins, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD297

    These holiday homes are located in Limeuil in the heart of Black Périgord, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. They are ideally situated in shared grounds with a shared tennis court, games barn with table tennis and table football, and a shared outdoor swimming pool (128m²), available from June-September, with sunloungers. Each property has a terrace equipped with outdoor furniture. The properties are set over 2 or 3 levels. Nearby attractions include beautiful villages such as Monpazier , Beaumont, Cadouin, Belves, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat, 36km, is also a must in the region. The River Dordogne is nearby with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Or if you prefer to visit a castle or even a cave, there are many treasures awaiting you. Golf enthusiasts will find the courses nearby. All in all, an ideal location for a peaceful stay in the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Oil heater, internet connection, shared washing machine, balcony, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Open tread turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Mimosa

    Les Conches, nr. Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F85316

    Set amidst a fragrant pine forest and situated just 600 metres from the glorious sandy beach at Les Conches, this semi-detached holiday property is situated in a region second only to the south east of France in terms of sunshine. Enjoy the private enclosed courtyard, including a covered terrace to unwind and relax. The house is served by a network of cycle paths and there are also numerous walking tracks in the forest and across the dunes onto the beach. From the beach you can see the Ile de Ré, take a trip on the boat from La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km) to one of the islands, around Fort Boyard or to la Rochelle.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and corner kitchen with French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed gravel courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 200m from shops, bar and restaurant, 6km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (shops, cafés, supermarket, pool complex), 30km S of Les Sables-d’Olonne (famous prom with street cafés, shops), 60km N of La Rochelle (shopping centre, museums).

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  • Maupertus-sur-Mer

    Maupertus-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM116

    This holiday house is situated at an altitude of 62m and offers panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding coastlines of L’Anse due Brick’. It is comfortable and well equipped, and provides an excellent base for exploring the nearby headlands. Maupertus-sur-Mer has lovely sandy beaches where you can relax or enjoy walking along the coast. The town of Cherbourg (13km) is also worth a visit for its shops, maritime museum and beaches. Shops and restaurants 2km, beach 0.5km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, 3 colours TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Steep, open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette

    Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13897

    It is very unusual to find a property for four as spacious and as well equipped as this one. Outside, the gardens are mainly lawned, and include a large patio area and a covered area with a drinks fridge. The pretty village of Beaulieu is approximately 2.5km. The very popular fishing and swimming lakes ’Lacs de Haute Charente’ are approximately 35km, as is a water park at Angoulême. Enjoy day trips to ’Futuroscope’ and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic ocean at Royan and La Palmyre. Shop 2.5km, café/bar and restaurant 10km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, second lounge, utility room. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heaters, woodburner, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: The ground floor bathroom and utility room can only be accessed externally.

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  • Lannion

    Lannion

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC010

    This pretty, stone holiday home, formerly a thatched cottage, boasts a large bay window, letting light into the house which creates a bright and welcoming ambiance. It is located near to the ruins of an old Château. The property owners live nearby for your convenience. Sitauted just outside old, historic, market town of Lannion there is much to see and do. Explore the pretty squares, secret chapels with ancient frescoes and half-timbered houses, climb the 142 granite steps which lead to the 12th century Templar Église de Brélévenez or visit the many shops and restaurants. Shop and restaurant 4km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Tamerville

    Tamerville

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM046

    This large stone house is very solidly built and situated in the countryside. For a good day out and a enjoyable walk with stunning views of the surrounding area and countryside, visit Phare de Gatteville (26km), where a lighthouse can be found at the top of the hill where the views are exceptional. Further afield, Coutances (59km) is a charming town, where an impressive cathedral can be found and there are many restaurants to relax and eat in. There are fishing opportunities 3km away. Shop and restaurant 6km, beach 20km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to kitchen/diner.

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  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FLG289

    This semi-detached holiday house is near Bagnols-sur-Cèze, between the valleys of the Rhône and the Cèze. The house offers a small enclosed garden, a large east facing terrace with a BBQ and a covered patio. It is amongst many authentic villages such as Saint-Victor-la-Coste or Sabran. Discover the picturesque village of La Roque-sur-Cèze located on a rocky peak, the natural waterfalls of Le Sautadet, the village of Goudargues, nicknamed the” Venice of the Gard”, the medieval town of Uzès with a rich historical heritage and the magnificent Pont du Gard and the high gorges of Ardèche. Enjoy olive groves and fruit trees along with the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Access to the accommodation is via a narrow street. Shop 1.5km, restaurant 2.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep hill to property. External steps and drops in garden.

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