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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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  • Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD303

    This lovely holiday home has a spacious living room on the first floor and a small patio at the rear. It is located in the medieval village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle, ranked among the ‘most beautiful villages in France’, with its Roman-Byzantine church, a priory, a bridge and a water mill with remarkable architecture. Brantôme, the ‘Venice of Périgord’ is 20km with the River Dronne encircling the city as an island and the abbey resting on the banks. Nearby attractions include the Cave of Villars, a magnificent prehistoric cave with underground galleries full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the majestic castle at Puyguilhem. Périgueux, 36km, is a charming town to explore with its shops, restaurants, museums and the St Front Cathedral. Shop 8km, restaurant 50m.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • La Maison du Bourg

    Coly, nr. Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F24519

    This charming detached stone cottage is situated in an elevated position with a partially enclosed garden, pretty courtyard and a swimming pool terrace with views across beautiful open countryside. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the contemporary features blend perfectly with the more traditional beams and stone walls. Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Guests are invited to sample local delicacies at the little brasserie situated in the village below. Situated in one of the most sought after locations in the Dordogne, close to Sarlat and Montignac, this is an ideal choice for a holiday at any time of the year.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, French doors. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors. Super kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. Narrow stairs to first floor: Super kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden, two steps and sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 1.4m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Air conditioning (bedrooms)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from shop, brasserie/bar, 13km N of Montignac (historic riverside market town, most facilities, canoe hire, Lascaux cave paintings), 25km N of Sarlat (historic market town, all facilities, twice weekly market), 35km N of La-Roque-Gageac (cliffside village on River Dordogne), 39km N of Domme (historic Bastide town), 55km E of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, all facilities).

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  • Laborie - La Grange

    Pontcirq, nr. Prayssac, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F46181

    This semi-detached holiday property, set near the owner’s home, is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland and benefits from its own private terrace and a shared, outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.3m). La Grange, originally a barn, is a wonderfully bright, contemporary property. A tranquil setting right in the heart of Cahors wine country, enjoy wine tasting or explore the medieval villages and towns that are dotted around the countryside.

    Stairs to entrance (also level access). All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: one kingsize, one twin, each sharing an en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared garden with 13 steps, drops and sloping banks in woodland area and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Plasma satellite TV (French and English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 4km from shop and bar, 12km from Prayssac (supermarkets, all amenities, Friday market), 18km from Cahors (all amenities), 60k from Rocamadour (World Heritage site).

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  • Fréhel

    Fréhel

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FBC592

    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. First floor: Bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, shared laundry facilities, 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. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Keran

    Plogonnec, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F29422

    Located in the beautiful area of Cornouaille, this traditional 18th-century former farm building, is set in a remote hamlet surrounded by fields and woods. Situated only a short distance from the Bay of Douarnenez, gateway of the Crozon Peninsula and les Monts d’Arrée at the heart of the Armorique Regional Park, it is said to be the highest point of Brittany. Within a 10-minute drive are the beautiful beaches of Douarnenez or Ste. Anne-La-Palud. The medieval city of Quimper is close by and makes a lovely way to spend a day. The cobbled streets and gothic cathedral have drawn visitors here for many years and the banks of the River Odet make the perfect spot for a picnic.

    Ground floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with open fire, rugs on tiled floor and well-equipped corner kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large lawned garden
    • One hectare landscaped grounds
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km S of Plogonnec (basic facilities), 7km S of Locronan (beautiful Breton village),10km NW of Quimper, 13km S of Douarnenez (fishing, summer festival).

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  • La Maison Bois

    Le Bougayrou, nr. Meyronne, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F46174

    La Maison Bois, nestled in the heart of a little village on a hill, is a beautiful, detached stone holiday house. It has a wood-burning stove and large balcony (accessed via French doors from living room and bedroom) running the length of the house - perfect for dining whilst enjoying the spectacular view. Activities to enjoy include hiking, canoeing, golfing and fishing. Visit Les Grottes de Lacave, caves open to the public since 1905. Le Truffadou Steam Railway in Martel makes a fantastic family trip or visit the sanctuary at Rocamadour. Wander the village flea markets, taste the delights of the farmers markets or rest in a pavement café.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Beams and/or sloping ceilings in most rooms

    • Lawned garden with steps and drops
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Meyronne (bar, restaurant), 2km from Lacave (caves, restaurant), 5km from St. Sozy (shops), 12km from Rocamadour (medieval town), 14km from Souillac (all facilities), 17km from Martel (steam train), 23km from Brives (airport).

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  • Les Hirondelles

    Fuilla, Pyrénées-Orientales

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F66131

    Located at the foot of the Pyrénées Mountain Range, this is one of two barn conversions within the discreet owners grounds. Peacefully located, it enjoys panoramic views over the local countryside and is an excellent base to explore this breathtakingly beautiful region. Located only 3km from the fortified city of Villefranche de Confluent, a must is to take the small yellow train up to the high mountain peaks at Mont Louis. Discover picturesque and touristy villages such as the spa town of Vernet-les-Bains (6km). This area boasts over 320 days of sunshine per year, so take advantage and play a round of golf on top of a mountain at Fort Romeau (40km), laze on the beaches of Lake Matemale, both 5000 feet, or head to the historical town of Perpignan and endless miles of golden sandy beaches, 65km. Fly via Perpignan, Carcassonne or Girona (Spain). Can be booked with F66132.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to terrace. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared enclosed terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Shared w/machine and t/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Outskirts of Fuilla (shop and restaurant 800m), 10km SW of Prades (all facilities), 50km SW of Perpignan.

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  • Coadout

    Coadout

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FBC606

    This semi-detached holiday property is ideal for couples or a family to tour this north west corner of France. It is light and airy and has up-to-date comforts and amenities. Places to visit nearby include Guerlesquin, 29km, an pretty town with open squares, granite buildings and attractive streets, and Tréguier, 30km, a small hilltop town with narrow winding streets to expore. Pontrieux is 20km, a picturesque town on the River Trieux, and has two town squares. Other places of interest nearby include Lannion, Paimpol and Saint-Brieuc, and it is possible to take a day trip to the Channel Islands. Shop 5km, restaurant 3km, beach 28km.

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

    Electric heating, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Turning stairs to first floor.

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  • La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14901

    La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis. The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer. A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis.

    The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer.

    A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom plus child’s pull-out single bed.

    Heating, cot on request, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Traversay, nr. Chaunay

    Traversay, nr. Chaunay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W15223

    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, this stone holiday cottage with its bright and spacious rooms is an ideal retreat for a couple or a small family wishing to relax and enjoy the countryside, or visit the many pretty villages in the area. Visit the medieval town of Poitiers for sightseeing, shopping and wine routes (50km). For a fun day out and within an hour’s drive, visit the theme park Futuroscope and the Natutilus Water Park in Angoulème, or discover Île de Ré for for a day on the beach. There is also an outdoor swimming pool (20m², open mid May-mid Sep). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize leading to 1 twin.

    Woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (English channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared grounds, shared garden furniture, shared barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings and beams in bedrooms.

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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE151

    This pretty semi-detached cottage provides simple but comfortable holiday accommodation with a private pool and pretty garden. Many original features have been retained in the cottage by the discreet owner who lives on site. In addition to the outdoor swimming pool (32m²), which is in an enclosed garden, there is also a small private terrace. The beach is just 700m away and the small town of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez joins with Saint-Gilles to provide a great choice of beaches, cycle paths, walks, and markets, while the pretty port at Saint-Gilles also has restaurants and cafés. Take a trip to the Island of Noirmoutier, 35km, and to the famous resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, 33km, with its great promenade and year round activities. There are three golf courses within 35km, and tennis and a variety of water sports are in the area. Shop and restaurant 300m, beach 700m.

    Lounge, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Uneven surface in grounds.

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  • Maison La Bâtie-Rolland

    La Bâtie-Rolland, Drôme

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FPD174

    South of the Drôme Provençale, this superb, detached property is in an ideal location for a wonderful holiday. It has shared use of a superb outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, and is peacefully located in a beautiful landscaped garden with a beautiful sitting-out area and a fountain. The interior is comfortable, bright and airy with quality furnishings. Discover the surrounding area of the Rhone Valley and its famous vineyards producing wines such as Gigondas, Cairanne and Châteauneuf du Pape. The countryside of Grignan is famous for its Renaissance castle, or visit the enchanting forest of Saou for beautiful walks. Golf nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room, wood-burning stove/ dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom with bath/WC. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Turning, open tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom, beams, sloping ceiling

    • Garden with fountain
    • Terrace
    • Shared outdoor swimming pool (75m²)
    • Hot tub
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue

    Location: 2km from restaurant, 2km from river (fishing), 5km from shops, 10km from Montelimar (shops, restaurants), 89km fro Avignon (airport, shops)

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