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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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  • Nice

    Nice

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W12542

    Ideally situated, this ground floor two bedroomed apartment is in the fashionable bourgeois area of Nice in the Musicians Quarter, perfect for visiting the beautiful capital of the French Riviera. Close to all public transport, the main shopping centre, the Promenade des Anglais and the beach, and wonderful Nice can be reached easily by foot. Enjoy the numerous museums, special events such as the Jazz Festival or the colourful carnival in February with the huge floats filled with different personalities or the Battle of the Flowers. The port area of Nice and the old part of the town reflecting the original and Italian looking aspect, with the superb flower market at the Cours Saleya, lined with fashionable bars and restaurants. Shop 30m, café/bar 10m, restaurant 100m, beach 750m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. Sorry, no pets.

  • Pfaffenheim

    Pfaffenheim

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FDH002

    This holiday home is in an old wine house dating back from the 18th century, it retains its authentic charm with wooden beams. It is located in the quiet village of Pfaffenheim in the centre of Alsace, 13km south of the beautiful city of Colmar. This beautiful village is home to half-timbered houses dating from the 16th and 17th century and a museum and is called ’Little Venice’. Colmar is located on the wine route of Alsace. During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy the local wines, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and take walks in the vast forests and vineyards. You will be near the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park where you can enjoy hiking, cycling or fishing while Gérardmer Lake is ideal for watersports. The property is an old wine house dating from the 18th century. Although renovated, it retains its authentic charm with its wooden beams. Shop 2km, restaurant 300m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, wi-fi, dishwasher, terrace, outdoor furniture. Sorry no pets. NB: 19 external steps.

  • Cérences, nr. Granville

    Cérences, nr. Granville

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W10669

    This modern detached bungalow has a large terrace and is close to the centre of the very pretty village of Cérences, with its full range of shops and lovely church. The property has a smart kitchen and an open plan living area with an open fire. The sandy beaches, backed with dunes, are just 6.5 miles (11km) away. Coutances and Granville, both 6 miles (10km) away and Bayeux with its famous tapestries are also well worth a visit. If you fancy a flutter you could try Granville’s sea front casino, whilst further afield, a day trip to the magnificent Mont St Michel is not to be missed. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 330 yards (0.3km), beach 6 miles (10km).

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower and basin, separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV, washing machine, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage, off road parking for 2 cars. Pets welcome.

  • 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).

  • Le Clos Gall

    La Croix-Avranchin, Manche

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNB169

    This delightful holiday cottage has an interesting history and was formerly the bakehouse of the nearby farm, from where it is possible to buy their fresh produce. Set in lawned gardens with an apple orchard, and behind rich meadows and woods. Enjoy the view across the lane to a chapel and château. The charming and discreet French owner’s house is approx 150m from the property.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen/dining room/conservatory with French windows to terrace and orchard. Kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large lawned garden with apple orchard
    • Private terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine (in bathroom)
    • D/washer
    • CD
    • T/cot (on request)
    • H/chair (on request)
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km from La Croiz-Avranchin (shops, restaurants), 6km from St James (market, shops, restaurants), 18km from Avranches (historic town), 16km from Mont St Michel (coastal island, UNESCO World Heritage Site, abbey), 38km from Carolles (sandy beach), 40km from Granville (seaside resort with boats to Channel Islands).

  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM002

    This holiday house with a conservatory lies very close to the sandy beach. There are interesting places to visit within easy reach including Pirou Castle built by the vikings. Both Coutances and the chic resort of Agon-Coutainville, with many seafood restaurants and sports facilities, are 9km away. Utah Beach and Granville, with its old quarter, are also worth a visit. Alternatively relax in the garden with a nice glass of wine. Shop 6km, restaurant 4km and beach 300m.

    Lounge/diner/kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to patio and small drop from rear of house to garden.

  • Lautherie Haute

    Le Change, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24538

    Along the valley of Auvézère, near Cubjac and Le Change, this charming, detached holiday villa is set in a very peaceful hamlet and has its own private swimming pool. The interior is tastefully decorated with antique furniture but has all the modern furnishings needed for everyday life. There are beaches on the river at Cubjac and also on the lake at Fossemagne. The caves of Rouffignac, and pretty riverside towns such as Montignac are less than half an hour away. Périgueux is also nearby with its market, offering farm products and fresh seafood, shops, cafés , restaurants and free evening concerts. Do not miss a visit to the château at Hautefort with its wonderful formal gardens. Canoeing, golf, tennis, horse riding and cycling are all within easy driving distance.

    Lower ground floor: Utility. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden with 5 steps
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (4m x 8m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Le Change (restaurant, café, River Auvézère, fishing), 15km from Fossemagne (beach on lake), 15km E of Périgueux (all facilities), 32km from Rouffignac (caves).

  • Le Vieux Four

    Cherves-Châtelars, Charente

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    3
    Ref: F16212

    Set in peaceful rural hamlet above the village of Cherves-Châtelars, this former hamlet bakery has retained the oven (in the stone wall of the living room) but has now become a delightful detached holiday cottage. There is a shaded, furnished barbecue terrace for summer meals by the private swimming pool with distant views over the wooded valley. Enjoy a day out at the activity lakes of Lacs des Hauts Charentes at Massignac, 15km, with beaches, boating and windsurfing, or try canoeing on the Bonnieure river at Chasseneuil. Fly via Limoges or Poitiers.

    Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Snug. Bathroom/WC. Five steps to double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.4m to 2.5m), open Jun-Sep
    • Heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (English channels)
    • CD
    • Cot
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps throughout ground floor.

    Location: 2km from Cherves-Châtelars (shops and bar), 6km from Chasseneuil (war monument, restaurants, cafés, supermarket, all facilities), Charente activity lake 15km, golf 20km, 45km from Angoulême (open markets, cathedral, shopping), 60km from Limoges (famous for its porcelain).

  • Messé, nr. Poitiers

    Messé, nr. Poitiers

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W13604

    This detached single storey holiday cottage with private swimming pool combines peace and quiet with comfort and style, and boasts original beams and exposed stonework. The large enclosed garden features a stunning 10m x 3m pool, fruit orchard, large lawn, poolside barbecue and patio. Many villages (Rom 3km) and towns (Couhé 6km) are nearby, with markets, cafés, bars and restaurants. For wine routes, shopping and sightseeing visit Poitiers (40km) or for a day trip to the beach and port at La Rochelle (98km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heaters, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

  • Carpentras

    Carpentras

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV307

    Just 3km from Carpentras, a town of art and history, on a vineyard between the Rhône and the Durance, these private apartments offer charming holiday accommodation. Property FPV307 is set on the ground floor, and property ref FPV308 is on the first floor, each with a terrace and a small, private, enclosed and wooded garden. They can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. A third apartment is occupied throughout the year by the owners’ daughter. There are many restaurants to choose from in Carpentras, and there are many things to see in the area especially the market. The town itself is an architectural town with a gothic cathedral St. Siffrein, there are beautiful sites to see from the synagogue, the Palace of Justice and the Roman arch. For day trips, visit Orange, 25km, Avignon, 27km, or, a little further afield, Montélimar, 78km. Shop 5km, restaurant 3km.

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

    Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

  • 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.

  • Roz-Landrieux

    Roz-Landrieux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBI098

    In the bay of Mont St Michel is this beautiful apartment set on the first floor of the owner’s house with a separate entrance. From the lounge you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. The property has a shared garden with sandpit, slide and swing and a pergola and a pen with rabbits and chickens. 50m away is a railway line with trains passing several times daily. The property is ideal for exploring Normandy or to explore the amazing city of Mont-Dol and admire the view from the summit of the hill. For lovers of seafood, taste the oysters of Cancale and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Saint-Malo. Shop 6km, restaurant 2km and beach 25km.

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

    Gas heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: External open-tread turning stairs. Sloping ceilings.

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