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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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  • Maison de Lilli

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50200

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living room with woodburner/dining room with beams and steps down to kitchen with French window to patio. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with wooden floor and beams

    • Enclosed private garden
    • Patio
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

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    Ref: W12854

    This spacious and well equipped semi-detached holiday cottage has a partially covered terrace/patio area, panoramic views of the private garden and undulating countryside, and provides an ideal place to relax in this beautiful area of the Dordogne. The nearest town is Hautefort, famous for its château and the gardens, where shops, restaurants and other facilities can be found. For those who wish to combine relaxing with visits in the region the historic town of Périgueux, the medieval town of Sarlat, Montignac, Les Eyzies, La Roque Gajeac and the Bastide of Domme are all within 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in second lounge, gas central heating, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Saint-Raphael

    Saint-Raphael

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    Ref: FCV483

    This charming second floor holiday apartment is located only 200m from the sea, with a terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens. You can leave your car behind as shops, beaches and restaurants are within walking distance, and Saint-Raphaël centre is easily reached by bus, which passes close by. There are beautiful walks along the coastal path, and from Port Santa Lucia to Agay, the beauty of the rugged coast with craggy coves and sandy beaches is ever present. Saint-Raphaël has a multitude of activities, including golf, tennis and water sports. Shop 800m, restaurant 500m and beach 300m.These charming 2nd floor holiday apartment are located only 200m from the sea, each with a terrace overlooking the landscaped gardens.

    You can leave your car behind as shops, beaches and restaurants are within walking distance, and Saint-Raphaël centre is easily reached by bus, which passes close by.

    There are beautiful walks along the coastal path, and from Port Santa Lucia to Agay, the beauty of the rugged coast with craggy coves and sandy beaches is ever present. Saint-Raphaël has a multitude of activities, including golf, tennis and water sports.

    Shop 800m, restaurant 500m and beach 300m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Cannes

    Cannes

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    Ref: FCA603

    This comfortable, air conditioned holiday apartment is located in the area of the Quartier de la Banane, a few metres from the Rue d’Antibes. In the heart of Cannes, you can dive into the festive and glamorous atmosphere of this beautiful city and discover the Palais des Festivals, 400m, before going to spend a lazy day at the beach, just 300m away. Take advantage of the several terraces, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy local specialties while savoring a glass of wine. Along the beach, the Croisette offers 2km of white sand, with its beachfront restaurants, bistros, and water activities for all. From the port, a shuttle bus takes you to the splendid Lérins islands where nature lovers will fall in love with the beautiful landscapes of the Island of Sainte Marguerite, a small paradise where relaxation and culture combine perfectly.

    All on third floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating. Cable TV. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Barjac

    Barjac

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    Ref: FLG214

    This holiday flat, one of four with FLG211-213, is located in the heart of the town and are therefore just a stones throw from the shops and local market. Situated on a very inviting resort which has maintained architecture fitting for the region of Provence. There are free facilities of a lift, wireless internet connection (at the reception) as well as a covered parking space. Furthermore, there are plenty of activities that you can take part in for a fee including climbing, an amusement park, horseriding, excursions to the mountains, hiking, paragliding, a sightseeing flight as well as mountainbiking, kayaking, go-karting and quadbiking. The flats also benefit from a shared outdoor swimming pool and garden furniture, which you can relax in. Shop 0.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Dishwasher, shared grounds, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Naussannes

    Naussannes

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    Ref: FAD320

    These three stone holiday properties adjoin one another and share lovely grounds which lead down to the river surrounded by peaceful countryside. Each property has its own terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal outside. There is also use of a shared outdoor swimming pool (55m², open June to September) with an area with sun loungers for soaking up the sun. The area is replete with many bastide towns in the surrounding area - notably Monpazier, 14km, which is classed as one of the ’most beautiful villages in France’; it is also one of the most complete bastide towns in France. You can wander down quaint side streets and stop at one of the cafes for refreshment whilst soaking up the ambience. Bergerac 25km. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Open fire in lounge, electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread turning stairs to first floor. Unfenced river frontage.

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  • Étables-sur-Mer

    Étables-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FBC492

    This holiday property is a pleasant, second floor attic apartment in the owners’ elegant house, and is accessed via a small shared garden and patio. The property is situated close to St-Quay-Portrieux, a lovely seaside resort with several sandy beaches suitable for lazing, swimming or walking, a casino and stunning coastal footpaths. Other towns worth visiting include St.Brieuc (23km), which has an ancient cathedral, a picturesque centre with half-timbered, medieval houses and a museum of art and history, and Pontrieux (25km), a pretty historic town stretching along the banks of the River Trieux. Other activities available include fishing (400m), a public swimming pool (2km) and a golf course (3km). Shop and restaurant 500m, beach 400m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower cubicle and basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating, cot, DVD player, wi-fi, microwave, shared garden, shared patio, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Stairs to entrance. Sloping ceilings throughout.

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  • Le Muy

    Le Muy

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    Ref: FCV563

    This holiday apartment is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Le Muy, 15km north west of Saint-Raphaël. It benefits from an outdoor swimming pool (51m², open May-Sep), shared with the discreet owner, and terrace. Located at the foot of the Massif des Maures, a region characterized by its pine tree covered hills, guests can enjoy the beautiful countryside while being close to the French Riviera. The Le Muy has the biggest market in the Var which takes place twice a week, and there are several golf courses nearby. Shop and restaurant 400m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to terrace.

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  • Glandage

    Glandage

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    Ref: FPD155

    This huge, semi-detached property is on the heights of a village in the pretty region of the ’Drôme des Collines’, in the Vercors Regional Park, popular for its hiking trails and mountain bike trails. It is simple yet functional, and a retired couple live at the other end of the house. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday, and admire the panoramic views from the raised wooden terrace. Another small covered terrace is equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. Situated in the Baronnies, visit the admirable ’Aiguilles-de-Borne’, the sites of the Saut-de-la-Drôme, the Rio Sourd (ideal for canyoning), the Jocou Mountain and the Gorges du Gats. The lovely botanic village of Châtillon-en-Diois is 13km away. You will also discover Die, 17km, famous for its Clairette and other products such as picodons cheese, nuts or honey. Shop and restaurant 13km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. NB: Ramp to entrance.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, grounds, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Sarrians

    Sarrians

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    Ref: FPV412

    This air-conditioned holiday apartment is 3km from Sarrians, a small town located between Carpentras (7km) and Orange (15km) and 5km from the historic city of Avignon. Sarrians is located in the vineyards of Vaucluse and Drome and is a beautiful area for walking and cycling. The River Ouvèze, where you can swim, is 6km. This holiday home is in a quiet location where on clear days you can see the Mont Ventoux from the terrace and shared outdoor swimming pool (open Jun-Sep). Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating. CD player. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Terrace. Outdoor furniture. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to shower. Steps from terrace to grounds.

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  • Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Moussidière, nr. Sarlat-la-Canéda

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    Ref: W15209

    This ground floor holiday apartment, situated within the owner’s home, has a private entrance and terrace and is set in an attractive lawned garden. In an elevated position, the property is high above the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda with its quaint cobbled streets, twice weekly market, cultural festivals and many boutiques and restaurants. The famous tourist sights of the area, including Domme, a Bastide town, and La Roque-Gageac, a historic village on the banks of the Dordogne, are within a very short drive. Visit Montignac, a riverside market town, with its canoe hire and Lascaux II cave paintings. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    Central heating, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Guern

    Guern

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    Ref: W14588

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe. Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe.

    Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Single folding bed on request.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, shared garden and grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, pond and unfenced lake close to property. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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