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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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  • Eymet

    Eymet

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    Ref: W14670

    This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets. Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public. The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.This pair of cottages (Cottage l, ref W14669 and Cottage ll, ref W14670) are situated in two hectares of gardens with lovely countryside views from their south facing terraces and the shared outdoor swimming pool (9m x 4m, open May to September) with terrace. Simply but comfortably furnished in rustic style with many beams and stone walls they are most suitable for couples wanting an affordable holiday in a very popular area of the Dordogne, ideal for golfers and canoeing enthusiasts. The discreet English owner lives in the grounds. The historic bustling bastide town of Eymet is close by with a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants. The charming bastide towns of Duras and Monségur are within a short drive and also have colourful weekly markets.

    Nearby Bergerac straddles the River Dordogne and is the largest town in the Périgord Pourpre département, an area that derives its name from the purple grapes that grow in the region’s 125 sq km of vineyards. The most famous wines are the sweet whites produced around Monbazillac with château open to the public.

    The old city and harbour retain their charm making Bergerac a good place to spend a day exploring. There are opportunities for cycling, walking, and wine tasting and canoeing in the area and for sampling the regions delicious local produce at one of the many local restaurants.

    Shops, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

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

    Colour TV, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. No children. NB: Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor. 3 steps or level rear access to property in garden.

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  • Plouguernével

    Plouguernével

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    Ref: FBC618

    This little house, called a "penty" in Breton dialect, is in an ideal location for visiting and touring the region since it is situated in the very centre of Brittany. The property is on the ground floor of the owner’s home and is on hand if you need any help or advice during your stay. For swimming and water activities, Lake Guerlédan is only 15 minutes away and the beautiful pristine shores are perfect for relaxing and taking in the sun. For hiking and walking enthusiasts there are plenty of paths for you to walk along such as the ones along the canal stretching from Nantes to Brest. The region has a lot of historical and cultural gems for you to discover. Traditional villages and towns such as Plouguernével are perfect for experiencing the "Breton way of life". Shop 2km and restaurant 10m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Satellite TV. DVD player. CD player. Washing machine. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep open tread stairs.

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  • Turret Apartment

    Marconne, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62129

    Just a short drive from the northern ports of France, you can experience life in a real French château, with five acres of shared gardens and mature trees together with a lake. The holiday properties have been lovingly restored by their English owners with great attention to detail and are within walking distance of Hesdin with its popular Thursday market, restaurants and bars to enjoy. The properties are ideally placed for exploring the 7 Vallées region with its pretty villages nestling in the valleys, yet under an hour from the lovely sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale’s seaside resorts including Le Touquet and Hardelot. Enjoy the many summer festivals in the region, browse for bargains at the local brocantes or enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the many restaurants nearby. The area is very popular with walkers, cyclists and canoeists alike with excellent facilities nearby. Dine al fresco on the terrace in front of the château or enjoy a picnic in the grounds.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with doors to balcony terrace. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 300m from Marconne centre (shop, bar, restaurant), 700m from Hesdin (market, restaurants, bars, supermarket), 35km from Berck (beach).

    Both properties: Shared 5-acre garden with lawned area and small lake (take care with children)

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Maison du Gardien

    Mestry, nr. Bayeux, Calvados

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    Ref: F14124

    Set at the forefront of the grounds of a beautiful Art Nouveau priory, the Maison du Gardien provides spacious accommodation for two in a relaxing setting. The cottage is well furnished with a large dining table and comfortable seating by the ornamental fireplace. From the patio at the doorstep, you have a fine view of the priory’s beautifully maintained gardens, including the ornamental pond and dovecote. This holiday cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Normandy, and is just 20 minutes from the historic D-day landing beaches.

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

    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Shared enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond 50m from property.

    Location: 8km from Isigny-sur-Mer (all amenities, restaurants), 15km W of Grandcamp Maisy (beach), 18km W of Bayeux (tapestry, museums, cathedral), 45km W of Caen (ferry port, city, chateaux, shops).

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  • Maison de Grâce

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50216

    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/dining room with double four poster bed, beams and tiled floor. Steps down to kitchen with French doors to terrace, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heaters
    • H/chair.

    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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  • Mur de Bretagne

    Mur de Bretagne

    Grade
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    Ref: FBC609

    At the bottom of a small courtyard, this charming little holiday apartment awaits you and can easily be accessed by descending some steps. It has been completely renovated and is tastefully furnished. A barbecue is available under the carport. Lake Guerlédan is only 2km away, and you can enjoy its beaches and many water activities. Many walks are nearby where you can admire the beauty of the landscapes, and discover several charming cities such as Pontivy, the imposing castle of Rohan or the Forest of Brocéliande with its tales and legends. Shop 500m, restaurant 100m.

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

    Electric heating, outdoor furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Property accessed via steps.

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  • Chez Irwin

    St. Quentin-la-Poteirie, Gard

    Grade
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    Ref: T30336

    Situated in the upper part of the hilltop village of St. Quentin-la-Poterie, famous for its historic and working potteries. The Pont du Gard, the ’Popes’ Palace’ and summer festivals at Avignon, Nîmes, the hills of the Cévennes, and the wetlands and beaches of the Camargue can all be visited within a day. The village has a good selection of shops, bakeries, restaurants, a supermarket, a weekly street market, and a wine ’cave’ which provides very good quality local wine, as well as local produce such as honey. Visit the bustling town of Uzès (4km), the first ’Duchy’ in France and the Duke’s Castle and the Saturday morning market. The interior has been decorated in a cheerful and fresh Provençal style.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room (accessed from courtyard). Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (under eaves)

    • Walled courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Washing machine/tumble dryer
    • M/wave
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children. This property accommodates a maximum of 2.

    Location: St. Quentin (most facilities), 4km NE of Uzès (all facilities), 45mins W of Avignon (all facilities airport, TGV).

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  • Couesmes-Vaucé

    Couesmes-Vaucé

    Grade
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    Ref: FVA029

    This 18th-century barn conversion invites you to spend a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The upstairs lounge opens to a wooden balcony looking over the surrounding rolling countryside. The property has a lake where you can fish. The surroundings are ideal for walking. The region has many historical sites to visit, such as the beautiful medieval towns of Domfront, Laval and Alençon, famous for its lace. Fougères is a must-see. This house is an excellent starting point to discover the majestic Mont St Michel along with Avranches and Saint-Malo without forgetting the D-Day Landing beaches. The owners will be delighted to help you discover the area. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin, mezzanine with double bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, dishwasher, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open tread turning stairs. Internal steps (some stone). Sloping ceilings and low beams in some rooms. Step to terrace. Fishing lake nearby.

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  • Beaucaire

    Beaucaire

    Grade
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    Ref: FLG139

    This lovely holiday studio is very comfortable and located in an ancient building in the centre of Beaucaire, making it an ideal touring base. It is close to the pretty river harbour, shops and restaurants. In the centre of Beaucaire, there are often many local events, especially in July and August, for example the Camargue Races. Places to visit in the surrounding area include the Abbey of Saint Roman, Le Mas des Tourelles and Le Vieux Mas. Tarascon, Les Baux, Arles, Nimes, Avignon, the Gard Bridge, Roussillon, Gord or Isle-sur-la-Sorge are also close by. Shop 1.5km and restaurant 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/double bedroom area/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Saint-Cannat

    Saint-Cannat

    Grade
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    Ref: FPB189

    Situated in Saint-Cannat, a pretty village between Aix-en-Provence, 17km, and Salon-de-Provence, 19km, this lovely holiday apartment has a private garden. You will be close to the zoo in La Barben, markets, swimming and lovely walks in the Provence countryside. The Luberon, Alpilles, creeks of Cassis, the gorgeous Verdon Gorge, the emerald waters of Lake St. Croix, Sainte-Victoire mountain, Les Baux-de-Provence and Avignon are all within easy reach. Shop 1km, restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Separate toilet. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet).

    Electric heating. Satellite TV. DVD player. Wi-fi. Shared washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps and water feature in garden.

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  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Grade
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    Ref: FPV253

    Located in a beautiful town, this well-furnished, semi-detached holiday cottage is a perfect retreat for couples wanting to get away from it all and relax in a quiet setting. The large town of Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue is placed in the south east of France, giving way to lots of summer sun and close by for trips to the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. Take a walk and explore what this pretty town has to offer, from culture and a typical market to old buildings, rich in history, giving visitors a link to the past. Further afield is the city of Avignon, the main city of Vaucluse, which is filled with many tourist sites such as the Place du Palais, Le Pont Saint-Bénezet or its many museums. Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Utopia

    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84314

    In an idyllic position on the leafy banks of the River Sorgue with only the sound of the birds, the cigalles and the rippling water, it is hard to believe the shops, cafés and restaurants of the town centre are only a short walk away. All the rooms of this small semi-detached villa open onto the lawned gardens with a sunny pool and poolhouse, which are shared with the discreet owners as well as one other holiday property at the end of the garden (F84236). It has its own private dining terrace overlooking the river where you can watch the jade dragonflies, ducks and trout drift by from the comfort of the hammock slung between the trees. The town is criss-crossed by the clear river, and renowned for its antiques shops and lively market. The property is well placed for discovering this interesting area of Provence. There is a golf course 3km away.

    Living/dining room with corner kitchen and French doors to private terrace. Queen-size bedroom with patio doors to garden. Shower room. Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

    • Large shared garden
    • Riverside terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.45m) with Roman steps
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children, river close by.

    Location: 17km E of Gordes (famous hilltop village with stunning views over Luberon Regional Park), 23km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, historic city, famous bridge, lively summer festival), 28km NE of St. Remy-de-Provence (Roman antiques, museum, shops, restaurants), 63km N of Aix-en-Provence, 80km from beaches.

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