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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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  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

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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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  • Savignac-Lédrier

    Savignac-Lédrier

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    Ref: FAD236

    This attractive pigeonnier with outdoor swimming pool (50m², open Jun-Sep) is situated in the beautiful and spacious grounds of the English owner’s home. The bedroom is on the ground floor with an exterior stone staircase leading to the living accommodation and first floor dining terrace with extensive views across the open countryside. There is no direct access to the bathroom or other rooms from the ground floor bedroom. There is also a covered south facing dining area at ground floor level. This is an ideal place for couples wishing to explore this delightful area of the Dordogne including the small market town of Lanouaille, 2km, Payzac, 5km, Saint-Médard-d’Excideuil, 9km and the lake at Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac, 9km. Other areas to explore include Ségur-le-Château, 10km (a pretty riverside village with restaurants), Excideuil, 11km (with a Thursday market and château), Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, 18km (a lively market town), Montignac, 45km (famous Lascaux II Caves), Périgueux, 56km (cathedral city with Wednesday and Saturday markets) and Sarlat, 70km (historic medieval town, Saturday and Wednesday markets). The owners keep two dogs, along with ducks and chickens which ensure a good supply of fresh eggs. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    External stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom. Separate ground floor annexe: 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating. Cot. Satellite TV. CD player. Wi-fi. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Balcony. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Pond in garden. Ground floor bedroom can only be accessed externally.

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  • La Passonière

    Couesmes-Vaucé, Mayenne

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    Ref: F53112

    This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the border of the Normandy and Loire regions and enjoys a rural setting surrounded by fields and trees. It retains many character features, including beamed ceilings, and has a wood-burning stove. The cottage is set in ¾ acre of unspoilt natural garden, with its own barbecue and garden furniture. Complimentary home-grown vegetables are provided (when available). Ambrières has a leisure park offering swimming and canoeing; horse-riding and lake fishing can be enjoyed locally. Nearby are the medieval towns of Domfront and Mayenne. Cancale and the Mont St. Michel are within easy reach. Fly via Rennes (109km), Dinard (130km) or Paris (288km).

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings and kitchen area. Steep stairs to: Mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine (on request)
    • M/wave
    • Digital TV/DVD/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Couesmes village, 9km NW of Ambrières (all facilities, leisure park), 22km N of Mayenne (town, all facilities), 23km SW of Domfront (medieval town, all facilities).

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  • Bourg-Saint-Andéol

    Bourg-Saint-Andéol

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    Ref: FRA042

    This independent ground floor apartment, located in the left wing of the owners’ property, opens onto a large, closed and romantic courtyard. It has two charming terraces with barbecue and shared outdoor swimming pool (25m², open mid May- mid Oct). The interior is spacious and bright with arched ceilings. Centrally located, Bourg-Saint-Andéol has three departments: the Vaucluse with the Côtes du Rhône wine road, Drôme that enjoys great prestige for its food, mountain villages and local products, and the Gard, famous for its mountain streams, Cascades du Sautadet and the magnificent Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. As well as the historic town of Pont-Saint-Esprit, 15km, the apartment is located very close to the magnificent gorges of Ardeche with the gorgeous Pont d’Arc and its many caves. Shop and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, twin beds in lounge.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, shared barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 4 steps to pool terrace.

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  • Ergny, nr. Montreuil

    Ergny, nr. Montreuil

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    Ref: W13733

    This barn conversion has character, beams and romantic charm throughout. Set in a rural village but close to all amenities, this property makes an ideal location for a couple or can be booked with ref: W12803 to accommodate a larger group of friends or family. Visit the magnificent beaches of the Cote d’Opale with resorts like Le Touquet and Wimereux, play golf at one of the many courses in the area or visit Arras with its varied history. The ramparted town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, with its stunning Son et lumiere show of Victor Hugo’s Les miserables in summer, is close by. Local markets abound in towns and villages in the summer months or grab a bargain at a Sunday brocante. Can be booked with W12803. Shop 5km, café/bar 3km, restaurant 5km.

    Shop 5km, café/bar 3km, restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared, lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread stairs.

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  • Cocourt

    Cours-de-Monségur, Gironde

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    Ref: F33175

    Set on a wine producing farm this small stone built cottage has been renovated to provide simple but modern, light and airy accommodation. A pleasant base from which to explore the many picturesque sites, towns and villages scattered over this rural corner of France. It is attached to, but independent of, the owners house, a helpful French couple who work the farm and who, whilst respecting your privacy, are happy to give advice if requested. The pool with its attractive surround is on the owners side of the building, but, is little used. The farm is set amongst the orchards and vineyards of the River Dropt Valley, just 3km from the picturesque Bastide town of Monségur with its arched colonnades, shops and cafés around the central covered market.

    Glass door from covered terrace into living/dining room with sofa bed and corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Sun lounger
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km E of Monségur, 5km W of Duras (medieval town, castle), 35km SW of St. Emilion (historic town, vineyards).

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  • Le Tilleul du Bois de la Poussel

    Saignon, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84344

    This detached, stone holiday cottage faces a stunning and unspoiled landscape and is situated in the heart of the wild Luberon National Park. Only 5km from Apt, and in between Lourmarin and Bonnieux, this authentic cottage is ideal for people seeking calm and tranquillity. Perfect for visiting hilltop villages such as Roussillon and Lacoste. Visit the city of Aix-en-Provence or explore the river banks of the Rhône, crossing at Avignon, renowned for its bridge and medieval Papal Palace. Lourmarin is an excellent village to taste Provençal cuisine, with restaurants, cafés and painting exhibitions each season.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. WC. First floor: Super kingsize bedroom. Most rooms with beams

    • Garden with outdoor kitchen
    • Terrace
    • 1½-acre natural grounds
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 5km from Apt (shops, restaurants and Saturday market), 12km from Bonnieux, 16km from Roussillon, 20km from Lacoste and Lourmarin, 24km from Gordes, 55km from Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, 65km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

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  • Wirwignes

    Wirwignes

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    Ref: W14074

    This first floor apartment next to the owners’ property provides good holiday accommodation for a couple. Within 500m of the Forest of Desvres, with great walks to explore and see the local wildlife, and just 12km from the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. This property is well located for a quiet holiday. Within walking distance of a restaurant and bar or take the car and enjoy the sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale. The pottery and market town of Desvres with its Tuesday market makes a great trip out. An easy drive will take you to historic St. Omer or the city of Montreuil-sur-Mer with its ramparts and cobbled streets. Shop 6km, café/bar and restaurant 500m, beach 18km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, radio/CD player, wi-fi, freezer, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open tread staircase to the property.

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  • Clécy

    Clécy

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    Ref: FNC168

    This delightful, holiday cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to get away and enjoy a peaceful holiday in the north of France. In the heart of Clécy, its beautiful surroundings include the Orne river which runs along the superb backdrop of an abrupt and picturesque rocky ridge. The village is very much known for its local sports and of course its magnificent walks and hikes across its brilliant scenery. Within this region of Calvados, visitors will enjoy the vast culture on offer with a mix of festivals and celebrations. It has become a massive tourist area due to all its seaside resorts and culinary specialties. Shop 14km.

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

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, microwave, garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, turning stairs (no handrail) to first floor. Sloping ceilings.

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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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  • Lanester

    Lanester

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    Ref: FBM209

    Located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Lorient, and just 8km from the harbour, this beautiful ground floor holiday property enjoys a private garden and terrace, just perfect for a relaxing stay in the heart of Brittany, the discreet owner lives on site. Lanester sits on the meeting place of the River Scroff and the River Blavet, and benefits from a weekly market. Lorient lies at the mouth of the two rivers and the port is home to many yachts and the buildings surrounding the port reflect its naval history, and the German submarine base is now a tourist attraction. Shop 150m, restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Les Henardiers

    Ste. Cécile, Manche

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    Ref: F50134

    In a secluded hillside setting by a small hamlet, not far from the coast, this detached cottage is an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. The cosy rustic interior retains many traditional features, including beamed ceilings, and the living room features a large open fireplace with wood burning stove. Outside, the south-facing terrace boasts fine views across the valley. The nearby town of Villedieu-les-Poêles has a bell-making and copperware industry stretching back 900 years, and copper pots and ornaments gleam from almost every shop window in its picturesque streets. The coast and fishing port of Granville are only half an hour’s drive away, and the spectacular Mont St. Michel is also within easy reach.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with access through to bathroom/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden area
    • Orchard
    • Electric convector heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of Ste. Cécile (shop, bar), 4km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all facilities), 20km NE of Avranches (town, Mont St. Michel Bay), 25km E of Granville (beach).

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