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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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  • La Chapelle-sur-Loire, nr. Bourgueil

    La Chapelle-sur-Loire, nr. Bourgueil

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    Ref: W14852

    La Cachette (or “The Hideaway”) is an ideal holiday retreat for two. A secluded garden and terrace offer guests the chance to make the most of the summer sunshine whilst the swimming pool (7.2m x 3.6m, depth 1.2m) is perfect for cooling down. Situated close to the Loire river itself, La Cachette, an apartment adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy access of some of the region’s most famous sites. Nearby Château Ussé, said to be the inspiration for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a must see, as are the many other châteaux and centres of wine production such as Saumur and Chinon. Shop 6km, café/bar 500m, restaurant 3km

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

    Electric heating, CD player, wi-fi, w/machine, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Denipaire

    Denipaire

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    Ref: FTV009

    This air conditioned holiday property enjoys a quiet location on a hill near the village of Denipaire in the Northern Vosges Mountains, 10km from Saint-Dié with its aquatic centre and bowling. The Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges offers excellent hiking and cycling. Take a day trip to the charming city of Colmar, with its timbered houses and an old church. Venture a little further south and you can taste wines from Alsace. The owners are only 25 metres away should they be needed. From this comfortably furnished cottage you can enjoy spectacular views of the hills and fields. Visit Lake Pierre Percée and Lake Gérardmer (25km). Shops 10km, restaurant 6km.

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

    Woodburner in lounge, electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Miramas

    Miramas

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    Ref: W10949

    This tastefully furnished ground floor apartment is set in the beautiful gardens of the owner’s property, yet retains total independence. The views over the Berre Lagoon are stunning and the large infinity swimming pool will be appreciated by all. It is an ideal holiday base to discover the beauty of Provence, as within a short drive Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Salon-de-Provence, the golden sandy beaches and the Camargue, the most original and romantic region of Provence and possibly France, can all be reached. A friendly welcome is assured. Shops, restaurants and café/bar 3km, beach 25km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 twin (can be double) bedroom, sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, air conditioning, colour TV, DVD player, wi-fi, microwave, shared lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Maximum sleeps 2.

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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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  • Greffiers, Sonchamp

    Greffiers, Sonchamp

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    Ref: W14153

    This detached, single-storey, stone barn conversion retains original beams throughout and offers cosy holiday accommodation for a couple. Enjoy walks in the nearby Royal Forests or catch the bus and visit the magnificent Château of Versailles. The area is dotted with châteaux and parks waiting to be explored, as well as towns rich in heritage and history. There is an open plan living are with patio doors opening onto the large garden which is shared with the owners. Horse owners can bring their horses for some excellent riding! Shop 2km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

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

    Central heating, shared enclosed lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Drops to stone steps.

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  • Le Clos de La Jacquière

    Saugirard, Loir-et-Cher

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    Ref: F41109

    This beautiful cottage is prettily decorated with antique oak furniture, including an old grandfather clock. Enjoy eating outside in the evenings in the flowery garden and open conservatory. The enclosed private swimming pool offers total privacy to enjoy the sun. If you ever get tired of relaxing in this beautiful place, there’s plenty to do in the area from cycling, boating, water-skiing and lovely country walks. Conveniently situated for exploring the Cher Valley, the medieval town of St. Aignan with its château and famous zoo and the impressive Château of Cheverny with a luxury golf course. Nearby is the beautiful city of Blois with its gothic château. There are many local vineyards in this region. The owners are close to hand to give help and advice.

    Ground floor: Beamed living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to mezzanine sitting room. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Private lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.2 to 1.6m)
    • Pool house
    • Outdoor conservatory
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km from Selles/Cher (all facilities), 42km SE of Blois (château, large town), 32km SE of Cheverny (château, golf), 16km E of St. Aignan (zoo, restaurants, shops), 32km S of Chambord (park, château).

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  • Perpignan

    Perpignan

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    Ref: FLP087

    In a quiet and peaceful location, this beautiful, pretty and comfortable holiday apartment occupies the ground floor of a house nestled at the end of a garden. The tranquil village is close to the lovely city of Perpignan. Spain can be reached in just an hour’s drive. There is a railway station 250m away, convenient for getting around without the car. Perpignan, a city full of history and the capital of French Catalonia, will enchant you with its monuments, including the famous Castillet, the traditional old town, or the Palace of the Kings of Majorca. Summer events brighten up the city, and include the Art Deco festival, Saint Joan Festa Major or Bonfires of Saint John. During the first two weeks of September, you can attend the ’International Festival of the Image’ which brings together the world’s best photo-journalists. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 10km.

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

    Gas heating, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to entrance.

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  • Chez Lebon

    St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée

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    Ref: T85900

    Situated completely independently in the grounds of a stately town house, this charming ground-floor accommodation is in part of a former stable block; it has access to the swimming pool in the park grounds. The property is set well back from the road in a side-street of the attractive small town of St. Hilaire. The swimming pool, pool house and barbecue area are secluded in the park 40m away and are shared with the owners. The property has its own east facing terrace with barbecue. This area is one of great natural beauty, adjacent to the Marais Poitevin ’Green Venice’ with its fascinating network of waterways. Some of the Loire châteaux are within reach for a day trip and the Atlantic beaches are just over an hour away, as is the Poitiers Futuroscope leisure park.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Well equipped kitchen with dining table. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Shared fenced swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1.2m - 2.4m)
    • Garden
    • Underfloor central heating
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: St. Hilaire-des-Loges (all basic shops), 8km SW of Coulonges (all facilities), 12km E of Fontenay-le-Comte.

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  • La Petite Grue

    St Philbert du Peuple, Maine-et-Loire

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    Ref: F49137

    Set in the heart of the Loire Valley, this charming little stone-built cottage makes a perfect base for a couple to visit the area’s many attractions. The helpful English owners live next door. The local village has shops and a bar, and just a few minutes away Longué has a weekly market and good restaurants. The impressive riverside town of Saumur lies just fifteen minutes to the south, and is home to the famous Cadre Noir cavalry school, hillside château and vineyards producing the famous sparkling white wine of the same name. Nearby, in the bustling city of Angers, at the heart of the Anjou wine region, the fascinating ‘Apocalypse’ tapestry can be seen in the château.

    All on ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with woodburner and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Woodburner
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • TV (UK digital channels)
    • DVD player
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Small garden with terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km W of St Philbert du Peuple (bar, shops), 3km E of Longué (most facilities), 14km S of Baugé (golf, shops), 14km N of Saumur (château, vineyards, shops), 16km S of Baugé (golf, shops).

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  • Au Fil de l’Eau

    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84236

    In an idyllic position on the leafy banks of the River Sorgue, it is hard to believe the shops, cafés and restaurants of the town centre are only a short walk away. This small studio villa opens onto the lawned gardens with a sunny pool and pool house, which are shared with the discreet owners and one other holiday property (F84314). The bedroom and bathroom are separated from the living areas by a curtain, and the property 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.

    Entrance from riverside dining terrace into living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors. Kingsize bedroom (no door) with patio doors. Shower room/WC (no door)

    • Large enclosed shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.45m), Roman steps
    • Pool house
    • Air conditioning
    • Fridge
    • M/wave
    • Radio/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: The river is close by - sorry, no children.

    Location: 3km from golf course, 17km E of Gordes (famous hilltop village, stunning views over Luberon), 23km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, historic city, famous bridge, lively summer festival, airport), 28km NE of St. Rémy-de-Provence, 63km N of Aix-en-Provence, 70km from Marseille airport, 80km from beaches.

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  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: FCA505

    This ground floor apartment is located next to the owner’s villa, facing a beautiful pond covered with water lilies in the summer. It consists of a small comfortable kitchen, a lounge/bedroom and a bathroom. Enjoy breakfast under the trees surrounded by the scent of fragrant flowers and orange and lemon trees of this beautifully maintained Mediterranean garden. Situated on the heights of Nice, the area is particularly quiet and is an ideal base for exploring the old town of Nice, 6km, and the renowned Promenade-des-Anglais, 7km. Shop 1km, restaurant 2.6km and beach 7km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps from road to garden. Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • Jasmin

    Ginestas, Aude

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    Ref: F11111

    Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment with air conditioning is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Ginestas, surrounded by vineyards of the Minervois Region. Set in the owner’s attractive garden, provides simple, open-plan accommodation with a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, and a private dining terrace outside, as well as use of the owner’s swimming pool in the mornings. Good walking locally and boat trips on the Canal du Midi, just a few minutes away. Nearby, the ancient Cathar citadel of Minerve and the fortified city of Carcassonne transport visitors back in time, while the sandy beaches offer relaxation, with sea fishing and sailing at Gruissan.

    Living/dining area with corner kitchen. Narrow open-tread stairs to first floor: Double mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5-1.7m)
    • Jacuzzi bath
    • Heating
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels)
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 20km NW of Narbonne (Gruissan and Narbonne beaches), 45km E of Carcassonne, 62km N of Perpignan, 100km SE of Montpellier.

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