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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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  • Labeaume

    Labeaume

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    Ref: FRA077

    This charming apartment with exposed stone work and characterful arched walls enjoys a terrace and a shared garden. Labeaume is a small village nestled in the valley of the River La Beaume. The region of Ardèche is great for walking, its varied countryside, shady valleys and sunny Mediterranean moorlands allow you to discover many historic sites and picturesque villages with ease. Relax amongst the mountains or the southern pine trees of the Cévennes. Shop and restaurant 1km.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, shared garden, terrace, barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Low, sloping, exposed stone ceilings throughout.

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  • Moulin de Molac

    Le Cours, Morbihan

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    Ref: F56208

    Not far from the coast, nestled in the valley of Arz amid the wooded hills of Landes de Lanvaux, this charming cottage forms part of a beautiful old watermill. Perfectly restored, it offers cosy accommodation, alongside some bed and breakfast rooms. Outside is a dining terrace surrounded by a tiny flowery garden, a branch of the river and a large meadow. From here, the pretty village of Elven is a short drive, with restaurants, cafés and bars, as is the town of Questembert with a beautiful, half-timbered marketplace. The Gulf of Morbihan is just a 20 minute drive, where the pretty main islands offer absolute tranquillity with no traffic. There are many sandy beaches to explore, including Damgan, while the medieval city of Vannes is a great day out.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with corner kitchen. First floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared grounds
    • Electric convector heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Shared swing
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km S of Le Cours village, 9km E of Elven (restaurants, cafés, supermarket), 22km NE of Vannes (city, shops, restaurants).

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  • Romarin

    Le Barroux, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84316

    Enjoying panoramic views over the village of Le Barroux and the majestic Mont Ventoux from its hillside perch, this modern, single-storey property is ideal for couples seeking a tranquil holiday, or those who love cycling. The comfortable, well-equipped interior captures the sun in all seasons through large picture windows, as does the private terrace (ideal for al fresco dining). Romarin lies on the edge of Le Barroux, a picturesque 11th-century village hugging the hillside, midway between Carpentras and Vaison-la-Romaine. The famous ‘Route de Vins’ and many attractive villages are within easy reach. Fly also via Marseille or Avignon.

    Open-plan living/dining area with corner kitchen and patio doors, separated by large door from sleeping area with twin beds. Shower/WC

    • Garden, unprotected drops
    • 2-acre hillside grounds, unprotected drops
    • Terrace
    • Shared use of owner’s swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 2.2m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for children under 5 except babies in arms.

    Location: 0.5km from Le Barroux (shop, restaurants), 4km from Caromb (fortified village), 12km from Carpentras (ancient city, market), 17km from Vaison-la-Romaine (riverside Roman city), 35km from Châteauneuf-du-Pape (medieval wine village).

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  • La Chapelle-sur-Loire, nr. Bourgueil

    La Chapelle-sur-Loire, nr. Bourgueil

    Grade
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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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  • 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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  • Bollene

    Bollene

    Grade
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    Ref: FPV092

    This detached holiday property is very pretty and stands in the owner’s grounds. It benefits from a terrace, a private garden, direct access to the shared swimming pool and the owners grounds which consist of lovely gardens and shady woodland areas. The house is close to the ancient town of Bollene, with a ’brocante’ or flea market. Activities nearby include swimming, surfing, tennis, fishing and there is a golf course just 12km away. Closeby are the villages of Laplaud, Lamotte-du-Rhône and also Montdragon. Further afield you can drive easily to the lively historic city of Avignon (45km) with its imposing Papal Palace or only 25km south is the beautiful town of Orange which has a homely village atmosphere but also many fascinating remains of Roman architecture and civilisation. Shop/restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Heater, satellite TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Argia

    St. Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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    Ref: F64133

    This old basquaise house, divided into flats, sits south of Biarritz, on the main road between St. Jean-de-Luz and the Spanish border. This ground floor apartment has been colourfully decorated. The bedroom is bright, as is the large living room, which is very welcoming with mirrors, antique lighting and elegant funishings. It has a terrace with outdoor furnishings and statues. Being in St. Jean-du-Luz, a very lively town, you have all facilities on your doorstep, such as golf, restaurants, sea food markets by the harbour and interesting shops.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed, wooden floor and French doors to large terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor. One kingsize bedroom (can be twin). Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and double basin

    • Large terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: In St. Jean-de-Luz (shops, restaurants, beaches, museums, harbour, market), 1km from beach, 3.5km from golf, 17km from Biarritz (all facilities, casino, health sea thalassotherapy treatments), 14km from Spain (Irun, shopping), 33km from San Sebastian (shops).

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  • Glandage

    Glandage

    Grade
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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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  • Chez Viviane

    Montagnac-la-Crempse, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: F24559

    This charming, stone holiday cottage is situated in the courtyard of the discreet and friendly owners’ beautifully restored home (also a B&B). The cottage faces the main courtyard and a very pretty, ancient, rose-covered well. The property is ideal for couples seeking simple accommodation and features the shared use of the owners’ outdoor swimming pool and attractive gardens. This sleepy hamlet is an ideal place to return to after a day’s sightseeing in nearby Bergerac or exploring the vineyards. All the attractions of the Dordogne are within easy driving distance.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared 2-hectare grounds
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 1.4m)
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Parking
    • Shared garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Shared barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 8km S of Villambard (shops, restaurants, cafés, bank, post office, tennis, horse riding), 23km N of Bergerac (market town, airport, all facilities), 34km S of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, Wednesday market, all facilities), 72km W of Sarlat (historic picturesque town, Wednesday market, all facilities).

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  • Eymet

    Eymet

    Grade
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    Ref: W14669

    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.

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

    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: Steps in garden.

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  • Ploëzal

    Ploëzal

    Grade
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    Ref: FBC096

    This semi-detached holiday property invites you to take a relaxing break in the heart of the magnificent region of Brittany, where you will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside setting. Not far from here is the small town of Pontrieux, as is the Château of Roche-Jagu which overlooks the Trieux estuary. Also worth a visit are Lannion, 18km with exposed timiber framed buildings and Paimpol, 13km with its narrow streets and alleys. A choice of beaches include Côte de Granit Rose, 14km, Perros-Guirec, 20km and Tregastel 24km. Don’t miss a day out at the enchanted forest at Huelgoat, 56km. Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 14km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/curtained area with double bed (access from one side only), kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Callac, nr. Carhaix

    Callac, nr. Carhaix

    Grade
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    Ref: W14828

    In a traditional village with a pretty, secluded garden, this detached cottage is just a short walk from the village centre. Cosily and elegantly furnished, it is practical and well-equipped for a couple. An ideal base from which to discover central Brittany. Explore the well maintained foot and cycle paths, or go further afield towards the bustling village of Huelgoat, in the Monts d’Arree National Park. Carhaix is 20km, Brest airport 90km. Shop and café/bar 0.5km, restaurant 1km, beach 43km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, narrow stairs to first floor. 6 steps to garden, then further steps to entrance.

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