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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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  • Ribérac

    Ribérac

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W12541

    This spacious 17th-century stone cottage, with exposed wooden beams, is situated in Bors de Montmoreau, in the peaceful countryside of the Charente, a few kms from the town of Ribérac. From the gravelled terrace there is a nice view over the surrounding maize and sunflower fields. The lawned garden in front of the house provides some shade on hot summer days but you can also choose to have a refreshing swim in the 10 x 5m private outdoor swimming pool. About 8km from the property lies the village of Aubeterre considered among the most beautiful of France, with an impressive Monolith church. Built on a hillside, nearby Chalais is known for its market and its old town quarter. There is a nice beach on the banks of the River Dronne, where kayaking is available. The area also offers a golf course. For a days excursion you can drive to Cognac with its interesting Musée de Cognac or to Barbezieux, known for its Eau-de-Vie, confectionery and marrons glacés. Shop and restaurant 8km, café/bar 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet). First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with basin, 1 twin plus 2 single beds.

    Colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Champ Viel

    Profarens, Lot

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FG267

    This lovely, detached stone house has been beautifully and creatively renovated with a good standard of furnishings. It sits in spacious grounds in one of the prettiest areas of Lot. The property enjoys unspoilt views over the pool, garden, meadow, fields and woods; a great place to relax. The huge fenced meadow forms part of the property and rolling countryside. There is an outdoor, fenced swimming pool with surrounding sun terrace, and also a partially covered terrace for respite from the sun. The pretty market town of Cazals, only a 6 minute drive, has restaurants, bars, supermarket, tennis, weekly market and swimming lake with sandy beach. Cahors with its medieval towered bridge, enchanting old quarter, excellent market, shops, restaurants and wine tasting is around 35 minutes drive. Good walking can be enjoyed along country tracks from the house. Canoeing at Cénac or Puy l’Evêque, around 30 minutes drive. 3 golf courses are within 60km radius. Fly via Toulouse, Bergerac or Limoges.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen/dining room with doors to terrace. Utility. Games room. Separate WC. First floor. Living room with doors to balcony. Steps to sitting room with wood-burning stove and French window to balcony. Double bedroom leading to bunk bedroom (for children). Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Staircase to second floor: Double bedroom. Second staircase to second floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with small bath, shower cubicle and sloping ceiling

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • 11-acre grounds
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1-2m)
    • Heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking.

    Location: 6km from Cazals (local town, Sunday market, shops, bars, restaurants, lake, tennis), 20km from Prayssac (shops, restaurants, bars), 25km from Cahors (weekly market , shops, Medieval city, historic bridge), 60km from Rocamadour (Medieval pilgrimage town).

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  • Petite Rivière

    Coly, Dordogne

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F24158

    This impressive Périgourdine style house is situated by the River Coly and just opposite a renovated lake. The delightful interior is bright and airy with tiled floors. Tastefully decorated, the property has an indoor swimming pool (available free of charge from October to May, €300 from June to September) and Jacuzzi, and is set within large enclosed gardens which lead down to the river, and beside the private outdoor swimming pool (free of charge from June to September). The ancient church of Saint Amand de Coly is worth visiting, as is Montignac. Here, several wooden-balconied houses lean appealingly over the river, and it is the main base for visiting the Lascaux Caves, with some of the finest examples of prehistoric art in existence. Close by is the pretty village of Salignac and the beautiful gardens of Manoir d’Eyrignac. The gastronomy of the region is renowned, with foie gras, duck, goose and of course black truffles are a speciality.

    Large open living/dining room with well-equipped corner kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. Open staircase from living-room to first floor. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC. Children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds

    • Terrace
    • Indoor swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Outdoor swimming pool (5m x 10m, depth 1.4m to 1.7m, open May-Sep)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: 1km to lake, 2km S of Coly (restaurant, shop), 8km S of Le Lardin (more shops), 10km E of Montignac (Lascaux).

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  • Lunel, nr. Montpellier

    Lunel, nr. Montpellier

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: W10764

    This charming detached villa with its own private swimming pool is tastefully decorated and situated in a quiet location only 15 miles (25km) from golden sandy beaches and 24 miles (40km) from the Camargue. It makes an ideal holiday destination for walking enthusiasts and nature lovers, as well as a touring base. Visit Aigues-Mortes, 15 miles (25km) a solitary fortified city with its large towers and defensive curtain wall, situated on the edge of the limestone hills. Nîmes, 12 miles (20km) and Montpellier, 15 miles (25km) are both well worth visiting and make delightful days out. Shop and café/bar 660 yards (600m), restaurant 4.8 miles (8km), beach 15 miles (25km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 2 kingsize bedrooms, both with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet). First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin (for children).

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, stereo hi-fi, wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, freezer, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Île-Tudy

    Île-Tudy

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF337

    This holiday property is built in enclosed grounds and is located just 150m from the long sandy beach. Situated between Bénodet and Loctudy, Île-Tudy forms a peninsular at the extremity of the bay of Bénodet, a very picturesque area with many pine trees. The house has been tastefully restored with plenty of space including a mezzanine. To the side of the house is a private terrace with a barbecue suitable for dining out and relaxing in summer. Île-Tudy is in the centre of a bay opposite the Glénan Isles and surrounded by the coastal resorts of Bénodet, which has four superb beaches, Loctudy, which has a weekly market, and Fouesnant, renowned for its cider and its yearly July apple tree festival which takes over the town during this month. Other activities available in the area include fishing (150m) and golfing (8km) at Bénodet. Shop 3km, restaurant 50m, beach 150m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and basin, (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin. Mezzanine.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some bedrooms.

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  • Sainte-Maxime

    Sainte-Maxime

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FCV168

    Situated in the charming seaside town of Sainte-Maxime, in the heart of the Var region, this colourful villa is painted in traditional ochre-rosé colours with lavender-blue shutters perfect for the Provence landscape. Its interior is light and spacious, the design simple and minimalist. The main bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with corner bath, leads directly onto the large sunny terrace which has views over the outdoor swimming pool (30m²) and beyond to the Mediterranean through the pine trees. Less than 3km away, there are extensive sandy beaches offering many activities, and at the entrance to the town is an aquatic park which children will enjoy. The towns of Sainte-Maxime and Fréjus have a lively nightlife during the summer with many festivities, bars and discos. Just 15km away is the legendary town of Saint Tropez with its yachts and old harbour - a resort which attracts ‘jet setters’ from all over the world. Shop 0.7km, restaurant 1km, and beach 2.4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms. First floor: 2 separate toilets, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking, One pet welcome.

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  • Mondétour

    Morgny-la-Pommeraye, Seine-Maritime

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: F76108

    Located within the grounds of the imposing château at Morgny-la-Pommeraye, this large cottage has been entirely restored and now provides accommodation for up to ten guests. The property boasts a private garden but guests are also welcome to enjoy the open grounds of the owners’ château. Local walks through woodland and countryside are a particular feature of a holiday at Mondétour, but for those who like to venture further afield, the region is rich with places of interest. Mondétour is only 15km from the historic city of Rouen, whose cathedral is instantly recognisable as a subject of Monet’s impressionist paintings. Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny are also within easy driving distance of Mondétour, as is Paris and the picturesque port town of Honfleur.

    Ground floor: Large living room with open fire, wooden floor and patio doors to garden. Large kitchen with dining area and open fire. Large kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom and patio doors to garden. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms (beds can be joined), each with en-suite shower room/WC. Playroom/second living room

    • Private garden with fenced pond and additional use of 20 hectares of land
    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km N of Morgny (local facilities), 15km NE of Rouen (cathedral, shops, museums, all facilities), 50km N of Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens), 105km NW of Paris.

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  • La Tania

    La Tania

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    4
    Ref: FRS111

    This superb, traditional holiday cottage is located approximately 10 minutes walk from the resort centre. This beautifully equipped home offers a spacious and a cosy lounge with fireplace and balcony. Nestled between two hamlets in the ideal altitude of 1,400m, La Tania is situated in the middle of an immense forest of majestic pine and fits naturally in this privileged site. Between Courchevel and Méribel, La Tania offers a multitude of activities for the whole family. During the summer, swimming, excursions, rafting, hiking while encountering wildlife and flora of the Vanoise National Park are just some activites not to be missed. Shop 17km, restaurant 400m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 3 shower rooms with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 5 bedrooms: 4 twin, 1 bunk.

    Colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, shared grounds, terrace, balcony, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread stairs to the first floor. External stairs to first floor. Slopes and drops in grounds.

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  • Pléboulle

    Pléboulle

    Grade
    10
    6
    1
    2
    Ref: FBC541

    Situated on the Emerald Coast, overlooking the Bay of Fresnaye, this neo-Breton house enjoys an exceptional and unobstructed view. The lounge opens onto a large south facing terrace and an imposing staircase leads to the first floor. Located near Saint-Cast-le-Guildo with its great beaches, this detached holiday cottage is perfect for family get togethers or groups of friends. Cap Fréhel and the medieval city of Dinan are close by. Saint-Malo is also within easy reach. Local markets are held every Wednesday at Matignon, 4km, and on Saturdays at Erquy, 10km. Famous for its cliffs and wonderful views, the lighthouse at Cap Frèhel is well worth a visit, with many footpaths and cycle tracks to explore, as well as riding, sailing and golf. Saint-Brieuc can be reached within 40 minutes’, with its shops, restaurants and beautiful landmarks. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 7km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with basin (no toilets), 2 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, 2 single.

    Central heating and oil heater, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Slopes in garden.

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  • Jonquiéres

    Jonquiéres

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: FPV002

    Situated in enclosed grounds full of trees and bordered by a river, this 16th-century, detached, stone water mill has been superbly converted while preserving its traditional charm. The property is equipped with six television sets and the bedrooms (three with ensuite bathroom) are very spacious and tastefully decorated. Children will enjoy the vast play area which is provided with a swing, slide, play house and sand pit, and there is even a summer kitchen and bar by the swimming pool (open May to October). The historic town of Orange (7km), renowned for its ancient theatre and splendid Roman Arc de Triomphe is well worth a vist while Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains are also within easy reach. Other activities nearby include fishing in the nearby river, walking and cycling. The property is located 7km away from an air base, where military operations take place. Shop 700m, restaurant 1.3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet with basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, 6 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, large grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steps throughout ground floor. River at end of garden.

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  • Chez Chamberlin

    Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: FR225

    This spacious, airy and cool holiday home is ideally situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean coast. With a swimming pool and hammock, there’s plenty of room for children to play. Shops and restaurants are a 5 minute walk, and Prades with bakeries, patisseries, chocolate shops, restaurants, bars and Tuesday market is only a 10 minute walk. Tennis and bike hire are a 5 minute drive. Canyoning, kayaking and white water rafting is available at Marquizanes and there is a swimming lake at Vinca, both 10 minutes drive. For nature lovers, the narrow-gauge Little Yellow Train winds its way from the valley to the mountain and is a marvellous way to see the spectacular scenery around Prades. It starts 5km away at Villefranche-de-Conflent, where you can also visit the Grottes des Grandes Canalettes. The Mediterranean beaches of Collioure and Argelès-sur-Mer are within a 60 minute drive. Barcelona is only 2½ hours away.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen with French doors to terrace and garden. Utility. Double bedroom with French door to garden and en-suite shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Large private lawned garden
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 2.2m)
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • American f/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Hammock
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue

    Location: 10km from Vernet-les-Bains (riding), 46km from Les Angles (skiing), 43km from Font Romeu and the Pyrénées.

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  • Vaison-La-Romaine

    Vaison-La-Romaine

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: FPV263

    This delightful house, with its outdoor swimming pool (36m², open May-Sep) has views of the vineyards. It is located in the countryside only 3km from the centre of historic Vaison-la-Romaine with its extensive archaeological heritage, an amphitheatre, its famous Roman bridge, a cathedral and the old medieval town on the hill. This village is located in an area across the River Ouveze, covered with dense olive trees, lavender and vineyards. Shops, restaurants and cafés add liveliness to the village atmosphere. The main attractions are the villages Séguret, Vacqueyras, Buis-les-Baronnies and Nyons, the rocky landscape of Dentelles de Montmirail, the cliff Rocher du Caire and the Mont Ventoux. There is a very popular leisure and water sports centre 15km from the house. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner/kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 plus single, 1 single.

    Electric heating, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Step to shower. Steps in garden.

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