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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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  • Sainte-Maxime

    Sainte-Maxime

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FCV692

    Located on the ground floor of a charming farmhouse, this holiday apartment offers a pleasant setting for your time in the Var region. The apartment has its own terrace providing great space for al fresco dining. You also have access to a beautiful garden which extends from your terrace and with access to a shared outdoor swimming pool (264m², open May-Sep), you can cool off in the hot summer days. Located only 3km from the centre of Sainte-Maxime you have access to everyday needs as well as lovely beaches. St Tropez is also worth a visit and is only 15km away. Shops 1km, restaurants 1.2km and beach 2.4km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine, shared garden, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to terrace. Steps in grounds.

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  • Deux-Jumeaux

    Deux-Jumeaux

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNC031

    This pretty, little, semi-detached, country cottage is well furnished and situated in the village of Deux-Jumeaux. It has been built behind a former 18th-century farmhouse but is a totally self-contained, separate, single-storey holiday home. Located just 8km from the sandy beach and 25km from the open-air swimming pool and golf course, it provides the perfect holiday base. Explore Bayeux (25km) and see the Cathédrale Notre Dame, the British war cemetery, the public gardens and the museum of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. For day trips further afield, visit Saint-Lô (34km), Caen (52km) or Cherbourg (75km). Shop 4km, restaurant 6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Plaisance

    Plaisance

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD312

    This traditional detached farmhouse is surrounded by farmland, and has extensive countryside views. It is an ideal location to explore the many delights the area has to offer. Plaisance is a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Dordogne region, which has many attractions including colourful local markets, full of local produce and local wines. Explore some of the attractive fortified towns dating from medieval times, or take a canoe trip down the tranquil Dordogne River as it flows past riverside towns and châteaux. Make sure you take the time to visit Bergerac, 20km, with its many shops and amenities. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • St. Barthélemy-de-Vals

    St. Barthélemy-de-Vals

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPD164

    This charming holiday property is quietly nestled in the hills outside of St. Barthélemy-de-Vals on the border of the Ardèche and Drôme, 30km north of Valencia. The garden has a large amount of mature trees offering a picture perfect view over the hilly landscape. The open plan accommodation is light and airy with doors to the garden and there is a useful laundry room with additional shower. The area is ideal for walks and bike rides along olive groves and lavender fields. It is an ideal home for a relaxing break in the sunny region of Provence. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. One dog welcome. NB: 2 steps to terrace.

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  • Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette

    Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W13897

    It is very unusual to find a property for four as spacious and as well equipped as this one. Outside, the gardens are mainly lawned, and include a large patio area and a covered area with a drinks fridge. The pretty village of Beaulieu is approximately 2.5km. The very popular fishing and swimming lakes ’Lacs de Haute Charente’ are approximately 35km, as is a water park at Angoulême. Enjoy day trips to ’Futuroscope’ and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic ocean at Royan and La Palmyre. Shop 2.5km, café/bar and restaurant 10km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, second lounge, utility room. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heaters, woodburner, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: The ground floor bathroom and utility room can only be accessed externally.

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  • Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F49167

    Restored using the traditional ‘tufa’ stone of the Loire region, this elegant detached beamed holiday cottage offers tranquillity and comfort in equal measure. Furnished to a very good standard and located close to the historic château town of Saumur, Le Verger Soreau is an ideal location from which to sample this historic region’s culture and wines. The many spectacular châteaux which are located across the Loire Valley draw visitors from around the world. Saumur’s own château overlooks the Loire river, whilst nearby Montsoreau, featuring a smaller and more intimate château, is just as picturesque.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric underfloor heating
    • Air conditioning on first floor
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Saumur (all amenities, historic town, chateau), 15km E of Montsoreau (picturesque village, river views), 17km E of Doué-la-Fontaine (zoo, Roman site, gardens), 32km W of Chinon (medieval town, château, wine production, all facilities).

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  • Boisseuilh

    Boisseuilh

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD326

    This pretty country holiday cottage sits in a lawned garden with the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool (50m², open May-Oct), and a sunny terrace ideal for al fresco dining. It offers a cosy woodburner in the lounge, making this the ideal location for any time of the year. Situated in the tranquil Dordogne countryside, Boisseuilh is only 4km from the beautiful Château de Hautefort with its luxurious salons, bedrooms and elegant gardens. Saint-Robert is 10km, with its picturesque Benedictine church and narrow streets, while further afield the region capital of Périgueux is 45km. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil heater, woodburner in lounge, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 7 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Step to terrace.

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  • Villa Tejo

    Saint Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F64116

    This ground floor accommodation is in a quiet residential area just 300 metres from Saint Jean-de-Luz’s sandy beach. Cheerfully decorated in bright colours, it enjoys a large terrace along with a garden with covered sitting area. The discreet owner lives just above the apartment. Summer in Saint Jean-de-Luz is a maze of restaurants, music concerts and festivals. Outdoor lovers can play a round of golf at the nearby courses or enjoy surfing in Biarritz, which also boasts an aquarium and casino. The Spanish border is within a short drive for duty free shopping; pretty Pyrénéan villages offer delicious cuisine; and local thalassotherapy centres offer a welcome opportunity to unwind.

    Shared entrance. Dining room. Well-equipped fitted kitchen opening onto sunny terrace. Covered sitting area. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with thalasso bath and shower with jets. Cloakroom

    • Enclosed garden and terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 350m from shops, cafés, restaurants, 300m to beach, 3.5km from golf, 12km S of Biarritz (casino, surfing, golf, museum), 25km N of Spain (duty free shopping, San Sebastian).

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  • Arbonne

    Arbonne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP034

    This cosy, air-conditioned holiday apartment provides a good base for a peaceful stay. It is situated in the Basque country between the ocean and the mountains. Enjoy a barbecue on the terrace, relax in the garden or visit the ponies in the grounds. Biarritz with its beautiful beaches is nearby, and a 20km drive will take you over the border to Spain. Activities include surfing, 4km, golf, 1.5km, horse riding and hiking on many trails through stunning scenery. Visit museums, natural sites and shops, and there are festivals and traditional celebrations for everyone to enjoy. Shop 6km, restaurant 1km and beach 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Ramp and steps to entrance. Internal steps. Sloping ceiling and low beam in bedrooms. Steps in grounds.

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  • Boubers-sur-Canche, nr. Frevent

    Boubers-sur-Canche, nr. Frevent

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W14869

    Situated next to the owner’s typically French restaurant and bar, this well appointed semi-detached holiday property is opposite the attractive village church and was once the old school. It has been lovingly renovated and retains original beams but with modern features throughout. Beaches and resorts of Côte d’Opale, 1 hour. Shop 5km, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. Second floor: Separate toilet, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot on request, colour satellite TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Sloping ceiling in second floor double bedroom. 6 steps to patio.

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  • Baron

    Baron

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNI105

    This comfortable holiday home lies close to the stunning National Regional Park of Oise, with excellent walking, horse riding, cycling, golf and theme parks, offering fun for all the family. The royal market town of Senlis is nestled in the heart of the regional park and is home to one of France’s smallest cathedrals, Notre-Dame de Senlis, which dominates the town. Just 10km from Senlis lies the town of Chantilly where the grandeur of the Château de Chantilly is apparent. The capital city of Paris can be reached within a 1-hour drive with an abundance of attractions and shopping to enjoy. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 shower rooms with basin (one with toilet), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

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  • Entrechaux

    Entrechaux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPV027

    This welcoming holiday house is situated in a stunning rural setting and has a superb children’s play area. From the extensive grounds adjoining the owner’s home there is a view of the Château d’Entrechaux. It is a perfect spot for dining on the covered terrace and soaking in the atmosphere of rural Provence. The ancient village of Entrechaux is a short drive and is a picturesque spot perched on a rocky outcrop. There is plenty to do in this area: including the pre-historic Masque caves and rambling, tennis and fishing. Only 25km away is the historic town of Carpentras which has a cathedral and Friday market. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to garden.

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