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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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  • Roquebrune-sur-Argens, nr. Fréjus

    Roquebrune-sur-Argens, nr. Fréjus

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W12345

    This light and airy holiday apartment, next to the discreet owner’s villa, is totally independent and enjoys a private terrace and garden area with lovely views overlooking olive tree orchards and panoramic countryside. The property is tastefully furnished and well equipped. The seaside resorts of St Raphaël and Fréjus beckon only 12km away. From here take the stunning coastal roads south to Ste Maxime and onto St Tropez (38km), or north to Cannes. Admire the beautiful scenery around the impressive Lake Cassien, or wander around the delightful towns of Draguignan and Grasse, the perfume capital of France. A very central base to explore all the very best the French Riviera has to offer including a trip as far as Nice (70km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km, beach 12km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite bathroom with shower and basin.

    Electric central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • La Grange

    Gouesnac’h, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F29515

    This pleasant detached cottage (ref F29515) is ideally located to explore Quimper, a lively city popular with tourists, yet is located in the countryside among former farm buildings, another of which has also been transformed into a holiday property. Featuring a pretty, traditional stone exterior, the house has retained all its original charm. The interior is simply furnished, providing compact accommodation all on one level. Ideal for a small family or may be booked in conjunction with the other holiday property on this farm estate (ref F29450), located just 5m away, to sleep a maximum of 9 guests.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors to yard/dining room with corner kitchen and patio doors to garden. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 7km from Fouesnant (bars, restaurants, supermarket), 7km from Bénodet (beach, tourist town), 15km from Quimper (all facilities, old town, museums, cathedral).

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  • Gite Akiole

    Limoux, Aude

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FR0268

    One of a group of three wooden chalet style cottages located high on a hilltop on the grounds of a renowned working vineyard. All on one level, the cottage is furnished in a comfortable style, and is well separated for privacy, with a magnificent view over the valley below. The chalet has wooden decking, ideal for outside dining, leading to a small private south facing pool. The property benefits from far reaching views towards the hills and 11th century castle of Roquetaillade. 8km drive to the vibrant town of Limoux with restaurants, bars and market. The surrounding hills are ideal for nature lovers as well as hiking and biking.

    All on one floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with large drops
    • Private terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (5.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 8km from Limoux (restaurants, bars, local market), 31km from Carcassonne (castles, gift shops, cafes, restaurants), 33km from Canal-du-Midi (cycling, walking).

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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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  • Retraite Appartement

    La Farlède, Var

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FCV254

    On the ground floor of a small residential building, this is a refined and superbly furnished apartment in which careful attention to detail has been paid. The bedroom and the living room are extended by an attractive covered terrace. The property is located in the outskirts of Toulon, in the Gapeau valley a short distance from the beaches. The small village of La Farlede, despite the proximity of a large city has preserved its fruits, flowers, olives and its vines which are very popular. For walks and hikes, Hyeres or Le Pradet are just 13km, Carqueiranne is 16km and the Giens peninsula is 23km which serves as the departure point for shuttle boats to the islands of Porquerolles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double bed. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 100m from shop, 1.5km from restaurant, 9.5km from beach, 11km from Hyéres (shops, restaurants, historic walking areas, markets).

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  • St. Hilaire-de-Riez

    St. Hilaire-de-Riez

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W15048

    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical 1 and 2 bedroomed terraced houses are simply furnished but have everything you need for a holiday by the sea. A family run complex, the owners are on site for any advice on things to do and places to visit, and there is a children’s club in season. There is an indoor swimming pool which is heated throughout the year as well as an outdoor swimming pool (open mid Apr-mid Sept). There are plenty of facilities on-site, including a small gym (€5 per hour), table tennis, a basketball court, laundry facilities, boules court, a sauna (€5 per 30 minutes), a children’s play area, tennis court (€5 per hour) and a bar with pool table. Locally you will find all the things you would expect at a popular seaside resort. Café/bar on-site, beach 900m.

    A family run complex, the owners are on site for any advice on things to do and places to visit, and there is a children’s club in season. There is an indoor swimming pool which is heated throughout the year as well as an outdoor swimming pool (open mid Apr-mid Sept).

    There are plenty of facilities on-site, including table tennis, a basketball court, boules court, a children’s play area, tennis court and a bar with pool table. Locally you will find all the things you would expect at a popular seaside resort.

    Café/bar on-site, beach 900m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, sofa bed and single pull-out bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Maligne, nr. Saumur

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14617

    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand. Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views. This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, these two holiday homes (ref: W15179 a detached, converted barn and W14617 a semi detached holiday cottage) are set on the edge of a hamlet, and within walking distance of Martigné-Briand.

    Surrounded by vines, this is a peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open mid June to mid September, the local wine and views.

    This is an excellent base to discover the lovely region; within 30km is Saumur, renowned for its mushroom caves, enjoy golf or visit the château in Brissac-Quincé. Also nearby are Fontevraud Abbaye, the zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine and wine tasting.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    Lower ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Ground floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, shared courtyard, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Mormoiron

    Mormoiron

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV396

    This semi-detached holiday house is situated at the foot of Mormoiron, a lovely village in the region of the Monts du Vaucluse. It offers a 300m² private garden, three large terraces with a BBQ where you can enjoy beautiful views over the old village, the surrounding vineyards and the majestic Mont Ventoux, (ideal for walking and cycling and from the top, enjoy an incredible, panoramic view of Provence). Discover the region of Sault and its beautiful lavender fields, the magical site of the medieval village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, with its river gushing from the rock and the beautiful Gorges de la Nesque and the Colorado Provençal. The Luberon Regional Park is close-by, which is home to beautiful hilltop villages such as Gordes, Bonnieux and Oppéde-Le-Vieux, ranked amongst ’the most beautiful in France’. The walled city of Avignon is 38km with its renowned theatre festival and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (27km) also known as the ’Venice of Provence’. Shop and restaurant 1km.

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

    Electric heating, wood burner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, garden terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport. Sorry, no pets.

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  • La Bastide-Clairence

    La Bastide-Clairence

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FAP105

    Located in the picturesque village of La Bastide-Clairence, listed as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in France’, these beautiful, semi-detached holiday apartments offer bright and airy accommodation and are ideally placed to explore the area. The properties benefit from a shared outdoor swimming pool (72m²), which the children will love!

    The village offers local artisan shops where guests will find some unusual presents to take home and don’t miss the village festival bull run in July or the pottery fair in September.

    Donkey rides, hiking and mountain biking can all be found locally.

    Beach 45km.

    The village offers local artisan shops where guests will find some unusual presents to take home and don’t miss the village festival bull run in July or the pottery fair in September.

    Donkey rides, hiking and mountain biking can all be found locally.

    Beach 45km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, narrow, turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Ponts

    Ponts

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM399

    This beautiful holiday apartment is located on the ground floor of the Moulin de Cavigny. It was rebuilt in the 19th-century in the very same location of the watermill destroyed in the 12th-century. There are lovely countryside views with cows and horses grazing in the fields, and with the small river which feeds the watermill in the grounds. Avranches, in the bay of Mont Saint Michel and the gates of Brittany are both nearby and well worth a visit. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 20km.

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

    Central heating, acot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, shared garden furniture, shared barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Mill stone still inplace. Turning open-tread stairs to first floor. Mill stream, sluice and waterwheel in grounds.

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  • La Bergerie

    Cucuron, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F84212

    This charming stone holiday house awaits you for an enchanting vacation in the heart of the beautiful Provence region, south of the Luberon and its natural park, just outside the picturesque village of Cucuron. Enjoy the private pool and wide beaches secluded on a green wooded park, dotted with flower beds. Inside, the bright walls contrast with the polished tiles and antique furniture. The mosaics, noble dishes and the standard equipment are a real pleasure. All the rooms have south-facing windows and the bedrooms are located at either end of the farmhouse with their own en-suite bathrooms. Discover the banks of the Etang de la Bonde, ideal for swimming, or the stunning natural sites such as the sublime Gorges du Verdon refreshed by the turquoise river water and Esparron lake, perfect for water activities. Do not miss visiting the beautiful villages of Ansouis and Lourmarin, or the animal park in La Barben. For lovers of history and art, the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence is a must to see, as well as the walled city of Manosque.

    Open plan living room with French windows and double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen area with Godin range. Utility room. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together) with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Bedrooms have French windows to poolside terrace. Exposed beams and stone throughout

    • Large enclosed private garden with pergola-covered terraces
    • Private swimming pool, Roman steps (3.5m x 8.5m, depth 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and poolside furniture
    • Electric barbecue.

    Location: 5km E of Lourmarin (Provençal village, castle, cafés, restaurants), 13km S of Bonnieux (hilltop village with stunning views, galleries), 20km S of Apt (walled old town, Saturday market), 30km NE of Baux-en-Provence (elegant city centre, famous festivals and exhibitions).

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  • Plomeur

    Plomeur

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBF279

    This lovely semi-detached holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is perfect for those wanting a beach holiday, just 2km from the renowned surfers beach of La Torche. It has an open plan living area with patio doors to a private decked terrace, while upstairs are two bright bedrooms. The very spacious shared lawned garden includes table tennis table, and also has a securely fenced duck pond. The nearby coast boasts some of the most scenic views in Brittany, with imposing lighthouses, sheltered fishing ports and long sandy beaches. There are local villages with ancient granite churches and their own history and festivals. Seafood and fresh fish can be bought straight from the boats at Le Guilvinec or sample the excellent local crepes. Shop and restaurant 200m, beach 2km.

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

    Gas central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

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