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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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  • Camlez

    Camlez

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC510

    This first floor holiday apartment, located in the owner’s grounds, is an excellent base for exploring Perros-Guirec, with its lovely beaches, casino and thalassotherapy spa centre. There is a baker’s 2km away. For a great walk with stunning views, visit Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac’h (14.7km), here you can find beautiful, natural sites, a stunning coastline to be admired and amazing views from the top of the hill, this is not to be missed. Visit Lannion, where you will find the Bay of Lannion, beautiful views surround this area and there is a stunning coastline to be admired. This is a very good place for relaxing walks and bike rides. There are fishing opportunities 2.5km away. Shop 4km, restaurant and beach 2.5km.

    All on first 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), DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings throughout.

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  • Vron, nr. Fort-Mahon

    Vron, nr. Fort-Mahon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W11151

    This typical single storey detached Picardy house, set in a small village, offers holiday accommodation for families who want to discover this delightful area. Walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing are all available and the vast sandy beaches, between the Baie de Somme and Le Touquet are only 10 miles (16km) away. The chic resort of Le Touquet is full of all kinds of activities including sand yachting or golf on one of the many courses in the area. The forest of Crécy, Montreuil or the Bagatelle theme park are pleasant places to spend the day. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 330 yards (330m), beach 10 miles (16km).

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

    Gas central heating, woodburner in lounge, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are 2 steps down to the shower room.

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  • La Beaume

    La Beaume

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FRA076

    This characterful single storey holiday cottage is beautifully placed in the region of Ardeche. Its French windows and attractive exterior are matched with its comfortable furnishings and thoughtful décor, you will certainly feel at home on your memorable holiday. The property is engulfed by a landscaped garden which has an array of trees and plants to admire, all of which is for guests to enjoy! This tranquil spot is perfect to relax or enjoy a barbecue on the open terrace, whilst you observe the beautiful panoramic views. Only 4km from Ruoms where you can visit its museums and restaurants. Shopping and restaurants 3km.

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

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Quettehou

    Quettehou

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM435

    This charming, beautiful, terraced, stone holiday property, has an entrance porch dating from the 12th-century and sea views over the Tour Vauban of Tatihou Island. Located in the heart of the Regional Park of Cotentin and comfortably furnished, this lovely holiday home is ideal for relaxing in the spectacular countryside. The lovely lawned garden looks out over the nearby sea 1.7km away. The surrounding area has so much to offer, with Tatihou Island and its Tour Vauban, which is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, at low tide take the amphibious boat across to the island. There are several water sports available in the area and you can walk on the D-Day landing beaches, including the world famous Utah Beach or Sainte-Mère-Église. Further north is Cherbourg, its harbour, Fort de Querqueville and the Cité de la Mer maritime museum. Trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are available 50km away. Shop 2.5km, beach 1.7km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Steps in grounds.

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  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W14181

    These adjoining holiday properties are ideal for a couple and suitable for a family of four or large groups of up to 8. Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony. The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.
    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony.

    The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Drop from swimming pool.

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  • La Cigogne

    Grues, Vendée

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F85203

    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche. Le Cygne (ref F85140) and Le Héron (ref F85141) are converted from former farm buildings, each with private terrace, and have been carefully renovated to retain the charm and features of earlier times. La Cigogne (ref F85203) and Le Colvert (ref F85204) are part of the former farmhouse, and provide simple accommodation in a traditional style. These four properties share the use of a heated swimming pool (open 15 May - 30 Sep). Fishing is available on the lake within the grounds, and on the canal just 1km away. This fascinating area of reclaimed land is criss-crossed with canals and has uninterrupted views for miles. Close by, the charming village of Angles has shops, bars and restaurants, with a further choice at La Tranche-sur-Mer. The coastline here has miles of sandy beaches, backing onto natural dunes and shady pine forests, making it ideal for family holidays. There are excellent facilities for water sports, including jet-ski hire, windsurfing and sailing, as well as go karting, micro-lights, tennis, golf and riding in the surrounding area. Further afield, the old port of La Rochelle is easily accessible, as is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne, offering daily boat trips to the beautiful island of Yeu.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Central heating
    • Terrace
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km from fishing lake, 5km E of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 11km NE of La Tranche-sur-Mer (supermarket, beaches, water sports), 21km SW of Luçon (all facilities).

    All properties: Shared lawned area

    • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced pond and unfenced drainage canal in the grounds (take care with children).

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  • Saint-Geniez-d’Olt

    Saint-Geniez-d’Olt

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FMV005

    Located on a small domain of small chalet-style villas, this functional holiday property, only 200m from the river Lot, enjoys use of the shared outdoor swimming pool (50m², open Jun-Sep). The property has stunning mountain views and is only a short walk from the centre of this very lively small town of Saint-Geniez-d’Olt, with many shops bars and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is stunning, and there are many interesting excursions to enjoy. It is just 45km east of Rodez, with a cathedral, 18-hole golf course and an aquatic centre, as well as parks and gardens to stroll around. Shop and restaurant 900m.

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

    Electric heating, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, 200m.

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  • La Motte

    La Motte

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FCV321

    Set on a beautiful resort on a large 150ha grounds between Provence and Côte d’Azur. This fantastic semi-detached holiday home includes a shared swimming pool (120m², open Jun-Sep) and a fabulous restaurant with a large terrace with panoramic views over the golf course. Whether you enjoy relaxing or you want to take part in activities, you can find it all here and have a wonderful holiday in idyllic surroundings. Guests also has access to the spa, which spreads over 2.000 m² and offers a wide selection of wellness and treatments (at cost). You can also play tennis, and the beaches at Fréjus are less than half an hour away. Shop 400m, restaurant 500m, beach 25km.

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

    Colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to pool. Lakes within grounds.

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  • Millepertuis

    Lesconil, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F29501

    Millepertuis is a renovated, detached holiday property set on a quiet road just a short 800m walk from a lovely stretch of sandy beach. The interior is furnished comfortably, in keeping with the rustic character of the cottage. To the front is a small lawned garden area with a terrace where you can relax and take in the sea air. The resort of Lesconil is within easy driving distance and has shops and facilities. Close by, the fishing harbour of Le Guilvinec is interesting to discover when fishing boats return with fresh fish and langoustines. Pont l’Abbé, a lively tourist town, is 10 minutes’ drive away. The famous spot of La Torche, 15 minutes’ drive, is paradise for wind surfers and body boarders.

    Ground floor: Beamed living/dining room with patio doors to terrace, tiled floor and beamed corner kitchen with tiled floor. Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Separate WC

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Video
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from beach, 1km from Lesconil (shops, bars restaurants), 7km from Le Guilvinec (port), 8km from Loctudy (for Iles des Glénans, watersports).

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  • Molsheim

    Molsheim

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FDB026

    Located in a beautiful Renaissance house in the heart of Alsace in an historic town, this holiday rental has been carefully renovated with environmentally friendly materials. The first floor apartment is bright and offers nice comfortable rooms and a modern kitchen. The friendly owner also lives in the building. A swimming pool for the summer and play areas for children are within ¼ hour walk, and a cinema/bowling complex is just outside the city. The station offers direct access to the airport in less than 15 minutes and 25 minutes Strasbourg. This medieval town is at the foot of the vineyards and the foothills of the Vosges, with a choice of restaurants or sporting activities like mountain biking, hiking and climbing. The picturesque towns of Colmar, Ribeauvillé and Kaysersberg are less than an hour away. Shop and restaurant 50m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. 1 double bedroom. Double sofa in lounge.

    Gas heating. Cot. Highchair. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Microwave. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Suzanne

    Suzanne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14444

    This detached, family holiday home is set on a quiet country road, yet is easily reached from the motorway, and is situated by the village green in a quiet location. Relax on the terrace or the enclosed garden (accessed by steps). In the village there is a restaurant, tennis and boules courts, or you can walk along the banks of the Somme canal, just 3km away. Visit the pretty town of Bray-sur-Somme, or Doullens, Peronne or Albert with their variety of shops, restaurants and WWl history. The region is popular with historians, walkers and cyclists. Shop 3km, cafe/bar and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, garage for 1 car, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking. NB. Steps to garden.

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  • Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W12520

    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel. St. Jean-de-Monts boasts 12km of superb white sandy beaches, making this an ideal family resort. Both the town and the beach have a good choice of amenities including water parks, play parks, children’s clubs, bicycle hire and an outdoor heated swimming pool and terrace (depending on season and weather). The peaceful woodland dunes and rich marshland behind the coast are ideal for cycling and walking. The Isles of Yeu and Ré are easily reached by boat and the Isle of Noirmoutier by road, and markets can be found 5km from the park. Shop, café/bar, restaurants and beach 500m.

    Shop, café/bar, restaurants and beach 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge. Kitchen. 1 double or twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom and/or shower room (may be on ground floor). Mezzanine with 2 single beds.

    Cot and highchair (on request). Shared laundry facilities. Microwave. Outdoor furniture. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs.

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