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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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  • Champeaux, nr. Granville

    Champeaux, nr. Granville

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    Ref: W12269

    This charming detached cottage has been converted from a former bakery, with fantastic views across the valley. Located on the edge of the small town of Champeaux a great place for walking, cycling or relaxing with all facilities nearby. Only 545 yards (500m) away you can enjoy views of the Mont St Michel from the cliffs of Champeaux and then walk down to the beach. Historical Granville with its old part on top of the cliffs, home of the pirates for centuries, and well known for its seafood restaurants is only 6 miles (7.5km). Historical Coutances and the Mont St Michel only 15 miles (22km). Shop 1.2miles (2km), café/bar and restaurant 550 yards (500m), beach 880 yards (800m).

    Ground Floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom on mezzanine.

    Electric central heating, colour TV, video, DVD player, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Cocourt

    Cours-de-Monségur, Gironde

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    Ref: F33175

    Set on a wine producing farm this small stone built cottage has been renovated to provide simple but modern, light and airy accommodation. A pleasant base from which to explore the many picturesque sites, towns and villages scattered over this rural corner of France. It is attached to, but independent of, the owners house, a helpful French couple who work the farm and who, whilst respecting your privacy, are happy to give advice if requested. The pool with its attractive surround is on the owners side of the building, but, is little used. The farm is set amongst the orchards and vineyards of the River Dropt Valley, just 3km from the picturesque Bastide town of Monségur with its arched colonnades, shops and cafés around the central covered market.

    Glass door from covered terrace into living/dining room with sofa bed and corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Sun lounger
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km E of Monségur, 5km W of Duras (medieval town, castle), 35km SW of St. Emilion (historic town, vineyards).

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  • Glandage

    Glandage

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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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  • Cannes Apartment

    Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes

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    Ref: FME703

    A wonderful opportunity to stay in a character 1st floor Cannes apartment within magnificent building and grounds approximately 1km from the seafront. With views from the apartment over Cannes to the sea beyond. The lush communal grounds have seating areas and there is parking on site. Cannes studio apartment is within 20-25 minutes’ downhill walk to the centre of this glamorous town with its famous “La Croisette” strip. If you can tear yourself away from the tempting shops, restaurants, yacht marina, beach activities and nightlife why not have a day out in Monaco, 60km, or St-Tropez, 80km, or explore the hilltop villages and towns.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with door to Juliet balcony, kitchen area with breakfast bar and partitioned area with double bed, door to Juliet balcony and en-suite bathroom/WC with shower over Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and separate shower cubicle

    • Shared grounds
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 6 years (except babes in arms).

    Location: 700m from food shops, 1.1km from beach, 8km from golf, 13km from Antibes (old fort, marina), 34km from Nice (old town character and beach front promenade), 56km from Monte Carlo.

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  • The Little House

    Étaples-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62138

    Rare to find in such a good location, this ground floor of a traditional townhouse is just off the main square of Étaples-sur-Mer. Decorated in contemporary style, this holiday property has a light and airy feel, and benefits from a private courtyard at the rear. Across the River Canche is the resort of Le Touquet Paris Plage with its shopping, restaurants and sandy beaches. There is twice a weekly market in Étaples or visit the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Cyclists will adore the quiet roads and walkers can enjoy woodland or beach strolls. Great destination all year round.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor throughout. Double bedroom with patio doors to courtyard and en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • On street parking (car park must be used on twice-weekly market days, free of charge 100m)
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: In immediate vicinity (bar, restaurant, twice weekly market), 5km from Le Touquet (all commerces, golf, sandy beach), 12km from Montreuil-sur-Mer (restaurants, ramparts), 8km from Merlimont (amusement park), 50km from Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme (steam train, medieval town, seal colony).

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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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  • Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin

    Pentrez-Plage, nr. Châteaulin

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    Ref: W12228

    This spacious first floor apartment, situated to the side of the building, has views from the balcony of the beautiful fine golden sands of Pentrez, which are across the road. It has an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen and a balcony, and is accessed by a lift. Just north of here is the lovely Crozon Peninsula. Inland are many pretty granite-built villages with the particular local features of ornate stonework and walled churchyards, the most famous of which is Locronan. Locally, there is a plethora of activities available; walking, surfing, sand yachting, sailing and paragliding. Shop, café/bar and beach 5.5 yards (5m) restaurant 3.25 miles (5km).

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Jasmin

    Ginestas, Aude

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    Ref: F11111

    Just half an hour from the coast, this cosy apartment is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Ginestas, surrounded by vineyards of the Minervois Region. Set in the owner’s attractive garden, provides simple, open-plan accommodation with a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the living room, and a private dining terrace outside, as well as use of the owner’s swimming pool in the mornings. Good walking locally and boat trips on the Canal du Midi, just a few minutes away. Nearby, the ancient Cathar citadel of Minerve and the fortified city of Carcassonne transport visitors back in time, while the sandy beaches offer relaxation, with sea fishing and sailing at Gruissan.

    Living/dining area with corner kitchen. Narrow open-tread stairs to first floor: Double mezzanine bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Shared garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.5-1.7m)
    • Jacuzzi bath
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels)
    • H/chair
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 20km NW of Narbonne (Gruissan and Narbonne beaches), 45km E of Carcassonne, 62km N of Perpignan, 100km SE of Montpellier.

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  • Avignon

    Avignon

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    Ref: W14186

    This delightful ground floor holiday apartment is peacefully located, yet only 400m from the fortified historical centre of Avignon. Its swimming pool (32m²) is shared with only the discreet owners. Avignon, stretching in all its beauty along the banks of the River Rhone, with its famous July arts festival is a superb base for discovering some of the jewels Provence is famous for. Discover and explore Nîmes, Uzès, the Pont du Gard, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, the Luberon Mountain Range, Lourmarin, Marseille, La Camargue or some of the lovely resorts along the Mediterranean coastline. Shop 400m, café/bar and restaurant 100m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom (separated from lounge by panel screen only).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed terrace, outdoor 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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  • Nice

    Nice

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    Ref: W13728

    Hidden away in the discreet owners grounds on the hills of Nice, this pleasant and independent villa enjoys private use of a swimming pool, which has stunning panoramic views and also a large shady terrace ideal for dining al-fresco. Previous holiday makers have arrived with the intention of discovering some of the beautiful excursions the Côte d’Azur has to offer, yet barely have left the property. Access is by a steep gravel track, but once reached it is a haven of peace and quiet with such views is difficult to leave. However it is nice to know that within a short distance one can enjoy and discover towns such as Nice (3km), Cannes (35km) and Monaco (17km). Or head inland to wander around picturesque villages such as Saint Paul and Vence. Maybe even take a trip over the Italian border. Shop, café/bar, restaurant 0.5 km, beach 6 km.

    All on one floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric central heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, garden, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car, welcome pack. Sorry, no pets. NB: There are 20 steps down to the pool.

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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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