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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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  • 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.

  • Argelès-sur-Mer

    Argelès-sur-Mer

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    Ref: W11271


    This charming holiday apartment, set on the ground floor of the prestigious residence, is located on a private hill, facing the Mediterranean Sea and close to the sandy beaches of the Catalan Coast. Guests will enjoy the beautiful park surrounding the apartment. Guests, both young and old, will be delighted with the beautiful, large shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 2m), a perfect way to cool down on a hot summers day. Make sure to visit Collioure, a city renowned for its beautiful bay surrounded by the old city, and for its rich heritage, such as its famous bell tower (repeatedly painted by Salvador Dali, Braque and Picasso). Perpignan, the capital of French Catalonia, has a friendly atmosphere and is easily reachable; discover its rich and glorious monuments. The beaches of Collioure and Argelès-sur-Mer are minutes away and are ideal for sunbathing peacefully. The Banyuls vineyards cover the surrounding hills. Spain is close, 20km, Barcelona is an hour’s drive and the Costa Brava is very near, offering beautiful trips in perspective. The owner lives on the first floor of the apartment. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 2.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour satellite TV, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, shared enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • La Mignonne

    Savignac-de-Miremont, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24360

    Le Petit Village is situated at the end of a quiet country lane with sweeping panoramic views in almost every direction across the valley. These two cottages and the owner’s house are set amidst seventeen private hectares of beautiful open countryside. Exposed stone, beams and historic features have been retained to preserve their charm and character. A magnificent swimming pool is situated in the grounds and a picnic and barbecue area has been provided in one of the surrounding copses. There is a partially fenced wildlife pond 300 yards from the properties, children must be supervised. The nearby riverside market town of Le Bugue is just three miles away and offers restaurants, bars, a Tuesday market, shops, canoeing, kayaking, riding, tennis, aquarium and a crystal cathedral. Les Eyzies de Tayac with its National Museum of Prehistory is also close by and offers opportunities for exploring the shelters that were once home to prehistoric man. There are many water sports facilities in the area, especially at the charming village of Trémolat and in the 7-hectare park of Les Etang du Bois. The nearby pony club allows parents to accompany their children on country rides. Further afield is the historic town of Bergerac with its wine making traditions and the medieval market town of Sarlat. The whole area is steeped in historic villages, magnificent châteaux, oak and chestnut forests, fields of tobacco, maize and sunflowers.

    Ground floor: Porch leading into living/dining room with corner kitchen and door to covered terrace. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, shower cubicle

    • Electric heating.

    Location: 6km N of Le Bugue (market town, river, all facilities), 7km N of Les Eyzies (museum of prehistory, caves), 10km S of Grotte de Rouffignac (caves), 10km N of Limeuil (river and boat trips), 18km N of Trémolat (water sports), 32km NW of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 54km E of Bergerac (historic town, airport, all facilities).

    Both Cottages: Shared grounds of 17 hectares

    • Private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m-1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

  • 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.

  • Binic

    Binic

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    Ref: FBC275

    This first floor holiday apartment has been renovated to produce a very individual, personalised décor, with nicely coordinated materials and colours. On the ground floor is a small, discreet, fine grocery shop. The large beach of La Banche is ideal for children, and Binic, known as ‘the beauty spot of the Côtes d’Armor,’ is brought to life by many small shops and a weekly market on Thursdays. Just 500m from the house is a large modern swimming pool. You can also visit the museum of Brittany’s past traditions. Further afield, Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac’h (77.5km) is where you can admire the gorgeous natural sites and enjoy pleasant walks along the beautiful beaches. Shop, restaurant and beach 50m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner/bedroom area with double bed, shower room with toilet and basin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, microwave, balcony, on street parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Eyragues

    Eyragues

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    Ref: W14878

    Located on the edge of the lively village of Eyragues, these detached single storey holiday villas (refs W14877 and W14878) have parking behind electric gates and enjoy a shared, fenced swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.6m, with children’s pool). They are ideally situated in the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Provence. Good quality facilities in both properties create a cosy enivronment to come back to after a long day visiting Camargue and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains. Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.Located on the edge of the lively village of Eyragues, these detached single storey holiday villas (refs W14877 and W14878) have parking behind electric gates and enjoy a shared, fenced swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.6m, with children’s pool). They are ideally situated in the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Provence. Good quality facilities in both properties create a cosy enivronment to come back to after a long day visiting Camargue and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

    Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains.

    Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 kingsize bedroom, mezzanine.

    Electric central heating, air conditioning, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared enclosed, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

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    Ref: W12854

    This spacious and well equipped semi-detached holiday cottage has a partially covered terrace/patio area, panoramic views of the private garden and undulating countryside, and provides an ideal place to relax in this beautiful area of the Dordogne. The nearest town is Hautefort, famous for its château and the gardens, where shops, restaurants and other facilities can be found. For those who wish to combine relaxing with visits in the region the historic town of Périgueux, the medieval town of Sarlat, Montignac, Les Eyzies, La Roque Gajeac and the Bastide of Domme are all within 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in second lounge, gas central heating, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

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    Ref: W12672

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields. La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling. Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens.

    La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling.

    Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

  • 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).

  • Mas des Oliviers

    Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes

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    Ref: F06355

    Situated in the owner’s enclosed grounds, this holiday property sits between the sea and the mountains in St. Jacques, one of the most beautiful vantage points of the Côte d’Azur, in a nature-lover’s paradise. It enjoys shared use of the swimming pool and magnificent views, day and night, over the old villages and mountains of the Grassois area. Nestled in enclosed, wooded grounds approached by a private road, in a peaceful residential area on the outskirts of Grasse - perfume capital of the world. Visit Cannes, the star of the Côte d’Azur, Nice or Monaco.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • 1000m² grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared pool (11m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.5m)
    • Central heating
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared barbecue.

    Location: Outskirts of Grasse, 13km from Cannes and beaches, 14km from Gourdon, 15km from Théoule-sur-Mer and Mandelieu-la-Napoule, 25km from Antibes and Saint Paul-de-Vence, 30km from Seillans, 40km from Nice.

  • Cidre Barn

    Pont-Hébert, nr. Saint-Lô, Manche

    Grade
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    Ref: F50233

    Cidre Barn has been lovingly renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for two in a quiet corner of the Normandy countryside. Situated close to the historic town of Saint-Lô, Cidre Barn adjoins the owners’ property and is an ideal location from which to explore Manche and its neighbouring regions. Saint-Lô’s imposing ramparts take centre stage in a town made famous by its strategic role during the Second World War. Also nearby is the hilltop town of Coutances, well-known for its cathedral and formal gardens. Coastal resorts are also within easy driving distance whilst, a little further afield, lies Normandy’s most famous landmark, the monastic isle of Le Mont Saint Michel.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, corner kitchen. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom with double sofa bed, beams, sloping ceiling, double shower cubicle/WC

    • Garden with steps
    • Terrace
    • Shared wooded grounds with lake
    • Oil heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • Combi m/wave/oven
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1.5km Pont-Hébert (supermarket, bar), 9km from Saint-Lô (all amenities), 35km NE of Coutances (cathedral, botanical gardens), 42km From Saint-Germain-sur-Ay (beaches).

  • Chez Viviane

    Montagnac-la-Crempse, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: F24559

    This charming, stone holiday cottage is situated in the courtyard of the discreet and friendly owners’ beautifully restored home (also a B&B). The cottage faces the main courtyard and a very pretty, ancient, rose-covered well. The property is ideal for couples seeking simple accommodation and features the shared use of the owners’ outdoor swimming pool and attractive gardens. This sleepy hamlet is an ideal place to return to after a day’s sightseeing in nearby Bergerac or exploring the vineyards. All the attractions of the Dordogne are within easy driving distance.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and corner kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared 2-hectare grounds
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 6m, depth 1.4m)
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Parking
    • Shared garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Shared barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 8km S of Villambard (shops, restaurants, cafés, bank, post office, tennis, horse riding), 23km N of Bergerac (market town, airport, all facilities), 34km S of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, Wednesday market, all facilities), 72km W of Sarlat (historic picturesque town, Wednesday market, all facilities).

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