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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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  • Villa Ama Lur

    St. Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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    Ref: F64119

    Set 1km from the centre of Ascain - one of the most beautiful Basque villages - this first floor holiday apartment is close to the beach at Saint Jean-de-Luz and a golf course (more 18-hole courses within 20km). Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the south-facing balcony, or sit in the large landscaped garden or garden house with dining area and barbecue. The discreet owner lives on the ground floor and speaks English. Beaches at Biarritz and Hendaye are a short drive. Visit Spain, Fuenterrabia or San Sebastian - the jewel of the Atlantic coast.

    Ground floor: Separate WC. First floor: Living room with American kitchen and south-facing balcony. Library area. Kingsize bedroom with balcony. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large landscaped garden with garden house
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • English library
    • Wi-fi
    • Private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Ascain (shops, cafés, restaurants, supermarket), 5km from Saint Jean-de-Luz (beaches, harbour, thalasso, casino, museums, art galleries, sailing, surfing, canoeing), 12km from Biarritz (beaches, casino), 30km from San Sebastian (shopping, casino).

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  • Le Mas du Bosca-Brun

    Cheval Blanc, nr. Cavaillon, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84329

    This charming 19th-century house, situated at the foot of the Luberon Regional Nature Park and on the outskirts of the village of Cheval Blanc, is ideal for relaxing in a peaceful countryside environment. Just 1km from all facilities, this traditional Provençal cottage is perfect for a couple seeking calm and serenity. Sympathetically restored with beamed ceilings, tasteful decoration and comfortable antique furniture, this semi-detached house, adjoining the owner’s home, is an excellent touring base with interesting and varied excursions within an hour’s drive. The lively riverside town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, famous for its antique fairs, bustling Sunday market and riverside restaurants, is within a 15-minute drive. Visit Roman ruins at Glanum, or Les Baux-de-Provence with its medieval castle with stunning views over the valley. Day trips could include the elegant Aix-en-Provence with its Haussmann architecture or the Luberon valley, where you can admire the beautiful hill-top villages.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams and French doors to terrace. Dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors to terrace. Super-kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.5m)
    • Central heating
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No children.

    Location: 5km SW of Cavaillon (shops, supermarket), 12km from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (antiques shops, market), 20km from St. Rémy-de-Provence, 25km from Avignon, 30km from Lourmarin and Les Baux-de-Provence.

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  • Just for 2 - Tuquet

    Trie-sur-Baïse, Haute-Pyrénées

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    Ref: F65100

    This self contained converted barn is part of a traditionally built farmhouse which is the home of the British owners, situated on the edge of a small village in a quiet secluded area of Gascony. A covered balcony leads off the first floor lounge overlooking the garden and pool with distant views of the Pyrénées. The ornamental garden pond contains goldfish and is visited by herons, kingfishers and other birds. Trie-Sur-Baise offers restaurants and shops around the main square where a market is held every Tuesday. Golf, fishing, horse riding, tennis, canoeing, cycling, bird watching and walking can all be enjoyed. Spain and the Pyrénées are an easy drive.

    Ground floor: Galley kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with balcony

    • Large garden with fish pond (care needed with children)
    • Swimming pool (shared with owners) (7.5m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 1.2m)
    • Central heating in all rooms
    • W/machine (shared with owners)
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD/video
    • Free internet access
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2.5km NW of Trie-sur-Baïse (all facilities), 30km NE of Tarbes (large city, edge of Pyrénées), Toulouse and Pau (airports).

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  • Maison de Grâce

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50216

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double four poster bed, beams and tiled floor. Steps down to kitchen with French doors to terrace, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heaters
    • H/chair.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Callac, nr. Carhaix

    Callac, nr. Carhaix

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    Ref: W14828

    In a traditional village with a pretty, secluded garden, this detached cottage is just a short walk from the village centre. Cosily and elegantly furnished, it is practical and well-equipped for a couple. An ideal base from which to discover central Brittany. Explore the well maintained foot and cycle paths, or go further afield towards the bustling village of Huelgoat, in the Monts d’Arree National Park. Carhaix is 20km, Brest airport 90km. Shop and café/bar 0.5km, restaurant 1km, beach 43km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, narrow stairs to first floor. 6 steps to garden, then further steps to entrance.

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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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  • 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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  • Cannes

    Cannes

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    Ref: FCA205

    This air-conditioned, 2nd floor studio is situated just opposite the Palais des Festivals and 250m from la Croisette. It is located right in the centre of Cannes, well-known for the Cannes Film Festival every May, as well as the many gardens and parks within the city. This city has many museums and galleries to explore - also, discover the many markets and shopping places, with cafés and restaurants. Just 200m away, visit the 7.5km of sandy beaches, where you can relax or enjoy a variety of watersports, such as kite surfing and windsurfing. Shop and restaurant 5m, beach 200m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), microwave. Sorry, no pets.

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  • La Bastide

    Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84177

    This ’maison de gardien’ is a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a pretty riverside village famous for its fountain. It shares a walled courtyard and garden with the caretaker, and has a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. There is also an interesting, small spring fed pool in the pretty dining room. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, it is equipped to a very good standard. The popular market town of Cavaillon is 15km away and a twenty minute drive through fine wine country brings you to Carpentras.

    Electric gates into courtyard and garden. Well-equipped dining kitchen. Dining room with small spring fed pool and patio doors out to the garden. Open-sided stairs from kitchen to landing area leading to living room/bedroom with double bed and comfortable seating. Shower room/WC

    • Pebbled courtyard and garden
    • Small private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.2m)
    • Small pool, fed by spring
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Parking for one car
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 5km E of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (riverside driving, famous antique market, canoeing), 10km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village in honey coloured stone), 20km W of Roussillon (famed for its ochre coloured rocks and pigment museum), 20km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, River Rhône, summer festival).

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  • Turret Apartment

    Marconne, Pas-de-Calais

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    Ref: F62129

    Just a short drive from the northern ports of France, you can experience life in a real French château, with five acres of shared gardens and mature trees together with a lake. The holiday properties have been lovingly restored by their English owners with great attention to detail and are within walking distance of Hesdin with its popular Thursday market, restaurants and bars to enjoy. The properties are ideally placed for exploring the 7 Vallées region with its pretty villages nestling in the valleys, yet under an hour from the lovely sandy beaches of the Côte d’Opale’s seaside resorts including Le Touquet and Hardelot. Enjoy the many summer festivals in the region, browse for bargains at the local brocantes or enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the many restaurants nearby. The area is very popular with walkers, cyclists and canoeists alike with excellent facilities nearby. Dine al fresco on the terrace in front of the château or enjoy a picnic in the grounds.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with doors to balcony terrace. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 300m from Marconne centre (shop, bar, restaurant), 700m from Hesdin (market, restaurants, bars, supermarket), 35km from Berck (beach).

    Both properties: Shared 5-acre garden with lawned area and small lake (take care with children)

    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Bollene

    Bollene

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    Ref: FPV092

    This detached holiday property is very pretty and stands in the owner’s grounds. It benefits from a terrace, a private garden, direct access to the shared swimming pool and the owners grounds which consist of lovely gardens and shady woodland areas. The house is close to the ancient town of Bollene, with a ’brocante’ or flea market. Activities nearby include swimming, surfing, tennis, fishing and there is a golf course just 12km away. Closeby are the villages of Laplaud, Lamotte-du-Rhône and also Montdragon. Further afield you can drive easily to the lively historic city of Avignon (45km) with its imposing Papal Palace or only 25km south is the beautiful town of Orange which has a homely village atmosphere but also many fascinating remains of Roman architecture and civilisation. Shop/restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Heater, satellite TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

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  • Chez Lebon

    St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée

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    Ref: T85900

    Situated completely independently in the grounds of a stately town house, this charming ground-floor accommodation is in part of a former stable block; it has access to the swimming pool in the park grounds. The property is set well back from the road in a side-street of the attractive small town of St. Hilaire. The swimming pool, pool house and barbecue area are secluded in the park 40m away and are shared with the owners. The property has its own east facing terrace with barbecue. This area is one of great natural beauty, adjacent to the Marais Poitevin ’Green Venice’ with its fascinating network of waterways. Some of the Loire châteaux are within reach for a day trip and the Atlantic beaches are just over an hour away, as is the Poitiers Futuroscope leisure park.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Well equipped kitchen with dining table. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Shared fenced swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1.2m - 2.4m)
    • Garden
    • Underfloor central heating
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: St. Hilaire-des-Loges (all basic shops), 8km SW of Coulonges (all facilities), 12km E of Fontenay-le-Comte.

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