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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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  • Maison Saint-Amand-de-Coly

    St. Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: FAD287

    This renovated 18th-century sandstone cottage has been brought back to life after years of neglect. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by green pastures and oak woodlands famous to the Perigord Noir, this delightful holiday cottage is an ideal choice in which to relax by the secluded, heated pool, or visit the numerous sites open to the public. The original bread oven has been transformed into an architectural feature in the living/dining room along with original beams and stone walls throughout. French doors open to the garden on both sides of the property, making it very practical for outdoor meals. The stunning 12th-century Romanesque church and abbey remains are just a short drive in the nearby village (“Most Beautiful Villages of France”). Musical evenings are open to all by reservation only throughout the summer months. Keen walkers are welcomed by the owner to walk the 3km by exiting the rear garden, down into the wooded valley and picking up the public bridleway.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Sloping ceilings and beams on first floor

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool (26m²), Jun-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km from Montignac (historic riverside market town, canoe hire, Lascaux cave paintings), 21km from Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities, twice weekly markets), 31km from Les Eyzies (national pre-history museum, canoe hire, restaurants).

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  • La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    Grade
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    Ref: W14901

    La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis. The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer. A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis.

    The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer.

    A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom plus child’s pull-out single bed.

    Heating, cot on request, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Le Luc

    Le Luc

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FCV586

    This comfortably equipped, air conditioned, ground floor holiday apartment offers a private terrace and garden and adjoins the discreet owners’ house. It offers a shared outdoor swimming pool (32m², open mid Apr-Sep), and there are sun loungers to relax on and fully enjoy the Mediterranean sun. The old village of Le Luc has retained the charm of a typical Var village, with its narrow streets, and clock tower with its typical Provençal campanile, or 3km away is Le Luc’s vast pine forest, lake and well-appointed woodland, an ideal place for spending quality time with your family. Shop 2.8km, restaurant 4km, beach 35km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, mezzanine with double bed, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning open-tread stairs to mezzanine. Sloping ceiling in mezzanine. Uneven surface in garden.

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  • Beausoleil

    Beausoleil

    Grade
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    Ref: FCA162

    These holiday apartments (FCA160, FCA161 and FCA162) are located a 10 minute walk from the beach, 400m from shops and near to the principality of Monaco. The resort of Beausoleil is near to the Larvotto Beach in Monaco, as well as having various activities nearby including tennis, bowling, table tennis, swimming, boat trips, hiking, a casino, night clubs and golf. Monte Carlo has bars and restaurants. Apartment FCA160 sleeps 2, FCA161 sleeps 3 and FCA162 sleeps 4. All are fully equipped with satellite TV, internet access, air-conditioning and a balcony. They benefit from a shared solarium on the roof, and a breakfast room with terrace, and a launderette. Shop and restaurant 400m, beach 1km.

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

    Satellite TV, internet connection, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to balcony.

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  • Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée

    Grade
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    Ref: F85140

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Kingsize bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Terrace
    • Separate 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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  • Le Verger Soreau

    Soreau, Maine-et-Loire

    Grade
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    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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  • Cabourg

    Cabourg

    Grade
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    Ref: W15039

    This cosy apartment has an open-plan lounge/diner opening on to a balcony with an attractive view. It also benefits from a large shared garden with pine trees. Located in a small resort at the edge of the chic resort of Cabourg, this is a great place for relaxing, walking, cycling and enjoying the endless sandy beaches with dunes just 300m away.
    In Cabourg, 4km, you will find a casino, chic shopping, horse races and golf. Pegasus Bridge, where the British Commandos landed the day before D-Day is just 7km. The landing beaches are 15km, as is historic Caen with William the Conqueror’s castle, abbeys and the Peace Museum. Bayeux is 35km. Shop 2.5km, café/bar and restaurant 1.5km, beach 300m.

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

    Electric heating, highchair, colour digital TV, dishwasher, microwave, shared enclosed garden, off road parking for 1 car, use of 2 bikes. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • St-Germain-sur-Ay

    St-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: W10619

    This detached fisherman’s house, with a lounge/diner that opens out onto the garden, is situated just 220 yards (200m) from a golden sandy beach. Set in a wonderful location, it is a great place for walking, swimming or surfing at the beach or simply relaxing. The harbour towns of Carteret and Portbail, with many shops and boat trips to Jersey are within driving distance, as is historical Coutances. Visit the landing beaches and Utah Beach with its museum or enjoy the many sea food restaurants dotted along the coast. Shops, café/bar 55 yards (50m), restaurant 164 yards (150m) and beach 220 yards (200m).

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

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, radio, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Colomars

    Colomars

    Grade
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    Ref: FCA455

    This air-conditioned, ground floor holiday apartment, part of the owners’ house, is located in the beautiful village of Colomars. It is an excellent base for a relaxing holiday, where you can listen to the song of the cicadas. Beautifully furnished, it is comfortable and has everything you could need. There is a wonderful terrace with furniture, perfect for dining al fresco. Situated just above Nice, there are many attractions nearby, including Parc Phœnix (10km), Le Vallon du Brec (15km), Abbaye de Lerins in Cannes (29km), Cirque du Gelas (42km) and the zoo in Fréjus (50km). Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 7km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance. Steps to shower.

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  • Annot

    Annot

    Grade
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    Ref: FPA015

    This quaint wooden lodge is situated on a holiday park in Annot. The complex is set in 4 acres of grounds and has a restaurant (open in the summer season), shop and a shared laundry and the discreet owner lives on site. The lodge has a terrace and a pleasant outdoor area shaded by large cherry trees. A swimming pool, tennis court and horse hiding centre are all within walking distance. The medieval village of Annot has splendid views which overlook the sandstone cliffs of Annot, known for their geological rarity and are very popular with climbers. The rivers around offer activities such as canyoning and hiking. There is a good rail service which enables you to explore the whole Provence region with ease. Discover the villages of Entrevaux, Touët-sur-Var or Puget-Théniers. Annot is 1 hour from the Gorges du Verdon, considered to be one of the most beautiful river canyons in Europe. Shop and restaurant 200m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, wi-fi, shared laundry facilities, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, shared grounds, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Uneven surface and slopes in grounds.

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  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: W14182

    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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  • Cerdanya, nr. Baixas

    Cerdanya, nr. Baixas

    Grade
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    Ref: FLP075

    This holiday apartment is located in the charming village overlooking the shaded church square. Simple but functional, this apartment will bring you peace and tranquillity. The shops are nearby in the heart of the village of Cerdanya, where you can experience Catalan life. Head to the sandy Mediterranean beaches, just 20km away or towards the foothills of the nearby Pyrenees. The lake, 12km and river, 8km are ideal for guests who want to go swimming or fishing. The former fortified village of Baixas is full of medieval remains, including a beautiful 12th century church. This holiday apartment is an ideal starting point for many excursions to explore this beautiful region. Shop 50m, restaurant 60m and beach 20km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, spiral, open-tread stairs.

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