By Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Shortlist

France

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.
808 cottages are available
Book 2017 now for only £25 Low Deposit* Save over £200 This Summer | Big Summer Sale Now On - Book Now ► Availability is low for - Click to see more nearby cottages ►
default
  • Fayence

    Fayence

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FCV608

    This delightful detached, air conditioned family holiday villa, offers a large, pretty, lawned garden with the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool (55m²). Light and airy, it has a superb open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, and 4 bedrooms, offering versatile accommodation. Located in the fortified, hilltop town of Fayence, this is a popular destination, and there are many visitor attractions in the area. Walkers can enjoy the many trails in the region, including a 6km trail to the Maures mountain range. Mons, 14km, is a pretty village looking out over forest filled valleys, and Saint Cassien Lake, 20km, has boat, canoe and sailboards available, and hikes round the lake. Shop 3km, restaurant 100m, beach 33km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, covered terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Slope to entrance.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Verteillac

    Verteillac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W14683

    A recently restored holiday cottage set within the owners’ grounds and surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Northern Dordogne. Renovated to a very good standard, with generous rooms and quality furnishings this is an ideal base for a relaxing family holiday. There is a large outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m, open June to September), terrace and garden area exclusive to guests. The nearest town is Verteillac for shops and restaurants and the popular market town of Riberac, 18km. Visitors will find much to see and do and the towns of Bergerac, Sarlat and Brantome are all worth a visit. Shops and restaurants 7km, café/bar 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. 4 bedrooms: 3 kingsize, 2 with en-suite shower rooms and toilet, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, colour digital TV, DVD player, video, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Maison La-Fontaine-Saint Martin

    La-Fontaine-Saint-Martin

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: FVS020

    Forming part of this very beautiful, 19th-century castle is this stunningly presented apartment, set on the edge of town in a huge wooded park with the owner living on site. To the rear are beautiful views over the lake where swans glide, and where you can also fish for carp and pike. This breathtaking and exceptional property is spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Each room has its own bathroom. The property is close to Malicorne where you can visit the factories of the Faïencerie d’Art, and at La Flèche, 15km, you can visit the zoo, the leisure centre, beach, paddle boats, aquatic centre and sailing club. Visit Le Mans, 30km, with its old city and its exciting historic centre, shopping and museums. For a day trip, discover the castles of the Loire and taste the wines of region. Angers and Saumur, with its famous horse show (the Cadre Noir) await you. Sports lovers will appreciate the golf courses, hiking trails and bike rides. In August, a Baroque music festival takes place in Sable-sur-Sarthe, 30km, and a medieval festival in Parcé, 20km.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Turning stairs to first floor: Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/WC. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom/WC, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC

    • Large shared garden with lake (take care with children)
    • Central heating
    • Shared w/machine
    • Shared t/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Internet access
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 5km from shops, 15km from La Flèche (zoo, beach, aquatic centre), 60km from Angers (airport)

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Les Ecoles

    Matha, Charente-Maritime

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F17351

    Close to Cognac, St. Jean d’Angely and Saintes, this semi-detached 18th-century holiday property lies in a village near Matha. It has a private swimming pool, enclosed garden and large enclosed grounds. Set over three levels, it boasts a lot of charm, retaining beams and original features. The kitchen opens on to the garden and there is a covered terrace by the pool. Matha and Cognac have a weekly market, offering fresh seafood including mussels and oysters from Ile d’Oléron, farm products, mushrooms, and the local aperitif, pineau. You have a large choice of distilleries to visit as well as tastings all around. The aqualand of St. Jean d’Angely will be loved by the children; budding historians will like the abbey of Saintes, or the castle of Taillebourg. Fouras has many beaches, from where you can take a ferry to the Isle of Aix, or visit the old harbour of La Rochelle with its famous aquarium.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with French doors to garden and tiled floor. First floor: Two bedrooms with wooden floors: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Second floor: Two bedrooms, both with wooden floors: One double, one twin with en-suite shower room

    • Enclosed garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Large enclosed grounds
    • Swimming pool (6.4m x 3.8m, depth 1.4m) with external shower room/WC
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • T/cot
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Matha (shops, restaurants, market, tennis), 3km from Thors (beach on lake), 20km from St. Jean d’Angely (Aqualand resort), 23km from Cognac (distilleries, golf course, boat trips, market, museum), 66km from Fouras (beach, ferry to Isle of Aix), 87km from La Rochelle (old harbour, museum, aquarium, airport)

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Plomeur

    Plomeur

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF041

    Located in the beautiful Plomeur, at the western end of Brittany, this traditional natural stone holiday property, has spacious accommodation including a lounge with open fire and traditional kitchen. Centrally located it is the ideal starting point for exploring the surrounding area. Plomeur is known as the town in bloom, decked with hanging baskets and planters filled with flowers. A flower festival is held in April, with flower shows, mosaics and sculptures all made from flowers. Close to Pointe de la Torche a surfers paradise, and with coastal trails where you can watch the petrels and gannets from various lookout posts. The city of Pont-l’Abbé is just 10km. Shop 3km, restaurant 3.5km and beach 1.5km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom (no toilet), shower room (no toilet), 2 separate toilets with basin, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 2 single.

    Open fire in lounge, cot, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to entrance.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Marina View

    Aigues-Mortes, Gard

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FLG280

    This lovely, semi-detached holiday home is ideally located in the marina district of Aigues-Mortes, and it offers several south-facing terraces overlooking the marina and boats. One of the terraces overlooks the water, another is upstairs and there is a sun terrace on the roof. Aigues-Mortes is a good starting point to visit the Camargue, a most exciting region. Aigues-Mortes is a beautiful, 13th-century, medieval town with stunning ramparts, where visitors can discover ancient streets, shops, many restaurants and a river port. The historic cities of Nîmes and Arles, and the sandy beaches of Le Grau-du-Roi, La Grande-Motte and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are within easy reach. Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is well worth a visit, with its botanical garden, 14th-century cathedral, medieval towers and aquarium.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. Separate WC. Turning stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Terraces
    • Central heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • On street parking
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 2km from shop, 8km from beach, 12km from La Grande-Motte (water sports), 35km from Montpellier (city, shops, restaurants, cathedral, train station), 44km from Nîmes (Roman history), 46km from Arles (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Mas du Berger

    Aigues-Mortes, Gard

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FLG275

    7km from Aigues-Mortes, this beautiful and spacious villa is set within 50 hectares of garden and is very well equipped. You will enjoy the private swimming pool and the peaceful location. The house is only 20km from the sandy beaches of Le Grau-du-Roi, or discover the Camargue, a unique place set at the edge of the Mediterranean, embraced by the two arms of the Rhône between Arles and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. The Camargue offers a very rich wildlife, including white horses, black bulls and pink flamingos. You will also enjoy the many activities available in the area, such as 4x4 safaris in rice fields, cruises on the canal or horse riding.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Four double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (32m²), open May-Sep
    • Central heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unfenced pond a few metres from house.

    Location: 7km from Aigues-Mortes (shop, ramparts), 20km from Le Grau-du-Roi (beaches), 36km from Nîmes (Roman amphitheatre, Roman temple, Pont du Gard, cathedral), 47km from Montpellier (museum, botanical garden, cathedral, train station, shops, restaurants).

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Les Provençales, Villa 1

    La Londe-les-Maures, Var

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: FMW636

    These Provençal style villas are nestled in the Valcros hills which overlook the lles d’Or (the Golden Islands) and the vast sea. The resort is the ideal place to get away with family or friends. These well-furnished and spacious villas will provide you with comfort and calmness. Some of the villas (allocation is on arrival) have living rooms and terraces offering magnificent views across the hills, the Massif des Maures. Golf players can enjoy the international golf course of Valcros Golf which is only two minutes away. Enjoy swimming in your own private pool or time in your private garden area with a terrace for outside dining. Some gardens have steep terraces so care with small children is advised. Or spend some time enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches of La Londe, Bormes les Mimosas and Le Lavandou about 10km away. Guided tours of vineyards and olive groves are available in the area for holidaymakers who wish to explore this region further. You can admire wildlife and flora from the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant. Please note that air-conditioning is only available in two of the rooms on the upper floor.These Provençal style villas are nestled in the Valcros hills which overlook the lles d’Or (the Golden Islands) and the vast sea. The resort is the ideal place to get away with family or friends. These well-furnished and spacious villas will provide you with comfort and calmness. Some of the villas (allocation is on arrival) have living rooms and terraces offering magnificent views across the hills, the Massif des Maures. Golf players can enjoy the international golf course of Valcros Golf which is only two minutes away. Enjoy swimming in your own private pool or time in your private garden area with a terrace for outside dining. Some gardens have steep terraces so care with small children is advised. Or spend some time enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches of La Londe, Bormes les Mimosas and Le Lavandou about ten kilometres away. Guided tours of vineyards and olive groves are available in the area for holidaymakers who wish to explore this region further. You can admire wildlife and flora from the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Levant. Please note that air-conditioning is only available in two of the rooms on the upper floor.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite/adjacent bathroom/shower room. Twin bedroom with en-suite/adjacent bathroom/shower room. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite/adjacent bathroom/shower room. Twin bedroom with en-suite/adjacent bathroom/shower room.

    Location: 5km from La Londe-les-Maures (restaurants, shops, watersports), 10km from Estagnol beaches (boat trips), 13km from Le Lavandou (boat to St-Tropez, vineyards), 35km from Toulon (old town, harbour).

    Both properties: Garden

    • Terrace (some steep, take care with children)
    • Private pool (30-35 sq m, depth 1.7m)
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot and h/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: External stairs have no bannister.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Creysse

    Creysse

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD329

    This comfortable, family holiday home lies in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne, less than an hours drive from the bustling region’s capital city of Périgueux and the beautiful historic centre, set around the ancient Cathédrale Saint-Front. Monbazillac is just 9km with its imposing, wine producing, Château de Monbazillac and the historic village of Issigeac is 14km, which hosts a weekly Sunday market. The magical Gardens of Marqueyssac is approximately a 1-hour drive away, where there are many events during the summer months. After a day of exploring this diverse region, relax in and around the outdoor swimming pool (36m², open Apr-Oct) or play a few games of table tennis. Alternatively, there is golf nearby and river fishing 2km away. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin, bathroom with bath, shower attachment and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Oil heater, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to lounge and one bath. Sloping ceilings in some rooms. External steps to entrance.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • La Résistante

    Mondrepuis, nr. Hirson, Aisne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: F02128

    Tastefully renovated, this detached, rural holiday property retains many original features including beams and an open fireplace. A large sunny garden with bespoke BBQ dining area and private fishing lake (on the owner’s land nearby) offer relaxation after exploring this pretty region of France. Spend a day at the nearby Chimay brewery or visit the historic Abbey at St. Michel. Venture further afield and visit Reims, the Champagne capital of France, and take the Champagne trail. Parfondeval, voted one of France’s most beautiful villages, is close by or wander the many footpaths and cycle trails around the region.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Single bedroom. Shower room/WC. Stairs with sloping steps to first floor: Three double bedrooms, one with additional single bed, all with sloping ceilings. Beams throughout

    • Wooded garden
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Range
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced lake in owners’ grounds, 150m.

    Location: 5km from Hirson (supermarket, bar, restaurants), 7km from Fourmies (restaurants, cinema, glass museum, hypermarket), 29km from Chimay (brewery, museum), 86km from Reims (Champagne cellars, all facilities).

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • La Rouquette

    Fleury d’Aude, nr. Narbonne, Aude

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F11179

    This charming detached holiday villa stands in large grounds and enjoys private use of the swimming pool (open July - October). It is well equipped, tastefully furnished and provides an excellent touring base only 8km from endless miles of golden sandy beaches. Leave the property in any direction to explore some of the best Languedoc Roussillon destinations. This could include the sun drenched historical town of Narbonne or Beziers, the wine capital of Languedoc. Join the millions each year who visit the world famous fortified medieval city of Carcassonne. Enjoy and admire the stunning architecture in Montpellier and Perpignan. Or maybe stroll around some lovely market villages. This is only if you can leave this lovely villa, or stray away from the endless miles of golden sandy beaches and family resorts which begin only 8km away. Once the night falls enjoy an al fresco meal dining by the lit pool with a glass of the local wine.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with French doors to garden. Kingsize bedroom. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with walk-in shower and double basin (no WC). Two separate WCs. Tiled floor throughout

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.8m)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Internet connection
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Edge of village, 1km from shops and restaurant, 8km N of beaches, 15km E of Narbonne, 20km SW of Béziers, 75km E of Carcassonne, 79km N of Perpignan, 80km W of Montpellier.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Villa Asthine

    Limoux, Aude

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FR0267

    This is a wonderful opportunity to stay in a beautiful restored Mas located on a working vineyard within one hectare of land and vines, with lovely views across the vine clad hills. The building is adjacent to the owner’s house (approx 100m) and close to wine making facilities which are regularly used during the day. There is a private garden area and pleasant private terrace to the rear of the house as well as a walled private pool area and covered outside dining area. The vibrant town of Limoux is 3km from the property, for shops, restaurants and bars as well as a local market held on Friday with a good range of local foods and crafts. There’s tennis and bike hire 4km away and the area is ideal for nature lovers as well as hiking and biking enthusiasts. Don’t miss a visit to the fortified city of Carcassonne, 27km, with its amazing fortified walls, pretty gift shops, cafes and restaurants as well as historical and cultural festivities throughout the summer.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Large living room. Kitchen/dining room. Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Queensize bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Private garden
    • Shared grounds
    • Private terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m - 1.6m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Limoux (shops, restaurants, bars, local market), 27km from Carcassonne (fortified city, gift shops, cafes, restaurants), 27km from Canal du Midi.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From

Looking for something with a little more?

Cotages with Hot tubs Cottages part of our Luxury collection Something with a swimming pool A place near the Coast
×

Today's Price £000.00
WAS