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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 Font La Rivière

    Saint-Front-La-Rivière, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FAD264

    This restored cottage with a stylish interior shares a driveway with the friendly English owners. The cottage is fenced for privacy, with private garden and patio areas. The cottage is situated on the edge of Saint-Front-La-Rivière, a small, charming village. Brantôme, with the River Dronne encircling the island town, the huge abbey on its banks and Friday market, is only 15 minutes’ drive. Saint-Jean-de-Cole is also a 15-minute drive. Other attractions include Le Grotte de Villars, a magnificent prehistoric cave full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the majestic Château de Puyguilhem. Périgueux, 30 minutes’ drive, is the capital of the Dordogne with shops, restaurants, museums and the Cathedral St Front.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 500m from fishing, 3km from shops, 10km from swimming pool, 12km from Nontron, 65km from Brive-la-Gaillarde (airport)

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  • Ti Forn

    Moëlan-sur-Mer, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F29132

    On Brittany’s south west coast, this 15th-century cottage is set within the 90 hectare grounds of a manor house hotel, along with one other cottage. It enjoys its own garden near to the owners’ stable yard and property, surrounded by the forests of the estate, while just below is the Belon River, perfect for leisurely walks. Nearby is the village of Moëlan-sur-Mer and the ports of Merrien and Brigneau. The local market is held on Tuesdays, with fresh produce and an array of locally caught seafood. The ancient city of Quimper is worth a visit, full of charm with cobbled streets, cathedral and museums. There are crêperies and interesting shops to browse, where the famous hand-painted traditional pottery can be found.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/living/dining room. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Open-tread spiral staircase to first floor: One double bedroom. One twin bedroom

    • Garden
    • D/washer
    • W/machine (shared)
    • TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 3km S of Moëlan-sur-Mer (market, restaurants, shops), 40km SE of Quimper (shopping, cathedral).

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  • Tamerville

    Tamerville

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM046

    This large stone house is very solidly built and situated in the countryside. For a good day out and a enjoyable walk with stunning views of the surrounding area and countryside, visit Phare de Gatteville (26km), where a lighthouse can be found at the top of the hill where the views are exceptional. Further afield, Coutances (59km) is a charming town, where an impressive cathedral can be found and there are many restaurants to relax and eat in. There are fishing opportunities 3km away. Shop and restaurant 6km, beach 20km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to kitchen/diner.

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  • Restigne

    Restigne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14272

    This cosy detached holiday cottage is on the edge of a charming wine producing village near Bourgueil and situated in the enclosed grounds of the friendly owners’ home. Full of character with exposed beams, stone walls, feature burning stove with some very pretty furniture and fine fabrics. The private patio and barbecue area is ideal for evening meals. For lovers of French culture and history, the region has numerous chateaux and monuments to visit. Tours (39km), Saumur with its famous wine within just 30 minutes. Shop and cafe/bar 500m, restaurant 700m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom (no door).

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, wi-fi, dishwasher, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Vildé la Marine

    Vildé la Marine

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBI096

    These holiday apartments are in a renovated and converted house just across the road from the Mont Saint-Michel Bay shoreline. Both have a spacious open-plan living area, with well equipped kitchenette. The first floor apartment (FBI095) has an en-suite bedroom, the second apartment (FBI096) is over two floors, bedrooms under the eaves, and a private courtyard. At high tide you can enjoy a swim in the warm waters and at low tide explore this unique bay’s protected habitat, or even collect your own cockles for supper. From the house you can take the coastal path, either to the picturesque port of Cancale or past the World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel. A wide variety of activities are available locally, including sand yachting, go karting and riding, while there is an excellent beach for kite and wind surfers. Shop and restaurant 400m, beach 50m.

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

    Oil heater, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, courtyard, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step into shower. Sloping ceilings on second floor.

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  • Entrechaux

    Entrechaux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPV027

    This welcoming holiday house is situated in a stunning rural setting and has a superb children’s play area. From the extensive grounds adjoining the owner’s home there is a view of the Château d’Entrechaux. It is a perfect spot for dining on the covered terrace and soaking in the atmosphere of rural Provence. The ancient village of Entrechaux is a short drive and is a picturesque spot perched on a rocky outcrop. There is plenty to do in this area: including the pre-historic Masque caves and rambling, tennis and fishing. Only 25km away is the historic town of Carpentras which has a cathedral and Friday market. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to garden.

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  • Courtemont-Varennes

    Courtemont-Varennes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14440

    On the famous Champagne Route, this detached holiday property, set in the English-speaking, cat-loving owner’s vast enclosed garden, has an open fire and traditionally decorated bedrooms. Enjoy the garden with its water feature and passing wildlife, or walk along the river bank, 5 minutes away. Visit Epernay (33km), or Center Parcs (91km, day passes subject to availability). Paris, Eurodisney and the Val-de-Marne with its retail outlet centre are just 75km away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 9.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, telephone (incoming only), colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, shared lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, BBQ, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning staircase to first floor. Water feature 20m from property.

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  • La Belle Vue

    Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FCA257

    This beautiful apartment is very spacious and is ideally located half way between the Carre d’Or and Palm Beach. It has been completely renovated and is very modern and the living room conveniently opens out onto a super terrace which is perfect for dining in the open air and there are also two bedrooms which have their own shower and washbasin. It is ideal for those who enjoy swimming or going for leisurely walks as it is close to beaches and shops and the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. Visit Nice (32km) and walk along the Promenade des Anglais, when in this beautiful resort there are lots of things to see, including the harbour, the tower of Saint François and La Colline du château.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower cubicle. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Balcony
    • Covered terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Outdoor furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Le Cannet (art museum and restaurants), 6km from Vallauris (castle and Picasso museums), 8km from Mandelieu-la Napoule (castle and nature reserve).

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  • La Ferme D’Annie

    Fontenay-Torcy, Oise

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F60108

    This traditional detached country bungalow, situated less than 10km from Gerberoy, officially one of France’s prettiest villages, is the perfect location from which to discover the countryside of Picardy. Ideal for those who love the outdoors, there is a wood nearby and the owner can even organise stables for guests who prefer to see the region on horseback. Being just 110km from Paris, visitors may wish to make a day trip to the capital either by car or by train from Beauvais (just 30km away). A swimming pool and tennis facilities can be found within 10km of the property.

    All on ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden and courtyard
    • Electric heaters
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 8km to shop, supermarket and bar.

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  • Chirac

    Chirac

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FJC056

    These terraced holiday cottages are on a small complex of three in the hamlet of La Sechère. The cottages date back to the 17th century, but now provide very comfortable accommodation. Each has its own south facing terrace with arbour, garden furniture and barbecue, and the vast enclosed grounds are shared by the three cottages. Within the grounds is a 10m x 5m above ground, shared swimming pool (available May-Sep), which has a raised wooden terrace with additional seating and tables. Or you can relax in one of the several shaded areas within the grounds. There is also pétanque, badminton and plenty of room to kick a ball around or practise a few swings of golf - there is an 18-hole golf course within 10km. Some of the lake beaches nearby have water sports, pedaloes and restaurants, and there is an adventure park at Massignac, 20 minutes, which includes a Go Ape in the Trees (Accrobranche). The lovely town of Confolens, also 20 minutes away, has a Vélorail (cycle railway), and the famous Vallée des Singes (Monkey Park) is an hour away. The local village is great for shopping and cafés. There is a selection of restaurants too. Properties FJC057 and FJC056 can be booked together. Shop and restaurant 2km.

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

    Gas heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, fridge, microwave, shared enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Montaigu-de-Quercy

    Montaigu-de-Quercy

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FMN008

    This well-appointed holiday house is located in a hamlet of a few houses near Montaigu-de-Quercy, 40km SW of Cahors and 40km NW of Agen. It has a sunny garden with a shaded terrace where you can relax and unwind. Montaigu-de-Quercy is ranked among the most beautiful villages of France, like Montcuq and Lauzerte, located within 15km. Sarlat, Rocamadour and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is just over an hour’s drive through beautiful scenery. Also at Montaigu-de-Quercy, you can relax on the beach, swim, enjoy water sports or rent a pedal boat or canoe. Walibi Amusement Park at Agen is 40km away - a great family day out for all the family. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Canet-Plage

    Canet-Plage

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FLP141

    Canet-Plage stretches along one of the most beautiful beaches to be found along the Mediterranean coast. These holiday apartments are ideally located in Canet-Plage, close to shops, and there are a total of 50 similar apartments, all with balcony and outdoor furniture. They are distributed over 6 storeys and have direct access to the beach. Some of the apartments are located facing the sea, others are situated looking towards the mountain side. Guests staying at these apartments all have use of the shared, outdoor swimming pool, open from April to September, with terrace. There is a fishing lake 150m away. Shop and restaurant 50m, beach 150m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, mezzanine with bunk bed, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Microwave, shared grounds, balcony, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps on pool terrace. Main road between apartments and beach.

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