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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 Le Touquet

    Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Pas-de-Calais

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNP130

    Ideally located in a quiet residential area of this famous resort and within easy walking distance to the sandy beach and amenities, this semi-detached holiday property is less than an hour from the northern ports. The property is also ideally placed for a round of golf on the magnificent course. The discreet owner lives next door. Wander along the vast beaches, visit the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer with its ramparts, the market town of Hesdin or venture down the coast to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme with its steam train and seal colony.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Cable TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 250m from shop, 300m from restaurant and beach, 7km from Étaples (museum, nature reserve, military cemetery), 18km from Montreuil-sur-Mer (ramparts, restaurants, 11th-century abbey), 60km from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (harbour, boat trips).

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  • Ty Erin

    Loctudy, nr. Pont-l’Abbé, Finistère

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F29518

    Made entirely of wood, this spacious, detached holiday cottage is located in an excellent position between the traditional fishing villages of Loctudy and Lesconil, and only 0.5km from a beautiful beach. Lesconil is close by, where guests can buy fresh croissants, and it is a short walk to the bustling fishing port and the first of many lovely beaches. The Breton coastline boasts not only ports and beaches, but imposing lighthouses, crashing Atlantic rollers and excellent outdoor activity centres. It is close to popular Bénodet and picturesque Ste Matine, both at the mouth of the beautiful River Odet. Explore the elegant city of Quimper, the local capital, and taste some of the fresh local seafood, cider and crêpes.

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

    • Enclosed lawned garden with two steps
    • Decked terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (DVD use only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

    Location: 500m from beach, 2km from Lesconil (port, beach, most amenities), 8km from Pont-l’Abbé (market town), 15km from golf, 23km from Quimper (all amenities).

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  • Ceaucé

    Ceaucé

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNO027

    Located in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional Park, this cosy detached holiday cottage is set in a peaceful village. The cottage benefits from a terrace overlooking the lovely lawned garden, that is ideal for relaxing in and dining al fresco around the barbecue. Explore the medieval town of Domfront, 12km, and the lovely resort of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne with its thermal baths and casino. While the attractive cities of Flers and Mortain are also worth exploring, and the International Peace Memorial in Caen, the D-Day landing beaches, the coastline of the English Channel (1 hour away), and the beautiful bay of Mont-Saint-Michel are all easily reached. Shop 12km, restaurant 400m.

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

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge and dining room, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step from lounge to dining room. Turning stairs to first floor. Step into shower.

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  • Viessoix

    Viessoix

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FNC195

    This lovely semi-detached house has been tastefully furnished and has spacious rooms and a mezzanine area, used as an additional double bedroom, that leads through to the main bedroom. The house has a large garden with many flowers and fruit trees, perfect for you to enjoy and relax in. The owners live on site and are on hand if you need any help or advice during your stay. The surrounding landscapes offer the perfect place for cycling, mountain biking and hiking. The region has many historical and cultural gems for you to discover such as the various bays and landing beaches from the wars, Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, the William the Conqueror castle, the wonderful village of Villedieu-les Poêles and many more. Shop and restaurant 10km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen. Shower room with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Mezzanine with double bed.

    Electric heating. Woodburner in lounge. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to mezzanine and sloping ceilings. Mezzanine leads to bedroom.

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  • Cami Pitchou

    Saignon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: T84717

    Saignon is a gorgeous perched village with views over Apt below. The property, accessed via a 200m country track, is set in quiet countryside just a couple of minutes from Saignon and lively Apt town (3 km). The 180 degree views from this charming little property reach far across to the Monts de Vaucluse, Northern Luberon Hills and much more. Locally, there are well marked trails, or visit by car Aix-en-Provence and all the pretty Lubéron villages. The apartment adjoins the owners’ farmhouse, a discreet young couple, who have their own private entrance to their property. The interior of the apartment is neat and compact with original features such as Provençal ceilings and exposed stone walls. The pool adjoins a large poolhouse barn conversion.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Step to double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with significant drops
    • Private patio
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m - 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 2km N of Saignon (baker/grocer, restaurant), 3km SE of Apt (all facilities, big Saturday market), 45km E of Avignon (all facilities), 50km N of Aix-en-Provence (all facilities).

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  • Lézardrieux

    Lézardrieux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FBC600

    Located on the ’wild peninsula’ between Paimpol and Tréguier, this quiet charming little fisherman’s cottage is a lovely holiday property overlooking a no through road. It offers a magnificent view over the Trieux Estuary and a pond. From the terrace you can watch the comings and goings of boats near the port of Lézardrieux. While nearby is a small oyster farming area with the opportunity to buy and taste the oysters, as well as a pancake restaurant nearby. On the outskirts of Trieux there are many coves and little beaches including the family beach of Craclais, while near the cottage you can reach the botanical path, via one of the hiking trails. At the end of the peninsula are the dunes of Talberg, a 3.5km long strip of sand between the rivers Jaudy and Trieux. Shop 2.5km, restaurant 500m, beach 2.5km.

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

    Woodburner in lounge, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Unfenced river nearby.

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  • Inxent, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer

    Inxent, nr. Montreuil-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W15099

    Adjoining the discreet owner’s property, this traditionally built fermette has retained its character but offers comfortable holiday accommodation for a small family. Set in a garden with an abundance of flowers and with the River Course running through the village, this makes a peaceful spot to enjoy this pretty part of France.

    Enjoy a meal at the local restaurant, fishing in the river (permit required), cycle on the quiet lanes, and visit the chocolate factory at Beussent.

    Venture to Étaples with a Friday market, Le Touquet with beaches, and Montreuil-sur-Mer with panoramic views from the ramparts.

    Shop 6km, café/bar and restaurant 800m and beach 15km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas heaters, cot (on request), colour satellite TV (French channels only), washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, lawned garden, shared courtyard, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in bedrooms. NB: River nearby.

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  • Logis de la Roche

    Charroux, Vienne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F86123

    Two minutes from the Charente Border and overlooking the Charente Valley, this charming detached holiday property faces the owner’s majestic château. The large fenced swimming pool is all yours, and situated just by the front terrace facing the château’s gardens. All on one level, it has been completely restored with lovely soft furnishings giving plenty of colour and light, and pretty pieces of antique furniture. The rooms are large and spacious and in an ideal setting for peace and quiet. A few miles away are Asnois and Charroux where you can find all facilities. The lake of Saint Macoux is ideal for fishing. The larger town of Confolens is well known for its summer festival in August and its activities on the River Vienne.

    All on one level. Living/dining room with French window to terrace. Kitchen. Large double bedroom with French window to terrace. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Large 2 hectare shared garden with woodland
    • Private fenced swimming pool (10.5m x 4.3m, depth 1.2m to 2m) with Roman steps and small paddling pool
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Charroux (shops, bar, restaurant), 10km S of Civray (shops, tennis), 20km E of Saint Macoux (lake, fishing), 26km N of Confolens (music festival, canoeing), 66km S of Poitiers (Futuroscope, airport).

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  • Rougiers

    Rougiers

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FCV679

    This 2-storey holiday property features a first floor balcony which is accessed via the shower room. It enjoys bright and spacious rooms, with the added convenience of air-conditioning in the lounge. Visit the nearby small town of Barjols, 22km, standing on a gently sloping hill in the Var region of Provence, in the peaceful countryside. Barjols has the most unusual features dotted around the town with over 40 fountains, washhouses and waterfalls. A tourist map will guide you to them all! Aubagne is 25km away, surrounded by hills and rocky crags, with an 11th-century church of Saint Sauveur at the top of the town with views across the surrounding hills. Golf nearby. Shop and restaurant 7km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Lingreville

    Lingreville

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM200

    This little house is situated in the owner’s very large grounds and has a charming rustic style with tasteful furniture and original beams. Coutances cathedral (15km) is a major example of the beautiful Norman architecture. Take a day trip to the zoo in Champrepus (25km) for family fun. Visit Jardin des plantes de Coutances for beautifully laid out gardens and great views of the valley nearby the gardens. Visit Granville (17km) with its harbour, museum and golf course. Further afield visit Saint-Lô (46km) with its medieval walls or explore the Vire Valley. Shop and beach 2km, restaurant 3km.

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

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

    Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

    Grade
    4
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: FPA003

    At the heart of this Provençal village which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the most beautiful lake in southern France, you’ll find this little apartment, with lake view, in a village house. This wonderful location is ideal for activities such as pedalo, windsurfing, fishing, bungee jumping from one of the highest bridges in Europe and canoeing on the River Verdon. The banks of this river are also perfect for walking. Nature lovers will be overcome by so much splendour and peace. The picturesque small Provençal town of Riez is 10km away; explore its prettily painted medieval streets, clock tower and fountains, or browse its craft and pottery shops. Shop 500m and restaurant 50m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 double sofa beds in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Lake 50m.

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  • Grau d’Agde

    Grau d’Agde

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W14782

    Located only 250m from endless miles of fine golden sandy beaches, this pleasant holiday apartment has been well-equipped and tastefully furnished. Grau d’Agde is a family resort whose neighbouring resort of Cap d’Agde (8km) is one of the most popular along the Mediterranean coastline. Visit the historical, sun-drenched towns of Béziers, the wine capital of Languedoc (25km), Narbonne, a very pleasant town to wander around in the shade of its plane trees (53km), Carcassonne, one of the world famous medieval cities and Montpellier, recently voted the nicest town in France (63km). Grau d’Agde is only 15km from Béziers-Cap d’Agde airport (easy reach from airport with a shuttle bus - direct flights from Bristol, Luton, Manchester and Southampton). Shops, café/bar and restaurant 0.2km, beach 0.25km.

    Second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with double basin, separate toilet, mezzanine with double bed, double soaf bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave (no oven), freezer. Sorry, no pets.

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