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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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  • Barenton

    Barenton

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    Ref: W14251

    Situated in the centre of the quiet country town of Barenton, this charming, renovated, semi-detached holiday cottage is ideally located to explore this beautiful and historic region. Despite retaining many of its original features, Le Petit Maison de l’Eglise also offers modern comforts. The hillside town of Mortain, known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls, is only a short drive away, as is the ancient town of Domfront where cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses are a reminder of the town’s 11th century origins. Avranches is only 35km away, whilst Normandy’s most famous landmark, Le Mont Saint Michel, makes an ideal day trip. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 100m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom plus single bed.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, microwave, private enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 6 steps to entrance.

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  • Cidre Barn

    Pont-Hébert, nr. Saint-Lô, Manche

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    Ref: F50233

    Cidre Barn has been lovingly renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for two in a quiet corner of the Normandy countryside. Situated close to the historic town of Saint-Lô, Cidre Barn adjoins the owners’ property and is an ideal location from which to explore Manche and its neighbouring regions. Saint-Lô’s imposing ramparts take centre stage in a town made famous by its strategic role during the Second World War. Also nearby is the hilltop town of Coutances, well-known for its cathedral and formal gardens. Coastal resorts are also within easy driving distance whilst, a little further afield, lies Normandy’s most famous landmark, the monastic isle of Le Mont Saint Michel.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, corner kitchen. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom with double sofa bed, beams, sloping ceiling, double shower cubicle/WC

    • Garden with steps
    • Terrace
    • Shared wooded grounds with lake
    • Oil heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • Combi m/wave/oven
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1.5km Pont-Hébert (supermarket, bar), 9km from Saint-Lô (all amenities), 35km NE of Coutances (cathedral, botanical gardens), 42km From Saint-Germain-sur-Ay (beaches).

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  • Guern

    Guern

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    Ref: W14588

    Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe. Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.Nestling in a quiet hamlet in the heart of Brittany, this pretty 16th-century stone-built cottage and converted water mill are set amidst acres of idyllic grounds, complete with river, mill pond and a large stocked lake with trout (free fishing available for guests). Lovingly restored and traditionally decorated by the British owners, incorporating beamed ceilings and log burners. The quaint mill house "Le Moulin" with its millstream trickling alongside, provides cosy accommodation for two, with views across the mill pond and lakes from its rear patio, while the spacious "Maison de Niziau" features exposed stonework and a pretty patio overlooking the river. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling. The historic town of Pontivy, with its château set on the River Blavet, weekly market and restaurants serving traditional Breton fayre is 12km away. Also within easy reach are the lake of Guerlédan and slightly further afield, Mûr de Bretagne, with their beaches and watersports. The coast is easily accessible, with the Golfe du Morbihan, inner sea, well worth exploring. Carnac is renowned for its rows of 2000 standing stones which constitute the most important prehistoric site in Europe.

    Shops 12km, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Single folding bed on request.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, video, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, shared garden and grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, pond and unfenced lake close to property. Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Trève

    Trève

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    Ref: FBC599

    On the outskirts of the small town of Trève, this detached holiday property is ideal for a couple with a small child to discover Brittany, the descreet owner lives on site. Situated near to a renowned fishing lake with a lakeside walk to enjoy. The kitchen opens onto one of the 2 terraces, one of which is covered with a pergola, it also offers a small vegetable garden, which is available to guests. The region is rich in heritage, and you can enjoy visits to the ’Maison-des-Toiles’ at Saint-Thélo, or the shoemaker of Chèze, and just 5 minutes away Loudéac has a steam room and Jacuzzi available. Shop and restaurant 700m, beach 50m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, 2 terraces, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Uneven surface in grounds.

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  • Harmony

    St. Raphaël, Var

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    Ref: F83158

    Just across the road from a sandy beach, close to local shops and bars, this attractive first floor apartment is perfectly situated to enjoy all the attractions of the lively resort of St. Raphaël, with its colourful pavement cafés and shady squares. Set in a modern building, it is attractively furnished with a touch of Oriental style, and enjoys a balcony overlooking the shared swimming pool, with a glimpse of the sea to one side. St. Raphaël has sandy beaches, palm trees, a buzzing nightlife and bustling evening markets along the promenade, as well as a waterworld. Nearby is St. Tropez, with beaches and pretty harbour lined with artists, while Cannes has designer boutiques and magnificent summer firework displays.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room with doors to balcony. Kitchen with double hob (no conventional oven). Kingsize bedroom. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Shared enclosed gardens with colourful rockeries
    • Shared swimming pool (13m x 6.5m, depth 1m to 3m), open mid-May to mid-Sept
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking within enclosed grounds
    • Balcony table and chairs.

    Location: 3km E of St. Raphaël (nightlife, boutiques, bars, safari park), 38km E of St. Tropez (beaches, boutiques, nightlife), 38km W of Cannes (all-year-round festivals, la Croisette).

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  • Le Boncoin - Le Chic

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    Ref: F85301


    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework, wooden floor, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is perfect for sitting quietly in the shade of the hot summer sun. Hire a canoe (payable locally) and explore the local canal network, or visit the pretty villages, markets and beaches of the Vendée and Charente.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Grassed area (across small road)
    • Natural grounds
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • Blu-ray
    • Cot
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue
    • F/freezer.

    Location: 3km from Le Mazeau (shops, bar and restaurant), 4km from Damvix (bars, restaurants), 11km SW of Benet (supermarket, most facilities), 25km W of Niort (large town), 50km E of La Rochelle (beaches).

    Both properties: Wood-burning stove

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture.

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  • St. Jean-aux-Amognes

    St. Jean-aux-Amognes

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    Ref: FGN010

    This lovely holiday house has a large garden and is set in the grounds of a 17th-century castle in the heart of Burgundy. The main living area has a beamed ceiling, and the property is equipped with all comforts for a stay in the countryside. Discover the park of Morvan and its lakes, either by hiking or cycling. To the northwest lie the vineyards of Sancerre-Pouilly, and Nevers is 15km away with its famous Magny Cours circuit. Enjoy cycling along the banks of the Loire, or swimming and fishing in its waters. Day trips to the vineyards of the Beaune region, Chablis, the famous Basilica of Vézelay and the ancient city of Autun are possible. Shop 5km, restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Cocourt

    Cours-de-Monségur, Gironde

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    Ref: F33175

    Set on a wine producing farm this small stone built cottage has been renovated to provide simple but modern, light and airy accommodation. A pleasant base from which to explore the many picturesque sites, towns and villages scattered over this rural corner of France. It is attached to, but independent of, the owners house, a helpful French couple who work the farm and who, whilst respecting your privacy, are happy to give advice if requested. The pool with its attractive surround is on the owners side of the building, but, is little used. The farm is set amongst the orchards and vineyards of the River Dropt Valley, just 3km from the picturesque Bastide town of Monségur with its arched colonnades, shops and cafés around the central covered market.

    Glass door from covered terrace into living/dining room with sofa bed and corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Shared swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Gas central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Sun lounger
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km E of Monségur, 5km W of Duras (medieval town, castle), 35km SW of St. Emilion (historic town, vineyards).

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  • Barneville-Carteret

    Barneville-Carteret

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    Ref: FNM408

    Set within a château, a magnificent property with direct access to the beach of Barneville, this beautiful holiday studio overlooks the sea, Cape Carteret and the Channel Islands (to go to the islands, take the boat in Carteret). On the beach, you can go fishing, yachting, sailing, surfing or horse riding. There are many attractions worth visiting in the Cotentin Peninsula, including the famous Mont St Michel, the Normandy landing beaches or the Hague. Do not forget to take a nice walk on the old coastal path. Cherbourg, 38km, is situated on the Contentin Peninsula and has a ferry port, race track, basilica, theatre and the Cité de la Mer, a large maritime museum. For golf enthusiasts, a golf course can be found 5km from the property. Shop 3km, restaurant 50m, beach 30m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), microwave, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Le Petit Chambon

    Gabillou, nr. Thenon, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24526

    This charming cottage with private swimming pool and lawned garden is situated in nine acres of grounds in a haven of rural peace and tranquillity. The former barn is very spacious, has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard and has easy wheelchair access to all rooms. The cottage opens onto a pretty south-facing courtyard terrace and a covered barbecue area perfect for dining al fresco. The market town of Thenon and the Dordogne’s main attractions are within easy reach. The whole area is dotted with market towns, fields of maize and sunflowers, and pretty sun-drenched stone villages.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. Kingsize bedroom, plus single bed (alternative sleeping). Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Shared grounds with unfenced stream
    • Terrace
    • Private pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.1m to 1.4m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 7km N of Thenon (market, banks, shops, restaurants, supermarket), 25km N of Montignac (market town, canoe hire, Lascaux II caves), 31km E of Périgueux (cathedral, museums, all facilities), 48km N of Sarlat (historic market town, most facilities).

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  • La Mignonne

    Savignac-de-Miremont, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24360

    Le Petit Village is situated at the end of a quiet country lane with sweeping panoramic views in almost every direction across the valley. These two cottages and the owner’s house are set amidst seventeen private hectares of beautiful open countryside. Exposed stone, beams and historic features have been retained to preserve their charm and character. A magnificent swimming pool is situated in the grounds and a picnic and barbecue area has been provided in one of the surrounding copses. There is a partially fenced wildlife pond 300 yards from the properties, children must be supervised. The nearby riverside market town of Le Bugue is just three miles away and offers restaurants, bars, a Tuesday market, shops, canoeing, kayaking, riding, tennis, aquarium and a crystal cathedral. Les Eyzies de Tayac with its National Museum of Prehistory is also close by and offers opportunities for exploring the shelters that were once home to prehistoric man. There are many water sports facilities in the area, especially at the charming village of Trémolat and in the 7-hectare park of Les Etang du Bois. The nearby pony club allows parents to accompany their children on country rides. Further afield is the historic town of Bergerac with its wine making traditions and the medieval market town of Sarlat. The whole area is steeped in historic villages, magnificent châteaux, oak and chestnut forests, fields of tobacco, maize and sunflowers.

    Ground floor: Porch leading into living/dining room with corner kitchen and door to covered terrace. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, shower cubicle

    • Electric heating.

    Location: 6km N of Le Bugue (market town, river, all facilities), 7km N of Les Eyzies (museum of prehistory, caves), 10km S of Grotte de Rouffignac (caves), 10km N of Limeuil (river and boat trips), 18km N of Trémolat (water sports), 32km NW of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 54km E of Bergerac (historic town, airport, all facilities).

    Both Cottages: Shared grounds of 17 hectares

    • Private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m-1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Internet access
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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  • Le Grangeon du Trignolet

    Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84167

    Enjoying lovely views over the countryside to Mount Ventoux in the distance, this converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu. It adjoins the home of the discreet owners, sharing the very pretty gardens and swimming pool (open 10:00 -12:00 & 16:00 -18:00). The delightful interior offers a simple kitchen and Provençal furnishings, and the bedroom has an exposed stone wall and attractive en-suite shower room. A dining terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to relax. Nearby Vaison-la-Romaine boasts a Tuesday morning farmers’ market offering local produce, and the region is renowned for its wines. Visit Mont Ventoux spectacular views over lavender fields and vines.

    Entrance from dining terrace to living room and corner kitchen. Six open steps to living area with two single sofa beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Shared pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/radio
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking on site for two cars
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Villedieu (bakers, bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 6km N of Vaison-la-Romaine (Roman remains, château, Tuesday morning market), 30km NE of Orange (attractive towns, larger shops), 25km N of Beaumes-de-Venise (famous for its dessert wine).

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