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Saint-Ambroix Ref: W14708

Shared outdoor swimming poolShared outdoor swimming pool

Gard

Built in the 18th century, this terraced property is part of an impressive domain and was once owned by the Bailli de Suffren. In a lovely setting enjoying panoramic countryside views to the Cévennes mountains, it now comprises four holiday properties which share use of the 6-acre grounds and the beautifully landscaped large swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m), whose sophisticated filter system means no chlorine is required. Table tennis, badminton and table football are available.

Situated 5km from the charming village of Saint-Ambroix, this is a great destination for nature lovers, walking enthusiasts, cyclists and those wishing to explore this delightful region of France, with varied excursion possibilities. Visit the historical Gallo-Roman town of Nîmes (64km), or Avignon (76km) which stretches in all its beauty along the banks of the River Rhône. Join the million visitors who visit the Pont du Gard and gasp in amazement at this extraordinary feat of Roman art, architecture and engineering.

If it’s market towns you want to visit, the lovely town of Uzès is a must on Saturdays. Maybe take a canoe trip through the Cèze river gorge nearby, a steam train journey into the Cévennes, or spend a day lazing on the endless miles of golden sandy beaches.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, one plus single bed.

Electric heaters, all fuel and power included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, balcony, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£390-£1159
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Vendée

Ideally located in the centre of the popular little seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer and 50m from the long, sandy beach, the Résidence de L’Océan has a heated outdoor swimming pool (11m x 6m, 1.1m to 1.8m) overlooking the bay, and apartments ref W15120 and W15123 have a sea view.

Built in 1880, it now offers modern day comfort whilst retaining its original architectural charm. Each apartment is fully equipped to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable time in the Vendée, one of the sunniest areas in France.

Within 50m are shops, numerous cafés, bars and restaurants and there is a weekly market year-round which attracts locals and tourists alike. Hire a bike to make the most of the cycle paths and to explore the other villages; there are also boat trips from here to La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré, the island on the opposite side of the bay. Accommodation is allocated on arrival and will have either bathrooms or shower rooms therefore the room/floor layout may vary, and most apartments have a terrace or balcony,

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 50m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet (may be in bathroom), 1 double or twin bedroom, 1 twin bedroom or sleeping area with bunk beds, double sofa bed or pull-out beds in lounge.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent, cot and highchair (at cost), colour TV, wi-fi, dishwasher, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£239-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Maison Maillezais Ref: FVE144

This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework. An excellent feature is the indoor heated swimming pool - you can swim in all weathers! There is plenty of room around it to sit back on the sunloungers or at the table and relax. A vast sliding door opens from the pool onto a private terrace, particularly attractive when lit at night. The separate lounge has a wood-burning stove and the kitchen has a dining area. There is a very large bedroom downstairs and the two upstairs bedrooms each have their own en-suite shower room. In the village, there is a very popular little restaurant. The property is ideal for cycling and stopping en route at one of the many cafés lining the canals. Other musts are visits to La Rochelle, a lovely historic city (within an hour), the Vendée coast, famous for its beaches, as well as Les Sables d’Olonne, its main seaside resort.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms each with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Private swimming pool ((7m x 3.2m)
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Digital TV (English channels)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet access
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: Restaurant in village, 2km from shops, 4km from Maillezais (abbey), 10km from Fontenay-le-Comte (shops).

WAS
NOW
£17-£1470
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Ploumilliau Ref: FBC029

Ideal touring base

Côtes d´Armor

This beautiful, detached, country holiday house is spacious and situated in lovely surroundings on the edge of a wood. It has a large garden which is full of fruit trees and has a small vegetable patch as well as a boules pitch and there is a pretty terrace from which you can admire the beautiful surroundings.

The interior of the house is very well looked after and the lounge has a open fire which creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for winter evenings. In Ploumilliau, enjoy the chapel of Christ, the fountain of Princess Tronkolaine, The Cross-Coz Douar and the chapel of Saint-Cado. Also, don’t forget to visit the church of Saint-Milian, which dates back to the 16th century.

The inviting beaches and the seaside resort of Saint-Michel-en-Grèves is also nearby. For day trips, visit Lannion (9km), Morlaix (30km) or Saint-Brieuc (73km).

Shop and restaurant 4.5km, beach 8km.

Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basins, 4 double bedrooms, 1 plus single bed.

Electric heating, open fire in kitchen/diner (no fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

WAS
NOW
£31-£619
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Plouha Ref: FBC505

Beach nearby

Côtes-d’Armor

Beautifully situated at the far end of a large, 3-hectare parkland, this adorable little holiday home is partly adjoined to the owner’s workshop. Guests at this peaceful haven will enjoy the tranquillity of nature and are sure not to be disturbed, the completely independent access leads to the private grounds reserved for the property. The large beach ‘Bonaparte’, well known amongst the seven sandy beaches of Plouha, is just 1.5km away.

11km from Paimpol, visit the renowned historic site of Abbaye de Beauport, museums and beautiful gardens. Slightly further afield is Lannion (57km).

The property is also well located, being only 1.5km from the nearest fishing opportunity.

Beach and fishing 1.5km. Shop 800m and restaurant 2km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, mezzanine with double bed.

Central heating (at cost), colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Low sloping beamed ceilings in bedroom.

WAS
NOW
£170-£499
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
La Jaumarie Ref: F24505

This magnificent detached manor house stands in an elevated position with panoramic views from the swimming pool terrace over four acres of private lawned gardens. The owners live close by and run their duck farm producing excellent foie gras. The large, private, south facing pool terrace is partially covered to provide shade and is equipped with a summer kitchen, shower and toilet so that guests can relax and enjoy meals outdoors all day long. Spacious and well equipped, this holiday property includes ancient beams and an open fireplace. The area is very peaceful, yet within easy driving distance of both the cathedral town of Périgueux and Bergerac, historic towns with quaint cobbled streets, markets and riverside restaurants. The Dordogne Valley offers opportunities for canoeing, visiting many famous châteaux and exploring the local vineyards that produce some of the finest of French wines. The countryside town of Vergt, in the heart of the Dordogne, is a few minutes’ drive away and is most famous for its strawberry production, it has good shops and large supermarket.

Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, beams, tiled floor and French doors. Dining room with beams and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor and French doors. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, one with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping only). Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

  • Private landscaped garden
  • Shared grounds with fenced pond
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.4m) with summer kitchen, shower room and separate WC
  • Open fire
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • 3 T/cots
  • 2 H/chairs
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 5km E of Vergt (supermarket, local shops), 21km S of Périgueux (river, cathedral, all facilities), 33km W of Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac (historic sites), 36km N of Bergerac (vineyards, shops, most facilities).

WAS
NOW
£929-£2339
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Thourie Ref: FBI083

Shared outdoor swimming pool

Ille-et-Vilaine

This semi-detached, stone-built holiday cottage, close to the owner’s home, is set in 10 acres of gardens, pasture and woodland in a quiet rural area, with beautiful views across surrounding farmland and distant villages.

The property has its own private terrace, as well as use of the shared grounds and a heated, outdoor swimming pool (5m x 12m, depth 1.2m, open May-Sep).

The picturesque village of Thourie is within walking distance and has a large fishing lake. Nearby, there is an English-speaking equestrian centre.

Shop and restaurant 10km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

Electric heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, 2 satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

WAS
NOW
£240-£689
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Clos St Charles Ref: F85116

Le Clos St Charles is in a delightful quiet spot, surrounded by trees, yet is only a short cycle ride from the charming village of Longeville-sur-Mer where you will find a bar, shops and an excellent restaurant. The magnificent beach of Le Rocher can be reached on foot and the surrounding area provides a good selection of activities, including riding, golf, tennis and water sports. The picturesque Marais Poitevin or the town of La Rochelle make ideal day trip destinations. The simple, comfortable accommodation is enhanced by a lovely terrace and garden that the surrounding woods turn into an oasis of greenery, perfect for relaxing. The owners use a second villa that shares the spacious grounds.

Open-plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room with open, tiled shower. Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue.

Location: 700m E of beach, 2km SW of Longeville-sur-Mer (shops, restaurant), 25km SE of Les Sables d’Olonne (all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£320-£919
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Visan Ref: FPV330

Ideal location

Vaucluse

This charming, semi-detached holiday property sits within a garden of trees and flowers in the village of Visan. The interior is elegant, and its location ideal for numerous outdoor activities including walking and horse riding. There is a terrace with outdoor furniture, perfect for al fresco dining.

For day trips visit Orange (26km) with its magnificent Roman ampitheatre and Arc de Triomphe monument or visit Montélimar (43km) and its many museums.

There is a tennis court only 500m away.

Shop 500m and restaurant 200m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom plus single bed.

Electric heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen included in rent, colour TV, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£229-£379
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Villa Plage Ref: FAG061

Located in a superb region between a lake and the sea, this charming holiday house can be found close to the lovely Hûme beach which is bordered by tamarix and pine trees and the harbour. The interior is very comfortable, pleasantly arranged and has been decorated in a pure and natural style. Outside there is a spacious heated swimming pool surrounded by a pleasant teak terrace. The Arcachon basin is ideal for many activities including golfing, cycling, sailing, paragliding, kite surfing or a visit to the Aqualand theme park and of course there is the excellent local cuisine to try.

Living/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with shower. Two separate WCs

  • Lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (27m²)
  • Underfloor heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Two TVs (French channels only)
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 6km from Arcachon (boat tours, castles, museums), 26km from Andernos-les-Bains, 60km from Bordeaux (opera house, palaces, castles), 61km from Mimizan.

WAS
NOW
£740-£1840
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In the beautiful and unspoilt Ile de Ré, near the beaches and hamlet of Les Grenettes, this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in a very quiet position. It is cosy, tastefully decorated and has its own terrace with lawn overlooking the enclosed swimming pool which is shared with 2 other properties. The old town of La Rochelle is 20 minutes away which is reached by crossing a bridge, and bicycles are ideal here. There are miles of cycle tracks along the sand dunes, and nearby are the trendy resorts of Saint Martin or La Flotte. Can be booked together with F17285 to accommodate up to 8 guests.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor, corner kitchen and French door to terrace and garden. Two double bedrooms. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.5m) available May-Oct
  • Electric heaters
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 500m from beach, 1.5km from La Noue (shops, bars, restaurants), 7km from La Flotte (all facilities), 10km from La Rochelle (old harbour, shops, museums, aquarium, airport).

WAS
NOW
£480-£1329
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Noyant Ref: W14874

Walking distance of vibrant market town

Maine-et-Loire

Within walking distance of the vibrant market town of Noyant, Villa Noyantis is a smartly furnished holiday cottage.

A garden and patio area take full advantage of the sunshine in this picturesque region of France. The pretty town of Noyant boasts a swimming pool and a weekly market.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, lakeside beach 8km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom plus 2 single beds. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Second staircase to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet and basin.

Electric and oil heating, woodburner in lounge (initial fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent May to Sep, €30 supplement Oct to Apr, bed linen and towels included in rent, Freesat TVs, DVD players, X-Box, Nintendo 54 and Gamecube, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings, first floor. Steep second staircase. Steps, fenced well in garden.

WAS
NOW
£34-£710
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