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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Apprets Ref: F72106

In a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the forest in the Parc Naturel, this beautifully renovated old stone farmhouse looks across the valley to woodland beyond. With its beamed ceilings and stonework walls, the interior is both charming and comfortable, while outside a south-facing sun terrace leads on to the enclosed and well-planted gardens. Just beyond is a trout stream where fishing is available (permit available locally), and close by is a recreational lake where swimming, sailing and fishing can be enjoyed. The nearby market town of Sillé-le-Guillaume offers a choice of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as tennis and riding facilities. This area is on the borders of the Loire and Normandy, giving easy access to a wide choice of attractions and places to visit.

Ground floor: Well fitted kitchen opening onto a spacious living/dining room with open chimney. Shower room. Separate WC. Twin bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Separate WC

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: 1km from St. Jean, 7km S of Sillé-le-Guillaume, 40km NW of Le Mans.

WAS
NOW
£299-£849
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Tucked away in a sleepy hamlet, the imposing façade of Le Manoir de la Vallée can come as a surprise to passers by. Beautifully restored by its owners, Le Manoir retains its original turret staircase and has been furnished in a traditional and elegant style. Sitting in private landscaped grounds with gardens at both front and rear, guests can take advantage of the sunshine at any time of the day. Nearby is the town of Isigny-sur-Mer, famous throughout France for its dairy produce. Located within driving distance of the historic D-Day beaches and the cathedral towns of Bayeux and Caen, the beautiful cosmopolitan seaside resort of Deauville and the harbour town of Honfleur. A perfect holiday base.

Ground floor: Large beamed living room with open fire, rugs on tiled floor and door to patio. Large well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with beams and tiled floor. Sitting room with wood burning stove, beams, rugs on tiled floor and doors to patio. Utility room/WC. Spiral stone staircase (no handrail) to first floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Stairs leading to single bedroom (alternative sleeps only) with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC. All bedrooms with beamed ceilings

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Open fire and wood burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • No smoking.

Location: 4km S of Isigny-sur-Mer (all facilities, restaurants, dairy produce factory), 16km SE of Grandcamp-Maisy (cliffs with beautiful coastline), 24km SE of Omaha beach (sandy beaches, D-Day war museum, restaurants).

WAS
NOW
£719-£1839
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Guern Ref: W14587

Converted water mill

Morbihan

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

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), initial supply of all other fuel and power included in rent, remainder by meter reading at end of stay, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, CD player, washing machine, microwave, shared garden and grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: River, pond and unfenced lake close to property.

WAS
NOW
£249-£720
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Close to sandy beach

Manche

This pretty holiday house is positioned right next to a beautiful sandy beach which you will have a superb panoramic view of from the lounge, thanks to the vast bay window.

You can also take very beautiful walks, and encounter flocks of sheep, along the harbour of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, which extends to the attractive national forest of Lessay.

Saint-Germain-sur-Ay is also an ideal holiday destination from which to set off and discover fantastic tourist sites such as the Cotentin peninsula. Close to all amenities, this property provides the ideal base for a family holiday.

Shop and restaurant 500m, beach 30m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms, one plus bunk beds.

Electric heating, all fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair, two colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

WAS
NOW
£22-£970
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Moulin de Turlet Ref: F24113

Built against the rock of the hillside in the picturesque Dronne Valley, this 16th-century mill cottage overlooks a very quiet road to the garden and river beyond. The cottage has been lovingly restored and tastefully furnished offering charm and character - the thick stone walls ensure a cool atmosphere even on hot summer days. There is a terrace with built-in barbecue to the rear, whilst the fenced garden over the road extends to a shallow sandy river bank. A little bridge crosses over to a continuation of the garden on a small island. The owner has a large well-stocked lake 15km away for use of guests. A truly relaxing base from which to explore.

Lower ground floor: Utility room. Ground floor: Kitchen/dining room. Living room with double bed leading to bathroom. WC. First floor: Large double (four-poster), one single bed in alcove with en-suite shower room. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. WC

  • Garden bordered by a river (take care with children)
  • Telephone (card)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • Satellite TV
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • T/cot
  • Furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe for river
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km N of St. Front-la-Rivière, 3km from Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière (supermarket), 10km SE of Nontron (all facilities), 16km NE of Brantôme (the Venice of the Périgord).

WAS
NOW
£310-£920
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Villa Nord Ref: FNP118

Set on the edge of the Boulogne forest, this large detached holiday property has a magnificent wood-burning stove in the living room and it makes an ideal family holiday base, with its 5 bedrooms and nearby restaurant. Close by is the market town of Desvres with its traditional Tuesday market. Visit Boulogne-sur-Mer, walk the ramparts or spend time at the famous Nausicaa. Le Touquet has a casino, shopping and beaches. You can also play golf at the superb courses in the region. Cite-Europe designer outlet centre makes a good day out or visit Bagatelle for fun-filled rides in the summer months.

Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen. Five double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room (no WC). Bathroom with double basin (no WC). Two separate WCs

  • Large, lawned garden
  • Balcony
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/Stereo
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included

Location: 200m from restaurant, 6km from Desvres (shops, bars, restaurants, supermarkets), 13km from Boulogne-Sur-Mer (historic city centre, shops, cafes), 15km from sandy beach, 45km from Le Touquet (shops, casino).

WAS
NOW
£34-£1540
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Saint-Restitut Ref: FPD095

Outdoor swimming pool

Drôme

Situated at the heart of the charming medieval village of Saint-Restitut, this large country holiday house, built of stone, is rich in character and dates back to the 15th century. It has a romantic, enclosed, 300m² garden, set on different levels and with a summer kitchen.

The interior is stunning, the furnishings refined, and the beautiful lounge features vaulted stone. The majestic main frontage looks over an adorable little square and there is the added benefit of an outdoor swimming pool (25m²) with rolling cover and access gate.

An excellent restaurant can be found in the forest surrounding the village. Tourists will enjoy Gorges de l’Ardeche (33km), Mont Ventoux (43km) and the Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower in Uzes (46km).

Shop 3km, restaurant 500m.

Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin, 3 shower rooms 2 with toilet and basin, 1 with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 single.

Electric heating, all fuel and power at cost, 3 colour TVs (French channels only), 3 DVD players, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps in lounge. Steep, narrow, turning, stone stairs to first and second floors. Sloping ceilings and low beams in some rooms. Steps (no handrail) and drops in garden. Access to the garden via the back of the house is interrupted (3m) by a right of way to an impasse.

WAS
NOW
£630-£1680
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chanterelle Ref: F24429

These three attractive stone properties (F24347, F24348 and F24429) have been completely renovated to provide accommodation of a good standard with modern facilities, whilst retaining their charm and character. The large swimming pool is spacious and sun-drenched, with wonderful woodland views. The cottages and the house have separate terraces for outdoor dining and, of course, can be booked together for larger parties. Situated in its own grounds, in the beautiful countryside location between the 12th-century riverside market town of Terrasson and the village of Hautefort, with its magnificent château, Bois Lavergne is an ideal place from which to enjoy all the attractions of the Périgord Noir and Périgord Blanc. This is an area of gently flowing rivers, bordered by sun soaked, half-timbered buildings and golden stone cottages, walnut groves, fields of maize, sunflowers, pre-historic caves and wonderful restaurants to suit every taste and pocket. There are opportunities locally for canoeing, horse riding and tennis. Nearby Terrasson is situated in the midst of some of the most famous tourist sites in France, with a rich and varied heritage. This is a perfect choice for a relaxing holiday, but with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and entertainment.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with woodburning stove and French window. Kitchen with French window. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk. Bathroom/WC with shower

  • Cot. Can be booked with F24348 and F24347.

Location: 2.5km E of Villac (baker), 3km N of Cublac (shop, riding, bar/restaurant), 6km N of Terrasson (Thursday market, riverside restaurants, canoeing, all facilites), 17km N of Montignac (historic riverside market town, all facilities), 45km N of Sarlat (twice weekly market, all facilities).

All Properties: Private terrace

  • Courtyard
  • 1.3 hectares of shared grounds
  • Large outdoor shared swimming pool (15m x 6m, depth 0.75m to 2.2m)
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD/CD
  • Wireless broadband
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.
All Properties: Private terrace
  • Courtyard
  • 1.3 hectares of shared grounds
  • Large outdoor shared swimming pool (15m x 6m, depth 0.75m to 2.2m)
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD/CD
  • Wireless broadband
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

WAS
NOW
£390-£1089
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Rue des Dunes Ref: F85277

This three bedroom house is bright, airy and spacious, and is very well situated 500 metres from the beach of La Faute, facing the Ile de Ré. The town centre is 2km away and has all services, and there are a number of other resorts locally, including La Tranche-sur-Mer (10km) and the beautiful historic town of La Rochelle (60km). Try also the nearby markets and restaurants, many of which have local speciality dishes, such as the mussels caught at Aiguillon, 3km away.

All on ground floor: Living room with decorative open fire. Dining room. Kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double, one twin leading to one bunk bedded room. Bathroom/WC

  • Patio
  • Electric heaters
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Garage parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: Direct access to the beach 500m, forest with circuit training course, 1.5km from shops, pubs, restaurants, casino, post office, tourist information office, 8km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (swimming pool with sauna and slide), 25km from Luçon railway station, 35km from Les Sables d’Olonne, 45km from La Rochelle.

WAS
NOW
£289-£839
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Villa Rose Ref: F14158

These beautifully renovated cottages (connected by a lockable connecting door) are situated in the seaside village of Ste. Honorine-des-Pertes and are just a short walk down to the village beach with waterfall and local mussels. Nearby are the famous Omaha D-Day landing beaches of June 1944, which nowadays are a popular family holiday resort with miles of sand and sea bathing. There is a first class golf course and restaurant near to the pretty fishing port of Port-en-Bessin 3km east, where there is also a traditional market offering locally caught seafood. The lovely town of Bayeux is 10 minutes drive south, with its illustrious ancient tapestry, modern shops and beautiful cathedral, while the city of Caen at Normandy’s centre is half an hour by car. Fly via Dinard or Caen.These beautifully renovated cottages (connected by a lockable connecting door) are situated in the seaside village of Ste. Honorine-des-Pertes and are just a short walk down to the village beach with waterfall and local mussels. Nearby are the famous Omaha D-Day landing beaches of June 1944, which are a popular family holiday resort with miles of sand and sea bathing. There is a first class golf course and restaurant near to the pretty fishing port of Port-en-Bessin 3km east, where there is also a traditional market offering locally caught seafood. The lovely town of Bayeux is 10 minutes drive south, with its illustrious ancient tapestry, modern shops and beautiful cathedral, while the city of Caen at Normandy’s centre is half an hour by car. Fly via Dinard or Caen.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Second floor: Large twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Can be booked with F14188 for larger parties

Both Properties: Small enclosed garden shared with neighbouring property

  • Terrace
  • Convector heater
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Parking
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: Ste. Honorine-des-Pertes (village, bar), Shops, restaurant, beach 1km, 10km NW of Bayeux (tapestry, shops, museums) 12km W of Arromanches (D-Day museum, beaches), 33km NW of Caen (city, château, ferry port).Location: 1km Ste. Honorine-des-Pertes (village, bar), 10km NW of Bayeux (tapestry, shops, museums) 12km W of Arromanches (D-Day museum, beaches), 33km NW of Caen (city, château, ferry port).

WAS
NOW
£270-£819
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Near the Mortain Cliffs

Manche

This nice semi-detached stone holiday cottage with its large beamed living room, centred around the woodburner, which opens on to the garden, is located in the country with all facilities nearby, a great place for relaxing.

For the more adventurous, you can go walking, biking or climbing on the Mortain Cliffs with its famous cascade, only 6km away. The large forest of Mortain is just 2km away.

Historical Domfront, with its medieval town, is 20km away. Fougeres, with the largest medieval castle in Europe, is 50km away. At the same distance you will also discover Mont St Michel.

Shops, café/bars and restaurants 5km, beach 50km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent May-Oct, €40 supplement Nov-Apr, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, private garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£28-£670
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Bon Temps Ref: F11158

This charming, rustic, semi-detached holiday property enjoys a private swimming pool in the garden. Ideally located with interesting and varied excursions awaiting in all directions. To the east discover the delightful and historical town of Narbonne (15km), and endless miles of large, golden sandy beaches (30km). To the west the world famous medieval fortified city of Carcassonne (40km). Take a stroll or a bike ride along the Canal du Midi to the north (15km). For a day exploring there are a number of Cathar castles in the region, with the closest being the Abbey de Fontfroide (10km). Wander around numerous market towns, one of the prettiest being Lagrasse, or admire the flora and fauna around the Bages and Sigean Lagoon. Then return to enjoy an al-fresco meal under the stars.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with woodburning stove. Kitchen. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Three twin bedrooms (can also be double)

  • Private enclosed garden and terrace
  • Private swimming pool (8 x 4m; depth 1.2-1.6m) with Roman steps
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • NB: 2 steps to the entrance.

Location: 500m from village (shop, bar), 9km E of Lézignan Corbières, 15km W of Narbonne, 30km from beach, 42km E of Carcassonne.

WAS
NOW
£80-£1499
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