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12
Bedrooms
7
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Le Rivaud Ref: FL122

This superb manor house was built in the 1920s and has been entirely renovated by its present owners. Situated in a large area of immaculate, unfenced parkland within an agricultural estate, this holiday property has lovely views across the nearby river valley, and terraces to sit and enjoy the sun. It also has stables and an all-weather tennis court. The swimming pool with poolside shower, security fence and terraces are ideal for outdoor dining. This lovely, unspoilt area attracts nature lovers and landscape artists alike with the picturesque village of Crozant just 8 minutes’ drive. Experience canoeing on the River Creuse nearby. There is a sandy beach, watersports, bike hire and nightlife at Lac d’Eguzon, a 20-minute drive. Horse riding at St Sébastien, 18km, and an 18-hole golf course and motor racing school with circuit at Le Châtre, 40km. The beautiful village of Nohant, birthplace of famous writer Georges Sand, is 45 minutes’ drive.

4 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Large entrance hall. Living/dining room. Sitting room. Kitchen. Utility. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room. Two separate WCs. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC. Twin bedroom (for children). Single bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. Shower room with two shower cubicles. Third floor: Twin bedroom (for children). Bathroom. Separate WC. Narrow stairs to double bedroom with en-suite shower room

  • Lawned garden
  • Shared grounds
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 2m) with poolhouse and shower
  • Telephone
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Billiard table
  • Tennis court
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 8km from Crozant (shops, restaurant), 15km from Dun-le-Palestel (shops, café/bars, restaurants), 20km from Lac d’Eguzon (beach, watersports, nightlife, bike hire).

WAS
NOW
£1439-£2089
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Pets
0
Chateau Gamage Ref: F33240

This magnificent 12th-century holiday chateau, producing fine wines and steeped in local history (dating from 1734 when wines were already being produced), now offers guests the opportunity to learn about winemaking and live the chatelian lifestyle. Visit the chais and vineyards and participate in wine tastings. Set in a landscaped park of 6 hectares, this superb detached chateau has been fully restored and redecorated. A separate entrance driveway ensures privacy. The inviting private swimming pool has a cascade feature and shower. There are TNT (multilingual) TVs in all bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. A convenient first floor kitchenette is ideal for early morning tea or late night snacks. American billiard/games room. Restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, tennis, horseback riding, river cruises on the Dordogne River all within 7km. Golf 29km.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Summer kitchen/games room. Three bedrooms: one kingsize, one queensize, one double, all with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Kitchenette/breakfast area. Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC, one with partially separated bathroom/WC, corner spa bath, shower attachment. Two queensize bedrooms, both with shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

  • 1-hectare partially enclosed garden
  • 6-hectare shared grounds with unfenced pond
  • Terrace
  • Private pool (14m x 5m, depth 1m-1.5m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Two d/washers
  • Two m/waves
  • F/freezer
  • 11 TNT TVs
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-fi
  • 2 T/cots and h/chairs on request
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • NB: Not all staircases have banisters.

Location: 7km S of Castillon-la-Bataille (all amenities, summer sound and light show portrays the ’100 Years War’), 17km S of St Emilion (monolithic church, tourist train to wine chateaux, all amenities), 60km E of Bordeaux (museums, riverside cafés, casino, international boutiques and gourmet restaurants).

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£1949-£4910
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
La Ferme d’Alba Ref: F16157

Set in the countryside between Limoges and La Rochefoucauld, this old stone farm is located in a very peaceful hamlet. Spacious and comfortable, it has retained its original beams, paved floors and large fireplace, yet it has been carefully modernised with attractive soft furnishings. The large garden has a big mulberry tree and a swimming pool (heated at extra cost). Less than 25km away is the huge lake of Lavaud, ideal for swimming, sailing or just lazing in the sun. Angoulême is also a short drive and has another lake for water-skiing, museums in the old cobbled streets and plenty of interesting shops to wander around.

Beamed living/dining room with open fire and bar. Kitchen. Utility. Shower room/WC. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Antique staircase to two bedrooms: one kingsize and one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower. Separate steep stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one twin. Shower room/WC

  • Large enclosed garden with terrace
  • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m, open May-Oct) with salt water system (heated optionally at cost)
  • Central heating
  • Telephone (incoming and local calls)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis in barn
  • All linen included.

Location: 8km from Chasseneuil (shops, church, forest, market, restaurant, tennis), 25km from Lake Lavaud (beach, sailing, fishing), 37km E of Angoulême (shops, museums, boat trips, water-skiing, golf), 63km W of Limoges (porcelain shops, museums).

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£53-£1749
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Outdoor swimming pool

Alpes-Martimes

Perched in lush vegetation, and overlooking the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean, this beautiful villa is located between Nice and Monaco. In the kitchen, the interior is composed of a blend of stainless and brushed steel, whilst the dining room softens the experience with some ethnic inspirations such as iron keys, exotic wood, wall hangings, wrought iron, and travel souvenirs for a pleasant interior.

One bedroom has no window. Outside, everything has been designed to create a harmonious space with a huge terrace, teak garden furniture, pergola and a beautiful mosaic pool. Gardening and pool maintenance are taken care of once a week.

The surrounding area offers a wealth of places to explore, the Bay of Villefranche and Èze are full of small coves, which are ideal for diving.

Shops 6km, restaurant 3km, beach 5km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 4 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 6 bedrooms: 2 double, 4 twin.

Central heating, all fuel and power at cost, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance. Open-sided, turning stairs to first floor. Steps (no handrail) and drops in garden.

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£1219-£3530
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Villa Janus Ref: F83352

Peacefully located on the outskirts of a pretty village, this stunning detached villa, enjoying very private and large grounds of oak trees and shady grassed areas, has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. It has a private swimming pool and a separate apartment (linked by an enclosed glass passageway) offering privacy for some family members. The property has delightful features including large glazed doors enabling maximum light and a superb kitchen breakfast room. It also provides an excellent base to explore the Riviera with interesting and varied excursion possibilities waiting only a short drive away. Wander around the pretty hilltop village of Fayence, or the perfume-scented streets of Grasse. Laze on the sandy beaches in the family resorts of Fréjus or Saint Raphaël. Take a stroll down two of the best known seaside boulevards in the world, La Croisette in Cannes or La Promenade des Anglais in Nice. This property can be booked with properties F83342 and F83351.

Main house: Ground floor: Entrance with WC. Large living room. Kitchen/dining room, patio doors to gardens. Kingsize bedroom, en-suite bathroom. Bathroom, shower cubicle, double basin. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with five single beds. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Enclosed glass passageway to apartment: All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

  • Garden
  • Terraces
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 5m, depth 1m - 1.8m)
  • Gas heating (at cost)
  • Two w/machines
  • T/dryer
  • Two d/washers
  • Two m/waves
  • Two f/freezers
  • Large freezer
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Two DVD/CDs
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • internet connection
  • Covered parking
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 10km E of Fayence, 10km from golf course, 23km W of Grasse, 30km from beaches, 30km N of Fréjus, 35km NW of Cannes, 80km from Monaco.

WAS
NOW
£73-£3499
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Mallemort Ref: FPB067

Outdoor swimming pool

Bouches-du-Rhône

A large villa for a dream holiday in the heart of an exceptional region in the Pont Royal 18-hole golf estate, approved by the famous golfer Severiano Ballesteros. The estate has an atmosphere of serenity and features restricted, secure access, with a check point and security on site.

Just 500 metres from the club house and not overlooked, this holiday property features an outdoor swimming pool and offers a magnificent view of the Luberon. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, one of which is master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, spa bath, shower and dressing room. On the ground floor is a large, fully equipped American-style kitchen leading to the dining area with access to the terrace.

There is a large lounge room and an internal games room for relaxing over a game of pool. Adjoining this room is a bedroom with two single beds which has a small window without a shutter. Finally, on this level are two other rooms with en-suite shower rooms. In the basement is a 200 m² sports area where both children and adults can enjoy the facilities which feature a body building bench, fitness accessories, obstacle course, mini golf and table tennis. Outside is a bowling alley and football facility.

Shop and restaurant 1km.

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

Electric heating, all fuel and power at cost, cot, two satellite TVs, DVD player, internet access, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to pool and garden. Turning stairs to first floor.

WAS
NOW
£157-£3330
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
La Fermette Ref: F10807

Set in a quiet village on the border between Champagne and Burgundy, this stylish, beamed detached property stands in large landscaped grounds and offers a large private heated swimming pool. The spacious interior is really enjoyable for family get togethers, with a well-equipped kitchen and an airy living room with table tennis, snooker table and state of the art home cinema/hi-fi system. Outside is an additional cottage with twin bedroom and shower room. The surrounding area is famous for vineyards such as Chablis and Champagne - both are within easy reach. Nearby are the towns of Auxerre and Troyes, and other famous places to visit in the area include the medieval town of Noyers with its market and the castle of Ancy-le-Franc.

Ground floor: Spacious living room. Small sitting room, single bed. Dining room, tiled floor. Kitchen. Three single bedrooms. Two shower rooms. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom, en-suite shower/WC and home cinema/hi-fi system. Study. External stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, en-suite shower/WC. Cottage: Twin bedroom, en-suite shower/WC

  • 1-acre natural grounds
  • Fenced heated swimming pool (17 x 7m, depth 1.1-3m)
  • Heating
  • Tel (meter reading)
  • Home cinema
  • DVD (large library of English and French films)
  • CD (large music library)
  • Fax, internet
  • D/washer
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • F/freezer
  • T/cot
  • Snooker table
  • Table tennis
  • Exercise machine
  • Sandpit
  • Badminton, football net
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Garage
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 6km E of Germigny (basic shops), 10km E of St. Florentin (all facilities), 27km N of Chablis (restaurants, riding), 31km NE of Auxerre (all facilities, station), 47km SE of Troyes, 50km S of Orient Lakes (sailing, beaches), 200km SE of Paris (accessible by motorway).

WAS
NOW
£980-£2060
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Villa Veena Ref: F24457

This spacious detached family home with private indoor swimming pool is set in 1½ acres of private lawned garden with an orchard, south-facing dining terrace and views over fields and open countryside. Situated on the Dordogne/Charente border, it has easy access to the popular market town or Ribérac and the historic village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its fine château and monolithic church. Historic Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne river is less than an hour’s drive and has an airport with direct flights to the UK. This is an ideal choice for families and groups of friends who are looking for spacious accommodation amidst beautiful scenery with endless opportunities for exploration of this region: canoeing, walking, cycling and enjoying the local produce.

Lower ground floor: Sitting room. Games room. Shower room/WC. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower. WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room (no WC), one twin. Bathroom/WC, shower cubicle. First floor in tower: Children’s bunk bedroom. Second floor in tower: Double bedroom

  • Lawned garden
  • First floor terrace
  • Private pool (10.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 2.8m), heated on request (at cost)
  • Oil heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 3km from St. Aulaye (river beach, watersports, supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants), 15km W of Ribérac (lively town, Friday market), 15km NW of Lac Jemaye (leisure lake with sandy beach, canoes, restaurant), 57km W of Périgieux (capital of Dordogne, Wednesday market, cathedral), 65km N of Bergerac (historic city, major wine-growing area, airport), 85km S of Cognac (famous wine-growing area).

WAS
NOW
£899-£2269
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Ideal touring base

Hérault

These terraced holiday properties are situated on a complex and all have air conditioning and their own outdoor swimming pools (except ref FLH152 which has a hot tub). The complex is located in the town of Castries which has a 17th-century aqueduct. The city of Montpellier is just 16km and has many attractions, including the Place de la Comédie, a botanical garden, 14th-century cathedral, zoo, aquarium and Amazonian greenhouse.

The popular seaside resort of La Grande-Motte is 32km away, with its beaches, port, water park and watersports.

Spend the day in Nîmes, 47km, with its Roman history. Attractions here include a Roman amphitheatre, a Roman temple and the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct. Further afield is Avignon, 86km, which includes attractions such as the Palais des Papes, which is the largest Gothic palace in the world, a 12th-century cathedral and a variety of museums. Here, there are is also plenty of shops, restaurants, cafés and a large indoor market selling fresh product.

Shop and restaurant 700m, beach 20km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

Electric heating, all fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance. Drop from terrace.

WAS
NOW
£656-£2182
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Carsan Ref: FLG301

Swimming pool

Gard

This is a large stone, holiday farmhouse with contemporary decor and surrounded by vineyards. Its 4000m² of natural terrain are embellished with a beautiful swimming pool (32m², open Apr-Oct) and a panoramic terrace.

The property is set near to the remarkable Gorges de l’Ardèche (canoeing, hiking, fishing, tree climbing, caving), the pretty valley of Cèze, waterfalls and majestic Mont Ventoux. 5km from Pont St Esprit, you can taste famous wines as you visit the vineyards and the historic monastery of Chartreuse in Valbonne.

Explore around the typical Provençal village of Goudargues, the ancient city of Orange or Uzès known for its markets and its artists.

Shop and restaurant 5km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet with basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single plus single bunk bed.

Underfloor heating, all fuel and power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, not pets. NB: Turning, open-tread stairs to the first floor.

WAS
NOW
£519-£1519
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Plaisance Ref: F16236

At the border of Charente-Maritime, Charente and near Dordogne, between Jonzac, Cognac and Aubeterre, this detached holiday property is set near a very quiet hamlet in Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde. A classic French manor house with an immaculate lawned garden and swimming pool, this is an ideal holiday property for family and friends alike. Plaisance is well-equipped and has kept all the original features, such as old beams, tiled floors, a fire place and enjoys views of the vineyards. For a day out, the little town of Jonzac has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool. Cognac and the distilleries, as well as boat trips on the river Charente will be enjoyed by everyone. In the summer months enjoy many music festivals. Visit the old city of Angoulême with a cartoon musuem in the old perched town, as well as many cafés and restaurants in the cobbled streets. A little further is Bordeaux or take a ferry to the Médoc region to enjoy wine tasting.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room (external access). Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms

  • Large lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Gym equipment
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2.5km from Baignes (shops, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 42km S of Cognac (golf, boat trips, distilleries), 50km E of Blaye (estuary, fishing, Citadel, ferry to Médoc), 80km N of Bordeaux (old city, shops, museums).

WAS
NOW
£879-£2170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Irais Ref: FJD025

Offering 5 bedrooms and an annex (sleeping 2), this property exudes charm and period character, featuring original beams, flagstone floors and decorative fireplaces.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet and basin, leading to 2 double bedrooms (also accessed via external staircase), 1 twin. Annex: Kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

WAS
NOW
£66-£1589
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