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Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
La Cambe Ref: FNC175

Sandy beaches nearby

Calvados

Situated 15km from the landing beaches and less than 25km from Bayeux, famous for its tapestry, this spacious house sits in a peaceful residential area. It is spacious and well-equipped, as well as providing excellent comfort, and is truly ideal for several families wishing to holiday together. Enjoy the large, landscaped garden, with various games for the youngest and a pétanque ground for adults. This property is a typical holiday house, where you can combine sunbathing and family reunions. Ideally located on the Côte-de-Nacre, it allows you to discover the various sites of the region marked by the seal of history, both medieval and contemporary, while enjoying the pleasures offered by the sandy beaches nearby. You can explore the region throughout the year, thanks to its fireplace for the cooler evenings.

Shop 8km, restaurant 6km, beach 15km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. First floor: Galleried lounge, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms, 3 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open tread turning stairs to first floor. Most first floor rooms with sloping ceiling. Steps to garden.

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£83-£980
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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.

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NOW
£630-£1680
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Les Coquelicots Ref: F24570

In the centre of the Dordogne, near all amenities, this detached holiday property is ideal for two families wanting to share a large holiday home. This very spacious, beamed property with stone walls is divided into two living accommodations, with two large living/dining room/kitchens, as well as the bonus of a beautiful enclosed swimming pool. Situated near Le Bugue and within walking distance from the 18-hole golf course at Mortemart and a large playground for children called ‘Le Jacquou’. In Le Bugue, visit the aquarium or enjoy birdwatching, canoeing and explore the lovely market offering local poultry and farm products. Discover Les Eyzies with many caves to be explored or the beach on the river, 23km away. Visit Périgueux with shops and cafés, as well as many cobbled streets in the old city. There are many walking opportunities locally to enjoy.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen. Second living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Kingsize bedroom. Double bedroom. Bathroom, shower cubicle (no WC). Bathroom, over-bath shower (no WC). Two separate WCs. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, each with additional single bed. Two double bedrooms, each with additional single bed. Two bathrooms, over-bath shower (no WC). Two separate WCs

  • Garden, 3 steps
  • Terrace
  • Private outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.5m)
  • Oil central heating
  • Two w/machines
  • Two d/washers
  • M/wave
  • Two f/freezers
  • Two Satellite TVs
  • Internet access
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue.

Location: 2km from Mortemart (golf), children’s Jacquon Park, Mauzens, 10km from Le Bugue (aquarium, birdwatching, tennis, canoeing, fishing, horse-riding, shops), 12km from Les Eyzies (caves, restaurants, canoeing), 23km from riverside beach, 30km from Périgueux (cinema, nightlife, museums).

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£110-£2149
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
0
Le Bastit Ref: F24181

Overlooking the winding River Isle, by the church in the small village of Saint Médard, this elegant property is set in superb gardens, with mature trees. It enjoys a large swimming pool, shared with Petit Bastit, in the same grounds. At the edge of the gardens and terraces is the river itself, and there is private use of a discreet cove. Close by is the town of Mussidan which has weekly morning markets offering superb poultry, wines and fresh seafood. The famous vineyards of Saint Emilion are less than half an hour’s drive away – for stocking-up with the delicious regional wines! The old town of Bergerac offers trips on old flat boats on the river, summer music festivals and has a tobacco museum as well as many good restaurants. Bordeaux makes an excellent day trip and has an elegant 18th century centre where the narrow streets are lined with grand mansions. The city’s many attractions include the eye-catching cathedral, a 15th century bell tower and a beautiful formal park. The surrounding countryside produces Bordeaux wines, and is the largest quality wine district in the world.

Entrance hall. Large living room. Large well-equipped kitchen. Dining room (seating for 20) with small square independent tables. Small living room. Easy stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Five twin bedrooms. Three bedrooms with king-size beds. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with WC. Exterior staircase

  • Large gardens overlooking the river (unfenced)
  • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 2.1m)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • Cot
  • Car parking in garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Cook available (on request). Can be booked with F24212.

Location: Saint Médard village (bar), 2km W of Mussidan (shops, restaurant), 25km N of lake of Gurçon.

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£1730-£4319
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
0

Château de Villejovet is located in the southern part of the Loire Valley, directly on the River Indre. This grand property has been lovingly restored and transformed into an exclusive holiday resort with approximately 1000 m2 of grounds. The result is a small castle of extraordinary beauty, which has been equipped to a very good standard, and has the benefit of a swimming pool on the large terrace. Château de Villejovet is perfect for meetings, family reunions, celebrations and family holidays or friends alike. An ideal base for families, this property offers many facilities to keep everyone entertained of all ages, including free internet access, satellite TV, tennis court (cement), football field, outdoor table tennis and squash court. Guest also have the possibility of fishing along the river, 3km away. Golf course nearby. Please note: The property layout is over 5 floors.

Living room/dining room. Sitting room. Two further dining rooms. Two kitchens. Games room. Ten double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Nine shower room/WCs. Four separate WCs

  • Garden with sloping banks
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet access
  • Two cots
  • Two h/chairs
  • Pool table
  • Basketball hoop
  • Table tennis
  • Football field
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • Start day Friday
  • NB: Sloping ceilings and low beams in some rooms. Steps to pool. Unfenced river 50m.

Location: 50m from River Indre, 2.5km from shops and restaurants, 15km from Châteauroux (city, all facilities), 15km from Le Poinçonnet (shops, bars, restaurants), 29km from Villedieu (18-hole golf course), 124km from Poitiers (airport, church, cathedral, shops, restaurants).

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£57-£3440
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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).

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NOW
£879-£2170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
Ardentes Ref: FEC003

Outdoor swimming pool

Indre

Set in idyllic countryside, with green fields and vineyards on the doorstep, the pretty towns of Blois and Tours are within driving distance. The house is set on the banks of the Indre river, along which you can fish for approximately 3 km. In the garden you will find tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball and a sandpit for the children. There is also a games room with table tennis and a gym for adults.

The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace and there is a garage for 2 cars. The old wing, which was previously used by the servants, is now a laundry room. On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms with four poster beds, and one with bunk beds, a large family kitchen will accommodate everyone, the lounge is comfortable and homely with elegant decor and a fireplace.

On the first floor there are 2 large bedrooms, both with double bed, and 2 twin. In the summer months the area is a hive of agricultural activity. Wine tasting and cheese can be delivered along with fresh bread in the morning.

Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with Jaccuzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk room. First floor: 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge (no fuel provided), woodburner in kitchen (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV (French channels only), video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. Friday to Friday changeover day. NB: One bedroom is connecting. Some bedrooms with sloping ceilings and beams. River frontage.

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£263-£2299
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1
Cavaillon Ref: FPV387

Swimming pool

Vaucluse

This beautiful holiday home boasting spacious and tastefully decorated interior, is located on top of the hill St Jacques, in a very nice and quiet place. The enclosed garden is planted with pines and oaks, and hosts a private swimming pool (45m², open May-Oct) and a beautiful terrace.

At the foot of the Luberon, near the Alpilles, the Mont Ventoux and the Camargue, you will be 12 km from Isle sur la Sorgue, 15 km from Fontaine de Vaucluse, 19 km from St Remy de Provence or Gordes, and 27 km from Bonnieux or Avignon and its festival.

Ideal location for exploring Provence, the wealth of stunning natural sites, beautiful villages, fields of lavender and its architectural heritage.

Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 50km.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 5 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 plus twin, 1 plus single, 3 twin, 1 plus single.

All fuel and power included in rent, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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NOW
£960-£2879
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Villa Royal Ref: FPB068

Located close to Aix-en-Provence, this very large villa has a private swimming pool and is sited behind the secure walls of the magnificent and prestigious Pont Royal golf estate. It offers spacious and particularly well-furnished rooms which extend over three levels, and some of the bedrooms are en-suite. The villa benefits from a plethora of equipment and you can enjoy games of all types. The property features a Jacuzzi for 4 people, table football, pool table, table tennis, pinball, video games, and in the garden a sports ground with mini tennis, football and basketball. All of this is within the exceptional setting of the 180 acres of the Pont Royal golf estate, with its superb 18-hole course.

Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Games room. Three double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom with additional bunk bed. Two bathroom/WCs with shower cubicle. Two bathroom/WCs. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate WC. Open-sided stairs to second floor: Double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (55m²)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Three satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Internet access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Pinball
  • Video games
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1km from shop and restaurant, 32km from Aix-en-Provence (museums, markets, cathedral, shops, bars, restaurants), 62km from beach, 70km from Marseille (port, museums, art galleries, nightlife, airport).

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NOW
£1759-£3860
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
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
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Aix-en-Provence Ref: FPB224

Outdoor swimming pool

Bouches-du-Rhône

This pretty holiday villa built on a hillside to the south of Aix-en-Provence, enjoys a beautiful Mediterranean garden terrace on the side of the hill. The lounge has wide French doors leading out to the garden and large terrace with a swimming pool (32m², open May to Oct).

As well as its five bedrooms, dressing rooms and five bathroom/shower rooms, there is also an independent annexe. This is the perfect peaceful, countryside setting, yet only 10 minutes’ from the centre of Aix-en-Provence with its boutique shops, casino, thermal baths, cafés and restaurants.

Follow in the footsteps of Cézanne and admire the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Further away, visit the Luberon, Alpilles, Camargue or the pretty creeks around Marseille.

Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 20km.

Lower ground floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Second lounge, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. Annexe: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen included in rent, 7 satellite TVs, DVD player, video, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terraces, shared garden furniture, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceiling in one double bedroom. Steps and drops in garden.

WAS
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£70-£3330
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
La Maison du Donjon Ref: F24563

This charming, carefully restored, semi-detached holiday property, circa 1789, is situated in the centre of the charming and historic village of St. Alvère. The enclosed courtyard includes a private, heated swimming pool with a spa and decked sunbathing area, shaded by a 100-year-old lime tree. The terrace provides a delightful area for outdoor dining and relaxing. Within the property, enjoy the benefit of a wood-burning stove and sauna. The lively village has many small shops, a tourist office and a very popular Monday market. Situated between Bergerac and Sarlat, it is ideally placed for visiting the many attractions of the Périgord Noir and Dordogne Valley.

Lower ground floor: Sauna with shower. Utility. Kingsize bedroom with roll-top bath and en-suite WC. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and French doors/kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC and double basin. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with three steps to en-suite bathroom/WC with corner bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and double basin. Double bedroom with two steps to en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Twin bedroom

  • Enclosed courtyard garden with three steps
  • Terrace
  • Private, heated swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.2m to 1.5m)
  • Electric heating
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Range
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 100m from shops, bar, restaurant, chemist, baker, butcher, Monday market, 24km SW of Rouffignac (cave paintings, Sunday market), 24km W of Les Eyzies (pre-history museum, river, restaurants, canoe hire), 32km NE of Bergerac (famous wine-growing area, Château de Monbazillac, Dordogne River, all facilities, flights to UK airports), 38km S of Périgueux (historic city, cathedral, Saturday and Wednesday markets), 44km W of Sarlat (historic city, all facilities).

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£790-£2030
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