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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Kassie Ref: F24466

Set in peaceful grounds, this typical ‘demeure de charme’ from the 17th century has been restored with lots of love from the owner. All the rooms are tastefully furnished in a romantic country style for comfort and relaxing. Ideal for a large family or group of friends. The large, flat, enclosed garden is ideal for children. The large covered terrace is perfect for summer evenings, barbecues, and dining. The pool area is also very relaxing, with the large pool house where two beds are waiting for the traditional ‘siesta’. The holiday villa is very close to Périgueux with shops, medieval old town, and a market on a Wednesday.

Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire, billiard table. Shower room/WC. Bathroom/WC, shower attachment. Kingsize bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Queensize bedroom, en-suite shower room (no WC). Three double bedrooms. Twin bedroom with additional single bed, sitting room, en-suite shower room/WC. External games room

  • Landscaped garden with orchard
  • Covered terrace with outdoor kitchen
  • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.7m) and Roman steps
  • Pool house, two day beds
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1km to Montagrier (bar, restaurant), 3km to Tocane Saint Apre (shops, restaurant, supermarket), 130km from Royan, 180km to Arcachon (beach).

WAS
NOW
£890-£3090
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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.

WAS
NOW
£960-£2879
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
La Garde Adhemar Ref: FPD057

Private swimming pool

Drôme

This charming Provençal stone house has been immaculately restored to provide a comfortable, well equipped holiday home decorated in cheeful colours. The property is located on a hillside in a pretty perched medieval village, listed as one of the most beautiful in France, and in the heart of a region that is rich in châteaux, vineyards, festivals and picturesque markets. The house has a private swimming pool (open mid June to mid September) and extensive views over Mont Ventoux in the Cévennes.

The interior is comfortable, very cosy and has local antique furniture. The 2000m² garden is partly lawned and also provides many shady areas planted with trees.

The historic town of Orange, renowned for its Roman theatre and Montélimar, the capital of nougat production are just 25km. The city of Avignon with its beautiful papal palace is 60km. For those who enjoy sporting activities there are tennis courts (1km) and a golf course (18km).

Shop 200m, restaurant 100m.

Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin and bidet (no toilet), 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 3 doubles, 1 plus single bed, 2 twin, 1 single.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel included in rent, power at cost, bed linen included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£1079-£2049
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Port Navalo Ref: FBM021

Close to sandy beach

Morbihan

This large, detached holiday house is located in Port Navalo, a famous and popular resort, and lies just 50m from the beach, ideal for those wanting to relax in the sun, take a dip in the sea or play in the sand. The quay is 100m away, where a boat can be taken to the islands of Houat.

Port Navalo is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast and is renowned for its golf course as well as its commercial port and fishing. A neighbour lives behind the house and has a right of way across the grounds for the purposes of gaining access. There are many attractions nearby including Megaliths at Carnac (14 km), Château de Kerguéhennec (39 km), Château de Josselin (52 km) and Lac au Duc, near Ploërmel (58 km).

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy parachuting, sailing, kite surfing, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and the Roc adventure tree course, which are all available close by. For day trips, visit Vannes (38km), Lorient (94km) or the popular city of Nantes (124km).

Shop and restaurant 200m, beach 50m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basins, 7 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 4 single.

Oil heating, all fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor. Step to bath.

WAS
NOW
£599-£1720
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Salernes Ref: FCV638

Outdoor swimming pool

Var

This large and beautiful villa is decorated with charm and style and features a private outdoor swimming pool which is equipped with a counter-current. It is situated 80km from the beaches of the Côte d’Azur and St.Tropez, but just 23km from the Sainte Croix lake, the gateway to the Verdon gorges, and from the town of Draguigan, between the lakes of Gréoux-les-Bains and Carcès, 5km from the pretty waterfalls of Sillans and at the edge of a charming medieval village. Discover Draguigan where the scenery is spectacular. Gorges de Châteaudouble cuts through a forested area offering beautiful views, which can be admired from the top of Châteaudouble, where there is a small village with shops, restaurants and a church. The property has 1000m² of private grounds and a large shaded terrace.

Shop and restaurant 500m.

Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with basin (no toilet), bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

Heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to garden. Steps to pool area.

WAS
NOW
£750-£1960
Shortlist
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).

WAS
NOW
£1949-£4910
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Nimes Ref: FLG154

Outdoor swimming pool

Gard

This detached holiday house, set in a residential area, is positioned in a natural setting within tranquil wooded grounds. The property boasts a beautiful private swimming pool (40m²) complemented by large covered terraces and furniture which are perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. You will certainly be spoilt for choice for things to see and do on your memorable holiday.

Situated above the magnificent Roman town of Nîmes, with its monuments and parks, the property is a fantastic touring base from which to explore the coast from Arles to Montpellier through the seaside towns of Grand du Roi, Palavas, La Grande Motte or the Aigues Mortes. Further afield is Remoulins (27km) and its renowned water sports opporunities and wildlife centres.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 6 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin, 2 single.

Heating, all fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceilings and low beams in bedrooms.

WAS
NOW
£470-£1490
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1

This large detached farmhouse is at the end of a quiet lane serving a tiny hill-top hamlet of 3 houses, with restored old farm buildings and pigeonnier which overlook woods, orchards and rough meadows. Durfort-Lacapelette with restaurant, tennis and small supermarket 5 minutes’ drive. Wider choice of shops, supermarkets, bike hire at Moissac 10-min drive with its lovely abbey church cloister. Riding at Lauzerte, also at St Nicolas-de-la-Grave, with its large swimming lake/leisure park and windsurfing. 9 hole golf course at Espalais and Castelnau-Montratier, each 30 min drive. Visit Montauban, 35-min drive with attractive rose-pink brick buildings and fine view of the Tarn river from the 14th-century bridge. Explore the gorges of the Aveyron river, St Antonin-Noble-Val for canoeing, and the lovely hill-top medieval villages of Bruniquel and Cordes.

Ground floor: Living/dining room, wood-burning stove, French windows. Kitchen. Three bedrooms: Two twin, one single. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Shower room. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two twin, one plus single bed. Bathroom/WC

  • Garden with sloping banks
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1-1.9m)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis
  • All linen included
  • NB: Some first floor rooms have low beams, doors and ceilings.

Location: 8km from Moissac (Roman abbey and cloister, river, Canal-du-Midi), 10km from Lauzerte (hill top village, Medieval square, views), 20km from St. Nicolas-de-la-Grave (lake, water sports, horse riding), 30km from Montauban (17th century arcades, 14th-century bridge).

WAS
NOW
£695-£2199
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
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1

100m to the beach/Open fire

Morbihan

Only one hundred metres from a peaceful beach, this large detached family house is set in an enclosed garden with a swing and enjoys views to the coast.

The living area boasts an open fire and French windows. Pénestin is a pretty village, renowned for its summer markets and lovely beaches. It is surrounded by nature reserves, with a wide variety of bird and plant life. La Baule, the jet set holiday resort, with its long, golden sands is close by.

Explore the picturesque local coastline and visit the medieval city of Guérande and the port of Le Croisic.

Shop, café/bar, and restaurant 1.25 miles (2 km), beach 110 yards (100m).

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 adult bunk, 1 with 4 single beds, plus 2 child’s/baby beds, single folding bed.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent May to September, €35 supplement October to April, 3 cots, 2 highchairs, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: One step in garden.

WAS
NOW
£440-£1629
Shortlist
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
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