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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Close to beaches

Vendée

This bright, airy, detached holiday home features three good-sized bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and a vast garden, and is handily located on the edge of the village of St Mathurin.

The village offers local services including a boulangerie for morning croissants and the famous resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, with its beaches, promenade, cafés and restaurants, is a 10-minute drive.

Further up the coast is the fishing port of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and the island of Noirmoutier.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 10km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms.

Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair on request, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

WAS
NOW
£249-£720
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Villa Tejo Ref: F64116

This ground floor accommodation is superbly located in a quiet residential area just 300 metres from Saint Jean-de-Luz’s wide sandy beach. Cheerfully decorated in bright colours throughout, it enjoys its own large terrace along with a garden with covered sitting area. The charming discreet owner lives just above the apartment. Summer in Saint Jean-de-Luz is a maze of bustling restaurants, music concerts, festivals and excellent boutiques promoting the latest Paris fashions. Outdoor lovers can play a round or two of golf at the nearby courses or enjoy superb surfing in Biarritz, which also boasts an aquarium and casino. The Spanish border is within a short drive for duty free shopping; pretty Pyrénéan villages offer delicious yet affordable cuisine; and local thalassotherapy centres offer a welcome opportunity to unwind.

Shared entrance. Dining room. Well-equipped fitted kitchen opening onto sunny terrace. Covered sitting area. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with thalasso bath and shower with jets. Cloakroom

  • Enclosed garden and terrace
  • Electric heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • On-street parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 350m from shops, cafés, restaurants, 300m to beach, 12km S of Biarritz (casino, surfing, golf, museum), 25km N of Spain (duty free shopping, San Sebastian).

WAS
NOW
£560-£1549
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Pailhes Ref: FLH164

An ideal holiday base

Hérault

This large and spacious terraced town house has retained many of its original features and has high ceilings. It enjoys a nice shady courtyard garden, which is a lovely place to relax.

Situated in a small village 13km north of Beziérs, the holiday property provides an excellent base in which to explore the region and also spend some days lazing on the endless miles of golden sandy beaches 21km away.

There are pretty market villages to wander around, including Pézenas, lovely seaside resorts including Cap d’Agde (40km) and the fishing port of Sète (60km), and some historical towns to discover, including Narbonne (38km), Montpellier (70km) and Carcassonne (90km) a world-famous fortified medieval city.

Shop 5km, restaurant 10km.

Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

Oil heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Pond/water feature in garden.

WAS
NOW
£379-£1050
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Ideal touring base

Calvados

This stone built holiday cottage is located in Englesqueville-la-Percee which has a population of just 90. You will certainly feel at home in this welcoming cottage, with its beamed ceilings, woodburner and exposed stone feature wall in its comfortable lounge. With plenty of dining space, you can choose one of the two indoor dining areas or dine al fresco in the garden. Relax in the lawned garden on the sun loungers or explore nearby attractions.

Explore the nearby WWI and WWII sites such as the D-Day landing beaches. Only 6km from Grandcamp Maisy where you will find your every need.

Shops and restaurant 6km, beach 3.5km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet with basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk plus single bed.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£40-£720
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Le Bourg Ref: FL133

Set in over 2 acres of open land with rough grass, shrubs and trees, this converted barn provides modern and bright holiday accommodation on two levels. Scandinavian-style furniture and lots of light characterise this renovated house. Attached to the house is a covered terrace with barbecue and long wooden refectory table and benches for leisurely outdoor dining. Vibraye, with its shops, restaurants, tennis, riding and bike hire is a 5-minute drive, and there’s a further selection of shops and restaurants at La Ferté-Bernard, 12km away. There is a swimming lake with sandy beach, watersports and children’s attractions including mountain bike circuit at Lavaré, a 15-minute drive, and an 18-hole golf course at Bellême (40km). The forest of Vibraye has 6000 hectares of oak with extensive trails and cycle paths. A holiday in this area would not be complete without visiting the Loire Valley (approximately 90 minutes), famous for its châteaux and wine. Le Mans, with its Gothic cathedral and famous 24-hour race circuit is 50km away. Chartres is an hour’s drive, and Paris is 2 hours by train or car.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams, tiled floors and French doors to terrace. Laundry room. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Shower room/WC. Spiral staircase to first floor (low beams): Two double bedrooms, both with en-suite wet room/WC

  • Lawned garden
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1.5m) open Jun-Sep
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • CD/stereo
  • Swings
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 12km from La Ferté-Bernard (shops, restaurants), 40km from Bellême (golf), 50km from Le Mans (24-hour race circuit, cathedrals).

WAS
NOW
£810-£2159
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Au Pont Tournant Ref: F02130

Enjoy the peace and quiet at this detached lockkeeper’s house, once a turning bridge on the canal. It makes an ideal base for a fishing holiday (permit available locally) alongside the banks of the Canal-de-la-Sambre-à-l’Oise. A superb location for cycling with quiet roads and pretty villages. Guise is close by with its castle, dungeons, underground passages, weekly market and good selection of shops, cafés and restaurants. Visit St. Quentin with its amazing basillica or the fortified city of Laon with its cathedral and cobbled streets and magnificent views over the countryside.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom leading to single bedroom with sloping ceilings and beams. 3 steps down to bathroom with over-bath shower, sloping ceiling

  • Garden
  • Unfenced canal frontage (take care with children)
  • Terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 7km from Guise (market town with shops, museum, restaurants), 15km from Nouvion (watersports centre, swimming pool, health centre), 26km from St. Quentin (basilique, shops, restaurants, bars), 45km from Laon, 60km from Centre Parcs.

WAS
NOW
£340-£680
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Les Hirondelles Ref: F24352

This charming detached stone barn is set in a beautiful, peaceful hamlet, with the owners living in an apartment in the grounds. It has been sympathetically restored and combines excellent modern amenities with attractive period features. The country town of Thenon with its market and small leisure lake for fishing and swimming is close by. It is within a fifteen-minute drive of the historic village of Hautefort where several good restaurants nestle beneath the château walls. The ancient town of Montignac is within a twenty-minute drive. The whole area is dotted with historic houses, pretty churches and magnificent châteaux. You can explore the area by canoe or on foot, and try the excellent regional cuisine at one of several local restaurants and Ferme Auberge.

Ground floor: Modern kitchen/dining room with beams. Spacious living room with beams, woodburner, French doors to terrace and garden. Shower room/WC. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. First floor: One very spacious double bedroom with king size bed and seating area. One twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

  • Large fenced lawned garden
  • Large terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 5m, depth 1.15m)
  • Woodburning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV (UK channels)
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 1.5km from Ste. Orse (basic facilities), 6km N of Thenon (market town, most facilities), 16km S of Hautefort (château, most facilities), 20km N of Montignac (riverside market town, restaurants, canoeing, most facilities), 35km SE of Périgueux (historical city, cathedral, market, all facilities), 46km N of Sarlat (historic market town, all facilities).

WAS
NOW
£480-£1329
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Massugas Ref: W14282

Private swimming pool

Gironde

This detached, restored farmhouse set above the sleepy village of Massugas is well placed for visiting the wine regions of Bordeaux and Bergerac with a working vineyard just up the lane.

Discreet owners live next door. There is a private fenced courtyard with covered barbecue area, and across a small lane is a large lawned area and private swimming pool with Roman steps, summer kitchen and toilet in the pool house.

There is a fishing lake 1km away and several rambling trails. 20km from Castillon-la-Bataille where the open air summer shows draw much attention as hundreds of townsfolk replay the famous battle ending the Hundred Years’ War with the British. 75km east of the historic and beautiful city of Bordeaux set on the Garonne river, with cathedral, museums, casino and excellent shopping.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

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

Central heating, open fire in dining room, €90 supplement for fuel Oct to May, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, colour satellite TV, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£379-£1069
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Triguéres Ref: FER009

Outdoor swimming pool

Loiret

This spacious holiday property, situated in the town of Triguérs, provides the ideal base for a large family wanting to relax and explore the surrounding areas. Comfortably furnished and decorated, it benefits from a pretty garden with a terrace and furniture, perfect for dining al fresco.

There is also a covered, outdoor swimming pool (50m²), ideal for adults and children alike. Close by are many sights and attractions including Saint Stephen’s Cathedral at Sens (36km), Palais Synodal (37km), The Natural History Museum, Auxerre (45km) and the Church of Saint Eusebe (46m).

For day trips further afield, visit Sens (53km), Orleans (90km) or the many attractions in Paris (141km).

Shop 4km, restaurant 1km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one plus double and single beds.

Central heating, all fuel and power at cost, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£570-£1560
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Les Oliviers Ref: F84218

The impressive panoramic views from this bright, modern apartment over the peaceful plains to the Dentelles-de-Montmirail hills, all overlooked by the majestic Mont Ventoux, would be hard to fault. Adjoining, but not overlooked by the discreet owner’s property, this property has its own shady dining terrace, beneath the mature olive trees, with colourfully-cushioned, forged-iron day beds. The well-maintained garden edges the pool with its south-facing terraces. It’s a short walk to the village centre with fresh bread, groceries, cafés and restaurants. Visit the local wine routes with some of France’s biggest names grown here, historic Avignon, the Pont-du-Gard and the Lubéron, all around an hour away.

Entrance from garden into living/dining room with corner kitchen, double bed and French windows to balcony. Shower room/WC

  • Shared grounds
  • Garden
  • Shared swimming pool (7m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • Flatscreen satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • Unsuitable for the infirm.

Location: 6km NW of Vaison-la-Romaine (castle, summer festivals, shop), 38km N of Carpentras (museum, flower market).

WAS
NOW
£310-£879
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Spacious grounds

Côtes d’Armor

This beautifully restored old house lies close to the sea, and is set amidst spacious grounds. Welcoming, comfortable and tastefully furnished, it also has a garden abundant with blooms.

There is an orchard to enjoy and a gazebo with a lounge area, as well as a small pond and hen house with chickens.

This is a magical place, and will appeal to amateur golfers, with a golf course just 1km away.

Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 20km.

Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet with basin. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 1 double with en-suite shower, toilet and basin leading to 2 further doubles.

Electric heating, woodburner in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, three colour TVs (French channels only), video, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings throughout first floor. Steps, pond and slopes in garden.

WAS
NOW
£54-£699
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Keranna Ref: F56264

Keranna and Ker Remy, located in beautiful and tranquil countryside are two semi-detached holiday cottages set in a former farm estate with a wonderful children’s playground in 10 acres of meadows and woods a delightful outdoor heated swimming pool. The two properties have their own entrances and garden and have kept many original features and Breton architecture. Close to Josselin and Malestroit, characterful medieval towns, bathed by the Nantes-Brest canal which has lovely walks along its towpath. Just 45 minutes drive away are the beaches of The Rhuys Peninsula and Gulf of Morbihan a beautiful inner sea scattered with many tiny islands, ideal for swimming, sailing and sunbathing.

Ground floor: Living room. Sitting/dining room with woodburner. Two kitchens. Twin bedroom. Shower room (wheelchair access, no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Mezzanine: Three single beds. Original railed footbridge overlooking lounge leading to second open space with two single beds. Shower room

  • NB: The mezzanine level is ideal for children. There are steep stairs to the first floor.

Both Properties: Private garden

  • Shared heated swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1m - 1.7m) with Roman steps
  • Electric heating (initial supply included, thereafter at cost)
  • W/machine
  • Shared t/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Table football
  • CD
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Ample parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • Start day Friday.

Location: 10km of Malestroit (town, supermarket), 40km beach, 4km of Ruffiac (shop), 2km of Reminiac (bar, restaurant).

WAS
NOW
£47-£1390
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