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Gîtes

Self-catering, ideal for family trips and longer stays.

 

Gîtes and self-catering accommodation are a great option for those who want to holiday to their own rhythm, shopping at markets and enjoying a barbecue in the sun. Staying in a lovely cottage by the sea, surrounded by rolling countryside or nestled in a pretty village … there are plenty of options when choosing your self-catering gîte: from small cottages to smart complexes and even châteaux. Many come with pools and barbecue facilities for a wonderfully relaxing holiday.

 

There are increasing numbers of speciality gîtes, such as those that cater for fishermen, with fishing lakes within the property. Some gîtes offer a welcome basket of basic groceries such as bread and milk – if you’re arriving late, especially on a Saturday night, this is a useful option. In the UK or USA you are guaranteed to find a shop open almost any hour of the day or night, almost wherever you are but while more and more French grocery shops do open on a Sunday morning now, in rural France you cannot assume that you will find something open on a Sunday.

 

For options, see TripAdvisor: Holiday Rentals

 Maison Coeur, Gers

Holiday RentalThis tastefully restored farmhouse is situated in the undulating countryside of the Gers department. Originally an Armagnac farm, it still has the original stables and the original chai.

 

The Villa sleeps 10 (8 adults + 2 children)it has a large living, dining, kitchen area with wood-burner. The outside grounds has a swimming pool, patio with pool views, covered dining terrace with barbecue and pool views and a 1 acre garden.

 

 

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Jaumarie, Dordogne

 

Holiday Rental3 bedrooms, Dining Room, Living Room, Heatable pool, Enclosed pool area, Built-in BBQ, Covered terrace, Garden. Every room in the house retains an Old World feel, with stone walls and brick fireplace facades from long ago.

 

 

 

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Villa Le Bassin, Aquitaine — ideal for weddings and family reunions

 

Luxury villa in Aquitaine

Right by the ocean, in a peaceful cove close to Bordeaux. Ideal for weddings, special events and special family holidays. A beautiful garden, large terraces and an ecological swimming pool.  8 en-suit modern bedrooms, 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows with sea and forest views, amazing views of Arcachon and Cap Ferret.

 

 

 

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Maison de Hautefage, Dordogne — sympathetically restored historic home with modern interventions

 

Luxury Holiday Rental in the DorgoneA stylish holiday home in the Dordogne. Four double bedrooms, one single. Large kitchen and dining area, and 2 living rooms. Terrace with BBQ and a child-friendly swimming pool. The property is set between two medieval villages, close to markets and restaurants. Accessible from Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Bergerac international airports.

 

 

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Le Chai, Dordogne — 19th century estate

 

Luxury Holiday Rental in the DorgoneA spectacular 19th century holiday rental  in the Dordogne with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and a dining room that can seat up to 12 persons. Close to the medieval chateau in Hautefort and a ten minute drive from the Bergerac airport. Local delicacies include truffles and Bergerac AOCs.

 

 

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Villa Shambhala, Dordogne — garden with Dordogne river access

 

Luxury Accommodation, riverside villaMinutes from St-Emilion and other wine-producing areas. Perfect for a unique luxury break. Four double rooms, three with river views. The interior is hip and stylish. Wine enthusiasts and gourmets can tour the vineyards and markets, while historians can explore the chateaux. The setting offers riverside walks, fishing, swimming and kayaking.

 

 

 

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Domaine de Belgard, Aquitaine — luxury villa perfect for a celebration

 

Luxury Accommodation near Biarritz9 large bedrooms, a traditional grand reception hall and living room, a beautiful dining room, billiards room and anterooms with original oak floors, a stunning oak staircase and high ceilings. 10 minutes from sandy surf beaches and lakes, Swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court set in private grounds. 19th century manor close to Biarritz. Catering and services available upon request.

 

 

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Clos de Chinon, near Saint-Emilion and and Bergerac

 

Luxury Accommodation near Saint-EmilionNestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac. This elegant house is set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by the vines. 4 en-suite double-bedrooms. The owners Jonathan and Barbara are professional chefs. Stay on a self catered basis in high season or as a B&B in low season!

 

 

 

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Domaine des Fargues – a picturesque medieval manor house, suitable for a larger group

 

Self-catering villa

Built in 1664, nestled in the heart of the Dordogne valley. Room for 24 people in total. The interior has been decorated with great care and attention to detail. Two separate houses mean families can maintain privacy within a group.

 

 

 

 

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Aillac – a spacious 17th Century stone farmhouse

 

Aillac - a spacious 17th Century stone farmhouse

Situated in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park, it accommodates up to 11 guests in four bedrooms.
The private swimming pool is fully terraced and alarmed. This is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings. There is plenty of outdoor furniture to use to relax around the pool or to eat in the shade.

 

 

 

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Manoir Altheas –  a very comfortable and attractive villa

 

Manoir Altheas

Built in 1800 from local yellow sandstone, located in the heart of the village, sleeps up to 10 guests. There is a beautiful swimming lake just a short walk from the property. Decorated and furnished in a luxurious, modern and sophisticated style.

 

 

 

 

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