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(6) Excellent 

24

Double Espoir - Falaise gite sleeps 11

Calvados / Falaise

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Discover the famous region of Normandy and experience genuine, rural France in stylish, self catering holiday apartments on this historic country estate So French and so easily accessable: only 45 minutes from English channel port of Caen or less than 3hrs from Paris  …see more

from £135 / night

£665 - £2087 / week

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from £135 / night

(14) Excellent 

14

River Cottage - Faux-la-Montagne gite sleeps 4

Creuse / Faux-la-Montagne

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is surr  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

GITE DU PETIT coucut - Arengosse gite sleeps 6

Landes / Arengosse

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
Le gîte est une très jolie maison typique landaise restaurée et équipée avec soin, offrant tout le confort d'une maison neuve. L'environnement est un havre de paix au milieu de la nature. Les plages sont proches (lac ou océan) et les forêts accueillante  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 / week

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from £78 / night

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(4) Excellent 

16

Le grenier à foin - Castelnaudary gite sleeps 5

Aude / Castelnaudary

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
La borde with its two family run gites, is perched on a little promontory on the edge of the pretty village of Peyrefitte sur l'Hers. With our large pool, games room, bar and boule area you can always find something to do, or just relax and read, and enjoy the quie  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Cottage with pool (usually sole use) + garden room - Semoussac gite sleeps 2

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Swimming pool
Quality conversion of a wine producing barn, the gite offers couples privacy, relaxation, views, large 4x6m all weather garden room / terrace (with full width, high quality sliding glass patio doors), acre of garden, 11x5m swimming pool & all mod cons (incl aircon in be  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

La Grange Fleurie - Cassaniouze gite sleeps 2

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
La Grange Fleurie is one of four beautifully converted outbuildings of La Domaine du Puech an18th century farmstead situated in a stunning hamlet high above the valley of the Auze river, which flows into the river Lot in the nearby village of St Projet.Ideal for one cou  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £66 / night

£314 - £653 / week

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from £66 / night

(11) Very Good 

8

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£366 - £548 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Hee nalu surf camp Rental holidays Agadir Morocco - Tamraght gite sleeps 24

Agadir / Tamraght

7 24 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
The Surf camp Morocco is located in Tamraght is a peaceful, quiet Berber village located a few kilometers south of Taghazout. 15 Km north of Agadir and 45 min away from the airport. It's a perfect place where you can really feel like you've gotten away from it  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 - £487 / week

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from £53 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Eure / Saint-Georges-du-Vievre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £35 / night

£244 - £400 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Gironde / Saint-Martin-du-Bois

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £61 / night

£392 / week

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from £61 / night

(11) Excellent 

33

Le Verger - St Remy sur Creuse gite sleeps 10

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Typical Normandy near Pont-Audemer and Honfleur - Saint-Etienne-l'Allier gite sleeps 4

Eure / Saint-Etienne-l'Allier

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
www.leboiscarre. frSet in the middle of a natural landscape, this classed cottage located at Saint Etienne l'Allier, next to lovely Pays d'Auge renowned for its picturesque half-timbered small villages, is only 25 kilometers away from "Côte Fleurie"  …see more

from £49 / night

£278 - £343 / week

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from £49 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Vosges / Cleurie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £34 / night

£235 - £371 / week

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from £34 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Les Lavandes, Mas des Cyprès - Valroufie gite sleeps 5

Cahors / Valroufie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 240 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A tradtional, detached, stone cottage sleeping 4 people plus a baby Ground floor: entrance into an east-facing sunroom leading to a well-equipped kitchen, a tiled shower room with shower, washbasin, WC and storage, a living room with wood burner, comfortable seating an  …see more

from £70 / night

£374 - £1044 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Loire Valley / Chedigny

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £38 / night

£235 - £296 / week

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from £38 / night

12

Gite 5 Logis Gascons - Marciac gite sleeps 2

Gers / Marciac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Is a 1 bedroom gite which will sleep 2 Adults and up to 2 small children.On the ground floor the gite has a open plan Lounge, Kitchen and Dining area equipped withcooker, fridge, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, DVD player and TVThere is a Shower room with ha  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

16

Hainaut Province / Chimay

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £40 / night

£244 - £340 / week

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from £40 / night

33

Namur Province / Waulsort

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £40 / night

£218 / week

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from £40 / night

22

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Petite-Ile

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£435 - £618 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Gite du Montrachet (Burgundy) - Chassagne-Montrachet gite sleeps 6

Cote d'Or / Chassagne-Montrachet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely house, surrounded by vinyards, located in Chassagne-Montrachet (Bourgogne), at a few steps of le "Montrachet". This gite belongs to the domaine Morey-Coffinet, onwer and winemaker of Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Visitors are welcome to  …see more

from £114 / night

£740 - £957 / week

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from £114 / night

(8) Very Good 

22

Seine-Maritime / Muchedent

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £96 / night

£227 - £444 / week

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from £96 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Ile d'Oleron / Le Chateau d'Oleron

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £70 / night

£461 - £653 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Peaceful Gite with amazing views near Pau - Arricau-Bordes gite sleeps 2

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
Nestled among ancient oak and chestnut trees at the end of a picturesque valley with a beautiful view of the Pyrennees, the morning birdsong or calls of owls and crickets in the evenings is all that disturbs the peace. The gite is part of what was once the wine 'chai'  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £490 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Good 

5

Province of Sondrio / Sondrio

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£305 - £792 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Tarn / Lautrec

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Nievre / Marigny l'Eglise

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £74 / night

£479 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

8

Province of Udine / Tarvisio

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £79 / night

£609 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday Gite/Cottage, Midi-Pyrenees - Saint Projet gite sleeps 6

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint Projet

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This stone cottage, built in the traditional Quercy style, is a converted farm house which sleeps six and offers traditional French country accommodation. It is self-contained, shares a garden and swimming pool with the owner and is positioned on the edge of a small ha  …see more

from £60 / night

£422 - £438 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Loire Valley / Orleans

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min

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from £25 / night

£174 / week

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from £25 / night

9

Ardeche / Fabras

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£322 / week

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from £61 / night

13

Hautes-Pyrenees / Saint-Laurent-de-Neste

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £57 / night

£392 - £522 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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CHAIS DE L'EPINAY - Vertou gite sleeps 30

Loire-Atlantique / Vertou

11 30 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 53 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Au cœur d'un oasis de calme et de verdure, un lieu de plaisir et de détente vous attend : le Chais de l'Epinay.Situé aux portes de Nantes, 15 mn du centre ville, c'est le lieu idéal pour se loger et profiter de la campagne (4 gîtes et 2 résidences  …see more

from £60 / night

£305 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Haute-Garonne / Calmont

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£392 - £514 / week

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from £61 / night

13

Basque Country / Saint-Esteben

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£392 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Very Good 

30

Eure / Bourgtheroulde-Infreville

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £38 / night

£209 - £260 / week

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from £38 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Aisne / Trelou-sur-Marne

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£266 - £383 / week

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from £61 / night

(14) Excellent 

10

Nord / Armbouts-Cappel

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £48 / night

£305 - £366 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Basque Country / Ayherre

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£331 - £505 / week

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from £61 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Le Gue de la Motte - Fontainebleau gite sleeps 5

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bright, quiet and comfortable gite along a riverside in a well preserved country side. Between Fontainebleau forest and the first Burgundy hills. 85 km South of Paris, half way between the Loire Valley and the Champagne region.A gite for 5 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 show  …see more

from £74 / night

£335 - £344 / week

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from £74 / night

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