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Many of the private properties listed on holidaylettings.co.uk are available out of season - or throughout the year for short breaks. Whether you are looking for a long weekend in a vibrant European city, or a couple of days peace and quiet in the countryside there are thousands of cottages, apartments and homes to choose from.
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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
“A lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic charm”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
We stayed at Gite Double Espoir forEaster 2015 and found the whole experience very enjoyable. The villa and estate offer a lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic charm. If you are u… More
“Lovely gite in a glorious setting”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
Great place to stay very relaxing. The children loved the pool which although the weather wasn't great was excellent because it was covered. Great centre for exploring Normandy or just chilling out… More
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
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
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
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
Chris and Martin were extremely helpful and informative without being intrusive. The booklet provided before arrival, told us everything we needed to know about food, places to see and the best direct… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind review - much appreciated !
We look forward to your return visit next year !
Chris and Martin
“Everything we wanted - and more!”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2014
We were met on arrival by Chris & Martin, owners of the gite, & welcomed with a hamper of goodies: food for a quick supper & breakfast next day, a bottle of wine & flowers!
The house was spacious… More
“Pure indulgence - France at its best”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
Upon arrival at La Vieille Grange, its tranquility and charm completely captured us and we have returned home fully under its spell.
The gite itself is very well equipped and the garden room is a stu… More
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
We had two very peaceful weeks staying at La Bergerie. The gite is very well equipped and well looked after. The main bedroom is spacious with exposed beams and a very comfortable bed. It is set i… More
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
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
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2013
A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring this lo… More
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
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
“Lovely property with everything we needed - the whole family loved it”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
Our family had a marvellous time in this comfortable, spotless and beautifully equipped stone farmhouse. The saltwater swimming pool was gorgeous and our girls (3 and 6 years old) enjoyed the play equ… More
We are always very pleased to hear just how much a guest has enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your kind words and detailed review.
“Good location for adults or children”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2015
Located in the hills about seven miles north-east of Cahors on the edge of the village of Constans. Quiet and tranquil with expansive views to the east and west. Easy access to Cahors (about 15 minute… More
Thank you for your detailed comments. We are always happy to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and work hard to ensure all is as expected. Hope to welcome you here again.
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
Beautiful house in rural location. Gardens fantastic. Owner based next door, really helpful but discreet. Only negative is the room set up is odd, one bedrooms only exit is through the bathroom. One o… More
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
The owner is very hospitable and kind. We enjoyed the quietness of the location. The Gite is well arranged and clean. Get your groceries beforehand and enjoy the solitude and slow pace with a dip in t… More
Thank you for letting such a nice comment about your stay in our house. We look forward to welcoming you on your next vacation.
Patrick and Sylvie
“Beautiful peaceful seting”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2016
We had a lovely holiday here, the facilities are quintessentially French and the gardens beautiful. We had ample time in the pool each day and it was a short journey in the car to find local markets a… More
hello, Lizzie are delighted to know that you had a good holiday home. We ourselves have enjoyed your family very friendly and love to see your children very happy in the pool. Cordially. Sylvie and Patrick
“lovely gite in lovely countryside.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
very cosy comfy gite set in lovely gardens,the gite had all the mod cons and was nicely furnished.its in a good location for cycling around the French countryside and its only 20km to Dieppe and 20 km… More
Encore merci d'avoir partagé votre expérience pour les futurs vacanciers. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous serions également très heureux de vous revoir lors de vos prochaine vacance.
Patrick et Sylvie
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
The Gite is set in a lovely location with a stunning view of the mountains on clear days. Easy to find following owners directions from Toulouse airport. Car is essential though as it is in a very rur… More
The gite now has its own livebox installed, which will solve the problem of WiFi access.
“perfect little house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
What makes this little house so special apart from the beautiful location and tranquil surroundings is the stylish way the owner has furnished this little house. It is comfortable and a real home fo… More
“A Haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful time at this pretty little cottage/gite surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Pamela made us really welcome with a food basket and flowers in our cottage.
The pool was amazing … More
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
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
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
“A lovely quiet location in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
The gite is excellent for a family group, we took a friend along too.
We had a great stay and thought it great value. Equidistant from most of the bouldering areas but only 1/2 an hour to any.
“Great location to explore the region”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Basic and simple gite that was excellent value for money. Generally clean and tidy and worth a visit. Some areas for improvement would be 1. More seating in lounge area. After long day out you n… More
“cosy gite with garden”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
We had a very nice stay in this small but cosy gite. The children enjoyd the garden and loved the animals; horses, dog and sheep, of Sylvie, the owner of the castle and gite. We loved the garden also … More