Country Homes in France



The laidback way of life amid rural gently rolling hills and riverbanks is deceptively rich in activity. Explore medieval villages, kayak winding waterways or relax with a book next to a lakeside beach. The mountains, hills and vineyard views are spectacular, particularly with a glass of something local and delicious for company. 
 

France is different from our other destinations

Our lovely country houses are more than just rental accommodation; many are family homes, full of personality and with all the variety that this brings. Our France holidays are also offered on an accommodation-only basis for complete flexibility although for an extra £25 per person, we can book your flights too. Instead of local representatives, the property owner, housekeeper or concierge will be your first point of contact, supported by our France Operations Team, just a phone call away. 
 
Find out more about what makes our France Collection different.
 
For advice on the best accommodation for you, call our France expert Holly on 020 8392 5858.

 

South West & The Dordogne


  • Maison de la Combe
    This gorgeous barn conversion would make a wonderfully romantic retreat for a couple or a small family, nestled into unspoilt Lot-et-Garonne countryside with glorious views from the house, the garden and the pool. Seasoned Francophiles know that...
    • New for 2017
    • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)
    • Charming and romantic barn conversion
    • Stunning views of the Lot valley
    • Scenic rural location
    • Surrounded by beautiful countryside in...
    from £1,000
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Rainettes
    With views across vineyards and expanses of farmland, this hilltop barn conversion is on the borders of the Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne – a holy trinity of unspoilt landscapes, historic towns and an easy way of life that revolves...
    • Charming barn conversion
    • Peaceful, hilltop setting
    • Delightful valley and vineyard views
    • Gironde region
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Open-plan living...
    from £1,275
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Les Boulvènes
    If you yearn for space and peace on holiday, the charmingly elegant Les Boulvènes is ideal. Close to the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border, it comes with uninterrupted views across vineyards, open countryside and working farmland for a taste of...
    • New for 2017
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Charming 19th Century house
    • Beautiful country views
    • Surrounded by vineyards
    • Family friendly
    • Private gated...
    from £1,500
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Cueillerot
    This much-loved house is one of the best barn conversions we’ve seen, created by extending the original 100-year-old barn and then painstakingly rebuilding it with reclaimed local stone. The finished effect is both authentic and elegant, with...
    • Stylish barn conversion
    • Authentic and comfortable
    • Countryside location
    • Gironde region
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Wonderful views
    • Spacious...
    from £1,530
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Montpalach
    Montpalach is a delightful old manor house tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of the same name. The house dates from 1750 and you get the impression that not a lot has changed in the surrounding area during the past two and a half centuries,...
    • 18th-century manor house
    • Tucked away in a peaceful hamlet
    • Characterful and cosy
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Countryside views
    • Private swimming pool
    • Tarn-et-Garonne...
    from £1,774
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Simpson Secret – Dordogne
    Perched on a hilltop, this handsome 18th-century manor house is set in the heart of the Dordogne’s Bessède Forest, with tranquil views across seemingly endless wooded valleys and green fields. In keeping with the area’s...
    • Handsome 18th-century house
    • Peaceful hillside setting
    • Sweeping valley views
    • Comfortable interiors
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 12)
    • Aquitaine region
    • Private heated swimming...
    from £1,774
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  • La Collinette
    In a small hamlet, surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields, lies this quintessentially French Longère house, a popular sight in Charente – a region also famed for its fine wine, long hot summers and fertile agricultural...
    • Traditional French Longère house
    • Set in small hamlet
    • Charente-Maritime region
    • Beautifully restored
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Close to Bordeaux vineyards
    • Private swimming...
    from £1,900
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Le Petit Mas
    In a glorious hilltop setting, with miles of countryside spread out before you and vineyards above, you share a corner of France with a privileged few. This tranquil spot is something of a well-kept secret, although Le Petit Mas, surrounded by...
    • Traditional 15th-century farmhouse
    • Glorious hilltop location
    • Rustic, homely and comfortable
    • Charente region
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 14)
    • Set in 30 acres
    • Beautiful...
    from £1,930
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  • Domaine de l'Auvézère
    Please note that the price listed is based on 6 people sharing. For larger parties, an additional 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) are available as a supplement.  Surrounded by the undulating countryside of the Périgord Vert, this classic manor house...
    • Classic manor house
    • Uninterrupted country views
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • 3 additional bedrooms available at a supplement
    • Private gated and heated swimming pool 
    • Fantastic biking...
    from £2,200
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Maison Mondou
    This is a very pleasant 'maison du maître' in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne. It's in an area of majestic rivers, historic bastide towns and castles, and lively night markets, only a short distance from Monflanquin, with its distinctive arcaded...
    • Charming family house
    • Lot-et-Garonne region
    • Beautiful rural location
    • Comfortable and spacious
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Separate barn conversion
    • Private swimming...
    from £2,387
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Quercus
    This substantial manor house was entirely renovated in 2012, and behind the traditional exterior you’ll find a very tasteful contemporary interpretation of country house style. The colours are fashionably muted and the furnishings elegantly...
    • 16th-century country house
    • Delightfully restored
    • Set in grounds (37 acres)
    • Views over Lauzerte
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Complimentary...
    from £2,473
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  • Le Petit Château
    Sitting proudly in spacious grounds, the elevated position of this elegant little château adds to the fairy-tale quality of its pristine 18th-century turrets and offers guests glorious views across the mature gardens and rural landscape of...
    • Simpson Secret – South West & The Dordogne
    • Elegant 18th-century château
    • Set in peaceful countryside
    • Beautiful gardens
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Can sleep 12...
    from £2,500
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  • Mouret
    In the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne, Mouret sits on the edge of an ancient oak forest with the River Auvignon running alongside. An attractive old stone farmhouse – parts of which date back to the 15th-century – its impressive beamed ceilings,...
    • Historic stone farmhouse
    • Peaceful country setting
    • Comfortable and spacious
    • Lot-et-Garonne region
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Extensive grounds
    • Tennis court...
    from £2,600
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Château de la Garinie
    Historic, romantic and absolutely authentic, this fairy-tale château dates back to the Middle Ages, an entrancing spot for would-be knights, kings and queens, in the heart of the little-known Aveyron region. The castle was built in the 13th...
    • Historic 13th-century château
    • Beautiful countryside location
    • Antique furnishings and paintings
    • Magnificent sweeping lawns
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 9)
    • Aveyron region
    • Private...
    from £2,634
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Le Masgrès
    This charming, 18th-century home offers cosy cottage style on a grand scale: postcard-pretty, with six very stylish bedrooms and bathrooms, beautifully landscaped gardens and a commanding, hill-top position. Approached through a wood, Le Masgrès...
    • Charming 18th-century home
    • Peaceful hilltop setting
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Tarn-et-Garonne region
    • 6 bedrooms (sleeps 12)
    • Guest annexe available
    • Private swimming...
    from £2,700
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Domaine des Soleils
    Driving up to this idyllic 18th-century house, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the wild countryside of the rugged Périgord Noir. The cool blue of the swimming pool is in striking contrast to the luscious greenery of the property’s 35...
    • Peaceful, hilltop retreat
    • Beautiful countryside views
    • Périgord Noir region
    • Set in 35 acres of grounds
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 9)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Table tennis, bikes and...
    from £2,795
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Provence


  • Villa Rose
    South-facing with pretty views across the Luberon and the Alpilles beyond, Villa Rose is furnished and equipped to the high levels more usually found in a permanent home, making it a very comfortable, three-bedroom base for a family or perhaps...
    • New for 2017
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Exceptional Provençal-style villa
    • Breathtaking view of the Luberon
    • Enviable position close to Gordes
    • Attractive contemporary...
    from £2,400
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • La Bergerie du Ravin
    The Luberon is one of France’s most filmed, painted and written-about regions; an iconic landscape of honey-coloured, hill-top villages, craggy mountains and purple lavender fields. Sitting pretty as a picture in the heart of the Luberon’s...
    • Converted 19th-century bergerie
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Set in 18 acres of meadow and woodland
    • Vineyard and countryside views
    • Beautiful southern Luberon region
    • Walk to village and...
    from £2,500
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Simpson Secret – Provence
    This stylish house is named after the olive groves which make up part of its surrounding 15 acres. The salonenque variety is prized both for its oil and the high-quality table olives, which you will have plenty of opportunity to sample...
    • Stylish and comfortable house
    • Classic Provençal landscape
    • Set in 15 acres
    • Bouches-du-Rhône region
    • 5 bedrooms including guest annexe (sleeps 10)
    • Country location
    • Large...
    from £3,225
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  • Le Diamant Noir
    This exceptional villa post-dates most others in the area by at least 100 years, but what it might lack in history it more than makes up for in style. Le Diamant Noir was entirely renovated in 2016 and now boasts tastefully understated 21st...
    • New for 2017
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Stunning contemporary villa
    • Secluded hilltop location
    • Panoramic views over Mont Ventoux
    • Set in nearly 5 acres of beautiful...
    from £3,900
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Beaumonnes
    On the outskirts of one of France’s prettiest villages, in this traditional and spacious Provençal-style hilltop home, you’ll find all the pleasures of rural life on your doorstep in the exquisite Luberon Valley. The warm ochre of its...
    • Provençal-style hilltop villa
    • Panoramic countryside views
    • Bright, airy and contemporary
    • Beautiful Luberon Valley
    • 5 air-conditioned bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Guest annexe...
    from £4,300
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • Mas des Lavandes
    The location of Mas de Lavandes, just a few kilometres from sought-after Gordes, is reason enough to want to stay here, but this seductively lovely restoration has a host of other attractions up its very elegant sleeve. Set in extensive,...
    • Beautifully restored Mas
    • Elegant and comfortable
    • Wonderful countryside views
    • Luberon area
    • 7 bedrooms (sleeps 12)
    • Separate guest annexe
    • Private swimming...
    from £5,200
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    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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  • La Bastide du Paon Bleu
    If style, space and seclusion are on your holiday check list, then this stunning country bastide ticks all the right boxes. Set in 20 acres of private grounds, with vineyards and farmland beyond, this top-notch conversion lets you retreat into...
    • New for 2017
    • 6 bedrooms (sleeps 12)
    • Beautiful country house
    • Set in 20 acres of stunning grounds
    • Within easy reach of the Luberon
    • Close to Aix-en-Provence for the Festival...
    from £5,600
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  • La Pierre
    This characterful, 17th-century mas has served as a backdrop for several film and television productions and it’s not hard to see why: from the pastel-blue shutters and mellow golden facade to the stately plane trees and surrounding...
    • Classic Provençal mas
    • Beautiful rural setting with far reaching views
    • Thoughtfully converted
    • Vaucluse region
    • 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Ideal for groups or...
    from £6,036
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Vendée & The Loire


  • Villa du Bocage
    Those who love getting out and about have a natural playground on their doorstep in the unspoilt Bocage Vendéen landscape, whilst this converted 19th-century farmhouse offers all the peace and privacy you’d like to come home to. Set in...
    • Delightfully converted 19th-century farmhouse
    • Comfortable and spacious
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Vendée region
    • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
    • Private heated swimming pool
    • Gym, sauna and...
    from £301pp
    based on 8 people
    • Accommodation only for 7 nights
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Côte d'Azur


  • Puntayucca
    The name – which means ‘Yucca Point’ in Spanish – is the first clue that this is no traditional Provençal homestead. In essence, it’s an eclectic, one-level riad-meets-farmhouse. The living space is a harmonious mix of antiques and...
    • Charming characterful house
    • Eclectic interiors
    • Lovely country views
    • Var region
    • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
    • Private swimming pool
    • Mediterranean gardens
    • Complimentary...
    from £723pp
    based on 6 people
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