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Promotional offer for "Manoir Coteaux" in the pays de la Loire!

Promotional offer for "Manoir Coteaux" in the pays de la Loire!

An offer not to be missed… Do not wait to book your summer holidays and benefit from a promotional offer not to miss in the beautiful "Manoir Coteaux" located in the Pays de la Loire. You can enjoy 3 free nights from June 26 to 29 if you book your vacation week from June 29 to July 6, 2019, or 15% discount on reservations in the months of May and June. Read more...

Maison Beauregard - Holiday home with private pool

Maison Beauregard - Holiday home with private pool

"La Maison Beauregard", a house rich in authenticity! A spacious and traditional garden... Read more...

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Today, Vence has 18,600 residents, but once upon a time...

Today, Vence has 18,600 residents, but once upon a time...

In the iron age, the Baou of Vence had a different kind of resident, fiercely ruled by local tribes it was a guarded place until conquered by Augustus, Founder of the Roman Empire when it became part of the Alpes-Maritimes. A rare contemporary and fully renovated villa... Read more...

Charming retreat with a private woodland in the gorgeous French Loire Valley!

Charming retreat with a private woodland in the gorgeous French Loire Valley!

Villa Chambord is full of history as it was built in the late 1970's by André Gaston Honorary Architect from 'Bâtiment de France' who was in charge of the renovation and restoration of the castle of Chambord. Beautiful contemporary villa set in a large plot in the middle of a forest, in prime Loire châteaux country (close to Château Chambord, Château Cheverny, Château Beauregard and Château Blois). It's perfectly located to explore all the area and do wine tasting, bike rides along the Loire River, hot air balloon flights, golf, visit Beauval ZooParc and MaxVauché's chocolate factory. Read more...

We found our holiday dream in Pézenas

We found our holiday dream in Pézenas

When we found Pézenas all our dreams of living in the South of France came together, unusually it had everything we wanted beauty, history, culture, lots of different places to eat and a really thriving vibe! A stunning medieval town surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards Read more...

The long Easter holiday weekend is almost here !

The long Easter holiday weekend is almost here !

Looking for a holiday home to rent for your vacation with family or friends? Find all our last minute promotional offers for your self-catering Easter holidays, for example : Read more...

Fabulous rental home with the best views ever

Fabulous rental home with the best views ever

A stunning view, as the sun sets, you can feel tension ebbing away... now with 10% discount in July and August 2019. Read more...

Our amazing French country find

Our amazing French country find

After a wet, rainy, miserable English summer, we made a last minute booking in sunny south west France. A secluded farmhouse set in the countryside with a private pool; just what we were after. So, we took the ferry and, with a box of CDs, headed off through the French countryside. Little did we know we were heading towards the house of our dreams. Read more...

An escape from the rat race

An escape from the rat race

Having spent 20 years holidaying in the Languedoc-Roussillon, the owner / architect bought this abandoned hamlet in 2003. With panoramic views of the Pyrenees – "where the sky comes down to your ankles" - it represented an ideal opportunity to create their own escape from the rat race in London. The main house has been rebuilt to provide a beautiful open plan ground floor area with a central fireplace. The original bergerie has been converted into a magnificent high ceilinged kitchen. Upstairs, beneath high beams, are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Read more...

Domaine du Château is dedicated to the natural beauty of Burgundy

Domaine du Château is dedicated to the natural beauty of Burgundy

The Domaine du Château sits among Burgundy vines in a peaceful vale to the south of Beaune. Since the late 1600's, the locals have called it the 'château', and while there were indeed Lords of Domaine du Château, the property was always more a baronial farm than a residence. It was, in fact, the winery for these local lords, as the surrounding vineyards, vast vaulted cellars and the imposing wine press in the dining hall attest. Today, Domaine du Château is a luxury manor house complex dedicated to the enjoyment of the food, the wine and the natural beauty of Burgundy. With six en-suite rooms in a compound around a courtyard within the acres of a walled park, the Domaine du Château offers modern comfort and quiet sophistication in a tranquil setting from a bygone time. Read more...

An oasis of tranquility in Tarn-et-Garonne

An oasis of tranquility in Tarn-et-Garonne

Maison Montratier, completely refurbished in traditional architectural style, accommodates eight guests. Guests will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious salon and 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a private swimming pool set in open countryside in Tarn-et-Garonne. Read more...

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Manoir de Saux, A Long History

Manoir de Saux, A Long History

Manoir de Saux has been around for a long time. Just how long is difficult to know. It stands directly on the area's white limestone bedrock, while a superficial survey of its structure suggests that in its time, it has been at least three dwellings. Interestingly, there is no trace of the well or natural cistern that must have supplied water to the house. Read more...

Spectacular Château Vivy de Saumur

Spectacular Château Vivy de Saumur

The most central of France's wine regions, the Pays de la Loire arcs South-West of Paris and encompasses several departments, including Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Mayenne, Sarthe and Maine-et-Loire. The region's prime vineyards and wine châteaux are scattered close to the Loire, France's longest river, most within striking distance of the towns of Nantes, Angers, Saumur and Tours. Read more...

Les Brugues and Le Chardon, something for everyone

Les Brugues and Le Chardon, something for everyone

Frank and Julie Mosley, with over 15 years experience in helping their guests enjoy memorable holidays, now have something to suit everyone. Their original property, Les Brugues, is a 300 year old Périgordine farmhouse, fully restored to charm holidaymakers year after year. Many families have become firm friends returning again and again and Les Brugues’ delightful oval pool is the place where many of their children will remember learning to swim! Read more...

A traditional French house with a view on a beautiful medieval village

A traditional French house with a view on a beautiful medieval village

The village Monflanquin, just south of Bergerac, is a so-called bastide village, founded in the 13th century. After thorough renovations in the nineties, Monflanquin is now one of the most beautiful villages in France (Plus Beaux Village de France) with lovely shops, nice restaurants and beautiful characteristic buildings. Since 1256, there is a market on the main square, every Thursday morning and in July and August there are evening (food) markets also on Thursday. Read more...

Le Cube Part 2

Le Cube Part 2

Pure France’s visitors to Le Cube often choose the property because of its unique design in such an extraordinary location. Once inside, though, their attention shifts to the owner’s collection of contemporary art. The downstairs bedrooms feature original paintings by James Hull – an artist who, though heavily influenced by the St Ives school in the UK also worked in France toward the end of his life. In the main living space and kitchen there is steel sculpture and also paintings by local artists Dottie Bart and Peter Evans, a photo-realist painter based in nearby Verteillac. Read more...

Experience 'la vie de château' in a large family friendly, house

Experience 'la vie de château' in a large family friendly, house

Discover Languedoc wine making region. The house has been in our family since 1816. After we took it over in 2012, our project was to make it our perfect holiday retreat. We wanted to find the ideal combination between the charm of an old château-like house and modern comfort. Read more...

Manor House Reimagined for the Discerning Traveller

Manor House Reimagined for the Discerning Traveller

There are few things more tranquil than the gentle scent of lavender caught on the breeze, while the swallows soar overhead and the sunlight glints off the turquoise pool. On the edge of a rural village and dating from the 1850s, Saint-Sulpice and its surrounding two acres of enclosed gardens retain all of their original charm, sympathetically restored by the current owners to cater for the most discerning family or group of celebratory friends. The allure of a traditional French manor house, but with an emphasis on discreet quality and modern creature comforts - cotton sheets, excellent mattresses and luxury bathrooms all ensure this is more than an exceptional home from home. Read more...

Two delightful holiday gîtes in the Loire Valley

Two delightful holiday gîtes in the Loire Valley

In the Loire Valley, in the midst of the many high quality vineyards of the Anjou, Saumur and Touraine appellations, is Pavillon du Jardin and La Maison de la Plaine. Here, in one of our delightful gîtes, you can loose track of time and unwind after the bustle of everyday life. Read more...

Le Dattier

Le Dattier

Location, location, location. The estate agents are always right and location is absolutely critical! The 'Côte d'Azur', that supposedly perfect sun-drenched coastline, is not what it was 50 years ago: it's overbuilt with concrete and empty beaches are almost impossible to find. Read more...

Half tumbled down, but the barn and sheds were restorable

Half tumbled down, but the barn and sheds were restorable

The Cherry farmhouse started life as a barn and animal sheds in the early 18th century, together with a small Fermette (cottage) and prune drier. When bought by its present owner in 1992, the Fermette was half tumbled down, but the barn and sheds were restorable. Read more...

Mas Saint-Martial and a Pigeonnier tower

Mas Saint-Martial and a Pigeonnier tower

Helen and James have owned Mas Saint-Martial since 2004 and warmly welcome you to their rural retreat set in wonderful countryside - rolling hills, fields and sunflowers - but not far from many inexpensive restaurants, shops and attractions. Sometimes we live in what is a barn conversion away from Mas Saint-Martial and even when we are around you are not overlooked. Our garden and property faces the opposite way, but we can be on hand for any advice or recommendations. Read more...

Discover why Villa Valfère is the best place to experience all that Saint-Tropez has to offer

Discover why Villa Valfère is the best place to experience all that Saint-Tropez has to offer

Villa Valfère is located in the countryside of Saint-Tropez, near the beaches of des Salins and des Canoubiers. With 6 bedrooms, a large garden and swimming pool, the house comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in a décor dedicated to Saint-Tropez famous movies and Brigitte Bardot. You can enjoy the Provençal market every Tuesday and Saturday. Read more...