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Home away from home in France

Château Monjardin in the Loire Valley

How to make your holiday rental house a home. Make the most of your self catering family holiday house by making it feel like a home away from home.

The owner of Château Monjardin in the Loire Valley describes how you can make your holiday house feel more like a home for your family during your stay. Add fresh flowers, cook using local produce and make the space your own.

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Purple Reign in South-West France

Purple sitting room in holiday château

Elegant and decadent, this purple palace is fit for a king in South-West France.

Holiday rental château, Château Blaignac, dating from the 17th Century, has been renovated combining the original architecture with classic and contemporary furniture to create a unique charm.

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Tales from the Riverbank part 2

Holiday property in Dordogne on the Dronne river

An architect-designed house on the banks of the River Dronne. You may have already seen our newly added property 'Maison Bonnes Vacances', REF 16022 - an architect-designed house on the banks of the River Dronne for this season.

What you may not realise is the huge variety of wildlife - especially birds - which live in and around the house.

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Tales from the Riverbank part 3

Tales from the riverbank III

Local French markets. French village markets are world famous, but they come into their own in summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and the stalls groan under the weight of ripe apricots, blackcurrants, courgettes and raspberries.

Maison Bonnes Vacances’ (REF 16022), Pure France’s fabulous riverside house close to the village of Bonnes (which currently has some late availability deals) is uniquely placed for guests to visit a huge number of markets in some of the most beautiful towns and villages of the region.

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French renovated watermill in Corrèze

Moulin de Terrac - French renovated watermill

Discover a renovated holiday rental watermill in Chamboulive, Corrèze. Moulin de Terrac, a fully restored watermill in Chamboulive, Corrèze is situated in open countryside sits on the banks of an open river in the beautiful and unspoiled Limousin.

A high quality renovation throughout with many original features including exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.

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Tales from the Riverbank part 1

Holiday country home on the Dronne River

A glorious riverside house on the banks of the Dronne which sleeps eight. Completely new for this season is ‘Bonnes Vacances', a glorious riverside house on the banks of the Dronne which sleeps eight.

The award-winning architect and owner has transformed a former concrete fishing chalet into a luxurious contemporary home within a traditional exterior which includes a Perigordian balcony and tower.

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Private pool with sea view in Théoule-sur-Mer

Private pool with a sea view in Théoule-sur-Mer

There is no better way of seeing Theoule-sur-Mer than from the terrace of a private infinity swimming pool.

Villa Saint-Honorat is a holiday villa that sleeps 8 people, offering views of the Bay of Cannes from its infinity swimming pool and terrace.

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On the coast. In the pink

Bottles of rosé

Rosé wine was designed for summer. In particular, summer in the South of France. And a villa with Mediterranean views, perhaps?

Staying at this lovely property, you won’t have to go far for the perfect bottle of rosé. On the doorstop, within 10 minutes, are two award-winning wine domaines, specialising in the pink stuff.

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A Languedoc holiday rental country home that has it all!

Holiday property in the Languedoc

A unique and simply outstanding property with private swimming pool in the sunny Languedoc.

Domaine de Nérige - A true French country house with superior furnishings and attention to detail everywhere.

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A large family holiday home in South-West France

A large family holiday home in France

Mas de la Rivière - a lovely country retreat for a large family French holiday.

Mas de la Rivière is a lovely country retreat for the perfect large family holiday experience in South-West France.

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Château with a secret!

Chateau in South West France

This magnificent, traditional château welcomes you for a fantastic family holiday in Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

The original site dates from Roman times and during the medieval period was a large fortified château. There are rumours of a secret tunnel running from a local church to the château in case of religious persecution. The tunnel is said to be large enough for a horse to be ridden though it!

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A maison that blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of Gascon countryside

A maison that blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of Gascon countryside

Settled at the apex of an orchard and surrounded by the many fruit trees of Le Grand Verger la maison blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of the Gascon countryside.

Many have assumed this is the conversion of an original barn complex like those seen all around the beautiful verdant countryside of the Gers but it’s surprisingly a new build!

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Country home with olive grove!

Country home in Provence

Excellent location on the edge of the picturesque, hilltop town of Flayosc. Provence is of course well known for its olive oil. Here's a lovely country Provençal home which produces its own olive oil.

The private olive grove has 80 trees which are harvested every November, producing about 300 kilos of fruit, which in turn yields approximately 60 litres of purely organic oil.

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Château Garonne set beside the River Garonne

Château Garonne on the River Garonne

An impressive, traditional 16th century château, Château Garonne is set beside the River Garonne in South-West France.

Having been home to the famous Montpezat family for over 3 centuries, it was first renovated in 1850 and then again in 1991, but today the luxury renovated château offering its guests beautifully furnished interiors with paintings and accommodation for up to 14 people.

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Transformed timber-frame house

Self-catering country home Lot-et-Garonne

Stay this summer in a wonderful 16th century timber-frame holiday home in the Lot-et-Garronne.

This beautiful, traditional timber-frame and stone built country home has been renovated to offer high quality holiday rental accomodation for 8.

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See it in colour in Collioure

Holiday villa in Collioure with private pool

Holiday villa Colline offers visitors a touch of colour with the sights of Collioure to complete the picture.

Villa Colline, a holiday villa in Collioure full of colours near a picturesque seaside town in the South of France.

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Luxurious Longhouse in Pays de la Loire

Renovated longère near Châteaubriant

Renovated longère, Maison Gagnerie is now a beautiful family holiday rental home.

They used to sleep peasants, smallholders and livestock. Now this holiday rental country home sleeps a family of 6 in a beautifully renovated interior.

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Hidden French gems in the Languedoc

Clercy - Self-catering holiday home in Limoux, Occitanie

Millions of visitors come to France for their summer holiday every year and often visit the most famous and popular tourist areas.

Discover wonderful properties in fabulous but lesser known parts of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France, recently renamed to Occitanie.

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