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3 bedroom South of France holiday home to rent
August 2019

An immaculately presented property with all the comforts of home and more besides. A tranquil location at the end of a village overlooking vineyards, though only a short stroll to a main line train station where you can be whisked into Carcassonne for the cost of one Euro! Although close to the station we never heard the trains. The village has a small cafe/restaurant/bar adjoining a small general store where fresh bread and vegetables can be purchased along with a small selection of household items. The house has generously proportioned rooms and is well suited to family holidays with its three double bedrooms with ample storage space. Although we did not meet the owner, his Sister and her husband live next door and manage the property for him. Monique and Philippe are on hand to help and assist you in getting the maximum enjoyment out of your stay but will not intrude on your privacy. The property has everything you need including all mod cons and it is well maintained, clean and loved. With regard to the location, the property is ideally situated to explore the Cathar region with Carcassonne being just a short drive away. The countryside is beautiful and it is a pleasure to drive around the area. There is so much to offer the holiday maker. History in abundance with many Chateaus, Castles, churches, beautiful countryside in which to drive, walk, or cycle. A well equipped modern house with good size garden. Slide and swings for the children and a securely locked and alarmed pool for the exclusive use of the property. We spent many afternoons and early evenings reading by the pool in the peaceful setting. A truly relaxing and enjoyable time. This really is a little gem.

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Renter: Wayne
Wayne Family from Sudbury , United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa to rent in the South of France
August 2019

The villa was a little difficult to find but once we were there we were all very impressed with how smart and clean it was with excellent facilities. The view over the village and surrounding area from the balcony was amazing. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay a pleasant one. The pool was well maintained and the villa was very well equipped with everything we needed. The location is quiet and peaceful with no passing traffic. There are some lovely places to eat in nearby villages but would need a car to get to them. Overall it was a restful holiday and are looking to return.

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Renter: Darren
Darren Family from Hailsham, United Kingdom
3 bedroom villa with private pool in the South of France
August 2019

We had a wonderful stay at this property. It was very clean and extremely well equipped. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Perfect for our family of 4 and a great base to explore the surrounding area.

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Renter: Andrew
Andrew Family from Essex, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment with swimming pool in the South of France
July 2019

We had a lovely family holiday in this apartment. We had stayed in this area before in a smaller apartment but this suited us much better. Dealing with the agents was easy and they were very helpful! We would revisit again.

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Renter: Karen
Karen Family from Rugby, United Kingdom
4 bedroom Nouvelle-Aquitaine holiday home rental with private pool
May 2019

Our second stay at this little piece of paradise; we stayed with non-fishers as well this time and they enjoyed walking in the area, and the piece and tranquility at the property itself. The property is ideal for people with mobility issues, as it is spacious, and has downstairs bedroom, and large wet-room style ground floor bathroom too. The property is well maintained and should you encounter any problems, Shane or Rula are round in a jiffy to help. They are soo attentive, but without being intrusive - the perfect hosts. Cant wait to go back again.

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Renter: Andy
Andy Friends from Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 bedroom holiday home with private pool in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
May 2019

Second visit to Smallwaters and just as good as the first, the chalet has everything you need for a relaxing home away from home - including dishwasher, washing machine and bbq plus a pool! The lake - and the fishing - is first class, and if hired along with the lodge, is fantastic for an extended family break. Shane and Rula are so friendly and helpful and help with anything, fishing related or just in general ie days out, shops in the area etc. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Renter: Andy
Andy Family from Runcorn, United Kingdom

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About France

Villas in France

France is caressed by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Rhone-Alps and the Pyrenees to the west. Just a hop across the English Channel, enjoy a family holiday, cultural city break or romantic getaway in the iconic city of love. Join in the gentle rhythms of rural village life in the French countryside, with its meandering valleys and sweeping carpets of vineyards famed for their delicious wines. Enjoy the high life in the sun-soaked south and beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Indulge in the famous gastronomy of Paris, where the capital’s energetic nightlife, chic boutiques, bohemian cafes, museums, galleries and landmarks offer something for every kind of holidaymaker.

Away from the capital, discover a blend of traditional architecture and contemporary culture in the lively metropolitan cities of Marseille, Versaille, Toulouse and Lourdes. In the heart of Aquitaine region, Bordeaux is renowned for its delicious cheese, wines and fresh and fruity rosés. But if adventure calls, then what better place to enjoy a ski holiday than the mountain slopes of Chamonix, neighbouring Switzerland and Italy. Best known for its chalky white cliffs and beautiful stretches of fine golden sand, unwind on the beaches of Normandy, or explore the humble, postcard countryside of Brittany.


Key holiday info
  • The main airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle, also known as Roissy Airport, is a just over a 1 hour flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • In summer, the average temperature in metropolitan France is 26°C. The south of France experiences highs of 31°C, while the average in the north of France is 28°C.
  • The average sea temperature in summer ranges between 18°C and 24°C.
  • There are 10 national parks in France. Vanoise National Park in the French Alps is the first and largest in the country.
  • Around 400 beaches and over 100 ports in 173 districts in France were awarded a Blue Flag in 2017. The Cote d'Azur alone is home to over 80 Blue Flag beaches.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa in France

From the sun-drenched beaches of the Cote d’Azure and plump vineyards of Aquitaine, to the world-class culture of Paris and action-packed slopes of the Rhone-Alpes, enjoy a diverse holiday in France with our family-friendly villas and rentals with private pools in the heart of it all.

The South of France is one of Europe’s most popular holidays, defined by a glamorous stretch of coastline, year-round sun and upscale shops and restaurants. Medieval towns, colourful fishing villages and ribbons of vineyards scatter the landscape, while the rolling meadows of the bucolic countryside in Languedoc-Rousillon open the door to all kinds of outdoor activities. Unwind on the fabulous beaches of the Cote d'Azur, in places like Saint-Tropez, rub shoulders with the rich and famous in Cannes, famous for its Film Festival and revel in the glitz and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix. Follow the party crowd at Nice Carnival, or venture into the historic city of Marseille for a delicious traditional bouillabaisse. 

Brittany is a firm favourite with families and nature lovers alike. From the endless golden sands of the north coast to the rugged, cliff-bordered beaches of Finistere, enjoy the rural setting and peace and quiet in the family-friendly resorts of Binic and Ergny. Explore the region's humble, unspoilt countryside and lush forests with scenic walks across Brittany's alluring islands of Ouessant and Belle.

Normandy is best known for its chalky white cliffs and beautiful stretches of golden sand. Bask in the glorious sunshine on Omaha beach, or discover the rolling green countryside adorned with half-timbered houses and beautiful meadows. One of Normandy's most famous landmarks is Mont-St-Michel, a spectacular 12th century monastery and Christian Pilgrimage site, off the French northwestern coast.

Aquantaine is all about fine food, charming traditionalism and prehistoric art. Showcasing world-famous cave paintings, Grotte de Lascaux in Montignac, is well worth a visit. Here in the Dordogne, as well as the stunning natural beauty gifted by the banks of its world-famous river, there is also a rich culinary heritage on offer. Nestled in the heart of the region, savour some of the best wines in Bordeaux and revel in its beautiful public gardens and timeless, pastoral landscapes.

The Rhone-Alpes are a year-round holiday destination, boasting not only perfect skiing conditions during the winter, but also plenty of opportunities for hiking and rafting in the summer. The Alps offer two beautiful mountain national parks, la Vanoise and Les Ecrins as well as spectacular Lac du Bourget, the largest alpine lake in the whole of France. Elegant, alpine spa towns such as Evian and Aix-les-Bains are the perfect place to relax and be at one with the natural beauty of this region.

Why rent a villa in ­France with Clickstay?

For the last ten years we've sent thousands of happy holidaymakers to villas all over France! We're a trusted brand with secure online payment and you can book your holiday in France with confidence. We're also here to help – whether you're looking for that perfect rental in France or you're already on holiday, you can call or email our customer services team.

Did you know...
  • Holidays in Paris aren't complete without visiting the famous Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and opulent Palais Garnier.
  • While in Paris, stroll along the picturesque banks of the River Seine, marvel at the famous masterpieces in the Louvre and opulence of the Sacré Coeur.
  • Brittany's ferry ports St Malo and Roscoff are busy throughout the year, as are the main cities' in the regions of Rennes and Quimper.
  • Admire the Gothic architecture of St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse, in Aquitaine.
  • Born in France 1985, the Blue Flag turned 33 this year!
  • Discover the rich history of Normandy, from the Norman invasion of England in 1066 to the 1944 D-Day landings.
  • Dotted with cultural and architectural wonders, the historic city of Lyon lies between the rivers Rhone and Saone.

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Our costs are low: we charge a £1, €1 or $1 sign-up fee and you can then advertise an unlimited number of properties to directly to renters looking for a France holiday rental. We charge 10% marketing commission when a renter books your property through the Clickstay site.

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Discover France

Take a look at our blog posts about where to go in France and what to do on your holiday in France.

The Top 5 Cities To Visit In France

11 March 2019 Posted in France, Inspirations

There's nothing quite like French food. Nothing can beat the smell of fresh croissants when you walk into a patisserie for breakfast, or that heart-warming feeling you get when you're faced with a warm, crusty baguette adorned with melting butter and some delicious onion soup. And where better to get this famed gastronomy than in France?! Here are five cities that you absolutely must visit, not only for their quintessential cuisine, but for the picturesque character and charming way of life that these beautiful French cities have to offer...

11 Photos To Inspire A Family Break To France

11 March 2019 Posted in General

It is easy to identify why the beauty of France has attracted many writers, artists and poets over the years, offering so much natural beauty along with an infectious culture that runs through every town and street. Whether you're venturing across its gorgeous landscapes and hill-tops or enjoying a croissant in a quaint cafe. The classic beauty is bound to grab your undivided attention and charm you with endless allures. Here are 11 photos that are sure to make you desperate to visit...

From the Tourist’s Mouth: The Simple Pleasures of French Holidays

12 August 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Top Lists

France is an underrated holiday destination. There I said it. Well, it's about time people realised that French holidays are all about the simple (and best) pleasures. Good food, great company, and a beautiful backdrop to bask in.

5 Reasons Your Next Holiday Should Be France

11 March 2019 Posted in Top Lists, France

We know what you’re thinking; ‘France? Why France when I can saunter off to sunny Spain, romantic Italy or mesmerizing Greece?’ Well, why indeed? Here are 5 excellent reasons why France should be your next holiday destination.

How To Take Your Dog On Holiday To France

14 March 2019 Posted in Family Holidays, Destinations

We're big advocates for family holidays, and as many of us consider our canine chums part of the family; we don't see why your four-legged friends should miss out on the fun. Plus, we're only a stone's throw, or a stick's throw, if you will, from France, which is pretty dog-friendly in most respects. So, if your eyes water at the thought of parting with your beloved pooch, here's how you can take them to France.

Why You Need to Visit France's Euro 2016 Destinations

13 March 2019 Posted in France, Inspirations

As this year’s UEFA European Championship moves into full swing, many British footy fans are inspired to flock across the channel and soak up the atmosphere. So, we thought it fitting to write a little piece on France, focussing on the location of each stadium involved.

Clickstay on tour: A weekend in Toulouse

27 February 2019 Posted in Clickstay on Tour

Toulouse, the capital city of France’s southern Occitanie region. It’s an enchanting place, full of blushing, rustic brickwork, calming canals, a bustling city centre and a tumultuous history dating back to the Roman era. It boasts of one of the biggest universities outside of Paris and is known as La Ville Rose (the pink city) because of its iconic brickwork. It’s also the centre of the European aerospace industry with the headquarters of the airbus and SPOT satellite system making their home in Toulouse. It’s a city oozing with an eclectic charm, and there’s a little something for everyone to fall in love with.  So, it makes sense why Marketing Assistant Leanne decided to take an impromptu trip to see all that it has to offer…

Holiday Cottages In France With Private Pools

17 September 2019 Posted in Top Lists, France

Looking for a holiday cottage in France with a private pool? Look no further!

5 best destinations in Europe to spend Christmas

15 March 2019 Posted in Christmas, Inspirations

Christmas is coming. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than booking a trip to one of Europe's many magical destinations?

Which French Holiday Home Suits You?

14 June 2019 Posted in General

Find out what your dream French holiday home is.