Ideal Family Holiday Accommodation
For a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable family holiday in France this summer, check out our gîtes, villas, farmhouse, cottages and chateaux in the south of France. All furnished and well equipped in beautiful rural locations, our southwest France holiday rentals are perfect for families, couples or groups of friends. Whether you are looking for a quaint, romantic hideaway in the south of France or for larger cottages to accommodate your family and guests, we are sure to have the perfect holiday home for you.
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Our holiday rentals in the south of France range in size from small country farmhouses or gites, comfortably accommodating 2-4 people, to grand chateaux sleeping up to 24. This means that whatever the size of your party, we will have the ideal family holiday accommodation for you. All of our holiday accommodation is located within the beautiful Lot Valley, a rural and lush green area of south west France with many interesting, ancient and pretty bastide towns. Situated to the south of the Dordogne and north of Toulouse our holiday properties are located in a circle of approximately 50 miles from the Lot River, in an area between the towns of Cahors and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.
About our holiday houses
Each of our holiday houses – small, medium or large – is offered in good condition throughout and all come with a pool. Our holiday houses are suitable for all age groups and can be enjoyed by couples, families and large parties alike. The self catering aspect of a holiday like this is ideal for those wanting a relaxed and varied break.
Our self catering holiday homes in the south of France provide great family accommodation and make the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Many of our holiday homes have bed linen and towels provided, or they can be hired, and some have satellite TV and video or DVD players. Outside, all of them have barbecuing facilities with a terrace you can sit out on and enjoy an al fresco meal.
Whilst a lot of the holiday rentals enjoy rural locations, they are never located too far from a small town or village. Most villages offer at least the basics from a bakery to a butcher, a chemist and a post office and many have a bar/restaurant and a small supermarket. if you need to do a bigger shop, head for one of the excellent and very large hypermarkets such as Casino, Leclerc, Auchan and Intermarche in the nearby towns of Cahors, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Fumel and Agen.
Each of our holiday homes has details and information on the nearest shops and their opening times. Many of the shops however, close for lunch and only a few will open on Sundays. Although you may find the local shops shut from time to time, there are always the markets. Local markets are held throughout the region and offer a fabulous array of fresh seasonal produce. The French weekly markets are still an important way of life here and you can even sample the produce before buying it.
France is a nation of food lovers and our holiday gîtes – from the smallest cottage to the farmhouses, to the large villas – give you the chance to enjoy the local produce the way it’s meant to be enjoyed, al fresco amongst friends and family. With typically French ingredients on offer, you may wish to get creative and produce something different, rather than stick to the old English barbecue routine of bangers and sausages. (But you can do that too if you want!)
We can also recommend caterers who will come to your holiday villa and cook a meal of your choice for you and your party. This is ideal for when you would like a high quality, typically French meal, but without having to travel anywhere.
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