Walking Accommodation and Rambling Accommodation in France
Walking Accommodation and Cottages
Chateau de Moulin le Comte **** B&B + dinner
A brand new B&B proposing 5 charming and de luxe rooms. Every evening we have a fixed dinner arrangement
365 Holidays in Provence
We offer a choice of walking holiday in Provence, southern France based at our luxury eco hotel guest house equipped with solar panels for your hot water and environmentally friendly heat pumps for heating the swimming pool and large comfortable guest area. B&B, half board and self-catered options in total of 5 en-suite bedrooms.
All set in 2 acres of private woodlands but just a few minutes walk to Maussane village centre.
Abondance Valley, CHATEL, French Alps.
Fabulous modern alpine chalet in the Abondance valley of the Portes du Soleil. Close to Lake Geneva.
Free Multipass, so guests can use walkers lifts and swimming pools, tennis courts etc. all for FREE
Great marked walkers trails.
B&B or Half board.
5 Luxury en-suite bedrooms.
Large lounge and sunny terrace.
Two superbly renovated stone cottages, each sleeping up to 6 people, in the traditional Pyrenean village of Les Angles, at 1650m in the eastern French Pyrenees.
Great walks from the door and only 5 mins walk to some of the best skiing in the area.
Our accommodation is aimed and fitted for the UK market and has two bedrooms and a mezzanine so that sofa beds are not required. Prices include all electricty and bedding, plus we have UK Sky and a selelction of dvd`s.
Clients have a dedicated deck plus bbq area with stunning views of the mountains. Relax in the evening with your glass of wine in our private seating area and fire pit.
Accommodation can be provided on a self catered or b&b basis and it is just a couple of minutes walk to a choice of traditional restaurents in the village.
Alexandra de Souza
Beautifully renovated stone village house situated beneath Bugarach mountain, on one of the famous Cathar footpaths. This is an ideal base for walking holidays since footpaths radiate in all directions from the village, offering a wealth of short and long distance hikes through an area of outstanding natural beauty, rich in human history.
The house sleeps 8/9 people. It also has a large garden with plenty of room for tents.
There is a swimming lake,a short walk from the house. The Cathar castles, the Gorges de Galamus and the Pyrenees are all within easy reach.
Self Catering Cottages in the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Set in 7 acres of grounds, we have 4 cottages available with shared use of swimming pool, games area and the grounds. Close to well signposted walks, woodland areas and lakes. Perfect for rambling or gentle walks -the choice is yours, followed maybe by a refreshing dip in the pool at Les Grezes, and a glass of wine whilst relaxing in the rolling countryside of the Dordogne.
Alpbase - Jerry Gore
A large selection of Apartments and Chalets in and around Vallouise which is on the edge of the Ecrins National Park in the Southern French Alps on the GR54.
Can be self catering or fully catered. Owners available at all times to advise on walks, plus snowshoeing in Winter. Free loan of maps and guidebooks to the area.
Located in the French Alps in the pretty village of Chatel.
This traditional timber Savoyyard chalet offers a great base for access to a range of easy to some of the most challenging walks.
With English owners you can book B&B or full board.
Argenton Sur Creuse - Les Hirondelles
Peaceful holiday gites in the heart of Rural France in Indre Department.
A 4-bed and a 2-bed gite in the quiet village of St Civran, close to Argenton-Sur-Creuse & Saint Benoit-Du-Sault.
The gites are in a lovely rural area with lots of beautiful countryside to explore.
3 bedroom south-facing, self-catering French holiday home rental on Sentier Cathar, is ideal for families or couples looking for a quiet relaxing vacation.
The house within a short stroll of Quillan centre, comfortably accommodates up to six people, has off street parking a fully equipped kitchen, wide screen TV with French and English satellite channels, WI-FI, a computer with high-speed broadband and a garden with bar-b-q area.
Auvergnian Farm House
This traditional Auvergnian house is arranged on three floors and has been completely refurbished thoughout with solid oak floors, staircase and doors. On the ground floor is a large kitchen dining room with a wood burning stove and a large dining table that comfortably seats up to 14 people. (there are beds for 12 people but two camp beds allow up to two extra children).
This area is fantastic for walking. The countryside is similar to the Lake District although on a larger scale. There are lots of well-marked paths & tracks and walking maps of the area are readily available. Compared with the Lakes it`s also amazingly quiet. Outside the peak holiday periods you can walk for miles without seeing a soul!
Our house is in the Bourg (the historic centre) of the village of Murat Le Quaire (1000m) La Bourboule, a winter & summer resort town with lots of restaurants, a large park, shops, 2 supermarkets etc is just 2km away.
Murat Le Quaire is just 10 minutes drive from the recently completed N89 autoroute. This makes our house a very easy drive from Calais (around 7 1/2 hours) or Le Havre (under 6 hours). Alternatively you can fly Ryanair or Flybe to Limoges and hire a car (2 hours drive) or get the train from London to Clermont Ferrand (via Paris) and hire a car in Clermont (less than one hour drive from the house). In the summer you can also take your car on the train (www.raileurope.co.uk/frenchmotorail) to Brive which is about 90 minutes drive from the house.
* TV, DVD player, wood burning stove, gas central heating,
* Kitchen: dishwasher, washing machine, range-style cooker, microwave, 2 x fridges, kettle, toaster.
* Ground floor: large kitchen/dining room with French windows that open onto the south facing front garden, sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom/loo with walk-in shower
* First Floor: Large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two additional double bedrooms, one family bathroom
* Second Floor: Two large attic bedrooms share a separate loo with basin.
Restaurants: The local restaurant, Le Relais de la Toinette, just 50 metres from the house is excellent & great value for money. The other must visit restaurant is the Auberge du Vergne Noir. It`s a 10 minute walk from the house along a footpath - sometimes through the snow. La Bourboule (2 km away) has around 20 restaurants, bars & even a casino.
In the winter sledging, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and dog-sledding are all available in Murat le Quaire. Nearby Le Mont Dore also offers downhill skiing, ice-skating & ten pin bowling.
For the summer there is a plan d`Eau swimming and fishing lake 1km from the house + three large lakes nearby. The walking, mountain biking & road cycling in the area are all superb. There is also a golf course & a brilliant high ropes course in Le Mont Dore. La Bourboule has a large park with amazing playgrounds, crazy golf, train rides etc for children.
Barbara Walton - Les Trois Chenes
Les Trois Chenes bed and breakfast and holiday cottage is a beautiful old farm house set in the heart of rural France. Limousin has been called `the Lake District` of France because of the many lakes and rivers. The gently rolling hills, woodlands and network of paths and quiet, traffic-free roads make it ideal for walking, rambling and hiking. Short and long distance foot paths begin right outside our front door.
The area is rich in fauna and flora and we are within the borders of the Parc Naturel de Périgord-Limousin and right on the borders of the Charente and the Dordogne. Discover our rich historical heritage and the many castles and chateaux by following the Route of Richard the Lion Heart or the Pilgrim routes that pass nearby.
Santa Maria - Atlantic Pyrenees
3 Gites (1bed, 2bed, 3bed) or B&B in this magnificent 12th Century Manor House on the edge of the lively Basque village of Helette. Only 100M from the Square (Boulangerie, Shop, Bars, Restaurants) but with stunning views over Mt Baigorra from the private and shared terraces.
The Pyrenean foothills provide a plethora of superb walks and cycle rides- from Santa Maria giving views over the pyrenees and the coast or a short drive to the GR10, GR11, GR65, Foret d`Irati and many others.
Other activities close by include Paragliding from Mt Baigorra Tractor -Train to summit (900M) (will also carry Bikes and the mountain descent scooter), Rafting,canoeing, canyoning,Pony trekking, Skiing (Downhill and X-country). Numerous caves and Prehistoric sites (Cromlech).
The Basque coast is a 1/2hour drive with its fantastic Surf. Calm beaches at St Jean de Luz - 40mins.
September - June we offer for groups (8min-15max) a drop off and collection service for the 6-8 hr hikes on the GR footpaths,returning to Santa Maria for an evening (with meal) in front of the great fire of the Banqueting Hall. Vegetarian meals available from our own organic garden.
Buzz Alps in the Haute Savoie
Get away from the crowds and come and stay in a small mountain village in the Vallee du Brevon located 45 minutes from Geneva airport (transfers included).
Explore the natural beauty of the Alps with simple or challenging walks either independently or guided plus a great base for many other activity breaks.
As a recently renovated farmhouse chalet Marguerite has been transformed into a well equipped luxury chalet for all year comfort and is available as half board or B & B, sleeping a maximum of 14 people. Five bedrooms all with ensuite facilities, large wet room with sauna, hot tub and children`s playroom. Ideal for families, singles or groups.
Come and visit your new home in the French Alps.
CERZA SAFARI LODGE
A nature lovers dream! Nestling in a safari park in the heart of normandy, the fully equipped safari lodges are available for rental.Open from February-November.
Chalet Cannelle Catered Ski Chalet
Chalet Cannelle is a renovated 200 year old Savoyarde farmhouse with the perfect balance of traditional charm and modern luxury. Located in between Chatel and La Chapelle D`Abondance in the Portes du Soleil - a walkers paradise
The chalet offers 300m of luxurious barn-style accommodation and is ideal for large groups and families
There are 5 unique and inviting bedrooms, 4 with ensuite and the 5th perfect for kids
The chalet is a B&B with optional dinner in the summer, and fully catered ski chalet in the Winter
Chalet La Giettaz
Chalet La Giettaz consists of 10 spacious and self-contained apartments situated in one large chalet. Each of the apartments benefits from spectacular and unspoilt views across the valley. Whilst the high-quality apartments all have full-equipped kitchens, we are also able to provide daily breakfasts and 3-course meals in our bar area. Guests also have exclusive use of our on-site spa.
The village of La Giettaz is just over an hours drive from Geneva airport and is the starting point for 100s of kilometres of graded walks, under the impressive presence of Mont Blanc. During July and August, the local chairlift is open, taking you to a 360 degree view of the regions` breathtaking mountain ranges.
We are able to accommodate single guests and groups of up to 67 people.
Chalet Le Pery
Chalet Le Pery - Grand Massif
An owner run chalet located in the Grand Massif and nestled in forest with beautiful views down the Arve Valley.
Split up over 31 circuits, the Giffre Valley is home to some 400km of marked trails to suit all abilities.
The chalet is run on a catered basis with bed & breakfast terms available in the summer. There are four spacious en-suite bedrooms that can cater for up to 10 people. Enjoy a relax in the outside hot tub with spectacular views over the Aravis Mountain range.
The chalet is open in the summer where you can explore the vast area while taking in the flora and fauna and in the winter where you can experience the alternative adventure of snow shoeing.
Groups and individuals are welcome.
Chalet Les Arcs
Luxury ski chalet Les Arcs in France.
Large ski chalet for families and big groups.
Self catering ski accommodation.
Chateau de Jalesnes
Additional to making your own Itinerary, there are already 3 walks, ranging from 8 to 32 km organised
Your Chateau de Jalesnes: The grandness of the building as it comes into full view upon your arrival to the front gate is all encompassing. The sheer size of it is impressive and the excitement builds as you drive down the avenue looking towards the front facade this is your home for the next few days or week.
Each of the twelve suites ranging from studios, one or two bedrooms are self-contained for self-catering with a kitchen, living space, bedrooms and bathrooms. Every suite layout is unique and all have different outlooks to the gardens and/or forest. Every suite is named after someone from the chateau`s history
The History: Generations come and go but the building lives forever it seems. Over 400 years of life has existed in the rooms of this magnificent chateau and she will continue to reign for many years to come. Chateau de Jalesnes has been a home to royalty and wealthy businessmen, as well as being a school for young ladies of the European elite and for special needs children in later years. It was even a hospital during the WW2 for German Officers.
There are numerous things to occupy you around the chateau grounds as well as inside the building. The forest, the swimming pool, the picnic area, the patanque court, the orchard, the gardens, the moat and caves to name a few. Inside you`ll find the salons, the library, the chapel and the banquet hall. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Area: The chateau is less than a kilometre from the village of Vernantes, where you can take a chateau bike and cycle down to pick up your croissants for breakfast or a baguette for lunch, or stroll into the village and have a coffee at the Tabac and watch country life pass by. Alternatively take the car and drive to Saumur to sample fine wines or visit the many chateaux along the Loire River.
Chateau De La Lanette
A beautifully restored 19th century guest house nestling at the foothills of the Pyrenees.
A perfect haven for walking, rambling, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors all year round.
We have 4 rooms all with marble fireplaces, original parquet flooring and luxurious ensuite facilities.
We offer bed and breakfast and the option of a 3 course evening meal. You are welcome to relax in our wonderful salon with open log fire at the end of your busy day.
Large extensive gardens with panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
Chateau Forge du Roy - Dordogne
The Forge is a unique rental property with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, swimming pool, sauna, gym and yoga studio.
Ideally located for lovers of
Walking and cycling, we are surrounded by forest paths and country lanes
Great Bordeaux and Bergerac wines
Gourmet foods such as truffles, foie gras, strawberries and walnuts
European pre history and caves
French Chateaux and medieval villages
Special occasions with friends and family
If you are travelling to or through Europe why not include a week in the Dordogne and share this incredible property.
Our beautiful self catered and half board properties in the traditional alpine resort of Morzine are a perfect base for walking holidays as well as a number of other activity breaks.
Morzine is located at the heart of the enormous Portes du Soleil, giving easy access to both Switzerland and Italy.
We offer flexible length holidays during the summer months so you can take full advantage of this stunning area.
Clare and Andrew Hazlewood
Our Brittany house, near to St Malo, is a large, spacious, 3 storied granite built farmhouse which was completely renovated in 2006. There are 6 bedrooms, one of which we have converted into a media room which includes sofa bed, TV, DVD and library. We have 3 double en suite rooms and 2 twin rooms each with sinks in that share a bathroom on the same floor; there is also an additional cloakroom downstairs.
The sitting room has a log burner, ample sofas and a large oak dining table. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer.
There is plenty of outdoor space with a large flat field, an enclosed rear garden and a covered play area with swings, table tennis, play equipment and basketball net. Teh area is ideal for walking with many local areas of interest, the house has been used by walking, golfing and cycling parties. You can find further information at www.beautifulbrittanyfarmhouse.co.uk
Two cottages in peaceful French countryside, one with private hot tub. Many marked walks, guided walks and lots of other activities in the area. Suit ramblers, equestrians, birdwatchers, artists and those seeking quality quiet time. Nearest airport Limoges - fly with Ryanair or Flybe.
Discover the Limousin - Le Pelateau
Le Pelateau Bed and Breakfast, Gite accommodation.
Le Pelateau is situated in the beautiful little village of Montgibaud. Montgibaud can be found in the Correze; a department of the Limousin, nestled just below the border of the Haute-Vienne. Le Pelateau is ideally situated for exploring the correzian countryside. Walking routes are available on the village square, and from your hosts. Nearby lake with a beach and fishing. Good home cooked meals are available.
Domaine de France - Aquitaine walking breaks
John & Jan Hunter, resident owners of Domaine de France in Penne d`Agenais, Lot et Garonne will be pleased to host you either on a catered or a self catering walking holiday break. This is a beautiful but relatively unexplored part of South West France. We can offer airport transfers and itineraries to suit your needs.
Self Catering accommodation throughout France within access to all major walking routes. A mix of owner direct properties and agency managed properties. Easy to use website to find that holiday accommodation.
Farmhouse Les Bossons
We have recently relocated from Newcastle to Chamonix and have opened our farmhouse as an Airbnb to welcome guests.
Les Bossons boasts some of the best walking tracks in the valley with opportunities to walk to glaciers or along and through the whole valley up to Argentiere and on towards Switzerland.
The farmhouse is a stunning 19th century traditional fbuilding located in the heart of Les Bossons. The guest bedrooms are perfectly situated with views of Mont Blanc, Aiguille du Midi and the Glacier de Bosson. We are situated directly opposite the bus stop that takes 5 minutes to get to Chamonix centre.
The train station is a 5-minute walk away which can take you up and down the valley and off road parking is available.
Paul and I are available to give you tips regarding the area, activities, places of interest, bars and restaurants within walking distance and in town and also localised recommendations that will ensure you have an amazing stay.
You have your own bedroom with wifi, a comfortable bed, warm duvet and amazing views. There is a separate toilet and large shared bathroom with bath/shower facilities and washing machine. You also have access to the large kitchen where you can prepare your own meal if you wish or as a catered option we can provide an evening meal for you at an agreed cost if booked in advance.
We have three rooms, a bunk room sleeping 4 and 2 x doubles. The whole farmhouse can be booked out and can sleep up to 14 people with prior arrangements. If this is something you want to find out more about then send me an email and I can forward you more details.
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Spacious barn conversion with private pool in the unspoilt Vienne department.
This area has plenty of marked walking trails, often alongside rivers or through fields of sunflowers.
The gite is surrounded by beautiful French countryside yet only 3 miles from shops and restaurants.
Up to 6 people and a baby can be accommodated in three bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin) each with its own en-suite shower/bathroom.
If you don't want to do your own cooking, we can provide all meals and airport transfers for groups of 4 or more people.
Please have a look at our website for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Gîte du Cheiron
Self-catering apartments in Gréolières, a stunningly situated French village in the Maritime Alps, where the sun shines for over 300 days a year!
We are surrounded by unspoilt mountain scenery, ideal as a walkers base, or a stopping point on the GR4.
Apartments available all year round for a holiday, or simply an overnight stay.
Andrew and Sylvie run a catered chalet operation in Morzine, France and have previously only opened in the ski season.
This beautiful area on the Franco-Swiss border would be an excellent holiday base for walkers and ramblers and their prices are very reasonable
As an incentive to UK ramblers there is currently a special promotion whereby 1 in 5 goes free (based on a full week on catered board)
Hotel Les Templiers
In the historic heart of Luz St Sauveur in the French Pyrenees Hotel Les Templiers is a perfect for walking. In the centre of the `Grand Sites` of the Hautes Pyrenees you can access Gavarnie, Pont d`Espagne and the Col du Tourmalet/Pic du Midi.
The famous GR10 runs through the back of Luz 200m from the hotel, and there is a network of footpaths linking Luz with the surrounding villages.
Between the Pyrenees National Park, Neouvielle and Pibeste Nature Reserves you have a huge variety of scenery to explore.
Come and discover the Pyrenees from Luz.
Interested in walking in France, keeping in shape and at the same time being exposed to French culture and brushing up your rusty french?
Then why not join us in the tranquility of the French countryside in tehe Charente Maritime for this walking/talking holiday - a truly memorable experience.
JJs Chambre d'hotes
B&B accomodation with if required evening meal by arrangement. We are in the Morvan National Park with lots of interesting hiking routes and wonderful scenery just outside our door.
Cosy and tranquil, self-catering, ground floor gite deep in the beautiful Normandy countryside. Sleeps 4 in one double and 1 twin room. Minimum stay: 2 nights. This area of Normandy has a good selection of walking routes and we have a collection of walking maps and leaflets available for use to guests in the gite. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information about the gite and area.
La Chouette nestles in the heart of the Limousinbeautiful walking country in the foothills of the Massif Central.
The countryside is hilly and unspoilt, with woods, forests, streams, rivers and lakes……….a different view around each corner! There are way marked walks…or you can set off with the IGN 1:25000 series maps and explore.
La Chouette is ten minutes away from our two nearest towns of Eymoutiers and Chateauneuf la Fôret, and only forty minutes from Limoges, its airport and the A20 motorway. We are in a south facing, quiet and peaceful location, surrounded by woods and agricultural land.
Richard and Jan have five comfortable guest rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms, heating, facilities to make tea and coffee, and access to a fridge. Should the weather be inclement, we have facilities for drying clothes and boots, and if you bring your bike, we have a covered storage area.
Richard is a professional chef and food is his passion. Before setting off you can be assured of a hearty breakfast, with home made bread and preserves, fruit, cereal and fresh eggs from our hens. We can prepare a packed lunch for you, and at the end of the day you can relax in our garden before joining us for an aperitif and one of Richard;s renowned excellent four course meals.
We are open all year round and welcome families and small group bookings.
La Cour - South Brittany Cottages
La Cour, South Brittany Cottages is nestled on the border of Southern Brittany and the Loire Atlantique.
Situated in a rural hamlet surrounded by beautiful Breton countryside which has been designated as a protected area of natural beauty, just 1 km from the local village of Masserac with it's boulangerie and cafe-bar. Visit this magical region of Brittany and walk through glorious, unspoilt nature and meander through quaint villages. Follow trails on the local river and canal towpaths, quiet lanes and marked paths. The Compostella pilgrimage trails are also within easy reach.
La Cour offers two converted stone barns (sleeping 6 and 10) and two pretty stone cottages (sleeping 4 and 5). Each cottage has its own private and enclosed garden with stone chimney BBQ, shady pergola and garden furniture for eating and relaxing. The cottages are well equipped to offer you a relaxing self-catering holiday. Perfect for a holiday as a couple, family or amongst friends. We are also able to accommodate large groups of up to 25 and the open plan layout of Wisteria Barn allows us to offer you a super space for eating and socialising together. Extensive Information guides including walking guides are included in each of the gites. Free unlimited WiFi. Prices from just £295 for a week.
We also have a large range of bicycles from childs to adults as well as child seats and trailers available to use free of charge to explore the area on two wheels.
Within easy reach of the Northern French ports as well as the international airports at Nantes and Rennes. We are also pleased to offer 20% discount on Brittany Ferries crossings.
We live on-site very discreetly (you will rarely see us unless you need us or we are mowing lawns!) If you do need us for any help or advice, recommendations, bookings or medical appointments we are always available and very happy to help. We feel privileged to have welcomed so many guests to La Cour, South Brittany Cottages and always feel rewarded to have helped create lots of happy, holiday memories. Please visit our website for further information and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
La Creme Anglaise
Luxury self catering villa near Les Arcs in France.
Large summer villa for families and big groups.
Self catering accommodation.
La Ferme Européenne des Enfants
Educational Farm for children aged 5 to 12 : farm holidays for school groups in beautiful unspoilt Higher Normandy;
We also provide self-catering gîte accommodation for a duration of at least 2 days for families, walkers, etc.
The Farm is set on 30 hectares of grounds crossed by the river Yères and bordering the Forest of River Eu. There are 6 comfortable gîtes, and a reception room for conferences, weddings, anniversaries.
La Maison des Pilotes du Mans
Well appointed, 2nd Floor, self catering Apartment in La Chartre sur le Loir,in the Sarthe Region of France.
Situated in the centre of this beautiful, quintessentially French village, with many shops, restaurants and bars. Double/twin bedded separate bedroom and double sofa bed in the open plan lounge/dining area. Fully equipped kitchen with cooker, hob, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and kettle.
Comfortable beds with good quality linen. Bathroom with shower cubicle and separate toilet.
Excellent base for exploring the GR35 route throughout Eure et Loir and La Sarthe from Vaas to Vendome. The historic cities of Le Mans and Tours are approx.30 miles away. Chinon and Saumur are approx. 50 miles away.
La Pierre Plantee
La Pierre Plantee is a modern B & B and Gite located in the Lot region of France in the stunning area of the Dordogne Valley. Between the towns of Martel and Souillac. Close to many walking routes. In a quiet oak wood setting. Available 3 rooms for to 6 persons, 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms. Breakfast included. Large patio/veranda and garden for picnics and relaxing. Free wi-fi available.
La Porcherie, Normandy, France
La Porcherie is a charming stone cottage set in the heart of an area of Normandy called Suisse Normande. It is 5kms from the market town of Thury-Harcourt and 25kms from the city of Caen.
Suisse Normande is an area of outstanding natural beauty and best discovered on foot or bicycle. There are many routes to try from easy to very difficult. Maps are provided in the cottage. There are also guided walks available throughout the year and in May the "week-end de Randonée" with organised walks (including a night-time one) and many other outdoor sports to try.
The cottage sleeps 4 and is an ideal place to wind down after a long day on your feet!
La Terrasse de Verchaix
Small and friendly, family owned chalet style hotel. Beautifully refurbished.
Only 50 minutes from Geneva airport.
Hiking in the Grand Massif - we are situated on the Grand Randonnes and Sixt national park.
Stunning panoramique views from the terrasse.
Lake View Villas
Perfect group accomodation for your walking holiday in this beautiful part of Brittany.
Explore Huelgoat`s Enchanted Forest, 10 square kms of forest walks (1137 hectare Forest) amongst giant stone boulders, waterfalls, caves, canal and large rock pools.
There are plenty of marked paths and trails around this vast forest area with lots of interesting features along the way.
Huelgoat is well known for its spectacular scenery, woodland walks, rock formations and caves. It has many amenities, all within walking distance of the villa. They include the forest, lakeside bars and restaurants, a town square with an abundance of traditional shops, 2 super markets, cinema, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, bicycle hire, archery, fishing, boating and golf nearby. Huelgoat is less than an hour from both the ferry port of Roscoff and Brest Airport, while the beautiful coast of Brittany is accessible within approximately 40 minutes.
Situated in the Parc D`Armorique, in the Lakeside town of Huelgoat, Lake View Villas sits within a large private garden, perfect for relaxing, playing, eating and laughing together; BBQ, table tennis, swing-ball, & football are all available.
Beautifully restored throughout, all bedrooms have stunning views towards the lake and the town; pool-room/bar with drinks fridge, large bathroom, luxury shower room, children`s play area. We have provided books, jigsaws, toys, DVDs, CDs for you to enjoy during your stay. Children, babies and toddlers are well catered for. Stair gates, travel cots, high chairs, steriliser and blender are there for your convenience.
Feel pampered as soon as you arrive - receive a welcome pack which includes: French Champagne, chocolates, stocked bar and fridge, luxury robes, linens and toiletries.
During the summer time there are plenty of festivals to celebrate - don`t miss the `pig roast and Breton dancing` that is held in the square each August. The fireworks over the lake are a spectacular scene, especially from the villa. May and September are also popular months for exploring this town and area - and the colours of the trees in the forest in Autumn are breathtaking.
Sleeps up to 13 with additional capacity on sofa beds. Contact owners for supplement per person up to 17.
If you want a holiday where you can relax in grandeur, then Lake View Villas is it.
Le Castel Enchanté
Le Castel Enchanté is located in a small wine producing village 8k from the medieval Cite of Carcassonne and 3k from the Historic Canal du Midi which is a perfect location for ramblers of all abilities. We have 6 bedrooms 4 budget and 2 with private bathrooms and terraces. Our home from home is the perfect base.
We can offer breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals with fresh local produce. Transportatation to and from local airports and stations and to sites of historical interest for those who do not wish to rent a car.
A beautiful villa set amongst vineyards and surrounded by wine of all varieties.
For warmer months we offer a private swimming pool.
Holiday Cottage near Najac (Gorge de L`Aveyron), France. 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, private Pool.
Discover chestnut forests, vineyards, gorges, medieval villages and the famous gastronomy of the Southwest.
Self catering or tailored to your needs, we can offer B&B, half or full board, chauffeur service and assistance throughout your stay.
Le Grange dans Bouleternere
A converted fruit barn, in the centre of a working village just outside Perpignan, close to the Spanish border, Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
The barn has been converted to the highest standards and with two double bedrooms and a large convertible sofa it can sleep up to six adults, the accommodation is on three floors and not suitable for the very young or elderly.
The barn has a large, secluded open air deck built into the roof and is fully equipped with everything necessary for
up to six people.
To keep you warm in winter, there is a Norwegian wood-burning stove and full electric heating and because the bedrooms are on the ground floor they are beautifully cool in the summer.
Le Tournesol is a small Chambre d`hote in the Gers, SW France. We are open all year round and also offer an excellent table d`hote, and packed lunches.
The Gers are a little know region of the Midi Pyrenees SW France. This beautiful unspoiled region is predominately farming and has no heavy industry or auto routes, it has some of the cleanest air in Europe, are one of the least densely populated regions in France with approx 30 inhabitants per square km. So it is no surprise that Gascons have the longest life-expectancy in France.
The Gers features many official walking trails and routes, totalling to more than 1000km in length. Pass through unspoiled country side, Armagnac vineyards, bright sunflower fields, impressive castles and medieval fortified villages.
We are with in easy access of a number of airports, Toulouse Blagnac is the closest at 75km. We also have an excellent rail link as the TGV stop at Agen.
We are interested in accommodating small rambling groups and thought you might like to try this little know area of France. With an emphasis on the local gastronomic specialties such as Duck confit, Foie gras, Armagnac brandy and Floc, Melon and Garlic, we think you would enjoy the walking and our hospitality.
Les Artigaux - self-catering in the Pyrenees
Les Artigaux is situated just above the village of Arrens in the beautiful Val d'Azun. There are 4 self-catering apartments and a converted barn sleeping between 2 and 7 people and with a total capacity of 27.
All the accommodation is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Les Artigaux is the perfect base to explore the extensive network of footpaths in the Val d'Azun. Arrens lies on the renowned GR10 coast to coast path, and there are hundreds of kilometres of other paths catering for all standards of walkers. The scenery is stunning and in the spring and summer there is a wide variety of birds including vultures, eagles, buzzards, kites and the rare lammergeier.
Other wildlife includes isards, deer, marmottes and red squirrels and there is a small population of brown bears, although sightings are rare.
Visit our website for more details of the accommodation and the local area.
We have a property located in the Alsace region, in France, near the Vosges. It is ideally situated for family walks and rambling. Trails start near the house and you have the option to visit castles in ruins and follow clearly signposted trails, including GR walks of varying length.
Self-contained holiday gites situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques having an abundance of trails with stunning views of the mountains, all year round. Maps available. Possible meals provided. Winter time seeing snow capped mountains, summer time seeing beautiful wild flowers, the golden colours of autumn and the cascading waterfalls in spring. Each season changing, but always breathtaking. 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed gite, sleeping from 2 people to 16.
Holiday Gites in Normandy
3 x 1-bedroom quality Gites in the grounds of owner`s Barn, with Pool and Sauna.
Located on the edge of the village of Cuves, in the beautiful countryside of the Vallee de La See, just a short stroll from the river.
Nearest small town is Brecey, around 5km, while the larger town of Avranches is about 21km away.
Approx 40 minute drive from Mont Saint Michel, there are many signposted walks and trails to explore in this area. In particular, the forest of Saint Sever, Calvados, has 3 very attractive trails with varying lengths.
We can provide breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals, and local maps. Cycle hire is available locally and there is storage space on site.
We are within easy reach of the ports of St Malo (1 hour), Caen (1h15m), Cherbourg (2h) and Le Havre (2h30m).
Les Hirondelles - Activity Holidays
Gite Accomadation self catering or part catered. to suit groups of 2 - 12.
Whether you want a short 30 minute walk to the nearby walled town of Villefranche de Conflent, a UNESCO heritage site, or over a spectacular ridge to the spa town of Vernet le Bains, where if the idea appeals you can have a relaxing treatment in the Spa and snack before coming back over the ridge.
Maybe your preference is trekking over vast mountain areas of the Pyrenees bordering France and Spain, then we can fulfil your wishes with guides etc. to plan your adventures.
"Les Hirondelles", Fuilla, can offer:
April - November rewarding walks for all ages and abilities with many marked footpaths within the Catalan National Park.
November – April you can combine coastal and snow walking with a base here in Fuilla equal distance from both about 45 mins.
From the accommodation you can enjoy walks through lush forests, hidden pastures or alongside mountain streams.
Some of the more familiar walks in the area are the Caranca Gorge, Col du Jau, Saint Martin du Canigou and Jujols nature reserve to mention but a few.
The more adventurous trekkers can climb Mt Canigou, one the highest mountain in the French Pyrenees (2800m).
Additional info on our accommodation and area can be found on our website please press the "group button".
Les Ruisseaux - Guesthouse in the Pyrenees, France
Guest House in a calm and peaceful location on a wooded mountainside, close to Cauterets and the Pyrenees National Park with its many hikes and walks.
An ideal Base for a walking holiday, or to simply to relax and take in the atmosphere of the French Pyrenees.
Spacious comfortable rooms, a generous breakfast, and, should you wish, an excellent evening meal around the large dining table await you!
Contact InformationWeb Site: Les Ruisseaux - Guesthouse in the Pyrenees, France
Les Ruisseaux, CAUTERETS, , Hautes Pyrenees.
00 33 (0) 5 62 92 28 02
Lissac, French farmhouse near Toulouse
Beautifully restored French framhouse in the foothills of the Pyrenees with an abundace of fantastic walks, long and short.
Great wildlife, great views and with its own 3 acre wood, the birdlife is magnificent.
Huge pool, grand paino, shady outdoor eating area and wifi all included. Sleeps 14.
Loire Valley Breaks
We offer self-guided walking holidays in the beautiful Loire Valley. Flexible, easy way-marked walks take you past chateaux, through vineyards and forests and along the magnificent Loire itself.
Accommodation is in a beautifully presented, fully renovated 19th century property right in the vineyards just outside the village of St Nicolas de Bourgueil. All rooms are en-suite and we can accommodate up to 12 people at once. Outside is a garden overlooking the vines, a large splash pool, boules piste and plenty of garden furniture to realx in after your exertions.
We offer four course evening meals 4 nights a week and also have plenty of great local restaurants to sample.
We have a 2 bedroom Guest House situated in Fayssac, Tarn, South West France, we are surrounded by countryside and vineyards and have 3 excellent walks in and around our village, there is a map showing these in our village square.
We have a swimming pool and sundeck.
Our bedrooms have en suite bathrooms.
A continental breakfast is included as is free wifi.
We have free secure on site parking.
Please contact us for further details.
Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Prades offers a fabulous base for walking holidays. Choose whether to head for the hills, or the plains...your choice, depending on your energy levels each day!
And in the evening, because our house is slap bang in the centre of the old part of Prades, you can walk to one of a choice of around 12 different restauarants! Or, simply relax on the roof terrace and marvel at the mountain chain.
Lae De Haut sits in 19 acres of farm land overlooking the village of Aramits with the ski station and mountains in the back ground. We offer B&B and self-catering apartments, outdoor swimming pool, games room, gymnasium and a Bar for guest only. There are 32 signed walks in our valley of Baretous alone. A free C.D is available showing all rooms and attractions.
Mercantour National Park
Our Chalet is one of a brand new complex of traditional style chalets; Les Chalet du Mercantour. It nestles on a south facing slope with stunning mountain views. Only 90 minutes inland of Nice and the Cote d`Azur the Mercantour National Park is an outstanding example of a mountainous area with peaks exceeding 3000 meters.
With visitors to the area exceeding 800,000 per year enjoying 685 square kilometers comprising of 7 valleys, 600 kilometers of marked foot paths, more than 100 lakes and a perpheral zone comprising 28 villages.
The Park has some spectacular scenery, some 2000 species of flora and a tremendous amount of wildlife to include; marmots, chamois and if you`re lucky you may spot a wolf.
Wonderful 9 hectare estate close to the coast in South of France. Only 30 mins from Spanish border and offering superb walks in the hills that surround the estate and the convenience of lively town close and uncrowded beaches only minutes away by car.
Very comfortable accommodation with option of high quality meals if required.
Ideal for nature lovers of all ages.
Mont Blanc Treks
We specialise in classic alpine trekking and winter snowshoe holidays. Being based in Chamonix we have many years experience trekking throughout Europe and our local knowledge has allowed us to concentrate on the very best of the area.
Set in the heart of the Central Pyrenees on the border with Spain, Bagneres de Luchon provides walkers and climbers with access to a vast array of trails and peaks including the famous GR10.
Villa Portillon is located right in the centre of Luchon, close to all amenities with quiet gardens and secure parking.Our packages cater for up to 10 guests in 4 comfortable rooms and are aimed at both the independant walker or group looking for an excellent walking experience here in the Pyrenees.
Contact InformationWeb Site: Peak Times
Villa Portillon, Bagneres de Luchon, , Midi Pyrenees.
0033 (0) 561 951 537
Pyrenean Trails Les Angles
Superb Rambling & Walking in the Eastern French Pyrenees based from our 300 year old farmhouse and renovated, self catered barn. We live in Les Angles all year and are qualified International Mountain Leaders. Reach summits of nearly 3000m on one of our guided or self guided holidays.
Comfortable family Villa in a quiet location surrounded by mountains. The Villa is 650m up on Pic Canigou 2700m, in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees National Park in the South of France. 45 mins from Perpignan and the border with Spain. The villa stands in a secluded garden with fruit trees,a large sun terrace with BBQ and garden furniture. In the summer an above ground pool is on one of the lawns.
The interior is comfortable and fully equipped with electric heating and a wood burning stove. One double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms sleep a maximum of 7 (1 is a child`s bed). There is one full bathroom with bath shower and bidet, and 2 separate toilets. The Self Contained Garden flat will sleep an additional 4 in 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, the flat is only available with the house and is not booked out separately, ideal for families holidaying together.
The small town of Vernet is just a short walk away with its shops, markets and wonderful parks. There are many walks straight from the house, no need to drive and is just 40 minutes from winter skiing and from Mediterranean beaches.
The town has a great pool and you can also Wild Swim in local mountain streams nearby.
Savoie Faire - La Ferme du Chateau
Stunning renovated savoyard farmhouse offering exceptionally spacious and comfortable accommodation.
La Ferme has 5 ensuite bedrooms all with bath and shower facilities, 5* quality beds and linen, large open plan living and dining area, garden and jacuzzi.
Bed and breakfast, 1/2 board, full board (includes picnic lunch), transport and transfers, guided or independant walks. We also have laundry facilities.
Chalet Carnauba is located in the alpine village of Ch?tel, in a quite location. It overlooks an alpine meadow surrounded by alpine trees with beautiful mountain views.
The chalet sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 en-suite rooms and offers all the modern creature comforts you would expect from a contemporary chalet. The beautiful Savoyard craftsmanship and relaxed atmosphere make for a luxurious stay in the perfect location of Ch?tel, the heart of the Portes du Soleil.
We offer fully catered ski/snow boarding holidays in the winter months. We deliver a more personalised service, with a professional chef providing mouth-watering meals, a chauffeur driven service to and from the slopes. Our focus is to ensure a wonderful stay in a relaxed warm atmosphere.
In the summer we offer mainly bed and breakfast for those who would like to discover the Portes du Soleil and enjoy activities such as mountain biking, walking and other alpine activities. The chalet is an excellent base in the winter or summer for discovering the Portes du Soleil and the Haute Savoie region in France.
Simply Morzine Ltd
We offer guided and independent walking holidays based at our privately owned luxury chalet in Morzine, close to the Swiss border in the French Alps.
The chalet is one of the finest in the Alps, with luxurious accommodation, stunning views, excellent cusine and a high level of person service.
Whether you take exclusive occupancy of the chalet with your own group or share the company of fellow walkers, you will discover the hidden treasures of the beautiful Haute-Savoie Alps.
Peace and tranquillity, towering mountain peaks perpetually topped with snow, serene lakes, old villages, gorges, pine forests, and grazing pastures are all varieties of its landscape.
We are passionate walkers ourselves and you dont have to be a mountaineer to book. Our holidays are aimed at those who enjoy walking for pleasure in good company, with frequent pauses en route for photos and refreshment! Many of the lifts operate during the summer making access into the high Alps so much easier.
Walks can be easy strolls, medium trails or more difficult treks. Some of the walks start directly from or very close to our chalets. We are very flexible and can tailor-make the walks to suit your groups exact requirements, from easy walks through alpine pastures to high glacier trekking with local guides around the Mont Blanc massif.
Previous Rambling Clubs to have visited the Chalet des Montagnes include Rutland, Leighton Buzzard, Kibworth and Luttworth groups.
Alternatively, we have an extensive collection of maps and routes in resort to help you plan your own walks, many of which could include a night in a mountain refuge.
Ski Chalets in Morzine, France
Ski Chalets in Morzine, France.
Luxury Catered ski Chalets for chalet holidays in in Morzine, France.
Enjoy cheap ski holiday along with all terrain skiing, skiing for beginners and cheap catered ski chalet for perfect accommodation.
Chambre d`hote in the rolling South Charente. Ideal walking and cycling routes all around this area.
Close to the market town of Chalais and 10min walk to the village of Yviers,with bar/restaurant.
Eco friendly self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 10 people in renovated wine domaine between historic Carcassonne and Limoux. No fixed change over day, catering and airport pick ups available, pool, gardens, BBQ and games area. Fly Ryanair to Carcassonne for a long weekend. Walks from the doorstep, fantastic views of the Pyrenees - walk and relax go home refreshed.
Swiss and French Portes du Soleil
Luxury chalet on the Swiss/ French border.
Walk in two countries in one day.
5 luxurious en-suite bedrooms.
B&B or Half board.
Beautiful 1860s Villa at foot of the Pyrenees’ perfect for ramblers. Very flexible great value quality accommodation.
Lovely garden with pond to relax in plus pool. Only 5 mins walk from centre of Prades with it’s restaurants and bars. Large salon and kitchen are perfect for groups or individuals, we are very flexible, groups can self cater or we can arrange catering
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Two mobile homes for hire sleep four in each. equipped kitchens, one double one twin in each, toilets and showers, secure parking, set in a 3 acre garden.
Near Carentan in France. Lots of historic visiting, D-Day attractions, GR walks, interesting villages and towns to discover. Can be hired together or separately.
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