This is a selection of the 10 most beautiful French country cottages for rent on Go Languedoc. We have searched through over 400 properties listed on our site to identify the cutest cottages set in the French countryside. Normally when you think of French cottages, then Normandy and Brittany spring to mind. But in the South of France, there are some beautiful rural country areas and you get the benefit of all year around sunshine. Provence, with its beautiful lavendar fields and charming little villages needs no introduction. But there are other less explored areas which are equally as beautiful. The Lozere region is extremely popular with French visitors, especially for walking holidays. The Black Mountains is another area of outstanding natural beauty, where the vineyards of the Languedoc plain gives way to the dense woodland on the slopes of the mountains. The Corbieres region, famous for its excellent wines is also another great area for finding stone built French cottages with stunning views over the countryside.
French country cottages for rent
With exposed stone work, original beams and colourful shutters, many of the French cottages on our Go Languedoc have been successfully refurbished for summer holiday rentals or long term winter rentals. In no particular order, here are the 10 prettiest French country cottages available for rent at the moment.
1 Domaine de Badens, French country cottage for rent long term
This lovely little 2 bedroom cottage is located in a quiet woodland area about 30 mins drive from Carcassonne. When the Owners bought the property it was in a state of ruin and they have painstakingly restored the cottage, retaining many of its original features.
The cottage is nestled in a forest of mature oak and pine trees, with a river flowing nearby. This long term rentals cottage in France is very pet friendly - their are 4 resident cats and the owners are happy to welcome well-behaved dogs. Surrounding the cottage there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, wild boar, badgers, foxes, red squirrels, three species of owl, green woodpeckers and many birds of prey. The cottage is generally child friendly, although with many large rocks, steps and the river nearby, parents of young children should be vigilant when outside.
Domaine de Badens is available to rent on a monthly basis throughout the winter (October to April) from €700 pcm. The monthly prices incudes €100 of electricty/phone/internet charges. Tenants will need to pay any additional monthly charges. Minimum rental period is 3 months and the prices depends on the length of the tenancy. View full rental details: Domaine de Badens French country cottage.
2 French cottage for rent near Uzes France
This French cottage to rent with pool is located near the charming town of Uzes. The cottage is an 18th century old stone house located in a typical Provençal hillside village facing all-day sun. The cottage is covered in vines and has a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace. This holiday cottage to rent in South France can sleep up to 9 people but can also be rented with the next door property, thus creating accommodation for up to 18 people. The cottage is located a few minutes from the wonderful Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct and is close to the historic cities of Nimes and Avignon.
This French cottage was formerly the ancient coach house of the large Manor house next door. The property now been rebuilt into a charming Provencal-style 4 bedroom cottage.
View the charming interior of this French cottage to rent near Uzes France.
3 La Chataigne French country cottages with pools sleeps 4
La Châtaigne French country cottages are situated in a beautifully renovated stone farmhouse set in a small valley on the edge of the Black Mountains in the Languedoc region of South France. The surrounding countryside is simply stunning and the cottages benefit from a large heated swimming pool, wild flower meadow, adventure playground, tree house, Wifi and satellite TV. This an amazing place to be based for a family or group holiday in France and offers the perfect opportunity to chill-out, relax and unwind. There are 3 cottages located at La Châtaigne and it is possible to rent all 3 cottages together to provide accommodation for a group of up to 14 people.
If you enjoy walking, cycling or just being surrounded by nature, then these beautiful French country cottages to rent on the edge of the Black Mountains in South France are simply the perfect spot. The views over the mountains are breathtaking and you will never tire of grabbing a morning coffee on the terrace and just gazing out. Visit the property page for more details: La Châtaigne French country cottages.
4 Caux holiday cottage to rent in France
This gorgeous 5 bedroom holiday cottage to rent in France is located in the wine producing village of Caux, just a short drive from the Languedoc coast. This stone built holiday cottage has been completely renovated inside and provides very comfortable modern living. With 60cm thick stone walls, this property is naturally cool during the heat of the summer. The cottage features a beautiful new kitchen, open plan living room, flat screen TV with satellite channels, 3 bathrooms and accommodation for up to 10 people. Outside, there is a newly built swimming pool, two terraces, spacious parking for up to 3 cars and an outbuilding housing a games room and jacuzzi spa. The village of Caux contains all the amenities that you will need during your stay. Within an easy walk, you will find a cafe-bar, restaurant, shop, butcher, boulangerie and a couple of local wine cellars. The historic town of Pezenas is just 2-3 minutes away and the beaches are just 20 mins drive. Caux is surrounded by vineyards in all directions and the village also benefits from the backdrop of the Black Mountains in the distance.
This holiday cottage in Caux, France is available to rent from €1250 per week. See more details at Caux holiday cottage to rent in France.
5 Tressere French cottage for rent
This French cottage for rent is a recently renovated and thoroughly modernised stone property that comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This cottage can sleep 4-6 people. This French cottage a traditional stone village house in Tresserre, close to both Le Boulou and Perpignan and easy reach of the coast at Argeles and all main airports. This French cottage for rent is suitable for 4 adults and two children with plenty of space. The village of Tressere is a hamlet located in the middle of the vineyards. The nearest shops are located 15 mins drive away at Le Boulou or Pollestres. This cottage is ideal for those wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of the coast, yet still be able to reach the beaches in 20-25 mins.
Tressere French cottage is available for rent from €1060 per week. See the property page for more details Tressere French cottage for rent.
6 La Remise French country cottage for rent long term
La Remise is a stunning stone cottage available for long term rentals in France. This lovely French country cottage provides comfortable accommodation for a couple and is ideal for house hunters or people visiting France for a long vacation. Situated amongst the vineyards in the famous Saint Chinian wine region, La Remise cottage is located on the outskirts of the wine producing village of Cébezan. The village dates back to 859 AD and was originally founded by Benedictine Monks. Cébezan has a population of around 500 people.
La Remise is a 2 storey stone cottage which comes with a lovely terrace, en-suite bathroom and large living room. La Remise is available for long term rentals from October through to May. The monthly prices do not include utilities. Minimum rental period is 3 months. Highly recommended.
To see more of the inside and outside of La Remise country cottage, please visit the property page La Remise French country cottage.
7 Les Coumayres country cottage France
The interior of this restored cottage is stunning. With beautiful hardwood floors made from locally sourced timber and the restored roof beams, this 300 year old property has been brought back to life superbly. The Owners have lovingly restored the old stone walls and created a beautiful living space, set over 4 floors and comprising over 200m2 of living accommodation. This beautiful French cottage is located on the edge of the Black Mountains, just 50mins drive from Beziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne.
The Owners have installed some modern comforts, such as a fitted kitchen and walk-in power showers, but they have carefully blended the new with the old. They have eschewed tiling the bathrooms and instead have just left the original stone walls bare (with a transparent waterproof coating). The kitchen has been slotted in under the sloping roof and the exposed timbers still show the markings of the original carpenters that installed them sometime after the French revolution.
But the most impressive feature of this country cottage is the view. From the bedroom windows and the private roof terrace, you have the most amazing view down the valley and over the tree-line to the local mountains. If you want to stay at Les Coumayres, it is available to rent on a monthly basis for €850pcm. To see more of the restored stonework, 300 year old roof beams and locally sourced hardwood floors visit the property page Les Coumayres country cottage France
8 Olonzac French country cottage for rent
This lovely cottage to rent in South of France comes with a large indoor swimming pool, beautiful garden and 4 double bedrooms. The cottage is nestled in the beautiful Minervois wine region in the Languedoc. This cottage comes with wifi, central heating, TV, CD player, snooker table, table tennis, games room, and satellite TV. The beautiful kitchen is a great space to prepare meals in. It is fully equipped with a dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There is a large kitchen table which doubles as the dining table. The comfortable and spacious lounge features 2 large sofas, a coffee table, fireplace and antique furniture. There is also a sitting room with TV (satellite channels). There are 4 double bedrooms, 2 of which are en suite. The Master bedroom features and impressive four-poster bed.
This cottage to rent in South of France is located in the small town of Olonzac. Olonzac is conveniently located to explore the Minervois wine region as well as the main sites of Languedoc Roussillon and the South of France.
For more details, please visit the property page Olonzac French country cottage to rent.
9 Le Sanglier long term cottage rental France sleeps 4-6
This beautifully renovated long term cottage rental in South France is an amazing place to be based for a long stay in France. Le Sanglier is a 2 bedroom cottage located in a former farmhouse overlooking a small valley on the edge of the Black Mountains in the Languedoc region of South France. This French country cottage offers the perfect opportunity to chill-out, relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside. This South facing long term rental cottage overlooks a terrace with stunning views over the mountains. The cottage is newly renovated and comes with a fitted kitchen (including washing machine), gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, satellite TV, wifi (paid extra) and log burner.
Le Sanglier is a comfortabe cottage available for long term rentals in France between October and June each year. The monthly price of €650 pcm includes water and wood supply for the wood burner. But guests must pay for their own electricity usage. Further details and description: Le Sanglier long term cottage rental France.
10 Le Moulin de Pattus cottages for rent in France
Le Moulin de Pattus is a beautiful 17th century Water Mill, now converted into 3 high quality cottages for rent in South France. The cottages are located in between Nimes and Montpellier. The cottages are situated on a river bank on the edge of the pretty village of Salinelles, which is close to the medieval town of Sommieres. These beautiful cottages in South France come with a heated, infinity pool which overlooks the river. These cottages are a short drive (35 minutes) to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast and are within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, a bar and a boulangerie/general store. These cottages also come with a games room, adventure playground and mini-football. These gites in South of France also come with wifi internet and UK satellite TV channels.
The cottages are available for rent from between €1330 and €3190 per week, depending on the season. See all full details at Le Moulin de Pattus cottages for rent in France.