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10 Beautiful French country cottages for rent in 2023


country french cottagesThis is a selection of the 10 most beautiful French country cottages for rent on Go Languedoc during 2023. 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 lavender 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.
  • The Minervois wine region produces some of the best wines in the South of France. With the Canal du Midi flowing through the region, acres of vineyards and  stunning countryside, this is a perfect area to stretch out and relax.
  • The Pyrenees-Orientales is located along the Spanish border and is the Southern-most department in France. With Perpignan as its capital and the beautiful Cote Vermeille Mediterranean coast, the area is a perfect holiday destination. With the backdrop of the Pyrenees everywhere you go - you will never tire of the views.


Beautiful 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 on Go Languedoc at the moment.



1. La Colle Provence stone cottage for rent France private pool (Ref: 2066)

Provence stone cottage France to rent 2023

Le Colle de Provence is set in over 30 hectares of natural Parkland and accessed by its own country track. This cottage in Provence offers a unique experience of French country living. The property is remote and access to the farmhouse is along an unmade track.

This 4 bed Provence stone cottage to rent in France comes with a private pool is located at the top of a hill in an ancient hamlet. The cottage comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is set within 30 hectares of land, with commanding views over the Provence countryside. 

This beautiful area of Provence is known as the Luberon and it provides an authentic glimpse of French country living. The popular town of Forcalquier is nearby and provides all the restaurants, shops and supermarkets that you will need. 

The rental will ideally suit customers who want to enjoy total peace and tranquillity, but still have all the creature comforts to enjoy a relaxing break. You will simply arrive and not want to leave.

La Colle de Provence is available for rent from €2500 per week during July and August 2023.


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2. La Poste Gabian - holiday home South France with pool (Ref: 1813)

La Poste Gabian cottage France

La Poste is a beautiful holiday cottage in South France with a private pool and courtyard garden. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 in its 3 bedrooms and offers a great location in the wine-making village of Gabian. It is just 10 mins drive to the historic town of Pezenas and 30 mins to the Mediterranean beaches.

Gabian is surrounded by vineyards and is also the site of Chateau Abbaye Cassan, one of the most impressive private Chateau buildings in the South of France.

La Poste is a beautiful property to rent for a family holiday in South France. This former Maison de Vigneronne, has been lovingly restored to its former glory, combining French character features with modern facilities.

The cottage is convenient for vineyard tours, visiting Pezenas and exploring the Mediterranean beaches.

The swimming pool in the walled garden is very private and there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax under the hot summer sun.

La Poste is available for rent from €1950 per week during July and August 2023.


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3. Domaine de Pradines - large holiday home France with private pool (Ref: 339)

Farmhouse to rent South France 2023Domaine de Pradines holiday home in South France offers spacious accommodation for 12-13 guests. Set in a substantial plot of land with a private swimming pool and great views, this is a fabulous "get away from it all" holiday location. Ideal for a large family or two holidaying together. Narbonne is an ideal location for exploring the sites of the Languedoc region in the South of France.

This large 5 bedroom holiday home in South France with a private pool, is set within a peaceful valley surrounded by vineyards. Domaine des Pradines is a 120 year-old stone farmhouse that comes with 5 bedrooms.

The holiday home is just 35 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches and 45-50 mins from Perpignan airport. 

This lovely farmhouse in South France is ideal for 2-3 families on holiday together or a single family group. Inside, the holiday home comes with exposed stone walls and oak beams. It also features a modern kitchen and an open plan living space.

The farmhouse is also well equipped for family entertainment with Wi-Fi, TV, table tennis table, mountain bikes, table football, magnetic darts board and many other games. The large private pool and garden is perfect for sunbathing & relaxing and also features a BBQ and kids play area.


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4. Caux holiday cottage to rent in France (Ref: 1457)

Caux holiday cottage to rent 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 €2500 per week. See more details at:


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5. Cottages for rent near Carcassonne, Southern France (Ref: 876)

Holidays South France 2023If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in South France, then these cottages near Carcassonne in Southern France are perfect. The surrounding countryside offers you all the peace and quite that you could need.

There is a shared swimming pool where you can cool off and wind-down. The cottages are located in between Carcassonne and Mirepoix and this is an ideal spot for a family holiday in the South of France.

There are 3 cottages available to rent. Each cottage sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom). The gites are very well equipped with fully-fitted kitchens, spacious lounges and private terraces with lovely views over the open fields.

The cottages are available to rent for €1325 per week (July-Aug 2023) and €1120 (May-Jun). Visit the property page for more information: Carcassonne holiday cottages France


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6. Secret Garden - French 2 bed holiday gite with pool (Ref: 1505)

Villa Alarelle South France 2023This Southern France holiday gite in Ferrals-les-Corbieres is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing family holiday. With plenty of space to stretch out and relax, the gite also provides handy access to the boulangerie, restaurants and a wine bar.

The Secret Garden French gite with pool is located in the picturesque village of Ferrals-les-Corbieres, in between the mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The gite comes with a heated swimming pool and can sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms.

There is a secluded garden with BBQ and there are plenty of shade spots in the garden to enjoy a good book or a glass of wine. There is a huge trampoline, a swing, and of course boules for a real touch of authentic France! Baby equipment and toys can also be provided on request.

The Mediterranean beaches are just 25 mins away and nearby you will find Carcassonne Castle, the Cathar village of Minerve and the Canal du Midi - perfect for summer picnics.


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7. French holiday cottages, Aude, Languedoc with pool sleeps 4 (Ref: 589)

cheap holiday cottages France 2023If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in South France, then these French holiday homes at Domaine de la Flotte are perfect. Domaine de La Flotte, is a country estate situated on a wooded hillside where you can enjoy the unspoilt nature and the beautiful views of the Pyrenees mountains in the distance. There are 4 holiday homes to rent at Domaine de la Flotte, each of which has been tastefully renovated to provide high quality holiday accommodation. Each holiday home has its own terrace, so your privacy is guaranteed. You can make use of the shared swimming pool, or you can follow magnificent walks or explore the surrounding hills on a mountain-bike. You can hire one of the horses and go for a ride in the hillside.

If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday in South France, then Domaine de la Flotte French holiday homes are the perfect choice. This really is an ideal spot to explore the rural countryside of Southern France.

For more details, please visit: French holiday cottages, Aude, Languedoc


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8. Villa Collinor - 3 bed holiday cottage with pool South France (Ref: 2039)

French country cottage in Neffies

This comfortable and well-equipped villa is the perfect place to stay for a family holiday in South France. The village of Neffies is popular place, with 2 excellent restaurants, a wine bar and shop. The villa is perfect for a couple or small family. Neffies is conveniently located close to the historic town of Pezenas and the Mediterranean beaches can be reached in 20-25 mins drive.

Villa Collinor is a fully-detached 3 bed cottage with private pool in a charming village in South France. The cottage comes with lots of privacy and is ideally situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The cottage is close to the historic town of Pezenas in the Herault department

The large, sheltered garden (2000 m²), makes you feel like you are living in the middle of the countryside, yet the villa remains within 2 mins walk to the centre of the village with its local bakery, cosy wine bar and two excellent restaurants.

The villa comes with a solar heated swimming pool, sauna and private off-road parking. 

Available for rent from €1800 per week during July and August 2023


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9. Le Petit Paradis rural cottage with private pool (Ref: 1044)

French country cottages

This stone cottage with pool is close to the village of Murviel-les-Beziers in the Languedoc region of South France. The cottage is situated in a great spot for a family holiday to South of France.

This spacious cottage is in a quiet south facing position and has stunning views of the mountain ranges of the Haut Languedoc. This cottage in South of France is surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Situated about 12 km north of Béziers and 2 km from the sleepy village Murviel-les-Béziers. It is a restored barn, located directly above a former wine cellar. This cottage can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The cottagecomes with :

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 8m x 4m private pool
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • WiFi internet
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pets accepted
  • 60m2 open plan living room
  • Lovely views across the vineyards

If you are looking for cottages in France with private pools, then this glorious property in Murviel-les-Beziers is the perfect place to spend some quality time in South France. 

Available for rent from €1495 per week during July and August 2023.


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10. Lespignan holiday cottage France with pool sleeps 10 (Ref: 954)

Lespignan holiday cottage France with pool sleeps 10

This charming holiday cottage is situated near Beziers in South France and close to the Mediterranean beaches. The cottage has been renovated from a former wine cave and the results are dramatic. The cottage sleeps up to 10 adults in four bedrooms and comes with a private pool. 

Lespignan is situated close to Beziers and is just 10 minutes from the beach. Beziers airport is just 15 mins drive. 

The cottage benefits from:

  • Private swimming pool (with security fence)
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants
  • Stunning living room with exposed beams and stone walls
  • 10 kms from the Mediterranean beaches
  • 5 kms from Beziers

The cottage rents for €1850 per week during the summer period. For more information and to check the availability for summer 2023, please visit the property page:


Lespignan holiday cottage





Looking for a holiday cottage to rent France in 2023 . . . ?

iain pink smallI am Tara Haacke and I manage all the holiday reservations on Go Languedoc. I live in the South of France all year around and I have worked in the vacation rentals sector in France for the last 9 years.

If you would like us to suggest some South France holiday cottages to rent this summer, then please contact us with your requirements. We are in touch with our property owners every day and we are the first to know of any discounted rates.

Just drop us a quick message and we will come straight back to you with a selection of properties offering the best late deals. 

Alternatively, see our full selection of Rural cottages to rent France during 2023 and our popular selection of Provence cottages to rent

Contact Tara by Email or by phone +33 7 89 44 15 14

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