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Guide to Holidays in French Villas
The original meaning of the term Gîte is simply a form of shelter. These days Gîtes offer traditional yet comfortable accommodation in a rural or village location. TeIf you are looking for a large property to share with friends or family in the sunshine then why not consider a French Villa? Experience the sunshine and beach locations of a Spanish Villa but with more choices to travel, with great road and rail links from the UK, you can travel by car with your family and stop at your leisure. Villas can be found in rural locations with stunning hillside views or close to the sea where you can access the beach and popular attractions easily. Unlike Gîtes the owners are unlikely to live in or near the Villa.
Where do you find Villas?
There is a wide choice of Villas found in the South of France in regions such as Languedoc Roussillon and Provence- Alpes-Cote D’Azur. The South West of France is another area with a large number of Villas on available.
What is included in Villa accommodation?
Villas are quite often modern and spacious with all the comforts you would expect at home. As Villas are equipped for self-catering, you have the flexibility to eat or dine out.
Most Villas sleep 5+ people and have large living areas. Modern Villas usually have large bedrooms with built in wardrobes. The kitchen and living areas are fully equipped and modern. Most Villas include linen and towels as standard but also some have a washing machine if required. Villas usually have Satellite TV, a DVD player, HiFi system and board games/games console.
The majority of Villas have large private outdoor space, Barbecue equipment and often a private pool. Perfect for sunbathing or alfresco dining. Some Villas have access to other leisure items such as a table tennis table, a hot tub or shared use of a tennis court.
Who are Villas suitable for?
Anyone who is looking for a large property in the South/South West of France is likely to consider a French Villa. Specifically if you are looking to be near the sea or attractions. As Villa’s are mainly a self-catered accommodation, they offer the flexibility to save money by eating in as well as out.
There are many family friendly French Villas available, giving families the comfort of having all the facilities as home whilst on holiday. They often offer added extras such as a private swimming pool and multiple TV’s to keep the children busy. If you are looking to holiday with the extended family, then the variety of large accommodation on offer with many bedrooms and spacious living areas could be ideal to maintain a level of privacy. One of the benefits of a family holiday in a French Villa is that travelling to France doesn’t have to involved air travel and can give families the flexibility to travel across the channel via car at their own pace using ferry or Eurotunnel.
Groups of Friends
If you are looking for accommodation for large groups of friends then why not choose a Villa and share the cost amongst friends? Renting a villa in France can be a cheaper option than booking separate hotel rooms and Villas offer the flexibility of self-catering accommodation, so you can even save some costs sharing the shopping bill! Groups of friends with young children may also find it beneficial as the children can stay and play together in the safety of a private Villa. Some Villas are also close to popular golf courses or fishing lakes, giving groups of friends a comfortable base for a sporting holiday.
What are the benefits of staying in a Villa?
A large choice of Villas available.
Large accommodation options.
Good facilities and often use of a private pool.
Often close to the sea or with rural views.
Often close to attractions in the popular resorts.
Tips for staying in a French Villa
Check with the Villa owner before you travel so you can find out what essential items are available when you arrive.
Look out for early booking offers on the Ferry/Eurotunnel Crossings to save some money.
If you are sharing the Villa and food costs with your friends/family on your holiday, budget the costs beforehand.
Villas in the South of France
Villas sleeping 10+
Villas with access to a Tennis Court
Family Friendly Villas
Villas offering Private River Fishing