Cottages by the Sea in France

The coastal regions of France are very diverse: from the rocky coves and distinctive red granite of Brittany to the sun-drenched Riviera; from the long golden sandy beaches in the Vendee to the D-Day beaches of the Normandy coast.

Please scroll down the page to browse our selection of seaside cottages and gites which are within walking distance (generally around 3km or less) of the sea or a beach, a superb addition to any cottage holiday.

Simply click on the name of the property for photographs, more details, check availability, book on-line.

Featured Accommodation

Kerilly Cottage

Kerilly, nr. Locquirec, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional stone-built Breton cottage is just minutes away from several lovely beaches and sheltered coves. An above-ground splash pool lies within the large, south facing, enclosed grounds. Cottage Code: W14833.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 16th Century

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Ster Kreiz

Trégunc, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 5. Traditional Breton thatched cottage set in its own secluded garden next to the ocean. Providing good comfortable accommodation, this authentic house is decorated with an interesting marine theme. The outdoor swimming pool is located to the rear of the property. Cottage Code: F29438.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 18th Century

Morsalines

Morsalines, nr. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandy.

Sleeps 4. Offering panoramic views across the English Channel, or should that be La Manche, this traditional cottage retains many character features including its beamed ceiling. Just steps away from a sandy beach, it makes an ideal touring base. Cottage Code: FNM026.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

La Chaumière

Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 7. Simply furnished and decorated in typical, Breton style, this attractive thatched cottage enjoys its own private swimming pool set within the large enclosed gardens. The cliffs of this area of coastline are within easy walking distance. Cottage Code: F29166.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Villa Stefna

Golfe Juan, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Sleeps 4. Set in immaculate lawns and gardens of exotic palms and lemon trees, Villa Stefna occupies the ground floor of the owners house. The apartment is spacious and well equipped, and enjoys use of a lovely private pool with Roman steps. Cottage Code: F06118.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

La Ciotat

La Ciotat, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.

Sleeps 10. Lovingly converted from an 18th century Provençal shepherds’ cottage, this beautifully restored holiday home now offers a large outdoor pool, complete with open terraces to enjoy al fresco dining. Stunning sea views over the bay of La Ciotat. Cottage Code: FPB234.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Morsalines

Morsalines, nr. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandy.

Sleeps 3. Featuring sea views as well as direct access to the beach, this pretty terraced stone cottage sits in the quaint little village of Morsalines. All on one floor, it offers comfortable holiday accommodation just a short drive from Cherbourg. Cottage Code: FNM025.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Maison de la Mouette

Les Grenettes, Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime.

Sleeps 4. Set on the enchanting Ile de Ré, this delightful adjoining holiday property enjoys its own terrace overlooking the enclosed shared swimming pool. Just 500m from the beaches of Les Grenettes and across the bridge to the old town of La Rochelle. Cottage Code: F17345.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Chez Rebuffel

Mandelieu, nr. Cannes, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 8. Just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and casino of the Riviera town of Mandelieu, this pretty holiday villa is set in well maintained grounds. The delightful terrace area leads down to the lovely private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FME645.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

La Croix-Valmer

La Croix Valmer, nr. Saint-Tropez, Cote D'Azur, France.

Sleeps 5. Enjoy stunning sea views from the luxury of the private outdoor swimming pool, this well appointed holiday villa occupies a peaceful location, close to the sandy beaches of Saint-Tropez. Explore the rocky coastal paths of La Croix Valmer. Cottage Code: FCV066.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century
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