French Cottages :: Holiday Accommodation Provence,
Dordogne, Loire Valley and Basque Pyrenees.

Cottages, Apartments and Villas to Rent in France, all located in the hearts of those exceptional French villages you've read about or viewed on the Tour de France! Plan you whole itinerary with us, the Australian owners and managers, even your Paris apartment.
Everyone has two homelands, their own and La France.
(Thomas Jefferson: American President)

Bryan Stark

David Hitchins
Thank you both for always living up to your website. We would recommend you to anyone for the quality and professional presentation of your houses. 
(Sue and Rob Pursell: recent guests)
This was an experience that transcended the ordinary;
I was so glad to have stumbled across Bryan and David's cottages.
(Stephanie and Alexander Lewis: guests and celebrities)


We are the owners and managers of our cottages and villas in France. Watch this brief video to find out more! Click the play button if it doesn't start.

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Bonjour et Bienvenue (Welcome!)

Thank you for visiting our website - we're pleased to have this opportunity to answer your questions and talk to you about our favourite topic: France!

For quick answers or to contact us regarding availability, click on the buttons on the left.

We will send you a personal reply within 24 hours; we often reply immediately!
(so stay online a bit after your enquiry)

Who are we and what will you learn from these web pages?
We are the two Australian creators and managers of thirteen cottages in four distinctive French regions: David Hitchins, based in Melbourne, Australia and Bryan Stark, based in France.

Why are we different?
Because we have a personal involvement in the setting up and running of our cottages and are not an agency nor a catalogue site like most that you find on the internet  - sites that simply peddle the properties of others for a commission - we offer you direct service and the benefit of our own extensive personal experience to help you plan your visit to this extraordinary country.

We can even help you plan your ENTIRE French itinerary, thanks to our wide experience of all parts of France. Just mention this when you contact us.
It's a free service!

Free 80 page Brochure and French Travel Guide.
hether you're a first time visitor or a seasoned French traveller, we're sure you'll find the answers to nearly all your French travel and accommodation questions right here on this website - or contact us for our free 80 page printed brochure, (click here)

Our French cottages and holiday accommodation suggestions will make your already exciting holiday in France even more memorable!

Our Video Blog See and hear for yourself what our guests think: click here.

Where are our cottages located?
Of all of France's celebrated regions there
are four that really stand out for their richness, variety and difference to any other place on earth: Provence, Dordogne, the Loire Valley and the French Basque. (see the map above)
. All our properties are right inside the historic centres of fascinating living villages - the best experience you can have!

Your 'Tour de France'
or an unforgettable French holiday, we strongly recommend you include in your burgeoning itinerary a visit to at least one of these beautiful and distinctive regions.

Or, if time permits, create your own
"Tour de France" by travelling from one region to the next, dallying and discovering the delights each has to offer.

Furthermore, by actually having your own home base for your wanderings (avoiding "hotel hops"), you will discover the joy of living in a real French village.

But not just any village - no matter how pretty.
It must be just the right village with just the right type of accommodation and thoroughly French: a "five star" village.

This special quality cannot be judged on the internet; you need to have stayed there to know.
By choosing thoughtfully, as we did, you'll get a glimpse of heaven! But how do you make this choice?

Find out the secret.
By spending a few minutes reading our web brochure, we will show you just how. 

So don't wait!  Read all about it now...
CLICK HERE for the full story


|Web Brochure (Read all about it)Contact Us   |
|Your Home in PROVENCE |Your home in DORDOGNE |
Your Home in the LOIRE | Your Home in the PYRENEES|

| PROVENCE Option 1 | PROVENCE Option 2 | PROVENCE Option 3 | PROVENCE Option 4 |
|PROVENCE Option 5 | PROVENCE Option 6 | PROVENCE Option 7 |PROVENCE Option 8 |
| DORDOGNE Option 1 ||DORDOGNE Option 2 |LOIRE Option 1 |PYRENEES Option 1|
|Traveller's Français Language Lessons! |How to Get There |PLAN YOUR FLIGHTS HERE|Resources|

(this is our office address in Australia: our cottages are all based in France)
    PHONE +613 9016 4199
 Established 1997 ABN:66 304 051 155