Self Catering Accommodation in France

France for Families has been offering a superb range of self-catering holiday accommodation in France for over 20 years.

Working with ‘vetted’ partners and independent property owners, our aim is to present you with a carefully selected choice of family villas with pools, gites, country homes and traditional farmhouses.

These holiday homes are great for families looking to holiday in France, whether with babies, toddlers or older children. Plus there is a range of self-catered accommodation suitable for couples.

You can search for different types of accommodation via our search box, along with the region you are looking to visit and how many people you are travelling with.  You then have the option to contact the holiday home owner directly via our messaging form.  All our owners usually respond very quickly.

holiday home in France

These types of accommodation for French family holidays differ depending on which type of holiday home you choose. See below for descriptions of the most popular types of accommodation on offer in France.

Villas in France

Villas and Houses for hire in France tend to be independent homes, not attached to another house where the owner lives.   All houses for hire on France for Families will have caretakers or people to meet and greet you on arrival.

There is a huge range of Villas and Houses, most are self-catered houses although some properties offer a chef service.  Some offer a regular maid and pool maintenance service, others will simply clean on your departure.

Read more about Villas in France here.

Gites in France

A gite is perhaps the most traditional of French self catering accommodation.  They tend to be rural holiday rentals, frequently in a renovated traditional country cottage or barn conversion in a village or in the countryside.   Originally, gites tended to be fairly basic but in recent times  the gite has gone firmly up-market, and the majority of gites offer good quality accommodation or even luxury accommodation.

Many gites advertised on France for Families are run by Brits who have spent many years lovingly renovating rural properties, turning them into high quality, well furnished holiday homes that suit families, couples or groups travelling together.

Read more about Gites in France here.

Cottages in France

Cottages offer great holiday accommodation in France and are ideal for breaks, long weekends and school holidays.

Cottages in France differ from gites in that they are more likely to be independent holiday homes that do not sit within a cluster of other accommodation.  Cottages can range from ancient rural properties oozing character and charm to newly built modern bungalows in seaside resorts and near popular towns.

Holiday Parks & Campsites in France

Holiday parks in France tend to offer self-catered accommodation in the form of static mobile home accommodation, tents, chalets and sometimes apartments.  These holidays are perfect for you if you prefer a more social kind of holiday, as you’ll have neighbours in close proximity.

Don’t get French holiday parks confused with UK holiday parks – they are completely different!  The big plus of a holiday park in France is space – you will generally have your own garden area with outside dining furniture and sometimes BBQ – perfect for relaxing Al Fresco!

Dog and Pet Friendly accommodation in France

Here at France for Families we are keen on family holidays to France with our dog – a lively springer spaniel called Harry!

Take a look at our range of accommodation that accepts your favourite family pet and read more about holidaying with your pet here.