Perfect summer holiday villas in France with cool pools

Written by on June 28, 2018 in Holidays & Things to do

Summer in France, sunny days, balmy evenings, historic villages, wonderful beaches, fabulous fresh produce and – a dip in your own swimming pool.

Whether it’s to cool off, to relax, to play with the kids or to start the day with a splash of healthy exercise, a pool is great to have when the sun’s out and we can’t resist sharing some lovely holiday homes that might just be the perfect choice for you…

Cool Pools you’ll love in Brittany

La Grange in Laguidic, Morbihan, consists of 4 charming thatched cottages, sleeping 5 to 7 comfortably, in a peaceful wooded valley with extensive grounds that slope gently down the River Blavet. Beautifully renovated and full of character and rustic charm, each cottage has a private patio. 20% off Brittany Ferry bookings are offered with these holiday homes and in the summer a welcome hamper with fine wine will make your holiday start with a warm feeling. With golden sandy beaches just 20 minutes away, you’ll still love to splash in the pool.

Also in Morbihan, Brittany in the picturesque hamlet of Le Helleguy, three beautiful detached Breton thatched cottages sleeping from 7 – 15 offer a tranquil break. Each cottage has a private patio and terrace in 3 acres of beautiful gardens. There are complimentary spa and beauty treatments for guests. Close by are sandy beaches, megalithic sites, historic towns, chateaux and pretty villages. The large heated pool is superb – floaty heaven…

Dive in – in the Languedoc

Le Petit Bois, Loubes Bernac, Lot-et-Garonne. This lovely farmhouse close to Bergerac and Bordeaux sleeps 7. The well decorated and comfy open plan living space make this perfect for families and friends. It’s a lovely, relaxing area that offers canoeing on the Dordogne, great local food, wine tasting and night markets plus lots of activities.

The heated pool overlooks a valley of vines and glorious countryside.

L’Amandier in Neffies, a pretty medieval village surrounded by vineyards in Herault is a super holiday home. Nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this stylishly decorated, single level gite sleeps 6 and is a great base to discover lovely Languedoc. Close to the historic market town of Pezenas and enchanting St Guilhem le Desert, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France and an easy drive to gorgeous beaches. The heated pool will lure you but if you have water babies in your holiday group, just 30 minutes away you can bathe in the crystal-clear waters of the Gorges d’Hèric.

Villa Cascade, a traditional stone cut house in Durban Corbieres, Aude, sleeps 6. It’s just a short drive from Carcassonne, Perpignan, Toulouse and Montpellier and there’s loads to see and do in this truly beautiful part of France. The private pool features a magnificent secluded deck with stunning views over the countryside.

Les Colines is a pretty village house in Laurac le Grand, a protected historic village in Aude, just 30 minutes from Carassonne. With beaches an hour away, fabulous markets on the doorstep at villages like Mirepoix and Castelaudary with its many charming cafés and restaurants and activities galore, you’ll never run out of things to fall in love with here. Relax on the deck of the garden and enjoy a dip in the cool pool.

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