Welcome to our directory of family friendly half term break cottages in France. We only list holiday properties that are genuinely family friendly. Search for self catering cottages ideal for a half term break.

Why not choose France for your next school summer holiday break, with regular ferry crossings, the channel tunnel and low coast airlines, there really is no excuse to be sat on the M25 with the masses.

Each property comes with a full description of the facilities provided. Holiday enquiries and bookings can be made direct with the holiday property owner or agency. Each property will have a booking link.

Family Friendly Cottages in France

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Cahors Holiday House

Cahors holiday house in France.Holiday Home, Sleeps 7, Cahors South West France

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Tel: +44 (0)1207 233167 Book direct and save.

Richard and Jo Price warmly welcome you to this website about our house in the country just south of Cahors in the Lot, an unspoilt part of south west France known for its spectacular scenery and medieval history, its wine, and much more. A family friendly holiday house, suitable for a large family half term break.

The house is a pretty and characterful 19th Century Quercy styled house clad in Virginia Creeper, the house is in a tranquil and rural location in an un-spoilt part of France. Country holiday house with heated swimming pool near Cahors in the Lot, Midi Pyrenees region, south west France.

Eco-Gites of Lenault

Eco Gites of Lenault FranceEco-Gites of Lenault - Sleeps 5 + cot

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Tel: 0033 231 09 27 51 (up to 8pm UK/9pm French time please)

Rosie and Simon would love to welcome you to Eco-Gites of Lenault, our family-friendly gite in the Calvados region of Lower Normandy. We are in a stunning rural location an hour south of Caen ferry port.

In the gite there is loads of kit for babies/toddlers as well as games, toys and books for children of all ages. Outside is a large play area with trampoline, swings, sand pit, play towers etc and a play barn for shade and shelter.

Adults can relax in the garden or play petanque whilst the children wear themselves out here. Guests can also come and meet our animals and collect eggs.

Popular tourist destinations close-by include Bayeux, Falaise Castle, Mont St Michel, Festyland Theme Park, Jurques Zoo and Swiss Normandy. Local towns provide all amenities (shops, fuel, banks, pools etc) and we are on site if you need any assistance.

We also offer first night supper, on-arrival shopping and a BBQ pack. A lovely family friendly location for a short break in France.

les Limornieres

les Limornieres - three beautifully presented 1 and 2 bedroom self-catering cottages for rent.les Limornieres - Sleeps 12 + 3 cots

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Tel: +33 247 91 01 93 Book direct and save.

At les Limornieres you may choose from three beautifully presented 1 & 2 bedroom self-catering cottages for rent on a flexible basis from a minimum of 3 nights providing accommodation with arrivals on any day to suit your travel plans. The perfect place to spend with friends and family we are happy to accommodate groups of up to 12 people plus 3 cots.

The cottages are set in landscaped gardens filled with flowers, fruit and nut trees, vegetables and herbs in an idyllic countryside setting with far reaching views across fields to woods, the perfect place for adults to kick back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet while sampling the delicious local food and wine. Kids play at les Limornieres, there are toys, games and books indoors for all ages and outside loads of places to play and adventure.

There are hens to feed and eggs to collect, a trampoline, football goal, swing ball, bikes, scooters and many more games to keep children entertained. Located in the Southern Touraine of the Loire Valley countryside, the location of the cottages provide easy access for day trips to the many well-known chateaux, vineyards, Zoo Beauval historic towns and villages in the area.

Located less than 3km from historic village of le Grand Pressigny a pleasant walk or bike ride away – we provide the bikes. Local amenities include, bars, restaurants, local shops, chateau and premier museum of the prehistoric era.

les Limornieres
37350 le Grand-Pressigny
Indre-et-Loire France

Bel-Air Gites

Bel Air Gites - 5 family friendly cottages.Bel-Air Gites - 5 Family Cottages

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Tel: +33 (0) 546937587 or +33 (0) 683998743 Book direct and save.

Bel-Air Gites is a complex of 5 family friendly holiday cottages, surrounded by beautiful countryside and set in landscaped gardens with a large enclosed heated swimming pool, a perfect venue for family time and making new friends.

Located in the heart of the Charente Maritime, which is renowned for its coastline; there are so many beaches to explore... miles of wide sandy beaches with child friendly coves and the exciting surfing beaches of the Atlantic coast.

Children are so well catered for at Charente Maritime Gites that they will never want to leave! There is an outdoor play area with swings, slide, climbing net, seesaw, trampoline with safety net, giant connect 4, garden Jenga and more.

If the sun gets too much then the play barn is a haven for children of all ages, with a large selection of toys,( the Smoby garage, work bench, shop and kitchen keep the little ones entertained for hours!) books and DVD’s, a pool table, footballs, hoops, ball games.

The gites have been renovated to a high standard and all have new kitchens and bathrooms. Each gite is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family friendly holiday including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster and fridge freezer.

Within the Gites you will find everything you need for your babies and toddlers (cots and linen, high chairs, pushchairs, baby baths, stair gates, changing mats, baby monitors, booster seats, potties, toilet trainer seats, steriliser bags, child steps, bath/shower nonslip mats, child proof cupboard/window locks, bath toys, children’s cutlery, hand blender, night lights, blackout blinds and more).

Each gite has its own private courtyard with a stone BBQ and patio furniture so that you can make the most of eating ‘al fresco’. We are only 7 km from Gemozac which has 3 supermarkets, banks and a post office. The gites are within easy driving distance (25 mins) of Royan and its amazing beaches and the historical town of Saintes (30 mins), with its abbey, amphitheatre and Cathedral.

The sandy beaches of Meschers sur Gironde are only 20 minutes drive from Bel Air. Whether you are looking for a base from which to explore the region or need somewhere to relax and unwind for a week or two, Bel Air gites is just for you!


All properties listed are suitable for family half term breaks, but you should always book well in advance to reserve your chosen week. Remember that half term dates vary throughout the UK and Europe.

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