When considering a family villa holiday, you want to ensure that the whole family is well catered for, but what if that family includes a four-legged friend? If you want to avoid costly kennel fees or if the wrench of leaving the dog behind for a week or two is just too much to bear, then contact our travel experts; they have hand-picked the best dog-friendly villas in France to guarantee a holiday to remember for every family member.
Dog friendly villas in South West France
Nestled in seven acres of wooded hillside, there are lots of walks available right on the doorstep of Maison Carsac. One of the loveliest leads directly into Montfort, a great morning walk on which you can grab fresh pastries for breakfast. The Dordogne River can be seen from the villa’s pool and there are beaches within a 10-minute drive so, if your pooch is water-loving, this could be the perfect holiday for them as well as you!
Hameau d’Albi is the ideal spot to enjoy country living, French style. Extensive gardens grow everything from strawberries to aubergines and beyond that, a wooded area of approximately two acres provides endless opportunities for morning and evening strolls.
The villa is well-placed to explore a number of pretty villages and the region is great for antiquing. Saturday mornings are well spent in Albi where you can sniff out at bargain at the weekly flea market.
Dog friendly villas in Provence & Cote d’Azur
With private and secure gardens, and plenty of shady spots under established Mediterranean oaks, Mas du Buis, is a contemporary, great value villa with ample space for up to eight guests.
Located close to Bonnieux, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the villa enjoys splendid views over the Luberon towards Mont Ventoux. There are restaurants, shops and cafes within walking distance, as well as a Friday market.
Also located close to Bonnieux, eight-bedroom Le Mas des Cedres is a great villa for larger families or groups of friends travelling together. The grounds extend some three hectares and there's direct access to the tranquil cedar forests of Le Petit Luberon, so there are plenty of options for walks. A soccer pitch, private pool, cycling trails (and the use of bicycles), boulodrome, table tennis and a children’s play area ensure that two-legged guests are kept as occupied as four-legged ones. The social hub is a terrace with summer kitchen and barbecue with views over the neighbouring woodland.
Three acres of lush gardens dotted with cypress trees, fragrant flowers and manicured lawns surround Villa du Verger’s large swimming pool and sun terrace. Outdoor living is very much encouraged, with a shaded pergola, an outside summer kitchen and a pizza oven. The villa is ideally located close to St-Remy-de-Provence with a host of dog-friendly restaurants, lively markets and shops.
Mas Eygalieres is exceptionally good value and a great villa for those who wish to experience la vie Provencale. It is within easy reach of some of the loveliest villages in Provence including Eygalieres and St-Remy-de-Provence. Make a stop on your morning dog walk for a fresh coffee and pastry in a pavement café before heading back for a morning swim in the heated pool. Outdoor areas include a shaded terrace with seating and sun loungers, as well as a dining area for al fresco lunches. Dogs are accepted on request only at this property.
Mas Jaisses is located just 2 kilometres from celebrated village of Eygalieres and just a short drive from St-Remy-de-Provence, where ancient plane trees provide shade for diners in the pretty cobbled squares. For dogs that enjoy a lot of exercise and long walks, then Mas Jaisses couldn’t be better located with the walking trails of the Alpilles Natural Regional Park on the doorstep.
Dogs are accepted on request only at this property.
Villa Grand Point is beautifully located for a beach holiday on the Cote d'Azur. Not only does the villa have beach access, some of the best dog friendly beaches in France are within easy striking distance. Sainte Maxime beach welcomes dogs whilst all the beaches at nearby Ramatuelle allow dogs on a leash.
From both indoors and outdoors, views extend over the Gulf of St Tropez and many hours can be whiled away watching boats sail back and forth.
For more information about booking a dog friendly villa holiday in France speak to our France Villa Specialist on +44 (0) 1242787 816