Five places to stay for a romantic Autumn/Winter break in France

France is a wonderfully romantic destination for an off-season holiday with the one you love. Spoil yourselves dining on delicious French food, stroll hand-in-hand down pretty historic streets or along deserted beaches and cosy up by an open fire with a glass of wine in the evening.

We’ve chosen five of our favourite properties for a couples getaway…

Le Pressoir near Mortain, Normandy

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This popular cottage in Manche is available for short breaks and longer stays all year round with a week costing from just £300. Le Pressoir is a barn conversion beautifully designed for 2 guests, and with underfloor heating and a lovely wood burner it’s perfect for out of season holidays. Situated in a rural hamlet the property is surrounded by farmland and beautiful countryside ideal for walking and cycling. It’s also a great base for visiting some of the famous local attractions including Mont St Michel and the D-Day landing beaches.

The owner Karen Williams says “We love the beauty and tranquility of the Basse-Normandie countryside, the French way of life, the people, and the quiet roads that present stunning scenery turn after turn. Despite the rural nature of the area, there is plenty to do as well as see, and you don’t have to drive far to reach a bustling town if that’s your scene. In fact we believe there is something here to suit everyone.”

The property has 35 guest reviews all rating it with a top score of 10/10! Don’t miss out, visit the property page to read the reviews and book your stay today!

Petite Maison de la Grange near Sarlat-le-Caneda, Dordogne

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This charming gite is a great choice for foodies being situated in a region famed for wonderful gastronomy. The gite itself is in a quiet, rural location ideal for a relaxing break, yet just 10 minutes walk from the local village where you’ll find basic shops and an excellent restaurant! Visit nearby vineyards for a tour and wine tasting and shop for local produce at the famous markets in Sarlat.

The owner David Gudgeon says “This property will appeal to those wishing for some quality time away from the stresses of modern living. Blissfully quiet, in a region of outstanding natural beauty rich in wildlife but just walking distance from our pretty village and within easy reach of all the attractions of the Perigor Noir. Wonderful food, excellent wines, fairytale castles, bastide villages, street markets and, of course, the glorious river, – what else is there?”

Comfortably furnished with pretty gardens and a wonderful terrace Petite Maison de la Grange is a lovely choice for a romantic getaway and your dog is welcome too! Find out more and book your stay from just £499 per week.

Maison de Cerisier near Pontivy, Brittany

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Choose this cosy, characterful gite for a wonderful romantic break in the Brittany countryside. The charming cottage features wooden beams, shutters and a woodburner and has a lovely private garden too. The local village is just 2 minutes drive away and offers shops and restaurants, and the historic towns of Josselin, Concarneau and Vannes, as well as the famous Carnac Stones are all well within reach.

The owner Roz Monteiro d’Silva says it’s “An ideal location to discover this lovely region, well known for its famous Breton cuisine – crepes, galettes, seafood, cider and fine wines – to chateaux, historic sites, leisure attractions, festivals and events of the area.  Browse through the many bustling markets or simply explore the delightful and peaceful countryside by cycling or walking leisurely along tracks and lanes around Naizin.”

Book a short break from as little as £44 per night and find out why 20 guest reviews rated Maison des Cerisier 10/10!

Kerpoence near Laniscat, Brittany

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A gorgeous cottage especially for couples that’s available to rent from just £250 per week in the autumn/winter months.

The owner Julie Rooke explains “Our detached cottage has been lovingly renovated by ourselves and we adore ‘Kerpoence’! Cottages just for two are SO rare…they are often in a complex with other gites or they are tacked on to the end of the owners property. ‘Kerpoence’ is a special little place, a real home-from-home. We think we have provided everything a couple might need to spend a carefree relaxing time away from a busy, exhausting world. We have created a comfortable and cosy, light filled environment, a cottage that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Outside there is a very private, pretty garden and decked terrace, many couples enjoy the cottage and garden so much that they don’t venture far. Just a small stroll from the cottage is the bakers/grocery shop and also the village bar. We also provide two bikes so that our guests at Kerpoence can enjoy the myriad cycle ways close to Laniscat. Many couples return to our cottage again and again, they say it is a ‘little gem’ and the ‘perfect place to relax’”

Why not book a wonderful, relaxing, romantic break in rural Brittany at Kerpoence.

Apartment des Tisserands near Dinan, Brittany

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Stay at this lovely apartment overlooking the River Rance for a romantic break in the historic port town of Dinan. Apartment des Tisserands offers cosy accommodation at any time of year with a traditional fireplace and logburner. You are just a short walk from a choice of restaurants and a bakery – everything you need is at hand. The River Rance offers opportunities for fishing and canoeing and guests rate this property 10/10.

The owner Kathryn says “Apartment des Tisserands is a characterful and tastefully decorated apartment in a wonderful location – next to the River Rance in the heart of the old port of Dinan. Forming part of an imposing old stone house and former tannery, the apartment has been recently upgraded, fitted out and decorated but has retained its character with beams, a granite fireplace and lime jointed stone walls.”

Book a short break or week away with prices from just £310 per week in low season.

Book one of these special properties or browse our website to choose from over 3,000 places to stay in France. With 20% off your Brittany Ferries crossings when you book with us it may cost less than you’d think to have a romantic surprise break this autumn!

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