A lot of people get confused when considering either a gite or a
cottage. Well, there is difference! Holiday gites in
France are normally within the grounds of the owner's own property, or if not, then
the owner will live nearby and be on hand for any questions, etc.
However, a French holiday cottage is normally known as this because it is a holiday home
owned by someone living abroad, for example within Great Britain and traditionally these
have been known to be better equipped with more amenities, just like you would expect from
a 'home from home'. They are frequently the owners second home which is only
available for holiday rental when the owner or their family is not using it.
Holiday cottages can encompass quite a wide variety of property these days and include a
range from simple converted barns, modern town houses, restored farmhouses, apartments and
even quaint village houses and these can be located in rural villages, by the beach, in
the mountains or in the centre of towns and cities.
If you like peace and quiet and being able to have to yourselves, then a self catering
holiday cottage is an ideal base for that family holiday