French Cottages

Expert French Travel Guidance.
(much more than just accommodation in France)
Provence, Dordogne, Loire Valley and the Basque Pyrenees.
Holiday Homes, Villas, Apartments and Cottages to Rent in France
Create your entire French Itinerary with us.
Experience the REAL France that you love.
The Romantically beautiful...realise your dream!

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DO ALLOW YOURSELF THE LEISURE to thoroughly read and explore this site.
It will save you much time and stress in the long run - we promise!

Based in Melbourne, Australia. Est. 22 years

Bonjour et Bienvenue to
Your Home in France

An exclusive network of very high quality French Holiday Homes: Cottages, Gîtes, Apartments and Villas for your holiday in France combined with expert guidance from us to help you plan your trip.

What makes us different?

With 22 years of devotion to, passion for, and experience
in France, we can show you the way to discovering an exceptionally beautiful and memorable experience that no commercial tour can achieve.

David Hitchins and Bryan Stark. Owners of French Cottages.

Who are we?
We are the two Australian owners and managers of 11 holiday cottages in four distinctive regions in France - David Hitchins, based in Melbourne, Australia and Bryan Stark, based in France - and have been developing our special approach for over 22 years.

How are we different?
We are totally unlike those electronic catalogue sites that you see everywhere these days on the internet - automated sites that peddle the properties of others for a commission, without absolutely no concern about where these properties are or what they really have to offer you. They just want to make money.
They do not love France as we and you do!

We can even help you plan your ENTIRE French itinerary if you wish, drawing upon our wide knowledge of all parts of France and Europe generally. You only have to mention this when you contact us. It's a free service!

For quick answers or to contact us regarding availability.

Map of France showing how you can create your entire French Holiday itinerary by going from one of our villages to the next

A beautiful, stunning production.

Our (completely free!) French Travel Guide puts all those other travel magazines to shame!
Whether you're a first time visitor or a seasoned French travel expert, we're sure you'll find the answers and insights to nearly all your French Travel and Accommodation questions in this amazingly informative guide. It's simple to get a copy delivered right to your door: just click here. 

And if you do, you will be entitled to join our happy family of guests who are entitled to handsome discounts. 

Our cottages and holiday accommodation suggestions will make your
already exciting holiday in France even more memorable!

Where are our cottages located?

Of all of France's celebrated regions there are four that really stand out for their richness, variety and difference to any other place on earth: Provence, Dordogne, the Loire Valley and the French Pyrenees Basque. In each of these regions we have chosen the very best villages, 
All our properties are right inside the historic centres of fascinating living villages - 'inside the walls' - the best experience possible!
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A collage of images showing how beautiful our cottage in France are to stay in

Your  very own
'Tour de France'

For an unforgettable French holiday, we strongly recommend you include in your burgeoning itinerary a visit to at least one of our beautiful and distinctive regions. Better still, you can create your own "Tour de France" by travelling from one region to the next, dallying and discovering the delights each has to offer and using your cottage as a central point for your explorations in each location. Learn more.

Who are these 'French Cottages' boys?

We are the two Australian creators and managers of 11 luxury holiday homes in four distinctive regions in France - David Hitchins and Bryan Stark. We're happy to help you in any way. Contact us here.

David Hitchins portrait shot

David Hitchins

Bryan Stark portrait shot

Bryan Stark


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Discover the Real France
with French Cottages Holidays

Your Guide to Organising the Best French Travel
Itinerary You’ll Ever Experience.

759 Rathdowne Street
Carlton North 3054

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