Alternative accommodation in France and Worldwide to rent direct

If our apartment is unavailable to rent during your preferred period, or if you wish a different style of holiday we are happy to recommend the following accommodation in France and elsewhere which you can book direct with the owners.

Ground floor garden apartment with private garden and parking (not covered) from €60 a night, €400 a week or €1,600 a month

Two bedrooms; one bathroom with shower and toilet and one kitchen/diner, there is also a large terrace/dining area outside, suitable for two people. Set in calm and quite residential area. 20 minutes from Promenade des Anglais by foot, 15 minutes by car from airport and Port and 25 minutes by bus from the Rail Station.


a one bedroom and a two bedroom apartment with fabulous views if the port, a short walk to nearest beach and Old Town shops and amenities nearby, Plus interesting night Life! Contact charming owners Direct:

For more détails and availability contact the owner who speaks good English:

For the more affluent there is a lovely 3 bed house set in its own grounds the other side of St. Tropez. La Croix Valmer, a short walking distance to a wonderful sandy beach which is not full of tourists.  Description in more detail to come.



Hub Members’ Contact Details (can use for back links in Around the World...)


Jennifer Chapman - Kirkennan Estate Holiday Cottages, Dumfries & Galloway South West Scotland

Yvette Graham Fig Tree Villa in Larnaca Cyprus, sleeps 10 with 3 travel cots for extra babies, private pool in lovely Greek Cypriot village. Would consider swaps.

Jane Slaughter - just about to launch Pinewood Steading, a 2 bedroom converted stone steading with captivating and uninterrupted views over the Beauly Firth and to Ben Wyvis. My first venture! Website going live soon

Marion Hedger - Rue Pardis Aparttment, 2 x 1 bedroom apartments sleeps 2-4, Nice, France

Karen Spencer - Spring Cottage, near Malton, North Yorkshire England

Maxine Durkin - Mullaghduff Thatched Cottage, Donegal.

Gayle Palmer - Living Elements, near Chichester, W Sussex, UK Sleeps 6+4, large garden, pet friendly, hot tub and sauna for 8. Large gardens, close to beaches and Cathedral City (6mins)

Gayle Palmer - Nature’s Elements, near Chichester, W Sussex UK. Sleeps 4+2, full wheelchair access, half acre garden. Pet friendly. HAPPY to do a swap on this property - do get in touch. +44 (0)7769 746113

Gayle Palmer - “Palmer’s”, Birdham, Chichester W Sussex, UK. Sleeps 13. Full wheelchair access. Close to beaches. Contact me via or house details from

Catherine Harvey - Driftwood, Perth, Western Australia

Karen Marshallsay - Odle Farm Holiday cottages, Upottery, near Honiton, Devon, UK. 4 cottages sleeping between 2 and 5 with stunning views and hot tubs to relax in after exploring Devon, Somerset and Dorset (we are on the border of all 3).

Marian French - Peak District Holiday Cottage, Derbyshire UK (4 cottages sleeping between 4 and 6 people in each, pet friendly)

Linda MacLeod - Port Beag Chalets & Gables Cottage, Achiltibuie, near Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland. Five chalets by the sea and one cottage all with fantastic views to the Summer Isles. Sleeps 4 or 6, pet friendly, open all year. Great spot for walking, climbing, kayaking, enjoying the local seafood, and relaxing.

Begoña Del Barrio Martín - Saltus Alvus Holiday Rental Houses in Spain, 1o minutes from World Heritage City of Segovia, and 1 hour from Madrid. 3 cottages, sleeping between 2 and 6 people.

Arkvilla 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Villa with Private Pool and Games Room Near Disney World, Orlando, Florida



Sara Moreton Keep Cottage, 118 & 119 Castle Hill Orford Suffolk - 16th Century cottage sleeps 6.


Twitter: @keepcottage - Instagram keepcottage_suffolk - Pinterest Keep Cottage Orford Suffolk

Jill McNicol introducing Gask House Farm,a converted steading with three luxury, pet friendly self catering cottages sleeping 4, 2 and 2 available for hire in a beautiful rural setting just outside Inverness. This small farm is home to Highland cows, sheep and hens.



Karen Knutsen & Brian Knutsen ~ Playa del Sol 370 - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

website: Facebook:

Julia Bayne introducing Istanbul Place Apartments: a collection of 12 large historic apartments renovated by us in a trendy - yet very close to cultural highlights - neighbourhood of Istanbul. 2 and 3 bedrooms, some with Bosphorus views, very spacious and stylish with loads of character: website Facebook twitter

Susan Harrison - Maesywerngoch, near Machynlleth, Snowdonia National Park

6 bed/5 bath traditional Welsh longhouse nestled in the scenic Dyfi Forest.

Jane Breay, Bedar, Almeria. Finca la Serenidad, rural apartment near Bedar in idyllic, peaceful location.

Also spacious country house near Mojacar with great pool and views, sleeping up to 8 adults and two children in four large bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, two kitchens and separate dining room.

Both houses are dog-friendly properties and we do great long let deals in winter


Dave Fox, Brightwater Villa, 5 bedrooms lakeside at Lake Berkley, Kissimmee, Orlando

Judith Chestnutt.Chestnutt Cottage with Southwold beach hut option. A simply styled, gas centrally heated,double glazed, very well equipped, modern, semi-detached, cottage. Downstairs cloakroom and shower. Upstairs bathroom with electric shower, Private, sunny, sheltered garden, small conservatory, off road parking for one car.

20 min walk to Southwold market Square and the beach hut. Ideal base from which to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast. RSPB bird reserves, cycling, golf, Snape Maltings, Sutton Hoo - all within easy reach.

Valerie Davies - Aberyscir Coach House Brecon Beacons A one bedroom converted Victorian coach house in the grounds of our Old Rectory. Easy access to all of the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Twitter - Aberyscir Coach House

Susan Walker de Torres Casa Tagomago. Restored village house in the village of Restábal, Lecrín Valley, Granada. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 terraces and plunge pool. Panoramic views over the Lecrín Valley and Sierra Nevada. Google+

Nikki Salter ~ Ampeli Villa, Pissouri Bay, Cyprus. Modern open-plan 3-bedroom 2-bathroom sea-view villa with large pool and mature Mediterranean gardens in pretty resort. Close to amenities, ample restaurants, and beach. Paphos, Limassol, antiquities and golf resorts of SW Cyprus within easy reach by car.

Mike Davies - Villa Le Boris Lorgues Provence France. 4 bed villa with pool sleeps 8 within easy reach of the Cote D’Azur beaches and Gorges de Verdon and a 15 minute walk into the centre of Lorgues.; Once SuperControl have done their integration bit and HolidayRentPayment have sorted out credit card payments into my Fr Bank account, I will remove the links to HomeAway.

Kate Ryan - Kittiwake Cottage South Hams Devon Sleeps 4 bed +1 x additional childs bed and/or cot Close to coastal path and beaches - lovely peaceful village with pub and shop

 Jo Studer : The Crest Droxford (Southern UK - near Winchester & Southampton). Countryside house and annex (ideal for multi generations - room to escape!) 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 9 - we come back to the UK in either June or July and would be happy to swap our house with pool in Califonia (across the water from San Franciso) for one of your beautiful houses :)

Marie-France Perkins: The Annexe Yew Tree Cottage- South-West England- near Bath and Bristol, on the fringe of the Cotswolds- in a country lane outside the village of Wick. sleeps 2. Set in a beautiful garden, very peaceful Les Gites du Grand Bodo- in South Brittany- 12 miles from Vannes and the Morbihan Gulf- In a quiet hamlet 3 miles from the nearest beach- 3 gites- Gites 1 & 2 sleep 4 and la maison sleep 6- Very quiet location with view over open fields

Jane Harrington Wisteria Cottage Watlington Oxfordshire in the Chilterns / Midsomer sleeps 3+1 , enclosed garden, log burner, dog welcome


Dyer’s Cottage nr Halifax Calderdale W Yorks as seen on Last Tango, Happy Valley, Ackley Bridge and soon to come, Gentleman Jack. Sleeps 2 +1, high ceilings, inglenook, huge bed, enclosed garden, dog welcome,


Maria Richardson - Ty Hir Gite near Huelgoat, Finistere, Brittany, France, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, dog friendly, discount with Brittany Ferries, large enclosed garden, located in peaceful countryside, great for walking, complementary bikes, 3 wood burners