Take a life affirming trip to the south of France!

Thinking of visiting the stunning south of France region, but unsure where to stay? Lend us your ears…

Although hotels offer convenience, cleanliness (most of the time) and a certain air of luxury, they can often prove to be sterile, stiff environments which don’t necessarily promote relaxation. If you’re looking for a different holiday experience to the usual hotel-beach situation then why not book out an entire apartment or home for yourself! With the prices of hotels often being exorbitantly high, booking a few nights in a villa or cottage can often prove to be the affordable option that you never know was available.

Still need convincing? Here are a few of our best reasons to book a villa in the south of France instead of a hotel room:

Do as the locals do

Staying in a home that is entrenched within the French community offers you a better chance of getting the authentic French experience. Whilst you might not be able to pick up the phone to call room service whenever you please, you will be able to spot where the locals go for their food and then do likewise! Find a bustling town to stay in and you could tramp down to a market early in the morning to find the best fresh ingredients for your breakfast. Better still, you’ll be able to seek out the locals’ favourite restaurants to really get the taste for the French cuisine.

Set your own schedule

No rushing to the trough for breakfast, or finding that the bar has closed before you want one last drink, when you book out your own home for a holiday you’ll be in charge of when and how things happen. Choose to eat breakfast out without the fear of not getting your money’s worth, enjoy a private pool experience rather a shared one and stock the cupboards with all the food that you want. Booking out a property is like finding a home away from home, you’ll be able to put your feet up without having to worry about other guests or staff members harshing your buzz.

Location, location, location

Some of the most expensive hotels in the world happen to be in some of the most exotic locations, however rooms in these kinds of places can often set you back a pretty penny too. Private homes to hire are often nestled away in some of the most picturesque corners of the world and, best of all, they’re usually available at the fraction of the cost of a hotel room. By renting a villa or apartment you’ll be able to sneak into some of the best locations that are offered in the region and you won’t have to share the view with hundreds of other tourists.