Our Experience Makes Yours
The French Villa Rental Specialist

With 30 years’ experience in the international villa rental market ​and an encyclopaedic list of contacts, Sarah Hutchins can be trusted to provide a personal and professional service in sourcing the perfect holiday home ranging from the thoroughly affordable to the truly exceptional.  Based in London and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, she specialises in France but has access to many more worldwide destinations in her Little Black Book.

About Sarah

Sarah has been involved in the villa rental business for the last 30 years. She has widely travelled and has a huge list of contacts throughout the villa rental market globally.


There are hundreds of online booking sites – some better than others – but you have no control over the end result. It really is like sticking in a pin and hoping for the best with absolutely no guarantees.  Sarah will take out the “risk factor” and find you the perfect holiday house.

Little Black Book

Having travelled almost continuously across the world looking at properties for rent, my Little Black Book is bursting with owners’ contacts and details of the most gorgeous properties.

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New for 2020

Sarah has found some great new additions to the SHA villa rental portfolio for 2020.  From a house in the heart of the Loire, a cute little honeymoon cottage outside St Paul de Vence to Nureyev’s former home up in the hills behind Monaco.

Why not go green and take advantage of the flexibility of a driving holiday.  Go where you want, when you want and take exactly what you want with you.  Spend a few days on the way down to your villa staying somewhere like the Loire (see below) and then on down South.  This is the beauty of France – and you don’t need to plant a tree on your return…………….

With 30 years’ experience in the international villa rental market Sarah can be trusted to provide a personal and professional service in sourcing the perfect holiday home ranging from the thoroughly affordable to the truly exceptional, specialising in France from her office in London and home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

We are always looking for new properties in France. Big or small as long as they are gorgeous! Please contact Sarah if you have one.  Check out the links below for some good ideas or give Sarah a call.

Private villa sleeps 6, pool, air conditioning

La Cicognia, St. Paul de Vence

Approached down a private drive off the road that leads up to St Paul de Vence,  La Cigognia is a gem of a villa just near St. Paul de Vence. It is tucked away, totally secluded and peaceful. Your nearest neighbour is the Michelin starred Alain Llorca restaurant, quite handy for those special occasions! 

Sleeps up to

£2,150 - £2,470 per week

Town house sleeping 6 to 8 in Saumur in the Loire Valley. Private pool, air conditioning, fully serviced.

Maison de Maître, Saumur, Loire Valley

This completely restored Nineteenth Century manor house is located in Saumur, the jewel of the Loire Valley and the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of France.

Sleeps up to

From €7,938 - €9,625 per week

Luxury Provencal Mas sleeping 8, private pool and pool house, tennis court, ping pong, maid service

Mas des Mûriers, nr. Gordes

The perfect Provencal mas, this really is THE picture perfect holiday home complete with pool and tennis court.  The house is completely private and peaceful but with stunning panoramic views right over the Luberon and, at night, to the lights of the villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste in the distance.

Sleeps up to

€9,500 per week


Villa des Pins, Gigaro

A comfortable, recently renovated holiday home within striking distance of St.Tropez. Quietly situated on a private domaine just outside the village of Gigaro, everything is accessible. There are still some summer weeks available.

Sleeps up to

£2,160 - £6,000 per week

Luxury villa in Cote d'Azur, near Monaco and Nice, sleeps 12, pool, badminton, views, staff, gym

Maison des Chênes, La Turbie

This historic gem was once the home of dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who built a studio here in the 1960s. Superbly restored and renovated, Maison des Chênes continues to be a beautiful private home on the Riviera.  The house is located just above the Mediterranean on the edge of the village of La Turbie and just 20 minutes' drive from Nice.  There are unbeatable views of the principality of Monaco and the sea to the East and the French Alps to the west.

Sleeps up to

£11,136 - £18,683 per week