Holiday Rentals in South West France
Stylish, sophisticated C17th chateau offering peace and tranquility.Vendee | Charente - Angoulême
Situated in the wing of a beautiful C17th chateau, the accommodation has been completely renovated & tastefully decorated. With exclusive use of the large pool and 40 hectares of park as well as a private terrace with stunning views of the lake it offers peace and tranquillity in a gorgeous setting.Price per week: £1182-£1830Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1909
Superb Perigordine style house. Heated swimming pool. Near Gourdon in the Lot, SW FranceLot | Tarn | Garonne - Gourdon
Perigordine style holiday house with heated swimming pool, situated in quiet woodland setting. A superbly built stone house with wooden floors, oak beams, full of charm and character. Extremely spacious, with a large lounge, homely kitchen diner, 3 double bedrooms. Great views over the countryside.Price per week: £1000-£1760Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: 2667
An ideal family holiday villa tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside settingVendee | Charente - Mansle
This property is the ideal family holiday villa in the Vendée et Charente, just North West of the Dordogne and tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside setting surrounded by a patchwork of sunflower fields and close to a gentle stream. This is a real family home in an ideal location.Price per week: £1098-£1942Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2890
An enchanting villa on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne RiverDordogne - Sarlat
This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.Price per week: £3342-£5111Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
Fairy-tale Castle ideal for families or functions.Vendee | Charente - Montbron
The Guardian newspaper called this Chateau “One of the Top 5 houses to rent in France”. The Times said “its interior is as hip as its exterior is fairy-tale”. Grazia Magazine called it “Kick your heels off comfy”, while Bella Magazine simply said it had “Lashings of ooh la la”.Price per week: £13883-£13883Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2404
A charming stone house ideal for relaxing and fun family holidaysDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind. This is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool with easy access steps for all ages, a children's swing and a lawn area for them to play. The garden contains an abundance of fruit trees.Price per week: £917-£1404Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2870
A wonderful villa with private pool and lawned garden on the outskirts of BergeracDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A beautiful villa in the Dordogne, on the outskirts of Bergerac in lovely residential area just 2km from the centre. Here you'll revel in the large lawned garden and private pool. This villa comes with urban comforts; you'll especially appreciate the large reclining sofa and ultra-modern kitchen.Price per week: £1674-£2442Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: PRI2872
Chateau surrounded by decorative moats, a true haven of peace.Dordogne - Bergerac
In the very heart of 'Purple Périgord', near Bergerac, sits the chateau, entirely dedicated to food, wine and the pleasure of the five senses!Price per week: £4114-£6166Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1870
Delightful family farmhouse in lush countryside.Dordogne - Hautefort
This is a delightful, renovated farmhouse situated in a small hamlet in the Perigord Noir. Characterised by its lush countryside and pretty villages, it is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday: you can relax by the heated pool while the children swim or play in the gardens.Price per week: £2235-£5075Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAN1976
Enchanting fairytale castle in the Loire Valley.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
Built in the late 1800s at the heart of the Vienne department, among extensive century-old woodland & splendid landscaped gardens, this is an enchanting fairytale castle furnished with exquisite taste, just a short walk from the small village of Lencloitre & within easy access of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2202
South West France
The south west is farming France producing a vast range of crops and produce from sunflowers to foie gras to famous wines and Cognac.
Blessed with a seemingly endless Atlantic coast, abundant navigable waterways, inland lakes, excellent ports and the finest wine and brandy in the world, the area is ideal for a relaxing holiday.
South west France is made up of three regions, namely Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees. The three major cities are Poitiers to the north with its rich architectural heritage in its historic centre, the port and regional wine capital of Bordeaux to the west on the River Garonne, and the city of Toulouse with its high-tech industries, including aerospace, to the east in the Midi-Pyrenees.
Visitors are mainly drawn to the vast Atlantic coast line, which stretches from the town of La Rochelle in the north to the vast man-made forest of Les Landes in the south. The coast has something for everyone with wide open beaches for all sorts of water activities including surfing, selecting a rich red wine in St-Emilion and bird watching in the Arcachon basin.
Although more rugged north of the Gironde estuary, the coastal flatlands stretch all the way down to the Pyrenees, which forms a natural boundary between France and Spain and offers all year-round activities with hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. In the shadow of this mountain range are thermal springs, first spotted by the Romans for the benefits they bring, which has resulted in small resorts and spa towns, with the most famous of them all being chic Biarritz with its lively café culture and wonderful surfing beaches.
Inland, to the south east of Perigueux lies the rural calm of the Dordogne with its slow-moving rivers and historic ancient villages, all set in lush green countryside. For those looking for a relaxed cultural holiday, the pilgrims route to Santiago de Compostela gives the opportunity to visit the wonderful medieval architecture this area of France has to offer.