Holiday Rentals in South West France
Chateau with indoor sports facilities, just 3 minutes to village.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This 10 bedroomed Chateau sits in 50 acres of its own land surrounded by vineyards. It is only a 3 minute drive to the charming French village of Sauzet (15 minutes drive to the larger town of Luzech). The huge solar heated pool, dome covered Jacuzzi & tranquil fountains provide the perfect retreat.Price per week: £6067-£7913Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA2471
Truly exceptional 19th century manor, close to Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Hossegor
Set within a six acre estate,this truly exceptional 19th century manor is located close to Biarritz and also the outstanding Atlantic coast making it a perfect base from which to explore the south-west region of France, famous for its gorgeous golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles.Price per week: £6223-£13013Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: DOM1921
Classically designed Chateau with a high level of comfort.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
This original 3 storey chateau lies within 25 acres of stunning enclosed parkland complete with swimming pool and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Accommodating up to 16 people, this charming dwelling provides a superb gateway to the local charms and escapes of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £5322-£5322Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2434
A remarkable château with splendid views of vines, sunflowers and countrysideLot | Tarn | Garonne - Condom
Gaze out over vineyards and fields of sunflowers from your beautiful home and incredible gardens at this château. Here you are in the heart of Gascony, the home of undulating hills, idyllic bastide villages and some of the finest gastronomy in the world. The property is a haven of tranquillity.Price per week: £6665-£6665Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2948
Beautiful C18th Château ideal for large families or multi-generational groups.Vendee | Charente - Angouleme
This beautiful C18th Château offers the perfect blend of historic elegance & modern amenities. With accommodation for 8 adults in 4 large rooms, 3 with en-suite facilities, & a dedicated nursery for children, this property is ideal for large families or multi-generational groups holidaying together.Price per week: £3643-£5035Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2384
Beautiful classic French chateau, excellent base for a Dordogne holiday.Dordogne - Perigueux
This is a beautiful example of a classic French chateau. Set in attractive private grounds with views over vineyards and countryside, and with a particularly large heated pool to boot, this thoughtfully refurbished property makes an excellent base for a holiday in the Dordogne.Price per week: £6370-£7730Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LAC2395
Stunning house, beautifully situated.Pyrenees - Pau
This farmhouse is a stylish family home in the heart of the rolling French countryside. Set within 15 acres of farmland and surrounded by corn and sunflower fields, it has open views of the nearby lake and the Pyrenees Mountains.Price per week: £2091-£2987Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: TRE1844
Lovely villa with swimming pool and wonderful ocean views, walking distance from the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
In the area of 'Moulin Barbot', renovated villa with swimming pool offering a nice view on the ocean. Beaches and shops are within 10 minutes walking distance. Biarritz is 10 minutes away by car.Price per week: £4816-£5017Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2990
A beautiful village house restored to a high standard, with private poolBordeaux | Gironde - Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Original artwork, dreamy sunsets, swans on the river and the best wines in the world… a charming and beautifully restored village house just across the lane. Original paintings adorn the walls and the décor is stylish and elegant. Everything is brand new and totally refurbished to a high standard.Price per week: £1056-£2348Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PET2867
An amazing villa at the foot of the Pyrenees, with stunning landscapesBiarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design. Stunning landscapes from almost every corner of the house.Price per week: £1752-£4045Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2889
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.