Holiday Rentals in South West France
A beautiful 19th Century chateau with an old-world charm, in a countryside settingLot | Tarn | Garonne - Toulouse
The chateau has been admired since the 19th Century and is an intoxicating mix of beautiful style and old-world charm offering peace and privacy in a countryside setting, yet within easy reach of a vibrant city and local attractions. Holidays here could only be happy holidays.Price per week:£3396-£4742Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:CHA2897
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:£3609-£4988Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:CHA2384
Elegant farmhouse in a peaceful countryside spot.Dordogne - Bergerac
This elegant farmhouse accommodates up to 9 people providing its guests with all modern comforts in a peaceful countryside spot yet offering easy access to the amenities of the nearby village of Monsac. There is a gorgeous heated swimming pool with a huge poolside terrace surrounded by gadens.Price per week:£2282-£2710Sleeps:9Pool:YesRef:GAR2636
A collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses set around a courtyard.Dordogne - Périgueux
At the end of a winding dirt path lined with dense evergreen forest lies the splendid hamlet with a collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses & a new glass-walled building with modern yet perfectly integrated styling. The houses form a U-shape around a central courtyard lined with olive trees.Price per week:£2696-£3894Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:GRA2640
14th century fortified manor house in picturesque regionLot | Tarn | Garonne - Rodez
14C fortified manor house with private swimming pool, sleeping up to 8 guests, located in the picturesque region of Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrenees. Ideal for a family holiday.Price per week:£1078-£2015Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:MAS1900
Stylish and contemporary villa with lovely sea views.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz, no expense has been spared in the fittings, furnishings and cutting edge décor of this superb contemporary villa. Large glass panels offer lovely views over the beautifully landscaped grounds.Price per week:£5395-£12460Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:VIL2262
Located 5 minutes from the lively market town of Bergerac, ideal for families.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
Located just 5 minutes from the lively market town of Bergerac, yet in a pretty countryside location, the Chateau sits within beautiful private grounds and has a large swimming pool. This is the ideal location for family holidays, celebrations and reunions for up to 20 guests.Price per week:£2124-£4170Sleeps:20Pool:YesRef:CHA2380
Romantic retreat in the Dordogne.Dordogne - Bergerac
This delightful villa sorrounded by flowers & gardens enjoys an enviable position in the outskirts of the village of Saint Méard de Gurçon. This is the perfect choice for a couple seeking for a romantic retreat or, even better, an unforgettable honeymoon.Price per week:£792-£1426Sleeps:2Pool:YesRef:VIL2628
A refined villa set on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and woodlandLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Set on a hilltop, this splendidly renovated Maison de Maitre with heated pool is surrounded by vineyards and woodland; yet it is a mere five-minute drive from the charming Bastide town of Duras, with its magnificent castle, its weekly market, restaurants and summer festivals.Price per week:£3025-£6655Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:VIL2905
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:£1968-£2811Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:TRE1844
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.