Holiday Rentals in South West France
A calm, healing and beautiful retreat.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Montauban
This property is a beautifully reconstructed and renovated French farmhouse. It is very secluded on top of a little hill in the deep Tarn countryside with breathtaking 360 degree views of farms, fields, villages and distant hills. The approach is up a long track, hedged in lavender.Price per week: £5421-£6424Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1845
Luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
A luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. The villa is exceptionally well finished with sleek, contemporary furnishings and state of the art fittings and is flooded with natural light.Price per week: £10360-£17425Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2264
Large luxury villa and apartmentDordogne - Montpon-Menesterol
This large luxury villa offers over 350 sq m of spacious living accommodation and is fitted throughout with a range of modern conveniences. The villa is booked in conjunction with the apartment that can sleep up to 22 people, so is ideal for a large family get together, or a group of friends.Price per week: £4841-£7179Sleeps: 22Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL1859
Romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Valence d' Agen
This charming, romantic holiday cottage enjoys a rural setting amid plum orchards & a working fruit farm. Furnished in a mixture of American & French styles & equipped to a very high standard, the thick stone walls of this beautiful property offer a cool summer escape.Price per week: £1225-£1535Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2226
Exquisite retreat, a nature lovers dream.Vendee | Charente - Nalliers
Peace and tranquillity await you at the Manoir. This exquisite retreat is set along a long private country drive, surrounded on all sides by meadows, cornfields and occasional grazing cattle. It has a completely private heated pool with jumbo sunbathing terraces and full security fencing.Price per week: £1505-£2687Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VEN1944
Safe sandy beach on the Atlantic Coast only 20 minutes awayVendee | Charente - Saintes
The house benefits from a large living area including a dining area with an open fireplace. Two sets of french doors lead on to a patio, 1 acre of mature and secluded gardens, fenced heated pool (10m x 5m) and covered patio/barbeque area.Price per week: £1313-£1791Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: CLA1839
Delightful modern & spacious, Basque family villa.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Situated in a quiet residential area of the lovely spa town of Cambo-les-Bains, this delightful modern and spacious Basque, family villa is a short walk away from shops and restaurants and a short drive to the superb beaches of the Cote Basque, including Biarritz and St Jean de Luz.Price per week: £1455-£6835Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2258
Charming watermill in Dordogne, large poolDordogne - Hautefort
A charming and handsome mid 19th century converted mill bordering the tranquil river Auvézère. Comfortably sleeps and dines 10 (3 double and 2 twin bedrooms). Set in 3.60 hectares of garden, paddock and river with its own accessible island. Very large private, heated swimming pool (12m x 6m.)Price per week: £2607-£5750Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
Classic Neo-Basque house overlooking the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
The villa is a classic Neo-Basque house overlooking the beach, with six en-suite bedrooms, heated infinity pool, huge state of the art kitchen, media room, salon and pool deck.Price per week: £8533-£17769Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1858
Exquisite château nestled amidst the world-famous vineyards of the Aquitaine regionBordeaux | Gironde - St Emilion
Recently renovated by a talented architect, this is an elegant château furnished with style and refinement and sits majestically in three hectares of beautiful parkland with a private heated swimming pool amidst the estate's vineyards. The property is just four km from the small town of Coutras.Price per week: £3941-£6993Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA3079
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.