Holiday Rentals in South West France
A 17th Century manor house, surrounded by gardens, woodlands and organic hay fieldsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Cazaubon
The property is a typical 17th Century manor house, surrounded by 17 acres of gardens, woodlands and organic hay fields. Old stone walls around a formal courtyard…an original pigeonnier…a wisteria covered arbor…an ancient wooden verandah…gardens dotted with lavender. Designed to thrill the senses.Price per week: £2470-£5340Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAN2899
Elegant, up-market chateau brimming with charm.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
The chateau is situated between the small market towns of Eymet and Issigeac & has the charm and nobility of its 400 years of existence. Brimming with antiques, but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home with a games room, croquet and a grand piano.Price per week: £5375-£8465Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA1910
A wealth of places to visit & things to do near this villa.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Quercy
This is a lovely country home, set in a peaceful location in 18 acres of grounds, close to the village of Touffailles. Approached via a driveway lined with oak trees, there are lawns where children can play & woods to explore. A wealth of places to visit and things to do near this villa.Price per week: £1240-£2955Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS2234
A modern villa that blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural FranceDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A modern oasis, this villa in the Dordogne blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural France. You'll fall in love with the breezy indoor/outdoor style of this single-storey villa. Have cocktail hour lounging beneath an umbrella, and dine in the sunroom that opens into the garden.Price per week: £1467-£2641Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2891
Outstanding holiday villa in fabulous countryside location.Dordogne - Bergerac
Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,Price per week: £908-£1967Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB2630
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: £6285-£6285Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2948
Delightful ivy covered rectory beside old church.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Souillac
This is a delightful property in the form of an ivy-covered rectory beside the old church of Nadaillac de Rouge. The house exudes comfort & relaxation whatever the time of year and a heated pool and air conditioning in two of the bedrooms adds that extra appeal.Price per week: £1480-£4735Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR1973
Luxury villa with sea views, tucked away in a quiet residential area, on a wooded hillsideBiarritz | Landes - Bidart
Biarritz luxury villa with heated pool and sea views - Tucked away in a quiet residential area on a wooded hillside overlooking Biarritz and the ocean, this sleek, contemporary villa with heated pool is just a ten-minute stroll from Biarritz's lively promenade.Price per week: £3805-£9315Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: OCE2932
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: £13552-£13552Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2404
Period chateau set in park land offering complete privacy.Dordogne - Bergerac
This is a 6 bedroom charming period chateau in the southern Dordogne region set in the midst of it's own grounds. There is a covered dining terrace with BBQ and seating for 20. The pool has plenty of shade and is well protected and private and there is also a full size tennis court and croquet lawn.Price per week: £5016-£6270Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2643
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.