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: £1202-£1861Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1909
Sits proudly on the surf-washed shores of the French Atlantic coast.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
This exceptional Basque family villa rental sits proudly on the surf-washed shores of the French Atlantic coast with inspiring panoramic views of the Ocean and inland to La Rhune. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors make the most of the light and the glorious views from all rooms.Price per week: £6345-£16545Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LES2266
Luxury contemporary apartment with sea views in central Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Located in an attractive, distinctive building, this fashionable second-floor apartment is positioned right in the heart of this elegant town, with restaurants, cafes and sandy beaches on the doorstep. Floor to ceiling windows flood the space with light and frame superb views of the Atlantic ocean.Price per week: £2485-£5900Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LAR2253
Romantic getaway in the peaceful Dordogne countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.Price per week: £947-£1528Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
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
Classic holiday villa with pool above the rolling French countrysideDordogne - Grezes
Kid-friendly features abound at this 18th century villa in the Dordogne. The playset in the garden, indoor games, and private child-safe pool will keep the kids entertained and parents will adore the classic holiday villa feel: stone walls, wood-burning fireplaces, and simple, rustic furnishings.Price per week: £906-£1963Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2863
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: £1584-£2828Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VEN1944
A charming home with jacuzzi close to the medieval market town of SarlatDordogne - Beynac
A charming home perfect for a couple seeking privacy and an ideal location in the Périgord Noir. It's comfortable and elegant and the outdoor Jacuzzi on the large sun terrace is a real bonus. Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the perfect romantic bolthole.Price per week: £848-£1031Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: NoRef: GIL2862
Elegant, stunning chateau with expansive views.Dordogne - Perigueux
This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.Price per week: £6428-£9876Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2420
A beautiful cottage at a 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of GasconyLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nerac
A 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of Gascony, the property is an amazing lodging offering a direct access to the East Wing of the main house, while benefitting from a private car park, private access to the Cedar Park and access to a shared swimming pool.Price per week: £1171-£1171Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: CHA2868
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.