Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
This impressive 18th Century Chateau is situated in the quaint medieval village of Siorac-en-Perigord, on the banks of the River Dordogne, close to the many attractions of this beautiful area of France. The famous medieval market town of Sarlat is 20 mins and Bergerac airport is 45 mins drive.Price per week: €2665-€4080Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2396
Chateau in tranquil landscape near Bergerac.Dordogne - Bergerac
Le chateau is situated in a calm and tranquil landscape only 10 minutes from Bergerac airport. This large 19th century house sits within 7.5 acres of private grounds divided into two parts. There are various outdoor activities such as badminton, the giant chessboard, table tennis and cricket.Price per week: £3525-£4029Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEC1948
Attractive chateau close to sandy beaches.Vendee | Charente - Royan
The chateau is situated close to sandy beaches and not far from La Rochelle. This is a wonderful area with excellent facilities for golf, fishing, water sports, bird watching, Roman & Napoleonic history and cycling. The property comfortably sleeps 14 and comes with a solar heated swimming pool.Price per week: £2252-£4584Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA1922
Beautiful, tranquil C17th chartreuse set in 184 acres.Dordogne - Rouffignac St Cernin
This is a beautiful, tranquil C17th chateau set in a 184 acre estate in the heart of the Dordogne. Considered locally to be the most important building of its kind in the whole of the Perigord region, it sits in a wooded valley with extensive gardens, a heated swimming pool and a lake.Price per week: £7921-£11881Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA1912
A truly unique chateau on the Dordogne border.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
On the Dordogne border, famous for sunflowers and its Cahors wine, in a hectare of picturesque parkland, is situated the wonderful 14th Century Château, a truly unique rental property, ideal for a family group looking for an experience they will never forget.Price per week: £4019-£5742Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2348
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: £4665-£14115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2262
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: £6925-£16595Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2264
Exceptional 14th century luxury chateau with view of river.Dordogne - Souillac
Overhanging the Dordogne River, the 14th Century chateau combines luxury living and authentic French traditions. The dining terrace is perfect for taking in the awe-inspiring view of this much loved river.Price per week: £4785-£7177Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1866
Bright , charming turreted chateau from early C18th with countryside views.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
Situated in a peaceful rural location of Lot-et-Garonne and adjoining Aquitaine and the Dordogne, this is a light, bright and charming turreted chateau from the early 18th century with beautiful countryside views. It is full of period features without sacrificing any homliness, comfort or charm.Price per week: £2144-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2357
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.