Holiday Rentals in South West France
A full of warmth residence restored to a high standard, with stunning viewsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Samatan
Unique jewel in South West of France, this chateau provides the perfect, tranquil retreat for relaxing and unwinding, with the option of enjoying top quality food, wine and service and as much or as little to do as desired, whilst staying in a historic residence full of warmth, character and charm.Price per week: £5000-£8125Sleeps: 21Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA2900
A private villa on hilltop with overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterwayDordogne - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Perched up high on a rock face, the property is a private, hilltop retreat designed to take full advantage of the breath-taking views overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterways. A fabulous terrace runs the full length of the house.Price per week: £2000-£3690Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BEL2892
An ivy-covered house in Médoc with a cottage feeling and family amenitiesBordeaux | Gironde - Vendays-Montalivet
A family of ducks lives on the pond of this villa in Médoc. Here the beauty of the country life elevates humble things, until they belong in fairy tales. The ivy-covered house has a cottage feeling, with family villa amenities. The beach at Montalivet (14 km) is a short drive away.Price per week: £1789-£2333Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LET2880
This chateau is a working sunflower farm set in a beautiful sweeping landscape.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Agen
The chateau, set in a beautiful sweeping landscape, is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne & Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. The chateau is now a working sunflower farm with 16 luxurious rooms ideal for family, friends or groups.Price per week: £6093-£10517Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2345
Luxurious, stylish property with salt water pool.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
A luxurious and stylishly modernised property on a hill overlooking the local countryside, the views are stunning. The farmhouse is a home away from home, is very child friendly, has a salt water swimming pool and beautiful garden with fruit and nut trees and a small wooded area.Price per week: £1804-£2823Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: BIR1924
Chateau surrounded by decorative moats, a true haven of peace.Dordogne - Bergerac
In the very heart of 'Purple Périgord', near Bergerac, sits the chateau, entirely dedicated to food, wine and the pleasure of the five senses!Price per week: £4114-£6166Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1870
Remarkable chateau with a magnificent landscape and medieval surroundingsDordogne - La Bugue
The property stands majestically, looking down across a valley once lorded over by this 12th century Baronnie. Has been meticulously restored with an eye towards preserving its original features. It is the perfect place for couples, families, and friends to come, relax, adventure and just be.Price per week: £2540-£3010Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA2879
A beautiful holiday home set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-GaronneLot | Tarn | Garonne - Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, fields and wild woods, is a beautiful holiday home in this picturesque region. The owners have lovingly restored their Manoir, including a 400 year pigeonnier, with sensitivity and style.Price per week: £2740-£7307Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
A traditional villa with heated pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley liesLot | Tarn | Garonne - Touffailles
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and extensive wooded grounds, this newly restored traditional villa with heated, salt water large 12mx4m pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley lies at the heart of the Quercy region, in a quiet rural village, a few steps away from a renowned restaurant.Price per week: £1840-£3255Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2830
An exquisite 18th Century Chateau situated in the first range of foothills of the PyreneesLot | Tarn | Garonne - St-Gaudens
First the lawns and the giant cedars of Lebanon, then the Pyrenean peaks on the southern horizon, and then the château, restful on its plâteau, simple, elegant, perfect, with 18th-century proportions. Welcome to another world: one of art, beauty, serenity, fine museum pieces and a dash of humour.Price per week: £4558-£8019Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2901
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.