Holiday Rentals in South West France
70 Rue Du CoteauVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Comfortable cottage with outside patio and country views. Pool. In a small village in rural SW France with Boulangerie, Epicerie, Bar and restaurant, Pharmacy and GP surgery, Post office and Hairdressers. Excellent restaurants and bars in nearby characterful villages. Village is beside the Charente.Price per week: €450-€650Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: RUE2960
A beautiful 19th Century chateau with an old-world charm, in a countryside settingLot | Tarn | Garonne - Toulouse
The chateau has been admired since the 19th Century and is an intoxicating mix of beautiful style and old-world charm offering peace and privacy in a countryside setting, yet within easy reach of a vibrant city and local attractions. Holidays here could only be happy holidays.Price per week: £3655-£4786Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA2897
Lovely villa with swimming pool and wonderful ocean views, walking distance from the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
In the area of 'Moulin Barbot', renovated villa with swimming pool offering a nice view on the ocean. Beaches and shops are within 10 minutes walking distance. Biarritz is 10 minutes away by car.Price per week: £4816-£5017Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2990
A comfortable spacious cottage for a perfect escape to a rural settingDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
On top of a hill facing Bergerac, the estate has three hills which offer different views of the town. Up here it's all about silence, calm and retreat, an independent and private cottage and a lovely heated pool for their exclusive use. The property provides the perfect escape to a rural setting.Price per week: £670-£1341Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: JOL2864
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: £1780-£2322Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LET2880
An amazing villa at the foot of the Pyrenees, with stunning landscapesBiarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design. Stunning landscapes from almost every corner of the house.Price per week: £1744-£4024Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2889
A collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses set around a courtyard.Dordogne - Périgueux
At the end of a winding dirt path lined with dense evergreen forest lies the splendid hamlet with a collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses & a new glass-walled building with modern yet perfectly integrated styling. The houses form a U-shape around a central courtyard lined with olive trees.Price per week: £2716-£3924Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: GRA2640
14th century fortified manor house in picturesque regionLot | Tarn | Garonne - Rodez
14C fortified manor house with private swimming pool, sleeping up to 8 guests, located in the picturesque region of Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrenees. Ideal for a family holiday.Price per week: £1087-£2032Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS1900
Classically designed Chateau with a high level of comfort.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
This original 3 storey chateau lies within 25 acres of stunning enclosed parkland complete with swimming pool and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Accommodating up to 16 people, this charming dwelling provides a superb gateway to the local charms and escapes of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £5295-£5295Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2434
Rustic paradise in a breathtaking setting.Dordogne - Sarlat
The setting of this chateau is simply breathtaking: expect tree-lined hills, valleys, vineyards, walnut groves, orchards, maize and sunflower fields, foie gras farms, imposing chateaux and ancient villages and towns. Facilities include a swimming pool, private garden and trampoline.Price per week: £4554-£9426Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1932
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.