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: £6442-£14463Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: DOM1921
Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the ideal romantic bolthole. This is 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.Price per week: £690-£933Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: GIL3092
Private and peaceful villa with heated poolLot | Tarn | Garonne - Moncrabeau
Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 gorgeous bedrooms, this superbly renovated villa is conveniently located on the top of a hill, just 3 km from the enchanting riverside village of Moncrabeau, with a lively weekly market, shops and other tourist amenities. Heated pool.Price per week: £1972-£3287Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2756
Beautiful Château surrounded by its own woods & parkland, a haven of relaxation.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Lezat
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find this Chateau. Built around the middle of the 19th century for the Baronne de Nomazy, the beautiful Château is surrounded by its own woods and parkland, making it a haven of relaxation.Price per week: £3394-£5092Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2406
On the banks of the Dordogne river, this is a fine home in a beautiful countryside setting, set in eight hectares of private grounds, and makes a delightful place for a relaxing visit to this enchanting region. The owners have beautifully restored this old manor house.Price per week: £3254-£4536Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN3098
Lovely villa with stunning landscapes, at the foot of the PyreneesBiarritz | Landes
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.Price per week: £1709-£3944Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR3089
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: £940-£1517Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Surrounded by the aromas of summer roses and lavender, relax under the towering cedar trees or by the heated swimming pool in your vast garden at this gorgeous 17th century home just a short drive from the Dordogne river.Price per week: £5719-£8382Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA3099
An enchanting villa on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne RiverDordogne - Sarlat
This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.Price per week: £3373-£5159Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
Relaxing and memorable holidays with family and friends are guaranteed at this villa, where a clever and sympathetic restoration has resulted in a beautiful home-away-from-home. The property has traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts.Price per week: £2021-£4082Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT3090
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.