Holiday Rentals in South West France
Freshly renovated villa with heated pool, walking distance from the golf and beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
In the area of Golf and lighthouse of Biarritz, villa of the 20's freshly and tastefully renovated, with a surface of about 200m2.Price per week: £3852-£6246Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2991
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
Superbly positioned neighbouring the world heritage site of St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Libourne
The chateau is a unique and rare find given its fantastic location. It is one of the very few that is available for weekly rentals that still has working vineyards.Price per week: £5240-£6827Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1842
Fairy-tale Castle ideal for families or functions.Vendee | Charente - Montbron
The Guardian newspaper called this Chateau “One of the Top 5 houses to rent in France”. The Times said “its interior is as hip as its exterior is fairy-tale”. Grazia Magazine called it “Kick your heels off comfy”, while Bella Magazine simply said it had “Lashings of ooh la la”.Price per week: £15084-£15084Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2404
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: £5028-£7542Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1866
Stunning 14th century priory, next to a pretty church, offering comfort and relaxation.Vendee | Charente - Parthenay
The house is a stunning 14th century Priory, next to a pretty church, offering comfort & relaxation. This is a very quiet area where the slow pace of life & air quality will really help you relax during your week away. It is also worth pointing out that the region is the second most sunny in France.Price per week: £1988-£3954Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: PRI2353
Romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Valence d' Agen
This charming, romantic holiday cottage enjoys a rural setting amid plum orchards & a working fruit farm. Furnished in a mixture of American & French styles & equipped to a very high standard, the thick stone walls of this beautiful property offer a cool summer escape.Price per week: £1225-£1535Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2226
An attractive home with private pool and mesmerising views of the countrysideDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, this unique home could be anywhere - what it has to offer starts with its rich history and ends with everything both inside and outside its stone walls. An elegant home with plenty of original features and an attractive blend of old and new.Price per week: £2619-£3394Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAM2877
Beautiful 12th Century House with private pool, large garden, close to MartelLot | Tarn | Garonne - Martel
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 12TH CENTURY HOUSE with private pool, close to Martel. Superb situation,very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographers paradise.Price per week: £915-£1585Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LAV1221
This chateau has everything you could want for, truly French living at its best!Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
This chateau offers everything you could want for, tranquil private, set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens - it truly is French living at its best! Located just a short walk from the village of Le Temple sur Lot with its bar, epicerie, boulangerie and well known restaurant "The Commanderie".Price per week: £6933-£6933Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2402
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.