Holiday Rentals in South West France
An unique and exceptional villa with plenty of beautiful outdoor spacesBordeaux | Gironde - Pessac-sur-Dordogne
This villa is a rare find. Original artwork, dreamy sunsets, swans on the river and the best wines in the world….this villa is a feast for the senses and a truly unique and exceptional place to stay. The mesmerising Dordogne River is literally at the villa's feet at the bottom of a set of steps.Price per week: £1907-£3034Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: VIL2881
Luxury villa with sea views, tucked away in a quiet residential area, on a wooded hillsideBiarritz | Landes - Bidart
Biarritz luxury villa with heated pool and sea views - Tucked away in a quiet residential area on a wooded hillside overlooking Biarritz and the ocean, this sleek, contemporary villa with heated pool is just a ten-minute stroll from Biarritz's lively promenade.Price per week: £3805-£10415Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: OCE2932
Beautifully restored19th century country house ideal for 2 families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This beautifully restored19th century country house stands in a peaceful location on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Cenac, in a region renowned for its wines & lovely countryside. The accommodation space is ample in both the house & adjoining wing where two families can enjoy total privacy.Price per week: £2775-£3625Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: PRI2242
Magnificent 15th Century Perigordian Hotel ChateauDordogne - Brantome
One of the most beautiful chateaux in Pergord, South West France. This wonderful property is run as a small hotel but guests can take over the entire building and enjoy a few days of luxury in their very own grand chateau.Price per week: £13594-£17961Sleeps: 48Bedrooms: 17Pool: YesRef: CHA2878
Chateau idyllically set in a timeless village.Vendee | Charente - Cholet
The 900 years old historical Chateau is located in the Western Loire Region only an hour from the Atlantic coast, on a hilly country landscape. The chateau is idyllically set in a timeless village reachable by foot.Price per week: £1703-£2554Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2426
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: £15169-£15169Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2404
Chateau offering luxurious accommodation, a jewel of France's architectural heritage.Vendee | Charente - Poitiers
The Chateau offers luxurious accommodation to sleep a maximum of 16 in its 8 stately en-suite guest rooms. The Chateau provides overnight and weekly rental options with sumptuous entertainment for guests. The Count, who has owned the Chateau for many years, could not be more welcoming.Price per week: £7079-£7079Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: NoRef: CHA2473
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
Wonderful Basque villa near Saint Jean de Luz, with stunning view on the oceanBiarritz | Landes - Saint Jean de Luz
At less than 10 min from Saint Jean de Luz, Basque villa entirely renovated with care (high standards) offering a stunning view on the ocean. Vast garden of 7000 sqm. Meadows in front of the house are also part of the property.Price per week: £7577-£9377Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2989
A cosy house in a relaxing and beautiful countryside setting, with pool and garden areasVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Guests at this property are immersed in a relaxing and beautiful countryside setting surrounded by vines and horses. This house is the magic that happens when a beautiful place becomes more than just a home or a holiday, but a place which transforms and nourishes families and friends.Price per week: £2000-£3000Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2888
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.