Holiday Rentals in South West France
C17th chateau, a haven for peace and beautyDordogne - Sarlat
This former noble castle that dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by a 20-hectare park with views over the Dordogne River and private hiking paths. Beautifully restored in the 19th century to a very high standard this is the ideal holiday place to discover Périgord, Sarlat & Dordogne regionPrice per week: £4951-£6366Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA1906
Located 5 minutes from the lively market town of Bergerac, ideal for families.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
Located just 5 minutes from the lively market town of Bergerac, yet in a pretty countryside location, the Chateau sits within beautiful private grounds and has a large swimming pool. This is the ideal location for family holidays, celebrations and reunions for up to 20 guests.Price per week: £2144-£4209Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA2380
Beautifully renovated farmhouse, ideal for large groupsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Condom
Situated in Gascony, the farmhouse is an ideal holiday home for large groups and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations. Book the farmhouse and the lodge together for a big family gathering. A large pool, spacious summer salon and swooping views make this location pure bliss.Price per week: £1733-£4623Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: ARA1834
Elegant farmhouse in a peaceful countryside spot.Dordogne - Bergerac
This elegant farmhouse accommodates up to 9 people providing its guests with all modern comforts in a peaceful countryside spot yet offering easy access to the amenities of the nearby village of Monsac. There is a gorgeous heated swimming pool with a huge poolside terrace surrounded by gadens.Price per week: £2309-£2742Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GAR2636
A truly stunning location on the cliffside by the beach.Biarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
This Biarritz beach villa has been fully renovated to provide the utmost in modern living. Each room enjoys a magnificent sea view &, to further enhance the villa' s commanding position, a large deck has been built overlooking the ocean. The small terraced garden has access to the sandy beach below.Price per week: £2735-£6395Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: BRI2251
Stylish and contemporary villa with lovely sea views.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz, no expense has been spared in the fittings, furnishings and cutting edge décor of this superb contemporary villa. Large glass panels offer lovely views over the beautifully landscaped grounds.Price per week: £4665-£14115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2262
Chateau located on a hilltop village, horse riding on site.Dordogne - Perigueux
The elegant and imposing mid-16th Century Chateau is situated in 40 acres of private grounds and boasts excellent views over the Isle River valley. A swimming pool is available for private use; it is fitted with a child security alarm.Price per week: £3137-£5265Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2468
Bright , charming turreted chateau from early C18th with countryside views.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
Situated in a peaceful rural location of Lot-et-Garonne and adjoining Aquitaine and the Dordogne, this is a light, bright and charming turreted chateau from the early 18th century with beautiful countryside views. It is full of period features without sacrificing any homliness, comfort or charm.Price per week: £2144-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2357
A charming stone house in a peaceful countryside setting, ideal for familiesDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind, plus a host of handy and thoughtful services, designed to make guests' holidays easy and carefree. Is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool. Relaxing and fun family holidays are guaranteed.Price per week: £474-£1368Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2866
An impressive house full of character and original features in a rustic farm settingVendee | Charente - Ruffec
A sleepy stone hamlet, just three kilometers from the Charente River at Condac and only five kilometers from the historic market town of Ruffec. This house will delight guests with its charm and beauty in a region bursting with culture, nature and fun adventure for all ages.Price per week: £1474-£1996Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2887
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.