Holiday Rentals in South West France
Tranquil, secluded chateau in majestic countryside.Pyrenees - Carcasonne
Perched dramatically on a rock in the middle of the wooded foothills of the Pyrenees, encircled on three sides by the river below. The chateau is tranquil and secluded, set in 22 acres of private grounds and the rooms are comfortable and homely. The surrounding area is famous for its beauty.Price per week: £5092-£7921Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA1927
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
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: £6223-£13013Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: DOM1921
Chateau surrounded by decorative moats, a true haven of peace.Dordogne - Bergerac
In the very heart of 'Purple Périgord', near Bergerac, sits the chateau, entirely dedicated to food, wine and the pleasure of the five senses!Price per week: £4114-£6166Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1870
Safe sandy beach on the Atlantic Coast only 20 minutes awayVendee | Charente - Saintes
The house benefits from a large living area including a dining area with an open fireplace. Two sets of french doors lead on to a patio, 1 acre of mature and secluded gardens, fenced heated pool (10m x 5m) and covered patio/barbeque area.Price per week: £955-£1672Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: CLA1839
Outstanding holiday villa in fabulous countryside location.Dordogne - Bergerac
Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,Price per week: £930-£2016Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB2630
A unique apartment in a glorious Château, in a small village surrounded by vineyardsDordogne - Bergerac - Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
This is a unique and wonderful apartment in a glorious Château, located in a small Dordogne village surrounded by vineyards. Has been lovingly restored and is quite special and a wonderful base for exploring this fascinating part of southern France.Price per week: £1367-£2051Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LEP2953
A truly unique chateau on the Dordogne border.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
On the Dordogne border, famous for sunflowers and its Cahors wine, in a hectare of picturesque parkland, is situated the wonderful 14th Century Château, a truly unique rental property, ideal for a family group looking for an experience they will never forget.Price per week: £4103-£5862Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2348
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: £1861-£3101Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2756
Luxurious famous chateau with chef & maid service included.Dordogne - Perigueux
This luxurious famous chateau sleeps 12/18 in 6 or 8 bedrooms. Within it's own grounds, walled/gated security, heated pool, with chef and maid service included in the rental fee. Close to a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and golf course.Price per week: £3762-£8119Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: PET1869
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.