Holiday Rentals in South West France
C18th castle in quiet surroundings with marvellous views.Bordeaux | Gironde - Targon
This is an 18th century castle furnished in a contemporary and warm style with antique and modern furniture. The chateau is nestled in the hills in between the vineyards of 'Entre deux Mers' in green surroundings just outside the picturesque village of Arbis.Price per week: £3253-£6353Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1915
Biarritz villa near sandy beach and golf.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Just 2 minutes’ walk from the beach & a short stroll from beach front shops & cafes at Plage de la Madrague, this easy-living property right on the edge of the Chiberta Golf Course is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, exploring the south Atlantic coast & for making the most of chic Biarritz.Price per week: £5315-£6725Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LEC2254
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: £1158-£1352Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LEP2953
A modern villa that blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural FranceDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A modern oasis, this villa in the Dordogne blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural France. You'll fall in love with the breezy indoor/outdoor style of this single-storey villa. Have cocktail hour lounging beneath an umbrella, and dine in the sunroom that opens into the garden.Price per week: £1485-£2674Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2891
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
This former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £1650-£5205Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2237
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: £12982-£17153Sleeps: 48Bedrooms: 17Pool: YesRef: CHA2878
A beautiful village house restored to a high standard, with private poolBordeaux | Gironde - Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Original artwork, dreamy sunsets, swans on the river and the best wines in the world… a charming and beautifully restored village house just across the lane. Original paintings adorn the walls and the décor is stylish and elegant. Everything is brand new and totally refurbished to a high standard.Price per week: £1066-£2257Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PET2867
Set on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 mins from St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This is a centuries old authentic stone villa set on the banks of the Dordogne River, 15 minutes east of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion.Price per week: £4160-£4160Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
A beautiful holiday home set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-GaronneLot | Tarn | Garonne - Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, fields and wild woods, is a beautiful holiday home in this picturesque region. The owners have lovingly restored their Manoir, including a 400 year pigeonnier, with sensitivity and style.Price per week: £2776-£6760Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
A striking villa with views over the ocean.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
A striking villa with views over the ocean, situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. This is a unique property displaying the best of cutting edge modern architecture and design. There is an intimate enclosed courtyard terrace.Price per week: £5395-£6925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: VIL2259
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.