Holiday Rentals in South West France
70 Rue Du CoteauVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Comfortable cottage with outside patio and country views. Pool. In a small village in rural SW France with Boulangerie, Epicerie, Bar and restaurant, Pharmacy and GP surgery, Post office and Hairdressers. Excellent restaurants and bars in nearby characterful villages. Village is beside the Charente.Price per week: €450-€650Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: RUE2960
A collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses set around a courtyard.Dordogne - Périgueux
At the end of a winding dirt path lined with dense evergreen forest lies the splendid hamlet with a collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses & a new glass-walled building with modern yet perfectly integrated styling. The houses form a U-shape around a central courtyard lined with olive trees.Price per week: £2655-£3835Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: GRA2640
Private country chateau with tennis court & poolVendee | Charente - Chef Boutonne
Situated in its own peaceful parkland, the 15th century chateau, within a walled garden, is beautifully decorated in a traditional French style with original marble fireplaces. There is also a two-bedroom cottage which can be rented with the chateau for groups of up to 17.Price per week: £3090-£3493Sleeps: 13Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1946
Family villa with pool, ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areaBordeaux | Gironde - Martillac
Ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areas France has to offer, this family villa with pool near Bordeaux is just a 5 minute walk from both Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, one of the oldest wine properties in the region.Price per week: £1680-£3610Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2924
Beautiful holiday house with large poolDordogne - Curemonte
Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 12 people in a unique location with stunning views to the medieval village of Curemonte. Huge 14 x 7 metre swimming pool and games room.Price per week: €1190-€2250Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: FLE1326
New large architect villa with its guest house.Biarritz | Landes
In the pine forest of Chiberta, 10 mn from Biarritz, new large architect villa with its guest house. Located within 10 minutes walking distance away from beaches, in a nice area offering many activities: Surf, tennis, golf, bike path, canopy tour, horse riding.Price per week: £-£Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: NoRef: VIL2985
A beautiful, architect-designed barn conversion close to Monpazier.Dordogne - Sarlat
This is a beautiful, architect-designed barn conversion with high quality fixtures, furnishings and decoration throughout. This superb property has an acre of private grounds with lawned garden, private pool and large shaded dining terrace with BBQ and expansive countryside views.Price per week: £1935-£3225Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: THE2386
Luxury contemporary apartment with sea views in central Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Located in an attractive, distinctive building, this fashionable second-floor apartment is positioned right in the heart of this elegant town, with restaurants, cafes and sandy beaches on the doorstep. Floor to ceiling windows flood the space with light and frame superb views of the Atlantic ocean.Price per week: £2485-£5900Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LAR2253
Period chateau set in park land offering complete privacy.Dordogne - Bergerac
This is a 6 bedroom charming period chateau in the southern Dordogne region set in the midst of it's own grounds. There is a covered dining terrace with BBQ and seating for 20. The pool has plenty of shade and is well protected and private and there is also a full size tennis court and croquet lawn.Price per week: £5016-£6270Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2643
Stunning C17th chateau, ideal base to explore the Dordogne.Dordogne - Thiviers
This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne. Set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens & orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths.Price per week: £3960-£5657Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2356
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.