Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Elegant chateau set in 50 acres of private park and woodland.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cazeres
This chateau is finished to a very high standard, and successfully combines the old world charm of antiques and beautiful pictures with modern day amenities such as luxury bathrooms, central heating and a heated 20 metre swimming pool. 5minutes drive from a charming village offering all amenities.Price per week: £4073-£7355Sleeps: 17Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2461
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
An enchanting villa on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne RiverDordogne - Sarlat
This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.Price per week: £3428-£5243Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
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-£9315Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: OCE2932
A friendly family villa nestled on the edge of the Causses National ParkLot | Tarn | Garonne - Lacapelle-Marival
Sitting between the towns of Le Bourg and Assier (2 km), this family villa is nestled on the edge of the Causses National Park and has been designed with the kids in mind. Within the old stone walls you'll find entertainment aplenty - from the billiards room to books, toys and games.Price per week: £2004-£4209Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAI2896
Charming watermill in Dordogne, large poolDordogne - Hautefort
A charming and handsome mid 19th century converted mill bordering the tranquil river Auvézère. Comfortably sleeps and dines 10 (3 double and 2 twin bedrooms). Set in 3.60 hectares of garden, paddock and river with its own accessible island. Very large private, heated swimming pool (12m x 6m.)Price per week: £2607-£5750Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
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: 8Pool: YesRef: ARA1834
Stylish, sophisticated C17th chateau offering peace and tranquility.Vendee | Charente - Angoulême
Situated in the wing of a beautiful C17th chateau, the accommodation has been completely renovated & tastefully decorated. With exclusive use of the large pool and 40 hectares of park as well as a private terrace with stunning views of the lake it offers peace and tranquillity in a gorgeous setting.Price per week: £1213-£1877Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1909
Chateau in tranquil landscape near Bergerac.Dordogne - Bergerac
Le chateau is situated in a calm and tranquil landscape only 10 minutes from Bergerac airport. This large 19th century house sits within 7.5 acres of private grounds divided into two parts. There are various outdoor activities such as badminton, the giant chessboard, table tennis and cricket.Price per week: £3692-£4219Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEC1948
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.