Holiday Rentals in South West France
A beautiful cottage at a 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of GasconyLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nerac
A 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of Gascony, the property is an amazing lodging offering a direct access to the East Wing of the main house, while benefitting from a private car park, private access to the Cedar Park and access to a shared swimming pool.Price per week: £1151-£1151Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: CHA2868
A comfortable spacious cottage for a perfect escape to a rural settingDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
On top of a hill facing Bergerac, the estate has three hills which offer different views of the town. Up here it's all about silence, calm and retreat, an independent and private cottage and a lovely heated pool for their exclusive use. The property provides the perfect escape to a rural setting.Price per week: £651-£1302Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: JOL2864
A beautiful restored cottage located in the Lot-et-Garonne region, with stunning viewsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
Amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, is a restored former barn with sensitivity and style, retaining so many traditional features such as exposed stonework and wood beamed ceilings with contemporary décor and design. Alongside the converted barn, is the main house.Price per week: £1456-£2132Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: COT2940
Romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Valence d' Agen
This charming, romantic holiday cottage enjoys a rural setting amid plum orchards & a working fruit farm. Furnished in a mixture of American & French styles & equipped to a very high standard, the thick stone walls of this beautiful property offer a cool summer escape.Price per week: £1225-£1535Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2226
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
A desirable house in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, with a lovely garden cottageVendee | Charente - Le Bois Plage en Re
The property is blessed with a most desirable location on a quiet street in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, just 300m from its lively market place and only 800m from the beach. You will feel a warm welcome conveyed by its tasteful design, high-quality furniture and calming tones. A luxury retreat.Price per week: £3663-£6717Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAI2885
Classic Neo-Basque house overlooking the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
The villa is a classic Neo-Basque house overlooking the beach, with six en-suite bedrooms, heated infinity pool, huge state of the art kitchen, media room, salon and pool deck.Price per week: £8639-£18204Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL1858
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: £3342-£5111Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
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
A traditional villa with heated pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley liesLot | Tarn | Garonne - Touffailles
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and extensive wooded grounds, this newly restored traditional villa with heated, salt water large 12mx4m pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley lies at the heart of the Quercy region, in a quiet rural village, a few steps away from a renowned restaurant.Price per week: £1840-£3255Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2830
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.