Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Delightful ivy covered rectory beside old church.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Souillac
This is a delightful property in the form of an ivy-covered rectory beside the old church of Nadaillac de Rouge. The house exudes comfort & relaxation whatever the time of year and a heated pool and air conditioning in two of the bedrooms adds that extra appeal.Price per week: £1420-£4715Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR1973
Enchanting fairytale castle in the Loire Valley.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
Built in the late 1800s at the heart of the Vienne department, among extensive century-old woodland & splendid landscaped gardens, this is an enchanting fairytale castle furnished with exquisite taste, just a short walk from the small village of Lencloitre & within easy access of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2202
Lovely cottage with private pool in grounds of stunning Chateau, not far from SarlatDordogne - Sarlat
Self Catering Holiday Cottage with Private Swimming Pool, in grounds of stunning 18th century Chateau, close to Sarlat and Bergerac, South West France. This lovely self catering holiday cottage has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Sleeps 2/3 Guests + 1 baby.Price per week: €800-€1230Sleeps: 3Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: CHA2645
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: £2674-£6212Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
A characterful restored farmhouse with lovely country views, for a perfect family holidayLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Nestling in the rural landscape of the Pays-de-Duras, only 1 mile from the local village and its small selection of shops, this characterful restored farmhouse with pool and summer kitchen sits comfortably in its substantial grounds, offering the perfect family holiday accommodation.Price per week: £1675-£4115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: DUR2904
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
An ivy-covered house in Médoc with a cottage feeling and family amenitiesBordeaux | Gironde - Vendays-Montalivet
A family of ducks lives on the pond of this villa in Médoc. Here the beauty of the country life elevates humble things, until they belong in fairy tales. The ivy-covered house has a cottage feeling, with family villa amenities. The beach at Montalivet (14 km) is a short drive away.Price per week: £1779-£2320Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LET2880
A 17th Century manor house, surrounded by gardens, woodlands and organic hay fieldsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Cazaubon
The property is a typical 17th Century manor house, surrounded by 17 acres of gardens, woodlands and organic hay fields. Old stone walls around a formal courtyard…an original pigeonnier…a wisteria covered arbor…an ancient wooden verandah…gardens dotted with lavender. Designed to thrill the senses.Price per week: £2480-£5631Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAN2899
This chateau is a working sunflower farm set in a beautiful sweeping landscape.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Agen
The chateau, set in a beautiful sweeping landscape, is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne & Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. The chateau is now a working sunflower farm with 16 luxurious rooms ideal for family, friends or groups.Price per week: £6059-£10458Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2345
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.