Holiday Rentals in South West France
An amazing villa at the foot of the Pyrenees, with stunning landscapesBiarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design. Stunning landscapes from almost every corner of the house.Price per week: £1750-£4039Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2889
Attractive chateau close to sandy beaches.Vendee | Charente - Royan
The chateau is situated close to sandy beaches and not far from La Rochelle. This is a wonderful area with excellent facilities for golf, fishing, water sports, bird watching, Roman & Napoleonic history and cycling. The property comfortably sleeps 14 and comes with a solar heated swimming pool.Price per week: £2252-£4584Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA1922
Mill house set in beautiful, secluded grounds.Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds, the mill house provides exceptional 5 star accommodation in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside. The relaxing surroundings combine with the charm of this historic mill to provide you with the perfect way to unwind.Price per week: £5912-£9196Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: THE1942
Elegant, restored 19th century castle, great view of the river.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
The best way to describe the Chateau is charming and chic! This elegant 19th century castle,near the beautiful Loire Valley, was restored and refurbished in 2014 in a hunting lodge style, as Southern Touraine was and remains a famous horse hunting area.Price per week: £3887-£6248Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA2438
Charming, restored barn with private heated swimming pool, near St Medard & CatusLot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
CHARMING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, BARN with heated private swimming pool. On the edge of a very pretty hamlet, St Medard, deep in the country, this delightful cottage is situated in a haven of greenery and nestled in superb gardens where the cicadas sing.Price per week: €830-€1520Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEM1225
Delightful family farmhouse in lush countryside.Dordogne - Hautefort
This is a delightful, renovated farmhouse situated in a small hamlet in the Perigord Noir. Characterised by its lush countryside and pretty villages, it is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday: you can relax by the heated pool while the children swim or play in the gardens.Price per week: £1450-£5460Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAN1976
An amazing chateau set in unique setting, with a charming blend of old and newPyrenees - St. Lizier
This is a 19th-Century jewel, which sits majestically on 100 acres of park, farm and woodland. This unique setting offers privacy and tranquillity in the rural Midi-Pyrénées, the perfect retreat and setting for sumptuous and relaxing holidays.Price per week: £12900-£15766Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2902
Charming C15th Chateau in stunning private woodland.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
The charming, extremely peaceful 15th Century chateau is situated in 15 acres of stunning private woodland that contains a variety of wildlife. It is in the perfect position for exploring the local historical towns and relaxing in the grounds.Price per week: £2715-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1934
Beautifully restored19th century country house ideal for 2 families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This beautifully restored19th century country house stands in a peaceful location on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Cenac, in a region renowned for its wines & lovely countryside. The accommodation space is ample in both the house & adjoining wing where two families can enjoy total privacy.Price per week: £2775-£3625Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: PRI2242
A restored country house and a guest cottage, in a splendid agricultural landscapeDordogne - Souillac
Immersed in a splendid agricultural landscape bordered by the Dordogne and Lot rivers, this period, air-conditioned family home with heated pool sits at the edge of Nadaillac de Rouge, at the very heart of the Perigord Noir - an area famed for its countless chateaux and bastide villages.Price per week: £1115-£3795Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BEL2918
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.