Holiday Rentals in South West France
Elegant, up-market chateau brimming with charm.Aquitaine - Dordogne - Bergerac
The chateau is situated between the small market towns of Eymet and Issigeac & has the charm and nobility of its 400 years of existence. Brimming with antiques, but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home with a games room, croquet and a grand piano.Price per week:£5325-£7987Sleeps:16Pool:YesRef:CHA1910
A striking villa with views over the ocean.Aquitaine - Pyrenees-Atlantiques - Biarritz
A striking villa with views over the ocean, situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. This is a unique property displaying the best of cutting edge modern architecture and design. There is an intimate enclosed courtyard terrace.Price per week:£3745-£7785Sleeps:8Pool:NoRef:VIL2259
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Aquitaine - Lot-et-Garonne - Duras
This former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week:£1650-£5205Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:LAC2237
Elegant, stunning chateau with expansive views.Aquitaine - Dordogne - Perigueux
This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.Price per week:£6751-£10373Sleeps:15Pool:YesRef:CHA2420
Superb C17th chateau with tranquil garden & pool.Poitou-Charentes - Charente-Maritime - Pons
The 17th century chateau is a superb property which has recently been renovated to provide first rate accommodation equipped to a very high standard. Set in 12 acres of tranquil garden and parkland with a private swimming pool, provides an ideal location for families and larger groups.Price per week:£1473-£3456Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:ETA1936
Impressive villa with breathtaking landscapes.Aquitaine - Dordogne - Bergerac
This impressive 4 bedroom villa is the ideal choice for holidaymakers seeking peace and privacy bordered by the breath-taking landscapes of the South of France. An extensive pool area with colourful gardens will allow guests to take advantage of sunny days and switch off from the outside world.Price per week:£2104-£3086Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAR2641
Beautifully restored19th century country house ideal for 2 families.Midi-Pyrenees - Lot - 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:12Pool:YesRef:PRI2242
Romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Midi-Pyrenees - Tarn-et-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:4Pool:YesRef:LES2226
Luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views.Aquitaine - Pyrenees-Atlantiques - Biarritz
A luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. The villa is exceptionally well finished with sleek, contemporary furnishings and state of the art fittings and is flooded with natural light.Price per week:£8645-£17430Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:VIL2264
Beautiful, tranquil C17th chartreuse set in 184 acres.Aquitaine - Dordogne - Rouffignac St Cernin
This is a beautiful, tranquil C17th chateau set in a 184 acre estate in the heart of the Dordogne. Considered locally to be the most important building of its kind in the whole of the Perigord region, it sits in a wooded valley with extensive gardens, a heated swimming pool and a lake.Price per week:£8688-£13312Sleeps:20Pool:YesRef:CHA1912
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.