Holiday Rentals in South West France
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Lot | Tarn | 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: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2237
Romantic retreat in the Dordogne.Dordogne - Bergerac
This delightful villa sorrounded by flowers & gardens enjoys an enviable position in the outskirts of the village of Saint Méard de Gurçon. This is the perfect choice for a couple seeking for a romantic retreat or, even better, an unforgettable honeymoon.Price per week: £802-£1444Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2628
An exquisite 18th Century Chateau situated in the first range of foothills of the PyreneesLot | Tarn | Garonne - St-Gaudens
First the lawns and the giant cedars of Lebanon, then the Pyrenean peaks on the southern horizon, and then the château, restful on its plâteau, simple, elegant, perfect, with 18th-century proportions. Welcome to another world: one of art, beauty, serenity, fine museum pieces and a dash of humour.Price per week: £4558-£6880Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA2901
Romantic getaway in the peaceful Dordogne countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.Price per week: £964-£1555Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Beautiful classic French chateau, excellent base for a Dordogne holiday.Dordogne - Perigueux
This is a beautiful example of a classic French chateau. Set in attractive private grounds with views over vineyards and countryside, and with a particularly large heated pool to boot, this thoughtfully refurbished property makes an excellent base for a holiday in the Dordogne.Price per week: £6370-£7730Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LAC2395
Truly exceptional 19th century manor, close to Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Hossegor
Set within a six acre estate,this truly exceptional 19th century manor is located close to Biarritz and also the outstanding Atlantic coast making it a perfect base from which to explore the south-west region of France, famous for its gorgeous golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles.Price per week: £6605-£14827Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: DOM1921
Basque coast luxury beach villa with boat & skipper.Bordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This stunning villa is in an enviable position right on the beach with fabulous views across the Bassin d’Arcachon to the Cap Ferret. This is a spacious family home situated in the smart residential area of La Corniche which encompasses La Teste de Buch and Pyla sur Mer.Price per week: £11105-£11850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 8Pool: NoRef: VIL2115
A modern villa that blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural FranceDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A modern oasis, this villa in the Dordogne blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural France. You'll fall in love with the breezy indoor/outdoor style of this single-storey villa. Have cocktail hour lounging beneath an umbrella, and dine in the sunroom that opens into the garden.Price per week: £1555-£2799Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2891
Chateau offering luxurious accommodation, a jewel of France's architectural heritage.Vendee | Charente - Poitiers
The Chateau offers luxurious accommodation to sleep a maximum of 16 in its 8 stately en-suite guest rooms. The Chateau provides overnight and weekly rental options with sumptuous entertainment for guests. The Count, who has owned the Chateau for many years, could not be more welcoming.Price per week: £7076-£7076Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: NoRef: CHA2473
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: £2906-£7076Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
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.