Holiday Rentals in South West France
A stunning residence belonging to a 17th Century castle, perfect for a family getawayLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nerac
This cottage is one of the stunning residences belonging to a 17th Century castle set in the beautiful region of Gascony. Sleeping up to 8 guests and enjoying lovely gardens, private access and parking, as well as a shared pool, the property is perfect for a family seeking for a peaceful getaway.Price per week: £1544-£2165Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: CHA2884
A refined villa set on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and woodlandLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Set on a hilltop, this splendidly renovated Maison de Maitre with heated pool is surrounded by vineyards and woodland; yet it is a mere five-minute drive from the charming Bastide town of Duras, with its magnificent castle, its weekly market, restaurants and summer festivals.Price per week: £3565-£6935Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2905
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
Exceptional 14th century luxury chateau with view of river.Dordogne - Souillac
Overhanging the Dordogne River, the 14th Century chateau combines luxury living and authentic French traditions. The dining terrace is perfect for taking in the awe-inspiring view of this much loved river.Price per week: £4897-£7346Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1866
Sits proudly on the surf-washed shores of the French Atlantic coast.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
This exceptional Basque family villa rental sits proudly on the surf-washed shores of the French Atlantic coast with inspiring panoramic views of the Ocean and inland to La Rhune. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors make the most of the light and the glorious views from all rooms.Price per week: £6345-£16545Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LES2266
17th century stone Presbytery sitting just above the Dordogne river.Dordogne - Sarlat
C17th stone Presbytery sitting just above the Dordogne river, neatly restored inside & out to create an overall atmosphere of warmth and peace. Offering unspoilt views of the countryside, guests can breakfast under the rising sun on their own private terrace before taking a morning dip in the pool.Price per week: £4021-£6083Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEP2642
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: £3351-£5124Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
An amazing villa in Vézac, with a private pool surrounded by flowersDordogne - Beynac
If the world has made you weary, an escape to this villa in the Dordogne will set things right again. The detached spa building features a Jacuzzi and Finnish-style sauna, where your tension will melt away. Once you've had enough heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by flowers.Price per week: £1104-£2438Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2916
Beautiful 19th century French Chateau.Bordeaux | Gironde - Penne d'Agenais
Set amid the beautiful countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux Mers region of France, this chateau is only 40 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux. With 4 bedrooms, this property can sleep up to 14 people, so is ideal for a family or group of friends for their French holiday.Price per week: £4703-£5240Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1852
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.