Holiday Rentals in South West France
Wonderful Basque villa near Saint Jean de Luz, with stunning view on the oceanBiarritz | Landes - Saint Jean de Luz
At less than 10 min from Saint Jean de Luz, Basque villa entirely renovated with care (high standards) offering a stunning view on the ocean. Vast garden of 7000 sqm. Meadows in front of the house are also part of the property.Price per week: £7577-£9377Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2989
Spacious, elegant manoir in heart of village.Dordogne - Bergerac
This manoir is one of the largest and most important properties in the village.The house has been sympathetically restored to bring out the best of the early C19th features and has been decorated and furnished in a luxurious, modern and sophisticated style. There is a lake 500 yds away.Price per week: £1494-£2666Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: MAN1941
Lovely villa with swimming pool and wonderful ocean views, walking distance from the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
In the area of 'Moulin Barbot', renovated villa with swimming pool offering a nice view on the ocean. Beaches and shops are within 10 minutes walking distance. Biarritz is 10 minutes away by car.Price per week: £4816-£5017Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2990
Set on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 mins from St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This is a centuries old authentic stone villa set on the banks of the Dordogne River, 15 minutes east of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion.Price per week: £3466-£4219Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
A calm, healing and beautiful retreat.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Montauban
This property is a beautifully reconstructed and renovated French farmhouse. It is very secluded on top of a little hill in the deep Tarn countryside with breathtaking 360 degree views of farms, fields, villages and distant hills. The approach is up a long track, hedged in lavender.Price per week: £5568-£6599Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1845
Stunning house, beautifully situated.Pyrenees - Pau
This farmhouse is a stylish family home in the heart of the rolling French countryside. Set within 15 acres of farmland and surrounded by corn and sunflower fields, it has open views of the nearby lake and the Pyrenees Mountains.Price per week: £2091-£2987Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: TRE1844
Delightful modern & spacious, Basque family villa.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Situated in a quiet residential area of the lovely spa town of Cambo-les-Bains, this delightful modern and spacious Basque, family villa is a short walk away from shops and restaurants and a short drive to the superb beaches of the Cote Basque, including Biarritz and St Jean de Luz.Price per week: £1455-£6835Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2258
Bright , charming turreted chateau from early C18th with countryside views.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
Situated in a peaceful rural location of Lot-et-Garonne and adjoining Aquitaine and the Dordogne, this is a light, bright and charming turreted chateau from the early 18th century with beautiful countryside views. It is full of period features without sacrificing any homliness, comfort or charm.Price per week: £2828-£4413Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2357
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: £2416-£5485Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAN2899
Large architect villa with swimming pool and mountain view, near BiarritzBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Close to Biarritz, mountain view, large architect villa for holiday rental, with heated pool. Only 10 minutes away from Biarritz, and 2kms away from beaches, large and bright architect villa. Green park - nice mountain view.Price per week: £4124-£7914Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2988
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.