Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Superb C17th chateau with tranquil garden & pool.Vendee | Charente - 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: £1658-£3434Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: ETA1936
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: £4877-£7316Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1866
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 holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Lot | Tarn | 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: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2226
Stunning C17th chateau, ideal base to explore the Dordogne.Dordogne - Thiviers
This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne. Set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens & orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths.Price per week: £3960-£5657Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2356
Ideal for family holidays, parties, anniversaries or small weddingsVendee | Charente - Angoulême
The chateau, with its medieval and classical features, is located in a small village in the Charente region of South West France. It has been in the same family for several centuries. A spectacular linden tree in its courtyard, the chateau, nestled in greenery, overlooks the woods.Price per week: £3414-£5853Sleeps: 19Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1836
A charming stone house in a peaceful countryside setting, ideal for familiesDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind, plus a host of handy and thoughtful services, designed to make guests' holidays easy and carefree. Is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool. Relaxing and fun family holidays are guaranteed.Price per week: £487-£1404Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2866
Sitting on a hill, surrounded by 360 degree views over beautiful countryside and the Pyrénées beyond, it is clear that this is a special place and a private retreat you will not want to leave. The perfect blend of refined and elegant accommodation, breathtaking scenery and history.Price per week: £3074-£4730Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2946
Spacious 17th century farmhouse offering comfortable accommodationDordogne - Perigueux
Located in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park, this charming, spacious, 4 bedroomed 17th Century farmhouse is set in 7 acres of completely private grounds. Just 40 minutes from Limoges airport, this is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings.Price per week: £1086-£3178Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: AIL1832
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.