Holiday Rentals in South West France
C17th chateau, a haven for peace and beautyAquitaine - Dordogne - Sarlat
This former noble castle that dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by a 20-hectare park with views over the Dordogne River and private hiking paths. Beautifully restored in the 19th century to a very high standard this is the ideal holiday place to discover Périgord, Sarlat & Dordogne regionPrice per week:£5031-£6468Sleeps:16Pool:YesRef:CHA1906
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:£1600-£5155Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:LAC2237
Charming exposed stone villa that combines the simplicity of traditional French style with contemporary luxuryMidi-Pyrenees - Tarn-et-Garonne - Montaigu de Quercy
Country cottage set right in the heart of the rural, green landscapes of the area known as Quercy Blanc. Just a stone's throw from the village, this charming property makes a superb base if you want rest and relaxation as well as the opportunity to experience the very best this region has to offer.Price per week:£990-£1450Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:TOU2228
Elegant chateau set in 50 acres of private park and woodland.Midi-Pyrenees - Haute-Garonne - Cazeres
This chateau is finished to a very high standard, and successfully combines the old world charm of antiques and beautiful pictures with modern day amenities such as luxury bathrooms, central heating and a heated 20 metre swimming pool. 5minutes drive from a charming village offering all amenities.Price per week:£4035-£6614Sleeps:17Pool:YesRef:CHA2461
Basque coast luxury beach villa with boat & skipper.Aquitaine - 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:£11055-£11800Sleeps:12Pool:NoRef:VIL2115
This chateau is a working sunflower farm set in a beautiful sweeping landscape.Aquitaine - Lot-et-Garonne - Agen
The chateau, set in a beautiful sweeping landscape, is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne & Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. The chateau is now a working sunflower farm with 16 luxurious rooms ideal for family, friends or groups.Price per week:£5877-£10144Sleeps:26Pool:YesRef:CHA2345
Charming watermill in Dordogne, large poolAquitaine - Dordogne - Hautefort
A charming and handsome mid 19th century converted mill bordering the tranquil river Auvézère. Comfortably sleeps and dines 10 (3 double and 2 twin bedrooms). Set in 3.60 hectares of garden, paddock and river with its own accessible island. Very large private, heated swimming pool (12m x 6m.)Price per week:£2236-£4932Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:LEM872
Fairy-tale Castle ideal for families or functions.Poitou-Charentes - Charente - Montbron
The Guardian newspaper called this Chateau “One of the Top 5 houses to rent in France”. The Times said “its interior is as hip as its exterior is fairy-tale”. Grazia Magazine called it “Kick your heels off comfy”, while Bella Magazine simply said it had “Lashings of ooh la la”.Price per week:£12692-£12692Sleeps:24Pool:YesRef:CHA2404
Beautiful Château surrounded by its own woods & parkland, a haven of relaxation.Midi-Pyrenees - Ariege - Lezat
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find this Chateau. Built around the middle of the 19th century for the Baronne de Nomazy, the beautiful Château is surrounded by its own woods and parkland, making it a haven of relaxation.Price per week:£4260-£5044Sleeps:18Pool:YesRef:CHA2406
Delightful modern & spacious, Basque family villa.Aquitaine - Pyrenees-Atlantiques - 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:£1405-£6785Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:VIL2258
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.