Holiday Rentals in South West France
Classic holiday villa with pool above the rolling French countrysideDordogne - Grezes
Kid-friendly features abound at this 18th century villa in the Dordogne. The playset in the garden, indoor games, and private child-safe pool will keep the kids entertained and parents will adore the classic holiday villa feel: stone walls, wood-burning fireplaces, and simple, rustic furnishings.Price per week: £1056-£2288Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2863
A characterful restored farmhouse with lovely country views, for a perfect family holidayLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Nestling in the rural landscape of the Pays-de-Duras, only 1 mile from the local village and its small selection of shops, this characterful restored farmhouse with pool and summer kitchen sits comfortably in its substantial grounds, offering the perfect family holiday accommodation.Price per week: £1675-£4115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: DUR2904
A decadent country villa beautifully designed, with an old French charmLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nérac
As you walk up the garden steps past the lemon tree, you'll fall instantly in love with this decadent country villa in the Dordogne. Though it has been recently renovated for modern life, it retains the old French charm you expect and adore. Every feature has been beautifully designed.Price per week: £2019-£4505Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Superb, newly built, modern family villa in peaceful private grounds.Vendee | Charente - Fontenay-le-Comte
Superb, newly built, modern family villa with heated pool, in peaceful, private grounds within walking distance of local village shops, a restaurant and a tennis court. It has all the latest tech to make it efficient and easy to live in, along with comfortable, contemporary furnishings.Price per week: £4170-£6870Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: VIL2223
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
Beautiful C18th Château ideal for large families or multi-generational groups.Vendee | Charente - Angouleme
This beautiful C18th Château offers the perfect blend of historic elegance & modern amenities. With accommodation for 8 adults in 4 large rooms, 3 with en-suite facilities, & a dedicated nursery for children, this property is ideal for large families or multi-generational groups holidaying together.Price per week: £3643-£5035Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2384
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
Majestic family-owned Chateau situated in the middle of stunning countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
The Chateau offers panoramic views of the entire valley right up to the Dordogne & boasts an impressive 20 hectares of grounds. The beautiful countryside is one of the chateau’s main selling points, but for those who prefer to relax, guests can enjoy lazy days in the sun around the private pool.Price per week: £4796-£5755Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2469
Family villa with pool, ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areaBordeaux | Gironde - Martillac
Ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areas France has to offer, this family villa with pool near Bordeaux is just a 5 minute walk from both Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, one of the oldest wine properties in the region.Price per week: £1680-£3610Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2924
Charming watermill in Dordogne, large poolDordogne - 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: £2257-£4978Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
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.