Holiday Rentals in South West France
Perfectly located between Sarlat and Rocamadour, just south of the Dordogne river, this is a charming home full of original features and great character. With vast gardens, a heated swimming pool and delightful interiors, this is a wonderful place from which to explore this enchanting region.Price per week: £1154-£4039Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: THE3093
Private and peaceful villa with heated poolLot | Tarn | Garonne - Moncrabeau
Sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 gorgeous bedrooms, this superbly renovated villa is conveniently located on the top of a hill, just 3 km from the enchanting riverside village of Moncrabeau, with a lively weekly market, shops and other tourist amenities. Heated pool.Price per week: £2436-£3462Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2756
Truly exceptional 19th century manor, close to Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Hossegor
Set within a six acre estate,this truly exceptional 19th century manor is located close to Biarritz and also the outstanding Atlantic coast making it a perfect base from which to explore the south-west region of France, famous for its gorgeous golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles.Price per week: £6283-£14105Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: DOM1921
Romantic getaway in the peaceful Dordogne countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.Price per week: £917-£1479Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
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: £4734-£4734Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Look out at the Dordogne vineyards and rolling hills around you as you relax in the glorious gardens of your manoir, surrounded by the summer scents of lavender, roses and jasmine. Close to the delights of both Eymet and Bergerac, this is a lovely place to holiday with family or friends.Price per week: £2837-£8366Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: MAN3097
A rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land.Dordogne - Bergerac
The chateau is situated 22km from Bergerac Airport in the Perigord Pourpre region of the Dordogne in SW France. It is a rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land. The chateau and the adjacent self-contained pigeonnier are situated around a quandrangle surrounded by beautiful parkland and mature trees.Price per week: £11259-£11259Sleeps: 29Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2368
Lovely villa with stunning landscapes, at the foot of the PyreneesBiarritz | Landes
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design.Price per week: £1666-£4103Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR3089
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: £2476-£6127Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
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: £5657-£6789Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2356
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.