Holiday Rentals in South West France
This is a beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Dordogne countryside, with use of your own private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool. The house is surrounded by luscious parkland, including a tennis court and a scented garden.Price per week: POASleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI3096
Luxury villa set above the Atlantic coast, with panoramic views of the ocean and mountainsBiarritz | Landes
Enjoy the height of luxury at this holiday villa, with direct access to the beach. This classic Neo-Basque house sits above the Atlantic coast just south of Biarritz. It has a heated infinity pool, a large garden and panoramic vistas of the ocean and mountains from every room.Price per week: POASleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL3091
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: POASleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: THE3093
This charming holiday home in Le Périgord Noir is tucked between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. Spacious grounds provide a private and peaceful setting with views across woodlands and fields from the sheltered terrace overlooking the gated and heated pool.Price per week: POASleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB3094
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: POASleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
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: POASleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Beautiful Château surrounded by its own woods & parkland, a haven of relaxation.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - 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: POASleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2406
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: POASleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR3089
Beautiful 19th century French Chateau.Bordeaux | Gironde - Penne d'Agenais
Set amid the beautiful countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux Mers region of France, this chateau is only 40 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux. With 4 bedrooms, this property can sleep up to 14 people, so is ideal for a family or group of friends for their French holiday.Price per week: POASleeps: 14Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1852
Surrounded by the aromas of summer roses and lavender, relax under the towering cedar trees or by the heated swimming pool in your vast garden at this gorgeous 17th century home just a short drive from the Dordogne river.Price per week: POASleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA3099
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.