Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with panoramic views of the Dordogne countrysideDordogne - Sarlat-la-Caneda
With panoramic views of the Dordogne countryside, this beautifully renovated farmhouse sits within 35 hectares of stunning gardens and woodland and boasts a private tennis court, 13m x 6m heated swimming pool and home cinema.Price per week: £4530-£8915Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: BAR2835
Lovely cottage with private pool in grounds of stunning Chateau, not far from SarlatDordogne - Sarlat
Self Catering Holiday Cottage with Private Swimming Pool, in grounds of stunning 18th century Chateau, close to Sarlat and Bergerac, South West France. This lovely self catering holiday cottage has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Sleeps 2/3 Guests + 1 baby.Price per week: €800-€1230Sleeps: 3Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: CHA2645
Superb Perigordine style house. Heated swimming pool. Near Gourdon in the Lot, SW FranceLot | Tarn | Garonne - Gourdon
Perigordine style holiday house with heated swimming pool, situated in quiet woodland setting. A superbly built stone house with wooden floors, oak beams, full of charm and character. Extremely spacious, with a large lounge, homely kitchen diner, 3 double bedrooms. Great views over the countryside.Price per week: £1000-£1760Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: 2667
A refined villa set on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and woodlandLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Set on a hilltop, this splendidly renovated Maison de Maitre with heated pool is surrounded by vineyards and woodland; yet it is a mere five-minute drive from the charming Bastide town of Duras, with its magnificent castle, its weekly market, restaurants and summer festivals.Price per week: £3565-£6935Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2905
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: £4636-£4636Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Delightful villa with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Blasimon
This delightful, single storey villa sits in an elevated position with tranquil, panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. Spacious & bright, the rooms are decorated & furnished in an elegant style with bold, vibrant artwork reflecting the riot of colour in the beautiful, manicured gardensPrice per week: £1355-£4440Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2227
Restored water mill in idyllic setting.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This 15th century tastefully restored water mill offers a relaxing and idyllic setting. Surrounded by meadows and woodlands, the property is located on a tributary of the River Vert, flowing into the River Lot. The 22 acres of landscaped gardens include a small stream, terraces and a 12x6m pool.Price per week: £1612-£4703Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MOU1847
Traditional Perigord limestone home set on a hill, with amazing views across the DordogneDordogne - Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Beautifully renovated, traditional Perigord limestone house set on a hill with wonderful views across the Dordogne countryside, close to the lively town of Terrasson-Lavilledieu. This home has been elegantly furnished and thoughtfully equipped, offering a wonderful environment in which to unwind.Price per week: £2625-£4755Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: ELE2926
Le PeyretailladeDordogne - Sarlat
This beautifully restored Holiday Villa is located between the village of St Cybranet and the pretty Perigord village of Daglan, close to Sarlat in the Dordogne. Le Peyretaillade has been fully renovated and offers superior quality accommodation with a private heated swimming pool.Price per week: £1950-£2650Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEP3048
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.