Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £908-£1465Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
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: £2607-£5750Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
Welcome to this charming 17th Century property in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park. This is a spacious, stone farmhouse that offers comfortable accommodations for up to 9 people in four bedrooms. It has been renovated with great care to maintain its original character.Price per week: £2167-£3612Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: AIL3100
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
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: £8525-£17752Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL3091
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: £5526-£8098Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA3099
Amazing family orientated property with a touch of luxury.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Agen
This amazing family oriented property enjoys an enviable location in Lot-et-Garonne, 3 km from the gorgeous village of Mezin. The villa has been designed to the finest detail yet with a touch of luxury. Table tennis, billiard table, board games, piano & exercise equipment all provided.Price per week: POASleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAM2638
On the banks of the Dordogne river, this is a fine home in a beautiful countryside setting, set in eight hectares of private grounds, and makes a delightful place for a relaxing visit to this enchanting region. The owners have beautifully restored this old manor house.Price per week: £3144-£6641Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN3098
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: £4690-£4690Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the ideal romantic bolthole. This is a charming home perfect for a couple seeking privacy and an ideal location in the Périgord Noir. It's comfortable and elegant and the outdoor Jacuzzi on the large sun terrace is a real bonus.Price per week: £690-£941Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: GIL3092
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.