Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £684-£965Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: GIL3092
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: £1086-£3612Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: AIL3100
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: £8742-£18205Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL3091
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: £1693-£3908Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR3089
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: £1237-£4104Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: THE3093
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: £2491-£7739Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: MAN3097
A truly impressive chateau steeped in romance and modern luxury, with magnificent viewsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Bordeaux
This chateau is truly a unique property steeped in romance and modern luxury while preserved in an untouched historical environment listed as a 'Patrimoine de France'. This is the perfect choice for the holiday of a lifetime and will ensure you an unforgettable discovery of this beautiful region.Price per week: £6896-£7660Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2996
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
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: £3224-£5618Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN3098
An enchanting villa on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne RiverDordogne - Sarlat
This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.Price per week: £3342-£5112Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
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.