Holiday Rentals in South West France
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.Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £1831-£2654Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: LEB3094
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.Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Weekly Guide Price: £3260-£9486Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: MAN3097
Gorgeous 11th century Villa in the heart of PérigordDordogne - Bergerac
Villa La Source is a beautiful 170m2 house in the heart of Périgord with 3 en-suite bedrooms and private heated pool in a lovely traditional village. The house has been renovated and it is furnished with refinement, comfort, modernity and authenticity.Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £2939-£6093Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3151
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.Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £4076-£6887Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: MAN3098
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.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £2898-£3952Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL2756
Striking 4 bedroom 11th century abbey with heated poolDordogne - Bergerac - Perigord
This exceptionally charming house is the old village forge building. The atmosphere of the house gives the immediate impression of being at home on vacation. The house is fully restored in one of the most beautiful villages in France.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £3155-£6589Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3150
Beautiful Villa with magnificent panoramic viewsDordogne - Bergerac - Périgord
This beautiful villa in Périgord offers a magnificent panorama with large bay windows overlooking the wooded valley and the private garden. The house has spacious and bright rooms which make it a haven of peace. It offers 3 beautiful en-suite bedrooms with a refined decorationSleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £2939-£6093Pool: NoType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3152
Elegantly restored 4 bedroom villa isolated between meadows and woodlandDordogne - Bergerac - Perigord
A charming villa in Perigord, elegantly restored, which can comfortably accommodate up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms, heated swimming pool, beautiful natureSleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £4402-£8808Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3149
Beautiful countryside French Chateau in Bordeaux VineyardsBordeaux | Gironde
Beautiful French Chateau, 8 bedrooms, in the middle of the countryside and the Bordeaux vineyards, with a swimming pool, tennis court, terraces, large forest and private garden. The classical French interior design whisks guests away to a bygone 19th century era of romance and possibility.Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Weekly Guide Price: £9877-£16192Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: CHT3146
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.)Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Weekly Guide Price: £3044-£6740Pool: YesType: WatermillProperty Reference: LEM872
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.