Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £3401-£5201Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
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: £5766-£8451Sleeps: 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: £3579-£3579Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAM2638
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: £4703-£5240Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA1852
Relaxing and memorable holidays with family and friends are guaranteed at this villa, where a clever and sympathetic restoration has resulted in a beautiful home-away-from-home. The property has traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts.Price per week: £2038-£4116Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT3090
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: £3281-£4573Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN3098
Lovely cottage with private pool in grounds of stunning Chateau, not far from SarlatLot | Tarn | Garonne - Martel
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 12TH CENTURY HOUSE with private pool, close to Martel. Superb situation,very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographers paradise.Price per week: £915-£1585Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 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
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.Price per week: £1988-£3314Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2756
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: £1314-£2364Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB3094
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.