Holiday Rentals in South West France
Situated in the Lot department, near the Dordogne river valley, close to the medieval market towns of Souillac, Gourdon and Sarlat, lies this delightful, extremely tastefully furnished stone house set in 10 acres of parkland.Price per week:£960-£1620Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:PER1202
Chateau with indoor sports facilities, just 3 minutes to village.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This 10 bedroomed Chateau sits in 50 acres of its own land surrounded by vineyards. It is only a 3 minute drive to the charming French village of Sauzet (15 minutes drive to the larger town of Luzech). The huge solar heated pool, dome covered Jacuzzi & tranquil fountains provide the perfect retreat.Price per week:£7338-£7338Sleeps:20Pool:YesRef:CHA2471
An elegant farmhouse close to the gorgeous village of Gardonne.Dordogne - Bergerac
A not-to-be missed elegant farmhouse a short drive from the gorgeous village of Gardonne. The villa has a beautiful swimming pool with roman steps surrounded by a huge terrace with shaded areas. A perfect holiday destination for families & groups of friends wishing to escape the hustle and bustle.Price per week:£1174-£2217Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LES2634
Delightful family summer holiday house with games room.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Villeneuve-sur-Lot
This delightful stone house is perfect for families, situated close to the small village of Dausse with glorious views over the surrounding Lot-et-Garonne countryside. A heated pool, jacuzzi, excellent summer kitchen and games room will keep the whole family entertained throughout the day.Price per week:£3245-£3245Sleeps:10Pool:YesRef:LIE2238
Truly exceptional 19th century manor, close to Biarritz.Biarritz | Landes - Hossegor
Set within a six acre estate,this truly exceptional 19th century manor is located close to Biarritz and also the outstanding Atlantic coast making it a perfect base from which to explore the south-west region of France, famous for its gorgeous golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles.Price per week:£6165-£12892Sleeps:16Pool:YesRef:DOM1921
Ideal for family holidays, parties, anniversaries or small weddingsVendee | Charente - Angoulême
The chateau, with its medieval and classical features, is located in a small village in the Charente region of South West France. It has been in the same family for several centuries. A spectacular linden tree in its courtyard, the chateau, nestled in greenery, overlooks the woods.Price per week:£3424-£5870Sleeps:19Pool:YesRef:CHA1836
Outstanding holiday villa in fabulous countryside location.Dordogne - Bergerac
Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,Price per week:£931-£2018Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:LEB2630
A spacious home surrounded by countryside and woods, ideal for a memorable holidayDordogne - Montignac
It would be difficult to find a more enchanting location. This property was the original village forge and is now a spacious home with a beguiling blend of thick old stone walls and exposed wood, original fireplaces and pretty picture windows which overlook the large private wooded park and valley.Price per week:£1594-£3845Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LAT2886
Elegant, stunning chateau with expansive views.Dordogne - Perigueux
This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.Price per week:£5944-£9132Sleeps:15Pool:YesRef:CHA2420
Elegant restored barn with a private heated pool, in a peaceful countryside settingDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
This property is a detached and elegant restored barn with a private heated pool with electric security cover as well as a gated play area, patio with barbecue and lovely dining area. Benefits from a peaceful countryside setting with vineyards and small farms ideal for exploring by car or bike.Price per week:£1384-£2059Sleeps:7Pool:YesRef:JOL2882
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.