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: £3372-£5156Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
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: £1397-£2078Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: JOL2882
Bright , charming turreted chateau from early C18th with countryside views.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
Situated in a peaceful rural location of Lot-et-Garonne and adjoining Aquitaine and the Dordogne, this is a light, bright and charming turreted chateau from the early 18th century with beautiful countryside views. It is full of period features without sacrificing any homliness, comfort or charm.Price per week: £2828-£4413Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2357
Tucked away in a serene cove off the French Atlantic Ocean.Bordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
Just west of Bordeaux, the tranquil Villa is tucked away in a serene cove off the French Atlantic Ocean. This is a place where prestigious luxury accommodation meets exemplary service in a reinvigorating atmosphere of marine life & pine forests.Price per week: £10019-£30166Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2350
An amazing chateau set in unique setting, with a charming blend of old and newPyrenees - St. Lizier
This is a 19th-Century jewel, which sits majestically on 100 acres of park, farm and woodland. This unique setting offers privacy and tranquillity in the rural Midi-Pyrénées, the perfect retreat and setting for sumptuous and relaxing holidays.Price per week: £12900-£15766Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2902
Set on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 mins from St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This is a centuries old authentic stone villa set on the banks of the Dordogne River, 15 minutes east of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion.Price per week: £3487-£4246Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
Stunning, modernised Basque villa overlooking the Atlantic & Pyrenees.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
This stunning, modernised Basque villa with heated pool is in an enviable village location overlooking the Atlantic ocean & the western Pyrenees.You can stroll to restaurants, cafes, shops & the village square from your front door, walk down to the sandy beach, or walk the length of the coastline.Price per week: £7775-£16140Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LES2263
An amazing villa at the foot of the Pyrenees, with stunning landscapesBiarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
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. Stunning landscapes from almost every corner of the house.Price per week: £1708-£3942Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2889
Romantic retreat in the Dordogne.Dordogne - Bergerac
This delightful villa sorrounded by flowers & gardens enjoys an enviable position in the outskirts of the village of Saint Méard de Gurçon. This is the perfect choice for a couple seeking for a romantic retreat or, even better, an unforgettable honeymoon.Price per week: £782-£1408Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2628
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy with poolDordogne - Curemonte
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy situated near the small market town of Meyssac. Ideal choice for those who enjoy the countryside. The 9 x 4 m heated swimming pool. A large terrace, with plenty of outdoor furnishing surrounds the pool.Price per week: €590-€1400Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: HOL742
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.