Holiday Rentals in South West France
A charming villa surrounded by countryside and woods, with a warm and authentic ambienceDordogne - Montignac
A charming blend of old stone and exposed wood which give the house a warm and authentic ambience. As far as settings go it would be difficult to find a more enchanting location.This is one of France's Les Plus Beaux Villages, surrounded by countryside and woods between beautiful Sarlat and Lascaux.Price per week: £1955-£3948Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: MAI2875
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
Delightful stone cottage on the banks of the Dordogne.Dordogne - Beynac
Located on the banks of the Dordogne River, this is a delightful stone cottage for 2 people, just a short distance from shops and restaurants of Siorac-en-Perigord. Overlooking the river, this charming cottage sits within the large grounds of a manor house & offers private use of the infinity pool.Price per week: £1765-£2025Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: LEP1972
Romantic getaway in the peaceful Dordogne countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.Price per week: £909-£1467Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Chateau located on a hilltop village, horse riding on site.Dordogne - Perigueux
The elegant and imposing mid-16th Century Chateau is situated in 40 acres of private grounds and boasts excellent views over the Isle River valley. A swimming pool is available for private use; it is fitted with a child security alarm.Price per week: £2961-£4969Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2468
Fabulous holiday villa surrounded by vineyards.Dordogne - Bergerac
This is a fabulous holiday villa surrounded by amazing vineyards, 3 km away from the lovely village of Saint Antoine de Breuilh in the exclusive department of Dordogne. The outside grounds are impressive, boasting a huge pool and terrace with sunbeds and parasols.Price per week: £1286-£2157Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAU2633
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: £9694-£29187Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL2350
A charming home with jacuzzi close to the medieval market town of SarlatDordogne - Beynac
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. Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the perfect romantic bolthole.Price per week: £667-£903Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: NoRef: GIL2862
Picturesque twin town house with breathtaking views of the countrysideLot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
With six spacious bedrooms which can sleep up to 12 people, this pretty town house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Ideal for family or a large group of friendsPrice per week: £3342-£5491Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1892
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: £5722-£7462Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA2471
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.