Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £1192-£2251Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2634
A comfortable spacious cottage for a perfect escape to a rural settingDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
On top of a hill facing Bergerac, the estate has three hills which offer different views of the town. Up here it's all about silence, calm and retreat, an independent and private cottage and a lovely heated pool for their exclusive use. The property provides the perfect escape to a rural setting.Price per week: £662-£1324Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: JOL2864
70 Rue Du CoteauVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Comfortable cottage with outside patio and country views. Pool. In a small village in rural SW France with Boulangerie, Epicerie, Bar and restaurant, Pharmacy and GP surgery, Post office and Hairdressers. Excellent restaurants and bars in nearby characterful villages. Village is beside the Charente.Price per week: €450-€650Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: RUE2960
Mill house set in beautiful, secluded grounds.Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds, the mill house provides exceptional 5 star accommodation in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside. The relaxing surroundings combine with the charm of this historic mill to provide you with the perfect way to unwind.Price per week: £5912-£9196Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: THE1942
Elegant chateau set in 50 acres of private park and woodland.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cazeres
This chateau is finished to a very high standard, and successfully combines the old world charm of antiques and beautiful pictures with modern day amenities such as luxury bathrooms, central heating and a heated 20 metre swimming pool. 5minutes drive from a charming village offering all amenities.Price per week: £4073-£7355Sleeps: 17Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2461
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.)Price per week: £2370-£5750Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
Lovely villa with swimming pool and wonderful ocean views, walking distance from the beachBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
In the area of 'Moulin Barbot', renovated villa with swimming pool offering a nice view on the ocean. Beaches and shops are within 10 minutes walking distance. Biarritz is 10 minutes away by car.Price per week: £4816-£5017Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2990
This chateau is a working sunflower farm set in a beautiful sweeping landscape.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Agen
The chateau, set in a beautiful sweeping landscape, is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne & Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. The chateau is now a working sunflower farm with 16 luxurious rooms ideal for family, friends or groups.Price per week: £5986-£10332Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2345
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-£1895Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: LEP1972
Restored water mill in idyllic setting.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This 15th century tastefully restored water mill offers a relaxing and idyllic setting. Surrounded by meadows and woodlands, the property is located on a tributary of the River Vert, flowing into the River Lot. The 22 acres of landscaped gardens include a small stream, terraces and a 12x6m pool.Price per week: £1500-£4375Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MOU1847
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.