Holiday Rentals in South West France
A modern villa that blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural FranceDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A modern oasis, this villa in the Dordogne blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural France. You'll fall in love with the breezy indoor/outdoor style of this single-storey villa. Have cocktail hour lounging beneath an umbrella, and dine in the sunroom that opens into the garden.Price per week: £1541-£2775Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2891
Lovely cottage with private pool in grounds of stunning Chateau, not far from SarlatDordogne - Sarlat
Self Catering Holiday Cottage with Private Swimming Pool, in grounds of stunning 18th century Chateau, close to Sarlat and Bergerac, South West France. This lovely self catering holiday cottage has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Sleeps 2/3 Guests + 1 baby.Price per week: €800-€1230Sleeps: 3Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: CHA2645
Elegant farmhouse in a peaceful countryside spot.Dordogne - Bergerac
This elegant farmhouse accommodates up to 9 people providing its guests with all modern comforts in a peaceful countryside spot yet offering easy access to the amenities of the nearby village of Monsac. There is a gorgeous heated swimming pool with a huge poolside terrace surrounded by gadens.Price per week: £2290-£2720Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GAR2636
Beautiful 12th Century House with private pool, large garden, close to MartelLot | 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: LAV1221
14th century fortified manor house in picturesque regionLot | Tarn | Garonne - Rodez
14C fortified manor house with private swimming pool, sleeping up to 8 guests, located in the picturesque region of Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrenees. Ideal for a family holiday.Price per week: £1082-£2024Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS1900
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: £2004-£2672Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2756
A remarkable château with splendid views of vines, sunflowers and countrysideLot | Tarn | Garonne - Condom
Gaze out over vineyards and fields of sunflowers from your beautiful home and incredible gardens at this château. Here you are in the heart of Gascony, the home of undulating hills, idyllic bastide villages and some of the finest gastronomy in the world. The property is a haven of tranquillity.Price per week: £6605-£6605Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2948
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.