Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Traditional Perigord limestone home set on a hill, with amazing views across the DordogneDordogne - Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Beautifully renovated, traditional Perigord limestone house set on a hill with wonderful views across the Dordogne countryside, close to the lively town of Terrasson-Lavilledieu. This home has been elegantly furnished and thoughtfully equipped, offering a wonderful environment in which to unwind.Price per week: £2625-£4755Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: ELE2926
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
Elegant, restored 19th century castle, great view of the river.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
The best way to describe the Chateau is charming and chic! This elegant 19th century castle,near the beautiful Loire Valley, was restored and refurbished in 2014 in a hunting lodge style, as Southern Touraine was and remains a famous horse hunting area.Price per week: £3797-£6103Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA2438
A beautiful village house restored to a high standard, with private poolBordeaux | Gironde - Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Original artwork, dreamy sunsets, swans on the river and the best wines in the world… a charming and beautifully restored village house just across the lane. Original paintings adorn the walls and the décor is stylish and elegant. Everything is brand new and totally refurbished to a high standard.Price per week: £1109-£2348Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PET2867
Beautiful holiday house with large poolDordogne - Curemonte
Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 12 people in a unique location with stunning views to the medieval village of Curemonte. Huge 14 x 7 metre swimming pool and games room.Price per week: €1190-€2250Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: FLE1326
C17th chateau, a haven for peace and beautyDordogne - Sarlat
This former noble castle that dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by a 20-hectare park with views over the Dordogne River and private hiking paths. Beautifully restored in the 19th century to a very high standard this is the ideal holiday place to discover Périgord, Sarlat & Dordogne regionPrice per week: £4833-£6214Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA1906
Superb C17th chateau with tranquil garden & pool.Vendee | Charente - Pons
The 17th century chateau is a superb property which has recently been renovated to provide first rate accommodation equipped to a very high standard. Set in 12 acres of tranquil garden and parkland with a private swimming pool, provides an ideal location for families and larger groups.Price per week: £1676-£3674Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: ETA1936
An amazing villa in Vézac, with a private pool surrounded by flowersDordogne - Beynac
If the world has made you weary, an escape to this villa in the Dordogne will set things right again. The detached spa building features a Jacuzzi and Finnish-style sauna, where your tension will melt away. Once you've had enough heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by flowers.Price per week: £1502-£3019Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2916
A beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set into the tranquil Aquitaine countrysideDordogne - Brantome
This property is a beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Aquitaine countryside, with use of a private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool. The house is surrounded by luscious parkland, including a tennis court and scented garden.Price per week: £2492-£5347Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2893
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.