Holiday Rentals in South West France
An attractive home with private pool and mesmerising views of the countrysideDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Near enough to the Dordogne for foie gras and great wines, this unique home could be anywhere - what it has to offer starts with its rich history and ends with everything both inside and outside its stone walls. An elegant home with plenty of original features and an attractive blend of old and new.Price per week: £2610-£3382Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAM2877
Spacious, elegant manoir in heart of village.Dordogne - Bergerac
This manoir is one of the largest and most important properties in the village.The house has been sympathetically restored to bring out the best of the early C19th features and has been decorated and furnished in a luxurious, modern and sophisticated style. There is a lake 500 yds away.Price per week: £1390-£2480Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: MAN1941
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: £3112-£5222Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2468
A superb location right on the beachfront.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Superb location right on the beachfront, with fantastic sea views, a comfortable holiday apartment within an easy stroll of cafes, restaurants & shops. Steps alongside the apartment building lead down to the beach & promenade just moments away: everything you need or want is at hand.Price per week: £3605-£6845Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LES2252
The perfect home away from home in small wine making village.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Gaillac
On the edge of a small wine making village, the chateau is situated halfway between the historic cathedral cities of Albi and Toulouse. Bright, warm and charmingly decorated in traditional Lime-wash, this chateau is the perfect home away from home in one of France’s oldest wine growing areas.Price per week: £5465-£6127Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2347
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: £1612-£4703Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MOU1847
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: £2426-£5380Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2893
Exquisite château nestled amidst the world-famous vineyards of the Aquitaine regionBordeaux | Gironde - St Emilion
Recently renovated by a talented architect, this is an elegant château furnished with style and refinement and sits majestically in three hectares of beautiful parkland with a private heated swimming pool amidst the estate's vineyards. The property is just four km from the small town of Coutras.Price per week: £4142-£7349Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA3079
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: £9765-£12335Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA1906
Magnificent 15th Century Perigordian Hotel ChateauDordogne - Brantome
One of the most beautiful chateaux in Pergord, South West France. This wonderful property is run as a small hotel but guests can take over the entire building and enjoy a few days of luxury in their very own grand chateau.Price per week: £13472-£15629Sleeps: 48Bedrooms: 17Pool: YesRef: CHA2878
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.