Holiday Rentals in South West France
A calm, healing and beautiful retreat.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Montauban
This property is a beautifully reconstructed and renovated French farmhouse. It is very secluded on top of a little hill in the deep Tarn countryside with breathtaking 360 degree views of farms, fields, villages and distant hills. The approach is up a long track, hedged in lavender.Price per week: £5478-£6493Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1845
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
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
This former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £1650-£5205Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2237
Beautifully renovated farmhouse, ideal for large groupsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Condom
Situated in Gascony, the farmhouse is an ideal holiday home for large groups and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations. Book the farmhouse and the lodge together for a big family gathering. A large pool, spacious summer salon and swooping views make this location pure bliss.Price per week: £1733-£4623Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: ARA1834
A charming stone house ideal for relaxing and fun family holidaysDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind. This is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool with easy access steps for all ages, a children's swing and a lawn area for them to play. The garden contains an abundance of fruit trees.Price per week: £453-£1306Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2870
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: £2203-£2616Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GAR2636
Outstanding holiday villa in fabulous countryside location.Dordogne - Bergerac
Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,Price per week: £917-£1988Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB2630
Beautiful classic French chateau, excellent base for a Dordogne holiday.Dordogne - Perigueux
This is a beautiful example of a classic French chateau. Set in attractive private grounds with views over vineyards and countryside, and with a particularly large heated pool to boot, this thoughtfully refurbished property makes an excellent base for a holiday in the Dordogne.Price per week: £6370-£7730Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LAC2395
Delightful secluded Charentaise Villa with private heated pool, sleeps 8Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Modernised in 2016, a charming secluded charentaise style villa with private heated pool and secure garden. It sleeps 8 comfortably, with room for 2 extra children and has all comforts to help make a perfect holiday.Price per week: £1100-£2050Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHE2662
Large architect villa with swimming pool and mountain view, near BiarritzBiarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Close to Biarritz, mountain view, large architect villa for holiday rental, with heated pool. Only 10 minutes away from Biarritz, and 2kms away from beaches, large and bright architect villa. Green park - nice mountain view.Price per week: £4124-£7914Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2988
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.