Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £647-£1295Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: JOL2864
Delightful family farmhouse in lush countryside.Dordogne - Hautefort
This is a delightful, renovated farmhouse situated in a small hamlet in the Perigord Noir. Characterised by its lush countryside and pretty villages, it is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday: you can relax by the heated pool while the children swim or play in the gardens.Price per week: £1450-£5460Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAN1976
Picturesque twin town house with breathtaking views of the countrysideLot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
With six spacious bedrooms which can sleep up to 12 people, this pretty town house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Ideal for family or a large group of friendsPrice per week: £3406-£5596Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1892
Romantic getaway in the peaceful Dordogne countryside.Dordogne - Bergerac
This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.Price per week: £897-£1495Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Fairy-tale Castle ideal for families or functions.Vendee | Charente - Montbron
The Guardian newspaper called this Chateau “One of the Top 5 houses to rent in France”. The Times said “its interior is as hip as its exterior is fairy-tale”. Grazia Magazine called it “Kick your heels off comfy”, while Bella Magazine simply said it had “Lashings of ooh la la”.Price per week: £14578-£14578Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2404
An amazing villa at the foot of the Pyrenees, with stunning landscapesBiarritz | Landes - St Jean de Luz
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design. Stunning landscapes from almost every corner of the house.Price per week: £1684-£3887Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2889
Beautiful, tranquil C17th chartreuse set in 184 acres.Dordogne - Rouffignac St Cernin
This is a beautiful, tranquil C17th chateau set in a 184 acre estate in the heart of the Dordogne. Considered locally to be the most important building of its kind in the whole of the Perigord region, it sits in a wooded valley with extensive gardens, a heated swimming pool and a lake.Price per week: £7921-£11881Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA1912
A characterful restored farmhouse with lovely country views, for a perfect family holidayLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Nestling in the rural landscape of the Pays-de-Duras, only 1 mile from the local village and its small selection of shops, this characterful restored farmhouse with pool and summer kitchen sits comfortably in its substantial grounds, offering the perfect family holiday accommodation.Price per week: £1675-£4115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: DUR2904
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: £3017-£5064Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2468
Stylish and contemporary villa with lovely sea views.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
Situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz, no expense has been spared in the fittings, furnishings and cutting edge décor of this superb contemporary villa. Large glass panels offer lovely views over the beautifully landscaped grounds.Price per week: £4665-£14115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2262
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.