Holiday Rentals in South West France
A rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land.Dordogne - Bergerac
The chateau is situated 22km from Bergerac Airport in the Perigord Pourpre region of the Dordogne in SW France. It is a rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land. The chateau and the adjacent self-contained pigeonnier are situated around a quandrangle surrounded by beautiful parkland and mature trees.Price per week: £11259-£11259Sleeps: 29Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2368
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with panoramic views of the Dordogne countrysideDordogne - Sarlat-la-Caneda
With panoramic views of the Dordogne countryside, this beautifully renovated farmhouse sits within 35 hectares of stunning gardens and woodland and boasts a private tennis court, 13m x 6m heated swimming pool and home cinema.Price per week: £4530-£8915Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: BAR2835
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
Delightful family summer holiday house with games room.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Villeneuve-sur-Lot
This delightful stone house is perfect for families, situated close to the small village of Dausse with glorious views over the surrounding Lot-et-Garonne countryside. A heated pool, jacuzzi, excellent summer kitchen and games room will keep the whole family entertained throughout the day.Price per week: £3245-£3245Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LIE2238
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: £1670-£3459Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: ETA1936
Stunning C17th chateau, ideal base to explore the Dordogne.Dordogne - Thiviers
This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne. Set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens & orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths.Price per week: £3960-£5657Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2356
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy with poolDordogne - Curemonte
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy situated near the small market town of Meyssac. Ideal choice for those who enjoy the countryside. The 9 x 4 m heated swimming pool. A large terrace, with plenty of outdoor furnishing surrounds the pool.Price per week: €590-€1400Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: HOL742
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
Ideal for family holidays, parties, anniversaries or small weddingsVendee | Charente - Angoulême
The chateau, with its medieval and classical features, is located in a small village in the Charente region of South West France. It has been in the same family for several centuries. A spectacular linden tree in its courtyard, the chateau, nestled in greenery, overlooks the woods.Price per week: £3439-£5896Sleeps: 19Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1836
Classic holiday villa with pool above the rolling French countrysideDordogne - Grezes
Kid-friendly features abound at this 18th century villa in the Dordogne. The playset in the garden, indoor games, and private child-safe pool will keep the kids entertained and parents will adore the classic holiday villa feel: stone walls, wood-burning fireplaces, and simple, rustic furnishings.Price per week: £896-£1942Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2863
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.