Holiday Rentals in South West France
Luxury villa set above the Atlantic coast, with panoramic views of the ocean and mountainsBiarritz | Landes
Enjoy the height of luxury at this holiday villa, with direct access to the beach. This classic Neo-Basque house sits above the Atlantic coast just south of Biarritz. It has a heated infinity pool, a large garden and panoramic vistas of the ocean and mountains from every room.Price per week: £8823-£18373Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL3091
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: £1150-£2200Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHE2662
This is a beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Dordogne countryside, with use of your own private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool. The house is surrounded by luscious parkland, including a tennis court and a scented garden.Price per week: £2387-£5294Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI3096
Superb Perigordine style house. Heated swimming pool. Near Gourdon in the Lot, SW FranceLot | Tarn | Garonne - Gourdon
Perigordine style holiday house with heated swimming pool, situated in quiet woodland setting. A superbly built stone house with wooden floors, oak beams, full of charm and character. Extremely spacious, with a large lounge, homely kitchen diner, 3 double bedrooms. Great views over the countryside.Price per week: £1000-£1760Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: 2667
This charming holiday home in Le Périgord Noir is tucked between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. Spacious grounds provide a private and peaceful setting with views across woodlands and fields from the sheltered terrace overlooking the gated and heated pool.Price per week: £1303-£2345Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB3094
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.