Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: POASleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the ideal romantic bolthole. This is a charming home perfect for a couple seeking privacy and an ideal location in the Périgord Noir. It's comfortable and elegant and the outdoor Jacuzzi on the large sun terrace is a real bonus.Price per week: POASleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: GIL3092
Beautiful Château surrounded by its own woods & parkland, a haven of relaxation.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Lezat
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find this Chateau. Built around the middle of the 19th century for the Baronne de Nomazy, the beautiful Château is surrounded by its own woods and parkland, making it a haven of relaxation.Price per week: POASleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2406
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.