Holiday Rentals in South West France
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: £959-£1547Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: VIL2631
Period chateau set in park land offering complete privacy.Dordogne - Bergerac
This is a 6 bedroom charming period chateau in the southern Dordogne region set in the midst of it's own grounds. There is a covered dining terrace with BBQ and seating for 20. The pool has plenty of shade and is well protected and private and there is also a full size tennis court and croquet lawn.Price per week: £5016-£6270Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2643
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: £3519-£6033Sleeps: 19Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1836
Charming Charentaise house with beautiful gardens and poolVendee | Charente - Mansle
Set in the rolling landscape of the Charente region of France, bordered by meadows and sunflower fields, you will find Le Cerisier, a stone Charentaise house with its wisteria covered arbour leading to the front door, its pool, gardens and cherry orchard views beyond, where the house gets its name.Price per week: €895-€1250Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEC2678
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: £3122-£5240Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2468
An amazing villa with heated pool and beautiful views of the countrysideDordogne - Montignac
Elegant stone villa, full of traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts. Has been cleverly designed to have its own private space and beautiful views of the countryside, and benefits from its own private, heated swimming pool. Relaxing holidays are guaranteed.Price per week: £2061-£4163Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: MAI2874
Beautiful, historic rural Chateau with private tennis court .Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
A beautiful and historic rural Chateau with private tennis court and heated pool set in the vineyards of South West France. The Chateau is very private yet has easy access to the activities of the Dordogne River, championship golf, markets, towns and restaurants.Price per week: £3168-£4526Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2346
A unique apartment in a glorious Château, in a small village surrounded by vineyardsDordogne - Bergerac - Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
This is a unique and wonderful apartment in a glorious Château, located in a small Dordogne village surrounded by vineyards. Has been lovingly restored and is quite special and a wonderful base for exploring this fascinating part of southern France.Price per week: £1206-£1407Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LEP2953
A beautiful country house in a stunning hamlet, in the midst of vineyards and farming landVendee | Charente - Matha
Nestled among the sunflower fields and vineyards in a beautiful French hamlet, this is a stunning and spacious eighteenth century French country farmhouse hidden away in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque Charentes Maritimes region of Central Western France.Price per week: £1397-£1988Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: NoRef: LAM2943
An amazing villa in Vézac, with a private pool surrounded by flowersDordogne - Beynac
If the world has made you weary, an escape to this villa in the Dordogne will set things right again. The detached spa building features a Jacuzzi and Finnish-style sauna, where your tension will melt away. Once you've had enough heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by flowers.Price per week: £1531-£3078Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2916
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.