Holiday Rentals in South West France
Family villa with panoramic views of the Dordogne valley.Dordogne - Bergerac
This superb stone-built family oriented villa boasting priviliged panoramic views of the Dordogne valley, accommodates up to eight adults and two children in space and comfort. The beautiful pool with huge terrace and a shaded dining area provide plenty of room for open air relaxation.Price per week: £1288-£3350Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2637
A charming home with jacuzzi close to the medieval market town of SarlatDordogne - Beynac
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. Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the perfect romantic bolthole.Price per week: £676-£915Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: NoRef: GIL2862
Impressive villa with breathtaking landscapesDordogne - Bergerac
This impressive 4 bedroom villa is the ideal choice for holidaymakers seeking peace and privacy bordered by the breath-taking landscapes of the South of France. An extensive pool area with colourful gardens will allow guests to take advantage of sunny days and switch off from the outside world.Price per week: £2070-£3037Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2641
Classically designed Chateau with a high level of comfort.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
This original 3 storey chateau lies within 25 acres of stunning enclosed parkland complete with swimming pool and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Accommodating up to 16 people, this charming dwelling provides a superb gateway to the local charms and escapes of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £5188-£5188Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2434
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
A decadent country villa beautifully designed, with an old French charmLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nérac
As you walk up the garden steps past the lemon tree, you'll fall instantly in love with this decadent country villa in the Dordogne. Though it has been recently renovated for modern life, it retains the old French charm you expect and adore. Every feature has been beautifully designed.Price per week: £4311-£4311Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
A truly unique chateau on the Dordogne border.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
On the Dordogne border, famous for sunflowers and its Cahors wine, in a hectare of picturesque parkland, is situated the wonderful 14th Century Château, a truly unique rental property, ideal for a family group looking for an experience they will never forget.Price per week: £4163-£5947Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2348
Spacious, elegant manoir in heart of village.Dordogne - Bergerac
This manoir is one of the largest and most important properties in the village.The house has been sympathetically restored to bring out the best of the early C19th features and has been decorated and furnished in a luxurious, modern and sophisticated style. There is a lake 500 yds away.Price per week: £1494-£2666Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: MAN1941
Basque coast luxury beach villa with boat & skipper.Bordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This stunning villa is in an enviable position right on the beach with fabulous views across the Bassin d’Arcachon to the Cap Ferret. This is a spacious family home situated in the smart residential area of La Corniche which encompasses La Teste de Buch and Pyla sur Mer.Price per week: £11105-£11850Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 8Pool: NoRef: VIL2115
Traditional Perigord limestone home set on a hill, with amazing views across the DordogneDordogne - Terrasson-Lavilledieu
Beautifully renovated, traditional Perigord limestone house set on a hill with wonderful views across the Dordogne countryside, close to the lively town of Terrasson-Lavilledieu. This home has been elegantly furnished and thoughtfully equipped, offering a wonderful environment in which to unwind.Price per week: £2625-£4755Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: ELE2926
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.