Holiday Rentals in South West France
Safe sandy beach on the Atlantic Coast only 20 minutes awayVendee | Charente - Saintes
The house benefits from a large living area including a dining area with an open fireplace. Two sets of french doors lead on to a patio, 1 acre of mature and secluded gardens, fenced heated pool (10m x 5m) and covered patio/barbeque area.Price per week: £955-£1672Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: CLA1839
Charming C15th Chateau in stunning private woodland.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
The charming, extremely peaceful 15th Century chateau is situated in 15 acres of stunning private woodland that contains a variety of wildlife. It is in the perfect position for exploring the local historical towns and relaxing in the grounds.Price per week: £2715-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1934
Set on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 mins from St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This is a centuries old authentic stone villa set on the banks of the Dordogne River, 15 minutes east of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion.Price per week: £3578-£4356Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
Elegant, stunning chateau with expansive views.Dordogne - Perigueux
This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.Price per week: £6543-£10053Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2420
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
Delightful ivy covered rectory beside old church.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Souillac
This is a delightful property in the form of an ivy-covered rectory beside the old church of Nadaillac de Rouge. The house exudes comfort & relaxation whatever the time of year and a heated pool and air conditioning in two of the bedrooms adds that extra appeal.Price per week: £1420-£4715Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR1973
Outstanding holiday villa in fabulous countryside location.Dordogne - Bergerac
Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,Price per week: £963-£2086Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LEB2630
A private villa on hilltop with overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterwayDordogne - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Perched up high on a rock face, the property is a private, hilltop retreat designed to take full advantage of the breath-taking views overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterways. A fabulous terrace runs the full length of the house.Price per week: £2000-£3690Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BEL2892
Romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples & small families.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Valence d' Agen
This charming, romantic holiday cottage enjoys a rural setting amid plum orchards & a working fruit farm. Furnished in a mixture of American & French styles & equipped to a very high standard, the thick stone walls of this beautiful property offer a cool summer escape.Price per week: £1225-£1535Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LES2226
Beautiful 12th Century House with private pool, large garden, close to MartelLot | Tarn | Garonne - Martel
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 12TH CENTURY HOUSE with private pool, close to Martel. Superb situation,very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographers paradise.Price per week: £915-£1585Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LAV1221Special Offer:
£50 off any remaining weeks in September 2019.
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.