Holiday Rentals in South West France
A beautiful, architect-designed barn conversion close to Monpazier.Dordogne - Sarlat
This is a beautiful, architect-designed barn conversion with high quality fixtures, furnishings and decoration throughout. This superb property has an acre of private grounds with lawned garden, private pool and large shaded dining terrace with BBQ and expansive countryside views.Price per week: £1881-£3547Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: THE2386
Elegant, up-market chateau brimming with charm.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
The chateau is situated between the small market towns of Eymet and Issigeac & has the charm and nobility of its 400 years of existence. Brimming with antiques, but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home with a games room, croquet and a grand piano.Price per week: £5375-£8734Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA1910
A striking villa with views over the ocean.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
A striking villa with views over the ocean, situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. This is a unique property displaying the best of cutting edge modern architecture and design. There is an intimate enclosed courtyard terrace.Price per week: £5395-£6925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: VIL2259
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: LAV1221
This chateau has everything you could want for, truly French living at its best!Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
This chateau offers everything you could want for, tranquil private, set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens - it truly is French living at its best! Located just a short walk from the village of Le Temple sur Lot with its bar, epicerie, boulangerie and well known restaurant "The Commanderie".Price per week: £6933-£6933Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2402
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
Charming, restored barn with private heated swimming pool, near St Medard & CatusLot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
CHARMING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, BARN with heated private swimming pool. On the edge of a very pretty hamlet, St Medard, deep in the country, this delightful cottage is situated in a haven of greenery and nestled in superb gardens where the cicadas sing.Price per week: €830-€1520Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEM1225
A charming stone house in a peaceful countryside setting, ideal for familiesDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind, plus a host of handy and thoughtful services, designed to make guests' holidays easy and carefree. Is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool. Relaxing and fun family holidays are guaranteed.Price per week: £453-£1306Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2866
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with panoramic views of the Dordogne countrysideDordogne - Sarlat-la-Caneda
With panoramic views of the Dordogne countryside, this beautifully renovated farmhouse sits within 35 hectares of stunning gardens and woodland and boasts a private tennis court, 13m x 6m heated swimming pool and home cinema.Price per week: £4530-£8915Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: BAR2835
Wonderful Basque villa near Saint Jean de Luz, with stunning view on the oceanBiarritz | Landes - Saint Jean de Luz
At less than 10 min from Saint Jean de Luz, Basque villa entirely renovated with care (high standards) offering a stunning view on the ocean. Vast garden of 7000 sqm. Meadows in front of the house are also part of the property.Price per week: £7577-£9377Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2989
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.