Holiday Rentals in South West France
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-£4735Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR1973
A beautiful holiday home set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-GaronneLot | Tarn | Garonne - Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, fields and wild woods, is a beautiful holiday home in this picturesque region. The owners have lovingly restored their Manoir, including a 400 year pigeonnier, with sensitivity and style.Price per week: £2662-£7100Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
Luxury villa with sea views, tucked away in a quiet residential area, on a wooded hillsideBiarritz | Landes - Bidart
Biarritz luxury villa with heated pool and sea views - Tucked away in a quiet residential area on a wooded hillside overlooking Biarritz and the ocean, this sleek, contemporary villa with heated pool is just a ten-minute stroll from Biarritz's lively promenade.Price per week: £3805-£10415Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: OCE2932
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
An amazing chateau set in unique setting, with a charming blend of old and newPyrenees - St. Lizier
This is a 19th-Century jewel, which sits majestically on 100 acres of park, farm and woodland. This unique setting offers privacy and tranquillity in the rural Midi-Pyrénées, the perfect retreat and setting for sumptuous and relaxing holidays.Price per week: £12900-£15766Sleeps: 26Bedrooms: 13Pool: YesRef: CHA2902
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
A country villa with stunning views over the Dordogne river and its enchanting valleyDordogne - Sarlat-la-Caneda
Set in an enviable position in the heart of a lush Perigord Noir forest, this is a stunning country villa with 10m x 5m heated pool overlooking the Dordogne river and its enchanting valley.Price per week: £3690-£5620Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LAF2831
A beautiful cottage at a 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of GasconyLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nerac
A 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of Gascony, the property is an amazing lodging offering a direct access to the East Wing of the main house, while benefitting from a private car park, private access to the Cedar Park and access to a shared swimming pool.Price per week: £1158-£1158Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: CHA2868
A charming villa surrounded by countryside and woods, with a warm and authentic ambienceDordogne - Montignac
A charming blend of old stone and exposed wood which give the house a warm and authentic ambience. As far as settings go it would be difficult to find a more enchanting location.This is one of France's Les Plus Beaux Villages, surrounded by countryside and woods between beautiful Sarlat and Lascaux.Price per week: £2014-£4068Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: MAI2875
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
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.