Holiday Rentals in South West France
Elegant farmhouse in a peaceful countryside spot.Dordogne - Bergerac
This elegant farmhouse accommodates up to 9 people providing its guests with all modern comforts in a peaceful countryside spot yet offering easy access to the amenities of the nearby village of Monsac. There is a gorgeous heated swimming pool with a huge poolside terrace surrounded by gadens.Price per week: £2298-£2729Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: GAR2636
A desirable house in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, with a lovely garden cottageVendee | Charente - Le Bois Plage en Re
The property is blessed with a most desirable location on a quiet street in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, just 300m from its lively market place and only 800m from the beach. You will feel a warm welcome conveyed by its tasteful design, high-quality furniture and calming tones. A luxury retreat.Price per week: £3771-£6913Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: MAI2885
A refined villa set on a hilltop, surrounded by vineyards and woodlandLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Set on a hilltop, this splendidly renovated Maison de Maitre with heated pool is surrounded by vineyards and woodland; yet it is a mere five-minute drive from the charming Bastide town of Duras, with its magnificent castle, its weekly market, restaurants and summer festivals.Price per week: £3130-£6655Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2905
A spacious home surrounded by countryside and woods, ideal for a memorable holidayDordogne - Montignac
It would be difficult to find a more enchanting location. This property was the original village forge and is now a spacious home with a beguiling blend of thick old stone walls and exposed wood, original fireplaces and pretty picture windows which overlook the large private wooded park and valley.Price per week: £2061-£4163Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT2886
A lovingly restored old hunting lodge with mesmerising views and magical sunsetsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Lectoure
This property is a delightful rural retreat in the rolling countryside of the Gers, no stranger to luxurious and beautiful things. A lovingly restored old hunting lodge with mesmerising views and magical sunsets. The estate is considered one of the most enchanting and beautiful in the region.Price per week: £2029-£2915Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHE2895
C18th castle in quiet surroundings with marvellous views.Bordeaux | Gironde - Targon
This is an 18th century castle furnished in a contemporary and warm style with antique and modern furniture. The chateau is nestled in the hills in between the vineyards of 'Entre deux Mers' in green surroundings just outside the picturesque village of Arbis.Price per week: £3387-£5928Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1915
Beautifully renovated cottage overlooking medieval village, sleeps 4Dordogne - Curemonte
Fleuret Cottage dates back to 1820, and is part of the hamlet of Fleuret. This French cottage has been completely renovated and incorporates traditional features such as the original bread oven and stone sink alcove with ‘œil de bœuf’, terracotta flooring, exposed beams and stonework. Large pool.Price per week: €520-€990Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: FLE1287
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy with poolDordogne - Curemonte
Traditional stone built cottage offering complete privacy situated near the small market town of Meyssac. Ideal choice for those who enjoy the countryside. The 9 x 4 m heated swimming pool. A large terrace, with plenty of outdoor furnishing surrounds the pool.Price per week: €590-€1400Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: HOL742
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
This former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £1650-£5205Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2237
Beautifully renovated period farmouse with heated pool.Dordogne - Meyssac
Dating back to 1636, this beautifully renovated three bedroom farmhouse with private courtyard and heated pool is packed with original features while offering all modern conveniences. It is situated in a quiet, rural location with large garden, just 3km from the small market town of Meyssac,Price per week: €820-€1600Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAS1305Special Offer:
10% discount for May/June bookings.
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.