Holiday Rentals in South West France
Classic holiday villa with pool above the rolling French countrysideDordogne - Grezes
Kid-friendly features abound at this 18th century villa in the Dordogne. The playset in the garden, indoor games, and private child-safe pool will keep the kids entertained and parents will adore the classic holiday villa feel: stone walls, wood-burning fireplaces, and simple, rustic furnishings.Price per week: £1029-£2229Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAC2863
Beautiful C18th Château ideal for large families or multi-generational groups.Vendee | Charente - Angouleme
This beautiful C18th Château offers the perfect blend of historic elegance & modern amenities. With accommodation for 8 adults in 4 large rooms, 3 with en-suite facilities, & a dedicated nursery for children, this property is ideal for large families or multi-generational groups holidaying together.Price per week: £3643-£5035Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2384
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: £1966-£4387Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Lovingly restored 200 year old house with heated pool, stunning views, Wifi, near SarlatDordogne - Sarlat
'Le Pech de Giroux' has an exceptional setting in a secluded hamlet between Domme and Sarlat. This delightful house stands on a ridge with spectacular views 8 miles across the valley. Private grounds of 3 acres with enclosed heated swimming pool and large sunny south-facing terrace at front of housePrice per week: £1500-£2700Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LAM2397
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: £4130-£5900Sleeps: 24Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2348
An ivy-covered house in Médoc with a cottage feeling and family amenitiesBordeaux | Gironde - Vendays-Montalivet
A family of ducks lives on the pond of this villa in Médoc. Here the beauty of the country life elevates humble things, until they belong in fairy tales. The ivy-covered house has a cottage feeling, with family villa amenities. The beach at Montalivet (14 km) is a short drive away.Price per week: £1739-£2269Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LET2880
Mill house set in beautiful, secluded grounds.Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds, the mill house provides exceptional 5 star accommodation in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside. The relaxing surroundings combine with the charm of this historic mill to provide you with the perfect way to unwind.Price per week: £5912-£9196Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: THE1942
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
Gorgeous villa surrounded by fruit trees, close to Bourdeilles.Dordogne - Périgueux
This gorgeous villa is nestled in the heart of the enchanting Dordogne countryside, a few ks from the beautiful village of Bourdeilles. Surrounded by fruit trees & gorgeous gardens with comfortable benches, the property's outside area has a lovely pool with terrace where guests can soak up the sun.Price per week: £1245-£2229Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAG2635
Delightful villa with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Blasimon
This delightful, single storey villa sits in an elevated position with tranquil, panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. Spacious & bright, the rooms are decorated & furnished in an elegant style with bold, vibrant artwork reflecting the riot of colour in the beautiful, manicured gardensPrice per week: £1355-£4440Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2227
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.