Holiday Rentals in South West France
A traditional villa with heated pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley liesLot | Tarn | Garonne - Touffailles
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and extensive wooded grounds, this newly restored traditional villa with heated, salt water large 12mx4m pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley lies at the heart of the Quercy region, in a quiet rural village, a few steps away from a renowned restaurant.Price per week: £1840-£3255Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2830
Delightful, secluded Farmhouse near Bergerac, DordogneDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
This delightful 16th century Stone house is situated near Bergerac high on the banks of the Dordogne river.On it's own private grounds surrounded by woodland, landscaped gardens and pool, this characteristic property boasts seclusion only a stone's throw away from all amenities,Price per week: £1200-£1895Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: ANC2671
Delightful family summer holiday house with games room.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Villeneuve-sur-Lot
This delightful stone house is perfect for families, situated close to the small village of Dausse with glorious views over the surrounding Lot-et-Garonne countryside. A heated pool, jacuzzi, excellent summer kitchen and games room will keep the whole family entertained throughout the day.Price per week: £3245-£3245Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LIE2238
Stunning C17th chateau, ideal base to explore the Dordogne.Dordogne - Thiviers
This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne. Set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens & orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths.Price per week: £3960-£5657Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2356
An amazing villa with heated pool and beautiful views of the countrysideDordogne - Montignac
Elegant stone villa, full of traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts. Has been cleverly designed to have its own private space and beautiful views of the countryside, and benefits from its own private, heated swimming pool. Relaxing holidays are guaranteed.Price per week: £1996-£4031Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: MAI2874
Beautiful, tranquil C17th chartreuse set in 184 acres.Dordogne - Rouffignac St Cernin
This is a beautiful, tranquil C17th chateau set in a 184 acre estate in the heart of the Dordogne. Considered locally to be the most important building of its kind in the whole of the Perigord region, it sits in a wooded valley with extensive gardens, a heated swimming pool and a lake.Price per week: £7921-£11881Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA1912
Situated in the Lot department, near the Dordogne river valley, close to the medieval market towns of Souillac, Gourdon and Sarlat, lies this delightful, extremely tastefully furnished stone house set in 10 acres of parkland.Price per week: £960-£1620Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: PER1202
Charming watermill in Dordogne, large poolDordogne - Hautefort
A charming and handsome mid 19th century converted mill bordering the tranquil river Auvézère. Comfortably sleeps and dines 10 (3 double and 2 twin bedrooms). Set in 3.60 hectares of garden, paddock and river with its own accessible island. Very large private, heated swimming pool (12m x 6m.)Price per week: £2370-£5750Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LEM872
An ideal family holiday villa tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside settingVendee | Charente - Mansle
This property is the ideal family holiday villa in the Vendée et Charente, just North West of the Dordogne and tucked away in a lovely and tranquil countryside setting surrounded by a patchwork of sunflower fields and close to a gentle stream. This is a real family home in an ideal location.Price per week: £1098-£1942Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2890
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
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.