Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
14th century fortified manor house in picturesque regionLot | Tarn | Garonne - Rodez
14C fortified manor house with private swimming pool, sleeping up to 8 guests, located in the picturesque region of Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrenees. Ideal for a family holiday.Price per week: £1093-£2044Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS1900
A wonderful villa with private pool and lawned garden on the outskirts of BergeracDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A beautiful villa in the Dordogne, on the outskirts of Bergerac in lovely residential area just 2km from the centre. Here you'll revel in the large lawned garden and private pool. This villa comes with urban comforts; you'll especially appreciate the large reclining sofa and ultra-modern kitchen.Price per week: £1735-£2530Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: PRI2872
Enchanting fairytale castle in the Loire Valley.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
Built in the late 1800s at the heart of the Vienne department, among extensive century-old woodland & splendid landscaped gardens, this is an enchanting fairytale castle furnished with exquisite taste, just a short walk from the small village of Lencloitre & within easy access of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2202
A wealth of places to visit & things to do near this villa.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Quercy
This is a lovely country home, set in a peaceful location in 18 acres of grounds, close to the village of Touffailles. Approached via a driveway lined with oak trees, there are lawns where children can play & woods to explore. A wealth of places to visit and things to do near this villa.Price per week: £1245-£2750Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS2234
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: £2024-£4516Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
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: £1572-£2806Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: NoRef: MAN1941
Exceptional 14th century luxury chateau with view of river.Dordogne - Souillac
Overhanging the Dordogne River, the 14th Century chateau combines luxury living and authentic French traditions. The dining terrace is perfect for taking in the awe-inspiring view of this much loved river.Price per week: £5061-£7592Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA1866
Delightful stone cottage on the banks of the Dordogne.Dordogne - Beynac
Located on the banks of the Dordogne River, this is a delightful stone cottage for 2 people, just a short distance from shops and restaurants of Siorac-en-Perigord. Overlooking the river, this charming cottage sits within the large grounds of a manor house & offers private use of the infinity pool.Price per week: £1765-£1895Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: LEP1972
An enchanting family home amidst sweeping cornfields, in the gorgeous Gers regionLot | Tarn | Garonne - Estang
The property was the original farmhouse on what used to be an Armagnac farm in the gorgeous Gers region of South West France. Has been completely restored and now is a warm and enchanting family home where everything has been thought of, full of the owners' heartfelt attention, care and love.Price per week: £1259-£2629Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2871
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.