Holiday Rentals in South West France
Luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views.Biarritz | Landes - Biarritz
A luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. The villa is exceptionally well finished with sleek, contemporary furnishings and state of the art fittings and is flooded with natural light.Price per week: £6925-£16595Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2264
Large luxury villa and apartmentDordogne - Montpon-Menesterol
This large luxury villa offers over 350 sq m of spacious living accommodation and is fitted throughout with a range of modern conveniences. The villa is booked in conjunction with the apartment that can sleep up to 22 people, so is ideal for a large family get together, or a group of friends.Price per week: £4037-£7179Sleeps: 22Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: VIL1859
An elegant villa in Vézac with private pool and full-size JacuzziDordogne - Beynac
If the world has made you weary, an escape to this villa in the Dordogne will set things right again. The detached spa building features a Jacuzzi and Finnish-style sauna, where your tension will melt away. Once you've had enough heat, take a dip in the private pool surrounded by flowers.Price per week: £1531-£3078Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2873
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 beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set into the tranquil Aquitaine countrysideDordogne - Brantome
This property is a beautifully refurbished medieval mansion set right out into the tranquil Aquitaine countryside, with use of a private 6 x 12 metre swimming pool. The house is surrounded by luscious parkland, including a tennis court and scented garden.Price per week: £2540-£5451Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2893
Luxurious, stylish property with salt water pool.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
A luxurious and stylishly modernised property on a hill overlooking the local countryside, the views are stunning. The farmhouse is a home away from home, is very child friendly, has a salt water swimming pool and beautiful garden with fruit and nut trees and a small wooded area.Price per week: £1804-£2823Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: BIR1924
Bright , charming turreted chateau from early C18th with countryside views.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Marmande
Situated in a peaceful rural location of Lot-et-Garonne and adjoining Aquitaine and the Dordogne, this is a light, bright and charming turreted chateau from the early 18th century with beautiful countryside views. It is full of period features without sacrificing any homliness, comfort or charm.Price per week: £2828-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: CHA2357
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
Elegant restored barn with a private heated pool, in a peaceful countryside settingDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
This property is a detached and elegant restored barn with a private heated pool with electric security cover as well as a gated play area, patio with barbecue and lovely dining area. Benefits from a peaceful countryside setting with vineyards and small farms ideal for exploring by car or bike.Price per week: £1397-£2078Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: JOL2882
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
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.