Holiday Rentals in South West France
A private villa on hilltop with overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterwayDordogne - Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Perched up high on a rock face, the property is a private, hilltop retreat designed to take full advantage of the breath-taking views overlooking the valleys of the Dordogne and their waterways. A fabulous terrace runs the full length of the house.Price per week: £2000-£3690Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BEL2892
Spacious 17th century farmhouse offering comfortable accommodationDordogne - Perigueux
Located in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park, this charming, spacious, 4 bedroomed 17th Century farmhouse is set in 7 acres of completely private grounds. Just 40 minutes from Limoges airport, this is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings.Price per week: £1086-£3178Sleeps: 11Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: AIL1832
Impressive villa with breathtaking landscapesDordogne - Bergerac
This impressive 4 bedroom villa is the ideal choice for holidaymakers seeking peace and privacy bordered by the breath-taking landscapes of the South of France. An extensive pool area with colourful gardens will allow guests to take advantage of sunny days and switch off from the outside world.Price per week: £2105-£3088Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2641
Remarkable chateau with a magnificent landscape and medieval surroundingsDordogne - La Bugue
The property stands majestically, looking down across a valley once lorded over by this 12th century Baronnie. Has been meticulously restored with an eye towards preserving its original features. It is the perfect place for couples, families, and friends to come, relax, adventure and just be.Price per week: £2468-£2925Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHA2879
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: £2482-£5327Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAI2893
The perfect home away from home in small wine making village.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Gaillac
On the edge of a small wine making village, the chateau is situated halfway between the historic cathedral cities of Albi and Toulouse. Bright, warm and charmingly decorated in traditional Lime-wash, this chateau is the perfect home away from home in one of France’s oldest wine growing areas.Price per week: £5752-£6450Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2347
Bayonne villa near beach well suited for families.Biarritz | Landes - Bayonne
With its large heated pool and sunbathing area, this villa is perfect for easy, outdoor summer holiday living. Children will love having plenty of space to play, teenagers will enjoy the table tennis and table football, and the adults are bound to appreciate the lovely grounds.Price per week: £5395-£11300Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: LAT2268
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
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
Charming C15th Chateau in stunning private woodland.Dordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
The charming, extremely peaceful 15th Century chateau is situated in 15 acres of stunning private woodland that contains a variety of wildlife. It is in the perfect position for exploring the local historical towns and relaxing in the grounds.Price per week: £2715-£3960Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA1934
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.