Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Set on the banks of the Dordogne river, 15 mins from St EmilionBordeaux | Gironde - Bordeaux
This is a centuries old authentic stone villa set on the banks of the Dordogne River, 15 minutes east of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion.Price per week: £3445-£4194Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
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
A charming stone house ideal for relaxing and fun family holidaysDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
Three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind. This is one of two semi-detached cottages sharing a large garden with swimming pool with easy access steps for all ages, a children's swing and a lawn area for them to play. The garden contains an abundance of fruit trees.Price per week: £453-£1306Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: PEA2870
An amazing villa in Vézac, with a private pool surrounded by flowersDordogne - 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: £1483-£2981Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LES2916
A beautiful country house in a stunning hamlet, in the midst of vineyards and farming landVendee | Charente - Matha
Nestled among the sunflower fields and vineyards in a beautiful French hamlet, this is a stunning and spacious eighteenth century French country farmhouse hidden away in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque Charentes Maritimes region of Central Western France.Price per week: £1397-£1988Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: NoRef: LAM2943
Attractive chateau close to sandy beaches.Vendee | Charente - Royan
The chateau is situated close to sandy beaches and not far from La Rochelle. This is a wonderful area with excellent facilities for golf, fishing, water sports, bird watching, Roman & Napoleonic history and cycling. The property comfortably sleeps 14 and comes with a solar heated swimming pool.Price per week: £2252-£4584Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA1922
Ideal for family holidays, parties, anniversaries or small weddingsVendee | Charente - Angoulême
The chateau, with its medieval and classical features, is located in a small village in the Charente region of South West France. It has been in the same family for several centuries. A spectacular linden tree in its courtyard, the chateau, nestled in greenery, overlooks the woods.Price per week: £3408-£5842Sleeps: 19Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: CHA1836
70 Rue Du CoteauVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Comfortable cottage with outside patio and country views. Pool. In a small village in rural SW France with Boulangerie, Epicerie, Bar and restaurant, Pharmacy and GP surgery, Post office and Hairdressers. Excellent restaurants and bars in nearby characterful villages. Village is beside the Charente.Price per week: €450-€650Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: RUE2960
Delightful secluded Charentaise Villa with private heated pool, sleeps 8Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Modernised in 2016, a charming secluded charentaise style villa with private heated pool and secure garden. It sleeps 8 comfortably, with room for 2 extra children and has all comforts to help make a perfect holiday.Price per week: £1100-£2050Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: CHE2662
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.