Holiday Rentals in South West France
Delightful family farmhouse in lush countryside.Dordogne - Hautefort
This is a delightful, renovated farmhouse situated in a small hamlet in the Perigord Noir. Characterised by its lush countryside and pretty villages, it is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday: you can relax by the heated pool while the children swim or play in the gardens.Price per week: £2235-£5075Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAN1976
Chateau with indoor sports facilities, just 3 minutes to village.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
This 10 bedroomed Chateau sits in 50 acres of its own land surrounded by vineyards. It is only a 3 minute drive to the charming French village of Sauzet (15 minutes drive to the larger town of Luzech). The huge solar heated pool, dome covered Jacuzzi & tranquil fountains provide the perfect retreat.Price per week: £5643-£7363Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA2471
An enchanting villa on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne RiverDordogne - Sarlat
This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.Price per week: £3449-£5275Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: SUR2951
Family villa with panoramic views of the Dordogne valley.Dordogne - Bergerac
This superb stone-built family oriented villa boasting priviliged panoramic views of the Dordogne valley, accommodates up to eight adults and two children in space and comfort. The beautiful pool with huge terrace and a shaded dining area provide plenty of room for open air relaxation.Price per week: £1344-£3495Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2637
Luxurious famous chateau with chef & maid service included.Dordogne - Perigueux
This luxurious famous chateau sleeps 12/16 in 6 or 8 bedrooms. Within it's own grounds, walled/gated security, heated pool, with chef and maid service included in the rental fee. Close to a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and golf course.Price per week: £2590-£7123Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: PET1869
A cosy house in a relaxing and beautiful countryside setting, with pool and garden areasVendee | Charente - Angouleme
Guests at this property are immersed in a relaxing and beautiful countryside setting surrounded by vines and horses. This house is the magic that happens when a beautiful place becomes more than just a home or a holiday, but a place which transforms and nourishes families and friends.Price per week: £2000-£3000Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAM2888
Family villa with pool, ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areaBordeaux | Gironde - Martillac
Ideally situated in the heart of one of the greatest vineyard areas France has to offer, this family villa with pool near Bordeaux is just a 5 minute walk from both Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, one of the oldest wine properties in the region.Price per week: £1680-£3610Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2924
A modern villa that blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural FranceDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
A modern oasis, this villa in the Dordogne blends palms by the pool with the charms of rural France. You'll fall in love with the breezy indoor/outdoor style of this single-storey villa. Have cocktail hour lounging beneath an umbrella, and dine in the sunroom that opens into the garden.Price per week: £1551-£2792Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2891
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
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: £3092-£4033Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
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.