Holiday Rentals in South West France
Surrounded by the aromas of summer roses and lavender, relax under the towering cedar trees or by the heated swimming pool in your vast garden at this gorgeous 17th century home just a short drive from the Dordogne river.Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Weekly Guide Price: £6802-£9276Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: CHA3099
Lovely villa with stunning landscapes, at the foot of the PyreneesBiarritz | Landes
This amazing villa lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and overlooks the imposing La Rhune mountain. Accommodating 8 guests and spread over two floors, the property stands out for its elegant yet modern interior design.Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Weekly Guide Price: £1762-£4337Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: LAR3089
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.Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £4871-£4871Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: DOM2876
Look out at the Dordogne vineyards and rolling hills around you as you relax in the glorious gardens of your manoir, surrounded by the summer scents of lavender, roses and jasmine. Close to the delights of both Eymet and Bergerac, this is a lovely place to holiday with family or friends.Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Weekly Guide Price: £3265-£9499Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: MAN3097
Stunning 5-bedroom château in Seyches an hour from BordeauxLot | Tarn | Garonne
A pretty 5-bedroom château in Seyches, about an hour from Bordeaux. Beautiful exteriors with views over the countryside, garden, terrace and heated pool.Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Weekly Guide Price: £3894-£6495Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: CHA3180
8th century stable located in the heart of the GersBiarritz | Landes - Fleurance
Nestled in the middle of 43 hectares of organic land, springs and totally preserved woods, the Domaine de Lasource is located in the heart of the Gers in the south west of France. In perfect harmony with nature, its 450 m2 will make you spend unforgettable moments with family or friends.Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 7Weekly Guide Price: POAPool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: DOM3142
Beautiful Chateau in the golden triangle of Perigord NoirDordogne - Bergerac
Beautiful 5 star property with 7 bedrooms, located in the golden triangle of the Périgord Noir, just 6 kms from Sarlat. Beautiful views of the surrounding nature, large and beautiful exteriors with garden, terraces, pool house and heated pool.Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Weekly Guide Price: £7703-£13991Pool: YesType: ChateauProperty Reference: CHA3182
Perfectly located between Sarlat and Rocamadour, just south of the Dordogne river, this is a charming home full of original features and great character. With vast gardens, a heated swimming pool and delightful interiors, this is a wonderful place from which to explore this enchanting region.Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Weekly Guide Price: £1187-£4617Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: THE3093
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.)Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Weekly Guide Price: £3044-£6740Pool: YesType: WatermillProperty Reference: LEM872
Countryside villa in the heart of the Périgord VertDordogne - Bergerac - Saint-Front-sur-Nizonne
A charming property 8 bedrooms estate located in Saint-Front-sur-Nizonne, in the heart of the "Périgord Vert". Nestled in its green setting bathed in sunlight, it offers a panoramic view of its park and surrounding forests.Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 8Weekly Guide Price: £12076-£26424Pool: YesType: VillaProperty Reference: VIL3148
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.