Holiday Rentals in South West France
Beautiful classic French chateau, excellent base for a Dordogne holiday.Dordogne - Perigueux
This is a beautiful example of a classic French chateau. Set in attractive private grounds with views over vineyards and countryside, and with a particularly large heated pool to boot, this thoughtfully refurbished property makes an excellent base for a holiday in the Dordogne.Price per week: £6370-£7730Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: LAC2395
A charming villa surrounded by countryside and woods, with a warm and authentic ambienceDordogne - Montignac
A charming blend of old stone and exposed wood which give the house a warm and authentic ambience. As far as settings go it would be difficult to find a more enchanting location.This is one of France's Les Plus Beaux Villages, surrounded by countryside and woods between beautiful Sarlat and Lascaux.Price per week: £2008-£4055Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: MAI2875
A rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land.Dordogne - Bergerac
The chateau is situated 22km from Bergerac Airport in the Perigord Pourpre region of the Dordogne in SW France. It is a rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land. The chateau and the adjacent self-contained pigeonnier are situated around a quandrangle surrounded by beautiful parkland and mature trees.Price per week: £11259-£11259Sleeps: 29Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2368
A traditional villa with heated pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley liesLot | Tarn | Garonne - Touffailles
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and extensive wooded grounds, this newly restored traditional villa with heated, salt water large 12mx4m pool and stunning views over the Lot Valley lies at the heart of the Quercy region, in a quiet rural village, a few steps away from a renowned restaurant.Price per week: £1840-£3255Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2830
12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
This former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. Sleeps 6/10.Price per week: £1650-£5205Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2237
Luxury villa with sea views, tucked away in a quiet residential area, on a wooded hillsideBiarritz | Landes - Bidart
Biarritz luxury villa with heated pool and sea views - Tucked away in a quiet residential area on a wooded hillside overlooking Biarritz and the ocean, this sleek, contemporary villa with heated pool is just a ten-minute stroll from Biarritz's lively promenade.Price per week: £3805-£9315Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: OCE2932
Safe sandy beach on the Atlantic Coast only 20 minutes awayVendee | Charente - Saintes
The house benefits from a large living area including a dining area with an open fireplace. Two sets of french doors lead on to a patio, 1 acre of mature and secluded gardens, fenced heated pool (10m x 5m) and covered patio/barbeque area.Price per week: £1313-£1791Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: CLA1839
A beautiful cottage at a 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of GasconyLot | Tarn | Garonne - Nerac
A 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of Gascony, the property is an amazing lodging offering a direct access to the East Wing of the main house, while benefitting from a private car park, private access to the Cedar Park and access to a shared swimming pool.Price per week: £1154-£1154Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: CHA2868
This chateau has everything you could want for, truly French living at its best!Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Bergerac
This chateau offers everything you could want for, tranquil private, set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens - it truly is French living at its best! Located just a short walk from the village of Le Temple sur Lot with its bar, epicerie, boulangerie and well known restaurant "The Commanderie".Price per week: £6933-£6933Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2402
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: £2099-£3078Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAR2641
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.