Holiday Rentals in South West France
A truly impressive chateau steeped in romance and modern luxury, with magnificent viewsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Bordeaux
This chateau is truly a unique property steeped in romance and modern luxury while preserved in an untouched historical environment listed as a 'Patrimoine de France'. This is the perfect choice for the holiday of a lifetime and will ensure you an unforgettable discovery of this beautiful region.Price per week: £6896-£7660Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2996
Lovely cottage with private pool in grounds of stunning Chateau, not far from SarlatDordogne - Sarlat
Self Catering Holiday Cottage with Private Swimming Pool, in grounds of stunning 18th century Chateau, close to Sarlat and Bergerac, South West France. This lovely self catering holiday cottage has 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Sleeps 2/3 Guests + 1 baby.Price per week: €800-€1230Sleeps: 3Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: CHA2645
A restored country house and a guest cottage, in a splendid agricultural landscapeDordogne - Souillac
Immersed in a splendid agricultural landscape bordered by the Dordogne and Lot rivers, this period, air-conditioned family home with heated pool sits at the edge of Nadaillac de Rouge, at the very heart of the Perigord Noir - an area famed for its countless chateaux and bastide villages.Price per week: £1305-£3810Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: BEL2918
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.Price per week: £4614-£4614Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: DOM2876
Superb Perigordine style house. Heated swimming pool. Near Gourdon in the Lot, SW FranceLot | Tarn | Garonne - Gourdon
Perigordine style holiday house with heated swimming pool, situated in quiet woodland setting. A superbly built stone house with wooden floors, oak beams, full of charm and character. Extremely spacious, with a large lounge, homely kitchen diner, 3 double bedrooms. Great views over the countryside.Price per week: £1000-£1760Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: 2667
Beautiful 12th Century House with private pool, large garden, close to MartelLot | Tarn | Garonne - Martel
BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 12TH CENTURY HOUSE with private pool, close to Martel. Superb situation,very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographers paradise.Price per week: £915-£1585Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LAV1221
Charming, restored barn with private heated swimming pool, near St Medard & CatusLot | Tarn | Garonne - Cahors
CHARMING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, BARN with heated private swimming pool. On the edge of a very pretty hamlet, St Medard, deep in the country, this delightful cottage is situated in a haven of greenery and nestled in superb gardens where the cicadas sing.Price per week: €830-€1520Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LEM1225
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.