Holiday Rentals in South West France
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
Exceptional French manor within organic farm.Dordogne - Villereal
This exceptional French manor house sits within its own 100 acre organic farm, a haven for wildlife and wild flowers. Meticulously renovated and refurbished to the highest modern standards, this is a beautiful villa with a fine history dating back to 1673.Price per week: £1590-£3355Sleeps: 9Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: DOM1978
Superb villa ideal for a peaceful family getaway.Dordogne - Le Bugue
The villa accommodates a maximum of 4 adults and two children in space and comfort in welcoming and elegant rooms, offering incredible views over the pool, garden and surrounding nature. The extensive outside grounds provide room for rest and relaxation while soaking up the sun.Price per week: £718-£1502Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: ROB2629
A beautiful holiday home set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-GaronneLot | Tarn | Garonne - Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
Set amongst the undulating landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne, with stunning views of the surrounding orchards, fields and wild woods, is a beautiful holiday home in this picturesque region. The owners have lovingly restored their Manoir, including a 400 year pigeonnier, with sensitivity and style.Price per week: £2654-£7078Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: MAN2939
An impressive house full of character and original features in a rustic farm settingVendee | Charente - Ruffec
A sleepy stone hamlet, just three kilometers from the Charente River at Condac and only five kilometers from the historic market town of Ruffec. This house will delight guests with its charm and beauty in a region bursting with culture, nature and fun adventure for all ages.Price per week: £1474-£1996Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2887
A unique apartment in a glorious Château, in a small village surrounded by vineyardsDordogne - Bergerac - Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
This is a unique and wonderful apartment in a glorious Château, located in a small Dordogne village surrounded by vineyards. Has been lovingly restored and is quite special and a wonderful base for exploring this fascinating part of southern France.Price per week: £1175-£1371Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LEP2953
Mill house set in beautiful, secluded grounds.Vendee | Charente - Saintes
Set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds, the mill house provides exceptional 5 star accommodation in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside. The relaxing surroundings combine with the charm of this historic mill to provide you with the perfect way to unwind.Price per week: £5912-£9196Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: THE1942
Beautifully renovated farmhouse, ideal for large groupsLot | Tarn | Garonne - Condom
Situated in Gascony, the farmhouse is an ideal holiday home for large groups and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations. Book the farmhouse and the lodge together for a big family gathering. A large pool, spacious summer salon and swooping views make this location pure bliss.Price per week: £1733-£4623Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: ARA1834
A comfortable spacious cottage for a perfect escape to a rural settingDordogne - Bergerac - Bergerac
On top of a hill facing Bergerac, the estate has three hills which offer different views of the town. Up here it's all about silence, calm and retreat, an independent and private cottage and a lovely heated pool for their exclusive use. The property provides the perfect escape to a rural setting.Price per week: £653-£1306Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: JOL2864
Classically designed Chateau with a high level of comfort.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
This original 3 storey chateau lies within 25 acres of stunning enclosed parkland complete with swimming pool and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Accommodating up to 16 people, this charming dwelling provides a superb gateway to the local charms and escapes of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £5258-£5258Sleeps: 16Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA2434
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.