Holiday Rentals in South West France
A calm, healing and beautiful retreat.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Montauban
This property is a beautifully reconstructed and renovated French farmhouse. It is very secluded on top of a little hill in the deep Tarn countryside with breathtaking 360 degree views of farms, fields, villages and distant hills. The approach is up a long track, hedged in lavender.Price per week: £5545-£6572Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1845
An elegant farmhouse close to the gorgeous village of Gardonne.Dordogne - Bergerac
A not-to-be missed elegant farmhouse a short drive from the gorgeous village of Gardonne. The villa has a beautiful swimming pool with roman steps surrounded by a huge terrace with shaded areas. A perfect holiday destination for families & groups of friends wishing to escape the hustle and bustle.Price per week: £1170-£2211Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES2634
Elegant restored barn with a private heated pool, in a peaceful countryside settingDordogne - Bergerac - Eymet
This property is a detached and elegant restored barn with a private heated pool with electric security cover as well as a gated play area, patio with barbecue and lovely dining area. Benefits from a peaceful countryside setting with vineyards and small farms ideal for exploring by car or bike.Price per week: £1397-£2078Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: JOL2882
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: £4202-£4202Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL1833
A characterful restored farmhouse with lovely country views, for a perfect family holidayLot | Tarn | Garonne - Duras
Nestling in the rural landscape of the Pays-de-Duras, only 1 mile from the local village and its small selection of shops, this characterful restored farmhouse with pool and summer kitchen sits comfortably in its substantial grounds, offering the perfect family holiday accommodation.Price per week: £1675-£4115Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: DUR2904
A wealth of places to visit & things to do near this villa.Lot | Tarn | Garonne - Quercy
This is a lovely country home, set in a peaceful location in 18 acres of grounds, close to the village of Touffailles. Approached via a driveway lined with oak trees, there are lawns where children can play & woods to explore. A wealth of places to visit and things to do near this villa.Price per week: £1240-£2955Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAS2234
Enchanting fairytale castle in the Loire Valley.Vendee | Charente - Chatellerault
Built in the late 1800s at the heart of the Vienne department, among extensive century-old woodland & splendid landscaped gardens, this is an enchanting fairytale castle furnished with exquisite taste, just a short walk from the small village of Lencloitre & within easy access of the Loire Valley.Price per week: £2685-£4665Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: CHA2202
A spacious home surrounded by countryside and woods, ideal for a memorable holidayDordogne - Montignac
It would be difficult to find a more enchanting location. This property was the original village forge and is now a spacious home with a beguiling blend of thick old stone walls and exposed wood, original fireplaces and pretty picture windows which overlook the large private wooded park and valley.Price per week: £1999-£4038Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAT2886
Elegant, stunning chateau with expansive views.Dordogne - Perigueux
This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.Price per week: £6312-£9698Sleeps: 15Bedrooms: 8Pool: YesRef: CHA2420
Tranquil, secluded chateau in majestic countryside.Pyrenees - Carcasonne
Perched dramatically on a rock in the middle of the wooded foothills of the Pyrenees, encircled on three sides by the river below. The chateau is tranquil and secluded, set in 22 acres of private grounds and the rooms are comfortable and homely. The surrounding area is famous for its beauty.Price per week: £5092-£7921Sleeps: 20Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: CHA1927
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.