Long sandy coastlines, offshore fishing, and luxurious ports – it’s no surprise that British holidaymakers adore the offerings of South-West France. With years of palaeolithic history, delectable food and wine, sunflower fields, and dream-like chateaux, there’s no better way to experience rural France. So whether you’re looking to discover the beaches of the Midi-Pyrenees, explore the mountains of Aquitaine or breathe in the history of the Dorgdone – a stay in one of our handpicked villas in South West France opens the door to a remarkable holiday.

1. Maison Ile de Re, Vendee & Charente 


Maison Ile de Re – Vendee Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Blessed with a quiet location in the heart of Bois Plage en Ré, Maison Ile de Re is a scrumptious choice for families or groups of friends. With three decadent bedrooms, state-of-the-art appliances and an open plan living room to boot, the owners have perfected every component to ensure memorable times together. Further adding to the luxury is the garden with an oozingly blue pool and a selection of chairs and parasols to match.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £71pppn

2. Domaine La Sitelle, Dordogne

Domaine La Sitelle - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Domaine La Sitelle – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

It’ll be love at first sight with this decadent villa in the Dordogne. From the elegant marble staircase to the classic indoor/outdoor kitchen and terrace, every feature has been thoughtfully designed and exquisitely executed. Away from the main house and in the shade, you’ll have your own private pool– perfect for a spot of privacy as you cool off under clear blue skies. 

Sleeps: 6

Prices: £37pppn

3. The Tobacco Barn, Dordogne

The Tobacco Barn - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

The Tobacco Barn – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

Perfectly lawned gardens, a large private pool and a shaded dining terrace with BBQ, the Tobacco Barn is the perfect family holiday home! The stunning fireplace lights up the living room and the UK satellite TV means no one will miss out on home comforts. Located just 5 km from Monpazier, foodies can get an authentic taste of the Dorgdone by exploring the wonderful weekly markets.

Sleeps: 10

Prices: £26pppn

4. Jaumarie, Dordogne

Jaumarie - Dorgdone - Oliver's Travels

Jaumarie – Dorgdone – Oliver’s Travels

If you’re seeking a comfortable, cottage-style retreat – Jaumarie is the place for you! With tall windows, white painted beams, stone walls and a brick fireplace the atmosphere of this cottage has a distinctive ‘old world’ feel. Outside, the walled patio gives you intimate privacy in your very own pool and dining area,  perfect for evenings of authentic alfresco dining! In the neighbouring town of Ribérac, there is a weekly Friday market and many exquisite Romanesque churches, all of which you can explore on one of the bicycles provided at the villa! 

Sleeps: 6

Prices: £37pppn

5. Chateau De Seyres, Dordogne

Chateau de Seyres - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Chateau de Seyres – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

Oh, where do we start! Chateau De Seyres has been perfectly preserved to retain all its grandeur, offering guests a sprinkling of medieval splendour and classical elegance. The seven picture-perfect rooms have all been decorated by hand and refurbished with attention to detail. And what’s more, this chateau accommodates guests across two wings, which are connected by a music room – a great place to meet up and mingle! 

Sleeps: 15-19

Prices from: £22pppn

6. Villa Du Fleuve, Aquitaine

Villa le Priotlet - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Villa Du Fleuve – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Centuries old, Villa Du Fleuve is set in the dreamy banks of the Dordogne River. Thoughtfully furnished, you and your guests will feel the love at this family owned home. This villa is fab for a trio of couples or larger families looking to relax and enjoy the peace of the French countryside. If you want to seek out some extra fun, head to the world-famous vineyards of Saint-Emilion, which has produced some of the world’s best wine since the Roman times – you might even find your new favourite bottle!

Sleeps: 10

Prices from: £45pppn

 7. Chateau Granges Dans, Dordogne

Chateau Granges Dans - Dorgdone - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Granges Dans – Dorgdone – Oliver’s Travels

Start your day in sheer bliss eating breakfast overlooking farmlands, forests and nut trees from the quiet hill, then spend a few hours lounging in the hammock or enjoying a few laps in the pool. In the evening you can enjoy the culinary gems bought at one of the many charming local markets for a taste of Dordogne’s cuisine. Any time you’re looking for a special luxurious rental for your family or a group of friends, remember this castle is available all year round as a base to explore this wonderful region.

Sleeps: 16

Prices from: £58pppn

8. Manoir Gascon, Midi-Pyrénées

Manoir Gascon – Midi-Pyrénées – Oliver’s Travels

The beautiful Manoir Gascon was featured in the Sunday Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 Villas, and it’s not hard to see why. Nestled within 17 acres of lavender-dotted gardens, woodlands and hayfields, this villa is endlessly inviting. It features two unique dining areas for lavish alfresco dining, an ancient wooded veranda as well as a heated swimming pool and games barn. And just in case that’s not enough to keep you entertained, the vibrant Gascon village is only a ten-minute walk away.

Sleeps: 15

Prices from: £31pppn

9. Villa Bidart, Aquitaine

 Villa Bidart - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travel

Villa Bidart – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travel

Indulge in true luxury at Villa Bidart, with your very own heated infinity pool, maid service and a media room with surround sound and cable TV.  And, it gets better! There are breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and mountains from every room. Sun chasers, surfers, and outdoor enthusiasts will love basking in the rays at the world-renowned beaches and mountains of the Midi-Pyrenees.

Sleeps: 12

Prices from: £93pppn

10. Chateau Gastebois, Dordogne

Chateau Gastebois – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

On a hill above the captivating Dropt River, resides Chateau Gastebois. You’ll feel like royalty as this property’s noble atmosphere dwells from 4 centuries of history. You can immerse yourself in privacy and tranquillity in the 32 acres of gardens, woodlands, and tended grounds. Within the estate, there is a private swimming pool, a tennis court, and impressive yoga facilities. If you’re looking to get active, the area also provides a plethora of activities including horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and boat rides.

Sleeps: 16

Prices from: £44pppn

11. Rapunzels Folie, Dordogne

Pavillon des Bourgeois - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels Villas in South West France

Rapunzels Folie- Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

This 15th-century cottage in the Dordogne is full to the brim with whimsical romance. Nestled in luscious grounds and beside a pea-green lake, this dwelling is perfect for honeymooners! Inside, every room has a unique touch juxtapositioning the delicate with bold, the old and new. You’ll absolutely swoon for the bridal bed – a stately four-poster in a rustic barrel vaulted bedroom.

Sleeps: 4

Prices from: £59pppn

If you’re looking for more show-stopping holiday homes, check out our extensive portfolio of luxury villas! And if you need any help choosing between your favourites, get in touch with our concierge team.

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