Countryside villas in Aquitaine
We have chosen a number of countryside villas in Aquitaine, in the southwestern corner of France, hand-selected for their peaceful and idyllic locations, characterful architecture and wonderful facilities such as private pools and tennis courts.
Choose a countryside villa in rural and isolated parts of Aquitaine, with only the green, rolling fields or enchanting pine forests as your surroundings. Or alternatively pick a villa within walking distance of a charming countryside village, still within its own grounds and with expansive gardens and outdoor space.
There are plenty of opportunities for countryside activities throughout the Aquitaine region, which is in itself is a varied landscape with plenty of activities and attractions to offer visitors all year round. In the centre lies Bordeaux and Gironde, one of the most famous wine-producing regions in France. This land is full of picturesque vineyards and fruit orchards, and cycling along the quiet country lanes is an ideal way to see the area, stopping off at quintessential villages for a bite to eat. Some vineyards even offer cycling tours which you could plan into your afternoon outing.
In the North is the Dordogne, a very rural area with gentle valleys and great hiking trails through ancient gorges full of fascinating heritage sites such as caves filled with prehistoric art. The Dordogne is well known for its gastronomic specialties including walnuts, truffles, goose and duck, and goats cheese. The local farmers markets are full of delicious fresh produce, one of the best being in the magical city of Perigueux, with it's fairytale castle looming from the hilltop.
We also have a selection of luxury countryside villa's in the south of Aquitaine, where nature lovers will be in their element in the dense pine forests brimming with wildlife. From your countryside villa, head out to the Atlantic Coast, to the bustling surf hubs including Biarritz and St Jean De Luz, where you can book surf lessons and enjoy the long sandy beaches. But you will be happy to return to your peaceful holiday villa amongst the best of rural, picturesque countryside that Aquitaine has to offer.