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Dordogne and Lot

The Dordogne is located in south west France inland from the Gironde estuary and has long been a prized holiday destination for British holiday makers. They come here for its slow, relaxed pace of life, pretty country towns and old villages, ancient castles and utterly beautiful and varied rural scenery. We have a fine selection of villas in the Dordogne that will provide the perfect holiday base for exploring the region.

The Dordogne is home to a number of fortified medieval towns. Perched on rocky outcrops, the ‘bastide’ towns (Of medieval origin) of Rocamadour, Domme and Monpazier give stunning glimpses into the history of the region and are perfect for exploring. The regional capital Sarlat has a wealth of tradition and history faithfully restored to its 17th century magnificence. Wander around its twice weekly market where you will find an array of local produce.

The region is known for its hundreds of prehistoric attractions including cave paintings, spectacular rock formations and underground rivers. Visit Les Eyzies and Lascaux II where you can see magnificent cave paintings and view the artefacts dating back 400,000 years.

Take a boat trip on a flat bottomed gabarre to explore pretty riverside villages, or if you fancy something more adventurous, you can hire a kayak at the pretty town of Brantôme and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river Dronne at your own pace.

The department of Lot with its limestone countryside is a lovely slice of rural France; its capital, the small city of Cahors, has charming medieval streets and a unique 14th century bridge, the Pont de Valentre.

Enjoy the tranquil French countryside by car, foot or bike. Here there are miles of quiet country roads, walking trails and cycling paths. Visit the town markets or hire a canoe for a leisurely day on the river. Horse riding is also a popular past time in the Dordogne.

The Dordogne, like much of France, is a food lover’s delight which you can find at the region’s many local markets. From rich confit de canard to more adventurous escargots, it’s a feast for all the senses. Don’t leave the Dordogne without sampling truffles and clafoutis, a traditional baked desert of plums and cherries. All these are perfectly complimented by the region’s many fine wines. Enjoy a red Bergerac or a Montbazillac sweet wine which makes a perfect accompaniment for deserts.

With all this on offer, it’s no wonder the Dordogne is one of France most popular summer holiday destinations. Browse our selection of Dordogne holiday cottages today and find a holiday destination that will give you a real taste of rural French life.
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  • Les Trois Bornes

    Ste. Alvère, Dordogne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24418

    With an enormous private swimming pool, this detached house is set in huge grounds ideal for children to play in, with plenty of walks all around. Just 5km away lies Trémolat with its beach on the banks of the River Dordogne. Situated in the south part of the Dordogne, a few miles from Le Bugue, it is ideally located to discover Les Eyzies, the perched town of La Roque Gageac and Sarlat. This attractive property is in a peaceful country location and is an ideal family holiday home near many attractions.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with open fire and French window to terrace. Small rustic well-equipped kitchen. Back kitchen with utility. Double bedroom leading to single bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Sitting area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Extensive 2-hectare gardens
    • Terrace
    • Large private swimming pool (15m x 10m, depth 1m - 2.2m, open Jun-15th Sep)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Parking
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3.5km from Sainte Alvère (shop, bar), 5km from Trémolat (beach on River Dordogne, restaurant), 10km from Le Bugue (supermarket).

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  • Le Tilleul

    Campsegret, Dordogne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24451

    This character stone Périgordine detached holiday home is set in large open grounds near a small rural hamlet 15km north of Bergerac, a lively market town with cobbled streets on the Dordogne river. Well situated for exploring the Dordogne Valley, the local wine châteaux and the cathedral town of Périgueux, 35km north. A choice of furnished terraces means you can dine outdoors most of the time. The shade of the old lime tree and stone walls keeps the house cool even on the hottest of summer days.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and door to garden. Dining room with French window to terrace. Kitchen with door to garden. Utility. Two bedrooms: One queen-size with en-suite shower room and door to garden, one twin. Separate WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one single. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km N of Campsegret (bar, restaurants), 12km from supermarket, 15km N of Bergerac (all facilities, river cruises and canoeing), 35km S of Périgueux (all facilities, cathedral, market, golf).

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  • Le Bois de l’È’tang

    Saint-Michel-l’Ècluse-et-Léparon, Dordogne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD273

    This spacious, detached holiday home is set next to property FAD274, yet has its own entrance, garden and swimming pool, and is located on the edge of Saint-Michel-l’Ècluse-et-Léparon, a small village 70km from Bordeaux. Nestled in the countryside, surrounded by hills, fields, forests and small ponds, there are many trails for hiking and biking. There is a private fishing lake, 8km, stocked with zander, pike and carp. The area has so much to offer with visits to vineyards around Saint-Èmilion, the Perigord and Bordeaux all within easy reach.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Dining room with French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Four bedrooms: One double, two twin, one single. Shower room/WC and double basin

    • Separate WC
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Grounds
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (open Apr-Oct)
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 7km from shops, 8km from fishing lake, 70km from Bordeaux (port city, all amenities).

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  • Padirac

    Padirac

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: FML076

    This property is a unique place for an unforgettable holiday and has a beautiful private outdoor swimming pool (open mid May to mid Sep). It lies quietly just outside Padirac in the triangle formed by Figeac, Cahors and Brive-la-Gaillarde, each being 50-60km away. Lot is one of the most beautiful French regions, and the Gulf of Padirac is definitely worth a visit, as is Rocamadour - a village that seems to be set into the face of a rock. Within the Lot Valley are many pretty villages such as Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, dotted around verdant countryside, and you can enjoy many walks and routes either in the car, on foot, by mountain bike, or even by canoe. Shop 9km, restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen, conservatory/diner, bathroom with corner bath and shower (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

    Central heating, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Beams and sloping ceilings in some rooms. Steps in garden.

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  • Le Vieux Pommier

    Bourgougnague, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F47186

    This charming holiday home with a private fenced swimming pool and open fire is situated in a tiny and peaceful hamlet. The private gardens with pond, badminton court and terraces overlook fields and the countryside beyond. This semi-detached accommodation has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard and the owners will make you very welcome. The landscape is dotted with vineyards with ample opportunities for sampling local Bergerac wines and enjoying the excellent cuisine. This is an area steeped in history whose medieval towns host lively markets and are home to some stunning castles. Bergerac, the bastide town of Eymet and the medieval village of Issigeac are an easy drive. Horse riding, golf and boat trips along the river Dordogne are just some of the activities available locally.

    Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Kingsize bedroom accessed via single bedroom with en-suite shower/WC. Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room, separate WC. WC. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Garden with pond (take care with children)
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool (8.5m x 4m, depth 1-1.6m)
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning (first floor)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Badminton court
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • BBQ
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km SW of Lazun (small town, local shops, tennis, bars), 7km NE of Miramont-de-Guyenne (market town, most facilities), 10km from horse riding, 15km from golf, 40km SW of Bergerac (historic town, River Dordogne, all facilities, airport).

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  • Mazeyrolles

    Mazeyrolles

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FAD304

    This holiday home is set back from the road leading from Villefranche-du-Périgord to Belvès. It is well situated for visitors wishing to discover the hidden treasures of the Perigord Noir. This spacious house has ample areas for dining inside or al-fresco. There is a swing for the children and a large, above ground swimming pool (7m diameter, open May to Oct) in the rear garden to enjoy during the long summer days. If the Dordogne Valley interests you, then the stunning medieval town of Belvès (15km), and some of the most beautiful villages of France, are worth visiting. Nearby are Saint Cyprien and its Sunday market (26km), Beynac with its châteaux, restaurants and canoe hire, Gabarre (35km), Castelnaud (30km) and Sarlat (47km) with its Saturday market, music shows, shops, restaurants and breathtaking architecture. Or if the Vézère Valley appeals to you, then Les Eyzies (37km) is the place to see with its cave paintings by the first modern human beings, and National Pre-history Museum. The upper section of the large grounds has a securely enclosed pasture that contains two resident goats and six chickens (eggs are offered to guests), and the discreet house-keeper visits daily to feed and water them and cut the lawns when needed. Golf nearby. Shop and restaurant 9km.

    Lounge/diner, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 1 with basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single.

    Woodburner in dining room, oil heater, cot, 2 highchairs, 4 satellite TVs, 2 DVD players, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, swing, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Slopes in garden. Some rooms with sloping ceiling.

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  • Chez Absolon

    Sauveterre-la-Lemance, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FG56

    Situated in an attractive hilltop hamlet, this large, stone, converted holiday barn with outbuildings surrounds an attractive shady courtyard. It has a private swimming pool with both covered and sunny terraces and very pleasant views over fields, forest and beyond. The pretty garden has a rough-mown orchard. Sauveterre is a 6 minute drive with a restaurant, local shops and tennis court. Villefranche-du-Périgord has more shops and is a 15 minute drive. Visit some lovely little bastide towns such as Monflanquin, with small shops, cafés and restaurants, or the better known Monpazier with its arcaded square, both within 30 minutes’ drive. It is 30km to the Dordogne Valley for many interesting châteaux - Biron and Bonaguil are fascinating and Beynac has a stunning location overlooking the river. There is a high wire forest adventure course called Parc-en-Ciel, a 20 minute drive. The River Lot and its gorges lies to the south. Cahors, 50km, and Puy-l’Evêque, 30km, are both well worth a visit.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: Kingsize bedroom. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Shower room/WC. Some low doors and limited headroom on first floor

    • Lawned garden
    • Terraces
    • Steps down to private swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.2m)
    • External utility room with shower and WC
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • Mobile air conditioner (double bedroom)
    • Open fire
    • W/machine (in utility room)
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Sauveterre-la-Lemance (restaurant, shops), 10km from Villefranche-du-Périgord (medieval bastide town), 60km from Bergerac (all facilities, regional wine centre, museum, airport).

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  • Blis-et-Born

    Blis-et-Born

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD295

    This attractive traditional périgourdine-style house is a very well-equipped holiday house with a play-park and table tennis. It has several different seating areas outside as well as a swimming pool (32m², open May-Sep) which is conveniently situated just in front of the house and the patio area. Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne, is a charming city, with shops, restaurants, markets, museums and a wonderful cathedral, is a 30-minute drive. Hautefort with its majestic castle is also a 30-minute drive. Fishing at river, 2km. Shop 10km, restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin, Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Two pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings on second floor. Steps on terrace. Large drops in grounds.

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  • Maison Le Pizou

    Le Pizou, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAD325

    This delightful detached, family holiday property benefits from a sunny terrace, and an outdoor swimming pool. It enjoys open plan living accommodation, ideal for entertaining family or a group of friends, and with underfloor heating throughout its perfect for any time of the year. The lovely little town of Le Pizou is situated in the beautiful Dordogne countryside, and within easy reach of Saint-Èmilion, famous for its wines, and Eynesse. Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful gardens at Jardins de Sardy, with its fountains and olive groves, and Sainte-Foy-la-Grande with its half-timbered houses is worth a visit.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor, beams and French doors to terrace. Four bedrooms: Three double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool (26m²)
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Fridge
    • Two cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Carport
    • Garden furniture
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from shops, 8km from restaurant, 8km from Montpon (churches, river), 28km from Saint-Èmilion (vineyards, wine tasting), 23km from Jardins de Sardy (gardens), 32km from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (historic houses), 45km from Bergerac (airport).

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  • Le Couty

    Badefols d’Ans, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24561

    This detached holiday property is peacefully located in the countryside between Périgueux, Hautefort and Terrasson, overlooking the beautiful valley. All the amenities the Dordogne can offer are nearby, as is Hautefort with its beautiful château and well known gardens, as well as restaurants offering specialities of the region. The detached stone house has beams, tiled floors and retains it original charm and traditional interior. It is accessed by steps from the enclosed lawned garden and has a private heated swimming pool. The riverside town of Montignac is 20 minutes away and offers canoeing on the River Vézère. The Lascaux caves, also 20 minutes, are a must as well as Les Eyzies, Sarlat and the beautiful city of Brive offering many shops and boutiques.

    External steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Two shower rooms/WC. Second floor: Twin bedroom. Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed lawned garden with entrance steps
    • Terrace
    • Private heated swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.2m)
    • Oil heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue.

    Location: 8km E of Hautefort (shops, cafes, restaurants, château, gardens), 18km from Montignac (caves, Lacaux ll caves, river fishing, canoeing, riverside restaurants), 59km NE of Perigueux (shops, museums, abbey, golf), 50km N of Sarlat.

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  • Au Bord de la Rivière

    Bourdeilles, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24511

    This charming and beautifully restored 16th-century terraced cottage sits on the bank of the gently flowing River Dronne, nestling beneath the château in the historic riverside village of Bourdeilles. You need never move from this enchanting spot, as there are five restaurants, shops, a public swimming pool and excellent bakery within a short walk. You can fish from the garden that overlooks the ancient water mill and visit the château, hire a canoe or take a leisurely stroll along the river bank. The holiday cottage has been renovated and decorated to a high standard yet retains many traditional features including a huge fireplace, wooden floors and beams throughout. This is an ideal cottage for adults and active teenagers. Within a short drive is the fascinating town of Brantôme ‘Venice of the Périgord’ with a popular Friday market and many interesting shops and cafés in its quaint streets.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Utility. Separate WC. Stairs to first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room/kitchen with French doors to balcony and steps to garden. Double bedroom. Stairs to second floor: Two kingsize bedrooms with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Beams and wooden floors throughout. Bathroom/WC with corner bath with shower attachment

    • Lawned garden with steps and unfenced river frontage (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • H/chair
    • On street parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5m from Bourdeilles, 500m from village centre (restaurants, fishing, shop, public swimming pool, bakery, canoeing), 10km SW of Brantôme (riverside town, shops and restaurants), 26km N of Périgueux (capital of the Dordogne, cathedral, twice-weekly market, all facilities).

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  • La Creche

    Thiviers, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24523

    Less than 30 minutes’ drive north of Périgueux, near the charming town of Thiviers, this is a very peaceful place set in a village within easy reach of many activities and interesting sites. The charming French owners live next door and give advice of visits to be done all around. The stone houses have been restored keeping all genuine parts, with even the wooden rack for the cow "Barrou"! Both properties can be rented together for large parties, sharing a very large enclosed swimming pool surrounded overlooking the quiet countryside. Canoeing and a golf course are a short drive, but also many châteaux such as the amazing one of Hautefort. Brantôme is nearby as well as the old town of Périgueux, very lively at night time with many free concerts and music festivals.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/galley-style kitchen with French doors to courtyard, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. Separate WC. Second floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. Separate WC.

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Nanthiat (tennis), 9km from Thiviers (shops, cafés, restaurants, bicycle hire, canoe), 13km from St. Médard d’Excideuil (golf), 25km from Hautefort (château), 26km from Lake of St Yrieix (beach and fishing), 32km from Brantôme (Venice of Périgord), 38km from Périgueux (museums, abbey, concerts).

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

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