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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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  • Dégagnac

    Dégagnac

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    Ref: FML082

    This charming cottage is all on one level, and has exposed feature stonework in the lounge area. It makes a perfect holiday retreat for a couple, and has a delightful garden with different seating areas, as well as an outdoor swimming pool (6m², open mid May - mid September). Gourdon, with its medieval houses lies 12km away and is rich in prehistoric sites. There are many pretty villages surrounding it, each with their own charm. A visit to Sarlat, about 30km away, is also recommended - it is officially listed as a ‘Town of Art and History’ and boasts many medieval buildings, mostly built in honey-coloured stone. Shop 12km, restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps, drops and uneven surfaces in garden.

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  • Naussannes

    Naussannes

    Grade
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    Ref: FAD322

    These three stone holiday properties adjoin one another and share lovely grounds which lead down to the river surrounded by peaceful countryside. Each property has its own terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal outside. There is also use of a shared outdoor swimming pool (55m², open June to September) with an area with sun loungers for soaking up the sun. The area is replete with many bastide towns in the surrounding area - notably Monpazier, 14km, which is classed as one of the ’most beautiful villages in France’; it is also one of the most complete bastide towns in France. You can wander down quaint side streets and stop at one of the cafes for refreshment whilst soaking up the ambience. Bergerac 25km. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, double bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Unfenced river frontage.

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  • Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Nailhac, nr. Hautefort

    Grade
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    Ref: W12854

    This spacious and well equipped semi-detached holiday cottage has a partially covered terrace/patio area, panoramic views of the private garden and undulating countryside, and provides an ideal place to relax in this beautiful area of the Dordogne. The nearest town is Hautefort, famous for its château and the gardens, where shops, restaurants and other facilities can be found. For those who wish to combine relaxing with visits in the region the historic town of Périgueux, the medieval town of Sarlat, Montignac, Les Eyzies, La Roque Gajeac and the Bastide of Domme are all within 60km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, second lounge, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in second lounge, gas central heating, radio, cassette player, stereo/CD player, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Peyrilles, nr. Gourdon

    Peyrilles, nr. Gourdon

    Grade
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    Ref: W14353

    Ideal for a couple, this pleasant, ground floor holiday apartment enjoys superb views over natural unspoilt countryside with abundant flora and fauna. Crafted from part of the owner’s property, it has been designed to offer maximum privacy with an independent entrance, private swimming pool (7.5m x 5m, depth 1.3m) and large garden area plus access to further extensive grounds of 22 acres. Situated 11km south from the market town of Gourdon and 18km north of historic Cahors with its vineyards. Shop 3km, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower (no toilet), separate toilet.

    Heating, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, private garden, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Petit Chambon

    Gabillou, nr. Thenon, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: F24526

    This charming cottage with private swimming pool and lawned garden is situated in nine acres of grounds in a haven of rural peace and tranquillity. The former barn is very spacious, has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard and has easy wheelchair access to all rooms. The cottage opens onto a pretty south-facing courtyard terrace and a covered barbecue area perfect for dining al fresco. The market town of Thenon and the Dordogne’s main attractions are within easy reach. The whole area is dotted with market towns, fields of maize and sunflowers, and pretty sun-drenched stone villages.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. Kingsize bedroom, plus single bed (alternative sleeping). Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Shared grounds with unfenced stream
    • Terrace
    • Private pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.1m to 1.4m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 7km N of Thenon (market, banks, shops, restaurants, supermarket), 25km N of Montignac (market town, canoe hire, Lascaux II caves), 31km E of Périgueux (cathedral, museums, all facilities), 48km N of Sarlat (historic market town, most facilities).

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  • Salignac-Eyvigues

    Salignac-Eyvigues

    Grade
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    Ref: FAD257

    This pretty stone cottage with a large, shared, heated salt-water swimming pool (60m²) has its own enclosed and private terrace. Guests have use of a whirlpool during the summer season, ping-pong and badminton. Salignac-Eyvigues has a magnificent château and many facilities including cafés, restaurants, bakers, a variety of small shops, banks, and a supermarket/petrol station. It is well placed for visiting many local attractions. There are many opportunities for sampling the wonderful local produce including walnuts, foie gras and a variety of locally grown wine. Canoe hire on the River Dordogne is an ideal way to enjoy spectacular views of the many castles. Visit Sarlat 17km and Montignac 20km for more days out. The discreet friendly owner is always on hand to offer help and advice if you need it. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge. Dining area. Kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom.

    Heating. Cot. Highchair. DVD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Microwave. Large lawned garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to garden, slope in garden.

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  • Naussannes

    Naussannes

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: FAD321

    These three stone holiday properties adjoin one another and share lovely grounds which lead down to the river surrounded by peaceful countryside. Each property has its own terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal outside. There is also use of a shared outdoor swimming pool (55m², open June to September) with an area with sun loungers for soaking up the sun. The area is replete with many bastide towns in the surrounding area - notably Monpazier, 14km, which is classed as one of the ’most beautiful villages in France’; it is also one of the most complete bastide towns in France. You can wander down quaint side streets and stop at one of the cafes for refreshment whilst soaking up the ambience. Bergerac 25km. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Open fire in lounge, electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor. Unfenced river frontage.

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  • Bas de Haute Serre

    Crepin et Carlucet, Dordogne

    Grade
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    Ref: F24463

    Located in a tranquil setting at the end of the owner’s private lane amidst beautiful countryside and walnut groves, this typical Perigordine property has been skillfully converted into two fully independent self-catering apartments with independent furnished terraces for al fresco meals. Visitors will enjoy the splendid panoramic views over luscious countryside from the large enclosed swimming pool that is also shared with another holiday home and occasionally used by the owners. Centrally located for sightseeing with many well known tourist attractions within an easy drive including the delightful historic towns of Sarlat and Domme and the pretty riverside villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac nestling on the bank of the River Dordogne.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with glass fronted fire, French door and beams. Double bedroom with additional single bed (separated by curtain). Shower room/WC.

    Both properties: Shared lawned garden

    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Shared w/machine (in owners house)
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 2km from Proissans, 6km from Salignac (shop, supermarket, restaurants), 12km from Sarlat (nearest town).

    Both properties: Shared lawned garden

    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 0.9m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Shared w/machine (in owners house)
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Grade
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    Ref: FAD246

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park. The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby. For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts. Shop and restaurant 500m.Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park.

    The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby.

    For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts.

    Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 single.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, shared washing machine, dishwasher, terrace, microwave, shared garden, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Lake in grounds, dam close by.

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  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Grade
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    2
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    2
    Ref: W14361

    Set in a large garden, this spacious, simply furnished, detached property is surrounded by the lush Bouraine countryside and offers a private swimming pool (5m x 12m, depth 1 - 1.5m), and enjoys fantastic views from the sheltered pool terrace. The property is situated within a short drive from the medieval market town of Gourdon and Domme, a ’Bastide Royale’ that has one of the best viewpoints of the region over the River Dordogne and its valley. Nearby are the villages of Salviac and Cazals, with a local shop and restaurant in the village of Dégagnac and tennis, fishing and horse-riding within 3km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room with shower, study, bathroom with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, private lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. Sunday to Sunday changeover day. NB: 2 steps to entrance. Dry pond in garden.

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  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: W12774

    An ideal place to enjoy some variety in your holiday in south-west France. For relaxing on hot summer afternoons, a large covered terrace area overlooks the larger than average private swimming pool, gardens and a lake adjacent to this detached house. The interior features a bar area in the lounge and a conservatory. Two karting tracks, and lake for jet skis and water skiing within 5km. Cosmopolitan Agen is about 8km, whilst popular Moissac and pretty villages and bastides are within 40km. The spa town of Casteljaloux (with golf course and swimming lake with a sandy beach) is a similar distance. Because of its proximity to the main road networks, day trips to Bordeaux and some coastal resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Arcachon, are possible. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD, wi-fi at cost, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • L’Ancien Chai

    Valojoulx, nr. Montignac, Dordogne

    Grade
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    2
    Ref: F24512

    Set in 25 hectares of private parkland amidst beautiful unspoilt countryside, this spacious, detached holiday cottage has a large swimming pool and all weather tennis court. Formerly the wine store, it lies in the grounds of the discreet owners’ “chartreuse” circa 1700 and is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and artists, it is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, fields of sunflowers, châteaux, medieval villages and bustling weekly markets. Sample traditional French cuisine at one of the many bistros and French wines at local vineyards.

    Step between living room and kitchen/dining room. WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC, shower cubicle. Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Shared grounds
    • Terraces
    • Swimming pool (17.5 x 4.5m, depth 1-2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Shared tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km E of Thonac (restaurants, baker/grocer, bar), 6.2km N of St Léon-sur-Vézère (prettiest villages award, restaurants), 9km S of Montignac (river, canoe hire), 21km N of Les Eyzies, 24km N of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 69km E of Périgueux (cathedral), 79km N of Bergerac.

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