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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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  • Cajarc, nr. Figeac

    Cajarc, nr. Figeac

    Grade
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    Ref: W13799

    A thoughtfully and cleverly designed barn conversion with original beams and stone walls, lots of natural light and modern bathroom, kitchen and furnishings. A balcony overlooks the private, lawned garden and surrounding woodland and there is a pathway which is quite steep through the woods down to the banks of the River Lot. There are a number of areas for relaxing and dining al-fresco which include a shaded area in the woods and elevated patio. The nearest town is Cajarc with bars, restaurants and local shops. The Lot is a haven for lovers of French culture and history. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, mezzanine with twin beds.

    Electric heating, woodburner in dining room, cot, colour TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars, welcome pack. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping gardens, unsuitable for children under 10.

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  • Saint-Bressou

    Saint-Bressou

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FML049

    Situated between the medieval town of Figeac, 15km, the pilgrim trail and Rocamadour, 32km. This stone built detached holiday property is in an ideal location for exploring this beautiful region. The hamlet of Girou has meadows surrounded by woods of oak, chestnut and walnut trees. In a secluded setting it has been tastefully renovated and has large grassed grounds. Nearby in Gramat, 22km, is an animal park and Rocamadour offers La Forêt-de-Singes (monkey forest), and Rocher-des-Aigle (Eagle Park). Spend a day on the beach of Lac-du-Tolerme, 20km, try the nearby golf course, and discover the hiking trails in the area, or simply sit and enjoy the wonderful tranquillity. Shop and restaurant 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. Annex: 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, fireplace in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Step into shower.

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  • Le Grand If

    Groléjac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F24442

    A very impressive barn conversion in a great area. As you might expect the original features have been retained, exposed stone walls and oak beams, these are combined with modern furnishings, kitchen and bathrooms. Both bedrooms have double doors which lead to the garden area and private swimming pool, double doors from the main living area lead to an elevated terrace with lovely views across the valley and surrounding countryside. Whilst assured of peace and tranquillity, local shops and the banks of the River Dordogne, where you can enjoy canoeing, are all within 1km. The Dordogne Valley is the most sought after destination in the area because of its many popular and famous attractions. The medieval town of Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, the Bastide of Domme, the Châteaux of Beynac and Castelnaud and the pretty market town of Gourdon, are all within 15km.

    Ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wood burner

    • Lawned garden and patio
    • Private swimming pool (9 x 4m, depth 1-2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Less than 1km from most facilities, 15km from Sarlat, 80km from Bergerac.

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  • Souillac Golf & Country Club, Lodge 1

    Souillac, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F46167

    Built around an 18-hole golf course amidst lush countryside, this beautiful golf and country club provides accommodation in stylish detached lodges, each with garden area, terrace and parking bay. The lodges are situated in small groups dotted around the hilly wooded parkland of the country club. Each group has its own shared swimming pool. An ideal family holiday location where children can meet other families and enjoy all the facilities. As well as the golf course that residents may use (extra fees applicable) guests are invited to use other facilities in the park that include the reception area with golf shop and English speaking staff, two all-weather tennis courts (extra fees applicable), table tennis, putting green, swimming pool, a children’s pool, a small shop for provisions, a restaurant and bar. The program for children, teenagers and adult activities is also great fun (extra fees applicable). The pretty town of Souillac is just 10 minutes’ drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Shower room/WC. First floor: One double (can be twin) bedroom with balcony, further twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Video.

    Location: 8km N of Souillac (historic town, all facilities and weekly market), 30km E of Sarlat (medieval town), 31km N of Rocamadour (ancient cliff-face town), 37km from Brive (airport), 39km E of La-Roque-Gageac (spectacular riverside village), 136km from Limoges (airport). Location: 8km N of Souillac (historic town, all facilities and weekly market), 30km E of Sarlat (medieval town), 31km N of Rocamadour (ancient cliff-face town), 37km from Brive (airport), 39km E of La-Roque-Gageac (spectacular riverside village), 136km from Limoges (airport).

    All properties: Shared garden, slopes, drops, steps

    • Shared wooded grounds, slopes
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 1.8m)
    • Shared children’s pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi (in restaurant)
    • Internet access
    • T/cot, h/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lodge on level ground may be requested. Accommodation allocated on arrival: bedroom/bathroom/balcony layout may vary. Some properties have a balcony. Properties pictured are typical of those on site, actual properties may vary. There are fenced drops within the woodland area surrounding the chalets.

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  • Lautherie Haute

    Le Change, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
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    1
    Ref: F24538

    Along the valley of Auvézère, near Cubjac and Le Change, this charming, detached holiday villa is set in a very peaceful hamlet and has its own private swimming pool. The interior is tastefully decorated with antique furniture but has all the modern furnishings needed for everyday life. There are beaches on the river at Cubjac and also on the lake at Fossemagne. The caves of Rouffignac, and pretty riverside towns such as Montignac are less than half an hour away. Périgueux is also nearby with its market, offering farm products and fresh seafood, shops, cafés , restaurants and free evening concerts. Do not miss a visit to the château at Hautefort with its wonderful formal gardens. Canoeing, golf, tennis, horse riding and cycling are all within easy driving distance.

    Lower ground floor: Utility. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden with 5 steps
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (4m x 8m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Le Change (restaurant, café, River Auvézère, fishing), 15km from Fossemagne (beach on lake), 15km E of Périgueux (all facilities), 32km from Rouffignac (caves).

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  • Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FAT028

    This charming detached stone cottage, with magnificent far-reaching views from the terrace and its private outdoor infinity swimming pool, has been lovingly restored. Great care has been taken to combine traditional features including beams and stone walls with comfortable facilities. This countryside location is much sought after, as it is just a few minutes’ drive from two historic bastide towns, both classified as "The Most Beautiful Villages in France". Monflanquin is the nearest, just 6km, and Monpazier is 19km. A popular pastime for visitors to the region is canoeing on the River Dordogne.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Bathroom. WC. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Infinity pool (72m²)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Cable TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping ceiling on first floor.

    Location: 6km from River Dordogne (fishing, canoeing), 6km from Monflanquin (shops, restaurants, cafés, farmer’s market) 8km from golf, 19km from Monpazier (National Heritage Site, market, shops, restaurants).

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  • Le Meyranes

    Leobard, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F46165

    Le Meyranes is a detached, converted stone barn with a private swimming pool. It is situated in an elevated position with views over woodland and fields, where the owner’s donkeys graze peacefully. This is a no smoking, adults only holiday property, set in a peaceful, attractive country location that is ideal for perfect relaxation. There are many sites and places of interest nearby and a short drive through the pleasant verdant countryside will take you to one of the most popular stretches of the River Dordogne for canoeing, fishing or swimming and the pretty riverside villages of La Roque Gageac and Beynac are well worth a visit.

    Ground floor: Step down to hallway. Two bedrooms; one double, one twin, each with en-suite shower room/WC. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m to 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (English channels only)
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • No children under 5 years.

    Location: 9km from Gourdon (all facilities).

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  • Perigueux

    Perigueux

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD346

    This spacious holiday apartment with modern interior and balcony overlooks the Cathedral Saint Front. Within 5 minutes walk of Périgueux and beside the river with 15km of pedestrian or cycle path. Périgueux has lots to offer with restaurants, shops, museums and parks. Périgueux also has night markets in summer and Wednesday markets all year round. Live music is readily available, and there is the muisc festival of New Orleans at the end of July and also a mime festival. Périgueux is a great spot from which to visit attractions and some of the most beautiful villages in France. Discover castles, prehistoric caves, aquarium, lakes with water sports and river beaches. The Aquacap swimming pool is 5km drive and has chutes, indoor and outdoor pool and zen area with sauna and Jacuzzi. Shop 1km, restaurant 200m.

    All on third floor. Lounge/diner. Kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom. Room with double sofa bed.

    Electric heating. Cot. Highchair. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Shared garden. Balcony. Garden furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Le Roucou

    La Dornac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F24257

    Enjoying a delightfully peaceful location in the heart of the Dordogne countryside, this converted old stone house is ideal for those seeking total relaxation. The beamed open-plan living room is airy and cool in hot summers, while outside is a shaded terrace and private fenced swimming pool, overlooking pretty countryside. The owners are on hand in the adjoining property. Just ten minutes’ drive away is the lake at Chasteaux with its beach and fishing, and the same distance away Terrasson offers shops and restaurants, as well as the restored gardens ‘Jardins de l’Imaginaire’. Slightly further afield the caves of Lascaux, and the old towns of Sarlat and Les Eyzies are a must to visit, while for lively evenings Brive offers many fashionable cafés and restaurants.

    Large open plan living room up a few steps from kitchen/dining area. Shower room/WC. Open tread stairs from living room to landing. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private fenced pool (4m x 8m, depth 1.2m to 1.6m with steps)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from La Dornac (shop, café, restaurant), 10km S of Terrasson (shops, cafés, restaurants, gardens), 10km W of Chasteaux Lake (beach, fishing), 20km SW of Brive (large town, 18 hole golf course).

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  • Haute Serre

    Crepin et Carlucet, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: F24464

    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.

    External stone stairs to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with French door to balcony. Double bedroom with beams. Shower room. Separate WC. Narrow open-tread stairs to: Mezzanine with twin beds (for children over 8 years)

    • Balcony.

    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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  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W14181

    These adjoining holiday properties are ideal for a couple and suitable for a family of four or large groups of up to 8. Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony. The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.
    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony.

    The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Drop from swimming pool.

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  • L’Ancien Chai

    Valojoulx, nr. Montignac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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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