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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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  • Le Roucou

    La Dornac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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).

  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD299

    These holiday homes are located in Limeuil in the heart of Black Périgord, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. They are ideally situated in shared grounds with a shared tennis court, games barn with table tennis and table football, and a shared outdoor swimming pool (128m²), available from June-September, with sunloungers. Each property has a terrace equipped with outdoor furniture. The properties are set over 2 or 3 levels. Nearby attractions include beautiful villages such as Monpazier , Beaumont, Cadouin, Belves, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat, 36km, is also a must in the region. The River Dordogne is nearby with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Or if you prefer to visit a castle or even a cave, there are many treasures awaiting you. Golf enthusiasts will find the courses nearby. All in all, an ideal location for a peaceful stay in the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom. Double bed on mezzanine.

    Oil heater, internet connection, shared washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome.

  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD245

    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 basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

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

  • La Grange

    Rouffignac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24428

    This attractive detached stone holiday cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home and is surrounded by very spacious gardens which include a large alarmed swimming pool and ornamental unfenced pond. Surrounded by oak forests, this peaceful and relaxing countryside location in the heart of the Périgord Noir offers visitors a chance to explore the many world famous pre-historic sites and caves. Rouffignac with its Sunday market, shops and famous pre-historic cave paintings is just a few minutes’ drive away. The riverside towns and villages of Les Eyzies, St Leon, Le Bugue and Montignac, with their riverside restaurants, cafés and weekly markets offer opportunities for canoeing on the River Vézère. The whole area is dotted about with châteaux, fields of maize and quiet country lanes suitable for cycling and leisurely walking.

    Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove and patio doors to garden. Three steps down to bathroom/WC. Mezzanine lounge. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin

    • Private, lawned garden with drops and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (11 x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Darts
    • Board games
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km W of Rouffignac (Sunday market, supermarket, caves, bakers, bank), 17km N of Le Bugue (riverside market town, shops, supermarket, museums, aquarium), 20km N of Les Eyzies (museum, railway, riverside restaurants).

  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    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.

  • Maison Saint-Amand-de-Coly

    St. Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD287

    This renovated 18th-century sandstone cottage has been brought back to life after years of neglect. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by green pastures and oak woodlands famous to the Perigord Noir, this delightful holiday cottage is an ideal choice in which to relax by the secluded, heated pool, or visit the numerous sites open to the public. The original bread oven has been transformed into an architectural feature in the living/dining room along with original beams and stone walls throughout. French doors open to the garden on both sides of the property, making it very practical for outdoor meals. The stunning 12th-century Romanesque church and abbey remains are just a short drive in the nearby village (“Most Beautiful Villages of France”). Musical evenings are open to all by reservation only throughout the summer months. Keen walkers are welcomed by the owner to walk the 3km by exiting the rear garden, down into the wooded valley and picking up the public bridleway.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Sloping ceilings and beams on first floor

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool (26m²), Jun-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km from Montignac (historic riverside market town, canoe hire, Lascaux cave paintings), 21km from Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities, twice weekly markets), 31km from Les Eyzies (national pre-history museum, canoe hire, restaurants).

  • La Mijotiere

    Couture, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24453

    This semi-detached cottage on a small rural holiday complex with a fine regional table d’hôte restaurant is full of character with its exposed stone walls, beams and original stone fireplace. An open plan living area with French windows to an enclosed, furnished terrace overlooking the private swimming pool (10 x 5m, depth 1.1m to 2m). Ideal for exploring the Bergerac/Montbazillac vineyards and the Bastide towns of Eymet, Monségur and Duras. Bergerac, a lovely old town with cobbled streets on the Dordogne river, offers a variety of restaurants and a weekly market. For those seeking more activity, there is horse riding, cycling, canoeing/kayaking and 18-hole golf course within 15km.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. WC

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/ot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps to garden from pool (no handrail).

    Location: 4km to Monestier (most facilities), 16km from Eymet (all facilities, market), 25km from Bergerac (all facilities, river cruise and airport).

  • Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

    Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13825

    This charming detached barn conversion is tucked away at the end of a country lane adjacent to the original farmhouse and farm buildings. The private garden area is all paved and fully enclosed with a fence; the private swimming pool is very close to the house which lends itself to the supervision of small children. The property is an interesting combination of original features and modern furnishings and appliances. Whilst benefiting from a peaceful, rural location, many popular places to visit are within easy reach including Montignac (30km), Les Eyzies (56km) and Sarlat (74km). The house is situated under 10km from Hautefort with its majestic castle, restaurants and shops, is 16km from the caves in Tourtoirac and 32km from Montignac. For outdoor lovers, there are many country walks or cycle routes to be enjoyed. Canoeing and horse riding are also available nearby. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4.5km.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Lounge, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Le Meyranes

    Leobard, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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 18 years.

    Location: 9km from Gourdon (all facilities).

  • 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.

  • Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD303

    This lovely holiday home has a spacious living room on the first floor and a small patio at the rear. It is located in the medieval village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle, ranked among the ‘most beautiful villages in France’, with its Roman-Byzantine church, a priory, a bridge and a water mill with remarkable architecture. Brantôme, the ‘Venice of Périgord’ is 20km with the River Dronne encircling the city as an island and the abbey resting on the banks. Nearby attractions include the Cave of Villars, a magnificent prehistoric cave with underground galleries full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the majestic castle at Puyguilhem. Périgueux, 36km, is a charming town to explore with its shops, restaurants, museums and the St Front Cathedral. Shop 8km, restaurant 50m.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Lounge. Second floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and basin (no toilet), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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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