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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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  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FML055

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the architectural style in the Dordogne region (refs: FML050, FML051, FML052, FML053, FML054, FML055 and FML056). Take advantage of the on site restaurant with a large terrace, where the service is available both inside and outside, or relax in the bar area, where there is a large TV showing the latest major sporting events.

    Wi-fi is available (free) in all properties. There are three shared outdoor swimming pools (one 24m x 10m, one 11m x 7m and a further pool especially designed for toddlers).

    For the more active guests, there is a tennis court and a football field. For golfers, there is a beautiful golf course with 18 holes (at cost) just a 20-minute drive away.

    Shop 7km and restaurant 100m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets, 4 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared terraces, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps and slopes in grounds.

  • Montréal-le-Vieux

    Église-Neuve d’Issac, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: FDO54

    A rural retreat set in an area of mixed woodland and small farms, this renovated, detached stone farmhouse with traditional hipped roof is just off a forester’s track and situated behind a small working strawberry farm. There are grassy areas to front and rear of property lead out to woods beyond, with pleasant views across fields. In the garden there are swings, a climbing frame and a slide for children. Good shopping is to be found at Mussidan, less than 20 minute drive, with a Saturday market, swimming pool, tennis and cycle hire. Vergt, 30km, has a lake with a sandy beach. Lac du Gurçon 30 minutes’ drive, has swimming, water slides, pedaloes, riding, mini-golf and cross country obstacle course. Bergerac, 19km, has canoe and kayak hire, an aqua park, museums, a golf course, river boat trips, a wide choice of shops and supermarkets, beautiful old cobbled streets with unusual shops and little squares with pavement cafés. Nearby vineyards offer the chance to sample the local wines.

    Ground floor: Living room with woodburner, beams, tiled floor, double sofa-bed and French windows to garden. Separate WC. Kitchen with French windows to garden. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC, one with en-suite bathroom/WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Patio
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Two cots on request
    • Two h/chairs
    • Swings, children’s play area
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 9km from Mussidan (market, canoeing, museum, restaurants, shops), 35km from Lac de Gurçon (swimming, water slides, pedaloes, mini golf, café), 46km from Périgueux (regional capital, market, shops, cathedral).

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FML056

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the architectural style in the Dordogne region (refs: FML050, FML051, FML052, FML053, FML054, FML055 and FML056). Take advantage of the on site restaurant with a large terrace, where the service is available both inside and outside, or relax in the bar area, where there is a large TV showing the latest major sporting events.

    Wi-fi is available (free) in all properties. There are three shared outdoor swimming pools (one 24m x 10m, one 11m x 7m and a further pool especially designed for toddlers).

    For the more active guests, there is a tennis court and a football field. For golfers, there is a beautiful golf course with 18 holes (at cost) just a 20-minute drive away.

    Shop 7km and restaurant 100m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets, 4 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps and slopes in grounds.

  • Saint-Sauveur

    Saint-Sauveur

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAD331

    This holiday home, designed by an architect, is set in the wine-producing area of Bergerac, and benefits from a large outdoor swimming pool (open Jun-Sep). The historic town of Bergerac, on the River Dordogne, and the region’s wine growing capital, is nearby. Here visitors can take a river cruise or hire a canoe, visit the Maison du Vins, National Tobacco Museum, the weekly market, or simply relax in one of the many cafés, sampling the local Bergerac wines. The château at Monbazillac is open to the public, as are many local vineyards in the area. Shop 5km and restaurant 10km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets (1 with basin), 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry no pets. No smoking please. NB: Drops within grounds.

  • Plaisance

    Plaisance

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD311

    Enjoy the calm atmosphere whilst relaxing in the secluded swimming pool (50m², open mid May-mid Oct). This detached holiday cottage is the perfect base for those who enjoy peace and quiet, yet still like to be close to busy market towns, shops and restaurants. The historic town of Bergerac, on the banks of the River Dordogne, is 20km, and many of the region’s attractions are within easy driving distance. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, or spend the day wine tasting and sampling the region’s delicious local produce. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to terrace. Steps to entrance.

  • Thenon, nr. Montignac

    Thenon, nr. Montignac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W12773

    A stunning location with breathtaking views across the valley and surrounding countryside, in one of the most sought after areas of the Dordogne. Internally the house is a combination of modern furnishings, appliances and original features including a feature fireplace, oak beams and exposed stone walls. Externally a covered terrace area overlooks the private swimming pool (50m²) the large gardens and the valley. The Château of Hautefort, Montignac, Les Eyzies, Rouffignac, Sarlat and the other attractions of the Dordogne Valley are all within 35km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3.5km. Please note: This property accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and 2 basins, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Journiac

    Journiac

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD306

    This complex of holiday properties is made up of a spacious house (FAD306), a gîte (FAD307), a separate house converted into a first floor apartment (FAD308) and a ground floor apartment (FAD309). It offers a shared outdoor swimming pool (72m², open Apr-Oct), swing, gardens, and the discreet owner lives on site. Situated near Le Bugue and Limeuil which is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it is in the heart of the Périgord Noir area, surrounded by some beautiful villages. The Dordogne River is nearby for sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing or you might prefer to visit a nearby castle. There is a children’s theme park, cave and golf course, or you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Shop and restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Oil heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

  • 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
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Wi-fi
    • 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).

  • Eglise Neuve d’Isaac

    Mussidan, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FDO40

    Set on a hilltop, with panoramic views, this spacious, detached converted farmhouse is ideal for families. There is plenty of space for children to play in the garden, while the fenced outdoor swimming pool is a sure attraction. Relax on the south facing covered terrace or enjoy a barbecue in beautiful surroundings. Mussidan, with its bustling Saturday market, is just a 10-minute drive, while Bergerac with its lovely medieval town centre is a 20-minute drive. Ideally placed for wine connoisseurs as you are within reach of some of Europe’s best vineyards and châteaux. There are several lakes with sandy beaches and windsurfing within a 30-45 minute drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Four bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin, two single. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Large lawned, rough and natural grass garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.75m to 2m), open May-Oct
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Two t/cots
    • Highchair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 10km from Mussidan (shops, restaurants, tennis, bike hire, canoeing), 20km from Bergerac (old town, museum, boating), 35km from Périgieux (historic town with numerous attractions).

  • Le Brat

    Domme, nr. Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F24450

    A long country lane leads to this beautiful, detached stone house, with its lawned garden and private salt-water swimming pool. Completely restored with great care to provide good standard holiday accommodation, furnished in a contemporary style and fully equipped. The rooms are spacious, light and airy and there is a magnificent fireplace in the living room. Situated in open countryside, within a few minutes walk of the wide and gently flowing River Dordogne, canoes can be hired locally for a leisurely paddle downstream passing several famous châteaux and the hillside village of La Roque-Gageac. The village of Cénac is close by for local shopping and the medieval market town of Sarlat with its famous market and beautiful buildings is a few minutes drive away. An excellent location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday yet within easy reach of all of the Dordogne’s most popular tourist attractions.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fire/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. First floor: Two bedrooms: One kingsize with en-suite bathroom/WC, over-bath shower and double basin, one queensize with en-suite shower room/WC with double basin. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms with wooden floors. Shower room/WC, double basin

    • Large lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private salt-water swimming pool (12m x 5.5m, depth 0.8 to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Two flatscreen satellite TVs (English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 300m from river, 800m S of Vitrac (golf, canoe hire, riverside beaches), 3km from shops, 3.5km W of Cénac (bars, restaurants, most facilities), 4km N of Domme (historic Bastide town, restaurants, gift shops, bars), 7km S of Sarlat (twice weekly market, all facilities), 3km W of La Roque-Gageac (historic riverside village).

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