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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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86 cottages are available
  • Thenon, nr. Montignac
    Thenon, nr. Montignac×

    Thenon, nr. Montignac

    Thenon, nr. Montignac

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    Ref: W12773
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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    A stunning location with breathtaking views across the valley and surrounding countryside, in one of the most sought...

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  • Puy l’Évêque, Lot
    Puy l’Évêque, Lot×

    La Cressonnière

    Puy l’Évêque, Lot

    8
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    Ref: FG290
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Located in the small hamlet of Loupiac in the Lot valley famous for wine-making and considered by some as the...

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  • Badefols d’Ans, Dordogne
    Badefols d’Ans, Dordogne×

    Le Couty

    Badefols d’Ans, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24561
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached holiday property is peacefully located in the countryside between Périgueux, Hautefort and...

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  • Lanzac
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    Lanzac

    Lanzac

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    Ref: FML055
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the...

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  • Souillac, Lot
    Souillac, Lot×
    8
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    Ref: F46170
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Built around an 18-hole golf course amidst lush countryside, this beautiful golf and country club provides...

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  • Le Pizou, Dordogne
    Le Pizou, Dordogne×

    Maison Le Pizou

    Le Pizou, Dordogne

    8
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    Ref: FAD325
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    If you are looking for a beautifully furnished home from home with all the modern comforts, this is it. There’s...

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  • Blis-et-Born
    Blis-et-Born×

    Blis-et-Born

    Blis-et-Born

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    2
    2
    Ref: FAD295
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This attractive traditional périgourdine-style house is a very well-equipped holiday house with air...

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  • Domme, near Sarlat, Dordogne
    Domme, near Sarlat, Dordogne×

    Le Brat

    Domme, near Sarlat, Dordogne

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    3
    1
    Ref: F24450
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    A long country lane leads to this beautiful, detached stone house, with its lawned garden and private salt-water...

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  • Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac
    Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac×

    Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac

    Saint-Vincent-de-Connezac

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    2
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    Ref: FAD345
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This majestic spacious house is ideal for two families, with two floors each with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, toilet,...

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  • Lanzac
    Lanzac×

    Lanzac

    Lanzac

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    Ref: FML056
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the...

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  • Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, Dordogne
    Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, Dordogne×

    Villa Le Tallay

    Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, Dordogne

    8
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    Ref: FAD275
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Villa Le Tallay is a holiday apartment situated in a unique location. The property is located in a hamlet comprising...

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  • Saint-Mesmin
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    Saint-Mesmin

    Saint-Mesmin

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    Ref: FAD293
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    These two comfortable, holiday properties are located in a tranquil, countryside location, and are well equipped...

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