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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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  • 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.

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  • Saint-Mesmin

    Saint-Mesmin

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD293

    These two comfortable, holiday properties are located in a tranquil, countryside location, and are well equipped for children and teenagers. Both houses have a swing, sand pit, table tennis, basketball net and area for playing ’boules’. The swimming pools can be used covered or open with easy to use slide-on covers which keep the water temperature higher than an ordinary pool. The delightful cottage (FAD292), also offers a slide and outdoor swimming pool (32m²). The attractive, traditional Périgourdine style house (FAD293), is well equipped and also has a play-house, and outdoor swimming pool (36m²). Water sports can be enjoyed at Lake Rouffiac, 14km, and the majestic castle in Excideuil is 16km, with a bustling market day. Golf and horse riding are also available in the area as well as the famous caves in Tourtoirac, 19km. Shop 15km and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower and toilet, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps from terrace to swimming pool. Roman steps in swimming pool.

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  • Blis-et-Born

    Blis-et-Born

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD295

    This attractive traditional périgourdine-style house is a very well-equipped holiday house with a play-park and table tennis. It has several different seating areas outside as well as a swimming pool (32m², open May-Sep) which is conveniently situated just in front of the house and the patio area. Périgueux, the capital of the Dordogne, is a charming city, with shops, restaurants, markets, museums and a wonderful cathedral, is a 30-minute drive. Hautefort with its majestic castle is also a 30-minute drive. Fishing at river, 2km. Shop 10km, restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin, Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Two pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings on second floor. Steps on terrace. Large drops in grounds.

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  • La Cressonnière

    Puy l’Évêque, Lot

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: FG290

    Located in the small hamlet of Loupiac in the Lot valley famous for wine-making and considered by some as the undiscovered jewel of South West France. Contemporary, spacious, three-storey holiday house adjacent to FG291 but totally independent making it ideal for larger parties or 2 families travelling together. Formerly a small watercress farm originally built in 1846; the original Pigeonnier still exists and is a typical architectural feature of properties in this region. The idyllic garden houses a large private swimming pool with electric shutters and gravelled terrace. Beyond this the garden extends a further acre which opens onto parking area. The stunning interior with a mixture of oak and limestone floors throughout includes a superb modern kitchen with island and good quality fittings. The ancient town of Cahors, famous for its wine and medieval bridge, is 35 km. Further north the famous Rocamadour, 70km, is built into a spectacular cliff and also worth a visit. Canoes for hire all along this part of the Lot valley. This whole region is a delight with its châteaux, winding rivers and gastronomic delicacies.

    Four steps to entrance. Ground floor: Large sitting room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (no WC). Separate WC. Lower ground floor: Kitchen/dining room with living area and door to terrace. First floor: Double bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Spacious master bedroom with super kingsize bed, leading to walk-in dressing area with en-suite bathroom/WC with roll-top bath, walk-in shower and bidet. Oak and limestone floors throughout

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.5m, heated on request at cost)
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • Two d/washers
    • M/wave
    • American f/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Puy l’Évêque (shops, restaurants, supermarkets, post office), 35km from Cahors (medieval bridge, wine producers), 70km from Rocamadour (cliff town).

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  • 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.

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  • Le Belprat de Caudon

    Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24501

    This private, detached, 18th-century stone house, with private swimming pool, offers spacious accommodation. This holiday property has real character and overlooks a private courtyard with a charming walled garden and trees providing shade that also offers a stunning view of the Domme Ridge. Great care has been taken to preserve the original features, with a magnificent working fireplace in the living room and all the bedrooms are en-suite. The Bastide town of Domme, known as the Acropolis of the Dordogne, is just a few minutes’ drive. Within 10km there are several historical attractions including the châteaux at Beynac, Castelnau and Montfort, the historic riverside village of La Roque-Gageac and the gardens at Marqueyssac. The medieval city of Sarlat, with its famous twice weekly market, is just a 10-minute drive. This location offers opportunities for walking, canoeing and swimming from the River Dordogne and is a wonderfully private place to retreat after a day sightseeing.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Laundry room/WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite wet room/WC and bath, one sharing en-suite wet room/WC with twin bedroom. Further twin bedroom with zip and link bed (can be super kingsize) with en-suite wet room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (12 x 5.5m, depth 0.9m-1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Friday.

    Location: 1km S of Vitrac (River Dordogne, golf, canoe hire, riverside beaches), 3.5km W of Cenac (bars, restaurants, supermarket, bank, hairdresser, garage), 4km from shops, 5km W of Domme (historic town, restaurant, bars, shops, tennis), 8km S of Sarlat (all facilities, twice weekly markets).

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  • Le Tuquet

    La Chapelle, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24455

    This Périgordian-style detached holiday villa is spacious and comfortable. Situated on the edge of the small village of La Chapelle and within walking distance of the local supermarket and bar. Views over the rural landscape from the pool and terrace, and a central location for visiting the northern Dordogne and Limousin areas. Limoges, home of fine porcelain, is 70km north and the cathedral city of Périgueux is just 50km west, where you will find a cobbled pedestrian centre with excellent shopping and boat cruises on the River Isle. There’s an activity lake 2km away for a fun day out waterskiing and windsurfing.

    Two steps to entrance. Lower ground floor: Utility. Games room. Open tread stairs to ground floor: Living/dining room with French windows to terrace. Kitchen with French window to terrace. Two bedrooms: One double, one bunk. Bathroom with shower cubicle. WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double with French window to balcony, one twin with en-suite shower room/WC. Shower room. WC. Mezzanine

    • Private lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Two t/cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Table tennis
    • Garage (2 cars)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from La Chapelle (supermarket, bar, garage), 2km from Payzac (restaurant, shop), 5km from Lanouaille (restaurant, bakery), 20km from Hautefort (château, superb gardens worth a visit), 50km from Périgueux (municipal golf course, market, cathedral, river cruises).

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  • Le Janicot

    Salignac-Eyvigues, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24443

    This very spacious, traditional detached, stone family holiday home is situated on the edge of a small and peaceful hamlet with its own large terrace, private fenced swimming pool and tennis court. The spacious house is full of character with many original features such as exposed stones, beams and magnificent fireplace. This is a truly quiet and picturesque area yet is within a very short drive of the attractive village of Salignac-Eyvigues with its colourful markets, quaint streets, shops and château. Small picturesque country roads wind their way to the famous gardens at Manoir d’Eyrignac and on to the medieval market town of Sarlat with its famous twice-weekly market and beautiful buildings of golden stone. The River Dordogne is within easy driving distance and offers opportunities for canoeing and other water sports. Beautiful châteaux tower above the river and boat trips provide a relaxed way to explore this truly unique landscape.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire and French door to terrace. Kitchen. Utility. Four steps up to: Four bedrooms: Two double, one with en-suite bathroom/WC, one with additional bed (for +1 child), one twin, one single. Shower room/WC. Separate WC

    • Private lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private fenced swimming pool (6m x 12m, depth 0.4, to 1.9m) with Roman steps
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km from Salignac-Eyviques (weekly market, bars, restaurants, supermarket), 20km NE of Sarlat (medieval market town), 24km SE of Montignac (historic market town, riverside restaurants, canoeing), 30km N of River Dordogne (historic riverside villages, canoeing, golf, châteaux, boat trips).

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  • 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 outdoor swimming pool (50m², open June-September) 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.

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  • La Garrigue

    Gourdon, Lot

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FG0319

    Set in the centre of 5 hectares of lawns, woods and fields this typical stone house offers an ideal holiday home. There is an open terrace and on a lower level a covered terrace. The property also benefits from a private pool with security alarm. Gourdon is 5 minutes’ drive with restaurants, shops, supermarkets, tennis court and market. Medieval town of Sarlat, 20 minutes. Built into a cliff, the Châteaux of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and Beynac, the village of Domme and the Gouffre de Padirac, a spectacular cave complex just north of Rocamadour are all worth visiting. Sarlat Old Town, the capital of the Périgord Noir region of Dordogne is 20km. Insectopia is a fascinating interactive museum, and makes for a great day out, 32km.

    Lower ground floor: Laundry room. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin with additional single bed and en-suite shower room/WC, one single

    • Lawned garden
    • Wooded grounds
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (5m x 10m, depth 1.4m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Two cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Gourdon, 45km from Cahors (Valentré bridge, Hôtel de Roaldès, wine tasting), 85km from Brive-la-Gaillarde, 95km from Bergerac (Old statue of Cyrano de Bergerac), 100km from Périgueux (cathedral of St. Front, amphitheatre, Domus of Vesunna).

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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, 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.

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  • Journiac

    Journiac

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD307

    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/kitchen/diner, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    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: Paddle stairs to first floor. 2 steps from property to terrace.

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