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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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  • 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).

  • Prats du Perigord

    Prats du Perigord

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD314

    This charming stone holiday house is located in the heart of the Dordogne and is an ideal base to discover all the treasures of this beautiful region. This comfortable property boasts a pleasant private swimming pool (72m² open May-Sep), set within a large garden, shared with the discreet owners, who live next door. The Dordogne offers an abundance of attractions with many castles and historic sites like the Bastide de Domme, Castle Castelnaud or the beautiful villages of Belvès and La Roque-Gageac. For a more active holiday, there are many sports and outdoor pursuits on offer such as canoeing, kayaking, cycling, golf or horseriding. For a more leisurely break, there are river cruises, gentle country walks and many ponds and rivers for fishing. Shop and restaurant 10km

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, DVD, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden with garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceiling on second floor. Step into shower.

  • Rivier

    Flaujac-Poujols, Lot

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FML058

    This detached, holiday home has a lovely bright interior and is near the village of Flaujac-Poujols. It has a large garden, a lovely outdoor swimming pool, and great views of the surrounding countryside. Ideally situated for exploring the many hiking trails in the area, and there is even a private oak wood with shady walks for you to enjoy. Cahors is worth a visit both to explore its medieval centre and to enjoy its lively Saturday market. The beautiful village of St Cirq, and the Peche Merle caves are 30 minutes away. This is the perfect location both for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday and those wanting to explore the rich heritage of the area.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen/dining room with French doors to terrace. Conservatory with open fire and patio doors to garden. Four double bedrooms, one with corner bath. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Two separate WCs

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool (50m²), with Roman steps and outdoor shower
    • Hot tub
    • Central heating
    • Two open fires
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Two DVDs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 7km from Cahors (shops, restaurant, markets), 15km from Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (historic village, castle), 29km from Carjac (shops, markets, church).

  • Le Tuquet

    La Chapelle, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    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).

  • 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.

  • St Nazaire

    Loubes-Bernac, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F47135

    Enjoying its own private swimming pool, this renovated stone farmhouse stands in its own grounds on the edge of a hamlet, neighbouring a small vineyard, with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Built of local stone, it retains plenty of charm and character, with massive beams, exposed stone walls and tiled floor, and now provides comfortable and spacious, holiday accommodation. From this peaceful and private setting, the true taste of French rural life can be savoured, with a slow pace of life and uncrowded roads, even in summer. Nearby the medieval market town of Duras holds cultural and musical events for all tastes. Experience casual dining at one of the several local producers’ markets on a summer’s evening, in Soumensac, Duras or Eymet. The spectacular 27-hole golf course at Château de Vigiers, 10km, also offers casual and formal dining. A little further, but easily accessible, are all the attractions of the Dordogne Valley.

    From covered terrace, glass doors lead to large open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, tiled floor and stone fireplace. Double bedroom with glass door to garden, en-suite shower room with WC. Stairs up from living area to landing: Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC. Covered terrace

    • Garden
    • Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1 to 2m), Roman steps
    • Incoming telephone
    • Wi-fi
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Boules court
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km SW of Loubes Bernac (small shop, bar and restaurant), 15km NE of Duras (medieval market town, most facilities), 15km SE St Foy la Grande (large town on River Dordogne, 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Villac

    Villac

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD267

    This rustic, charming holiday cottage is full of character, with beams and stone walls found in many rooms of the property. Sleeping up to eight guests, the property is ideal for families and friends who wish to explore this charming area within the Dordogne and Lot region. For those who wish to simply relax, the outdoor swimming pool (61m²) is the perfect place to retreat and enjoy the views. If exploring is more your scene, there are many attractions which can be found close to the town of Villac. Visit Saint-Robert, 9km away, or the castle of Château de Hautefort, 12km. There are also many Heritage sites situated around the area. Shop and restaurant 10km.

    Steps to entrance. Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet, separate toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms. Mezzanine with twin beds and en-suite shower (no toilet).

    Open fire, colour satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, garden furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Beams and sloping ceiling in some rooms. Steps in garden.

  • Fonroque-le-Bourg

    Fonroque-le-Bourg

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD227

    This bright and spacious, stone holiday property, with a private swimming pool (32m², open May-Sep) and a wide terrace, has a rich history. It enjoys a peaceful setting at the edge of a village equipped with a boulangerie and a small boutique. The historic and romantic fortress town of Eymet is just 5km, and offers shops, a supermarket, banks, cafés, bars and restaurants. During the summer, Eymet hosts numerous cultural and musical events, such as medieval festivals, night markets, or pop and classical concerts. Its lively Thursday morning market offers a wide range of fresh local produce, including wines to complement your barbecues. The surrounding countryside is bursting with vineyards, orchards, woods and fields, as well as charming, historic towns. One of these, Bergerac, 20km, is known for its wine and sits on the banks of the Dordogne. The region is ideal for golf, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. For a day trip, admire the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat, 90km, or perhaps St. Emilion and Bordeaux, 60km. Shop 200m, restaurant 4km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, basin and bidet, separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 twin.

    Heating, colour TV (English channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, garden, freezer, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. No children under 4. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps to pool area.

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