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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).

  • La Loge du Château

    Sorges, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F24507

    At the north of Périgueux, near the charming town of Sorges, known as the capital of truffles with the best restaurant for truffles. Set in the countryside, this cottage is located next to a 13th century château. Surrounded by woods and natural land, it is ideal for walks, cycling or just resting. The nearby village of Cubjac has a beach on the River Auvézère. Twenty minutes away is Périgueux, a large city with many interesting museums, shops and daily markets. In the other direction is the château of Hautefort with beautiful gardens, and a little further Brantôme with boat trips on the Dronne.

    All on ground floor. Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared woodland grounds
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km from Sorges (shops, café, restaurants, tennis, swimming pool, river), 16km from Cubjac (beach on river, fishing), 18km from Périgueux (abbey, museums, golf), 22km from Brantôme (château, river, boat trips), 30km from Hautefort.

  • Laborie - La Grange

    Pontcirq, nr. Prayssac, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F46181

    This semi-detached holiday property, set near the owner’s home, is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland and benefits from its own private terrace and a shared, outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.3m). La Grange, originally a barn, is a wonderfully bright, contemporary property. A tranquil setting right in the heart of Cahors wine country, enjoy wine tasting or explore the medieval villages and towns that are dotted around the countryside. These semi-detached holiday properties, set near the owner’s home, are surrounded by 40 acres of woodland and each benefit from their own private terrace and a shared, outdoor swimming pool. La Madeleine, (ref F46180 set out over five levels, is a charming space with a cosy living room, lined with bookshelves, and a pretty bedroom with exposed stone walls and original beams. La Grange, (ref F46181) originally a barn, is a wonderfully bright, contemporary property. A tranquil setting right in the heart of Cahors wine country, enjoy wine tasting or explore the medieval villages and towns that are dotted around the countryside.

    Stairs to entrance (also level access). All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: one kingsize, one twin, each sharing an en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared garden with 13 steps, drops and sloping banks in woodland area and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Plasma satellite TV (French and English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking

    Both properties: Large, shared garden with 13 steps, drops and sloping banks in woodland area and pond (take care with children)

    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.3m)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Plasma satellite TV (French and English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 4km from shop and bar, 12km from Prayssac (supermarkets, all amenities, Friday market), 18km from Cahors (all amenities), 60k from Rocamadour (World Heritage site). Location: 4km from shop and bar, 12km from Prayssac (supermarkets, all amenities, Friday market), 18km from Cahors (all amenities), 60k from Rocamadour (World Heritage site).

  • 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).

  • Les Poulvelleries

    Proissans, Nr Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24395

    This delightful stone cottage is simply but comfortably furnished and is perfectly situated in a small country hamlet. It is within five minutes’ drive of the beautiful historic market town of Sarlat, with the most classified buildings per square mile in Europe. The village of Proissans with bar/restaurant is just a short walk away. Lawns and trees surround the cottage, providing shade for dining al fresco. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the River Dordogne with opportunities for canoeing, picnics or boat trips. The village of La Roque-Gageac is close by, as is Domme on a rocky outcrop above the river, its tiny streets offer many restaurants and quaint shops.

    Two steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with original ’lou cantou’ fireplace. Two steps to two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle

    • Private unfenced garden
    • Electric heater (on request)
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Proissans (restaurant/bar, tennis), 5km N of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 9km S of Geniès (historic village, 9-hole golf course), 15km N of River Dordogne (canoe hire, boat trips, restaurants, châteaux).

  • Vue de L’Eglise

    Monsec, nr. Brantôme, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F24545

    This semi-detached cottage, with private pool (5m x 3.5m, depth 1.1m), poolside shower and barbecue found in the garden or terrace, has been ’boutique style’ architect-designed. Set in a quiet village beside a church and the discreet English owner’s home. Visit historic Bourdeilles and Brantôme, known as the ’Venice of the Périgord’, Périgeux and numerous chateaux. Enjoy shopping or sample local produce at a riverside restaurant. Markets, horse riding, tennis and golf nearby.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom (can be twin), en-suite bathroom/WC, over-bath shower

    • Garden, steps/drops
    • Pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unsuitable for children due to easy unsupervised access to pool.

    Location: 300m from Monsec (bar, tabac, restaurant), 9km S of Mareuil (market), 13km N of Brantôme (riverside restaurants, market, supermarket), 17km N of Bourdeilles (château), 21km SW of Nontron (most facilities), 39km N of Périgueux (all facilities), 46km SE of Angoulême (TGV), 87km from Limoges (city, airport).

  • La Maison Grace

    Meyronne, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F46166

    This attractive detached stone cottage, located on a quiet country track, provides comfortable holiday accommodation very close to the banks of the River Dordogne, with far-reaching views of the countryside. Ideal for walking, the river is just 400 metres from your door. The Dordogne has many riverside beaches, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The charming town of Souillac is less than fifteen minutes’ drive, between the village of Rocamadour and the medieval market town of Sarlat, with many caves, castles and museums nearby, as well as fishing and canoe hire.

    Steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and beams. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC

    • Terrace with sloping banks
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD (library)
    • CD/stereo
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.5km S of Meyronne (restaurant), 2km E of St-Sozy (supermarket, restaurants, baker), 13km SE of Souillac (supermarkets, shops, banks), 15km N of Rocamadour (historic village), 17km N of Gouffre de Padirac (underground caves by boat), 43km E of Sarlat (medieval market town).

  • Gramat

    Gramat

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FML101

    Gramat is the ideal place for a holiday in an unspoilt wildlife park, where an aquatic centre and gardens await exploration. The complex consists of 40 wooden houses and 21 cottages, all individually air-conditioned. They are equipped with a terrace with garden furniture and are very comfortable. On-site facilities include a shared outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool (open April to October depending on weather conditions), fitness room, table tennis room, bowling alley, playground and beach-volleyball. Visit the Causses-du-Quercy National Park - ideal for hiking. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • Lolme

    Lolme

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FAD235

    This detached stone holiday cottage is situated in delightful countryside just 6km from the famous Bastide of Monpazier, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. This property boasts far reaching views across open countryside from the private south facing terrace where you can dine al fresco. There are many historic villages and towns within a short drive, notably Beaumont-du-Périgord, 11km, Monflanquin, 30km, Bèlves, 22km away. The charming, discreet owners live in the grounds of 4 hectares and offer you a warm welcome. Shop and restaurant 6km.

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

    Heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Pet free of charge. No smoking please. NB: Steep open-tread stairs to first floor. Step to kitchen. Low beams and sloping ceiling in twin bedroom. Drop from terrace.

  • Le Bosquet

    Granges d’Ans, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24240

    These charming, traditional stone cottages are situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in pretty gardens that include a large terraced swimming pool with views across a wooded valley. The beautiful countryside around the cottages is dotted with walnut groves and fields of maize and sunflowers. Very close by is the historic village of Hautefort, with its shops, restaurants, museum, imposing château and attractive Coucou leisure lake. This is the heart of the area known as the Périgord and offers a wealth of attractions. The historic riverside town of Montignac, with shops, restaurants and canoe hire, the medieval market town of Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac and the city of Périgueux are all within an easy drive. Sharing a large south-facing swimming pool, the two holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation, each with its own sitting-out area and barbecue offering a degree of privacy. Le Bosquet is a pretty detached cottage with a private garden, whilst La Bergerie adjoins the discreet owner’s home and benefits from a covered terrace.

    Three shallow steps to entrance hall. Ground floor: Living room with inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin, both with beams and sloping ceilings. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • F/freezer
    • Cot

    Location: 3km SW of Hautefort (château and gardens, local amenities), 23km N of Montignac (historic riverside town, canoe hire), 48km N of Sarlat (medieval market town), 59km E of Périgueux (historic capital of Dordogne, cathedral, river, Wednesday market, all facilities).

    Both properties: Shared grounds

    • Shared pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.4m, open June-Sept) with Roman steps
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Journiac

    Journiac

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD309

    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.

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

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

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