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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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  • Cadrieu
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    Cadrieu

    Cadrieu

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    Ref: FML069
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This lovely holiday property is tastefully furnished and situated near the village of Cadrieu, 3km from Cajarc along...

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  • Souillac, Lot
    Souillac, Lot×
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    Ref: F46167
    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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  • Monsec, near Brantôme, Dordogne
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    Vue de L’Eglise

    Monsec, near Brantôme, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24545
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This semi-detached cottage, with private pool, poolside shower and barbecue found in the garden or terrace, has...

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  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon
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    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

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    Ref: W14361
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in a large garden, this spacious, simply furnished, detached property is surrounded by the lush Bouraine...

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  • Couture, Dordogne
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    La Mijotiere

    Couture, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24453
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This semi-detached cottage on a small rural holiday complex with a fine regional table d’hôte restaurant...

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  • St. Bressou
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    St. Bressou

    St. Bressou

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    Ref: FML080
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tucked away amidst pastureland and surrounded by the woods made up of oak, chestnut and walnut trees, this secluded...

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  • Grignols, nr. Périgueux
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    Grignols, nr. Périgueux

    Grignols, nr. Périgueux

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    Ref: W14256
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    The holiday property benefits from a secluded, elevated position on the edge of the pretty village of Grignols, with...

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  • Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne
    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne×

    Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

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    Ref: FAT028
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This charming detached stone cottage, with magnificent far-reaching views from the terrace and its private...

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  • Sarlat-la-Canéda
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    Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Sarlat-la-Canéda

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    Ref: FAD220
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    These two holiday apartments are situated on a complex about 1km from the historic centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda...

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  • La Douze
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    La Douze

    La Douze

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    Ref: FAD199
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This stone house has its own large, lawned garden and is situated on the outskirts of a pretty little village which...

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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac×

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD245
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are...

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  • Groléjac, Dordogne
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    Le Grand If

    Groléjac, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24442
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    A very impressive barn conversion in a great area. As you might expect the original features have been retained,...

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