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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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  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W12774

    An ideal place to enjoy some variety in your holiday in south-west France. For relaxing on hot summer afternoons, a large covered terrace area overlooks the larger than average private swimming pool, gardens and a lake adjacent to this detached house. The interior features a bar area in the lounge and a conservatory. Two karting tracks, and lake for jet skis and water skiing within 5km. Cosmopolitan Agen is about 8km, whilst popular Moissac and pretty villages and bastides are within 40km. The spa town of Casteljaloux (with golf course and swimming lake with a sandy beach) is a similar distance. Because of its proximity to the main road networks, day trips to Bordeaux and some coastal resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Arcachon, are possible. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD, wi-fi at cost, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Petit Castelet

    Domme, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24402

    Restored, decorated and furnished to a very good standard, this delightful holiday cottage is situated just a short walk (50m) from the main square of this enchanting medieval village. Domme, known as the "Acropolis of Dordogne", with its atmospheric cobbled streets and towered gateways, is remarkably situated on a rocky crag overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Situated just below the owner’s castelet, it enjoys the benefit of a private walled garden with terrace and discreet access to the swimming pool through a gate into another walled garden. There are magnificent panoramic views from the bedrooms and gardens. It is only a few kilometres away from the lovely medieval market town of Sarlat, and is within easy reach of La Roque-Gageac, the world-famous caves of Lascaux, as well as many châteaux - Beynac, Fenelon and Castelnaud being amongst the best known.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Large dressing room. Double bedroom with queen size bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Private enclosed lawned garden with 3m drop (gated)
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.3m), open May-Sept
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: There are 2 steps up to entrance.

    Location: 50m from Domme (shopping, baker, bars, restaurants, tennis), 200m (shops, restaurants) 2km N of Cénac (most facilities, riding, canoeing), 2km from River Dordogne (beaches), 6km S of Vitrac (golf course), 12km S of Sarlat.

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  • La Vieille Boulangerie

    Les Graulges, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24490

    This charming stone holiday cottage once formed part of the village bakery and adjoins the owners’ house, which is rarely occupied. Enjoy breakfast on the private terrace whilst the heated swimming pool and terrace in the two-hectare grounds offer a splendid place for relaxing. Situated mid-way between Angoulême and Brantôme, known as the “Venice of the Périgord”. The ancient town of Mareuil is just a few minutes’ drive or cycle ride away and has a château, quaint streets, restaurants and bars. There are many interesting châteaux in the area, and opportunities for canoeing, walking, cycling and enjoying local cuisine abound.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, beams, wooden floor. Kitchen, beams, tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared pool (10m x 5m)
    • Oil heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km NE of Mareuil (château, restaurants, bars, shops), 20km N of Brantôme (historic town, canoeing, Friday market), 25km S of Angoulême (cathedral city), 45km N of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne).

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  • Plaisance

    Plaisance

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD312

    This traditional detached farmhouse is surrounded by farmland, and has extensive countryside views. It is an ideal location to explore the many delights the area has to offer. Plaisance is a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Dordogne region, which has many attractions including colourful local markets, full of local produce and local wines. Explore some of the attractive fortified towns dating from medieval times, or take a canoe trip down the tranquil Dordogne River as it flows past riverside towns and châteaux. Make sure you take the time to visit Bergerac, 20km, with its many shops and amenities. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24517

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home in the centre of this popular and lively village. The detached holiday property is simply and comfortably furnished for easy holiday housekeeping. The lower part of the garden includes a swimming pool and pretty vine covered terrace. The River Dordogne, 300m away, offers opportunities for canoeing and picnics. The fascinating Bastide town of Domme ‘Acropolis of the Dordogne’ with its charming cobbled streets rises above Cénac. An ideal location for exploring.

    30 steps to entrance: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Narrow stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). WC. External stone steps to second floor: Twin bedroom

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French)
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Village centre (weekly market, shops, bars, bakers, restaurants, tennis, riding, chemist and bank), 300m from River Dordogne and canoe hire, 2km S of Domme (historic village, restaurants, tourist and craft shops), 12km S of Sarlat (historic town, twice weekly market, all facilities).

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  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W14181

    These adjoining holiday properties are ideal for a couple and suitable for a family of four or large groups of up to 8. Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony. The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.
    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony.

    The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Drop from swimming pool.

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  • La Mijotiere

    Couture, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24453

    This semi-detached cottage on a small rural holiday complex with a fine regional table d’hôte restaurant is full of character with its exposed stone walls, beams and original stone fireplace. An open plan living area with French windows to an enclosed, furnished terrace overlooking the private swimming pool (10 x 5m, depth 1.1m to 2m). Ideal for exploring the Bergerac/Montbazillac vineyards and the Bastide towns of Eymet, Monségur and Duras. Bergerac, a lovely old town with cobbled streets on the Dordogne river, offers a variety of restaurants and a weekly market. For those seeking more activity, there is horse riding, cycling, canoeing/kayaking and 18-hole golf course within 15km.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. WC

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels)
    • Wi-fi
    • T/ot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps to garden from pool (no handrail).

    Location: 4km to Monestier (most facilities), 16km from Eymet (all facilities, market), 25km from Bergerac (all facilities, river cruise and airport).

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  • 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.

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  • Grignols, nr. Périgueux

    Grignols, nr. Périgueux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W14256

    The holiday property benefits from a secluded, elevated position on the edge of the pretty village of Grignols, with very attractive views. The detached holiday cottage has a very pleasing combination of original features, exposed stone walls, oak beams and a large fireplace, as well as a modern kitchen and bathroom. The historic town of Bergerac, on the banks of the Dordogne river with many wine-producing châteaux, is 40km. Other places of interest are St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Montignac, Les Eyzies and Sarlat. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m.

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

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to entrance and a significant drop in the garden.

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  • 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.

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  • Souillac Golf & Country Club, Lodge 1

    Souillac, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: F46167

    Built around an 18-hole golf course amidst lush countryside, this beautiful golf and country club provides accommodation in stylish detached lodges, each with garden area, terrace and parking bay. The lodges are situated in small groups dotted around the hilly wooded parkland of the country club. Each group has its own shared swimming pool. An ideal family holiday location where children can meet other families and enjoy all the facilities. As well as the golf course that residents may use (extra fees applicable) guests are invited to use other facilities in the park that include the reception area with golf shop and English speaking staff, two all-weather tennis courts (extra fees applicable), table tennis, putting green, swimming pool, a children’s pool, a small shop for provisions, a restaurant and bar. The program for children, teenagers and adult activities is also great fun (extra fees applicable). The pretty town of Souillac is just 10 minutes’ drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Shower room/WC. First floor: One double (can be twin) bedroom with balcony, further twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Video.

    Location: 8km N of Souillac (historic town, all facilities and weekly market), 30km E of Sarlat (medieval town), 31km N of Rocamadour (ancient cliff-face town), 37km from Brive (airport), 39km E of La-Roque-Gageac (spectacular riverside village), 136km from Limoges (airport). Location: 8km N of Souillac (historic town, all facilities and weekly market), 30km E of Sarlat (medieval town), 31km N of Rocamadour (ancient cliff-face town), 37km from Brive (airport), 39km E of La-Roque-Gageac (spectacular riverside village), 136km from Limoges (airport).

    All properties: Shared garden, slopes, drops, steps

    • Shared wooded grounds, slopes
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.2m to 1.8m)
    • Shared children’s pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi (in restaurant)
    • Internet access
    • T/cot, h/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lodge on level ground may be requested. Accommodation allocated on arrival: bedroom/bathroom/balcony layout may vary. Some properties have a balcony. Properties pictured are typical of those on site, actual properties may vary. There are fenced drops within the woodland area surrounding the chalets.

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  • Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Grade
    4
    1
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    1
    Ref: FAD220

    These two holiday apartments are situated on a complex about 1km from the historic centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda and its shops. It overlooks the city, against a hill, and is perfectly set in a natural environment on nearly 3 acres of land. On site there is a semi-outdoor swimming pool (130m²), an outdoor pool (80m²) and a paddling pool (28m²), which are all heated and open in summer. There is also a sports ground, bowling, 9-hole mini-golf, sauna, fitness room, entertainment room, kids club, internet access in reception and a laundry. Spend the day exploring Sarlat-la-Canéda, with its cathedral, markets and restaurants. Further afield is Rocamadour, 50km, known as a pilgrimage destination and which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    On site there is a semi-outdoor swimming pool (130m²), an outdoor pool (80m²) and a paddling pool (28m²), which are all heated and open in summer.

    There is also a sports ground, bowling, 9-hole mini-golf, sauna, fitness room, entertainment room, kids club, internet access in reception and a laundry. Spend the day exploring Sarlat-la-Canéda, with its cathedral, markets and restaurants. Further afield is Rocamadour, 50km, known as a pilgrimage destination and which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Colour satellite TV, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping banks in grounds.

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