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

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD246
    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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  • Le Bougayrou, near Meyronne, Lot
    Le Bougayrou, near Meyronne, Lot×

    La Maison Bois

    Le Bougayrou, near Meyronne, Lot

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    Ref: F46174
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    La Maison Bois, nestled in the heart of a little village on a hill, is a beautiful, detached stone holiday house. It...

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  • Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne
    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne×

    Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24517
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home...

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  • Boisseuilh
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    Boisseuilh

    Boisseuilh

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    Ref: FAD326
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty country holiday cottage with air-conditioning sits in a lawned garden with the benefit of an outdoor...

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  • Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne
    Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne×

    Lautherie Haute

    Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24538
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Along the valley of Auvézère, near Cubjac and Le Change, this charming, detached holiday villa is set in...

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  • Layrac, nr. Agen
    Layrac, nr. Agen×

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

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    Ref: W12774
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    An ideal place to enjoy some variety in your holiday in south-west France. For relaxing on hot summer afternoons, a...

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  • Sorges, Dordogne
    Sorges, Dordogne×

    La Loge du Château

    Sorges, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    At the north of Périgueux, near the charming town of Sorges, known as the capital of truffles with the...

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  • Leobard, Lot
    Leobard, Lot×

    Le Meyranes

    Leobard, Lot

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    Ref: F46165
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Le Meyranes is a detached, converted stone barn with a private swimming pool. It is situated in an elevated position...

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  • Saint-Front-La-Rivière, Dordogne
    Saint-Front-La-Rivière, Dordogne×

    Maison Saint Font La Rivière

    Saint-Front-La-Rivière, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD264
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This restored cottage with a stylish interior shares a driveway with the friendly English owners. The cottage is...

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

    Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

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    Ref: FAT028
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    - 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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  • Granges d’Ans, Dordogne
    Granges d’Ans, Dordogne×

    Le Bosquet

    Granges d’Ans, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24240
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These charming, traditional stone cottages are situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in pretty gardens that include...

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  • Périgueux, Dordogne
    Périgueux, Dordogne×

    La Maison au Centre-Ville

    Périgueux, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD360
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    - Wifi

    If you want to discover the beautiful town of Périgueux, this pleasant terrace house, located right in the...

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