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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 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.

  • La Maison du Bourg

    Coly, nr. Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F24519

    This charming detached stone cottage is situated in an elevated position with a partially enclosed garden, pretty courtyard and a swimming pool terrace with views across beautiful open countryside. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the contemporary features blend perfectly with the more traditional beams and stone walls. Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Guests are invited to sample local delicacies at the little brasserie situated in the village below. Situated in one of the most sought after locations in the Dordogne, close to Sarlat and Montignac, this is an ideal choice for a holiday at any time of the year.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, French doors. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors. Super kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. Narrow stairs to first floor: Super kingsize bedroom (can be twin) with en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden, two steps and sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 1.4m)
    • Oil central heating
    • Air conditioning (bedrooms)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 200m from shop, brasserie/bar, 13km N of Montignac (historic riverside market town, most facilities, canoe hire, Lascaux cave paintings), 25km N of Sarlat (historic market town, all facilities, twice weekly market), 35km N of La-Roque-Gageac (cliffside village on River Dordogne), 39km N of Domme (historic Bastide town), 55km E of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne, cathedral, all facilities).

  • Maison Saint Font La Rivière

    Saint-Front-La-Rivière, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FAD264

    This restored cottage with a stylish interior shares a driveway with the friendly English owners. The cottage is fenced for privacy, with private garden and patio areas. The cottage is situated on the edge of Saint-Front-La-Rivière, a small, charming village. Brantôme, with the River Dronne encircling the island town, the huge abbey on its banks and Friday market, is only 15 minutes’ drive. Saint-Jean-de-Cole is also a 15-minute drive. Other attractions include Le Grotte de Villars, a magnificent prehistoric cave full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the majestic Château de Puyguilhem. Périgueux, 30 minutes’ drive, is the capital of the Dordogne with shops, restaurants, museums and the Cathedral St Front.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 500m from fishing, 3km from shops, 10km from swimming pool, 12km from Nontron, 65km from Brive-la-Gaillarde (airport)

  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FML050

    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.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 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: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps and slopes in grounds.

  • Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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).

  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

  • La Maison Bois

    Le Bougayrou, nr. Meyronne, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F46174

    La Maison Bois, nestled in the heart of a little village on a hill, is a beautiful, detached stone holiday house. It has a wood-burning stove and large balcony (accessed via French doors from living room and bedroom) running the length of the house - perfect for dining whilst enjoying the spectacular view. Activities to enjoy include hiking, canoeing, golfing and fishing. Visit Les Grottes de Lacave, caves open to the public since 1905. Le Truffadou Steam Railway in Martel makes a fantastic family trip or visit the sanctuary at Rocamadour. Wander the village flea markets, taste the delights of the farmers markets or rest in a pavement café.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Beams and/or sloping ceilings in most rooms

    • Lawned garden with steps and drops
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Meyronne (bar, restaurant), 2km from Lacave (caves, restaurant), 5km from St. Sozy (shops), 12km from Rocamadour (medieval town), 14km from Souillac (all facilities), 17km from Martel (steam train), 23km from Brives (airport).

  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD245

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park. The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby. For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts. Shop and restaurant 500m.Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park.

    The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby.

    For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts.

    Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, internet connection, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance. Lake in grounds, dam close by.

  • Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD303

    This lovely holiday home has a spacious living room on the first floor and a small patio at the rear. It is located in the medieval village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle, ranked among the ‘most beautiful villages in France’, with its Roman-Byzantine church, a priory, a bridge and a water mill with remarkable architecture. Brantôme, the ‘Venice of Périgord’ is 20km with the River Dronne encircling the city as an island and the abbey resting on the banks. Nearby attractions include the Cave of Villars, a magnificent prehistoric cave with underground galleries full of stalactites and stalagmites, and the majestic castle at Puyguilhem. Périgueux, 36km, is a charming town to explore with its shops, restaurants, museums and the St Front Cathedral. Shop 8km, restaurant 50m.

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

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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