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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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  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FML055

    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.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets, 4 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared terraces, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps and slopes in grounds.

  • Saint-Sauveur

    Saint-Sauveur

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FAD331

    This holiday home, designed by an architect, is set in the wine-producing area of Bergerac, and benefits from a large outdoor swimming pool (open Jun-Sep). The historic town of Bergerac, on the River Dordogne, and the region’s wine growing capital, is nearby. Here visitors can take a river cruise or hire a canoe, visit the Maison du Vins, National Tobacco Museum, the weekly market, or simply relax in one of the many cafés, sampling the local Bergerac wines. The château at Monbazillac is open to the public, as are many local vineyards in the area. Shop 5km and restaurant 10km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets (1 with basin), 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry no pets. No smoking please. NB: Drops within grounds.

  • Les Fournil

    Thiviers, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F24522

    Less than 30 minutes’ drive north of Périgueux, near the charming town of Thiviers, this is a very peaceful place set in a village within easy reach of many activities and interesting sites. The charming French owners live next door and give advice of visits to be done all around. The stone houses have been restored keeping all genuine parts, with even the wooden rack for the cow "Barrou"! Both properties can be rented together for large parties, sharing a very large enclosed swimming pool surrounded overlooking the quiet countryside. Canoeing and a golf course are a short drive, but also many châteaux such as the amazing one of Hautefort. Brantôme is nearby as well as the old town of Périgueux, very lively at night time with many free concerts and music festivals.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to courtyard, beams and tiled floor. Kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, both with additional folding single bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC.

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Nanthiat (tennis), 9km from Thiviers (shops, cafés, restaurants, bicycle hire, canoe), 13km from St. Médard d’Excideuil (golf), 25km from Hautefort (château), 26km from Lake of St Yrieix (beach and fishing), 32km from Brantôme (Venice of Périgord), 38km from Périgueux (museums, abbey, concerts).

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

  • Au Bord de la Rivière

    Bourdeilles, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24511

    This charming and beautifully restored 16th-century terraced cottage sits on the bank of the gently flowing River Dronne, nestling beneath the château in the historic riverside village of Bourdeilles. You need never move from this enchanting spot, as there are five restaurants, shops, a public swimming pool and excellent bakery within a short walk. You can fish from the garden that overlooks the ancient water mill and visit the château, hire a canoe or take a leisurely stroll along the river bank. The holiday cottage has been renovated and decorated to a high standard yet retains many traditional features including a huge fireplace, wooden floors and beams throughout. This is an ideal cottage for adults and active teenagers. Within a short drive is the fascinating town of Brantôme ‘Venice of the Périgord’ with a popular Friday market and many interesting shops and cafés in its quaint streets.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Utility. Separate WC. Stairs to first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room/kitchen with French doors to balcony and steps to garden. Double bedroom. Stairs to second floor: Two kingsize bedrooms with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Beams and wooden floors throughout. Bathroom/WC with corner bath with shower attachment

    • Lawned garden with steps and unfenced river frontage (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • H/chair
    • On street parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5m from Bourdeilles, 500m from village centre (restaurants, fishing, shop, public swimming pool, bakery, canoeing), 10km SW of Brantôme (riverside town, shops and restaurants), 26km N of Périgueux (capital of the Dordogne, cathedral, twice-weekly market, all facilities).

  • Plaisance

    Plaisance

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD311

    Enjoy the calm atmosphere whilst relaxing in the secluded swimming pool (50m², open mid May-mid Oct). This detached holiday cottage is the perfect base for those who enjoy peace and quiet, yet still like to be close to busy market towns, shops and restaurants. The historic town of Bergerac, on the banks of the River Dordogne, is 20km, and many of the region’s attractions are within easy driving distance. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, or spend the day wine tasting and sampling the region’s delicious local produce. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. First floor: Separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to terrace. Steps to entrance.

  • Le Tournesol

    Lamote, nr. Brantôme, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24421

    The Dordogne has its fair share of renovated farmhouses but few have the level of comfort, space and the ambience of this one. It is natural that most visitors enjoy spending their holiday outdoors, but if required, the inside of the house has all the equipment and facilities to ’weather the occasional storm’. It has all the features you might expect of a former farmhouse, stone walls, oak beams and a large feature fireplace. The outside area is equally impressive, a large paved terrace area partly covered with vines has more than adequate garden furniture, overlooks the private swimming pool and mature gardens, and has lovely views across the adjoining countryside and farmland. There is a 52 inch plasma screen with home cinema system, DVD and satellite channels. If you tire of lazy days on the terrace and in the pool, there is ample opportunity to visit the still relatively unspoilt area of the northern Dordogne. The beautiful town of Brantôme is a short 12km drive. Golf enthusiasts can find a popular course at Périgueux, approx. 30km. Market days at Ribérac are equally as popular with locals and tourists. Fly via Bergerac or Limoges.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms; two double, two twin. Shower room. Bathroom with shower cubicle and bidet. Separate WC

    • Garden with lawned and gravelled areas
    • Patio
    • Swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1 to 1.8m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 12km from Brantôme (historic market, restaurants), 30km from Périgueux (golf, most facilities).

  • St Nazaire

    Loubes-Bernac, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F47135

    Enjoying its own private swimming pool, this renovated stone farmhouse stands in its own grounds on the edge of a hamlet, neighbouring a small vineyard, with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Built of local stone, it retains plenty of charm and character, with massive beams, exposed stone walls and tiled floor, and now provides comfortable and spacious, holiday accommodation. From this peaceful and private setting, the true taste of French rural life can be savoured, with a slow pace of life and uncrowded roads, even in summer. Nearby the medieval market town of Duras holds cultural and musical events for all tastes. Experience casual dining at one of the several local producers’ markets on a summer’s evening, in Soumensac, Duras or Eymet. The spectacular 27-hole golf course at Château de Vigiers, 10km, also offers casual and formal dining. A little further, but easily accessible, are all the attractions of the Dordogne Valley.

    From covered terrace, glass doors lead to large open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, tiled floor and stone fireplace. Double bedroom with glass door to garden, en-suite shower room with WC. Stairs up from living area to landing: Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC. Covered terrace

    • Garden
    • Private pool (10m x 5m, depth 1 to 2m), Roman steps
    • Incoming telephone
    • Wi-fi
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Boules court
    • Parking
    • Garden and pool furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km SW of Loubes Bernac (small shop, bar and restaurant), 15km NE of Duras (medieval market town, most facilities), 15km SE St Foy la Grande (large town on River Dordogne, all facilities).

  • Villac

    Villac

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD267

    This rustic, charming holiday cottage is full of character, with beams and stone walls found in many rooms of the property. Sleeping up to eight guests, the property is ideal for families and friends who wish to explore this charming area within the Dordogne and Lot region. For those who wish to simply relax, the outdoor swimming pool (61m²) is the perfect place to retreat and enjoy the views. If exploring is more your scene, there are many attractions which can be found close to the town of Villac. Visit Saint-Robert, 9km away, or the castle of Château de Hautefort, 12km. There are also many Heritage sites situated around the area. Shop and restaurant 10km.

    Steps to entrance. Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet, separate toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms. Mezzanine with twin beds and en-suite shower (no toilet).

    Open fire, colour satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, garden furniture. Sorry, no pets. NB: Beams and sloping ceiling in some rooms. Steps in garden.

  • Villa Vélines

    Vélines, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD223

    This delightful, detached holiday house has a private swimming pool and is set in an elevated position within a pretty enclosed garden. It is situated on the edge of a quiet village within easy driving distance of all the Dordognes’ main tourist attractions, including many châteaux and caves, and most importantly the wine growing regions of Bergerac and Bordeaux. The comfortable interior has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. The poolside is well furnished, with comfortable sun loungers and a covered terrace for outdoor dining. A vine covered south facing terrace is accessed directly from the kitchen and living room, providing a shady spot for dining al fresco. The reinactment of the battle of the Hundred Years War takes place in the summer at Castillon-La-Bataille 14km. The famous wine producing area of St Emilion is just 25km. Historic Bergerac with its’s famous appelations of Monbazillac and Pecharment wines is within easy reach.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen. Four bedrooms: Three double, one twin (for children). Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool
    • Heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Some rooms with sloping ceiling.

    Location: 200m from shop, 5km from restaurant, 12km from Sainte-Foy-La-Grande (all facilities), 25km from Château des Vigiers (golf), 33km from Bergerac (shops, castles, cathedrals, art galleries).

  • Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD222

    This holiday apartment is located approx 1km from the historic centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda. Overlooking the city, set in nearly 3 acres and nestled into the hillside, this holiday complex is perfectly at one with its surroundings. Equipped with flat screen TV (national and international channels), and opening onto a terrace. Also available is the shared, heated, outdoor swimming pool (130m²). Facilities include a sports ground, bowling, 9-hole mini-golf, sauna, fitness room, entertainment room, kids club, and a playground. Shop and restaurant 1km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, double sofa bed in lounge area.

    Colour satellite TV, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Slopes and steps in grounds.

  • La Creche

    Thiviers, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24523

    Less than 30 minutes’ drive north of Périgueux, near the charming town of Thiviers, this is a very peaceful place set in a village within easy reach of many activities and interesting sites. The charming French owners live next door and give advice of visits to be done all around. The stone houses have been restored keeping all genuine parts, with even the wooden rack for the cow "Barrou"! Both properties can be rented together for large parties, sharing a very large enclosed swimming pool surrounded overlooking the quiet countryside. Canoeing and a golf course are a short drive, but also many châteaux such as the amazing one of Hautefort. Brantôme is nearby as well as the old town of Périgueux, very lively at night time with many free concerts and music festivals.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/galley-style kitchen with French doors to courtyard, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. Separate WC. Second floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room. Separate WC.

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from Nanthiat (tennis), 9km from Thiviers (shops, cafés, restaurants, bicycle hire, canoe), 13km from St. Médard d’Excideuil (golf), 25km from Hautefort (château), 26km from Lake of St Yrieix (beach and fishing), 32km from Brantôme (Venice of Périgord), 38km from Périgueux (museums, abbey, concerts).

    Both properties: Large shared courtyard and garden

    • Large open grounds
    • Terrace
    • Shared large enclosed swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV (French channels only)
    • T/cot
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

  • Fonroque-le-Bourg

    Fonroque-le-Bourg

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD227

    This bright and spacious, stone holiday property, with a private swimming pool (32m², open May-Sep) and a wide terrace, has a rich history. It enjoys a peaceful setting at the edge of a village equipped with a boulangerie and a small boutique. The historic and romantic fortress town of Eymet is just 5km, and offers shops, a supermarket, banks, cafés, bars and restaurants. During the summer, Eymet hosts numerous cultural and musical events, such as medieval festivals, night markets, or pop and classical concerts. Its lively Thursday morning market offers a wide range of fresh local produce, including wines to complement your barbecues. The surrounding countryside is bursting with vineyards, orchards, woods and fields, as well as charming, historic towns. One of these, Bergerac, 20km, is known for its wine and sits on the banks of the Dordogne. The region is ideal for golf, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. For a day trip, admire the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat, 90km, or perhaps St. Emilion and Bordeaux, 60km. Shop 200m, restaurant 4km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, basin and bidet, separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 3 twin.

    Heating, colour TV (English channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, garden, freezer, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. No children under 4. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps to pool area.

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