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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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262 cottages are available
  • Valojoulx, near Montignac, Dordogne×

    L’Ancien Chai

    Valojoulx, near Montignac, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24512
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set in 25 hectares of private parkland amidst beautiful unspoilt countryside, this spacious, detached holiday cottage...

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  • 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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    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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  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon×

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

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    Ref: W14361
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

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

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  • Lolme×

    Lolme

    Lolme

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    Ref: FAD235
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This detached stone holiday cottage is situated in delightful countryside just 6km from the famous Bastide of...

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  • Couture, Dordogne×

    La Mijotiere

    Couture, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24453
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

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

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  • Pontcirq, near Prayssac, Lot×

    Laborie - La Grange

    Pontcirq, near Prayssac, Lot

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    Ref: F46181
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This semi-detached holiday property, set near the owner’s home, is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland and...

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  • Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne×

    Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

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    Ref: FAT028
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

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

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  • La Douze×

    La Douze

    La Douze

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    Ref: FAD199
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    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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  • Proissans, Nr Sarlat, Dordogne ×

    Les Poulvelleries

    Proissans, Nr Sarlat, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24395
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This delightful stone cottage is simply but comfortably furnished and is perfectly situated in a small country hamlet....

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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac×

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD245
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    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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  • Layrac, nr. Agen×

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

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    Ref: W12774
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    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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  • Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne×

    Maison Saint-Amand-de-Coly

    Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD287
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Private Swimming Pool - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This renovated 18th-century sandstone cottage has been brought back to life after years of neglect. Nestled in a...

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