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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 Grange

    Rouffignac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24428

    This attractive detached stone holiday cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home and is surrounded by very spacious gardens which include a large alarmed swimming pool and ornamental unfenced pond. Surrounded by oak forests, this peaceful and relaxing countryside location in the heart of the Périgord Noir offers visitors a chance to explore the many world famous pre-historic sites and caves. Rouffignac with its Sunday market, shops and famous pre-historic cave paintings is just a few minutes’ drive away. The riverside towns and villages of Les Eyzies, St Leon, Le Bugue and Montignac, with their riverside restaurants, cafés and weekly markets offer opportunities for canoeing on the River Vézère. The whole area is dotted about with châteaux, fields of maize and quiet country lanes suitable for cycling and leisurely walking.

    Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove and patio doors to garden. Three steps down to bathroom/WC. Mezzanine lounge. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin

    • Private, lawned garden with drops and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (11 x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Darts
    • Board games
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km W of Rouffignac (Sunday market, supermarket, caves, bakers, bank), 17km N of Le Bugue (riverside market town, shops, supermarket, museums, aquarium), 20km N of Les Eyzies (museum, railway, riverside restaurants).

  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD298

    These holiday homes are located in Limeuil in the heart of Black Périgord, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. They are ideally situated in shared grounds with a shared tennis court, games barn with table tennis and table football, and a shared outdoor swimming pool (128m²), available from June-September, with sunloungers. Each property has a terrace equipped with outdoor furniture. The properties are set over 2 or 3 levels. Nearby attractions include beautiful villages such as Monpazier , Beaumont, Cadouin, Belves, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat, 36km, is also a must in the region. The River Dordogne is nearby with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Or if you prefer to visit a castle or even a cave, there are many treasures awaiting you. Golf enthusiasts will find the courses nearby. All in all, an ideal location for a peaceful stay in the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Oil heater, shared washing machine, internet connection, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on second floor.

  • Cadrieu

    Cadrieu

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FML069

    This lovely holiday property is tastefully furnished and situated near the village of Cadrieu, 3km from Cajarc along the Lot valley, and 300m from the river. It offers an outdoor swimming pool (47m²), table tennis, swing, and a terrace that offers distant views of the valley and beautiful rocky cliffs. Water sports are available on the river and Cajarc has all the amenities of a small town with cafes and restaurants, and is a busy tourist centre in summer. Make sure you visit the beautiful medieval villages including Saint-Cirq-Lapople, and castles such as Larroque-Toirac, and make the most of the beautiful countryside with various walks. Shop and restaurant 3km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, 2 satellite TVs, 2 DVD players, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, carport for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to terrace. Sloping ceilings in twin bedroom.

  • Lautherie Haute

    Le Change, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24538

    Along the valley of Auvézère, near Cubjac and Le Change, this charming, detached holiday villa is set in a very peaceful hamlet and has its own private swimming pool. The interior is tastefully decorated with antique furniture but has all the modern furnishings needed for everyday life. There are beaches on the river at Cubjac and also on the lake at Fossemagne. The caves of Rouffignac, and pretty riverside towns such as Montignac are less than half an hour away. Périgueux is also nearby with its market, offering farm products and fresh seafood, shops, cafés , restaurants and free evening concerts. Do not miss a visit to the château at Hautefort with its wonderful formal gardens. Canoeing, golf, tennis, horse riding and cycling are all within easy driving distance.

    Lower ground floor: Utility. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to terrace. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden with 5 steps
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (4m x 8m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km from Le Change (restaurant, café, River Auvézère, fishing), 15km from Fossemagne (beach on lake), 15km E of Périgueux (all facilities), 32km from Rouffignac (caves).

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Le Petit Castelet

    Domme, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

  • 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).

  • Gindou

    Gindou

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FML041

    Situated in 3 hectares of grounds amidst peaceful and very pretty countryside, this detached stone holiday cottage with a large private swimming pool (50m²), has been renovated and equipped to a good standard. The property enjoys unspoilt views over the garden, swimming pool, woods and fields and is a great place in which to relax. The outdoor pool has a sliding cover, which can be fully opened in the hot weather, and sun beds for use on the pool terrace. The discreet owner lives next door. Good walking can be enjoyed along country tracks that start from the cottage. Lakeside beach 12km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 6km.

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

    Underfloor heating (in some rooms), cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD297

    These holiday homes are located in Limeuil in the heart of Black Périgord, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. They are ideally situated in shared grounds with a shared tennis court, games barn with table tennis and table football, and a shared outdoor swimming pool (128m²), available from June-September, with sunloungers. Each property has a terrace equipped with outdoor furniture. The properties are set over 2 or 3 levels. Nearby attractions include beautiful villages such as Monpazier , Beaumont, Cadouin, Belves, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat, 36km, is also a must in the region. The River Dordogne is nearby with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Or if you prefer to visit a castle or even a cave, there are many treasures awaiting you. Golf enthusiasts will find the courses nearby. All in all, an ideal location for a peaceful stay in the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Oil heater, internet connection, shared washing machine, balcony, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Open tread turning stairs to first floor.

  • 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)

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