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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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  • Boisseuilh

    Boisseuilh

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FAD326

    This pretty country holiday cottage sits in a lawned garden with the benefit of an outdoor swimming pool (50m², open May-Oct), and a sunny terrace ideal for al fresco dining. It offers a cosy woodburner in the lounge, making this the ideal location for any time of the year. Situated in the tranquil Dordogne countryside, Boisseuilh is only 4km from the beautiful Château de Hautefort with its luxurious salons, bedrooms and elegant gardens. Saint-Robert is 10km, with its picturesque Benedictine church and narrow streets, while further afield the region capital of Périgueux is 45km. Shop and restaurant 4km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil heater, woodburner in lounge, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: 7 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor. Step to terrace.

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  • Maison Saint-Amand-de-Coly

    St. Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FAD287

    This renovated 18th-century sandstone cottage has been brought back to life after years of neglect. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, surrounded by green pastures and oak woodlands famous to the Perigord Noir, this delightful holiday cottage is an ideal choice in which to relax by the secluded, heated pool, or visit the numerous sites open to the public. The original bread oven has been transformed into an architectural feature in the living/dining room along with original beams and stone walls throughout. French doors open to the garden on both sides of the property, making it very practical for outdoor meals. The stunning 12th-century Romanesque church and abbey remains are just a short drive in the nearby village (“Most Beautiful Villages of France”). Musical evenings are open to all by reservation only throughout the summer months. Keen walkers are welcomed by the owner to walk the 3km by exiting the rear garden, down into the wooded valley and picking up the public bridleway.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room and corner kitchen. Separate WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Sloping ceilings and beams on first floor

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool (26m²), Jun-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km from Montignac (historic riverside market town, canoe hire, Lascaux cave paintings), 21km from Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities, twice weekly markets), 31km from Les Eyzies (national pre-history museum, canoe hire, restaurants).

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  • Le Bosquet

    Granges d’Ans, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F24240

    These charming, traditional stone cottages are situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in pretty gardens that include a large terraced swimming pool with views across a wooded valley. The beautiful countryside around the cottages is dotted with walnut groves and fields of maize and sunflowers. Very close by is the historic village of Hautefort, with its shops, restaurants, museum, imposing château and attractive Coucou leisure lake. This is the heart of the area known as the Périgord and offers a wealth of attractions. The historic riverside town of Montignac, with shops, restaurants and canoe hire, the medieval market town of Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac and the city of Périgueux are all within an easy drive. Sharing a large south-facing swimming pool, the two holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation, each with its own sitting-out area and barbecue offering a degree of privacy. Le Bosquet is a pretty detached cottage with a private garden, whilst La Bergerie adjoins the discreet owner’s home and benefits from a covered terrace.

    Three shallow steps to entrance hall. Ground floor: Living room with inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin, both with beams and sloping ceilings. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • F/freezer
    • Cot

    Location: 3km SW of Hautefort (château and gardens, local amenities), 23km N of Montignac (historic riverside town, canoe hire), 48km N of Sarlat (medieval market town), 59km E of Périgueux (historic capital of Dordogne, cathedral, river, Wednesday market, all facilities).

    Both properties: Shared grounds

    • Shared pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.4m, open June-Sept) with Roman steps
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue No smoking.

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  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    4
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    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, 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.

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  • La Maison Bois

    Le Bougayrou, nr. Meyronne, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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).

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  • Laborie - La Grange

    Pontcirq, nr. Prayssac, Lot

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F46181

    This semi-detached holiday property, set near the owner’s home, is surrounded by 40 acres of woodland and benefits from its own private terrace and a shared, outdoor swimming pool (11m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2.3m). La Grange, originally a barn, is a wonderfully bright, contemporary property. A tranquil setting right in the heart of Cahors wine country, enjoy wine tasting or explore the medieval villages and towns that are dotted around the countryside.

    Stairs to entrance (also level access). All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: one kingsize, one twin, each sharing an en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared garden with 13 steps, drops and sloping banks in woodland area and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Plasma satellite TV (French and English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Portable barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 4km from shop and bar, 12km from Prayssac (supermarkets, all amenities, Friday market), 18km from Cahors (all amenities), 60k from Rocamadour (World Heritage site).

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  • Les Poulvelleries

    Proissans, Nr Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24395

    This delightful stone cottage is simply but comfortably furnished and is perfectly situated in a small country hamlet. It is within five minutes’ drive of the beautiful historic market town of Sarlat, with the most classified buildings per square mile in Europe. The village of Proissans with bar/restaurant is just a short walk away. Lawns and trees surround the cottage, providing shade for dining al fresco. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the River Dordogne with opportunities for canoeing, picnics or boat trips. The village of La Roque-Gageac is close by, as is Domme on a rocky outcrop above the river, its tiny streets offer many restaurants and quaint shops.

    Two steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with original ’lou cantou’ fireplace. Two steps to two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle

    • Private unfenced garden
    • Electric heater (on request)
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Proissans (restaurant/bar, tennis), 5km N of Sarlat (medieval market town, all facilities), 9km S of Geniès (historic village, 9-hole golf course), 15km N of River Dordogne (canoe hire, boat trips, restaurants, châteaux).

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  • 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.

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  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    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.

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  • St. Bressou

    St. Bressou

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FML080

    Tucked away amidst pastureland and surrounded by the woods made up of oak, chestnut and walnut trees, this secluded chalet is in an ideal location to explore the region. You are also welcome to visit the sheep and lambs on the owner’s farm nearby, and an animal park can be found in Gramat 22km away. Tourist attractions at Rocamadour include La Forêt de Singes (monkey forest) and Rocher des Aigle (eagle park) as well as the pilgrim site itself. Stroll around the Saturday morning market in Figeac, 16km, spend a day on the beach at Lac du Tolerme 20km, explore the numerous hiking routes in the area or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Shop and restaurant 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in beds).

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, lawned garden, garden furniture, terrace, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Sloping bank and small drop in garden.

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  • Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Saint-Jean-de-Côle

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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.

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  • Lolme

    Lolme

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FAD235

    This detached stone holiday cottage is situated in delightful countryside just 6km from the famous Bastide of Monpazier, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. This property boasts far reaching views across open countryside from the private south facing terrace where you can dine al fresco. There are many historic villages and towns within a short drive, notably Beaumont-du-Périgord, 11km, Monflanquin, 30km, Bèlves, 22km away. The charming, discreet owners live in the grounds of 4 hectares and offer you a warm welcome. Shop and restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Pet free of charge. No smoking please. NB: Steep open-tread stairs to first floor. Step to kitchen. Low beams and sloping ceiling in twin bedroom. Drop from terrace.

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