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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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  • 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).

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  • Couturette

    Périgueux, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F24370

    This spacious, light and airy modern holiday villa is peacefully situated in an attractive enclosed lawned garden beside the tranquil canal promenade and within a few minutes of the centre of Périgueux, the region’s historic capital. The superb swimming pool has a sliding cover enabling you to swim at any time of year. The electronically operated gate of the property open onto the canal side footpath from where you can cycle, walk, jog or roller blade for more than 15km. You can leave the car in the grounds and discover on foot the wonderful Saturday and Wednesday market, cobbled streets and fascinating shops, visit the theatre, multiplex cinema, famous International Festival of Mime in August, museums, bars, restaurants and cafés. This central location is also an excellent starting point for visits by car to the many historical tourist attractions of the Dordogne Region.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. Spacious living/dining room with open fire and double patio doors to south facing terrace and garden. Fully fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility room with double sink, second fridge. Single bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Large terrace
    • Covered swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.8m - 1.8m)
    • Central heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking for 2 cars
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km (supermarket, baker, cyber café, canoe hire, cycle hire), 1km from Périgueux (all facilities), 8km from golf course, tennis club, 27km S of Brantôme (historic riverside market town, canoeing), 43km N of Bergerac (airport, historic town, major wine producing area).

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  • Verteillac

    Verteillac

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W14683

    A recently restored holiday cottage set within the owners’ grounds and surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Northern Dordogne. Renovated to a very good standard, with generous rooms and quality furnishings this is an ideal base for a relaxing family holiday. There is a large outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m, open June to September), terrace and garden area exclusive to guests. The nearest town is Verteillac for shops and restaurants and the popular market town of Riberac, 18km. Visitors will find much to see and do and the towns of Bergerac, Sarlat and Brantome are all worth a visit. Shops and restaurants 7km, café/bar 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. 4 bedrooms: 3 kingsize, 2 with en-suite shower rooms and toilet, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, cot, colour digital TV, DVD player, video, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, private garden, terrace, shared garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • 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).

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  • Saint-Mesmin

    Saint-Mesmin

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: FAD293

    These two comfortable, holiday properties are located in a tranquil, countryside location, and are well equipped for children and teenagers. Both houses have a swing, sand pit, table tennis, basketball net and area for playing ’boules’. The swimming pools can be used covered or open with easy to use slide-on covers which keep the water temperature higher than an ordinary pool. The delightful cottage (FAD292), also offers a slide and outdoor swimming pool (32m²). The attractive, traditional Périgourdine style house (FAD293), is well equipped and also has a play-house, and outdoor swimming pool (36m²). Water sports can be enjoyed at Lake Rouffiac, 14km, and the majestic castle in Excideuil is 16km, with a bustling market day. Golf and horse riding are also available in the area as well as the famous caves in Tourtoirac, 19km. Shop 15km and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower and toilet, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, 2 cots, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps from terrace to swimming pool. Roman steps in swimming pool.

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  • Le Tuquet

    La Chapelle, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F24455

    This Périgordian-style detached holiday villa is spacious and comfortable. Situated on the edge of the small village of La Chapelle and within walking distance of the local supermarket and bar. Views over the rural landscape from the pool and terrace, and a central location for visiting the northern Dordogne and Limousin areas. Limoges, home of fine porcelain, is 70km north and the cathedral city of Périgueux is just 50km west, where you will find a cobbled pedestrian centre with excellent shopping and boat cruises on the River Isle. There’s an activity lake 2km away for a fun day out waterskiing and windsurfing.

    Two steps to entrance. Lower ground floor: Utility. Games room. Open tread stairs to ground floor: Living/dining room with French windows to terrace. Kitchen with French window to terrace. Two bedrooms: One double, one bunk. Bathroom with shower cubicle. WC. First floor: Two bedrooms: One double with French window to balcony, one twin with en-suite shower room/WC. Shower room. WC. Mezzanine

    • Private lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m) with Roman steps
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Two t/cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Table tennis
    • Garage (2 cars)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 800m from La Chapelle (supermarket, bar, garage), 2km from Payzac (restaurant, shop), 5km from Lanouaille (restaurant, bakery), 20km from Hautefort (château, superb gardens worth a visit), 50km from Périgueux (municipal golf course, market, cathedral, river cruises).

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  • Eglise Neuve d’Isaac

    Mussidan, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: FDO40

    Set on a hilltop, with panoramic views, this spacious, detached converted farmhouse is ideal for families. There is plenty of space for children to play in the garden, while the fenced outdoor swimming pool is a sure attraction. Relax on the south facing covered terrace or enjoy a barbecue in beautiful surroundings. Mussidan, with its bustling Saturday market, is just a 10-minute drive, while Bergerac with its lovely medieval town centre is a 20-minute drive. Ideally placed for wine connoisseurs as you are within reach of some of Europe’s best vineyards and châteaux. There are several lakes with sandy beaches and windsurfing within a 30-45 minute drive.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen. Four bedrooms: One double with en-suite shower room/WC, one twin, two single. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Large lawned, rough and natural grass garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.75m to 2m), open May-Oct
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Two t/cots
    • Highchair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 10km from Mussidan (shops, restaurants, tennis, bike hire, canoeing), 20km from Bergerac (old town, museum, boating), 35km from Périgieux (historic town with numerous attractions).

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  • Chez Patou

    Milhac d’Auberoche, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F24535

    Near the famous caves of Rouffignac, south of the old town of Périgueux, this beautiful restored Périgourdine farm is full of charm in peaceful countryside. With an attractive private heated swimming pool and a large lawned garden full of flowers, this perfect holiday property has also two separate covered terraces for evening dinner parties by the pool. The spacious living/dining room opens with French doors to the garden on both sides and the separate kitchen also opens onto the terrace, making it practical for outdoor meals. The property has kept its wooden beams and old tiling and offers a very comfortable accommodation. A five minute drive leads to a large lake with a beach in Fossemagne. There are good markets all around and the town of Périgueux offers delicious sea food as well as farm products.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and beams. Kitchen with French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool heated to 25°C (10m x 5m, depth 1.1m to 1.6m, open June-Sept)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 5km to St. Pierre-de-Chignac (shop, café, restaurant), 6km to Fossemagne (beach on lake), 10km to cave at Rouffignac, 20km SE of Périgueux (old town, shops, museums, golf), 46km N of Sarlat (gastronomy town), 52km to Brive (airport).

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  • 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.

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  • La Balme

    Peyrilles, Lot

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F46163

    This charming detached Lotoise barn has been skilfully renovated, combining original features with the comforts and amenities of modern day life, to provide a characterful holiday villa. Set in an elevated position and surrounded by natural, unspoilt countryside, with a swimming pool and independent garden area, guests also have access to extensive grounds consisting of 20 acres of woodland and meadow (with walkways), abundant in wildlife. The owners live on site, and this is an ideal holiday location for activities such as bird/deer watching, walking or simply relaxing in the beautiful scenery. It is well-situated between the Lot and Dordogne rivers, with easy access to the many sites and places of interest the region has to offer, including sampling the rich Cahors wines from local vineyards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with glass-fronted fire, beams and French windows to covered terrace. Fully-fitted kitchen with tiled floor and French window to garden. Utility room. Queensize bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Shower room/WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: one queensize with French window, one twin with French window, one bunk

    • Lawned garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.3m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from restaurant, 3km from Concores (shops), 11km S of Gourdon (medieval market town, all facilities), 18km N of Cahors.

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  • 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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  • Le Belprat de Caudon

    Sarlat, Dordogne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: F24501

    This private, detached, 18th-century stone house, with private swimming pool, offers spacious accommodation. This holiday property has real character and overlooks a private courtyard with a charming walled garden and trees providing shade that also offers a stunning view of the Domme Ridge. Great care has been taken to preserve the original features, with a magnificent working fireplace in the living room and all the bedrooms are en-suite. The Bastide town of Domme, known as the Acropolis of the Dordogne, is just a few minutes’ drive. Within 10km there are several historical attractions including the châteaux at Beynac, Castelnau and Montfort, the historic riverside village of La Roque-Gageac and the gardens at Marqueyssac. The medieval city of Sarlat, with its famous twice weekly market, is just a 10-minute drive. This location offers opportunities for walking, canoeing and swimming from the River Dordogne and is a wonderfully private place to retreat after a day sightseeing.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Laundry room/WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite wet room/WC and bath, one sharing en-suite wet room/WC with twin bedroom. Further twin bedroom with zip and link bed (can be super kingsize) with en-suite wet room/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (12 x 5.5m, depth 0.9m-1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Two satellite TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Start day Friday.

    Location: 1km S of Vitrac (River Dordogne, golf, canoe hire, riverside beaches), 3.5km W of Cenac (bars, restaurants, supermarket, bank, hairdresser, garage), 4km from shops, 5km W of Domme (historic town, restaurant, bars, shops, tennis), 8km S of Sarlat (all facilities, twice weekly markets).

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