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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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  • Gabillou, near Thenon, Dordogne
    Gabillou, near Thenon, Dordogne×

    Le Petit Chambon

    Gabillou, near Thenon, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24526
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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This charming cottage with private swimming pool and lawned garden is situated in nine acres of grounds in a haven...

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  • Crepin et Carlucet, Dordogne
    Crepin et Carlucet, Dordogne×

    Bas de Haute Serre

    Crepin et Carlucet, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24463
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Located in a tranquil setting at the end of the owner’s private lane amidst beautiful countryside and walnut...

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  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac
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    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

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    Ref: FAD246
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    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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  • Groléjac, Dordogne
    Groléjac, Dordogne×

    Le Grand If

    Groléjac, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24442
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    A very impressive barn conversion in a great area. As you might expect the original features have been retained,...

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  • Sarlat-la-Canéda
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    Sarlat-la-Canéda

    Sarlat-la-Canéda

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    Ref: FAD220
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    These two holiday apartments are situated on a complex about 1km from the historic centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda...

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  • Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère
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    Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

    Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère

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    Ref: FAD237
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This ground floor apartment is situated next to another holiday apartment in an elevated position with lovely garden...

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  • Souillac, Lot
    Souillac, Lot×
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    Ref: F46167
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Built around an 18-hole golf course amidst lush countryside, this beautiful golf and country club provides...

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  • Trémolat, Dordogne
    Trémolat, Dordogne×

    Trémolat, Dordogne

    Trémolat, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD348
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Tucked away in the beautiful medieval village of Trémolat, this lovely cottage with air-conditioning is a haven...

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  • Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne
    Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne×

    Maison Saint-Amand-de-Coly

    Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD287
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Le Bougayrou, near Meyronne, Lot
    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 - Woodburning Stove

    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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  • Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne
    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne×

    Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24517
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    - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home...

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  • Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne
    Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne×

    Lautherie Haute

    Le Change, near Périgueux, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24538
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Along the valley of Auvézère, near Cubjac and Le Change, this charming, detached holiday villa is set in...

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