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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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  • Vanxains, near Ribérac, Dordogne
    Vanxains, near Ribérac, Dordogne×

    Chez Jenkins

    Vanxains, near Ribérac, Dordogne

    9
    5
    3
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    Ref: F24544
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached barn, with private swimming pool and enclosed garden, is situated within 5-minutes’ drive of...

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  • Masclat
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    Masclat

    Masclat

    9
    4
    2
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    Ref: W14363
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This gated property, set amidst beautiful countryside with lovely views across open countryside to distant hills, is...

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  • Mareuil, Dordogne
    Mareuil, Dordogne ×

    Le Noyer

    Mareuil, Dordogne

    9
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: FDN244
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This renovated country house is set in a typical French hamlet attached to a small cottage rarely used by its...

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  • Tonneins, Lot-et-Garonne
    Tonneins, Lot-et-Garonne×

    Bertranet

    Tonneins, Lot-et-Garonne

    9
    4
    3
    0
    Ref: F47190
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    At the end of a long, tree-lined driveway this beautiful holiday house sits in the most stunning grounds. A...

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  • Coly, Dordogne
    Coly, Dordogne ×

    Petite Rivière

    Coly, Dordogne

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: F24158
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This impressive Périgourdine style house is situated by the River Coly and just opposite a renovated lake....

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  • Allas, near Sarlat, Dordogne
    Allas, near Sarlat, Dordogne×

    Le Grand Moulin

    Allas, near Sarlat, Dordogne

    10
    4
    3
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    Ref: F24524
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Just five minutes’ drive from the charming town of Sarlat - capital of Périgourdin gastronomy - and...

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  • Villamblard, nr. Bergerac
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    Villamblard, nr. Bergerac

    Villamblard, nr. Bergerac

    10
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: W13549
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Renovated farmhouses and barn conversions are not uncommon in the Dordogne area but there are very few that are...

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  • Les Arques, Lot
    Les Arques, Lot×

    Mas Laborie

    Les Arques, Lot

    10
    5
    4
    1
    Ref: FDE241
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio


    In a commanding position and surrounded by vineyards, hills, oak woods and footpaths, people who are...

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  • Dussac
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    Dussac

    Dussac

    10
    5
    4
    2
    Ref: FAD315
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    With five bedrooms and lots of exposed stonework throughout its interior, this holiday property is very characterful...

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  • Hautefort, Dordogne
    Hautefort, Dordogne×

    Les Dugots

    Hautefort, Dordogne

    10
    6
    2
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    Ref: F24231
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    In the heart of the Dordogne, this renovated stone house and its annexe enjoy a secluded position with wonderful...

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  • Dégagnac, Lot
    Dégagnac, Lot×

    Mas De Flory

    Dégagnac, Lot

    10
    5
    5
    1
    Ref: FML042
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This detached stone barn with private swimming pool has been lovingly converted by the English owners to provide...

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  • Jumilhac Le Grand, Dordogne
    Jumilhac Le Grand, Dordogne×

    Bois Charmant

    Jumilhac Le Grand, Dordogne

    10
    4
    2
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    Ref: F24338
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Located in the Natural Regional Park of Périgord-Limousin, on the side of the village of Jumilhac in...

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