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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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  • La Douze
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    La Douze

    La Douze

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    Ref: FAD199
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This stone house has its own large, lawned garden and is situated on the outskirts of a pretty little village which...

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  • Lanzac
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    Lanzac

    Lanzac

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    Ref: FML050
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the...

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  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon
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    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

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    Ref: W14361
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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in a large garden, this spacious, simply furnished, detached property is surrounded by the lush Bouraine...

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  • Boisseuilh
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    Boisseuilh

    Boisseuilh

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    Ref: FAD326
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty country holiday cottage with air-conditioning sits in a lawned garden with the benefit of an outdoor...

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  • Annesse-et-Beaulieu, Dordogne
    Annesse-et-Beaulieu, Dordogne×

    Maison des Champs

    Annesse-et-Beaulieu, Dordogne

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    Ref: FAD350
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This charming and spacious holiday house is situated within the countryside, only 10km from Périgueux. The house...

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  • Coly, near Sarlat, Dordogne
    Coly, near Sarlat, Dordogne×

    La Maison du Bourg

    Coly, near Sarlat, Dordogne

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    Ref: F24519
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This charming detached stone cottage is situated in an elevated position with a partially enclosed garden,...

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  • Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne
    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne×

    Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

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    Ref: FAT028
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This charming detached stone cottage, with magnificent far-reaching views from the terrace and its private...

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  • Lolme
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    Lolme

    Lolme

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    Ref: FAD235
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This detached stone holiday cottage is situated in delightful countryside just 6km from the famous Bastide of...

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  • Trémolat, Dordogne
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    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-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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  • Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort
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    Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

    Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

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    Ref: W13825
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site

    This charming detached barn conversion is tucked away at the end of a country lane adjacent to the original farmhouse...

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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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