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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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  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W12774

    An ideal place to enjoy some variety in your holiday in south-west France. For relaxing on hot summer afternoons, a large covered terrace area overlooks the larger than average private swimming pool, gardens and a lake adjacent to this detached house. The interior features a bar area in the lounge and a conservatory. Two karting tracks, and lake for jet skis and water skiing within 5km. Cosmopolitan Agen is about 8km, whilst popular Moissac and pretty villages and bastides are within 40km. The spa town of Casteljaloux (with golf course and swimming lake with a sandy beach) is a similar distance. Because of its proximity to the main road networks, day trips to Bordeaux and some coastal resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Arcachon, are possible. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD, wi-fi at cost, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

  • Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

    Puy Redon, nr. Hautefort

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13825

    This charming detached barn conversion is tucked away at the end of a country lane adjacent to the original farmhouse and farm buildings. The private garden area is all paved and fully enclosed with a fence; the private swimming pool is very close to the house which lends itself to the supervision of small children. The property is an interesting combination of original features and modern furnishings and appliances. Whilst benefiting from a peaceful, rural location, many popular places to visit are within easy reach including Montignac (30km), Les Eyzies (56km) and Sarlat (74km). The house is situated under 10km from Hautefort with its majestic castle, restaurants and shops, is 16km from the caves in Tourtoirac and 32km from Montignac. For outdoor lovers, there are many country walks or cycle routes to be enjoyed. Canoeing and horse riding are also available nearby. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4.5km.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Lounge, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

  • Maison Lot

    Laussou, Lot-et-Garonne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAT028

    This charming detached stone cottage, with magnificent far-reaching views from the terrace and its private outdoor infinity swimming pool, has been lovingly restored. Great care has been taken to combine traditional features including beams and stone walls with comfortable facilities. This countryside location is much sought after, as it is just a few minutes’ drive from two historic bastide towns, both classified as "The Most Beautiful Villages in France". Monflanquin is the nearest, just 6km, and Monpazier is 19km. A popular pastime for visitors to the region is canoeing on the River Dordogne.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Bathroom. WC. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Infinity pool (72m²)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Cable TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping ceiling on first floor.

    Location: 6km from River Dordogne (fishing, canoeing), 6km from Monflanquin (shops, restaurants, cafés, farmer’s market) 8km from golf, 19km from Monpazier (National Heritage Site, market, shops, restaurants).

  • Journiac

    Journiac

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD309

    This complex of holiday properties is made up of a spacious house (FAD306), a gîte (FAD307), a separate house converted into a first floor apartment (FAD308) and a ground floor apartment (FAD309). It offers a shared outdoor swimming pool (72m², open Apr-Oct), swing, gardens, and the discreet owner lives on site. Situated near Le Bugue and Limeuil which is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it is in the heart of the Périgord Noir area, surrounded by some beautiful villages. The Dordogne River is nearby for sports such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing or you might prefer to visit a nearby castle. There is a children’s theme park, cave and golf course, or you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Shop and restaurant 6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Oil heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, ample parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

  • Le Bosquet

    Granges d’Ans, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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.

  • Auriac-du-Périgord

    Auriac-du-Périgord

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD316

    These two holiday properties each have their own covered terrace where you can enjoy a meal al fresco, and share an outdoor swimming pool (32m², open mid June to mid September). For the children, there is also shared use of a play area. When you feel like venturing out, the pretty village of Montignac, 6km, is worth a visit, as well as the nearby Lascaux Caves with their celebrated animal paintings. Sarlat, a very attractive town with more than 250 listed buildings, is 25km away. Shop 7km, restaurant 5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Underfloor heating, cot, highchair, DVD player, shared washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steep, turning, open-tread stairs to first floor. Step and sloping banks in garden.

  • La Grange

    Rouffignac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24428

    This attractive detached stone holiday cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home and is surrounded by very spacious gardens which include a large alarmed swimming pool and ornamental unfenced pond. Surrounded by oak forests, this peaceful and relaxing countryside location in the heart of the Périgord Noir offers visitors a chance to explore the many world famous pre-historic sites and caves. Rouffignac with its Sunday market, shops and famous pre-historic cave paintings is just a few minutes’ drive away. The riverside towns and villages of Les Eyzies, St Leon, Le Bugue and Montignac, with their riverside restaurants, cafés and weekly markets offer opportunities for canoeing on the River Vézère. The whole area is dotted about with châteaux, fields of maize and quiet country lanes suitable for cycling and leisurely walking.

    Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove and patio doors to garden. Three steps down to bathroom/WC. Mezzanine lounge. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin

    • Private, lawned garden with drops and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (11 x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Darts
    • Board games
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km W of Rouffignac (Sunday market, supermarket, caves, bakers, bank), 17km N of Le Bugue (riverside market town, shops, supermarket, museums, aquarium), 20km N of Les Eyzies (museum, railway, riverside restaurants).

  • Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD245

    Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park. The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby. For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts. Shop and restaurant 500m.Set in the heart of the Dordogne, close to Lascaux, Sarlat and the caves of the Grand Roc, these holiday apartments are in the Vézère Valley surrounded by castles and prehistoric sites. You will find restaurants, cafés and bars in the centre of the village, and the apartments have use of a large shared swimming pool (72m², open mid June - mid September) and a large landscaped private lake for fishing. Threre is an impressive dam at the foot of the huge building, situated in a large park.

    The apartments each have a private entrance and have a wonderful view overlooking the water, as well as a spacious lounge and a private terrace with barbecue, ideal for outdoor eating. The National Museum of Prehistory, with its important paleolithic collection is also nearby.

    For sporting enthusiasts, there is canoeing on the Vézère and you can enjoy golf 12km away. Gastronomic specialties of the area include duck, truffles and nuts.

    Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, internet connection, shared washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, shared grounds, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance. Lake in grounds, dam close by.

  • Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F24517

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home in the centre of this popular and lively village. The detached holiday property is simply and comfortably furnished for easy holiday housekeeping. The lower part of the garden includes a swimming pool and pretty vine covered terrace. The River Dordogne, 300m away, offers opportunities for canoeing and picnics. The fascinating Bastide town of Domme ‘Acropolis of the Dordogne’ with its charming cobbled streets rises above Cénac. An ideal location for exploring.

    30 steps to entrance: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Narrow stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). WC. External stone steps to second floor: Twin bedroom

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French)
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Village centre (weekly market, shops, bars, bakers, restaurants, tennis, riding, chemist and bank), 300m from River Dordogne and canoe hire, 2km S of Domme (historic village, restaurants, tourist and craft shops), 12km S of Sarlat (historic town, twice weekly market, all facilities).

  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W14181

    These adjoining holiday properties are ideal for a couple and suitable for a family of four or large groups of up to 8. Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony. The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.
    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony.

    The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Drop from swimming pool.

  • La Douze

    La Douze

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FAD199

    This stone house has its own large, lawned garden and is situated on the outskirts of a pretty little village which boasts shops, restaurants, a bakers and a café. Perigeux and its cathedral are 22km. There is an above-ground swimming pool (21m²) at the property for guests to use (open May-Sept). There are various attractions within easy reach of La Douze, including the National Museum of Prehistory 18km, which has the most important paleolithic collection in France, with stone and bone tools. Château de Biron, 19km founded in the 11th century, Perigeux and its cathedral are 22km, and the Lascaux Caves 23km, famous for its cave paintings of animals, to name but a few. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • Le Grand If

    Groléjac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F24442

    A very impressive barn conversion in a great area. As you might expect the original features have been retained, exposed stone walls and oak beams, these are combined with modern furnishings, kitchen and bathrooms. Both bedrooms have double doors which lead to the garden area and private swimming pool, double doors from the main living area lead to an elevated terrace with lovely views across the valley and surrounding countryside. Whilst assured of peace and tranquillity, local shops and the banks of the River Dordogne, where you can enjoy canoeing, are all within 1km. The Dordogne Valley is the most sought after destination in the area because of its many popular and famous attractions. The medieval town of Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, the Bastide of Domme, the Châteaux of Beynac and Castelnaud and the pretty market town of Gourdon, are all within 15km.

    Ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wood burner

    • Lawned garden and patio
    • Private swimming pool (9 x 4m, depth 1-2m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Less than 1km from most facilities, 15km from Sarlat, 80km from Bergerac.

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