Ref: DL54, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, £1774 to £3816 pw
Perched on a hilltop, this charming twin-towered 18th century périgourdine manor house is set in the heart of the Bessède Forest in the Dordogne with panoramic views of the Couze Valley.
Living/dining room, kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room with wc, 2 separate wcs, 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bedroom with 5 single beds, 1 child's bed
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot (no linen), highchair, telephone (incoming/local calls only), WiFi, satellite TV, CD, heating (84 € per week), fireplace (wood 38 €), 2 fans, alarm, barbecue, table tennis, boules
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning (minimum 2 hours) 12 € per hour. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The property enjoys a tranquil setting in extensive grounds including woodland and a large lake (300m from the house, unfenced), ideal for those seeking a peaceful location. A pleasant terrace off the kitchen leads to the swimming pool surrounded by sunny lawns.
The interior has been restored to a high standard; exposed beams and rustic furnishings create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The accommodation is laid out on three floors. On the ground floor are the kitchen which is well equipped with modern appliances and a dining table, and the spacious living area with a large open fireplace and tiled flooring. Also on the ground floor are a double bedroom (160cm bed) with an en suite bathroom and a separate wc. On the first floor are a double bedroom (180cm bed) with an en suite shower room with a wc, a smaller double bedroom (140cm bed), a twin bedroom (90cm beds), and a bathroom with a separate shower, and a separate wc. The second floor is a converted attic space containing five single beds (90cm).
Changeover day: Saturday
Infrared security alarm
Open May to mid-Oct
18 hole 16km
18 hole Siorac-en-Périgord 16km
This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.
The Dordogne region, in the heart of the southwest, has been fought over for centuries by the English and the French – some would say they’re still at it – and no wonder. It is an area rich in all the delights France has to offer. Beautiful dramatic scenery greets you at every turn: castles perched high over the Dordogne River valley, the spectacular Gouffre de Padirac caves, tranquil rivers winding their way through limestone cliffs. Our earliest artists descended 17 thousand years ago into the caves near Lascaux, on the Vézère River, to paint in breathtaking colour the animals they hunted; you can visit a replica cave, as well as many other prehistoric sites in the area. The fortified “bastide” towns of Monpazier, Eymet, Villefranche, and others are remarkably well-preserved witnesses to turbulent times. The mighty donjon of Bourdeilles castle looms imposingly, while Brantôme (the “Venice of France”) wears a more serene aspect, the beautiful Benedictine abbey gazing contemplatively down onto the river Dronne.
Belvès (11km) Basic shops and supermarket.
Cadouin (9km) Basic shops
Monpazier (12km) wide variety of shops and services.
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (13km)
Belvès (11km): Saturdays
Cadouin (13km): Mondays
Monpazier (12km): Thursdays
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (13km): Fridays
And many more
Cadouin (9km) Auberge La Salvetat / Restaurant de l'Abbaye (family restaurant)
Monpazier (12km) Number 2 and Le Privilège du Périgord
Trémolat (20km): Le Vieux Logis (Relais-Château, gastronomic)
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Monpazier (12km): a perfectly preserved medieval village.
The delightful village of St-Avit-Sénieur (13km) with its beautiful 11th century Benedictine abbey is a short drive away and there are many other medieval bastide towns in this wine-tasting region of the Dordogne.
Les Eyzies (30km) Prehistory museum.
Bergerac (43km), on the banks of the Dordogne River, with its lovely old quarters and surrounding vineyards.
Sarlat (45km) very busy in the summer but worth a visit in the evening.
Sarlat theatre and music festival in July and August.
The area is famous for its foie gras, duck and truffles.
The Bergerac Appellation produces some excellent red and white wines and wines are also available from the Bordeaux, Duras and Cahors wine growing areas.
Le Bugue (15km) Julien-de-Savignac is a good wine merchant.
Public tennis court at Belvès (11km)
Horse riding at Monpazier (12km), and Alles (15km)
Bicycle hire at Monpazier (12km), and Alles (15km)
The Dordogne River at Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (13km) offers fishing, swimming and canoeing
Leisure lake at Lac du Bos (26km)
9 and 18 hole golf courses at Siorac-en-Périgord (16km) and St Germain de Belvès (17km)
A very good holiday and excellent pool. The two baby cots were perfect - thank you for organising at short notice.
A pleasant house in a beautiful peaceful setting. The swimming pool was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We had a wonderful family holiday with friends and have already recommended Dominique's Villas to others.
A super house and an enjoyable fortnight.
A very convivial and welcoming house - perfect for family and friends.
We had a great stay - heatwave for 2 weeks! Caretakers very helpful - Belvès Wednesday evening market worth a visit.
The property was lovely. Lovely holiday. Lovely location.
Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.
We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.
A spacious handsome house with views over green wooded valleys and a comfortable interior. The peaceful, rural setting complements the proximity of the many beautiful sites along the Dordogne River.