Ref: DL161, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France, £2096 to £3763 pw
This 18th century property commands fantastic views over the hilly and wild countryside of the northern Dordogne, the 'Périgord Noir'.
Living room, dining room, study, kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 bathroom with wc, 1 shower room with wc, 2 separate wcs, 4 double bedrooms (3 can be made up as twins), 1 single bedroom
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot (linen supplied), 2 highchairs, telephone, WiFi (study and dining room, intermittent in living room), TV, DVD, CD, piano (regularly tuned), heating (200 € per week), fireplace (wood 58 € per week), fans, barbecue, table tennis, boules, bikes, sand pit, darts
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning (minimum 3 hours) 18 € per hour. Cook 18 € per hour + cost of shopping. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The panoramic views and peaceful isolation of this property make it irresistible. The house sits on a hill in 14 hectares of grounds in which lovely walks can be taken. A wisteria-clad pergola gives shade to the large terrace off the kitchen and looks towards the pool area.
The owner has taken great care with the interior which is warm and inviting, decorated with attractive Louis Philippe period furniture and matching materials. On the ground floor are a comfortable living room with a beautiful fireplace, a dining room opening onto a terrace, a study/library, a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast table, a double bedroom (180cm bed) with an en suite bathroom with a separate shower unit, and a separate wc. On the first floor are three double bedrooms (a 200cm bed and two 180cm beds - they can be made up as twins), a single bedroom (110cm bed) with an en suite bathroom with a wc, and a shower room with a wc. Additional single beds available.
Occupancy is limited to 9 persons.
Changeover day: Saturday
Open Jun to mid-Oct
18 hole 15km
18 hole St-Félix-de-Reillac-et-Mortemart 15km
18 hole Saint-Germain-de-Belvès 37km
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.
Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac (3km): Shops and services, and a supermarket.
Fleurac (6km): Basic shops
Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin (3km): Sundays
Le Bugue (17km): Tuesdays
Montignac (25km): Wednesdays
Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (27km): Thursdays
Sarlat (37km): Saturdays
Le Puits Fleuri, Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin (3km)
Auberge de la Loulie, Mauzens-Miremont (7km)
Les Glycines, Les Eyzies (17km)
Le Cygne, Le Bugue (17km)
Le Chai, Limeuil (22km)
Le restaurant de l’Abbatiale, Paunat (24km)
Le Cro Marin, Saint-Cyprien (27km)
Le Vieux Logis, Le Bistrot d’en face, Tremolat (29km)
Au Bien Bon, Périgueux (34km)
La Couleuvrine, Sarlat (37km)
Restaurant L’Imparfait, Bergerac (51km)
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.
Many typical Périgourdin villages nearby including the historic and authentic village of Plazac (6km) and the riverside village of Montignac with its prehistoric caves (24km).
A little further afield, the beautifully preserved town of Sarlat (37km), and the capital of the Dordogne, Périgueux (34km), with its stunning Byzantine cathedral.
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.
Tennis courts: Rouffignac (3km)
Horse riding: Fleurac (6km)
9 hole golf course: Siorac (34km)
18 hole golf courses: Saint-Félix-de-Reillac-et-Mortemart (15km), Saint-Germain-de-Belvès (37km)
Lakes with activities at Fossemagne (13km) and Thenon (19km) and river swimming, canoeing and kayaking 10km away.
Wow, what a beautiful tranquil accommodation. The land, pool, property where breath-taking, also the horses and vegetable garden. The house was absolutely stunning, decorated to a very high spec. Veronique was very lovely and welcoming and it was a pleasure to see her when she attended her horses.
Beautiful property. Owner couldn't do too much for us - even bought us a coffee grinder when we asked if there was one!
It was luxurious and tranquil in an area of great beauty. The region itself is unique and exciting.
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.
What an idyllic spot! The breath taking views can be enjoyed from all the rooms, the wisteria-clad terrace and the pool area. This is a lovely wild part of the Dordogne close to the Rouffignac caves and with pretty villages all around.