Holiday Rentals in Dordogne

  • This stunning 17th century chateau, found just 80km south of Limoges in picturesque rolling countryside, is the ideal base to explore the beautiful region of the Dordogne. Set within 15 acres of spacious grounds, gardens & orchards that open out onto to a lake with private woodland paths.

    Price per week: £3960-£5657
    Sleeps: 12
    Bedrooms: 6
    Pool: Yes
    Ref: CHA2356
  • A charming and handsome mid 19th century converted mill bordering the tranquil river Auvézère. Comfortably sleeps and dines 10 (3 double and 2 twin bedrooms). Set in 3.60 hectares of garden, paddock and river with its own accessible island. Very large private, heated swimming pool (12m x 6m.)

    Price per week: £2607-£5750
    Sleeps: 12
    Bedrooms: 6
    Pool: Yes
    Ref: LEM872
  • This outstanding villa in a peaceful spot of the Dordogne countryside, is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable honeymoon. Set in a gorgeous clearing in the woods, the property boasts a beautiful roman pool with extended terrace where you can soak up the sun in total peace.

    Price per week: £967-£1561
    Sleeps: 2
    Bedrooms: 1
    Pool: Yes
    Ref: VIL2631
  • The chateau is situated 22km from Bergerac Airport in the Perigord Pourpre region of the Dordogne in SW France. It is a rustic paradise set in 5 acres of land. The chateau and the adjacent self-contained pigeonnier are situated around a quandrangle surrounded by beautiful parkland and mature trees.

    Price per week: £11259-£11259
    Sleeps: 29
    Bedrooms: 11
    Pool: Yes
    Ref: CHA2368
  • This property has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting. The terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape.

    Price per week: £3471-£5309
    Sleeps: 10
    Bedrooms: 6
    Pool: Yes
    Ref: SUR2951

Dordogne


The Dordogne, named after the river that runs through it, is a department in the Aquitaine-Nouvelle region of South West France. The ancient and gastronomic city of Perigueux is the busy regional capital. The Dordogne is also referred to as Perigord, a natural region and former province of France, which roughly covers the same area as the Dordogne. The Perigord region is subsequently divided into four areas, namely: Perigord Noir (Black), Perigord Blanc (White), Perigord Vert (Green) and Perigord Pourpre (Purple) 


The History


The south west of France and in particular the Dordogne is rich in ancient history, for the region has been continuously inhabited by mankind for tens of thousands of years and longer than any other area of Europe. The great caves around Les Eyzies and Lascaux contain the earliest evidence we possess of primitive art. The landscape of this historic region seems to have an ancient familiarity, derived from centuries of people living in harmony with the land.


The Attractions


The Dordogne is hugely popular with holiday makers due to the uncluttered rich landscape, sleepy ancient villages, clean slow-moving rivers, good regional cuisine and historic architecture of castles, bastides and churches.


The Food


The region is famous for its quality duck, geese and poultry which forms the basis of the cuisine with fat being the key ingredient of many dishes. The ultimate dish must be cassoulet, which is a stew of duck or goose with sausages, pork and white beans topped with a crust of breadcrumbs. The region is one of the main producers of garlic, which can be simply cooked with local mushrooms.


The Climate


The Dordogne has a temperate climate with local variations across the region due to the landscape and proximity to the Atlantic. Generally, summers are hotter than the UK, but winters are slightly colder. The hottest month is July with an average temperature of 29 degrees C and January the coldest with a temperature of 9 degrees C. The wettest month is also January.


With the variety of accommodation listed on our site, all holiday makers are guaranteed a first-class experience with their friends or families.


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