Holiday Rentals in Dordogne

  • This former noble castle that dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by a 20-hectare park with views over the Dordogne River and private hiking paths. Beautifully restored in the 19th century to a very high standard this is the ideal holiday place to discover Périgord, Sarlat & Dordogne region

    Price per week:
    £5031-£6468
    Sleeps:
    16
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    CHA1906
  • 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:
    £2236-£4932
    Sleeps:
    12
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    LEM872
  • This impressive 4 bedroom villa is the ideal choice for holidaymakers seeking peace and privacy bordered by the breath-taking landscapes of the South of France. An extensive pool area with colourful gardens will allow guests to take advantage of sunny days and switch off from the outside world.

    Price per week:
    £2071-£3038
    Sleeps:
    8
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    LAR2641
  • A 500m walk from village centre with boulangerie, restaurant and bar, is this sunny, stone built house and pool sharing 7 acres with other guests to our small gite complex. Tilleul offers comfortable accommodation for 2 families or group of friends: perfectly located in the Perigord Noir.

    Price per week:
    €850-€1600
    Sleeps:
    9
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    TIL2664
  • At the end of a winding dirt path lined with dense evergreen forest lies the splendid hamlet with a collection of 200 year old stone farmhouses & a new glass-walled building with modern yet perfectly integrated styling. The houses form a U-shape around a central courtyard lined with olive trees.

    Price per week:
    £2772-£4004
    Sleeps:
    12
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    GRA2640
  • 'Le Pech de Giroux' has an exceptional setting in a secluded hamlet between Domme and Sarlat. This delightful house stands on a ridge with spectacular views 8 miles across the valley. Private grounds of 3 acres with enclosed heated swimming pool and large sunny south-facing terrace at front of house

    Price per week:
    £1550-£2700
    Sleeps:
    8
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    LAM2397
  • This elegant chateau has been beautifully renovated & furnished with a mix of contemporary & traditional French furniture. Situated on a low hill with expansive views of its surroundings, its classical architecture is one of careful symmetry & alignment. A home of perfect light and tranquility.

    Price per week:
    £6716-£10318
    Sleeps:
    15
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    CHA2420
  • Escape from the hustle & bustle of the city at this outstanding holiday villa which enjoys a fabulous countryside location, minutes away from the villages of Sainte Alvere and Tremolat. The house is both atmospheric and relaxing, suitable for families or for a group of friends,

    Price per week:
    £937-£2031
    Sleeps:
    6
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    LEB2630
  • This elegant farmhouse accommodates up to 9 people providing its guests with all modern comforts in a peaceful countryside spot yet offering easy access to the amenities of the nearby village of Monsac. There is a gorgeous heated swimming pool with a huge poolside terrace surrounded by gadens.

    Price per week:
    £2232-£2651
    Sleeps:
    9
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    GAR2636
  • This is a fabulous holiday villa surrounded by amazing vineyards, 3 km away from the lovely village of Saint Antoine de Breuilh in the exclusive department of Dordogne. The outside grounds are impressive, boasting a huge pool and terrace with sunbeds and parasols.

    Price per week:
    £1328-£2226
    Sleeps:
    6
    Pool:
    Yes
    Ref:
    LAU2633

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: Periogord 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 properties listed on our site, all holiday makers are guaranteed a first-class experience with their friends or families.

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