Traditional C17th house on the banks of the Dordogne.

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £4350-£4350
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: LEN1977

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General Description

This Villa in Dordogne near Beynac & Domme is a beautifully refurbished, traditional 17th century Perigordian house in a wonderful position on the banks of the river Dordogne, with views of the river from most rooms and 200 metres of wooded river-front overlooking the Siorac bridge. Before the bridge was built, this historic property served as the toll-post for the ferry crossing the river. The owners have refurbished the villa to a very high standard, providing modern comforts whilst carefully retaining the original character, features and charm. The villa is set in 5 acres of wooded grounds a short distance from Siorac, which offers a selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Just down the lane that leads to the villa runs a quaint single track railway. Four trains a day chug along this line, adding a touch of authentic French charm which will delight children and adults alike. If you fancy leaving the car behind one day, you could jump on board at Siorac and take a short ride to Sarlat, a lively little town with a beautifully preserved medieval district in the centre: you'll find plenty of restaurants here and if you come on a Saturday morning the excellent market will be in full swing. This house is a lovely surprise when you arrive, with its big reception room, excellent kitchen and cosy bedrooms. The river views are gorgeous as is the location. It has a great atmosphere of home comfort and luxury. The view from the swimming pool looking down the Dordogne river is quite stunning. Perfectly situated for shopping, medieval villages and areas steeped in history. A must is lunch in Domme tasting regional food and admiring the stunning view of the river!

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: Ground floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower room, WC.
First floor:
Master double bedroom (1.80m) with river view; ensuite bathroom (Jacuzzi) and walk-in, multiple-jet shower, separate WC
Double bedroom (1.60m), river view
Twin/single bedroom (0.90m single bed with additional pull-out bed which can become a twin or double)
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 4 WCs
Kitchen: Kitchen with French doors to small patio/breakfast room with river views.
Living Rooms: Living/dining room , original fireplace & beamed ceiling, river views.
TV room/snug (TV/DVD/CD), river views
Other Rooms: Library/reading area
Outside: Dining terrace with BBQ overlooking river. Small patio. Gated access to the heated infinity pool, which is set about 30m to the west of the house on slightly higher ground, with views along the river to the Siorac bridge. Please note that the pool cannot be seen from the villa. Shaded poolside pergola with tables and chairs. The grounds are wooded & terraced: to the east of the villa is a steep wooded pathway leading down to a narrow brook which runs down to the river (gated access; use at own risk). Table tennis. Parking for several cars.
A small cottage near the pool will not be occupied: it will be closed and not available to clients.
Additional notes (if any): Services

Included: 3 hours midweek maid service. WiFi internet. Telephone for local calls only. Use of kayak (by local agreement depending on river conditions).

Extras: Pool heating €180 per week from 15 June to 15 September (not available at other times).

Local Area / Activities

The villa is extremely well situated for visiting all the most delightful places that this region is rightly famous for, such as the innumerable caves (grottes) with their ancient wall paintings and amazing stalagmites and stalagtites, the chateaux and villages of Beynac and Domme, and the little bastide towns of Montpazier, Belves and Villereal. There are a number of famous gardens nearby such as Erignac and Marqueyssac, and if you head towards Bergerac you can drive past acres and acres of vineyards and sample some local wines. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants in this area, as well as shops selling local specialities such as foie gras and chestnut cakes. There are sports galore: canoeing & kayaking on the Dordogne, hot-air ballooning, cycling & mountain biking, golf, horse-riding, tennis, ultra light airplanes, rock climbing and birdwatching are all available locally. Fishing enthusiasts can purchase a licence from the village 'bar-tabac'. When you reach home at the end of an exhilarating day, what better way to unwind than to enjoy some late sunshine by the heated pool, glass of local wine in hand, at this exceptional villa in the Dordogne. Siorac-en-Perigord centre 1.25 miles. Beynac 8 miles, Domme 13 miles, Sarlat-le-Canéda 15 miles, Bergerac 28 miles, Grottes de Lascaux (caves) 28 miles, Perigueux 30 miles. Bergerac airport 25 miles, Bordeaux airport 89 miles. Golf and tennis nearby. Canoeing/kayaking/boat trips on the Dordogne river. Cycling, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, ultra light airplanes nearby.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please enquire for prices for specific weeks.

High Season: £4350

Contact Information

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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