A spacious home surrounded by countryside and woods, ideal for a memorable holiday

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £2072-£4185
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: LAT2886

General Description

The owners of the property had a clear and simple plan: to create beautiful holiday homes in the heart of the Périgord Noir where castles, caves, market towns, vineyards and restaurants offer endless delights for the young and old.

The result is three elegant stone villas, full of traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts. Each villa has been cleverly designed to have its own private space and beautiful views of the countryside, and benefits from its own private, heated swimming pool.

This property was the original village forge and is now a spacious home with a beguiling blend of thick old stone walls and exposed wood, original fireplaces and pretty picture windows which overlook the large private wooded park and valley. Indoors there are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious and inviting open-plan kitchen/dining room and a separate sitting room with large original fireplace. Outdoors a delightful terrace and lawn area surround the pool and provides a beautiful space for relaxing and eating alfresco both during the day and evening. A garden area offers a beautiful view of the private park and the valley.

As far as settings go it would be difficult to find a more enchanting location. This is one of France's Les Plus Beaux Villages, surrounded by countryside and woods and between beautiful Sarlat and Lascaux. A traditional Dordogne village of typical Périgordian houses, slate tiled roofs and golden stone walls, with at its centre, its majestic church, alongside the ruins of the original abbey. Amongst its places to visit are also the village's original communal lavoir and bread oven and the restored tobacco barn. A charming village hotel houses a bar-cafè where light meals are available and the newly-opened tea shop also sells fresh bread and croissants. Coly and Montignac for local and gastronomic restaurants, as well as shops are just 5 - 10 minutes away.

Guests are spoiled for choice as far as attractions go within a mere 15 to 30-minute drive away; both Sarlat and the caves at Lascaux are just 15 minutes away, troglodyte villages just 30 minutes and Terrasson and many famous châteaux just 15 minutes away. Many of the Dordogne’s beautiful villages are within easy reach. 

Relaxing and memorable holidays with family and friends are guaranteed, where a clever and sympathetic restoration has resulted in a beautiful home-away-from-home, guests come back to year after year.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Open-plan kitchen-dining room, well equipped including dishwasher, oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, juicer, toaster, steamer, microwave, Magimix robot and Nespresso coffee machine
- Archway through to living room with fireplace and TV
- Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
- Guest WC
- Double/twin bedroom (160cm bed) with shower and WC, access suitable for guests with reduced mobility

First Floor:
- Three Double/Twin (180cm bed) bedrooms, each with satellite TV and DVD player, A/C and en-suite facilities with shower and bath and separate WC

Outside Grounds:
- Swimming pool (size: 8m x 4m/depth: 1.5m/shape: rectangular) with electric security cover
- Poolside terrace
- Weber gas grill
- Garden furniture for eight guests
- Parking for three cars
- Children's play area

Additional Notes:
- Extra cleaning (€30/hour)
- Catering and meal delivery
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping service
- Cooking lessons
- Babysitting
- Massage
- Bike rental
- Tennis court hire
- Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
- Linen and towels included, including pool towels.
- Pets welcome on request with prior agreement of owners. They would not be allowed in the bedrooms.
- Events, celebrations and stag/hen parties permitted only with prior agreement of owners.
- Minimum stay 7 nights.
- Heating costs included and firewood also provided.
- No pool heating charge.
- Swimming pool is heated from April to end of September.
- End of stay cleaning included.
- Air-conditioning in upstairs bedrooms only.
- Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.

Local Area / Activities

Here you are just a few steps away from a village which is known as one of France's Les Plus Beaux Villages, yet still in a beautiful rural location surrounded by countryside and woodland. The traditional Dordogne village has typical Perigordian houses, slate tiled roofs and golden stone walls with a majestic church in the centre, alongside the ruins of the original abbey. You can also visit the village's original lavoir and bread oven and restored tobacco barn.

You will find more restaurants, shops and a supermarket in the nearby town of Montignac (6km) which is located on the banks of River Vézère. You can explore the historic town, admire the beautiful houses with balconies on the river bank and visit the Château. The Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac, are also a highlight of this part of Dordogne plus there is a wealth of activities in this area from hiking paths across the stunning countryside to canoeing along the Vézère.

Other highlights along the river include Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère (20km), another Plus Beaux Villages, Château and Gardens of Losse (15km) and the beautiful Limeuil (45km), where the Vézère meets the Dordogne and you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village.

Sarlat (23km) is one of the most remarkable towns in the region with a maze of medieval narrow streets to explore, lovely squares and an interesting cathedral. The town has some fantastic restaurants and there are many opportunities to sample some of the fine Perigord truffles and foie gras that the town is so famous for. The town can get busy during the summer months but you can usually avoid the crowds by heading there early and enjoying the morning light. Combine the day with a visit to Château de Beynac (31km) and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (40km) for a remarkable day out in the Dordogne.

There is a wealth of activities in the area for all ages with horse-riding and golf both within half an hours drive and a number of well-known hikes for all abilities through the glorious countryside nearby. Kids will love the Dinosaur Park (20km) or the Aquarium du Perigord Noir (40km) and the more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Brive-Souillac/Bergerac/Bordeaux (35km-30mins/90km-1h/190km2h)
Nearest Train Station: Le-Lardin-Saint-Lazare/Brive-la-Gaillarde (6km-5mins/60km-50mins)
Nearest Village: In village (2 mins walk)
Nearest Restaurant: In village (hotel)/Coly (2 mins walk/3km)
Nearest Town/City: Montignac (6km)
Nearest Supermarket: Montignac (6km)
Nearest Golf: Sarlat (20km-25mins)
Nearest Tennis: 100m-2mins walk
Nearest Bar/Pub: In village (hotel) (2 mins walk)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Canoeing/kayaking : Montignac - 6km
Horse riding : Saint Geniès - 10km
Historical sites
Tennis walkable : 2 mins walk
Watersports : Brive -30km

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £2072
High Season: £4185

Security deposit: €1000 to be paid by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure subject to full damage inspection

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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