La Maison d'Amis is a comfortable and private cottage on an estate which is one of the most tranquil in the Dordogne, offering walks in the woods on the estate, fishing and swimming in the pool. Stabling for horses. It is a perfect base for exploring the many attraction
This year we stayed in this cottage for the second time. We used to live nearby this place for 20 years and we knew the owners as friends. We saw the stables transferring in this "Maison des Amis" and… More
“Charming House, beautiful location. Very comfortable.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
We stayed here for two weeks, myself, husband and daughter of ten. We were warmly welcomed on arrival late at night. The owners were very helpful and friendly and ensured that we had everything that w… More
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the grou… More
Nestled in the tiny hillside village of Beynac, La Petite Maison invokes a timeless sense of charm and beauty. Catch a glimpse of medieval life in this 500 year old home and explore the most scenic and breathtaking villages of Southwest France. La Petite Maison i
Stunning, fully equipped gite for 2 people with Kingsized bed,WiFi, large private verandah, garden and Romanesque style pool surrounded by a walled garden. Set in 6.5 acres of unspoilt picturesque Dordogne countryside. An idyllic retreat for tranquility and an opportu
“Les Petits Tourtereaux felt like home from home but in the sun”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We stayed in the "Les Petits Tourtereaux" gite and loved every minute. The accommodation was superb with the layout of a 'bed-sit' and a separate bathroom/shower/toilet. There was good privacy - wel… More
“Perfect, peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
We arrived early evening to be greeted by Brian who showed us around the Gite and facilities. Everything was just as described and after a long drive we went and had a swim in the lovely walled garden… More
“A beautiful, restful place to enjoy the sunshine and escape from the rest of the world.”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2013
Our hosts were most helpful but not intrusive and the accomodation was pretty, bright and clean. The setting at Les Petits Tourtereaux was really beautiful with traditional Dordogne scenes everywhere … More
La Petite Rose is a traditional 250yr old stone farm cottage. 1 bedroom with large sunny windows overlooking the gardens. The salon has a fireplace and a sofa sleeper for 2. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, living room with big fireplace, TV with DVD player, free wire
Newly renovated stone house in perigord noir 1 hectar of land, with all amenities, sat tv ,dvd , dishwasher, internet wifi , above ground pool 5M by 1and 1/2M high, trail to source water, 5m trampoline,2Bikes, near horse riding and pony riding, near pool in bugue, 5 mi
Splendid house,spatious,cosy,very well stocked with everything you could need.very peacefull location, in the middle of everything the dordogne has to offer.Elisyah is one of a kind,very warm personal… More
The Corner Cottage promises the opportunity to relax in a beautiful location in traditional French countryside. The house is modern with everything you need for the perfect holiday, whilst retaining a traditional charm. Days can be spent exploring the church, vinyards a
We stayed over the New Year in this lovely French cottage. It is situated in the very unusual and picturesque village of puy-guillaume. The cottage is well equipped and the bedrooms are very comfortab… More
“Peace amongst the vines”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2014
We were looking for a total escape from the rat race - by goodness, we found it!
A super, sympathetically restored gem in some of the most peaceful and beautiful countryside in rural France. We wa… More
“Idyllic location, fantastic property”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2014
Where do I start....from the moment we reserved this accommodation I knew that we would be well looked after. The owner/manager couldn't have been more helpful. He made me feel confident about the let… More
Two-room spacious two-story accommodation with a kitchen / dining area open plan. When renovated, earlier this year we wanted to preserve as many original features as possible, creating warm, cozy and modern space. We understand that our guests like the feel of the coun
The detached cottage is set in the grounds of the owners 7 hectares of land and is independent from the owners house. It has the usual facilities with 3 double bedrooms. There is a patio for exclusive use of tenants beside the cottage and a private area of garden (with
“Beautiful location with great accommodation and an amazing pool”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
Our party consisted of five adults and a baby and everyone had a fantastic time. We were given a welcome tour. Mike and Caro were helpful and accommodating but not at all interfering. The house was… More
La Petite Gare (a former railway guard's cottage) is set in a beautiful location, nestled on the edge of a small hamlet and surrounded by woods and farmland. The gardens are pretty and alive with bees and butterflies during the summer months, making it a perfect destin
Nontron is a lively medieval market town, a perfect place to stay for exploring the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne region. From the house it is just a short walk to independently owned, traditional shops and family run restaurants, offering fantastic French gastr
This property in stone and beamed 19th century is situated in a charming hamlet in Dordogne. Completely renovated in 2012, it has a large raised and flowered park of 3000m2 and a pool. Its three bedrooms with a cosy atmosphere and two bathrooms offer guests a char
An active vacation? or a relaxed vacation? Walk to the market and boulangerie? or be in the countryside with magnificent views? Culture? or sport?These are not choices you need to make when you stay in this unique and elegant 5-bedroom country residence, only 2mins wal
The Ceders is a purpose built chalet with its own veranda overlooking our meadow and woodland. The accommodation comprises of one double bedroom and one bedroom with a single bed and a bunk bed. The kitchen is equipped with a two burner hob, dishwasher, microwave and fr
A perfect town retreat for a couple, a family or a group to experience the summer buzz of a charming French town full of history! Dating back more than 250 years, our lovingly restored self-catering holiday studio is situated in one part of two interconnected town h
This was an amazing experience as a first time visitor to France! The accommodations were much more than expected, and Vera the proprietor (and her family) were extremely helpful the entire time. The … More
Thank you for staying with us, any time again!
“super location with very helpful and welcoming hostess”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We stayed one night in August as part of a trip to Dordogne. My husband, teenage son and I slept in the large room which was very comfortable and well appointed. the bathroom (on floor below and shar… More
It was a pleasure to have such wonderful guests!
“Comfortable & homely B&B in centre of historic town with easy access to all the Dordogne & Vezere region has to offer”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2012
Les Glycines is a lovingly but understatedly decorated b&b, owned by a host with great local knowledge. It's right in the center of Montignac but in a dead quiet street, near to all the shops and rest… More
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you here as our guests!
A rural two bedroomed country cottage with ensuite toilet to the upstairs double room. The cottage is situated in a small hamlet of about 5 houses. This property has all the home comforts including wifi and satellite/internet TV. This property has been lovingly renovate
Dordogne Sarlat stylish comfortable cottage, secluded garden sleeps 6 Situated on the banks of the Dordogne river, in SW France, this beautiful cottage is the perfect base for your dream holiday. With 3 bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, Les T
What a find! The garden was not overlooked, It was a very peaceful location, and we could eat outside in the sun in privacy. The pool was great, and we were so very near Domme, where fantastic views… More
Thanks again for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon in Dordogne.
The house was really clean, modern & well-equipped. The five of us were very comfortable. The area has a lot to offer, the canoeing was great fun & just down the road. The area is stunning & so muc… More
“The best ever.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
After 40 years of holidaying in various regions of France, we decided 6 years ago that the Sarlat/Domme area was our favourite. This year we stayed at Les tournesols, and were absolutely delighted. Th… More
Thank you for this kind review and for visiting us.
It really was a pleasure to have viviting our little farm.
We hope to see you again soon.
Welcome to our three beautifully restored, traditional French cottages. In the very heart of the Dordogne, South West France. Nestled on the side of a valley, all properties offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Set in 3 acres of land, at the end of a
L'Hermite is one of three attractive cottages, known as Maisonneuve, all owned by the same friendly and welcoming lady. They are about 1.5 miles outside the village of Thenon (shops, weekly market and… More
Thank you very much for your positive words. If you like the sound of nature; in another period of the year you can enjoy the enchanting nightingales as well.
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
My daughter and I had the delight to arrive at L'Hermite after a late decision to visit the Dordogne. Our host could not have been more helpful. Her gentle presence is all around and yet unobtrusive. … More
You were very lucky this week was left, because the indian summer in this surrounding attracts many. But -like you imagined - the atmosphere at the location doesn't stick to seasons. I look forward to welcome you again.
“A holiday to rememeber”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
If you want to relax,have me time and quality time this is the place for you. The cottage we stayed in is the smaller 1 but sleeps 6 it was very French and fully equipped. we meet the owner and she wa… More
I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. I agree, the peaceful and quiet place is a balm for body and soul. It will be my pleasure as well to welcome again. You know you can rent one of the other two cottages as well when you might think of bringing the rest of your family next time?
La Cabane is situated in the quiet heart of the countryside approx. 3kms from St. Felix de Villadeix. Access to the property is via a cul de sac road which serves only the surrounding farmland and five other private properties, so you are practically guaranteed a peacef
Set in a small hamlet 3 km from the village of Varaignes, with its shops and restaurants, Chez Marot is a very comfortable light and atmospheric one bedroom holiday home with a small garden, 2 terraces, stunning views and ample free parking with garage space for cycles
“Amazing away from it all comfort and tranquility.”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
We had already been sold on this superb property by the photos and description and on arrival we were even further impressed. Although the temperature was around 37 degrees the interior of our cottage… More
Teresa and Mike,
Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
All the best for now.
“Hidden gem in idyllic setting”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
Attempt number 2 to write this.
We stumbled upon this little gem of a cottage by accident when looking for a base near Varaignes. The cottage is lovely, tastefully decorated and very inviting. The… More
La Vigne is directly next door to our bed and breakfast. We can be on hand to offer advice if you need it or just leave you to enjoy this beautifully peaceful location.
The gite has 3 double bedrooms and a twin room, we also have a cot available. The house is fully equ
We stayed here with friends and our dog during the first week of June, we arrived first and had a wonderful welcome from Cath and Sue. They were great at introducing our dog to theirs and telling us t… More
Thanks for reviewing us Barrie, Pat and Suki. Since you were here Barrie I have improved the WiFi coverage to the gite as a result of discussions with you. Thanks.
“What a find!”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2012
We stayed in the wonderful little gite for a week in March and can't praise it enough. It's full of character with many of the original features lovingly restored. It's also spotlessly clean and well … More
“A B&B and Gite as B&B's and Gites are meant to be (and be)!”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2012
I enjoyed five weeks of Maison Arc en Ciel to write a theatre play. It was wonderful! The gite is cosy, clean and well equipped. The site is great as well: in the Bergerac vineyards, with great views.… More
We have a beautiful English heritage house in Beynac et Cazenac (Vezac), with a view on the castle of Beynac, nearby the river. Only 6 minutes from shops, and 150 meter from a restaurant. Situated within 2 minutes walking distance from the Dordogne River.
The house con
TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER - La Maison Breuil is your perfect Central Sarlat vacation rental. A detached and centrally located period property, only a 5 minute walk to the centre of the Medieval City with mature gardens and a private pool. A recentl
What a beautiful place La Maison Breuil is. The location is great, just a short walk to the centre of Sarlat and with excellent private parking facilities. The villa inside is immaculate with everythi… More
“A comfortable pied a terre in a good location!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
We booked the Maison du Brieul as we know the area fairly well but wanted somewhere to stay that didn't always require us to get in the car to get to a restaurant or could walk to a bakery each mornin… More
“Perfect vacation rental”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
We stayed at La Maison Breuil for a week in June. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you might need. There is a large Carrefour supermarket in Sarlat where we bought everything … More
Chez Tilly is a spacious and well-equipped character townhouse with beautiful exposed stonework and beams set in the centre of a bastide town dating back to the thirteenth century. It is a perfect base for exploring the Perigord / Dordogne countryside either on foot or
Completely renovated holiday property with fabulous views, a large mature garden, and a private pool set only 200m from the centre of the enchanting medieval village of Domme.
Restored and redecorated to a very good standard, this delightful holiday property offers spac
This picturesque part of southern France is the epitome of laid-back rural life. Lush, green meadows, stone built houses, grand châteaus and sprawling vineyards cover this area, and many have likened it to a sunnier, larger version of the Cotswolds in the UK. The landscape is steeped in history: explore prehistoric caves, 12th century fortresses and much, much more.
So if it's a taste of traditional France you're looking for, why not book a rental in the Dordogne? Choose from cottages, villas, apartments and, of course, gorgeous French gîtes.
A rich history
There are so many fascinating historical places of interest in the Dordogne, it's impossible to list them all here. But to get you started, highlights include the painted caves in Lascaux. Although the original caves are no longer open to the public, the replica caves are an impressive sight indeed. Visit the Cave of Font-de-Gaume to see the ancient engravings and paintings or ride the electric train through the caves at Rouffignac.
If you want to get your children interested in French history, you'll find plenty of opportunities in the Dordogne. Head to Les Villages Bournat where you'll discover a working watermill, walnut press, fairground rides, wood carving, pottery making and dressing up. At Chateau de Bridoire, watch a jousting display or even have a go a firing a crossbow! And at Vezac, navigate your way through the maze of sculpted hedges and flowers. There's a children's play area and café on site, too.
Food & wine
Whether you're buying fresh bread from the local bakery or dining out in an elegant restaurant, you're in for a taste sensation. Specialites include cassoulet and confit de canard, and local produce such as ceps, figs and chestnuts, will leave you wanting more. One of the best things about booking a self-catering rental in the Dordogne is having your own kitchen where you can recreate French recipes using local produce. There are hundreds of markets taking place all over the region. Salat market is one of the biggest and runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visit La Truffe Sarladaise in Vezac where you can buy walnuts, truffles, wine and more. Speaking of wine, a visit to the Dordogne isn't complete without a vineyard tour and there are many excellent options here.