This is ample place to relax in the eight hectares of private grounds, making this a delightful place to stay when exploring this enchanting region.
This fine home is located on the banks of the Dordogne river, making for a beautiful country setting. A beautifully restored manor house, the owners have taken a great deal of time to retain many of the characterful features such as the wood beamed ceilings and huge fireplaces, to create a warm and welcoming ambience.
Downstairs, the kitchen is an ideal place for preparing a feast to serve up in the dining, next to the roaring fire.
An original stone staircase takes you upstairs, where you will find four bedrooms, each with their own ensuite.
The four poster beds and exposed stone walls that are featured in these bedrooms give them a romantic feel and old world charm.
The delightful grounds offer up the perfect opportunity for a relaxed morning coffee or wander through the trees.
The rivers edge offers an idyllic location for taking in the tranquillity of this property.
The nearest village is just a two minute drive away, where you can benefit from its grocery store and restaurant.
For those looking for something a little more lively, just a little further along you will find another village with a weekly market.
This villa is set on a stunning estate of lawns and woodland which lead down to the banks of the Dordogne River. There is a private tennis court on the estate and within a short walk there’s a place to go and rent canoes and kayaks along the Dordogne.
The nearest small village is 2.5km away where you will find a small grocery store, restaurant and another place to hire canoes or in the next village (3.5km) you will find a bakery, butchers, restaurants, cafes and a lovely weekly market.
For further facilities head to Souillac (10km) for a greater choice of large supermarkets. Be sure to visit the impressive Abbey Sainte-Marie in Souillac and even better combine with a trip to the atmospheric market on a Friday morning. There is also a great golf course near here.
Sarlat (18km), the capital of the Perigord Noir, is one of the area’s most famous towns with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants plus a famous market on a Saturday morning. Regional specialities here include Foie Gras and the famous Perigordian truffle as well as cepes, walnuts, goat’s cheese and confits.
The Dordogne department also hosts a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as pretty Saint-Amand-de-Coly (30km), with the famous Lascaux caves nearby or the 13th century bastide village of Monpazier (60km).
Other magical day trips include idyllic Domme (20km) high above the Dordogne river with its amazing caves, La Roque Gageac (22km), a perfect picture postcard village backed by steep cliffs and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (28km) just across the river.
You are also perfectly located to drive south to the Lot department with yet more amazing landscapes and idyllic villages and towns such as Gourdon (20km) with its honey stone coloured houses set beautifully on the hill and lovely warren of little streets. Beautifully preserved Rocamadour (32km) is another amazing place to visit, built on the edge of a cliff with the river at the bottom of the gorge.
Back in the Dordogne, visit the topiary gardens at Eyrignac (16km) which opens up on Monday evenings in the summer for picnics and dance or Les Jardins de Marqueyssac (26km) set high above the river which also open on Thursday evenings in the summer when you can explore by candlelight.
The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding and tennis, mountain-biking, golf and canoeing along the river, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love exploring prehistoric caves and parks and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.