Delightful ivy covered rectory beside old church.

Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £1480-£4735
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: LAR1973

General Description

Dordogne villa for rent - This is a delightful property, in the form of an ivy-covered rectory beside the old church of Nadaillac de Rouge, where the bells still chime three times a day, although sadly not in July or August! Built of local stone in a typically Perigordian style, with flagstone floors, wooden beams and a large inglenook fireplace, the house exudes comfort and relaxation whatever the time of year. A heated pool and air conditioning in two of the bedrooms adds that extra appeal. The tiny village boasts an auberge serving local cuisine, just a short walk from the villa, and you will find more restaurants as well as shops, supermarket, banks and post office in the local towns of Souillac, Peyrac and St Julien de Lampon. You are very well-positioned here for all the delights of the Dordogne and Lot regions, and there is plenty to see and do. The Dordogne River is just a few miles from the property: you can go canoeing, kayaking or fishing, or perhaps take a relaxing trip along the river on one of the traditional flat-bottomed boats (gabares), just soaking up the scenery. This area is also world famous for its many caves with ancient wall paintings and spectacular rock formations: an underwater boat ride through the ancient caves at nearby Gouffre de Padirac would make a memorable holiday experience for holidaymakers of all ages. Nearby Rocamadour, France' s second most visited tourist attraction after Le Mont St-Michel, is a culturally significant town, and quite a magical sight with its golden houses clinging to the side of a cliff over the Alzou canyon. There are numerous little towns to visit in this region: you probably won't want to miss the medieval town of Sarlat and its renowned market, and Domme and Martel are other possibilities. Activities such as hot air ballooning, riding and cycling are also available, as well as children's adventure parks. The property offers a welcome respite from the modern world. The villa has a very special, timeless quality about it. The dark night-time skies are just perfect for star-gazing, and with its rural, tranquil setting and proximity to a myriad of local attractions, this charming and welcoming Dordogne villa for rent is a real gem.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: Ground floor:
Double bedroom (1.60m), (TV,/CD), air conditioning.
First Floor (part of the stairs has no handrail - take extra care with children):
Master twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 90cm), beamed ceiling (TV, safe), air-conditioning, floor lighting, ensuite walk-in shower room, WC.
Twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 90cm - electronic head & feet raise mattress), beamed ceiling, (TV, CD, safe), air-conditioning, integral shower room.
Separate shower room, WC.
Single child's bedroom (80cm bed).
Bathrooms: 4 shower rooms, 3 WCs
Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room .
Living Rooms: Living/dining room, exposed beams, large open fireplace (TV/ DVD/ stereo).
Outside: Partially enclosed; vine-covered dining terrace overlooking pool and garden with lovely views over the surrounding countryside, pretty grounds with fruit trees, large lawn, barbecue. Additional terrace opposite the swimming pool, private 10m x 5m heated pool, boules pitch (can also be used for badminton, basketball, football and volleyball - balls provided). Parking for several cars, sensor lighting in parking area. All paths, terraces and steps are illuminated.
Additional notes (if any): Services

Included: Air conditioning & winter heating. WiFi internet, telephone (to landlines in Europe only)

Extras: Maid service on request. Pool heating €100 per week. Telephone.

Local Area / Activities

When I first saw this house in this lovely hamlet, I thought "I’d like to buy that house!" Ivy covered and with a pretty garden, it reminded me of a country cottage in England. It’s French through and through though; a delightful villa with lovely views. Very handy to have the auberge nearby for the occasional meal when you don't want to cook. Souillac is not far and is a great town for restaurants and shops. This is a part of the Dordogne that I really love. Location Information Auberge within walking distance Souillac 5 miles Sarlat-le-Caneda 10 miles Rocamadour 11 miles Martel 16 miles Brive airport 23 miles Gouffre de Padirac 29 miles Cahors 36 miles Bergerac airport approx. 2 hours. Fishing, kayaking, horse riding, children's treetop adventure parks and golf within easy driving distance.

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: £1480
High Season: £4735

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Heated pool