If you want to experience one of the most beautiful places in the world, there’s only one thing for it – head to one of our villas in the Dordogne. There’s a reason (in fact, there’s loads) that the British and the French fought over it right until the end of the Hundred Years War, and some might argue that it was probably worth fighting over for a whole lot longer. Though it’s perennially popular place to visit, this is no overly-developed tourist haven, and much of the Dordogne remains beautifully rustic and untouched.
Standing above the river Dordogne itself, Le Prieure Esperance is a renovated 17th Century presbytery whose character and charm is bound to wow any guest – and make them feel instantly comfortable. Chill out on the terrace and enjoy a glass of something bubbly while gazing out across the spectacular views and garden, or head inside and sink into the sumptuous interior to really relax Dordogne-style.
Prices from: £47pppn
2. Laurel Rose
This quaint villa has a pool terrace where you can relax in the sun and enjoy picturesque views of the sloping gardens rolling down to acres of gorgeous vineyards. There are many attractions surrounding Laurel Rose, including your very own private fishing lake a short walk away from the villa. You have access to a range of activities; from horse-back riding to watersports, hiking to golf – there’s even Wi-Fi and a DVD player for those indoorsy types.
Prices from: £30pppn
This villa is a dream, not only does it have a large garden, perfect for al fresco dining but the private pool screams bliss! Primrose is undeniably stunning but its location makes it a real contender. Still close to the town centre, you’ll have mornings to soak up the sun and evenings spent exploring the architectural gems that makes the Dordogne so special.
Prices from: £37pppn
Struggling to find balance on land? You’re in for a treat, Les Geuybauds is perfect for water babies – the swimming pool is the epicentre of this renovated converted farmhouse and once you get a glimpse it will be no surprise as to why. Family friendly, the games room will delight everyone. The nearest town is Gardonne, and trust us you’ll love it – you’ll discover an array of bars and restaurants for the evenings spent away from your holiday home.
Prices from: £24pppn
If you’re craving the kind of holiday where you really take advantage of the Dordogne landscape, Chateau Gastebois offers you a beautiful, hour-long work through the finest French countryside – without ever leaving the grounds! If you want to get more active, the area around the house can have you horse-riding, kayaking, sailing or fishing, and there are a whole host of amazing wineries to visit nearby (if you don’t take advantage of the wine tasting that can be arranged at the property every Monday, that is!) You can relax with a little yoga thanks to the world-class yoga facilities or head to the poolhouse – your level of activity is totally up to you!
Prices from: £41pppn
A truly stunning holiday home, Chateau Le Duc isn’t just impressive thanks to its beautiful façade of honey-coloured stone. Local historians have confirmed that Emperor Napoleon himself stayed here (it was owned by a mate of his, the Duke D’Isly), and if it wasn’t a tempting enough as a place to spend a fantastic break in the South of France, it also makes a magical venue for an unforgettable destination wedding.
Prices from: £59pppn
Ever wish you could close your eyes and escape your woes, even for just a moment? Well, you’ll have all the time in the world at Chateau Rochette. Meticulously restored and with an eye for detail, guests will find a roaring combination of central periodic features alongside modern amenities that will easily sweep you off your feet. This chateau is fitting for adventurous couples, fun-filled families, and comrades alike – so explore, relax and just be.
Prices from: £49pppn
8. Le Bos
Perched on the top of a hill, Le Bos has vistas unlike any other. Decorated with rustic finishings, you’ll feel completely comfortable in this holiday villa. And, if you like the occasional tipple, you’ll take a shine to the dozens of wineries on your doorstep.
Prices from: £21pppn
Pairing its uniqueness with its secluded location, The Tobacco Barn is the idealistic hideaway. The barn conversion sits on an acre of private grounds and some of the amenities include dining terrace with BBQ, pool and a bountiful garden. This is one holiday home that has cosy written all over it.
Prices from: £26pppn
10. Villa Shambhala
Villa Shambhala literally sits on the banks of the Dordogne, so it’s the place to go if you want to spend some time messing about on the water – the villa even offers a boat for guests to use! You can try your hand at kayaking or canoeing and enjoy a relaxing spot of fishing, or just stay behind at the villa itself and enjoy everything the villa has to offer including airy, light spaces and wonderful grounds. There are some great markets and wine towns close by too, so foodies are well served, and all for a distinctly reasonable price when you consider the amenities and atmosphere on offer.
Prices from: £32pppn
Feel free to scroll through the rest of our villas in the Dordogne. You can also call our concierge team for any extra requests or enquiries you may have – we’ll ensure this a trip you’ll remember for years to come.