Domaine De La Foret

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7


Pool Chateaux & Castles
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids

Domaine De La Forêt is an exceptional hilltop retreat centred around a grand courtyard, combining a 19th century mansion and a 18th century hunting lodge, surrounded by 165 acres of beautiful private estate.

The interior design is lavish yet cosy in delicate shades of white and blue that complement the exposed stonework, creating bright and spacious interiors across fantastic dining and living spaces. Each house benefits from four inviting bedrooms in a family friendly mix of twin, double and bunk beds, as well as an extensive list of amenities such as Bluetooth music speakers. 

The grounds are timeless in their grandeur, offering acres of expertly preened Aquitaine countryside that includes lawns, walled gardens, an arboretum, a wildflower meadow, private woodland and two small lakes. Spend summer months relaxing by the heated swimming pool with its wonderful terrace and stunning views. As the evening nears, sit out on the gravelled terrace overlooking the formal lawns and stay until the sun sets romantically between the historic gateposts.

There really is little you could want for when staying in such luxury, but you must be sure to explore the fantastic region that surrounds the abode, where you’ll find exquisite restaurants, magnificent châteaux and endless tranquil countryside.

Explore idyllic Brantôme with its picturesque setting on the River Dronne, partake in a canoeing excursion, visit the Friday morning market in Ribérac, famed for its foie gras, walnuts and truffles or spend the day discovering the small city of Périgueux, the historic capital of the Dordogne.

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What you should know…

  • There are four bedrooms in the main house and four bedrooms in the pavilion - please see the "Features" tab for details on the property layout.
  • The bedroom with bunk beds is ideal for children.
  • If travelling with children, please note the vast private parkland features two small lakes as well as the formal garden's pretty fountain.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Tennis Court Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room with open fireplace
-    Dining room with open fireplace and table for up to 16 guests
-    Butler’s pantry with wine fridge
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including a range oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine, kitchen island with two stools and table for 6 guests
-    Snug with books and board games
-    Utility room
-    WC

First Floor

-    Master bedroom and en suite bathroom with bath, shower and two sinks
-    Large bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with shower

The double, twin and shared bathroom are in the same wing and can be closed off, making it ideal for a family

Pavilion Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Lounge with wood-burner 
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including electric oven, hob, dishwasher and island
-    Walk-in larder with fridge-freezer, microwave and laundry facilities

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds and en suite bathroom with bath/shower
-    Bedroom with bunk-beds and en suite bathroom with shower (ideally suited for children)

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (13x5m, depth: 1.2-2m) with safety cover, gate and fencing (less than 1.5m). Open approximately mid-May to mid-September (on request at other times, subject to a charge)
-    Outdoor house with gas barbecue and shower room (next to the Pavilion)
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining table (for 8 guests) in shade of yew trees
-    Landscaped gardens
-    Courtyard, fountain and walled garden
-    Herb garden
-    Boules
-    Tennis court
-    Arboretum
-    Private grounds (175 acres) with woodland/pasture/mature parkland
-    Two small lakes
-    Private parking


-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor heating (Pavilion)
-    Stand-alone fans (in each wardrobe)
-    Satellite TV (UK channels)
-    DVD player
-    Music system with Bluetooth connection for i-Pod/i-Phone
-    Bose docker system (portable)
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Hairdryers (some bedrooms)
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Domaine De La Foret
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Domaine De La Forêt is set in 165 acres of private estate in the Dordogne department of Aquitaine, between the historic market towns of Nontron and Brantôme.

Beyond your beautiful gardens, head out for walks across the estate, following trails through the woodland, coming across two small lakes as well as a great variety of flora and fauna.

The closest small village is around 4km by car but for restaurants and other amenities you can drive to Nontron (14km), Brantôme (16km) and Mareuil en Périgord (15km), or discover places to eat dotted across the surrounding countryside.

Look out for markets across this part of Périgord Vert, famed for its walnuts, truffles and foie gras. One of the best regarded Farmer’s markets of this region is in Ribérac on a Tuesday and Friday morning whilst Nontron, famous for its knives, hosts a bustling market early on a Saturday. The traditional markets in Thiviers and Périgueux are also a joy to experience, as is the one on a Friday morning closer to home in picturesque Brantôme.

Indeed, it is wonderful to spend any day of the week visiting Brantôme, set on the River Dronne and a picture-perfect place for riverside picnics, walks and canoeing or kayaking. After exploring the town’s pretty medieval lanes, head to the historic abbey or explore the troglodyte caves then enjoy some typical Périgordine cuisine in one of the many restaurants. Known as ‘Venice of the Dordogne’, take a tranquil boat trip along the river.

Visit historic castles nearby such as Château de Puyguilhem and Château de Bourdeilles, both within half an hour, or drive further east to historic gems including Château de Jumilhac and its magnificent gardens.

Get out and about exploring the incredible landscapes of the Périgord Vert with its rolling hills, dense woodland, little streams and rocky plateaus. Find cycling trails for a variety of abilities, mountain biking opportunities as well as hiking and horse-riding. Golf-lovers will no doubt appreciate Golf Club Perigueux, an 18-hole course (plus a 9-hole pitch and putt) located around 40km away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges International Airport


Nearest Train Station Angoulême Gare SNCF


Nearest Village Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont


Nearest Town Brantôme


Nearest Restaurant Brantôme


Nearest Shop Brantôme


Nearest Bar/Pub Brantôme


Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Contact Vieux-Mareuil


Nearest Golf Golf Club Perigueux



Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

As well as enjoying long family walks through the vast private estate, there are lots of hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horse-riding opportunities through the incredible landscapes of the Périgord Vert.

The nearby town of Brantôme is a lovely day out for all ages. Visit the impressive abbey, explore the fascinating troglodyte caves and take a boat trip along the river. Pick up some delicious produce from the Friday morning before enjoying a tranquil walk and riverside picnic whilst the most adventurous can experience canoeing and kayaking along the Dronne.

Just south of Périgueux, there’s a go-karting track or visit Cornille Aventure, around 40km away, for mini-golf, laser games and tree-top courses for a variety of ages.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Bath toys
  • Stair gates
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Property host
  • Welcome Provisions

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- On-site French caretaker/gardener (takes care of maintenance and garden on changeover days)
- Cleaning (4 hrs per week, 2 days per week)
- Welcome provisions

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef service
- Mid-week linen change
- Babysitting

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival or in cash upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pool heating charge? The pool is open mid May to mid September and heated free of charge. Outside this period, pool opening and heating are available on request at an extra cost of £450/week. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday in peak season. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request. 2024: 7 nights in peak season, 2 nights during all other periods.
Internet access? A satellite Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the house. Guests are kindly asked to use it only for surfing and reading emails.
Other Ts and Cs Cots (two travel, one wooden), stair gates, two highchairs and other baby/children's equipment available on request.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is on request and entirely at the owner’s discretion.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £7,875 £11,813 £15,750 £19,687 £20,672
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - £20,672
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 £7,875 £11,813 £15,750 £19,687 £20,672
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,907 £8,860 £11,813 £14,766 £15,750
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,151 £4,727 £6,302 £7,878 £11,025
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 £5,907 £8,860 £11,813 £14,766 £15,750
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £7,875 £11,813 £15,750 £19,687 £20,672
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - £20,672
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 £7,875 £11,813 £15,750 £19,687 £20,672
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 £5,907 £8,860 £11,813 £14,766 £15,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €22,575
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - €22,575
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €22,575
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €6,450 €9,675 €12,900 €16,125 €17,200
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €3,442 €5,162 €6,883 €8,603 €12,040
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 €6,450 €9,675 €12,900 €16,125 €17,200
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €22,575
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - €22,575
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €22,575
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 €6,450 €9,675 €12,900 €16,125 €17,200

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $9,304 $13,955 $18,607 $23,258 $24,421
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - - $24,421
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 $9,304 $13,955 $18,607 $23,258 $24,421
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $6,978 $10,466 $13,955 $17,444 $18,607
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $3,723 $5,584 $7,445 $9,306 $13,025
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 $6,978 $10,466 $13,955 $17,444 $18,607
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $9,304 $13,955 $18,607 $23,258 $24,421
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - - $24,421
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 19th 2025 $9,304 $13,955 $18,607 $23,258 $24,421
Oct 19th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 $6,978 $10,466 $13,955 $17,444 $18,607

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

● How long have you owned the property?

Since July 2021.

● What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The view, the tranquillity and the brightness.

● For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do ?  

Villages : Bourdeilles (17km/20min), Brantôme (15km/15min), Mareuil (6km/5min), Saint Jean de Côle (33km/30min)

Attractions : canoeing, castle/caves/museum visits, hiking, climbing, gold panning, tree climbing, cycling on rails, bowling

Golf : 

Golf Club de Périgueux (35km/40 min)

Golf Club de l'Hirondelle à Angoulême (40km/45min)

Golf d'Essendiéras Saint Médard d’Excideuil (56km/1h)

- Must eat ?

Goose or duck foie gras from Périgord

Périgord black truffle

Ceps from the Périgord

The walnut of Périgord

Cabécou of Périgord (goat cheese)

Périgord strawberries

Périgord chestnuts

● What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Original visit: The millstone trail (15min walk from the residence)

For more than 2000 years, the inhabitants of Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont have moved mountains. They dug kilometres of quarries, pushed back entire cliffs, piled up incredible volumes of rock to the point of completely disrupting the natural landscape. With the sole aim of obtaining... millstones. At a time when bread was the main food of Europeans, their industry made it possible to cut the large round stones without which our ancestors could not have lived.

The commune of Sint Front sur Nizonne is part of the "Périgord-Limousin Regional Park": Straddling two departments, the Dordogne and the Haute-Vienne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park was created in 1998. The richness of its history and the variety of its landscapes make it an exciting park to discover.



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