Domaine Du Soldat

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7


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Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Périgord Vert, Domaine du Soldat is a magnificent residence for guests looking for sophistication and charm close to Saint-Jean-de-Côle and Brantôme, two exquisite gems of northern Dordogne.

Sleeping up to 20 guests, stay in two inviting houses with formal gardens, a heated swimming pool and private tennis court. First of all, the historic Manoir has been stunningly renovated into a 7-bedroom abode with elegant décor and the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Admire the splendour of the salon, dining room and library with antique furnishings and artwork, before arriving into the modern kitchen. Seven beautiful double bedrooms can be found on the first and second floors, some with en suite bathrooms, alongside a contemporary cinema room to appeal to guests of every age.     

Whilst it is said that a general once resided in the Manoir, his aide-de-camp lived in the separate maison set slightly above which has been renovated to equally impressive standards. Step in to its vast living and dining space with a cathedral-high ceiling, then take the striking staircase upstairs to its three bedrooms and a bathroom – two doubles and a quad with four single beds mean that up to 6 guests can stay in this part of the domaine.  

The formal gardens and terraces are ideal for peaceful strolls whilst the heated swimming pool awaits down the steps with its attractive terrace and gorgeous pool house for al-fresco meals by the barbecue. The most energetic of guests will enjoy the private tennis court within the grounds.

Keen cyclists and walkers note that a new voie verte follows a former railway line between Saint Pardoux la Riviere and Thiviers and passes near Saint-Jean-de-Côle, a picture-perfect village only 5km away. Riverside Saint-Jean-de-Côle is one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ thanks to its lovely main square, half-timbered houses and overall historic charm. Even closer is a smaller village, also by the banks of  La Côle, home to a small supermarket and auberge.

Just 15km away, discover the character of Brantôme, often referred to as the Venice of Périgord, beside the idyllic Dronne for canoeing, kayaking, boat rides and riverside walks. Visit the twice-weekly market in its medieval centre and enjoy the traditional gastronomy of the Périgord Vert in one of its charming restaurants. Brantôme’s abbey and troglodyte dwellings are also waiting to be explored.

Elsewhere, appreciate the grandeur of French castles such as Château de Puyguilhem, Château de Bourdeilles and Château de Jumilhac or meander around pretty villages and market towns including Thiviers and Nontron. A little further afield, experience the historic ambience of Périgueux, only 30km away, or venture south to the tourist sights of the Dordogne’s Bergerac and Sarlat-la-Canéda, both reached within a 90-minute drive. 

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What you should know…

  • Domaine du Soldat sleeps up to 20 guests across the 7-bedroom Manoir (14 guests) and the separate 2-bedroom Maison (6 guests) – please see the “Features” tab for details on the layout.
  • The gardiens live on site in a separate house at the bottom of the grounds.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Tennis Court Smart TV Home Cinema Fire Pit Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Manoir Interiors

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room
-    Dining room with fireplace
-    Reading room 
-    Kitchen, well-equipped
-    WC

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower
-    3 x bedrooms with double bed
-    Bathroom with bath and shower
-    Bathroom with shower

Second Floor

-    2 x bedrooms with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and shower
-    Home cinema room
-    Utility room

Separate Maison Interiors

Ground Floor (split-level)

-    Open-plan dining space with high ceiling
-    Open-plan kitchen
-    Utility room
-    WC

First Floor (beneath the eaves/low beams, via open-tread stairs)

-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Quad bedroom with four single beds
-    Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x5m, depth: 1.1-2.3m) with counter-current, safety alarm and electric cover. Heated approximately mid-May to mid-October
-    Pool house
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Fire pit
-    Tennis court
-    Garden and grounds (with steps and different levels)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Home cinema
-    Smart TV (with Netflix)
-    Board games
-    Tennis court


About the surrounding area of Domaine Du Soldat
Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Domaine du Soldat is in northern Dordogne, around half an hour north of the historic city of Périgueux (30km). It is an ideal location for visiting handsome market towns, picture-perfect villages, grand châteaux and the beautiful landscapes of Périgord Vert and the Périgord-Limousin Natural Regional Park.

Fly into Limoges, Bergerac or Brive-Souillac Airport, all just over an hour away by car, or take the train to Thiviers via Limoges or Libourne. It is around a 6 to 8 hour drive from various ferry ports on the north-west coast of France.

A 3km drive takes you to the small local village, home to an auberge and small supermarket. Saint-Jean-de-Côle (5km) is also nearby, an incredibly charming medieval village by the river with pretty half-timbered houses and a lovely village square – it is classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Keen walkers and cyclists note that the voie verte between Saint Pardoux la Riviere and Thiviers passes near Saint-Jean-de-Côle and there are also some picturesque strolls by the river.

The market town of Thiviers (10km) is known as the capital of ‘foie gras’ and its bustling market takes place on a Saturday morning where you may also find truffles and walnuts depending on the time of year (the foie gras and truffle markets usually take place from mid-November to mid-March). Château de Puyguilhem (11km) is another highlight of the area or venture a little further towards Château de Jumilhac (30km) and its wonderful gardens.

In the opposite direction is the gorgeous town of Brantôme (15km), home to its famous abbey. By the banks of the Dronne River, this historic town is considered one of the prettiest places in the Dordogne. Soak up the ambience of the twice-weekly market and enjoy lunch in the medieval centre before wandering by the river, taking a boat trip or hiring a canoe or kayak. Perhaps combine with a visit to the old village of Bourdeilles, home to the impressive Château de Bourdeilles (26km).

Meanwhile, admire the grandeur of Périgueux (30km) with its historic architecture and amazing markets showcasing the best Périgord food or head north towards the interesting town of Limoges (77km), just over an hour away, known for its medieval centre, gothic cathedral and porcelain production.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac Airport


Nearest Airport 3 Brive-Souillac Airport


Nearest Train Station Thiviers


Nearest Village Small rural village


Nearest Restaurant Restaurant in local village


Nearest Supermarket Grocery shop in local village


Nearest Town Thiviers/Brantôme


Nearest City Périgueux


Nearest Golf Golf Club Perigueux


Nearest Tennis Thiviers TC



The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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

Families are welcomed here and they can take advantage of the on-site tennis court, fantastic swimming pool and home cinema room upstairs in the Manoir.

This is a charming part of northern Dordogne with wonderful countryside and picture perfect villages to discover as a family. Keen cyclists and walkers will adore the voie verte that runs along a former railway line between Saint Pardoux la Riviere and Thiviers – it’s also a lovely spot for horse-riding.

Brantôme is a great day out, a medieval town considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Dordogne. By the Dronne River, enjoy riverside walks, boat trips and canoe hire in glorious surroundings. Visit the impressive abbey and be fascinated by the troglodyte dwellings at Le Bimbillou Parc.

Périgord Vert Aventures is around half an hour to the north, close to the pretty village of Nontron, ideal for tree-top trails, zipline and mini boats on their lake in the summer. The popular Circuit Karting du Périgord is 40km by car, not far from the Charente border.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Fridge stocking
- Babysitting
- Car hire and/or transfers

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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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

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 and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 7 nights also included. 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Included. Pool is heated from approximately mid-May to mid-October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday (mid-July to end-August) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights (mid-July to end-August) or 2 nights at other times.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €30 per pet per day will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs There are 7 bedrooms in the Manoir (14 guests) and 2 bedrooms in the separate house (6 guests). The groundskeepers also live on site in a separate house.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £4,950 £7,425 £9,900 £12,374 £11,879
May 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £7,920 £11,879 £15,839 £19,799 £17,819
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - £17,819
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 £7,920 £11,879 £15,839 £19,799 £17,819
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £4,950 £7,425 £9,900 £12,374 £11,879
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 £4,950 £7,425 £9,900 £12,374 £11,879
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £7,920 £11,879 £15,839 £19,799 £17,819
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - - £17,819
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £7,920 £11,879 £15,839 £19,799 £17,819

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €5,375 €8,063 €10,750 €13,438 €12,900
May 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €19,350
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - €19,350
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €19,350
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €5,375 €8,063 €10,750 €13,438 €12,900
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 €5,375 €8,063 €10,750 €13,438 €12,900
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €19,350
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - - €19,350
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €8,600 €12,900 €17,200 €21,500 €19,350

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $5,729 $8,594 $11,458 $14,322 $13,749
May 18th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $9,166 $13,749 $18,332 $22,915 $20,624
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - - $20,624
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 $9,166 $13,749 $18,332 $22,915 $20,624
Oct 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $5,729 $8,594 $11,458 $14,322 $13,749
Dec 30th 2024 - May 17th 2025 $5,729 $8,594 $11,458 $14,322 $13,749
May 17th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $9,166 $13,749 $18,332 $22,915 $20,624
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - - - $20,624
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $9,166 $13,749 $18,332 $22,915 $20,624

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 2022

Are there any interesting stories in its history? Yes, legend has it that a soldier’s aide-de-camp lived in the cottage when a general lived in the manor.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
Must do? 
You must go canoeing in Brantôme – fun for all the family on a hot day or experience our open-air cinema that we can prepare for guests right in the property’s garden.

Must eat? You must go to the Charbonnel restaurant in Brantôme the food is exquisite or if you’d rather stay in, try some of our chef’s suggestions.

Must see? You must go to Brantôme which is known as the Venice of the Dordgone, this little village is surrounded by water and has wonderful shops and restaurants to explore. Only 15mins from the property.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? We would recommend having a car.



  • Exquisite

    Created on 03/01/2024

    This is one of the most exquisite places I have ever stayed. Faultless and stunning decor and style and the loveliest team delivering dreamy food each day were a delight. We were part of a private birthday party long weekend and our hosts could not have chosen a more idyllic property. Our suite was breathtaking and stylish yet comfortably unstuffy … perfection! Thank you!

  • Full of charm

    Created on 09/09/2023

    This estate is full of charm. The setting is idyllic, the properties are beautiful and very cosy, and the welcome is very friendly. I highly recommend this estate and hope to be able to return very soon!

  • A Wonderful Stay

    Created on 21/08/2023

    A wonderful stay in Dordogne, thanks to the attentive care of the estate's staff. The decoration is meticulous, and the renovations have been done with care. Thank you, and I hope to see you again soon.

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