Maison Des Saveurs

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Imagine picnics by the banks of the Dordogne devouring produits du terroir from nearby Périgord markets, before returning to your maison for a dip in the courtyard swimming pool. Followed perhaps by apéritifs in the pretty garden, then dining al-fresco by the barbecue or wandering to the local village restaurant.

Maison Des Saveurs is a historic gem a short stroll from the river, close to market towns, vineyards and glorious Dordogne and Gironde landscapes. In a peaceful setting in a hamlet, you can walk to the local village for fresh bread, croissants and coffee in around 20 minutes, then hire canoes or kayaks to explore the verdant and idyllic scenery around you.

Soak up the rustic charm of this 3-bedroom holiday home with its characterful yet spacious interiors. The French kitchen is a sociable area for preparing feasts for your family or friends and it is brilliantly equipped whilst the house offers ample room for lounging as well. Each of the three inviting doubles has its own personality alongside their own bathroom. The bedroom with the round bed, chaise longue and large shower room is especially impressive.

The courtyard offers the chance to unwind on the terrace, cool off in the pool and relax beneath the pagoda. The wild garden is the perfect spot for a game of croquet or just sitting back with your morning coffee listening to the birds.

Take long walks by the river watching the wildlife, hire bikes for cycle rides through La Durèze valley, visit impressive châteaux and enjoy sampling wonderful wines in nearby vineyards or a little further in Bergerac and Bordeaux. Not forgetting the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of Saint-Émilion, an enchanting medieval hilltop town famed for its history and excellent wine.   

Charming market towns not to be missed include Issigeac, Duras and nearby Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, home to one of the region’s largest markets on a Saturday morning. Bring back a wealth of Périgord produce from mushrooms, truffles and foie gras to delicious cheeses, wines and jams allowing you to truly experience the amazing flavours of the Dordogne and beyond. 

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What you should know…

  • Only children aged 8+ are allowed to stay at Maison Des Saveurs (an exception is made for babies – two cots can be provided). It is not suitable for toddlers and under 8s.
  • The discreet yet welcoming owners live on site with their cats in a separate house.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones

Maison Interiors

Entrance Level

-    Lounge area with sofas
-    Dining area

Upstairs (via small staircase)

-    Bedroom with double bed and bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Courtyard Level

-    Lounge area
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including American-style fridge
-    Bedroom with round bed and doors leading to terrace, pool and courtyard. Bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with lounge area and bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (7x4m, max. depth: 3m) with pool safety alarm. Open approximately mid-May to mid-September
-    Al-fresco dining table and parasol
-    Covered pagoda with outdoor lounge
-    Barbecue
-    Garden (ideal for garden games such as croquet)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV with English channels
-    DVD player


About the surrounding area of Maison Des Saveurs
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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A short stroll to the banks of the river, Maison Des Saveurs enjoys a wonderful position close to a riverside village in the Dordogne department near the border with Gironde, within an hour of both Bergerac and Bordeaux airports and only 25km from the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards of Saint-Émilion.

It’s such a pretty setting in this historic French hamlet – just walk down the lane and you will reach the banks of the Dordogne within 50m. Enjoy riverside picnics, fish to your hearts content and wander by the river to the local village, about a 20-minute amble away, for canoe and kayak hire in the summer months. There’s also a tabac in the village for fresh bread, croissants and essential groceries and there are three restaurants within easy reach with pleasant terraces for al-fresco dining.

Further places to eat can be found within a short drive from authentic roadside cafes to Michelin starred establishments – the owner recommends the restaurant at Château De Sanse (5km) with its especially beautiful surroundings.

Heading south towards the Durèze valley, Gensac is just a 5-minute drive away, a characterful French village dating back to medieval times which hosts a number of summer events including concerts in its 19th century church. The small fruit and vegetable market on a Friday morning is very charming whilst August is known for its annual brocante and occasional Marché Nocturne (night markets can be found in many villages and towns in the height of the summer). The village is also home to a restaurant, boulangerie and Spar grocery store.

There are so many idyllic walks and cycle rides to be enjoyed in this part of the Dordogne and Gironde, passing picturesque villages, verdant valleys, historic châteaux and landscapes of woodland, orchards, walnut groves and vineyards.

Indeed, there are so many wine-tasting opportunities whether you explore wineries close by or head further towards the vineyards of Bergerac (38km) or Bordeaux (59km). Château Bauduc, a 45-minute drive away, is a popular spot for wine connoisseurs with its wines favoured by the likes of Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsey.

If you wish to spend the day in Bordeaux or Bergerac, one option is to take the train from nearby Vélines with direct departures to Bordeaux Saint-Jean (taking 50 minutes), Libourne (25 minutes) and Bergerac (22 minutes).

The enchanting hilltop village of Saint-Émilion (30km) is one of the many highlights of this region, not only for its historic charm but also its world-famous vineyards which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Food-lovers will adore the wonderful markets that showcase the best of Dordogne and Gironde produce from seasonal fruit and vegetables to traditional cheeses, foie gras and truffles. Nearby Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is the place to be on a Saturday morning for its bustling market - it’s also a lovely place to discover with its riverside setting and historic buildings. Issigeac (52km) and Libourne (30km) are known for their Sunday morning markets whilst Castillon-la-Bataille (11km) is worth visiting on a Monday morning.

Furthermore, in late July and August look out for the spectacular shows that take place in Castillon-la-Bataille on a Friday and Saturday evening which depict the mighty battle of Castillon. History lovers will also appreciate the Gallo-Roman mosaics in the nearby village of Montcaret (4km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux


Nearest Train Station Vélines


Nearest Village On the banks of the Dordogne


Nearest Restaurant Near the local village

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Shop Tabac in local village


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Tennis Gensac


Nearest Golf Golf Vigiers


Nearest Town Castillon-la-Bataille



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: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Only children aged 8+ are allowed to stay at Maison Des Saveurs (an exception is made for babies – two cots can be provided). It is not suitable for toddlers and under 8s.

How wonderful to be able to stroll down to the banks of the river and enjoy picnics and fishing in this idyllic spot which is a paradise for nature lovers. Wander along the river to the local village, about a 20-minute walk away, for canoeing and kayaking in the summer months.

Hiring a bike is another way to admire the beautiful landscapes and there are so many walks across the Dordogne and Gironde regions, passing vineyards, valleys, orchards and woodland. There are also mountain biking trails across this part of France.

Gensac, reached within a short drive, is home to a tennis court and hosts summer festivities including concerts in its church as well as a little fairground and fireworks in August. Furthermore, if staying in late July and August, look out for the amazing re-enactments of the Battle of Castillon in nearby Castillon-la-Bataille – they usually take place on Friday and Saturday evenings in the height of the summer.

As well as so many fairy-tale châteaux to discover and exciting historic caves, there is also the opportunity to drive towards the Atlantic coast whether you seek the shores around Arcachon Bay, the surfing beaches around Lacanau or the gorgeous gentle waters of Étang de Lacanau, all reached in under two hours by car.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning

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.

Arrival time 4.30 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of over 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of over 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 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 opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-May to mid-September. 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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The owners (and their cats) live on site in a separate house.
Other Ts and Cs Only children aged 8+ are allowed to stay at Maison Des Saveurs (an exception is made for babies – two cots can be provided). It is not suitable for toddlers and under 8s.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £2,763
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £3,315
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,767
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,763
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £3,315
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £3,767
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 £2,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €3,017
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €3,620
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,114
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 €3,017
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €3,620
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,114
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 €3,017

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $3,264
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $3,916
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,450
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 $3,264
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $3,916
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,450
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 26th 2025 $3,264

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.


  • Lovely Place for A Family Break

    on 06/09/2023

    Maison Des Saveurs is a quiet, tranquil, tasteful and fun place - we had a lovely time there just eating, drinking and enjoying lazing by the pool. The hosts John and Barbara are lovely and were really helpful.
    There are plenty of shops - a short drive away - and the Cave type wine shop in the nearby town by the river is very engaging. The river is beautiful and a great place to swim. All in All it was lovely.

  • Beautiful riverside house

    on 18/07/2023

    The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. As do their cuddly cats. It’s a great place with an interesting decor. From here you can explore all the west Dordogne has to offer. Châteaux are everywhere, canoeing on the river and vineyards are everywhere. Don’t miss Saint Emilion. Great place and one you are sure to enjoy.

  • Lovely villa

    on 18/07/2023

    Lovely villa, very well equipped and helpful hosts

  • Enjoyable Week in France

    on 19/08/2022

    Lovely spacious and peaceful, great pool and seating areas too!

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