River Dovecote

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

River Dovecote offers you the unique opportunity to stay in a beautiful home on the banks of the Dordogne river, just minutes from some of the region’s most captivating towns and villages.

The mesmerising setting is how you may imagine your perfect Dordogne holiday. Listen to the church bells ring as you relax on your charming shaded terrace with magnificent river views. Wander down the stone steps to the glorious gardens which extend all the way down to the river bank, dip into the inviting swimming pool and admire the historic Pigeonnier which adds to the romantic ambience of this enchanting home.

The home has recently been renovated yet it has still managed to retain its traditional charm and character both inside and out. The rustic kitchen with its exposed stone work leads to the light and airy dining room with pretty French doors opening up to the al-fresco terrace. The living room is welcoming with its cosy fire-place for cooler months or step outside for coffee and croissants overlooking the gardens. All four bedrooms have their own bath or shower rooms, two of them enjoying lovely vistas down to the river.

River Dovecote is perfectly situated in a tiny hamlet opposite the church on the south side of the river just 4km from beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. A little further north, Le Bugue (10km) is a charming market town on the Vézère riverside with narrow winding streets to explore and beautiful buildings to admire. Visit on a Tuesday to experience the bustling market day, then hire canoes on the river or enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants. 

Other magical trips out should include sampling the delicious black truffle in the city of Périgueux, heading east to the exquisite town of Sarlat or simply exploring some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as Monpazier, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Not forgetting the beautiful city of Bergerac with its unmissable Maison des Vins, visiting more charming riverside villages on the way.

With typically French interiors, colourful gardens and gentle river views, this really is picture postcard Dordogne as it’s meant to be.

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What you should know…

  • The delightful gardens lead down to the river
  • A high chair and a cot are available on request

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

House Interior (over 2 floors)

- Living room
- Dining area with doors leading to terrace
- Kitchen, well-equipped with gas hobs, oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine, toaster and microwave
- 2 x double bedrooms with own shower room and WC
- 2 x twin bedrooms with own bath/shower room and WC

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (10mx5m, depth up to 1.8m) with pool safety alarm
- Sun terrace with 6 x loungers and parasols
- Pergola/terrace with al-fresco dining table
- Gardens leading down to river (direct access to river)
- Historic Pigeonnier (Dovecote)

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Cable TV with English channels
- CD player
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of River Dovecote
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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River Dovecote is set in a quiet area, just opposite the church in a tiny hamlet on the south side of the Dordogne.

You are just 4km from beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. Here you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village with some lovely places to eat.

The next nearest facilities are in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (7km) where you will find a small supermarket and bank whilst the town of Le Bugue (10km) has further supermarkets, restaurants and a bustling market on a Tuesday morning. This is a great spot to hire canoes on the Vézère.

The Dordogne and Vézère regions host a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as glorious Monpazier (24km), a bastide town dating back to the 13th century or Domme (40km) on the Dordogne river. 

The pretty Dordogne village of Trémolat (11km), with its Michelin starred restaurant, is also within a short drive and an enchanting place to visit.

Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac (42km) or head to La Roque-Gageac (33km), Château de Beynac (30km) or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (28km) all idyllically set along the Dordogne.

To the north you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux (50km), famous for its amazing black truffles and you should also visit Sarlat-la-Canéda (40km) with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants.

Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac (38km), following the Dordogne to the west, with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins, passing through some delightful riverside villages en route.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and canoeing, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area.

Children will love the region's waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(37km)

Nearest Village Limeuil/Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

(4km/7km)

Nearest Restaurant Limeuil

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Le Bugue

(10km)

Nearest Supermarket Le Buisson-de-Cadouin/Le Bugue

(7km/10km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Forge

(13km)

Region

 

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The region of the Dordogne is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking and canoeing, not to mention the number of walking and cycling opportunities in the area.

Children will love the region's waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir and attractions in Le Bugue, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

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):

- Mid-stay cleaning of 3 hours on request (please note a mid-stay clean is included for stays of two weeks or more)

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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean for stays of two weeks or more 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? No.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please request a cot and highchair if needed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 23rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £2,795
Aug 24th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £1,881
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,881
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £2,186
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £2,795
Aug 22nd 2020 - Feb 23rd 2021 £1,881

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 23rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €2,957
Aug 24th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €1,989
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,989
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €2,312
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €2,957
Aug 22nd 2020 - Feb 23rd 2021 €1,989

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 23rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $3,276
Aug 24th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $2,204
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,204
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $2,561
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $3,276
Aug 22nd 2020 - Feb 23rd 2021 $2,204

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since February 2017.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The amazing view on the river of Dordogne that flows at the end of our garden. It is a very romantic landscape, changing at each season, surrounded by untouched nature, lots of birds, squirrels…

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It is a family house over 4 generations. This house belonged to my great grandfather, and then to my grandfather. Unfortunately, the house was bought by strangers about 30 years ago … so my parents used to rent it during summer time when I was young. My husband also felt in love with Dordogne and this house. We decided to get married in the village and we rented the house during our wedding. We then decided with my husband to buy this house a year after. The dream came true and the house is now back into the family.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
No. Lots of family from England, The Nederland, US, New Zealand.


For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
We are surrounded by many charming historic villages such as Limeuil (with its panoramic garden and canoeing excursions on the river), Paunat (with its abbey), Trémolat, Cadouin (with its beautiful cloister). Enjoy the traditional villages of Molières, Urval, Beaumont-du-Perigord, Montpazier.  During the summer, you can enjoy classical music concert or sometimes jazz concert, in the Abbey of Paunat for instance. Also discover the numerous castles on the borders of Dordogne such as the castle of Beynac… this fortress, perched high up on a cliff, offers a magnificent view over the valley of Dordogne. You can also visit caves (cave of Lascaux, cave of Maxanges) from the pre-historic time. We also enjoy the plenty of traditional food markets during the summer where you can buy local products (fruits, meat,). The Dordogne / Perigord is a gourmet region in France with many specialities such as the duck, and “foie gras”.

Really eat?
All products derivate from the duck are very traditional in Dordogne. If you are also a wine lover, then you should go to the castle of Montbazillac and their surrounding vines and vineyards.


What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
- Enjoy the breakfast on the terrace early morning with still a bit of fog in the river, listening to the birds in the garden.
- Go to the food market (and sometime the flower market) and finish with a coffee on a terrace.
- Start a BBQ on the terrace of the house for lunch and enjoy a fresh drink in the swimming pool.
- Take a nap under a tree in the garden or near the swimming pool.

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