La Chaumiere

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Set in a little village just south of the Dordogne, this charming home with its own delightful swimming pool and lovely gardens is the perfect place for a relaxing stay in this wonderful part of southern France.

Situated next to a 14th century church, this former vicarage is in a tranquil setting in this sleepy village. There are lovely countryside views, creating a calm ambience in the glorious gardens which are filled with roses and terracotta pots of geraniums alongside the beautifully manicured lawns. Enjoy leisurely lunches or long summer evenings by the barbecue and pool house or laze by the dazzling heated swimming pool.

Wander up the stone steps to La Chaumière’s main entrance and you will find your comfortable surroundings in this beautifully restored 16th century home. The welcoming living room has been furnished in style with period pieces throughout and you can appreciate its history with wood-beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and a warm open fireplace. A large dining table with medieval high-backed chairs offers the perfect place to enjoy a feast with loved ones or in the summer head out to the shady terrace looking out towards the gardens and swimming pool. 

Despite the traditional atmosphere, all mod-cons are provided in the well-equipped yet beautifully rustic kitchen as well as across the home with Wi-Fi, music systems, TVs and a DVD player allowing guests to feel right at home. There are four pretty bedrooms, including three on the top floor with air-conditioning which are particularly impressive with their tall wood-beamed sloping ceilings, wooden floors and en-suite shower rooms.

A short drive will take you to nearby St. Julien de Lampon or Souillac for shops, restaurants and a weekly market. In this glorious area you can explore the lovely villages of Lot such as Gourdon with its honey coloured houses or the spectacular Rocamadour, built on the edge of a cliff.

Not forgetting the lovely Dordogne river where you can hire canoes or explore some of the region’s most idyllic riverside villages such as Domme, La Roque Gageac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Another must is the glorious medieval town of Sarlat to the north, with its vibrant Saturday morning market and amazing restaurants often specialising in Foie Gras or truffles.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike from horse-back riding and tennis to mountain-biking and golf, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area.  La Chaumière really does have a fantastic location with the delights of the Dordogne and Lot ready for you to explore.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in the three first-floor bedrooms only
  • The shower-rooms upstairs have low sloping ceilings in parts
  • Car hire is essential to be able to explore this amazing region

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

House Interior

Ground Floor (via steps from driveway and gardens)

- Living-dining room with stone fireplace and large dining table
- Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer
- Bedroom with double bed and TV. Ensuite bathroom

First Floor

- 2 x twin bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms
- Single bedroom with ensuite shower room  

Outside Grounds

- Private heated swimming pool (5x10m)
- Pool house
- BBQ
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Gardens

Facilities

- Air-conditioning (first-floor bedrooms only)
- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- TV and DVD player
- Music system
- Safe

Location

About the surrounding area of La Chaumiere
Walk to Village <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
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La Chaumière is set in its own private grounds next to a 14th century church in a small village in the Lot department, close to the Dordogne river.  Surrounded by vast woodland and with wonderful countryside views, there’s a calm ambience here and it’s a very relaxing place to stay.  The village has a hotel-restaurant (usually only open in summer months).

You’ll find a bakery, butchers, restaurants, cafes and a lovely weekly market in nearby St Julien de Lampon (10km) or head over the river to Souillac (10km) for a greater choice of large supermarkets. Be sure to visit the impressive Abbey Sainte-Marie in Souillac and even better combine with a trip to the atmospheric market on a Friday morning.

Head south to Gourdon (16km) with its honey stone coloured houses set beautifully on the hill and lovely warren of little streets. Beautifully preserved Rocamadour (32km) is another amazing place to visit, built on the edge of a cliff with the river at the bottom of the gorge.

The Dordogne department also hosts a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as pretty Saint-Amand-de-Coly (40km), with the famous Lascaux caves nearby or the 13th century bastide village of Monpazier (60km). 

Sarlat (26km) is one of the area’s most famous towns with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants plus a famous market on a Saturday morning.

Other magical day trips include idyllic Domme (25km) high above the Dordogne river with its amazing caves, La Roque Gageac (30km), a perfect picture postcard village backed by steep cliffs and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (35km) just across the river. 

Visit the topiary gardens at Eyrignac (24km) which opens up on Monday evenings in the summer for picnics and dance or Les Jardins de Marqueyssac (33km) set high above the river which also open on Thursday evenings in the summer when you can explore by candlelight.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding and tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and canoeing along the river, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love exploring prehistoric caves and parks and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac/Bergerac

(31km/97km)

Nearest Ferry Port Ouistreham, Caen

(640km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Souillac

(10km)

Nearest Village In a village
Nearest Restaurant In the village (open summer months only)

(5-min walk)

Nearest Town/City Souillac/Sarlat-la-Canéda

(10km/26km)

Nearest Supermarket Souillac

(10km)

Nearest Golf Résidence Souillac Golf & Country Club

(20km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

The area around the Dordogne river offers a wealth of activities for all ages and is very welcoming to families.

To keep the kids amused you could visit the toy museum in Souillac (10km), Musée de l'Automate or spend the day at Quercyland, a waterpark with all sorts of activities.

Kids may be fascinated by the famous Lascaux caves near the pretty village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly (40km) or visit the fascinating weekly market in the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat (26km).

There are picture postcard villages dotted along the Dordogne where you can hire canoes to paddle in idyllic surroundings. 

Indeed, 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 and mountain-biking.

Children will love exploring prehistoric caves and parks and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • 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):

- Maid service €12 per hour
- Catering
- Bike rental
- Chef (preparing and cooking meals on-site or for delivery)

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €500 paid on arrival to the owners in cash in Euros (Pounds Sterling on request only) and refunded on departure subject to full inspection. Please note that access to the villa will not be possible without this payment.
Arrival time 1.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Yes, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 4 nights in low season, 7 nights during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, payable locally. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Stag/hen parties are not permitted. Weddings and other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the three first-floor bedrooms only
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £950 £1,187 £1,661
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - £2,044
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - £2,299
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - £2,555
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - £4,471
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - £4,854
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £5,109
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - £2,555
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - £2,299
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - - £1,916
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - - £1,661
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - £1,916
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £950 £1,187 £1,661
Christmas & New Year - - £2,299
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 30th 2025 £877 £1,096 £1,533
Jan 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £950 £1,187 £1,661
May 31st 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - £2,044
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - £2,299
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - £2,555
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - £4,471
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - £4,854
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £5,109
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - £2,555
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - £2,299
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - - £1,916
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - £1,661
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 22nd 2025 - - £1,916

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,025 €1,281 €1,792
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - €2,206
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - €2,481
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - €2,757
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - €4,824
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - €5,238
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €5,513
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - €2,757
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - €2,481
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - - €2,068
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - - €1,792
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - €2,068
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €1,025 €1,281 €1,792
Christmas & New Year - - €2,481
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 30th 2025 €946 €1,182 €1,654
Jan 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €1,025 €1,281 €1,792
May 31st 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - €2,206
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - €2,481
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - €2,757
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - €4,824
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - €5,238
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €5,513
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - €2,757
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - €2,481
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - - €2,068
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - €1,792
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 22nd 2025 - - €2,068

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 20th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,092 $1,365 $1,911
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - $2,352
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - $2,646
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - $2,940
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - $5,144
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - $5,585
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $5,879
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - $2,940
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - $2,646
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - - $2,205
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 - - $1,911
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 - - $2,205
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $1,092 $1,365 $1,911
Christmas & New Year - - $2,646
Jan 6th 2025 - Jan 30th 2025 $1,008 $1,260 $1,764
Jan 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $1,092 $1,365 $1,911
May 31st 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - $2,352
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - $2,646
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - $2,940
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - $5,144
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - $5,585
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $5,879
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - $2,940
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - $2,646
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - - $2,205
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - $1,911
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 22nd 2025 - - $2,205

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.

Reviews

  • Idyllic

    on 25/09/2023

    A superb property in an idyllic location! The house had everything we needed for a fantastic two week stay, only wish it could have been longer. The village was very quiet with a superb restaurant, with the surrounding area having some fantastic medieval villages/towns to visit. Philippe was the perfect host and went out of his way to help whenever necessary and we really enjoyed his company. I can only agree with the past reviews , in that it is the ideal place to relax/unwind, in a perfect setting, with every home comfort. I would return tomorrow, if it wasn't so fully booked and I think that fully summarizes our views on La Chaumiere.

  • Fabulous stay

    on 01/09/2023

    What a magnificent house! The beauty of the old stones with all the desired comfort in a sumptuous setting, close to beautiful sites and very quiet environment! The rooms are very spacious and tastefully decorated. Philippe gave us a warm welcome and responded very quickly to all our requests. We appreciated the environment, the calm and the proximity of superb sites. All amenities within 15 minutes and all sites within 30 minutes, restaurant within 3 minutes. Ideal for families and with a small baby. We had a fabulous stay and highly recommend it!

  • Great holiday place

    on 06/08/2023

    The owner is a very nice person and made sure to make it a great holiday place.

  • More beautiful than in the photos!

    on 23/07/2023

    More beautiful than in the photos! House is beautiful and bedrooms are lovely. Gardens in full hydrangea bloom. Air conditioning a real treat in the bedrooms. Kitchen has everything you need and outside built in wall BBQ. The owner was lovely and welcoming and very helpful. Exactly what we hoped for.

  • Absolutely fabulous

    on 09/11/2022

    What an amazing property. Absolutely loved everything about it. The beds were super comfortable. Plenty of space for 4 of us! Beautifully decorated with lots of cosy touches. The swimming pool was warm and clean. Great seating area near the pool with bbq. Location was perfect. Visited market in Sarlat on Wednesday, Chateau des Milandes was worth a visit and Rocamadour was spectacular. Lots of lovely days out and about. The only disappointment was that we couldn’t stay another week.

  • A beautiful place for a summer holiday

    on 21/10/2022

    We stayed end of September beginning October and had a mix of summer and autumn weather. The setting of the house, next to the church and chateau, with its large garden and heated swimming pool is outstanding. The bedrooms are large and airy. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. With a dog we had walks around the village and woods, (details available from the Mayor's office). There are lovely walks along the Dordogne from the beach/picnic areas at St Julien de Lampon which has a good selection of local shops - bakers, mini market and newsagent, chemist and cafe. There is also a bakers, mini market and restaurant in Payrac, with larger supermarkets in Souillac and Sarlat. Bread was available 2 kms away at the restaurant Les Sept Sources by the lake at Lamothe Fenelon. The nearest restaurant we would thoroughly recommend is Le Roi Carotte at St Julien de Lampon. We would also recommend MCVets, if needed, at Sarlat. Philippe, the owner, is very easy to deal with and keeps in touch to ensure that all goes well. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked to return next year.

  • So many good things have already been said - it's hard to add to the list!

    on 27/09/2022

    We had a marvellous two week stay here in mid-September. With 6 adults in the group, we made full use of the house and all its bedrooms, and could not have been more pleased with all of the arrangements. We did not cook extensively in the kitchen - our style is to have our large meal out at lunch, then lighter both morning and evening at home. (Also keeps us off the narrow Dordogne roads after dark, since our large rented van was, shall we say, fully occupying some of the country routes in daylight!) But is did serve us very well, as did the great room with all its seating and large table. The addition of a dryer to the usual washing machine was also especially appreciated. The weather during our stay was exceptionally fine, so after a hard day of touring, we made full use of the upper and lower patios, and the pool area. Philippe and his helper Sandrine was unfailingly pleasant and helpful - notably on the first day, as we maneuvered the back roads in search of the property. We enjoyed visiting with Philippe to learn of the history of the property, and to get hs recommendations on places of interest in the area. The property is extremely well located for seeing the sights of the Dordogne. I have no better recommendation than to be thinking of when we will have the opportunity to return, which we would do in a minute! My planned France travels have other destinations for the next couple of years, but after that, if we can return, it would be with great pleasure.

  • A Wonderful break with old friends

    on 21/06/2022

    A Beautiful House in beautiful setting. The rooms in the house were very generous. We never felt as though were on top of each other. Plenty of choice of different seating areas outside. Breakfast on the terrace, lounge by the pool or a quiet moment away from everyone in a 'secret' space. The gardens are large with plenty of space for play if you have children with you. There is plenty of lovely walks to explore just outside the garden gates. There is a lovely restaurant 'La Chastrusse' a short walk away, The staff are friendly and the food and wine are excellent. When we did fancy travelling further afield there are interesting villages to visit and some amazing historical sites including 'Peche Merle'. We had a wonderful time.

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