Maison Boisette

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Parking Space Romantic

The owners of Maison Boisette had a clear and simple plan: to create beautiful holiday homes in the heart of the Périgord Noir where castles, caves, market towns, vineyards and restaurants offer endless delights for the young and old.

The result is three elegant stone villas, full of traditional and authentic features as well as modern touches and comforts. Each villa has been cleverly designed to have its own space and beautiful views of the countryside, and benefits from its own private, heated swimming pool.

Maison Boisette is a charming blend of old stone and exposed wood which give the house a warm and authentic ambience. Indoors there are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a homely and inviting open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with fireplace. A stunning wooden feature staircase links the floors. Outdoors, it benefits from a lovely terrace for relaxing and eating alfresco both during the day and evening and the private swimming pool sits alongside the original village stone walls.

As far as settings go it would be difficult to find a more enchanting location. This is one of France’s Les Plus Beaux Villages, surrounded by countryside and woods and between beautiful Sarlat and Lascaux. A traditional Dordogne village of typical Périgordian houses, slate tiled roofs and golden stone walls, with at its centre, its majestic church, alongside the ruins of the original abbey. Amongst its places to visit are also the village’s original communal lavoir and bread oven and the restored tobacco barn. In the summer a charming tea shop sells fresh bread and croissants whilst there is usually a delightful evening market taking place on Tuesdays in the height of the summer. Coly and Montignac for local and gastronomic restaurants are just 5 – 10 minutes away by car.

Guests are spoiled for choice as far as attractions go within a mere 15 to 30-minute drive away; Sarlat is 25 minutes by car, the caves at Lascaux are just a 15-minute drive away, troglodyte villages just 30 minutes and Terrasson and many famous châteaux just 15 minutes away. Many of the Dordogne’s beautiful villages are within easy reach. 

Relaxing and memorable holidays with family and friends are guaranteed at Maison Boisette, where a clever and sympathetic restoration has resulted in a beautiful home-away-from-home, guests come back to year after year.

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What you should know…

  • Maison Boisette is a multi-level villa and each bedroom is on a separate level.
  • There is air-conditioning in the bedrooms and a floor cooling/heating system downstairs.
  • Maison Boisette is one of three villas and it can also be booked with the other two villas Maison Pierre and L’Atelier  to accommodate larger groups.
  • Opening days and times for the amenities in the village may vary throughout the year.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

House Interiors (170m2)

Main Floor (split-level)

-    Open-plan lounge with fireplace and TV
-    Open-plan dining room and kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, induction hob, fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine, citrus press, steamer, pressure cooker, oven, microwave, Magimix mixer and toaster. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
-    Laundry room
-    Guest WC
-    Bedroom (on lower ground floor) with double bed (180cm, can be made up as twin), air-conditioning, TV, doors opening up to swimming pool terrace and bathroom with bath and WC.

Upper Floor (via open-tread stairs)

-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm, can be made up as a twin), air-conditioning, TV and open bathroom with bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm, can be made up as a twin), air-conditioning, TV and bathroom with shower, bath and WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 1.4m) with electric security cover. Open approximately May to end-September
- Poolside terrace (via steps from al-fresco dining area)
- Terrace for al-fresco dining
- Electric plancha
- Parking space for 2 cars


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Heating (underfloor heating/cooling system downstairs)
- TVs
- Music speaker
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers


About the surrounding area of Maison Boisette
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport 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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In the Dordogne department, only half an hour north of Sarlat-la-Canéda, Maison Boisette can be found in one of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages’, surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland.

As you wander around the ancient village, admire its majestic church, the ruins of the original abbey as well as the village’s former lavoir and bread oven. There is a charming little tea shop open in the summer months where you can buy fresh bread and pastries alongside an atmospheric night market on Tuesday evenings from late June to early September.  

The nearby town of Montignac (10km), located on the banks of the Vézère, is a joy to explore with its beautiful houses overlooking the river as well as the famous Lascaux-International Centre for Cave Art just on the edge of the town. Other activities in this part of the Dordogne include many glorious hiking paths (there are some wonderful walks straight from the village) as well as canoeing along the Vézère, a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of this region.

The Vézère meets the Dordogne in the delightful village of Limeuil (45km) where you can either enjoy the views from Parc Limeuil or head down to the banks of the river for paddling on its beach. Closer to home, Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère (19km) is another one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and Château Losse (15km) is worthy of a visit with its magnificent gardens.

Sarlat-la-Canéda (23km) is one of the area’s most remarkable towns with a warren of medieval lanes to explore, enchanting squares and an impressive cathedral. Dine out in one of the town’s fantastic restaurants and there are ample opportunities to sample some of the fine Périgord truffles and foie gras that the town is so famous for. Head there early to avoid the summer crowds and perhaps combine with a visit to Domme (35km), Château de Beynac (32km) or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (38km), all near the banks of the Dordogne.

Heading west, the grand city of Périgueux (63km) is another fine day out with its stunning historic architecture and bustling Dordogne markets, or head into the Vézère valley for horse-riding, long walks, fascinating caves and yet more incredible pre-historic sites.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport


Nearest Train Station Condat Le Lardin


Nearest Village Coly-Saint-Amand


Nearest Shop Croissants/bread summer months only

(Short walk )

Nearest Restaurant Local villages/towns

(5 to 15-minute drive )

Nearest Town Montignac-Lascaux


Nearest Supermarket In and around Montignac-Lascaux


Nearest Golf Résidence Souillac Golf & Country Club



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

There is a wealth of activities in the area for all ages with horse-riding within a 30-minute drive and many wonderful walks through the glorious countryside nearby.

In the summer months, the Parc de Losirs near Montignac offers an 18-hole mini golf course as well as mini-bowling and an inflatable play park (in the late afternoon) whilst there are canoeing and kayaking opportunities along the Vézère nearby.

Crossing the magnificent Vézère valley, home to a number of impressive pre-historic sites, the bustling town of Le Bugue is around 40km by car. In and around the town you will find numerous family attractions from the Aquarium Périgord Noir and an amusement park to the delightfully old-fashioned Parc Le Bournat.

You will also find tree-top adventures near Sarlat and the Parc aux Dinosaures near the pretty village of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Bike Rental Available
  • Tennis Court Hire 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):

- Maid service available
- Babysitting
- Bike rental
- Tennis court hire

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

From March to December, weddings, stag/hen parties, celebrations and events can take place across the three houses with the owner's prior permission.

There is a church in the local village, just 100m and a large park with a lawn where a marquee can be set up.

Please do contact Oliver's Travels for further 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 €1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €100 per pet per booking will apply, payable locally (maximum of two dogs). Pets are not allowed in the bedrooms and other conditions apply - please enquire.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any celebrations or special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Smoking Allowed? On outside terrace only.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately end-April to early-October and Xmas/NY. 5 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August and Xmas/NY. Flexible during all other periods.
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.
Heating costs included? Yes and firewood also provided.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms only.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to end-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.
Pool heating charge? Included. The pool is heated to a minimum 22º. 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 (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,634 £2,287
Apr 27th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - £3,049
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £4,514
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - £3,049
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,748 £2,446
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - £3,049
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,634 £2,287
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - £3,049
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £4,514
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - £3,049
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £1,748 £2,446

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,775 €2,484
Apr 27th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - €3,311
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €4,902
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - €3,311
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,898 €2,656
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - €3,311
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,775 €2,484
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - €3,311
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €4,902
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - €3,311
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €1,898 €2,656

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,904 $2,664
Apr 27th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 - $3,552
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $5,259
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - $3,552
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,035 $2,849
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - $3,552
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,904 $2,664
Apr 26th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 - $3,552
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $5,259
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - $3,552
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $2,035 $2,849

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?
We bought it in 2008, over 10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We had a family property for 3 centuries in the village next door and spent years revising this beautiful farm. We fell in love with the dream location. Being in one of the most beautiful villages of France in the middle of one hectare surrounded by beautiful rocks is incredible. Peace, serenity and beauty.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
When we took up this project of restoration with the old respecting the purest traditions, we had a wall of constraints. First the architect of the buildings of France, the prefecture, the town hall ..... and the village. We decided to redo two houses by undoing all the existing to redo the same by adding modern comfort. The professionals, told us that for such a project, it took 2 years. We gave them 9 months. And exactly 9 months later our first tenant arrived.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
JUDITH PRICE: Ms. Judith Price founded AVENUE Magazine in 1975 and sold it in 2001. She is currently founder and President of the National Jewelry Institute, the country's first fine jewelry museum. In 2011 was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor by the President of the Republic for her “exemplary personal commitment to the culture of France.” We received a phone call one day from an American looking for a house in Dordogne for the following summer. She gives us an appointment 2 months later telling us that she would arrive from NY and leave the same day. She wanted to be sure she was not wrong in her rental.
I explain to her that it is necessary to arrive in Paris, then to take a train until Brive la Gaillarde and from there to rent a car to come to the village. Two months later, we see Judith Price arrive, who stays half an hour and tells us she loves totally the houses but she is in a hurry because she has a plane the next morning for NY. She has returned 4 consecutive years and knows the whole family. We have even been invited to ceremony of Legion of Honor in Paris.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should…

Really do?
Go down the Vézère river or the Dordogne in canoe or kayak.

Really ea
Truffle butter and poached foie gras.

Really see?
See the caves of Lascaux at 5 kms from the house.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property on the area? Come out of July and August to make the most of the region. There are more than 100 castles, gardens and caves to visit within a radius of 30 kms. There are heavenly restaurants, beautiful roads ... it's even better in spring or autumn and even at Christmas with the activity around the truffle.



  • Perfection!

    on 26/09/2018

    A beautifully appointed house and pool with everything we needed to make our stay perfect, and more besides! Highlights included: the generous welcome hamper full of local specialities including wine, caramelised walnuts, rilles of goose and pate, the big comfortable beds, the air conditioning, the stylish interiors, the heated swimming pool, huge sliding doors onto the terrace with a Webber grill for outdoor cooking and dining, and the glorious view of oak forests. At night we were serenaded by owls calling to each other. All of this set on the edge of a perfectly intact 14th century village with a stunning 12th century abbey. We were shown around the property by Gwen who was lovely and popped back on the last day to check all was well. We got our security deposit refund within three days.

  • Terrific!

    on 02/06/2018

    It was a top notch property with all the amenities you could want. A fantastic stay at a great place!

  • Just Perfect!

    Created on 12/01/2018

    We had a truly amazing stay at this beautiful house. The accommodation is of a very high standard, the location perfect and the staff, i.e. Vincent and Julie were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend this property for a couple, family or group stay, just perfect.

  • Really flawless

    Created on 12/12/2017

    Delightful, luxurious yet functional and comfortable purpose built house in a very pretty part of the Dordogne which made a perfect luxury holiday for 6 adults and 2 babies. The house is really flawless. Do spoil yourselves and get the chef in for the evening - her and her cuisine were fabulous!

  • Lovely!

    Created on 28/10/2017

    The house was exactly as it looked on the web. Tastefully furnished and well equipped with everything you could need. The pool could also be accessed from the tiled lower ground floor. Lovely quiet location but near to everything you could want to visit. Great evening food market in the village felt very local you could buy food from the stalls and have it cooked to eat outside on tables and benches. Very calm and peaceful spot. Lovely to sit outside on the terrace and eat lunch or dinner and although you seem close to neighbours it feels very secluded.

  • We would love to return

    Created on 24/07/2017

    This property is finished to an extremely high standard and is wonderfully cared for by the owners. It is located in a small and charming village with access to some of the regions major attractions. The highlights are the lovely pool area, the pretty village and the quiet and tranquil setting. Absolutely perfect for long lazy days relaxing by the pool and evenings on the deck with BBQ watching the sun go down. Absolutely no complaints. We would love to return one day.

  • Peaceful and beautiful

    Created on 08/06/2017

    In a peaceful and beautiful setting , everything is done for you to stay like royalty. The friendly welcome , the upmarket equipped house , secure swimming pool for children, etc - such happiness in a beautiful area . We look forward to coming back, there are so many beautiful things to discover.

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