Sur La Colline

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Romantic

Sur La Colline has been truly blessed by an enviable position on a hill in the Périgord Noir forest, overlooking the Dordogne River with views as beautiful as a landscape masterpiece painting.

Although this is a natural countryside setting, guests can stroll to a hamlet in only 20 minutes, where there are three restaurant-bars and a bakery, and in addition to admiring the river from the terrace, a short 15-minute walk will take you down to its edge, for swimming and fun watersports. Nearby is the Cingle de Montfort, a place of stunning natural beauty and breathtaking views, and Sarlat, the ancient gem of the Périgord Noir is only a 15-minute drive away.

This attractive and spacious family villa is a lovingly restored old French chartreuse, with its typical long stone walls and pretty windows – a chocolate-box farmhouse in the middle of seven acres of private woodland. Indoors, comfortable and homely rooms are bathed with light and magnificent views from the outdoors. Lovely touches have been included with families in mind, such as a small nursery room, a separate library-study and two fridge-freezers. Outdoors the terraces and private swimming pool are like grand stages from where to admire the mesmerizing landscape all around.

Guests are spoiled for choice as far as attractions go with so much on offer at a short distance. A village with good amenities and a Sunday market is only a 10-minute drive away. Besides the river activities there is also hiking and cycling, and a host of interesting things to see and do such as caves, troglodyte villages, gardens and castles. Not to mention pretty market villages, vineyards, restaurants and some of France’s finest food and wine.

Sur La Colline is an enchanting home in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the Périgord Noir where castles, caves, market towns, vineyards and restaurants offer endless delights for the young and old.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is a small double room

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas and armchairs, wood-burning stove and French doors opening on to the terrace
- Study/library with door leading to the terrace
- Open-plan kitchen-diner, well equipped including dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, two fridge-freezers, toaster, coffee machine and liquidiser. Dining area with table and chairs for up to ten guests with doors leading to the terrace
- Master double bedroom with door leading to a terrace. En-suite bathroom including roll-top bath and WC.
- Adjoining shower room
- Separate WC
- Laundry room


- TV room with Satellite TV (UK channels)
- Doors leading to garage with table tennis, additional pool furniture and BBQ


- Small double with en-suite bathroom and WC
- Nursery with cot and wash basin
- Doors leading to West Wing corridor and East Wing corridor

West Wing

- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with WC
- Double bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room with WC

East Wing

- Double bedroom with wash basin
- Triple bedroom with king bed (160x200), queen bed (140x190) and a single bed, with wash basin
- Family bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Outside Grounds

- Private heated swimming pool (size: 12mx4m) with electric cover and
- Fenced poolside decking with sun-lounges and shaded pergola
- Spacious front terrace with al-fresco table and chairs, under shade of oak tree, overlooking pool and countryside
- Private woodland (7 acres)
- Swing
- Private parking


- Heating (oil heating)
- Fans
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV (UK channels)
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Hairdryers
- Board games
- Children's toys and books
- Table-tennis
- Buggy


About the surrounding area of Sur La Colline
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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At Sur de Colline you are surrounded by glorious countryside views yet you can walk down to a little hamlet in twenty minutes where you will find three restaurants, a bar and a bakery. You can also wander down to the beautiful Dordogne in about fifteen minutes where you can find spots for swimming.

Just a little further by car is the local village (3km) which has a supermarket, butchers, pizza restaurant and Sunday summer market. 

As well as canoeing along the Dordogne, there are many other brilliant activities in the area including hikes for all abilities, cycling routes, horse-riding and golf within half an hour. Another way to see the stunning countryside is by taking a hot air balloon and viewing the remarkable Dordogne from above.

Nearby La Foret des Ecureuils Adventure Park (5km) has tree-top activities and paintballing, kids will also love the Dinosaur Park (40km) or the Aquarium du Perigord Noir (38km) whilst the more adventurous can try go-karting just south of Périgueux (60km).

The nearby town of Sarlat (8km) is one of the most beautiful towns in the region with a maze of medieval narrow streets to explore, lovely squares and a fascinating cathedral. The town can get busy during the summer months but you can usually avoid the crowds by heading there early and enjoying the morning light.

There is host of other interesting things to see and do in this part of the Dordogne, for example the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac (34km), stunning castles across the region such as those in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (16km) and Beynac-et-Cazenac (15km), pretty villages along the river including Domme (8km) and La Roque-Gageac (10km) plus stunning gardens such as those at Marqueyssac near Vézac (14km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive-Souillac/Bergerac/Limoges


Nearest Restaurant

(20 mins walk )

Nearest Shop Bakery

(20 mins walk )

Nearest Village

(3km/10mins drive)

Nearest Town/City Sarlat


Nearest Supermarket

(15 mins drive )

Nearest Golf 30km


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook 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:

- Maid service
- Chef

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid to the owner and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Mid-stay clean and linen change is included for stays of 2 weeks or more. 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 heating charge? No Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not allowed.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from early May. 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £3,726
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,700
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £3,726
Dec 30th 2024 - Jul 5th 2025 £3,726
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £5,700
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £3,726

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €4,046
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,190
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €4,046
Dec 30th 2024 - Jul 5th 2025 €4,046
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €6,190
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €4,046

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $4,340
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,640
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,340
Dec 30th 2024 - Jul 5th 2025 $4,340
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $6,640
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $4,340

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?

2 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The view and the house proportions and the wood and the drive up to it.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

None I can tell!

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

Really do? Take a canoe on the river and visit Sarlat Saturday market (arrive early)

Really eat? duck chez Patric at the Angellus in Montfort

Really see? Beynac castle

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Don't rush around like a tourist, sit on the terrace and relax, swim in the pool, walk to Montfort, go down to the river to swim, shop at Carsac Sunday market.



  • Could not be better

    on 02/07/2023

    Beautiful property with amazing. Views.
    Everything clean and fresh with enough room for everyone - very spacious.
    Pool area great for relaxing.
    All amenities superb.
    Could not be better.
    Thank you.

  • Very well fitted out!

    on 17/08/2019

    Stunning views and very comfortable.

  • We can't recommend this house enough!!

    on 22/06/2018

    We had a wonderful trip! The pictures cannot fully represent the beauty of the house, the pool, and the hilltop setting with views over the river and the whole valley. The layout of the house worked very well for us, as each of our families had their own "wing" with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. We were grateful for the help with arranging chefs and babysitters (who were fantastic), and in general the hosts were proactive in making sure we had a great stay. The location is great too, as you are near a couple of cute towns with good bakeries and restaurants, close to Sarlat, Domme, and La Roque-Gageac, and centrally located for prehistoric caves, river trips, wineries, and much more!

  • Great house and location for families!

    on 12/09/2017

    We had the most amazing stay. The house is smashing.The Sunday market was good and we got everything we needed to survive until getting to LeClerc in Sarlat. The SPAR has a good supply of essentials. We had lunch at the pizza restaurant, all to a good standard, including the kids menu. We spent quite a bit of time on the river at the canoe launch/campsite. Great spot, plenty of beach and the kids loved paddling and body boarding down the stream. You can park right by the river which was handy for us with a pram. We went to another spot near which was also great. We went to Sarlat. Not much to say that a guide book does not relay. Stunning town, parking no problem but we did go before 10am. Bit cloudy so we went to Chateau de Castelnaud. Castle was brilliant and fantastic for kids, loads to see and very interactive. Lots of demonstrations. Higly recommended for families with yound children. Likewise the Jardins de Marqueysacc. For future reference the Jardins and the Castle do a joint ticket which saves you 10euros. We loved the gardens, we did the maze and the high rope climb, playground etc. A real success and the gardens were sunning with an adventure for the kids around every corner. We walked through the woods to Montfort, where we had a good lunch. Delicious.
    The above daily trips might sound like we never stayed at home, but all were from 10-2 as we got back and spent the afternoons by the pool. We loved the house! the pool is fab, easy to use and warm enough that the kids spent hours in it. Sun beds were very comfortable. Laundry area was brilliant and the shower a real waterfall. Sitting room beautiful and toy box fab. The whole family wants to visit again next summer!

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