Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it all’ location.

The large garden which overlooks a private lake, has a lovely barbecue area by the swimming pool.

The owner of the lake allows our guests access to fish in it. The lake contains carp, perch and roach.

Perfect for walking (maps provided), and the laid back French lifestyle.

Excellent weekly market in Excideuil (Thursday).

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 62 km, Nearest railway: Limoges 55 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Open plan kitchen/dining/living area with separate double bedroom and bathroom with shower.

Flat screen HD TV with Freesat (UK channels)

Heating provided by wood-burner, a good supply of logs always available.

Further details outdoors

Patio area for outside eating and barbecue adjacent to pool house.

Extensive garden overlooking a private lake.

Plenty of car parking space.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Swimming pool only available May to September.

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am.

Pool Security - Guests use the pool at their own risk. Under French law, guests are responsible for keeping the alarm set on the pool when it is unattended.

The Dordogne region

We are on the doorstep of the Regional National Park of the Perigord. The area is rich with Renaissance architecture, with the medieval chateaux of Hautefort and Jumilhac-le-Grande within easy reach. The spectacular caves at Lascaux are a little further away, but are well worth a visit. For a day trip, Sarlat and Rocamadour are highly recommended.

The region is renowned for its porcelain, with the world famous Limoges pottery available from many shops in the nearby towns.


Excideuil is in the northern part of the Dordogne department, about 30 kilometres south of Jumilhac and 15 kilometres from Hautefort.

The town originally developed around a 10th century monastery, in a peaceful setting in the valley of the River Loue. There are a couple of reasons to visit Excideuil, apart from the interesting old-town itself with its gothic church and 16th century houses.

The first is the Thursday market, when the village leaps to life with reputedly the busiest market in the region, the second is the castle. High on a rocky promontory, the castle successfully repelled Richard the Lionheart on three different occasions (note that the main castle is not open to the public).

Set in the rolling green countryside, the Perigord-Limousin Natural Park is nearby. Also try and visit Tourtoirac, a village to the south of Excideuil with the remains of an attractive 11th century abbey.

For the outdoor lovers, the Base de Loisirs, close to Lanouaille a 100 hectare wooded park on the edge of Lac Rouffiac offers many outdoor activities including sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, climbing, archery to name but a few.

If walking or hiking is your passion, we provide maps covering 36 walks in the region ranging from 3 to 17 kilometres.