House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

***Special Offer: 400 Euros Off now 1800 eur/week PLUs 8 nights for the price of 7 on : 2-9 July,2016 . Note-this is large house that can sleep up to 17,**

Imagine waking up to the glorious view of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep, Picnics and BBQ's beside the river without leaving the property, Alfresco dining whatever the weather! Villa Orchidee offers you these and more - a stunning riverside setting , easy access to amenities and tourist attractions, 15 acres of private grounds and onsite facilities for all ages .

Our spacious perigordine farmhouse has 6 ensuite bedrooms & is suitable for 3-4 families to share with a 7th bedroom (not ensuite) that can be made available on request for a small supplement. It is one of 3 holiday homes in our property:Le Four a Sel. Our gites can be rented individually or together to accommodate from 2-30 people . Located just 5 minutes from Montignac and 30 minutes from Sarlat & tourist sites, nestled in 15 acres of cornfields and open countryside, it offers fabulous views and onsite facilities that provide sufficient entertainment for everyone .No need to go sightseeing everyday.The area around the gites , pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe .You can walk to a bar/restaurant where you can also buy fresh baked baguettes and croissants. Le Four a Sel was chosen by the Irish Times,Gloss magazine as its travel pick in October 2013. Visit our website by typing Le Four a Sel Dordogne in google to view more photos of the houses and our property and more information about our area and facilities.

Accommodation in Villa Orchidee comprises:

• Two Double bedrooms(each with a double bed)

• Two Triple Bedrooms (with a double bed and a single bed)

• a Family room consisting of 2 rooms that interconnec. The first room has a double bed and it interconnects to a 2nd bedroom with 3 single beds,perfect for families with very young children. All rooms above are ensuite.

A 7th bedroom with a double bed, no private bathroom( can be made available for a small supplement)

• Open plan Dining area/Lounge is very spacious . Two rooms have their own private entrance leading onto the courtyard. TV with english satellite channels in the lounge.

This is an ideal place for a family holiday with many Cycling and walking routes close to the property and nearby . The facilities onsite include:

*Childproof ,shared swimming pool (10m x 4m) which is alarmed and fenced for safety

* Private fishing on half a kilometer of our river frontage .Why not bring your own canoes and you can launch these straight from our property and enjoy kayaking from dawn to dusk too!

* a Covered Terrace for Al fresco dining and BBQ's whatever the weather,with a seating area for relaxing

*Outdoor Playground with a football field & several badminton areas

*Table Tennis in a covered play area, great during inclement weather

*very large courtyard for endless games of Boules & Badminton

*garden and orchard with fruits in season that guests can pick.

*Free Wifi in the house and hotspots,

*Lots of parking

Available all year, all bedrooms have wall mounted electric heaters and there is a woodburner stove in the lounge for the cooler months.

If this house is not available, the alternative would be to rent our 2 other houses on the property (together they can sleep 13) which are beside each other on the garden side of the property.

These are : Villa Hibiscus(property ref. 100337on this site ) is a 4 bedroom house ,sleeps 8 and Villa Mimosa ,our 2 bedroom cottage which can sleep 2-5 guests.

The 3 houses can be rented individually or altogether as one unit to accommodate up to 30, ideal for large gatherings such as reunions, a birthday celebration or school groups or hen parties! Onsite massage and A cleaner and babysitting service can also be arranged if booked in advance.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 en suites
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Tamnies 9 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brive Souillac 35 km, Nearest railway: Condat le Lardin or Brive 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (6), Single Beds (5), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 26, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne region is one of France's most beautiful area: rolling countryside, lush and stunning scenery with an incredible spectrum of interesting sites and activities: castles that rival the Loire , prehstoric sites from the Palaeolithic era such as troglodyte shelters and prehistoric caves,the most famous being Lascaux, just 20 minutes away from our property which containing polychrome paintings of 15,000-year-old galloping horses, reindeer, bison, and ibex.

There are stalactite caves , fortifide clifftop towns called bastides and fortresses that hang precariously with stunning views of the valley, magnificent gardens like the Gardens of Marquessac >This is the reion with the highest concentration of France's Most beautiful villages like Beynac ,location setting for movies like Chocolat and Joan of Arc.

All throughout the area, you will pass picture postcard villages like Sarlat(just 25 minutes away) , with golden-ochre stone houses , and will be awed by the breathtaking scenery along the way .

This is also the region known for its gastronomy. Think french food and you have the best foie gras, truffles, walnut oil and cabecou goats cheese from the local markets and restaurants. There are many excellent restaurants, several with Michelin stars

April is already warm here . In Spring,(May, June) and Autumn(September,October) the countryside is more lush and the scenery even more beautiful, since the daylight is slightly less harsh than in the summer, a perfect time for walking and cycling in the Dordogne. Temperatures in autumn and spring are 21-26 degrees, with clear blue skies from dawn to dusk.

Summer is typically hot: 30-36 degrees with lots of activities around-food markets,and local art and music festivals with great atmosphere,giving you lots of opportunity to try the local perigordian cuisine and experience French rural life.


We are in Aubas, 2km from Montignac , a charming town with beautiful stone and timbered houses and lovely cafes and restaurants by the riverand site of the famous Lascaux caves .It has a lively market on Wednesdays.

The Montignac international festival in July is a week-long event that culminates in a wonderful fireworks display by the river.Street performers and bands are everywhere ,creating a wonderful festive ambience.The area around us offers a multitude of fascinating activities and sites no more than an hour's drive: troglodyte shelters, stalactite &stalagmite caves to fascinate children of all ages, stunning gardens, fairy tale castles, fortified towns built on cliffs with magnificent views of the valley,postcard scenery.

There is so much to see and do suitable for adults and children of all ages: Canoeing down the Dordogne, horse-riding, hot air ballooning, falconry displays, a corn maze,introductory workshops for wall paintings. There is an aquarium parc just 35 minutes away, with special events like dive feeding of sturgeon and carp and a diver show.Also nearby is the National Prehistory museum ,fascinating for the children

Sarlat, a medieval town is just half an hour away and has a huge Saturday market not to be missed. During the summer you will find many street performers and musicians entertaining in its square and cobbled alleys. Great atmosphere in the evenings. For wine lovers, Bergerac and Cahors are not far away (1.5 hrs) while Bordeaux, for beaches and more vineyards, is a 2 hour drive and can be done as a day trip.

There are many interesting festivals from June - September: Hat festival, Mime festival, scarecrow festival, Jazz Festival - as well as day and night markets to sample the local delicacies, cheese and wine. You will find that the 2 weeks is simply not enough to explore and enjoy this region.