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Dordogne: Luxury house, edge of town, 4 en suite bedrooms, private heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 double bedrooms each with its own bathroom. Private heated pool.

Maison Jolie is a well-appointed large modern house built in the local Perigourdine style. It has been furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture and has four good-sized bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms.

Outside is a large patio, lawn and pool area with ample garden furniture for relaxing either in sun or shade. A large covered terrace provides an ideal place for al fresco dining or simply a place to sit and read. It has a luxury fitted kitchen with breakfast area, laundry room, formal dining room as well as a triple aspect lounge which stays cool during the day. This is a modern house designed for the purpose of accommodating all groups and therefore copes effortlessly with a full house.

Easy access and gated parking area.

While the house looks out onto countryside and is peaceful, it is a level easy walk along the river to Le Bugue and its bars, restaurants, supermarkets, medical centre, banks & shops. It is centrally located for many tourist attractions for all ages, including prehistoric caves, art galleries & water activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Pretty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, some french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Linda Pretty

John and I have been coming to France for many years and during one of our many visits to the Dordogne we bought a plot of land ideally situated to explore the Perigord Noir. This architect-designed house has been a joy to live in and has offered our guests the space and privacy we hoped for. During 2012 we successfully ran the house as a B & B and on the strength of that we decided to move offering holiday rentals instead.

Linda Pretty purchased this house in 2008

Why Linda Pretty chose Le Bugue

Over the years we have regularly used house rentals and designed this house to offer the very best facilities to our guests.

What makes this house unique

4 large bedrooms all en suite. Private heated pool. Ideally situated to explore the Dordogne historic sights, Chateau, markets and some of the most beautiful villages in SW France.


Le Bugue House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Back bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Front bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground floor bedroom - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have windows, heated towel rails or heating and adequate storage for toiletries. The ground floor bathroom has a generous level walk-in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , baby cot available
    Back bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs front bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to double 160 cm
    Ground floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails. Upstairs: Master bedroom with double aspect and open views, 27m2. Easily sleeps a couple and 2 children. Bathroom has bath, shower, toilet and basin. Bedroom 2 has queen-sized bed and view over garden and pool. Bathroom has bath, shower over bath, toilet, basin. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds which can be converted to a queen-sized double, 160cm. Bathroom has bath with shower attachment, toilet and basin. Ground floor bedroom has queen-sized bed, 160 cm. French doors open onto front of house. Bathroom has generous walk-in shower, toilet and basin. This room is suitable for a person with limited mobility.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The ground floor bedroom would suit a person with limited mobility as there are French doors with entry from the parking area and level access to a walk-in shower. Please ask us for extra details as to suitability. There is an additional ground floor toilet & basin with easy access from garden/pool. Laundry room with washing machine, dryer & sink There is an abundance of comfortable seating throughout the house The house has 3 dining areas with seating for 8-10 people: the covered terrace, the kitchen and an extendable antique table in the dining room. There is a selection of indoor and outdoor games.


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Dordogne: Luxury house, edge of town, 4 en suite bedrooms, private heated pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful house and setting

  • 5 of 5

Spotless clean house in the countryside. Easy walk into town along the river and through the fields. Quiet and comfortable with everything you could need. Owners very nice and there to greet you and answer questions. We will return and we highly recommend with much enthusiasm. Le Bugue and surrounding areas just fantastic. House is just like the photos and every bit as nice as advertised. Also recommended, Canoe Erik, Tuesday market, La Pergola, the bakeries, the creperies, the local wine store and local wines hiking and biking. Bon Voyage! Thank You Linda and John!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for a relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home from home for three generations to relax in the French countryside. Beautifuly clean, lovely pool, welcoming hosts and well equipped for a family. Walk to town was slightly longer than expected but manageable.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week, visiting the region in late May from Canada.

You can never tell by pictures and descriptions, but we are pleased to say that Everything exceeded our expectations. The house, the grounds, pool, and interior supplies and appliances were all top notch. It is also a very modern home, and the location was perfect for exploring the area.The hosts, John & Linda were very helpful and hospitable.

We will definitely look forward to a return to this lovely spot.

Gregg D.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful 'home from home' - well appointed holiday home for the perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the most perfect week at Maison Jolie - it is perfect for a family holiday. The house itself is of a very high standard , a fully equipped kitchen, games and dvd's for the evening, ping pong table for the competitive boys and heated pool!!

Le Bugue is walking distance with many lovely restaurants and bars as well as canoe Eric for trips on the Dordogne which is a must!!!

Many thanks to Linda and John who were so welcoming and helpful during our stay - giving us recommendations on restaurants and cycle hire.

100% recommend and have already told extended family and friends as this is definitely a place we would plan to come back to 😄?

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic location to explore the Dordogne and Vezere Valleys

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation, spacious and well equipped. There is so much to do in this area and the house is in the perfect spot. John & Linda were the perfect hosts and always ready to offer help and advice.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Space. Lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We found the space ideal for us. 7 adults but never tripping over ourselves. Super clean and very well equipped kitchen. Conveniently situated.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Bugue
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.6 Kilometres
Le Bugue
Nearest Motorway
34 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Le Bugue
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Le Buisson river beach
Car: recommended

Le Bugue is a bustling town in the Périgord Noir region of the Dordogne and has been inhabited for over a thousand years. It is perhaps best known for its busy 800 year old market selling mouthwatering local produce held every Tuesday, by mandate of the French King in 1319! .

Our home is an easy, level walk along the river to bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Likewise, close by are supermarkets, banks, medical centre (with excellent doctors, some of whom speak English) pharmacy, dentist etc..

During summer there is a regular Tuesday night market which is a fun, simple way to dine where local artisans prepare food to eat on the tables & benches provided by the commune. Most Friday evenings during July & August you can listen to live music (folk, jazz) by the riverside.

The area offers many tourist attractions and activities: famous prehistoric cave paintings at Font de Gaume and Lascaux, Les Eyzies is the world famous centre of pre-history and Cro Magnon man whilst caves like the Gouffre de Proumeyssacc, Padiract offer spectacular formations.

Other attractions: chateaux, such as Beynac, Castelnaud, museums, historic buildings, the Maison Forte de Reignac, the medieval town of Sarlat, gardens ( Les Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac, les Jardins d'Eyrignac), the Dordogne & Vézère rivers with their canoe trips and river beaches good for swimming, water & theme parks, a zoological reserve at Calviac with rare and endangered species.

The region is also famous for its gastronomy, with a wide choice of high-quality restaurants reasonably priced. Specialities include fois gras, truffles, cepes, magret de canard (duck breasts), wild boar and local trout. It is also a perfect area for hiking, walking and horse riding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $517.8

Rental rates are all inclusive. There are no extras.
Reservation deposit: 25% of total rental
Balance of rental due: 8 weeks before the start of holiday or at time of booking if less than 8 weeks.
Refundable damage deposit £400.00 payable with the balance of rental payment.
Special rates can be given for last-minute bookings for mid and low seasons.
During June, July and August we only accept Saturday - Saturday bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.