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Beautiful Perigordine House with large pool and stunning views near Lascaux

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

La Goulette is a beautiful traditional perigordine historic house with a tower, a gorgeous large pool and huge terrace with stunning views. It is set on a hill overlooking the river vimont valley and It is set in the most beautiful countryside near the Vallee D'Homme. It is near Lascaux Montignac, St. Leon sur Vezere, Les Eyzies de Tayac, Rouffignac and Sarlat de Caneda and is near all the famous prehistoric sites like Lascaux, Le Roque Christophe, Le Grotte de Rouffignac, Le Font de Gaume and many more caves and ancient sites.The house is built of mellow golden stone and has a tower and a very spacious living area. As you approach the house, you arrive and enter a stone arch which forms a large courtyard with a lawned area with flowers and a big central tree leading onto a huge terrace with palms, flowers and panoramic views. There are further terraces and a large ice blue private swimming pool with palms and flowers to the side of the house with a dining area, sun terrace with sun loungers around the pool, further sun bathing areas, a raised lawned area above the pool with another table and chairs and at the other end of the Pool House with a fridge for cold drinks and wine, and a good supply of swimming towels. The property sits in 2 acres of land and woods, fields, an orchard and a pond. There are many quiet areas to sit and contemplate the view or to read a book in the shade of an acacia tree. For those who love nature, and want a private and quiet retreat from the world, La Goulette is the perfect place for a family holiday, wedding reception, party or celebration. Inside the main house there is a mixture of rustic charm and designer elegance. It has a Fired Earth kitchen, French antique beds, Toile de Jouay wallpaper in the bedrooms, and a large Perigourdine stone fireplace. There are wooden floors throughout except for in the tiled kitchens. There is also a large utility room. with . There are also wide screen TV's, DVD players, stereo, Ipod dock, and Wi-Fi. If you can tear yourself away from this perfect setting, all “ Les Grands Sites du Perigord” are on your doorstep – La Roque Christophe (Troglodite village in the rock above the river Vezere), Lascaux ( the famous Palaeolithic cave paintings), Le Font de Gaume at Les Eyzies (more cave paintings) La Grotte at Rouffignac and more. Also interesting to explore is the medieval church at Plazac and its cobbled backstreets; the beautiful village of St. Leon sur Vezere; Les Eyzies and the famous medieval town of Sarlat - full of its designer shops and medieval history. There are also many beautiful Chateaux within a short drive, and the beautiful local town of Montignac for the supermarket, banks and riverside restaurants. And for the gourmet food lovers, we have Michelin star restaurants as well as very good traditional Perigourdine restaurants all nearby. This a truly fairy tale, unforgettable experience with towers, chateaux, medieval villages, lakes and the most beautiful rolling hills, river valleys and woods all around you. You will fall in love with La Goulette as we did! Bonne Vacances!

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Julia Pikal -owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Julia Pikal -owner

La Goulette is owned by Julia Pikal. Julia grew up in Wiltshire and later moved to London where she worked as a Producer for Production Companies mainly making advertisements and music videos. Later on she trained to be a Psychotherapist which is her current profession. Her partner, David Blass is also a Psychotherapist.

Julia Pikal -owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Julia Pikal -owner chose Perigord Noir

Both David and I love France, as did my parents. Their dream was to buy a house in France. So when they both sadly died, I decided to make their dream come true and mine too of course! We spent 5 months looking for the house of our dreams. We had nearly given up when on a final trip to the lovely Perigord Noir, we stumbled across la Goulette, It was love at first sight! I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the location and the view from the huge terrace, that I burst into tears at the thought of not being able to own this house! We had a big birthday celebration on the terrace last July and all our guests also fell in love with La Goulette and the view from the terrace! Being a nature lover, it is wonderful to have red squirrels and deer in our woodland, a variety of frogs and lizards and so many beautiful butterflies.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Anyone who has visited La Goulette always gets excited as they drive up the hill and first see the little estate. Then as they approach the house and cottage joined together by a wisteria covered arch, they are already enchanted. There is a lovely atmosphere at La Goulette and a feeling of space. The brand new swimming pool is a beautiful ice blue colour and there is lots of space with the large gardens, woodland and pond for children to have fun too. Not far away is Etaing du Tamnies for those who like a beach and beach bar. You can walk down to Plazac to buy fresh bread at the Boulangerie, there is a bio-store (mini supermarket) 2 restaurants and bars as well as more shops in nearby Rouffignac, Les Moustiers, St Leon sur Vezere and Montignac.


Plazac Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is en-suite to the bedroom downstairs.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This bathroom is on the first floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , With ensuite shower & toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Two antique large single beds + 1 bed ensuite shower/toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This can also be 1 double or 1 double bed + 1 single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , I large Antique double bed
  • There are 4 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor with a Kingsize antique double bed and wooden cot and an ensuite shower and toilet. Upstairs there are 3 more bedrooms. Bedroom 2 has two antique large single beds and a single bed can be arranged on request and has ensuite shower and toilet. Bedroom 3 has two small single beds that can be made into double beds or 1 single 1 double. And Bedroom 4 has a large double bed + room for cot. unit and toilet. There is also a large family bathroom with toilet and separate shower unit.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Perigordine House with large pool and stunning views near Lascaux
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

wonderful family holiday - beautiful house and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely week at this beautiful house. Julia and David made us feel very welcome and were fantastically helpful with local info. We enjoyed local markets, canoeing on the river and just flopping by the pool with our children (10,9,7) and the terrace and view are stunning. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna and family for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your holiday here at La Goulette. We also enjoyed having you here and miss you all, in particular the Swimming Pool Frog Rescue Team (Alice, Edie and Willa) and so do the frogs! It was lovely to hear your feedback about the restaurant suggestions, canoeing and the night market at St Geniés and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you at La Goulette again! Best Wishes, Julia and David
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Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week in this house. The owners were really helpful especially with recommendations of restaurants and booking them for us. It was a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning Place

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying in this beautiful house with some friends in May this year. It was picture perfect with its far-reaching views of the countryside from its gorgeous large terrace. Most evenings we had a barbeque and relaxed under the stars with a glass of wine. Bliss!

It has a stunning large swimming pool and the whole space was extremely peaceful and private. I loved the architecture of the house with it's French flair. Lots of interesting artefacts about and nooks and crannies. It was beautiful. It was set in the most gorgeous gardens with lots of lovely roses in full bloom when I was there.

The house was extremely comfortable and the main living area was huge. It was filled with antiques and was very tasteful and charming. The kitchen was particularly well stocked with everything you needed to prepare a good meal for our party of 8. The house will easily accommodate 10 I would say even more…My bedroom was large with a lovely ensuite with a fantastic, brand new shower. I loved it. The bed was so comfortable and the sheets were sublime.

It is very near the village of St Leon which is by the river and the epitome of the image of the beautiful, sultry, Dordogne days that I imagined.

We went kayaking on the river and had some fantastic lunches outside at the riverside cafes. I absolutely adore this particular part of the Dordogne.

The owners seemed very nice and were very knowledgable about the area and gave us some fantastic advice on where to eat and the best chateauxs to visit. We found the Trogladyte village really interesting.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this fantastic property in this most stunning area.

Thank you for a lovely holiday, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Timeless elegance in a picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a blissful stay at this beautifully situated, story book house, set in Perigord Noir. The views were stunning in all directions. The house is immensely stylish with a designer's flair and an eye for detail and comfort. We loved the antique beds, the tiles in the kitchen, the beautiful sofas and fireplace. Here at La Goulette, a feeling of space and timelessness transported us from a hectic London existence to a sense of tranquillity and elegance. The pool is perfect - I wouldn't change a thing, a good size, excellent quality sunbeds and space to relax. We enjoyed rustling up some Provencal dishes in the superbly equipped kitchen and sitting out on the large terrace felt like stolen pleasure. A lofty tree with lime coloured leaves gave shade at lunchtime and in the evenings, we sat out for hours, lit candles in the lanterns and enjoyed the soft evening light over the fields beyond. In the daytimes we ventured out to visit the local chateaus, dined at at some charming cafes and walked along the river. There is so much to do here, we are counting the days until our return. Thank you La Goulette for an experience of a lifetime, so much more than a holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review and it was good to see you again. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Goulette and look forward to seeing you and your friends and family another time.
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Unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

Just wonderful, thank you. We had a lovely time at La Goulette. We took our 10 month old on his first trip to France and La Goulette was just perfect for his first french house adventure! We had a choice of two cots and a highchair at our request. The house itself is absolutely stunning with incredible views. One of our highlights was sitting out on the huge terrace soaking up the views and enjoying cooking our meals using the BBQ. All of us slept extremely well, because of the peace and tranquility of the place. We will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review Emily and so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at La Goulette! We look forward to seeing you again soon'
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Unforgettable experience!

  • 5 of 5

Just stunning, thank you! We loved our stay at La Goulette. We took our 10 month old for his first stay in France and La Goulette was perfect for his first french house adventure! We had a choice of two cots and a highchair at our request. The house is stunning with breathtaking views and we all slept extremely well because of the peace and tranquillity of the place. Our favorite part of our stay was getting to know the local wildlife in the pond and trees. The tree frogs chorus at night was magnificent. We felt extremely welcome and we had everything we needed. The house feels very private and we enjoyed cooking our meals on the terrace using the BBQ each night. We will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Emily - its lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward very much to seeing you and your family again!
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In Plazac: La Marjolaine
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
In Plazac: La Marjolaine
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Etaing de Tamnies
Car: recommended

La Goulette is very near all the historic sites - La Grotte de Rouffignac is 4 kms in one direction and La Roque Christopher 4 kms in the other direction. Its also about 12 kms from Lascaux (ancient cave paintings) and 45 minutes away from Sarlat and 15 minutes away from Le Eyzies. Its near the beautiful river valley of the Vezere (La Valleé 'Homme) and surrounded by exquisite Chateaux, pretty villages such as St Leon sur Vezere, Fanlac, Beynac (where the film Chocolat was filmed) and many more lovely pretty towns and villages as well as the famous town of Sarlat de Caneda. Everyone who has stayed at La Goulette has talked about one fun they have had canoeing on the River Vezere, the lovely riverside and village restaurants they have visited and generally how stunningly beautiful this area is.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $540.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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