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Wonderful villa with stunning views, Dordogne

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 shower room, 1 studio with en suite Sleeps a max of 6

A villa in a stunning location, relaxing and comfortable, with 2 acres of land and garden, private but not isolated. 10x5m pool (floodlit at night) with sole use, sun terraces, barbecue, equipped and furnished to a high standard, parking for 3 cars; 2km from Thenon a small market town with all major facilities, . 10 minutes from Lascaux caves and Montignac, close to Vézère and Dordogne areas. Surrounded by vineyards and pine forests with lots of lovely walks.' The house is available all year round.

The villa is ideal for the discovery of Perigord Noir, the area of the Dordogne in which it is located. An area of beautiful scenery it is also the land of '1000 châteaux', steeped in history and prehistory with caves full of engravings and paintings. It is also a haven for wild life including many species of orchids, birds and butterflies, and the villa though within easy reach of all major tourist attractions is off the main tourist routes and set high above a valley, quiet and secluded.

The main balcony and poolside terraces are sun traps and in the summer a warm and sunny from dawn to dusk. There is alfresco eating at the picnic bench in the garden, and on the terrace. Outdoor barbecue, loungers and parasols provided. There is ample parking for up to three cars and the villa and the site are airy light and not cramped. A vineyard borders one side of the property and a small quiet road runs into the forest and the outlying hamlets. The villa is in the country but yet in easy reach of shops banks and restaurants.

NB Due to the stair from the balcony to ground level, we would advise that possible our property may not be suitable for families with very small children.

NB Linen provided except pool towels

Eating in Perigord Noir is a gourmet's delight and there are many fine restaurants nearby as well as those which offer good meals at budget prices. Perigueux and Sarlat the two nearest big towns have splendid medieval centres, International Mime and Theatre festivals, and Montignac, 12 minutes away, has a world famous international dance festival at the end of July. The house and the region offer the opportunity to relax in lovely surroundings and comfort with all the pleasures of quality tourist attractions if required, close at hand.

More Details

Property Manager
Denise Hoare
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Well equipped house lovely private pool very relaxing. The boys had a good time with plenty of games provided
Aug 2015
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Thenon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • -House - shower , bidet , Wash basin
    -House - toilet
    -Studio - toilet , shower , Wash basin
  • In the main house, separate toilet and shower room with washbasin. The studio downstairs has its own toilet, shower and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 bedroom house with studio annex down stairs 1 bedroom has single beds Studio and bedroom 2 have a zip and lock bed that can be used as a double or singles bed Pool fence erected around pool to comply with recent French law.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
CD player plus video player with a large selection of films for all interests and ages are available The satellite TV is free view and includes UK terrestrial TV/radio channels. Due to the speapness of the outside stairs from the balcony our house may not be suitable for very young children or wheelchairs as it is set on three levels with steps between each. The house is a non smoking property.


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Wonderful villa with stunning views, Dordogne
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Welcoming home in a fantastic setting.

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday at this property. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful beforehand and gave us several routes to take. On arrival the property was very picturesque and welcoming. The photographs do not do it justice. It is lovely and the views are magnificent. The property was like a tardis. The bedrooms were really nice and the pool was much larger than we expected and well used by us. Max who manages the property was very helpful and cleaned the pool twice each week. There are many fruit trees and we were lucky to have several visits from a deer during our two weeks who seemed to be enjoying the fruit also. The painting materials were enjoyed by our daughter and the table tennis by all of us. The house book was a nice touch and informative. The barbecue was used every day and we enjoyed meals on all three levels. There are plenty of seating area's dotted around. It is well placed for sightseeing and along with swimming and sunbathing we managed visits to Domme, Belves, Perigeaux, several trips to Monignac. We also went canoeing. We would recommend this property and would stay there again. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa Thank you for a lovely review We are so happy you all enjoyed your holiday. Delightful guests and thank you for leaving the house so tidy and clean Kind Regards Denise
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2 weeks of pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

The photos do no do this property justice. Its a true french home. My daughter(12) and her friend enjoyed staying in the studio together and gave them their space. The pool is amazing, the house had everything you needed. There were different areas to eat inside and out and we enjoyed the BBQs on the terrace. The house felt very secure and quiet apart from a few neighbouring dogs but they were friendly enough. The first morning here we spotted 4 deer in the garden who came back during the stay. Within 1 hours drive in any direction and there is plenty to visit and see. There are a number of large supermarkets at Terrason but the local one in Thenon has most things you need. LeClerc in Terrason only takes cash so be aware. We were recommended the restaruant by the lake, it was basic but very nice and cheap.

Max the property manager was very helpful and too hand.

There are bikes , games, books, DVD everything you need, and the owners allow for the use of art materials, the girls and myself enjoyed trying them out. (I have even bought some when I got home a hobby I used too have, now re-energised.) Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home it was a perfect holiday.

There were only 2 issues which we highlighted but didn't spoil our stay, the internet went down and there was a small leak in the bathroom of the studio.

We would recommend this to anyone and have done, and are looking to possibly return next year to carry on exploring the area a perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your charming review We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. If you really want to return next year we will keep the price as this year for you Kindest Regards Denise
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Relaxing Break Away

  • 5 of 5

Overall the holiday was fantastic. Extremely Relaxing if you just want to get away from it all. Weather was very good all week with warm evenings. Amazing views from the verander overlooking the valley, the hills and onto the pool area. House is very well equipped with plenty to do so will never get bored. Plenty of games, activities and table tennis in the cellar area. Television with english speaking channels if all else fails.

The pool area is delightful and tranquil. Sun trap with sun all day long. Sun Loungers and chairs available. Peaceful very big plot of land and garden to play games in or just to relax. Local shoppi very well stocked with all needs covered.

Pleasent walks or bike rides (house has 3 bikes in garage). Montignac has a few nice bars along the river for an enjoyable drink. Sarlat is another town about 20-30km away with a brilliant Saturday Market.

Overall i would thoroughly recommend this little treasure of a house as a must see as i will be to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa near Thenon, Dordogne

  • 4 of 5

Overall this Villa is a great place for a holiday in a lovely area of the Dordogne, close to all the main places one would want to visit. It is well equiped and comfortable. The Villa pool is great, a good size for the property. The villa itself could do with a bit of TLC and with a small outlay this could be 1st class. One shower room for 3 bedrooms (a possible 6 people) is not enough - the studio needs its own shower or bath, as there is plenty of room. It also needs better ventilation as the extractor fan did not work and it was a bit wiffy to start with. The BBQ was rusted and dirty and the terrace chairs and garden benches were not comfortable and the latter were on the verge of collapse. The lock on the front door needs replacing as it takes 10 mins to lock the door when you leave -its simply not good enough to say it is quirky- it is broken! These are all small quibbles but if they had been dealt with, this would have been perfect. I would certainly recommend this villa to others if the small details were fixed and I would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poorly mantenance, decadent

  • 2 of 5

The property is in a nice, beautiful and peaceful area, but it is in the following bad conditions:

1- When I arrived to the house and I opened the front door I saw a long line of ants. It seemed that they said to me welcome. That situation was repeated in the sink of the kitchen.

2- Every corner of the ceiling of all rooms had cobweb and spiders

3- The carpets and rooms were dirty. The house had not been cleaned for ages

4- The room called "studio" smelled extremelly musty and I could see fungus near to the shower. We decided not to use it and my daughter slept in the sofa of the living room.

5- We found the washing machine with towels inside and blocked door. It didn´t work. I called to a local manager. In the first case, the voice, on the other side of the phone, said to me he was working. In the second oportunity, he said to me he was going to look for an engineer in order to resolt the problem. After that I didn't receive any more new from him. I was waiting for him to explain the situation of the house. He didn't appear.

6- The wifi often failed. (The instalation is made with a lot of cables and plugs).

7- The hot water in the shower sometimes failed.

8- All the garden furniture was dirty and poorly maintained. It´s a shame because the property with mantenance and cleaning would be a great house. I have been rented houses and apartment in the web Homelidays since 2008 in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and I had never been in this situation.

Too much expensive for no services

I couldn't recommend to my friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of these problem could have been dealt with at the time, had we been informed Very difficult to get an repair man over French holidays. Not helpful that they are mentioned weeks later Everyone else who rented the house were happy and had a good stay
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Thenon is a small traditional market town on the edge of Vézère Valley with its famous prehistoric sides. The countryside is green with steep sided wooded valleys, and rivers winding through limestone cliffs. Ancient chateau, picturesque villages and medieval towns are everywhere. This is an ideal area for walking, swimming, canoing and sightseeing. There are two golf courses nearby, Perigeux and Brive.

Enjoying the fine food, pavement cafés, and basking in the sun, are pleasant and less strenous activities on offer.

Thenon with its weekly market also has a range of restaurants and bars, a supermarket, a plan d'eau for fishing and boating and a forest challenge activity park with tree top walks and abseiling .

All the major tourist sites of the Dordogne Valley are within easy driving distance, but the house itself is i quiet and peaceful, comfortable and welcoming.

Unfortunately due to the steepness of stairs the house is We would advise that possibly our house may not suitable for families with very small children


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.67

A deposit ID required on booking and an indemnity payment with the balance which is returned if the property is left in good order at the end of the booking
Please note 30% deposit required to secure your booking Special offers available.
We are happy to accept, Euros, dollars and English Pounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund