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Beautifully renovated country house in fantastic location. Worldclass vast private pool!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Very romantic, pure tranquility, nature and yet surrounded by innumerable sights

The 19th century renovated farmhouse 'Laudinie' is beautiful situated on a hill at the end of a dirt road off a quiet country lane. The house is free-standing, amidst 11 hectares of private land. Those seeking peace will find it here. 'Laudinie' is fully protected from prying eyes - perfect for a private, rejuvenating vacation! The generous sunbathing area surrounding the very large pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep) invites you to enjoy undisturbed sunbathing or relax in the shade of large trees. The covered BBQ and lounge space allows for grilling even in (rare) uncertain weather conditions. Enjoy enchanting sunsets from the wide-view terrasse which can be accessed through the romantic courtyard or the living room.

Three bedrooms and a fully equipped modern kitchen and bathroom provide all the comfort necessary to never leave the house if you so desire!

Although privately located, the house is centrally situated amidst innumerable attractions and outdoor activities of the Dordogne. The Dordogne is most famous for its worldclass medieval castles (Chateau Castelnaud / Beynac / Milandes / Marqueyssac), medieval towns (Sarlat / Domme / LaRocGageac / Perigueux) and prehistoric sites (Font de Gaume / Lascaux / RocSt.Christophe). Within 10min of the property you can also indulge in numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, water and adventure parks etc.

To discover :

Every day of the week a traditional street market is taking place in another romantic medieval town close by. A great opportunity to taste the regional delicacies - a highlight for all gourmets!

Various large and small wineries invite you to taste their produce. Discover the famous wine regions of Bergerac, Monbazillac, Cahors, and Bordeaux and live 'like God in France'.

The region is known the world over for its wealth in prehistoric caves with up to 17,000 years old polychrome works of art (Lascaux 30min, Font de Gaume 10min, Grotte de Rouffignac 10 min), as well as geologically unique stalactite and stalagmite caves (Grotte Grand Roc 10min, Gouffre de Proumeyssac 20min, Gouffre Padirac 1hour).

The village 'Les Eyzies' (10 min) is home to the National Museum of Prehistory and the international exposure and information center 'Pole International de la Prehistoire'.

The medieval castles of 'Chateau Castlenaud' and 'Chateau Beynac' (conquered by Richard the Lionheart) have played crucial roles in the french/english Hundred Years War in the 14th century. Both provide unforgettable visits and great insights into europe's medieval history through museums and fantastic architecture. The 'Chateau des Milandes' and 'Chateau Marqueyssac' are also great highlights that shouldn't be missed.

A large network of hiking trails lead through the whole region. Along wild creeks, through endless chestnut and oak forests, past impressive rock formations and stunning natural landscapes. The property owner's daughter Michela is a professional tour guide and will gladly provide you with options!

There are also seven golf courses in the region, four 9-hole and three 18-hole.

The Dordogne lets children's hearts beat faster, too. The world of dinosaurs and stone age man is approached in creative and interactive ways (e.g. 'Prehisto Park', 'Roc de Cazelle', or the 'Parc du Bournat'). Europe's largest privately owned freshwater aquarium is only 15 km away ('Aquarium du Perigord Noir').

It also has a go-karting park, mini-golf and a fun park with water slides, pony rides, railway etc ('Jacquou Parc'). In addition, there's horse riding and canoeing a stone's throw away.

The ideal holiday region for families with various generations - through the wide range of excursions all ages will find suitable thrills!

More Details

Franziska & Michela Thomann
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Franziska & Michela Thomann

Hi! We are mother Franziska and daughter Michela Thomann. We're originally from Zurich, Switzerland, and we're fluent inenglish, french and german. We both live near-permanently in the Dordogne. Franziska is an acupuncturist and also does some accounting. Michela works as a tour consultant and route manager for an english hiking company in the Dordogne and the adjacent Lot region ( She is also developing a personal Lama-hiking activity 10min from the property. We're both happy to provide you with competent information about activities and sights in the region, as well as the culinary delights to indulge in.. We have a big heart for animals and will welcome you gladly with your four-legged companions.

Franziska & Michela Thomann purchased this house in 1985

Why Franziska & Michela Thomann chose Fleurac

Worldclass private swimming pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep), fantastic views from terrasse, pool, lounge & BBQ area. Idyllic and isolated yet centrally located in a UNESCO world heritage zone and major tourism region. Numerous prehistoric and medieval historic sights close by as well as traditional culinary delights and children-friendly attractions. Great for multi-generational and pet-friendly holidays.

What makes this house unique

Worldclass private swimming pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep), fantastic views from terrasse, pool, lounge & BBQ area. Idyllic and isolated yet centrally located in a UNESCO world heritage zone and major tourism region. Numerous prehistoric and medieval historic sights close by as well as traditional culinary delights and children-friendly attractions. Great for multi-generational and pet-friendly holidays.


Fleurac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Die Mindestmietdauer ist 2 Wochen in der Hochsaison (Juli/August) Sonst 1 Woche. The minimum rental period in the high season is 2 weeks, else 1week
  • Es können nur ganze Wochen gemietet werden, jeweils Samstag bis Samstag. Only entire weeks can be rentetd, and only from sat to sat.
  • Die Gebühr pro Vierbeiner beträgt 15 Euro pro Woche. Pets cost 15 Euros per week per pet.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Badezimmer 3 - outdoor shower
  • The downstairs bathroom is very large and spacious.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 1 queen
  • We attach great importance to clean and comfortable beds. The mattresses are regularly checked and replaced if necessary. Bed linen, bath towels and kitchen towels are available in sufficient quantity and be washed after your departure from us. The house is about 10 people to offer big enough place. The very romantic character of the house also makes you feel for two very comfortable and well cared. For the children, various toys are available such. As a rocking horse, a doll house, wooden blocks, stuffed animals, Legos, puzzles, various board games and a wide range of books for all ages. Also see veschiedene cartoons and other family films.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The traditional cuisines served up is equipped with all comforts and large open fireplace gives the kitchen its special charm. A romantic courtyard with direct access to the kitchen offers another dining place (eg. B. for breakfast). Throughout the house the oak beams were obtained. The house has a modern central heating, making it very cozy and easy to heat in the off-season.


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Beautifully renovated country house in fantastic location. Worldclass vast private pool!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 8 friends, and had a great time. The property was clean and very private, with only nature surrounding it. The view is simply amazing, especially when the sun goes down. The house is very much equipped to stay in it: a barbecue, a large and deep swimming pool, a lot of cooking equipment... This is the perfect place to cook an extensive meal and enjoy your French wine!

However, Laudinie was also well-situated to visit the many wonderful sights the Dordogne has to offer: castles (Castelnaud, Milandes...), gardens (candlelit Marqueyssac), prehistoric caves & parcs, canoe & kayak, Perigueux - not to mention countless charming small villages with historic streets, good restaurants and food markets.

A small downside is the fact that there's only one bathroom and one toilet, and these are both in the same room (which is not always practical with 8 people). Additionally, there's no hallway upstairs, which means that one bedroom is not fully private as people have to walk through it to access their rooms. This is minor though - only small things compared to the beauty and cleanliness of the rest of the house.

As for the owner, she was very organised and available for help. She also responded very quickly to enquiries beforehand.

In summary, very much recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es freut mich immer sehr wenn meine Gäste so zufrieden sind und ihre Ferien in "Laudinie" geniessen können. Natürlich ist ein Badezimmer für 8 Personen wenig aber dies steht auch so im Inserat. Es waren schon öfters Gruppen mit so vielen Personen in "Laudinie" und bis anhin war dies nie ein Problem. Aber für die nächste Saison ist ein weiteres Badezimmer in Planung. Das Durchgangszimmer im oberen Stockwerk muss man nur durchqueren wenn man in das hintere Zimmer möchte welches dann wiedrum eine eigene Türe hat. Das Haus bietet enorm viele Möglichkeiten um sich zurück zu ziehen. Auch im Aussenbereich hat man die Wahl zwischen Innenhof, Terrasse, Poolbereich, Garten und Grill-Lounge. Somit hat man auch bei so vielen Personen immer die Möglichkeit ein ruhiges Plätzlein zu finden.
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Fantastic Place. 110% recomended!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous family fun in jaw dropping location

Every year it is a challenge to find a suitable spot for our family holiday. With 3 kids, their grandparents, and our two lovely labs, finding a place where everyones needs are fulfilled and nobody gets bored can be tricky to say the least.

Laudinie gave us the space to do just that. The adults had a magnificent time exploring the prehistoric caves and historical sights that are close by, not to mention the amazing local cuisine. If you like wine and cheese your heading to the right place believe me, the food and craft markets in the charming local towns are simply amazing.

The kids went wild for the sports on offer in the region. Not a single complaint of boredom (unheard of from my lot) for the whole holiday. In the end though, the house is the real attraction. The jaw dropping views, the friendly old horses, the open fire, the fact that you cant see a trace of civilisation apart from a cow farmer on the opposite side of the valley. All in all, pure magic. Imagine the kids going wild in the pool, my parents relaxing on the balcony or in the garden with a glass of wine and their books, and my wife and I floating between them and the kitchen (or more often the outside barbeque). It was a truly blissful time. I can not recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ruhe pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten absolute Ruhe und Erholung. Im Haus hat es an nichts gefehlt. Selbst kleinste Kleinigkeiten wie Ersatzbatterien für eine Taschenlampe, Schuhputzzeug, Servietten, Kerzen und Infomaterial zu Sehenswürdigkeiten, Restaurants etc. waren vorhanden. Franziska war sehr herzlich und hat uns gut betreut.

Wir waren nicht das letzte Mal da.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Stilvoll, idyllisch und ganz viel Charme

  • 5 of 5

Die Fotos auf FeWo haben uns sofort angesprochen und vor Ort, war alles nochmals ein Tick schöner, also Perfekt. Das Haus und der wunderschöne Garten , inkl. Pool , alles war bei der Ankunft top vorbereitet, sauber, schön. Freizeitmöglichkeiten rund um Laudinie gibt`s zahlreiche, für jeden Geschmack ist dabei, für Bruno Freunde genau der richtige Standort :) Franziska ist total herzlich, und hat auch jede Menge Tipps auf Lager, falls gewünscht. Das Wohlergehen ihrer Gäste ist ihr ein grosses Anliegen, das spürt man so richtig. Laudinie ist auf jeden Fall eine Empfehlung wert. Wenn wir wieder mal ins Périgord reisen, dann auf jeden Fall wieder nach Laudinie. Vielen Dank Franziska

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Bereits zum dritten Mal durften wir unsere Ferien in Laudinie verbringen. Zwei Wochen Erholung pur! Auch unsere Boxer-Hündin genoss jeden Tag in diesem schönen und liebvoll eingerichteten Haus und dem grossen eingezäunten Garten bzw. Grundstück. Die Vermieterin ist sehr sympathisch und immer zur Stelle, wenn Fragen auftauchen oder Hilfe gebraucht wird.

Der Pool ist immer top gepflegt und ist wunderbar gross um darin zu schwimmen.

Das auf den täglich in der Umgebung stattfindenden Märkte eingekaufte Essen genossen wir auf der schönen Terrasse und fühlten uns wie Gott in Frankreich.

Herrlich diese Aussicht ins Grüne...einfach paradiesisch dieses Haus!

Danke, dass wir erneut so tolle Ferien in Laudinie verbringen durften. Wir freuen uns auf das nächste Mal!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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wunderbar !

  • 5 of 5

Einmal mehr haben wir wunderschöne Tage in Laudinie erleben dürfen. Wir sind hell begeistert von dem wunderschönen Ort und können das Ferienhaus vorbehaltlos weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies / Rouffignac
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies / Rouffignac
Car: necessary

'Laudinie' lies at the heart of the Périgord Noir. The domain is located in the small community of Fleurac. The nearest small towns are Les Eyzies (about 7 km) and Rouffignac (7 km), the nearest major Sarlat (25 km) with the unique historic old town, and Perigueux (45 km) with its rich cultural Offer. This central location you will find all places of interest in the vicinity. The Dordogne is world famous for its caves and grottoes (z. B. Lascaux) and its unique arsenal of prehistoric relics and Hoehlenmalereien.

Is located very close to a riding stable of rides for beginners and advanced offering. The dock is to float on the Dordogne on the beautiful palaces and castles by the canoes close to.

Within a radius of 30km you will find every day of the week an idyllic village with a colorful market and offer local delicacies.

Other Activities: mini golf, walking, horse riding, canoeing, cycling

Golf: Nearby the region seven golf courses which four 9-hole and three 18-hole offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $612.82
Endreinigung / claening $122.56
Pet Fee $18.38

Diese Preise gelten für bis zu 4 Personen. Für jede weitere Person werden 20 Euro pro Woche verrechnet. Hunde kosten 15 Euro die Woche. Die Kaution beträgt 500 Euro. Die Kosten für die Endreinigung beträgt 100 Euro.
Es können nur ganze Wochen gemietet werden. Der An- und Abreisetag ist jeweils der Samstag.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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