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Dordogne Luxury House - heated pool - Country - calm & relaxing - Lascaux - La FORGE de L'Abbaye

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



La FORGE de L'Abbaye

Heated pool- Charming and pretty house for 4 seasons holidays, la FORGE (8 persons) offers a comfort similar to the famous 'Hôtel de Charme'. ' A soul, an atmosphere, an art of living ' The villa is located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, very close to the Lascaux caves and a few kilometres away from Sarlat la Canéda, Montignac, Beynac and Castelnaud. The house has been entirely renovated by a well-known architect in the pure traditional art. It is located in the village of Saint Amand de Coly listed as one of the most beautiful French village. Wonderful view on a private land (3.2 acres) on a wooded valley. Those who like old stones will love the house that combines comfort and authenticity. Everything was made for you to be at ease; rooms are spacious and luminous. This house is perfect to relax during your holidays. Outside, the wooden terrace suggests you to gaze at the view and to refresh you into the pool.

About the property

Les maisons de l'Abbaye

Les Maisons de l'Abbaye offers 3 charming villas totaly independant , very different and all very quite:

La Forge- 230 m2- is the largest of the three houses.

The more traditional with its thick stone walls, a really nice renovation, whatever the season. Warm in winter with its large fireplace. Ideal in summer as it remains cool. The rooms are spacious and each have their own bathroom and toilet.

The terrace overlooks the main rooms on the ground floor. It continues with a private heated pool with an electric roller shutter provides security and you will be totally held with small children.

A raised garden gives you a great view of the park and the valley. A haven of peace

L'Ermitage- 170 m2 - with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - Definitely is a great achievement. Beautiful combination of old stone, wood and glass with noble and perfectly adapted materials.

You will find in this house both the heat of the stones and timber and gaiety and light brought by the large windows. It feels good at the Hermitage.

The rooms on the ground floor opens onto a wooden terrace and a private heated pool. You are above the park in a very quiet very private space, with a 180 ° unobstructed countryside.

La Source- 200 m2 - is our last renovation - 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom. A great compromise of la Forge and L'Ermitage. Both light and overlooking 2 beautiful spacious but cozy terraces with wood and old stones. A nice heated pool Feel yourself in the pictures.

The pool is fully integrated into the walls of the enclosure of the village. The terraces are extended by the parc.Vous pass directly to your private space on the green grass in the garden.

3 houses, carried out in a spirit very close offer luxurious comfort. Downstairs floors are refreshing. Upstairs, the rooms are spacious and air conditioned. The bathrooms are very nice. The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary equipment to make a good kitchen.

Wondering which to choose. We still ask the question so these 3 houses are both different and so nice.

The comfort is similar to the famous 'Hôtel de Charme'. ' A soul, an atmosphere, an art of living ' The villa is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Saint Amand de Coly.

Well located, very close to the Lascaux caves and a few kilometres away from Sarlat la Canéda, Montignac, Beynac and Castelnaud. The houses has been entirely renovated by a well-known architect in the pure traditional art. Saint Amand de Coly has been recently listed as one of the most beautiful French village. Wonderful view on a private land (3.2 acres) on a wooded valley. Those who like old stones will love the house that combines comfort and authenticity. Everything was made for you to be at ease; rooms are spacious and luminous. This house is perfect to relax during your holidays. Outside, the wooden and stoned terraces suggest you to gaze at the view and to refresh yourself in the heated pool to a temperature of about 25/26°C (79°F).

The concept of Les Maisons de l'Abbaye is 'The Hotel at home'.

Have the comfort of the Hôtel but enjoy the house with your family or your friends. You need a 'Chef Cooker', babysitter, massage ? you have chosen the right place into one of our house ' Les Maisons de l'Abbaye'

Staff : Resident caretaker, gardener, housekeeper, maid, cooking by arrangement.

Tennis coach by arrangement. The tennis court of the village is located at 100 meters from the house

Massage or treatment at home.

Coach for gym at home.

Swimming pool: The pool is heated during the season - Outside temperature should be over 10°.

More Details

Property Manager
Florence Clement
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Florence Clement

Married with 3 children we spent our time between Dordogne and Paris where we live.

Florence Clement purchased this house in 2006

Why Florence Clement chose Saint-Amand-de-Coly

We fell in love with old stones and particularly the village of Saint Amand de Coly. We decided to restore the houses for ourself and took a well known architect of Sarlat. Florence is very talented for decoration and this help a lot to feel rapidly like at home.

What makes this house unique

Family tradition in management of luxury hotels help us to know what demanding customers are expecting during their holidays.

Our houses are not just houses, but an atmosphere


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Saint Amand de Coly
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Brive la Gaillarde
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Saint Amand de Coly
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Saint Amand de Coly is located at the junction of prehistoric sites, exactly half-way between the 2 valleys of Dordogne and Veyzère, a few kilometers away from the main touristic attractions. You will find a collection of prehistorically evidence as well as renowned archeological and environmental sites. The cave of Lascaux are only 6 kilometers from the luxury and charming houses of « La Forge » and «  La Grange » of Saint Amand.

Sarlat, the fantastic medieval and historical town with his colorful Saturday market is 20km away, Montignac is 6km away. The main castles of the Périgord are less than 30km away in the surroundings. This region get the highest number of classified historical buildings per square meter in Europe.

Nearest motorway : Bordeaux – Brives 10 kms- Saint Amand is also at the junction of major roads such as Paris-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Lyon. The highway is about 10km away. 500km away from Paris, including 490km of highway. 450km away from Lyon, including 440km of highway.

Nearest Train: Lardin Saint Lazarre (on the Brive-Perrigeux road), 8km away from Saint Amand. The Brive-la-Gaillarde station is 20km away.

Nearest airport : Brive-la-Gaillarde airport is 20km away. Bordeaux 180 kms – Bergerac 50 kms

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Deposit 1000 €
All included.


Saint-Amand-de-Coly House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom are included into the rooms as suite. Towels is provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Every double bed can be separated in 2 single beds on request. High quality bed - hotel quality.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The pets are allowed with owner's previous agreement.


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La FORGE de L'Abbaye
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Lovely Time in Saint Amand de Coly

  • 5 of 5

It was our third Holiday-Trip to Saint Amand and we enjoyed it very much. Florence‘s Maisons are perfect equiped and absolut comfortable. The Restaurants around, in Montignac or Sarlat-la-Canéda are fantastic. Our Family will visit Saint Amand again in the next years.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautifully renovated with all modern comforts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in the Dordogne, staying for three weeks at La Forge and then our final week in one of Florence and Richard's other properties, L'Ermitage. We found both to be exactly as described on the website, and looked even better than in the photos. Traditional rustic properties that have been expertly and beautifully renovated with the standards you would expect at a five-star hotel in terms of furniture, decor and facilities.

Florence and her husband are such charming, considerate hosts, and had thought of everything from a welcome bottle of wine, pate and homemade apricot jam (made by Florence herself) and the kitchen full of basics like salt & pepper, herbs, pasta, butter, olive oil etc. - Florence even contacted us before we arrived to ask if she could get some breakfast things for us as she knew we'd be arriving late at night and wouldn't have time to shop. It was these thoughtful little touches that made our stay so special.

The property was spotless, and everything well maintained. The pool was cleaned/checked at least once a week by the gardener/pool man; the garden and grounds were immaculate and perfect for our small border terrier who came with us; and everything in the house worked like a charm. The kitchen had absolutely everything you could possibly need and we really appreciated the two sets of dinnerware & cutlery, loads of glasses and mugs etc. so we had plenty even if we'd filled the dishwasher.

The village itself has a local restaurant which we ate at a few times, and the children bought ice creams there practically every day. The nearest boulangerie is just a short drive away. There are also plenty of good local restaurants within just a few miles so we were never short of places to try.

We particularly enjoyed visiting Sarlat, Montignac and many of the smaller pretty villages - St Leon, Domme, Rocamador, Roque Gageac - and also loved canoeing down the Vezere river, and visiting the various caves and castles. Lascaux 4 is amazing and well worth a visit - and it's only 10 minutes drive away in Montignac.

In summary, we would highly recommend La Forge and L'Ermitage and the local area has plenty to offer in terms of beautiful countryside, peace and quiet, activities, heritage sites and delicious local food and wine. But in particular, it is Florence and Richard and their extended family who make this experience special with their warm and genuine welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay at La Forge

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property in a beautiful location. Lots of room for a holiday with family or friends with all the facilities you need for the perfect stay. We would highly recommend. We were well looked after during our stay and the villa was clean on arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab house and location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in what was the wettest week in France you could ask for but the house was our safe haven for the week. Vincent greeted us with food and drinks bought fresh for us on our request which was most appreciated. He gave us advice on markets, fuel, the house and local restaurants. The pool was an asset in warmer days. The children loved playing in it. The views outside are lush too. Wander round the village it's quaint and very beautiful, everyone was friendly especially in the local produce shop which is a must visit. We did lots of sightseeing and the house was well equipped on return to cook, sleep chill out etc. As we were two English families it would of been good to have English tv or a DVD player plus an extra sofa so we could all sit in the lounge but the 4 teenagers hogged the two sofas. The bedrooms were large and beds very comfortable. The house is close to all local towns and we visited Sarlat often. Would we recommend the house to anyone else - absolutely I can imagine how great it is in the French summer sun. Thanks to Flo and Vincent for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful old charm with contemporary living

  • 5 of 5

St Amand is a small village tucked away in a glorious wooded valley, it's cobbled narrow streets lead to a central square where there is the imposing 12 century Abbey. There also is a local restaurant serving simple French food and a shop selling a variety of local products from hand made cups to dried cepes to fantastic liqueurs. The owner is a particular delight, as he is very keen for you to try samples! St Amand is very well positioned being just 10 mins drive from Montignac, 20 mins from Sarlat and local interests such as the Grottes.

The house L'Abbey is stunning. It is an imposing Maison Matre, built from local stone and is one of three neighbouring houses, LSource and L'Hermitage. Even though they are together and share a well maintained 1 acre lawn at the front, they are all very private. It is difficult not to sound over enthusiastic but L'Abbey is simply brilliant. If you are looking for luxury accommodation mixed with old charm and modern facilities, then this is the place. It is spacious, decor finished to a very high standard, comfortable contemporary furniture, but mixed with a scattering of antique furniture. Our visit was at the beginning of May, the days were warm, but nights were chilly, so we lit a roaring fire in the imposing fireplace, with wood provided. We didn't really need it as there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and heaters upstairs, but it made the experience even better.

Outside to the rear, there is a cobbled/grass courtyard, where there is the heated pool, with electric cover, a large gas Webber BBQ, sun-loungers, table and chairs, again all of a quality standard. There is access to this directly from the house via double doors from the snug and a door from the kitchen area. This is bordered by a tall stone wall to one side, an old barn wall to another and trees and bushes to another. Here is access to the steps that lead down to the large front grass lawn I mentioned earlier. Florence was a very helpful host, she responded to any of our queries promptly and provided us with the contact details of Vincent, who lives locally. He greeted us and in fact helped our daughter, who had driven to the house before we arrived; she couldn't find the house and he went and found her! It may appear to some that it seems expensive, but if you visit you will see why, as it gives the impression that you are actually staying at someone's home. Would highly recommend and will go back without a second thought.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnifique à tous points de vue

  • 5 of 5

Great and we want to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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