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Magnificent house villa stunning views heated private pool air con. near Sarlat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5,231 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, in the heart of the Dordogne, Aquitaine

This country house/villa in the heart of the Dordogne, near Sarlat, is spacious, modern and equipped to a very high standard. Both house and heated swimming pool enjoy a southerly aspect with a panoramic view of the valley. The large kitchen is well equipped to a very high standard. All five bedrooms have private en suites. The ground floor has the benefit of under floor heating; the large stone fireplace adds a focus of warmth in the cooler months. The elegant separate dining room, too, looks out onto the unspoiled countryside. The private and heated pool can be enjoyed in all seasons, with a BBQ for variety. Satellite television and high speed internet access are provided. There is a game room with table tennis. The nearby villages of Marquay and Tamnies offer restaurants and shops. The house, which offers seclusion and tranquillity, is perfectly located for visiting all the attractions that the Dordogne region has to offer for a luxury, extra special, romantic or family holiday.

Combe-Claire: Combe-Claire is a traditionally stone-built, country house/villa that offers all the modern conveniences to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable. In spring the fruit trees blossom on the slopes surrounding the house. The deer pass by in the valley and wild boar occasionally forage in the local woods. In autumn the early morning mist gives way to warm sunshine that ripens the figs and walnuts. In the immediate surroundings it is easy to find an astonishing variety of wild mushrooms. Here is truly a place to relax, contemplate and unwind, yet it is superbly located so that all the region’s attractions can be visited with ease.

The Dordogne: The Dordogne or Périgord region is one of the most beautiful parts of France, well known to the French for its food and wine. There is a saying, “En Périgord, on mange bien, on boit bien”. Périgord is the home of the truffle and foie gras. Numerous local restaurants, with all regional delights, tempt the casual visitor. As a world centre of prehistory, the Dordogne offers countless caves for exploration. The world-renowned Lascaux and Font de Gaume, with their cave paintings and artefact's, are both close by. The national museum of prehistory, only 15 minutes away in Les Eyzies, provides a good starting point. Entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month. Within easy range, too, are chateaux and bastides – medieval fortified towns – which mark turning points of history, from Viking and English domination, to the resistance of the French Protestants. Across this region Simon de Montfort drove the Cathar heretics virtually to extinction at the foot of the Pyrenees.

Sarlat: Sarlat is one of the most fascinating and beautifully restored towns not only in the Dordogne, but in France. The atmosphere and appearance are of another age, with narrow, steep, beautiful alleys flanked by medieval and renaissance houses in honey-coloured stone. It has more historic listed buildings than any other place of its size in France and is the only town to be given three stars by the Michelin guide solely for the quality and character of its old town. One of the largest weekly markets in France takes over most of the town every Saturday. There is also a Food Market in Sarlat every Wednesday. Throughout the summer there are musical festivals and art exhibitions in Sarlat and nearby towns. In the nocturnal markets there are bargains to be sought among the local crafts, food produce and Bergerac wines by the light of gas-illuminated street lamps. Sarlat is only 15-20 minutes drive away from Combe-Claire. A visit to Tourist Information Office in Sarlat is highly recommended.

More Details

Farah Turner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017


Tamniès House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5231 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , Hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , Hand basin
  • Further two cloak rooms on the ground floor with toilets and hand basins. Toilet paper, hand wash soap and cleaning materials are provided in all bathrooms and cloakrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite (bath, separate shower, twin basins, bidet, WC)
    Bedroom No 2 - 1 king , En suite (bath, shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 3 - 1 queen , En suite (bath, shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 4 - 2 twin/ single , En suite(shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 5 - 2 twin/ single , En suite (shower, hand basin and WC)
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 large Sledge cot, 1 travelling cot and a cot/cradle. The cot and the cradle can be located in any of the bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
This superb large house/villa has been designed by the renowned architect, Francois Coq. The style has been inspired by the Chartreuse (Carthusian monastery) with all the beauty of a Perigordine stone house and the modern facilities for maximum comfort. The entrance hall leads to a very large salon (over 67sq m) which enjoys the fantastic panoramic view of the valley, there are large doors leading to the outside terrace. The house has many features such as stone flooring, beautiful oak beams and a large stone open fire place. A separate dinning room has also marvellous views and doors that lead to the terrace. The principle bedroom is located on the ground floor. A mezzanine on the first floor also leads to a large balcony. The house is full of light and is beautifully decorated throughout. The 13m x 5m, heated non-chlorine swimming pool has a delightful waterfall. The pool's specifically designed Roman steps and soft padded lining are ideal for young children.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Magnificent house villa stunning views heated private pool air con. near Sarlat
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful luxurious house

  • 5 of 5

Just to say thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful house. We have all greatly enjoyed our time here your home is truly warm & welcoming with great attention to detail & comfort.

From the initial enquiry to our departure everything was seemless easy & well organised. The house was beautifully clean on arrival. Instructions on how to operate the pool cover & cleaning robot,heating, air conditioning, white goods were all sent in advance so we knew what to expect on arrival. The directions to the property were excellent. Indeed our every need was catered for.

We were a party of 6 ranging in age from 6 months to 90 years everyone had a fabulous time. The kitchen was extremely well equipped the bedrooms & bathrooms were luxurious with beautiful bed linen & towels & the beds were supremely comfortable. We paid extra for the pool heating & the temperature was perfect & enabled our Grandson 6 months to use it every day. We hope to return but would maybe wait a few years as we felt the extra wide stone staircase my be a problem with toddlers.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to have you all as our guests and we are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Combe-Claire. Through the years of receiving guests at Combe-Claire, we have tried hard to create a place that guests can totally relax and make most of their often short holiday. We have 7-8 dedicated staff who are most trusted and look after the house, garden and the pool. We communicate with our guests many times from the day we receive the enquiry, to the day that the guests arrive at the house, in order to make sure that we understand their needs and requirements, and prepare the house accordingly. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back before too long. The wide stone staircase, with its solid metal railing, should be no problem for a toddler or a 90 year old!
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70th Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

Combe-Claire is perfect. Well equipped - lacked for nothing - immaculate throughout. We received a warm welcome from the housekeeper who explained everything to us.

Set in rolling countryside away from other properties but within close proximity to famous beauty spots.

The pool was large and well maintained - the table tennis room a bonus.

We enjoyed a memorable family holiday, making full use of the pool during the day and table tennis tournaments during the evening - not everyone was enthusiastic about the table tennis. Had wonderful BBQs on the terrace, washed down by wine, whilst looking out over the beautiful countryside. The local hotel was very good but it was more relaxing at 'home'. Evenings to remember. Especially my birthday party (do you celebrate turning 70). A night drinking champagne, surprise birthday cake and an impromptu entertainment from the 'girls'.

Visited the nearby lake - the grandchildren loved the inflatables - Sarlat is a must to visit and and La-Roque-Gageac truly amazing. Enjoyed delicious meals in both


A truly memorable holiday, spent with the family.

We would definitely recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, our second visit in 6 years

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as we remembered it after a visit a little under 6 years ago, when there were only 8 of us, the number has increased to 12 but still ample room for everyone. Beautiful decor and soft furnishings throughout. There is nothing in the kitchen that you will not be able to find. Farah is a wonderful host so freindly and warm, she answered every question promptly. This time we also met Rosemary the housekeeper as when we arrived the fridge door was not closing and she was waiting for it to be sorted. All sorted in a matter of minutes. A clean mid stay by the housekeeping team we had forgotten about but what a lovely surprise. Every amenity in the bathroom taken care of. Toilet rolls, toilet cleaner, bath cleaner, no need to bring anything with you except your toiletries. The same in the kitchen. Beautiful soft smelling towels and pristine tea towels. Would definitely recommend to all

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique villa, fabulous holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 generations from Paris and We chose Combe Claire For our family holiday. It was perfect. the house was confortable and we enjoyed the heated swiming pool begining april. Combe Claire's is located in The countryside of the dordogne idyllic to visit beautiful Perigord which is full of attractions for children and adults.

Farah's attention and care made our stay special.

We highly recommand Combe Claire.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your kind remarks. It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Combe-Claire. April is a wonderful time of the year to be in the Dordogne, and of course, a heated pool this time of the year is a great treat after hours of sightseeing!
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Hillsboro, OR USA

Perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

We were five couples looking for five bedrooms, five bathrooms, enough space to gather and socialize but also enough space to find privacy and quiet time and Combe-Claire provided all of that in a perfect country setting. The house is very well designed and beautifully and comfortably decorated, the kitchen modern and well-equipped. Half our group enjoyed the amazing cycling in the area (very little traffic, even if a little hilly), others savored the walking or the pool (heated to a bit cooler temperature than some prefer, but for others it was perfect). The nearby support staff were attentive and extra house-keeping was available for us to hire to complete the vacation experience . Farah's restaurant and sight-seeing recommendations were wonderful: perfect vacation for all of us!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh, UK

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house, very spacious and very well designed so plenty of space even for a large group. The house has everything you could possibly need and is very tastefully furnished. The grounds are also spacious and the whole property is maintained to a very high standard. Everyone we met who looks after the house was exceptionally friendly and helpful and keen to make sure that we had a great holiday. The property is ideally situated for exploring all the tourist highlights of the Dordogne, but we also enjoyed spending time relaxing around the magnificent pool or dining on the terrace, admiring the spectacular views. We had a lovely meal at the nearby Hotel Laborderie on our final evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Brive or Souillac
Car: necessary

The house is on one of three hilltop villages within sight (and a short drive) of each other. The beautiful village of Tamnies captivates the visitor with deer, flower displays and an excellent restaurant. Its illuminated church tower is a landmark at night. Marquay, with fresh bread daily, offers several excellent restaurants. The house, Combe-Claire, is perched atop Escamps, a hamlet of just a few houses, free from intrusion and visitor activity. An enjoyable 15 minute drive to the south lies the medieval town of Sarlat; a similar distance to the west is Les Eyzies, the ‘capital of prehistory’, while to the north are the celebrated caves of Lascaux, where images of bison and deer, perhaps ancestors of the herd that still haunt the nearby fields, are to be seen.

Other Activities: canoeing, hot air ballooning, adventure parks, many historic sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- Please do not make irreversible flight or travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation of your booking.
- We strongly recommend that a holiday/travel insurance to be taken out at the time of booking your accommodation and travel.
-The pool is open from May to the end of September. If pool heating is required, a weekly fee of £100 will be added to the quoted rental.
- Mid week cleaning fee of £100 will be added to quoted rental. This covers cleaning, resupplying of products and changing of all hand towels.
- A checkout cleaning and inventory taking fee of £150 will be added to the quoted rental.

Please do not hesitate to contact the owner if you have any questions about these fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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