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Le Four a Sel Gites(sleeps 15, 8 & 5), Pool,Table Tennis, Fishing,Playground - Large House for 15 people, 6 ensuite bedrooms nr shops & tourist sites

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,346 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Large House for 15 people, 6 ensuite bedrooms nr shops & tourist sites

Villa Orchidee is a spacious renovated Perigourdine house suitable for 3 -4 families or 5/6 couples wanting to holiday together. Accommodation comprises:

• 2 Triple rooms with a double bed & a single bed, ensuite bathroom

•2 Double rooms with a double bed ,ensuite bathroom

• A Family Suite consisting of 1 Bedroom w/ a double bed with an interconnecting door to Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds-the bathroom is in bedroom1 . Spacious Open plan dining room/lounge with a TV (english satellite channels), settee & armchair.The covered terrace has table & chairs for al fresco dining & BBQ's WHATEVER the weather ! Electric heaters in the bedrooms & a woodburner stove in the lounge make it suitable for rental during the cooler months. Available all year.

About the property

Le Four a Sel Holiday Homes

Le Four a Sel holiday homes is a beautiful riverside property located 2km from Montignac and 30 minutes from Sarlat comprising 3 fully equipped houses that sleep 15, 8 and 5 respectively . It features fabulous views 15 acres of private grounds , a stunning setting , easy access to amenities and sites and on-site facilities for all ages : no need to go sightseeing everyday, the perefect rural retreat to get away from it all :Enjoy picnics and bbqs by the river, Football and badminton in an outdoor playground with swings, slides and a climbing frame, Table tennis in a covered play area , Boules/Petanque in the large 350 sqm courtyard , free Wifi, lots of parking , Alfresco dining whatever the weather and unlimited private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep! Visit our to see more photos and information about our propery and the individual houses or scroll down to the link to our website, after the facilities section

*Villa Hibiscus is a renovated Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms ,2 bathrooms ,sleeps 8

*Villa orchidee is a Large house with 5 Ensuite bedrooms that sleeps 15 people

*Villa Mimosa is a cozy Cottage with 2 bedrooms , sleeps 5. Please visit our website(scroll down to the link below after the section:Notes) to see more photos of each house and the whole property.

The 3 colocated but separate houses can be rented individually or together to accommodate large groups ,ideal GROUP ACCOMMODATION for MULTI-GENERATION FAMILY GATHERINGS OR several friends wanting to share a holiday together in one location in separate houses.


**Space! Lots of it- you will not feel cramped here. We have 15 acres of private grounds to let the children expel all that energy while you relax and unwind in your own private corner

**Fabulous riverside setting in french countryside

**Magnificent views from your bedroom window

**Great Location- secluded and peaceful yet amenities ,cafes & riverside restaurants are a mere 5 minute drive, and major tourist attractions are 30 minutes away. The world famous prehistoric caves of lascaux are 5 minutes drive. You can walk to the village for fresh baked croissants & baguettes .There is also a bar & restaurant offering 4 course meals for 12 euros!

**Onsite facilities to amuse all ages, No need to go sight seeing everyday to entertain the kids:

-Picnics and BBQ's beside the glorious Vezere river without leaving the property

-Alfresco dining and BBQ's WHATEVER the weather in a covered terrace that can seat up to 26

- Unlimited Private Fishing from dawn to dusk ON YOUR DOORSTEP

-Outdoor playground with swings, slide, climbing frame, and a wooden playhouse, football and badminton nets

-Table Tennis in the covered play area

-Large 400 sqm courtyard for Boules(also called petanque)

-Free Wifi in hotspots

-Lots of parking for at least 14 cars

Available all year, all rooms have electric heaters for the cooler months. Villa Orchidee & Villa Hibiscus also have a woodburner stove.

More Details

Brenda Archer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why Brenda Archer chose Perigord Noir

We came to Montignac with our 2 children on a family holiday in 2001. The kids loved the area-there was so much to see and do and always there was something new to experience and discover. We did this for 7 years , then we found Le Four a Sel fell in love with it and decided to make it our home

We love the peaceful rural setting,the wonderful sense of freedom this large expanse of space our property gives us and being beside the river is just so relaxing . And we are still in awe of the stunning scenery of this part of the Dordogne.We still get pleasantly surprised when we drive around and stumble upon a quaint village , a hidden castle.

What makes this house unique

**Excellent Location- peaceful and secluded but not isolated, walking distance to a bakery /bar/restaurant . Charming Montignac is close enough for one to walk in across the fields or along the back roads, with its cafes& restaurants, Wednesday and saturday market where you can buy local produce. And we are just 30 minutes away from many attractions, you won't need to drive too far to get back to your house.There is so much to see & do, 2 weeks won't be enough

**Lots of Space!You will never feel cramped here.15 acres of land for the children to run around in & expel all their excess energy. And still so much left for anyone to find their own private corner and get away from it all .

**The riverside setting is simply stunning, and oh sooo peaceful! Set beside the river Vezere, the riverbank is lined with poplar trees a 100 feet high .Watch the trees swaying gracefully in the wind ,listen to the nightingale break into song, or catch a glimpse of a kingfisher .

**Fabulous views . Wake up in the morning to views of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, or watch the early morning mist rise above the Vezere river at 7am

Though we are by the river, both the swimming pool and the river are protected by a fence and gate to keep children safe.

**Private Fishing on your doorstep- Half a kilometre of river frontage for fishing from dawn to dusk

**Onsite facilities below provide sufficient amusement for everyone- no need to go sight seeing everyday.

*swimming pool (fenced and alarmed)-10m x 4m

*Table Tennis in a covered play area (handy during inclement weather).

*Outdoor playground equipped with football and badminton nets, swings,slide, wooden playhouse, climbing frame;

* Covered Terrace with tables and chairs to seat up 26 so you can enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and BBQ's whatever the weather

*Large 400 sq meter Enclosed courtyard for Boules or Badminton;

*Free Wifi in hotspots

*Lots of parking for at least 12 cars , more if req

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed our stay with Brenda and David. They have a fantastic place on the banks of the river Vezere. It is a quiet 3km bike ride to Montignac which is a lovely smallish town with plenty of shops and cafes right on the river. Down stream from Montignac are all the prehistoric sites for which this area is famed. Le Four a Sel provides spacious accommodation for an extended group - we were a large family group ranging in age between 3 and 80. The teenagers loved the pool and the table tennis table and the space near the river to play football and we all enjoyed communal meals in the covered seating area in the courtyard. There is a farm nearby selling fresh milk and during the summer months there is a "night market" one evening a week in the local village, Aubas, a short walk away across the bridge over the river, with a small restaurant/bar/grocers shop and acts as the local bread depot where you can order bread. The facilities were great We were there for one week but there is plenty to do for longer. We took our own canoe and you can launch from the riverbank at the property - there is a little landing stage. You can canoe up river from the property towards Chateau Sauve Boeuf . Altogether a great spot - we would love to go back.
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There is a CLEANING CHARGE OF 100 EUR payable as cash only ON ARRIVAL BEFORE KEYS ARE HANDED. This is not displayed on the rental quote because the system will add this to the rental charge of the house, which will increase the service charge you pay to homeaway as the service fee is based on a percentage of the total rental quote. Please also note that the deposit of 30% (Not 25%) is required to guarantee the reservation.This is non refundable. The homeaway system gives a drop down menu which limits the owner to a choice of 25% or 50% hence this is what is showing but we are making you aware of this at the time of booking. The balance is required 12 weeks before arrival. By filling up the booking form, you agree to our terms and conditions.
Special Rates for: Xmas,New Year, Easter, Bank Holiday ,available on request. Reduced rates if 10 people or less on certain periods(except July & August).In July& August, booking is from Saturday to Saturday . At other times, we are flexible. We accept short breaks or long week-ends , and various lengths of rental. Please contact us for any requests. The security deposit is payable 4 weeks before arrival


Montignac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2346 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All Bedrooms have their own private(ensuite) bathroom-with shower and toilet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
  • A cot can be added in the family room , in one of the double bedrooms or in one of the triple bedrooms.The bedrooms are on the ground floor and first floor.Two of these rooms have external (private) entrance that lead onto the courtyard. Smoking is not permitted inside the house but is permitted in the covered terrace just outside the house or in the courtyard. There is wifi in the house and hotspots.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are 2 washing machines in the laundry room outside the villa. Towels are available for hire. The stove has an oven and the fridge has a small freezer. Extra freezers are available for your use in the barn in the courtyard.The 10m x4m swimming pool is fenced and alarmed for added safety. The pool is shared with the other villa. You can fish privately on the river where benches, chairs and sunloungers are provided also. Onsite, there is a huge courtyard where you can try your hand at petanque, a covered play area where children can play table tennis, basketball, tennis(against the wall) and boardgames. Across is a covered terrace (like a loggia) where adults can relax with a glass of wine or for people to dine in the shade. Elsewhere there is another play area outdoors with swings, climbing frame and football net ,see-saw. There is a huge separate parking area. Smoking is not allowed in side the house


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Large House for 15 people, 6 ensuite bedrooms nr shops & tourist sites
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews

50th birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

You know when you dream of the perfect day,well this was it.The location was fantastic as we needed to accommodate 22 people from 3 continents.This is an ideal place for large groups as there are plenty of rooms,kitchens and bathrooms and loads of outside space should you need some downtime from the group.There is so much to see in the surrounding area and you never have to venture very far for a day out.The town Montignac is close with a good supermarket,bakery,cafes and places to eat. David and Brenda are the ideal hosts.They helped find a chef for the lunch,were there when we needed help and information,always with a smile.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Very clean, comfortable, friendly hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained, clean and comfortable, great for large groups of friends or large family, big outside seating area to sit and chill and have a few beers to relax, river on site if you fancy a fishing holiday, Dave and Brenda could not do enough for us. Great place to stay and plenty to see within easy drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 4 of 5

A lovely collection of Gites, nicely furnished next to the river. Well sited for most attractions in the area. The hosts were fantastic, very accommodating and friendly. They were full of fantastic and honest information about the locality.

Gites were neat clean and convenient. It was great to have an enclosed courtyard for the children.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Big family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous setting with lots of space for a big family group to enjoy time together or apart when needed. Pool was very very clean. Plenty of activities nearby including kayaking and horse riding. Sarlat a lovely medieval town to visit. Also very relaxing if you don't want to be active. So something for everyone here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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21st birthday big group

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website don't sell this place enough!! beautiful property and grounds.

the owners Brenda and David were fantastic hosts, there for us when we needed it but not over bearing. The pool was a good size especially for new swimmers like me. The property is in walking distance to a lovely town of Montignac and far enough to enjoy the beautiful countryside. the accommodation was perfect really can not fault our stay at all, the only downfall was having to go home at the end.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We decided with friends of mine to discover Perigord as whe want. I'm french coming from Alsace and to my mind this holidays were perfect. Guests are always ready to take care of you. Property was perfectly located, quiet along the Vezere, where you can fish. The region is beautiful, our stay was partitioned between relaxing at the pool, fishing, visiting the area and eat barbecue in the evening. Everything is within reach, it remains only to enjoy and relax.

The villa was perfect for all private bathroom for each bedroom, large living room, very comfortable.

The perfect holiday, thank you to our hosts for this sweet stay in Périgord

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Brive Souillac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
660 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Condat sur Vezere
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Condat sur Vezere
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Le Four a Sel is in the village of Aubas, 2km from Montignac & the prehistoric Lascaux caves and 25 minutes from the medieval town of Sarlat & Les Eyzies. Popular Tourist sites like Chateau Hautefort, Domme, the feudal fortress of Commargue, the gardens of Marquessac, Roque Gageac ,a village carved on a hilltop, Roque St. Christophe , the medieval village of Castlenaud are within a 30 minute drive. Major towns close by are Perigeux and Brive and closest airports are Brive Souillac, a 40 minute drive,served from London City airport by Cityjet. Bergerac & Limoges are 1hr30 minutes away. Bordeaux airport is 1hr 45 minutes, and the vineyards of St. Emillion can be visited as a day trip. For walkers, cyclists or those who simply like to take a gentle drive along meandering country lanes, this is a magnificent corner of France. Must do : canoeing/kayaking down the vezere river or the Dordogne- the best way to see the sites. Other nearby activities:Horseriding - 20 minutes away; 2 lakes nearby within 20 minutes where you can go sailing, waterskiing, and one has a small beach; watersports with waterslides, a fishing lake , large playground, is 40 minutes away. Lots of things to see and do here-2 weeks won't be enough!!

Golf: The Perigord Noir has some good golf courses with the added attractions of the region's wine and food to help you recover from the day's exertions plus a plethora of tourist sites and attractions to add variety to your holiday. Three 18 hole golf courses 40 minutes away .We can arrange tee off time.


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