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3 Child Friendly Gites w/Pool Sleeps15, 8 & 5. Close to sites.Table Tennis,Wifi - Large Family friendly House 6 Ensuite Bedrooms close to shops & sites

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Montignac House Rental Photos and Description

Peaceful setting of 15 acres w/Fabulous views.Private Fishing,Playground

Imagine waking up to the glorious view of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, Picnics and BBQ's beside the river without leaving the property, Alfresco dining and BBQ's WHATEVER the weather, unlimited Private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep. Tucked away from the crowds of holiday makers , Le Four a Sel combines peaceful rural countryside with easy access to shops and tourist sites . Located 5 minutes from Montignac (and the Lascaux caves) and 25 minutes from medieval Sarlat , it comprises 3 individual houses that sleep 15, 8 and 5 , fully equipped and available to rent individually or together to accommodate from 2- 30 guests. It features 15 acres of private grounds , a beautiful riverside setting , fishing on your doorstep and onsite facilities for all ages. No need to go sight seeing everyday to amuse the children yet the Dordogne attractions are just 30 minutes away .

The area around the houses ,pool and back garden is fenced to prevent access to the river and the childproof pool is fenced and alarmed for safety. The Irish Times Gloss magazine selected it as its travel pick in October 2013.

All 3 houses can be rented individually or together, ideal as GROUP ACCOMMODATION for MULTI-GENERATION FAMILY GATHERINGS OR several friends wanting to share a holiday together in one location but with SEPARATE ACCOMODATIONS.

Please click on the individual tabs for photos of each house

**Villa Orchidee ** has 6 bedrooms, all ensuite , can sleep 15-17 persons and is suitable for 3-4 families to share together.

**Villa Hibiscus** has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms suitable for 2 families to share and sleeps 8 guests.

**Villa Mimosa **is a cozy cottage with 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom and sleeps 2-5 guests. During certain periods we offer reduced rates for couples only. Rent the 3 houses together and get a reduced rate during special periods.

All houses have a fully equipped kitchen and All rooms have electric heaters for the cooler months. Villa Orchidee & Villa HIbiscus also have a woodburner stove..

Facilities Onsite are:

Shared swimming Pool-fenced and alarmed for safety with 2 levels

Large Courtyard (375 sq meter ) for endless games of boules and badminton

Table Tennis in a covered play area

Outdoor playground with swings & slides, football field , badminton areas

Private river Fishing on half a kilomete of our river frontage

Free Wifi and lots of parking.

We are open all year.

More Details

Details for Large Family friendly House 6 Ensuite Bedrooms close to shops & sites 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, 5 Bathrooms

Villa Orchidee is a spacious Family house suitable for 3 /4 families or 5/6 couples wanting to holiday together. It still retains its original features of ochre coloured stone wallls and wooden oak beams. It has :

• 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 ,and an interconnecting door to Bedroom2 with 3 single beds-the bathroom is in bedroom1 . A 7th bedroom w/a double bed (no bathroom) is available for a small charge or is free when the 3 houses are rented together. Spacious Open plan dining room/lounge can seat 16 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. Discover the dordogne in autumn or spend christmas/new year here.

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Brenda Archer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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Why Brenda Archer chose Perigord Noir

The cottages offer the tranquility and seclusion of the country yet are within 5 minutes drive from amenities, 30 minutes from attractions and sites.

This is a holiday where you can enjoy beautiful french countryside in a rural setting ; somewhere that is peaceful with lots of space for the children to be able to run around and play safely , with onsite facilities to amuse the kids and adults ,with easy access to nearby attractions so you won't need to drive too far, located in an area that offers lots of things to see and do for adults & kids alike. It offers Lots of landspace-15acres of it with fantastic views! You will never feel cramped- so much land area to spread around and find your own quiet corner to unwind or relax.

Stunning setting , with 100 feet high poplar trees that line the riverbank. Watch them swaying in the wind, listen to the nightingale break into song, catch a glimpse of a kingfisher .You will love being beside the river which is so relaxing ,and being able to take walks so easily in the surrounding area just to relax, or maybe go for a jog in the morning or at the end of the day , and along the way pass 2 magnificent chateaux , or take in the glorious view of the valley from a viewpoint just 25 minutes walk.

What makes this house unique

**Excellent rural Location- peaceful and secluded yet walking distance to a bakery /bar/restaurant for your daily morning baguettes & croissants , 5 minutes to shops and amenities in Montignac which is close enough for one to walk in across the fields or along the back roads. Enjoy an icecream or dinner in one of the pretty riverside cafes here , and on a Wednesday and saturday, there is a local market.Just 30 minutes away from many tourist attractions, a perfect base to discover our area in the Dordogne.

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

**Stunning setting with fabulous views!! -beside the river lined with tall poplar trees and magnificent views of cornfields from the bedroom window. 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 onsite- Half a kilometre of river frontage for one to indulge in a favourite sport from dawn to dusk.

**Onsite facilities provide sufficient amusement for everyone: adults and children alike- 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 net, swings,slide, wooden playhouse, climbing frame;

* Covered Terrace with tables and chairs to seat up 30 so you can enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and BBQ's whatever the weather

*Enclosed courtyard for Boules or Badminton;

*Free Wifi.

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

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.
Aug 2014
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Large Family friendly House 6 Ensuite Bedrooms close to shops & 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.


Rates & Availability

Montignac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half Term Week
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/Noel/Nouvel An
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Very High
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $652
cleaning $109
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Please 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 indicate we require 25% or 50% hence this is what is showing . The balance is required 12 weeks before arrival. By filling up the booking form, you agree to our 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

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Montignac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 218 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 25 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 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • 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

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