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3 Dordogne Holiday Homes w/Pool Peaceful setting, Fabulous views,5 min to shops - Riverside Cottage in15acres w/Onsite Fishing, Close to SARLAT & Sites

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Montignac Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Childfriendly Self catering Houses (sleeps15, 8, 5) ensuite bedrooms,pool,garden

Le Four a Sel is a stunning riverside property comprising a Large House and 2 Gites with shared pool, set in 15 acres of private grounds in a peaceful and secluded, but not isolated location, just 5 minutes from shops and 30 minutes from sites.

The Large house sleeps 15 people in 6 ensuite bedrooms, the 2 other houses are a Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8, and a cottage with 2 bedrooms to sleep up to 5 guests. Please click on the individual tabs above to see the detailed description) . The 3 separate houses are self contained and fully equipped, and can be rented individually or together to accommodate up to 30 guests (as the large house has a 7th bedroom, which can be made available on request).

Wake up to fabulous views of lush cornfields from your bedroom window. Enjoy facilities ONSITE without leaving the property: Picnics and BBQ's beside the glorious Vezere river , 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, Play football, baseball and badminton with friends and family in our huge outdoor playground equipped with swings, slide, climbing frame, and a wooden playhouse, football and badminton nets, Table Tennis in the covered play area , and our 400 sqm courtyard for endless games of Boules(also called petanque) - All these right on your doorstep! No need to go sightseeing everyday to entertain the kids. There is so much space for children to run around in and expel all their energy and more for you to find your own private corner to unwind and get away from it all. 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.

Le Four a Sel is 2km (5 min) from Montignac , site of the famous prehistoric Lascaux caves and 25 minutes from beautiful medieval Sarlat, the most popular town of the region. You can walk to the village for fresh baked croissants & baguettes .There is also a bar & restaurant offering 4 course meals for 12 euros!

Le Four a Sel was chosen by the Irish Times Gloss magazine as its travel pick in October 2013.

There is Free Wifi in hotspots and lots of parking.

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.

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

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Details for Riverside Cottage in15acres w/Onsite Fishing, Close to SARLAT & Sites 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Villa Mimosa is our cozy & comfortable cottage with rustic charm located in the garden side of our property .Being southfacing it enjoys long hours of sunshine and direct access to the pool. The cottage comfortably sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms upstairs, where there is a kingsize bed in the main bedroom and 3 single beds in the other. Downstairs, the open plan groundfloor has a dining table & chairs for 5 , a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, seating area with a settee and an armchair , a flatscreen TV with English satellite channels , & a dvd player .The large bathroom has a bathtub & separate toilet, ideal for families with very young children and is equally perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway. All rooms have electric heaters.

The garden has table & chairs & a BBQ for al fresco dining & lots of fruit trees to provide shade. The swimming pool, a few meters away ,is fenced & alarmed so you can watch your children frolicking in the pool within your view.

  • 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:
December 6, 2016
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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 cottage 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

We stayed in the Villa Mimosa with our 2 children aged 5 and 9. We had a lovely stay there. The gite was charming and was very clean. It has a well stocked kitchen which meant we were able to cook meals when we wanted to. There are 2 bedrooms in the villa, both of which were very large. The downstairs bathroom was also a really good size. It is a beautiful property to stay in, and the surroundings are just lovely. The garden was beautiful and it was good to let the kids run around and play, while we sat in the sun enjoying a glass of wine!!! I only wish we were there in summer, because the pool looked amazing. David and Brenda were fantastic hosts. They were very friendly and had a lot of great information about the local area. I would definately stay there again and would recommend it to other families.
Sep 2012
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Riverside Cottage in15acres w/Onsite Fishing, Close to SARLAT & Sites
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 17 reviews

Mimosa cottage is a lovley base

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a lovely setting quite close to the river It is conveniently situated for shopping in the ancient town of Montignac and for exploring the beautiful countryside locally. The owners went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortably settled in and that we had everything we needed to enjoy a lovely holiday. Thank you both very much Dorothy and Mike.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Le Four a Sel is In a lovely setting and close to many beautiful towns, villages, fascinating caves and castles, not forgetting the beautiful Vezere and Dordogne rivers. We spent a great two weeks with our young children enjoying the pool, the sights and a very warm welcome from Brenda and David.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful setting, helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in 2 of the gites for a US-European family vacation for my brother-in-law's 60th birthday. Two generations, 13 people. The property is perfect for a large group, with the large outdoor table and area for lovely dinners. There was a heat wave when we were there, and the pool was always a welcome cooling experience after a day of exploring the nearby caves, old villages, and chateaux. Our hosts informed us of market days, the best dining experiences, and sights.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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relaxing and fun family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Brenda and David's gites. The arrangement of three gites really suited our huge family (22-25 of us) well. There was a welcoming bottle of wine on our table which was just what needed after our long drive. Our gite was spotlessly clean. Brenda and David were a mine of useful information regarding activities in and around Montignac - and there is so much to do. Our family ages range from 3 to 70+ and there was something for everyone - kayaking; climbing; water sports for the adventurous ones and beautiful towns; markets; gardens and, of course, the caves for the more sedate. A really good holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Excellent hosts and an excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four friends had an excellent time at Le Four a Sel. Brenda and David were both excellent hosts and extremely helpful in letting us know about nearby attractions and towns. The weather wasn't on our side but we still had an excellent holiday - thoroughly recommend the Saturday market at Sarlat. A car is essential.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Very nice stay in Villa Mimosa

  • 4 of 5

The gite is ideally situated to visit this beautiful region and the ground is magnificent in border of river and contains games for children and very attractive swimming pool.

The owners are charming.

We really appreciated(estimated) our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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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 Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Spring Half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Very High
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Very High Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $215

Please be aware that we require a 30% deposit to guarantee the reservation. the balance is payable 12 weeks before arrival. Homeaway/owners direct site display a 25% deposit(unfortunately, this is what is showing in their drop down menu which we have no control of).
**** Reduced rates for couples only during certain periods , Please.enquire ***
A security deposit of 200 (£175) is payable 4 weeks before arrival. This will be refunded no later than 1 week after departure, subject to no damage or loss. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival
From October -2nd week of May , there is a heating supplement.
Taxe de sejour applies between June-September

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Montignac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 66 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • The Bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath , shower and separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • A cot can be added in Bedroom 2 if required. The bedrooms are on the 1st floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Smoking is not allowed inside the house.However you can smoke outside in the garden and covered terrace. We do not accept pets.

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