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French Cottage with Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Prats du Perigord, Nr. Belves, Dordogne, France - Set in the Peaceful Countryside

Situated at the end of a country lane yet only 500m from the nearest small village of Prats du Perigord. Set in the grounds of the owners own property, with both cottages separated from each other by pretty trees and shrubs, guests would enjoy privacy and seclusion, sharing only a parking area with the owners. The gardens and sunny terraces are exclusively for the use of guests.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About The Owner

Having visited the area on and off since 1990, eventually decided to buy as a base to visit. Leaving my last job in UK in 2007, retrained as a builder and made the move here permanent.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1998

Why The Owner chose Prats-du-Périgord

The local countryside has wildlife in abundance and there are beautiful walks on ther doorstep. The locals are kind, friendly and always chatty.

The area is renowned for it's gastronomy and wines.

Although the cottage is in a rural setting, 15 minutes sees you at the beautiful villages of either Belves or Villefranche du Perigord with their local shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. The location was perfect and the cottage itself was extremely well equipped.

Great house and pool. Best Gite we've stayed in! Good facilities.

We felt at home here as soon as we arrived, the house and pool exceeded our expectations.
May 2009
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Prats-du-Périgord Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wash basin and toilet. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Cot available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for frail elderly or people with mobility problems. Outside: There is an enclosed 5 X 10m pool with pool alarm, sun loungers, garden table and chairs. Various outdoor games, ie badminton. Utility Room: Also available are washing machine, hoover, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Personal towels and linen are included in the price. These can be changed weekly at an extra charge. Property is cleaned for arrival. Extra cleaning may be done at charge.


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French Cottage with Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house, gardens and pool were exactly as per the description on the website and exactly like the photos, which is refreshing as sometimes photos and descriptions can be deceptive.

The location was perfect for us as we wanted rural, the property was traditional and rustic, again exactly what we wanted, the gardens were beautifully kept and the pool was magnificent, kept beautifully clean by Pete the owner.

The house was clean and welcoming, we received a lovely welcome pack of milk, coffee, tea, sugar and most importantly after an 11 hour journey wine!

Pete welcomed us warmly, explained everything to us, showed us where things were and how things worked and said to give him a shout at any time if there was anything we needed or didn't understand, very easy as he was in the house next door, however we did not see him unless we needed him or if we passed on the drive, which again was what we wanted.

The nearest supermarket was Carrefour in Souriac which was 10 minutes in the car, again had everything we needed.

The nearby town of Belves was beautiful for coffee and crepes in the square.

We would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

We have already spoken to the owner and will be returning next year.

Simply a beautiful house in a fabulous area and well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Escape from it all

  • 5 of 5

Quirky rustic cottage bursting with character in a very peaceful and private setting, overlooking a green valley. The sound of silence, occasional distant church bells, birdsong, squirrels. If you want somewhere to recharge your batteries this setting is beautiful; you can feel your shoulders drop when you arrive! The cottage had lots of beams and exposed stone; it was extremely well equipped and also had supplies of olive oil, vinegar, soap, washing up liquid, all towels (including pool towels), wine! etc. which was a generous touch. A lovely cool pool for those hot days. The owner was welcoming and there if needed but unobtrusive. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The sound of silence.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in an outstanding location where privacy and peace are in abundance. The sound of silence and the birds - and the sight of early morning deer and plenty of lizards - adds to the experience. The pool is fantastic - great views, not overlooked and well maintained - and when the sun gets too hot there are plenty of shady areas. The area around is full of things to do - wild swimming, canoeing and walking - and plenty of good food and wine. The owner was discrete and helpful. Thankyou

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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charming character property with its own pool

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful place to spend a holiday. Set in a peaceful rural area, the pretty local village is within walking distance and Belves (designated one of the most beautiful villages in France) only a short drive away. The River Dordogne is 15 minutes and the area abounds with wonderful medieval villages and Chateaux. The cottage is full of charm and very well equipped. The owners ensured it was spotlessly clean and kept the pool in immaculate condition. They were most helpful and had lots of local knowledge when asked, but were discreet and quiet. For eating out the Night Market in Belves is a great opportunity to mix with the local people and we enjoyed Le Madelon there too. A bit further away but well worth the drive, La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageac was superb for a special occassion! We love this area, it is so beautiful and there is so much to see and do that we will certainly be back for another stay at this property. A perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday, Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic two weeks. The cottage is old, with lovely period features and the Pool is fantastic. Considerate and helpful owner who was on hand to help out as necessary and cleaned the Pool regularly.

Loads of wildlife, great places to visit locally or just as fantastic to relax by the Pool. We were having such a great time, we lost a day and had to rush off to catch the train home - running very late!

We are already planning our return visit which we hope will be next year. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The nearest airport is Bergerac, 1 hours drive. The ports on the north coast are approximately 10 hours drive. A car is necessary for getting about as there is no public transport available here.


Our main towns are Sarlat, Gourdon, Domme, Cahors and Bergerac, attractive medieval towns full of charm and character with markets once or twice a week. Close by are the chateaux of Castelnaud, Milandes, Marqueyssac and Beynac, the caves of La Grotte de Lascaux (famous for its prehistoric paintings), the village of La Roque-Gageac and the hillside town of Rocamadour (second most visited site in France). Canoeing down La Dordogne, is an experience not to be missed.

Further Details:

In village of Prats du Perigord 1.3km, you will find a village bar/cafe. In Belves 13km, Villefranche du Perigord 12km and St Cyprien 25km, you will find banks, supermarkets etc.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.99

Booking Notes:
All linen and towels are included in the price. A deposit of 20% is required to confirm the booking. The balance of the rent is to be paid 6 weeks before the rental period along with £200 security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on Saturday. Clients are requested not to arrive before 4.00pm on the first day of the booking and to vacate the premises before 9.00am on the last day of the booking. However, we can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. For any other dates please e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.