About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Houses in Auriac-Du-Perigord, Nr. Montignac, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location With Stunning Village And Chateau Views, 4km From Montignac And The Lascaux Caves
5 honey coloured, stone houses filled with period features set in a south facing pine forest, just 4km from Montignac (Lascaux caves) and 20km from Sarlat. Also in the nearby area are Beynac, Domme and Les Eyzies.The property offers a large shared pool which is heated and can be covered and has a terrace overlooking the village (open from the 1st april). Each house offers all mod cons, such as tvs, dvd players, washing machines, dishwashers etc and has its own private eating area outside with a barbecue. Clematites and Chantegrel have benefited from a brand new central heating system installed in 2015 and Clematites has a newly refurbished shower room. Argeline has a new kitchen for 2016 with new units, sink, full sized fridge/freezer and cooker with electric oven. Salamandre is newly renovated this year with a brand new fitted kitchen and shower room.
There is a play area with table tennis, swing, boules etc. Cots, high chairs and baby baths are available. 2 original stone shepards huts or bories can also be found within the 5 acre grounds. The property is ideal for individual families or groups as each house has it's own private terrace and or garden which is not overlooked. Clematites has a large sitting/dining room which can seat 25 people if a large group wishes to eat together. It is also perfect for activities such as yoga. Each house can sleep up to 4 (Salamandre), 5 (Argeline) or 6 people and have 2 or 3 bedrooms, giving a total of 11 bedrooms in all with 8 double beds, 9 single beds and one sofa bed. The village is a five minute walk away and has a park with tennis and croquet. Each Thursday evening there is a market where you can buy local produce and eat in the square during July and August. There is loads to do in the area such as visit chateaux, gardens, caves and prehistoric sites. The area is also perfect for horse riding which I can organise, biking, walking, canoeing, fishing.....and don't forget the fabulous local cuisine and wine!
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About Rachel Dods
We are a British couple who have lived and run the business here for 12 years. We have two boys aged 13 and 15 who attend school locally.. Neal also has a project managing business in the building trade. I teach English in schools and to adults and look after a large number of horses which are kept nearby. It maybe possible to organise riding for those who are interested and know how to ride while you are staying here.
Rachel Dods purchased this House in 2003
Why Rachel Dods chose Auriac-du-Périgord
We love the area, the food, architecture and the landscape. There is so much space here and the quality of life is amazing. Having horses enables us to really explore the beautiful countryside. We are very close to the popular towns of Sarlat, Beynac etc but it really does feel peaceful and calm here.
What makes this House unique
The property offers a chance to get away from it all as a couple, family or group. We are in a picturesque village within easy reach of Montignac, Sarlat and Beynac. I can offer riding on our beautiful and easy to handle Irish cobs.
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Like staying in a comfortable antique
Fabulous location to explore the Dordogne area. Beautiful old house with lots of character but well equipped and comfortable. We had such a great week. The kids loved the pool and exploring around the properties and our highlight was the village square bbq and meeting some of the locals (within walking distance). Made to feel welcome. We would definitely like to visit again. Thank you Rachel and Neal.
Fantastic, we loved the house, the pool and the whole site
The listing was very accurate, the owners very helpful, we had everything we needed, lovely place we would recommend it to anyone. The pool was bigger than I was expecting and lovely shade when you needed it both at pool and the house when it got very hot. Full of character and charm.
full of french character, fab views, peaceful
Even better than the photos! A wonderful house with bags of charm which stayed beautifully cool even in 40 degree heat. The shady terrace with gorgeous village views was the perfect place to relax and we loved the large warm pool. Would definitely recommend it and come back again.
Charming Character House
We loved staying in "Chantegrel" with its' authentic charm of a typical "Périgourdine" house and its' the lovely view over the village of Auriac. The family enjoyed having the spacious amenities of the house, with it's different levels allowing everyone their "space". The house was fully equipped and clean upon arrival (even the flower boxes were filled with geraniums). Auriac is a great central location to what the Dordogne has to offer, and coming back at the end of the day to enjoy the pool was a plus. Rachel and Neal are welcoming and very helpful. Will definitely stay here again.
Lovely house, great couple of weeks
A very nice stay in a lovely, characterful house. House was as described, and the owners were friendly and helpful. We liked Montignac very much, and enjoyed the fabulous prehistoric sites between Montignac and Les Eyzies (especially Lascaux II). Kids enjoyed the pool and the ping pong! Would definitely recommend.
Lovely old property with fantastic views of the local village. Full of character and old world charm set in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne. Family enjoyed the super swimming pool and had great fun canoeing the local rivers and exploring the caves. Will be back again next year.
Thanks Brenda, we look forward to seeing you again.
Special interest holidays: I can organise horse riding for individuals or small groups on our gorgeous Irish Cobs which are kept nearby at a Chateau. Coast/Beach: There is an etang 10 minutes drive away which has a small beach, café and pedalos to hire. It is a nice and safe place to swim and the café hosts concerts with live music in the summer. Travel: Nearest airport is Brive a 40 min drive and then Bergerac or Limoges about 1hr 15 minutes away. It is essential to have a car while staying here. Distances: Auriac-du-perigord is a 5 minute walk and Montignac is 4km. Sarlat is 20km away. Nearby are canoeing, horse riding, chateaux, gardens, caves, tree climbing parks etc. There is an etang nearby with a small beach and café which offers concerts in the season. Further Details: Montignac offers all facilities such as banks, pharmacies, restaurants etc. Auriac-du-perigord has a weekly market in the summer which you can purchase food and eat at. It also has one restaurant, tennis court, croquet and park. There are weekly summer walks organised from the village which are free to join. Rachel can offer equine assisted learning sessions with her horses. Sarlat is just a 20 minute drive away and the Lascaux caves are just 10 minutes away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: In order to secure a reservation we ask for a cheque for 25% and then will send out contracts to sign. The remainder is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. A damage deposit is also required which is refunded at the end of the stay. Changeover Day: During the main holiday season, change over day is Saturday but outside of July and August we can be flexible and are open all year. Departure time is 10 am and arrival after 4pm in July and August. Notes on prices: Last minute deals available and discounts for more than one week/house. Excellent discounts possible in June and September. The price includes bedding and towels.