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5 Perigordian houses with private terraces,a heated/ covered pool and playarea. - Clematites Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms)

Auriac-du-Périgord, France
  • House914 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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!

Property Manager

Rachel Dods

Member Since 2011
Response time:
within a few days
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • 2 single beds, one double bed and a sofa bed in the sitting/dining room.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Shower room 1
          toilet, shower, newly renovated this winter

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                          central heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          bring your own pool towels
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              gas and electric
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  the large sitting/dining room could accommodate a large group
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      a selection of childrens and adults books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Television
                                      French channels only
                                    • Toys


                                        • Bicycles
                                          there are some old bikes to borrow
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Perigeuex 25km.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          on the Vezere in Montignac
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          free in the village


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              all on one level and large doorways but not specially converted shower room.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  heated and covered as required
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Outdoor Pool


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: The houses can be booked singly, for 2 or more families or for large groups and offer areas to eat together, inside and out. They are suitable for hosting celebrations such as weddings, anniversairies, birthdays or for Christmas/ New year. During high season, the lets run from Saturday to Saturday but outside of that short stays and w/e 's are possible. Outside: Argeline has 3 outside terraces (2 covered) and a private garden. Clematites has one large outside terrace. Chantegrel has a large private garden with terrace, offering magnificent village views. Les Pins has a private garden and 2 terraces (one covered). Each house has outside table and chairs and barbecue. There is a games area with table tennis, boules, swing etc The shared pool is 12m by 6 m and is heated and can be covered for swimming outside of the season. The terrace offers stunning village views and has sun loungers and a shower.

                                                                      11 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A little piece of heaven!!!

                                                                      Patricia Y.

                                                                      We stayed in "clematis" with our labrador Honey for 3 weeks in September and I did not want to return home! The gites are just outside the small village of Auriac which is beautiful, and only 5 mins drive from Montignac which has a big supermarket and lots of lovely restaurants and shops. The gites and their surroundings are beautiful, with lovely little walks and a fabulous pool which you can sit and relax at. Our gite was perfect, it has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need, a lovely shower room, 2 big bedrooms and a huge sitting/dining room. Outside you have a really sunny patio to enjoy. There are so many beautiful places to visit within a 30-40 min drive. I'll highly recommend Sarlat which has a fab market on saturday and Terrason which is a lovely town on the river Vezere. There are beautiful chateaus and gardens to visit and bring a picnic and dogs are welcome everywhere. We had a truly wonderful holiday at Chantegrel and our hosts Neal and Rachel could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The peace and quiet were something special and you can completely escape from reality, this beautiful place is a truly a little piece of heaven.

                                                                      Beautiful peaceful setting and lovely hosts

                                                                      Lucie Q.

                                                                      A really lovely place tucked away so we were able to enjoy a quiet holiday. We have 2 young children who loved the swimming pool which is always open and lovely and warm! The hosts couldn't have been better, really friendly and easy to get hold of. The cottage itself was authentic and had everything we needed. Great base for exploring the other towns & villages nearby.

                                                                      Chanterelle. Pam and Mike Coakley stayed there with two friends and their labrador dog, Poppy.

                                                                      Pamela c.

                                                                      Wow, wow, and wow again. Fabulous location, Chanterelle the house enchanting, clean and homely.Swimming pool excellent and the owners friendly and helpful. Would recommend this special place to anyone.

                                                                      Gorgeous substantial property with period features

                                                                      Rachel D.

                                                                      We loved this house which offers an open plan sitting/dining room and large well equipped kitchen. The stone meant it stayed beautifully cool even on the hottest days and so sleeping here was very refreshing and relaxing. The grounds are stunningly with lots of shady trees and flowers. We loved the Thursday night market where everybody ate together and was very friendly. The kids had a wonderful time building tree houses in the woods, playing ping pong and of course swimming in the large, warm pool. The house is well located for exploring the local area and there is certainly plenty to see and do.

                                                                      A week of total relaxation !

                                                                      Steven M.

                                                                      We stayed in Clematites cottage for 6 nights in June. Chantegrel is a unique property . If looking for a holiday away from it all in our opinion you won't find a better hideaway. Neil & Rachel are welcoming & charming hosts & are happy to help with any queries during your stay. We enjoyed exploring the area & recommend visiting Sarlat an& of course nearby Montignac. A dear little cottage & don't be surprised if you feel sad to leave & return to civilisation !! We will be returning next year & bringing more family members with us.

                                                                      Steve & Sue M.

                                                                      A beautiful property in a fantastic setting!

                                                                      Nicky S.

                                                                      We had such a fantastic week at Clematites. The gite itself is stunning to look at and the open plan living space inside is brilliant, making the property feel huge despite only having 2 bedrooms. It's in an ideal location for exploring the stunning surrounding area, with plenty of things to entertain you for the week. The owners were hugely friendly, helping out with anything that we needed (including a bottle of wine on the first night as we'd turned up empty handed!) The pool area is fantastic too so there's always the option of relaxing on site if a day of rest is needed! Thank you Neal and Rachel for making our first holiday with our 6 month old so wonderfully stress free!


                                                                      Auriac-du-Périgord, France

                                                                      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.


                                                                      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.

                                                                      11 Reviews
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