River Dovecote offers you the unique opportunity to stay in a beautiful home on the banks of the Dordogne river, just minutes from some of the region’s most captivating towns and villages.
The mesmerising setting is how you may imagine your perfect Dordogne holiday. Listen to the church bells ring as you relax on your charming shaded terrace with magnificent river views. Wander down the stone steps to the glorious gardens which extend all the way down to the river bank, dip into the inviting swimming pool and admire the historic Pigeonnier which adds to the romantic ambience of this enchanting home.
The home has recently been renovated yet it has still managed to retain its traditional charm and character both inside and out. The rustic kitchen with its exposed stone work leads to the light and airy dining room with pretty French doors opening up to the al-fresco terrace. The living room is welcoming with its cosy fire-place for cooler months or step outside for coffee and croissants overlooking the gardens. All four bedrooms have their own bath or shower rooms, two of them enjoying lovely vistas down to the river.
River Dovecote is perfectly situated in a tiny hamlet opposite the church on the south side of the river just 4km from beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. A little further north, Le Bugue (10km) is a charming market town on the Vézère riverside with narrow winding streets to explore and beautiful buildings to admire. Visit on a Tuesday to experience the bustling market day, then hire canoes on the river or enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants.
Other magical trips out should include sampling the delicious black truffle in the city of Périgueux, heading east to the exquisite town of Sarlat or simply exploring some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as Monpazier, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Not forgetting the beautiful city of Bergerac with its unmissable Maison des Vins, visiting more charming riverside villages on the way.
With typically French interiors, colourful gardens and gentle river views, this really is picture postcard Dordogne as it’s meant to be.
River Dovecote is set in a quiet area, just opposite the church in a tiny hamlet on the south side of the Dordogne.
You are just 4km from beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne. Here you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village with some lovely places to eat.
The next nearest facilities are in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (7km) where you will find a small supermarket and bank whilst the town of Le Bugue (10km) has further supermarkets, restaurants and a bustling market on a Tuesday morning. This is a great spot to hire canoes on the Vézère.
The Dordogne and Vézère regions host a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as glorious Monpazier (24km), a bastide town dating back to the 13th century or Domme (40km) on the Dordogne river.
The pretty Dordogne village of Trémolat (11km), with its Michelin starred restaurant, is also within a short drive and an enchanting place to visit.
Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac (42km) or head to La Roque-Gageac (33km), Château de Beynac (30km) or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (28km) all idyllically set along the Dordogne.
To the north you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux (50km), famous for its amazing black truffles and you should also visit Sarlat-la-Canéda (40km) with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants.
Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac (38km), following the Dordogne to the west, with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins, passing through some delightful riverside villages en route.
The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and canoeing, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area.
Children will love the region's waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Mid-stay cleaning of 3 hours on request (please note a mid-stay clean is included for stays of two weeks or more)
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!