2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) House in Villefranche-du-périgord

Exquisite Village House with Large Garden, Private Pool and All Modern Amenities

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.

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  • Property Type House
  • Location Villefranche-du-périgord
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum nights stay7
  • Low season price per week€700
  • High season price per week€1400
  • Average price per week€870
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 19 reviews )
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This charming house is situated on the edge of Villefranche-du-Perigord; a Bastide village in the Dordogne. The front door opens into the village with its restaurants, bakeries and various charming shops. The back door takes you out to the sun drenched terrace, the huge garden with numerous fruit trees, the 10m x 5m private swimming pool, and the countryside beyond. A true taste of the idyllic life awaits you.

The house originates from the 13th century but has all the conveniences of modern life including dishwasher and broadband internet access. Fully renovated, the house is comfortable all year round. Cool in summer with its ancient stone walls and window shutters. Warm in winter with oil central heating and large open fire.

Ground Floor
- Living Room - Comfortable sofa, 3 easy chairs and an open fire
- Entertainment - Books, DVD Player, Music library, Stereo, Flatscreen TV with UK Satellite and CD/Mini Disc/ Radio system
- Kitchen/Dining - All modern conveniences including dish washer, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster oven, gas hob and oven, extractor, double sink, A large selection of quality pots and pans (including Le Creuset), cutlery, glassware etc, Dining table seats 6
- Utility room / laundry with separate toilet

First Floor
- Bedroom 1 - 1 x Queen size bed. Juliette balconies overlooking back garden
- Bedroom 2 - spacious room with 2 x over-size single sleigh beds.
- Bathroom - Large, modern walk-in shower plus toilet

Garden - A sun drenched terrace leads off the kitchen/dining room. It overlooks the pool, the garden and the countryside beyond. Tables and chairs provided. Large garden with mature trees proving shade in summer. Many of the trees bear fruit and nuts in season. Small solid fuel barbecue
Pool (Exclusive Use) - 10m x 5m swimming pool with the latest salt technology. A one switch electric pool safety cover which complies with the stringent French pool safety rules. 4 pool loungers
Parking - Immediately outside the house plus further on-street parking a few metres away

Villefranche-du-Perigord is a medieval, historic, Bastide village dating back to the 13th century and has many interesting features. It has everything you need for day to day life with a wealth of shops including 2 bakeries, a butcher, a deli and 2 food stores. There is a hardware store, a bank, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a newsagent with English newspapers and, in season, 5 restaurants/bars. All within 2 - 10 minutes stroll. The village has tennis courts, a boule court and a pool.

The region is dotted with beautiful towns and villages. Particularly well known are Monpazier, Dome, Sarlat, Bergerac and Cahors.

There is a strong culture of wine and cuisine reflected in many restaurants and fabulous markets. Locally there are many summer festivals.

We have owned this house for 20 years and have been renting it out very successfully for the past 18 years. Prior to purchasing this property we looked at many homes in the countryside around Villefranche-du-Perigord. Ultimately we decided to buy this house because of it's unique location on the edge of the village. This gives us, and anyone who rents the house, the opportunity to participate in daily, village life. In addition to being within a few minutes walk from the local cafes, restaurants and shops, we have the joy of an unspoilt pastoral view over the wooded hills of the region.

An oasis from the turbulence of modern life, we are sure you will love it.

Prices are per week for Saturday to Saturday, arriving after 4pm and departing by 10 am on the final day. (We can be more flexible with rental periods outside the peak summer months, so please contact us and let us know your requirements)
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A Perfect Vacation

By James Brookman on 28-Sep-2019

We had a wonderful time exploring the Dordogne region and this lovely house was the perfect base to do so. It's situated on the edge of the charming village of Villefranche-du-Perigord and only a 2 minute walk from all the shops and cafes, yet it's very quiet with a private backyard and sparkling pool. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with a sunny terrace overlooking the pool for al-fresco dining. Upstairs the bedrooms are light and bright with views of the surrounding countryside and the upstairs bathroom is shiny and new. We spent our days visiting so many beautiful villages and gardens nearby, each one a treat. Two of our favourites were Le Château des Milandes with the fascinating Josephine Baker museum and the stunning Les Jardins de Marqueyssac where we hiked among the most extraordinary topiary and had a lovely lunch in the restaurant. And as we were there during the Rugby World Cup, I would have my early morning espresso at the Cafe De La Poste just up the street and watch the games with the locals. A perfect vacation.

5 of of 5

By P Bowen on 13-Jul-2019

Our family of four (2 adults and kids aged 10 & 8) stayed at this wonderful property in July 2019. The property is exactly as described. A cool, cosy and homely lounge (with UK TV!) and a lovely large kitchen (with very good utensils) link to a fantastic terrace and garden. The kids lived the pool and it was appreciated in the heat of the day. The garden was large and the view over the valley each day was mesmerising. Upstairs were two lovely bedrooms and a good bathroom. We were welcomed by a lovely local lady who made sure we were fully able to work the pool etc, and provided excellent advice as to local markets etc. The village was sleepy, attractive and very friendly. 2 great small super markets, a boulangerie and patisserie, tabac and butchers and a few cafes, bars, restaurants and a bookshop. Perfect and by the end of the week we became very fond of such lovely people and such a beautiful village. Don’t miss the fantastic Tuesday food market. Further afield the rivers of the Lot and Dordogne were a pleasant 40 min drive away with great swim spots and more touristy but beautiful attractions and sites. Don’t miss canoeing down the Dordogne, wine tasting in Cahors & Monpazier & Puy-L’Eveque.

5 of of 5

By N. Williams on 15-Jun-2019

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely house, beautiful views,great outdoor space with a good size pool which was very welcome as the weather was very hot during our stay. The village had everything you needed, with some good places to eat in a quiet location, there are lots of places to visit within a short drive the area and local people are fantastic we were sorry to leave and look forward to visiting again soon.

5 of of 5

By Denise Cohen on 30-Sep-2018

We absolutely loved our holiday in Villefranche du Perigord. Renting a place for a “dream holiday” is a counterbalance between excitement and risk - and I can say with absolute confidence that this place is no risk. The set-up was perfect. We loved the easy downstairs living, the kitchen was fantastically equipped to enjoy the spoils of our market purchases. The beautiful deck, looking out across the pool to the neighbouring countryside was just magic. All we heard were the birds and the dulcet tones of the village. The bedrooms were light and bright, but perfectly cool. Of course the pool was enjoyed - another bonus of the house. The bathroom is fresh and modern and a real attribute. A highlight for us was the village. Having spent the week driving around the area we found VdP to be absolutely the best place; it had all the mod-cons you’d want in terms of cafe, bar, supermarket and the most AMAZING boulangerie. After 2.5 weeks in France, I can say hands down this was the best bread and pastries we had all trip. The village wasn't overrun with tourists, just locals and we found the location was really convenient for day trips. The owners were easy to deal with and all the info we needed was provided prior. Hard to fault. 10/10.

5 of of 5

By D Rakich on 21-Sep-2018

After a week of hectic sightseeing in Paris, this was the perfect antidote; a peaceful hideaway in the beautiful Dordogne countryside. The house gives no hint of what lies beyond as it perfectly blends into this picturesque village. Once inside you’re treated to a panoramic view of wooded hills to the horizon, that’s if you can take your eyes off the very inviting pool. The sizable backyard is dotted with mature trees, (the figs were delicious), there’s a barbeque, a table on the terrace for outdoor dining, and pool loungers. Inside, you’ll find all the home comforts; a brilliantly equipped kitchen, spacious living room with TV and Wifi, a wonderful master bedroom with twin balconies, a luxuriously large shower, which also has its own view, and oodles of rustic charm. We loved it. You can shut out the world if you wish, or take part in village life. The locals are very welcoming and everything you need is a very short stroll away. Villefranche du Perigord is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding region and our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer.

5 of of 5

A wonderful house and location with an unforgettable swimming pool

By Jack, UK on 14-Jul-2018

From the moment we arrived in Villefranche till we left, we had a wonderful holiday. We had every comfort in this traditional style house including wonderful French doors and shutters in the bedroom opening out to an uninterrupted view of the wooded slopes; not another dwelling in sight. There is a variety of places in the house and extensive garden to gaze, partake of delicious wine and eat the tempting local produce, depending on your mood and time of day. The outlook is rural and calming.
The unforgettable and exquisite pool is wonderful, so clean and clear and good to swim in and private; all to ourselves, everyday!
The local people were most helpful and welcoming and we explored the local countryside with great walks and of course cooled off in the pool afterwards.
There is easy and quiet driving to the Dordogne and other places of interest.
All in all a perfect holiday.

5 of of 5

By M. Langer on 11-Sep-2017

Pretty house, perfectly situated in historic village. Outstanding views of skies and valley from terrace and garden. Unbelievably calm and dark at night. Well-kept pool. Best equipped kitchen and best guest instructions we ever had on a holiday.

5 of of 5

By John Barton on 17-Jun-2017

We stayed here for a week in June whilst en route to Spain. The house has everything you could possibly need , including a fabulous pool. The pool was very welcome as the weather was extremely hot for the entire week that we were here. The village is beautiful and again has everything you could possibly want - a butchers, two bakeries, two general shops and a number of restaurants that cater for all tastes. The surrounding villages host some wonderful markets that must be visited. If you are looking for a property for a quiet getaway, you need look no further. Definitely recommended.

5 of of 5

By D. Robertson on 10-Jun-2017

We had a wonderful week with fantastic weather. We enjoyed the markets at Prayssac, Cazals, and lunch at Bistro 2 in Montpazier. However, most of all we enjoyed relaxing at the gite, on the terrace and by the pool with the sounds and the sights of the surrounding countryside. The gite was very well appointed and was perfectly placed for walks in the local area, strolls to the local bakers and butchers and for local sightseeing. The village was very welcoming with quality local produce available. We've stayed in a number of different gites in the area and this was one we would return to without a doubt.

5 of of 5

By Marty Jones on 10-Jun-2017

We recently had a three week holiday in this accommodation . It was everything we were hoping for .The house is comfortable and well equipped. We often cooked and ate on the terrace rather than drag ourselves away from the view overlooking the beautiful countryside .But when we did summon the will to leave, the house is well situated for trips to lively markets, unbelievably pretty villages ,magnificent chateaux,11th century churches. We still had a list of things we didn't get to at the end of our holiday. The warm weather meant we could make full use of the pool which was meticulously maintained.The peace and charm of village life completely won us over.A world away from noisy city life.This one was a winner.

5 of of 5

Excellent Holiday Cottage in quiet location

By Paul S on 03-Aug-2016

This house was perfect for our needs for a relaxing holiday. The house has all the modern facilities you could possibly wish for with thick stone walls which keep it nice and cool in the summer and a patio area outside the kitchen which leads to a large back garden, with BBQ and large saltwater pool. The Pool although not heated was the ideal temperature in the summer. There are two supermarkets can be found at Prayssac, (only 20mins drive away) and an excellent larger Leclerc just outside Cahors which is worth a visit. We found you could buy most daily provisions in Ville-Franche, which has excellent Butchers, 2 Bakers, 2 small supermarkets and grocers shop, along with cafes and a bar.
We enjoyed visiting local towns and exploring the Lot / Dordogne area, coming home for a swim in the afternoon and BBQ each evening. There is also a very reasonably priced restaurant in the town, which did 3 course evening meals for just €16.

Overall we would highly recommend this property as a perfect place to stay and explore this very picturesque part of France and I am sure we will return again in the future.

5 of of 5


By Anonymous on 05-Jul-2016

Found the property enchanting and the village and surrounding vicinity engaging. The house is exactly as described and although the weather was not too kind to us we found plenty to do, peace and quiet when we wanted nothing to do, and options to eat and drink within walking distance. (Le Petite Auberge was our favourite) The village residents were patient and helpful. The pace of life is slow with the local villages, markets and vine yards (Lot) easily accessible. On the owners recommendation and our own sampling we have brought a consignment of tasty Malbec home. We were moving on to Bordeaux and some Euro 2016 action so the peacefulness in this beautiful little village was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

5 of of 5

Wonderful Accommodation

By David D on 05-Jul-2016

Our first visit to this property and we loved it. Very comfortable accommodation with everything one could wish for including English TV. The pool is fabulous with gorgeous views and wonderful to relax by after a hard morning's sightseeing and marketing. We can thoroughly recommend.

5 of of 5

An exquisite house in a charming French village.

By Ian G. on 16-Oct-2015

Just as described...but better. This house was the perfect escape. Clean and tidy with all modern facilities. A large private back yard which encompassed fruit trees, gardens and a deck from the kitchen to enjoy the sunset with a barbecue and a glass of wine... and the perfect swimming pool. What could be more pleasant than enjoying the view of acres of treed landscape with perfect privacy. The historic village which has been preserved by the residents is a tribute to their restoration work. The people are friendly, and a real sense of community seems quite apparent. We enjoyed several markets in local villages and it appeared there were regular community events in our village. Chestnut festival and sep mushrooms in our time. There are many historic sites and Chateaux to visit..we enjoyed a day at Josephine Baker's Chateaux. Plenty of restaurants in the area offering local fare and wines.

In all a great experience and a perfect place to enjoy the real rural France. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting the real taste of France in a well appointed village house, in an area untouched by modernity.

5 of of 5

Very well situated with stunning views

By Wll Smith on 23-Aug-2015

This is our second visit to 'Place des Cayres' and it once again provided a relaxing holiday in a lovely setting.

The views from the patio over the beautiful pool are as good as we remembered. Villefranche is very well supplied with cafes and amenities so days go by without using the car.

We enjoyed the market at nearby Prayssac, and St Circ Lapopie is really well worth a visit.

Thank you Michael and Julie

5 of of 5

*Perfect holiday base*

By Andreea Bucharest on 02-Jan-2015

We were very happy with our choice of Villefranche du Perigord as a base for our holidays in the region. The village is charming and quaint, but still with a real village feel to it - with 2 butchers, 2 bakers (one we preferred for the wonderful bread - our favourite: the villefanchoise - and one which did great cakes), restaurant/cafe and a traiteur.

The house is beautiful and while central, has a lovely unobstructed view from the terrace and pool to nearby hills. The size was just nice for our needs, with a well equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a fire place. Not that we needed the fire place in September, we were still enjoying the pool !

This was our first time renting and the owners (Michael & Julie) were very quick to respond answering all our questions, which gave us confidence to go ahead and book. Everything was seamless when we arrived as the caretaker (Mme. Ballaty) had arranged everything perfectly.

All in all, a perfect holiday!

5 of of 5

What a wonderful holiday

By Perigord Singapore on 01-Jan-2015

Absolutely charming house in a beautiful medieval French village. The village feels truly authentic with a lovely market place with gothic archways. The house is mere minutes from the village centre, is very clean and comfortable and lovingly furnished. There are beautiful markets in the region selling wonderful local produce which we could turn into amazing dishes in the well equipped kitchen.

Lastly, we were very lucky to get warm weather so the dips in the pool were a real treat!

5 of of 5


By George Duns, Scottish Borders on 18-Dec-2014

We have very specific criteria for a holiday house...it has to be within walking distance of a variety of places to eat & drink so we don't have to drive every time we go out, it has to have it's own private swimming pool & be situated in a beautiful area with loads of walking & lots of interesting places to visit. This houses most definitely ticks all the boxes, we loved staying here & look forward to visiting again.

5 of of 5

Top-class accommodation

By Sorbsbuster Belfast on 09-Dec-2014

If you want to be immersed in mediaeval France, then this is the place to be. The owners have thought of everything to make this your home. The pool is excellent, the garden is huge, the kitchen is really well equipped, Madame Ballety is absolutely lovely, the village has bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, and friendly people. Just about no-one speaks English, but then are you not trying to get away from it all for a fortnight? Why else would you go to the south of France? And everyone will muddle along with you, in a really helpful manner, if you try your best. We found it hard to find bike hire (or good, safe places to cycle). This has to be a big market opportunity the region has over-looked. (We asked in a Tourist office if we could cycle along the Dordogne (the view over it from where we stood was spectacular) and although they said "Yes..." they looked at us as if we had asked "Can we cycle through the slums and major industrial areas, during the night?" The region is lovely, the history is all around you, the pace is friendly and slow, and this accommodation is top-class.

5 of of 5
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