#0552: France, Dordogne

home exchange #0552: France, Dordognethe pool, from the terrace
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognesitting room
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognethe kitchen
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognesitting room
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognea corner of the garden
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognethe gazebo
home exchange #0552: France, DordogneLe Manse
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognethe pool
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognethe Dordogne at St. Julien
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognesitting room
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognebedroom with open bathroom
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognea first floor room
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognedining room, from the kitchen
home exchange #0552: France, Dordogne...and a little further up
home exchange #0552: France, Dordogneedge of the village
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognelooking up river
home exchange #0552: France, Dordognegarden & beyond


    Detached, light and airy, lovingly restored to the highest standards to appeal to families and groups seeking relaxation, quality and convenience. Set in shady garden with new, private, salt water, heated pool 10 x 5 m fenced with security gate.

    The whole house has beautiful pitch pine wooden floors, marble fireplaces in most rooms and Central Heating. The entrance hall has a sweeping wooden staircase curving up to the 1st floor. There is a downstairs WC off the hall.

    There is a 28 ft x 15 ft kitchen/diner/family room with French doors to terrace overlooking the pool. Quality cream units + island. Limestone tiled surfaces, stainless steel range cooker, gas 5 ring hob, vast electric oven and grill. Dishwasher and American fridge/freezer.

    You can stroll down the pretty, winding lane with your picnic and bottle of wine to cool in the river. The children can paddle and play in the shallows with their fishing nets. For more serious fisherman, get a permit from the shop and fish for trout or just to sit on the bank and enjoy the beauty and peace of this lovely river.

    Or sit on the terrace at the house overlooking the pool and watch the sun go down over the walnut orchards and distant hills.

    Three excellent restaurants in walking distance, one with terrace overlooking Dordogne River. Cafe serving delicious salads and other dishes under the walls of the medieval church.

    Boulangerie, butcher, grocer, pharmacy etc in easy walking distance.

    We have recently added a gazebo which provides a lovely shady sitting area by the pool, and a new heat pump for the pool itself.

    Meet the owner of this wonderful home exchagne in this IVHE podcast.  


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    Car available no

    St Julien de Lampon, between the historic towns of Sarlat and Souillac, nestles in the lush wooded scenery of Perigord Noir, the loveliest part of Acquitaine threaded by the beautiful Dordogne whose banks are meadows, wooded hills, or dramatic sheer cliffs. There are numerous historic chateux including Beynac, Fenelon (next door village), Castelnaud, de Montfort. The world-famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux, Les Eyzies de Tayac etc. are a short drive away. The pilgrimage site of Rocamadour is about three-quarters drive away. Garden lovers: 10 beautiful French gardens to visit, in easy reach. See our website for details.  Cyclists: 35km of cycle track - plus lovely quiet lanes. (Cycle and canoe hire in the village). 



    bedroom 1: 1 x king double, 1 x 1 occasional (child)

    bedroom 2: 1 x double, 3 x single

    bedroom 3: 1 x king double, 2 x single

    bedroom 4: 2 x single, 1 x bunk bed

    bedroom 5: 3 x single

    2 cots (cribs) and occasional child bed available. There are 3 double rooms, one room with 3 singles, and one with a bunk & a single. We can offer lower rates for smaller parties (6 or fewer) out of peak season.


    bathroom 1: bath, toilet, washbasin

    shower 2: shower, washbasin

    shower 3: shower, toilet, washbasin

    bathroom 4: bath, jacuzzi, toilet, washbasin


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 25 to 39
    From March to October the weekly rental ranges from 25 to 39 credits.
    Cleaning included no
    Final cleaning 100Euros

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    No wheelchair access


    Pool cleaning

    Weekly cleaning of property

    Weekly linen & towel change (swimming towels not provided)




    Swimming (on site)

    Horse riding (5 minutes drive)

    Fishing (15 minutes walk)

    Golf (5 minutes drive)


    Hiking / Walking (on site)




    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (10 minutes walk)

    Culture (10 minutes drive)

    Amusement Parks (15 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    Flights to Bergerac, Limoges or Brive from UK - 1hr 30 mins away (Brive 30 mins)


    we had such a lovely time in La Manse, the walk to the bakers in the morning, the pastis in the bar in the square in the evening and the wonderful markets in both Sarlat and Souillac! We just loved the area, it reminded us a bit of the Cotswolds with the beautiful mellow yellow bricks. We went to the caves at Lascaux, to Beygnac, La Roc and Domme and Castlenaud, and Rocadamour a few times, all stunning and very moving. And we feel we haven't really scratched the surface. What a wealth of history and chateaux on your doorstep. We loved it, in spite of the weather, thank you!

    Jod Barker And Georgina Watts (14 Aug 2012)

    We had a wonderful week with American friends at this spacious villa at the edge of the Dordogne. The villa is in an excellent position on the edge of an untouristy village but very convenient for all the charming and fascinating sites of the region, as well as fun activities such as canoeing. There are two delightful restaurants within walking distance, and the working boulangerie cries out for an early morning visit.

    Pat Shutter (10 Feb 2012)

    Dordogne 5-bedroom/ensuite grande maison with pool

    A fabulous grande maison 250m from the Dordogne River in a beautiful quiet, historic village.

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 25 to 39 per week
    Bedrooms 5
    Guests 12
    Min stay 7 days
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