Large farmhouse for holiday let Dordogne

3km from Montignac, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003218 Advertiser since: 10 January 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Villa Orchidee Self Catering 7 15 5

About this property

Large House and 2 Gites for Holiday Rental with Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

Villa Orchidee is a child friendly renovated farmhouse with 6 en suite bedrooms suitable for 3/4 families to share or for 5 couples wishing to holiday together.It is one of 3 holiday homes at Le Four a sel, a beautiful riverside property beside the river Vezere located just 5 minutes from shops and the famous Lascaux caves in Montignac and 30 minutes from Sarlat and other tourist attractions. This rural retreat features fabulous views, 15 acres of private grounds , easy access to amenities and sites and on-site facilities for all ages , no need to go sightseeing everyday :Enjoy picnics and bbqs by the river, Football and badminton in an outdoor playground with swings, slides and a climbing frame, Table tennis in a covered play area , Boules/Petanque in the large 350 sqm courtyard , free Wifi, lots of parking , Alfresco dining whatever the weather and unlimited private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep!

You can walk to a bar/restaurant where you can buy fresh baked croissants and baguettes to enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the covered terrace just outside the house.

Accommodation comprises:
* 2 triple rooms ,with a double bed and a single bed
* 2 double rooms , with a double bed
*A family suite: consisting of 2 rooms that interconnect.
All rooms are en suite.There is a 7th bedroom with a double bed ,no private bathroom which is available on request for a small supplement.
The open plan dining room/lounge is very spacious -it can seat up to 30 guests! There is a flat screen TV, with English satellite or French channels , a 3 seater settee and an armchair . All rooms have electric heaters and there is a wood burner stove for the cooler months.
The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with 2 fridges, microwave, 5ring gas stove with large oven, toaster, coffee maker and lots of dinner ware,crockery, pots and pans . Outside, the covered terrace has table and chairs for al fresco dining and BBq's whatever the weather and a seating area where you can relax while you watch your children play table tennis in the covered play area just opposite.

The area around the houses, child proof swimming pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe.The pool is also fenced and alarmed .
We have 2 other houses: Villa Hibiscus, ref: AD003240, which sleeps 8 and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a cottage, Villa Mimosa, which has 2 bedrooms ,sleeps 5 guests. If Villa Orchidee is not available, the option is to rent these 2 other houses as they can sleep 13 guests. All our houses can be rented individually or together to accommodate up to 30 guests, ideal group accommodation for large gatherings like birthdays, family reunions or other special events.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking and the balance is due12 weeks before arrival. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival and a security deposit required 4 weeks before arrival.



Kitchen and dining

Spacious fully equipped kitchen with large 5 ring gas stove, cooker and oven, 2 fridges, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, crockery and dinnerware, pots and pans and dishwasher. The dining room can seat up to 30 guests (set up when the 3 houses are rented by one group). Otherwise, there is seating for up to 16 guests.

Two washing machines in the laundry room outside and an extra freezer in the barn.

Living rooms

The living/dining room is spacious (8 x 9m). It has a 3 seater settee, armchair, tv with English satellite channels and dvd player.


There are 2 triple rooms with a double bed and a single bed, 2 double bedrooms, 1 family room which consists of a double bedroom with an interconnecting door to the 2nd bedroom with 3 single beds. A cot can be added here and all rooms are en suite.

We have a 7th bedroom with a double bed, available on request for a small supplement.

Rooms are on the ground and 1st floor. Two rooms have direct access to the courtyard and covered terrace.


All rooms are ensuite, with a shower enclosure, washbasin and toilet.


All rooms have electric heaters and there is a wood burning stove in the lounge.


Tv with English satellite channels, dvd player, and on-site facilities to amuse all ages: table tennis, football pitch, badminton area, courtyard for boules/petanque. Private on-site fishing from dawn to dusk. Free wi-fi in the house and hotspots.

Garden and outside

15 acres of private grounds surrounded by lush cornfields, an orchard with plum, apple, pear, cherry, walnut, hazelnut and chestnut trees. Guests can help themselves to fruit of the season.

Parking and garages

Lots of parking for at least 14 cars and more.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples, families, large groups, adults only and children of all ages. Not suitable for disabled.

Information about any additional facilities

Wi-fi inside the house and in hotspots around the property. The childproof swimming pool, which is outdoor and not heated, is shared with the 2 other houses at the property. If the 3 houses are rented together by one group, you have exclusive use of the pool and all the facilities on-site.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montignac, a 5 minute drive
Distance: 2 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, barble, salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: On our property are beside the Vezere river, 3 lakes within a 15 minute drive (10 km)
Distance: 0.1 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Brive
Distance: 34 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Genies
Distance: 8 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac and Cahors



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Les Farges walkable in 15 minutes from our property


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: In Bergerac and Cahors there are several wine producers
Distance: 95 km

Wine tasting and cookery

The Owner Recommends

Beynac Castle

Location setting for films like Joan of Arc and Chocolat, this beautiful Chateau was once under the siege of Richard the Lionheart .Perched on a cliff, providing one the most amazing 360 degree panoramic views.

Caves of Lascaux

One of France's most important prehistoric sites , the walls hold Beautifully subtle paintings and engravings of animals (15,000 renderings) , sophisticated artwork painted by prehistoric man 20,000 years ago. The original cave was discovered by chance in 1940 by 4 teenagers.


Superbly preserved Bastide town with rambling streets and fortified gateways in the town walls. Situated high above the river with breathtaking views of the Dordogne river and valley enjoyed from the viewpoint. Underneath the market square is a cave with stalagmites and stalactites.

La Roque Gageac

Has a most dramatic setting, and is featured in the Dordogne's postcards. Situated right beside the river, with many of its houses built directly into the face of the huge cliff that overhangs the village. Above this there are steep steps to incredible troglodyte caves with great views.


Well restored and most famous medieval town in the Dordogne with golden-ochre stone houses, a maze of narrow lanes and cobbled streets, its lively Saturday market must not be missed. During the summer, the town square is alive in the evening with an array of clowns, bands, and other street performers.

Suspended Gardens of Marqueyssac

The most visited garden of the Perigord (Dordogne) and is a listed national historic monument. It is one of a few gardens worth visiting with children. During the summer, each Thursday evening, the gardens are lit by candlelight and various musicians and performers playing in different parts of the garden.