Large house +2 gites to let in Dordogne - AD003218_A

3km from Montignac, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003218_A Advertiser since: 10 January 2014

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Villa Orchidee Self Catering Flexible 7 17 5

About this property

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

Le Four a Sel Holiday Homes is a beautiful riverside property comprising three separate but co-located houses sleeping 15, 8 and 5 respectively. You can rent the three houses individually or rent them together to sleep up to 30 guests. Scroll down for the link to our website:
Featured here is Villa Orchidee, our largest house with 5/6 bedrooms suitable for 3/4 families to share or 5 couples wishing to holiday together. Prices displayed are for Villa Orchidee only. Please email us for a quote if you would like to rent 2 or more houses.
Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday, a stunning riverside setting ,fabulous views, tons of green space and onsite facilities for all ages, no need to go sightseeing everyday. Excellently located, 5 minutes to all amenities and the famous Lascaux prehistoric Caves in Montignac, many of the famous tourist sites are just 30 minutes drive.
Accommodation in Villa Orchidee comprises:
* 2 triple rooms ,with a double bed and a single bed(each triple room sleeps 3), private bathroom
* 2 double rooms, with a double bed, private bathroom (each double room sleeps 2)
*A family suite that sleeps 5 and consists of 2 rooms that interconnect: 1st bedroom has a double bed, with an interconnecting door to a 2nd bdroom with 3 single beds. The bathroom is in bedroom1.

Large open plan dining room/lounge . 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 woodburner stove for the cooler months.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, microwave, 5 ring 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 can seat up to 26 people. It has a seating area where you can just relax and watch your children play safely in the courtyard and in the covered play area just opposite.

Onsite facilities include: Swimming Pool , Outdoor playground with swings, slides , climbing frame, football and badminton areas,Table tennis in a covered play area, Petanque area in the large 350 sqm courtyard, free wi-fi, lots of parking, a large covered terrace for al fresco dining whatever the weather ,Private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep,picnics and bbqs beside the river without leaving the property! Bring your own canoes(some guests have brought inflatable canoes) and you can launch it from our riverbank, canoe to your heart's content , anytime any day during your stay , as many times as you like.
The area around the houses, swimming pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe. The pool is also alarmed. 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.

 We have 2 other houses on the property:
Villa Hibiscus, ref: AD003240 here on this site has 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8,
Villa Mimosa, which has 2 bedrooms ,sleeps 5 guests.
If Villa Orchidee is not available, why not rent these 2 houses together, as they can sleep 13 guests. This rural retreat is an ideal group accommodation for large gatherings like birthdays, family reunions or other special events. When you rent our 3 houses , you have sole and exclusive use of the pool and all the facilities onsite. You can find us on google maps (Type Le Four a Sel holiday Homes Aubas) where you can see reviews from previous guests
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking(if renting one house) and the balance is due 12 weeks before arrival . If renting 2 or 3 gites, a 35% deposit is required and the balance is due 16 weeks before arrival. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival and a security deposit required 4 weeks before arrival.

Guest review left on the 03/09/2019

Just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of us for looking after us last week ! We have all had an amazing holiday made better by staying at Le four a Sel , you guys have a beautiful place that the pictures don’t do it justice , we have all said one of the best all round places we have stayed , your facilities in every Gites are fantastic never mind the pool and play area for the little ones , knowing they are safe and sound .
I didn’t realise at the time that the daughter had left an inflatable swan ! , hope you can make use of this for the future families , sorry if you can’t I didn’t know they had left it , hopefully it won’t be long before we see you again and experience the beautiful countryside .
Big thanks to a David for helping us out with the use of his fishing rod and worms ! Totally unexpected but just another credit to you guys 
Thanks again , take care from us all 

Jason Lambeth 



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with dinnerware, pots and pans, crockery to cater for a large group and all the mod cons to make your stay comfortable: dishwasher, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge-freezer. There are 2 washing machines in the courtyard for guests to use.

Living rooms

Large open plan living room with comfortable 3 seater settee, armchair, a flat screen tv with English satellite channels or French channels, dvd player, selection of books, and a wood burner stove for the cooler months, making it suitable for rental all year round.


The bedrooms are on the ground floor and first floor.
Two of the rooms have an external entrance, direct to the courtyard.


5 bathrooms with shower, toilet and washbasin.


All bedrooms have electric heaters. There is a woodburner stove in the lounge which is very efficient as it heats up the entire house. A heating supplement applies from October - end of April.


Tv (with English satellite channels) dvd player,

Table tennis is available in the covered play area outside when you step out of the front door.
Large 340 square meter courtyard where you can enjoy the popular french game of Boules or Petanque, and Badminton.

Outdoor playground with swings, slide, a football area, with football net, badminton net, and a climbing framelarge 350 square meter courtyard for endless games of boules and badminton.
Private onsite fishing on almost half a kilometer of our river frontage where you can catch salmon, carp and barbel amongst others.

There are benches and outdoor tables and chairs in many areas all over the property where one can just sit and relax and get away from it all. Have a picnic or bbq beside the river without leaving the property!

Garden and outside

Large garden with 2 orchards containing fruit trees that provide natural shade as well as fruits of the season that guests can help themselves to: apple, pears, figs, plums, hazelnuts, walnuts chestnuts. Outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining, bbqs.
30 meters away is the swimming pool which is fenced and alarmed for safety.

Parking and garages

Lots of parking for at least 12 cars and more.

Visitor suitability

Family, children of all ages, couples only. The 3 houses when rented together can accommodate up to 30, ideal for large groups.

Not suitable for the infirm. No disabled access.
No pets allowed.

Information about any additional facilities

We have:
- 450 metres of river frontage for private fishing on-site.
- a covered play area with table tennis, ideal during inclement weather
- an outdoor playground with swings, slide, climbing frame, football area, badminton net- let the kids expel all that energy here.
- courtyard for a game of boules
- free wi-fi in hotspots
- loads of parking. for at least 14 cars


  • 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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Brenda Archer

We first came to Montignac in 2001 for our family holiday and the kids loved it so much we came back every year for 7 years, then decided to make Le Four our Sel our home.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We love its peaceful location , being beside the river, the vast amount of greenspace and, yet easily accessible to shops and activities. The scenery and surrounding countryside even after 17 years of being here still takes our breath away - it's stunning, interesting (not flat but undulating) , lush and we continue to discover something new and different everytime.
Montignac is a lovely town, with its pretty riverside cafes & restaurants, and 2x weekly market.The nearby towns and villages like Sarlat and Terrasson offer additional choices-just 15-25 minutes away.Lots of village fetes, brocantes day & night markets so much to see and do and many activities like open air concerts are free during the summer.
Unique benefits of property -Lots of space-15 acres of private grounds for children to run around in &expel their energy plus lots more for others to find their own private corner
- Onsite facilities ,enough to keep everyone amused -no need to go sightseeing everyday): swimming pool, outdoor playground with swings, slides , climbing frame , a football area and several badminton areas , covered play area with table tennis ,many areas for al fresco dining, private fishing from dawn to dusk o your doorstep, enjoy picnics and BBQs beside the river without leaving the property, enclosed courtyard for petanque and badminton ,free Wifi in hotspots, lots of parking.
Excellent location-peaceful and secluded but NOT isolated- 5 minutes from amenities, 30 minutes to many Dordogne sites,you won’t need to drive too far to discover the area
Ideal for large groups the 3 houses are separate, enabling you to maintain your privacy as you still have your own front door with many communal areas for gathering together

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.

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