Self catering farmhouse to let in Aquitaine - AD003218_B

3km from Montignac, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003218_B Advertiser since: 10 January 2014

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About this property

Spacious Farmhouse with Pool, Peaceful, Close Shops. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our delightful renovated farmhouse is one of 3 holiday homes at Le Four a Sel, a stunning riverside property in the Dordogne, located in a peaceful setting,yet shops are a mere 5 minute drive and popular sites are just 30 minutes away. Enjoy 15 acres of private grounds, fabulous views, BBQ's and picnics beside the river without leaving the property and onsite facilities for all ages : Table Tennis, an outdoor playground with swings, slide, climbing frame and football and badminton nets, a large enclosed courtyard for petanque, and private fishing on our river frontage from dawn to dusk. You can walk to the village for fresh baked baguettes and croissants. There is also a bar/restaurant which offers an excellent value 4 course lunch for 14 eur, dinner for less than 15 euros! The area around the gites, pool and garden is fenced to prevent access to the river.
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This bright and airy house is suitable for 2 families to share comfortably. Accommodation comprises:
1 double bedroom with a double bed and an en suite bathroom
1 double bedroom
2 twin bedrooms each with two single beds
1 large family bathroom on the ground floor
Fully equipped kitchen, dining room with table and chairs for 8, and spacious lounge with tv (English satellite channels) and French channels and dvd player; selection of books

Large garden with table and 8 chairs and a bbq for al fresco dining.
The outdoor pool (which is fenced & alarmed) is a few meters away as well as the orchard with fruits in season you can help yourself to.The pool is shared between the 3 houses.

There are 2 other houses on the property: Villa Orchidee, large, sleeps 15, and a cottage that sleeps 5. All houses can be rented individually or together to accommodate 28-30 guests, ideal accommodation for large groups or several families or friends wishing to holiday together . If you group size is more than 8, why not rent Villa Orchidee (which has 5/6 bedrooms, all en suite). We offer reduced rates for villa orchidee when less than 11 people. Feel free to enquire for details. Please note that from the 2nd week of July- 3rd week of August, our 3 houses must be rented altogether.

Booking conditions:
30% Deposit required on reservation. The balance is payable 12 weeks before arrival.From June -September, there is a french stay tax(taxe de sejour) of. 90 centimes per person 13 yrs old and older , per day.
We accept short breaks and our flexible with arrival dates during certain periods.Reduced rates during certain periods if you group size is less than 6.Please do not hesitate to enquire.

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 and all the mod cons to make your stay comfortable: dishwasher, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge with freezer.There are 2 washing machines in the courtyard for guests to use.

Living rooms

The open plan living room has a 2 seater settee, an armchair, a flat screen tv with English satellite channels or french channels, dvd player,selection of books, and a coffee table.


2 bedrooms upstairs, where there is a kingsize bed in the main bedroom, wake up to fabulous views of the lush cornfields from your bedroom window!
A second bedroom has 3 single beds and a view of the courtyard.
Wake up to fabulous views of the lush cornfields from your bedroom window!
All rooms have electric heaters, bedside tables and lamps.


Large groundfloor bathroom with a bath, shower washbasin and toilet.


All rooms have electric heaters.


Tv (with English satellite channels) and french tv if you prefer

Table tennis is available in the covered play area outside when you step out of the front door.
Large 3courtyard where you can enjoy the popular french game of r 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 with 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.
Less than 50 meters away is the swimming pool which is fenced and alarmed for safety.

Parking and garages

Lots of parking for at least 14 cars and more.

Visitor suitability

Families, children of all ages, couples only, groups.
The 3 houses when rented together can accommodate up to 30, ideal for large groups.
No disabled access.
Pets not 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 hot spots.
-benches by the river, pool and orchard where you can enjoy al fresco dining and picnics 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

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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