Traditional farmhouse & pool rental Dordogne - AD003949

Cenac-et-Saint-Julien (15km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003949 Advertiser since: 20 January 2015
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Foncene Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 Sofa bed available

About this property

Restored tranquil 200 year old farmhouse with pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

This old stone farmhouse is set in its own courtyard, situated in a quiet hamlet with beautiful views over its 9 acres of meadow and woodland.

On the ground floor of Foncene Farmhouse there is a large dining room and salon, both with wood burning stoves, a modern kitchen, utility room, and wet room with shower and wc. There is a covered terrace for outside dining and entertaining. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a modern salt water pool, 10 x 5m, with roman steps, patio and alarm. The pool is bordered by a lavender hedge on one side and many ornamental shrubs on the other. There is covered parking for two cars, and a wet weather play area with games.

This region is one of the most interesting areas of the Dordogne. Foncene is close to the Dordogne River with its beaches, canoeing and river side attractions. There are many historic sites to visit, which include fortified towns and chateaux. The famous Lascaux Caves are not far away. This is a magical place!



Kitchen and dining

There is a modern all electric fully equipped kitchen, with hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a utility room adjacent with washing machine, iron and ironing board plus an additional fridge-freezer.
Dining area with table, chairs and double doors leading out to the covered patio.

Living rooms

There are two interconnected living rooms, both about 5x5m and with log burning stoves. The dining room has a large table and 2 sofas, 1 a bed settee for occasional use.
The salon has 2 settees plus chairs and includes a television and dvd player.


There are 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, 1 with twin beds and 1 with single bed and cot. The cot can be replaced by a folding bed if needed.


Bathroom 1 - bath, shower cubicle, twin handbasins and wc.
Bathroom 2 - shower, vanity unit and wc.
Downstairs wet room with shower, handbasin and wc.


Two wood burning stoves.


Satellite television, with dvd player.
There is a covered games area with table football, basketball, etc.

Garden and outside

There are 9 acres in all, with a large meadow and some woodland. There is a grassy area round the pool with rose beds and lavender.

Parking and garages

Undercover parking for 2 cars, plus a large courtyard.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families.
Wheel chair access to ground floor only.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Domme, Sarlat, Beynac
Distance: 3 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, etc
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dordogne, Trout lakes
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Siorac-en Perigord
Distance: 9 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Stephen Adams

We live in Buckinghamshire, and travel regularly to France, often with our family.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We fell in love with the area, being committed Francophiles! It was a major project for us. The original estimate of two years to complete became over five. However, it was worth it.
Unique benefits of property Situated in the best part of the Dordogne, with easy access to many interesting places. We offer peace and quiet, with a pool to help cool off and relax.

The Owner Recommends


Cenac is a centre for canoeing with the prettiest section of the river within easy reach.


There are a number of prehistoric caves to visit, particularly the world famous Lascaux caves just north of Sarlat.


There are many magnificent chateaux within easy reach.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.7 / 10 Singleton family 30 August, 2017

Lovely old building with much character and many nooks and crannies. In a great part of the region for accessing different activities and sights. Furnishings comfortable, if a little dark. Great pool. Owners very pleasant and welcoming. We would be very happy to go again.