Luxury holiday home and heated pool nr Sarlat - AD005646

Saint-Julien-de-Lampon (14km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005646 Advertiser since: 15 August 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Colombier Self Catering Saturday 4 8 4 Double sofabed can sleep an additional 2 people

About this property

Luxury Holiday Home with Heated Pool near Sarlat. This villa is in a village setting.

Le Colombier is a luxury holiday home set in 3 quarters of an acre of landscaped garden, 5 minutes walk from the Dordogne river, cycle track (Sarlat-Souillac) and village amenities. The accommodation is generously sized with contemporary styling and has all the modern facilities to enjoy a stress-free holiday - satellite tv/dvd, hi-fi with iPhone Bluetooth connectivity, wi-fi, dishwasher, microwave. Downstairs, there is a large dining/living area opening out to a covered terrace that provides shade from the midday sun. The combination of 4 bedrooms and a spacious mezzanine allows it to comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults. Two modern bathrooms, one with walk-in shower, the other with bath plus shower and 2 separate wcs. Laundry area with washing machine and ironing facilities if required. Grass lawns with established plants and scrubs provide a perfect setting and make the property suitable for families with children or couples alike. Our 10x5m heated pool with electric security cover allows enjoyable swimming April to October. VISIT us at lecolombier .co .uk for further information.



Kitchen and dining

Attractive, well equipped kitchen comprising electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, all required crockery and utensils.

Downstairs, there is a large dining/living area opening out to a covered terrace that provides shade from the midday sun.

Living rooms

Combined living space with large comfortable sofas, fireplace, dining table to seat 10-12, satelite tv and dvd player. Numerous patio doors open to the outside, with the lounge area giving access to the covered terrace and patio for outside dining.


Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) plus Cot.

Notes on bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 with king bed opening to terrace (downstairs)
Bedroom 2 with twin beds opening to terrace (downstairs)
Bedroom 3 with king bed (upstairs)
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (upstairs)
Mezzanine with double sofabed (upstairs)


Bathroom downstairs with walk-in shower, twin wash basins.
Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower head, separate shower cubicle.
Separate wc's upstairs and downstairs.


Electric central heating and log burner in the open plan lounge/dining area.


Satellite tv (French and English), dvd player, hi-fi with iPhone Bluetooth connectivity, wi-fi.
Dvd library and book library.

Garden and outside

Le Colombier is a luxury holiday home set in 3 quarters of an acre of landscaped garden consisting of grass lawns with established plants and scrubs provide a perfect setting and make the property suitable for families with children or couples alike.

Large covered terrace for eating outside and provides shelter from the midday sun.

Modern 10 x 5m heated pool with roman steps one end ideal for gradual entry or children playing. Sun loungers and parasols provided.

Swings in the garden for the children and number of cycles in the garage for client use (3 adult and 2 childs).

Parking and garages

Ample parking for 4 cars and garage where bikes could be safely stored.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for families with children or couples alike. There are lots of tourist attractions in the area to suit all interests and age groups.

Suitability for disabled or elderly - With regards wheelchair access, removable ramps have been constructed to overcome single steps to the property both front and rear. There is also easy access to terrace for outside dining and to the garden. The downstairs floor is all on one level with a continuous tiled floor throughout, making it ideal for wheelchair users. Downstairs bathroom has large walk-in shower. Please ask for details if you have specific questions.

Information about any additional facilities

The property has its own utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board.

Free use of a number of cycles stored at the house (3 adult, 1 teenage and 2 child cycles). Please ask if you need specific detail.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool




Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de Rochebois, Route du Château de Montfort, 24200 Vitrac
Distance: 14 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Up to 4 walks around St Julien de Lampon

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Nathalie Dakin

After a number of years taking holidays in the beautiful Dordogne, we decided it was the place to purchase a holiday home.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Beautiful countryside, chateaux and great food and wine.
Unique benefits of property The property with its large garden achieves the unique combination of a tranquil setting of a smaller village on the outskirts of the main tourist centre of Sarlat, whilst still giving you all the amenities you could wish for within the local village. Le Colombier is located in the lovely village of St Julien de Lampon on the edge of the famous Dordogne river. The house is within walking distance of all amenities including bar and restaurants, baker, butchers, general store, pharmacy and bank, allowing you to leave the car at base on an evening if you should want. Historic towns such as Sarlat-la-Caneda, and many of the other tourist attractions in the Dordogne and Lot are within easy reach of the house, as well as the main motorway junction being only 15 minutes away, allowing easy access to this holiday retreat.

The Owner Recommends

St Julien de Lampon

The property itself is a 5 minute walk from the centre of St Julien de Lampon.  Here you will find everything you require including bakery, butcher, grocery, bar with tobacconist,  restaurants, doctor, pharmacy, post office and the bank with ATM.  There is also a weekly market every Thursday and outside live music on Friday nights (in season) at the village bar/brasserie.  The village is set on the south bank of the Dordogne river, where there is a river beach and shaded picnic area. This is the perfect place to hire a canoe and mosy down the river or if you are feeling a little more energenic, cross the famous viaduc bridge and you can access the Sarlat-Souillac cycle track. We keep 3 adult bikes and 2 child bikes at the house for client use.


The most famous town in the region and one of the most visited in France, is a short drive from the house. Often called just Sarlat, the town is actually twinned with its less famous neighbour and is more correctly called Sarlat-la-Caneda. Destined to be besieged by tourists at almost all times of the year Sarlat is a beautiful, well restored town a few kilometres north of the River Dordogne. The old town, dating from both medieval and renaissance times is a pleasure to visit, especially during the spring and autumn, or early in the morning. The town centre has narrow streets between the old stone buildings and is bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a market on Wednesday and Saturday morning in the Place de la Libertie where you can buy all the regional products, meats and vegetables, cheese even truffles (Nov-March).

La Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac is classed as one of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages des France' and should not be missed. La Roque has a most dramatic setting, situated right beside the Dordogne 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 as well as a small botanical garden. Don't forget to take a boat trip on a gabare (a glass-bottomed boat) while you are there.

Rocamadour and Forest of Monkeys

Rocamadour is actually in the next department of Lot but only 30 minutes drive. It is a spectacular medieval village built into the cliff face and also has La Foret des Singes - 10 hectares of land set aside as a park for more than 100 monkeys to live in relative freedom. This is great for the children.

The Gouffre at Padirac

Also, just in the department of Lot, you have the famous cave Le Gouffre at Padirac, a natural 75 metre chasm below which runs an underground river. Your visit will last about 1½ hours with a total tour of 2,000 metres, including a boat trip through the underground cave. Please visit

Quercyland Water Park & Lakes

At Souillac (10-15 minutes drive), you will find Quercyland - an aquatic and leisure park with 6 swimming pools, water slides, a six track water shoot, trampolines, bouncy castles, sand pits and much more. Visit for more information.

Alternatively, the Plan d'eau at Grolejac is lovely lake where you can swim and hire pedlos, etc. It is a 10 minute drive or you can cycle from the village using the greenway (see Cycling).  You also have the Etang de Tamniès just north-west of Sarlat where there inflatable slides and adventure course for the children.


If you are into cycling, this is the ideal location for you. The Sarlat-Souillac greenway can be accessed very easily from the village and provides 35km of traffic-free cycling.  There has also been a recent extension that turns off the main route and continues to Gourdon, passing the scenic lake at Grolejac.


In an area so blessed with beautiful rivers and countryside, there is nothing more relaxing than gliding down the river in a canoe, taking in the views of villages and chateaux. Canoeing along the Dordogne is safe for children as the river is very shallow and slow flowing. You can access the river directly from the village where there is a company based who will hire canoes and arrange pick-ups.


There are 8 golf courses in the area including Souillac Country Club (Souillac), Domaine de Rochebois (Vitrac), Golf de Lolivarie (Saint-Germain-de-Belvès), Golf de la Forge (Siorac en Perigord).
For details of all the 8 courses and the Free Dordogne Golf Pass entitling you to 20% on your 2nd course played, please visit

Forest Adventure Parks (climbing)

Within 10 minutes drive of the house, there are two children's adventure parks; Monkey Forest and the La Forêt des Ecureuils Adventure park. Both have tree top climbing activities and various rope swings that will keep the children entertained.

Aquarium, Le Bugue

At Le Bugue, the opposite side of Sarlat, you have the excellent Aquarium du Perigord Noir, with 66 pools of different fish, reptiles and alligators. On site, you also have an mini golf for all the family which is themed in a jungle setting.


All the family love getting competitive over Mini-golf! For the more local option, you have an 18 hole at the nearby Souillac (10 minutes drives or visit the another 18 holes in Le Bugue at the Aquarium for a jungle theme

Karting (outdoor)

The best karting in the area in our opinion having been numerous times is garden Karting at La Douze Great outdoor track with 2 powers of kart, 270cc and 120cc, and good facilities to have refreshments outside whilst watching the adrenalin junkies of the family..

Steam Train of Martel

Take a steam locomotive on a journey of 8 miles (13 km) round trip, at a height to 80 metres, giving a wonderful panorama of the Dordogne Valley

Horse Riding, Prats de Carlux

The nearest horse riding is at Martine Mangione , Centre équestre et d'équitation, at Lac de Barbe, Prats de Carlux, about 10 minutes drive from the house.

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 Mary From Alaska 27 October, 2019

My friends and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful property. The owner was helpful and quick to respond from start to finish. We all loved the privacy of the location and the 5-minute walk to the village. The house itself was very comfortable and well-appointed. We did not rent a car and were easily able to walk to several different restaurants, general store and butchers, as well as several well-marked hiking trails. A short bus ride took us to Sarlat for their Saturday Market.

I would recommend this property to anyone looking for great comfort at a very reasonable price. I think it is suitable for families with children, couples, or friends traveling together. The locals are very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. We honestly had no complaints.

9.5 / 10 Mazco 20 October, 2019

The house was just what we needed for our three-generation holiday. There was plenty of space in the house, and the large garden was private with a nice pool. Lots to do in the area. We were very happy with it.

10 / 10 Berenice 18 September, 2019

Wir verbrachten 2 Wochen im September in St. Julien. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was nötig ist und liegt am Rande des kleinen Ortes, nicht weit von dem Fluss Dordogne, umgeben von einem großen Garten mit einem tollen Pool.
Wir waren 2 Paare mit erwachsenen Kindern und konnten das Haus prima unter uns aufteilen.
Das Haus ist genauso wie die Beschreibung es zeigt.
Zu Fuß sind es ein paar Minuten ins Dorf, es gibt erstaunlich viele Geschäfte für so einen kleinen Ort, Lebensmittelladen, Bäckerei, Metzgerei, Friseur, Waschsalon, Apotheke, Post, zwei Ärzte (Allgemeinmediziner und Zahnarzt) , ein Bistrot ( Le Saint Jus) und ein Restaurant ( Le Roi Carotte), in dem wir mehrfach zum Mittagessen waren und das sehr gut ist.
Zwei große Supermärkte gibt es in Souillac und Sarlat, die ca. 15 bzw. 18 Kilometer entfernt sind.
Die Kommunikation mit Steve hat super geklappt, er ist sehr hilfsbereit und beantwortet alle Fragen.
Das Perigord ist wunderschön, sehr grün und hügelig und gilt als die Feinschmeckerregion Frankreichs, für Gans-, Ente-, Wein- und Nussliebhaber ein Paradies.
Der September ist ein angenehmer Reisemonat, die Hauptsaison ist vorbei, es ist nicht mehr so heiß, aber noch warm genug, um den Pool und die große Terrasse zu genießen.
Wir würden sowohl die Gegend als auch das Haus unseren Freunden empfehlen.

9.7 / 10 C Wid 28 August, 2019

We had a fantastic time, the house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The pool was a highlight and everyone loved it. The village is the perfect setting and a great base to go out exploring other areas. We would definitely return.