Luxury villa to let, heated pool, Dordogne - AD006603

5km from Coulaures, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006603 Advertiser since: 4 March 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Marronnier Self Catering Flexible 6 12 5

About this property

Luxury Villa to let, heated pool, Dordogne. This villa is in a rural setting.

Looking for a top quality rental property with amazing features, fully equipped and beautifully furnished? Then look no further than the Marronnier.
Marronnier can comfortably sleep 12 people, the beautiful barn conversion which can sleep 8 people in 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and our little Perigordian cottage that is just adjacent offers a further 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, sleeping 12 people in total. Private, exclusive swimming pool.
Situated at the back of a tiny hamlet in its own grounds the Marronnier is in a peaceful setting. There's plenty of space/seating/sunloungers for everyone.

From the large picture window of the main house you can see the walled garden which is a little haven with its heated pool, gazabo and seating. The wafting lavender and raised wooden garden beds make this the perfect place to relax and unwind.
The large lawned garden leads to the grassy meadow where there is badminton, trampoline, swing set, boules and table tennis to keep the children happy, lots of space to play as well as a few mountain bikes and lots of tracks and trails straight from the property.

Le Marronnier is an ideal base for sight seeing with lots of tourist attractions nearby, restaurants, chateaux, famous caves, historic towns, quaint villages, truffle orchards/restaurants, local markets, canoeing, velorail, acro branch, walking trails ........

Wi-fi available. Over 40+ Excellent TripAdvisor reviews. I have been renting my home out since 2010.

You may also be interested to know that I organise "Running Holidays", great trails, great food and great accommodation. All inclusive running holidays prices starting from £350 for 3 days/nights all inclusive. Individuals and group bookings welcome.

**** Please note I offer discounts for couples just renting the main house out of peak season (the cottage is NOT then rented separately to another group)

For example: 2 people discounted price
28 March- 1 May ~ 2 people £110 per night ~ min nights stay 2 - or £375 for a week
2 May - 29 May ~ 2 people £130 per night ~ min nights stay 3 - or £600 for a week
30 May - 26 June ~ 2 people £180 per night ~ min nights stay 4 - or £800 for a week
(these discounts are not applicable/accumulative with any other discounts that may be on offer)

Do contact me with any questions you may have.



Kitchen and dining

Oak fitted kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, large range cooker. There is also a wood burning stove, but this is not for summer rentals.

Living rooms

Living room with leather sofas and huge picture window looking out to the walled garden and swimming pool


6 bedrooms in total;
4 bedrooms in the main house and 2 in the adjacent cottage.
Bedrooms: 1 master bedroom with four poster bed and ensuite bathroom with roll top bath, toilet, bidet and basin. Oak wardrobe, dressing table, secretariat desk, 2 easy chairs and coffee table.
1 Double bedroom with wooden bed frame and ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Wooden wardrobe, chest of draws, secretariat desk and chair.
1 Twin bedroom with 2 single metal beds, dressing table and wooden wardrobe.
1 Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, chest of draws and unit.
1 Double bedroom with wardrobe
1 Twin bedroom with built in wardrobe and chest of draws.


5 bathrooms in total:
Main house: 2 ensuite bathrooms, 1 main bathroom with corner bath and over shower, 1 downstairs shower room (not a cubicle) with downstairs toilet.
Cottage: 1 main bathroom with corner bath and over shower.


Under floor heating throughout the main house plus wood burning Godin. The cottage has full central heating and also a wood burning stove.
Please note the properties will not be heated from mid April to mid October.


Boules, badminton, table tennis, swing set, trampoline, puzzles, large selection of DVD's

There are lots of nearby tourist attractions;
Chateaux and famous caves to visit.
Geocaches to be found locally
Canoeing on the local rivers
Rock climbing at Excideuil
Golf at Excideuil (9 hole)
Gold panning to be tried at Jumilhac
Pot holing (bookings made via the local tourist office)
Velorail for all the family
Lake beach with sandy beach; swimming and life guard on duty
Zip wire fun
Horse riding
Footpath trails marked

All of these activities are local and there are lots of tourist info leaflets and maps in the house for guests.

Garden and outside

Lots of outdoor space.
Front courtyard is large and spacious, table and chairs and benches.
The walled garden with its raised beds, gazebo and out door seating also has the swimming pool with its wooden decking, sun loungers.
The Patio runs the whole length of the main house, has 2 gazebos, large table and plenty of seating for 12 guests. BBQ and gas plancher available for you to use.
The patio leads to the lawned garden, which leads to the grassy field and the badminton, trampoline, table tennis, swing set.
The Cottage has its own little sun trap courtyard outside its back door.
The swimming pool is open and heated from May till September - (weather dependent)

Parking and garages

There is plenty of space for parking 3-4 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families and grandparents wishing to enjoy a family holiday together.
Also suitable for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Information about any additional facilities

I also have a few mountain bikes available for guests to use.
Also I organise running and walking holidays, be sure to check out my video for more info.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Excideuil
Distance: 12 km


Distance: 12 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: fresh water fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Rivers Isle and Auvezere
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Essendieras
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Tourtoirac
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Boucle des Chateaux


Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jeanette Rogers

Moved to France in 1999 and I love this area. I purchased this property in 2006 and it was lovingly renovated into the beautiful home it is now.<br/>Think it’s fair to say I like running, a lot !! Do check out the video in my advert it will show you the wonderful countryside.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? I love this beautiful region of France. The property, formerly a barn, is situated in stunning countryside yet easily accessible to lots of amenities.
Unique benefits of property A wonderful home from home with all the comforts you would hope to find during your holiday. Fully equipped kitchen, large patio, lots of space for al fresco dining, 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 2 of them en suite, beautiful original features.
Swimming pool set in the stone walled garden. A perfect haven of piece and tranquility.
I have been renting my home out since 2010 and had lots of lovely comments and feedback over the years.
You wont be disappointed with everything it has to offer.

The Owner Recommends


The nearby local market town of Excideuil with its quaint historic streets is worth a trip. The imposing chateau of Excideuil over looks the woodland and limestone plateau. Now there are plenty of nearby walking trails, so why not go and find the Enchanted Rocks ?
Market day here is Thursday, so be sure to visit a very traditional French market which is just a short trip from Le Marronnier.
Numerous coffee shops and restaurants, plus a tourist office at the old weigh bridge.

Grotte de Tourtoirac

An amazing local cave that is well worth a visit - there is access via a lift to the cave

Caves at Lascaux

These famous caves of Lascaux are worldwide renown, a must visit whilst in the area.

Brantome - The Venice of the Perigord

This beautiful town is one of the most visited towns in France, surrounded by the river Dronne hence its name "the Venice of the Perigord" Well worth spending a day exploring this area, go canoeing on the river, eat in one of the many restaurants, take a river cruise on a quiet electric powered boat. They have even made a little sandy river beach which is manned by a life guard in the summer. A perfect spot for a picnic. Market day here is a Friday

St Jean de Cole

Now this very very quaint village has been voted one of the prettiest villages in France. Maybe incorporate this into your Brantome trip. It is like stepping back in time as you wander around the tiny village with its original cobbled bridge, famous church and chateau. A couple of little restaurants, La Perla being one of them, is worth stopping for a meal.


There are so many local activities in the area, a week will hardly scratch the surface !
Something for everyone, from Canoeing, Velorail, gold panning, geocaching, rock climbing, archery, horse riding, caving, hiking..........
Canoeing at nearby Corgnac sur l'Isle, Brantome, Tourtoirac.
Velorail; which is along an old railway line, 2 people pedal and 3 can sit behind, (battery pedal powered assistance options) this makes for a great family activity.
Gold panning; yes you can book to go gold panning in the river Isle below the impressive Jumilhac Le Grand chateau. There is also a gold museum to visit too. (Bookings at the tourist office)
Rock climbing; Excideuil with its rocky outcrops makes for the perfect place to try your hand at this exciting sport. (Bookings at the tourist office)
Archery; another activity organised by the tourist office during the summer.
Caving: there is huge network of caves in this area and if visiting the Grotte de Tourtoirac isnt enough to satisfy your underground excitement, then a booking with the caving group via the tourist office is something you may wish to do.
Horse riding; at the nearby stables near Tourtoirac, for riders of all levels.
Geocaching; a free activity for all the family. There is a wonderful loop walk around Excideuil with lots of exciting geocaches to find, including one in a 60 m cave (bring your torch)

I have so many leaflets at my home with lots of other exciting things you can do whilst on holiday, the aquarium at Le Bugue, acro branch - climbing in the trees, and many more !!

Only to happy to give you a list of recommendations, the only problem will be how many activities will you be able to fit in during your stay :-)


Perigueux is the capital of the Dordogne and this cathedral city is steeped in history. So many little streets to explore, lots of tiny squares with restaurants and bars, cobbled streets, museums, roman amphitheater remains, river trail. It is a lovely place to wander around in a summer evening and dine outside. Plenty of parking, including underground car parks.


There are lots of local restaurants to choose from and here are a selection below:
Auberge de la Truffe, famous for its truffles and foie gras, just a short drive to this gastronomic restaurant. *Remember lunch times offer the best restaurant deals.
Fin de Chapon in Excideuil offer delicious local foods.
Le Dognon at Mayac, just down the road in a tiny tiny hamlet, offers great lunches and a bargain price !
Tourtoirac and choice of local restaurants.
Also on a Tuesday evening there is a pizza wagon that parks up in Coulaures and offers great home made fresh pizzas.
This is a gastronomic region of France, renown for it local fare; duck, strawberries, truffles, walnuts, wild boar, cepes. Remember to eat local produce ;-)

Chateaux galore

There are so many chateaux to visit in the area !
Hautefort Chateau; a huge imposing chateau over looking the Dordogne countryside and the lake de Coucou down below. The village of Hautefort offers restaurants and shops. Well worth a visit.
Jumilhac Le Grand Chateau: another huge imposing chateau also open for visits, sitting above the river Isle where today you can still pan for gold (bookings at the tourist office)
Excideuil Chateau; the market town of Excideuil has an impressive chateau sat on a rocky outcrop. It looks out towards the Enchanted Rocks, a lovely walk in itself and the possibility of doing some Geocaching on the trails.
Chateau des Bories; this chateau with its impressive round turrets is just also open for visits during the summer months.
Chateau de Puyguilhem; this chateau tucked in the countryside not far from the Grotte de Villars is another must visit whilst in the area.
There are also numerous private chateaux in the area, hence the fact that Dordogne tag line is 1 thousand and 1 chateaux !!

Running - Hiking

There are so many trails, and one starts right from the end of the driveway.
There are plenty of marked paths, through woodland, passing chateaux, stone bories, rivers, lavoirs, little hamlets etc
I do actually run Running and Walking Holidays, so be sure to ask for more info or maybe even join me on one of my organised holidays ;-)

Lake Beach at Rouffiac

This lovely lake is just over 30 mins away and hosts a whole range of activities including swimming (life guard) water skiing, pedalo, canoeing, acro branch (roped tree climbing) biking, zip wire. Large sandy beach and also a restaurant, it makes the perfect spot for family day out.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Hughpot 6 January, 2020

We had a family holiday at Le Marronnier in the main house and cottage in August 2019. Everything was spotless on arrival, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We all had such a lovely time, using the pool every day and visiting the beautiful surrounding villages. We would certainly recommend this place for its facilities, cleanliness and the the surrounding villages and area. A beautifully presented holiday home and one we hope to return to.

9.8 / 10 RCoombes 27 May, 2019

We have had a wonderful stay here, it’s a beautiful house in a fantastic location. Kerrianne was very attentive, helpful and friendly, and had some great recommendations of where to visit. Brantôme was lovely, as was Périgueux. The market in excedueil was well worth a visit too.

The house had everything we needed and extras which the kids enjoyed like the trampoline and swing set. Lovely outside space which was great for the children. Only downside was the pool being a little too cold for the children to enjoy but that couldn’t be helped with the weather not being great for most of the week. All was very clean and well maintained.

We would thoroughly recommend staying here, you will not be disappointed and we hope to be back soon.