Farmhouse for holiday rental Lot - ML003197

Reilhaguet (14km from Gourdon), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML003197 Advertiser since: 19 March 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Bourg Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2 Master bedroom with large double and 2 singles

About this property

Stunning old Stone Farmhouse with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The property is south facing and enjoys the sun all day. It's located in the highest village in the Lot and is within yards of miles of forest and fields. It has a 10m x 5m private heated pool just a few steps away from the lounge.
The vine clad verandah overlooks the pool and garden that is totaly secure. Ideal for families with children. The River Dordogne is a short drive away and offers a range of activities including fishing, swimming and canoeing.

The property is close to some of the most superb Michelin starred restaurants in the area. Gourdon the nearest big town offers numerous banks, restaurants, supermarkets a cinema and hospital. Access is easy from either Toulouse, Bergerac or Brive airports and by TGV direct to Gourdon station.

The house was originally constructed around 1850 in local stone with original old oak beams throughout the house. It is close to the river Dordogne, Rocamador and the amazing caves, Grottes de la Cave.

The master bedroom has stone walls and the original exposed oak beams. It is 80sqm and has a double and 2 single beds  with separate bathroom with wc and 2 washbasins and a shower in the pigeoniere tower.  

There are 3 further double bedrooms, one of which over looks the terrace and the heated swimming pool. There is a large wet room with washbasin, wc and powerful shower with a 12 inch shower head.  

The main lounge has exposed oak beams, stone walls and a log burning stove. There are 2 large sofas, armchairs, antique pine dresser, UK satellite tv and a large dining table that seats 10 people in comfort.

The study also features exposed stone and original timbers and a large open fireplace, settee and chairs, free wi-fi.



Kitchen and dining

The very large kitchen is fully equipped with 5 burner gas range, Microwave cooker, electric kettle, toaster, double butler sink, washing machine, dishwasher, tall upright fridge and large chest freezer.

Living rooms

There are 2 living rooms.
The main lounge has a bar unit with cupboards under, fridge, and sink with hot and cold water and UK satellite TV. There is a log burning stove, massive exposed oak trusses and beams and 2 sofas plus a large oak topped dining table and chairs. This room has double french doors to the outside paved area and pool.
The second living room has a massive open inglenook fireplace, 2 seater sette, 2 lounge chairs, 2 coffee tables and overlooks the garden.


The master bedroom has an en suite with wc, and twin washbasins. The shower is built into the old pigeonnier tower. It has a double bed and 2 singles and a baby's cot if required. It looks out over the garden.
There are 2 other double bedrooms, one overlooks the verandah and pool. The 4th bedroom has 2 single beds.


The main bathroom (wet room) has a large 6" shower head, washbasin and wc, stone walls and exposed beams. The original hand carved stone sink was retained during the total renovation of this house in 2005.
The other bathroom is en suite to main bedroom.


Heating is by open fire in the Study, log burner in main lounge and electric radiators.


We have UK satellite tv and free wi-fi, and blue tooth speaker.

Garden and outside

The garden is 1000 sqm and is fully secure with high stone walls, fences and hedges all round. Ideal for young children and pets. There is a beautiful Acacia tree with stone seat that is a favourite spot for morning coffee. There is also a verandah with table and chairs plus a gas barbecue that overlooks the swimming pool that can be illuminated at night.
There is a split bamboo thatched gazebo with round table and 4 chairs that provide a shady spot for lunch at midday. 2 sets of steel boules are also provided.

Parking and garages

There is a large gravelled parking area with room for 3 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for large groups, families with children and those with pets.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Information about any additional facilities

There is an Aqua parc in Souillac and numerous fishing lakes. Fishing permits can be purchased at the local supermarket in Le Vigan. There are many outstandingly beautiful medieval villages, castles and caves in close proximity i.e, Sarlat, St Cirq. The river Dordogne is accessible for canoeing, swimming and fishing at Souillac that is just 10 minutes drive from the house.

Gourdon is the nearest main town about 10 minutes drive with Hospital, numerous banks and supermarkets, cafes and bars etc. It also has its own cinema and market.

The nearest small villages of Le Vigan and St Projet are less than 5 minutes drive. The famous Grottes de La Cave and Rocamadour and the river Dordogne are also within a very short drive.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Regret not currently known


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Gourdon
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, roach, pike etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake at Le vigan or river dordogne at Souillac
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac Golf Club
Distance: 10 km

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: The wine outlet Gourdon
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Chris Elsden

I'm a landscape artist, the other owner is a wine consultant and the third owner runs a swimming pool business. So this house is a joy for us all.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Reilhaguet is the highest Hamlet in the area with great views and centrally located to enable easy access to the river Dordogne and to visit the incredible picturesque villages and sites in the area. La Roque-Gageac, Domme and Sarlat. The famous Chateau de La Treyne, a superb hotel and restaurant is close and well worth a visit. Lunch on the terasse that overlooks a vast stretch of the Dordogne river is really recommended and the view is breathtaking.
Unique benefits of property This old farmhouse is very large, and enables two families to enjoy the space and yet retain their privacy. It's a beautifully renovated property that retains much of its original charm. The swimming pool is heated and safe for children with its child proof gate and security fence so that adults can relax knowing the children are safe.Everything you need on a holiday is relatively close to hand.

The Owner Recommends

River Dordogne

Drive to Souillac and follow the small road alongside the river to La Cave. Have lunch at Cales in either of the 2 Logis restaurants.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Pippatong28 8 July, 2019

We had a lovely holiday at this property. We caught a heatwave for the two weeks we were in the Dordogne so the pool was lovely to have. The bedrooms are spacious and the house has all you need. We used a local vet at Le Vigan to do passport checks for our dog, highly recommended by us. The house was clean, well maintained and comfortable. There’s lots to do, we enjoyed canoeing, visited a zoo, went to Rocamadour, a chateaux, Sarlat-la-Canéda is worth a visit, and had a go in the glass elevator at the church. There’s lots of caves to visit as well. All in all we thoroughly recommend the house and the area, make it as action packed or as relaxing as you like. I would suggest you take room fans if it’s going to be hot. There Are two at the house but you would need more if it’s a party of people. I was in contact with Chris, one of the owners and he was always quick to respond to my questions.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your excellent review. It is much appreciated and we were all so delighted you all enjoyed the property.

We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Kind regards

9.5 / 10 Oak1 25 August, 2016

We had a great stay here. Lovely house. Pool was the same level all the way across - good for the younger kids. Bedrooms great. No towels - something which we wish we'd realised in advance. Village very quiet but close to plenty of things to do. Nice restaurants in Gourdon, canoeing, cycling, caves and other touristy things the kids loved. There is a wood yard behind the house (mentioned in another review) which you can hear if you are in the loft rooms but you can't see it and if you are outside the house at the pool, you don't hear it at all. Overall would definitely consider going back again, it is a lovely property.

Owner response

Dear Kerry
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you had a great time at the house. We do mention on the sites that towels are no longer provided as we found they seemed to vanish into thin air with alarming regularity. This caused a few issues for both us and newly arriving guests. Our apologies if this caused you a few problems.

We look forward to welcoming you back anytime in the future.
Kind regards, Chris, Clive and Paul