Holiday cottage with pools near the Dordogne - ML005336

Nadaillac-de-Rouge (26km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML005336 Advertiser since: 20 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Woodpecker Self Catering Sunday 4 8 2

About this property

Beautiful Dordogne Cottage With 2 Pools One Heated. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in 2.5 acres above the Dordogne river and on the edge of a pretty village, our holiday home offers the best of both worlds, the tranquillity of the countryside but just a few miles from the attractions of the Dordogne/Lot regions including caves, Bastide towns and castles of the Hundred Years War, Rocamadour and Sarlat to name but a few.

The Woodpecker is a delightful four bedroom property, sleeping 2-8 people.Converted from an old tobacco drying barn. It has retained its beams and honey colored stone walls throughout but offers the modern comforts of home.
The cottage lends itself to families, couples or two families sharing.

Our site offers many different types of holidays. For the family it offers space for children to play and enjoy with 2 and a half acres of secure gardens .
For couples wanting a calm environment then profit from the beautiful gardens and glorious views with woodland walks all around.
For those wanting to profit from the history this is the region of the Hundred years war with castles and Bastide towns in abundance. It is also renowned for its fabulous caves, the home of Lascaux
Alternatively for the more active we have several local golf courses, canoeing, the Dordogne river is a 5 minute drive away, horse riding, tennis, parascending, hot air balloon ride,walks and aqua parks.

Failing all that then just enjoy the gastronomy of the area with fine Perigordine cuisine and the local wine areas of Cahors Bordeaux Gaillac and Montbazillac
Les Espioles finally offers the opportunity for families and friends to holiday together with 5 individual cottages.

Non smoking (gardens/patios excepted) and animal free.



Kitchen and dining

The Pic vert offers accommodation over two floors.
Downstairs consists of a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area with all the comforts of modern day life.
The kitchen has a gas cooker/oven ,fridge/freezer,dishwasher,microwave, coffee machine,kettle and toaster, along with a large choice of crockery/cooking utensils. All cleaning materials are provided.A washing machine is available communally
The dining area has a large oak table with seating for 8. High chairs are available if required.

Living rooms

The living space offers two three seater sofas and two armchairs. There is both french and English free to view tv along with a dvd player for those moments out of the midday heat


Upstairs there are four bedrooms - two doubles, one twin and a set of bunk beds (adult size.)
All have built in wardrobes and exposed painted floor boards.
The bedrooms all have fans for those warmer evenings
Travel cots available


There are two shower rooms downstairs each with shower, hand basin and toilet.
Baby baths are available.Towel hire available likewise


All rooms have electrical radiators (hopefully not required) and all bedrooms have portable fans for those warmer evenings. .


There is satellite tv (both English and French) and a dvd player for those down time moments. There is also a cd player. Free wifi throughout the property and grounds.

Garden and outside

The house has its own private terrace with outside lighting, table, chairs, parasol and bbq.
For the hotter days or if you wish to eat with other families there is a communal covered eating area
The property is set in 2 and a half acres of beautiful gardens with 12 walnut trees offering playing areas and shaded areas for relaxation.

In terms of entertainment there are the additional facilities of table tennis, badminton, volleyball, football and basket ball nets, trampoline and two swing areas as well as our swimming pools.Bat and ball hire available

The swimming pool area is set aside from the houses and is fenced, gated and alarmed.
There are three swimming areas a 11m x 7m pool, and a heated pool 9m x 5m 28 deg so you can swim even in early spring and autumn. The pool area offers space to relax and sunbathe with sun loungers but provides shade with 3 pergolas.

Parking and garages

There is private off street parking to the side of the site with space for 9 cars.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for couples families and groups of all ages but not suitable for people with limited mobility as all properties are arranged over two floors.
The property offers a get away from it all experience but with amenities a mere 5 minute drive away and the major tourist sites within a 15-30 minute drive.
The site offers a safe environment for children, animals are regrettably not permitted however small or cute.
All properties are non smoking though of course smoking is permitted in the grounds and on the terraces

Information about any additional facilities

Washing facilites are available communally.
Bed linen is provided free of charge and all beds made up for your arrival.
Towels may be hired if so required.
Babysitting and taxi services available on request.
End of stay cleaning option possible if you do not wish to clean the property at the end of your holiday


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Souillac
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne river
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac country club
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Club Hippique Soillac
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Cahors



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Souillac to Sarlat


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Atrium Souillac
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Fink

We are an English family who have been running our self catering business for 14 years. We are there to welcome you and to help with any requests and requirements should you so need during your stay.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? The property is ideally situated in the beautiful french countryside but close to all the attractions of the Dordogne valley. We are within half an hour of the areas beautiful towns of Sarlat, Rocamadour Beynac and Domme, the castles of the Hundred years War and the numerous caves. We are a mere 5 minutes from the Dordogne river with all its water sports and cycling paths. Closest amenities are just a 5 minute drive away
Set high on a hill, there are beautiful walks around the village and a feeling of having stepped away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Unique benefits of property The property is ideal for couples, for families or large groups wishing to holiday together. Set in two and a half acres of attractive gardens the site offers activities for all. A safe environment for children to play and meet others. A communal eating area for groups yet each property has its own private space and terrace for alfresco eating. With two pools and a childrens paddling pool space is not a problem and with the heated pool you are guaranteed 28 degrees swimming whatever the weather.

The Owner Recommends


The second most popular pilgrimage site in France.
Beautiful village built into the side of the cliff.


One of the most popular towns of the Dordogne valley.
Fantastic market Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Nightly street entertainment during the summer.


A beautiful bastide town with amazing views over the Dordogne river.
Fantastic caves below the town centre
Superb array of restaurants for all budgets


The world heritage site of the most famous cave paintings in France

Gouffre de Padirac

Let yourself be punted along the underground river to the magnificent caves of Padirac