Holiday Let, heated pool near Dordogne border - ML005423

3km from Salviac, Lot, Midi Pyrenees Reference: ML005423 Advertiser since: 1 December 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Papillon Self Catering Saturday 3 7 3

About this property

Perigordine Style House With Heated Swimming Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

This beautiful Perigordine style holiday house with heated swimming pool is situated in a quiet woodland setting. A superbly built stone house with wooden floors, oak beams, full of charm and character. The interior of the holiday house is extremely spacious, with a large lounge, homely kitchen diner and 3 comfortable bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms. Lovely views, particularly from the private swimming pool and terrace, over the surrounding fields and countryside. Private parking.

Nestled in the hills 3kms from the quaint village of Salviac, where you will find several bars/restaurants, general shops, depot de pain, bank, church and, just outside of the village, a small supermarket. Cazals, approximately 7kms by car, is another charming village with a boulangerie, mini supermarket, more general shops and a swimming lake. The main medieval market town of Gourdon, just 20 minutes away, is a vibrant town, full of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pavement cafes.

Le Papillon is ideally placed for visiting all the attractions of the virtually unexplored department of the Lot, the beautiful Dordogne region and perfect for a calm, tranquil and peaceful holiday.

Nearby attractions include horse riding, golf, canoeing and prehistoric caves. All around are the naturistic delights of bird watching and walking in unspoilt countryside with an abundance of wild flowers and rare orchids.

Please note that the availability list for this property is kept up to date as much as possible. If the dates you require are not available, please enquire, as we may have other suitable properties to offer.



Kitchen and dining

Attractive fully fitted kitchen including range cooker and double oven.

Long wooden breakfast bar and 4 stools.

Wooden work surfaces.

Wooden table and 4 chairs.

Plenty of cupboard and drawer space.

Side door leading out to a small terrace with concrete steps down to the garden and heated swimming pool.

Living rooms

Large, light and airy lounge with soft tiled floors, oak beams, high ceiling, large stone fireplace and comfortable leather sofas for relaxing.

Flat screen TV with UK and French channels, CD player, DVD player.

Solid oak dining table and 6 leather chairs.

French doors leading a small terrace with concrete steps down to the garden and heated swimming pool.


Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1 with small French style double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tiled floor, oak beams. Views onto the garden and private heated pool. En suite bath/shower room.

First Floor:
Bedroom 2 in the pigeonnier with wooden framed double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, large wardrobe, wooden floor, high ceiling and oak beams. Views over swimming pool and surrounding fields.

Bedroom 3 with metal framed double bed, a single metal framed bed, 2 wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps. Views over garden and hills beyond. En suite shower room.


Ground Floor:
En suite bathroom attached to bedroom 1, with bath, separate walk in shower, wash basin, toilet, tiles floor to ceiling.

Separate toilet.

First Floor:
En suite shower room attached to bedroom 2, with large walk-in shower, wash basin, toilet, heated towel rail, tiled walls and wooden floor.

Separate bathroom with free standing bath, ornate wash basin, toilet, partly tiled walls, wooden floors, high sloping ceiling, wooden beams.


No heating available.


Flat screen TV with UK and French channels.

CD player.

DVD player.

Small library of books.

Selection of indoor games.

Garden and outside

Large sunny terrace.
Private, heated, salt water swimming pool with pool surround, lovely views across the surrounding countryside.
Shallow end of pool 1.2 m graduating to a maximum depth of 1.6 m.
Pool alarm.
Roman steps.
Pool shower.
Barbecue area with brick barbecue.
Small garden.
Private parking.
Superb walks in the surrounding countryside.

Parking and garages

Plenty of space for parking several cars.

Visitor suitability

Children welcome.

Possibly suitable for wheelchair users (please enquire).

Pets may be allowed (please enquire).

Information about any additional facilities

Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, hoover, iron and ironing board etc.

Bed linen, personal towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.

Wifi usage at the house is limited and there is a restriction regarding the amount of data that can be downloaded. Guests are requested to refrain from streaming films and downloading games or large amounts of data as this will result in the limit being reached very quickly and cutting out.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dee Bailey

My husband and I have been property managers for 17 years, looking after second homes for owners wishing to rent them for the summer season. In 2014 we took over a small holiday rentals company Poolside Farmhouses & Cottages. Over the years we have amassed an excellent understanding of the standards required and expected by holiday makers and property owners alike.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? Peaceful rural setting, totally private, yet within short driving distance of a village with all the usual amenities.
Unique benefits of property Detached house with spacious rooms. Heated swimming pool and pool shower.

The Owner Recommends

Things to see and do in the Lot

Nearby attractions include riding, golf, canoeing, paintball, tree walking, famous chateaux with museums, prehistoric caves, Rocamadour (second most visited site in France), a wealth of history, entertainment and naturistic delights of bird watching, walking in unspoilt countryside with an abundance of wild flowers and rare orchids.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
8.8 / 10 Lisa Riley 23 September, 2018

The villa is situated in a quiet residential lane, with nice views of trees. The region is beautiful - very green, interesting houses, quiet roads and litter free. The villa has all the facilities needed for a lovely family holiday - nice pool, comfy sun loungers, built in BBQ, mod cons in the kitchen and a large tv in the lounge. There is limited wifi, but even with 2 teenagers they managed to cope. The villa is spacious and very clean and we would certainly recommend staying there. The only downsides were no air conditioning in the bedrooms and the master bed is quite small!
The larger supermarkets are only a 15 minute drive away, so not a big problem. There are also various village markets which are well worth a visit.
We thoroughly enjoyed the location, the villa and the region.

Owner response

Thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Le Papillon. The owner is looking at fitting black out blinds in the bedrooms that don't have any shutters, which should help keep them cool in the summer. The double bed in the downstairs bedroom is a French double which is just slightly smaller that a UK double. We do hope you will consider returning to Le Papillon for another holiday, in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Dee PF&C.

10 / 10 JBB 20 September, 2018

We had such a lovely holiday at this property and didn’t want to come home. I’m not sure the picture do it justice. It is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. The mezzanine seating area was great for our boys to hang out on their own. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The salt water pool was a real luxury. Only drawback was lack of internet coverage but that was made very clear to us ahead of time and is true of many locations in the area. Managing agents wer helpful and accommodating, always replying promptly

Owner response

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review Jane. I know the owners will be extremely happy when they read it, as are we. We do hope you will consider returning to Le Papillon for another holiday, in the not too distant future. Very best wishes, Dee PF&C

10 / 10 JeremyB 17 August, 2018

Had a wonderful stay at this modern yet traditional house. Really peaceful area and a great base to explore the region. Pool was lovely and would recommend to anyone.

Owner response

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Le Papillon, we love the house and think it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. We do hope you will return for another visit in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Dee

9.2 / 10 Braybrooke family 3 July, 2018

Lovely place to stay. The house and pool are beautiful, and very quiet with pretty views. Facilities for shopping are just a few minutes drive away, and the larger town of Gourdon has all the shopping and restaurants you could need.

The Wifi in the area is very poor, but we knew this before we arrived. Personally that suited us, as it forced our 18 & 20 year old to ‘think outside the box’.

The house is remote and you will need to drive to any facilities, but if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful location, this house is perfect.

We found the pictures and description shown on Holiday France Direct were very accurate, and a true reflection of the holiday...

The service we received from Poolside Farmhouses and Cottages was excellent,

Owner response

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Le Papillon is a beautiful house in a peaceful location and we think it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. It was brought to our attention, by the guests who arrived after you, that there was a problem with the Wifi which we have managed to get fixed and it now works properly. We do hope you will contact us again, the next time you decide to holiday in this beautiful region of France. Best wishes, Dee. Poolside Farmhouses and Cottages

Reply from the Owner: Thank you so much for your kind words and letting us know you enjoyed your stay at Le Papillon. We think it is a wonderful place to relax and unwind and we are so happy you found it all so peaceful. The location is just right to get away from it all and enjoy the local region. We hope to see you again in the near future at Le Papillon. Kindest regards, Neil