Magnificent villa, heated pool, hot tub, WIFI and close to village centre
- english, french
About Allan Taylor
We're passionate about all things French, especially the Dordogne and its stunning countryside and river, fabulous food, fascinating history, beautiful gardens and friendly people. The fantastic views and traditional look of la Rousselie, combined with all its modern facilities, give you all the comforts you'd expect at home and more - and space to breathe. And with our real customer care and service, you hopefully have the perfect mix for your family to have an amazing holiday in this stunning villa.
Why Allan Taylor chose La Dornac
Location, Location, Location! Facilities and Quality
What makes this Villa unique
Everything a family or group could possibly need for a wonderful holiday all under one roof.
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Fabulous Villa holiday
We had a fantastic stay in this large well equipped villa. Would definitely recommend.
Book it. Now.
Extremely peaceful. Beautiful view. Lovely house and pool. Good accommodation -- rooms, bathrooms, very well equipped kitchen. Book it. I would again without question.
Second time didn’t disappoint!
This was our second stay at this property .. I could actually stop my review here but I won’t... The location the ease of contact with the owners is great ... But you will not find a better holiday home in the Dordogne... Look at all that’s included... All high quality too ..
We have recently returned from a week during the Saharan heatwave ... Sophie emailed to ensure we ok and closing the shutters etc.. in her words she told us live like the French ...
I love the pool and it’s proximity to the house .. That’s important .. Something I didn’t realise when we stayed elsewhere ..
Overall it’s a 10 .. price, location, the house and the owners who leave you alone until you need them ..
We work too hard to return to a holiday home that isn’t fabulous ..
You won’t be disappointed...
Superb house in a beautiful location!!
Just back from a brilliant stay at La Rousellie. The house is superb, really well equipped with everything you could possibly need and set in a beautiful, peaceful valley with incredible sunsets each night.
The pool and gardens are perfect for lounging by and playing with the
badminton, croquet, table tennis equipment that comes with the house. We barbecued and ate out on the terrace most nights.
The location is perfect for popping into some of the beautiful towns and chateaus that abound in the area and for heading out canoeing on the Dordogne. The owners were really helpful in the run up to our stay, providing all the info we needed and more!
We'll be heading back I'm sure!
We had a wonderful week at the villa.
We were a party of eight and had a wonderful week at the villa at the end of August. It was perfect for our needs and is very well equipped and in a fantastic location.
My husband and I have just returned from a week in this stunning house ..
After a long jounery we were exhausted .. But our spirits were soon lifted .. Not only does this house have everything you need to enjoy a holiday in deepest France the quality of everything is very good too ..
Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who always responded quickly via email to our questions .. Sophie sent an email prior to our arrival with directions and details of local supermarkets ..
We flew Edinburgh to Bordeaux, hired a car and the house was approximately 2.5 hrs away .. Alternatively there are flights to Brive (very close) but they weren't easy coming from Edinburgh..
Ladornac is a beautiful village .. Immaculate... Oh and the bread from the local restaurant was scrumptious!
If you enjoy white wine then seek out the local Bergerac wines ...
The place to stay in the Dorgogne!
Thank-you very much for your lovely words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed La Rousselie and Ladornac as much as we do - and another recommendation of the bread from the restaurant! You are welcome back any time. Best wishes, Allan and Sophie
La Rousselie with its heated swimming pool and hot tub is a fantastic luxury stone villa that sleeps from 2 to 10 people (1 cot also available). Enjoy the tranquillity of what seems to be your own private valley, offering absolutely magnificent west-facing views - yet is only a 4 minute walk to the centre of the wonderful medieval village of Ladornac, with a friendly cafe/restaurant naturally at its heart. Facilities include: large private terrace, heated pool set in a large landscaped garden, hot tub on the villa deck, built-in BBQ, all bedrooms en-suite, fully equipped kitchen, large open plan living area with log-burner and stylish modern furniture, English and French TV, hifi, DVD, wifi, plus kids' games room and all other mod cons.
La Rousselie is ideally situated in the Dordogne (Department 24), South West France. Available all year round with lots to see and do, the villa is ideally situated for visiting the world-famous sites of Sarlat and its fabulous markets and restaurants, Lascaux and its incredible prehistoric caves, Rocamadour the cliff-hanging village and site of pilgrimage for centuries, medieval Domme with stunning views across the Dordogne valley and beautiful river towns such as Terrasson, Montignac, Beynac, Bergerac and Riberac, all are within an easy drive through spectacular countryside. The vibrant regional capital of Périgueux is also a short distance away and well worth a visit. The beautiful gardens of Eyrignac and Marqueyssac are a short drive away. There is plenty nearby for active guests as well - treetop parcours, canoeing, walking, horse riding & even skiing in the Cantal mountains! Of course, you could just relax and chill out on the deck or around the stunning heated pool.
Ladornac is also well served for transport. It is within an hour and a half of Bergerac and Limoges airport and approximately 2 hours from Bordeaux and Rodez airports. Also within a couple of hours or so are many of France's other fine towns and attractions such as Cahors, the capital of the Lot, or even the super family-friendly skiing area of the Cantal mountains. Whatever time of year, you're never far from a great day out in Ladornac.
Golf: Several Golf courses locally
Ski: Nearest ski resort approx 1.5 hours
Sights and Activities: “What can we do now?” Is not something you need to worry about at La Rousselie. We have tried to provide everything you need for year-round family entertainment. In addition to the large heated swimming pool, hot tub and children's swings, you are welcome to use the badminton, boules and croquet sets provided for your use in the large garden. The games room has a table tennis table and table football set, as well as a TV and games console, plus a host of other games & activities. There is also a tennis facility in the village.
The Périgord Noir region of the Dordogne is famous for its gastronomic traditions & produces some of the finest cuisine in France - you are never far from a delicious "glace" or superb meal out. It's also a vast, peaceful rural area of timeless forests & gentle rolling hills, wide slow rivers, prehistoric caves & troglodyte dwellings -combined with a wealth of world famous historical sites from castles & ancient monuments to medieval market towns & magnificent châteaux
WINTER OFFERS: Just the two of us!
Although La Rousselie can sleep 10, 2 people can rent the villa economically by just renting the ground floor which does have a very nice double en-suite bedroom, plus the benefit of all the villa’s other facilities. The rental cost is £70.00 per night + electric with a minimum of 5 nights stay. (Offer applies to rental period from 01/10 to 30/04)
Affordable skiing and winter activity breaks.
Explore the spectacular and vast Dordogne forests particularly beautiful in autumn and spring, or enjoy superb golf, fishing, walking, cycling and even skiing in the nearby Cantal Mountains, just over 2 hours by car.
For the less fanatical skier Super Lioran in the Cantal has an extensive lift system with excellently maintained piste and is particularly good for the intermediate and beginner skier. So for a great days fun messing about in the snow inexpensive day lift passes and ski rental is readily available.
Mid and High Season offers: May & September Saver -
Often perfect weather for exploring not too hot and not too cold, they are probably our favourite months to holiday in France. Whether to enjoy spring flowers or stunning autumn colours, or feast on the gastronomic delights of the region with its busy markets and quiet roads the Dordogne has it all.
Special rates - if you are lucky enough to be able to take holidays in this period, book and pay in full now and receive a £100.00 discount from the total rental list price.