About the property
- House1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
In the heart of the "perigord noir "in the Dordogne, close to numerous castles world famous prehistoric painted caves and other archeological sites: modern yet traditional detached perigordian house, spacious and light, equiped with all facilities. Large terrace over-looking private and securely enclosed swimming-pool (5m x 10m ). The house is surrounded by 4000m2 of well-groomed grounds, boarded by a small shallow pretty stream. Only at 300m away from the Dordogne river, and previously owned by the famous artiste Joséphine Baker, the ground still harbours remains of her African village. Palm trees, bamboo bushes and totem sculptures, together with the stream, renders this place very pleasant and calm . The beautiful Dordogne river is only 300m away for those keen on fishing.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One of the finest places we have ever stayed in
What a property! A private, verdant location, with everything you could want regarding facilities and ambience. This property is fully equipped and beautifully presented. Phillipe is a wonderful, thoughtful host who was so helpful throughout our stay. There are plenty of places to stay in the Dordogne, but this is really wonderful value and a perfect location.
Thank you Phillipe for a memorable visit and we hope to return again.
Wonderful house, owner, and stunning surroundings.
A previous reviewer was correct that the photos simply don't show how lovely this house and it's garden/pool are. The owner is a true gentleman, available to answer your call or messages through the site, in a timely manner, and in English if you need.
The owner, Philippe, has hundreds of leaflets for activities to do on your stay, most things are around 30-40 minutes away or less by car. The river Dordogne is warm and clear, and almost at the bottom of the garden, and in August was a maximum of 4ft in depth, good for a quick dip.
Chateau Les Milandes is beatiful and so worth a walk/cycle/drive up the hill, and the connection to this property and area with Josephine Baker is fascinating.
We would rate this higher than 5 stars if we could, easily the best 2 weeks holiday we've had - the property is interesting, clean, well-stocked with ammenities, in a superbly private quiet location, and within easy reach of fun days out for the kids. And having bikes available of virtually all sizes (and helmets/gloves) is just amazing.
Thank you Philippe, hope to see you again soon !
Spacious secluded property in perfect location with fascinating history. Love this place!
We stumbled across this property while searching through the hundreds on various websites. We are a family of 5 and were looking for something a little bit different among the masses of pricey boutique properties let at a premium. This was perfect! My husband was keen to tell me it used to be owned by an artist! I already knew of Josephine Baker and delighted in telling him she was an 'Artiste' not an artist! We watched a few YouTubes about her life before coming which gave us some history of her life, and significance of the house, the Chateau and the region.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have a curtain to divide which was fine for the kids. One bedroom is downstairs which we used with an en-suite shower room. The lounge/kitchen/diner is spacious with TV/DVD/wifi.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, the bins are down a road opposite the house and it was no issue to wander over or drop the bags off on our way out each day. All thinkable equipment is provided. Hairdryers in rooms too.
Towels and linen are available to hire.
The gardens are stunning with the historic round houses which once accommodated the guests of Josephine Baker for her performances at the Park opposite.
The pool, although unheated, was perfectly ok to use and was refreshing to bomb in to cool off on hot days. Great pool security features with water motion sensor alarm.
Phillippe is a lovely gentleman who can speak good enough English to explain everything about the house. He was always available if we needed anything at all.
He has provided an extensive categorised collections of tourist information which was very useful for finding places to visit, restaurants and canoe hire places. (Canoe on the Dordogne is a must).
The house is at the foot of the Chateau des Milandes (another must) which is a short walk up the drive and even shorter ride if you take a selection of the well maintained bikes that Phillippe also provides.
The location of this property is perfect. Off the beaten tourist track but no more than about 15 minute drive to most places of interest. Caves, gardens, Sarlat, La Roque, Castelnaud and canoeing. You can do it all without travelling far at all. There are a couple of supermarkets nearby where prices are reasonable. Worth visiting and making good use of the great BBQ on the terrace. Already miss seeing the sunrise over the picturesque hills in the morning with coffee.
We highly recommend this house and would love to return!
belles location por les vacances
Accueil très sympa de la part du propriétaire .La maison est spacieuse dans un bel environnement au calme à proximité des sites qu'il faut voir dans la région.
vacances de rêves !
Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine! Très jolie propriété au calme . Le parc est magnifique, parfaitement entretenu! On a bien profité de la grande piscine et de ses alentours (de nombreux transats, jeux gonflables...)La maison est très bien équipée. Le propriétaire est très accueillant et sympathique. Beaucoup de sites à visiter dans les alentours. Nous reviendrons sûrement!
nous serions bien restes........
nous avons eu un accueil tres gentil du propriétaire.La maison est spacieuse, les locaux tres propres ,la piscine tres bien entretenue,une vraie piscine!!!!! qui a fait le régal de nous tous.Nous etions 6 adultes ,2enfants et un bébé et la maison est extraordinairement equipee pour tous.La maison est trés au calme et tres bien située pour visiter la région Nous y avons ete trés heureux ,reunis pour les 40 ans de notre fils
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Frais de ménage 60 euros en option . Location draps et serviettes 25 euros le lit 2 personnes 15 euros le lit 1 personne