Activities and cottage amenities

What to do in the Dordogne?

Each cottage has its own garden and barbecue grill, and is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. The farmhouse cottages are spacious… The pool is also heated, and there is a 4-5 person jacuzzi and a game room.

 

Cottage amenities

Each holiday cottage has its own garden and barbecue grill, and is heated in the winter – open and closed iserts, or reversible AC – and naturally air conditioned in the summer thanks to its large walls and huge ceilings. The farmhouse cottages are spacious… The pool is also heated, and there is a 4-5 person jacuzzi. A game room and common area offer table tennis, table football, board and party games, a massage chair, croquet, Mölkky, boules, darts, and more. Bicycles are also available for use free of charge, as well as books in English and French. Whatever your fancy and whatever the season, you will have to try hard to be bored, even off season: we do everything in our power to make you want to come back!

All the holiday cottages have a flat screen TV, a stereo system, a Nespresso machine, a SodaStream machine to make your own soda water, a well appointed, functional kitchen, a private garden with a barbecue grill, and tasteful furnishings, and there are a total of 12 bathrooms for 13 bedrooms. All the cottages are fitted to maintain a comfortable temperature all year long. Sheets, towels and dish towels are included in the price, along with housekeeping at the end of your stay.

Table tennis, table football, massage chair, croquet, bicycles, boules, jacuzzi and Mölky

Board and party games:

Card games, chess, Go, tarot, Monopoly, Mille Bornes, Mikado, Cluedo, Risk, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, Rubik’s Cube, Kapla, and more

Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player

Central heating, television, VCR, CD player, satellite TV, WiFi connection

Electric kettle, toaster, iron, hair dryer

Dishwasher, cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator, washing machine

Two person beds (6), single beds (13, including 10 convertible into doubles), baby cots (2), table settings for 32 people

Bed and bath linens provided

Shared outdoor pool (heated), private garden, barbecue

Car park, Dordogne Cottage accessible by persons with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs

 

Activities

Nature

Hiking, trips along the Dordogne on a barge or in a horse-drawn carriage, caves (Proumeyssac 3 km, Tourtoirac 68 km and Padirac 63 km) and 15 remarkable gardens including Marqueyssac (8 km) and Eyrignac (26 km)

Culture & fine dining

Périgord means 70 historical monuments, 13 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, more than 25 prehistoric caves, shelters and deposits. It is also the land of foie gras, truffles, strawberries, Monbazillac (another château worth a visit) and Bergerac.

Caves & prehistory, châteaux, villages and fortified towns, and fine dining

Périgord is overflowing with a wide variety of sites spanning 400,000 years of history:

– Prehistoric caves and shelters, including the famous Lascaux Caves near the village of Montignac (44 km). Autumn 2016 is slated to see the opening of Lascaux 4.

Vézère Valley (the « Valley of Men ») and Les Eyzies (the « Capital of Prehistory »)

Prehistory museums: Les Eyzies (29 km), Périgueux (73 km) and Château de Sauveboeuf (40 km)

– Châteaux:

Périgord is the land of 1,000 castles

Beynac (9 km), Castenaud-la-Chapelle (8 km), Les Milandes (12 km), Biron (46 km), Hautefort (67 km), Fénelon (20 km), Losse (42 km), Puymartin (19 km), Commarque (19 km), Puyguilhem (109 km) and Monbazillac (75 km) are some of the most spectacular or engaging among them. Nor is the Château de Montaigne (113 km) in the far west of the department without its own charms.

– Villages and fortified towns

10 of the 155 most beautiful villages in France, including seven within 40 km of Cénac

18 bastides (fortified medieval towns), including 13 within 60 km

Domme (4 km), dite « l’Acropole du Périgord », Villefranche du Périgord 31 km, Monpazier 37 km, Molières 39 km, Monpazier 40 km, Beaumont 46 km, Lalinde 46 km, Lalinde 50 km, Beaumont-du-Périgord 52 km, Roquepine 60 km, Vergt 60 km, Beauregard-et-Bassac 65 km, Eymet 85 km, Fonroque 92 km, Molières 42 km, Monestier 90 km, Puyguilhem 91 km,  Bénévent 100 km, Saint-Barthélémy-de-Bellegarde 108 km, Saint-Aulaye 123 km,  Villefranche-de-Lonchat 114 km.

 

 

Sport

Canoeing, hot air balloons, beaches, hiking, microlight aeroplanes, golf, cycling, rock climbing, caving, horse riding, tennis, and so on

Kids

Many sites have kids’ courses and/or activities specially designed for children and teens: prehistoric parks, zoos, model aircraft, and more

Events

Classical music, opera and jazz festivals, cinema festivals, outdoor theatre festivals, painting and photography exhibitions, fine food markets, aerobatics shows, and the list goes on.

Périgord products

Nontron knives, Repetto shoes, Ayrens umbrellas.

Truffles, foie gras, duck breast, walnuts, Trappe d’Echourgnac cheese, strawberries, Monbazillac, Bergerac and Vieille Prune plum eau-de-vie.