Gîte in Périgord noir with swimming pool

The Grottes du Périgord gîte is designed to comfortably accommodate 7 people with a secure, heated, salt water swimming pool (14m x 6m), games room, sauna and jacuzzi. With its spectacular Lascaux room (45m², 8 metres high at the ridge) and its enclosed garden, it is located at the end of the 18th century chartreuse. ème century. 12 km from Sarlat, it will allow you to fully enjoy the Périgord.

  • Gîte Grottes du Périgord
    Gîte Grottes du Périgord
  • Lascaux Room
    Lascaux Room
  • Gîte Grottes du Périgord
    Lascaux Room
  • Gite Grottes
    Lascaux Room
  • Gite Grottes
    Lascaux Room
  • Gite Grottes, bathroom
    Gite Grottes, bathroom
  • Gite Grottes
    Pech Merle bedroom
  • Gite Grottes
    Window with Perigordian decoration
  • Kitchen of the Grottes gîte
    Grottes gîte kitchen
  • Gîte Grottes du Périgord
    Rouffignac bedroom
  • Gîte Grottes du Périgord
  • Gîte Grottes du Périgord
    Entrance to the gîte
  • Swimming pool
    Swimming pool

Virtual visit

  Wifi | Secure heated swimming pool | Jacuzzi | Sauna | Massage chair | Non-smoker | Private garden with barbecue and garden furniture | Pets by prior arrangement | Games room | Toys and games | Table tennis | Table football | Access for the disabled | Free parking |

 Rates 2023 of the Gîte Grottes du Périgord: from 1 July to 1 September: 2240 ?, from 1 May to 30 June: 1730 ?, other periods 1320 ?

Weekly rental rates (from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am), including sheets, towels, pool towels and end-of-stay cleaning, excluding tourist tax (3 ?/adult/night).

Before any payment, please contact us by mail so that we can send you your rental contract.

For weekends (3 or 4 days) outside July and August, see our weekend packages.

Short stay packages, including cleaning (September to June)

3 nights : 700 ? or 850 ? with sheets and towels

4 nights : 900 ? or 1 050 ? with sheets and towels

Short stay packages, including cleaning (September to June)

3 nights : 700 ? or 850 ? with sheets and towels

4 nights : 900 ? or 1 050 ? with sheets and towels

The Grottes du Périgord gîte is without doubt the oldest part of the Carthusian monastery, the name given here to these simple yet imposing and elegant manor houses which follow the plans of the Château de Cheverny, minus the grand staircase and the gables of the roof. It has the particularity of having a large vaulted cellar which dates back to the 14th century, when there would have been a mill on this site. This chartreuse was built by the doctor of Domme, a certain Jean-Pierre Grézis, in full social ascension in 1758, date of the construction, since it allowed him to be called Lord of Alburague (La Burague, locality where we are), which caused him some trouble at the time of the French Revolution.

It is at one end of the chartreuse, and has 3 bedrooms, and two bathrooms. You have a virtual visit which will tell you much more than long speeches. Don't miss the frame of the Lascaux room! You can also take a walk in the garden of the gîte but also in the common areas (swimming pool, games room, jacuzzi).

Why is our Grottes du Périgord gîte a "green gîte"?

Yes, you can combine ecology and aesthetics, responsible holidays and pleasant holidays!

For years, we have been making our Grottes du Périgord gîte a green gîte, a bit like Mr Jourdain making prose ? without knowing it. It was when we added up all our micro-choices that we realised that we were well on the way to making the ecological transition to eco-responsible accommodation (without being perfect, of course).

Here is what we are doing (or have found) so that together we can reduce our ecological footprint in general and our carbon footprint in particular.

Design of the lodge and materials

- It is a stone manor house from the 18th century, so the materials are stone, wood, and old flat tiles

- The attic is insulated with hemp and the walls are 50 cm thick. As the property is in a protected historical monument zone, double glazing is not an option. But the traditional construction (thick stone walls, a large vaulted cellar and small openings and 8 metres of ceiling height under the ridge) means that a simple ventilator allows the house to pass serenely through the heatwaves.

- Exposed wooden framework and chestnut parquet flooring on the first floor, original floor tiles on the ground floor.

- Old-fashioned painting, using natural pigments

- Garden furniture: teak from sustainable forests, no plastic


A large part of the electricity produced is supplied by our solar panels, especially in the hot summer months. So ecology is not always the enemy of comfort!

For the rest of the electricity needs, our supplier Alterna favours renewable energies.

Of course, we use LEDs and electrical appliances with at least an A rating (some are A+ or A++)

The outdoor lighting is either LED or solar powered.

Heating is provided by a 24 Kw Canadian stove which alone heats the whole house, at least in mid-season. The wood comes from the property.

Common areas

Sharing of the most consuming infrastructures (swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi) with our two other gîtes.

The salt pool requires very few chemicals. It is heated by dedicated solar panels (which do not produce electricity but only hot water).

The car park is equipped with domestic plugs to recharge your hybrid or electric cars. You will be doubly virtuous if you recharge your car between midday and 8pm as you will then be consuming the electricity from our photovoltaic panels!


Tap water: you have a Brita carafe with filter, which allows you to drink purified tap water. For those who like sparkling water, we have a Sodastream available. All this not only saves you from plastic bottles, but also from having to carry them!

Rainwater harvesting: in some years we do not need to use city water for watering the garden and vegetable patch.

Oyas: this age-old technique consists of filling porous earthen pots buried at the foot of the plants with water, which prevents evaporation.

Plants adapted to the climate: Our specifications are both simple and complicated. We need plants that can withstand frost in winter and drought in summer, that flower from April to November, and that are melliferous if possible. For the vegetable garden, we use organic seeds that require little water, often old species.

Cultivation: We do not use any pesticides and use simple techniques ? mulching, organic fertiliser, and vinegar with coarse salt to make the paths more presentable. For our boxwoods, which are regularly visited by the pyralid moth, we use an organic insecticide based on bacillus thuringiensis.

Organic products

The welcome products we provide are organic (Nespresso compatible capsules, wine, apple juice), as well as shower gel or dishwashing liquid. For the dishwasher, we haven't found anything yet: organic tablets exist, but they have to be effective!


The garden has over 80 different species of flowers (not including succulents and the flower meadow) and we have planted bamboo and laurel hedges, walnut trees, almond trees, magnolia, lilac, albizia, cypress, forsythia, eucalyptus, catalpa, liquidambar, gingko biloba, olive trees, palms, banana trees and Japanese quince. All this makes butterflies and bees happy!


- Waste separation

- Compost

Directions for use and indications

- To the local producers rather than to the supermarkets

- Mapstr application (@gites.de.cenac)

All this should not stop you from visiting the region you may have heard good things about. Unfortunately, it is impossible to see everything in 15 days or even 3 weeks. So here is our selection of castles, bastides, gardens, caves, markets, troglodyte sites, museums and activities, all within an hour of your gite.


Country houses




Cave sites


Outdoor activities

  • The Dordogne valley in a hot air balloon
  • Canoeing
  • Ride in a gabarre

Our other gîtes : Gîte Dordogne (for 9 people)  Gîte Jardins du Périgord (for 4 people)

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