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Dordogne: Close to Village House, All En-Suite Bedrooms, Private Heated Pool



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
4 Bedrooms all with En-Suite Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Adults plus 2 Children

Maison Jolie is a well-appointed large modern house built in the local Perigourdine style. It has been furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture and has four good-sized bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms.

Outside is a large patio, lawn and pool area with ample garden furniture for relaxing either in sun or shade. A large covered terrace provides an ideal place for al fresco dining or simply a place to sit and read. It has a luxury fitted kitchen with breakfast area, laundry room, formal dining room as well as a triple aspect lounge which stays cool during the day. This is a modern house designed for the purpose of accommodating all groups and therefore copes effortlessly with a full house.

Easy access and gated parking area.

While the house looks out onto countryside and is peaceful, it is a level easy walk along the river to Le Bugue and its bars, restaurants, supermarkets, medical centre, banks & shops. It is centrally located for many tourist attractions for all ages, including prehistoric caves, art galleries & water activities.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John and I have been coming to France for many years and during one of our many visits to the Dordogne we bought a plot of land ideally situated to explore the Perigord Noir. This architect-designed house has been a joy to live in and has offered our guests the space and privacy we hoped for. During 2012 we successfully ran the house as a B & B and on the strength of that we decided to move offering holiday rentals instead.

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Speaks English, some french

22 Reviews

based on 22 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious villa in a quiet area. It was very well equiped with everything we needed and probably the cleanest place we have ever stayed. The pool was the perfect temperature. John and Linda were on hand for queries but not intrusive. They booked us a table in a restaurant and even laid on fireworks in La Bugue! La Bugue has plenty of shops, restaurants and a market. It is within walking distance with the option of a short walk along the road or a longer walk along the river (although you would want to take the car if you had a supermaket shop to bring back). We would definitely like to stay again if we return to this area. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and setting

  • 5 of 5

Spotless clean house in the countryside. Easy walk into town along the river and through the fields. Quiet and comfortable with everything you could need. Owners very nice and there to greet you and answer questions. We will return and we highly recommend with much enthusiasm. Le Bugue and surrounding areas just fantastic. House is just like the photos and every bit as nice as advertised. Also recommended, Canoe Erik, Tuesday market, La Pergola, the bakeries, the creperies, the local wine store and local wines hiking and biking. Bon Voyage! Thank You Linda and John!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal vacation house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Maison Jolie is a well equipped and very clean vacation villa with plenty of room for large families. The owners, Linda and John, are welcoming and helpful in sharing their local knowledge. Fresh food and the weekly market in the village of Le Bugue is just a short walk away. Canoeing trips can be started from, or finished in Le Bugue. We enjoyed very much our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday. The house is located in a lovely position with open relaxing views, yet close to all facilities, and interesting places to visit. The house was spotlesslying clean and perfect for our party of three generations. We were greeted by John and Linda who made us very welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. We had very bad weather, but had one of our best holidays at Maison Jolie. We would all highly recommend it, it is a beautiful house and just as described.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely retreat in le Bugue

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 sisters & spouses. Maison Jolie suited our requirements perfectly. It was close to shops & major roads but just far enough out of town to make us feel like we had our own quiet oasis.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic - A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

From arriving to leaving, it was a perfect stay.

The owners Linda and John couldn't have been more helpful, and were always available if required.

All of the rooms are large and ensuite, the location of the property is within walking distance to Le Bugue, and the swimming pool is heated and of a good size. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need down to the smallest things, and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again and recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you all enjoyed your holiday and many thanks for your review. au revoir John & Linda
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From the Owner

Over the years we have regularly used house rentals and designed this house to offer the very best facilities to our guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 44 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Bugue at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mortemart at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Le Bugue at 0.6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Trelissac at 34 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Bugue at 0.7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Buisson river beach at 7 Kilometres Car: recommended

Le Bugue is a bustling town in the Périgord Noir region of the Dordogne and has been inhabited for over a thousand years. It is perhaps best known for its busy 800 year old market selling mouthwatering local produce held every Tuesday, by mandate of the French King in 1319! .

Our home is an easy, level walk along the river to bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Likewise, close by are supermarkets, banks, medical centre (with excellent doctors, some of whom speak English) pharmacy, dentist etc..

During summer there is a regular Tuesday night market which is a fun, simple way to dine where local artisans prepare food to eat on the tables & benches provided by the commune. Most Friday evenings during July & August you can listen to live music (folk, jazz) by the riverside.

The area offers many tourist attractions and activities: famous prehistoric cave paintings at Font de Gaume and Lascaux, Les Eyzies is the world famous centre of pre-history and Cro Magnon man whilst caves like the Gouffre de Proumeyssacc, Padiract offer spectacular formations.

Other attractions: chateaux, such as Beynac, Castelnaud, museums, historic buildings, the Maison Forte de Reignac, the medieval town of Sarlat, gardens ( Les Jardins suspendus de Marqueyssac, les Jardins d'Eyrignac), the Dordogne & Vézère rivers with their canoe trips and river beaches good for swimming, water & theme parks, a zoological reserve at Calviac with rare and endangered species.

The region is also famous for its gastronomy, with a wide choice of high-quality restaurants reasonably priced. Specialities include fois gras, truffles, cepes, magret de canard (duck breasts), wild boar and local trout. It is also a perfect area for hiking, walking and horse riding.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
8 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Rental rates are all inclusive. There are no extras.
Reservation deposit: 25% of total rental
Balance of rental due: 8 weeks before the start of holiday or at time of booking if less than 8 weeks.
Refundable damage deposit £400.00 payable with the balance of rental payment.
Special rates can be given for last-minute bookings for mid and low seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 230 m²


  • Master bedroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Back bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Front bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have windows, heated towel rails or heating and adequate storage for toiletries. The ground floor bathroom has a generous level walk-in shower.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, baby cot available
  • Back bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Upstairs front bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Can be converted to double 160 cm
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with heated towel rails. Upstairs: Master bedroom with double aspect and open views, 27m2. Easily sleeps a couple and 2 children. Bathroom has bath, shower, toilet and basin. Bedroom 2 has queen-sized bed and view over garden and pool. Bathroom has bath, shower over bath, toilet, basin. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds which can be converted to a queen-sized double, 160cm. Bathroom has bath with shower attachment, toilet and basin. Ground floor bedroom has queen-sized bed, 160 cm. French doors open onto front of house. Bathroom has generous walk-in shower, toilet and basin. This room is suitable for a person with limited mobility.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The ground floor bedroom would suit a person with limited mobility as there are French doors with entry from the parking area and level access to a walk-in shower. Please ask us for extra details as to suitability. There is an additional ground floor toilet & basin with easy access from garden/pool. Laundry room with washing machine, dryer & sink There is an abundance of comfortable seating throughout the house The house has 3 dining areas with seating for 8-10 people: the covered terrace, the kitchen and an extendable antique table in the dining room. There is a selection of indoor and outdoor games.

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