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Perfection for Two in the Dordogne

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Bedroom, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, shower room, garden, sleeps two

One of a special selection of exclusive homes - all "Perfect For Two" (see our website link below), this amazing 16th century traditional stone house provides total peace and calm, high up above the Dordogne river in the extraordinary medieval village of Limeuil, one of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France'. The house has immense character, and is very comfortably furnished and equipped for all your needs - all you need bring with you is your toothbrush! This is the ideal holiday home for two (the spacious beamed bedroom can be arranged either as a King size double or twin beds). The private garden is perfect for outdoor summer living - with sun, shade, and far-reaching views over the Dordogne river valley. This historic house was originally the local Court House - the arms of the Kings of France are carved into the Renaissance fireplace, and the cellar was used as the village prison!

The village and region: Limeuil is a virtually unchanged medieval walled village, without any through traffic. It rises above the Dordogne river, and is within easy driving distance of Sarlat, Bergerac, the caves at Les Eyzies and Lascaux; the Chateaux of Beynac and Castelnaud; Domme, Belvès and all the other picturesque and historic sites of the region. Fresh produce markets, a notable feature of this area, abound in every village and town.

Additional benefits: We will be pleased to reserve you a table for supper on your first night at the local restaurant, a stroll away from the house.

Free internet wi-fi is available in the house, and an ipod dock. Complimentary unlimited phone calls to all English speaking countries worldwide and all European countries is included (to landline phones only - not mobiles)

We can provide you with a route from Bergerac, Bordeaux or other local airports, or rail stations.

You may be interested to know that we have a selection of ten superior properties available in Dordogne. Full information and photos for all of these properties are available on our website - www.PerfectionForTwo.com

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Patterson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We did enjoy our stay at The Old Courthouse and especially the peace and quiet of the upper village of Limeuil, no through traffic or indeed traffic noise, no street lights and an excellent restaurant The Bon Acceuil within a matter of 50 yards walking distance. The house is well equipped has a good sized bedroom with a large comfortable bed , an essential to the enjoyment of any holiday away from home, adequate kitchen/dining room with easy access to the small terrace with table and chairs for outside meals. The salon was most comfortable and cool in the sudden heat of the first week of June which took everyone including the locals by surprise. So many places to visit in the area that a week was hardly enough time. Sarlat, and the Bastide villages of Domme, Montpazier and Beaumont should not be missed, the markets at St. Cyprien and Le Bugue also are a must and above all if you wish to buy wine to take home the wine store of Julien de Savignac at Le Bugue is one of the best we have ever found.

Murray & Ann, Dorchester, Dorset, June 2015
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Limeuil in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The Kingsize bed can be adapted to 2 singles, if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We will be pleased to reserve you a table at the nearby restaurant for your first evening. The owners are locally resident, and are always available to provide assistance with both routine and emergency matters.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Perfection for Two in the Dordogne
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
West Yorkshire, UK

Un gite magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in many gites over the past 25 years this must rank as one of the best, if not the best. The gite itself was extremely comfortable and well equipped. It was very clean and maintained to the highest standard. The proximity to superb restaurants made it very special. The location was ideal for seeing the local area which is full of beautiful villages often with fantastic markets. We also visited a number of gardens locally. The fact that the house features on the Limeuil tourist trail only adds to its uniqueness. The owners, Belinda and Michael, were very welcoming without being obtrusive and the information they provided in the gite was absolutely wonderful and so useful. A truly exceptional gite!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review of 'The Old Courthouse', Brian and Janet.......... There is really no comment that we can add!!
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A restful ancient home of great character

  • 4 of 5

This little house has a fascinating history and is situated in a lovely position in the oldest and most characterful part of this delightful village. The building has a very comfortable ambiance and is furnished sympathetically. The rooms are all good sized and equipment and facilities are at least adequate and in the main, excellent. Linen is better than many holiday homes we have stayed in previously and the towels are generous in size. A very good range of entertainment is provided in case of inclement weather and the house manual is especially comprehensive which together with the many tourist brochures provided, offers all the information anyone could require. Limeuil is a gem and it is easy to let the days slip past without travelling very far. We would happily recommend this house and it's location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historical Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

The house and facilities were as described but the feeling of "living history" is beyond description! A beautiful ancient dwelling in a fascinating old village in the ever popular Dordogne. Everything 2 people could need was provided including hints and suggestions for restaurants, visits etc and Michael and Belinda were readily available at the end of the phone to quickly sort out any problems. The weather was wet and cold during the week we spent here and we were very glad to have such a comfortable bolt hole and excellent restaurants in the village.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Autumn Break

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to spend a wonderful week in La Maison de la Justice. The property itself is lovely and set in a beautiful, picturesque village. Like many others, we really enjoyed exploring the area and returning to Limeuil to sit by the river, glass in hand, and watch the world go by before either returning to the house to cook supper or wondering down to one or other of the amazing restaurants.

The weather was generally kind to us and being late in the season we did not have to fight the crowds.

We had a wonderful time and would thoroughly recommend The Old Courthouse to anyone who enjoys the good things in life. We certainly hope to return

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Old Courthouse - and that you benefitted from such lovely Autumn weather, a true Indian Summer. A perfect combination! Thank you for making time to share your experience.
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Magical experience!

  • 5 of 5

A real piece of France

Lovely area and the locals are very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house which is home from home, we wanted for nothing many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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La maison de la Justice - Just Great - Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in the Dordogne and stayed at this beautiful old property which has a great History just like the Dordogne and surrounding Regions. We enjoyed this house so much and it has everything in it that you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Its location was perfect in Limeuil and close to the many attractions and old Medieval Villages of the Dordogne. Such beautiful places of Sarlat, Beyenac, Domme, Monpazier, Rocamadour, La Roque, Padirac Caves are things that you should definitely visit along with the many Prehistoric places in the Les Eyzies. The Castles/Chateaus at Beyenac, Castelnaud, Commarque, Biron and Chateau des Milandes are also a must see, just amazing places. Each of the rooms are of a very good size and to be able to come home at the end of the day and sit on the small balcony outside sipping a fine Wine & Cheese was great. To be able to sit in the lounge which is big and relax was also a bonus. Limeuil being on the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers where they meet gives a real peaceful setting and one of relaxation. You can even go Canoeing on the rivers if you are so inclined which would give you another different view of the Dordogne. To have a Washing Machine available also was very handy. An option is a Laundromat in Le Buge as well not far from the Intermarche Supermarket. We really enjoyed our time at La Maison de la Justice and would highly recomment it to everyone. It was a pleasure to meet Michael and Belinda who are very pleasant and so helpful. Michael has prepared a File in which there is so much information about the House and also the many attractions and Villages that he recommends to visit and this does save you some time if you are wondering what and where to go. He also gives recommendations on Restaurants as well and we can highly recommend Julien's at Paunat, Cadoiun Abbey restaurant and if you want a nice Pizzeria try Tremolat which is only a few kms away. To Michael and Belinda, thank you so much for allowing us to share your beautiful old House and making our holiday in the Dordogne such a great experience. John & Claire Perth Australia

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the trouble to post such a comprehensive Review, John & Claire - and we are very pleased that you found the Old Courthouse such a good location for exploring the Dordogne region (and it's wines! Renewed thanks for the excellent bottle of Pécharmant that you left for us!)
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Limeuil riverside
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Le Buisson
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A89 intersection, Périgueux
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
4 in Limeuil village
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Limeuil - riverside
Car: recommended

The village of Limeuil is officially listed as 'Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France' - one of the most beautiful villages of France - a stone-built medieval fortified village clinging to the hillside which rises up from the spectacular confluence of the rivers Dordogne and Vézère. Still known as the 'Port', this great expanse of water presents one of the loveliest settings in the whole of the incredible Dordogne valley region. The village has three excellent restaurants - two of which are only a few minutes stroll from the house - a riverside bar, and a daily market stall. The village is ideally placed for easy access to all the historic attractions - including the prehistoric caves, medieval chateaux, the renaissance city of Sarlat, the bustling centres of Bergerac and Perigueux - and the golden-stoned villages and farms whose produce is sold at the numerous producer's markets that are such a feature of this region.

Other Activities: Canoeing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Limeuil, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All year - no price hikes!
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £150

* PLEASE NOTE: This booking calendar may not be up-to-date, we have nine further properties on our own website - please check our 'Owners website link' On our website (www.PerfectionForTwo.com) you will see ten privately owned, comfortable, rental homes for you to choose from. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.