La FORGE de L'Abbaye
Heated pool- Charming and pretty house for 4 seasons holidays, la FORGE (8 persons) offers a comfort similar to the famous 'Hôtel de Charme'. ' A soul, an atmosphere, an art of living ' The villa is located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, very close to the Lascaux caves and a few kilometres away from Sarlat la Canéda, Montignac, Beynac and Castelnaud. The house has been entirely renovated by a well-known architect in the pure traditional art. It is located in the village of Saint Amand de Coly listed as one of the most beautiful French village. Wonderful view on a private land (3.2 acres) on a wooded valley. Those who like old stones will love the house that combines comfort and authenticity. Everything was made for you to be at ease; rooms are spacious and luminous. This house is perfect to relax during your holidays. Outside, the wooden terrace suggests you to gaze at the view and to refresh you into the pool.
Les maisons de l'Abbaye
Les Maisons de l'Abbaye offers 3 charming villas totaly independant , very different and all very quite:
La Forge- 230 m2- is the largest of the three houses.
The more traditional with its thick stone walls, a really nice renovation, whatever the season. Warm in winter with its large fireplace. Ideal in summer as it remains cool. The rooms are spacious and each have their own bathroom and toilet.
The terrace overlooks the main rooms on the ground floor. It continues with a private heated pool with an electric roller shutter provides security and you will be totally held with small children.
A raised garden gives you a great view of the park and the valley. A haven of peace
L'Ermitage- 170 m2 - with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - Definitely is a great achievement. Beautiful combination of old stone, wood and glass with noble and perfectly adapted materials.
You will find in this house both the heat of the stones and timber and gaiety and light brought by the large windows. It feels good at the Hermitage.
The rooms on the ground floor opens onto a wooden terrace and a private heated pool. You are above the park in a very quiet very private space, with a 180 ° unobstructed countryside.
La Source- 200 m2 - is our last renovation - 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom. A great compromise of la Forge and L'Ermitage. Both light and overlooking 2 beautiful spacious but cozy terraces with wood and old stones. A nice heated pool Feel yourself in the pictures.
The pool is fully integrated into the walls of the enclosure of the village. The terraces are extended by the parc.Vous pass directly to your private space on the green grass in the garden.
3 houses, carried out in a spirit very close offer luxurious comfort. Downstairs floors are refreshing. Upstairs, the rooms are spacious and air conditioned. The bathrooms are very nice. The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary equipment to make a good kitchen.
Wondering which to choose. We still ask the question so these 3 houses are both different and so nice.
The comfort is similar to the famous 'Hôtel de Charme'. ' A soul, an atmosphere, an art of living ' The villa is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Saint Amand de Coly.
Well located, very close to the Lascaux caves and a few kilometres away from Sarlat la Canéda, Montignac, Beynac and Castelnaud. The houses has been entirely renovated by a well-known architect in the pure traditional art. Saint Amand de Coly has been recently listed as one of the most beautiful French village. Wonderful view on a private land (3.2 acres) on a wooded valley. Those who like old stones will love the house that combines comfort and authenticity. Everything was made for you to be at ease; rooms are spacious and luminous. This house is perfect to relax during your holidays. Outside, the wooden and stoned terraces suggest you to gaze at the view and to refresh yourself in the heated pool to a temperature of about 25/26°C (79°F).
The concept of Les Maisons de l'Abbaye is 'The Hotel at home'.
Have the comfort of the Hôtel but enjoy the house with your family or your friends. You need a 'Chef Cooker', babysitter, massage ? you have chosen the right place into one of our house ' Les Maisons de l'Abbaye'
Staff : Resident caretaker, gardener, housekeeper, maid, cooking by arrangement.
Tennis coach by arrangement. The tennis court of the village is located at 100 meters from the house
Massage or treatment at home.
Coach for gym at home.
Swimming pool: The pool is heated during the season - Outside temperature should be over 10°.
Top Traveller Review
Stay at La Forge
About the Owner
About Florence Clement
Married with 3 children we spent our time between Dordogne and Paris where we live.
Florence Clement purchased this house in 2006
Why Florence Clement chose Perigord Noir
We fell in love with old stones and particularly the village of Saint Amand de Coly. We decided to restore the houses for ourself and took a well known architect of Sarlat. Florence is very talented for decoration and this help a lot to feel rapidly like at home.
What makes this house unique
Family tradition in management of luxury hotels help us to know what demanding customers are expecting during their holidays.
Our houses are not just houses, but an atmosphere
Deposit 1000 €
(12 traveller reviews)
Stay at La Forge
An amazing property in a beautiful location. Lots of room for a holiday with family or friends with all the facilities you need for the perfect stay. We would highly recommend. We were well looked after during our stay and the villa was clean on arrival.
Fab house and location
We arrived in what was the wettest week in France you could ask for but the house was our safe haven for the week. Vincent greeted us with food and drinks bought fresh for us on our request which was most appreciated. He gave us advice on markets, fuel, the house and local restaurants. The pool was an asset in warmer days. The children loved playing in it. The views outside are lush too. Wander round the village it's quaint and very beautiful, everyone was friendly especially in the local produce shop which is a must visit. We did lots of sightseeing and the house was well equipped on return to cook, sleep chill out etc. As we were two English families it would of been good to have English tv or a DVD player plus an extra sofa so we could all sit in the lounge but the 4 teenagers hogged the two sofas. The bedrooms were large and beds very comfortable. The house is close to all local towns and we visited Sarlat often. Would we recommend the house to anyone else - absolutely I can imagine how great it is in the French summer sun. Thanks to Flo and Vincent for their hospitality.
Beautiful old charm with contemporary living
St Amand is a small village tucked away in a glorious wooded valley, it's cobbled narrow streets lead to a central square where there is the imposing 12 century Abbey. There also is a local restaurant serving simple French food and a shop selling a variety of local products from hand made cups to dried cepes to fantastic liqueurs. The owner is a particular delight, as he is very keen for you to try samples! St Amand is very well positioned being just 10 mins drive from Montignac, 20 mins from Sarlat and local interests such as the Grottes.
The house L'Abbey is stunning. It is an imposing Maison Matre, built from local stone and is one of three neighbouring houses, LSource and L'Hermitage. Even though they are together and share a well maintained 1 acre lawn at the front, they are all very private. It is difficult not to sound over enthusiastic but L'Abbey is simply brilliant. If you are looking for luxury accommodation mixed with old charm and modern facilities, then this is the place. It is spacious, decor finished to a very high standard, comfortable contemporary furniture, but mixed with a scattering of antique furniture. Our visit was at the beginning of May, the days were warm, but nights were chilly, so we lit a roaring fire in the imposing fireplace, with wood provided. We didn't really need it as there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and heaters upstairs, but it made the experience even better.
Outside to the rear, there is a cobbled/grass courtyard, where there is the heated pool, with electric cover, a large gas Webber BBQ, sun-loungers, table and chairs, again all of a quality standard. There is access to this directly from the house via double doors from the snug and a door from the kitchen area. This is bordered by a tall stone wall to one side, an old barn wall to another and trees and bushes to another. Here is access to the steps that lead down to the large front grass lawn I mentioned earlier. Florence was a very helpful host, she responded to any of our queries promptly and provided us with the contact details of Vincent, who lives locally. He greeted us and in fact helped our daughter, who had driven to the house before we arrived; she couldn't find the house and he went and found her! It may appear to some that it seems expensive, but if you visit you will see why, as it gives the impression that you are actually staying at someone's home. Would highly recommend and will go back without a second thought.
Wonderful Vacation At La Forge, Dordogne
There was my wife, me, 2 kids of 14 and 12 and our small little dogs. We had an absolute ball and loved it. The property itself is lovely with a wonderful log fire (with all logs provided). The place is spacious, clean and well stocked with utensils. Pool very nice, but could be turned up a couple of degrees when the sun goes in. BBQ was clean and when the gas ran out it was changed in no time at all. Be careful when walking on the grass late August as the tree's have prickles that fall into the grass and if you tread on them, its painful. The restaurant 2 mins walk away is terrific and the people lovely. Would we go back again? Absolutely. This place is a real jewel in the crown. Be careful if ordering Taxi's as they are a rip off. Euros 70 to travel 14 miles.
Lovely home - rustic feel but all the conveniences
This is a lovely home - a rustic feel with all sorts of conveniences. We enjoyed a roaring fire but also the radiant heat floors - never a cold moment in this beautiful house. The kitchen is well appointed and the guardian, Vincent, could not have been more helpful. A lovely way to ring in the new year.
From the Owner
“We fell in love with old stones and particularly the village of Saint Amand de Coly. We decided to restore the houses for ourself and took a well known architect of Sarlat. Florence is very talented for decoration and this help a lot to feel rapidly like at home.”
Activity and Interests
Saint Amand de Coly is located at the junction of prehistoric sites, exactly half-way between the 2 valleys of Dordogne and Veyzère, a few kilometers away from the main touristic attractions. You will find a collection of prehistorically evidence as well as renowned archeological and environmental sites. The cave of Lascaux are only 6 kilometers from the luxury and charming houses of « La Forge » and « La Grange » of Saint Amand.
Sarlat, the fantastic medieval and historical town with his colorful Saturday market is 20km away, Montignac is 6km away. The main castles of the Périgord are less than 30km away in the surroundings. This region get the highest number of classified historical buildings per square meter in Europe.
Nearest motorway : Bordeaux – Brives 10 kms- Saint Amand is also at the junction of major roads such as Paris-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Lyon. The highway is about 10km away. 500km away from Paris, including 490km of highway. 450km away from Lyon, including 440km of highway.
Nearest Train: Lardin Saint Lazarre (on the Brive-Perrigeux road), 8km away from Saint Amand. The Brive-la-Gaillarde station is 20km away.
Nearest airport : Brive-la-Gaillarde airport is 20km away. Bordeaux 180 kms – Bergerac 50 kms
From the Owner
“Family tradition in management of luxury hotels help us to know what demanding customers are expecting during their holidays. Our houses are not just houses, but an atmosphere”
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- water skiing
- 230 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom are included into the rooms as suite. Towels is provided.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Every double bed can be separated in 2 single beds on request. High quality bed - hotel quality.
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Tennis ...
- Tennis Court
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Max. occupancy: 8
- pets considered
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- The pets are allowed with owner's previous agreement.