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SUPERB HOLIDAY VILLA with private pool, large secluded garden, near Martel, Lot



Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Suitable for up to 6 guests + 1 baby. Walking distance to the Dordogne River

This superb holiday villa, originally dating back to the 12th century, has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the owners. There is an excellent large kitchen with separate area for relaxation, a wonderfully spacious lounge, large bedrooms and wooden beams throughout.

Set in 7 hectares of meadow (approx. 18 acres), bordered by a stream and trees, it is within walking distance of the River Dordogne and 5 minutes drive to canoe rental for exploring one of the most beautiful rivers in France. The charming medieval town of Martel, with its twice-weekly traditional covered market, is close by, as are some of the best regional restaurants in the surrounding villages and towns.

There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor (a double and a twin) and an area on the first floor which has a comfortable double sofa bed which can be screened off to provide extra sleeping accommodation. Visitors to this lovely house will understand why further bedrooms could not be formed without spoiling the ambiance and charm of this fantastic property

Accommodation: GROUND FLOOR: A large, light and sunny, fully fitted kitchen with ample cupboards, work surfaces, heated towel rail, picture window, oak beams, tiled floor. Contains a kitchen/dining table with seating for 8.

Step down to a lounge area with a comfortable sofa, open fireplace (not used). Attractive free standing screens to give privacy from the kitchen if needed.

Off the lounge is a bathroom with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, and toilet.

Accommodation: FIRST FLOOR: A spiral staircase from the ground floor leads to an open plan spacious lounge, perfectly appointed with windows to the east, south and west, beautiful curtains, comfortable settees, a separate double sofa bed, coffee table, English satellite TV, large open fireplace (unused).

A 2nd bathroom with bath and in-bath shower, wash hand basin, toilet.


The master bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers, dressing table, windows to 3 aspects and views. En suite bathroom with bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

1 twin bedroom with chest of drawers, dressing table, windows to 3 aspects.

Ample wardrobe/storage space on the landing

OUTSIDE: Sunny, tiled terrace outside kitchen for al fresco dining

Lavender pathway to the enclosed private swimming pool with amazing views of the Quercy cliffs beyond

The pool is 1m at the shallow end graduating to 2m at the deep end

Covered, purpose-built BBQ area with chimney, garden table and chairs

Barn with table tennis, dart board and boules area

FANTASTIC grounds and views - wildlife abounds, binoculars essential

Plenty of parking

Please note there is no telephone or internet at the house. Nearest internet cafe is in Martel (8kms). Pets are not allowed under any circumstances.

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About the Owner

Dee Bailey
Member since: 1990
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a wonderful relaxing time and love the house and especially the quiet seclusion.
Jul 2014
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a wonderful relaxing time and love the house and especially the quiet seclusion.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 1

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Wonderful holiday villa near the Dordogne river

  • 5 of 5

We were six guests at the house - it was large and comfortable and the views are to die for. The house offers almost complete isolation whilst being within an easy drive of Martel and Vayrac - both fantastic market towns within 6km. The pool was fabulous as are the two terraces. It's a fantastic house for children (the pool is safe and gated) and adults alike! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blissful relaxation

  • 5 of 5

La Veyrie is an amazing house in an incredible setting. The house itself is beautifully furnished and very well equipped- spotlessly clean on arrival with lovely quality bedding and towels. Outside is the most magnificent space which is private and secluded. The pool is glorious and we spent many sunny days dipping in and out. The games barn held many competitions for us in the evenings after BBQing (in another special area outside). There are many places locally to explore on bikes and the cycling is very safe with many tracks and small country lanes. We spent two days kayaking and canoeing- Safaraid were brilliant- and chose the most straight forward of routes with three children but you can go much further. Martel and Vayrac are gorgeous towns with plenty of cafes etc. The market in Martel is worth several trips: wine, walnuts, white nectarines, bread and cakes, caramel sauce- I could go on! All in all, a place to relax, enjoy and explore- we love it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic French retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at La Veyrie on many occasions. It's a lovely French country house, tastefully furnished and well-equipped in beautiful surroundings. The house sits in its own substantial grounds: there's always lots of wildlife to see so binoculars are a must. There's a super private swimming pool, and a large barn with table tennis table, darts and boules. The River Dordogne is close by where you can enjoy canoeing, swimming and picnics. The nearby town of Martel is very picturesque with a twice-weekly market and an excellent choice of places to eat. There are lots of other stunning towns and villages and interesting places to visit within easy driving distance from the house. We would highly recommend a holiday at La Veyrie for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding holiday home in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for many fabulous summer holidays. It is a truly unique property and ideally located for both tranquil relaxation and numerous tourist destinations are within easy reach. The property is very private and considerable thought has gone into providing everything for a luxurious stay. The property is immaculate and extremely well maintained. The historic town of Martel is only a short drive away and is full of character. It has a variety of restaurants and cafes and all the necessary amenities such as supermarkets, chemists and bread shops. The markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays are a must as is a canoe trip from nearby Vayrac. Communication with the letting agent is excellent and very professional. We have rented this property over a period of ten years and have never had a problem. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family and look forward to more stays in the coming years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay at La Verrie

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a fabulous stay at La Verrie. The house, the gardens and surrounding areas all exceeded our expectations. The Countryside and local villages are stunning. We loved the fact that La Verrie is beautiful inside as well as out - everything was immaculate. We would recommend some of the local walks and to do some canoeing on the river - great fun. We would like to return next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy days

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay in this beatiful and very well equipped holiday house for two weeks. Since the weather was good, with temperatures between 25-30 degrees and lots of sun, we used the swimming pool quite often. We have a little girl so it's a comforting thought that the entire pool area is fenced. Besides the house itself, the area also has a lot to offer. We visited several chateaus, went to the Gardens of the Manor of Eyrignac and met the monkeys in Foret des Singes. Long story short: we had a very enjoyable time at La Veyrie and hope to be back sometime in the future..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Vayrac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Souillac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Souillac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Souillac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Martel and Vayrac at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Superb situation, very secluded and quiet. The whole area is full of amazing birds and wild-life, ideal for nature lovers and a photographer's paradise.

Nearest Towns and Villages:

Delightful towns of Martel 8km and Vayrac 5km both with farmers markets

Rocamadour approx 20mins drive - town built in the cliffs and the most visited tourist attraction in France

Souillac 15km - Large medieval market town with interesting cathedral

Sarlat 45 mins drive - beautiful medieval town, magnificent architecture

Carennac - village on the river

Nearby Chateaux at Castelnaud and Curemonte.

Four golf courses within 30 minutes drive

Quad biking - 20 minutes away

Canoeing and bike hire - 5 minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The correct prices for this property are quoted in GB Pounds Sterling. Please contact us for a price in Euros.

Minimum two week bookings preferred in peak weeks.

Please note that the availability list for this property is kept up to date as much as possible. If the dates you require are not available, please enquire, as we may have other suitable properties to offer.

A non-refundable 30% deposit of the total rental is required to reserve the booking. The final balance, along with a refundable damages deposit of £300 (375€), is payable 8 weeks before the holiday is due to begin. Providing there is no serious damage to property, facilities or swimming pool, the damages deposit is returned after 8 days.

Euros accepted.

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Updated: 17-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite on the second floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, First floor
  • There are separate bathrooms on each floor - 3 in total.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double sofa bed on the first floor
  • There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, both well furnished, both with chest of drawers and there is ample wardrobe space on the landing A double sofa bed is situated on the first floor. A screen is provided for privacy.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • Swimming pool depth is 1 metre at the shallow end graduating to 2 metres at the deep end. Please note there is no telephone or internet available at the house. As well as the English satellite TV, there is a video player, DVD player, 3 CD players with radios, 1 iPod docking station, indoor board games and a games table. Outdoors, as well as the ping pong table, there is an area suitable for playing boules, badminton/volley-ball net with racquets and balls, plus a dart board. Also outside is a charming covered, purpose built BBQ area with chimney, garden table and chairs.

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