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Superb Villa 10-15 Minutes Walk From Beautiful Brantome With Large Shared Pool



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Villa in Brantome, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Situated On The Site Of A 17th Century Monastery This Small Domaine Is Surrounded By Nature

Villa Lavande is a spacious well equipped modern property, tastefully designed to be be in-keeping with traditional local architecture. It has a great position on the domaine with it's large private south facing terrace and garden to the rear. It benefits from being close enough to historic Brantome (described as the Venice of Perigord) to be able to walk there for a meal or drink and yet it is set in a haven of tranquility. If you don't fancy cooking then pop across to the lovely restaurant / bistro in the shared grounds or stroll into Brantome for more choice. There is an underground car park to keep your car cool in Summer. Visit caves, chateau, historic villages, swimming lakes, rent canoes, walk, swim in the crystal waters of our shared pool, or just relax on a comfortable recliner in the garden.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Berkshire with our 3 lovely boys and a very hectic life (probably the same as most other working families with young-ish children). We have always loved holidaying in France and finally got around to taking the plunge and buying a holiday property in one of our favourite destinations, the Dordogne in 2013.

We wanted a house that could easily accommodate our 3 children and have plenty of space, inside and outside to keep them happy. This works for us and we hope it will for you too.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you both so much - we had the most wonderful holiday in Brantome! Your house is fabulous and just perfect for myself and Mike, and the three girls. The complex is lovely, and the other guests and owners were very friendly and helpful. Brantome itself is the most beautiful little town. You have a really lovely home in France in a really lovely spot, and hopefully we will be able to stay there again."

Fionnuala, August 2013

"We had a lovely holiday. We loved your villa and liked Brantome even more than last time we visited."

James Monk, July 2013

"We had a wonderful week in Brantome. The house is so well stocked & comfortable, thank you."

Michelle, August 2013
Feb 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The property lived up to its description and was a great place to spend a weeks holiday.I would recommend it to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Lavande

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Lavande, and once again it was as clean, comfortable and lovely as ever! We really enjoyed the scenic walks down the back lanes through the fields to the delightful village of Brantome which has some very pretty restaurants. Brantome is a great base in the Dordogne and we had a fabulous week exploring the area. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Levande

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped villa a 10 minute walk from the beautiful village of Brantome which has several restaurants and cafés. The restaurant at the villas has a limited menu but the food is excellent and Yann and Collette who run it are a very friendly couple. Will definitely be returning to this area in the future, The Dordogne area has some very nice towns, chateaus, etc. to visit while in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic gite

  • 5 of 5

Villa lavande is one of the best gites I have stayed in and this is my 6th visit to France. The overall setting is beautiful, the gite has everything you need and is a 15 minute walk to the village via the main road. If you take the back road it is about 20 mins but not very suitable for a pushchair as part of it is a grassy track which would be difficult with a pushchair. The village is so pretty and has a carrefour and aldi locally. We visited St. Estephe, Bergerac, Roque du St. Christophe to name but a few and ate a few nights in the local restaurants - sorry can not recall the names. We were there for the Bastille celebrations which was good fun. We attended the local market on the friday which was big, the farmers market on the monday not worth bothering with as very small.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for exploring Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully appointed villa is situated in a rural situation a short stroll from the delightful abbey town of Brantome in the Perigord Vert.

We were able to explore as far afield as Rocamadore,the Vezere Valley, Arcachon, Oradore-Sur-Glane and the beautiful Dronne Valley.

The markets at Perigueux and Sarlat we're amazing, the ancient cave art in the Vezere impressive, the troglodyte dwellings and churches surprising, beau villages beautiful and of course the food and wine delectable.

We stayed for four weeks and loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Brantome

  • 5 of 5

This modern clean and really well equipped villa is part of a small but lovely development on the outskirts of Brantome, which is known as the 'Venice of the Dordogne'. The site has access to a small restaurant and bar serving the best food we experienced in our entire stay and run by a truly friendly couple who made us feel very welcome.

Although we didn't have small children with us the site seems very child friendly with a large grassed play area and a great pool. It is a short walk to Brantome which has plenty of places to eat, a great river for canoeing and a couple of supermarkets for essential provisions.

The villa itself has a couple of bedrooms, a double with ensuite and a second bedroom with 3 single beds. Again it is well set up for young children with a small private patio area for eating (we had glorious weather and all our meals were consumed outdoors) as well as a grassed area for sunbathing and relaxing.

We definitely made the right decision to stay at this villa and visit this part of the Dordogne and will not hesitate to recommend this villa to friends and relations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this region because of the wealth of Chateau, medieval villages, the outdoor activities such as kayaking and cycling, the caves and cliff dwellings and of course the food. The climate and temperatures are also a big selling point, although nothing can ever be guaranteed. When we bought the property locals were keen to point out that they enjoy sitting out in their gardens/ terraces from late February until early November...this really appealed to us. We bought in mid-February and lunched in the warmth of the sun on our terrace every day we were down there. The average temperatures are as follows: 23*c in May 26*c in June 29*c in July and August 24*c in September 20*c in October

Activity and Interests


There are a few man-made lake beaches within easy reach by car, St Estephe is one of these and is only 20-25 minutes away. It is lovely and has lots of activities and walks around the lake and a surprise for all mid-way around the lake!

There is also a close-by river beach at Lisle which has a lifeguard to keep an eye on adventurous children.

Within 5 minutes of the property there is a superb outdoor public pool in Champagnac de Belair which is ideal for all ages.


We would advise that a car is desirable, although Brantome is easily accessible by foot from the house.

By car: Approx 475m from Calais, 375m (6 hours) from Le Havre, and 269 miles from Caen

By Air: Angouleme airport - 33m, Bergerac airport - 38 m, Limoges airport - 43m, Bordeaux airport 90m

By Train: TVG from Paris to Angouleme, car rental available from Angouleme station or you can take a taxi.

You can get a 10% discount on Brittany Ferries using our Ferry Club Card.


It is a 15 minute walk to Brantome via footpaths and back lanes.

Perigueux is approximately 17 miles from Brantome and has museums, cobbled narrow streets to explore, a cathedral, Roman remains etc.

Bourdeilles and St Jean de Cole are within 15 minutes drive and are both exceptionally pretty villages with imposing chateau.

Closeby the famous La Grotte de Villars is a maze of 13km of underground caves and tunnels and has spectacular stalagmites and one of the rarest examples of cave painting.

Further Details:

Whatever you like from a holiday, you will probably find it from our villa, whether it be historical France (try the fairytale chateau and gardens of Jumilhac, or the imposing Hautefort Chateau, set in 99 acres of parkland, or the historic capital of the Dordogne, Perigueux), or French markets and gastronomic treats (Brantome has a lovely market on Fridays and there are some fantastic places to eat in the town), or swimming in lakes (there are 3 lakes within striking distance which have beaches and lifeguards), or having a more active time (it is easy to hire canoes at either Brantome or Bourdeilles and spend a very pleasant day canoeing down the Dronne river passing cliff caves, old mills and beautiful rural France), equally there are way-marked walks in great abundance and their are route leaflets at the villa that you are welcome to borrow.

Brantome is an ideal base for recreational cyclists with many way-marked trails and 3 great off-road trails called Voie Vertes (old railway tracks and canal towpaths that have been converted for pedestrian or cycle use) within easy striking distance:

The Thiviers-Saint-Pardoux-la-Riviere Voie Verte is a 17km stretch of converted 19th century railway line that links Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière to Thiviers via Milhac-de-Nontron and Saint-Jean-de-Côle. It’s great for summer cycling as it’s well shaded by oaks, pines and acacias.

Voire Verte des Berges de l'Isle is a 15km ride crossed through Perigueux between Trélissac and Marsac-sur-Isle, offering a paved surface along the river through the heart of historic Perigueux. It’s a wonderful urban route that also links some of the city’s key parks, gardens, and sports venues.

Chalus to Oradour-sur-Vagres Voie Verte is a 13km route through the conservation area of the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin.

Cycle hire is widely available.

The villa has a long list of attractions that you may feel like trying.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Rate
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid rate
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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High Rate
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak rate
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid rate
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low rate
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
£150 deposit is required at time of booking, balance payment due in full 6 week prior to arrival.

We are sorry, but we regret that no pets are allowed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during high season but out of season we can usually accommodate other requests.
Arrival should ideally be after 4pm and departure by 10am

Notes on prices:
For any other dates please contact me for a price.
For rental periods over 2 weeks we are happy to provide a 5% discount.
If you want to stay for less than one week then we can calculate the cost on a daily rate but please be aware that the cleaning and linen costs will still need to be taken into account regardless of whether you stay for 4 nights or 7 nights.

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: 19-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

There are very few holiday rental homes which we have found that combine the benefits of a quiet and rural location with the ability to stroll into the bustling medieval town of Brantome...Villa Lavande does this beautifully. It is so lovely to have a fantastic French restaurant on the site of the domaine which can provide a welcome break from self catering. With our 3 boys the large parkland that our small domaine is set within is a real bonus because they can disappear safely and build dens, run about and generally tire themselves out without disturbing anyone else and giving us some free time to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or read a book.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • caving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower and wc Family bathroom with bath and shower attachment and wc


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite and vaulted ceiling Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds with dual aspect and vaulted ceiling


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Every care and attention has been taken to furnishing Villa Lavande to a high standard. It is bright and spacious downstairs providing a lift to anyone's spirits and upstairs it has spacious and comfortable bedrooms. We hope to provide a home from home environment so that you can enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday. There are electric shutters for both sets of patio doors which offer the chance to cool the environment on a really hot day. There are also wood shutters on the downstairs windows. The items listed below are available for guests to use in the accommodation: DVD player with selection of DVDs, including childrens DVDs Hair-dryers in both bedrooms Plug adapters The cot is a travel cot and available on request Children’s games and board games Books, an assortment of children’s and adults (mainly fiction) A toddler/child seat is available to fit onto a dining room chair and a Graco high chair is also available Clothes airer Stair-gates Fan in bedroom Outside: The villa has a large covered private terrace with a south facing access opening onto a rear garden. There are loungers and a garden table and chairs and a BBQ for outdoor dining. At the front of the property there is plenty of room to put your loungers should you want a change of scene and have a view towards what used to be the old monastery (and is currently a lovely French restaurant). The lawns, woodlands and gardens surrounding the domain provide a superb space for pottering and enjoying the scenery and there are plenty of tranquil spots where you can while away the hours with a book and a drink. The shared pool is within 100 metres of the property and a firm favourite with everyone who holidays at Villa Lavande. The small restaurant occupies part of the old monastery and according to some of our previous guests serves the best meals they have ever had in France. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned before your arrival and after your departure. Bed linen and house towels are supplied. Please bring your own towels for excursions or for use at the pool. Other: Large landing with full length mirror and a bookcase. Large lockable downstairs cupboard with coat hooks on back of door, ironing board, iron, broom, hoover, lounger cushions etc.).

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