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Peaceful Location. Restored Farmhouse With Private Lake And Large Pool



Updated: 25-Aug-2016
Farmhouse in Saint Pardoux La Riviere, Nr. Nontron, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Unspoilt Country Location, 5 Minutes From Saint Pardoux La Riviere

An extremely spacious and beautifully restored property, comprised of two adjoining houses with large swimming pool and lake, set in 8 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Enjoy leisurely picnics or barbeques by this stunning lake, fish in its well stocked waters or simply enjoy messing about in the boat !

A large dining table outside near the pool gives the adults the opportunity to enjoy long lazy lunches in the shade, while keeping an eye on the children swimming.

Seven bedrooms , six bathrooms and two extra WC's guarentee no queues !

There is also a billiards table, and a large comfortable sitting room, a perfect and cool escape for those long holiday reads.

This property offers total privacy and peace and quiet, yet is just 5 minutes from the village of St Pardoux la Riviere with all its amenities - high quality butcher, baker, excellent restaurant, pizzeria and the local supermarket.

This delightful part of the Dordogne offers canoeing, river beaches, golf, horse riding, tennis and fishing and is only 20 minutes from Brantôme, the Venice of Périgord.

Périgueux, the Dordogne Region's Capital, is 45 minutes away, with its historic Renaissance center and famous Saint Front Cathedral, the Roman Vesone Museum and spectacular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, are well worth a visit.

The prehistoric sites of The Dordogne, Lascaux Caves, Sarlat and hundreds of Chateaux are an hour from Périgueux.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The property is owned by Elie and Claire Robert-Nicoud who have lived in the Dordogne for over 20 years. After falling in love with the property becuse of its unique setting and the beautiful lake, they decided to buy and restore it.

Elie is a french crime writer, using the pen-name Louis Sanders and he is published by Payot-Rivages in Paris. He also writes articles for magazines and translates novels from english to french for various publishers. Some of his novels have been translated into english by serpent's tail, London.

Claire is a painter ; at the moment she is concentrating on a series of detailed botanical illustrations. Her paintings which have been made into prints can be seen at the London Print Studio.

Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect holidays!

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison! Mes amis ont adoré la vue sur le lac, le lac, les moments au coin du feu! La région est superbe avec de beaux chemins de randonnée!

Les propriétaires ont été d'une gentillesse incroyable, la maison était propre, les chambres décorées avec gout!

Est ce que l'ont peut déjà réserver la piscine pour cet été? ;-)

Maroussia P.

Paris, France.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. We loved the house-so spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The pool is huge and we had the entire lake to ourselves ! The children spent most of their time in or on the water. Our hosts were very helpful-they helped us organize activities-horseriding at a nearby riding school, canoeing, and advised us on the best places to visit.

We had a wonderful time !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week in this remarkable property. Each evening we had candle-lit dinners at the side of the lake, and while the adults relaxed the children entertained themselves by fishing and rowing around the lake. During the day we lounged around the pool and soaked up the sun and took it in turns to cook locally grown produce on the barbecue. We loved the markets and found lots of fresh locally grown ingredients for our culinary efforts. We even caught some fish in the lake and had them for lunch. They were delicious!

The owners were helpful and friendly but not intrusive and gave us lots of ideas for outings.

We can thoroughly recommend this property to anyone planning a holiday in the Dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the area and got slightly lost because of a satnav glitch and phoned owner Claire who was incredibly helpful and looked after us. She gave us all sorts of local info. Local wildlife was fantastic, the area was lovely, the pool was great and going out on the lake in the boat was a dream. The house was comfortable and we had a really good holiday. Area was very rural and not too many big shops close by; but there was a local supermarket which was fine for basics and the local restaurant turned out to be quite special. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Activity and Interests


TGV station in Angoulême 50 minutes away from the property. Limoges airport, one hour away, Bergerac airport 2 hours away and Bordeaux airport 2h30 away. The use of a car is indispensable. Car hire is available in Angoulême, Limoges, Bordeaux, Bergerac or Périgueux.


5 minutes from Saint Pardoux La Rivière, 15 minutes from the Prehistoric Caves of Villars, 20 minutes from Brantôme, 45 minutes from Périgueux, 50 minutes from Angoulême, an hour from Limoges, and 2h30 from Bordeaux.

Further Details:

Saint Pardoux La Rivière has all amenities : an excellent butcher, baker and restaurant, L'Hôtel de France. It also has a newsagent, a post office, a bank and a small supermarket.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rest of the year 2
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at the time of booking.
The balance is payable 2 months before your holiday.
A security deposit of 500 Euros is required, payable with your balance refundable when you leave.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day. Departures before up to 10am, arrivals from 4pm onwards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • house


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

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms : 1 : (en-suite), bath, shower, sink, WC 2 : (en-suite), shower, sink, WC 3 : bath, sink, WC 4 : Bath with shower, twin sinks, bidet, seperate WC next door 6 : (en-suite), shower, WC 7 : (en-suite), shower, WC


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 ( 7 Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms : 1 : en-suite bathroom, balcony overlooking the pool, double bed. 2 : en-suite bathroom, 2 single beds and balcony 3 : double bed 4 : double bed 5 : 2 single beds 6 : en-suite bathroom, double bed 7 : en-suite bathroom, 2 single beds


  • Notes on accommodation: Single beds to replace double beds can be provided. Cots, high chairs and security gates for the stairs can be provided if required. Outside: A private lake very well stocked with fish, eg carp, tench, pike, perch, etc, rowing boat available. Private covered (removable cover) swimming pool (6x12 metres), barbecue, a picnic table by the lake, garden furniture and sun-loungers. Utility Room: Utility room with hot water heater, washing machine and integrated vacuum system. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, duvets and towels are provided. We do not provide swimming pool towels. Property is cleaned prior to arrival. A supplementary charge for cleaning for holiday makers who do not want to spend their last day cleaning is a 100€. Other: Pool table next to the sitting room. Separate cloakroom with wash basin and WC. Entrance with generous cloakroom space.

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