L’ancienne Mairie Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
L’Ancienne Mairie was originally the Mairie of the hamlet. Built in stone, it has recently been refurbished & retains much of its original charm with comfortable furnishings and pretty rooms.
The terrace has gorgeous views of the river and valley and ample space for al-fresco dining and sunbathing. Steps lead down to its private pool surrounded by hedges and borders.
A double sided fireplace sits between the kitchen and salon of this Dordogne holiday villa which is furnished with sofas & armchairs. The kitchen is fully fitted & well equipped with large dining table. There is a separate downstairs loo. The floor throughout is of soft coloured terra cotta tiles and rugs.
There are 2 pretty twin bedded rooms with fitted wardrobes & painted furniture which share a bathroom. The spacious double bedroom also has a fitted wardrobe and benefits from its own ensuite. Floors throughout are wood with rugs and the new bathrooms have wooden floors and tiled walls.
Les Milandes is situated in one of the prettiest parts of the Dordogne. Each of the four properties has access to a swimming pool, their own private terrace and stunning views over the valley.
Choose from Le Manoir, a luxurious French Manor house with 6 bedrooms, private terraces and pool.
• Luxury family kitchen with dining area, wood floors, painted panelling and doors to terrace
• Inner Hall – limestone flagstones with door to terrace and garden
• Main salon with magnificent fireplace, wood floors, panelled walls, sofas, antique furniture. French doors to terrace and garden
• 2 double bedrooms ensuite (2 baths, 1 shower)
• Inner Hall – limestone flagstones with door to terrace and garden
• 2 further twin bedrooms. Shower room and toilet
• Games room with table tennis and pool table
• Shared parking
• Large garden with Indian Ocean teak table and chairs
• Private swimming pool (12m x 6m)
L’Ancienne Mairie, a stunning 3 bedroom French holiday cottage with al fresco dining area, private sunbathing terrace and pool.
A double sided fireplace sits between the kitchen and salon. The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped and has a large dining table. There is also a downstairs loo.
There are two pretty twin bedded rooms with fitted wardrobes and painted furniture. These bedrooms share a bathroom. The spacious double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and its own ensuite bathroom.
Maison de Gardien, a luxury 2 bedroom holiday cottage with private terrace and shared pool.
Open plan kitchen and dining area with wood floors. A few steps lead up to the sitting room with exposed beam and door onto the terrace.
There are two bedrooms. The twin bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The double bedroom has an en suite shower room. Both bedrooms are decorated in the French style with wooden flooring and tiled bathrooms.
L’Arc en Ciel, a beautiful 2 bedroom gite with private terrace and shared pool This single storey property has one twin and one double bedroom both with en-suite.
About the Owner
Why Christopher Chapman chose Perigord Noir
Our love affair with Les Milandes dates back to 2001 when we came here to stay. The following year we were lucky enough to become the new owners. To us, it is a very special place both for the beauty of the Dordogne area and also for its feeling of timelessness, tranquillity and well-being.
Over the years we have sympathetically refurbished and improved the four properties which make up Les Milandes. One of the biggest projects that we have undertaken was the complete renovation of Maison de Gardien (a former gatekeeper's cottage) in 2007.
We visit Les Milandes at least once a year (more frequently if work permits) and have many very happy memories here. For us, it really is a home from home.
This part of the world is truly stunning. All around is beautiful countryside, amazing architecture and of course, fantastic food and drink. Luckily, you can also indulge in a wide range of outdoor activities, ideal for burning off the additional calories. We are obviously biased, but it really is a great destination whatever your age.
We hope that you will come and stay at Les Milandes and enjoy your time here as much as we still do.
What makes this house unique
The views over the Dordogne are amazing and the Chateau des Milandes forms a spectacular backdrop.
A deposit of 25% of the total rental cost will be payable if the booking is made more than ten weeks before the booking is due to start. The balance is payable in full eight weeks before the start of the rental. A security deposit for any breakages or electricity (if due) of 15% of the rental cost or £100 whichever is the greater, will be added to the final payment. This will be repaid to you (less any breakages or costs) within a month of your return and refunded in the event of cancellation.
Changeover day is principally on Saturday with little flexibility to change during the High Season.
Notes on prices:
Cancellation – Cancellations must be made in writing:
Up to 56 days before rental commencement – Total Deposit.
Between 42 – 56 days, 50% of the total rental cost.
Between 1 – 42 days, 100% of the total rental cost.
Low Season (1st November - 2nd May): Prices on Application
From the Owner
“Our love affair with Les Milandes dates back to 2001 when we came here to stay. The following year we were lucky enough to become the new owners. To us, it is a very special place both for the beauty of the Dordogne area and also for its feeling of timelessness, tranquillity and well-being. Over the years we have sympathetically refurbished and improved the four properties which make up Les Milandes. One of the biggest projects that we have undertaken was the complete renovation of Maison de Gardien (a former gatekeeper's cottage) in 2007. We visit Les Milandes at least once a year (more frequently if work permits) and have many very happy memories here. For us, it really is a home from home. This part of the world is truly stunning. All around is beautiful countryside, amazing architecture and of course, fantastic food and drink. Luckily, you can also indulge in a wide range of outdoor activities, ideal for burning off the additional calories. We are obviously biased, but it really is a great destination whatever your age. We hope that you will come and stay at Les Milandes and enjoy your time here as much as we still do.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There are many varied activities which are easily accessible and everybody will find something to do that they enjoy! These include canoeing, fishing and swimming on the river, hot air ballooning, visiting markets and vineyards, picnicking, searching for antiques, cycling, eating, walking, golf at several courses, tennis, tree walking and horseriding. Sarlat has many free attractions including street theatre performers, acrobats, musicians, jugglers, concerts and exhibitions.
The food of the region is world renowned as the home of foie gras, truffles, confits and Perigourdine specialities and there are many restaurants where you can enjoy excellent food and wines. You can also buy many of the ingredients if you are self catering at the numerous lively and colourful markets.
There are several beaches along the river allowing swimming, fishing and canoeing. The river is accessible at the bottom of a short hill down from the houses and the Park des Milandes has its own access to the river as well as tennis court, swimming pool and mini golf.
Les Milandes is under an hour from Bergerac Airport and approximately two hours from both Bordeaux and Toulouse. Some of the best vineyards in the world lie within a two hour drive at St Emilion and a little further west lie the classic vineyards of the Medoc incl Margaux, Pauillac and St Julien . Nearer to home are the more regional and affordable wines of Bergerac, Monbazillac and Cahors. The Bergerac vineyards of Pecharment are under an hour away, and are producing some excellent reds.
Château de Milandes (In the village)
Parc des Milandes (In the village)
Chateau de Marquessac (5 km E)
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (5 km E)
Beynac (7km N)
Roque Gageac (7km NE)
Domme (10km E)
St Cyprien (10km NW)
Sarlat (15km NE)
Les Eyzies (25km N)
Jardins d'Eyrignac (30 N)
Our nearest village on the river with beach which has a very good little cafe/brasserie with outside terrace, butcher, baker, small supermarket and canoe rental. Overlooked by a magnificent Medieval Chateau which was occupied by the English during the Hundred Year’s war with museum of medieval weaponry which boys of all ages will love!
The village rises dramatically from the valley floor through narrow medieval streets to the Magnificent Chateau perched high on the cliffs with stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. A good selection of shops, galleries/antiques restaurants and hotels and a great canoe stop.
One of the “plus belles villages de France” the village again rises from the valley floor rising up a magnificent rock face floodlit at night.Church, boat excursions, Chateau and a good choice of restaurants and shops.
One of the best preserved hilltop bastide towns with possibly the best view in the Dordogne and entered through one of three 13th century gateways. Truly beautiful, you stroll through streets unchanged over the centuries with rose fronted cottages and pretty squares where you can sit and watch the world go by.
Is our nearest town with the amenities that you would expect such as supermarkets, doctors, garages, maison de la presse and a wonderful market on Sunday. It has several cafes, some of which are worth a visit to step back in time as well as an excellent producer of foie gras, confit, rillettes and more local products.
Is capital of the Perigord Noir and stunning. It has been immaculately restored and you can wander through beautiful Medieval streets among fifteenth and sixteenth century houses constructed in mellow honey coloured stone and imagine you’ve been transported back in time. Enjoy a coffee or drink in the main square or visit one of the many contemporary shops.
From the Owner
“The views over the Dordogne are amazing and the Chateau des Milandes forms a spectacular backdrop.”
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: This charming holiday cottage is light and airy and adjoins the Maison de Gardien with which it shares the pool and terrace which is enclosed by evergreen hedges with an impressive backdrop of the Chateau. To the side of this Dordogne holiday gite there is a new private enclosed terrace for dining al fresco or sunbathing with views over the Dordogne Valley. Ground Floor The house is all on one level with tiled floors throughout and has a comfortably furnished open plan living area with French doors opening onto the terrace and garden. It has a well equipped kitchen and dining area. There is one twin and one double bedroom each with its own en suite bathroom. Both bedrooms are prettily decorated with either French pine or painted furniture. This holiday gite may be booked on its own or in conjunction with other properties at Les Milandes. Outside: Le Manoir: Games room with table tennis and pool table. Shared Parking with other properties. Large garden with Indian Ocean teak table and chairs. Swimming pool (12m x 6m). Heating available at extra cost. L'Ancienne Mairie: Swimming pool (8m x 4m). Shared Parking with other properties. Terrace with table, chairs, sun umbrella and barbecue. Pool terrace with sunloungers. Arc en Ciel: Shared swimming pool with Maison de Gardien. Shared Parking with other properties. Private terrace with table, chairs, sun umbrella, barbecue and sunloungers. Maison de Gardien: Shared swimming pool with Arc en Ciel. Shared Parking with other properties + one private parking space. Private terrace with table, chairs, sun umbrella, barbecue and sunloungers.