Our House in France - in Lot region, 5 miles from the River Dordogne

We also let our fully furnished holiday house in France, near Bretenoux.  It is a traditional gite with a large sitting room upstairs, two double bedrooms and a spacious kitchen with dining area. It also has a shower room and a beautiful terrace overlooking our field with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. It easily sleeps 4 and 2 more can use the double sofabed in the sitting room.

We love going there ourselves as life is so different from that in England.  We meander up from Bretenoux about 5 miles into the hills through peach and walnut orchards and the vineyards of Glanes.  Their wine is superb and we always come home with a case or two.  Our neighbours look after the house for us as we have been going there for over 25 years and the village welcomes our British visitors. Bretenoux is a thriving medieaval town with a regular market.

The cost per week £180 - £400 per week.  Please see availability online  or ring 01747 830720.

The area around is stunning and there is much to do. Go canoing on the river Dordogne, swim in the river or in the local pool; hire bicycles from Bretenoux ; walk on the local footpaths or the grande randonee (long distance pathway) which passes through the village; go sightseeing to Castelnau (5 miles), Chateau de Montal  (8 miles - there is an attractive golf course there too),  Carennac , Loubressac or Collonges Les Rouges all or which are designated amongst the most beautiful villages in France; visit the prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies (40 miles), visit the cliffside pilgrimage town or Rocamadour  (30 miles); shop in the local markets of Bretenoux or Saint Cere, go horse riding, paintballing or just enjoy being in the house.


Contact Maggie Edwards on 44 (0)1747 830720  or email

Cools Farm, East Knoyle, SALISBURY,Wiltshire, SP3 6DB