La Badoussie

Sarlat, Dordogne

In four acres of garden and woodland (a child’s dream) a house and interlinking barn for 10 guests. Secluded but close to everything


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


Up from the wooded valley to land in a small hamlet… and, behind the high stone wall, La Badoussie, a golden 18th-century home with magnificent views. Enter the gravelled courtyard to find the house on one side and the barn ahead, impeccably linked to form a harmonious whole. There’s a cosy winter sitting room with whitewashed rafters and a splendid fireplace, a summer sitting room with rattan sofas and arched windows opening to the pool, and a big bright kitchen that cooks will love. The style is rustic-elegant, more chic than shabby: neutral colours, open stonework, prints, paintings and furniture painted in creams and greys. For families it’s heaven – climbing frame, badminton, ping pong, heaps of lovely toys and, beyond the planting and the lawns, wild edges falling away to woodland. Friendly neighbours live down the road but there’s no other house in sight. Pop into Daglan (2.5km), for tennis, smart restaurant and small Sunday market, or set off for Cenac, Sarlat, and ‘la vallée des cinq châteaux.’ Then a lap in the pool, a barbecue on the terrace, and beds with sprung mattresses wrapped in fine linen.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
See owners' website for availability. Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2.5km.


Nightly price
from £312
Weekly price
from £1350
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £3125 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Colleen Rosser

  • The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful areas of France and forms part of the Aquitane region. La Badoussie is set within the Perigord Noir, famed for its history, cuisine, chateaux and stunningly pretty villages.
  • The nearby village of Daglan, which once accidentaly discovered by us, became the focus of a search for our holiday house. A short drive (or bike ride for those fit enough to take on the hill) for the daily croissants is a must - as is the weekly market.
  • Bike hire within a 10 minute drive in nearby Castlenaud is a regular favourite for the family and guests. A gentle ride along the river is perfect for children of all ages with varying lengths of rides to suit those after more of a challenge.
  • Sarlat (20 minutes away) is a must for food lovers and those seeking out the larger markets. There is a lively and cheerful atmosphere and its all set against the background of a beautiful town with exceptional, historical architecture. Not to be missed.
  • Domme is one of the most famous Bastides in the region and a one-time base for the Knights Templar. The village is so picturesque that it has become very popular but the stunning panoramas of the Dordogne valley/river are worth it, as are the restaurants!
  • And finally, a trip to the area would not be complete without hiring a canoe from one of the many locations on the River Dordogne. Our favourite is to start in Cenac, passing through the stunning Roque Gageac and by numerous chateaux.