Le Baradis

Le Buisson de Cadouin, Dordogne

Cosy in winter by the fire, after walking to Cadouin Abbey – cool in summer by the pool, on the shady terrace or in the tall-windowed rooms


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Linen curtains filter peaceful garden views from this fine old stone presbytery. It’s by the Romanesque church of tiny Cussac in rolling Dordogne countryside – 35 minutes from Bergerac airport. The feel is unfussy and friendly. Elegantly proportioned rooms have tall windows, wooden floors and mostly traditional French furniture; modernity in kitchen and bathrooms. The living/dining room’s warm yellow walls are hung with black and white prints; huge leather sofas frame the fireplace. So it’s cosy in winter; in summer you can step straight out to the garden, the pool, the delightful terrace; scented climbers festooning one pillar. Sit in the practical kitchen and chat to the cook. Cool, carpeted first floor double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room, the rest sharing a family bathroom, and there’s a separate shower and loos) have colourful Indian prints, some mattresses specially made, attractively patterned quilts. Second floor twin rooms are atticy, with a small pool table. Play table tennis and barbecue outside, walk to UNESCO Cadouin, paddle the Dordogne; for more water sports head for Tremolat. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • 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
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
£500 - by cheque
1 House for 8
From £1144 bedrooms


Unfortunately I only had time to stay for a few days at this property, but I plan to return. It is beautifully situated, on an elevated spot,with fantastic views. We eat outside both, during the day & in the evening under the covered eating area. We walked & usually followed this with a dip in the pool. The house is full of character,well equipped & comfortable. I recommend Le Baradis.

Bryony, Northampton

When we arrived I walked up the driveway and thought we must have the wrong place it looked so delightful! It was everything we were hoping it would be - characterful, private and peaceful. The pool was loved by the children and the view from it is very special. Despite the rural location it is within a short drive of many attractions and there is a small supermarket in Le Buisson de Cadouin. Marvellous!

Erika, Cambridge

Fabulous. Total peace and quiet in a ‘classic to the area’ house – high ceilings, lovely layout and great proportions to the rooms. Beautifully fitted out, do so love French antique furniture, softened by comfortable areas to sit and relax. The fire place would have been an extra bonus to snuggle round if only it had been cold enough to use it. Lucky enough to have had our own chef – cue apples from the orchard and blackberries from our ramble – no issues with kitchen kit, nice to find everything you’d use at home and to the same quality.

Helena, London

Beautiful house, tastefully furnished and lovely grounds including pool. Would definitely recommend it for a relaxing holiday.

Sara, London

We stayed at as a family of 6 in August 2017. We booked the house based on a combination of the location and price. We wanted somewhere quiet and were not disappointed. The house is off of the beaten track in a lovely elevated spot adjacent to the local church which we understand now has only one service each year. The house we well laid out with two double and two twin rooms. The pool was very warm although not heated. The table tennis and games were great. We spent most of the week outside with the BBQ and perfect covered outside eating area. Cannot do justice in the space available!

Neil, Kenilworth

Set in a peaceful hamlet this beautiful home did not disappoint. Extremely well equipped including beautiful bed linen, all needs were catered for. Lazy days spent by the pool or walking in the countryside (collecting cool drinking water from the natural spring) made this a wonderfully relaxing time. There are markets in the area to tempt the taste buds and fashion sense. A car is a necessity. For the more adventurous there is always a canoe trip on the Dordogne and plenty of medieval villages to explore. Current tourist literature available was very helpful. Highly recommended.

Pat, Cobham

Had the most lovely week , the house is beautiful, with plenty of space. Equipped with everything you could possibly need, the linen etc of the highest quality. The pool was wonderful , we had all our meals alfresco as the country side is the perfect backdrop. There are many lovely markets and quaint villages to explore.

Jan, Cobham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jane Crossley

  • Lazy days in the sun watching the house martins dive for insects hovering over the salt water pool. Amble over to the old church to the path in the woods that will lead you back to the road, drink the cool water from the natural spring.
  • The Unesco heritage site of Cadouin is a short drive or walk away the 10th century Abbey & Its surroundings are beautifully restored. Stop for lunch at L’Abbaye restaurant and enjoy its famous Garlic soup with the obligatory glass of wine.
  • Being a passionate gardener a visit to Marqueyssac is a must, perched on a cliff with a boxwood maze and stunning views over the valley, in the summer they host candlelit evenings till midnight.
  • Chateau Milande the Josephine Baker story,Castlenaud the medieval fortress, with its history and armaments the chateau at Baynac high on the top of a steep hill with breathtaking views of the Dordogne.
  • Michelin starred restaurants to visit Le vieu Logis at Tremolat, or nearer to home in le Buisson L’Esperance, all recommended, a favourite of mine is le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles in the village of Soirac eat under the wisteria on the terrace.
  • Markets are a must: Saturday at Sarlat amazing town to wonder around, Tuesday at Le Bugue a bustling local place. Friday at Le Buisson buy the fish straight from Bordeaux or at Marais de Bois strawberries and goats cheese from the cheese maker in Audrix.