Rigal

Cause de Clerans, Dordogne
Self-catering


The Dordogne flows through the gastronomic heart of France, where stunning villages cling to rock faces and historic riches are in store

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 6 – 8

The
Experience

Off the main road, climb the hill, and lose yourself in 116 acres of woods, fields and doe-eyed cows. This is Rigal: a pale-shuttered 1700s manoir with a medieval tower, and a low-slung mellow-stone farmhouse. The owners, warm-hearted and charming, open up the main house to guests from May to October (and move to the nearby village). You can come as a party of six, or eight, or combine the two houses for a glorious gathering. Rigal is bliss for city escapees and especially families, with its all-wood playground, super-safe pool, table-tennis, rabbits, pigs and ponies. As for the interiors, they are warmly contemporary, from the kitchen of the manoir (raw stone walls, transparent chairs, huge stainless-steel oven) to the farmhouse’s stylish west-facing patio. Come for the first strawberries in April, the wild orchids in May, and the wines all year round, from famous Monbazillac to tiny appellations. Stock up at Lalinde’s Thursday market (8km); kayak down the Dordogne. Back home are outdoor seating areas where you can chase the sun or shade. In the bedrooms: polished floors, drenching showers, dreamy mattresses, delicious bedding.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights; 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Parking on-site. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
Surcharges
Extra beds available at no extra cost.
1 Cottage for 6
From £793 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From £1424 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chris Holton

  • Rigal is at the heart of the stunning Dordogne, a gastronomic, historical and natural feast for the senses. From Michelin stars to humble local Auberge restaurants, 1000 chateaux, vibrant markets for truly fresh produce and diverse vineyards.
  • Visit magnificent Sarlat, beautiful villages that cling to the riverside cliffs, chateaux of Beynac, Castelnaud, Bridoire, Milandes and stunning Marquessac with its acres of box hedging beautifully manicured, Easter egg hunts in spring, candlelit in summer
  • For food lovers try the Vieux logis in Tremolat for an unforgettable lunch or evening and then search out the Auberges such as Les Truffieres, Reyberrot or Queyssac offering home grown traditional french cuisine at incredible value, 4 courses for €13!
  • Take time to explore the local vineyards from the sweet desert wines of Monbazillac, the smooth St Emillions, Chateau Tiregand and Terre Vielle. The pleasure is discovering hidden vineyard treasures and tasting the wine surrounded by the ripening grapes.
  • Explore the ancient history of the Lascaux caves and paintings, the natural wonders of Proumeyssac or Mexange Grottes, marvel at the surroundings as you canoe down the river gazing at the chateaux, kingfishers darting to and fro and enjoy the tranquility.
  • You can of course just relax at Rigal, swim in the pool, go for a run , walk or cycle in the nearby woods or help us feed the animals each morning. Sit in the shade and read a good book before a BBQ, watching the deer cross the fields as the sun sets!