La Varenne

La Varenne is a spacious home with character with a living area of 250sq.m. on two floors, situated in the Dordogne valley, renovated in 2005.  The house can sleep up to 12 adults in two sleeping sections.  It comprises a stone house of typical Périgourdin style dating back from the eighteenth century, and an extension built in the 1950s. The house is located at the end of a charming Périgord village. It is independent and offers full privacy. It is surrounded by a beautiful park ornamented with adult trees and including a private pool. Our fishing guests will be able to access our private fishing ponds in Cavarcou, about 15km from there.


What was a 'varenne'?

This is a very old French word derived from gaul 'varrenna', from 'varros', post, designating uncultivated, wooden grounds where game was abundant.  Cattle used to find pasture in those woods bordered by the Dordogne river; animals were often attached to posts, hence the original name.

House details

Access to the house is via a locked gate reserved for house guests. A locked, private car park for several cars is available on the premises.

The house has both central heating and an inverter-type air conditioning (can heat or cool).

Free wifi.

The house is surrounded by a stone terrace of more than 300m2 (approx. 3,000sq.ft.) with parasol and outdoor/pool furniture, and offering a magnificent close view onto the Dordogne valley. The house sits in a 3500sq.m. (approx. 3,5000sq.ft.) park with some adult trees: cedars, pines (including rare specimens), maples, oaks, hazel trees, mulberry tree.

The house comprises a large rustic living room; a Louis XIII dining room with a beautiful stone fireplace; a very large fitted kitchen with gas stove, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, extractor hood, washing machine, microwave oven, electric coffee-maker, dishes, kitchen utensils.

On either side of the living rooms, two sleeping sections can be found, allowing two families to sleep in full privacy from each other:

  • On one side: 3 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, the third one with twin beds; 1 bathroom with shower and toilet; 1 bathroom with shower and no toilet; 1 separate toilet.
  • On the other side: 2 bedrooms, 1 with twin beds, 1 large rustic bedroom with twin beds and one double bed; a bathroom with bath and toilet.

Rates depend on the number of occupants of the house. The rental includes 2 bedrooms if your party size is 1-3 persons, 4 bedrooms if 4-7 persons, or 5 bedrooms if 7-11 persons. In all cases all common areas remain accessible, and you will be the sole ocupants of the property.

A relaxation/fitness room facing the swimming pool contains a finnish sauna and a massage bed.

Where is the house?

The house is located within the Dordogne valley, between Bergerac and Sarlat, only minutes from the bastide of Lalinde.


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In brief...

La Varenne

  sleeps 1-12

 Wifi

Air conditioning

Dry sauna

Exclusive-use 9x5m private pool

Private/locked car park

Info and rates