(FBF) Beau Foret. Exclusive private estate with 5 villas in the Dordogne
- Local Area
- Private 13 x 6m heated pool
- Set in private valley
- Near the Dordogne river
- Sauna, jacuzzi
- Outside dining area
- Table tennis, pool table
- Trampoline, swings
- Free Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Babysitter service
- Laundry service
- Cycle hire
- Tennis 2km
- Horse riding 2km
- Restaurant 2km
- Bars, shops nearby
- Private catering available
Beau Foret offers a quiet oasis for adults as well as a children’s paradise providing the ultimate holiday feeling!
By renting all of the 5 villas together the entire estate and facilities become exclusively yours during your stay.
Set on a beautiful estate of 10 hectares located on the border of the Dordogne and Lot regions. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding forest where the only noise is that of nature! Beau Foret is the perfect “get away from it all” location.
An ideal setting for family get togethers or a group holiday; as well as a stunning location for weddings and special celebrations. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
A lovely alfresco covered terrace with fully equipped outdoor kitchen offers the perfect place where you can cook, eat and celebrate together. Within walking distance on the estate is a romantic chapel where a marriage ceremony can take place. In short, much to see and do for all ages but especially to enjoy the tranquillity of Beau Foret.
As you drive into the valley the whole estate appears before you which belongs to the friendly and welcoming owners . At that point your breath is taken away by the amazing tranquillity and beauty. The renovated villas are slightly elevated with wonderful terraces providing a beautiful view over the valley to the heated swimming pool and orchard with various fruit trees including apples, cherries, nuts, plums, figs and kiwis. Different sitting areas are dotted throughout the grounds – ideal for picnics or a quiet reading spot. The wooded area provides wonderful walks where deer and wild boar are frequent guests. Moreover, Beau Foret is in the middle of the Périgord where culinary epicures and wine lovers are catered for in abundance. Restaurants at any level are widely available and your hosts will gladly assist you in making a choice. A babysitter is available should you wish to escape the children for an evening.
The property comprises of 5 individual villas ; all self contained. Each villa is very comfortable and attractively furnished with all of the home from home comforts you need for an enjoyable stay. All bedrooms are equipped with first class beds and all windows have shutters so that the inside remains cool. This, combined with the tranquillity ensures an excellent night’s sleep. The dining room has a sitting area, fireplace, CD player and TV with Canal digital satellite reception (a choice of 600 channels including French and English). Each kitchen is equipped with a hob with four burners, oven, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, coffee maker and dishwasher. Bathrooms have either a bath or shower, wash basin and wc. Each villa benefits from a private terrace with garden furniture.
In recent years there have been several weddings and family celebrations held at Beau Foret. The small scale and intimacy lends itself perfectly for such events. Even for larger groups of over 24 persons for which we can provide all kinds of creative overnight spots in the area. Private catering can also be provided.
View more information about the two 3 bedroom villas
View more information about the three 2 bedroom villas
Private heated 13m x 6m swimming pool with roman steps is surrounded by a large sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols and spectacular views over the valley. The pool is secured by an alarm.Purpose built sauna and jacuzzi suite with shower and wc. Available at a charge of €25 per evening.
Table tennis, trampoline, pool table, swings, large gardens surrounded by privately owned forest.
Large covered BBQ and dinning area with full kitchen facilities.
DVD player available.
- Cycle hire – can be rented by the day, delivered free.
Tennis, canoeing, river cruises, cycling, horse riding, golf, walking, hot air ballooning. Historical medieval towns, villages and castles.
- Brive 30 minutes drive
- Bergerac 1 hour 30 minutes
- Bordeaux 2 hours 20 minutes
- Toulouse 1 hour 40 minutes
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 560 miles
Caen 400 miles
Beau Foret villas exterior
Changeover day: Saturday during peak season only
Flexible changeover day and short breaks from 3 nights, contact us for a price on your short break.
Bookings of more than 7 nights are based on a weekly pro rata rate.
No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.
The security bond is payable locally on arrival in cash, unless other specific arrangements are made in advance.
Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am
Included in the price:
Bed linen and bath towels (please provide your own pool towels). A change of bed linen & bath towels each week for bookings of 2 weeks or more. Additional changes available at €10 pp per change (please specify when booking).
Pool heating. (Heated pool is open from mid May to the end of September, depending on the weather.)
Charges payable on-site:
End of stay cleaning charged at €75 per 2 bedroom property and €95 per 3 bedroom property.
Refundable €250 (cash) security deposit for each property.
Tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour) charged at €1 per person per night and applies to guests aged 18 years and over.
The sauna and jacuzzi area is available for private use charged at €25 per evening.
Laundry service, €10 per load including washing, drying and ironing.
Beau Foret is an estate of 10 hectares, located approximately 3 km from the centre of Souillac.
The informal atmosphere and finesse with which the houses are decorated, make it a delightful vacation spot. In the large garden there is a swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols. Near the pool is a relaxing area with sauna and jacuzzi. Enjoy romantic as the evening the torches lit and enjoy the warm water under the stars.
There is plenty of room and children are more than welcome. It will not surprise you that we regularly surprise our guests with a cool glass of wine or an ice cream or a joint invitation to the meal.
The surroundings invite you to make beautiful walks. You can also horseback riding, golf, tennis and of course canoeing, swimming or fishing in the river Dordogne which is only 800 meters away. Or do you prefer shopping or a pleasant terrace in special towns like Sarlat, Rocamadour, Beynac and Domme. Moreover, in the vicinity a large climbing and climbing wood with lifts of up to 20 meters high, fun for young and old. There is also a water park in Souillac with many attractions. New: 38 beautiful routes in the Lot & Dordogne In the Lot and Dordogne keeps people increasingly take into account the wishes of the tourists for safe cycling. Recently, the old railway between Souillac and Sarlat asphalted and in use as a car-free cycling mostly along the Dordogne River. Excellent new bikes (both city and mountain bikes) hire in Souillac and we will bring you with bicycles and all to the appropriate course if the distance is too far to cycle to go. Do you prefer the scooter can also rent these.
The general Area
The Dordogne is located on the western foothills of the Massif Central. The area extends from the Limousin in the north, a sparsely populated, poor region, the sunny valleys of Aquitaine in the west and the fertile valley of the Garonne in the south. The area consists of the Dordogne Dordogne and Lot, on the French Revolution called Périgord and Quercy. These names are still used as a local name and you could say that the Perigord and Quercy along the Dordogne form.
The area consists mainly of a limestone plateau that here and there reaches a thickness of several hundred meters. In many cracks, cracks and crevices can quickly drain the water. By contraction and movement of the earth beneath the limestone crust natural caves occur, causing the water flowing in the course of time impressive stalactites were formed. Thanks to the many rivers that between high cliffs cut through the area, such as the Dordogne, Lot and Cele, Isle and Vezere valleys are created with a very fertile silt.
The most important economic activities, and there are fields of corn, tobacco, sunflowers, strawberries and asparagus, but also brickyards and breeding of cattle, ducks and geese. Most towns and cities are located in the valleys. The hills are covered with forests full of game. Hunting is therefore the national sport number one.
In the Périgord Noir, the eastern part around the city Sartat, it is mainly the dense, dark oak forests that the image and set the atmosphere. In the Perigord vert, the northern part around Brantome and Nontron, the lower hills, the slopes friendlier and less dense forests, which somewhat transparent landscape. Between these two areas is the Perigord Blanc, the region around Périgueux, where the soil by the calcareous substrates is slightly turned white. The Purple Perigord, a region in the west of the Dordogne around Bergerac, is so named because of the many vineyards. At the beginning of the fourth glaciation, 30,000 years BC-attracted many tribes from the east and north of Europe to the valley of the Vezere, where a considerably milder climate prevailed. The area was also ideal because of the many caves and caverns that an ideal shelter from the cold and potential enemies, while in the fertile, narrow valleys rich in wildlife lived so easy to catch that there was time lap to the weapons and improve rock drawings (Lascaux).
The Dordogne was also the scene of the Hundred Years War between England and France (1337-1453). There were many strategically located castles, fortified churches and villages built to protect the area. Many of these buildings are well preserved by the ideal climate: hot and dry in summer, mild in winter.