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  • Fonte Neuve holiday villas, Dordogne family friendly villas by the Dordogne, Holiday Cottages and Villas in the Dordogne, South West France Self catering holiday accommodation, near Bergerac and in the Dordogne, Fonte Neuve
  • Pamper yourself in the pool, sauna or jacuzzi
  • The villas
  • Terrace with views
  • Terrace with views
  • Living room and dining table
  • Living room and dining table
  • Kitchen looking through to the balcony terrace
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3, more suitable for children
  • The hot tub and the sauna area
  • Evening by the pool
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis table, trampoline and the sand pit
  • The children's swing
  • The communal dining and bbq area

Beau Foret villa 1

Property ID
Changeover Day
Saturday during peak
€645 to €2145
Villa 1, one of five villas set on 10 hectares of a private estate. Shared heated 13m x 6m pool, jacuzzi and sauna. 1.6km to a restaurant. Five minutes walk to the Dordogne river. Near Sarlat and Brive, SW France.
€645 to €2145
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  • Shared 13 x 6m heated pool
  • Set in private valley
  • Near the Dordogne river
  • Sauna, jacuzzi
  • Covered dining area
  • Private charcoal BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Table tennis, pool table
  • Trampoline, swings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Babysitter service
  • Laundry service
  • Tennis 2km
  • Horse riding 2km
  • Restaurant 2km
  • Bars, shops nearby

A quiet oasis for adults and a children’s paradise. The ultimate holiday feeling!

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.

Only 1.6km (1 mile) to the nearest restaurant, many different cafes and restaurants locally.

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.

A babysitter is available should you wish to escape the children for an evening.

The estate consists of five properties in total, two 3 bedrooms and three with 2 bedrooms, all attached to each other and carefully designed to offer maximum privacy. They are tastefully furnished and have characteristic features including old tile floors, beams, a fireplace and cosy details. All bedrooms are equipped with first-class beds and all windows have shutters so that the inside remains cool. At a safe distance from the villas is the wonderful heated swimming pool with a sun terrace, loungers and parasols all with views over the stunning private valley.

There is an abundance of attractions locally in the Dordogne such as the Medieval castles, for example, Castelnaud and Les Milandes, beautiful towns such as Sarlat, La Roque de Gageac and Beynac.

Souillac is about 3 km with a selection of shops and restaurants and hosts a weekly market every Friday.

You can swim and canoe in the Dordogne river which is just 800 meters away and a cycle path of about 30km has been constructed on an old railway along the Dordogne.

The golf course at Souillac Country Club, about 10 km.

To view the availability of all 5 villas please see the group page.

Villa 1
Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms. 100M²

Entrance through the large kitchen which has all of the usual facilities including electric oven with 4 gas rings, refrigerator with freezer compartment, microwave, coffeemaker, kettle and dishwasher.

Spacious comfortable open plan living-dining room, feature fireplace with wood burner. TV with Canal digital satellite reception (a choice of 600 channels including French and English) and CD-Player.

From the living room, there are stairs to a mezzanine sleeping area which is ideal for children.

Two of the bedrooms can be either a large double bed or two single beds, made up of high-quality single beds for your comfort. The third bedroom has two single beds.
One of the bedrooms opens out onto your fully furnished terrace including a charcoal BBQ and views over of the valley and heated swimming pool.

Modern bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc.

The 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 for private rental charged at €25 per evening.

Table tennis, trampoline, pool table, swings, large gardens surrounded by private forest.

Large, shared covered dining area with full kitchen facilities.

Free WiFi, DVD player available.

Babysitting, Laundry service, Cycles can be rented locally and delivered to the villa free of charge.

Nearby activities
Tennis, canoeing, river cruises, cycle hire, horse riding, golf, walking, hot air ballooning. Historical medieval towns, villages and castles.


  • Brive Souillac Airport 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

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Beau Foret villas exterior

Dates Price for 7 nights from
6 personsShortbreaks from
13 Jul 2024 - 30 Aug 2024€1,995.00€855.00
31 Aug 2024 - 27 Sep 2024€1,435.00€615.00
28 Sep 2024 - 25 Oct 2024€1,225.00€525.00
26 Oct 2024 - 29 Nov 2024€1,155.00€495.00

Changeover day: Saturday during peak season peak July and August only
Flexible changeover day and short breaks during all other dates.

Reservation Information:
No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of 250 € is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from: 4 pm
Departure by: 10 am

Pool information:
Specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

Included in the price:
Pool heating.
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 are available at €10 pp per change (please specify when booking).

Charges payable on-site:
End-of-stay cleaning is charged at €95.
Tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour) is charged at €1.30 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.

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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 a 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 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 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. You can also rent a scooter.

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 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 with 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 very fertile silt.

The most important economic activities and there are fields of corn, tobacco, sunflowers, strawberries and asparagus, but also brickyards and the 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.

Dear Wilbert and Willemien. Great how the kids got excited about the balls adventure in the pool! What a party !! We enjoyed.

Many thanks for the welcoming reception and the delicious food on the first night. Very enjoyable that you know so much about the area and came up with super nice ideas such as trout fishing, smoking and eating. It was very nice. We enjoyed !

Dear Willemien and Wilbert. We would like to thank you for the fantastic stay at Font Neuve. It was super, until next year!

We have now been here for the second time on holiday. We went sailing with the canoe and that was great fun. The trampoline here is super nice. Wilbert and Willemien are very nice and play a lot with the children. I think it’s great that Wilbert always goes to the bakery in the morning and brings lots of goodies. I definitely want to come back again !!

It was fun this year and the best thing was swimming with ice and the hut. I liked it very much. Also swimming in the night and the jacuzzi. Wilbert and Willemien I really liked it here. Especially the stone painting was great. We will be happy to come back.

Dear Willemien and Wilbert. Thank you for all your worries and your enormous hospitality. We enjoyed !!

Typical 2018 reviews from all 5 villas

So good I’m tempted to avoid attracting others….A lovely property. The facilities are shared, but exceptionally good and there was plenty of space for outside games (frisbee, football, badminton). We enjoyed meeting people from the other properties and on one night the owners laid on a fantastic communal meal. The owners who live in a property about 200m away, were continuously cheerful and helpful – never intrusive but a real asset. Other than the 2-3 families we shared our stay with, the property is beautifully isolated and self contained – yet has easy access to many of the Dordogne’s wonderful sights. For a family with children, happy to meet and share with a small number of other guests – this is an absolute gem. The guests we shared with were all loyal returners!
Steve L

Wilbert and Willemene are the perfect hosts. Friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and go out of their way to make you comfortable.  The property is so peaceful and beautiful.  There are lots of fun activities on the property as well as incredible sights nearby.  We would love to come back!

“We have lost count slightly but according to us this was our ninth visit to Beau Foret. When you have very fond memories of a place you run the risk of the memory being better than reality. However, our holidays at Beau Foret continue to surprise us. We described all the beautiful locations in the surroundings in the guestbook over the last few years but what makes a holiday at Beau Foret so special is that you feel completely at home and can fully relax. It is wonderful to spend such a great and carefree time with each other. Beau Foret will always have a special place in our heart and for our children be a part of their childhood memories. You turn it in to the highlight it has been for years. Many thanks for that! When we arrived the fifth time you surprised us with champagne on the terrace. We look forward to our tenth arrival!
With kind regards Hein, Marie-Jeanne.

“For the third time we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beau Foret, we had a great time. Our grandchildren really didn’t want to go home but sadly everything comes to an end.”

“We really enjoyed your beautiful house, the wonderful food that you prepared for us, the beaming faces of the grandchildren while building the hut, the quest and the archery.
Thank you once again and you will definitely see us again…!!”
Many kind regards Henk & Nel, Saskia, Reinhold, Gijs, Teun, Koen, Jane & Mees.

“This year was our first time at Beau Foret…and it bears repetition. It was fabulous. The surroundings, your hospitality, the lovely cottages. Thank you so much! Our daughter also had a lovely holiday. It is so nice how you involve the children in everything. She enjoyed looking for the eggs, jumping on the trampoline and making the lavender sachets. Once again our thanks and until next time.”
Love Els, Sergio, Charlotte  & Veerle.

“Every now and again you encounter paradise. Beau Foret is one of those places! Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality. Merci, merci!”
Sunny greetings Linda, Ralphe & Tim

“The past 2 weeks we thoroughly enjoyed this unique place: the peacefulness, the space, the swimming pool, the lovely surroundings and the great weather. But what makes this place so unique is your kindness and cordiality. The two nights when you cooked for all the guests were great fun and the food was excellent! We were even able to go out for a carefree dinner ! We had a fantastic evening and the children enjoyed baking pancakes and doing arts and crafts! You are a unique couple!”
Cordial regards Dirk, Ariane, Mila, Iwan & Jonathan.

“I had such a great time again! Can I come back next year? I have swum a lot (without arm bands). I think the swimming teacher will be very proud when I return to swimming lessons after the holiday! The whirlpool was a real treat. See you next year!”
Hugs, Luuk

“Our 2 wonderful weeks are almost over already! 🙁 For the second time we enjoyed your beautiful estate and your personal attention. The two campfires, the dinners, the ‘tough boys’ night! Everything was fun and well organised. Our son played in the ‘secret hut’ for hours. The babysitting was a great success: the boys enjoyed baking pancakes and playing restaurant at your house, we enjoyed each other’s company and the food at Chateau de la Treyne. Thank you for your kindness. We hope you will continue to run Beau Foret this way for a long time because we want to return often.”

“We have had a fantastic week with you. Thank you for all your kindness and attention: for us but especially for the boys. All guests combined 11 boys!! Super fun and W & W Co. organised games and activities with lots of love and fun. Our children and (therefore) we as well have thoroughly enjoyed the archery, campfire, the ‘secret hut’, the trampoline and the swimming pool. About 10 pages on (don’t ask me why?) our children wrote their own piece. It speaks for itself! ………..
Yes! The Netherlands won another gold medal but this time for the best holiday ever 🙂 I hope to return as soon as possible.”

“This is our third visit and every time it is a pleasant surprise: the location, the sun, and the rest. The two of you make the most important difference. The personal approach and effort and enthusiasm make the difference. Thank you for that.”

“Sadly time flies here, our time is already up: We really want to thank you for our two wonderful weeks of holiday at Beau Foret!!! The sunshine, the peace, the swimming pool, our lovely cottage, the trampoline, the hammock, the ‘tough boys’ night, the enjoyable evening having dinner with everybody….we enjoyed it!!

Our children also enjoyed it: feeding the chickens and finding eggs, the rides with Wilbert or Willemien in the golf cart, the water fight with Wilbert at the swimming pool :-), the whirlpool, arts and crafts at our big kitchen table in our cottage, playing with all the other boys (11 in total…) And we also really enjoyed it: the outdoor living, the quiet nights underneath the starry sky! In short, thank you for your hospitality and we hope to come here again for another holiday.”

“Our holiday at Beau Foret was FANTASTIC; we were surprised by the beauty of the location and its surroundings. We keep a good memory of the owners, there is such a perfect ambiance and there is enough privacy for everyone. We will definitely come back.”
The de Goey family, 

Reviews from all the villas, written before 2018

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