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  • La Roussie Holiday villa in the Dordogne SW France
  • Sit at admire the view
  • Shady dining area
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2, either a large double bed or two single beds
  • The living room
  • The dining table and kitchen

La Roussie

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Changeover Day
£1600 to £3850
Pretty farmhouse with a private heated pool and views, walk to the cafe /restaurant 1.2km. Near to historical towns with markets and shops. In the Dordogne SW France. Sleeping up to 9 guests, no more than 6 adults.
£1600 to £3850
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  • Price
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  • Map
  • Local Area
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  • Private 11m x 5m heated pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Boules court
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Panoramic views
  • Private off-road parking
  • Cot (1) and highchair (1)
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Canoeing nearby
  • Cycle hire available
  • Private chef available
  • Cafe/bar 1.2km
  • Restaurants and shops nearby

La Roussie, a superbly restored 4 bedroom 17th century holiday home in the Dordogne, south west France, with a private pool and panoramic countryside views.

This beautiful holiday home, once a walnut farm, has been tastefully restored whilst retaining the original features including two large fireplaces – one in the living room and the other in the kitchen. The wonderful garden has mature trees and spectacular views across the Dordogne countryside. There are terraces all around the house which catch the sunshine all day long. The pigeonnier pool house overlooks the secluded terrace around the fabulous pool.

The nearest cafe bar is in the village of Lusignac is just 1.2km (3/4 of a mile), there is a more direct route if you walk which is just 1km.
The nearest village restaurant is just 6km away at Saint-Martial-Viveyrol with several other towns and villages within easy striking distance; Verteillac 7km. Riberac is 11km. Perigueux 45km. Aubeterre 15km. Brantome 37km.

There is a wonderful market on Friday in Riberac which also has a selection of shops, supermarket, bakers, butchers and banks etc. Brantome is a must with its abbey, lovely river properties and canoeing there is very good. Aubeterre is another fascinating place where you can also canoe and it has a monolithic church and quaint lanes overlooked by a lovely chateau. Restaurants can be found in all of these beautiful places.
For more information on the area and the region please click on the ‘Local Area‘ tab above.

Ideal for up to 6 adults plus children, it is possible with 8 adults but please note bedroom 4 has low ceilings and two single beds plus a small child’s bed, great as a children’s or teenagers room.

Living room

A sofa and armchairs are set around the original open fireplace with a backdrop of stone walls and an oak-beamed ceiling.


Characterful country kitchen with farmhouse table and wonderful original fireplace.
Facilities include; Dishwasher, Freezer, Refrigerator, Large electric oven, 6 ring gas hob, Kettle, Toaster and a Cafetiere

Utility area

Washing machine, iron, ironing board, hoover etc. Additional drinks fridge and direct access to the pool terrace and the two shaded seating areas.

Dining area

Inside: Large dining table in the kitchen with seating for 10 guests.
Outside: Two separate shaded table and seating areas, both easily accessed from the kitchen.


Sleeping a maximum of 9 guests over 4 bedrooms, ideally up to 6 adults plus children

All bedrooms have fans and hairdryers are provided.

The charming bedrooms are prettily decorated and retain characterful aspects of the original building including stone walls and beams.

Bedroom 1. King size bed (150cm x 200cm) and single sleigh bed (80cm x 195cm) which can be used when parents wish to have a small child sleeping in the same room. Upper floor, accessed by the spiral staircase. There is an adjoining door into bedroom 2, both bedrooms have their own access via two different staircases.

Bedroom 2. King size bed or can be two single beds (King 170cm x 200cm). Upper floor, accessed by the wooden staircase. There is an adjoining door into bedroom 1, both bedrooms have their own access via two different staircases.

Bedroom 3. King size bed or can be two single beds (King 160cm x 200cm). Upper top floor, accessed by the spiral staircase.

Bedroom 4. Three single beds in total. Two single beds (100cm x 180cm) and a sleigh bed (80cm x 195cm). Upper top floor, above bedroom 2. Ideally a children’s room.

Bathrooms and shower rooms

Bathroom 1 – Bath, separate walk-in shower enclosure, washbasin, bidet and wc, situated on the upper floor. Ideally shared with bedrooms 1 and 3.
Shower room 2 – Shower enclosure, washbasin and wc, situated on the upper floor. Ideally shared with bedrooms 2 and 4.
Shower room 3 – Shower enclosure, washbasin and wc, situated on the ground floor by the double French doors and the covered terrace by the pool.

Child and Baby Facilities

A cot (linen provided), high chair and stair gate are available on request.


Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided. A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Private heated pool

The private heated 11m x 5m chlorine pool has a depth between 1m – 2.5m and has an alarm; surrounded by a stone terrace which houses a fabulous ‘Bali’ house where you can relax. There are 8 loungers/sunbeds, a parasol and an abri to provide plenty of shade from the sun. There is a shower room with a wc just inside from the pool terrace.
Pool heating is included for all dates 2024, please note that specific temperatures can’t be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

Outside and garden

Large mature garden with two extensive terraces offering lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is plenty of garden furniture both for dining and relaxing as well as a large charcoal BBQ.
A boules court and table tennis provide great entertainment for all ages.
There is easy access from all areas of the ground floor to the terraces and the pool.
Private driveway parking area.



  • Bergerac 75 km (1 hour 10 minutes drive)
  • Bordeaux 128km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)
  • Limoges 110km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)
  • Brive 140km (1 hour 45 minutes drive)


  • Périgueux (Paris line) 45km
  • Bergerac (Bordeaux line) 60km
  • Bordeaux (TGV). Bordeaux station 124km

Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:

Calais 490 miles
Le Havre 374 miles

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

Dates Price for 7 nights from
9 persons
13 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024£2,900.00
27 Jul 2024 - 16 Aug 2024£3,950.00
17 Aug 2024 - 23 Aug 2024£3,500.00
24 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024£2,650.00
31 Aug 2024 - 27 Sep 2024£1,800.00

Reservation Information

Changeover day: Saturday during the peak season.

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of £500 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

Included in the price

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Pool heating is included for all dates 2024.

Additional charges

Payable locally in cash:
Taxe de Sejour (Tourism Tax) 0.65€ per adult per night (aged 18 years and over).
Firewood is available at a charge of 50 Euros per week.

Ultimate Arrival Basket

Indulge in a touch of luxury on arrival with chilled Champagne from a prestigious producer and Fois Gras Entier from a specialised local supplier accompanied by freshly baked brioche, all personally selected by the owner. €110 per 2 people (payable on arrival).

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What to do locally near Ribérac in the Dordogne region

Nearest cafe bar restaurant at Lusignac, a small but ancient village. The bar is quite simple and of course, very French, 1.2km gentle 15-minute walk through country lanes, if you walk there is a more direct route which is just 1km.
A good restaurant is just 6km away at Saint-Martial-Viveyrol, Chez Moran.

Verteillac (with public tennis courts) 7km.
Perigueux is 45km.
Aubeterre is 15km, things to do Aubeterre Tripadvisor. Canoe hire. The town. and a Monolithic church.
Brantome is 37km.
Riberac is 11km, 15 minutes drive away.

Riberac: This delightful country town also has tennis courts, a cinema which often shows English-language films and a renowned Friday market, where you can buy antiques, soap, jewellery, delicious local produce, pottery, linen and vintage clothing, – you name it – it’s there. There is also a smaller farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings. The town has medical and dental facilities, pharmacies, bakeries, banks, supermarkets and, if you are thinking of buying a house in the region, there are several estate agents.
There is canoe hire at Ribérac, where you can hire a kayak or canoe for the day or a few hours and explore the river Dronne. Take a picnic lunch and look out for the wildlife.

Ribérac hosts many musical events during the summer, ranging from classical Baroque to blues, jazz, rock and folk.

There is good walking in and around Ribérac and for those who love old buildings, a superb circuit of Romanesque churches is on the doorstep. Mushrooms of various types love it here and there are guided outings for those who wish to find and cook with them. The Dordogne has attracted countless artists, professional and less so and one could do no better for a subject than the very attractive view of Ribérac and its churches, from the house itself.

Further afield
Visit Bourdeilles and Brantôme, the monolithic church of Aubeterre and the very pretty town of Verteillac – home of night markets, music and good eating places. Périgueux, the region’s capital, is half an hour away by car and well worth a visit so that you can see its cathedral and wander through cobbled streets and squares that would grace any film set. It has a first-class Roman museum, a Wednesday and Saturday market and a museum of the Périgord region, housed in a magnificent building with parking nearby.
The magnificent city of Bordeaux and the unmissable town of Saint Emilion are about an hour and a half away by car. We can suggest possible wine tours and tastings if you are interested in learning about or buying wine. Whilst on that theme, we are about an hour’s drive from Cognac and Jarnac, where the scent of cognac is in the air.

If you like rummaging around for brocante, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so, perhaps at one of the many vide greniers held throughout the summer in towns and villages nearby. They often include a fishing competition, moules frites and a firework finale. Nearby La Rochebeaucourt includes duck racing in its summer festival. If you wish to view the area from the sky, there are very reasonably-priced flights in small aircraft from the flying club at Périgueux or you could even try hot-air ballooning.


There are 2 local golf courses 15 and 25 minutes from here.

Sandy Beach, Water sports

There is an excellent lake with a man-made sandy beach, canoe hire, two restaurants with facilities, pleasant woodland walks and bike trails, just 23km away at Grand Etang de la Jemaye.
Lac Jemaye TripAdvisor link

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling.
Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

The Dordogne bike guide and information Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire

Stunning house, perfect holiday.

Quite simply the most beautiful house I’ve ever stayed in during my 33 years of visiting the Dordogne. It’s like something from a novel in terms of serenity and decor. Michael and Sheila were perfect hosts and very generous. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. Hugo, Lara & four little ones. X

Hugo B. August 2023

Family Holiday.

Hosts were very helpful and informative, a genuinely lovely couple. Stayed in the area due to a family wedding. Car rental essential especially to take advantage of the markets, bakeries and restaurants in the area and ease of travel from airport. Michael was always on hand with recommendations.

Niamh O. July 2023

Beautiful French Farmhouse – perfect holiday.

We had an amazing holiday at La Roussie – it was absolutely perfect! The house has been beautifully renovated over many years and is incredibly well furnished and equipped. Sheila and Michael had thought of everything including a beautiful pool, plenty of shade for those who needed it and several places to eat, depending on the time of day.
We particularly liked breakfast on the patio with the lovely views, lazing with a book under the Bali hut and enjoying a glass of wine in the shade by the pool…

We visited lots of interesting places including Brantome (canoeing), Perigeaux (shopping), Bourdeilles (architecture and castle), Aubeterre (underground church) and Bordeaux. Sheila and Michael were the perfect hosts, so kind and thoughtful. They also helped organise a caterer (Louise) to cook a fabulous birthday meal one evening and Michael was on hand to provide expert wine advice! Thank you again for letting us spend time in La Roussie – we will definitely return.

Rosie B. June 2022

A holiday home to create the best memories.

How we love a road trip through France, especially with a villa holiday at the end of it. This one had been planned for about 3 months, so plenty of time to build the anticipation. La Roussie ticked all of the boxes: pool, barbecue, authentic French architecture and attractive decor, without be too ‘rustic’. Michael and Sheila are great hosts and were on hand to make our arrival and access easy, with a warm and friendly welcome.
The villa has a very well equipped kitchen, leading out to an al fresco dining area by the pool. We liked that there were several outside dining spaces, including a covered one for any weather. There is also a sizeable but cozy dining table in the kitchen if the weather is too inclement. Michael and Sheila live in the neighbouring property so were on hand if we needed anything but the villa and pool were otherwise private and secluded enough that we were able to enjoy our own space. The layout of the bedrooms would probably best suit two couples with children but we were spoilt just the two of us.
Be prepared to drive anywhere for supplies or dining out, as there is not much in Lusignac itself but most neighbouring towns were within 10 mins and had pretty much everything. Lusignac does have a small cafe/restaurant but we never found it open. Do follow Michael and Sheila’s recommendations (on anything), they always turned out to be excellent!! We fell in love with the little artisan Boulangerie in Bertric-Burée, a 5 min drive away. All french Boulangeries are good but this was something else. Do like the french and hit it up every morning for croissants and your daily baguette. We loved our stay at la Roussie and cannot wait to return. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories. Susana and Oliver

Susana D. June 2022

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We had the most extraordinary stay in Lusignac. The house and grounds are beautiful and located close to the postcard villages of Lusigac, Riberac, Aubeterre sur Drone, Brantome, and many others. The house is warm, comfortable, and really well equipped. Great for families. The hosts, Michael and Sheila are lovely and always helpful, both my children said they would miss them as we left. A fantastic stay in a dream location. We can’t wait to return.

So wonderful! Many thanks to Michael and Sheila for a memorable stay.

Adrianna C. April 2022

Een heerlijke week in dit prachtige huis dat met zo veel liefde en moeite wordt onderhouden. Michael and Sheila zijn bijzonder aardige en attente gastheren. We zijn zeer blij dat we van hun fantastisch huis mochten genieten. Communicatie met Tracy was ook zeer prettig. Kortom: ideaal.


A wonderful week in this beautiful house that is maintained with so much love and effort. Michael and Sheila are exceptionally nice and attentive hosts. We are very happy that we were able to enjoy their fantastic house. Communication with Tracy was also very pleasant. In short: ideal.

Dear Tracy, Thank you so much, we truly enjoyed our week at Michael & Sheila’s place. It was a great week and we very much enjoyed the lovely place, the hospitality, and the quiet beautiful surrounding. We hope to come back sometime.

Christine E. July 2021

Thank you for sharing your little place of paradise with us. We have had a wonderful two weeks – it has been a very relaxing and peaceful two weeks and it has been incredibly hot 43c! (according to the Volvo)
We have visited Bergerac, Angouleme, Perigeaux, Brantome which is very picturesque and Aubeterre…
…We found some lovely restaurants our favourite being Creperie de la Source in Aubeterre – worth ringing to reserve a table but they do speak English.
In the heat the pool has been a godsend and the canopied terrace has been lovely for meals in the eveings. We have sat here until after dusk watching the swifts dipping into the pool and listening to Walter calling for visitors. Walter is particularly partial to carrots, apple and bread and a good scratch.

Thank you for all your help and advice.

Richard, Hayley and family. August 2018

Thank you so much for having us to stay in your amazing house!
We all agree it has provided the setting for one of the best holidays of our lives and it will not be forgotten anytime soon! The effort you put in and all the little touches made all the difference and it allowed us to leave feeling as though we have stayed in more than just a house, but instead a temporary home.
The drinks in the fridge and the beautiful flowers definitely didn’t go un noticed.
Looking at the photos at the start of this book it is incredible to see how much the house has changed (for the better) and how much hard work you have put in to make it a place that creates amazing memories. We really appreciate your recommendations and you knowledge of the local towns, it allowed us to explore this stunning corner of the world that thanks to you aim to come back to.
Oh, and we cant go without mentioning the brilliant pool which despite common opinion was a perfect temperature!
We have made so many amazing memories this year and we cant wait to come back and make more…

The Fayes. July 2018

You are lovely hosts and the house has a real spirit that you guys have built. You can be so proud of it!
we have loved meeting you and we wish you all the very best in your fairly tail land.

The Bell & Cases party. July 2018

We visited La Roussie in the last week of July 2018. From the moment we arrived to time we left it was just perfect. We are a busy family of four with two older children who were 17 and 19 at that time. We were concerned they may find it a little isolated but actually they relaxed a lot and being away from the many busy distractions of life was good for both them and us!

Sheila and Michael are delightful hosts living in the adjacent property. Their attention to detail, relaxed manner and unintrusive attention was great. They have a wealth of knowledge of where to visit and where to eat but don’t be surprised if you lose a day or two or even three without venturing far from La Roussie. The house, gardens and pool are very well maintained with many different areas to sit, sleep, read, sleep, play games, sleep…you get the idea.

The property is really well presented in a quite well positioned location not far from the small village of Lusignac. You can to nearby Verteillac by car in 10 minutes where you will find all the necessary shops and those essential morning pastries. A little further in the other direction and you will find Riberac with its big Friday market and a couple of good supermarkets as well as everything else the town has to offer.

Sheila and Michael have provided all the facilities you need to have the perfect independent and relaxed stay. We were wanting for nothing during our time and as travellers who tend to seek new destinations, it is a testament that both of our children asked when we could go back. We are asking ourselves the same question….

Foye family. July 2018

What a fabulous time we have had as a family! Your house is magical and made our trip so special.

July 2018

What a fantastic place you have here.
We have loved every single minute of it. The pool and terrace is just heavenly to sit in when its hot. We love it here and so do the children, we will be back for sure and might even be your neighbours before long!!!
Hannah said ” our best holiday ever!”
Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

Tim, Lisa and family. June 2018

what to say!!
You have is a lovely gem. Lovely done up and with so much taste and love.

We all enjoyed our stay in La Roussie

We are surely thinking of coming back as we have plenty of things to do in the lovely Perigord.
Very well done to you two as we know how hard it is to keep a building running like ‘new’

Mark, Natalie and family. June 2018

A wonderful villa in beautiful surroundings
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is our second stay here and it was just as beautiful as we remembered it the fist time. The outside area by the pool now has the addition of a covered dining area and we were able to eat outside every day which was lovely.

Sheila and Michael had thought of everything to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable and were on hand to offer advice on places to visit and eat. The freshly picked figs from the garden were a lovely touch too.

The villa itself was very spacious and clean with every room beautifully decorated and furnished. The pool was immaculate and used every day even though the weather was a little mixed. I cannot put into words how wonderful this place is. We have made even more wonderful memories and we hope to be back to make even more.

Thank you

Sheila and Michael, August 2017

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