St Marcel du Perigord Holiday Homes & Cottages(7)
- 2 Bedrooms,
- 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St Marcel du Perigord is a charming village in Perigord Pourpre, set among the woodland carpeted hills outside Bergerac, the Dordogne’s wine producing capital, and the gently flowing waters of the River Dordogne. The clock seems to tick irresistibly slowly in St Marcel du Perigord, and if you would like to truly indulge in the finer things in life and fully immerse yourself in the hugely alluring culture and lifestyle of rural Perigord Pourpre, a holiday rental home in St Marcel du Perigord is the perfect option.
A St Marcel du Perigord villa is the ideal base for a full immersion in local cultures. It is almost impossible to resist the slow lifestyle, taking off your watch and simply sitting back and soaking up the atmosphere. There are many excellent restaurants in St Marcel du Perigord and the surrounding area, where two hour lunches are a normal feature of the day.
The countryside of the Dordogne makes it a perfect place for nature lovers. Walking, mountain biking and horse riding holidays thrive from St Marcel du Perigord, taking advantage of the huge maze of marked trails that carve through the region. Whether you are taking an all day hike or simply walking off a little of your two hour lunch, there are plenty of wonderful trails to take, providing unforgettable views across the Dordogne countryside. Canoeing along the River Dordogne is also a hugely popular way to explore, especially for families.
The wine region of Bergerac is one of the finest to be found. The impressive chateau and vast vineyards pay testament to the quality of wine produced, and conditions are so good that many homeowners in the region have their own vines. Wine tasting and vineyard tours (often including the chateau), are of the highest quality and great fun, whether you are a budding connoisseur or simply looking for the perfect accompaniment to the sensational flavours that local food produces.
A self catering St Marcel du Perigord rental property is the ideal base for a full tour of the Dordogne. The stunning town of Sarlat, the vineyards of Bergerac and the prehistoric caves of Lisieux are all within easy reach of a holiday rental property in St Marcel du Perigord, and there are many wonderful spots to discover on your tour, whether they are deep in the countryside or in one of the many charming little medieval villages you pass along the way.
St Marcel du Perigord’s climate is wonderfully mild. The summer months remain hot without becoming uncomfortably so, and winter days are very rarely bitter. During July and August, daily temperatures are regularly in the mid 30’s (˚C), with the warm weather lasting long into the evening. Golf, walking and riding holidays to St Marcel du Perigord can be taken at any time of year, and for those wishing to visit in the summer, yet avoid the tourist crowds that descend on some parts of the Dordogne, June and September offer almost perfect conditions.
Bergerac Airport (EGC) is just 20km from St Marcel du Perigord accommodation. Despite Bergerac’s size, it actually very well connected to the UK, receiving direct flights from ten British Airports from Bristol (BRS) to Birmingham (BHX), Exeter (EDI) to Edinburgh (EDI). Both Ryanair and Flybe provide direct cheap flights to Bergerac, and upon your arrival, the use of a hire car is strongly recommended.