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Beautifully Renovated Cottage Within Walking Distance Of The Dordogne River

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, village setting, own 3/4 acre garden with walnut grove.

Lovingly renovated 3 double bedroom cottage, plus double sofa bed, sleeps eight. 2 modern bathrooms plus downstairs cloakroom. Beautiful balcony off two bedrooms with spectacular view of illuminated 15th century church. Open plan living and modern kitchen downstairs, with separate utility and cloakroom. Large patio in 3/4 acre garden with plum, cherry and walnut orchard. 10 minute walk to the banks of the Dordogne. Forest walks in abundance.

June and Christopher Bensted
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About June and Christopher Bensted

We are a retired couple who have spent the last few years lovingly restoring our cottage in France and enjoying time there getting to know the local area.

June and Christopher Bensted purchased this cottage in 2008

Why June and Christopher Bensted chose Floirac

We fell in love with this area and holidayed here many times before deciding to give ourselves a 'project' for our retirement.

What makes this cottage unique

We love nothing better than sitting in the warm evening sun with a glass of wine and local cheeses enjoying the peace and quiet of rural France.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Floirac in Lot

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two washbasins, hand held shower in bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large washbasin
  • Both bathrooms are newly fitted and modern. There is also a cloakroom with WC through the utility room on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite facilities . Free standing bath and double washbasin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Access to balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Access to balcony
  • 2 large double bedded rooms, one with en suite. 1 twin bedded room. Double and twinbedded rooms have access to shared balcony. There is also a double sofabed in the downstairs living area. A travel cot is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
Safety: fire extinguisher and fire blanket in kitchen area by cooker. Smoke alarms fitted downstairs and upstairs. Lighting outside on patio/terrace and on balcony. First aid kit in kitchen drawer next to cooker.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully Renovated Cottage Within Walking Distance Of The Dordogne River
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful renovated house with beautiful features

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this stunning property. An amazing setting for a family holiday. Inside the house is beautifully decorated with many original features. The house is full of character with a homely feel. The large orchard garden is beautiful with the backdrop of the old church. Where we enjoyed dining alfresco on many an evening. Peaceful, rural village location. Close to the medieval town of Martel and all it's facilities. With easy access to many great tourist attractions in the surrounding area.The property was well equipped and tidy. Hope to visit again in the future! Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Watkins family. Very pleasant return guests to Le Barry and very welcome . It's lovely to hear of people enjoying the Lot as much as we do . We love having appreciative guests to stay in our home. Thank you again
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Beautiful house and a perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing experience at this house. 4 of us and a young child spent a week here and couldn't have been happier. The house was beautifully finished, clean and had the perfect space for us. There's a really lovely garden with a large patio area which we ate out on each night. The river is a short walk away and provides a perfect space to cool down from the sun at. All in all, we would love to stay here again - June was so helpful before we arrived, giving us lots of information and being available if we needed it when there. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful thank you . Another happy guest review . We loved having you as our 'guests' at Le Barry . We love it out in Floirac and are so pleased that others can appreciate the tranquility and this beautiful region of France also . June and Chris
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Lovely house in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this stunning house. We appreciated the ice-dispenser and were able to watch the Olympics on the British channels TV. Beds very comfortable, house well equipped. We enjoyed swimming in the river at Foussac just up the road, and horse-riding at Creyesse. Most canoe hire sites required prior booking (no-one could come up with 4 single kayaks, but the man at Copeyre was very helpful and called someone to bring some over to him) Same with restaurants, all required reservations. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday, with plenty of energetic activities locally, and beautiful old towns nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real gem

  • 5 of 5

Having rented numerous properties in many locations over the last 25 years this has to be one of the best.Everything about the property was high quality from the interior decor to the furnishings and the amenities provided by the obviously generous owners.Add to that a beautiful outlook in a pretty location and as quiet as can be.Evenings spent looking out over the orchard garden were idyllic.We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barton On Humber

10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for "away from it all" holidays and it was exactly what we got. Serene and peaceful village with magnificent view of old rural church from your garden. Traditional French house lovingly restored and full of character yet has all 21 st century conveniences except internet (as it was away from it all holidays it wasn't essential). June and Chris put a lot of thought to every detail to make our stay as comfortable as possible, house is very well equipped. As anywhere in France, plenty to do or to see or if you want - just to soak up peace and tranquility of the village. It was sad to leave, we will definitely recommend to any of our friends visiting this area of France and we look forward to return in the future!

Many thanks June and Chris from Balkus family - Zydrune, Linas, Jonas & Dominic

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review . We have listened to our visitors and have now had a telephone and Internet connection set up at the house .
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perfect house, locaton and holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house, which has been beautifully restored to give a very French feel. It is set in a tranquil and pretty location, perfect for a relaxed holiday. Everything is provided for a home from home experience. Evenings were a joy, dining on the large patio looking out onto the cherry tree orchard. We would recommend this property for a French holiday to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St Denis de Martel
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Dordogne river
Car: necessary

Floirac is a beautiful rural village within easy walking distance of the magnificent Dordogne river. The village is set in the Cirque de Floirac surrounded by walnut orchards, with fantastic walks in all directions through picturesque forests. Within easy driving distance of several medieval towns and villages, including Carennac, Martel and Rocamadour, the village of Floirac is a delight in itself with a creperie/bar - Le Pourquoi Pas, a two minute walk from the property.

The village is a quiet retreat to return to in the evening after a day of sightseeing in both the Lot or Dordogne regions of France or after an exciting day canoeing or enjoying other water sports offered in the locality. The Dordogne also provides a cool spot to swim in the height of summer.

Local amenities are found in the small town of Vayrac (5kilometres) or in the medieval town of Martel (7kilometres).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Floirac, Midi-Pyrenees

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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