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Period House with river frontage & private pool - 5 mins walk to the village

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroomed property with river frontage, walking distance to Dordogne village

A spacious period house in the Perigord Vert Region of the Dordogne. With private pool and riverside location, near an unspoilt riverside village with all amenities including bars and restaurants, walking trails, activities lakes,river fishing, velorail and tennis court.

Awarded 5 globes and highly commended by World One Call. Filmed for ITV in the Little England series 2013 and featured in Living France magazine February 2013.

A gentle stroll will bring you into the charming village of Corgnac sur L'Isle,in the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne, where you can buy your daily fresh bread. It has 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 2 grocery shops, butcher, hairdressers, chemist and an English speaking doctor.

Located 5km south of bustling market town of Thiviers, capital of foie gras, it has a popular Saturday market and an excellent range of local shops and supermarkets. Rail links to Perigeux (25 mins), Limoges (50 Mins) and Paris. Convenient airports at Limoges and Bergerac and Bordeaux.

Sarah and Nic would like to welcome you to Peyre St Front with beautiful polished oak floors, a winding staircase linking the 3 floors, this professionally designed and restored gite is part of a typical old French house. Tall shuttered windows frame the picturesque views from the first floor sitting room and from the bedrooms.

Ground Floor: Modern kitchen diner with range, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, - seats 6 comfortably.

Downstairs toilet and shower.

1st Floor: Spacious lounge, 3 large settees, English/french satellite tv, woodburner for cold nights, range of books and toys to keep you occupied.

Double bed with ensuite.

2nd Floor: Large master bedroom with four-poster bed. Twin bedrooms with antique French beds. All newly redecorated with beautiful wooden floorboards and decorated in French style. Large shower room.

A splendid covered outdoor dining room which is reached via a shaded walkway from the front of the house, comes with a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher plus permanent bbq overlooking private pool and terraces to meadows and river views beyond. Wicker seating over looking the pool and ground and river beyond.

The 10 x 5 pool is fenced with saline system, a healthier alternative to chemicals. Access to the private meadows and river front, with secluded seating and the potential for private fishing from the river bank, subject to license from the Marie.


Croquet, badmington, rounders, tennis courts in the village, cycle hire available locally, velorail a must from the village. Riverside location with fishing available on request.

Local lakes with beaches and restaurants within 10 minutes drive.

Sports bar and restaurant in the village.

There are a range of great restaurants in the area and information his provided on the best places to suit your palette.

Private off road parking available and a car is essential for your stay.

Activities in nearby village of Corgnac sur L'Isle include the Velorail. Canoeing, tennis, fishing and range of marked walkways. Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France's 'most beautiful villages'. (Bike hire available locally) There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we will be happy to supply you with a list of our recommended haunts! We are located centrally for visits to the chateaux at Hautefort, Puyguilham, Villars, Jumilhac, St Jean De Cole and Brantome - all within 30 minutes drive.

Canoing at Brantome and Lisle close by.

There is a fabulous lake at Nantheuil - with a beach and water sports, plus small restaurant 10 minutes drive, and within 20 minutes drive is the stunning lake at Ruffiac, where you will find enchanting walks, wake boarding and canoeing, rock climbing and acrobranche (High wires) - a good restaurant also overlooks the lake - perfect for a spot of lunch.

More Details

Sarah Tothill
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2018

About Sarah Tothill

Nic and I moved with our daughter to France in 2013. We loved the lifestyle, weather and location of our lovely property, which we have lovingly restored. We love to offer tips and advice on visiting the area, and are always on hand if needed.

Sarah Tothill purchased this house in 2013

Why Sarah Tothill chose Corgnac-sur-l'Isle

Peyre St Front is an old masters house, and has plenty of characterful features. Based in the famous Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne, with access to many attractions, such as chateaux, lakes, local markets and beautiful countryside. We love the fact that all our guests can benefit from the large grounds and direct access to the river L'Isle. Most of our guests choose to eat and cook outside on the well equipped terrace which overlooks the pool, wildlife and river beyond. We are in easy reach of both Bergerac and Limoges airports - lots of historic chateaux are in the area and there is always a market on close by. The locals are really friendly and the village is extremely well kept, with beautiful walks along the river bank. We love exploring the area through a range of marked walkways.

What makes this house unique

The best bit, is that you can easily walk into the well kept local village, to get your bread coffee or chocolate in the morning - The sports bar is always a welcoming place to grab an early aperatif and the local restaurant offers home cooked french cuisine. On hand is a pharmacy and english seeking Dr for any emergency. The village also holds many events such as the Duck night in July, the Moules and frites night in August and a massive brocante at the end of August.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect place for exploring the Dordogne. Away from all the crowds, yet close to Brantome, Excideuil, Hautefort, Ruffiac, Perigueux, etc. We never used the kitchen in the house, as there is a perfect one outside facing the BBQ, pool, field, and village beyond. Sarah & Nick (and Honey the dog!) were lovely, and when asked they gave us really useful advice about where to go, eat, etc. The kids loved the pool (age 4, & 6) but loved going down to the river and exploring even more! We are hoping to retun next year.
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Corgnac-sur-l'Isle in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster - largest room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Period House with river frontage & private pool - 5 mins walk to the village
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful gite and pool near a lively village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at this lovely property. The pool was a welcome relief from the hot weather. We used the outside terrace for all our cooking and enjoyed the views over the meadow. We tried many of the gourgeous restaurants in the area, plenty of markets to visit, and attractions for days out. We particularly loved St Jean and the restaurant over looking the chateau. Definitely recommend staying here for a true taste of France.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, we loved having you all and giving you ideas on activities to make your holiday exciting. We hope you come and stay with us again - the big event down by the river is always mid august so pop it in your diary! Sarah Nic and Antonia
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Petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased to have found this delightful old French house which has been refurbished and very tastefully decorated/furnished to a high standard. Even better, its just a short walk to picturesque Corgnac which has restaurants, café-bars, and a few shops that reinforce the feeling of being part of rural village life.

There is so much to do, places to visit, sights to see – we wished we could stay for a month. After busy days out it was always good to return to the house to relax. Most evening , after a dip in the pool, we enjoyed cooking /eating on the covered terrace followed by a peaceful stroll down the garden to the river.

Sarah and Nic are the perfect hosts and we are grateful to them for telling us about all the best places to visit, eat etc. They have the perfect holiday home too !!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John and Carolyn - thanks so much for the great review - we would love to welcome you again to stay with us - maybe next time you can come along to attend the village festival in July!!
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"Beautiful Medaeval town"
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Sports Bar
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Car: necessary


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  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.