Stunning stone built spacious villa with tower. Newly refurbished with lots of attention to detail. Large secluded gardens, heated, salt water pool, 4 air conditioned bedrooms ( a 5th ensuite double bedroom also available at an extra charge - please ask for details) and a roomy covered terrace with Summer kitchen for outdoor living. Situated on the highest point of La Cassagne it has uninterrupted views over the valley.In a quiet and tranquil setting but close to all of the Perigord Noir's vast & varied tourist attractions and only 25 mins from the stunning medieval city of Sarlat. This is a perfect choice for a family holiday! Please note that animals may be accepted off season only with prior permission. For full information and details please check our website at dordogne-holiday-villa.co.uk
Villa in La Genebre, Nr. Sarlat / Montignac , Dordogne, France - Quiet Rural Location
Amar and Elena Djelil
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Dec 2018
About Amar and Elena Djelil
Amar and I met way back in 1980 at university in Edinburgh. He went on to work in education and I went down the path of retail management. 15 years on we decided to work for ourselves and we left city life to build up a small hotel and restaurant in the Scottish Borders. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute (well, most of them anyway!) but 10 years, much renovation, 4 stars, several awards and 2 children later we knew we needed to move on. And so we set up home at Les Crouquets our 6 country holiday cottages. 10 years on we added La Tour de Genèbre, a stunning stone built holiday villa with its own private salt water pool in the next village, La Cassagne. Exactly how we came to arrive in this wonderful corner of rural France after spending a whole year searching, is another story altogether! Suffice to say that for us living here is a breath of fresh air - we are truly at home and we're sure you will be too. We look forward to sharing it with you soon!
Amar and Elena Djelil purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Amar and Elena Djelil chose La Cassagne
Well quite simply it's stunning!
What makes this Villa unique
La Tour de Genèbre looks like it's just always been there .... the stone walls and impressive tower are wonderful in themselves but there are also many details like the filled in window, the "toilet" from days gone by on the outside wall and the intricate hand crafted beams in the office which transport you back to another era ...... in fact this wonderful house was only built in 2006 so it also has all the modern day comforts to complement the charm of traditional property. Underfloor heating, water softener, air conditioned bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes, fully equipped utility room with all you need to make wash day a much easier task than a few generations ago, French & UK TV channels in the living room AND all the bedrooms and of course the all important Wi-Fi , so necessary for many things in this day and age! Browse through our website to get lots more information!
Pool / Spa
Did someone mention the oyster knife?
This is an absolutely brilliant villa and has everything you need for a great holiday.
It’s beautifully presented with modern bathrooms, nice furniture and lots of lighter coloured timbers, plus a wood burner for the cooler months. The outside space is good - the pool is heated and has a retractable cover which was a bonus as we were a party of eight including two small children.
We ate outside in the covered dining space most of the time and cooked barbie food on the gas griddle (there’s also a traditional BBQ if you don’t mind the faff).
But where it scores hands down - and we’ve stayed In quite a few holiday rentals - is the attention to detail. This includes: an abundance of soap powder and stain remover in the laundry room; a tumble dryer as well as washing machine if it’s too wet to dry stuff outside; a shoe cleaning kit (does anyone clean shoes on holiday?); a wooden sewing box; plastic picnic plates, beakers etc; and a couple of jars of chocolate coated caramels and nougats for guests to enjoy.
The kitchen is well equipped with lots of glasses, pans, serving dishes etc - there’s even a stick blender and yes, that oyster knife.
The owners Amar and Elena live relatively near - they used to run a small hotel in Scotland before heading to the sunnier climes of the Dordogne several years ago. They offer a home dining service whereby they cook delicious food, can provide the wines if requested, clear up and can offer some insights into French life if you are curious, as we were. It was 35 Euros per head and an extra 15 per bottle of good quality wine. Great tasting food beautifully presented and no driving required!
You have to be prepared to drive to local shops. There are some delightful towns and villages, including Montignac, within a 40 minute ride.
We couldn’t fault the villa but alas, we never did find any oysters nearby!
Thank you so much Derek for taking the time to write such a lovely review - much appreciated!
We really enjoyed having you all at La Genèbre and especially chatting to you all! I am still in awe of Jonathan's stunning photographs!
Shame about the oysters but glad you found the knife anyway...next time you visit you'll also find an apron ;) !!!
Many thanks to you all once again and do hope if you are ever back in the area that we'll see you all again...
Beautiful property and wonderful owners!
Had a lovely week at the end of August in this stunningly beautiful property. We were two families, 9 of us in all, and found the property to be in an ideal location to explore the area but also away from it all (ideal for the noise from the kids not to annoy any neighbours..!). The kids loved the pool, hard to actually keep them away from it. When we could drag them away, we managed to pay a visit to Sarlat and also did a canoe trip down the Dordogne, which can recommend to be done while there. So many other places to visit while there but we just didn't have the time to fit it all in. A special mention to our wonderful hosts Amar and Elena who were very helpful, giving us tips on where to visit and for just being generally nice all round! Had such a great time, we're hoping to plan another visit for next year :-)
Another wonderful stay
This is the 4th year in a row we have stayed here.Why go anywhere else when you have this wonderful house, it's views, location, air conditioning and charming hosts in Amar & Elena. It is very family friendly and well equipped, with lots of things to do and see in the area. We highly recommend it.
Thank you so much Diane for leaving us another lovely review...it was a pleasure to see you all again as always and we can't tell you how delighted we are that we will see you all again next year!
Bonne continuation à tous!!
A beautiful house with views peace and tranquility
We had a marvellous two weeks in this stunning house. The attention to detail is exceptional. It has everything - books, games, pool, enclosed garden, information on the area, the kitchen is very well equipped and the air conditioning in the bedrooms is a saviour in the hot weather. The house is ideally positioned for exploring this wonderful region. Amar and Elena were really helpful both before we arrived and during our stay and were always on hand if we needed anything.
A perfect home in the Dordogne
We simply had a fantastic stay at La Tour de Genèbre. The house was not only beautiful inside and out but perfectly appointed with everything you could possibly need. Our two boys in particular loved the salt water pool which was a godsend when the weather turned hot. The house stays relatively cool even in warm weather and we only needed to use the air conditioning a few times at night which was a nice luxury. Elena and Amar were wonderful hosts and readily available if we needed anything. We very much hope to return to this lovely place again someday.
Hi Matt! Thank you so much for taking the time to write. What a real pleasure it was to meet you and your family ... we are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you had a good time in the Dordogne. We do hope to see you again if you are ever back in this area - bonne continuation!!
Beautiful home set in Dordogne conveniently located to access all the wonderful villages. Highly recommend! The hosts wer fabulous.
Thank you so much Leona!! It was truly a pleasure to meet you all ... you really all were perfect guests and we do hope that we will see you again if you are ever back in this area. We wish you all a safe journey home and hope you have some lovely memories of your time in the Dordogne.
Use of car essential. Nearest airport near Brive ( ~12 miles) Also Bergerac (~65 miles) & Bordeaux (~125 miles). Between 6 and 8 hours drive from all ferry ports
Nearest town with shops at 8 kms in Salignac, Medieval city of Sarlat just 20 mins away, Montignac ( Lascaux II ) 25 mins, Rocamadour ( Gouffre de Padirac, Roche des Aigles) 45 mins,
Large choice of supermarkets between 10 and 30 mins drive, details of restaurants, activities, gardens, castles, walks, cycle routes, daily markets & night markets etc ( too numerous to list here!) will be found in the villa.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: 30% deposit required upon booking with remaining 70% due 2 calendar months before arrival Changeover Day: Sunday , may be flexible off season depending on existing bookings and dates requested Sunday - may be flexible off season. Arrival from 5 pm, departure by 10am Notes on prices: Prices quoted are for the use of up to 4 bedrooms - a 5th double ensuite room is available at an extra charge - please ask for details if you would like this option. Prices include heating if required and all bed & house linen (beds made up ready for your arrival). Towels & pool towels may be hired separately . Final cleaning contribution is €80. Short breaks available depending on outstanding availability, days of the week required and length of time before arrival date. Please note that short breaks ( particularly of 3 nights or less) may not be charged at pro rata prices - please ask for a quote and confirmation of availability before reserving directly through Owners Direct. 30% deposit required (not 50% as stated above) Please check with us for full & detailed cancellation Policy.