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Découverte (with heated pool ànd airconditioning) is a very nice holiday house with fantastic views over the roaring hills. The house is suitable for 8 people and is nestled in the woods on the hills close to Rocamadour. The living room with veranda has TV, DVD and CD. The open kitchen has a fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and a highchair is available. Bosch Tassimo espresso machine (enough cups available for you, the service in this house is fantastic!). For cooler nights you can use the stove in the living room, romantic! Dogs allowed outside july and august.


Decouverte offers 4 double bedrooms, 3 with double bed and one with a large good sofabed. The two upstairs bedrooms above the kitchen/living room also have an additional single bed in the room. As two bedrooms are in the annexe this house is ideal for two families or two couples as because of the lay-out you have a lot of privacy. A cot is also available. Three bedrooms have  bathrooms with toilet and shower, one bathroom has a bath.


The large (new) terrace surrounding the pool is equipped with garden furniture, barbecue, deck chairs and umbrellas. While enjoying a glass of cool rosé, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset on the covered terrace at the back of the house. While you prepare your French dinner, you can watch the kids playing in the pool.


Decouverte is located outside a small rural village (Reilhaguet), 5 km from Payrac, the medieval town of Gourdon just 10km away, 20 km to Rocamadour. Larger towns such as Cahors and Brive are a 40-minute drive away. Worth to visit: Rocamadour, the second most visited site in France after Mont St Michel. There is much to see, restaurants, falconry shows, monkey park and of course the abbey. Turenne and his castle. Crusaders Castle Curemonte and Collonges-la-Rouge, a red sandstone village. Autoire, Loubressac and Carennac Do not miss out as well as the caves at Lascaux and Padirac. There is a tourist train in Martel. Martel, the town of seven towers and marvelous architecture.


8 persons
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
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Walking distance townPets WelcomePrivate swimming poolHeated poolBeautiful viewCovered TerraceAirconditioning230V outdoor socket for electric carbedroom and bathroom downstairs
Living room
InternetTVDvd/VideoRadioHeatingFire placeLibrary
The property generally
Area of the house180 m2Number of bedrooms4Bed(s) Bedroom 11 x 160 x 200Bed(s) Bedroom 21 x 160 x 200 + 1 x 1 psBed(s) Bedroom 31 x 160 x 200 + 1 x 1 psBed(s) Bedroom 41 x sofabed voor 2 personen Bathrooms4Toilets5Bedding (duvets)
Kitchen e.a.
DishwasherWashingmachineRefrigeratorFreezerMicrowaveOvenKoffiemachine (filter)ToasterElectric kettleIroning
Surface4000 m2TerraceLawnPrivateGarden furnitureParasolsBbq
Dimensions8 x 4HeatedPrivateSecurity (alarm)Deckchairs
Distance to the shop/bakery9 kmDistance to the supermarket9 kmDistance to the river15 km
BabybedChild chairBabybath
(10-2023) Dear Mrs. Mennes,
Astrid and I had a wonderful stay. The place, the hostess and gentleman, the house and the surroundings were great. We enjoyed. Facilities in and around the house were perfect. Mrs and Mr Lecoste have taken care of everything neatly. And they were very satisfied with the completion and interim cleaning of the house and swimming pool. We lacked nothing. And your advice to choose Decouverte was completely justified.
Thank you,
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(07-2023) Dear Lydia,
We had a perfect stay!
Both in Val da Pia and in La Découverte, everything went well, beautiful, cozy and quiet houses.
The swimming pool in La Découverte (30°) was a bit warmer than Val Da Pia (28°), definitely ok!
Both very friendly owners who received us well.
thank you!
Kind regards,
Veerle and Wim Bobelijn-Schaubroeck
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(06-2023) Hi Lydia,
We had a nice holiday. The house was in one word fantastic, everything very complete and very clean. The owner is very nice he was not there when we arrived due to his brother's funeral I believe. The lady who received us was also very nice and spoke very good English. We will definitely rent again through france villa.
Then it will be the third time for us.
Regards, Tony and Thea
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(05-2023) Good morning Lydia,
It was an unforgettable holiday. We had booked this week with an underlying thought, for us and the 2 daughters. And has brought everything (and even more) than what we expected. If there was a point of criticism, it was that the house was so nice, that staying 'home' was sometimes more attractive than a trip ????.
Our thanks are sincere that we were allowed to rent this beautiful house, at this cost. Otherwise it would have really been at the limits of our budget.
Besides the thoughtful bottle of wine, some beers, soft drinks and ice cubes in the fridge, it was a very clean house. Nice to start your holiday like this.
I will scroll through our many holiday photos of La Découverte this weekend, and send you the e.e.a.
Yours sincerely,
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(09-2022) Dear Lydia,

We enjoyed 3 weeks of rest in "La Decouverte". The house is beautiful, the sunsets are amazing.

We have been to France many times and have rarely had such a well appointed and clean home. The sea of space was lovely, tastefully decorated too.

Veronique and Benoit have pulled out all the stops to make the stay enjoyable. Respect and compliments for this. Everything has really been thought of! We would like to recommend the house to everyone.

Thank you.
Leon and Esther
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Wow! We stayed for a week at Decouverte in August 2022 and it really was the most spectacular location. The villa itself was extremely well-equipped, with all the pots, pans, utensils and kitchen gadgets that you could ever need, and the gas barbecue on the patio was a breeze to cook on! The rooms were lovely; we only really used the main house, but the extra little annexe was also beautiful and would be perfect if holidaying with another couple or more grown up kids.

Communication from Lydia at France Villa was brilliant, she answered all our questions and took the time to talk with us on the telephone (in English) and advise us about the different villas available. The owners of the property were equally helpful and gave us our own space, but we knew they were on the end of the phone to ask questions and would have been nearby if we needed them (we didn’t, everything was great) as they live in a nearby town.

We only had a couple of days out while we were there – we visited the incredible caves at Gouffre de Padirac (go first thing in the morning to beat the queues), the free-roaming monkeys at La Foret des Singes and the lovely town of Rocamadour, all of which were less than 45 minutes away from the villa and a very pleasant drive through the Dordogne valley.

We didn’t spend much time out though, because the villa itself was so beautiful we just wanted to stay there! The stars of the show for us were the incredible pool on the patio, where you could practically reach out and touch the phenomenal view, and the veranda on the other side of the house where you could sit and have a drink in the evening and watch the spectacular sunsets. It really was the most wonderful week away and left us longing to up sticks and move to France!

I would highly recommend booking with France Villa – so much so in fact that we have re-booked for August 2023 in a different villa that also looks amazing! Can’t wait!

Tom and Michaela

(08-2022) Dear Lydia,

We would like to compliment the owners for their fantastic holiday home where we enjoyed staying for a week at the beginning of July. Benoit and Veronique helped us get better WIFI and they are very nice and humble. We think the house is great in terms of location and comfort and had a great week. I wish them many neat guests in their home and warm greetings.

France Villa is honest with pictures and information, the house is rather even more beautiful in real life.

Tineke (in France Christine) and Lucas
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(08-2022) Dear Lydia,

We spent two wonderful weeks in Decouverte. We met the new owners, Veronique and Benoit, and talked to them about our experiences.
To start with, we found the house super clean. The equipment is also very complete, both the kitchen and the rest. It is nice that the house is not 'full' with belongings of the owner. That often makes a messy and dusty impression. The owners have yet to get to know the house well and plan to live there for a few weeks after the season. A lot of work has already been done in a relatively short period of time. Ground floor sanded and treated, upstairs new windows / frames etc. They will continue with that. They also go downstairs and replace the windows. The pool was lovely. Not big but we cooling. We have had two very warm weeks and we were pleasantly surprised that the water remains so nice and cold.

All in all we had a wonderful two weeks. From the house you can also make beautiful walks.

Thanks again for the good organization and information and for returning the deposit.

Best regards and maybe until next time!
Gerard and Margo
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(06-2022) Dear Lydia,

We had a great stay in house Decouverte. A lovely spacious house with a beautiful view. Plenty of space and it was wonderful to sit around and in the pool. So we got what was promised.

We were the first guests since the takeover. The new owners have provided a very warm welcome, so we couldn't have done better. In the period before our arrival, they worked hard to get the house in order. They deserve a compliment.

Gerard and Anneke
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(10-2021) Dear Lydia and Thijs,
We enjoyed our vacation in Decouverte. A lovely quiet location, where you could hear the tawny owls calling in the evening.
The beautiful surroundings offer ample opportunity for fun day trips. There are also good restaurants nearby. With the perfect BBQ on the veranda you can end a sunny day with a nice meal.

Kind regards and see you again next year,
Tineke and Dirk
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Fantastic house in a wonderful setting with beautiful views. All facilities available. Nice and nice big pool.

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(09-2020) Hello

We had an excellent stay at Maison la Découverte in Reihaguet.

Yours truly
Gallet Sylvia
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(08-2020) Hello

We had a good vacation
The house was very very nice
Angie was reactivated to our requests despite her personal imperatives.
We have received the deposit check in return, it's perfect
We will be sure to comment on your site and book our future vacations there

Thank you and bravo for your professionalism

Best regards ,

Cedric Martin
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(08-2016) Dear Lydia,

Thank you for your email.  We very much enjoyed our stay at Decouverte.  The house is lovely and the setting overlooking the valley just beautiful.  Sunset every evening was amazing, even the stormy one!  The rooms were very comfortable and the pool a good size, but we were puzzled by the instruction not to use any sun creams or oils.  Having stayed in a number of villas with pools in different countries we have never come across this before, but did obey it. 

When we arrived Sara had very kindly got the shopping for us and we were very grateful for that.  She is very kind.  We noted that the sun umbrella had a spoke broken, which meant it didn't open properly and so only one person could sit under it, and that the BBQ had a hole in it.  We lined this foil so no ash fell through. 
It is a lovely house.

I hope this helps.
Kind regards

(08-2013) Dear Lydia Mennes,

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at your property Decouverte. Thank you for all your administrative help and route directions. The property is in a beautiful area and the children (young and old) enjoyed the pool very much. We had a dramatic storm one evening but otherwise sunshine from morning ‘til night, and, OH! those sunsets.

We all agreed that we had a fantastic time in a beautiful peaceful area.

With best wishes
Celia P.