Villa Paola
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Villa Paola

This completely renovated house is perfect for a self-catering Family holiday in the South West of France.  Attached to the house you find an independant apartment (you can reach it through the inside of the house too), so in total the house and apartment can accommodate 10 persons. The large, two-level village house has all the amenities anyone would expect for daily life - and more - including a romantic chimney, a totally new kitchen, a garden with lavender and flowers, your own private pool with views over the hills and a beautiful terrace.  The price outside the high season (July and August)  is based on max 6 ps, if you want to use the gite too you pay 250 euros extra. Gite is always included in the price in July and August and you will always have sole use of the property.

Villa Paola is a large home and is a charming, easy-living place... three sizable bedrooms and a sitting room/living room. The house can sleep six to seven people comfortably and another 3 people more in the attached apartment. Yet just a couple will feel very at ease as well. There are two toilets and shower-rooms/bathrooms (one on each level). Truly, this home offers the best of both worlds: land and fresh air as well as the conveniences and company of an actual village nearby.


Attached to the house it has its own living room and kitchen. The apartment has two bedrooms, one bedroom with a double bed and another room with a single bed. The apartment can accommodate 3 persons.

The land behind Paola drops off into a lavish green countryside, and a communal path leads to many easy going walking paths. The surrounding countryside is filled with maïs and flowers.... great biking, kayaking, walking, etc. are within steps. Listen to the quietness when enjoying meals on the terrace.

This home and this picturesque village make an ideal retreat for academics, artists who want to paint the typical French landscape, writers, photographers.


Fireplace, Phone, Satellite TV, VCR, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Private Pool, Charcoal Grill (BBQ). Please limit smoking to the outside, Pet Friendly, swimming pool of 9,5 x 4

Bedrooms : 5 bedrooms total (3 x double bed,one 3 x 1 persons and a cot, one single bedroom).

The price in low season is based on a number of 6 persons max in the main house, the apartment will be empty. If you want to rent the apartment as well, we will ask an extra charge of 300 euros.

If you would like to visit the spectacular new caves of Lascaux, this holiday-house is at short distance with the car from the site, see

10 persons
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
Would you rather book by telephone?
Or do you have questions? Call us:
00 (31) 113 58 20 36
Walking distance townPets WelcomeFenced gardenPrivate swimming poolFenced swimmingpoolCovered Terrace
Living room
InternetTVDvd/VideoRadioHeatingFire placeLibrary
The property generally
Area of the house125 m2Number of bedrooms5Bed(s) Bedroom 11 x 160 x 200Bed(s) Bedroom 21 x 160 x200Bed(s) Bedroom 31 x 140 x 190 + 1 x 90 x 190Bed(s) Bedroom 41 x 140 x 200 (app)Bed(s) Bedroom 51 x 140 x 190Bathrooms3Toilets3Bedding (blankets)Bedding (duvets)
Kitchen e.a.
DishwasherWashingmachineRefrigeratorFreezerMicrowaveOvenKoffiemachine (filter)Coffee machine (senseo))ToasterElectric kettleIroning
Surface1000 m2TerraceFencedLawnPrivateGarden furnitureParasolsPing-pong tableBbq
Dimensions7 x 3.9Depth swimmingpool1.20 - 1.80 mPrivateSecurity (fence)Deckchairs
Distance to the shop/bakery2 kmDistance to the supermarket4 kmDistance to the river8 kmFishing8 km
Play toysBabybedChild chairShallow part in swimmingpool
We really enjoyed this fantastic location! The house is very spacious, clean and fully equipped. The garden is fully enclosed which is ideal with dogs. The terrace under the large tree with lighting at the outdoor BBQ is super atmospheric! We were warmly welcomed by Paula on arrival. What a sweet, helpful and kind woman! In short: enjoy!
(translated from Dutch)
(06-2023) Good afternoon.
Thank you we had an amazing time at the villa, and hope everything was left as found.
Certainly a beautiful part of the world, and saw a lot more different things and went to different places than the year before. Still haven't seen all yet though.
Kind regards-John


Just to let you know the house is fabulous;  thank you very much!

(09-2022) Dear Lydia and Thijs,

We enjoyed our stay in the Dordogne. Paula is hospitable, responds quickly to questions and requests and the holiday home is very spacious and clean. The pool and garden are beautiful.
In short, a wonderful holiday!

Thank you for your concern.
(translated from Dutch)


Everything was ok for us except for 1 point. For a large group (like us) of 10 people, there is an absolute need for a second fridge, a second kitchen is provided but no second fridge, this was a disturbing factor for us.
A second point is for the future, as it gets warmer and warmer, air conditioning is absolutely necessary (it was sometimes more than 30 degrees in the rooms, which was disturbing for the children) This is not a criticism but an advice for the future. Furthermore, it is definitely recommended.

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Our stay was really outstanding - the house offers plenty of space, the decor is extremely stimulating and the area is very quiet, so there is enough space for relaxation for everyone. In short: we enjoyed every hour of the two weeks in this greatful house with it‘s beautiful pool and splendid  garden.

The housekeeper is extremely accommodating and comes immediately if something is needed.

Merci, thanks und Dankeschön ????

Yours sincerely,

(06-2022) Morning.

We had an amazing holiday! We really didn’t want to leave and seriously considering a change of life style and moving to France!

The holiday home was superb and a great place to spend time with the family and the family dog!

It was great and so was Paula - thank you 

A bientot!


What a lovely house to stay for a week! We were with our family (4), grandparents and two dogs. Because the house is built in two parts, grandpa and grandma had their own sleeping floor with bathroom and so did we as a family. The garden is really well fenced so that our dogs could roam through the garden.
Very nice that the pool was already open (we were there the first week of May) and even though the water was still cold, we swam every day.

In short, a place to return to!
(Translated from Dutch)

(08-2021) Hello Madam,

We had a great stay at Villa Paola. The house was very well suited to our family which includes very young children.

If in the years to come we decide to stay in Périgord again, we will get back to you and that would be to be near Rocamadour.


Bernard G.
(Translated from French)

(07-2021) Hi,

First of all I would like to thank you for the good arrangement of our reservation.
The stay was wonderful, beautiful villa, beautiful pool everything ok.
The first three days a bit less in terms of the weather, but after that beautiful weather and fully enjoyed it.
So everyone is happy after a nice holiday.
Until maybe again.

The De Blander family
(Translated from Dutch)

Very pretty house, perfectly suited for two families with the impression of each having their own apartments. Secure swimming pool and very pleasant garden. We recommend.
(Translated from French)

(06-2020) Dear Lydia,

I would like to let you know that we have had a wonderful holiday week at Villa Paola. The house was super, beautiful, clean and quiet. Thanks!
Grt, Désirée W.

(09-2019) Dear Lydia

Just a note to let you know we are happily installed in Paola’s villa She is lovely and friendly and her daughter is a brilliant translator. Thank-you for all your help.

Pat & Derek

(06-2019) Hi Lydia

Please thank Paula and her daughter for our stay in their beautiful house, I’m just glad I got to spend most of the week there!

Many thanks for your concern and help with the booking.

Kind regards


(06-2017) Hi

We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful villa. The villa is spacious and ideal for us. I would recommend this villa to anyone who enjoys country living .

We navigated to Muguet easily enough and arrived a few metres from the villa without realising where it was but the owner arrived within minutes to show us.

A pictorial map of Muguet and a name plate outside would be helpful. With nine of us staying we accumulated a lot of rubbish. We did not know when the rubbish should be put out so missed the rubbish uplift.

Minor points to an otherwise perfect stay. The owners where more than helpful during our stay and I wouldn't hesitate in going back.


Brian C.

(10-2015) Hi Lydia,

We really enjoyed the stay thank you. I will send across some pictures at the end of the week.

The manager was very nice.

Thank you 


(09-2015) Hi,

Thanks for your note

Sorry for the delayed reply, but I´ve been very busy.

We had a great stay at Vila Paola back in July. Definitely lovely house, in a very quiet place, ideal to rest and relax.

The house is nice, spacious, and the owner  (who lives very close) is super nice and helpful. The swimming pool is gorgeous and the garden great too. We travelled with our dog, and the fact that is completely fenced really is a plus.



(09-2015) Dear Thijs, Marieke and Lydia

Thank you for your email.

We had a wonderful holiday, the only bad bit was having to come home so quickly. One week wasn’t enough.

Recommendations: It would have been great to have a folder of recommended restaurants, bakeries, where to put the rubbish, where the supermarkets were.  Also it would have been good to have recommendations of what to do in the area (swimming in the French lakes, Cycling on tracks etc).  The Mule Blanche was amazing.

I would also recommend better bedroom pillows (sore neck all week) J

The villa was wonderful, great pool! Clean, good location, lovely  area.

I would also say that I have travelled to France on many occaisions.  This was the friendliest area I have ever stayed in – by far.  What happy chatty locals!

All the best

Leona H.

(06-2014) Dear Lydia

It was a fantastic holiday and will be recommending your rentals to everyone. We had a really wonderful week at the house.

Kind regards