Domaine Jean du Claud

Église Neuve d'Issac, Dordogne
+33 (0)5 53 80 75 58

Peace in the Périgord – meadows and lakes surround this French country home with space to roam outdoors and room for big family gatherings


7 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s a history-filled house: beautifully symmetrical in that traditional Périgourdin way with arched windows that flood the rooms with light, cabinets of curiosities and wardrobes that have survived generations of family life.Sunny days are made for splashing in the pool or packing a picnic and cycling to the trio of pretty lakes a kilometre down the track. Children can romp in the meadows and spend evenings in their own room that runs the length of the house. It rarely pours in this corner of the Dordogne, but if it does there are piles of books and a cupboard full of games.It’s fantastically geared up for families, with all the kit like a trampoline, pétanque, ping pong and wild swimming, sunshine and birdsong and the freedom to make noise. If you want to explore then the autoroute is just 11 minutes’ away, and the Dordogne on the doorstep.

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We think you'll love

  • The space to roam
  • The sense of history and seclusion
  • Waking up to beautiful views over the countryside
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You should know

  • This isn’t for minimalists
  • Bathrooms are on the small side and slightly quirky
  • It’s a 12-minute drive to the nearest shops


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €290
Weekly price
from €1700
Damage deposit
Extra double in owners' house: €50 per night
1 House for 12
From €2907 beds5 bedrooms


Wonderful place, highly suitable for a family gathering. The host is friendly, the house is atmospheric, the swimming pool, tennis court, boules, children’s play area are all perfect. Can’t recommebd this place highly enough!

Matthew, London

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The neighbourhood

Tucked at the end of a 300-metre-long drive the house is utterly secluded - just you and the lakes, meadows and six hectares of parkland. The nearest village, Issac, is 12 minutes’ drive away and has a daily bread delivery and a small restaurant. For shops you’ll need to drive to Mussidan (15 minutes) or better still Bergerac (20 minutes), which has lovely farmers’ markets and squares bookended by cafes.

Local points of interest from Martine Dickson

  • The market in Bergerac offers locally sourced and organic products. Market gardeners, farmers and cheese makers present their products twice a week. You will also find gourmet markets in the surrounding villages throughout Summer!
  • Wine is also at the heart of the Perigord tradition. The vineyards of Bergerac, Pécharmant and Monbazillac are very famous. Their century-old vines and the grapes' fruity aroma will delight wine lovers. You can visit many cellars and also Saint Emilion.
  • Historical monuments are dotted around the forest and Landais region. The castle of Montreal located less than 5 kilometres away will allow you to better know the greatness and violence of the Hundred Years War.
  • Near the estate, you will find a treetop adventure course and canoe trips to travel the rivers of Isle de la Vézère and the Dordogne. From the water, you'll enjoy the wonderfully preserved and lush nature that surrounds you.
  • The area is also adjacent to many trails for hiking or biking hardwood and softwoods forests. We will also give you the opportunity to ride a carriage on these paths.
  • The dordogne has 9 Michelin-starred restaurants, of which 6 are within walking distance of the property, including: La tour des vents à Monbazillac, l'Etincelle à Saint Sabine le Born, Les Fesques à Monestier,Le vieux Logis à Trémolat.


Martine Dickson

Martine Dickson’s family own the three houses at the end of Jean-du-Claud’s drive; one is the rental house – you’ll not hear a peep from the other two. She’s been letting the house out since 2003 and has been gradually renovating it over the years while preserving her late husband’s family history – spot the family tree on the wall going back nine generations. Martine’s on hand for emergencies and can offer recommendations on what to see and do but will generally leave you to your own devices.