La Badoussie

Sarlat, Dordogne

In four acres of garden and woodland (a child’s dream) a house and interlinking barn for 10 guests. Secluded but close to everything


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome

The Experience

Up from the wooded valley to land in a small hamlet… and, behind the high stone wall, La Badoussie, a golden 18th-century home with magnificent views. Enter the gravelled courtyard to find the house on one side and the barn ahead, impeccably linked to form a harmonious whole. There’s a cosy winter sitting room with whitewashed rafters and a splendid fireplace, a summer sitting room with rattan sofas and arched windows opening to the pool, and a big bright kitchen that cooks will love. The style is rustic-elegant, more chic than shabby: neutral colours, open stonework, prints, paintings and furniture painted in creams and greys. For families it’s heaven – climbing frame, badminton, ping pong, heaps of lovely toys and, beyond the planting and the lawns, wild edges falling away to woodland. Friendly neighbours live down the road but there’s no other house in sight. Pop into Daglan (2.5km), for tennis, smart restaurant and small Sunday market, or set off for Cenac, Sarlat, and ‘la vallée des cinq châteaux.’ Then a lap in the pool, a barbecue on the terrace, and beds with sprung mattresses wrapped in fine linen.


  • 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

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
See owners' website for availability. Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2.5km.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £2005 bedrooms


La Badoussie is a beautifully appointed villa, stylish, yet homely and is well equipped for both indoor and outdoor activities. Our group consisted of 3 generations and the layout of the property suited us perfectly with plenty of space to be alone or be altogether. The pool was particularly enjoyed; my 3 year old granddaughter loved the inflatable toys provided. The villa is in a quiet rural hamlet, perfectly situated to explore the beautiful Dordogne. So much to see within a short distance. The owners were very helpful and responded quickly to enquiries. You will not be disappointed.

Diane, Plymouth

The house met our needs perfectly. It was very spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. There was nothing more that we would have wanted. The view from the house across the hills was serene and some beautiful villages and river scenery were nearby. The pool was of a good size and there was plenty of shade. We had an idyllic week.

David, London

We enjoyed a fabulous week at La Badoussie in late August. The location, house, pool and facilities are first class with spectacular views, including the occasional hot air ballon, across the beautiful rolling French countryside. Perfect house for a family holiday and we will be visiting again. Colleen could not have been more helpful and all expectations were exceeded. One of the best Sawday’s places we have stayed at.

Steven, Kew

We could not have picked better accommodation for celebrating several family occasions - La Badoussie is very comfortable, with everything you could wish for provided to the highest standard. The pool is fabulous and was much enjoyed by all the family ,particularly our grandchildren, but meals on the terrace provided a splendid end to the day with the beautiful views and opportunity to appreciate starlit skies. The morning trip to the boulangerie was not onerous and Daglan is a delightful local centre , whilst other sites are not too distant .

Susan, Southampton

La Badoussie is an extremely well appointed and comfortable, well arranged accommodation for 10. All bedrooms en suite and lots of space. Beautiful views and great swimming pool. Children enjoyed the table tennis, badminton and boule too. Good location for exploring the Dordogne.

Penny, Henley in arden, warwickshire

A beautiful house in an outstanding location, perfect for visiting the wonderful region of The Dordogne. Many attractions within easy reach, as well as great markets/supermarkets to stock up on essentials. The house itself is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The heated pool makes a real difference. Owners are excellent with regard to arrangements. Couldn’t ask for better. Damage/security deposit seemed a little expensive, but was returned very promptly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here and hope to revisit soon.

Maz, Worcester

Just wanted to thank you so much for providing such a wonderful house for our stay. Everyone was thrilled and you can imagine how the little ones enjoyed the pool -that’s not to say us older ones didn’t as well! But it’s not just the house but also its fantastic position, being central to so many of “les petits beaux villages”, each one so pretty yet characterful in their own special way. Despite the heat we loved just strolling round them, finding little alleyways at every turn and the occasional bar! A memorable stay in a fabulous place. 'Merci beaucoup"

Richard, Wolverhampton

We had a great holiday in La Badoussie. Set in a wonderful location, this spacious and very comfortable villa was beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard and absolutely ideal for our large family get together. The outside eating and pool areas were very well planned and much enjoyed during our stay. The surrounding flora and fauna were an added bonus.

Dudley and valerie, Easebourne, midhurst

We had a fantastic week at La Badoussie. The property is beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and has lovely views from the garden. My children loved the pool. It is in a perfect location for exploring the Dordogne with many beautiful villages a short drive away. I can't recommend it highly enough. I would love to come back here.

Emma, Ashford

Superb house in a beautiful area, decorated with taste and absolutely immaculate. Big garden with an amazing view and a heated pool. Highly recommended, really secluded, no neighbours. In one word: happiness. Score 10/10

Meire, Rixensart belgique

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Colleen Rosser

  • The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful areas of France and forms part of the Aquitane region. La Badoussie is set within the Perigord Noir, famed for its history, cuisine, chateaux and stunningly pretty villages.
  • The nearby village of Daglan, which once accidentaly discovered by us, became the focus of a search for our holiday house. A short drive (or bike ride for those fit enough to take on the hill) for the daily croissants is a must - as is the weekly market.
  • Bike hire within a 10 minute drive in nearby Castlenaud is a regular favourite for the family and guests. A gentle ride along the river is perfect for children of all ages with varying lengths of rides to suit those after more of a challenge.
  • Sarlat (20 minutes away) is a must for food lovers and those seeking out the larger markets. There is a lively and cheerful atmosphere and its all set against the background of a beautiful town with exceptional, historical architecture. Not to be missed.
  • Domme is one of the most famous Bastides in the region and a one-time base for the Knights Templar. The village is so picturesque that it has become very popular but the stunning panoramas of the Dordogne valley/river are worth it, as are the restaurants!
  • And finally, a trip to the area would not be complete without hiring a canoe from one of the many locations on the River Dordogne. Our favourite is to start in Cenac, passing through the stunning Roque Gageac and by numerous chateaux.