Sainte Orse, Dordogne

Perfect to escape to at anytime of year. Spot migrating birds, listen out for nightingales & owls, otherwise the peace here is total


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


A short drive from the Lascaux caves is the tiny hamlet of Lafayette with its cluster of ancient stone buildings. Your rustic self-catering escape is utterly charming with views spilling over to valley, fields and farmland below. Apart from the odd chugging tractor and a solitary kite wheeling overhead, the peace is deafening, and our inspector couldn’t think of a better place to sip a cold G&T and watch the sun set. You step into a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room so it’s super sociable; chef will be happy chopping and chatting in the pine kitchen and the sofa and chairs around the wood-burner positively encourage post-supper snoozing. Heave yourself upstairs (there are quite a lot of stairs) for deep sleeps in the simply furnished bedrooms – one has a bathroom, the other a shower room. Although you’ll need to zip out in the car for supplies (we recommend the market in Thenon but there are plenty of supermarkets nearby too) there are myriad walks from the door, and a 40-minute stroll takes you to the lovely little church in Chourgnac – very old and well worth a visit.  


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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: 7 nights.
November - March.
Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €500
Damage deposit
Logs provided.
1 House for 4
From €752 bedrooms


Beautiful and peaceful. It was truly the most relaxing 4 days and nights I can remember. To watch the stars come out over the woods and meadows around Lafaye with the only sound the chirp of crickets and occasional moo for company, magic! There is a lot to do and great local places to eat but to relax and switch off. Perfect.

Dylan, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Judith Affolter Davis

  • One thing we really love is the beautiful architecture of the Perigord, the typical stone buildings with their steep stone roofs, Sarlat, Hautefort or the little village of Ajat with its huge church.
  • As we love cooking we buy high quality and fresh food at the farmers markets in Thenon every Tuesday (10 minutes) or every Thursday in Excideuil (20 minutes).
  • If we go out for a meal we go here in Ste Orse: "Hotel de France“, we love that place because it is very authentic and very french. The best is going there for lunch through the weekdays, as they have a 4-6 course meal incl. wine for a good price.
  • Apart from Lascaux there are many historic sights. "La Roque Saint Christophe“ is quite impressive or the caves in Tourtroirac, the beautiful white cathedral in Perigueux.
  • Or just following the little stream Auvézère.
  • But what we love the absolutely most is the beautiful nature, the peace and quietness, the wind in the trees, the changing light....You can enjoy the most spectacular sunsets almost everyday.