Le Baradis | Self-catering house in Dordogne | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Le Baradis - Self-catering house in Dordogne

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Le Baradis, 24480 Le Buisson de Cadouin, Dordogne
Aquitaine, France

Jane Crossley

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+44 (0)7973 403632(mobile)

Cosy in winter by the fire, after walking to Cadouin Abbey – cool in summer by the pool, on the shady terrace or in the tall-windowed rooms

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Linen curtains filter peaceful garden views from this fine old stone presbytery. It’s by the Romanesque church of tiny Cussac in rolling Dordogne countryside – 35 minutes from Bergerac airport. The feel is unfussy and friendly. Elegantly proportioned rooms have tall windows, wooden floors and mostly traditional French furniture; modernity in kitchen and bathrooms. The living/dining room’s warm yellow walls are hung with black and white prints; huge leather sofas frame the fireplace. So it’s cosy in winter; in summer you can step straight out to the garden, the pool, the delightful terrace; scented climbers festooning one pillar. Sit in the practical kitchen and chat to the cook. Cool, carpeted first floor double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room, the rest sharing a family bathroom, and there's a separate shower and loos) have colourful Indian prints, some mattresses specially made, attractively patterned quilts. Second floor twin rooms are atticy, with a small pool table. Play table tennis and barbecue outside, walk to UNESCO Cadouin, paddle the Dordogne; for more water sports head for Tremolat. 

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Jane Crossley:

Local points of interest from
Jane Crossley:

  • Lazy days in the sun watching the house martins dive for insects hovering over the salt water pool. Amble over to the old church to the path in the woods that will lead you back to the road, drink the cool water from the natural spring.
  • The Unesco heritage site of Cadouin is a short drive or walk away the 10th century Abbey & Its surroundings are beautifully restored. Stop for lunch at L’Abbaye restaurant and enjoy its famous Garlic soup with the obligatory glass of wine.
  • Being a passionate gardener a visit to Marqueyssac is a must, perched on a cliff with a boxwood maze and stunning views over the valley, in the summer they host candlelit evenings till midnight.
  • Chateau Milande the Josephine Baker story,Castlenaud the medieval fortress, with its history and armaments the chateau at Baynac high on the top of a steep hill with breathtaking views of the Dordogne.
  • Michelin starred restaurants to visit Le vieu Logis at Tremolat, or nearer to home in le Buisson L’Esperance, all recommended, a favourite of mine is le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles in the village of Soirac eat under the wisteria on the terrace.
  • Markets are a must: Saturday at Sarlat amazing town to wonder around, Tuesday at Le Bugue a bustling local place. Friday at Le Buisson buy the fish straight from Bordeaux or at Marais de Bois strawberries and goats cheese from the cheese maker in Audrix.
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"Beautiful house, tastefully furnished and lovely grounds including pool. Would definitely recommend it for a relaxing holiday."

Sara - London, United Kingdom

September 2017
"Fabulous. Total peace and quiet in a ‘classic to the area’ house – high ceilings, lovely layout and great proportions to the rooms. Beautifully fitted out, do so love French antique furniture, softened by comfortable areas to sit and relax. The fire place would have been an extra bonus to snuggle round if only it had been cold enough to use it. Lucky enough to have had our own chef – cue apples from the orchard and blackberries from our ramble – no issues with kitchen kit, nice to find everything you’d use at home and to the same quality. "

Helena - London, United Kingdom

September 2017
"We stayed at as a family of 6 in August 2017. We booked the house based on a combination of the location and price. We wanted somewhere quiet and were not disappointed. The house is off of the beaten track in a lovely elevated spot adjacent to the local church which we understand now has only one service each year. The house we well laid out with two double and two twin rooms. The pool was very warm although not heated. The table tennis and games were great. We spent most of the week outside with the BBQ and perfect covered outside eating area. Cannot do justice in the space available!"

Neil - Kenilworth, United Kingdom

August 2017
"Set in a peaceful hamlet this beautiful home did not disappoint. Extremely well equipped including beautiful bed linen, all needs were catered for. Lazy days spent by the pool or walking in the countryside (collecting cool drinking water from the natural spring) made this a wonderfully relaxing time. There are markets in the area to tempt the taste buds and fashion sense. A car is a necessity. For the more adventurous there is always a canoe trip on the Dordogne and plenty of medieval villages to explore. Current tourist literature available was very helpful. Highly recommended. "

Pat - Cobham, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Had the most lovely week , the house is beautiful, with plenty of space. Equipped with everything you could possibly need, the linen etc of the highest quality. The pool was wonderful , we had all our meals alfresco as the country side is the perfect backdrop. There are many lovely markets and quaint villages to explore."

Jan - Cobham, United Kingdom

June 2017

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  • 1 House for 8
Price:(i) £800 to£1700 per week

Special Offer: Special offer for Christmas 10 % off - offer for the Christmas and new year 2017 10% discount

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.


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Le Baradis, 24480 Le Buisson de Cadouin, Dordogne

Self-catering Le Baradis (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles, 2 twins; 2 bathrooms: 1 en suite, 1 shared and 2 separate wc
Price: (i) £ 800 to £ 1700 per week

Jane Crossley

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+44 (0)7973 403632(mobile)