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Les Taloches - Self-catering in Dordogne

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Les Taloches - La Châtaigne, 24390 Tourtoirac, Dordogne
Aquitaine, France

Gary & Suzie

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Dordogne family bliss with a modern kitchen and creaky staircases, plus private fenced pool and shared games area

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In 18 lovely hectares of woodland and meadows, you'll discover a pair of charming and extremely comfortable houses. Set either side of a courtyard, this one is the old farmhouse, the other its barn. Both have acres of space, each with its own private garden and fenced pool. La Châtaigne is beautifully proportioned and full of character with creaky old staircases, twisted beams and bright white walls. The attractive sitting/dining room has fireplaces at either end and russet floor tiles; the kitchen is super, modern and well-equipped, with a breakfast area overlooking the pool. A double bedroom on the ground floor (with its own shower room) opens on to the terrace; three more (a twin and a double with a small bunk-bedded room off; all wonderfully colourful) are on the first floor while under the eaves is a vast and delightful family suite – but mind your head in the bathroom! Set well away from both houses: a communal play area and a covered barn with table tennis. There's also an outdoor summer kitchen – a brilliant touch – and your lovely hosts, Gary and Suzie, will spoil you with baking session treats during your stay.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
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 Gary & Suzie:

Local points of interest from
Gary & Suzie:

  • Gorgeous terraces with BBQ's overlook each private pool and garden - perfect location for a relaxing sundowner!
  • Beautiful countryside with miles of forest tracks for walking, cycling or riding just outside your door. Canoe our river, the Auvézère, where you may see a kingfisher or otter in the leafy banks.
  • No hidden extras, prices include bedlinen and towels, electricity and free WiFi. Welcome hamper (includes eggs from our own hens) + bottle of local wine provided. Eco friendly cleaning products and larder essentials provided.
  • There's lots to do at Les Taloches with 19 acres to explore, a big playground with swings, badminton and a giant sandpit; a big games room and bicycles to borrow too! We can also help with touring, mountain, electric, tandem bike rental, delivered direct.
  • In the village (10 minutes walk) there is a bar/bistro on the river, a restaurant, a traditional baker, a grocery shop, a 1000-year-old abbey, some fascinating caves - La Grotte de Tourtoirac - and a lovely river to paddle in.
  • Explore the historic cities of Perigueux and Sarlat or Montignac with its famous Lascaux pre-historic art paintings. All the sites of the Dordogne and the Correze are within easy reach. Further afield is Parc Zoo du Reynou with 600 animals in 100 hectares.
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Guest feedback
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"Our 6th visit. We loved Les Taloches when it was owned by Jo and John. Suzi and Gary have done the impossible and made it even better. La Grange is beautiful and well equipped and Suzi and Gary are great hosts ( and Suzi makes a mean lemon drizzle cake)."

Bernadette - LONDON, United Kingdom

August 2017
"Great accommodation,location and hosts. Couldn't recommend it more highly. If you want a relaxing holiday in warm rural France book this. We had 9 people celebrating my husbands birthday and it was the perfect spot. Well equipped, peaceful but within easy reach of teh village and other interesting places. Suzie and Gary were always on hand if you needed them but not intrusive. Excellent always round!"


July 2017
"A fantastic, homely property with plenty of space in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by Gary and Suzie. We loved it so much we've booked another holiday there!"

Abigail - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

August 2016
"Great house, great location, great hosts. I stayed at Les Taloches with my wife and 2 kids, my parents and my sister and brother-in-law and their 2 kids. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us with great bedrooms and bathrooms. There was a large kitchen and lounge and dining room with plenty of space for us all. The highlight was the lovely pool. Apart from getting supplies there was no need to leave, it is such a lovely housel. There is also plenty for young children with an outdoor play ground and under cover play area. Lastly. Jo and John Sturges were wonderful hosts."


June 2015
"We spent a family holiday(6 adults and 3 children) at la Chataigne in June and it far exceeded our expectations. Jo and John were very helpful especially with their local knowledge. They also cooked an excellent meal for us as part of a family celebration. The children (aged 4, 2 and 2) loved the swimming pool, the play area and the walks in the woods. There was much to do in the locality and we enjoyed the plan d'eau at Rouffiac. We highly recommend this property for families."
June 2015
"Myself, my wife and her sisters had a big family party at La Chataigne for my parents' wedding anniversary. It was a marvellous stay as we all fitted in comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped for all the catering and the children were occupied from dawn to bedtime. It was hard to drag them away from the swimming pool and the outdoor toys but there was lots to do and see nearby. We are looking forward to returning soon."
August 2014
"Jo and John provide every small detail to make a self-catering experience just like home. The knives are sharp and so do the job they are made to do and the kitchen generally is very well equipped. Jo, although quite exact in her instructions, is more than willing to add to your enjoyment in any way she can. She was kind enough to look after our 4 grandchildren (10-12) while we went out to a rather special restaurant. Thank you Jo & John who maintains the extensive grounds, including paths through woods. The pool was cleaned every day and was very much appreciated in the hot weather."
July 2013
"Super house, well equipped and beautifully furnished, Grounds and facilities for all ages we included a 70year old and 5 children under 5. Gorgeous private pool,play areas,toys,bikes. You name it they have it! The help we received from hosts Jo & John when we had problems was exceptional but never intrusive. We could not have chosen better."
August 2011
"We had a lovely stay in the Dordogne. The houses are lovely and it is a very relaxed place to be. Tourtoirac is a very friendly town and the caves are fantastic."
September 2010

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  • 1 House for 12
  • , 1 Barn for 8
Price:(i) 1500 to3220 per week

Special Offer: WEEKEND, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR AND 2018 BOOKINGS.. - NOW BEING TAKEN..Drop us an email to enquire about prices and availability. Price includes bed linen, towels, free wifi. Weekend bookings receive wine; 7 night bookings receive welcome box of treats!

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.


Restaurants 10-minute walk.




Les Taloches - La Châtaigne, 24390 Tourtoirac, Dordogne

Self-catering La Châtaigne (self-catering)
House ~ 2 doubles (1 en suite), 1 twin (en suite), 1 bunk room, 1 family suite for 4 (en suite); 1 bath/shower room, 1 ground floor WC.
Price: (i) 1800 to 3220 per week
Self-catering La Grange (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 superking (en suite), 1 double (en suite) & 2 twins (1 en suite), 1 ground floor WC
Price: (i) 1500 to 2600 per week

Gary & Suzie

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+33 (0)5 53 42 30 96(landline)

+44 (0)7918 145025(mobile)