Les Taloches

Tourtoirac, Dordogne
+33 (0)5 53 42 30 96

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


2 places


Sleeping from 8 – 12

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • 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 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €225
Weekly price
from €1600
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 8
From €2256 beds4 bedrooms
1 House for 12
From €2859 beds5 bedrooms



Our family spent a wonderful two weeks at La Grange, Les Taloches. What a lovely place to share with our two sons, other halves and 2-year old grandson! Suzi and Gary had thought of everything, toys for the little one, sandpits, a table tennis table for the grown-ups and more besides. They were so helpful and friendly, supplying us with loads of information when we needed it. The house was supplied with everything one could need and so spacious! We loved the super-king bed on the ground floor with huge bathroom. We spent several evenings cooking on the bbq and eating outside. Thank you!

Sue, Ewelme, Wallingford

We had a great stay at Les Taloches - Suzie & Gary were fantastic hosts and made everything easy for us with our two young children (2 & 4) - lots of games and toys to play with, swings & slides etc and also the chance to feed the chickens which they loved. They even made a log fire for us to enjoy since the weather was getting colder. It would have been great to stay longer! Hopefully next time we can.

Jim, Guernsey

We have recently returned from a thoroughly enjoyable week at Les Taloches. We were a group of four families (8 adults and 10 children) so we rented both gites and enjoyed ample sleeping space and very well equipped living spaces, kitchens and children's play areas. Suzie and Gary were excellent hosts - really helping us with bookings and planning our week. We enjoyed walking down to the picture perfect village to visit the boulangerie every morning and dining at Le passage and the pizza bar. A short drive away were many delightful other towns and local markets. Thank you!

Sarah, London

There were sixteen in our family party so we rented both houses to celebrate various birthdays and to have an enjoyable holiday together. Les Taloches was even better than expected and both houses equipped with everything anyone is likely to need. Suzie and Gary could not be better hosts. They are very professional, kind, attentive and helpful but also unintrusive so that both properties and the surrounding area were enjoyed to the full whilst knowing that they were on hand to suggest places to visit and even make bookings for us on occasion. We could not have had a better holiday!!

Chris, Brighton

We all had a wonderful week at les talloches. There were 18 of us in our whole family, ten adults and eight children ranging in age from 7 months to 11 years old. We have four married children who each have young families of their own, we took both houses which was ideal. The fenced swimming pools were a must with such young grandchildren. Also plenty of space, the playground, indoor barn play area, large outside eating areas and the fact we could walk to a village were all big positives. We are still talking about what a wonderful time we had and Suzie and Garry were very accommodating & helpful

Anne Louise, Sydney Australia

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gary & Suzie

  • Gorgeous terraces with gas 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, pétanque & badminton court, football net and sandpit; plus an indoor games room with table tennis & darts. We can also help with 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.