Prats, Dordogne
+44 (0)7773 745468

£559 - £1021
per night
£3914 - £7144
per week

Two lovely spaces in a quiet riverside hamlet with pretty interiors, plenty of art, lots of leafy countryside, gardens and pool


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£559 - £1021 per night

£3914 - £7144 per week

The Experience

A well-converted 18th-century pépiniériste’s house and a little cottage with impressive views over the Dordogne river. In both you’ll find a blend of traditional and contemporary furniture and lots of art (Kit is an art dealer) which changes regularly as pieces are sold and replaced. In the house the big wooden table is perfect for family meals, cooking is easy in the modern kitchens and bedrooms have colourful paintings.

At the house there’s a wonderful spot in the garden for outdoor meals; in the cottage there’s a courtyard if you want to eat separately. This is serious food market territory so bring all your spoils back and cook up a storm for everybody, matched with delicious local wines. The garden (separate from the cottage) is gravelled with a trickling water feature; on warm days you can chill out on the rooftop sundeck, float in the pool, wild swim in the river.

Perfect for big family holidays or groups of friends.

Shambhala - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having both spaces so some can split off from the main group should they wish
  • The gorgeous views over the river from the garden
  • Wild swimming, kayaking, having endless watery fun
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You should know

  • There are no windows in the cottage bathroom


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £559
Weekly price
from £3914
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From £5596 bedrooms


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog treats on request.

£15 per dog per day. Max. 3.

Lots of walking along the river, through apple orchards, walnut groves, chestnut groves and vineyards. Fenced safe garden.


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The neighbourhood

The walking is sublime, with many options, from quiet strolls to challenging hikes. If you like wandering around food markets then you'll be very happy - try Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (one of the biggest in France) for foie gras, truffles, duck and local cheeses. Pessac-sur-Dordogne is 2kms away for a good restaurant, Le Pessaquai, a half hour walk. Saint-Émilion is half an hour and Bordeaux one hour.

Local points of interest from Kit Bentley

  • Daily bustling markets brimming with local produce, foie gras, truffles, duck and local cheeses. Visit the markets at Castillon La Bataille. Eymet night market, Issigeac, Santa Foy La Grande, one of the largest in France
  • Wine lovers paradise. St Seurin de prats is close to Bergerac, Montbazillac and St Emilion, the world UNESCO heritage site amid the land of 1001 castles and fairy-tale flower meadows are a bevy of medieval towns and villages. Private wine tours available
  • Famed for its gastronomy, you can feast like a king without leaving the property. Gastronomic delights await you. There are 3 local restaurants in Pessac, 1 km. Michelin star restaurant in St Emilion and Bordeaux
  • Famous international artist lives next door. Private art courses available. Visit his studio and on-site gallery for that rare art experience. Art historian Elie Faure lived next door. The house is filled with original artwork.
  • Captivate life on the river. Glowing sunrises and sunsets. Fishing and wild swimming available from the foot of the private steps leading to the Dordogne. Kayaks and canoes available for hire in Pessac 1km
  • Wildlife takes central stage with swans cutting through the river and fish pirouetting from its tranquil waters. Lone fishermen drift silently past. This is a wonderful place to just be. Now that’s hard to find!


Kit Bentley

Kit also lives in the hamlet and will come to meet you when you arrive. She's happy to advise on sightseeing and wine tours, and also runs art and wine courses.