Cassagne d'Astaillac

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Corrèze
Self-catering


Tear yourself away from the indoor pool, snooker table and terrace and explore all the castles, caves and villages you could wish for

Bed

11 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

A handsome Périgourdine manor house, with the River Dordogne – handy for canoeing and a dip – just down the hill. Though you’ve a big, indoor heated swimming pool of your own in the barn, which opens onto a lounging/playing/eating lawn between the pool and the house, with an acre more to roam just down some steps. English owners have made it a relaxing place for groups to share; snooker players will love the full size, Elizabethan style table. The mix of styles and furniture gathered over the years, from imposing antiques, to 80s chintz, to spacious, full-on-70s bathrooms makes for comfortable living. Gather in the grand, double height lounge, its terracotta tiling softened by an elegant rug and green settees, cook in the fresh new kitchen with doors onto the terrace, eat outside or in the dining room on Regency chairs. Cord-carpeted bedrooms have a mostly English country feel with floral fabrics and lovely views through dormer windows. It’s only 5km to the shops of Beaulieu or Puybrun, and not far to many castles, pretty Collonges-la-Rouge, Rocamadour and the prehistoric Gouffre de Padirac.

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Cot available.
Closed
1 November - 1 June.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €256
Weekly price
from €1995
Damage deposit
€€850
Surcharges
Extra beds & cots available for children. Dogs €70.
1 House for 8
From €25611 beds6 bedrooms

Reviews

I stayed last spring with my husband & 2 children aged 1 & 3. We had the loveliest time and found the house a perfect retreat to relax as a family. We loved the pool, the bookshelf full of children's books, the garden & its walnut trees, and visited the sweet donkey at a farm down the road. The new kitchen had just been put in and was stocked with everything we needed. The rooms very comfortable and clean & we appreciated the enormous bathrooms! The local strawberry festival was going on & we did day excursions to caves, the monkey sanctuary & reptile museums. PERFECT time, planning to return!

Dina, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Angela Coutts-Wood

  • Situated amongst six of the most beautiful villages in France, the area has an abundance of chateaux and places of interest to visit, including caves where you travel in punts along a subterranean river, as well as wonderful countryside to enjoy.
  • There are twice weekly markets in the nearby medieval villages selling local produce from the surrounding small farms and walnut groves. Cheese, foie gras, truffles, honey and of course walnuts are popular purchases.
  • An annual summer music festival is held in St. Cere with open air opera in the nearby 13th century Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux. Prior booking is advisable.
  • Canoes are available to hire on the Dordogne - take a picnic and enjoy a peaceful meander down the river through picturesque scenery. You collect the canoe in one place and are picked up and returned to your set-off point by minibus at the end of the day.
  • There is a wild herb walk which takes you through the woods and up the hills to the local village of Astaillac.
  • The vineyards of Cahors are worth a day trip and so is a visit to Sarlat where the large market has quite a reputation.