• Holiday home for rent
  • Castelnaud, Dordogne, SW France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Pool
  • Self-catering
  • Car advised
  • Direct view of castle
  • TV + Blu-ray/DVD
  • Table tennis
  • Fans & mini air-con
  • Near Sarlat

D Dordogne Holiday Home – Welcome to “La Crouzette”

This fantastic holiday home sleeps up to 8 people and is situated in the south-west of France, right in the heart of the Dordogne and within the famous ‘vallée des cinq châteaux’ (‘valley of the five castles’). The house enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding valley, the river, lush greenery and the golden castle of Castelnaud.

The detached house, La Crouzette, has many features including 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin room, a spacious living room with prime view of the castle, dining room, a large modern kitchen, balcony, garden, driveway and own private outdoor swimming pool – perfect for a holiday in the Dordogne.

Photo of the house

Photo of the house

A 5-minute walk to the bottom of the hill provides you with local amenities such as a bakery/patisserie, butcher, general store/newsagent, post office/cash machine, café bar and riverside restaurant as well as access to the river where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes. A 2-minute walk up to the top takes you to the castle entrance, restaurants, snack bars and an ice cream hut and offers you the chance to look out across the Dordogne valley. There is also a walnut museum within easy walking distance. Bicycle hire is also available from a local campsite.

Only a short drive away (10 km) is the picturesque medieval town of Sarlat with its restaurants, cafés, cultural events and of course famous markets. With its castles, prehistoric caves and bastide towns, this is an area rich in things to see and do and is the perfect place for friends and families to enjoy a relaxing but stimulating holiday.

Beynac castle and its riverside village, both featured (together with nearby Roque Gageac) in the riverside scenes of the 2000 film Chocolat, are also very close, visible across the river from the battlements of Castelnaud.

Chateau de Lacoste, popular for weddings and corporate events/seminars, is situated in Castelnaud in the heart of the Dordogne valley, and is less than a five-minute drive from La Crouzette. For anyone guesting at the Chateau, La Crouzette represents the perfect choice of accommodation.

See more about the area, places to visit and fun activities.

To see which dates are still available or to make a booking or an enquiry, see the Calendar page.

Getting to the holiday home

Several budget airlines (Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet and bmi baby) are now offering cheap flights to nearby airports such as Bergerac (72km, 1hr 15mins drive), Limoges (183km, 2hr 15mins), Bordeaux (207km, 2hr 30mins) and Brive-Souillac Airport (52km, 1hr; flies from London). These airports also offer on-site car hire.

You may find this online map with points of interest useful (or download our kmz file for Google’s free Google Earth program).


“...this lush rural idyll of lazy rivers, forests, medieval villages and fairytale castles has been left uncommonly intact, with truly unique things to view and do.”

“It’s so good, so very good, that many visitors plan their return before they even leave, understanding what Henry Miller meant when he wrote: ‘France will someday exist no more, but the Dordogne will live on just as dreams live on and nourish the souls of men.’”