Domaine de Leygue
The Perfect French Hideaway
Domaine de Leygue is a special place: choose between four beautiful, private, self-catering holiday cottages only for adults,
set apart in gorgeous gardens, with two swimming pools in the rolling Dordogne countryside.
Domaine de Leygue is Exclusively for Adult Couples 'pas d’enfants' - for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the Dordogne.
The location is superb with the lovely little town of Lalinde, and the River Dordogne, only two miles away.
The Dordogne Region is at your fingertips, and on your cottage step.
Before it was a stunning holiday destination, Domaine de Leygue was a small Perigourdine farm.
Now the main owners house and original stone barn leads you through the central courtyard to the private guest cottages
within the trees and lawns of the private gardens.
After five fabulous years at Domaine de Leygue, Den and Lisanne are saying “Goodbye” and“Bonjour”
to Monsieur Luc et Madame Frédérique Dartois as the new owners of Domaine de Leygue.
Luc and Frédérique bring passion and love for the countryside and have their own family roots in the Perigord.
They will welcome you warmly to Peaceful France at Domaine de Leygue, providing full continuity of business.
We feel that it has been an absolute privilege to share the beauty and peace of Domaine de Leygue
with so many cottage guests from around the world.
As one of the first holiday destinations to be established in the Dordogne over 30 years ago,
we hope many more guestswill be restored and rested, by staying at Domaine de Leygue,
and enjoy the delights of this vibrant, historical area of France.
The private cottage accommodation at Peaceful France, Domaine de Leygue will still be here as
Your Perfect French Hideaway, and we wish Luc and Frédérique every success!
As of 1stJuly 2020 please note the new contact details for all bookings and enquiries.
+33 6 17 41 03 28
You can write or call in French, English or even in German
+33 6 16 67 10 37
Domaine de Leygue embodies the essence of getting away from it all, helping you to unwind mind and body in the beautiful cottages and rolling gardens, with local food and wine to make the heart and body sing.
Domaine de Leygue is quite special in its situation and tranquil beauty, let it restore you……
P.S . The stunning home page music is the award winning 'In Paradisum' sung by soprano Fiona Jessica Wilson, make sure it plays for you.
Four Private Cottages at Domaine de Leygue:
Frances Field is the most spacious
Graces Gate is more intimate,
both with gorgeous south-facing views towards
the Field Pool and surrounding rolling fields and woods
are beautifully bijoux and of the original stone
They are set closer to the Pigeonnier Pool, both having stunning, but differing, panoramic views.
An avenue of maple trees draws you into the main courtyard of Domaine de Leygue, with its mellow stone barn to the north and owners house to the south.
The setting is over four acres of landscaped grounds amidst tranquil, beautiful dordogne countryside. Because of our high position there are marvellous uninterrupted views across the adjoining valley, fields and woods that abound with bird and wildlife including wild boar and a variety of deer. An abundance of flowering shrubs, wisteria and trees around the gardens and cottages complement the natural honeyed hues of the stonework.
There are private guest parking areas, with a separate driveway for leaving the property.
Available in all the cottages and at selected spots throughout the grounds. N.B it's rural France, and we have limited bandwidth, but is adequate for general connections.
We have some well chosen gym equipment in the barn for the discerning keep fit fanatic who wishes to keep up with their fitness regime during their holiday. This includes a multigym, rowing machine and free weights.
We have two swimming pools to choose from; the solar heated Pigeonnier Pool, and the Field Pool, overlooking fields and woods.
Both the Field and Pigeonnier swimming pools are serviced daily and each has a Polaris automatic cleaner and Clearwater salt treatment system to make your bathing as perfect as possible.
The 'Pigeonnier Pool' (9m x 6m) is open throughout the season and benefits from a solar heating system to take away the chill in the early and later months. With steps and a large shallow area, this pool is ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
The ‘Field Pool’ (10m x 5m) will be appreciated by more accomplished swimmers as it is longer and deeper.
There is a central guests utility room near the courtyard which has washing machine and ironing facilities to serve Edward's Tower and May Cottage.
Our bicycles will enable you to explore the nearby countryside - along quiet country roads or by the river - at a leisurely pace.
The new green activities offered in 2021
you are a golfer or want to pay a try, Luc will be happy to accompany you on the golf course of Chateau les Merles to make a course. Also in the morning you can train and play a few golf balls in the grounds of our estate.
We've acquired electric bikes so that you can enjoy biking around and discover more comfortably our lovely but hilly countryside and visit more places & landscapes with less effort.
Frédérique, horse riding enthusiast, will be happy to take you, depending on your level, to discover horse riding at La Boissière riding club or take a long horseback ride in the surrounding countryside.
Congratulations for the purchase of this fantastic property.
We did have a couple of great and relaxing days at Frances Field. Thanks for the golfing and we do hope to come back next year.
René & Ekaterina from Netherlands July 2020
SEE & DO, a quick precis
A visit to the Dordogne would not be complete without a morning market visit. There is a market on locally almost every day of the week somewhere, some larger than others , but all gloriously vibrant.
There are an abundance of vineyards within the locality offering everything from wine tasting
to full 'appreciation' days and tours.
For summer evenings, food and wine for you to enjoy in gorgeous villages, hamlets and small towns; bring your own 'couvert' , buy your meal and wine from the surrounding vendors then eat, dance and enjoy until midnight.
Cycling the glorious leafy lanes around Domaine de Leygue, river swimming near Limeuil, canoeing on the River Dordogne, golf at nine nearby courses, walking along the stunning marked country trails , or chilling on a sunbed by your cottage with two private swimming pools to choose from, and a glass of wine.....