Dordogne houses for rent long term in France

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Dordogne is always a popular location for clients looking for long term rental houses. This selection of Dordogne houses for rent in France are all currently available for long term rentals from between 3-9 months. This collection of houses is especially targeted at international clients looking to spend a few quality months in this beautiful corner of France.

The prices are based on off-season rentals from October through to April/May. During the summer high season in Dordogne, property Owners can earn more money from 6-8 weeks during July and August, than they can obtain from 12 month property rentals. So it can be difficult (but not impossible) to find houses in Dordogne that will rent for a full 12 months or will rent on a monthly basis over the summer period.

If you are interested in renting a house in Dordogne over the summer months, then I think that you will need to budget for a monthly rent of between €2,500 - €4,000 per month for a house without a pool and anywhere between €4,000 to €8,000 per month for a house with a private pool.

 

Living in Dordogne France

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The Dordogne is one of the 96 departments of mainland France. It is located within the South-West region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is actually the third biggest department in France by land area, but with a population of just over 400,000 people, it is one of the least densly populated areas of France. There are not many big towns in Dordogne, in fact there are only 7 towns with a population of more than 5,000 people. The capital of Dordogne is the town of Périgueux which has a population of 30,000 people and has a beautiful cathedral (which is an UNESCO World Heritage site). The town is the real administrative and industrial hub of the department. 

The wine centre of Bergerac has a population of 26,000 people. Other notable towns include the beautiful town of Sarlat-la-Canéda which is located in South-East Dordogne and has a population of  9,127 people. Sarlat is the most-visited town in the whole of Dordogne and it holds a number of festivals throughout the year including an annual Truffle festival, a classic car festival, a film festival and numerous food & wine festivals. The town of Boulazac Isle Manoire, which is located in the South-West of Dordogne, is the home of some of the department's largest employers. It has a population of 10,000 people. I have lived in France for 17 years and I have never heard of Boulazac Isle Manoire!!

What you will notice about Dordogne if you choose to come and live here, is that you will not have to go far to hear a foreign accent. The Dordogne has always been a popular place for foreign property buyers and around 5% of the population is made up of foerign nationals (who live in France full time). Dordogne is home to over 14,000 European nationals and is the second most popular area in France for British people to live (after Paris). 

Tourism has always been big business for Dordogne and each year over 3 million people visit the department to see the Chateaux, ancient caves and beautiful towns and villages. Dordogne has more The development of the low-cost airport in Bergerac has led to a further rise in tourism to the Dordogne, with over 300,000 people flying into the airport every year.

Out of season, the beauty of Dordogne is to take your time traveling along quiet roads, exploring local markets, sampling the local Perigord gastronomy at many excellent of the restaurants and tasting some excellent wines (especially the wines from BergeracMonbazillac and Côtes de Duras). 

The temperatures in the summer months are for me absolutely perfect, averaging around 26°C / 77°F in July and August and you can also experience some lovely Indian summers during September and October. The winters can get quite cold (averaging 9°C / 47°F in December to February) and the Dordogne does receive a lot of rain. In March, it often averages around 12-15 days of rain per month. But the rain is what makes the Dordogne so lush and green!

 

Cost of living in Dordogne, France

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The rural areas of France, like Dordogne, are normally cheaper to live, than in the big cities like Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Toulouse and Bordeaux. France is generally ranked around the 20th most expensive country to live in (out of 197 countries), so below countries like Switzerland, United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand; but above the UK, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. Compared to the United States, the average cost of living is 8.3% lower in France.

France tends to be cheaper for your weekly grocery shop than some other countries around the World (USA, Australia & Canada), but it is noticeably more expensive than a lot of its European neighbours (for example, Spain and Portugal). The cost of renting in France is generally lower than a lot of countries (although this does not apply to Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice and Paris - which are all very expensive compared to the average rents in France). On average, rents in France are 48.7% lower than in United States. Dordogne is a bit of an anomaly, when it comes to rents. The rental rates from October to April are generally in line with the average rents for mainland France, but during the late Spring and Summer period, rents shoot up inline with the influx of tourists. The popularity of Dordogne during the summer, will stretch your accommodation budget, especially if you are looking for a 12 month rental. 

Energy costs are generally lower than the UK and other European countries and prices have been falling rapidly during 2023, helping to bring the rate of inflation down to 2.4% in February 2024.

Petrol and diesel costs in France are around average for Europe, although it should be noted that living in a rural area like Dordogne, this is a hidden cost that you will need to factor in. You will need to drive a lot more in a rural setting, than if you live in a town or city.

If you are looking for a figure for how much money you will need to live comfortably in Dordogne, France, then I would say that a single person will need at least €1,800 euros per month to cover rent, food, transport and living expenses. A couple will need around €2,600 euros per month and a family of four will be able to survive in Dordogne on around €3,400 euros per month. [SOURCE: www.numbeo.com]

 

Renting a house in Dordogne France

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When renting a house in France, the monthly rental price normally excludes the utility bills. The reservation process for long term rentals is very simple, we will just need to receive copies of your ID, confirmation of your permanent home address and some evidence of your ability to pay the rent.

If you are looking at moving to France on either a temporary or permanent basis, then renting a house in France is usually the first step to securing a long term visit visa for France. But it is not always easy for foreigners to find suitable houses in France for rent. Due to the slightly skewed rental laws in France, many landlords take out payment protection insurance, to cover them in case the tenant stops paying the rent. The insurance companies impose quite stringent requirements on potential tenants (mainly because the eviction process in France is notoriously long and extremely complicated). These rental requirements are particularly disadvantageous for foreign customers, who are often unable to meet the requirements providing French tax returns or have an employment history in France.

But do not worry. To meet the demand for international clients who are searching for houses for rent in France on a long term basis, we have created a streamlined booking process. We provide bi-lingual rental contracts that meet the demands of the French long term visa application process.

 

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This selection of Dordogne houses for rent are predominantly located in the Southern part of Dordogne, around Bergerac and the Dordogne river valley, where you will find numerous impressive castles (such as Château de Castelnaud, Chateau des Milandes and Château de Beynac) and beautiful villages such as DommeLa Roque-Gageac, Eymet and Monpazier. However, we do have a few houses in the northern part of Dordogne (known locally as the Périgord Vert (Green)).

 

Houses for rent long term in Dordogne

St Jean de Cole 5 bed house to rent in Dordogne France Ref: 1891

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A beautiful 5 bed house to rent in Dordogne, France, available for 3-6 month rentals. This stone-built house sits on the edge of the river in the picturesque village of St Jean de Cole. St Jean de Cole has been officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France (les plus beaux villages de France). 

The house is laid out over 3 floors and has been newly renovated to a high standard. A beautiful house to rent for 6 months over the winter period in Dordgne.

Location: located in the north of Dordogne, close to Brantôme and 40 mins to Périgueux.

Key features: 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is recently installed with new appliances and includes a 6 seater breakfast table. There is also a dining room table for 10 people. 2 living areas - one with a fireplace and one with views of the river. Outside there is a large terrace with beautiful views of the river and village.

Best features: St Jean de Cole is one of the prettiest villages in Dordogne and the house also provides easy access to Périgueux. The house has lovely river views and also comes with a good sized garden and parking. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Comfortable accommodation for a family or a couple with frequent guests.

Rental price: from €1650 per month + bills (monthly provision of €300)

Pet-friendly: possibly, depending on the number and type of pets.

Normal rental period: mid-September to May

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Maison Bellair 4 bed long term rental near Eymet Dordogne (Ref: 2115)

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Maison Bellair is a beautiful 4 bed house for long term rentals in Dordogne. This high-end long term rental property is perfect for golfers and couples looking to enjoy a few months in South West France with all your creature comforts. The property is furnished to a very high standard.

The house is situated on a large plot (2700m2). Inside the house provides 140m2 of living space and is laid out on one level. The house is heated by a wood burner and reversible air conditioning. Solar panels provide most of the day-time electricity.

Location: The property is located on the border of Dordogne, South West France, 12kms from the popular town of Eymet and  The famous wine towns of Bergerac and Saint-Émilion are both 45 mins away and Bordeaux is 70kms.

Key features: 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large open-plan living room. Well-equipped kitchen. Swimming pool and terrace. Large garden. Off-road parking

Best features: Lovely rural views and the house provides total peace & quiet. Nice private swimming pool and terrace. Close to the championship golf course at Château Les Vigiers. Wood burner and reversible air conditioning.

Rental price: from €1500 per month + bills. (monthly provision of €230)

Pet-friendly: Pets may be accepted through prior agreement.

Normal rental period: between October to May

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 1 October  2024

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Maison aux Volets Bleus - large 5 bed house to rent in Dordogne France with pool Ref: 2144

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Maison aux Volets Bleus is a perfect place to grab a slice of French village life in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. The house will ideally suit a family or a couple with frequent guests. The garden provides a haven of peace and quiet, yet is within walking distance to the village shops.

This charming town house is located in the centre of a village and comes with a large garden, private pool, Jacuzzi and a beautiful old barn which provides a covered dining terrace and outdoor seating area. 

Location: this house for long term rent is located on the edge of the Bordeaux wine region, close to Saint-Emilion, Pomerols and Bergerac. Bergerac airport is 40 mins drive and Bordeaux is 1 hour. There is a TGV train station in the nearby town of Libourne. The house is just 10kms from the Bordeaux-Périgueux motorway.

Key features: 5 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, a large dining room, modern kitchen and lounge with WiFi, pool table and table football. There is a large garden, heated swimming pool & Jacuzzi. 

Best features: heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants. Spacious interior, with plenty of room for a large family or groups of friends.

Rental price: from €1850 per month + bills (monthly provision of €400)

Pet-friendly: yes, through prior agreement and depending on the number of pets

Normal rental period: between October to April

Minimum rental period: 1 month (although higher rates may apply to rentals of less than 3 months).

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Acabanes - Dordogne 6 bed farmhouse for rent long term in France (Ref: 2098)

Acabanes - Dordogne 6 bed farmhouse for rent long term in France

Acabanes, is a luxury 4 bed farmhouse for long term rentals in Dordogne, France. The farmhouse is located close to the pretty towns of Bergerac and Eymet and is situated in peaceful beautiful, gently rolling countryside, surrounded by sunflower fields, cypress trees, vines and woodlands. The farmhouse comes with a large heated pool with retractable cover, air conditioning, wood burner, WIFI, large 50" plasma with Freesat TV channels, extensive grounds with supersize trampoline and a large selection of well maintained bikes and helmets for all ages.

Location: the farmhouse is located in the South-West corner of Dordogne, 20 mins west of Bergerac and 1 hour 30 mins east of Bordeaux. 6 hours from Caen and St Malo ferry ports. 20 minutes from Bergerac airport and 90 mins from Bordeaux airport.

Key features:  4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The huge living room has an oak beamed ceiling, traditional stone walls, luxurious sofas and a wood burning stove. The fully fitted oak kitchen is fully stocked, including a large, dual fuel SMEG stove and two wine fridges. Large Driveway with parking for lots of cars.

Best features: There is a 2 acre fully enclosed Garden, a wonderful space for all activities with football goals, super size trampoline, children's play area. There is a 11m x 5m heated swimming pool with a retractable cover, enabling swimming from Easter to the middle of November, with a guaranteed minimum temperature of 24 °C. The house is full of character with original beams and exposed stone walls. Furnished to a high standard. There is also a TV snug with leather sofas and a 50" plasma TV with Freesat TV and satellite sports package.

Rental price: from €2500 per month + bills (monthly provision of €350)

Pet-friendly: Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement.

Normal rental period: from September to June 

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Maison Boutique 5 bed house for rent in Dordogne France (Ref: 2145)

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Maison Boutique is a beautiful 5 bed house for rent long term in Dordogne, France. This stone built property has been completely renovated and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people. The house sits within a beautiful garden with a private heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. This is a perfect place for a relaxing few months stay in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. The house will ideally suit a family or a couple with frequent guests. The house provides total peace and quiet, yet is within walking distance to the village shops.

Location: this house for rent in Dordogne is located on the edge of the village of Saint-Martin-de-Gurson in South-West Dordogne. The village is located midway between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac. The larger towns of Périgueux and Bordeaux can both be reached within 1 hour.

Key features: 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; large open-plan living room with fireplace, oak beams and TV with international channels; well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery.

Best features: large garden with heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and stunning views. You can walk to the local bakery, grocery store, bar-restaurant, playground and public tennis courts. Beautiful interior decoration with lots of original features. 

Rental price: from €1850 per month + bills (monthly provision of €400)

Pet-friendly: yes, through prior agreement and depending on the number of pets

Normal rental period: between October to April

Minimum rental period: 1 month

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Le Grange Sud luxury long term rentals Dordogne France (Ref: 2004)

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La Grange Sud is a beautiful barn conversion, situated in a stunning area of Dordogne close to the pretty town of Bergerac. The barn overlooks the 2nd and 4th fairways of Chateau Vigiers, one of the best golf resorts in the South West of France. Chateau Vigiers also boasts a Michelin star restaurant as well as a brasserie. ​La Grange Sud is a beautiful two bedroom property, with exposed oak beams, Italian travertine floors and high quality furnishings and fixtures.

Location: La Grange Sud is located 20 mins West of Bergerac and 1 hour 30 mins East of Bordeaux. 20 minutes from Bergerac airport. 6 hours from the ferry ports at Caen and St Malo.

Key features: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; large open-plan living room with fireplace, oak beams and TV with international channels; well-equipped oak kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery.

Best features: large terrace with Jacuzzi and stunning views. Located on Chateau de Vigiers, one of the best golf resorts in the South West of France. Perfect for golfers. The property is furnished to a very high standard. Easy drive to Bergerac, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux and Périgueux.

Rental price: from €1400 per month + bills (monthly provision of €250)

Pet-friendlythrough prior agreement and depending on the number of pets

Normal rental period: from October to May

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Moulin du Pont Dordogne long term rental France (Ref: 2119)

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What a beautiful place to spend a few months in Dordogne France. This carefully restored 18th Century Water Mill provides comfortable accommodation and is ideal for house-hunters or people looking to spend a relaxing few months in Dordogne. The nearby village of Verteillac has a good range of services including a general store, butchers, bakers, a brocante and a choice of cafes and restaurants. 

Location: in northern Dordogne, 35km north-west of Périgueux and 33km southeast of AngoulemeBordeaux is 1 hour 40 mins to the South-West.

Key features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open plan living room, home office, Wi-Fi and heating. Parking for 2 cars.

Best features: total peace & quiet, surrounded by open countryside with beautiful views. Pretty riverside garden. The fast internet connections facilitates remote working.

Rental price: from €850 per month + bills (€125 provision for the electricity).

Pet-friendly: through prior agreement. The garden is not fully enclosed.

Normal rental period: between September and March

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 1 December 2023

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La Chartreuse des Moulins 5 bed property to rent in Dordogne France (Ref: 2143)

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La Chartreuse des Moulins was built in 1870 as a post office stop-over building in the days when letters and parcels were delivered by horse and carts. The building is over 40 metres long and used to provide accommodation for the postal workers and their horses. Today the building provides 350 m² of living accommodation laid out over 2 floors.

This large stone-built property comes with 2 hectares of land, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and plenty of parking. Inside the house has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 40 m² lounge with open fireplace, a library, large dining room and a fully equipped kitchen.

Location: located on the edge of a small village, in the south of Dordogne in between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac. Périgueux and Bordeaux can be reached in 1 hour. The Atlantic coast is just 130 km away!

Key features: 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large open-plan living room with fireplace, oak beams and TV with international channels; well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and plenty of cooking utensils, plates and cutlery

Best features: private heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, stunning views and plenty of space indoors and outside. Walking distance to a restaurant in the village. Easy drive to Bergerac, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux and Périgueux. Stunning interior, with lots of space for a large family or groups of friends.

Rental price: from €2,500 per month + bills (monthly provision of €400)

Pet-friendly: yes, through prior agreement and depending on the number of pets.

Normal rental period: October to April

Minimum rental period: 1 month (although higher prices may apply for rentals of less than 3 months)

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Payrac long term rental Lot, France near Sarlat and Rocamadour Ref: 2047

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This beautifully situated 2 bedroom long term rental property is located on the border of Dordogne and the Lot in South West France. The house is conveniently located between the popular sites of Sarlat and Rocamadour. The house was built in 2019 and features a gorgeous master bedroom with breathtaking views over the village of Payrac. Start you day listening to the birds and enjoying a morning sunrise and cup of local French coffee from the comfort of your cosy double bed.

Location: on the edge of the village of Payrac in between Sarlat-la-Canéda and Rocamadour, on the border of the Lot and Dordogne departments. The A20 motorway can be accessed in 15 mins.

Key features: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen and plenty of parking.

Best features: stunning views and very large garden with a swimming pool. Total peace & quiet, yet you can walk into the village to visit the local restaurant and shops. Close to the medieval towns of Rocamadour and Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Rental price: from €800 per month + bills (monthly provision of €225)

Pet-friendly: pets may be accepted but the garden is not fully enclosed

Normal rental period: between October to April

Minimum rental period: 3 months

Available from: 2 January 2024

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Cottage in France for long term rentals sleeps 8 (Ref: 1502)

Pet friendly Long term rentals Dordogne France

If you are house hunting in the Dordogne, France, then these properties for long term rentals are a great place to be based. There are two long term let properties located in a beautifully-restored old stone barn. Both barns come with 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people. 

Location: the barns are situated in the small village of Fajoles, close to the Dordogne river and the beautiful villages of Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Sarlat. 

Key features: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large enclosed garden, fast Wi-Fi internet

Best features: the barns are comfortably furnished and come with a large garden, private parking, UK TV channels and a well-equipped kitchen. The barns are situated close to Sartlat-la-Caneda. Pet-friendly.

Rental price: from €950 per month + bills (monthly provision of €300)

Pet-friendly: The Owner will accept pets through prior agreement and dependent on the number of pets. 

Normal rental period: between October-April each year. 12 month rentals may be possible.

Minimum rental period: Minimum stay 3 months. 

Available from: 1 December 2023

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