Domaine de la Dolce


Three bright cottages set among enchanting grounds in south-west France.

  • roomUnits 3
  • person Sleeps 2 - 7
  • bed Bedrooms 7 - 7
  • petPets
  • mobilityMobility
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens

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Kids can roam free at this delightful spot in south-west France, where three airy cottages provide the perfect family-friendly accommodation. With outstanding facilities and a breathtaking setting amongst the private woodland in the beautiful historic Lot region, it is a great retreat for a relaxing family holiday.

About this place

Best bits

  • The kids can really enjoy and explore the space – and you can relax knowing they are safe.
  • This area of south-west France has a lot to offer and explore, though many visitors are content with staying on-site.
  • The tranquility – the cottages are set on 6 acres of land, surrounded by woodland so there's no traffic bar the post van and the lady from the bakery.

Top tips

  • Pre-order a homemade quiche if you don’t fancy cooking on the evening you arrive.
  • Bikes can be delivered to and collected from your cottage, ideal if you want to get out on two wheels while you’re there.
  • All baby and toddler equipment, including travel cots, baby gyms, potties and sterilisers, is provided, meaning you can travel lightly.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Outdoor play equipment
Baby listening
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The gîtes are single-level with no steps leading onto the patio and into the garden. However, the internal doors are probably only wide enough for a child in a wheelchair, not an adult. Some of the external paths and the parking area are covered in gravel.

Location & local area

About the owners


Listed since December 2015

For nine years I was running a gallery and workshop for contemporary jewellery design in London. By designing and making engagement and wedding rings, I was part of a big moment in my customer's life... now I am creating happy holiday memories for ‘my’ families.

Owner recommendations

  • The region is dotted with dreamy castles, of which Château de Bonaguil, just a 13-minute drive away, is considered to be the most beautiful fortified castle in France.

  • Adrenaline junkies will love Parc en Ciel, where you can go tree climbing and ziplining, among other things; it’s just 30 minutes from the Domaine de la Dolce.

  • If possible, time your visit with one of the region’s medieval festivals, where locals dress up and “knights” show off their skills.

  • If you’re interested in the abundant ancient history in the area, don’t miss the fascinating Grotte de Pech Merle.

  • The gardens at Marqueyssac are an absolute delight to spend a day exploring – kids will love discovering all the different areas.

  • One of the highlights of a summer visit to the region are the evening markets, which are a great chance to try some of the amazing local produce and food.

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