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Fontalbe, Couze valley in Dordogne, France (sleeps 12)

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24440 Saint-Avit-Sénieur, Dordogne, France

Nestled in the Couze valley in the Dordogne, Fontalbe is a spectacular former paper mill that has been renovated to the very highest standard. Fontalbe is situated on its own private island; surrounded by rivers, forests and beautiful countryside in an idyllic corner of France.

Come and enjoy your very own little haven of peace, tranquillity and understated luxury with a private pool, drinks under the wisteria, star gazing and evening dining to the sound of the owls and the river flowing by your doorstep.

There are six comfortable bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, spacious living accommodation, a heated private pool and a modern, well stocked kitchen where everyone can gather to enjoy the very best in amazing local produce and, of course, the local wine.

There is free Wifi throughout if you want to keep eye on the real world outside your private island.
We can provide full catering for all retreats (subject to availability) and can cater for all dietary requirements.

It would be a crime to come to this area of France and not experience the wine and local produce, so our private chefs can also arrange a private wine tasting for your group. We can also arrange visits to local vineyards, canoe expeditions, horse riding and bike hire.

Accommodation options and bathrooms

There are 6 large bedrooms. These can either be used as a superking bed or can be split into singles. The maximum number of people that can be accommodated is 12.

All bedrooms come with an ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower, there is a bath tub in one of the rooms.

Yoga Spaces - outdoor and indoor

There is a large, airy yoga studio on the ground floor with full length doors that open up to the gardens and the pool. Yoga can also be practiced by the heated, salt water pool, in the gardens, in the outdoor kitchen or even by the Dordogne river.


  • Fontalbe has a 12m by 6m, heated, salt water swimming pool and large gardens.
  • There is private parking
    Most yoga equipment is provided
  • There is a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room and sitting room with all mod con
  • There is an outdoor kitchen/eating area with a fridge, sink and large gas barbecue
  • Within a five minute drive there is are pretty local villages with markets, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, pharmacies etc

Activities offered - onsite or offsite

We can arrange for our private chefs to fully cater for your retreat and can arrange private wine tasting events. We can organise vineyard tours, canoeing on the Dordogne, bike hire and horse riding. Beauty and massage therapist available.

Location and how to get there

Fontalbe is situated in the Dordogne region of France, a 25 minute drive from Bergerac Airport. The nearest villages and all amenities are within a 5 minute drive.

Booking terms / pricing

Price on application – depends on catering etc. For a guide please look at the website

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