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Cuckoo Lake

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  • Off-grid forest cabin with exclusive use of lake and private woodland
  • Only ever let to one group at a time, so privacy is assured
  • Dog-friendly Dordogne site 10 minutes' drive from Saint-Aulaye

Best way to ensure you approve of your neighbours while on hols? Why, bring them along with you, of course… There’s only ever one group on site at Cuckoo Lake, deep in the Dordogne’s 23,000-hectare Double Forest, so you’ll have complete control over the guest list for this particular party.

Who’s going to make the cut? Well, there’s a limit – the site’s cabin sleeps two or three, and you might choose simply to keep all that splendid seclusion to yourselves. If you’re feeling a tad more sociable, extra guests can pitch their own tent or hire one on site – up to a maximum of two tents. Dogs are welcome to join the party if you like, and there’s plenty of space for them to scratch and sniff around the 15-hectare site.

If you elect to keep the splendid seclusion all for yourselves you’ll not get lonely, as the woods are home to lots of wild creatures to make pals with. Also well populated is the spacious fishing lake, so it’s worth bringing along the necessary kit to hook out something to grill over the barbecue or campfire. Canoes, rafts and other floating bits and bobs are a fine idea too if the kids fancy a bit of splashing time on the water.

Such a proper rural retreat is a very fine thing of course, but occasionally you’ll want to stock up on supplies… so it’s handy to note that it’s an easy five-minute drive to the nearest village, Saint-Vincent-Jalmoutiers, or 10 minutes to larger Saint-Aulaye for a bakery, butcher and fishing supply shop.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market


Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby


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  • Le Pontet, Saint-Vincent-Jalmoutiers, Dordogne, France, 24410
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.1785°N 0.2031°E


The site is quite difficult to find; therefore guests will be met outside Saint-Vincent-Jalmoutiers city hall. Please coordinate your arrival using the contact details in your booking confirmation email.

Local attractions

It’s quite possible that many a lazy day will pass just hanging around in/on/around your private lake, but if you fancy venturing out there’s plenty to keep you busy. Perhaps start with the short drive to Saint-Aulaye (10 minutes), where there’s a river beach, a swimming pool and an adventure park.

Expand your lake horizons with an outing to L'Etang de Jemaye (20 minutes), where there’s a lovely sandy beach (ideal for sandcastle building), kayaks to hire for paddling to little lake islands and games of crazy golf to play.

The Dordogne is also, quite rightly, famed for its peaceful paths, so days of walks or bike rides are most rewarding in this area. You may have also heard that the region’s been bestowed with some rather pretty buildings – set out to see a few fine pads at Château de Chalais (half an hour), Château de Villebois-Lavalette (45 minutes) or Château de la Mercerie (50 minutes).


Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Cuckoo Lake cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cuckoo Lake will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park


Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Cuckoo Lake have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cuckoo Lake dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cuckoo Lake? It’s quite possible that many a lazy day will pass just hanging around in/on/around your private lake, but if you fancy venturing out there’s plenty to keep you busy. Perhaps start with … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cuckoo Lake?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Additional terms

Please note, the cabin only fits 2 people, however, an additional 6 guests can pitch their own tents outside the unit free of charge.