The Dordogne is no longer cut off and has become more and more accessible over the last ten years; national carriers all fly to Bordeaux which is circa an hour and fifteen minutes away but there are numerous alternatives which are much closer.
Easyjet, Flybe and Ryan-air fly into Bergerac which is just 35 minutes from the house, Ryan air has recently opened up a new route into Angoulemme which is less than an hour away and the eurostar train comes into Angoulemme too and this trip from the u.k. is less than six hours away. There is very little difference in journey times with this latter and flying or the drive down from the various ferry ports in France. This trip can be anywhere from 6 to 8 hours with lunch stops or other stop-offs.
In many cases a client will decide not to hire a car for the holiday but elect to use the house free shuttle service or , in many cases, just remain at the house for a full break. In such circumstances the house is pleased to pre-arrange a taxi service to meet your party/ies at the airport.