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Aire des Buses

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 27 reviews

"Aire des Buses" - Main house

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 2km


This luxury apartment is situated on the heights overlooking a charming valley, within 1 mile of the riverside town of Cenac (Cenac et St Julien), which has many essential and leisure facilities. Close by is the ancient bastide town of Domme, with its grotto and panoramic views of the river, and the chateau villages of La Roque Cageac, Castlenaud la Chapelle, Vezac and Beynac. The larger town of Sarlat La Caneda is about 6 miles away, with its wonderful medieval “old town”, chic boutiques, an abundance of restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars, entertainments, large retail facilities, and many other services.

At Cenac you are at the centre of all the activities that La Dordogne has to offer: chateaux galore, grottos, troglodyte dwellings, bastide towns, vineyards, wonderful scenery in which to walk, cycle, horse ride and canoe . . and if you're feeling very flush, you can see it all from the air in a hot air balloon!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cenac plage - river La Dordogne 1.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac or Brive (new 2010 - 50kms) 70 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat la Caneda 11 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The main room accommodates the sitting area, comprising of a leather double sofabed, and a matching leather double sofa. HD TV, Freesat(uk) and TNT, is provided, together with DVD and VCR facilities. Also a music centre with radio, cd and tape is there for your enjoyment. The lounge leads on to the dining area, next to the fully fitted and furnished kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate utility room, which houses the fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and essential cleaning and ironing equipment.

Leading off the main room is an ante room (dressing room with built-in wardrobe/cupboard) which gives access to both the double bedroom and the shower room (with hydro-spa shower, wc, and hand basin).

The whole apartment is well insulated, cool in the heat of summer, and quick to heat (by central heating and/or wall fire) in the winter months.

Further details outdoors

The apartment forms part of the owners house, which may also be let, so the gardens and pool facilities are shared

The pool is within the fully fenced lower garden, and enjoys wonderful views facing west over the valley. The pool is unheated and is open for the months of June, July, August and September, unless there is an “Indian Summer”, which may extend the season into October.

Further details

The apartment will accommodate up to max. 4 adults, sleeping on 1 x double bed and 1 x double sofabed, and the tariff is priced accordingly, inclusive of electricity, hot water, central heating (when applicable), bedding and towels (not pool). If only 1 or 2 guests rent the apartment, (ie not utilizing the sofabed), then a discount of 25% is deducted from the 4 person tariff rate.

For all rental periods, a security deposit is required of 300 euros, which will be repaid in full if not required to help meet any damages or losses incurred during your stay.

An end of rental cleaning/laundry charge (minimum 35 euros, depending upon condition) will be deducted from the Security deposit if not paid separately in advance


The apartment is normally available on the day of arrival from 16:00 hours, and should be vacated no later than 10:00 hours on the day of departure.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Cenac is at the centre, and within easy reach, of all the main attractions of Dordogne and Lot, from the vineyards of Bergerac to the west, to the source of the Dordogne, gouffres and ancient pilgrimage towns in the east.

At the centre, you are really spoilt for choice, with an abundandance of chateaux to view, troglodyte dwellings to explore, rivers to follow, and medieval towns and villages to discover. Golf, tennis, cyclng, horse riding, swimming,canoeing, river trips, rambling, hot air ballooning and scenic private flights, are but a few of the activities on the doorstep.


In the high season, the local towns and villages hold their fetes, and it seems they are in competition to offer the best firework display. Local markets are supplemented by popular "Marches Gourmande", where you can sit with visitors and locals at long tables, and enjoy hot and cold gourmet dishes purchased from the numerous stall holders, often whilst being entertained by a local band.

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Review 1-10 of 27

3 Jul 2014


"Perfect holiday"

Aire de Buses lived up to our expectations. The apartment is just on the outskirts of Cenac, which has all the facilities you need - a small supermarket, two boulangeries, a boucherie and even a pape… More

8 Jun 2014


"a beautiful getaway"

Well located this gite is peaceful yet close enough to see most of the best tourist sites easily. It is very well set up and spacious with an extremely pleasant aspect. John is an excellent host. We … More

2 Jun 2014


"Absolutely wonderful"

We have just spent 4 weeks (April/May 2014) at Aire des Buses having read all the glowing recommendations of previous Trip Advisor reviewers. We fully endorse all their comments and add a few of our o… More

21 Oct 2013


"All that we wanted!"

We had 2 memorable weeks at Aire des Buses in Sep/Oct. Just outside (a 20 minute walk) the charming village of Cenac et St Julien this was a perfect location from which to explore the region - in 2 we… More

18 Oct 2013


"Delightful location in the lovely Dordoyne"

John was an excellent host and very helpful with anything we required.The accommodation was spacious, comfortable, very clean, well appointed and had nice views across a peaceful valley. The weather … More

14 Oct 2013


"Simply the Best!"

Our three night stay was the best accomodation we experienced in our six week holiday. John and Sue made us feel very welcome and the accommodation was top class, spacious, clean, with everything you… More

29 Sep 2013


"a wonderful experience, thank you John!"

This was actually the first time my wife and I rented a vacation apartment, but it's clear to us that John set the standard pretty high. His apartment offers all the amenities you might want (in… More

22 Sep 2013


"Re book planned!! Everything we wanted, needed and will return to see!!"

BOOK THIS APARTMENT! You can not go wrong! (but please leave us a chance to book for next year first!!Yes a tough drive, but on arrival, a friendly meet and greet, a warm welcome and a fridge and cupb… More

22 Sep 2013


"Excellent apartment, beautiful area"

John made us very welcome at his apartment which was spacious and very well equipped, perfectly positioned to visit the many fascinating highlights of the Dordogne. We particularly enjoyed the old to… More

28 Aug 2013


"A perfect summer getaway"

We enjoyed a fantastic week at 'Aire de buses' towards the end of July. The apartment itself was clean and very well equipped, and set in the most beautiful location. The perfect view for yo… More

Review 1-10 of 27

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