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Aire des Buses

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 33 reviews

"Aire des Buses" - Main house

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

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 House swap, 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, and central heating (when applicable). 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 (see price tables).


Bedding and towels (not pool) are provided at the laundry cost of €15 euros per bed used per week.

End of stay minimum cleaning charge of €35 euros (basis leave as you find).


For all rental periods, a Security Deposit is required of €300 euros, payable in cash on arrival, which will be repaid in full if not required to help meet any damages or losses incurred during your stay. By special arrangement, the Security Deposit may be paid in advance by UK direct bank transfer of £250, for refund also by bank transfer.

Laundry charges, together with the end of rental cleaning charge, will be deducted from the Security Deposit if not paid separately in advance


The apartment is normally available on the day of arrival between 16:00 and 18.00 hours (later by arrangement), 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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29 Sep 2014



We had a wonderful time at Aire de Buses,Both John and Eddie welcomed us as we arrived .The accomodation is both clean and spacious,we were supplied with a welcome pack from John which saved us shoppi… More

8 Sep 2014


"2 visits, 5 weeks and every day.... blissful!!"

From the warm emails, the helpful travel information, the personalised touches, we have enjoyed every minute of the past 2 holidays here. A host who cares, offering you the privacy or the social occas… More

5 Sep 2014


"Great house in a great location"

We loved our stay, and John was as helpfully as all the other reviews mention. I'd say that a car is essential for exploring the area, but we did walk into town regularly for groceries. The area … More

1 Sep 2014


"Best Stay in Four Months of Europe"

Thank you so much John for your attention to detail - perfect scores from us in all respects - and especially comfort and location - just wonderful. We are so pleased you chose the Dordogne to set up!… More

31 Aug 2014


"A perfect retreat in a beautiful area."

This property has simply everything you need for a relaxing get-away-from-it holiday. It is in a perfect location for exploring the beautiful countryside with many medieval villages less than an hour… More

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

28 Jun 2014


"Lovely apartment, excellent location"

We have recently returned from a very enjoyable week in John's apartment. We were extremely lucky with the good weather and enjoyed cooling off in the lovely pool at the end of a day's sight… 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

Review 1-10 of 33

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Calendar last updated:12 Oct 2014

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