Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
If there is one place in the Dordogne that captures the very essence of the region it has to be Sarlat. If just one area in the Old Town could best represent the medieval heartbeat of this classically French heritage site it would be the Cours de Fontaine. Tucked away in one of the town's prettiest courtyards, this recently restored 14th century stone building is fully equipped to the highest standards.
The area offers a whole spectrum of interesting and exciting leisure activities, including hill walking, canoeing on the Dordogne River, fishing, bike rides, horse riding and golf courses. Step back in time and experience the magic of Sarlat. It will leave you spellbound.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, 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 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The first floor apartment - La Fontaine - offers a separate bedroom with two single beds that can be put together to form a king size bed, in addition it has a separate bathroom and living / dining / kitchen area. In the bathroom there is a bath with shower over, toilet and vanity unit.
The kitchen has a microwave, dishwasher, 2 x electric hotplate, refrigerator. There is also a dining table and seating for 4 people. The lounge area has a 2 seater and a 3 seater couch, TV for DVD's and WiFi.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 2 car parks situated close by.
Refundable breakages deposit of 100 Euro required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
25% of rental fee due upfront to secure booking.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region of France is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of France. Discover the chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves - just some among the many reasons why the region attracts visitors.
If there is one place in the Dordogne that captures the very essence of the region it has to be Sarlat. Capital of the Perigord Noir with a tangible history dating back to Gallo Roman times, this perfectly preserved medieval town weaves its magic spell over all those who wander its cobbled streets and marvel at its timeless charms.
Sarlat is a great base for motorists. Experience the nearby riverside village of Beynac with its marvelous castle, or the picturesque bastide town of Domme. Also close by is the spectacular cliff-side village of Rocamadour. An hours drive brings you to the wine growing region of Bergerac where you can visit the vineyards and sample the locally produced wines such as Pecharmant.
Sarlat, the capital of the Perigord Noir is a remarkabley conserved Middle Age City which enjoys average summertime temperatures of 30 degrees celsius. A town of merchants, clerks and men of the cloth, Sarlat developed due to its commerce and its fairs which still exist today.
Far from the great economic crossroads, the city fell into slumber after the Revolution and its old quarters were reserved intact. With the Malraux law of the 4th of August 1962, the restoration of the old section of the city, which had become derelect, was undertaken and new life was given to the brown buildings. Today the streets and houses are full of beauty, charm and history. On Saturdays, a market is held in Place de la Liberte which takes on a lively and colourful appearance. Market stalls and stands cover the entire square and local produce (ducks, geese, truffles and cepe mushrooms accrding to season) are being sold. Regional produce such as foie gras, truffles and wild mushrooms are the most refined ambassadors of Sarlat. At the end of July, Sarlat organises a sumptious festival of religious music, and in early August there is a drama festival. it is not unusual to find yourself surrounded by a troupe of musicians, jugglers or street entertainers at the corner of a square or in the street.
Troubadours can be heard declaiming tender poetry for the love a beautiful woman.Squires and pages in ceremonial dress dance a wild saraband beneath the sparkling eyes of the town's Consuls. Festive districts glint in the torchlight, on a warm summer's night. Lose yourself , if only for a short time, in the beauty, charm and excitement of Sarlat.