About the home
Vine Cottage is a pretty ground floor gite that has undergone extensive renovation, it is now well equipped and finished to an extremely high standard. There is free WiFi available throughout the gite and in the garden.
Ideally situated in a tranquil hamlet in the heart of the Dordogne region, the property is surrounded by countryside walks and bike trails and has the advantage of stunning valley and woodland views. Although Vine Cottage is set in a rural location it is only a few minutes drive away from beautiful market towns and villages, historical sites, the Dordogne River and many other areas of interest.
Some of the best restaurants in Perigord Noir are on the doorstep and the town of Sarlat, which is just a 7 minute drive away has many cafes, bars and tourist attractions.
For those of you feeling active you can use one of the bikes that are available to hire to cycle your way around this beautiful part of the country. We also hire out canoes as the Dordogne River, with it's lovely picnic spots and swimming is only a short distance away.
Whether it is a peaceful and relaxing holiday that you are looking for, a crazy busy one, or a mixture of the two, then Vine Cottage is the perfect base for you.
The property has the private use of its own secure garden with a terrace and barbecue dining area and the use of a large pool just a few steps away from the gite.
Vine Cottage is set within the grounds of La Blanquette, which is where the friendly but unintrusive owners live. The grounds cover more than 12 acres and are made up of lawned areas and woodland. There is ample off-road parking and a secure locked store for those of you bringing your own bikes.
A welcome hamper is provided and will be in the gite for your arrival. A typical hamper contains a bottle of Blanquette de Limoux (sparkling wine), bread, milk, cheese, butter, coffee and biscuits. Contents may vary.
See our website www.la-blanquette.com.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 3, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The fittings and fixtures are clean and modern with all the facilities that you require for a home from home stay.
The open plan reception room is large and houses the kitchen, dining area and sitting area. There is a single sofa bed in the living room. All rooms in the gite are light and airy. The bathroom is accessed via the bedroom.
There is a flat screen television with satellite channels and there is free WiFi available.
We do allow dogs to stay in the gite (please enquire for details) but for those of you that do not have dogs please rest assured that the gite is cleaned extensively between guests and you will not find any evidence of our canine friends!
Further details outdoors:
There is a secure fenced garden for the sole use of Vine Cottage, a barbecue and garden furniture is provided.
There is also a large shared garden with woodlands and pool with sunbathing area at your disposal.
Bikes and canoes are available to rent.
A welcome pack including sparkling wine, milk, bread, butter, cheese, tea, coffee and biscuits will be waiting in the fridge for you on arrival :-)
(Contents of the welcome pack may vary)
Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided. Please bring your own towels to use around the pool.
An information pack with further details on the property and local area as well as ideas of things to do during your stay will be provided for you in the gite.
Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions that you may have.
We do allow dogs (please enquire for details) to stay in the gite but for those of you that do not have dogs please rest assured that the gite is cleaned extensively between guests and you will not find any evidence of our canine friends!
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. This beautiful region of France has many chateaux, wonderful medieval towns and villages and stunning unspoiled countryside.
As well as Sarlat the many amazing sights and places to visit in the Dordogne include Lascaux caves; Marqueyssac gardens; Beynac - for kayaking on the Dordogne; Chateau Castelnaud; prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley, and many more.
Dordogne is the 3rd largest department in France. It enjoys a varied and temperate climate, the winters are a bit colder than in the UK and the summer's are glorious with the average temperature during summer time being 30°C. Autumnal days are generally bright with clear blue skies and can be surprisingly warm even into November. Spring days are crisp and bright and a joy to experience.
The Sarlat area
Sarlat is a few kilometres north of the River Dordogne. It is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin.
Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960–1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
Sarlat is a pleasure to walk around, especially during the spring and autumn, or early in the morning. If you can catch the early morning sunshine on the yellow sandstone buildings, so much the better. Before setting off for your walk around Sarlat, visit the tourist office which can provide a suggested walking tour to take in the key attractions.The tourist information office is near to the cathedral.
Sarlat has many many restaurants, bars and cafes and one of the many joys of staying in Sarlat is discovering them!
How to get there
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Our gites are easily accessible from Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the UK.
One option is to fly into Paris and then on to Bergerac, Bordeaux or Toulouse by train, plane or car.
There are direct flights to Brive, Bergerac, Limoges and Toulouse from the UK.
If you choose to drive from Paris it takes about 6 hours and is mainly on the motorway. The drive from Brive airport is approximately 40 minutes, Bergerac is about an hour and 15 minutes and from Bordeaux and Toulouse takes between 2 and 3 hours and again these routes are mainly motorway.
The following airlines fly to Bergerac from various destinations in the UK:
Avis and Hertz have car rental offices in Bergerac airport.
The following airlines fly to Brive from London City Airport (and from Manchester in the near future):
By train there are many options:
> Paris-Toulouse with 2 possible stops, at Brive (Corrèze region) and Souillac (Lot region). Then a shuttle from Brive to Sarlat
> Paris-Agen with a shuttle to Sarlat from Périgueux
> Bordeaux-Lyon with stops at Périgueux (Dordogne region) and Brive (Corrèze region)
> TGV train Paris-Libourne (Gironde region).Then connection to Sarlat (TER regional train Libourne/Sarlat)
> TER regional train (for Aquitaine region)
There are many regional lines :
Useful links : www.ter-sncf.com/aquitaine www.sncf.com
For a charge we can arrange to collect or drop you from/to the airport/ferry terminal. Please enquire for details.
Activities near Sarlat
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
16 Oct 2012
Vine cottage is a real home from home experience in the heart of the Dordogne region close to wonderful Sarlat by car. The property was exactly as described on the website and Nicola provided easy... more
22 Aug 2012
We spent a little over a week in Vine Cottage and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The property is superbly located for the sights of the Dordogne Valley, and the cottage itself is... more
14 Jul 2012
Had a brilliant stay here for a week. We did not have a car but were met at the train station by the owners (who are always around to help if you have any questions or need advice)
Vine cottage... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||12 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 395||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Summer 2012||1 Jun 13||14 Sep 13||£ 595||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||14 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 550||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Winter 2013||19 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||£ 395||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2013 / New Year||14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2014||11 Jan 14||31 May 14||£ 395||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Summer 2014||31 May 14||20 Sep 14||£ 595||£ 95||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||12 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 495||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||14 Sep 13||£ 695||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||14 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 650||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Winter 2013||19 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||£ 495||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2014||11 Jan 14||31 May 14||£ 495||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|Summer 2014||31 May 14||20 Sep 14||£ 695||£ 120||£ 120||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payment in Â£ or â?¬. Please ask for the â?¬ price.<BR><BR>Payment methods accepted include:<BR><BR>Bank transfer, personal cheque and PayPal. Credit card payments can be taken via PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account<BR><BR>A 25% deposit and completed booking form is required to secure booking. The remainder is due 8 weeks before the holiday start date.<BR><BR>A Â£75 per week breakages deposit is required. This will be returned within 2 weeks of the end of your holiday provided there is no damage to the property.<BR><BR>Terms and Conditions are available on request and will be sent automatically with booking form.<BR><BR>Check-in is 4pm onwards and check-out is by 10am.<BR><BR>Enquire now
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