About the home
Grape Cottage is a pretty first 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 Le Petit Gite 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. We'll take you and the canoe to your chosen start point and then collect you later and bring you home.
Whether it is a peaceful and relaxing holiday that you are looking for, a crazy busy one, or a mixture of the two, then Grape Cottage is the perfect base for you.
The property has the private use of its fantastic treetop terrace and a large pool just a few steps away from the gite.
Grape 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 4, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable 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, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The fittings and fixtures are clean and modern and it is furnished in a contemporary fashion.
There is a seperate kitchen and an open plan reception room with dining area. There is a bathroom with a shower and bath and a seperate WC. All rooms in the gite are light and airy.
There is a flat screen television with satellite channels and there is free WiFi available. There are books and games available for your use.
Further details outdoors:
There is a treetop terrace for the sole use of Grape Cottage. There is also a shared garden and pool with sunbathing area at your disposal.
Bikes and canoes are available to hire.
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 containing further details about the gite and local area as well as ideas of things to do during your stay is provided for you on arrival.
Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions that you may have.
A completed booking form and a 25% deposit is required to secure your holiday dates. The remaining payment is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
A £75 per week security deposit is payable with the the remaining payment, provided there is no damage this will be returned to you within one week of the end of your holiday.
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
08 Oct 2012
We felt very welcome by all the family who manage the gite and surrounding woodland walk ways and bike tracks. We took advantage of the good value canoe hire on offer and had a wonderful day... more
14 Sep 2012
This lovely gite certainly exceeded our expectations. It had everything you could possibly need during your stay. The surroundings were beautiful, the pool magnificent. The welcome hamper was a very nice surprise. Very quiet location if you just want to chill out, yet the lovely city of Sarlat only 10 minutes drive away. Other wonderful sites and towns of the Dordogne area all within 30 to 40 minutes drive. We must recommend the wonderful cycle routes along the Dordogne, within easy reach of Grape Cottage.
21 Aug 2012
We would recommend the Grape cottage to anyone looking to stay in the Sarlat area. The gite is beautifully finished and well equiped, the pool is fantastic and the owners Nicola and Jason are... 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||£ 295||£ 50||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||14 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||14 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 395||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2013||12 Jan 13||1 Jun 13||£ 495||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Jun 13||14 Sep 13||£ 695||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Autum 2013||14 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 650||£ 105||£ 105||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 £ or €, please ask for the € rate.<BR>Payment methods accepted include:Bank transfer, personal cheque and PayPal. Credit card payments can be taken via PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account,<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>A £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>Terms and Conditions are available on request and will be sent automatically with booking form.<BR>Check-in is 4pm onwards and check-out is by 10am.Enquire now
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