House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Le Bellevue really is the ideal base for travellers wishing to explore the stunning medieval town of Sarlat and the surrounding lush green hills and valleys of the Périgord Noir. With tranquil views across a lush green valley and a sun terrace stretching the length of the house, the house wows guests before they even step inside. Once through the front door, a light and airy kitchen leads to a large open-plan living/dining room which has been beautifully furnished. A spacious hallway leads to two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs, making the accommodation ideal for couples or families sharing. What’s more, owners Dave and Jenny live just a minute away, so they are always on hand to assure your comfort and enjoyment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, guests will be greeted with a welcome pack containing red and white wine, milk, tea, coffee, bread, butter, cheese and pate.
|Further details outdoors||
Fenced and gated, the garden provides a secure play area for children, so parents can sit back and enjoy the sunshine without worrying about little ones wandering into the lane. Table tennis, swing, two bikes, balls and a kiddies paddling pool are provided. There’s also a bbq area for alfresco dining. Ample parking for three cars.
For those who like an active holiday, the area surrounding Le Bellevue and Sarlat is a vacationer’s dream. It offers unlimited activities for the whole family including fishing, golf, swimming, hiking, aerial ropes courses and cycling. There are woodland walks, running paths, cycle tracks and two lovely lakes with beaches close by. Hot-air ballooning, horse riding, bike rental with planned routes and canoeing on the River Dordogne can also be arranged.
Cleaning: All guest must respect the property and leave it in the condition that they found it on arrival. Cleaning materials are supplied. Those who do not wish to clean at the end of their stay can opt for an additional cleaning charge of 50 euros. (Please note this does not include washing-up). We reserve the right to make a charge if the property has not been left in a satisfactory condition.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region of SW France is famed for its gourmet food and wines as well as its breathtakingly beautiful unspoilt landscape which remains lush and green throughout the year. If you're looking to explore bastide towns, beautiful gardens, prehistoric caves and magnifident chateaux overlooking the Dordogne river then this is the holiday for you.
Sarlat-La-Canéda is the capital of the Périgord Noir (a region of the Dordogne that takes its name from the black truffles and dense oak trees found here) and boasts the highest density of listed buildings in Europe.
Amazingly well-preserved, the beautiful main square is surrounded by 16th century honey-stone buildings with lauze (flat stone) roofs. As a visitor, you’ll want to take your time exploring the narrow cobbled streets that meander off in every direction, lined with shops, bars and cafes galore. There are also many restaurants offering regional cuisine, and a colourful food market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Many of the region’s well-known tourist attractions are less than 30 minutes away by car, including the picturesque village of La Roque-Gageac; Beynac with its cobbled streets leading up to an ancient château; Château des Milandes, made famous by 1930s starlet Josephine Baker.
Limeuil, where the Dordogne and the Vézère rivers meet, is a good spot for picnicing and paddling. There are beautiful abbeys at St Amand-de-Coly and Cadouin. If you’re into gardens, why not spend a lazy afternoon at Marqueyssac or Le Manoir d’Eyrignac?
Prehistoric sites close to Sarlat include the National Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies, Font de Gaume and Lascaux2.
Day-trips worth considering further afield include Rocamadour (set above a gorge); Gouffre de Padirac, the bustling town of Perigueux, and the hill-top town of Saint Emilion (famous for its wines and a World Heritage sight).