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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Step back in time & relax in our beautiful studio/loft apartment which is set in the heart of the Medieval Historical centre of Sarlat. Our apartment is set at the top of a stone spiral staircase in a 15th century townhouse overlooking the old roof tops of Sarlat. The apartment is L shaped with a high attic oak beamed ceiling & stone walls. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for those romantic dinners for 2 (if you can tear yourselves away from those gourmet restaurants) or maybe that breakfast in bed? The bathroom is perfect for that relaxing bubble bath soak after all the sightseeing. The lounge has a dining table a 2 seater sofa an armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD a selection of books/DVD's and games and the wonderful roof top view. The cosy beamed bedroom is set in an alcove off the lounge area. On leaving the building you step right into the heart of Sarlat, surrounded by Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, art galleries and the Cathederal of St Sacredos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Nearest railway: Sarlat 2 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
* Our Apartment is an L shaped Attic/Studio - the romantic bedroom is set in a cozy oak beamed alcove looking onto the lounge...perfect for those romantic breakfasts in bed All bed linen and towels are provided. We also have extra covers for the cooler months. If you would like to stay at Le Grenier with a baby or young child you are most welcome, we have a travel cot, fold up childs bed, baby bath and highchair for your use on request.
The bathroom is oak beamed,fully fitted with a bath, great for relaxing in after a hard days sightseeing or a bubble bath soak before an evening of fine dining and romantic strolls through Sarlat. The bathroom also has a shower with the bath and sink with vanity unit underneath . You will also find hand soap a hairdryer, clothes airer, iron, ironing board,....washing machine and washing tablets.
|Further details outdoors|
Our attic/studio is located in the historic part of Sarlat with restaurants, shops, bakers, market, cathedral, art galleries tourist information on your doorstep - because it is in the historic centre parking is not allowed, but there is free parking about 600 metres away. The apartment is situated in the attic of a Medieval town house which offers a lovely view of the old roof tops of Sarlat, it is reached by an old stone spiral staircase, 4 flights which may not be suitable for the infirm. We will meet you on arrival : If coming by train to Sarlat, we will meet you at the station or off the shuttle bus at Sarlat station and take you to the apartment where we will help you with your luggage. If you are arriving by car, we will meet you at the carpark at Sarlat railway station and take you to the free car park to park your car and then help you with your luggage to the apartment. We have portable fans for your comfort.
If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
SURROUNDING AREA: Once outside Sarlat you are surrounded by some beautiful countryside and stunning views. Take a trip along the Dordogne river on a gabarres, or if you fancy a bit of exercise the canoes are worth a trip, bring a picnic and spend a day on the river. Explore the many caves and grottes in the area, and the cave paintings of Lascaux 2. See the sights from above by taking a balloon ride or a trip in a plane ! The rock formations of Les Eyzies are well worth a visit and the beautiful Chateaux/gardens of Les Milandes,( the home of Josephine Baker) Marqueyssac, Castelnaud,Fenlon and D'Eyrignac. Step back in time(100 years) and take a trip to Le Bournat, enjoy the fairground rides and workshops, visit the aquarium, or the new zoo reserve. Rocamadour about an hour away is well worth a visit, - a monkey park ,falconry, zoo, caves, fantastic views, and the pilgrim walking route, with beautiful churches. And for RELAXATION - the lakeside beach of Tamnies is ten minutes away from Sarlat.
SARLAT : Sarlat dates back to around the 9th Century and some say before , but it was probably at the beginning of the 9th Century, with the founding of a Benedictine abbey that the real history of the city began. As time went on Sarlat evolved even coming under English rule for 10 years in 1360.! following repeated episodes of plague, famine & flooding and local uprising - Sarlat remained unchanged - indeed forgotten and slowly fell into dis-repair, totally unsuited to modern day living with narrow streets & lack of sanitation. But this handicap was to become an asset when the city was one of the first to benefit from the Malrux law of 4th August 1962. This law on protected areas quickly led to extensive renovation work. Today, this restoration work carries on an architectural heritage that remains the main treasure of Sarlat, indeed Sarlat is often used as a backdrop for Films such as Les Miserables and holds 'The Sarlat Film Festival' each November.
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21 May 2014
Locate in the the heart of the old town of Sarlat. The stairs are nothing to worry. Bed is good and everything you need is there. Paula and Barry very friendly and helpful. The by far best Restaurant we´ve been to in Sarlat is the Bistro de l`Octroi.
Parking is also no problem. The famous market takes place just at doorsteps of the nice old house.
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you had a lovely time in Le Grenier and enjoyed Sarlat and the area. Best wishes, Paula & Barry
20 May 2014
"Lovely apartment in a great location"
We loved our stay in Sarlat. The city is charming and the apartment is located right in the center, close to restaurants and shops. Very convenient for a evening walk or buying breakfast in the mornin… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Le Grenier, Sarlat and enjoyed exploring the region, Best wishes, Paula & Barry.
24 Jan 2013
"Heaven in an Attic"
I spent a week during the month of October and was absolutely captivated by Le Grenier. The location couldn't possibly get any better. The studio was very attractively decorated as well as supp… More
17 Sep 2012
"Everything you could need for a perfect holiday in the Dordogne."
From the first email the owner made us feel very welcome. The booking was very straightforward and on our arrival we were guided to the property, helped with our luggage and welcomed with a bottle of the local red. Could you wish for a better start to a holiday?
The property has everything you need, including built in fitness training! Don't be put off by the steps up to the apartment - we puffed up them at the beginning of the week (we are in our 60s!), but by the end we didn't even need to stop for breath half way. And they were the perfect work out given the local cuisine - appetising though it is!
Le Grenier is perfect for a couple - compact, but at the same time light and airy. Even when the heat outside was up to 33°, inside it remained fairly cool. The decor is stylish and it contains every modern appliance you could wish for. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and easy to keep that way during our one week stay.
Sarlat is a beautiful town and although very touristy but, because we were slightly out of season, we were able to take advantage of all it had to offer whilst feeling like residents rather than day trippers. The choice of places to eat is mind boggling - there are some very nice upmarket restaurants but you can also get a very nice meal for half the price. Sarlat is also an excellent centre for visiting the local sights from prehistoric caves to fortified chateaux as well as exploring the beautiful countryside and rivers of the area.
If you don't want to spend your holiday relaxing on a beach or beside a pool but would rather soak up some of the local atmosphere and sights, this could be the perfect holiday rental for you.
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