House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
A 3 storey townhouse style building located in the heart of the medieval town of Sarlat la Caneda.
Accommodation is available generally from the end of March through to the end of October.
What we provide -
•5 Bedrooms each with a double bed (1 of the bedrooms has a double and a single bed) and all bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets) and towels
•2 Bathrooms. 1 has a combo bath/shower, basin, toilet and a towel warmer. The other bathroom has a shower unit, basin and towel warmer
•3 toilets in total. 1 per floor
•Satellite TV with Free-to-air English TV Channels
•Broadband Wireless Internet access with a computer for your use onsite or you can choose to bring your own laptop / wireless device.
•Kitchen with 4 Burner Stove, Microwave, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Fridge and Dishwasher
•Iron and ironing board. Washing machine and Dryer
•2 Bikes for exploring the region
• Paved Courtyard and Outdoor furniture
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive 50 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Sarlat is located in France's Dordogne department. This region is also known by it's ancient name of Perigord. The Perigord is further divided into 4 distinct regions.
Sarlat is in the Black Perigord (Perigord Noir) where there is an abundance of dense, mainly oak, forests. To the north is the White Perigord (Perigord Blanc), an area riddled with limestone cliffs and caves. Further north again is the Green Perigord (Perigord Vert, filled with rolling farm land and, to the west, is the Purple Perigord (Perigord Pourpre) where there are extensive wine growing areas.
The area has the greatest concentration of chateaux outside the Loire valley. The Dordogne River was dividing line between the French and English forces during the 100 Year war and many fortified villages and towns from that era dot the hilltops and valleys in this region
30km north along the Vezere River there are over 150 prehistoric sites many of which are open to the public. UNESCO designated this area a World Heritage Site in 1979.
The town went through a period of prosperity as they were afforded new privileges by the Crown for their support during the 100 year war. Many of the buildings that exist today were built in this period. After the wars of religion in the 16th century, Sarlat went into a period of decline. Because of this the town missed out on the modernisation brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
The town was in a poor state and it was only an act of parliament in 1962 - the Malroux Act - that helped fund the restoration of the town centre.
So today, when you walk through the cobbled streets of Sarlat, you are taken back to a time of renaissance buildings, unspoilt and unmatched in all of France. For this reason, Sarlat has become a tourist Mecca and base from which to explore all that the Dordogne and Vezere Valley have to offer
The Markets are held in the medieval centre of Sarlat on Wednesday and Saturday. The Saturday Market is the bigger of the 2 and runs for the whole day. There has been a market in Sarlat every week for the past 600 years (The longest running in Europe)