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Le Fournil (bakehouse) Sarlat


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews


Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Fournil is an old bakehouse which has been lovingly restored and includes a wealth of character and original features with honey coloured stonework, oak beams and vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers. It is one of an ensemble of beautiful old farm buildings dating back to the 16th century and forms part of La Ferme de La Tour. With a large chlorine free pool and surrounded by magnificent countryside, a network of pretty footpaths and a neighbouring historical chateau, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Dordogne and Lot.

The breathtaking valley views and surrounding grounds of woodlands and meadows will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquility disturbed only by the abundance of wildlife and the occasional distant tractor. The pool, which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk, is perfectly sited to maximise the views, enabling you to relax and admire the ever changing colours of the Dordogne valley. We welcome families and couples alike but sorry we do not cater for children under 5yrs. We do not accept pets. Friendly but un-intrusive owners live on site.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tamnies inland lake / beach 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 73kms / Brive 32 kms / Limoges 110kms 73 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat-la-Caneda 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors


Le Fournil offers accommodation for two in immaculately presented accommodation providing the conveniences of a modern home in a pretty old bake house full of charm and character.

From the comfy sofa is the most stunning view over the garden and Dordogne valley beyond, through fully glazed French doors. The lounge ceiling is vaulted with beautiful oak timbers and the walls have exposed honey coloured stonework. The French doors give access to a lovely south facing terrace area with barbecue, patio furniture and wonderful views.


The heavily beamed kitchen, with a window overlooking a pretty courtyard, is fully equipped with plenty of worktop area, fitted units and all the accessories you may need. There is a washing machine, cooker, hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge, freezer and toaster,


The heavily beamed shower room has a shower, basin and toilet.


A spiral, stone staircase (may not suit everyone) leads to to a lovely galleried landing which overlooks the lounge area. The bedroom is truly romantic with beamed walls, beamed and vaulted ceiling and a lovely sunny aspect.


The television receives Sky satellite TV with a large choice of English speaking channels and a DVD and CD player.


The romantic bedroom has a double bed, stunning exposed beams in a vaulted ceiling, polished chestnut floors and a velux roof window which gives the room a lovely sunny aspect.


Please contact us for details of our independent website

Further details outdoors


La Fournil has it's own secluded terrace with patio furniture and barbecue and is the perfect spot to sit and gaze for mile upon mile across the Dordogne valley. The large park like gardens are on a gentle slope with beautiful shady trees, large grass areas and a chlorine free swimming pool with terrace and sun beds.

Under the shade of two grand old oaks there is a children's play area with swings, slide, climbing frame etc.

Other on site activities include table tennis, boules, badminton and table football.

Further details

Our rental price includes : ... all bed linen, bath and hand towels, heating, electricity, gas, local taxes,and cleaning charges.

Pool towels are available to rent at 5 euros per person and are issued for the duration of your holiday.

If you are arriving later in the evening then we are happy to shop on your behalf for some basic groceries, but please allow us 7 days notice.

A damage deposit is required and will be refunded in full within seven days of the end of your holiday unless the accommodation or it's contents are damaged or the accommodation is left in a condition that necessitates extra cleaning time to return it to the high standard in which it is presented.

A full copy of our terms and conditions are available on request and are included on the booking form.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Situated within the hamlet of La Tour we are two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a hotel bar restaurants and a small shop. Just 7 miles from the historical town of Sarlat-la Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe and a twice weekly market, we are perfectly placed to access all of the most beautiful sites in Dordogne and Lot.

The area is a walkers paradise. Hundreds of footpaths weave there way throughout the area with superb countryside and views along the way. Information and maps are available on request.

There are numerous chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through. There is also a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages close by. These include hot air balloon trips, canoeing down the Dordogne (an absolute must) air parks, cycling, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, horse riding, walking, wine tasting trips, etc etc.

For those that want to sample the local wine or just want a relaxed evening, leaving the car behind, then transport can be arranged in and out of Sarlat or any other local villages.


Sarlat is a town not to be missed during a visit to Dordogne. The town, with a truly relaxed and laid back atmosphere is the jewel of Perigord Noir and is arguably the gastronomic capital of Dordogne. The medieval buildings that fill the town are the perfect backdrop for the large colourful market, full of local fruit and vegetables and all the gastronomic delights of the area, not to mention all the nik naks you would expect to find at a market of this magnitude.

The restaurants, cafes and bars offer a superb choice to suit all your needs. There is a regular array of street entertainment which you can enjoy whilst dining on a warm sunny evening or whilst sitting enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by during the day..

Tiny narrow streets wind their way through the town and around each corner is yet another building steeped in history and charm with a tale to tell from yesteryear. A listed walk of around an hour is available from the tourist office which takes you around the town highlighting the many points of interest the beauty and history.

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11 Nov 2014


"High lite of our European Travels"

We have been remiss is providing this review however we have never forgotten how pleasant our stay at Le Fournil had been. Chris was very business like however very helpful. Our early communications w… More

11 May 2014


"Peace and Tranquility"

Chris and Kate are wonderful hosts, they made us very welcome. The Gite is first class, comfortable and very clean. The views are beautiful, and the abundance of wildlife, birds, rabbits,hawks would p… More

21 Oct 2013


"Great Little Retreat in Dordogne"

We have just returned from our stay at Le Fournil, one of the rental properties at La Tour, near Sarlat. We found the booking process quite easy online. The unit was very private & compact, yet had al… More

11 Oct 2013


"Heavenly Break."

Back for the second time in three years and enjoyed it even more! Well equipped very clean,light and airey property with stunning views.Centrally located for the many varied activities in the area and… More

9 Jun 2013


"A relaxing and reviving holiday in beautiful surroundings"

Had a wonderful fortnights holiday staying in Le Fournil, a beautifully restored old building , perfect for two. We enjoyed sitting out on our terrace for breakfast in the morning or with a glass of w… More

6 Jun 2013


"Great Getway!"

My husband and I were looking for a quiet break to get away from the pressures of work. Our aim was to: see the French countryside, drink French wine, eat plenty of local French food and relax. Le Fou… More

13 Oct 2012



We had a really lovely week's stay at the back end of September. Chis and Kate's renovation of the bakehouse is beautiful as well as really practical.Follow their handy insiders guide or ask… More

28 Jun 2012



The accommodation was brilliant, the water's family really made us welcome and the view from the pool was breathtaking.The location was really good,we had a car and spent everyday exploring the b… More

11 Jun 2012


"Beautiful peaceful location"

We had a lovely stay at Le Fournil.The gite was spotless on our arrival, and we left it the same way.The home was very comfortable, all amenities excellent.Convenient location.We loved the peace and q… More

29 May 2012


"Wonderful restful French country experience"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Fournil as we were looking for a quiet place in the country to return to in the evenings to relax and we had just that plus a beautiful view over the countryside. We … More

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
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