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Residence Reygate Court Yard

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

The 3 storey house is located within the medieval centre of the town of Sarlat la Caneda

Accommodation is available all year round. Close to all that Sarlat has to offer. Great base to explore the Dordogne Region

The accommodation consists of a 3 storey townhouse with 5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen and a large court yard.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brive 40 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 1 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
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
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)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

A TV and Satellite dish providing English TV channels is installed onsite. However due to possible interference by weather (rain and wind) there is no 100% guarantee that it will be working during your stay. Every reasonable effort will be made to make sure that the satellite service is working through-out the year

Further details outdoors

One of the few holiday residences in the old town centre that has a private courtyard.

East facing so gets morning and midday sun. Shade trees closeby so it doesn't get too hot.

30 sq metres so ample room to entertain. 6 seat outdoor setting + more outdoor seating available in the Store Room. Current chairs don't match the ones in the photos as they have been stolen.

Paid Parking (fees payable between 9 - 12 and 14 - 19 Mon to Sat) is available right outside the gate on Henri Arlet. Residence Parking Card available to give all day parking for 1 Euro. Ample free parking located less than 200metres away in designated car parks. Fees only charged between May 1st and October 1st

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The 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.

Perigord Noir

This region has 2 main rivers running through it - The Dordogne and The Vezere. In and around the Dordogne River you will find spectacular Chateaux, Bastide Towns and Magnificent Gardens. Some of the highlights are -

Beynac-et-Cazenac

The town of Beynac-et-Cazenac is dominated by Chateau de Beynac which sits on a cliff face overlooking the town. The chateau was briefly held by Richard the Lionheart (Richard I of England) in the late 12th Century. During the 100 year war between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Dordogne was the border between the two countries. The Chateaux and Bastide towns that were built here were at the forefront of the battles.

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

For many centuries, the chateaux at Castelnaud and Beynac have waged war with each other. They stand on opposite sides of the Dordogne River, around 12km from Sarlat. Today, Castelnaud has a museum devoted to medieval weapons and warfare. A restoration program in 1969 was undertaken to rebuild most of the buildings. As with most chateaux along the Dordogne, the best views are from the water while paddling your kayak or canoe.

Domme

Domme was founded in 1283. Much of the original walls and gates remain. It overlooks the Dordogne and kept a watch on the English expansion in the region. The views stretch from Beynac and La Roque Gageac in the west, all the way through to the Chateau de Montfort in the east.

La Roque Gageac

A regular winner of France's Prettiest Town Award, La Roque Gageac is 10km south of Sarlat and perfect place to set off on a boat to explore the Dordogne. You can take a 1 hour Gabarre rideor choose a kayak or canoe to check out the Chateaux downstream.

Chateau de Marqueyssac and Gardens

Perched on the limestone cliff between Beynac and La Roque Gageac sits Chateau de Marqueyssac and it's famous gardens. These gardens were first laid out in the 17th century and are a combination of thousands of manicured box trees and woodland walks. Spectacular views of the Dordogne valley are afforded on these walkways.

Chateau de Milandes

Built in the 14th century by the English to watch over the French at Beynac, it's most famous owner in recent times was Josephine Baker. She was born in the USA, but in the 1920s she became the most celebrated cabaret star in France. She purchased the Chateau in 1947 and in the 1950's she adopted 12 babies from around the world and they all lived with her in the Chateau.

The Vezere Valley just north of Sarlat contain the greatest concentration of of pre-historic sites in Europe. In fact the Valley is listed as a World Heritage site and has numerous sites and caves to explore. A small sample include -

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac

Les Eyzies is a great place to start your tour of the Vezere Valley. The National Museum of Pre-History sits perched on the cliff face in the town proper and houses thousands of artefacts from the surrounding areas.

Montignac and Lascaux

The famous Lascaux caves are located just outside of Montignac. The original cave was re-discovered by a group of children in 1940. What they found was the location of the finest example of pre-historic paintings on record. It is estimated these paintings date back 17,000 years. It was opened to the public but was closed in the 1960s due to a build up of algae and calcite on the paintings, caused by people traffic and the open air. In 1983, a replica cave - Lascaux II was created and opened to the public. The paintings were painstakingly recreated from the original cave paintings using the same techniques and paint.

Other places to see -

Perigord Blanc

Hautefort Chateau

The ancient centre of the regional capital - Perigueux

Perigord Pourpre

Bergerac, the closest wine region to Sarlat and home to the tobacco mueseum

Monbazillac, famous town and Chateau that showcases the sweet white dessert wines named after the town

Monpazier an 800 year old Bastide town

Outside Dordogne

Rocamadour, a short drive from Sarlat, a spectacular setting with the abbey perched on the cliff overlooking the town below.

Sarlat

Sarlat

Sarlat's history dates back to 840AD. The town went through a period of prosperity in the 15th century 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 only reminder of this period was that most of the walls were torn down and the Rue de la Republique or "Great Traverse" was cut through the town. The centre 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.

Highlights -

Sarlat Market Day -

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).

Walking

As you will be located right inside the walls of the medieval town, you are free to walk around this magnificent town at whatever hour you please. The streets are lit by gas lamps which gives of a warm glow against the limestone walls of the 600 years old buildings. There are so many nooks to explore. Many of the internal roads do not allow cars and during the months of July and August, the great traverse through the medieval section of the town is pedestrianised at all times

Festivals

There are many art and film festivals held throughout the year. Check the Sarlat Town Website for details.

Regional Sites

Being in Sarlat, you are only a short drive from many of the the spectacular sites in the region. Visit Domme, Beynac, Castelnaud, Les Eyzies (all 10 - 20km away). Rocamodour,the famous Lascaux Caves (+ loads of other caves), Hautefort Chateau, Perigeux and Brive are great day trips.

Shopping

The town is the largest within a radius of 50 km and has 3 large supermarkets - Champion, Casino and Le Clerc - which are similar to Sainsburys and Tesco in the UK or Coles and Woolworths in Australia. The main shopping street has an extensive range of high quality goods

Restaurants

Choose from hundreds of restaurants inside the town itself. Most are relatively inexpensive 10 - 15 Euro for a 3 course meal. Le Presidial (just around the corner from us) is an exceptional experience. The 42 Euros menu offers fine dining at a very reasonable price

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Review 1-5 of 5

20 May 2014

5/5

"A Perfect Base for a Long Stay"

We have stayed at Residence Reygate 3 years in a row, and it feels like 'coming home' to us now. It is a perfect base for an extended visit in the Dordogne region. The house offers every c… More

23 Sep 2013

5/5

"Southern France hospitality"

This house is quintessential France. The Reygate family provide every home comfort that you could possibly desire. The quality and standard of fit out is first class and one could not fault the won… More

4 Oct 2011

5/5

"Incredible week in Old Sarlat"

Recently spent a week at this property inside the walls of Old Sarlat. It is a well-equipped house that is very efficiently managed by the owner. Sarlat is filled with restaurants and activities, and … More

10 Sep 2011

5/5

"Excellent rental house, great location in a great town"

We stayed at Residence Reygate in August with two other couples and the house was perfect. With 3 floors, this is a suprisingly big house so you certainly don't feel cramped for space and the co… More

2 Jun 2011

5/5

"Lovely home-base for a relaxing stay in the Dordogne Region."

Our stay in Sarlat could not have been more delightful. Over the 9 days, we took advantage of three Sarlat market days, stocking-up with fabulous food and wine to enjoy at home, took a variety of day… More

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