Pretty stone cottage
About the home
This newly converted gite, believed to date from the eighteenth century, stands with two other former farm buildings, one being a former stone cow barn, where the owners now spend their holidays, the other being a poorly fabricated barn, which is next on the list for appropriate conversion/rebuild.
The gite is set on two levels on a sloping site, typical of the area. The entrance is accessed at the upper level via a set of stone steps arriving at a secure sun terrace.
The entrance gives access to the main living area comprising kitchen diner and lounge. This space is light and airy with exposed roof timbers with painted decorated walls with natural stone gable. There is a solid oak wood floor with ample power and lighting points.
A newly installed kitchen provides both base and wall units. The dining area provides an oak table with seating for 4/5 persons.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Bed linen and towels are included (pool towels are not available)
Cot, high chair, baby rocker and remote monitor available at no extra cost.
Smoking is not permitted within the gite or swimming pool area, however external smoking is permitted.
Please leave the interior of the property as you would expect to find it. An additional cleaning facility is available at departure at a cost of 70€ if you so require.
1. 30% total rental deposit will be payable to confirm booking, the balance is due at the latest 30 days prior to arrival.
2. A damage deposit of 400€ will be required on your arrival. The damage deposit will be refunded on your departure. Should any breakages or damage occur during your stay we would very much like to think that this can be discussed and agreed prior to you leaving. Please leave the property and furnishings as you find them in a clean and tidy state.
3. Change-over day is Saturday during high season ( July & August ) arriving 16.00hrs departing 10.00hrs.
4. Electricity, gas and water is included within the tariff from April to September. A charge of 75€ is levied from October to March inclusiveto cover heating costs.
5. No smoking within the cottage itself but permitted on terrace and in the gardens.
6.Published rates are weekly and based on Saturday changeover. Alternative bookings may incur alternative rates.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The Dordogne, or Périgord, region is one of the most beautiful parts of France traditionally with fine summers. It is well known to the French for its food and wine, leading to the saying, En Périgord, on mange bien, on boit bien. As the home of truffles and foie gras, it is an area where a visitor can eat extremely well in countless excellent and inexpensive restaurants. Just east of Bordeaux, it is also noted for its own vineyards, producing St. Emillion, Bergerac, Pécharmant, and Monbazillac. For relaxing at home, local markets provide treats such as strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, walnut cake and oils, olives and cheese. The region is famous for over a thousand castles, of which most date back to the Hundred Years' War that ravaged the region in the 13th century. As the centre of prehistory in France, the Dordogne has stunning cave paintings at Lascaux, les Eyzies and numerous other sites and is recognised as a world heritage site. The museum at Les Eyzies is well worth a visit.
The Sarlat area
Sarlat, one of the most fascinating and beautifully restored towns in France, offering the atmosphere and appearance of another age, with narrow steep alleys flanked by Medieval and Renaissance houses in honey-coloured stone tpped with massive stone slated roofs. It has more historic buildings than any other place of its size in France, and is the only town to be given three stars by the Michelin guides solely for the quality and ambience of its old town. It has one of the biggest weekly markets in France, which takes over most of the town every Saturday. There is a market on a Wednesday as well. Take a stroll through the old town on summer evenings, enjoying various 'animations' such as mimes and musicians by the gaslight lamps. All summer there are wonderful music festivals in nearby towns, while Sarlat has an open-air theatre festival in the market square in late July, the seating provides a roof top view of the stage. There is an international film festival in October.
How to get there
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AIRPORTS - BERGERAC and also BRIVE are the nearest being about 1 hour from Sarlat. LIMOGES, BORDEAUX & TOULOUSE airports are all within 2-2.5 hours.
For all RAIL TRAVEL INFORMATION please use the following sites. From Paris the train stops at Souillac and then there is a bus transfer to Sarlat.
www.sncf.com (National French Railways site with schedules, ticket reservations, destinations etc. in English)
There is a CAR HIRE OFFICE in Sarlat for further details please look at www.europecar.com Otherwise, there are the usual car hire desks at the airports.
Useful ROUTE PLANNER SITES are www.viamichelin.com & www.google.com/maps
Further details of events in the area are listed on the SARLAT TOURIST OFFICE site www.ot-sarlat-perigord.fr
TAXIS - from or to Bergerac airport is approx. 125 euros
Activities near Sarlat
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 May 2013
Well presented cottage with good facilities and plenty of room, the beds are small doubles and very firm! Instructions for using the washing machine together with a washing line would have been a... more
16 Oct 2012
Having stayed in the town of Sarlat a number of times over the years we thought we would find somewhere a little more rural but still in walking distance from the town. Kim and Jerry's cottage... more
03 Oct 2012
Of all the cottages and flats we have rented in Europe, this has to be the most perfect. It is a mix of quaint style, vintage timbers, and light, bright, walls. Kim and Jerry have restored and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|9 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||€ 1275||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||€ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 500||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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