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Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or 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.
About this location
The 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.
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.
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17 Jun 2014
"All you need and more - lovely place"
Stayed here for two weeks with my wife and 6 year old daughter last week in May and first in June 2014. Great location, very central for all the major sites and only 50km from Bergerac airport. There … More
1 Sep 2013
"Lovely villa and pool - pity about no a/c"
This villa was more of duplex apartment as it was small but the decor was modern and the main bedroom was downstairs which was really nice and cooler. The location was good , 5 mins drive from sarlat … More
9 Aug 2013
We arrived at the cottage after a long day travelling (having chosen to take Eurostar to Paris, the Teoz train to Souillac and then the bus transfer to Sarlat) but once we were shown around by the friendly agent we soon settled into our two week stay. We stayed at the beginning of June. We had chosen not to hire a car so every couple of days we took the 15 minute walk 'downhill' into Sarlat to stock up on goodies. The walk back 'uphill' took us about 25 minutes with a couple of breathers along the way. It is steep but we enjoy walking so took our time and treated ourselves to a cold beer on the terrace on our return back to the cottage! The cottage is set in very peaceful grounds and was perfect for us to switch off from our very busy working lives and we enjoyed watching the wildlife from the terrace. Was very pleased to see the red squirrels and great spotted woodpeckers! We loved the pool area and were lucky not to have to share it with the owners who were not staying in their house during our stay. Sarlat is very nice and we enjoyed exploring the alleyways and visiting the market. Overall, a perfect two week stay at a comfortable and clean cottage and would like to think that we will return again to Sarlat.
5 Aug 2013
"Fantastic holiday cottage"
I stayed at the cottage for 2 weeks in July 2013 with my husband and parents and it was an absolute delight! All four of us loved the beautiful and tranquil setting. The cottage was modern and very we… More
25 May 2013
"Good for two"
The cottage was very pleasant, quite compact and bijou and very nice for a couple. Whilst you could walk in to Sarlat centre, it was not an easy or pleasant walk and we had no wish to do it . However … More
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 bon… More
We are sorry that our guests were not completely happy with their stay. The dreadful weather here in the Dordogne this spring has not helped holidaymakers in general to make the most of their stay! To clarify the two problems raised - the pool heating WAS NOT turned off. A minor electrical problem had caused the heat pump to trip out. We were only aware of this problem on the departure day of the guests - had they rung and informed us we would have come immediately to rectify the problem.
Internet connection was working normally - we suggested that they check the settings on their e mail account to speed up connection.
There is a washing line just behind the barbecue area - we can only imagine that they did not venture into the garden in the rain! (There is also a clothes airer for internal drying.)
To reassure future guests - the pool is currently at 28°C, and the sun is now shining!!
16 Oct 2012
"Beautiful Quiet Stone Cottage."
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 i… More
3 Oct 2012
"A Magical Stone Cottage"
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 decorat… More
6 Sep 2012
"Great for a family holiday"
Stayed here with my husband and 2 children. The gite is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The inside space is more than adequate for a family and there is lots of space outdoors with 2 seat… More
24 Jun 2012
"You will not find a better presented home and pool"
We have rented villas in France for the past ten years. This one has to be the best presented home for you to enjoy your holiday.
It's location is perfect as it is extremely peaceful and yet you are only a short stroll into Sarlat so a car is not necessary in the evening.
It also has without question the cleanest and warmest pool I have ever seen. Kim and Jerry could not do enough to ensure that you have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and although they are on site you really would not know they were there at all. Their 2 dogs are a sheer delight and are so calm and friendly.
I would not hesitate to recommend or use this property again
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Sabine Grossemy (Property Manager )
- 5 Years listed
Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015
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