Step back in time & relax in our beautiful 1 bedroom studio/loft apartment which is set in the heart of the Medieval Historical centre of Sarlat. Our apartment is set at the top of a stone spiral staircase in a 15th century townhouse overlooking the old roof tops of Sarlat. The apartment is " L" shaped with a high attic oak beamed ceiling & stone walls. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for those romantic dinners for 2 (if you can tear yourselves away from those gourmet restaurants) or maybe that breakfast in bed? The bathroom is perfect for that relaxing bubble bath soak after all the sightseeing. The lounge has a dining table a 2 seater sofa an armchair, coffee table, TV French and English channels a DVD player and a selection of DVD's. The stairs lead to a mezzanine which houses 2 comfy chairs, books, board games, maps, brochures and a docking tower if you wish to bring music on your phoe or ipod. The cosy beamed bedroom is set in an alcove off the lounge area. On leaving the building you step right into the heart of Sarlat, surrounded by Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, art galleries and the Cathederal of St Sacredos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamnies 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 2 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
SURROUNDING AREA: Once outside Sarlat you are surrounded by some beautiful countryside and stunning views. Take a trip along the Dordogne river on a gabarres, or if you fancy a bit of exercise the canoes are worth a trip, bring a picnic and spend a day on the river. Explore the many caves and grottes in the area, and the cave paintings of Lascaux 2. See the sights from above by taking a balloon ride or a trip in a plane ! The rock formations of Les Eyzies are well worth a visit and the beautiful Chateaux/gardens of Les Milandes,( the home of Josephine Baker) Marqueyssac, Castelnaud,Fenlon and D'Eyrignac. Step back in time(100 years) and take a trip to Le Bournat, enjoy the fairground rides and workshops, visit the aquarium, or the new zoo reserve. Rocamadour about an hour away is well worth a visit, - a monkey park ,falconry, zoo, caves, fantastic views, and the pilgrim walking route, with beautiful churches. And for RELAXATION - the lakeside beach of Tamnies is ten minutes away from Sarlat.
SARLAT : Sarlat dates back to around the 9th Century and some say before , but it was probably at the beginning of the 9th Century, with the founding of a Benedictine abbey that the real history of the city began. As time went on Sarlat evolved even coming under English rule for 10 years in 1360.! following repeated episodes of plague, famine & flooding and local uprising - Sarlat remained unchanged - indeed forgotten and slowly fell into dis-repair, totally unsuited to modern day living with narrow streets & lack of sanitation. But this handicap was to become an asset when the city was one of the first to benefit from the Malrux law of 4th August 1962. This law on protected areas quickly led to extensive renovation work. Today, this restoration work carries on an architectural heritage that remains the main treasure of Sarlat, indeed Sarlat is often used as a backdrop for Films such as Les Miserables and holds 'The Sarlat Film Festival' each November.