It is situated in a tiny, very peaceful village (Le Mas) near Carves in the Black Perigord part of Dordogne. On the top of a hill it has the most magnificent views over the surrounding valleys and of the medieval town of Belvès 6 kilometers away. Surrounded by fields and woods, the delightful lanes and paths all around are an invitation for wonderful country walks. Twenty minutes from Sarlat and 5 minutes from the Dordogne river the house is ideally situated for visiting the region and discovering the beauties of the "Perigord Noir".
It is a typical perigordian barn of 250m², part of an 18th century group of buildings recently and carefully restored by their owners to make a spacious holiday home for 12 with private pool, patio and garden . It is admirably suited for family and friends who want to holiday together but without feeling on top of each other
On the ground floor :70m² living/dining area with fireplace TV, HI-FI system books and games, wifi internet connection; fully equipped kitchen;WC; bedroom and ensuite wet room wheelchair friendly. The living area gives onto a 75m² patio with a barbecue and a table for 12 and a large gravelled area for playing petanque.
On the first floor : 2 double bedrooms with ensuite shower-rooms; one bedroom with 2 single beds and a bunk bed for two with ensuite shower-room; one bedroom for 2; utility room with washing machine, iron, ironing board etc..
The garden of 1500m² gives onto the pool (11x4.5m)
The prices indicated by Holidaylettings include a booking fee of 10 to 16% calculated on the rental cost and all other costs including on the damage deposit- this explains the following paragraph. Should you prefer to deal directly with us enter Garipiere in your favourite search engine and you will find us immediately.
A cleaning cost or 100 Euros is charged separately, and collected by the owners when they greet you on your arrival. They will also collect the refundable damage deposit (800 Euros) and the local tourist tax of 1.1 € per adult per night. Linen can be provided at a cost of 15 Euros per person, or you are welcome to take your own. All these can be paid via cheque or cash.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 shower rooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Siorac - on the Dordogne river 6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Belvès 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The owners who live in another but completely separate part of the buildings and assume themselves the management are available to answer any questions in English, French and German. The pool measures 11 x 4.5m.
Situated in the south west of France the Dordogne also known as Perigord has the reputation of being one of the most pleasant places to live in France thanks to its climate, magnificent countryside, food and wine and its architectural treasures. It has after all been lived in for tens of thousand of years since Cro-Magnon. It is according to Henry Miller " the country of enchantment which the poets have staked out and which they alone may lay claim to. It is the nearest thing to Paradise this side of Greece. France may one day exist no more, but the Dordogne will live on just as dreams live on and nourish the souls of men." - The Colossus of Maroussi
Twenty minutes from Sarlat and 5 minutes from the Dordogne river the house is ideally situated for visiting the region and discovering the beauties of the "Perigord Noir". In the immediate vicinity there is the village of Carves with its typical 14th century church and its astonishing 17th century alter piece, its open air theatre with its numerous well known professional artists and friends amongst whom there are : Michel Piccoli, Peter Brook, Yoshi Oïda, Simon Abkarian and where you can see some remarkable spectacles throughout the summer,., the town of Belvès with its quaint medieval streets and underground dwellings and the charming village of Urval. All around there are charming and beautiful small towns and villages : Beaumont, Molières, St Avit Sénieur, Montferrand du Perigord and the Couze valley. Of course you must not miss the magnificent medieval town of Sarlat the bastide towns of Montpazier and Villefranche dew Perigord and in season its very important "marché aux cèpes" - mushroom market.The Dordogne valley is near at hand with the castles of Castelnaud, les Milandes and Beynac, and the beautiful cliffhanging villages of Beynac, Domme and Roque Gageac..All through the summer there are festivals, concerts and exhibitions : Bach in Belvès, the Summer Bergerac Festival, the Perigueux Mime festival, the Tuesday concerts at Banne, the Sarlat theater festival and dozens of others.>For thesportsman there are innumerable possibilities : hiking on the very well signposted local tracks, tennis at Siorac and Belvès, horse riding, canoing on the Dordogne, golf(Lolivarie 18 holes or la Forge 9 holes). You can also discover the region in a hot air balloon or in a micro light.
For those interested in the history of the region there are numerous exceptional prehistoric caves in the Dordogne and Vézère valleys (Lascaux for instance ) and the new national prehistoric museum at les Eyzies. And the hundred years war is never far away with the bastide towns..
For cooks and food lovers there are numerous active local markets :Belvès on Saturday morning, a very important one on Sunday morning at St Cyprien next door. Wednesday evening during the summer you can picnic on the market square at Belvès. You take your plate, glass, knife and fork and buy at the market sausages, steaks that the local butcher cooks for you. Foie gras, pizzas,cheese wine etc are also on sale. You sit at one of the tables set out in the market square and get to know your neighbours while listening to the band playing.
And 100 yards from the Mas there is Carve's gold medal goat's cheese maker from whom you can buy cheese while he milks the goats.
For wine lovers you are not far from the Bergerac vineyards. Montravel, Montbazillac, Saussignac, Pecharmant, Duras and the Cahors vineyards are only 40 minutes away. There is a very good and competent Irish wine merchant at le Coux and Bigaroque – just across the Dordogne from Siorac -who has an interesting collection of local wines that you can taste and he will be very pleased to advise you. The owner will also be pleased to advise on possible visits to vineyards.