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Le Fournil (bakehouse) Sarlat

from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

19 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 71522

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Fournil is an old bakehouse which has been lovingly restored and includes a wealth of character and original features with honey coloured stonework, oak beams and vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers. It is one of an ensemble of beautiful old farm buildings dating back to the 16th century and forms part of La Ferme de La Tour. With a large chlorine free pool and surrounded by magnificent countryside, a network of pretty footpaths and a neighbouring historical chateau, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Dordogne and Lot.

WIFI is available throughout.

The breathtaking valley views and surrounding grounds of woodlands and meadows will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity disturbed only by the abundance of wildlife and the occasional distant tractor. The heated pool, which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk, is perfectly sited to maximise the views, enabling you to relax and admire the ever changing colours of the Dordogne valley. Friendly but un-intrusive owners live on site..

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tamnies inland lake / beach 7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 73kms / Brive 32 kms / Limoges 110kms 73 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat-la-Caneda 10 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors


Le Fournil offers accommodation for two in immaculately presented accommodation providing the conveniences of a modern home in a pretty old bake house full of charm and character.

If you would like further information and photos then please feel free to ask for details of our independent web site.

From the comfy sofa is the most stunning view over the garden and Dordogne valley beyond, through fully glazed French doors. The lounge ceiling is vaulted with beautiful oak timbers and the walls have exposed honey coloured stonework. The French doors give access to a lovely south facing terrace area with barbecue, patio furniture and wonderful views.

The heavily beamed kitchen, with a window overlooking a pretty courtyard, is fully equipped with plenty of worktop area, fitted units and all the accessories you may need. There is a washing machine, cooker, hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge, freezer and toaster,

The heavily beamed shower room has a shower, basin and toilet.

A spiral, stone staircase (may not suit everyone) leads to to a lovely galleried landing which overlooks the lounge area. The bedroom is truly romantic with beamed walls, beamed and vaulted ceiling and a lovely sunny aspect.

The television receives Sky satellite TV with a large choice of English speaking channels and a DVD and CD player.

The romantic bedroom has a double bed, stunning exposed beams in a vaulted ceiling, polished chestnut floors and a velux roof window which gives the room a lovely sunny aspect.

Further details outdoors


La Fournil has it's own secluded terrace with patio furniture and barbecue and is the perfect spot to sit and gaze for mile upon mile across the Dordogne valley. The large park like gardens are on a gentle slope with beautiful shady trees, large grass areas and a chlorine free swimming pool with terrace and sun beds.

Under the shade of two grand old oaks there is a children's play area with swings, slide, climbing frame etc.

Other on site activities include table tennis, boules, badminton and table football.

Further details

Our rental price includes : ... all bed linen, bath and hand towels, heating, electricity, gas, local taxes,and cleaning charges.

Pool towels are available to rent at 5 euros per person and are issued for the duration of your holiday.

If you are arriving later in the evening then we are happy to shop on your behalf for some basic groceries, but please allow us 7 days notice.

A damage deposit is required and will be refunded in full within seven days of the end of your holiday unless the accommodation or it's contents are damaged or the accommodation is left in a condition that necessitates extra cleaning time to return it to the high standard in which it is presented.

A full copy of our terms and conditions are available on request and are included on the booking form.

The Dordogne region

Situated within the hamlet of La Tour we are two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a hotel bar restaurants and a small shop. Just 7 miles from the historical town of Sarlat-la Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe and a twice weekly market, we are perfectly placed to access all of the most beautiful sites in Dordogne and Lot.

The area is a walkers paradise. Hundreds of footpaths weave there way throughout the area with superb countryside and views along the way. Information and maps are available on request.

There are numerous chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through. There is also a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages close by. These include hot air balloon trips, canoeing down the Dordogne (an absolute must) air parks, cycling, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, horse riding, walking, wine tasting trips, etc etc.

For those that want to sample the local wine or just want a relaxed evening, leaving the car behind, then transport can be arranged in and out of Sarlat or any other local villages.


Sarlat is a town not to be missed during a visit to Dordogne. The town, with a truly relaxed and laid back atmosphere is the jewel of Perigord Noir and is arguably the gastronomic capital of Dordogne. The medieval buildings that fill the town are the perfect backdrop for the large colourful market, full of local fruit and vegetables and all the gastronomic delights of the area, not to mention all the nik naks you would expect to find at a market of this magnitude.

The restaurants, cafes and bars offer a superb choice to suit all your needs. There is a regular array of street entertainment which you can enjoy whilst dining on a warm sunny evening or whilst sitting enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by during the day..

Tiny narrow streets wind their way through the town and around each corner is yet another building steeped in history and charm with a tale to tell from yesteryear. A listed walk of around an hour is available from the tourist office which takes you around the town highlighting the many points of interest the beauty and history.

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Review 1-10 of 19

10 Oct 2011


"Dreamy Dordogne"

We (sadly) returned from Le Fournil on Saturday, with heavy hearts and happy memories. This little gite is a real gem, offering us everything we needed and more. We chose the Dordogne for the views, people and peace. It delivered on all counts. Our gite was so lovely, that each night, we couldn't wait to get back to sit out on the terrace after a cooling dip in the pool, with a wine from our ever-so reliable fridge and listen to the changing wildlife as day turned to night. The view from the terrace is outstanding. Even when it rained it was fun under our huge umbrella. We did have intentions of hiring bikes, however we realised when there that we really needed a car to get to a shop. The gites are quite isolated, but we didn't find that a bad thing. Just go on any of the recommended walks detailed in the information provided and you will find all manner of fruit and nut trees ready for picking. Speaking of information, our thanks go to Chris & Kate for preparing the most comprehensive guide to the local area, walks, restaurants. It became our bible. Perhaps one tip would be to add some addresses/maps to enable us to find some of the recommendations more easily. If I were to suggest one thing that was glaringly missing - just a pump hand soap in the bathroom please. Aside from that, it was perfect! Thank you.

3 Oct 2011


"Relaxed stay in beautiful countryside"

We enjoyed our stay very much at La Ferme de la Tour. Chris and Kate were very helpful and gave us good advice on walks, places of interest and restaurants. We enjoyed the range of walks from the Gite (with guides in the handbook at the property). Sarlat is a beautiful town - within easy reach - and with a good selection of restaurants for lunch or dinner. If possible do lunches - they are much better value! The Gite was well equipped although I found the bed and pillows a little uncomfortable. The lack of a grill was a slight hindrance also but the views from the patio more than made up for these little grumbles. The Dordogne is a wonderful and very attractive part of France. Some of the river scenery is breathtaking ( try a river cruise - great value and English commentary via headphones). We drove to the property from Bordeaux airport which is a bit of a slog (about 3 hours). Chris gave very good directions for us and we managed without hassle. Be aware of Bordeaux's mad rush hour when returning to the airport early morning and leave extra time! All in all, a very enjoyable stay. We would heartily recommend it!

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      • 8 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:30 Sep 2015

      Based in France

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • French

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