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Step into history in an oak beamed 15c apartment in the heart of medieval Sarlat

Paula & Barry Grainger

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Paula & Barry Grainger

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Step into history in an oak beamed 15c apartment in the heart of medieval Sarlat

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Romantic, self catering loft apartment with lots of character & roof top views

Step back in time & relax in our beautiful 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, light and airy 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) comprising of : small oven, microwave, fridge and large 3 drawer freezer, small dish washer, 2 ring electric hob, kettle, electric coffee machine, plenty of plates, cutlery, saucepans, cups , glasses and some pantry items.The washing machine is housed in the bathroom. The bathroom is perfect for that relaxing bubble bath soak after all the sightseeing the shower is incorporated in the bath . The lounge has a dining table which ca comfortaby seat 4 a 2 seater sofa an armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD a selection of books/DVD's and games and the wonderful roof top view. The cosy beamed bedroom is set in an alcove off the lounge area with double bed , small set of drawers and 2 bedside tables. There is a small wardrobe in 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.

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.

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, not the original but worth a visit , for original paintings there is Font de Gaume which is in Les Eyzies and the caves of Rouffignac. 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.

Restaurants, cafes and markets are a speciality and In this region if you like Duck you will be in heaven along with Sarladais potatoes as well as other local produce.

The superb markets have an array of fresh mouth watering produce such as:

Truffles, foie gras, wild mushrooms like cepes, girolles and morels, also walnuts, chestnuts, strawberries, confits (meats preserved in fat) Cheeses, bread, sausages, wines and local liquors.

The Dordogne enjoys a more settled weather pattern than UK or Ireland, it does have rain, enriching the region with green fields and can be cold in the winter months. In the Spring and Autumn it has a varied temperature, starting off cool in the mornings and heating up as the day goes along…layers are the best clothing to bring. In the Summer June ,July and August the average temperature can be around 30 ‘C.. so shorts, T- shirts are a must, not forgetting sun hats, sun glasses and sun cream.

Nearest Airports : Bergerac - Ryan air, Flybe, KLM City Airport. (just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)

Brive - London city -City Jet - and Ryanair - Stansted ( Just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)

Toulouse, Bordeaux,Limoges & Rodez are all within 2 to 3 hours drive to Sarlat .

Train : Train services run from - Paris - Bordeaux - Sarlat or Paris - Souillac and then shuttle bus to Sarlat. ;

If you arrive by train we can meet you at Sarlat station and take you to the apartment.

In Sarlat there are car hire services such as Europcar, which is in walking distance from Sarlat train station and the apartment.

Our sole interest is for us to help you have a holiday that you won't forget from the first time that you contact us to your arrival, any questions or queries you have we are on hand to help. We will meet you on your day of arrival and help you settle in and then leave you to discover the wonders of medieval Sarlat and the region.

We hope you enjoy your visit in this beautiful historic town and you go home with not only fantastic photos but many happy memories to put into your album.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula & Barry Grainger (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Paula & Barry Grainger

We arrived from Ireland in 2005 and fell in love with the region and wanted to enrich our lives with a new culture, language and of course take in the local food and wine...

Paula & Barry Grainger purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Paula & Barry Grainger chose Sarlat la Caneda

We loved this apartment as soon as we saw it...with it's high beamed roof and position looking over the other roofs of Sarlat. We could not wait to experience this property ourselves and we have spent a week or two enjoying the apartment, knowing that we were in the heart of history , a location for film sets and a superb market and ambiance.... We love the area as there are always suprises around the corner and Sarlat is a great base to explore other areas and villages. We love both the fact you can have a quiet relaxing visit wandering through villages and relaxing by or on the river/ lakes or enjoying the summer fetes... or delving into history and art and of course the food and wine and trips to vineyards.... something for every one.

What makes this apartment unique

So many benefits.... Location,Location,Location.... being in the heart of the medieval's a perfect base for visiting the sites knowing that when you return to Le Grenier you are only seconds away from the shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and tourist office to plan your next visits ...... Le Grenier itself is self contained and set in a 15 century building with original stone spiral staircase taking you to the apartment full of original oak beams and stonework, perfect to whip up some great meals from the fresh produce from the Wednesday and Saturday Markets which are right on your door step.... along with the restaurants and cafes, and in the Summer the street entertainment...

Guestbook comments from the owner

All good things must come to an end. We had decided to spend a few days away before the Christmas festivities set in, somewhere quiet but with a "Christmas feel", well we couldn't have asked for more with le Grenier and Sarlat. We arrived early evening and the magical Christmas feel to the town was wonderful. The apartment is very comfortable, well equipped with all that we needed and was lovely to return to after a day out sight seeing.. the welcome wine was very appreciated. If you are a photographer head out to the villages of Domme, Beynac, castelnaud early in the morning as the sun rising and mists from the river Dordogne create superb photos. The Christmas market if you are here at the time is well worth a visit for those extra gifts and the ice skating although we did not partake was fun to watch. All in all we have had a great stay and hope to return in the Summer months. Thank you Barry and Paula for all your help/advise especially the restaurants and not forgetting a wonderful welcome. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.
Dec 2014
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Step into history in an oak beamed 15c apartment in the heart of medieval Sarlat
average rating of 4.730769 based on 30 reviews
Channel Islands, Guernsey

A fantastic apartment in the heart of it all .....

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in the centre of a picturesque city with lots to see and do and only a short drive from the river and tourist attractions. It was well equipped with everything you need to make yourself comfortable. The apartment was surrounded by plenty of restaurants and gift shops for those gifts to take home but a bustling market on wed's and sat's to buy lots of local produce to cook your own meals. The locals were friendly and helpful especially if your french is'nt all that!! We were welcomed into the apartment by fantastic and friendly owners who made us feel comfortable and were at the end of a phone whenever you needed them.

For our first holiday to France as a couple this apartment was perfect and gave us everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the area..... canoe-ing , the markets, restaurants.. the list goes on.. We aim to help our guests feel relaxed and comfortable,knowing that if they do need any help or information that we are only a phone call or 15 minutes drive away!


  • 5 of 5

Desde el primer correo nos sentimos muy cómodos con Paula y Barry, nos aclararon todas nuestras dudas y hicieron que todo el proceso de reserva fuera muy sencillo y amable.

Al llegar Barry nos esperó en la estación y nos acompañó a un parking gratuito cercano al apartamento, además de ayudarnos a subir el equipaje por las escaleras de caracol que llevan a Le Grenier.

Estas escaleras son ideales para rebajar el delicioso Foié y diferentes productos de la zona como el magret o el confit.

El apartamento es una preciosa buhardilla muy bien decorada, donde destacan las vigas de roble originales, está perfectamente equipado con todo lo necesario.

La situación es ideal, está justo en el centro de la ciudad medieval donde están todos los restaurantes, tiendas y los diferentes mercados que se celebran durante la semana.

La situación de Sarlat es ideal para poder visitar todos los preciosos pueblecitos medievales de los Valles de los rios Vezere y Dordoña, donde podréis encontrar increíbles rincones además de Castillos , grutas etc....

Una semana inolvidable, que repetiremos en el futuro.......

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Our time at the apartment was very busy as we ventured out every day to see the sights. We were happy with the accommodation. Barry was very helpful. The little kitchen was workable and adequate. The little table under the window was lovely for our meals. The bed was comfy. Plenty hot water for shower. Washing machine workers well. The stairs were manageable though plenty. The location was great in the midst of all the restaurants,shops,etc. Tourist Office close. All up,great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
San Mateo, CA

Lovely apartment in the center of Sarlat

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to spend 2 weeks in the Dordogne! Right in the center of so many wonderful things to visit. Great apartment, spacious and light, and all those stairs allowed us to eat to our hearts' content! Our hosts were so accommodating and friendly as well. The entire stay was a treat. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Sarlat + Le Grenier = Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in Le Grenier for 5 nights. We knew we were in for a treat as friends had stayed here previously.We had the opportunity to explore Sarlat and then to roam the countryside and discover all the delights of the district, knowing we were coming home to our delightful apartment. 76 steps up - not a problem.

The welcome from our hosts was great and they explained all we needed to know for our stay.The apartment was the best we had stayed in re space, comfort and with a very well equipped kitchen. You do need to park a car away from the centre, but the hosts have you follow them there and walk you in to the centre. Walking back to find the car is a great way to discover more of the delights of Sarlat.

Take the time to explore. If you are in Sarlat on Market day it is a bonus. Take a drive to delightful St Leon sur Vesere. Drive to Domme and wander the little streets.Take a boat ride on the Dordogne. Visit Caduoin and the Cloisters. All easy drving on quiet country roads.

A holiday of a life time and we would recommend this accommodation whole heartedly.

Michael & Margaret Mahon, Australia

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review...I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and visit to Le Grenier - Sarlat and the area...

Perfect holiday property in lively town.

  • 5 of 5

From the first email the owner made us feel very welcome. The booking was very straightforward and on our arrival we were guided to the property, helped with our luggage and welcomed with a bottle of the local red. Could you wish for a better start to a holiday?

The property has everything you need, including built in fitness training! Don't be put off by the steps up to the apartment - we puffed up them at the beginning of the week (we are in our 60s!), but by the end we didn't even need to stop for breath half way. And they were the perfect work out given the local cuisine - appetising though it is!

Le Grenier is perfect for a couple - compact, but at the same time light and airy. Even when the heat outside was up to 33°, inside it remained fairly cool. The decor is stylish and it contains every modern appliance you could wish for. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and easy to keep that way during our one week stay.

Sarlat is a beautiful town and although very touristy but, because we were slightly out of season, we were able to take advantage of all it had to offer whilst feeling like residents rather than day trippers. The choice of places to eat is mind boggling - there are some very nice upmarket restaurants but you can also get a very nice meal for half the price. Sarlat is also an excellent centre for visiting the local sights from prehistoric caves to fortified chateaux as well as exploring the beautiful countryside and rivers of the area.

If you don't want to spend your holiday relaxing on a beach or beside a pool but would rather soak up some of the local atmosphere and sights, this could be the perfect holiday rental for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and your lovely comments..... we are so glad that you had a good time..... The steps can seem daunting in the beginning but we are on hand to help you with your luggage.... September is a lovely time to stay as the weather is still warm and the atmosphere is calmer than in the high season... Although this is not a beach holiday by the sea there are a few inland lake beaches..if you fancy a day off from sightseeing...


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac & Brive
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Lots of Bars and Restaurants on your doorstep
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Souillac - A20
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Lots of Bars and Restaurants on your doorstep
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
River and lake beaches
Car: recommended

Sarlat the capital of the Perigord Noir a living museum dating back to the 9th century, full of history & cobbled streets, art galleries and stunning architecture. Surrounding Sarlat you will find yourself in stunning oak tree countryside. The history in this area dates back to pre-historic man, with caves(Lascaux 2 cave paintings & Font de Gaume) & fairytale castles. The villages of La Roque Gageac & Beynac, nestled into the rock sides and beautiful gardens to explore,followed by the Bastides one of which is Domme with stunning views overlooking the meandering Dordogne river is not to be missed. Not forgetting the markets full of tempting fresh fruit/veg and cheeses, wine tasting - foie gras, truffles and walnuts, - and after all the exploring ,canoeing & ballooning! you can relax at an inland beach 10 minutes away and re-charge in readiness to taste the flavours and enjoy the much loved street entertainment of the Perigord and wine & dine in the many gourmet restaurants in Sarlat.

Other Activities: Ballooning, Flying, canoeing, walking


Rates & Availability

From €64 Per night

Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid high season
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 19 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
High season
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
mid season
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
mid low season
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas period
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 9 2016 - Feb 12 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €100
Notes Our changeover dates are Saturday to Saturday in the high season.

The bed linen, towels, taxes and electricity are included in the price. There is a small charge for heating in the cooler months,

We do not charge for a clean, but just ask guests to leave the apartment as much as they found it on arrival.
For a reservation all I need is a 25% deposit to secure the booking and the balance is to be paid 6 weeks before the date of arrival.

You can pay by PayPal, Bank transfer or French Cheque. If you wish to pay by PayPal there is a 5% fee, but this is cheaper than a bank transfer. If you wish to reserve I will help you with the process of payment of deposit and rental contract.
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Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is oak beamed,fully fitted with a bath, great for relaxing in after a hard days sightseeing or a bubble bath soak before an evening of fine dining and romantic strolls through Sarlat. The bathroom also has a shower with the bath and sink with vanity unit underneath . You will also find hand soap a hairdryer, clothes airer, iron, ironing board,....washing machine and washing tablets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , The cot and childs bed are on request
  • Our Apartment is an L shaped Attic/Studio - the romantic bedroom is set in a cozy oak beamed alcove looking onto the lounge...perfect for those romantic breakfasts in bed All bed linen and towels are provided. We also have extra covers for the cooler months. If you would like to stay at Le Grenier with a baby or young child you are most welcome, we have a travel cot, fold up childs bed, baby bath and highchair for your use on request.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our attic/studio is located in the historic part of Sarlat with restaurants, shops, bakers, market, cathedral, art galleries tourist information on your doorstep - because it is in the historic centre parking is not allowed, but there is free parking about 600 metres away. The apartment is situated in the attic of a Medieval town house which offers a lovely view of the old roof tops of Sarlat, it is reached by an old stone spiral staircase, 4 flights which may not be suitable for the infirm. We will meet you on arrival : If coming by train to Sarlat, we will meet you at the station or off the shuttle bus at Sarlat station and take you to the apartment where we will help you with your luggage. If you are arriving by car, we will meet you at the carpark at Sarlat railway station and take you to the free car park to park your car and then help you with your luggage to the apartment. We have portable fans for your comfort.

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