ROMANTIC APARTMENT IN MEDIEVAL SARLAT- AMENETIES AND SITES ALL ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Paula & Barry Grainger

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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ROMANTIC APARTMENT IN MEDIEVAL SARLAT- AMENETIES AND SITES ALL ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Oak beamed 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 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/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. 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. 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.

The Personal Touch & Getting there: 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.

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

Brive - City Jet - ( 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.

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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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The apartment is as lovely and comfortable as the photos advertising it. Paula and Barry made us feel welcome - like meeting old friends and also provided us with information about the area, maps and points of interest and other essentials. Sarlat itself is a golden and picturesque town, the region breathtakingly pretty with more than plenty to do and the locals friendly. With very little French we were apprehensive but it was a perfect holiday and much too short. About the stairs -- once the luggage was up it was fine (we are in our late 50s, not athletetes but who could complain the stairs were worth the view across the rooftops!) We could not recommend this more highly!
Oct 2011
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Paula & Barry Grainger

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Arriving from Ireland in 2005 to get a bit of sun and to enrich our lives with a new culture and of course take in the local food and wine...we fell in love with the area and have not once looked back...

Paula & Barry Grainger purchased this apartment in 2009

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 ourselves.... 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.

So many benefits.... Location,Location,Location.... being in the heart of the medieval city..it'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...

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.7
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Romantic apartment in Medieval Sarlat- Ameneties and sites all on your doorstep
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
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Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
Channel Islands, Guernsey
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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!
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Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
4

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
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Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
San Mateo, CA
5

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
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5

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
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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...
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Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
5

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...
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Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
Beverly Hills, CA
5

Unbelievably charming!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful apartment for a week earlier this year (2012). We can't say enough great things about our stay.

The apartment is even more charming than in the photos. It is decorated with style and is very well equipped with all the comforts one would need. The location is perfect: right in the middle of Sarlat's beautiful medieval core and steps away from all the shops, restaurants and sights. Looking out the windows was magical and felt like being in a Harry Potter movie. It made a perfect getaway for two.

The owners, Barry and Paula, could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and they went out of their way to make our stay special.

We have truly wonderful memories of our time here. We would not hesitate to stay here again and to recommend this amazing place to all of our friends.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.... We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the delights that Sarlat and the region has to offer...... Sarlat is quiet at this time of year and is perfect for sightseeing without the crowds and fantastic for ramblers and photogaphers offering a mystical feeling of history... indeed it does have that "Harry Potter" feeling...
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Map

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€495
 
 
Mid season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
mid season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€80
€350
 
 
Mid/low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
€80
€300
 
 
Christmas
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€395
 

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 4.5% 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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Amenities

Amenities

Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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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