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Nr Sarlat, Cottage, charm and comfort, large garden heated pool stunning views - The Cottage

Chris and Kate Waters

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Chris and Kate Waters

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Speaks: english, french
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Nr Sarlat, Cottage, charm and comfort, large garden heated pool stunning views - The Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sarlat, Dordogne, four character cottages, original features and stunning views.

La Ferme de La Tour is an ensemble of beautiful old farm buildings dating back to the 16th century. Overlooking 2 1/2 acres of parkland, are four impeccably presented cottages / barn conversions, and a large chlorine free heated swimming pool. High on a hill, at the top of a valley, we are surrounded by magnificent countryside, a network of pretty footpaths and a neighbouring historical château. The breathtaking valley views, gardens and huge skies will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity disturbed only by the abundance of wildlife and the occasional distant tractor. The pool, which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk, is perfectly sited to maximise the views enabling you to watch the ever changing colours of the Dordogne valley. Each gite has excellent WIFI reception. To visit our personal website scroll down and click on the link at the bottom of the facilities page.

WIFI is available throughout, with boosters in each gite, ensuring a good reception no matter where you are..........

On site activities include table tennis, boules, badminton, football net and swings..

We welcome families and couples alike, however our premises are not suitable for children under five years of age.

Friendly but unobtrusive owners live on site...

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Details for The Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The Cottage with stunning views from every room is sunny and airy and sleeps 2 to 5 people in comfort. The accommodation has been arranged so whether you a sitting on the terrace, on the sofa in, at the dinning table or even in bed you can take full advantage of the wonderful views.The living area with a terracotta pammented floor, wood burner, and ample quality furniture, has double French doors with valley views and leads out onto your own south facing terrace with patio furniture and barbecue, all under the mottled shade of an Indian Bean tree. The kitchen-diner with seating for five is luxuriously equipped and has exposed timbers and views over the neighbouring chateau and valley beyond. Bedroom one has a double bed, polished chestnut floors and magnificent valley views. Bedroom two has two single beds, with the option of a third single bed if required, polished chestnut floors and views of the chateau. The bathroom has a basin, WC and large walk in shower. Great WIFI reception.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris and Kate Waters (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

About Chris and Kate Waters

We are an average family of four that originate from the village of Wroxham in Norfolk in the east of England.

Why did we move to France ? Why not...... We are, or should I say were, the same as most working families in the western world, devoted parents, but having to give ourselves and far too much time to careers which involve long hours and stress. So we looked for an alternative and France seemed like the right choice. The choice provided us with more stress and longer hours than you can imagine and for the first three or four years it was extremely hard work, both physically and mentally. However we are now reaping the benefits and enjoying our new life to the full, in one of the most beautiful areas we could have dreamed of living.

Chris and Kate Waters purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Chris and Kate Waters chose Sarlat la Caneda

We moved lock stock and barrel to the Sarlat area in 2004, buying a set of empty farm buildings that needed far too much work. But the position and the views had us hooked and nothing came anywhere near a close second. So here we are nine years on and the renovation complete, but not without some real highs and lows and a vast collection of stories and experiences.

What makes this cottage unique

The position is magical and just not possible to capture in a picture.

We have been extremely lucky to find a property with such a formula of character, views and location. We are close to Sarlat, which is the jewel of the Dordogne, yet in a truly rural setting in stunning countryside.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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The Cottage
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at La Ferme de la Tour and each time it has been a great holiday from the moment we arrived with a four month old until now having a 7 and 5 year old. We have visited in May, end of June and mid August and each time the weather has been wonderful with warmth spilling late into the evening.

Chris and Kate are friendly and excellent hosts, making you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. Their information folder is thorough and filled with recommendations for day trips, restaurants and much, much more. If you require more information on anything Chris was always available and happy to help further. He was especially helpful to us this last visit as we were house hunting in the area.

The property itself is lovely, everything is exactly as advertised. The view, in particular, is second to none. We spent almost every evening bbqing and enjoying the local wine whilst admiring the magnificent views from our terrace.

We have stayed in The Cottage and La Grange and both properties are lovely with clean and modern facilities yet they have still managed to maintain their rustic charm.

The boys especially enjoyed their large gardens, the trampoline and the swimming pool, all of which are meticulously maintained.

There is so much to do in the area for all ages and energy levels. My parents loved the nearby Medieval town of Sarlat, the Gabarre trip along the Dordogne River (from Beynac) and the Jardins de Marqueyssac whereas the boys enjoyed the tree climbing experience at La Forêt des Ecureuils and The Réserve Zoologique de Calviac, both of which are very close to the gîte.

We would highly recommend this property and certainly know that it will not be our last visit there. Thank you Chris and Kate and "à bientôt!"

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful autumn holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from a fantastic 8 days in The Cottage. We last visited in April 2012,, and know that the autumn is also a lovely time of year in the Dordogne. The temperatures ranged from 25* to 2* at night, and we were able to barbecue 6 evenings out of 8. We even used the pool (very bracing but wonderful after a hot journey).

We have stayed in gites and campsites in France for many years with our family and this is a perfect property for a peaceful holiday. We spent our days walking, reading sitting outside and occasionally driving to the supermarket to stock up on dinner and wine. The countryside is stunning. From our chairs outside the cottage door, we could see deer leaping at the bottom of the field, many birds and we were lucky to sample the farm eggs.

Chris and Kate are always on hand if you need anything, but are very discreet and you hardly ever see them or the other visitors unless they are returning from trips.

Everything you need is in the cottage: WIFI , cleaning products and equipment , TV central heating and the wood burning stove, which is very efficient and extra linen if required and even books in case you run out!

In France it is usual to take your rubbish to the local area bins, which was easy to do on a trip out.

La Ferme is perfect for a relaxing holiday particularly now that we are able to trancelike without the family's e we will certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The Cottage - First rate accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely area to visit, lots to do irrespective of weather. Need at least a fortnight to discover even the highlights of the Sarlat area.

The accommodation in The Cottage is excellent - clean, comfortable, well maintained, beautifully appointed and well equipped. The views from the Cottage are lovely, rolling countryside and woodland out towards the Dordogne valley and beyond. A very peaceful and relaxing spot.

We received a warm welcome from Chris who directed us to a nearby restaurant which fitted the bill nicely after arriving travel weary and hungry. Discreet and friendly help was offered when needed during our stay.

The welcome pack was very informative and helpful in suggesting places to visit and dine, along with other helpful tips for making the most of our visit.

In summary, highly recommended.


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely accomodation in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, providing everything you could possibly need. The views were beautiful and the pool was open from arrival to departure. We swam at night for most of our stay and Chris, the owner, was more than happy to put on the pool lights whenever we wanted. Everything was clean and well looked after. Although the owners lived next door, we had privacy during our stay. Chris provided a brilliant information book which suggested places to eat and visit as well as everything we needed to know about the accomodation. The kitchen was well equipped and we even had matches, washing up liquid, salt/pepper, candles and wiping clothes (very unusual). We will definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

If you plan to visit the Dordogne then stay here.

  • 5 of 5

Really can't fault what was a fantastic holiday. Aside from the a beatufull location which we last visited 10 years ago and immediately wondered why we had left it so long , the gite was superb. Kate & Chris ( And Toffee the dog ) are lovely hosts and it is very obvious they take great pride in the gites and gardens.

Always on hand to offer advice on days out , rectify any minor issues or just chat !

Our cottage was spotless and had all the equipment that you would need. Combined with a lovely pool , rolling lawns and enough play equipment to keep the children entertained ( table tennis , badminton , trampoline etc ) it ticked all the boxes.

(Plus the view is truly breathtaking. )

If you are planning to visit the Dordogne and need a great base camp then i could not recommend these gites enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The Cottage - an idyllic rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second consecutive year staying at The Cottage. We'll be back in the future too!

With our two daughters, aged 9 and 7, we enjoyed another blissful fortnight amidst the tranquil surroundings of La Ferme de la Tour.

The Cottage is superbly maintained and the stunning view from the very private terrace means you will be eating outside at every opportunity!

The spacious pool is very clean and enjoyed by all guests, especially the weekly night-time swim, which was a huge treat for our girls, meaning they could stay up late...

The huge garden provides a terrific space for children and grown-ups alike, and the trampoline had an awful lot of use from our two.

Chris and Kate are wonderful hosts, with a very much 'in-the-background, hands-off' approach, but they are always there if you need them. We were immensely grateful to them last year especially, as our car broke down at the end of week one and Chris very kindly took us shopping and to a night market.

The picturesque medieval town of Sarlat is about a 10-minute drive away, and the market days there are highly recommended. We also enjoyed canoeing trips down the Dordogne, trips to the plenteous chateaux lining the river cliffs, the bustling night market at Belves, the quiet, prehistoric Vezere valley, the excellent Quercyland water-park at Souilliac, the Gouffre de Padirac caves and the beautiful town of Rocamadour, carved out of the sheer rock-face. There are some lovely circular walks from La Ferme itself too, where you're likely not to bump into another soul as you wander past walnut groves and into leafy glades.

Highly recommend La Ferme de la Tour as a perfect base for the delights of the region and also for a quiet and restful retreat where you can truly unwind and relax. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Brive La Gaillarde
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Ferry
642 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Sarlat La Caneda
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Junction 55 A20 Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Inland lake and beach
Car: necessary

Situated within the hamlet of La Tour we are two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a bar, hotel, restaurants and 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, it is perfectly placed for access to all of the most beautiful sites in Dordogne and Lot. 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. The Perigord region is famous for it's quality food and wine (of which Sarlat with an array of street entertainment is arguably the capital) available at very affordable rates. For the even more serious wine lover then Bergerac and it's fine wine region is only an hour away. For those that want to sample the local wine then transport can be arranged locally. Please contact us for details of our website and further internal and external pictures.

All accommodation has satellite television with a large choice of English speaking channels available and DVD players..........

The gites have been converted to a high standard in which we ( the owners ) take great pride. We have stayed in many gites in France and have taken our experiences and put together a range of accommodation that would exceed our own expectations and hope that it helps to make your holiday something special..........

All accommodation is well insulated helping you stay comfortable throughout both the summer and winter seasons. The Cottage and La Grange both have wood burning stoves and logs are provided...........

All bed linen, bath towels, hand towels, tea clothes, gas and electricity are included............

The pool is shared with the owners and guests staying at the accommodation within La Ferme de La Tour............

A library of DVD's is available on request.................

All properties are available all year..................

Other Activities in the area include: canoeing, ballooning, karting, wine tasting, paint ball, air parks, quad biking,

Golf: There are some great golf courses in the area with four courses being within a 30 kilometer distance.


Rates & Availability

From £75 Per night

Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - May 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 29 2015 - Jun 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2015 - Aug 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2015 - Sep 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The letting period for the cottage is based on a Friday to Friday rental during high and peak season and we are happy to be flexible with dates outside of these periods.
Our rental prices include: ... all bed linen, hand and bath towels, heating, electricity, gas, local taxes and cleaning charges.
Pool towels are available to rent at 5 euros per person and issued for the duration of your holiday
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Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 single beds with additional third if required.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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