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Karen McLeod-Kowalik

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Karen McLeod-Kowalik

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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LE POMMIER - LE PETIT-MANOIR

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Best location, Sarlat 5 min, Pool, WiFi, Many years of enthusiastic guests

Best possible location for visiting Dordogne - Charm and comfort - Beautiful and peaceful environment - Many years of enthusiastic guests - Awarded official French government 4 star rating in 2008 –Warm and friendly welcome - 5 minutes from Sarlat - 900 m from Dordogne river - Wi-Fi - Sat TV - Private garden with barbecue - Chlorine-free heated shared swimming pool.

Within the golden triangle of Montfort, Beynac and Sarlat, five kilometers south of Sarlat and near the 12th century village of Vitrac, we have an ideally located property of exceptional beauty. The property consists of a group of vast and imposing original stone buildings surrounded by three hectares (7 acres) of park and private forest. A prized south of Sarlat location, just a few hundred meters from the Dordogne river, yet within five minutes by car (even in July and August) from the medieval charm of Sarlat, the capital of Perigord Noir, its excellent restaurants, shops, markets and festivals. Both quiet and peaceful, but close to everything and not isolated. Our three charming gîtes, Le Pommier, Le Rosier and Le Bois, are perfect for your self catering holiday rental while you explore the beautiful Dordogne valley. Very comfortable and full of character, each has a large private garden, barbecue and use of a chlorine free heated swimming pool. Official 4 star rating.

SARLAT: Sarlat is by far the most important tourist site in the region. Over a million visitors discover or re-discover this medieval jewel every year. It has one of the largest medieval urban areas in the world and the greatest number of historical monuments per square kilometer in Europe. Starting in 1964 the town has been restored and renovated revealing a veritable treasure trove of Medieval and Renaissance art to the public. The 1978 film version of “Les Miserables” was filmed extensively in Sarlat, but also in nearby Domme, with the stunning Beynac Castle standing in for the famous Toulon Jail. Sarlat’s wonderful architecture and medieval style buildings and stone roofs have made a backdrop for a score of other top motion pictures since, which has added to it’s fame and it’s fortune.

BEYNAC: The cliff-clinging Chateau de Beynac soars 150 meters straight up above the Dordogne river. Apart from the impressive location, Chateau de Beynac is also a fascinating castle to visit and explore. You can see many of the ancient rooms, dungeons, kitchens and living quarters. In 1189 Richard the Lionheart, the king of England, seized the castle by scaling the cliffs below and entering through the toilet holes that are suspended out over the cliff. They are still there today and can be visited. Beynac has served as a location for several films, including Jeanne d'Arc by Luc Besson, in 1999.

OTHER THINGS TO SEE : Our own personal website contains a comprehensive guide of all the must-see attractions in the Black Perigord including a map, beautiful photos and a brief description in five languages. You will also find a map of nearby stores and recommended bakeries (with opening hours and days closed), pharmacies, post office, bike rentals, a farm selling directly fresh foie gras products, etc. and a lot of other useful information.

More Details

Details for Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Le Pommier is 72 m2 (around 800 sq.ft.) and it sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Both bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs. Possibility of up to six with an additional bedroom and bath in a charming tower a few steps away (supplement) Fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, computer with internet access, Wi-Fi, private garden & barbecue. Our family lives on the property and we are here to give you the warmest welcome. Le Pommier has the official 4 star rating from the French government.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen McLeod-Kowalik (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
83%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Karen McLeod-Kowalik

I am originally from Houston and live in France with my family since 2001 and love it. I garden a lot, play piano, go on walks, teach English to local French kids, and travel in the off-season.

Karen McLeod-Kowalik purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Karen McLeod-Kowalik chose Sarlat la Caneda

A few quotes from our Guest Book:

This is a little piece of paradise in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne.

What a magic spot you have here in France.

You have a beautiful property.

Thanks for creating such a pleasant refuge from the world.

This setting is truly beautiful and well located.

The gite is perfect; we loved the pool and the gardens.

This is undoubtedly the most well-equipped gite I have ever stayed in!

The cottage was just what we needed- we could not have asked for more.

…the grounds are marvelous…

What a wonderful place to stay!

We will recommend this place to any travelers we meet.

Le Petit Manoir has been the perfect location for us to explore the Dordogne.

We absolutely love the gîte and its location.

The property is located in the best possible place for exploring the Dordogne.

The location was ideal and close to many beautiful attractions.

Easy access to plenty of great places.

It's been one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed in!

The accommodation was suberb - thank you!!

Level of specification seldom found or even imagined in a holiday let.

The gîte itself is utterly charming…

The Gite is incredibly cozy and beautifully decorated.

We were charmed by your lovely gite.

Everything was perfect…

Le Petit-Manoir was absolutely terrific.

Lives up to its website...

…we feel like cherished guests…

Le Petit Manoir - hideaway for the soul.

We confess having experienced PARADISE!

We arrived tired - we leave renewed.

We had a great time in Petit-Manoir. It's like a little paradise.

It would be hard to say enough about how wonderful our stay was.

We've stayed in gites before which were nice but this was simply wonderful.

This will be our only place to stay in future.

The peace and tranquility is superb.

XXXXX ratings are spot on!

The accommodations were fantastic.

A beautiful gite in a stunning area!

This place is one of the loveliest places I've been to!

Staying at Le Petit Manoir is an unbelievable treat

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is also our second time to Le Petit Manoir. We have had a wonderful stay again. There is so much to see and do in this lovely location. Karen and Peter the perfect hosts is often mentioned in this book and we also agree.They do everything to make you feel welcome and at home. We loved our stay here. I am sure we will return again sometime in the future.
Jul 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88414
+33 -(0)553 304465
Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
5

Idyllic property, excellent location and hosts

  • 5 of 5
This was our second family holiday at Le Petit Manoir, the first time in 2011. Since then Peter and Karen have been busy improving what was already a lovely place to be, with an immaculate pool area (now with a cover that the kids enjoyed swimming under) and a fountain in the grounds.
The website describes the property accurately, as do the numerous TripAdvisor reviews - we thought the superb reviews were too good to be true, but they were entirely accurate (5 start).
We have previously stayed in Le Bois, which is tucked away if you prefer absolute seclusion (our children were 5 and 8 then, so we felt less guilty about the noise - but the thick stone walls mean there is no noise between gites anyway). This time we chose Le Pommier which has a great view of the grounds and the sunset.
The property is always very clean, with modern bathrooms and all of the 'gadgets' kids crave these days - wifi, a computer and two different sets of satellite channels (including Freesat, the same channels as we receive in the UK).
Karen and Peter are often pottering around should you need help, and their home is adjacent to the gites. They have always been more than welcoming and happy to help, including suggesting a lovely restaurant and even making a reservation for us!
The area has so much to offer - we've now spent two holidays there (both for 2 weeks) and we still haven't exhausted the list of sites and activities. We would typically go out until the afternoon and come back for a swim, before relaxing with a bottle of wine by the BBQ.
The sorts of things we have done as a family include: bike ride, canoeing, exploring caves, prehistoric sites, castles / chateaus and famous towns such as Sarlat, Rocamadour, Bergerac and even Cognac (a bit further away). The best place for the kids was a recreated medieval / olde worlde village called La Bournat at Le Bugue.
There is the best cake shop in the world (and we've tried a few) at Castelnaud, as voted by the whole family. Get there early (that means before midday in France!).
I have done and will continue to recommend both these gites and the area to my friends and family. Having been to various places as a family - including other places in France and Disney at Florida - the whole family decided holidays don't get much better than at this place with Karen and Peter (and Forte!).
So we have booked to return in 2015.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88414
+33 -(0)553 304465
Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
5

Fantastic Location, quality gite, perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived and were immediately wowed by the sheer beauty of the gites and surrounding area, plus the very warm and genuine welcome we received from Karen. Le Pommier is extremely well kitted out, spacious and clean. The bedrooms are of a good size and served by a family sized bathroom with a powerful shower, which I must comment on because far too often I have been disappointed by dribbling showers. The lounge area is comfortable and well served by a TV, DVD and a computer with wifi, all of which helped entertain the children at certain times. The facility to dine in or alfresco dine or BBQ was important as it gave us flexibility based on the weather. The covered and 'heated' swimming pool is fantastic, allowing swimming regardless of the weather, which proved priceless as we were able to keep the children occupied and interested on the days when we just needed to stay on site and chillax. As for location, awesome, there really are no downsides to location as much of the Dordognes best attractions are within easy striking distance: Sarlat is a stones throw away as are it's supermarkets and shops! We would definitely recommend Le Petit Manoir. By the way, or children are 6 and 8.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88414
+33 -(0)553 304465
Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
5

Well positioned gite brimming with character

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here, just out of Sarlat. Set in large gardens, each gite had their own private area. Property was immaculate, everything was there you could need. Apart from the proximity to all the local markets dotted in nearby villages, one of the best things about this property was Karen. Great personality, with lots of information about the area. When we come back to France, our accommodation will revolve around booking another stay here.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88414
+33 -(0)553 304465
Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5
Karen and Peter were fantastic and helpful hosts, the cottage was perfectly equipped and charming. Location was perfect for visiting the sites.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p88414
+33 -(0)553 304465
Sarlat la Caneda Perigord Noir
SA, Australia
5

Friendly and tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5
Well-maintained property. Beautiful setting, great home away from home. Friendly hosts who provided everything necessary to make the holiday even better. River close by, able to do the activities we wanted like canoeing and swimming.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Ferry
640 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Best location * Charm and comfort * Beautiful and peaceful environment * Private garden with barbecue * Chlorine-free heated swimming pool * 5 minutes from Sarlat * 900 meters from Dordogne river * International TV * Computer with internet access and Wi-Fi for your laptop.

Situated in the center of the most beautiful and historic part of the Dordogne. Landscape of unforgettable beauty, dotted with hundreds of castles, rock-sculpted villages, ancient stone farm houses and caves decorated with 15 000 year-old pre-historic art. The must see villages of Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme and La Roque-Gageac are 4 to 10 km to the west. To the north are world famous Lascaux, caves and many prehistoric sites and museums in or around Les Eyzies are (23km) , including Font-de-Gaume, one of the last caves in Europe with prehistoric paintings still open to the public. Vitrac and Carsac, starting points for canoeing the most scenic stretch of the Dordgone river are 1 and 5 km away.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Hot Air Ballooning, Prehistoric Caves

Why our property? Here a few quotes from our Guest Book:

This is a little piece of paradise in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne.

What a magic spot you have here in France.

You have a beautiful property.

Thanks for creating such a pleasant refuge from the world.

This setting is truly beautiful and well located.

The gite is perfect; we loved the pool and the gardens.

This is undoubtedly the most well-equipped gite I have ever stayed in!

The cottage was just what we needed- we could not have asked for more.

…the grounds are marvelous…

What a wonderful place to stay!

We will recommend this place to any travelers we meet.

Le Petit Manoir has been the perfect location for us to explore the Dordogne.

We absolutely love the gîte and its location.

The property is located in the best possible place for exploring the Dordogne.

The location was ideal and close to many beautiful attractions.

Easy access to plenty of great places.

It's been one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed in!

The accommodation was suberb - thank you!!

…level of specification seldom found or even imagined in a holiday let.

The gîte itself is utterly charming…

The Gite is incredibly cozy and beautifully decorated.

We were charmed by your lovely gite.

Everything was perfect…

Le Petit-Manoir was absolutely terrific.

Lives up to its website...

…we feel like cherished guests…

Le Petit Manoir - hideaway for the soul.

We confess having experienced PARADISE!

We arrived tired - we leave renewed.

We had a great time in Petit-Manoir. It's like a little paradise.

It would be hard to say enough about how wonderful our stay was.

We've stayed in gites before which were nice but this was simply wonderful.

This will be our only place to stay in future.

The peace and tranquility is superb.

TripAdvisor ratings are spot on!

The accommodations were fantastic.

A beautiful gite in a stunning area!

This place is one of the loveliest places I've been to!

…staying at Le Petit Manoir is an unbelievable treat.

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Rates & Availability

From €630 Per week

Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Final clean,sheets,towel €65
Notes All prices are for up to four people, per week, Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am unless otherwise arranged. Possibility of up to six with a third bedroom and bath in a charming tower a few steps away (supplement 100 €.)
65 € is payable on your arrival for the sheets, towels and the final cleaning.
Credit cards accepted for your convenience.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Third bedroom (with second bath) is optional in a charming La Tourette a few steps away.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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