Recent Sarlat-la-Canéda Reviews

  • A Lovely Residence that Met our Expectations - Mostly
    4 of 5

    This past September 2018 friends and I had the opportunity to call this lovely property our home for two weeks. We had a truly wonderful time and the property proved to be nearly perfect for our needs. Our hosts were lovely to work with and throughout our stay, were available should anything be needed. That's a very nice touch! The home is extremely comfortable, nicely appointed and true to the photographs that were listed when we made our reservation. The immediate vicinity is very calm and quiet, however noise does travel within the house. There were two matters that we were a bit surprised and disappointed in. Because of the weather, nearly every day in the morning we would find large dark spiders in the home that we'd have to deal with - places like the bathrooms, kitchen, living room, and foyer. When we notified the owner, he just said it's normal for the season and offered no remedy. Hmmmm.... The second was that when we left, we opted to clean the residence ourselves instead of paying an additional 70euro for the cleaning. Suffice it to say we left it much cleaner than we found it. Be attentive on your arrival because I believe their cleaning service needs to be revisited. Even with these two matters, we were very happy with our stay and would return. Thank you.

    Stayed: Sep 2018
  • Immaculate, Beautifully Situated house
    5 of 5

    My husband and I stayed at Mr. Leroux's home for two weeks during incredible weather in September. The house is huge, immaculately clean, and designed in a contemporary style. There are doors and windows everywhere, giving on to amazing views of the village of Sarlat and surrounding countryside. We watched the sunset each night and the lights come up in the village. It's only a ten-minute walk down to the village, which is charming and historic, and has two markets each week. There are also many restaurants and cafes to visit, although we did a lot of cooking on our own. The kitchen has everything needed and has enough plates and cutlery for more than a dozen people, There's a Nespresso coffee machine for quick espressos. A plus for us was being five minutes from the Voie Verte, a beautiful paved bike path where you can ride from Sarlat to Rouffignac and beyond. Canoeing was also close by, and I only wish I had worn my swim suit for a dip in the Dordogne, a clean, clear river with a stony bottom. The area around Sarlat is gorgeous and filled with interesting villages and pre history sites. Try The Salmandre restaurant in town--my favorite was the cepes omelette. My husband is a huge duck/foils gras fan and had duck confit six times during our stay. The swimming pool is also lovely, but cold as it's not heated. Nevertheless, I swam most days, being used to the mostly frigid water in Lake Michigan. Only one thing was missing--bring your own hair dryer. I didn't have one but picked one up at a store near the big Carrefour Supermarket.

    Stayed: Sep 2018