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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Detached, Pool, Free Wifi, 3 Minute Walk To Amenities


La Maison Breuil is your perfect vacation rental. A detached and centrally located period town house with mature gardens, private HEATED pool (at no extra charge), super-fast broadband and parking.

Only a 5 minute walk to the Medieval City where you will find, restaurants, food markets, pavement cafes, street performers, churches, historical buildings and so much more.

Our recently refurbished period stone townhouse comes complete with private heated pool, off street parking for 2 vehicles (3 spaces in total), 3 bedrooms (which can sleep up to 7, please enquire), all of which have 5* hotel quality goose feather duvets (all season, so you can choose how hot/cool you wish to be) feather pillows and white Egyptian cotton bedding all of which is professionally laundered and makes for a wonderful relaxing sleep (note: we do not charge extra for linen). For those of you staying two or more weeks, the beds will be stripped and re made up for you every 7 nights upon request. Comfortably sleeping 6 people, 2 bath/shower rooms and an additional ground floor cloakroom w.c.

All of the internal photographs were taken recently following completion of the renovation works.

We have provided FREE (super-fast 20/70 mbs) Wi-Fi / Internet access and free landline to landline telephone calls to over 100 destinations, ipod docking station, ipod/CD/DAB radio and UK satellite TV with internal DVD player or French TV should you prefer. The house has gas central heating (allowing guests to stay throughout the whole year) and unlimited hot water.


There is a fully fitted kitchen and dining area equipped with everything to make your stay an enjoyable one, oven, hob, integrated refrigerator, free standing refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, coffee percolator, toaster etc.

Lounge with log fire and twin sofas, English Freeview Satellite TV, flat screen television with DVD Player, IPOD/CD/DAB Radio complete with speakers (and plenty of music on the IPOD) and dual aspect windows overlooking the petanque courts.

A ground floor cloakroom complete with WC.

The flooring throughout is a mixture of beautiful chestnut or antique pine. There is a highchair at the property should you require one along with a selection of toys, games, books, pool inflatables and Cd’s.


Master bedroom which has a king size 150cm bed with en-suite shower and WC facilities, opposite is a twin bedroom with dual aspect windows (if required, we can put an additional single fold away guest bed in to accommodate 3 people in this room - by request) ideal for family house sharing.


Gorgeous bedroom in the eaves, single or king size 160cm bed (with reduced door height). Plenty of floor space.

Full size family bathroom complete with curved bath, shower, WC, handbasin. bathroom cabinets.

There is a private heated pool (open from May until September), wrap around south facing sun terraces and a gorgeous new canopy over the rear patio area for shelter from the midday sun. The private garden has several mature trees and shrubs and a small lawn area. There are lovely flowering Mock Orange trees which arch over the gravel path leading up to the house and a beautiful rambling wisteria leads from the house to the pool area. We have six comfortable sun loungers on the decking areas by the pool, with two large sun shades if required. Pool towels are provided when the pool is in use (April through to October) and the pool is heated to never fall below 28C when in use.

There are plenty of areas to choose from for outside dining, either in the sun or shade, with a beautiful 6 seat teak dining table and chairs and charcoal BBQ.

We have created a lovely private town house from which you can stroll to the gourmet restaurants in Sarlat. Most restaurants are within a genuine 5-10 minute walk of the house, which means you can enjoy a few glasses of wine with your meals out without having to worry about driving (taxis tend to be very expensive here in France). There is a boulangerie for your morning croissants and baguettes, with a lovely little deli next door just a short 3 minute stroll away from the house.

Sarlat is a small town of exceptional beauty with its narrow winding streets, stone roofs and Benedictine Abbey. You will be mesmerized by over 1000 years of art and architecture at every turn, all accessible within 5 minutes on foot from your Sarlat holiday home. And the beauty of our location is that you can sit in the garden enjoying the pool or having your lunch and it's peaceful enough to hear the birds sing.

Please be wary of listings that claim to be in Sarlat or 5 or 10 minutes from Sarlat. This often refers to driving time. We are a genuine 5 minute walk to the medieval center. We've heard countless stories from holidaymakers believing they were coming to stay in Sarlat but have had to travel miles to get anywhere.

You can visit the colorful farmer's market and food hall, or indulge in French cafe culture and watch the world pass by. Sarlat has many free attractions throughout the year around including a Christmas market and outdoor ice rink for the festive period, art exhibitions and during the summer months especially, there are constant evening street performers, open air theatre, music festivals, fireworks, acrobats, musicians, clowns providing nightly shows for your entertainment. After a day spent messing about on the river, visiting caves or chateaux, why not sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and watch the locals play Petanque, or even have a go yourself, there is a set of boules in the house for your use.

There really is something for everyone here in Sarlat, right on your doorstep...

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Email -
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Paul

We visited the Dordogne originally around 20 years ago, coming back year after year with our children and fell in love with the area, especially Sarlat and all it has to offer. We finally moved here permanently six years ago. You will be able to draw on our vast local knowledge, which has been acquired over many years, to make the most of your stay in this wonderful area. We can provide you with a private chauffeur for sightseeing, wine tours etc. Contacts for bike hire including delivery to the house if you wish. Advice on how to make reservations for visits to local attractions and so much more.

Paul purchased this house in 2013

Why Paul chose Sarlat-la-Canéda

Stunning period property with may original features, private heated pool, mature private garden and Sarlat on foot......... what more could you ask for.

What makes this house unique

This is a wonderful turn of the century period stone town house with good size mature private garden set within an easy 5 minute stroll of Sarlat. La Maison Breuil is situated in a fantastic, residential central location. With only a 3 minute walk to the wonderful boulangeries for your morning croissants and freshly baked baguettes. Everything you wish to sample, restaurants, shopping, sight seeing etc is right on your doorstep. We love to wander into the town purchasing plenty of local produce, Foie Gras, Confit de Canard, Goat cheese etc, saunter back home within minutes and enjoy our feast on the patio watching the locals playing Petanque in the tree lined square at the front of the house, an ultimate French experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed on: 08/16/2015 for their stay in 07/2015 on

CENTRAL SARLAT, 3 Bed, Pool, Parking, Free WIFI

We stayed in 'La Maison Breuil' for a week at the end of July. We had never been to the region before and the location of the house gave us the perfect combination of quiet accommodation but with the option to walk into nearby Sarlat for dinner when we wanted. The house itself is gorgeous, the renovations that have gone into the property have been carefully thought through resulting in a property that has kept it's character but that still manages to include everything you need for modern life (dishwasher/washing machine, tv/dvd and of course wifi which it seems impossible to live without now!). We all really loved our stay here the rooms were all beautifully clean with freshly laundered, comfortable cotton sheets and we all slept very well. The large, sheltered, outside table meant that we were able to eat every meal outside and the kitchen was perfectly equipped. We also had a couple of barbecues. The layout of the outside area is also well done - the garden slopes up to the pool which is surrounded by decking which is lovely for lounging around in the sun. We all had a fabulous time splashing around in the pool. The table on the front terrace is also perfect to sit at on warm summer's evening looking out onto the petanque court. The owner is lovely and very pleasant to deal with - which I know should be a given but oftentimes it is not! For example within the house manual doesn't just provide basic info on how to make sure you don't break anything it also contains information on the local area, where to find doctors, pharmacies etc, restaurant recommendation which shows that they are keen to go the extra mile to ensure their guests enjoy their stay and feel welcome. We would all recommend Maison Breuil, in fact we are thinking of going back ourselves! The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area and having Sarlat on the doorstep is great when you cannot be bothered cooking but also do not want to drive for miles. We felt like we were in a home from home for the week, where we could truly relax, and that for me was the best thing about our stay.
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Sarlat-la-Canéda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En Suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor cloakroom WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin Bedroom Two single beds
    Bedroom 3 - Bedroom in the Eaves either 160cm or 90cm single bed
    Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom with en suite. Pure white Egyptian Bedding
  • Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom King Size bed, bedside cabinets, fitted wardrobe, original chestnut flooring and and en suite bathroom with a shower. Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with original feature fireplace, dual aspect windows, two single beds, bedside cabinets, fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 3: This can be made up as either a single bedroom (perfect for a child) or a King Size bed (with reduced floor space). Please state exact requirement for this room when making a reservationj. This room has hanging space for clothes, a blanket box and a chest of drawers. Due to the position of a beam this room has a restricted door height. All of the bedrooms have 5* hotel quality goose feather duvets and pillows and luxury white Egyptian cotton bedding which is professionaly laundered. The beds will be made up for your arrival and a spare set provided for a weekly change. Two Luxury white Egyptian cotton towels are provided per guest per week. Pool towels are provided during the summer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Here is one of the many private emails received from guests who have stayed in 2013 : To: Rue Du Breuil Sent: Thursday, 23 May 2013, 15:52 Subject: Re: La Maiso Breuil Hey Paula 4 weeks has gone so quickly and tomorrow we head off! Thank you so much for a wonderful time at your home. Everything we needed has been thought of, and really all we had to do was pick the day trips and restaurants to visit! The only downer of course has been the weather. The guide on our walk through the old town today said he couldn't remember a worse spring in 30 years!! However, the kids did grit their teeth and dive in one day and I am attaching a photo to prove it!!! Thank you also for the thoughtful 'care package' on our arrival. Thanks again and perhaps we will have to come back again another time to prove the weather can be kinder. Best Regards Paul


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Fabulous Location, Charming House

  • 5 of 5

Dear Pippa and Steve,

We just had one of the best vacations of our life (May 20 2017 to June 3 2017) and your charming house played an enormous role! The house is lovely and very well appointed. The bed linens were fabulous, the terrace was addictive and the pool area extremely clean and just perfect, especially for the 90+ degree days we had while there. As owners, you are simply the most accommodating, kind and fun owners we have ever encountered from our many online rental experiences.

Your restaurant recommendations were terrific. We especially enjoyed La Petite Tonnelle in Beynac and then Le Presidial and Le Bistro de l'Octroi in Sarlat. We shopped at Leclerc's and it was perfect for all our needs which ranged from great wine, lovely cheese, gourmet tarts and several French novels and magazines for our flight home.

Your brochures and recommendations on Chateaus, market towns, and formal gardens were superb. We spent our days truly enchanted and dazed by all the surrounding beauty. We will definitely return. Many thanks!

Denise and Peter

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House with Lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely time at La Maison Breuil, the house was exactly as described, we couldn't have asked for more. The owners were super to deal with before our arrival with a feast of information. During our stay, making time to call down and say a friendly hello and after our stay, thanking us and returning the deposit immediately. The house and pool were fantastic, incredibly well equipped. We were blessed with perfect weather and on top of that the Wi-Fi was excellent, a massive bonus for my husband as he had to unfortunately do a lot of work whilst away but could still sit with us outside. The local bakery is a 3 minute walk and there are two fabulous restaurants close to the house. Sarlat centre only a 10 minutes walk and is to die for. We could not have picked a better place for our holiday. We will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is perfect. The house was spotlessly clean and its clear it is well maintained. The outside areas are well positioned for both full sun whilst watching the petanque players and a shaded area to get out of the mid day sun. Around the pool, the sun beds and very comfortable and again, different areas for shade and sun with a couple of large umbrellas. The interior of the house is well appointed and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms are very comfortable with top quality linen. The owners were a delight to deal with, from booking to the end of stay. Nothing was too much trouble and gave some excellent advice. We would definitely recommend this property for your holiday.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 with two children under 10 stayed here for a one-week trip in and around Sarlat. It was was a wonderful place to stay and we looked forward to returning every evening after spending the days out and about. We were here in November so didn't use any of the outdoor amenities, but the inside was warm, welcoming, clean and comfortable. Communication with the owner, Pippa, was always pleasant and timely. A bottle of wine was provided as a welcome which was a nice touch. Pippa also provides a binder full of useful information on the house itself - everything you need to know for your stay, as well as useful information about the town such as restaurants, grocery stores, etc. and also nearby sites. The home is very convenient to the central area of Sarlat. The old winding stone streets and historic buildings as well as restaurants, bakeries, shops, etc. are less than 10 minutes away. I strongly recommend this home and would certainly stay here again should I be lucky enough to return to this wonderful region of France.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly amazing

  • 5 of 5

La Maison Breuil is everything the photos reveal and more. All the excellent reviews are spot on and justified, so you can be assured that what you see is what you get. We had 4 adults, a 6 month old baby and stayed for 2 weeks in early May, thoroughly enjoying life in the house and nearby in Sarlat plus the Dordogne region. The house is ideally located in Sarlat, being a short walking distance to a good boulangerie, delicatessen and the medieval town centre, plus short drives to beautiful villages along the Dordogne river. Finally you will be extremely well looked after by the owners Pippa and Steve, both leading up to your stay and during it. We asked a lot of questions in the lead up, and sort their help for medical contacts during our stay on a weekend when there were public holidays. Pippa went out of her way to help on both occasions. In summary you can rent this beautiful house with a peace of mind, and be assured of a holiday to cherish and remember for a long time.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This owner managed property was ideally located. We were able to stroll to the medieval part of town for sightseeing and dinner as well as be in close proximity to beautiful châteaus, castels and adventures. The personal and friendly out reach of Pippa and Steve was caring but with boundaries. We had an unusual situation arise and when we called them for advise they both dropped what they were doing and arrived at the house to help us.

We had a wonderful 3 week stay and would love to return sgain.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Brive, Bergerac & limoges
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Sarlat La Caneda
Car: not necessary

Why not enjoy a morning drifting down the Dordogne river in your own canoe, passing Chateaux, Bastides and medieval villages as you go, this is something not to be missed. Take your own picnic and stop off at one of the many beaches along the river, or pull in for a gourmet meal at a riverside restaurant. For those of you feeling a bit more energetic, join one of the many bike tours and see the leafy lanes and valleys. Hot air ballooning and microlight flights can be organised locally for the more adventurous amongst you. There is a 'Tree Adventure Park' near by, which is a great place to go in a group for kids and adults alike. There are also the many local caves including Lascaux and the not to be missed Font de Gaume at les Eyzies with their Prehistoric paintings for you to visit. Sarlat itself offers many free attractions, especially during the summer months, including open air street theatre, acrobats, musicians, art exhibitions, concerts and firework displays.

There are many festivals, fetes and markets throughout the year. From mid July and throughout August there is a Music and Drama Festival in Sarlat, with open air concerts, plays, street entertainers and busking musicians, who will amuse and delight you all for free. Try the summer Night Markets and Gourmet Feast Days where it is possible to sample the food from the region, watch it being cooked before you then sit and enjoy with a glass of local wine in the open air dining areas. During the autumn and winter months you can visit the Truffle markets and search for the famous Cepe mushrooms which grow in abundance in the fertile Dordogne region. Sample the regional delicacy of Foie Gras from the many outlets.

It is all here for you to do whatever your prefer, whether its drifting down the river on a passenger boat or canoe, enjoying a picnic by the river or eating at a Michelin starred restaurant......




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $368.64
Pet Fee $61.44

Cancellations made before 12 weeks of arrival will receive a refund of their deposit less €100.00 for admin plus any additional bank charges for receipt and refund of the deposit.
For Cancellations under 12 weeks before arrival date : Refunds will only be given providing we are able to re let the property for the same period at the same rate, We shall endeavour to re let it of course.
Please contact me for full terms and conditions

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion
Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday during the high season (in 7 day multiples) . Flexiible arrivals all other periods.

2 and 4 Guest Rate as advertised above. Additional guests rate €91.00 per person, per short stay or week.

November to March, short stays are possible with flexible arrivals, at a rate of 150 Euros per night for up to 2 guests, minimum 3 night stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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