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James and Aude

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french

Perigourdine House, Barn Conversion and Pool 5 mins Walk to Dordogne - Stone Barn

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Cénac-et-Saint-Julien Barn Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 8 In Four Double Bedrooms

The property in two parts, the original house and the stone former barn nestles amongst a charming cluster of honey-coloured stone houses, surrounded by walnut groves, at the end of a no through road. The two building set up is attractive to those people who wish to holiday in company with friends or family but maintain their own space.

This property would perfectly suit two families or couples, or a multi-generational family reunion, who can be together yet have independent facilities, or a couple on their own who wish to get away from it all and enjoy the space, peace and calm of this delightful place.

In high season it is expected that the property be rented as a whole unit, however, in mid and low season it is possible to rent only one of the units if that is preferred.

With a 5 minute stroll, you reach the banks of the Dordogne. This river is recognised as one of the 15 cleanest rivers in Europe. The nearest swimming beach is at Cenac-et-St-Julien.

Whether you're planning for lazy days at the house with relaxing walks to enjoy the stunning surroundings, or wish for a more active holiday, St.Julien is an excellent place in which to base yourself.

Accessibility

The property does require a fair level of mobility from its visitors as due to its age there are stone and wood stairs throughout the two buildings although the main bedroom of the stone barn is on the ground floor.

We prefer any family with young children stay in the main house where there is space for cot, high chair etc. and safe access to the garden.

Outside

From the living room in the main house doors open onto the pretty, enclosed garden on one side and onto the courtyard on the other. Stone Barn has doors onto the courtyard and a private terrace with table and chairs accessed from the mezzanine bedroom.

Both charcoal and gas barbecues are provided on the property and there is an open barn in the garden that can serve as an outdoor bar for night time or al fresco dining in the shade in the day time.

More Details

Details for Stone Barn 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Stone Barn's main bedroom is on the ground floor with ensuite shower room containing a generously sized shower cabinet, basin and toilet.

The kitchen is open plan through to the TV area with dining table and chairs and mezzanine above. All the usual equipment is provided, electric stove, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, kettle, toaster, eating utensils etc. There is a comfortable seating area for watching the international channels on the TV.

The second bedroom is on the mezzanine with a folding privacy screen and its own ensuite shower room with basin and toilet. The door out onto the second floor terrace opens from the top of the stairs next to this bedroom. There are french doors opening from the living room onto the walled courtyard which is a shared area if the units have been rented separately.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
James and Aude (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About James and Aude

James Oxford the owner and your host, is an art director and conceptual artist from Los Angeles.

James and Aude purchased this barn in 2013

Why James and Aude chose Perigord Noir

Your host simply couldn't resist the film set like backdrop to this charming property and on returning to LA he missed no longer having castles in his backyard. He returned to buy this place! As he has found and confidently expects you will too, his house offers the perfect base for discovering the stunning and dramatic scenery of the surrounding area with its chateau, caves, restaurants, riding stables, golf links, river trips and so on and on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We keep very good memories of visits and meetings held during our stay in France. Our trip went very well and our passing through your house has played an important role. We spent a very pleasant week in St-Julien, we felt at home, in a comfortable house, clean and welcoming. Your welcome (good wine, bread, jams, flowers ...) has affected us as well as your messages to make sure everything went well.



Notre voyage s’est très bien passé et notre passage dans votre gîte n’y est pas étranger. Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine à St-Julien, nous nous y sentions chez nous, dans un gîte confortable, propre et accueillant. Votre accueil (bon vin, pain, confitures, fleurs ...) nous a touchés ainsi que vos messages pour vous assurer que tout se passait bien.
Jul 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Stone Barn
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews
5

Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most wonderful holiday, staying in the lovely and characterful stone barn. We are a family of 4 (chn aged 9 & 6) and the well equipped accommodation (James really has thought of everything!) and perfect location made for a very relaxing week. The short walk down to the Dordogne river from the barn led us to what we considered to be the most beautiful stretch of the river. Lots of things to do within a short drive (Domme, Castlenaud, kayaking), our only disappointment was that we were only there for 1 week! A perfect holiday destination for families or couples. Simply stunning!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect setting for exploring the Dordogne.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house after kindly being upgraded by James. It is a super property with everything you need and much more, very comfortable, with lovely personal touches, and a beautiful swimming pool in a garden setting. James is full of local information and really informative. It is approximately 500 yards from the banks of the Dordogne river .

Situated in the tiny village of St Julien, the properties are perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful villages. It is a quiet rural setting with lovely walks. It is wonderfully peaceful, meaning you can escape back to calm and tranquility after your day, yet the main sightseeing villages of the Dordogne are all within a short drive.

Cenac St Julien is a 5 minuets drive away with shops, supermarket, Boulangerie, restaurants etc. There are lots of places to enjoy outdoor activities such as Kyaking in Cenac.

We would definitely return should we be holidaying in the region again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and David were perfect guests. They were traveling through out France and having the time of their lives. I'm lucky they chose my gite for their stay. I would love to see them again and again in the following years.
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Beautiful stone house with pool in pretty village.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and nicely appointed house in the peaceful village of St Julien. The owner was on-site while we were there and he wae charming and could not have been more helpful. It was very hot when we stayed and it was wonderful to plunge into the delightful garden pool. The nearby village of Cenac supplied all our needs and all the great sites of that part of the Dordogne were within easy reach. A great location which we would recommend to our friends and would love to revisit.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Holydays in a little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour dans le Périgord Noir avec des amis autrichiens était très agréable. La location était parfaite. C’est une maison décorée avec beaucoup de goût, et bien qu’elle soit ancienne, elle est fonctionnelle, et il y a tout ce qu’il faut pour se sentir comme chez soi. Vue les fortes chaleurs, nous avons apprécié la fraicheur d’une maison en pierre et la belle piscine toute propre, sans oublié les soirées barbecue. Merci au propriétaire pour son accueil, sa disponibilité et sa sympathie. Nous y retournerons surement, car la maison et la région nous plaisent beaucoup, et il nous reste encore des endroits à découvrir

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Perfect peace

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Stone Barn for 7 nights. It is a beautiful conversion that manages to feel both spacious and cosy. It is very well appointed, though being in a more remote location, not surprisingly, it suffers from occasional variations in water pressure. The garden with pool and courtyard are shared with the main house but our sun terrace on the first floor was private to the Barn. The main house was occupied during our stay by two American couples. This turned out to be a very enjoyable additional dimension to our stay as we had an evening of absorbing, pleasurable conversation in their company. The village is tiny and quiet. The buildings are a wonderful rich colour of the local stone. All around are rolling fields of lush orchards, and yellow harvested fields scattered with hay rolls. It is an exquisite unspoilt setting. There are many attractive places to visit, towns such as Domme, Beynac and Sarlat. gardens such as the extraordinary Parc du Château de Marqueyssac and the serene gardens of the Manor of Eyrignac. There is also the huge array of fascinating caves around Les Eyzies. The combination of driving or walking through beautiful countryside to such places in the area and returning to the peaceful, comfortable Stone Barn gave us a blissfully wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nelson, New Zealand
5

Magical Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I enjoyed the most romantic Vacation whilst staying in this beautiful French stone house and barn. It was everything and more then we could have hoped for, beautiful, peaceful and only a few minutes from the Dordogne River.

We explored the surrounding areas; Domme, Cenac and Sarlat that are all relatively close by. We spent our time there, kayaking, drinking French wines and eating fresh strawberries, cherries and cheese from the amazing markets near by.

The main house has a great outdoor garden were we would often enjoy an afternoon game of Bocce. Madeleine was incredibly helpful and accommodating, answering all of our enquires promptly and was just a pleasure to book with.

I would highly recommend this accommodation, and I will certainly be booking this beautiful house and barn again in the near future.

Loretta

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Golf
25.5 Kilometres
La Lolivarie, Siorac
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach

The Dordogne river (rated as one of the 15 cleanest in Europe and classified as a Unesco World Heritage Biosphere Reserve), offers water sports and safe for swimming river beaches along its length.

The sea coast is the Arcachon Bay, near Bordeaux, approximately 2.5 hours drive away.

Golf

A google search will bring up the names and locations of several golf courses around Saint Julien. The nearest one is La Lolivarie, a 9 hole course at Siorac on the road to Bergerac. Chateau de Vigiers, near Bergerac is an 18 hole course.

How to get there

Bordeaux airport(international flights with big carriers): 205kms

Nearest airport Bergerac(all the 'budget' airlines): 70kms

Airport at Perigueux(flights from Paris): 75kms

Calais: 830kms

Paris: 550kms

Train: Paris to Perigueux 4hr

Train: Bordeaux to Sarlat 2hr30m

Use of a car is essential. Car rental companies at train stations and airports.

Distances

Local shops in Cenac(4kms) for basics. Domme(5.5kms) other shops and Casino supermarket. The nearest big supermarkets are in Sarlat(15kms) where there is a Casino, Leclerc and Carrefour. There is also a big Carrefour at St. Cyprien (20kms).

Further details

The best produce market in the region is held in St. Cyprien every Sunday morning. Other markets, Domme - Thursday, Le Bugue - Tuesday, Sarlat - Wednesday and Saturday.

Credit Agricole have an outlet in Cenac otherwise banks can be found at Daglan, St.Cyprien and of course, Sarlat. The Post Offices often have ATM's and the nearest is at Beynac-et-Cazenac.

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Rates & Availability

Cénac-et-Saint-Julien Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$615
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$670
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$615
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $200

Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 4pm. Depart by 10am.
A 50% payment secures the booking + 200euro security deposit against damage which is returned following a property check after your departure. The final payment is due 1 month before your arrival date. Payment by Secure Payment system or bank transfer.
Linen is included in the rent. Nov to April 50euros charge for heating.

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Amenities

Cénac-et-Saint-Julien Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite shower room 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

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