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AMAZING VIDEO Sarlat - Charm - Tranquility, Relaxing With Atmosphere - Le Chai

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome



Le Chai

Romantic cottage with lots of charm.. Sleeps 2-4. Cozy double bedroom with wood burner in the fireplace and a spacious double bedroom that can easily be turn into 2 single beds. All on the 1st floor. Ground floor you will find a TV room next to the dining area. Well equipped kitchen and through out the cottage. Nice peaceful outdoor sitting to enjoy your breakfast, lunch, or a grill dinner, right out the kitchen doors..

About the property

Youtube: Chateau la Benechie

VIDEOTOUR is under Facilities on the very bottom.

La Grange, converted barn with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs. Just a few steps from the pool and table tennis room. Well equipped. 42' LED TV, DVD player, wood burner, dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, washer and dryer, outdoor sitting, Weber BBQ Grill.

The pool area has a under roof sitting area, and an indoor lounge.

Le Chai is a charming cottage with 2 spacious bedrooms upstairs. 1 bedroom with a double bed and 1 bedroom with a double bed that can be separated into 2 singles beds. Downstairs: kitchen and dining area. Bathroom with shower. TV room. Kitchen is well equipped with, micro oven, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher and washer and dryer. Outside from the kitchen a terrace perfect for breakfast in the morning sun.

We have put out a video which you will find when you look at the photos. The video comes up after the last photo. This will give you a feeling of the property, the space and also an understanding of the gites both inside and outside.

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen and Arnie Sanchez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Ellen and Arnie Sanchez

Arnie grew up in Texas and later moved to Norway where he has been a cook for many years. He took his education in Austin, Tx. He has worked in different restaurants with different foods and has in addition to his great BBQ skills, also a long experience with other cuisines. Ellen is a gestaltterapist and has been working with this for many years. She grew up in Stavanger, Norway. She has for many years looked for a place with a comfortable climate. The combination of beautiful nature, growing vegetables and living in a slower pace has been the motivation.

Ellen and Arnie Sanchez purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Ellen and Arnie Sanchez chose Perigord Noir

We have been travelling for a few years looking for a property in France. Coming to Dordogne and search here, made us really fall in love with this area. The landscape, the history, and the climate suites us very well.

The property is located overlooking the hillsides of Sarlat and with the information of the ancient history - we also were intrigued by this.

What makes this cottage unique

For us it was the immediate feeling of peace and tranquility when came to view the property. The location on the hilltop overlooking the valleys was beautiful. The history of the place, and the historic features also contributed to our interest. Coming into the kitchen and looking through the open door to the sunny terrace.was the moment it just felt right. We both knew that this is our place. We could see how this could be our future home and how welcoming in also would feel to family and guests. The size of property, and the spacious feeling we enjoyed as well.

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Deposit and 1/2 of rental fee will insure your stay at Le Chai.


Sarlat-la-Canéda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With wood burner in fireplace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Nice spacious bedroom with 2 single beds one can put togethe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Le Chai
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

A magical countryside retreat yet close to all the amenities of Sarlat and the Dordogne at your door

  • 5 of 5

Le Chai is a cosy cottage in its own private corner of Arnie and Ellen's property. Amenities were excellent and the locations extremely convenient to the Sarlat and other highlights of the Dordogne. The recently opened Terrace restaurant on the property was a gem with Arnie demonstrating fine skill in the kitchen taking great local produce and adding his own unique twist. A tranquil place to dine outdoors on a warm evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at La Benechie. If you ever come to the Dordogne again we hope to see you. Arnie and Ellen
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An idyllic property ideally situated 5 minutes from Sarlat, a perfect home base for the Dordogne.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at le Benechie and le Chai was just perfect. There were 9 of us, between the two gites we had more than enough space yet we were together. You wake up to birdsong but all the must see sights in the Dordogne are close by. Arnie also cooked us a wonderful dinner. He and Ellen were charming, natural hosts. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had a good stay here at La Benechie. If you ever come to the Dordogne, we hope to see you again. Arnie and Ellen
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Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week stay in the larger gite with our inlaws and two teenage daughters. The gite is in an excellent location if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Sarlat but still only 5mins by car.

The layout of the gite gave us all some privacy, the kitchen was well equipped with crockery and pots and pans, probably the best we have stayed in so far.

The owners were very helpful and I would recommend eating at their La Terrace restaurant at their chateaux, especially recommend the Texan BBQ and Ellen's homemade Norweigan desserts.

The gite is in a peaceful rural area but still within 5mins drive of a bakers and three very big supermarkets. But also ideally located to explore some small villages in the Dordogne, whilst the larger towns perhaps an hours drive away. We found and were recommended some lovely restaurants to eat in which were away from Sarlat , we liked Sarlat but we found alot of the restaurants to only serve a limited menu typical of that area.

The kayak trip down the Dordogne was beautiful.

The pool and gardens were very peaceful and well maintained and most of the time we had the pool to the middle of August, all in all a very relaxing holiday.

I would recommend this gite to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and tranquillity in Sarlat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chateau la Benechie was just perfect - a very pretty gite so well equipped in beautiful surroundings. The pool was excellent and our hosts most charming and helpful - what more can you ask for. It was a joy to return to Le Chai after a day out - it felt like home!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation here at La Benechie. Arnie and Ellen
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Wonderful and very private

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Sarlat, perfect for day trips. Wonderfully restored house with very nice rooms but small bath. Very nice owners and beautifull surroundings. So quiet and private that you can enjoy a sky full of stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Le Chai. Thank you for your review. Arnie and Ellen
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Review holiday sarlat

  • 4 of 5

A Nice And cosy house And a beautiful swimmingpool. The location is excellent. We enjoyed the country Side And is still very close to the city sarlat. The house is very well decorated And has all equipment needed to make our holiday comfortable. We really recommend this accomodation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at La Grange. Arnie and Ellen
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Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Lolivarie, Siorac
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Sarlat center
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
River beach on Dordogne
Car: recommended

The village of Sarlat has great markets on the weekends all year round including their Christmas markets in December. Foie gras, good wine and small great restaurants and cafes are at the center of Sarlat.

There are many beautiful villages to be seen around the area including Castelnaud- la -Chapelle, Domme, La Roque- Gageac, Beynac -et-Cazenac. These are all on the listing of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. A drive along the back roads of this area is a very nice experience.

Visiting Beynac and other medieval castles is where one can get guided tours. Renting a canoe along the Dordogne river on a hot summer is highly recommended or taking a guided tour in a river boat down the river is also very popular. Hot air balloon rides along the river and surroundings is also very popular too.

The romantic garden of Marqueyssac and it's scenic walk is also a great experience. The area is great for biking as well.


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