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Paula & Barry Grainger

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

Step into history in an oak beamed 15c apartment in the heart of medieval Sarlat

28 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Perigord Noir Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Romantic, self catering loft apartment with lots of character & roof top views

Step back in time & relax in our beautiful studio/loft apartment which is set in the heart of the Medieval Historical centre of Sarlat. Our apartment is set at the top of a stone spiral staircase in a 15th century townhouse overlooking the old roof tops of Sarlat. The apartment is L shaped with a high, light and airy oak beamed ceiling & stone walls. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for those romantic dinners for 2 (if you can tear yourselves away from those gourmet restaurants) comprising of : small oven, microwave, fridge and large 3 drawer freezer, small dish washer, 2 ring electric hob, kettle, electric coffee machine, plenty of plates, cutlery, saucepans, cups , glasses and some pantry items.The washing machine is housed in the bathroom. The bathroom is perfect for that relaxing bubble bath soak after all the sightseeing the shower is incorporated in the bath . The lounge has a dining table which can comfortaby seat 4 a 2 seater sofa an armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD plus UK satelite tv and a selection of dvd's and the wonderful roof top view. The cosy beamed bedroom is set in an alcove off the lounge area with double bed , small set of drawers and 2 bedside tables. There is a small wardrobe in the lounge area.. The oak stairs lead up to the mezzanine among the beams where you can relax and plan your days ahead with maps, books and chill out listening to your favourite music on a docking system. On leaving the building you step right into the heart of Sarlat, surrounded by Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, art galleries and the Cathederal of St Sacredos.

SARLAT : Sarlat dates back to around the 9th Century and some say before , but it was probably at the beginning of the 9th Century, with the founding of a Benedictine abbey that the real history of the city began. As time went on Sarlat evolved even coming under English rule for 10 years in 1360.! following repeated episodes of plague, famine & flooding and local uprising - Sarlat remained unchanged - indeed forgotten and slowly fell into dis-repair, totally unsuited to modern day living with narrow streets & lack of sanitation. But this handicap was to become an asset when the city was one of the first to benefit from the Malrux law of 4th August 1962. This law on protected areas quickly led to extensive renovation work. Today, this restoration work carries on an architectural heritage that remains the main treasure of Sarlat, indeed Sarlat is often used as a backdrop for Films such as Les Miserables and holds 'The Sarlat Film Festival' each November.

SURROUNDING AREA: Once outside Sarlat you are surrounded by some beautiful countryside and stunning views. Take a trip along the Dordogne river on a gabarres, or if you fancy a bit of exercise the canoes are worth a trip, bring a picnic and spend a day on the river. Explore the many caves and grottes in the area, and the cave paintings of Lascaux 2, not the original but worth a visit , for original paintings there is Font de Gaume which is in Les Eyzies and the caves of Rouffignac. See the sights from above by taking a balloon ride or a trip in a plane ! The rock formations of Les Eyzies are well worth a visit and the beautiful Chateaux/gardens of Les Milandes,( the home of Josephine Baker) Marqueyssac, Castelnaud,Fenlon and D'Eyrignac. Step back in time(100 years) and take a trip to Le Bournat, enjoy the fairground rides and workshops, visit the aquarium, or the new zoo reserve. Rocamadour about an hour away is well worth a visit, - a monkey park ,falconry, zoo, caves, fantastic views, and the pilgrim walking route, with beautiful churches. And for RELAXATION - the lakeside beach of Tamnies is ten minutes away from Sarlat.

Restaurants, cafes and markets are a speciality and In this region if you like Duck you will be in heaven along with Sarladais potatoes as well as other local produce.

The superb markets have an array of fresh mouth watering produce such as:

Truffles, foie gras, wild mushrooms like cepes, girolles and morels, also walnuts, chestnuts, strawberries, confits (meats preserved in fat) Cheeses, bread, sausages, wines and local liquors.

The Dordogne enjoys a more settled weather pattern than UK or Ireland, it does have rain, enriching the region with green fields and can be cold in the winter months. In the Spring and Autumn it has a varied temperature, starting off cool in the mornings and heating up as the day goes along…layers are the best clothing to bring. In the Summer June ,July and August the average temperature can be around 30 ‘C.. so shorts, T- shirts are a must, not forgetting sun hats, sun glasses and sun cream.

Nearest Airports : Bergerac - Ryan air, Flybe, KLM City Airport. (just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)

Brive - London city -City Jet - and Ryanair - Stansted ( Just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)

Toulouse, Bordeaux,Limoges & Rodez are all within 2 to 3 hours drive to Sarlat .

Train : Train services run from - Paris - Bordeaux - Sarlat or Paris - Souillac and then shuttle bus to Sarlat.

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If you arrive by train we can meet you at Sarlat station and take you to the apartment.

In Sarlat there are car hire services such as Europcar, which is in walking distance from Sarlat train station and the apartment.

Our sole interest is for us to help you have a holiday that you won't forget from the first time that you contact us to your arrival, any questions or queries you have we are on hand to help. We will meet you on your day of arrival and help you settle in and then leave you to discover the wonders of medieval Sarlat and the region.

We hope you enjoy your visit in this beautiful historic town and you go home with not only fantastic photos but many happy memories to put into your album.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula & Barry Grainger (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Paula & Barry Grainger

We arrived from Ireland in 2005 and fell in love with the region and wanted to enrich our lives with a new culture, language and of course take in the local food and wine...

Paula & Barry Grainger purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Paula & Barry Grainger chose Perigord Noir

We loved this apartment as soon as we saw it...with it's high beamed roof and position looking over the other roofs of Sarlat. We could not wait to experience this property ourselves and we have spent a week or two enjoying the apartment, knowing that we were in the heart of history , a location for film sets and a superb market and ambiance.... We love the area as there are always suprises around the corner and Sarlat is a great base to explore other areas and villages. We love both the fact you can have a quiet relaxing visit wandering through villages and relaxing by or on the river/ lakes or enjoying the summer fetes... or delving into history and art and of course the food and wine and trips to vineyards.... something for every one.

What makes this apartment unique

So many benefits.... Location,Location,Location.... being in the heart of the medieval city..it's a perfect base for visiting the sites knowing that when you return to Le Grenier you are only seconds away from the shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and tourist office to plan your next visits ...... Le Grenier itself is self contained and set in a 15 century building with original stone spiral staircase taking you to the apartment full of original oak beams and stonework, perfect to whip up some great meals from the fresh produce from the Wednesday and Saturday Markets which are right on your door step.... along with the restaurants and cafes, and in the Summer the street entertainment...

Guestbook comments from the owner

All good things must come to an end. We had decided to spend a few days away before the Christmas festivities set in, somewhere quiet but with a "Christmas feel", well we couldn't have asked for more with le Grenier and Sarlat. We arrived early evening and the magical Christmas feel to the town was wonderful. The apartment is very comfortable, well equipped with all that we needed and was lovely to return to after a day out sight seeing.. the welcome wine was very appreciated. If you are a photographer head out to the villages of Domme, Beynac, castelnaud early in the morning as the sun rising and mists from the river Dordogne create superb photos. The Christmas market if you are here at the time is well worth a visit for those extra gifts and the ice skating although we did not partake was fun to watch. All in all we have had a great stay and hope to return in the Summer months. Thank you Barry and Paula for all your help/advise especially the restaurants and not forgetting a wonderful welcome. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.
Dec 2014
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4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Step into history in an oak beamed 15c apartment in the heart of medieval Sarlat
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
Channel Islands, Guernsey
5

A fantastic apartment in the heart of it all .....

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in the centre of a picturesque city with lots to see and do and only a short drive from the river and tourist attractions. It was well equipped with everything you need to make yourself comfortable. The apartment was surrounded by plenty of restaurants and gift shops for those gifts to take home but a bustling market on wed's and sat's to buy lots of local produce to cook your own meals. The locals were friendly and helpful especially if your french is'nt all that!! We were welcomed into the apartment by fantastic and friendly owners who made us feel comfortable and were at the end of a phone whenever you needed them.

For our first holiday to France as a couple this apartment was perfect and gave us everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the area..... canoe-ing , the markets, restaurants.. the list goes on.. We aim to help our guests feel relaxed and comfortable,knowing that if they do need any help or information that we are only a phone call or 15 minutes drive away!
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5

Perfect home, perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I am a little late in writing this review as I stayed in May of 2013, but since I am headed back to stay in this charming little apartment again I had to share how wonderful it is! The apartment is as charming and full of character as the photos show. The location absolutely can't be beat. It is right in the middle of the old center of town, but quiet and private at the same time. The only problem I had with the apartment is that it was so comfortable that I ended up sleeping late every morning! Paula and Barry are amazing hosts and make the experience even better. Wonderful communication from the very first, and then personal attention when you arrive. They picked me up at the train station, purchased some groceries so that I had something to munch on after my long trip, left me a bottle of wine, and even helped me get to my next destination when I left. When I decided to head back to Sarlat this September there was no question on where to stay! Can't wait to get back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

I wanted to stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

I originally booked for 3 weeks but then extended to 5 ... and totally loved my stay in beautiful Le Grenier in the centre of lovely Sarlat. The apartment was just dreamy and had everything I needed. I cooked every day with the local treats I bought at the Wednesday and Saturday markets and enjoyed every pink sunset from that lovely window. Paula and Barry were excellent hosts, collecting me from the train station and carrying my bags up the stairs....even offering to do a little pre-arrival grocery shop! The kitchen was even stocked with a few essentials which was great! I totally enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to anyone. You'll love waking to the church bells and chit chatter of your feathery roof top friends. I'll definitely be back. Thanks Paula and Barry

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and had lovey expériences to share with us... We hope that in the future you will stay with us again and enjoy more delights of the area.
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5

Perfecto.

  • 5 of 5

Desde el primer correo nos sentimos muy cómodos con Paula y Barry, nos aclararon todas nuestras dudas y hicieron que todo el proceso de reserva fuera muy sencillo y amable.

Al llegar Barry nos esperó en la estación y nos acompañó a un parking gratuito cercano al apartamento, además de ayudarnos a subir el equipaje por las escaleras de caracol que llevan a Le Grenier.

Estas escaleras son ideales para rebajar el delicioso Foié y diferentes productos de la zona como el magret o el confit.

El apartamento es una preciosa buhardilla muy bien decorada, donde destacan las vigas de roble originales, está perfectamente equipado con todo lo necesario.

La situación es ideal, está justo en el centro de la ciudad medieval donde están todos los restaurantes, tiendas y los diferentes mercados que se celebran durante la semana.

La situación de Sarlat es ideal para poder visitar todos los preciosos pueblecitos medievales de los Valles de los rios Vezere y Dordoña, donde podréis encontrar increíbles rincones además de Castillos , grutas etc....

Una semana inolvidable, que repetiremos en el futuro.......

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Our time at the apartment was very busy as we ventured out every day to see the sights. We were happy with the accommodation. Barry was very helpful. The little kitchen was workable and adequate. The little table under the window was lovely for our meals. The bed was comfy. Plenty hot water for shower. Washing machine workers well. The stairs were manageable though plenty. The location was great in the midst of all the restaurants,shops,etc. Tourist Office close. All up,great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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San Mateo, CA
5

Lovely apartment in the center of Sarlat

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to spend 2 weeks in the Dordogne! Right in the center of so many wonderful things to visit. Great apartment, spacious and light, and all those stairs allowed us to eat to our hearts' content! Our hosts were so accommodating and friendly as well. The entire stay was a treat. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac & Brive
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Lots of Bars and Restaurants on your doorstep
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Souillac - A20
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Lots of Bars and Restaurants on your doorstep
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
River and lake beaches
Car: recommended

Sarlat the capital of the Perigord Noir a living museum dating back to the 9th century, full of history & cobbled streets, art galleries and stunning architecture. Surrounding Sarlat you will find yourself in stunning oak tree countryside. The history in this area dates back to pre-historic man, with caves(Lascaux 2 cave paintings & Font de Gaume) & fairytale castles. The villages of La Roque Gageac & Beynac, nestled into the rock sides and beautiful gardens to explore,followed by the Bastides one of which is Domme with stunning views overlooking the meandering Dordogne river is not to be missed. Not forgetting the markets full of tempting fresh fruit/veg and cheeses, wine tasting - foie gras, truffles and walnuts, - and after all the exploring ,canoeing & ballooning! you can relax at an inland beach 10 minutes away and re-charge in readiness to taste the flavours and enjoy the much loved street entertainment of the Perigord and wine & dine in the many gourmet restaurants in Sarlat.

Other Activities: Ballooning, Flying, canoeing, walking

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Rates & Availability

Sarlat la Caneda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$586
 
 
Mid/high season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$106
$503
 
 
mid season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$106
$441
 
 
Mid/low season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$89
$330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $112

Our changeover dates are mainly Saturday to Saturday but out of the mid/high season we can be more flexible.

The bed linen, towels, taxes and electricity are included in the price. There is a small charge for heating in the cooler months,

We do not charge for a clean, but just ask guests to leave the apartment as much as they found it on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Perigord Noir Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is oak beamed,fully fitted with a bath, great for relaxing in after a hard days sightseeing or a bubble bath soak before an evening of fine dining and romantic strolls through Sarlat. The bathroom also has a shower with the bath and sink with vanity unit underneath . You will also find hand soap a hairdryer, clothes airer, iron, ironing board,....washing machine and washing tablets.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Our Apartment is an L shaped Attic/Studio - the romantic bedroom is set in a cozy oak beamed alcove looking onto the lounge...perfect for those romantic breakfasts in bed All bed linen and towels are provided. We also have extra covers for the cooler months.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our attic/studio is located in the historic part of Sarlat with restaurants, shops, bakers, market, cathedral, art galleries tourist information on your doorstep - because it is in the historic centre parking is not allowed, but there is free parking about 600 metres away. The apartment is situated in the attic of a Medieval town house which offers a lovely view of the old roof tops of Sarlat, it is reached by an old stone spiral staircase, 4 flights which may not be suitable for the infirm. We will meet you on arrival : If coming by train to Sarlat, we will meet you at the station or off the shuttle bus at Sarlat station and take you to the apartment where we will help you with your luggage. If you are arriving by car, we will meet you at the carpark at Sarlat railway station and take you to the free car park to park your car and then help you with your luggage to the apartment. We have portable fans for your comfort.

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