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Matthew & Susie Sleigh

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

An attractive, characterful and comfortable newly-converted barn.

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint-Laurent-la-Vallée Barn Rental Photos and Description

Set in the heart of the Dordogne with views across to the Dordogne Valley.

This property has been lovingly restored, with accommodation to sleep up to eight people. It consists of two double bedrooms, a family room, two shower rooms (one of which is en-suite) and a bathroom. Downstairs is open-plan with fully-equipped lounge, kitchen and dining areas. The surrounding courtyard and land provide a choice of areas for dining outside, for which a barbecue is provided. There is also a good size above-ground pool for a refreshing plunge.

This peaceful, remote setting in the heart of the Périgord Noir, is positioned on the outskirts of a charming village, St Laurent La Vallée, which possesses a delightful Bar/Restaurant and a very useful general store.

The surrounding countryside brings many opportunities for outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling, hot-air ballooning, fishing, golf, horseback riding, canoeing and swimming.

The property is well positioned for visiting the many local historical attractions, not forgetting the vineyards of Bergerac.

Heating: There is a large wood burner in the open-plan area downstairs which heats the ground floor extremely well, logs can be provided. There are also electric heaters in the bedrooms which provide sufficient heating in the colder periods.

For letting periods where heating is required, there is a minimum charge of €50 per week depending on number of people staying/rooms being used.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matthew & Susie Sleigh (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

An attractive, characterful and comfortable newly-converted barn.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

First class accommodation in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at this property and each time we have had a great time.

The barn has been converted to a high standard but still has the rustic charm of the original farm building.

The location could not be more peaceful and yet there are so many amazing places to visit in the area within a reasonable drive. As well as a multitude of fine restaurants (the Petit Leon at St Leon sur Vezere was a particularly special find) and chateaux and gardens to visit there are activities such as canoeing on the Dordogne and hot air ballooning which we have tried and enjoyed.

The property was clean, well maintained and as advertised and the owners Matthew and Susie could not have been more helpful.

An unexpected plus was that as there is so little light pollution there, the opportunities for star gazing are amazing - for many this could be their first opportunity to see the Milky Way - mind blowing!

We would certainly recommend a stay here and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

What a wonderful find!

  • 5 of 5

Driving down through France, we spent a week in the Loire Valley and a week in the Perigord Vert before arriving at Matthew and Susie's wonderful property in the Perigord Noir. We decided this was our favourite of the areas we stayed in, not only is the scenery so beautiful but there are numerous places of interest and activities to enjoy in the area. There was a bottle of wine waiting for us - a thoughtful touch from Matthew and Susie who have done a fantastic job of converting their barn into a spacious, comfortable, tastefully furnished, extremely well equipped gite - a real home from home. We liked being close to the main tourist sites of the Dordogne but far enough removed to enjoy relaxing in the garden, enjoying the wonderful view and tranquility. We also appreciated having a shop and a restaurant within walking distance. For us this was the perfect choice of location to explore the Perigord Noir. Matthew and Susie couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable throughout our stay and always respected our privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would have loved to have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

So tranquil yet close to amenities and sights!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Matthew and Susie's gite was pure delight. The accommodation is a beautifully converted "barn" with lovely, spacious living spaces, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, very well equipped kitchen and all the comforts of home. The peaceful location, the resounding quiet, the warm, clean, fragrant summer air and the dark night-sky, covered with stars one normally never sees, conspire to make one wish to stay forever.

The incredible thing is that you can have this quality of peace and quiet and still be only 20 minutes away from the Dordogne River with its châteaux, its breath-taking gardens, the scenic boat rides etc. Restaurants are close-by as are speciality shops (for the truffle and fois-gras lovers) and other shops for day to day things.

Sarlat, a medieval town nearby, is very well preserved and is "one of the towns most representative of 14th century France". The centre of the old town is a feast for the eyes and easy on the legs with many places to sit, have a coffee or cold drink, while absorbing the atmosphere.

Belvès, also nearby, has been designated as one of the prettiest towns in France.

In fact, there is so much to see that we felt cheated at not having had enough time to just enjoy staying at "home", at the gite.

Matthew and Susie are very warm, friendly and ready to help with every request. The photo album showing their labours, in converting a derelict property into the lovely abode it is now, is fascinating and makes one appreciate the result even more.

Sitting outside on our last evening, glass of wine in hand, seeing the potted red geranium against the rich green of the meadow touched by the late afternoon sun, had us logging onto the Internet in a desperate attempt to reschedule our flights home. Not possible, alas.... but no matter because we will try our hardest to return as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Beautiful barn in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 young children for 2 weeks last summer and had a fantastic holiday. The barn is so well equipped and sympathetically restored with great attention to detail. It is perfectly located in a rural and peaceful valley with wonderful views, yet it is only a short drive to all the major sights. We especially loved the overground pool and the spacious grounds for the children to run around in. Matthew and Susie were great hosts, providing us with a bit of local knowledge and advice and delicious peaches from the garden! The local restaurant serves the best moules frites for miles around and the night markets at close by Bouzic and St Pompont were hard to beat as well. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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5

Excellente location à découvrir

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés de très agréables vacances dans cette grange rénovée.

La maison est très bien située car elle est isolée (calme et dépaysement assurés) et en même temps à quelques km des principaux lieux touristiques du Périgord Noir.

Les espaces sont bien répartis car nous avons réussi à cohabiter à 2 couples + 4 enfants.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par les propriétaires et leur discrétion nous laissait penser qu'il n'y avait que nous sur les lieux.

Nous reviendrons surement si l'avenir nous le permet.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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5

Caro et Laurent-38-VOREPPE avec nos 3 enfants.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine très sympa avec tout le calme, l'espace et le confort dans cette très jolie grange décorée avec beaucoup de goût et de chaleur.

Les propriétaires sont disponibles et d'une gentilesse rare. Tout est prévu dans la maison, rien ne manque. On y retournera avec grand plaisir.

Je le recommande vivement à tout ceux qui veulent se promener et visiter et le calme et la détente au retour des excursions.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
St Laurent La Vallée
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais or Boulogne
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Lolivare
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Siorac en Périgord
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
St Laurent La Vallée
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Massif Central
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Car: necessary

We are 20 minutes drive from the Dordogne river and the part of the valley which is home to the 5 magnificent châteaux of Castelnaud, Marqueyssac, Beynac, Feyrac and Les Milandes. Canoes can be hired from here and all along the river. A host of medieval 'Bastide' towns are within 30 minutes drive, of which Sarlat, Domme, Monpazier and Belvés are notable examples. We also have a wealth of prehistoric caves within 60 minutes drive, including Lascaux II, Les Eyzies, Le Buisson, Domme. There are many beaches along the river for swimming and several public pools. The riverside villages of La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Les Eyzies and Limeuils are captivatingly beautiful and high quality restaurants are to be found in just about every town and village. Within an hours drive, you will also find many vineyards producing high quality wines at prices which will make you wish you had brought a trailer. The village has a very good general store and supermarkets are just 15 to 20 minutes away.

Other Activities: hot air ballooning, clay pigeon shooting, paint ball, quad biking, pétanque!

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Laurent-la-Vallée Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LATE SEASON
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$168
$953
$2,802
 
 
LOW SEASON
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$841
$2,242
 
 
Xmas Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$953
$2,242
 
 
Winter Rate
Jan 2 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$168
$841
$2,242
 
 
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$168
$953
$2,802
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,177
$4,484
 
 
Late Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$953
$2,802
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$168
Fri,Sat
$729
$2,242
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $224
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Sterling rates
For UK bookings our we accept payments in sterling
For Jan/Feb/March/April/May/September/October/Nov/Dec periods £650
For June and the Xmas Period £700
For July/August/Beg September periods £850

Couples rates:
For March/April/May/October/Nov periods £500 / €500
For June and September €650
For July/August periods NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel charges for heating min £50 /wk if required
Bed linen and towels can be rented at a cost of €10 per person on arrival
Optional cleaning charge of €50 if desired

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Laurent-la-Vallée Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Family room
  • Electric fans are supplied for each bedroom. Ample wardrobe, drawer and shelf space supplied. Duvets and pillows are supplied; Bed linen Towels can be supplied.at a cost of €10 per person Cleaning optional if required at €50
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note that the pool is an above ground, good sized (4.5 m diameter, 1 m deep) plunge pool. Good mobile reception is generally available. Wifi is also available

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