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Sarlat house villa superb view hottub sauna gym private pool Dordogne Aquitaine

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Sleeps 10 ,ideal for visiting the Dordogne

This south facing stone house with a private swimming pool, sauna and gym is situated on the outskirts of Sarlat in the department of Dordogne in Aquitaine. The house is situated in a large well stocked garden with stunning panoramic views of the region and overlooks the medieval town of Sarlat. The location is ideal for exploring the region or just to relax it is a perfect place to unwind.

The accommodation is spacious, light and newly equipped to a high standard, there is a wood burning fire in the principle lounge . There is a second outside eating area with a traditional french BBQ.The swimming pool is private, and has stunning views overlooking the Dordogne valley and has a child security alarm. It is a 2 minute car drive into Sarlat. The nearest restaurant is just 500 metres. The parking area is directly next to the house . There is unlimited internet access.

Dordogne: The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful parts of France, and is well known to the French for its food and wine, leading to the saying 'en Perigord, on Mange Bien. Perigord is the home of the truffle (the black diamond) and the world renowned foie gras. There are numerous local restaurants that offer all the regional delights at very affordable prices, it is easy to pass a delightful evening sampling the local delicacies whilst enjoying one of the regions fine wines.

The Dordogne River is very popular for those who enjoy canoeing and fishing, many beautiful chateaux can be seen whilst lazily meandering down the river. As the centre of prehistory in France, there are countless caves to explore and some of the worlds finest cave paintings can be found in the Dordogne, the National Museum of Prehistory is located at Les Eyzies, just 20 minutes from the house. There are some very good golf courses in the region. The Dordogne has something to offer everyone.

Sarlat: Sarlat is one of the most fascinating and beautifully restored towns in France, it is the capital of Perigord Noir.

Sarlat occupies the top spot in terms of tourists and culture in this region. Over a million visitors discover or redisvover the medieval town every year and it deserves to be explored. The town is full of character and charm with medieval and renaissance houses built in the honey coloured local stone. There is a large market held every Saturday and a food market on a Wednesday morning where you can sample many of the regional delicacies and wines. The 16th & 17th century architectural treasures are here for your admiration and discovery. All summer there are wonderful musical festivals in nearby towns & numerous nocturnal markets where you can sample all the traditional delights whilst mingling with the locals. Three of the most beautiful perigord villages are close to the house. Many of the attractions the Dordogne has to offer can be easily reached from Sarlat.

Grogeac Haut The house : In spring the fruit trees blossom on the winding terraces of the garden.

The deer pass by to eat the windfall fruit, red squirrels scurry along the paths and cheekily stop to ask for nuts.

In May the cuckoo returns to her nest and sings cheerily, whilst the green woodpecker can be heard in the trees.

In the early morning it is easy to find an astonishing variety of wild mushrooms, garden morilles can be found in May and in the autumn cepes can be found in the woods. The badgers snuffle at the bottom of the garden.

It is a place to relax and absorb the view whilst enjoying the local delights of foie gras and sampling the numerous local wines. The house is superbly located to offer you a wonderful holiday whether you prefer exploring or simply just relaxing by the swimming pool.

At the end of the day you can simply relax and enjoy the excellent views of the Dordogne valley.

More Details

Katie or Jean-Eric
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a lovely Christmas holiday here. It was a great surprise to find the house had been wonderfully decorated for the Christmas holiday a lot of effort had been put into making this is wonderful Christmas, thank you Kate nad Eric. The house is very spacious & very tastefully decorated & furnished through out. The house has excellent views & the location is superb. We would recommend it to any one. Sue & Greg Dec 2005.

I am a keen golfer & the number of courses to choose from is excellent. On the whole everything was better than expected, the photos do not do this house justice. The views from the garden are amazing, we enjoyed many nights sitting in the pergola enjoying the peace & tranquillity. It was nice to drink our wine out of crystal matching glasses!

I will be coming back every year. Phillip & Rebecca May 2006

This house needs only one word to describe it and that is' excellent 'we had a great holiday here & have many happy memories of our well earned holiday.
Nov 2007
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Sarlat-la-Canéda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • On the ground floor there is one toilet in the bathroom, the second toilet is separate . The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room. There are two bathrooms on the first floor. All bathrooms are modern. There is also a separate shower for the sauna.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Kingsize bed and there is a cot in this room
  • All bedrooms are supplied with bed linen and towels. There are two bedrooms on the ground level one with an ensuite, and three bedrooms with and two bathrooms are on the first floor. There is a second lounge on the first floor so it gives extra privacy and space. There is a cot and high chair available on request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is very spacious and light. The large lounge has French doors that lead out to a terrace with stunning views and a covered dining area for 10. There is also a large open plan dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with all modern appliances. There is a gym and sauna area for those who wish to keep healthy whilst over indulging on the local delicacies. The gym has a jogging machine, a multi-gym, exercise bike . The house is south facing so benefits from the sun all day long. The pool area is close to the house and has 10 sun loungers, a swing chair and a dining area for ten which is not shared with anyone and is private. There is a wood burning fire,a quantity of wood is provided in the winter months. Internet access is free and unlimited . The nearest restaurant is 500 metres and the nearest boulanger is 1km from the house.


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Sarlat house villa superb view hottub sauna gym private pool Dordogne Aquitaine
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Beautiful house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great two weeks in Sarlat. Katie and Jean-Eric were really helpful throughout our stay and booked restaurants for us, gave us advice and tips on where to go and what to do and helped to make our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. The pool is beautiful, and the terrace, looking over the valley, is wonderful for sitting out in the morning or evening. We also had several BBQ's and most of our meals were enjoyed sitting outside at the lovely outdoor table.

The house was very well equipped and had everything you might need.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are always happy to give advice on where to visit and to reserve restaurants. You are such a lovely family it was our pleasure having our morning chats when we cleaned the pool, Thankyou for being such lovely guests.
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A beautiful house with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

This house was above and beyond our expectations, plenty of space inside and out, as a family of 10 we could find our own space to escape to and come together in the evening, the upstairs DVD room was particularly popular with the 2 & 3year olds and the hot tub was well used every day by all......

The owners were very welcoming and there was plenty of information on the area, restaurants and attractions, the views from the house are can see for miles, I would definately recommend this holiday home to family and friends

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your holiday and were happy with the house. We do try our best by providing as much information as possible about the area to help you enjoy your holiday and if we can be of any help to guests then we will happily make reservations and make recommendations of where to visit or where to dine.
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An amazing place to holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views which just stretch for miles. The layout of the house and garden is superb, the house is enormous and beautiful, the garden has lots of areas so you can always find some space to relax alone.

The hot tub and pool were the highlights of our holiday and both are cleaned daily, we enjoyed every evening having BBQs as it was such a lovely place, normally we dine out a lot on holiday but we really loved this place we decided to enjoy it.

Certainly is a place we would visit again.

Many thanks to Katie and Jeaneric

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your holiday, the hot tub is always a favorite with guests, especially ramblers like you, it helps to relax muscles after long walks. There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Sarlat but the BBQ area is where a lot of guests pass many evenings enjoying the local wine! Thankyou for your kind review.
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Beautiful home with lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large house that really has fantastic views.

Excellent location, wonderful hot tub and very nicely thought out property, and extremely clean.

We came to Sarlat especially for the truffle festival and we were certainly not disappointed with this or the house.

We would certainly book for next summer as Katie explained about the summer night food markets that sound delicious.

This house really is a pleasure to stay in owned by two really kind people.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The truffle festival is a very popular weekend event and we were so pleased that you enjoyed it, you do need to book early to get tickets for the cookery demonstrations as they get booked up well in advance. The truffle food market is a lovely event that lets you taste the different ways you can enjoy truffles at very affordable prices. As holiday home owners we do try our best to help our guests enjoy their holiday and are willing to help in any way possible.
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with amazing views. The owners Katie and Jean Eric are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend this house to anybody looking for the perfect French vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We do try our best to help guests enjoy their holiday and it is so lovely when guests say they have enjoyed their holiday. The house views stretch for miles and you can even see Domme in the distance!
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What a great holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

This holiday has been the best we have had for many years and it was due to Jeaneric and Katie who really are lovely owners who put everything into helping their guests enjoy their stay.

You have to be up early to catch them cleaning the pool but it is worth the effort as they have so many helpful tips and suggestions about where to visit and little gems about where the best places are to buy things.

The house and outside pool/ BBQ area really are superbly designed.

As soon as you arrive the welcome is lovely and the treats in the fridge are a really thoughtful touch.

We will certainly comeback to this house next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday, we do try our best to make our guests holiday pleasurable. Guests complain they never see us but we do clean the pool early before they day gets too hot!
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Nearest Airport
195 Kilometres
Bergerac 58km Toulouse 185 km Bordeaux
Nearest Ferry
195 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Brive or Soulliac
Car: recommended

The house has amazing views over the valley and the medieval town of Sarlat. The beautiful and amazing medieval town of Sarlat is only 2 minutes drive in a car. Many guests stroll into town on an evening to sample the delights of the numerous restaurants, the nearest is only 500 metres away. The Saturday street market is renowned as one of the best in France. The Dordogne river is closeby and offers canoeing, swimming and snorkelling in stunning surroundings. There are many historic chateaux and bastide towns closeby aswell as the famous Lascaux Cave. There is a superb boulangerie closeby for those who like fresh croissants on a morning.

Bergerac airport is one hour away, Limoges, Toulouse and Bordeaux international airports are approx 2.5hours away. Calais port is 8 hours away and the route is very good and simple.

Sarlat is the ideal place to be based for visiting all the major attractions that the Dordogne has to offer.

There are 9 golf courses all within one hours drive.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, canoeing, sauna, gym paint balling and tourist flights over the Dordogne. Cycles can be hired at the house.

Golf: There are 9 golf courses closeby. The nearest is only 10km and is 9 holes. There are 8 other courses all less than an hour away, 5 are 18 hole courses and 3 are 9 hole courses. There is a comprehensive golf guide provided in the property which was created by a Lady Captain of golf in 2004.

Most golf clubs offer club hire, driving ranges, practice greens, professional hire and club amenities. Some have excellent restaurants as well as the club house. Reservations for the different courses can be arranged.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $415.46

The house is rented from a sunday to sunday for June July August for other months please contact the owner.
Special rates are offered for weekends in winter.
. A damagebreakage security deposit of £300 or 400 euros is payable with the final payment and will be refunded in full, less the cost of any damage or breakages.
If you have to cancel monies will be refunded if we can relet the house.
You can pay by bank transfer, Internet banking or by PayPal .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.