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Paula & Barry Grainger

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

Detached Cottage,Enclosed Garden,Parking & Private Pool - minutes from Sarlat

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Carsac-Aillac Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom cottage in rural setting - Child friendly and perfect for couples.

Welcome to ' Le Pouget' a relaxing cottage for families & couples alike! Situated in a large enclosed garden with stone BBQ, play area, Bikes, table tennis,badminton & plenty of outside games. There is a covered terrace & decking area where you can unwind with a glass of wine & enjoy a meal 'Al Fresco'! or cool off in the 4 meter timber plunge pool, large enough for adults to relax & fun for children to play in. The kitchen is modern & fully equipped,with some regional recipe books .. we even supply the corkscrew!!

In the lounge you will find a TV, with English ( so you won't miss your favourite programs) and French chanels if you want to practice your French, along with a DVD & CD player a selection of DVD's & CD's, books & games. Le Pouget has 2 bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and the other with 2 single beds, we also have a double sofa bed in the lounge and fold up bed if needed. The shower & toilet are seperate. Le Pouget is tiled throughout to keep it cool during the Summer months & we have a cozy log fire & central heating for the cooler months.

Le Pouget - Our personal touch: Our aim is to ensure that you have the holiday of your choice, whether it's family fun, away from it all relaxation or both , we will do our best to help you achieve that. We can get some groceries in for you on arrival and any baby or toddler items you may need! Le Pouget is totally independent, no sharing of facilities with other guests and we do not live on site, so the house, garden,pool etc is all yours for the duration of your stay. We will be there to meet you on arrival and to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have, we will then leave you with the keys and the magical ambiance of Le Pouget! We are only 15 minutes and a phone call away and on hand 24/7. So come and stay at Le Pouget and experience our 'little bit' of Heaven. ........We also have another property in the Heart of Sarlat (sleeps 2) property no : 409648, maybe we may see you here also?!

We look forward to meeting you in the future.

TRAVELING WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS: Traveling with babies and young children is an experience in its self...and we want you to arrive in the knowledge that everything you need is there for you so you can start your holiday from the moment you arrive. On request : We have a TRAVEL COT, HIGH CHAIR,BABY BATH,POTTY, PLASTIC BOWLS , CUPS & CUTTLERY, HAND BLENDER, PLASTIC CONTAINERS, STERILISER, . We also have on hand a first aid kit...for those little cuts and bruises.. Before your stay we send out a shopping list, and you can tick off or add your own supplies.as well as food.eg baby wipes, nappies, swim nappies etc..all supplies will be put away ready for your arrival. I will also send you out a baby/ toddler check-list, geared for the time of year of your stay. Le Pouget is on one level and the garden is enclosed, the pool is overground and the steps are removable for safety.

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND: Le Pouget is available all year round, and with Spring an Autumn a bit cooler can be a perfect time for families with young children who want to explore the area, and families and couples who can avoid the busy high season.!!!! Easter and spring time when the area is awakening is a beautiful time..with the colourful countryside and Easter egg hunts and ofcourse plenty of castles, markets, adventure parks, village fairs, and in May/June an abundance of colour with the poppies! Autumn brings a golden rich colour and warm temperatures....and loads to do without the crowds!................................................On request I can send you more photos of the area at different times of the year and let you know of any fetes or fairs.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Paula & Barry Grainger (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Paula & Barry Grainger

Originally from Ireland, we moved lock, stock and barrel in 2005 selling up our business and taking the plunge to this stunning region and have never looked back, especially as this has been a wonderful area to bring up our son and with easy flights back to Ireland and to the UK we can still keep in touch with our friends and family...

Paula & Barry Grainger purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Paula & Barry Grainger chose Perigord Noir

We kept passing this cottage on our search for our own house... but as we were looking for a 3 bedroom house, we didn't take a peek.... We knew that we wanted to run a holiday home and after staying in a few holiday homes ourselves had a good idea what we were looking for.. we knew we wanted the property to have an enclosed garden , to be on one level so small children and guests with mobility problems had easy access, to have off street parking, a view of the countryside and to be near to our favorite medieval town of Sarlat. After giving all these details to our estate agent, she pulled out the details of ' Le Pouget'... the house that we kept passing... so of course we had to take a proper look... this is when we fell in love with the cottage and could see the potential for a relaxing atmosphere for adults and a safe, fun environment for children and the added bonus of being a stones throw from our favorite medieval town..

What makes this cottage unique

Location, Location, Location... not only is the cottage surrounded by country side but only a stones throw from all the fantastic sights of the Perigord noir ...After refurbishing our cottage and landscaping the garden we could sit back and relax and enjoy the view of the countryside and could just imagine waking up and opening the French doors from the lounge to enjoy breakfast on the terrace or listening to the birds and watching the wildlife while enjoying a glass of wine...knowing that our son was having as much fun as we were in the enclosed garden. One of our favorite things was sitting outside in the garden on a balmy and clear Summers night when the stars are so close it feels like you can touch them... very romantic...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a wonderful week - all the comments from previous visitors were confirmed.... the warm welcome and all the special touches that made our stay so pleasant.



Our stay was primarily about catch up time with our daughter and a special friend - so sightseeing was mixed with much socialising. However, we made time to see gardens, the villages of Domme and Beynac... the market in Sarlat... a trip to Cahors... We all wish our stay could have been longer.... the times on Le Pouget terrace were all too short... We would love to return to discover more...
Sep 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Detached Cottage,Enclosed Garden,Parking & Private Pool - minutes from Sarlat
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 29 reviews
5

We'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 2 week break at Le Pouget and cannot fault it in anyway. Every little detail was taken care of and if we had found something Barry and Paula would have only been too happy to sort it out for us. The area is beautiful and we made the most of it, visiting somewhere different everyday, so much to do - so little time!! We will definetly be back and this time relax a little more in the wonderful, peaceful garden that our 3 kids loved. They were in the pool everyday and particulary enjoyed the table tennis and swings. Big thanks to Barry, Paula and Reece!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments!! Our aim is to give families & couples the holiday of there choice whether it's family fun or relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of "Le Pouget" and with an area so full of activities, stunning views, history and adventure, hopefully it will be a holiday to remember!
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great location

  • 3 of 5

Our first impression was oh no it is cold and miserable, but the second day the sun came out and we had a wonderful relaxing time in the garden and the location for going out and about was great. Secluded and quiet, took our two small dogs and they loved it. Paula and Barry could not have been more welcoming/helpful. Lots of tiny thoughtful touches in the property. We didn't have children with us, but they would have been well catered for if we had. We have already booked to return in 2017. Superb restaurant nearby too.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We found Le Pouget was perfect !

An ideal place to unwind, set in a spacious garden with plenty of seating areas and really well equipped and thought out. The extras like cool box, flask and bikes all helped to make our stay complete.

The situation is ideal for exploring the Dordogne, so much to see and do and we were blessed with wonderful weather !

Paula and Barry are great hosts ! We hope to return again next year !

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ireland
5

Perfect Dordogne Holiday Home REntal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Pouget along with our two little dogs for a week in May 2016.

What can i say, the house and garden were a dream.

The house was perfect with everything you could ask for in a holiday home, a lovely spacious home with all mod cons. The garden was amazing, lovely and big and fully enclosed so safe for children and dogs with a lovely pool to laze in aswell.

The location was perfect with Sarlat only a very short drive away, smaller villages being even closer and the whole area is a wonder to discover.

For anyone looking for a base to discover the Dordogne i'd strongly recommend Le Pouget .One of our dogs refused to get into the car as we were leaving to head home as he didn't want to leave the garden.

Also Paula and Barry are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They want you to really enjoy your holiday and i was asking all sorts of questions about the area and they were a great source of knowledge for us.

We will definitely be back to Le Pouget in the future.

Aidan And Theresa

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you all had a great time... Don't forget us if you are over this way again. Best wishes, Paula, Barry & Reece
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5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

THE LOCATION OF THE COTTAGE WAS PEACEFUL THE GARDEN IS LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL IDEAL FOR OUR TWO DOGS AND US.THE COTTAGE WAS COOL IN THE HOT WEATHER IT HAS EVERY FACILITY YOU NEED AND MORE. PAULS AND BARRY ARE SO HOSPITABLE AND REALY MADE US WELCOME THANKS FOR THE WINE ON ARRIVAL. THE FOOD THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES AND THE RIVERS WERE STUNNING BUT THE BEST BIT WAS COMING BACK TO CHILL IN THE COTTAGE WITH A GLASS OF WINE A REAL HOME FROM HOME BUT BETTER WE ARE MISSING IT ALL NOW. THE DOGS LOVED IT AS MUCH AS WE DID WILL RETURN IN THE FUTURE AND ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT HAVE KIDS WITH US IT WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ANY ONE WITH CHILDEREN AND OR PETS. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME IN THE BEAUTIFUL DORDOGNE SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO COULD NOT HAVE WISHED FOR A BETTER PACE TO STAY THAN LE POUGET. THANKS AGAIN PAULA BARRY AND REECE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON OUR RETURN.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us.. We are really happy that you both had a great time and equally happy that your dogs enjoyed Le Pouget the walks and dips in the river. Hope to see you soon.. Best wishes, Paula, Barry & Reece
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A beautiful, well kept property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property which is excellently maintained. It had everything we needed and more, including indoor and outdoor toys for our toddlers, a gorgeous outdoor dining area with bbq and lovely views across the fields. The facilitates were great including outdoor plunge pool, well equiped kitchen and comfortable bedroooms. The bungalow is in an excellent location with some attractions only 5 mins down the road while others well worth the 20 minute car journey. For hiking and walking there are footpaths and routes from the ,doorstep. Sarlat only 10 minutes down the road, has many wonderful places to eat, as well as good shopping and a range of supermarkets. Barry was an super host, welcoming and willing to put our needs first from the moment we arrived. We really appreciated him offering us his support and guidance on local information. I would highly recommend this property, an excellent base from which to explore the Dordogne.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac - Ryan air,Flybe, Brive - London City
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Souillac Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
junction 55 on the A20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Grolejac inland beach
Car: necessary

Le Pouget is situated at the edge of Calviac en Perigord/Sarlat a few minutes drive from the amazing medieval town of SARLAT & is perfect for relaxing & sightseeing. Wander the Bastide of Domme. Take a boat or canoe on the Dordogne river (with a picnic). Step back in time & visit the medieval villages of Beynac & Roque Gageac, the chateaux of Castelnaud, Fenelon and many more,step even further back to pre historia & see Les Eyzies & Lascaux 2 the amazing cave dwellings & paintings .For the energetic: as well as canoes there is cycling,horse riding out door adventure parks, even Ballooning!! For shopping there is Sarlat with its cobbled streets & on Saturdays a fantastic market,with restaurants galore,local wine & Cheeses, Foie Gras & walnuts,with all this you may need a walk & there is plenty of walking routes, even one right outside our bungalow!!

Visit Rocamadour the trail of the pilgrims,with animal parks,caves,& beautiful views!

THE DORDOGNE GIVES YOU A CAMERA SHOT AT EVERY TURN

Other Activities: Canoeing, skateboard park, paintball, Adventure parks,hot air ballooning , Golf.

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Rates & Availability

Carsac-Aillac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$836
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$663
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$552
 
 
Late Autumn
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 11 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$440
 
 
Spring
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$552
 
 
Spring/Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$663
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$725
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $335

The rates include bed linen, Towels, Pool towels, water, Electricity, logs for fire & local taxes. A charge of 35,00 euro is required for the Gas central heating in the cooler months.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% payable with booking

A damage/security deposit of 300 euro or 300 pounds is held on your day of arrival & is returned after the property has been checked within 2 weeks of departure

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Amenities

Carsac-Aillac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Multifunctional shower
    Separate WC - toilet , Toilet
  • The Bathroom is tiled throughout with a sink and multi functional shower with seat. The Toilet is seperate. You will also find in the bathroom : A hairdryer,....toilet tissue,....hotwater bottle (for warming the bed on cold winter nights!!) Hand soap and lemon cologne ( great mosquito repellent for babies and young children). For babies and young children we have a baby bath, Potty and little step to reach the sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Contemporary - 1 double , A Double bedroom with views
    Contemporary - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • We have 2 bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : 1 Double bed, 2 bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe and full length mirror. The window has beautiful views of surrounding countryside. Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds , 1 Bedside table, chest of drawers, large built in wardrobe and full length mirror. The window is shaded by trees, peeking through to the surrounding countryside. We have plenty of extra blankets , for the cooler months. In the lounge area we have a double sofa bed, A Fold up bed and a cot is also available with linen if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our Cottage is on one level and set inside approx 2000 sq m of enclosed garden & is perfect for families with young children who don't want them wandering off! Our pool is over ground & the steps are re-movable for safety. For children we have swings, a play house, paddling pool, pool toys, & they can scream and shout as much as they want only the sheep can hear! And of course for the 'Older Children'!- Badminton, Boules, Outdoor table tennis & Bikes. 2 minutes from the bungalow you can swing through the trees at the 'Indian Forest' & Squirrel Park! Great fun for all ages!! Just opened is a new Zoo reserve, 2 mins away. If you fancy a day out on a canoe (great fun!) or by one of the inland beaches,( sandy and calm & shallow) we have a cool box, flasks and picnic blanket for your use. You will find also in Le Pouget an information file, with lots of brochures, maps and ideas for things to do and see in the area, and also not forgetting maps for the walking & cycling routes !

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