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Luxury holiday home with heated pool near Sarlat - ½ Occupancy Rates

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

House near Sarlat - 5 Mins Walk From River, Cycle Track And Village Amenities

Le Colombier is a luxury holiday home set in ¾ acre of landscaped garden, 5 minutes walk from the Dordogne river, cycle track (Sarlat-Souillac) and village amenities. The accommodation is generously sized with contemporary styling and has all the modern facilities to enjoy a stress-free holiday - satellite TV/DVD, Hi-Fi, WI-FI, dishwasher, microwave. Downstairs, there is a large dining/living area opening out to a covered terrace that provides shade from the midday sun. The combination of 4 bedrooms and a spacious mezzanine allows it to comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults. Two modern bathrooms, one with walk-in shower, the other with bath plus shower and 2 separate WCs. Laundry area with washing machine and ironing facilities if required. Grass lawns with established plants and scrubs provide a perfect setting and make the property suitable for families with children or couples alike. Our new 10x5m heated pool with electric security cover allows enjoyable swimming April to October.

Nathalie and Steve
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carol Gooderham - Geneva

"A well maintained,clean, modern, nicely furnished property in a quiet and peaceful area, yet close to all of the attractions and walkable to the local village. " 2 very good- excellent value restaurants close by and many others a short drive away Beautiful secluded garden with a lovely large well maintained pool. A real find and can honestly say we hope to return. Would definitely recommend to friends"
Oct 2009
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Saint-Julien-de-Lampon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Downstairs WC - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower
    Upstairs WC - toilet
    Downstairs Bathroom - shower , Walk in shower room with twin wash basins
  • Bathroom downstairs with walk-in shower, twin wash basins. Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower head, shower cubicle. Separate wc's upstairs and downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Mezzanine area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) plus Cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed opening to terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds opening to terrace. Bedroom 3 with king bed (upstairs). Bedroom 4 with twin beds (upstairs). Mezzanine with double sofa bed (upstairs).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Wireless Internet now installed and operational from 2013 season. Cot and highchair available on request. Prices include electricity, pool heating (late April to early October), water and also free usage of a number of cycles that are kept at the property. Central heating is not operational during the summer season. A welcome folder is available within the property which details all tourist attractions in the area, practical information for the village and instructions for appliances, etc. Outside: ¾ acre of landscaped garden comprising grass lawns with established plants and scrubs. A patio and covered terrace overlook a 10 x 5m heated private pool. Sun loungers and gas BBQ provided. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, drying rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided within rental costs. There is a €50 cleaning charge for the property which is payable with the final balance.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Luxury holiday home with heated pool near Sarlat - ½ Occupancy Rates
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Lovely Modern Spacious House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, spacious and modern with good privacy and plenty of outdoor space for the children to run around safely.

The kitchen is well equipped and all appliances work well.

The swimming pool is a good size and we made very good use of it as the weather was quite hot. It was also a very nice touch for the owner to leave bikes for guest use. They are certainly good enough to cycle down to the river (5 mins away - canoe hire available) or a bit further afield, but do remember to bring your own helmets.

The house is also well located with the main tourist attractions all within an easy drive, the Dordogne itself is very pretty - an ideal location in which to relax. We recommend Jardins de Marqueyssac although I still haven't forgiven my son for making me do the via ferrata!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great House. Great Location. Great Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

As described the house was better than we could have hoped for! Great location for exploring this scenic area of France.

Excellent pool. Really liked the non-fussy interior - really easy to clean etc. For a top family holiday in France you would struggle to find better!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Le Colombier and really didn't want to come home ! The house is spacious and well equipped, having everything we needed for a really comfortable and relaxing stay (its amazing how many properties for 8-10 people only have saucepans large enough for 2-4 people, making cooking for a big family very difficult !!).

The pool is wonderful (good size and temperature) and we used it every day. The garden is lovely, large yet private.

The house is in a great location, 5 min walk into St Julien for a relaxing drink, and also only a slow 15 min walk down to the Dordogne, which we did on a number of occasions when the children wanted to play in the river rather than the pool.

We had a couple of days canoeing on the river, and also visited Domme, Sarlat, Le Roque Gageac and Chateau de Castelnaud - all great days out, with some amazing scenery, and within easy driving distance of the house.

Le Colombier is a lovely house in a great location and we had a wonderful, relaxing holiday - thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location but some improvements could be made

  • 2 of 5

The property was in a good location and the villa was comfortable. There were a few things which we felt could be improved. The pool was heated by the sun so wasn't as warm as we were hoping for. We had small children so it was too cold for them to be in for very long. There were also things lacking from the villa such as towels which we had to bring which was inconvenient. There was no ventilation in the house at all. We asked for some fans, especially because we had small children, and even with the windows open and shutters closed al day it was over 30 degrees in the bedrooms at night.

We were also disappointed that in spite of only using some of the beds available and cleaning the house thoroughly before we left (stripping beds, cleaning the bathrooms including bleaching the toilets etc) we had some of our deposit held back. 2 and a half hours cleaning is supposed to be covered in the cost and in spite of us leaving it in very good condition money was deducted. We were given some details of why this was, such as a baby bottle mistakenly being left under one of the beds. This would not have taken very long to clear up though and as mentioned we had paid for 2.5 hours cleaning which should have been adequate.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest I am sorry that you feel the property did not offer you the perfect stay but very pleased you liked the location. Most guests give us very positive reviews for both house and location. Let me take the time to comment on your points. Contrary to what you say, the pool is heated by a heat pump (like most heated pools in France) which for July was set to 27°C. At the time you stayed, air temperatures were exceptionally high, up to 35°C so the pool would have easily reached its set temperature and the heat pump would have temporarily switched off as it is thermostatically controlled. We find that this is good a temperature for most guests in July. Regarding towels, we do not advertise the property as including towels. You will see a separate symbol on Owners Direct for 'Towels provided' for properties that provide this service. We are completely transparent in this respect. The house is not air conditioned (again another symbol on Owners direct website) and if this was a priority with small children, perhaps a property should have been selected which had this facility. With the temperatures you experienced that particular week, most French properties would have seen slightly uncomfortable nights. We do not advertise the property as having fans and in over 7 years, we have not been asked to provide them. However, it is a good suggestion and we will certainly consider for next season. Regarding the cleaning, we have a trusting relationship with the couple that look after the house (for pool, garden and cleaning) for over 5 years and we see the house being left in a variety of conditions. In order to keep cleaning costs minimal and rates down to guests, we have to cover ourselves against the property being left in a condition where excessive cleaning in required. In this instance the property was left exceptionally dirty and rubbish was not disposed of at the end of your stay including beer bottles around the pool, nappies and baby milk. We do draw attention to these aspects in the contract, in the property handbook and on a notice in the hall. I would like to think that were considerate during your stay, accommodating an unexpected early arrival at 9am, despite advertised arrival being 4pm. I would finally comment that for the vast majority of guests, a full security deposit is returned and we will continue to work hard for guests, providing a lovely property in an excellent location. Thank you Steve and Nathalie
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Perfect house perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house has everything you wish for a holiday. Relaxing and located in a village with all amenities.

Clean inside and out. The plus is the swimming pool!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed in this lovely gite for 2 weeks last summer. We liked the location near the village of St Julien de Lampon as it meant that we could walk to the local bakery every day to get our fresh pastries and baguettes. The river is also nearby which made canoeing very accessible.

The property is airy and spacious. There is a large well-equipped kitchen which was handy as we did a lot of home cooking. We ate outside on the terrace on most days. The living room is spacious with comfortable sofas which was great for our movie nights. The pool, in a sunny part of the garden, was great and enjoyed by all. We liked the fact that there was good working Broadband WiFi.

All in all, this was a great holiday. We go to France almost every year, and this was one of our most enjoyable holidays. We did a day trip to the Gouffre de Padirac and to Rocamadour, but apart from that we found plenty to do around St Julien itself.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le St. Jus
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Domaine de Rochebois
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Autoroute A20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le Roi Carrotte / La Gabarre
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
River Beach
Car: recommended

River beach in St Julien de Lampon (5-10 min walk). Plan d'eau (lake) at Grolejac where you can swim and hire pedlos, etc. It is a 10 minute drive or you can cycle from the village using the greenway. Etang de Tamniès just north-west of Sarlat.


By Road: Just 15km from the Souillac exit of the A20 Auroroute (this autoroute is toll-free for a 280km stretch from Vierzon to Brive-La-Gaillarde).

By Air: Bergerac (EGC) - Transfer time 1 hour, Brive-Souillac - Transfer time 30 mins, Limoges (LIG) - Transfer time 1 hour 50 mins, Toulouse (TLS) - Transfer time 2 hours 25 mins.


St Julien de Lampon (centre of village 200m). Canoeing 500m. Sarlat-Souillac cycle track 500m. Sarlat-la-Caneda 13km.

Further Details:

The property itself is a 5 minute walk from the centre of St Julien de Lampon. Here you will find everything you require including bakery, butcher, grocery, bar with tobacconist, restaurants, doctor, pharmacy, post office and the bank with ATM. There is also a weekly market every Thursday. The village is set on the south bank of the Dordogne river, where there is a river beach and shaded picnic area. This is the perfect place to hire a canoe and mosy down the river or if you are feeling a little more energetic, cross the famous Viaduc Bridge and you can access the Sarlat-Souillac cycle track.

Other nearby activities/places of interest: Horse riding. Quercyland Water Park. Children’s Adventure Parks. The Gouffre at Padirac (famous cave with underground river).


Rates & Availability

Saint-Julien-de-Lampon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017 Discounted
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017 Discounted
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
14 night minimum stay
Early Sept Discounted
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Sept Discounted
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $543.21
Cleaning Fee $54.32


3-10 June - €1,500 reduced to €1,250 per week (full or half occupancy)

24 June to 1 July - €1,500 reduced to €1,250 per week (full or half occupancy)
1-8 July - €1,750 reduced to €1,500 per week (full or half occupancy)

2-9 September - €1,250 reduced to €1,000 per week (full or half occupancy)
9-16 September - €1,250 reduced to €1,000 per week (full or half occupancy)
16-23 September - €1,000 reduced to €800 per week (full or half occupancy)
23-30 September - €1,000 reduced to €800 per week (full or half occupancy)
Sun-Wed changerover considered if taking 23-30 Sept or 16-10 Sept, 2017

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit will be asked for when you book and then the balance will be due nine weeks before your holiday. If you are booking within nine weeks of arrival then we will ask for the full payment when you book. We ask for a breakage deposit of 500€/£400 payable nine weeks before arrival. There is a €50 cleaning charge for the property which is payable with the final balance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are asked to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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