About the property
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House in Sarlat, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
La Baronnie Gîte is a traditional French rustic gîte converted from animal stables and sleeps two to six people in three bedrooms. We also have a self-contained ground-floor apartment that sleeps two to four people in two bedrooms. The gîte, apartment and heated pool have stunning south-facing views across the Dordogne valley. Ideally situated close to Sarlat with easy access to the many local chateaux and picturesque medieval towns including Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Cycling and canoeing on the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. Several excellent restaurants and local boulangerie nearby. A welcome pack of essentials and bottle of regional wine await your arrival. The whole site including the swimming pool benefits from free WiFi.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2018
About Shona Wisedale
I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. We hope you love being here as much as we do! We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!
Shona Wisedale purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Shona Wisedale chose Castels
The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.
What makes this Apartment unique
On the south-facing slope of the Dordogne valley, our property benefits from its sunny position, providing a real rural feel yet just minutes from the major tourist sites of the Perigord Noir including the medieval town of Sarlat and the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud and the Chateau des Milandes. Our pretty nearby town of St Cyprien has a vibrant and busy market every Sunday along with a Carrefour supermarket for all of your essential provisions. Our swimming pool area offers wonderful views of the Dordogne valley whilst being private and not overlooked. The Dordogne river, with canoe rental, river beaches and hot-air balloon rides is just minutes away. The nearby Vézère river offers several prehistoric sites around the small town of Les Eyzies. Several excellent restaurants are nearby.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We loved our stay at petite Baronnie, we had beautiful views of the Dordogne, & in the early mornings before the mist lifted it was lovely to sit outside with an early morning coffee and have our breakfast. It was perfectly placed for our cycling trips which we did most days & then in the late afternoon we retired to have some relaxation & a swim in the very welcoming & well kept pool. Our hosts were very kind and attended to our every need from welcome drinks upon arrival to ensuring we were comfortable & had enough towels etc. There are no negative words to say only positive & we would have no problem recommending to friends & family. Lovely Lovely place.
Thanks Nikki for your wonderful review of your holiday with us! We really enjoyed having you here. So glad that the weather was kind too and that you loved the pool as much. Our location is ideal for exploring the area by car or by bike as you did. We hope to see you both again another time.
Geschmackvolles Quartier + tolle Gastgeber
Wir waren überraschenderweise die ersten deutschen Gäste hier und haben selten ein so bis ins letzte Detail liebevoll gestaltetes und ausgestattetes Quartier erlebt - bis hin zu den mit Schleifenband verschnürten Handtuchsets. Shona & Steve sind sehr sympathische und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Als Startpunkt für eine Kanutour auf der Dordogne haben sie uns zum Beispiel Port D'Enveaux empfohlen. Dort kann man auch prima im Fluss schwimmen. Insgesamt eine großartige Woche im Perigord.
Vielen Dank für Ihre schöne Bewertung. Es war eine Freude, dass Sie und Ihre Familie bleiben und wir hoffen, dass Sie wieder kommen werden!
Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay and we hope that you will come back again!
Beautiful location & welcoming hosts
We arrived to essential provisions & welcome drinks provided by the owners. Shona & Steve were very friendly & offered lots of advice about the local area. The apartment was well equipped, clean & tidy. It is in a perfect location to explore the local area from. The pool was great with lovely views. The week exceeded our expectations on all counts!
Thanks Emma for your review. We loved having you and your family staying with us and are so glad that the week exceeded all your expectations!
Charming 2 bed apartment in heart of the Dordogne.
The apartment was well furnished, clean tidy and we felt at home straight away. When we arrived it was lovely to see a few basics milk, eggs, butter and bread provided by the owners.
The apartment looked lovely in the photos still far succeeded our expectations - in terms of setting and charm. Beautiful well stocked gardens and delightful walled garden with shrubs in balcony style pool area.
Steve and Shona were welcoming and we were invited to meet other guests from the Gite during the first evening and they recommended things to see and do during our stay.
The apartment is well situated an hour and a bit from Bergerac and 10 minutes drive from St Cyprien small market town with evening Gourmet market and weekend markets. To the East is medieval town of Beynac with absolutely stunning views of the Dordogne river meandering its way through the valley is 10 minutes away and 20 minutes further is bustling medieval town of Sarlat.
The kids loved the pool and we were able to relax in the sun loungers on the pool terrace. We went out nearly every day as there are so many medieval towns and attractions nearby. We particularly enjoyed the Gourmet market at Sarlat, canoeing in the Dordogne river which was a gently meandering river but fairly shallow in parts so one felt safe with the children, the views from Beynac medieval castle and our favourite was the nearby chateau at Milandes which was owned by Josephine Baker black American dancer in the 1920s Jazz age, activist and French resistance fighter who made her home there in the 1920s. We had some delicious meals as the French cuisine is one of the best and the local wines are exceptionally good. It's got to be one of the best holidays we have had and I would definitely recommended it to family and friends.
Thanks Lisa for a very comprehensive and interesting review. You have summed up what is so magical about this area! The children were at a perfect age to enjoy the pool as well as the chateaux and canoeing. The gourmand marchés are wonderful in the summer. We like to try different ones as each town has a weekly evening. We hope that you will come back again and see us!
Nestled in the hillside La Petite Baronnie is a little piece of heaven on earth. This is our fourth year of visiting and it just gets better and better. Hosts Shona and Steve have thought of everything. We have had the pleasure of staying in the apartment and the gite and both are very well appointed. On the night of our arrival we enjoyed a splendid meal prepared by Steve and Shona. We felt very pampered as we relaxed around the dinner table with the other guests.
We highly recommend La Petite Baronnie as a marvellous base for anyone wishing to enjoy the delights of the Dordogne Valley. You won't be disappointed!
Many thanks for your kind words. Certainly lots to do and see around here! We enjoyed your company very much and we hope to see you both again.
Lovely Apartment in Idyllic Setting
I booked this accommodation because it looked perfect for our needs, but it turned out to be even better than I was expecting - firstly in terms of size, which was much more generous than the photographs indicated, and secondly in being wonderfully cool on even the hottest days, so my worries about getting enough sleep were unfounded.
The rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean, with a well-equipped kitchen and a charming little terrace for al fresco evening meals.
The pool area was beautifully maintained, with plenty of shade and the most comfortable loungers I've ever experienced. Water temperature was just right, and there was a selection of inflatables and toys etc. for the children - my younger daughter swam and played down there for a couple of hours every day.
The location is excellent, close to numerous local attractions (Chateau des Milandes, canoeing on the Dordogne, the pre-historic caves in the Vezere valley, to name just a few) and a couple of km from the pretty market village of St Cyprien (and a decent-sized supermarket).
Shona and Steve were excellent hosts, welcoming us with cocktails, and available to offer help and advice (and DVDs) whenever needed.
We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend.
Thank you Clare for your kind words and comments on your first gîte holiday. We are glad that it surpassed your expectations in all ways. It can be tricky to take photographs that do the apartment justice. We are so pleased that your daughters enjoyed the pool as much. Being heated makes it an altogether nicer experience. We chose this location as your have so many interesting places, villages, chateaux and caves right on your doorstep. Saint Cyprien is handy too for shops, cafés and restaurants. Thank you again for your wonderful review. We hope to see you all again here next summer!
Travel: One hour from Bergerac airport (34 miles). Car rental is available from Bergerac airport and recommended. One hour from Brive airport (39 miles). Car rental is also available from Brive airport. 9.5 hours driving (540 miles) from Calais for ferry and tunnel. Distances: Our local town St Cyprien 2 miles. Our main town Sarlat 11 miles. Tourist sites include Chateau de Beynac 3 miles, Chateau de Castelnaud 6 miles, Chateau des Milandes 5 miles. Les Eyzies 10 miles. Further Details: Our pretty local town of St Cyprien has a large weekly Sunday market, a large supermarket with petrol station and several banks. We have several good restaurants nearby and for all other needs, our main town of Sarlat is just a 20 minute drive away.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: A deposit of one-third of the total amount is payable on booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. There is a refundable breakages deposit of £200 payable with the final payment. Changeover Day: Please note that changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 16:00 and departure before 10:00. Notes on prices: The apartment is available for extended rental at reduced rates during low and medium rental periods; we are ideally located for property search breaks in the Dordogne. The gîte is closed for winter from early November until late March.
Bookings are secured with a one-third deposit which is non-refundable. The balance and security deposit are payable 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.