About the property
- House344 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Near Sarlat, 2 bed cottage with stunning views, heated pool and large gardens
The Cottage has stunning views from every room and sleeps 2 to 5 people in comfort. On the ground floor there is a lounge, kitchen and dining area. On the first floor are two large bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Cottage is one of five, lovingly restored, and immaculately presented accommodations situated at La Ferme de La Tour which is a ten minute drive from the centre of Sarlat.
WIFI is available throughout the house with a strong clear reception.
The living area is spacious and comfortable with sumptuous sofas and chairs, throws and cushions, a terracotta pamment floor and the best views we have.
There are south facing double French doors, through which the sun streams in, and provides superb valley views. The doors lead out on to your own south facing terrace with patio furniture and barbecue all under the mottled shade of an Indian Bean tree. The views from the terrace, across the garden and valley beyond, make this the perfect spot to relax and reflect on your day whilst enjoying the sunset, or even the sunrise and your breakfast.
The kitchen-diner with seating for six is luxuriously equipped with all the accessories you may need during your stay. There are exposed timbers and a side window with views over the neighbouring chateau and valley. The kitchen, with ample work top area, includes all the utensils, pots and pans you may need, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, grill, four ring hob, extractor fan, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, etc etc.
From the kitchen area wooden stairs lead to the first floor landing with a polished chestnut floor and gives access to the two bedrooms and shower room.
Bedroom one has a double bed, polished chestnut floors, exposed stonework to the chimney breast and a south facing picture window with magnificent valley views across mile upon mile of the Dordogne countryside.
Bedroom two has two single beds, with the option of a further single bed if required. The floors are polished chestnut and the westerly facing window gives lovely views of the neighbouring historical chateau and the valley beyond.
The good sized bathroom has a tiled floor, basin, toilet, large walk in shower and an airing cupboard.
Facilities in lounge include Free WIFI, Sky TV with large selection of English speaking channels, DVD player ( library of DVDs available on request ), CD player, wood burner and wood for out of season lets, small library of books
The Cottage has heating throughout, a cool box and ice pack for picnics, barbecue, patio table and chairs, large sun umbrella, clothes airer, iron and ironing board.
The Cottage is suitable for families and couples alike. Due to the stairs and the terrain we do not feel we can cater for children under five years of age, the elderly or the infirm. We do not accept pets.
Les gites de La Ferme de La Tour is a beautifully situated, ensemble of honey coloured stone buildings dating back to the 16th century, close to Sarlat and in the heart of Perigord Noir, Dordogne. La Ferme de La Tour once served as the farm, belonging to the neighbouring historical chateau. Surrounded by magnificent countryside, and a network of pretty footpaths, it has been lovingly restored to provide spacious, high quality, self catering, holiday cottages ( gites ) and a large chlorine free swimming pool.
Situated in the heart of Perigord Noir, we are in the most scenic region of the Dordogne, in an area known locally as the golden triangle. The location is ideal for the perfect self catering holiday with all of the most beautiful sites and scenery of the Dordogne and Lot on our doorstep. We are close to Sarlat (10kms) yet situated in a rural position with surrounding grounds of woodland and meadow. The breathtaking views over the Dordogne valley will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Within the hamlet of La Tour, we are just two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a bar, hotel, depot pain ( bakery outlet ), restaurants and a small shop.
The historical town of Sarlat-la-Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe, is just seven miles away. Sarlat has an all year round twice weekly market and a wonderful choice of restaurants, cafes and bars. An array of street entertainment and a full calendar of events makes Sarlat a visit you should not miss when in the Dordogne. There are also numerous chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through.
The area also offers a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages.. These include walking, canoeing down the Dordogne river (an absolute must), golfing, inland swimming lakes and beaches, tennis, air parks, cycling, mountain biking, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, horse riding, hot air ballooning, wine tasting trips, etc etc.
Kate and chris
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- May 21, 2018
About Kate and chris
We are a family of four who moved to Sarlat in 2004 in search of a new life and new challenges. Well we certainly found both ... A new life and a lot of challenges.. we have enough funny stories and experiences to fill a book and now have a great lifestyle and a business in which we take great pride and enjoy sharing it with others.
Kate and chris purchased this House in 2004
Why Kate and chris chose Sarlat-la-Canéda
We moved lock stock and barrel to the Sarlat area in 2004, buying a set of empty farm buildings that needed far too much work. But the position and the views had us hooked and nothing came anywhere near a close second. So here we are, several years have past and the renovation and transformation completed, but not without some real highs and lows.
What makes this House unique
The position is magical and just not possible to capture in a picture. We have been extremely lucky to find a property with such a formula of character, views and location. We are close to Sarlat, which is the jewel of the Dordogne, yet in a truly rural setting in stunning countryside with easy accessibility of all of the best touristic sites in Dordogne and Lot.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Amazing Property with Fabulous Views
We stayed here for 6 nights across the Easter Holidays. The location is amazing, a central located to visit Sarlat-la-Canéda, all the outstanding villages and gardens across the Dordone, including Beynac, Château de Marqueyssac, Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne, Rocamadour. It was easy to cover all these locations and more. After a full day out we loved to head back to the piece and quite of the house. The view down the valley was just picturesque. The house it’s self is comfortable, well equipped and we just made dinner in the evening and enjoyed the views. A amazing based for a memorable family holiday, met Chris a few times and he was always helpful and willing to provide advice on the local area. If you are looking to visit all these amazing places or just relax in a top quality property book this one.
A great place to stay - comfortable, beautiful scenery, and gracious hosts!
We had the good fortune to spend 4 nights at this charming and peaceful get away. The owners were very gracious and the house was clean and spacious. There was a very nice patio and a beautiful yard with gorgeous scenery! The owners, Kate and Chris, sent us detailed information about how to find the property and also had a very detailed and informative book that provided us all the information we needed including nearby grocery stores. how to operate the washer, wifi password, etc. Chris left a cell number in case we needed anything. He checked in briefly the second day we were there to make sure everything was OK which we appreciated. There were even bottles of wine we could purchase at a low price if we wanted to. We would love to come back here for a longer visit. Thank you both for a wonderful stay!
Really can't fault what was a fantastic holiday. Aside from the a beautiful location which we last visited 10 years ago and immediately wondered why we had left it so long , the gite was superb. Kate & Chris are lovely hosts and it is very obvious they take great pride in the gites and gardens. Always on hand to offer advice on days out , rectify any minor issues or just chat ! Our cottage was spotless and had all the equipment that you would need. Combined with a lovely pool , rolling lawns and enough play equipment to keep the children entertained ( table tennis , badminton , trampoline etc ) it ticked all the boxes. (Plus the view is truly breathtaking. ) If you are planning to visit the Dordogne and need a great base camp then i could not recommend these gites enough. Smith R.
Thank you Bob for your review. It was great to have you all back again and we really enjoyed the banter .. ( particularly the pie trick ) Good to know you had a lovely holiday and we hope to see you again. Maybe you will not leave it ten years next time. Great time had by all. Thank you.. Chris and Kate.
The Cottage, first rate accommodation.
Lovely area to visit, lots to do irrespective of weather. Need at least a fortnight to discover even the highlights of the Sarlat area. The accommodation in The Cottage is excellent - clean, comfortable, well maintained, beautifully appointed and well equipped. The views from the Cottage are lovely, rolling countryside and woodland out towards the Dordogne valley and beyond. A very peaceful and relaxing spot. We received a warm welcome from Chris who directed us to a nearby restaurant which fitted the bill nicely after arriving travel weary and hungry. Discreet and friendly help was offered when needed during our stay. The welcome pack was very informative and helpful in suggesting places to visit and dine, along with other helpful tips for making the most of our visit. In summary, highly recommended. .
Thank you Alex for your kind words. It's good to know that the information pack was so useful.. we often see our visitors wandering down to the car park with the red book under their arm.. Thanks again for your custom and we hope you may return again at some point in the future. ... Chris and Kate.
Sarlat is a town not to be missed during a visit to the Dordogne whether it's for a gentle meander or a shopping spree. Renowned for its restaurants, local delicacies and fine wines, it is one of the prettiest and most historic medieval market towns in France. The town, with a truly relaxed and laid back atmosphere, is the jewel of Perigord Noir and is arguably the gastronomic capital of the Dordogne. The medieval buildings that fill the town are the perfect backdrop for the large, colourful, twice weekly market, full of local fruit and vegetables and all the tastiest delights of the area, not to mention all the clothing, jewellery, gifts and trinkets you would expect to find at a market of this magnitude. The restaurants, cafes and bars offer a superb choice to suit all your needs. There is a regular array of subtle street entertainment both during the day and evening, adding to the ambience and atmosphere of the town. Sarlat is the perfect place to wine and dine, or just relax and enjoy a coffee, watching the world go by. Walking in Dordogne is a great way to take in the views and the Dordogne is a walkers paradise. We are keen to promote walking from our gites and are currently building a specialised page aimed at walkers which will soon be added to our site. The area is inundated with countless walks through some of the best countryside France has to offer. We have local detailed maps available and a selection of the 20 prettiest walks in the area, one of which starts outside our back door. The Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France and its woods and valleys are criss-crossed with hundreds of walks. The whole Dordogne region is suitable for walking - away from the main routes even the roads are quiet enough to walk all year around. A good book of walks for the Dordogne area is 'Walking in the Dordogne by Cicerone'. Pretty Market Towns and Villages pepper the countryside, there are too many to mention individually and should you decide to stay for a month you will still go home without seeing them all. Click on the link on our links page for full detail of all the villages in the surrounding area. Rocamador is simply stunning with scenery to take your breath away and is the second most visited site in France. It is a town perched on the side of a rock with narrow winding streets and very pretty buildings. There are numerous attractions here including a walk through the monkey sanctuary and the Rock of Eagles, both of which we highly recommend, caves, light shows, aquarium, etc etc. Canoeing is a very popular pastime for all the family and canoe hire stations are dotted all along the banks of the Dordogne. Hire a Kayak from one station and gently drift downstream following the flow of the river taking in the magnificent riverside chateaux, stop for a picnic, or a swim, then off hire at another station where transport is provided back to your original hire point. An absolute must and a great day out. Caves / Grottes ('grottes' in French) fall into two categories - caves that are famous for the prehistoric paintings and carvings that they contain and were inhabited by Trogladyte; and caves that are more renowned for their rock formations - stalactites, stalagmites, and other curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years. Both types of cave are equally fascinating. It is not possible to view the cave paintings without feeling a strange connection with our ancestors that once stood in exactly the same place, or to stand in one of the great underground caverns without being overawed by the beauty of nature. Lascaux 4 Caves are reputed to contain the earliest cave drawings ever discovered and are a mystical place to visit. Uncovered only recently the caves are a major tourist site and attract visitors from all over the world. The caves of Lascaux are regarded as the number one place to visit in 2017 great for adults and children alike (advance booking recommended). In September 1940, Marcel Ravidat found a cavity on Lascaux Hill. On the 12th September 1940, he came back with Gerorges Agniel, Simon Coencas and Jacques Marsal. The 4 young boys decided to explore the hill, they made the cavity larger so as to slip into the cave. Just with a lamp. They were the first ones to discover the painting caves. They found some great and unique treasures… The Lascaux cave is the finest of all prehistoric painted caves made by Cro Magnons man. Font de Gaume cave is the last cave containing prehistoric polychrome paintings which is still open to the public. Others like the nearby Lascaux caves and Altamira caves in Spain have had to close due to the damage caused by carbon dioxide in the breath of visitors. To preserve its paintings Font de Gaume restricts the number of visitors who can enter the caves each day. Whilst the caves were known to locals they were only 'discovered' and their importance realised in 1901. The paintings were made during the Magdalenien period.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
From the beginning of June to mid September our rental periods run from Friday to Friday with a minimum of a seven night stay which are sold in full weeks only. During all other periods we can offer flexibility with dates.. Please enquire for more detail and we will be happy help. A damage deposit of €250 or the equivalent in another currency is required in cash on arrival. The damage deposit will be refunded in the same format on the day of your departure.