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Stunning views, romantic, charm and character, pool, garden, impeccably clean.

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom conversion with huge views, exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings.

Le Fournil is an old bakehouse which has been lovingly restored and includes a wealth of character and original features. La Fournil sleeps two people with a lounge, kitchen-diner, bedroom and a shower room, providing the conveniences of a modern home in a superb old building full of charm.

Le Fournil 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.

The light and airy south facing living area has stunning views over the garden and Dordogne valley beyond through fully glazed French doors. The walls have exposed honey coloured stonework and oak timbers. The ceiling is 5mtrs high and vaulted with beautifully crafted oak timbers. The furnishings are sumptuous and comfortable with throws and cushions, side tables and lamps.

The French doors give access to a south facing terrace area with barbecue, patio furniture and wonderful views .

There is a dining table and chairs and a stone spiral staircase giving access to a lovely galleried landing on the first floor which overlooks the lounge area and gives access to the bedroom.

The romantic bedroom has a double bed, stunning beams in a vaulted ceiling, polished chestnut floors and a velux roof window which gives the room a lovely sunny aspect.

The heavily beamed kitchen with a window overlooking a pretty courtyard and exposed stonework, is fully equipped with plenty of worktop area, fitted units and all the accessories you may need during your stay. There is a washing machine, cooker, hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster etc etc.

The shower room, with heavily beamed ceiling, has a shower, toilet and hand basin.

Le Fournil has heating throughout, Sky TV offering a large choice of English and French speaking channels, CD and DVD players and a library of DVD films are available on request. There is also a small library of books. An iron and ironing board and clothes airer are also included.

Le Fournil is suitable for couples but 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.

Our self catering gite accommodation is available to let / rent all year round for holiday's in and out of season. All our houses / villas have full WIFI with good reception.

More Details
Registration Number : Siret No 493190128 00014

Property Manager
Kate and Chris
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The property was fantastic, description given was spot on, had everything you needed for a long or short stay. We were there for three week and sad to leave. The property, pool and garden were spotless and in fantastic condition. Kate and Chris were great and made our stay effortless. An added bonus are the amazing views and it is situated in a great area to explore the Dordogne. I would without a doubt recommend this as a great place to stay and will be going back !

My Response

Thank you Susan and Roland for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip through France and we look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future. Don't forget I am still very happy to swap cars if you get board with the BMW and prefer the 1998 Rav4
Aug 2017
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Sarlat-la-Canéda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note that from 25th May until 13th September we only accept reservations based on a Friday to Friday let. Any other periods will be refused
  • Between the above dates your departure can be arranged for any day of the week but payment must be for full week increments, ( Friday to Friday )
  • A €250 ( or equivalent in another currency ) damage deposit is required on arrival in cash and will be returned in cash on your departure. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower, toilet, basin, mirror and shaving point
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • A truly romantic bedroom with a beamed and vaulted ceiling and a galleried landing full of beams and exposed stonework.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large chlorine free pool Gently swimming through sparkling turquoise water on a warm summer’s day whilst gazing over the multi coloured valley and skies of the Dordogne valley is an ideal way to relax. The pool with surrounding terrace, sun loungers and garden furniture, is a sun worshippers paradise, perfectly sited to take in both the view and sunshine from dawn until dusk. For those that are learning to swim there is a large area which is just 900mm deep at one end of the pool before gently sloping down to 1.8 mtrs. The pool, terrace and a large grassed area are all fenced to give added security.


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Stunning views, romantic, charm and character, pool, garden, impeccably clean.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Honeymoon Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon at La Ferme de la Tour, and we are already planning when to go back. We stayed in La Fournil, the one bedroom gite, and it was heaven! The gite was spotlessly clean and contained absolutely everything we needed for a wonderful weeks break. We had our own terrace looking out across the rolling countryside where we enjoyed sitting watching the sun go down. La Ferme is situated in beautiful grounds. We were able to socialise with the other families staying at La Ferme, or at other times keep our selves to our selves thanks to high level of privacy between each gite. The grounds and the pool were immaculately maintained, and the wifi was extremely easy to use and reliable. It was also a nice surprise when we turned the TV on to discover we could receive English Sky TV! We found Chris and Kate and their family to be really helpful and friendly. There always seemed to be someone on site which was reassuring. Their recommendations were extremely useful as we were new to the area, and we enjoyed visiting the restaurants they suggested. At the end of the week it was easy to dispose of our rubbish and bottles as the bins were on the road a short distance from La Ferme. We had an unforgettable honeymoon in the Dordogne and staying at La ferme was a huge part of that. It was such a pleasure coming back after busy days out to the quiet tranquility of this stunning place. We'll be back..

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we absolutely loved being hosts to the honeymoon couple as you embark on your new life together. We wish you every happiness, you seem ideally suited and we look forward to seeing you again soon... Chris and Kate.
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Beautiful location highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This gite was stunning the location was fantastic with a fab pool. The surroundings were tranquil and quiet yet only 15 minutes from the impressive Sarlat and the other dordogne wife and I have never slept so well and the batteries completely recharged. It was sad to leave. On our final morning we ate breakfast in the sun looking over the valley and marvelled at the red deer that had wandered into the grounds. Amazing. Our hosts chris and kate were fantastic and looked after us ensuring a trouble free stay at la fournil.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave for the review and we are glad the batteries are fully recharged. We really appreciate that you chose our accommodation for your trip and we hope to see you again one day... ( great pizza by the way ) Chris and Kate
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All round excellence.

  • 5 of 5

All aspects of accommodation exactly as described on web site. A delightful spot. We would definitely recommend and would have no hesitation to stay again. Perfect location to enjoy the Dordoyne area.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you both enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again one day if you are back in the area. Thanks again... Chris and Kate
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A20 Junction 55
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Tamnies inland lake and beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.