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Karen McLeod-Kowalik

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Le Petit Manoir Vitrac: Best possible location, Sarlat 5 min, Pool, Close to all - Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Sarlat-la-Canéda Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Best location, Sarlat 5 min, Pool, WiFi, Many years of enthusiastic guests

Best possible location for visiting the most beautiful and historic part of the Dordogne region - Charm and comfort - Beautiful and peaceful environment - Many years of enthusiastic guests - Awarded official French government 4 star rating in 2008 –Warm and friendly welcome - 5 minutes from Sarlat - 900 m from Dordogne river - Wi-Fi - Sat TV - Private garden with barbecue - Chlorine-free heated private pool for Les Chenes and shared for Le Pommier, Les Rosier and Le Bois.

Within the golden triangle of Montfort, Beynac and Sarlat, five kilometers south of Sarlat and near the 12th century village of Vitrac, we have an ideally located property of exceptional beauty. The property consists of a group of vast and imposing original stone buildings surrounded by three hectares (7 acres) of park and private forest. A prized south of Sarlat location, just a few hundred meters from the Dordogne river, yet within five minutes by car (even in July and August) from the medieval charm of Sarlat, the capital of Perigord Noir, its excellent restaurants, shops, markets and festivals. Both quiet and peaceful, but close to everything and not isolated. Our three charming gîtes, Le Pommier, Le Rosier and Le Bois, are perfect for your self catering holiday rental while you explore the beautiful Dordogne valley. Very comfortable and full of character, each has a large private garden, barbecue and use of a chlorine free heated swimming pool. Official 4 star rating.

SARLAT: Sarlat is by far the most important tourist site in the region. Over a million visitors discover or re-discover this medieval jewel every year. It has one of the largest medieval urban areas in the world and the greatest number of historical monuments per square kilometer in Europe. Starting in 1964 the town has been restored and renovated revealing a veritable treasure trove of Medieval and Renaissance art to the public. The 1978 film version of “Les Miserables” was filmed extensively in Sarlat, but also in nearby Domme, with the stunning Beynac Castle standing in for the famous Toulon Jail. Sarlat’s wonderful architecture and medieval style buildings and stone roofs have made a backdrop for a score of other top motion pictures since, which has added to it’s fame and it’s fortune.

BEYNAC: The cliff-clinging Chateau de Beynac soars 150 meters straight up above the Dordogne river. Apart from the impressive location, Chateau de Beynac is also a fascinating castle to visit and explore. You can see many of the ancient rooms, dungeons, kitchens and living quarters. In 1189 Richard the Lionheart, the king of England, seized the castle by scaling the cliffs below and entering through the toilet holes that are suspended out over the cliff. They are still there today and can be visited. Beynac has served as a location for several films, including Jeanne d'Arc by Luc Besson, in 1999.

OTHER THINGS TO SEE : Our own personal website contains a comprehensive guide of all the must-see attractions in the Black Perigord including a map, beautiful photos and a brief description in five languages. You will also find a map of nearby stores and recommended bakeries (with opening hours and days closed), pharmacies, post office, bike rentals, a farm selling directly fresh foie gras products, etc. and a lot of other useful information.

More Details

Details for Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Le Pommier is 72 m2 (around 800 sq.ft.) and it sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Both bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs. Possibility of up to six with an additional bedroom and bath in a charming tower a few steps away (supplement) Fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, computer with internet access, Wi-Fi, private garden & barbecue. Our family lives on the property and we are here to give you the warmest welcome. Le Pommier has the official 4 star rating from the French government.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen McLeod-Kowalik (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Karen McLeod-Kowalik

I am originally from Houston and live in France with my family since 2001 and love it. I garden a lot, play piano, go on walks, teach English to local French kids, and travel in the off-season.

Karen McLeod-Kowalik purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Karen McLeod-Kowalik chose Perigord Noir

A few quotes from our Guest Book:

This is a little piece of paradise in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne.

What a magic spot you have here in France.

You have a beautiful property.

Thanks for creating such a pleasant refuge from the world.

This setting is truly beautiful and well located.

The gite is perfect; we loved the pool and the gardens.

This is undoubtedly the most well-equipped gite I have ever stayed in!

The cottage was just what we needed- we could not have asked for more.

…the grounds are marvelous…

What a wonderful place to stay!

We will recommend this place to any travelers we meet.

Le Petit Manoir has been the perfect location for us to explore the Dordogne.

We absolutely love the gîte and its location.

The property is located in the best possible place for exploring the Dordogne.

The location was ideal and close to many beautiful attractions.

Easy access to plenty of great places.

It's been one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed in!

The accommodation was suberb - thank you!!

Level of specification seldom found or even imagined in a holiday let.

The gîte itself is utterly charming…

The Gite is incredibly cozy and beautifully decorated.

We were charmed by your lovely gite.

Everything was perfect…

Le Petit-Manoir was absolutely terrific.

Lives up to its website...

…we feel like cherished guests…

Le Petit Manoir - hideaway for the soul.

We confess having experienced PARADISE!

We arrived tired - we leave renewed.

We had a great time in Petit-Manoir. It's like a little paradise.

It would be hard to say enough about how wonderful our stay was.

We've stayed in gites before which were nice but this was simply wonderful.

This will be our only place to stay in future.

The peace and tranquility is superb.

XXXXX ratings are spot on!

The accommodations were fantastic.

A beautiful gite in a stunning area!

This place is one of the loveliest places I've been to!

Staying at Le Petit Manoir is an unbelievable treat

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is also our second time to Le Petit Manoir. We have had a wonderful stay again. There is so much to see and do in this lovely location. Karen and Peter the perfect hosts is often mentioned in this book and we also agree.They do everything to make you feel welcome and at home. We loved our stay here. I am sure we will return again sometime in the future.
Jul 2013
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Le Pommier - Le Petit-Manoir
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
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A great find!

  • 5 of 5

Le Pommier is a lovely gite - tastefully furnished, well thought out and equipped, clean and everything worked; we were very comfortable. Karen provided a warm welcome and was approachable, helpful and responsive to any requests. Vitrac is in a great location - near to Sarlat, Domme, La Rocque Gageac....all an easy drive. We really enjoyed canoeing and kayaking (as did the dog) and one week wasn't long enough. I would recommend Le Petit Manoir and we will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
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A month in heaven!

  • 5 of 5

When contemplating a stay in the dordogne it is so difficult to know where is best to stay or if your booked accommodation will be ok! Well we struck the jackpot at Le Petit Manoir! This oasis of calm is tucked in the middle of everything but surrounded by beautiful countryside off the beaten track. It is just a perfect walk away from the boulangerie through dappled woodland to Montfort.

Karen and Peter are ever present but oh so discrete making sure everything is perfect for you and your stay.

It is the perfect place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
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FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Le Petit-Manoir and it was as spectacular as our first time if not better. Le Petit-Manoir is gorgeous, the grounds are beautiful and the cottages are warm and comfortable. The property is as pretty as the pictures on the website show. The best part of Le Petit-Manoir are the owners Karen and Peter Kowalik who are inviting, gracious and helpful in many ways. They made our friends and us feel so welcomed and provided much guidance for exploring the Dordogne area. We visited Chateau de Fenelon, Chateau de Beynac, Reignac and the beautiful gardens of Eyrignac. We also ate wonderful meals at some great restaurants in Sarlat, Domme and La Roque-Gageac. All sites were suggested by the Kowaliks and their website. It was a fabulous time, and my husband and I will definitely visit again and return to Le Petit- Manoir. We highly recommend visiting the Dordogne and staying at Le Petit- Manoir. You will have a fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect place to stay to see it all!

  • 5 of 5

Le Petit-Manoir was everything we could have hoped for! Clean, comfortable, private and relaxing with beautiful surroundings. Karen and Peter were gracious owners, ready to help and assist with anything we needed! Le Petit-manoir is perfectly situated for visiting all the wonderful sites the Dordogne region has to offer. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends and look forward to returning someday!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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My new Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding accomadations in perfect location.Our gite was in an alluring and peaceful setting yet close to everything. Karen and Peter were lovely hosts going above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant stay. Our gite was beautifully furnished and quite comfortable.Make sure you look at the website ,it was fantastic. Our favorite thing was using the suggestions of what to see and exploring this gorgeous part of France. We also enjoyed eating at the fabulous restaurants recommended by Peter and Karen. I highly recommend staying in this delightful place and look forward to returning for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Idyllic property, excellent location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our second family holiday at Le Petit Manoir, the first time in 2011. Since then Peter and Karen have been busy improving what was already a lovely place to be, with an immaculate pool area (now with a cover that the kids enjoyed swimming under) and a fountain in the grounds.

The website describes the property accurately, as do the numerous TripAdvisor reviews - we thought the superb reviews were too good to be true, but they were entirely accurate (5 start).

We have previously stayed in Le Bois, which is tucked away if you prefer absolute seclusion (our children were 5 and 8 then, so we felt less guilty about the noise - but the thick stone walls mean there is no noise between gites anyway). This time we chose Le Pommier which has a great view of the grounds and the sunset.

The property is always very clean, with modern bathrooms and all of the 'gadgets' kids crave these days - wifi, a computer and two different sets of satellite channels (including Freesat, the same channels as we receive in the UK).

Karen and Peter are often pottering around should you need help, and their home is adjacent to the gites. They have always been more than welcoming and happy to help, including suggesting a lovely restaurant and even making a reservation for us!

The area has so much to offer - we've now spent two holidays there (both for 2 weeks) and we still haven't exhausted the list of sites and activities. We would typically go out until the afternoon and come back for a swim, before relaxing with a bottle of wine by the BBQ.

The sorts of things we have done as a family include: bike ride, canoeing, exploring caves, prehistoric sites, castles / chateaus and famous towns such as Sarlat, Rocamadour, Bergerac and even Cognac (a bit further away). The best place for the kids was a recreated medieval / olde worlde village called La Bournat at Le Bugue.

There is the best cake shop in the world (and we've tried a few) at Castelnaud, as voted by the whole family. Get there early (that means before midday in France!).

I have done and will continue to recommend both these gites and the area to my friends and family. Having been to various places as a family - including other places in France and Disney at Florida - the whole family decided holidays don't get much better than at this place with Karen and Peter (and Forte!).

So we have booked to return in 2015.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Ferry
640 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Best location * Charm and comfort * Beautiful and peaceful environment * Private garden with barbecue * Chlorine-free heated swimming pool * 5 minutes from Sarlat * 900 meters from Dordogne river * International TV * Computer with internet access and Wi-Fi for your laptop.

Situated in the center of the most beautiful and historic part of the Dordogne. Landscape of unforgettable beauty, dotted with hundreds of castles, rock-sculpted villages, ancient stone farm houses and caves decorated with 15 000 year-old pre-historic art. The must see villages of Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme and La Roque-Gageac are 4 to 10 km to the west. To the north are world famous Lascaux, caves and many prehistoric sites and museums in or around Les Eyzies are (23km) , including Font-de-Gaume, one of the last caves in Europe with prehistoric paintings still open to the public. Vitrac and Carsac, starting points for canoeing the most scenic stretch of the Dordgone river are 1 and 5 km away.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Hot Air Ballooning, Prehistoric Caves

Why our property? Here a few quotes from our Guest Book:

This is a little piece of paradise in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne.

What a magic spot you have here in France.

You have a beautiful property.

Thanks for creating such a pleasant refuge from the world.

This setting is truly beautiful and well located.

The gite is perfect; we loved the pool and the gardens.

This is undoubtedly the most well-equipped gite I have ever stayed in!

The cottage was just what we needed- we could not have asked for more.

…the grounds are marvelous…

What a wonderful place to stay!

We will recommend this place to any travelers we meet.

Le Petit Manoir has been the perfect location for us to explore the Dordogne.

We absolutely love the gîte and its location.

The property is located in the best possible place for exploring the Dordogne.

The location was ideal and close to many beautiful attractions.

Easy access to plenty of great places.

It's been one of the best accommodations I have ever stayed in!

The accommodation was suberb - thank you!!

…level of specification seldom found or even imagined in a holiday let.

The gîte itself is utterly charming…

The Gite is incredibly cozy and beautifully decorated.

We were charmed by your lovely gite.

Everything was perfect…

Le Petit-Manoir was absolutely terrific.

Lives up to its website...

…we feel like cherished guests…

Le Petit Manoir - hideaway for the soul.

We confess having experienced PARADISE!

We arrived tired - we leave renewed.

We had a great time in Petit-Manoir. It's like a little paradise.

It would be hard to say enough about how wonderful our stay was.

We've stayed in gites before which were nice but this was simply wonderful.

This will be our only place to stay in future.

The peace and tranquility is superb.

TripAdvisor ratings are spot on!

The accommodations were fantastic.

A beautiful gite in a stunning area!

This place is one of the loveliest places I've been to!

…staying at Le Petit Manoir is an unbelievable treat.

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Rates & Availability

Sarlat-la-Canéda Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$922
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
High 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$922
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final clean,sheets,towel $73
Pet Fee $0

CANCELLATIONS: 90 days or more prior to arrival: full refund. 60 to 90 days prior to arrival: deposit forfeited. Less than 60 days or no shows: amounts paid will not be reimbursed. For rentals of three weeks or more all deadlines are increased by 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sarlat-la-Canéda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Third bedroom (with second bath) is optional in a charming La Tourette a few steps away.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis

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