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Handsomely renovated barn, tranquil setting, heated pool, Dordogne Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Oozing character, very quiet and somewhat remote, Le Causse du Quercy is a traditional stone barn with air-conditioned bedrooms in a handsomely landscaped hilltop setting on 1.2 acres. Tastefully furnished with a warm, rustic feel, the property features a spacious, well-appointed living room with tiled floor, teak Venetian blinds and screened windows, giving onto a fully equipped open kitchen with granite counter. Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with queen-size bed, rocking chair and high ceilings, and a smaller, cosy bedroom with twin beds that can be reconfigured as a double bed. Two bathrooms -- one on each floor -- sport Italian marble tiling. All modern conveniences are provided, including flat-screen TV with English & French satellite TV, free WiFi, DVD & CD players, as well as washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Outdoors, there are a heated pool, solar-heated shower, lounge chairs, parasol and retractable awning, with a BBQ, outdoor table and gazebo.

The property is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding departments of Lot, Dordogne and Correze, located just 5 minutes from an 18-hole golf course, 10 minutes from Souillac and the Dordogne River Valley, 12 minutes from the autoroute, 20 minutes from the Brive airport, 25 minutes from Sarlat, Rocamadour and Gourdon, and 2 hours from Toulouse and Bordeaux.

More Details

Erica Meltzer & Samuel Laird
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found Le Causse to be an extremely well-equipped, comfortable gite in a beautiful, quiet location. The area has lots to offer for walkers, cyclists (who don’t mind some hills!) and sightseers in general and Sam and Erica were very welcoming and helpful hosts.
Sep 2014
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Souillac Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival are subject to a 50€ cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of deposit(s).
  • Applicable tourist tax (currently 0.99€ per person aged 13 or older, per night) will be collected on site by the owner.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower , Solar heated shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ground floor
  • Bathroom 1, on ground floor, has walk-in shower, heated towel racks and beach towels. Bathroom 2, on upper floor, has combo tub/shower, heated towel racks and bath towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Upstairs
    Cosy Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs; twin beds can be reconfigured as 140-cm double.
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning, screen windows, parquet floors. Twin beds in smaller bedroom can be reconfigured as double bed. Master bedroom has ceiling fan, smaller bedroom has standing fan.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Cellphone provided against deposit, for use with prepaid cards. Screen doors/windows; 1 ceiling fan; 2 standing fans. Charcoal provided free of charge.


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Handsomely renovated barn, tranquil setting, heated pool, Dordogne Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré le gîte: le calme du lieu,la piscine privée,la situation géographique propice aux visites alentour,et enfin,la gentillesse et la discrétion d'Erica et Sam!Un premier séjour en Dordogne fort réussi !

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet out of the way

  • 5 of 5

Erica & Sam made us feel very welcome to their property. Lovely setting pool an added bonus. Very comfortable place to stay .

Have to compliment them on the directions to the property very clear so easy to find . Plenty to do in the area without having to travel far .

Lots of useful information available in the property.

They have really thought of everything to make the stay a pleasure

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This a very well equipped cottage in a great location to explore both the Dordogne and the Lot valleys. Sam and Erica have provided so many things in the cottage to make your stay easy, including lots of dvds for both adults and kids, lots of maps and local information. The cottage is very comfortable and swimming pool was fantastic. Sam and Erica made us feel very welcome and ensured we had a pleasant stay.

We would definitely stay there again if we where back in the region. Thanks Sam and Erica

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks at this beautiful Gite, we returned in June for 2 weeks due to the cancellation of our River cruise.

The Gite more than met our expectations, clean and comfortable, top of the range appliances, well stocked cupboards, heating and cooling, which we needed , as we had every type of weather during our stay.

The bedroom has wonderful views over the valley, lovely gardens and a shaded eating area, very private and sole use of the heated swimming pool.

Sam and Erica are wonderful hosts, they did everything they could to make our extended stay comfortable. and went out of their way to help us when we had a credit card "hic-cup".

Very convenient for visiting the Dordogne and Lot towns, our favourites were : Martel, Saint Cyprien, Belves, Gourdon, St-Leon sur Vezere and the beautiful town of Beynac, where we eventually had a short river cruise!

We would definitely recommend this Gite to all our friends, and would love to return in the future.

All the best Sam & Erica, (hope the Jazz concert is a great success), a hug to Berry, Hamish, Booboo & especially Pinkie.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful stay in Peaceful Lot/Dordogne Area

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week long stay with Erica and Sam. We had a wonderful time in a marvelously designed and well-kept 2 bedroom apartment. Our hosts could not have been more generous and available for any problem that developed (thanks to Sam, we eventually figured out how to use the stove-top)! The place in in rural Lot department, surrounded by a working sheep farm run by neighbor Georges and his herding dogs. Although rural, Souillac, a town with several large groceries and restaurants, is but 10 minutes away. And Sarlat and the Dordogne tourist areas are 30 minutes by car.

The pool was a major advantage for our several days with high tempuratures.

If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet stay, yet close to tourist sights, you could not do better than to stay with Erica and Sam.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream spot in southwest France

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in Souillac in September-October and found this historic property to be exactly as promised. Extremely clean, comfortable, and well equipped with finishing details that made it especially appealing. Owners Sam and Erica balanced a wilingness to answer questions and suggest activities in the area with a sensitivity to our and their own privacy. Many exceptional finishing touches-my personal favorite, the "Nespresso" coffee maker. Lots of charming towns to visit during day trips, an excellent local bakery, and a peaceful, quiet ambience--in short, perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Souillac Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Dordogne River
Car: necessary

We are just 10 minutes from the pleasant, easygoing town of Souillac-sur-Dordogne. Souillac has a 12th-century abbey church, automaton museum, water park, weekly farmers' market, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, as well as an annual jazz festival. The Dordogne River, which runs through Souillac, offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing and picnic facilities, and an 18-hole golf course is just 5 minutes from our property. We are also less than 45 minutes from prehistoric and natural cave sites (including Lascaux, Pech Merle and the Gouffre de Padirac), Sarlat, Rocamadour, Gourdon and a slew of charming medieval villages. The region is renowned for its wines, gastronomy and the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne river valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax of 0.99€ per person aged 13+, per night, is payable directly to the owner upon arrival. An additional 20€ will be charged for use of our portable crib linens (if also using 4 beds). 30% deposit required to confirm bookings; balance due 2 weeks at the latest before arrival, plus 300€ security deposit (PAYABLE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL). Cancellation fees apply. Pool heated 28 April-15 Sept. 2018. Holiday weekend rates available upon request.

Owner'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.