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Petit Château with Magical Views

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Great bed in a charming room.


Last updated: 11/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sarlat-la-Caneda chateau / country house description

This lovely old house is central to all the delights of the Perigourd Noir, within walking distance of 3 famous Chateaux and the wonderful village of La Roque Gageac. Built on the remains of a medieval dwelling in 1860 by a retiring General of Napoleons army
Over the years the house, with its large reception rooms and great kitchen has provided comfortable holiday space for a number of different groups. A quintet needing to practice together. A family bringing student children for a final swot before the exams. Weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Wine tastings. A base for exploring the wonderful history of this area and often just relaxing and enjoying the house with family and friends. We have a superb chef who will give you a meal to remember and cooking lessons.
On the first floor there is an eclectic mix of bedrooms. All with en-suite bathrooms and very comfortable beds. Superb Linens, towels, robes and even face cloths. There are two king size beds, two queen size beds and two singles.
The rooms are furnished with a mixture of Antique and traditional furniture. The dining room seats 8 in comfort, 10 at a pinch. But the covered terrace seats 12 around a large square table. The round table in the kitchen, is perfect for quick breakfasts and marvellous for games of cards. There is also a stone table out on the terrace with 10 chairs for pre-dinner drinks looking out to the floodlit Chateau de Castelnaud across the valley, and directly under the starry ‘Milky Way’.
The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals for large numbers with oversize dishes and pans, an oversize cooker with 5 gas burners and a large electric oven. Microwave, food mixer/juicer, coffee machines and washing machine. Loads of china and glasses.
The sitting room is large, high ceilinged with a collection of seating. There is a large TV with an English satellite connection and a DVD player. There is a door to connect directly to the covered terrace.
The swimming pool is set in south facing terrace with plenty of comfortable loungers and some parasols. Outside there is private parking, some of it shaded and a swimming pool. The pool had a new water cleansing system in August 2014.
The house is situated half way between La Roque Gageac and Beynac on the river road. The road can be busy in very high season. But, as is usual in the France the traffic eases by early evening and the nights are quiet. The think stone walls give the house the ability to stay cool on the hottest days and warm on the coolest. We have Wi-Fi with limited access throughout the house because of the stone walls.


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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Massage
              • Private Chef


              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                This old house has stone steps and low walls terraces. It may not be suitable for very young children....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                or outside on the terrace...moreless

              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                one of the largest rooms in the house...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                large attic room, small shower room...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                smallish bedroom large comfy bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                smallish room great bed!...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

                twin beds in a little quiet room with shower and wc...moreless

              • King size beds (2) 4 Double Bedrooms. All the double beds are extra large, all the bedrooms have ceiling fans. The beds are made for your arrival with egyptian cotton sheets and feather pillows. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) these are adult size single beds that we can make up into an extra double if required, Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                We are connected to English UK terrestial channels via satellite...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Monument View:

                We have a view of the ancient Castelnaud Chateau, which is flood lit at night, wonderful....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Our views are of the valley and the opposite tree clad mountains...moreless

              • Rural:

                This year we had sunflowers dancing in the valley...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                The terrace dining area seats 10 as well. ...moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                electric heaters and central heating...moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided:

                All our beds are made up with fine white cotton for your extra comfort, there are robes and face cloths in every bath room. Pool towels are included....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                We have a large shady parking area right next to the house...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                situated in the kitchen...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove:

                There are two wood stoves, one in the sitting room and one in the kitchen...moreless


              • Catering Available:

                We have a french chef who will cook for your party at the house. Details can be made available after booking. Advance notice is needed in high season....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                2 filter coffee machines...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                I cater for large numbers here so there are plenty of dishes and pans of all sizes...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron. The kitchen, with its unique vaulted mediaeval ceiling, is fully equipped. In the cupboards you will find a full range of culinary equipment, fine china and glasses...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                oils, vinegars, spices and mustards, Teas and coffee, sugar and salt. we just ask that you replace what you use...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large american style fridge and freezer...moreless

              • Stove:

                5 ring gas hob and extra large electric oven...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                We have a covered belvedere with table and seating, plus a dining terrace with fabulous views of the Dordogne valley....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Out on the terrace over the old stone table watch the night sky and the flood lit mediaeval Chateau of Castelnaud across the valley....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Our Belvedere is enclosed on 3 sides and has lovely views across the valley. It is 15 foot square, has a dining table and chairs for those cooler evenings....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The swimming pool is set in south facing terrace with plenty of comfortable loungers and some parasols. The pool had a new water treatment system in 2014...moreless



                  Write a review 4.2
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  low season
                  Mar 6 - May 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  mid season
                  May 15 - Jul 16, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  high season
                  Jul 17 - Aug 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  mid season
                  Aug 28 - Sep 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  low season
                  Sep 26 - Dec 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €700
                  • Taxes Not included


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                  Last updated: 11/04/2014
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                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  7 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  45 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Souillac A20
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Within easy walking distance lies the Chateau of Castelnaud. Here you can see the collection of mediaeval weaponry, delight in the lovely village or swim in the river.The very special home of American singer, Josephine Baker loved by the French and decorated by De Gaulle at the end of the war.

                  At the Chateau of Marqueyssac, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the gardens, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Many families stay all day as this is an excellent place for children to explore.

                  You can pass a leisurely few hours canoeing the Dordogne, or if you prefer fly over the valley, either in a small plane or in a magnificent hot air balloon.

                  A short drive away are:

                  Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme and Sarlat, one of the finest mediaeval towns in France. With its cobbled streets full of little shops and breathtaking architecture.

                  The property is half an hour from Les Eyzies and the fascinating cave paintings at 'Font de Gaume' and Lascaux II


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: I have lived and loved in the Dordogne valley for over 12 years. With extensive knowledge of the locality and still learning

                  Why the Owner Chose Sarlat-la-Caneda:
                  One of the finest locations in the Dordogne Valley and indeed, France. Just in case you haven't noticed, our change-over day is Friday. Perfect to be able to visit the great market in Sarlat on Saturday Morning. the pool filtration system was renewed in 2014 and for the 2015 season we are installing a fire pit, to sit and chat or just watch the flames.......

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The property is in the centre of the most beautiful corner of the Dordogne with easy access to everything that the area has to offer. We have a private chef for you to enjoy. But more than anything it was the view across the valley that stole my heart. AND for the 2015 season we are installing a fire pit, to sit and chat or just watch the flames.......

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Great bed in a charming room.

                    Great bed in a charming room.

                  • sitting room and dining room space and light

                    sitting room and dining room space and light

                  • Covered exterior dining area

                    Covered exterior dining area

                  • Dawn on the Dordogne

                    Dawn on the Dordogne

                  • Oh, spring flowers on the terrace

                    Oh, spring flowers on the terrace

                  • Queen size bed and super comfortable

                    Queen size bed and super comfortable

                  • Great suntrap with country views

                    Great suntrap with country views

                  • South facing suntrap

                    South facing suntrap

                  • Elegant entry and through to the kitchen

                    Elegant entry and through to the kitchen

                  • Just sitting and relaxing

                    Just sitting and relaxing

                  • Fabulous Beynac village from our canoe!

                    Fabulous Beynac village from our canoe!

                  • So comfortable.........

                    So comfortable.........

                  • Kitchen for real cooks, and a place to share that aperitif?

                    Kitchen for real cooks, and a place to share that aperitif?

                  • Oh a day on the river Dordogne, Perfect relaxation

                    Oh a day on the river Dordogne, Perfect relaxation

                  • Spacious living and dining rooms

                    Spacious living and dining rooms

                  VRBO #111691

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, November 30, 2014

                  €1,500 - €2,400 per week (EUR)

                  5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 11/04/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/04/2014
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