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Charming Traditional French Vacation Rental with Pool

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sarlat-la-Caneda cottage description

Chene Vert is a 300 year old cottage: just one of the units available at Le Jardin des Amis. (There are 7 vacation rentals of varying size). All are lovely stone properties sympathetically renovated to provide comfort and modern living together with the cosiness of traditional features including internal exposed oak beams and sandstone walls.

The ground floor is open plan with a fitted kitchen/dining area and a comfortable living area with large feature fireplace and wood burner for low season lets. A spiral staircase leads upstairs. Both bedrooms (one with double bed & 1 with twin beds) have comfortable beds and side lighting.

Outside the cottage benefits from garden to the front and a patio to the rear with steps leading to the fenced & alarmed swimming pool. For families or the energetic, we have table tennis/badminto/boules or for those who want to enjoy the peaceful countryside, we have 7 acres of orchard, meadow and woods to be enjoyed.
We live on site and are on hand to help make your stay a comfortable and hassle-free French experience. We can advise on any aspect of your holiday and are happy to help with the important little things, such as making restaurant reservations, balloon or canoe bookings etc.

Our location in the Dordogne is exceptional, ten minutes from Les Eyzies, the pre-historic capital of Europe (with caves and examples of Palaeolithic art) and 15 minutes from the medieval town of Sarlat. Approximately 90% of the major attractions in the area are within a 20-minute drive, so no big expedition preparations every day. At the same time you have the benefit of the peace and tranquility of the French countryside on your doorstep. A two-minute stroll takes you to the small, quaint medieval village of Meyrals with its award-winning boulangerie, charcuterie, bar and restaurants.

The local terrain comprises the hills and valleys of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers and is littered with beautiful medieval villages and chateaux. Cycling, walking, horse-riding, and are all available and we are happy to advise on suitable routes and paths in the vicinity.

Other interests include a number of renowned artists and galleries in the village and surrounding area. Many of the artists speak English and are delighted to welcome you to browse around their studios. Canoeing, golf, adventure parks are among the many other activities available. Take a day and visit the vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux.

After a hard day's holidaying, why not stop by the pool bar for a well-earned aperitif before dinner? Have a chat with us and the other guests. Dinner choices are a delight-- any one of the numerous great restaurants in the area, a barbecue by the pool bar or on your terrace, fresh produce bought from the excellent markets and home-cooked by yourself. The food and wines of the region are superb, with delights such as truffles, duck confit, foie gras, Bordeaux and Bergerac wines as standard fare in the restaurants and supermarkets at excellent prices.
Local airports include Bergerac,Brive, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Limoges, all within a two-hour drive. Flights to these airports from London and Paris are available, amongst other major cities. We are happy to help with advice on your travel plans.

We look forward to meeting you and we are very happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your next holiday in this area. Please see our website for full information on all of our properties and internal photos (click the link below).

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Fenced and alarmed swimming pool. Grass areas suitable for ball games etc....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Chene vert and Magnolia both have fenced/gated garden areas We also have a large meadow suitable for exercising a dog and a number of circular walks leading off from our entrance....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                No steps, wide doorways and large shower room only in 'Magnolia' gite....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Each bedroom has a vanity unit with wash hand basin Cot and other baby equipment can be provided (free). Please let us know when booking....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Pool Bar for use of guests - also houses a library of books, games and sports equipment eg. badminton raquets, boules,croquet set....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Our pool bar has a library of books which can be borrowed or swapped as wished....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Games:

                    Board games available to use...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  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

                      • Village:

                        Meyrals has a pretty centre with medieval buildings including an ancient priory. Our cottages are walking distance from the boulangerie, butcher, bar, restaurant and artists 'ateliers'....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Fans are provided for peak summer nights but thick stone walls usually keep gites cool in summer and warm in winter....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        clothes lines provided for guests to hang clothes in the fresh air to dry. Each gite is also equipped with a clothes horse....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Large stone feature fireplace with wood burner for low season lets...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        secure barn where guests bikes can be stored...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central heating at additional cost for winter lets...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        One set of linen is provided per week....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Furnished with sofa, armchair, rocking chair and occasional tables. ...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of on site parking...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        large private parking area next to cottages ...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Please contact owners to discuss requirements...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Bath towels, hand towels, bath mat and tea towels/dishcloth provided (one set per week). Pool towels available for hire if required. ...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        The washing machine is located at the rear of the cottages and is shared with other guests. Irons/ironing boards also available....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Recently upgrade and available free in all cottages....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Available for low season use...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Filter type...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        a good range of cooking equipment is provided...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Equipped with a good range of utensils and crockery....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        Gas oven (range style) with electic grill...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove:

                        Range type with gas hob...moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        with outdoor seating/table...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Kayaks and canoes readily available for hire from the many companies on both the Dordogne and Vezere rivers: we are happy to book for you. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        A small fenced garden to the front of the cottage leads into 7 acres of grounds....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            A 12 x 6 metre, salt-water system pool (no added chlorine) which is kinder to skin/eyes. Open 1st May - 30th September...moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          winter
                          Oct 18 - Apr 3, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €85
                          €500 €1,200
                          spring
                          Apr 4 - May 22, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €100
                          €675 €2,000
                          Early summer
                          May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          €115
                          €750 €2,500
                          Summer
                          Jun 27 - Jul 17, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €930
                          High season
                          Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,050
                          Autumn
                          Aug 29 - Oct 16, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €95
                          €615 €2,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          A small local 'Taxe de Sejour' is payable on departure @ 0.4€ per adult/child 14+, per night,

                          i.e. 5€60 per couple/per week

                          A 25% deposit is required in order to confirm reservation & balance paid 6 weeks before arrival. Damage deposit payable on arrival & Taxe de sejour (0.40€ per adult/child 14 yrs+, per night).


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                          Location

                          54 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bergerac
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          La Merenda
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          St. Cyprien
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          La Merenda & La Savie
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Dordogne River beach

                          This is an area full of history, within a short drive there are several chateaux to visit, famous caves with prehistoric paintings/sculptures; the national museum of prehistory.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We moved to France on the spur of the moment having decided that we'd reached the time of life to consider quality of life more important than making our way up separate career ladders! Our four children were all becoming independent and we wanted to have a new challenge but also a better life/work balance by sharing a new project: running 'Le Jardin des Amis' & becoming a little more self-sufficient by 'growing our own' and keeping some chickens! In spare moments we enjoy walking and soaking up the history & culture of this beautiful area of France, and in turn we can pass on this knowledge to our guests.

                          Why the Owner Chose Sarlat-la-Caneda:
                          Why did we settle for the Dordogne? Because we fell in love with it on our first (and only) trip before buying Le Jardin des Amis! Coming to the Dordogne is like stepping back in time: not only do we live in a medieval village but daily life is at a much slower pace and 'old fashioned values' are still important - people are polite and welcoming. Their are some practical advantages too: we are within easy access of Bergerac, Bordeaux and Limoges airports for travelling to visit friends and family; when visitors come to us, we could easily fill every minute of their time visiting the wealth of local sites without needing to spend hours in the car!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The peace and quiet we enjoy at Le Jardin des Amis, belies the proximity of village facilities. We love to stroll out to the boulangerie in the morning to buy freshly baked croissants and then return home for breakfast in the sunshine with the sound of nothing more than birdsong. On spring evenings, we enjoy a wander along local footpaths admiring the changing display of wild flowers (which include various types of orchid - some of which grow in our grounds) perhaps calling in for a drink and a chat at our local bar. If we have guests staying we love to join them for an early evening aperatif at our 'pool bar' and hear about their day. The pool is a big draw on a hot summer's day and is particularly pleasant now that we've changed from the old chlorine system to a 'salt system'which leaves your skin feeling soft and without that strong smell! In autumn we are usually lucky enough to have a good crop of apples, pears and quinces in our orchard, followed by walnuts to be gathered daily: our guests are always wecome to share the bounty!


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                          Photos

                          • 'Le Jardin des Amis', front of cottages

                            'Le Jardin des Amis', front of cottages

                          • Pool, bar and orchard

                            Pool, bar and orchard

                          • Orchard View cottage and pool

                            Orchard View cottage and pool

                          • Pool & pool bar, looking towards orchard.

                            Pool & pool bar, looking towards orchard.

                          • 300 yr old Chene vert cottage, kitchen.

                            300 yr old Chene vert cottage, kitchen.

                          • patio to rear of Chene Vert cottage

                            patio to rear of Chene Vert cottage

                          • Plenty of shady spots to relax after a busy day's sightseeing....

                            Plenty of shady spots to relax after a busy day's sightseeing....

                          • Bedroom 1 with Queen size bed in 'Orchard View'

                            Bedroom 1 with Queen size bed in 'Orchard View'

                          • Large kitchen/dining area in Tilleul: table extends for 8 to eat in comfort.

                            Large kitchen/dining area in Tilleul: table extends for 8 to eat in comfort.

                          • National Museum of prehistory at Les Eyzies (4 miles - 8 minutes drive away)

                            National Museum of prehistory at Les Eyzies (4 miles - 8 minutes drive away)

                          • Meyrals annual 'Festival d'Epouventail' held in July & culminating in fireworks!

                            Meyrals annual 'Festival d'Epouventail' held in July & culminating in fireworks!

                          • Wisteria in spring

                            Wisteria in spring

                          • Springtime wisteria blossoming at the front of CheneVert & Eucalyptus cottages!

                            Springtime wisteria blossoming at the front of CheneVert & Eucalyptus cottages!

                          • 'Salt-system' pool and rear of Tilleul cottage

                            'Salt-system' pool and rear of Tilleul cottage

                          • Wood burning stove in Chene Vert

                            Wood burning stove in Chene Vert

                          • Chene Vert, twin bedroom

                            Chene Vert, twin bedroom

                          • Eucalyptus 1 bed cottage

                            Eucalyptus 1 bed cottage

                          • Early evening 'apero' at the bar, meeting other guests!

                            Early evening 'apero' at the bar, meeting other guests!

                          • Magnolia gite, (suitable for those with limited mobility). Double bedroom.

                            Magnolia gite, (suitable for those with limited mobility). Double bedroom.

                          • Meyrals: boulangerie, charcuterie, 2 restaurants & galleries in walking distance

                            Meyrals: boulangerie, charcuterie, 2 restaurants & galleries in walking distance

                          • Beautiful Beynac castle - canoe past for the best views!

                            Beautiful Beynac castle - canoe past for the best views!

                          • Bee orchid found in the grounds of Le Jardin des Amis

                            Bee orchid found in the grounds of Le Jardin des Amis

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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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