About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedroom independent cottage with views of the countryside close to sights
Welcome to ' Le Pouget' a relaxing cottage for families & couples alike including all family pets! Situated in a large enclosed garden with stone BBQ, play area, Bikes, table tennis,badminton & plenty of outside games. There is a covered terrace & decking area where you can unwind with a glass of wine & enjoy a meal 'Al Fresco'! or cool off in the 5 meter timber plunge pool, large enough for adults to relax & fun for children to play in, the stairs are removable for safety. The kitchen is modern & fully equipped,with some regional recipe books .. also including, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, Fridge, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, Kettle, toaster, coffee machine and of course we even supply the corkscrew!!
In the lounge you will find a TV, with English freesat ( so you won't miss your favourite programs) and French channels , along with a DVD & CD player a selection of DVD's & CD's, books & games. Le Pouget has 2 bedrooms, 1 double bedroom and the other with 2 single beds, we also have a double sofa bed in the lounge and fold up bed if needed. The shower & toilet are separate. Le Pouget is tiled throughout to keep it cool during the Summer months & we have a cozy log fire & gas central heating for the cooler months.
Le Pouget - Our personal touch: Our aim is to ensure that you have the holiday of your choice, whether it's family fun, away from it all relaxation or both , we will do our best to help you achieve that. We can get some groceries in for you on arrival and any baby or toddler items you may need! Le Pouget is totally independent, no sharing of facilities with other guests and we do not live on site, so the house, garden,pool etc is all yours for the duration of your stay. We will be there to meet you on arrival and to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have, we will then leave you with the keys and the magical ambiance of Le Pouget! We are only 15 minutes and a phone call away and on hand 24/7. So come and stay at Le Pouget and experience our 'little bit' of Heaven. ........We also have another property in the Heart of Sarlat (sleeps 2) property no : 409648, maybe we may see you here also?!
We look forward to meeting you in the future.
TRAVELING WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS: Traveling with babies and young children is an experience in its we want you to arrive in the knowledge that everything you need is there for you so you can start your holiday from the moment you arrive. On request : We have a TRAVEL COT, HIGH CHAIR,BABY BATH,POTTY, PLASTIC BOWLS , CUPS & CUTTLERY, HAND BLENDER, PLASTIC CONTAINERS, STERILISER, . We also have on hand a first aid kit for those little cuts and bruises.. Before your stay we send out a shopping list, and you can tick off or add your own well as baby wipes, nappies, swim nappies supplies will be put away ready for your arrival. I will also send you out a baby/ toddler check-list, geared for the time of year of your stay. Le Pouget is on one level and the garden is enclosed, the pool is overground and the steps are removable for safety.
AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND: Le Pouget is available all year round, and with Spring an Autumn a bit cooler can be a perfect time for families with young children who want to explore the area, and families and couples who can avoid the busy high season.!!!! Easter and spring time when the area is awakening is a beautiful the colourful countryside and Easter egg hunts and ofcourse plenty of castles, markets, adventure parks, village fairs, and in May/June an abundance of colour with the poppies! Autumn brings a golden rich colour and warm loads to do without the crowds!................................................On request I can send you more photos of the area at different times of the year and let you know of any fetes or fairs.
Paula & Barry Grainger
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Paula & Barry Grainger
Originally from Ireland, we moved lock, stock and barrel in 2005 selling up our business and taking the plunge to this stunning region and have never looked back, especially as this has been a wonderful area to bring up our son and with easy flights back to Ireland and to the UK we can still keep in touch with our friends and family...
Paula & Barry Grainger purchased this House in 2006
Why Paula & Barry Grainger chose Sarlat-la-Canéda
We kept passing this cottage on our search for our own house... but as we were looking for a 3 bedroom house, we didn't take a peek.... We knew that we wanted to run a holiday home and after staying in a few holiday homes ourselves had a good idea what we were looking for.. we knew we wanted the property to have an enclosed garden , to be on one level so small children and guests with mobility problems had easy access, to have off street parking, a view of the countryside and to be near to our favorite medieval town of Sarlat. After giving all these details to our estate agent, she pulled out the details of ' Le Pouget'... the house that we kept passing... so of course we had to take a proper look... this is when we fell in love with the cottage and could see the potential for a relaxing atmosphere for adults and a safe, fun environment for children and the added bonus of being a stones throw from our favorite medieval town..
What makes this House unique
Location, Location, Location... not only is the cottage surrounded by country side but only a stones throw from all the fantastic sights of the Perigord noir ...After refurbishing our cottage and landscaping the garden we could sit back and relax and enjoy the view of the countryside and could just imagine waking up and opening the French doors from the lounge to enjoy breakfast on the terrace or listening to the birds and watching the wildlife while enjoying a glass of that our son was having as much fun as we were in the enclosed garden. One of our favorite things was sitting outside in the garden on a balmy and clear Summers night when the stars are so close it feels like you can touch them... very romantic...
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We found Le Pouget was perfect !
An ideal place to unwind, set in a spacious garden with plenty of seating areas and really well equipped and thought out. The extras like cool box, flask and bikes all helped to make our stay complete.
The situation is ideal for exploring the Dordogne, so much to see and do and we were blessed with wonderful weather !
Paula and Barry are great hosts ! We hope to return again next year !
Our first impression was oh no it is cold and miserable, but the second day the sun came out and we had a wonderful relaxing time in the garden and the location for going out and about was great. Secluded and quiet, took our two small dogs and they loved it. Paula and Barry could not have been more welcoming/helpful. Lots of tiny thoughtful touches in the property. We didn't have children with us, but they would have been well catered for if we had. We have already booked to return in 2017. Superb restaurant nearby too.
Perfect Dordogne Holiday Home REntal
We stayed in Le Pouget along with our two little dogs for a week in May 2016.
What can i say, the house and garden were a dream.
The house was perfect with everything you could ask for in a holiday home, a lovely spacious home with all mod cons. The garden was amazing, lovely and big and fully enclosed so safe for children and dogs with a lovely pool to laze in aswell.
The location was perfect with Sarlat only a very short drive away, smaller villages being even closer and the whole area is a wonder to discover.
For anyone looking for a base to discover the Dordogne i'd strongly recommend Le Pouget .One of our dogs refused to get into the car as we were leaving to head home as he didn't want to leave the garden.
Also Paula and Barry are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They want you to really enjoy your holiday and i was asking all sorts of questions about the area and they were a great source of knowledge for us.
We will definitely be back to Le Pouget in the future.
Aidan And Theresa
Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you all had a great time... Don't forget us if you are over this way again.
Paula, Barry & Reece
THE LOCATION OF THE COTTAGE WAS PEACEFUL THE GARDEN IS LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL IDEAL FOR OUR TWO DOGS AND US.THE COTTAGE WAS COOL IN THE HOT WEATHER IT HAS EVERY FACILITY YOU NEED AND MORE. PAULS AND BARRY ARE SO HOSPITABLE AND REALY MADE US WELCOME THANKS FOR THE WINE ON ARRIVAL. THE FOOD THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES AND THE RIVERS WERE STUNNING BUT THE BEST BIT WAS COMING BACK TO CHILL IN THE COTTAGE WITH A GLASS OF WINE A REAL HOME FROM HOME BUT BETTER WE ARE MISSING IT ALL NOW. THE DOGS LOVED IT AS MUCH AS WE DID WILL RETURN IN THE FUTURE AND ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT HAVE KIDS WITH US IT WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ANY ONE WITH CHILDEREN AND OR PETS. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME IN THE BEAUTIFUL DORDOGNE SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO COULD NOT HAVE WISHED FOR A BETTER PACE TO STAY THAN LE POUGET. THANKS AGAIN PAULA BARRY AND REECE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON OUR RETURN.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us.. We are really happy that you both had a great time and equally happy that your dogs enjoyed Le Pouget the walks and dips in the river. Hope to see you soon.. Best wishes, Paula, Barry & Reece
A beautiful, well kept property
This is a beautiful property which is excellently maintained. It had everything we needed and more, including indoor and outdoor toys for our toddlers, a gorgeous outdoor dining area with bbq and lovely views across the fields. The facilitates were great including outdoor plunge pool, well equiped kitchen and comfortable bedroooms. The bungalow is in an excellent location with some attractions only 5 mins down the road while others well worth the 20 minute car journey. For hiking and walking there are footpaths and routes from the ,doorstep. Sarlat only 10 minutes down the road, has many wonderful places to eat, as well as good shopping and a range of supermarkets. Barry was an super host, welcoming and willing to put our needs first from the moment we arrived. We really appreciated him offering us his support and guidance on local information. I would highly recommend this property, an excellent base from which to explore the Dordogne.
Fantastic holiday cottage
We had a fantastic stay at Le Pouget . After a long drive it was actually a first to have directions from the owners that were easy to follow and very stress free. When you arrive you get a very warm welcome and the cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Le Pouget is a great base for exploring Sarlat which is only a short drive away . Sarlat is beautiful and has a great market twice a week. Nearby Domme is equally as stunning and if you are feeling energetic we recommend hiring kayaks from nearby Vitrac and exploring the area by water. The Vitrac to Beynac route takes you past La Roque Gageac and Castelnaud which are a must see.
When you need a day off from site seeing , a game of badminton or table tennis back at the cottage followed by a dip in the pool keeps your younger members happy and finishing the day with a BBQ and a glass or two of the local wine on the terrace we found was just the prescription for a perfect relaxing holiday.
We would thoroughly recommend staying in Le Pouget and hope to return again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed the cottage and area and had a great time on the canoes and exploring the delights of what the region has to offer... We look forward to seeing you again...a bientot Paula , Barry & Reece
Le Pouget is situated at the edge of Calviac en Perigord/Sarlat a few minutes drive from the amazing medieval town of SARLAT & is perfect for relaxing & sightseeing. Wander the Bastide of Domme. Take a boat or canoe on the Dordogne river (with a picnic). Step back in time & visit the medieval villages of Beynac & Roque Gageac, the chateaux of Castelnaud, Fenelon and many more,step even further back to pre historia & see Les Eyzies & Lascaux 2 the amazing cave dwellings & paintings .For the energetic: as well as canoes there is cycling,horse riding out door adventure parks, even Ballooning!! For shopping there is Sarlat with its cobbled streets & on Saturdays a fantastic market,with restaurants galore,local wine & Cheeses, Foie Gras & walnuts,with all this you may need a walk & there is plenty of walking routes, even one right outside our bungalow!! Visit Rocamadour the trail of the pilgrims,with animal parks,caves,& beautiful views! THE DORDOGNE GIVES YOU A CAMERA SHOT AT EVERY TURN Other Activities: Canoeing, skateboard park, paintball, Adventure parks,hot air ballooning , Golf.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rates include bed linen, Towels, Pool towels, water, Electricity, logs for fire & local taxes. A charge of 35,00 euro is required for the Gas central heating in the cooler months. A non-refundable deposit of 25% payable with booking A damage/security deposit of 300 euro or 300 pounds is held on your day of arrival & is returned after the property has been checked within 2 weeks of departure