Stylish, 1830s Stone Barn- Walk to the Dordogne!
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Renovated by a designer and avid Francophile, this unusually positioned house affords private, quiet and stunning views, while allowing for easy access to all the Dordogne region has to offer. The owner is happy to help plan an insider's trip to the region, having been a steady visitor since the early '80's.
In Brief, The Barn in the Dordogne:
-Stylish, sunny 1830’s renovated stone barn, an eight minute walk to the Dordogne River.
-Renovated to a very high standard with a nod to it's history, rustic yet very comfortable.
- Large open sunny rooms
- Large entry courtyard, overlooking a hidden garden, with views...Read more
Stylish, 1830s Stone Barn- Walk to the Dordogne!
Sarlat-La-Caneda, Aquitaine, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
"Imagine the gently sloping rim of a shallow tea cup saucer.
This 1830's renovated stone barn, a eight minute walk to the Dordogne River, sits on the edge of that rim, oriented south/southwest. A large entry courtyard, overlooks a hidden meditation garden. The breathtaking silent valley awaits..."
Restored 19thC. stone barn, walking distance to the Dordogne River
Location Type Rural, Village
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: July 02, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|All other dates ||$245||$1,700|
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in | $63 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Other times of year may be arranged with owner.
Heat and wood supplement fee as needed
Small taxe de sejour and damage deposit collected.
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Stove
- Charcoal Grill
- Dish Washer
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Chairs
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- 1743 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
Jersey, Channel Islands, GB
Peace in the Dordogne
We had a great time at the barn, thanks very much...very relaxing in such beautiful surroundings.
You have done a wonderful job in restoring the place so faithfully and creating such a tranquil atmosphere.
There were days when time more or less seemed to stand still, which was just what was needed after a fairly intensive period at work.
In fact, the most memorable part of the holiday was probably just sitting on the patio looking over the valley.
We did some of the traditional holidaymaking things (trips to Sarlat, Beynac, Lascaux, Milandes, etc) and enjoyed them all very much, but the best thing was just the opportunity to slow down for a few days -
Many thanks for the arrangements and the advice and for allowing us to share your special piece of France.
Chris and Gini, Jersey, Channel Islands
Response from Leslee Carsewell - 11/21/2011
Just to clarify, the renter in question here stayed in the house end of August 2008 through first week in September. The house was not
yet being rented in 2007.
2008 was the very first season the house was rented.
The cleaner for the property was replaced after this first season.
When I arrived for my own visit in the spring of 2009, I found the house
to not meet my own very stringent standards. In my book, there are no
exceptions or second chances. Cleaning is either executed at a very high standard or the cleaner is replaced.
Each year, when I return after a rental season, I assess the needs of the house and make purchases to improve its comfort. This might include more reading lights, seating, outdoor furniture, additional linen,
kitchen ware, etc.
Continual improvements have been made since 2008 both to facility and service.
The Walker Family
A beautiful, peaceful holiday home
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Barn. It really is a beautiful property in a fabulous location. It is so peaceful and made a lovely contrast with our first week in the heart of busy Sarlat. We used the Barn as a base for exploring many of the sights close to the river from Souillac to Beynac, and it was wonderful for all of us (but the kids especially) to be so close to the river for swimming and canoeing. Maybe what we enjoyed most about the Barn was just spending time around the place relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. I really enjoyed sitting outside of a morning reading my book while the birds tweeted, the sheep bleated, and the sun climbed higher in the sky. And we loved our evenings there too, eating outside then playing games as the sun went down. We were lucky to get a number of days when there wasn't a cloud in the sky so after dark we liked to switch off all the lights, inside and out, and gaze up at the millions of stars visible in the sky. We could see shooting stars and satellites - awesome! The local restaurant, La Gabarre, was simply stunning, and we also enjoyed the other restaurant in St Julien (La Roi Carrotte). The menu is much more standard Periogord fare than La Gabarre but was tasty and reasonably priced, with good service and a nice little terrace outside to eat on. Next time we visit the region (and we surely will) we would very gladly stay in the Barn again!
The Barn is an atmospheric, quintessentially French rural experience! Beautiful and spacious accommodation, peaceful and relaxing. It is wonderfully equipped with all the mod cons you need, yet oozes the charm of 19th century rural life! It is a great base from which to cycle and within easy walking distance to a gorgeous local village, where all your food can be supplied. We highly recommend it!
A Truly Special Holiday Home.
La Grange was everything we had imagined from the photos and more - the location is truly special, I loved opening the kitchen doors each morning and stepping outside to drink in the view. It was such a delight to sit on the terrace or in the meadow, we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the tranquility to go sightseeing. The barn too is beautiful, we really appreciated its spaciousness, simplicity and the quality of the furnishings, it is a lovely place to live in.
The surrounding area has great charm and there is no shortage of things to do - during the week we walked to St Julien from the barn, canoed for 15 kilometres from St Julien to Vitrac and swam in the Dordogne just down the road near the railway bridge. We also went to the markets in Fajoles and Sarlat, the gardens at Marqueyssac and Eyrignac and spent a lovely evening exploring Rocamadour. Not to mention eating at the charming new outdoor restaurant in St J, excellent pizzas also in St J and regional fare in Carlux at the restaurant run by Les Halles des Paysans. We had numerous other things on our to do list as well as reading our books, sketching and writing but ran out of time to do them all.
A.Richardson and Family, UK