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Near Sarlat Holiday Rental, Delightful River-side Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Dordogne Sarlat stylish comfortable cottage, secluded garden sleeps 6

Situated on the banks of the Dordogne river, in SW France, this beautiful cottage is the perfect base for your dream holiday. With 3 bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, Les Tournesols comfortably accommodates 6.

The 8mx4m swimming pool is private and for your exclusive use. Security cover and solar shower. English TV channels. WIFI.

Stroll along the river bank and country lanes. Dine in the local restaurants in the village (250m) or take a picnic to the beach ( 150m away) and enjoy a wonderful al-fresco lunch. Why not rent a canoe and drift downstream, soaking up the wonderful atmosphere of the many châteaux and pretty villages en route?

Visit nearby Sarlat and Domme, renowned for their medieval architecture, café culture, street entertainment and lively markets. There are magical underground caves to explore, and the 17,000 year old prehistoric caves at Lascaux are well worth a visit. Golf, tennis, swimming, close by.

Weekends and short breaks possible

Les Tournesols is a stone cottage totally self-contained and situated in private, landscaped gardens just a short walk from the village of Vitrac Port on the river Dordogne, 6km south of Sarlat.

Ground floor:

Sitting Room:

The spacious sitting area room is full of character, with exposed stone walls and original oak beams. The comfortable couch and armchairs are arranged around the open fireplace with wood-burning stove. There is a TV, DVD player, music system and a selection of books and games. Unlimited WIFI internet access.

Kitchen-Dining room:

The contemporary kitchen-dining room (new for 2012)opens onto the sunny dining terrace, poo area and garden. There is a full range of fitted cupboards, large island unit and it is well equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dish washer, washing machine. The dining table seats 6 people.

Master bedroom: 160 cm bed and built-in wardrobes. En-suite full bathroom.

There is an independent toilet.

First floor:

There are two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. Bedroom 1 is a generous size with 160cm (5ft) bed, bedroom 2 is a twin room with two single 90cm (3ft) beds. Both bedrooms are parqueted and very comfortably furnished. They have electric radiator heating and both have lovely views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. All beds are made up for your arrival with crisp bed linen. The shower room has a shower unit, wash basin and WC There is a heated towel rail. Bath towels, hand towels and bath mats are supplied.


French doors open from the sitting room onto the spacious paved terrace which is bathed in afternoon sunshine. With a dining table and chairs for 6 people and the barbecue close by it is perfect setting for an aperitif or al-fresco meal. From the kitchen-dining room one set of doors opens onto the terrace and another onto the garden and pool area.

The mature garden with specimen trees, shrubs and lawned areas surrounds the house and terrace giving great privacy. The pool, surrounded by a paved terrace with sun loungers, parasols and dining furniture is adjacent to the charcoal BBQ. Measuring 8m x 4m with roman steps at the shallow end and 1.2m at the deep end, the pool is provided with a modern roll-on cover which acts as a security barrier and a heat insulator. There is a solar powered shower for your convenience. Table tennis and badminton.There is secure off-road parking for two cars.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Domme around the Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking allowed outside the house in the garden
Location Type:
  • village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • The bathroom(ground floor) and shower room(first floor) have both been recently refurbished to a very high standard and are tiled throughout. Both have heated towel rails. Good quality towels are provided and changed weekly. Hair dryer supplied. The independent toilet on the ground floor has a wc and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms upstairs(Bedrooms 2 and 3) are carpeted and very comfortably furnished. Bedroom 1 on the ground floor is tiled and has build in wardrobes. Beds are made up with crisp linen on arrival and a change of linen is provided weekly during stays of 2 or more weeks. Electric fans are supplied for your comfort during hot summer nights and there is electric heating for chilly evenings in Spring and Autumn. A baby cot is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Every effort is made to ensure you have a supply of toilet paper, soap, wash up liquid, washing powder, matches, BBQ charcoal, tinfoil, basic food items (oil, S+P etc) to tide you over until you get to a supermarket.


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Near Sarlat Holiday Rental, Delightful River-side Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated for everything you'd require from a holiday in the Dordogne

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous week in a beautiful & well equipped stone cottage on the banks of the Dordogne river

  • 5 of 5

Les Tournesols is a lovely property with a large, modern and well equipped kitchen. Arnaud, the owner, was extremely welcoming and helpful and even took time to show us around his farm with angora rabbits, miniature donkeys and many other animals (loved the pigs!). The house is lovely; space enough for 6 adults and a large garden with a pool, badminton net and rackets, football goal and a table tennis table and bats/balls. A 5 minute walk brings you to the river with a choice of two canoe hire places and a riverside cafe/restaurant/bar next to a beach area where it is possible to swim or just watch the sun set. There are large supermarkets within a 10 minute drive and numerous good quality restaurants near by. It was a short drive to Sarlat, Domme (also walkable - takes about 45 minutes) and Beynac which are definitely worth a visit. Les Tournesols is a super property with all the conveniences you'd hope for (dishwasher, washing machine etc) and is unusually well stocked. Pool towels are provided and some self-catering essentials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bbq charcoal, salt & pepper etc. On arrival there was a thoughtful bottle of wine and some local confectionary waiting for us - very welcome indeed after a long journey!! Thank you Arnaud, we had a wonderful week with great weather and would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for visiting us and for taking the time to review your stay. We hope to see you again soon in Domme. The mini donkeys will miss you in between. Kind Regards Isabelle and Arnaud
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A fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Arnaud for a wonderful week in your lovely gite. You had thought of everything and it was so comfortable to come home to for a swim and a BBQ after a busy day sightseeing. The location is perfect for the region - only 10 mins from Sarlat but in the countryside and near the river. We will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This rental is fabulous. The property is private and quiet, near all of the sights in the Dordogne region (the longest drive we had was about 25 minutes; most sights were much closer). Restaurants with excellent food are nearby; so are grocery stores.

The house itself is gorgeous and comfortable. Two nice bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs; one bedroom with nice king-sized bed with attached bath downstairs. Also a wc downstairs. The eat-in kitchen is enormous, and it is very well equipped and attractive. The pool is beautiful and very well maintained, and there is a great patio with chairs, table, loungers, and umbrellas. There are even beach towels and ping pong and badminton equipment. The living room is very attractive and comfortable, opening onto the patio.

There are fans in the house, too, in case you're there during a heat wave as we were.

We stayed in this home for five nights, and we were very happy with our choice. The owner, Arnaud, was very friendly and welcoming. He gave us very good information about the house and the area. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for visiting us and for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon in Sarlat. Arnaud
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A clean very comfortable house with everything you need in a beautiful area .

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 week stay with our 2 dogs, just a few minutes walk to the Dordogne River where there is a very pleasant restaurant bar, the garden and pool area were perfect and safe for the dogs to relax and for us to swim. The house had everything you need and was very comfortable and clean, a well equipped kitchen along with plenty of space. We also enjoyed visiting the local towns and chateaus of which there were plenty, and the caves and gardens and not forgetting the canoeing down the river which we did twice and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and beauty of the area, we ran out of time and weren’t able to visit Arnauds farm which I am sure would have been great, all in all a wonderful relaxing holiday, thank you Arnaud hope to maybe return one day. Louise A.S

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this kind review. We hope next time you will have time enough to visit us. Kind Regards Arnaud
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Beautiful house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, had lots of space, and was well-stocked. It is a very short drive to all the sites. Arnaud was a very gracious host. Our kids loved visiting his farm and petting the miniature donkeys, horses, and bunnies.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for visiting us. I hope you had a nice trip back home. Maybe will we have the pleasure to see you here again in the future. Best wishes Arnaud
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Domaine de Rochebois, Vitrac
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
River Beach on Dordogne, Vitrac
Car: recommended


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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