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Handsomely renovated barn, tranquil setting, heated pool, Dordogne Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Oozing character, very quiet and somewhat remote, Le Causse du Quercy is a traditional stone barn with air-conditioned bedrooms in a handsomely landscaped hilltop setting on 1.2 acres. Tastefully furnished with a warm, rustic feel, the property features a spacious, well-appointed living room with tiled floor, teak Venetian blinds and screened windows, giving onto a fully equipped open kitchen with granite counter. Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with queen-size bed, rocking chair and high ceilings, and a smaller, cosy bedroom with twin beds that can be reconfigured as a double bed. Two bathrooms -- one on each floor -- sport Italian marble tiling. All modern conveniences are provided, including flat-screen TV with English & French satellite TV, free WiFi, DVD & CD players, as well as washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Outdoors, there are a heated pool, solar-heated shower, lounge chairs, parasol and retractable awning, with a BBQ, outdoor table and gazebo.

The property is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding departments of Lot, Dordogne and Correze, located just 5 minutes from an 18-hole golf course, 10 minutes from Souillac and the Dordogne River Valley, 12 minutes from the autoroute, 20 minutes from the Brive airport, 25 minutes from Sarlat, Rocamadour and Gourdon, and 2 hours from Toulouse and Bordeaux.

More Details

Erica Meltzer & Samuel Laird
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found Le Causse to be an extremely well-equipped, comfortable gite in a beautiful, quiet location. The area has lots to offer for walkers, cyclists (who don’t mind some hills!) and sightseers in general and Sam and Erica were very welcoming and helpful hosts.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn around the World around the

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival are subject to a 50€ cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of deposit(s).
  • Applicable tourist tax (currently 0.99€ per person aged 13 or older, per night) will be collected on site by the owner.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor - Outdoor Shower , Solar heated shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upper floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground floor
  • Bathroom 1, on ground floor, has walk-in shower, heated towel racks and beach towels. Bathroom 2, on upper floor, has combo tub/shower, heated towel racks and bath towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Upstairs
    Cosy Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs; twin beds can be reconfigured as 140-cm double.
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning, screen windows, parquet floors. Twin beds in smaller bedroom can be reconfigured as double bed. Master bedroom has ceiling fan, smaller bedroom has standing fan.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Cellphone provided against deposit, for use with prepaid cards. Screen doors/windows; 1 ceiling fan; 2 standing fans. Charcoal provided free of charge.


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Handsomely renovated barn, tranquil setting, heated pool, Dordogne Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and superbly equipped property, very quiet and private with a wonderful pool for cooling off after a morning's sightseeing. Our host and hostess are charming and a mine of information on the area. Guests lack for nothing.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure having appreciative, experienced guests!
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Fantastic spot

  • 5 of 5

Erica and Sam have thought of everything. Beautiful accommodation and such an amazing part of France to experience. Lots for kids and adults to do. We’ve stayed in many self catering places but this has to be one of the best. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré le gîte: le calme du lieu,la piscine privée,la situation géographique propice aux visites alentour,et enfin,la gentillesse et la discrétion d'Erica et Sam!Un premier séjour en Dordogne fort réussi !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet out of the way

  • 5 of 5

Erica & Sam made us feel very welcome to their property. Lovely setting pool an added bonus. Very comfortable place to stay .

Have to compliment them on the directions to the property very clear so easy to find . Plenty to do in the area without having to travel far .

Lots of useful information available in the property.

They have really thought of everything to make the stay a pleasure

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This a very well equipped cottage in a great location to explore both the Dordogne and the Lot valleys. Sam and Erica have provided so many things in the cottage to make your stay easy, including lots of dvds for both adults and kids, lots of maps and local information. The cottage is very comfortable and swimming pool was fantastic. Sam and Erica made us feel very welcome and ensured we had a pleasant stay.

We would definitely stay there again if we where back in the region. Thanks Sam and Erica

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks at this beautiful Gite, we returned in June for 2 weeks due to the cancellation of our River cruise.

The Gite more than met our expectations, clean and comfortable, top of the range appliances, well stocked cupboards, heating and cooling, which we needed , as we had every type of weather during our stay.

The bedroom has wonderful views over the valley, lovely gardens and a shaded eating area, very private and sole use of the heated swimming pool.

Sam and Erica are wonderful hosts, they did everything they could to make our extended stay comfortable. and went out of their way to help us when we had a credit card "hic-cup".

Very convenient for visiting the Dordogne and Lot towns, our favourites were : Martel, Saint Cyprien, Belves, Gourdon, St-Leon sur Vezere and the beautiful town of Beynac, where we eventually had a short river cruise!

We would definitely recommend this Gite to all our friends, and would love to return in the future.

All the best Sam & Erica, (hope the Jazz concert is a great success), a hug to Berry, Hamish, Booboo & especially Pinkie.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Souillac Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Dordogne River
Car: necessary

We are just 10 minutes from the pleasant, easygoing town of Souillac-sur-Dordogne. Souillac has a 12th-century abbey church, automaton museum, water park, weekly farmers' market, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, as well as an annual jazz festival. The Dordogne River, which runs through Souillac, offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing and picnic facilities, and an 18-hole golf course is just 5 minutes from our property. We are also less than 45 minutes from prehistoric and natural cave sites (including Lascaux, Pech Merle and the Gouffre de Padirac), Sarlat, Rocamadour, Gourdon and a slew of charming medieval villages. The region is renowned for its wines, gastronomy and the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne river valley.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn around the World,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-season 2
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-season 1
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-season 2
31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tourist tax of 0.99€ per person aged 13+, per night, is payable directly to the owner upon arrival. An additional 20€ will be charged for use of our portable crib linens (if also using 4 beds). 30% deposit required to confirm bookings; balance due 2 weeks at the latest before arrival, plus 300€ security deposit (PAYABLE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL). Cancellation fees apply. Pool heated 28 April-15 Sept. 2018. Holiday weekend rates available upon request.

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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