This stone house has a stone-slab roof, meaning that it is cool in summer. The house is detached, with an enclosed garden with an old linden tree that provides shade in the summer. There are two large bedrooms: one with a 140-cm wide bed and another with a bed that is wider than 140 cm and a 90-cm wide bed. The second bedroom has a vanity cabinet. There is also a large living room, kitchen, and dining room. You'll have access to a large meadow and a forest. The house is located 700 m from Saint-Geniès, which is about a 12-minute walk along a pleasant path. The commune of Saint-Geniès offers plenty of activities and businesses, including the summer night market and a farmers' market year-round. The house is situated between the Vézère and Dordogne Valleys, meaning that you are 10 minutes from Sarlat and Montignac, 12 km away. Other attractions include the Vézère Valley, with prehistoric sites, castles, and the village of Les-Eyzies, and the Dordogne Valley, with swimming areas, canoeing, and historic sites like Domme (25 km), La Roche, Gageac, or Beynac. Rocamadour is 60 km away and is ideal for a quick trip in the area, with towns like Martel, Souillac, Gouffre de Padirac, and the Gramat Animal Preserve. I've just installed TNT satellite TV service and a DVD player, and we also have books, a new fully equipped kitchen, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a microwave, and a Senseo coffee machine.
- Cottage807 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Traditional Périgord-Noir stone house, near Sarlat & Montignac
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Aug 2018
About Durand Lafu
I'm passionate about the Périgord region, and it's my pleasure to help you discover this beautiful area.
Durand Lafu purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Durand Lafu chose Saint-Geniès
The rental is a family home that we have restored little by little with traditional methods.
What makes this Cottage unique
This hose is traditionally built, with yellow-stone walls and a stone-slab roof. It has all the charm of traditional Périgord-Noir. A visit to the bakehouse is included in the rental price. The location is ideal, as the house is a 10-minute walk from the village of Saint-Geniès along a walking path - the old millers' path, in fact. It is also midway between Sarlat and Montignac.
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We wished we had stayed longer
We had been touring France for just over 2 weeks and wanted somewhere for the last few days that was fairly quite but just on the edge of a village, semi-rural. So we were a bit surprised to find when we arrived the cottage was 2-3 km's outside the village of St Genies, which meant a long walk or use the car, but in the end this didn't really matter.
We met the owner Nancy and her mother-in-law both lovely ladies and very helpful. Nancy english was a lot better than our very poor hit or miss french and if we had any queries she was always available to help.
The only minor criticism we had was that there was no information about the local area village,shops and restaurants etc plus maybe a small welcome pack as we arrived late Monday afternoon and the village shop was shut and we had to dash back up Sarlat about 14-15 km's away to the supermarket.
We really enjoyed our stay here, the cottage was full of character and it was so relaxing, peaceful and quite and just lovely to sit outside and have breakfast or evening meal. We definitely want to come back.
A classic renovated period cottage highly rated.
An extremely well appointed classical Dordogne cottage that would suit the most discerning traveller. Located in a quiet rural setting, 4 minutes drive to the village of St.Genie where all facilities are available.Beautifully maintained with everything provided, outside seating areas,off road parking,great kitchen and well furnished rooms. Customer service was exemplary and you would be hard pressed to find something similar with equal attention to detail.Location is within easy daily reach of the Dordogne's major tourist destinations.The owners are very approachable and friendly and extremely helpful in providing local advice.We would love to return and highly recommend this acommodation to anyone visiting the Dordogne.Thank you Nancy and Thierry.
Charming and Memorable
This beautiful spot will be the one we hold as a comparison for all of our future home stays. We found this property to be as described and more and the owners were friendly, helpful and easy to communicate with in English and French. Two couples shared this home for 3 nights and we found the home, especially the kitchen well equipped, clean and in good condition.
Well located for a visit to Sarlat and the surrounding area by car, yet quiet and private this property is perfect for a family vacation. We admired the traditional construction and enjoyed the tour of the bakehouse upon our arrival.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cet endroit magnifique.
Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et même sans le soleil nous avons apprécié le charme de cet endroit calme et serein.
La nature est magnifique
Ruhe und Kultur auf dem Lande
Wir haben eine Woche in großer Ruhe und Entpannung in ländlicher Umgebung genossen. Das schöne Dorf (Markt, romanische Kirche, Schlösschen - Bäcker!) ist zu Fuß zu erreichen und das Tal der Vezère bietet viele kulturelle Höhepunkte und eine schöne Natur für Wanderungen und natürlich Kanu-Fahrten. Das Haus ist bequem eingerichtet, angemessen ausgestattet und sauber.
Un petit coin de paradis
Si nous avons passé une belle semaine dans cette région attrayante, c'est pour beaucoup grâce à la douceur de vivre qui règne dans ce petit hameau, et la gentillesse de Nancy et Thierry, qui nous ont accueillis chaleureusement, et nous ont prodigué des tuyaux fort utiles pour nos visites et balades.
La maison à la glycine est un gîte simple et fonctionnel, le jardin est très agréable, tranquille et propice à la flânerie. Il fait bon y profiter des chaudes soirées, sous le tilleul, profitant de la vue plongeante sur le petit bois. A recommander !
Attractions include: prehistoric caves, medieval castles and villages, the villages of Saint-Geniès, Sarlat, Montignac, Salignac, Souillac, La Roques Gageac, the Dordogne and Vézère Valleys, golf course (2 km), equestrian centre (1 km), and Saint-Geniès village (700 m).