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Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Farmhouse in Sarlat, Dordogne - La Ferme

Weekly Rental:From GBP 700 to GBP 1800

Property

Farmhouses

Sleeps

6

Single/Double

2 / 2

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

La Ferme is a three bedroom, two bathroom farmhouse full of beams and exposed stone walls. La Farme is part of Les gites de La Ferme de La Tour, which is a beautifully situated, ensemble of honey coloured stone buildings dating back to the 16th century, close to Sarlat and in the heart of Perigord Noir, Dordogne. 

The farmhouse ( with great WIFI reception throughout ) was built in the 17th century and was constructed with stone sourced from the neighbouring chateau when it was partly demolished for tax reasons.

Every room has heavily beamed ceilings and elements of exposed stone. With a southerly aspect the house is sunny, light and airy and has the most beautiful covered balcony with table, chairs and twinkly lights. Down the stone steps from the balcony is the large terrace area with views to die for, stretching over the pool and large gardens to the Dordogne valley and beyond. 

The lounge is full of character with a huge fireplace and wood burner. There are are wooden floors, deep comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV with a large selection of English and French channels available. There is also a computer desk / work station.

The vast kitchen / diner is fully equipped with everything you may need including a dish washer, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, hob, etc etc and plenty of worktop area for food preparation.. The family dinning table easily seats six and gives you plenty of room to enjoy a feast. Folding kitchen doors lead onto a covered terrace area with table and chairs and is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning coffee in the sun or an afternoon tipple in the shade.

Bedroom one - which has an en-suite, has dual aspect windows allowing plenty of light to flow through the room. There is a large bed, beamed ceilings and exposed stone window reveals.

Bedroom two - which is a double aspect room, has twin single beds a beamed ceiling, wooden floor, an exposed stone window surround and wooden floors.

Bedroom three - which is equal in size to bedroom two also has a dual aspect and a single bed, beamed ceilings wooden floor and exposed stone window reveal.

The house has been fully renovated with all the modern facilities you may need for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday. The furnishings are sumptuous and of high quality and the beds are large and comfortable ensuring you of a good nights sleep. Close the shutters at night and you will loose complete track of time.

The large chlorine free pool is heated by the means of solar power and is perfectly sited to maximise the sunshine and views across the garden and valley. The garden is 10,000m2 with plenty of hidden corners, shady trees, and room to run around.

Situated in the heart of Perigord Noir, we are in the most scenic region of the Dordogne, in an area known locally as the golden triangle. The location is ideal for the perfect self catering holiday with all of the most beautiful sites and scenery of the Dordogne and Lot on our doorstep. We are close to Sarlat (10kms) yet situated in a rural position with surrounding grounds of woodland and meadow. The breathtaking views over the Dordogne valley will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity.  Within the hamlet of La Tour, we are just two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a bar, hotel, depot pain ( bakery outlet ), restaurants and a small shop.

The historical town of Sarlat-la-Caneda, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe, is just seven miles away. Sarlat has an all year round twice weekly market and a wonderful choice of restaurants, cafes and bars. An array of street entertainment and a full calendar of events makes Sarlat a visit you should not miss when in the Dordogne. There are also numerous chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through.

The area also offers a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages.These include walking, canoeing down the Dordogne river (an absolute must), golfing, inland swimming lakes and beaches, tennis, air parks, cycling, mountain biking, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, horse riding, hot air ballooning, wine tasting trips, etc etc.

We welcome couples and families alike. Due to the stairs and the terrain we do not feel we can cater for children under five years of age, the elderly or the infirm. We do not accept pets.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player CD Player Internet Access Table Tennis

External Features

Shared Pool - Heated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Shared Garden Private Garden BBQ Trampoline Swing Climbing Frame Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Wifi, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Flat Screen TV, English and French Channels, Computer Desk, Fireplace, Wood Burner

Local Attractions

Activities at La Ferme de La Tour
On site activities... There is plenty of garden in which you can stretch your legs or run around releasing energy. Two grand old oaks give shade to the play area and provide a lovely leafy canopy to sit under and absorb the peace of the countryside. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then there is also table tennis, boules, a football net, swing ball, badminton and swings. A good selection of other indoor and outdoor games are also available.

Large Chlorine free pool... Gently swimming through sparkling turquoise water on a warm summer’s day whilst gazing over the multi coloured valley and skies of the Dordogne valley is an ideal way to relax. The pool with surrounding terrace, sun loungers and garden furniture, is a sun worshippers paradise, perfectly sited to take in both the view and sunshine from dawn until dusk. For those that are learning to swim there is a large area which is just 900mm deep at one end of the pool before gently sloping down to 1.8 mtrs. The pool, terrace and a large grassed area are all fenced to give added security.
The pool is heated via a solar heating system so is dependant on sunshine. Generally the pool is heated from the beginning of June to the end of September if needed.

General...The Waters family live on site and are on hand and willing to help with any queries or assistance you may require. We are happy to arrange transport for guests to and from airports or to Sarlat or other local villages during the evening should you wish to partake of the local wine or perhaps just want to leave the car behind.

Activities off site
Sarlat is a town not to be missed during a visit to the Dordogne whether it's for a gentle meander or a shopping spree. Renowned for its restaurants, local delicacies and fine wines, it is one of the prettiest and most historic medieval market towns in France. The town, with a truly relaxed and laid back atmosphere, is the jewel of Perigord Noir and is arguably the gastronomic capital of the Dordogne. The medieval buildings that fill the town are the perfect backdrop for the large, colourful, twice weekly market, full of local fruit and vegetables and all the tastiest delights of the area, not to mention all the clothing, jewellery, gifts and trinkets you would expect to find at a market of this magnitude. The restaurants, cafes and bars offer a superb choice to suit all your needs. There is a regular array of subtle street entertainment both during the day and evening, adding to the ambience and atmosphere of the town. Sarlat is the perfect place to wine and dine, or just relax and enjoy a coffee, watching the world go by.

Walking in Dordogne is a great way to take in the views and the Dordogne is a walkers paradise. Mile upon mile of listed footpaths surround the area with walks winding through woods, along streams and taking in some magnificent views. Detailed maps of the 20 most spectacular walks in the Dordogne are available, one of which runs along the boundary of the grounds. Walkers are totally spoilt for choice with outstanding countryside in all directions. We are keen to promote walking from our gites and are currently building a specialised page aimed at walkers which will soon be added to our site. The area is inundated with countless walks through some of the best countryside France has to offer. We have local detailed maps available and a selection of the 20 prettiest walks in the area, one of which starts outside our back door. The Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France and its woods and valleys are criss-crossed with hundreds of walks. The whole Dordogne region is suitable for walking - away from the main routes even the roads are quiet enough to walk all year around. A good book of walks for the Dordogne area is 'Walking in the Dordogne by Cicerone'.

Pretty Market Towns and Villages pepper the countryside, there are too many to mention individually and should you decide to stay for a month you will still go home without seeing them all. Click on the link on our links page for full detail of all the villages in the surrounding area.

Rocamador is simply stunning with scenery to take your breath away and is the second most visited site in France. It is a town perched on the side of a rock with narrow winding streets and very pretty buildings. There are numerous attractions here including a walk through the monkey sanctuary and the Rock of Eagles, both of which we highly recommend, caves, light shows, aquarium, etc etc.

Canoeing is a very popular pastime for all the family and canoe hire stations are dotted all along the banks of the Dordogne. Hire a Kayak from one station and gently drift downstream following the flow of the river taking in the magnificent riverside chateaux, stop for a picnic, or a swim, then off hire at another station where transport is provided back to your original hire point. An absolute must and a great day out.

Caves / Grottes ('grottes' in French) fall into two categories - caves that are famous for the prehistoric paintings and carvings that they contain and were inhabited by Trogladyte; and caves that are more renowned for their rock formations - stalactites, stalagmites, and other curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years. Both types of cave are equally fascinating. It is not possible to view the cave paintings without feeling a strange connection with our ancestors that once stood in exactly the same place, or to stand in one of the great underground caverns without being overawed by the beauty of nature.

Lascaux 4 Caves are reputed to contain the earliest cave drawings ever discovered and are a mystical place to visit. Uncovered only recently the caves are a major tourist site and attract visitors from all over the world. The caves of Lascaux are regarded as the number one place to visit in 2017 great for adults and children alike (advance booking recommended). In September 1940, Marcel Ravidat found a cavity on Lascaux Hill. On the 12th September 1940, he came back with Gerorges Agniel, Simon Coencas and Jacques Marsal. The 4 young boys decided to explore the hill, they made the cavity larger so as to slip into the cave. Just with a lamp. They were the first ones to discover the painting caves. They found some great and unique treasures… The Lascaux cave is the finest of all prehistoric painted caves made by Cro Magnons man.

Font de Gaume cave is the last cave containing prehistoric polychrome paintings which is still open to the public. Others like the nearby Lascaux caves and Altamira caves in Spain have had to close due to the damage caused by carbon dioxide in the breath of visitors. To preserve its paintings Font de Gaume restricts the number of visitors who can enter the caves each day. Whilst the caves were known to locals they were only 'discovered' and their importance realised in 1901. The paintings were made during the Magdalenien period at about 17 000 years BC.

There are more than 200 polychrome paintings in the caves. The majority of these are bison and the next largest group is horses. Interestingly the main food group at the time was reindeer but this is not the main animal depicted. Horses were not generally eaten by pre-historic man and yet these are one of the most frequently painted animals. There are also mammoths painted on the walls of Font de Gaume. Only about 30 of the paintings can be seen during the tour but apparently these are the best ones. As well as paintings there are also engravings on the walls and, interestingly, even the paintings first had the outline carved into the rock before being 'coloured in'. The main colours used are black, red and a mix of the two giving a brown colour.The natural contours of the rock were used to emphasise the shape of the animals indicating a sophistication previously unexpected for pre-historic man. As at Lascaux there are also symbols painted and engraved whose meaning we have not yet discovered.

Swimming facilities surround us and you have a wide choice dependant on how you like your water. Obviously there is the pool in the garden but if you also wish to vary your surroundings there are natural swimming lakes, water parks, areas of the Dordogne river and public pools.

Golfing is available in abundance with over a dozen courses within 5 to 60 kms which vary in terms of size and standards. All contact details are available on request.

Horse Riding through the countryside or structured lessons are both situated close by and are available for all ages, whether you are a novice or an experienced rider.

Cycling is also a very popular pastime. We have the contact details of some very reliable local high companies. They deliver and collect good quality professional bikes at very competitive prices. Alternatively you can hire a bike for the day from varying locations. Although the Dordogne is hilly there are lots of areas designated to cyclists of all ages that are flat and much easier on the legs. These are often old railway routes and go through some lovely countryside and along the river.

Le Bugue Aquarium is another attraction for all the family which comes highly recommended. With a vast array of fish and other water born animals the feeding times (which are regular) are a must for adults and children alike.

Fishing, either in the river or private lakes is a great way to absorb the peace and tranquillity of the area. There are several lakes open to day visitors and a huge choice of picturesque spots along the rivers. Short term permits are required and can be easily obtained locally.

Tennis courts can be hired all around the region the closest being at a local camp site 1.5 kms away.

Other attractions for all ages and interests are in abundance and the brochures and all details are available in the gite. These include air parks, mountain biking, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, hot air ballooning, wine tasting trips, etc etc.

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Special Rental Conditions

During July, August and early September rentals for La Ferme and The Cottage are Saturday to Saturday unless by prior arrangement.

We are happy to accept bookings of three nights plus for any other period. Please enquire for more detail.

Our prices include Bed linen....hand and bath towels....electricity....gas....heating....cleaning....Taxe de Sejour ...Pool towels are available to rent at 5 euros per person and are issued for the duration of your stay.

A 35% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The balance payment is required eight weeks prior to the date of your arrival. A £200.00 / €250,00 damage deposit is required which will be refunded in full on your departure, unless the accommodation or its contents are damaged or the accommodation is left in a condition that necessitates extra cleaning time to return it to the high standard in which it is presented.

A full copy of our terms and conditions are available on request and are included on the booking form.

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Property Exterior

Shared Pool (Heated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Shared Garden:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Trampoline:
Yes
Childrens Swing:
Yes
Climbing Frame:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Activities at La Ferme de La Tour
On site activities... There is plenty of garden in which you can stretch your legs or run around releasing energy. Two grand old oaks give shade to the play area and provide a lovely leafy canopy to sit under and absorb the peace of the countryside. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then there is also table tennis, boules, a football net, swing ball, badminton and swings. A good selection of other indoor and outdoor games are also available.

Large Chlorine free pool... Gently swimming through sparkling turquoise water on a warm summer’s day whilst gazing over the multi coloured valley and skies of the Dordogne valley is an ideal way to relax. The pool with surrounding terrace, sun loungers and garden furniture, is a sun worshippers paradise, perfectly sited to take in both the view and sunshine from dawn until dusk. For those that are learning to swim there is a large area which is just 900mm deep at one end of the pool before gently sloping down to 1.8 mtrs. The pool, terrace and a large grassed area are all fenced to give added security.
The pool is heated via a solar heating system so is dependant on sunshine. Generally the pool is heated from the beginning of June to the end of September if needed.

General...The Waters family live on site and are on hand and willing to help with any queries or assistance you may require. We are happy to arrange transport for guests to and from airports or to Sarlat or other local villages during the evening should you wish to partake of the local wine or perhaps just want to leave the car behind.

Activities off site
Sarlat is a town not to be missed during a visit to the Dordogne whether it's for a gentle meander or a shopping spree. Renowned for its restaurants, local delicacies and fine wines, it is one of the prettiest and most historic medieval market towns in France. The town, with a truly relaxed and laid back atmosphere, is the jewel of Perigord Noir and is arguably the gastronomic capital of the Dordogne. The medieval buildings that fill the town are the perfect backdrop for the large, colourful, twice weekly market, full of local fruit and vegetables and all the tastiest delights of the area, not to mention all the clothing, jewellery, gifts and trinkets you would expect to find at a market of this magnitude. The restaurants, cafes and bars offer a superb choice to suit all your needs. There is a regular array of subtle street entertainment both during the day and evening, adding to the ambience and atmosphere of the town. Sarlat is the perfect place to wine and dine, or just relax and enjoy a coffee, watching the world go by.

Walking in Dordogne is a great way to take in the views and the Dordogne is a walkers paradise. Mile upon mile of listed footpaths surround the area with walks winding through woods, along streams and taking in some magnificent views. Detailed maps of the 20 most spectacular walks in the Dordogne are available, one of which runs along the boundary of the grounds. Walkers are totally spoilt for choice with outstanding countryside in all directions. We are keen to promote walking from our gites and are currently building a specialised page aimed at walkers which will soon be added to our site. The area is inundated with countless walks through some of the best countryside France has to offer. We have local detailed maps available and a selection of the 20 prettiest walks in the area, one of which starts outside our back door. The Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France and its woods and valleys are criss-crossed with hundreds of walks. The whole Dordogne region is suitable for walking - away from the main routes even the roads are quiet enough to walk all year around. A good book of walks for the Dordogne area is 'Walking in the Dordogne by Cicerone'.

Pretty Market Towns and Villages pepper the countryside, there are too many to mention individually and should you decide to stay for a month you will still go home without seeing them all. Click on the link on our links page for full detail of all the villages in the surrounding area.

Rocamador is simply stunning with scenery to take your breath away and is the second most visited site in France. It is a town perched on the side of a rock with narrow winding streets and very pretty buildings. There are numerous attractions here including a walk through the monkey sanctuary and the Rock of Eagles, both of which we highly recommend, caves, light shows, aquarium, etc etc.

Canoeing is a very popular pastime for all the family and canoe hire stations are dotted all along the banks of the Dordogne. Hire a Kayak from one station and gently drift downstream following the flow of the river taking in the magnificent riverside chateaux, stop for a picnic, or a swim, then off hire at another station where transport is provided back to your original hire point. An absolute must and a great day out.

Caves / Grottes ('grottes' in French) fall into two categories - caves that are famous for the prehistoric paintings and carvings that they contain and were inhabited by Trogladyte; and caves that are more renowned for their rock formations - stalactites, stalagmites, and other curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years. Both types of cave are equally fascinating. It is not possible to view the cave paintings without feeling a strange connection with our ancestors that once stood in exactly the same place, or to stand in one of the great underground caverns without being overawed by the beauty of nature.

Lascaux 4 Caves are reputed to contain the earliest cave drawings ever discovered and are a mystical place to visit. Uncovered only recently the caves are a major tourist site and attract visitors from all over the world. The caves of Lascaux are regarded as the number one place to visit in 2017 great for adults and children alike (advance booking recommended). In September 1940, Marcel Ravidat found a cavity on Lascaux Hill. On the 12th September 1940, he came back with Gerorges Agniel, Simon Coencas and Jacques Marsal. The 4 young boys decided to explore the hill, they made the cavity larger so as to slip into the cave. Just with a lamp. They were the first ones to discover the painting caves. They found some great and unique treasures… The Lascaux cave is the finest of all prehistoric painted caves made by Cro Magnons man.

Font de Gaume cave is the last cave containing prehistoric polychrome paintings which is still open to the public. Others like the nearby Lascaux caves and Altamira caves in Spain have had to close due to the damage caused by carbon dioxide in the breath of visitors. To preserve its paintings Font de Gaume restricts the number of visitors who can enter the caves each day. Whilst the caves were known to locals they were only 'discovered' and their importance realised in 1901. The paintings were made during the Magdalenien period at about 17 000 years BC.

There are more than 200 polychrome paintings in the caves. The majority of these are bison and the next largest group is horses. Interestingly the main food group at the time was reindeer but this is not the main animal depicted. Horses were not generally eaten by pre-historic man and yet these are one of the most frequently painted animals. There are also mammoths painted on the walls of Font de Gaume. Only about 30 of the paintings can be seen during the tour but apparently these are the best ones. As well as paintings there are also engravings on the walls and, interestingly, even the paintings first had the outline carved into the rock before being 'coloured in'. The main colours used are black, red and a mix of the two giving a brown colour.The natural contours of the rock were used to emphasise the shape of the animals indicating a sophistication previously unexpected for pre-historic man. As at Lascaux there are also symbols painted and engraved whose meaning we have not yet discovered.

Swimming facilities surround us and you have a wide choice dependant on how you like your water. Obviously there is the pool in the garden but if you also wish to vary your surroundings there are natural swimming lakes, water parks, areas of the Dordogne river and public pools.

Golfing is available in abundance with over a dozen courses within 5 to 60 kms which vary in terms of size and standards. All contact details are available on request.

Horse Riding through the countryside or structured lessons are both situated close by and are available for all ages, whether you are a novice or an experienced rider.

Cycling is also a very popular pastime. We have the contact details of some very reliable local high companies. They deliver and collect good quality professional bikes at very competitive prices. Alternatively you can hire a bike for the day from varying locations. Although the Dordogne is hilly there are lots of areas designated to cyclists of all ages that are flat and much easier on the legs. These are often old railway routes and go through some lovely countryside and along the river.

Le Bugue Aquarium is another attraction for all the family which comes highly recommended. With a vast array of fish and other water born animals the feeding times (which are regular) are a must for adults and children alike.

Fishing, either in the river or private lakes is a great way to absorb the peace and tranquillity of the area. There are several lakes open to day visitors and a huge choice of picturesque spots along the rivers. Short term permits are required and can be easily obtained locally.

Tennis courts can be hired all around the region the closest being at a local camp site 1.5 kms away.

Other attractions for all ages and interests are in abundance and the brochures and all details are available in the gite. These include air parks, mountain biking, quad biking, para gliding, water parks, paint ball, karting, hot air ballooning, wine tasting trips, etc etc.

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In the area

This Property is situated in Dordogne, Aquitaine

Nearest Airport: Brive 32 km

Nearest Station: Sarlat la Caneda 10 km

Nearest Ferry: St Malo 600 km

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Ski Resort:

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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