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Video, Large Garden, Still available from August 25- September 1.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite 5 Min from Sarlat Centre Set in Spacious Grounds With Large Pool.

VIDEOTOUR is under Facilities on the very bottom.

La Grange, converted barn with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs. Just a few steps from the pool and table tennis room. Well equipped. 42' LED TV, DVD player, wood burner, dishwasher, microwave, blender, toaster, washer and dryer, outdoor sitting, Weber BBQ Grill.

The pool area has a under roof sitting area, and an indoor lounge.

We have put out a video which you will find when you look at the photos. The video comes up after the last photo. This will give you a feeling of the property, the space and also an understanding of the gites both inside and outside.

More Details

Ellen and Arnie Sanchez
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Ellen and Arnie Sanchez

Arnie grew up in Texas and later moved to Norway where he has been a cook for many years. He took his education in Austin, Tx. He has worked in different restaurants with different foods and has in addition to his great BBQ skills, also a long experience with other cuisines. Ellen is a gestaltterapist and has been working with this for many years. She grew up in Stavanger, Norway. She has for many years looked for a place with a comfortable climate. The combination of beautiful nature, growing vegetables and living in a slower pace has been the motivation.

Ellen and Arnie Sanchez purchased this barn in 2014

Why Ellen and Arnie Sanchez chose Saint-André-d'Allas

We have been travelling for a few years looking for a property in France. Coming to Dordogne and search here, made us really fall in love with this area. The landscape, the history, and the climate suites us very well.

The property is located overlooking the hillsides of Sarlat and with the information of the ancient history - we also were intrigued by this.

What makes this barn unique

For us it was the immediate feeling of peace and tranquility when came to view the property. The location on the hilltop overlooking the valleys was beautiful. The history of the place, and the historic features also contributed to our interest. Coming into the kitchen and looking through the open door to the sunny terrace.was the moment it just felt right. We both knew that this is our place. We could see how this could be our future home and how welcoming in also would feel to family and guests. The size of property, and the spacious feeling we enjoyed as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely time, lovely people - loads to see and do. Towns and villages breathtaking. We all had a fabulous holiday.

Lovely to relax at the house - the pool was FANTASTIC - the children loved it - in fact the pool made the holiday very memorable for the children.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Saint-André-d'Allas, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Upstairs new bathroom installed with shower and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 160 x 200 cm size bed (upstairs)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 90 x 200 cm size beds (upstairs)
    Bedroom 1 - 160 x 200 cm size bed (downstairs)
    Bedroom 2 - 160 x 200 cm size bed (downstairs)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
We will provide a welcome meal if wanted. Breakfast can be served in the mornings for a fee. The little restaurant on the terrase outside the main building offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservation needed. Arnie can also prepare for a BBQ evening for a min of 6 people. This has to be be ordered min 2 days in advance.


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Video, Large Garden, Still available from August 25- September 1.
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful setting close to Sarlat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and Ellen and Arnie are wonderful, gracious hosts. The home comfortably accommodated 4 adult couples. Each morning we cooked breakfast in the house then went out to explore the Dordogne and returned late afternoon to relax by the large pool. The home was clean, strong WiFi, good water pressure in the showers. But best of all is the idyllic setting and the relaxed hospitality of Ellen and Arnie. Highly recommend, we would absolutely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again if you should come to Sarlat another time. Arnie and Ellen
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The Grange at chateau la Benechie was absolutely spectacular. Highly recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and at home. Ellen and Arnie are wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them. After a difficult flight we arrived very late. They opened their restaurant and gave us a wonderful meal. The gite is in a truly magical part of France. Positioned beautifully to allow us the explore the gorgeous countryside. We were so sad to leave and determined to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it very much! We hope to see you again. Best wishes, Arnie and Ellen
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Beautiful stay in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Ellen and Arnie Sanchez, our wonderful hosts, made us feel right at home in the beautiful stone house that we rented from them. Although their own home was not too far from it, we had plenty of privacy. The house is very tastefully decorated and extremely well cared for. Unfortunately, the weather was cool so we were not able to use the very large saltwater pool. If you choose to stay here, do not fail to have a most delicious meal prepared by them and served on their terrace with a million dollar view. I can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at La Benechie. Arnie and Ellen
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Wonderful house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, charming house with helpful friendly owners, located perfectly for exploring the Dordogne. We are eager to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfektes Ferienhaus, uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5

Großzügiges parkähnliches Grundstück in Traumlage mit sehr großem Swimmingpool. Die Eigentümer sind überaus bemüht, es an nichts fehlen zu lassen. Auf Wunsch werden die Gäste auf einer wunderbaren Terrasse auf hohem Niveau bekocht.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. If you ever plan on coming to the Dordogne we hope to see you. Arnie and Ellen
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What a wonderful place for a small family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our French and American family of eight had a great 2-week stay at in the Grange. The house is spacious, clean, comfortable, and charming with its blend of rustic stone, tile floors, massive fireplace, and substantial contemporary furnishings, and a kitchen with super cooking and serving ware. It's an unfussy place where guests can relax, swim at the lovely salt water pool, lounge at the huge umbrella-sheltered table on the private patio (where we took all our meals), or retreat to private space to read or nap or handle business via good wifi and email. And everybody in the group appreciated the showers with abundant hot water and great water pressure.

A ten minute drive from Sarlat, with its stunning Medieval center and massive Wednesday and Saturday markets, the house feels as though it's a hundred miles away--quiet (except for birdsong), much cooler in summer, a star spangled night sky with little light pollution, and deer in the field below the swimming pool.

The location is great for exploring castles, prehistoric cliff dwellings and caves, fabulous gardens, canoeing, and enjoying the Perigord cuisine.

Arnie and Ellen are the best hosts I could imagine: open, friendly, available and willing to solve small glitches such as a short lapse in WiFi or give advice on their favorite restaurants. Meeting them and enjoying their company for an evening was a pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. If you ever plan a trip to the Dordogne again, we hope to see you. Arnie and Ellen
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Saint-André-d'Allas, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season 2
2 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
16 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Low Season 1
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Medium Season 1
15 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
High Season
15 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season 2
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
1 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$469.44

Deposit and 1/2 of rental will insure your stay at Le Grange

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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