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Chris and Kate Waters

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english, french

Nr Sarlat, Cottage, charm and comfort, large garden heated pool stunning views - La Grange

53 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Sainte-Nathalène holiday barn

Sarlat, Dordogne, four character cottages, original features and stunning views.

La Ferme de La Tour is an ensemble of beautiful old farm buildings dating back to the 16th century. Overlooking 2 1/2 acres of parkland, are four impeccably presented cottages / barn conversions, and a large chlorine free heated swimming pool. High on a hill, at the top of a valley, we are surrounded by magnificent countryside, a network of pretty footpaths and a neighbouring historical château. The breathtaking valley views, gardens and huge skies will overwhelm you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity disturbed only by the abundance of wildlife and the occasional distant tractor. The pool, which is bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk, is perfectly sited to maximise the views of the Dordogne valley. Each gite has excellent WIFI reception. To visit our personal website scroll all the way down and click on the link at the bottom of the page just above the car hire advert and similar properties.

WIFI is available throughout, with boosters in each gite, ensuring a good reception no matter where you are..........

On site activities include table tennis, boules, badminton, football net and swings..

During the summer ( end of May to the end of September ) Le Fournil and The Cottage are available on a Friday to Friday basis. La Grange and La Petite Grange are both available on a Saturday to Saturday basis. We are flexible during the remainder of the year.

We welcome families and couples alike, however our premises are not suitable for children under five years of age.

Friendly but unobtrusive owners live on site..

More Details

Details for La Grange 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Grange is a quality renovated barn, full of original features, exposed honey coloured stonework, beamed ceilings, and sleeps two to four people in comfort. The living area is sunny and airy and has sumptuous furnishings, wood burner, high beamed ceilings and valley views through double French doors which lead onto your own south facing terrace, equipped with patio furniture, barbecue and spectacular views.The kitchen-diner, which is at a split level to the living area, is fully equipped and has seating for four people, fully glazed entrance door, exposed stonework and a beamed ceiling. Bedroom one has a romantic feel to it with a double bed, beautiful exposed ceiling timbers, polished chestnut floors and a dormer window from which you can see for miles. Bedroom two has two single beds, polished chestnut floors, exposed ceiling beams and a dormer window overlooking woodland and rolling fields. There is Sky TV with a choice of English speaking channels and WIFI with a great reception

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris and Kate Waters (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks english, french

About Chris and Kate Waters

We are an average family of four that originate from the village of Wroxham in Norfolk in the east of England.

Why did we move to France ? Why not...... We are, or should I say were, the same as most working families in the western world, devoted parents, but having to give ourselves and far too much time to careers which involve long hours and stress. So we looked for an alternative and France seemed like the right choice. The choice provided us with more stress and longer hours than you can imagine and for the first three or four years it was extremely hard work, both physically and mentally. However we are now reaping the benefits and enjoying our new life to the full, in one of the most beautiful areas we could have dreamed of living.

Chris and Kate Waters purchased this barn in 2004

Why Chris and Kate Waters chose Perigord Noir

We moved lock stock and barrel to the Sarlat area in 2004, buying a set of empty farm buildings that needed far too much work. But the position and the views had us hooked and nothing came anywhere near a close second. So here we are, several years have past and the renovation and transformation completed, but not without some real highs and lows and a vast collection of stories and experiences.

What makes this barn unique

The position is magical and just not possible to capture in a picture.

We have been extremely lucky to find a property with such a formula of character, views and location. We are close to Sarlat, which is the jewel of the Dordogne, yet in a truly rural setting in stunning countryside.

Reviews

4.9
based on 53 traveller reviews

La Grange
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
Wrexham, North Wales
5

exceeds expectations - excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautifully maintained and the location excellent for sightseeing in the Dordogne. La Grange was one of a small number of properties at La Ferme and was both peaceful and relaxing to stay in.

The property itself was clean and modern yet had a rustic charm that was a joy to stay in. The pool was just a few steps from our property and we often had it to ourselves - once evening Chris, the owner, put the lights on for a moonlight swim: heaven! especially after the heat of the day.

The owners were fantastic and we couldn't have asked for better hosts - nothing was too much and Chris was a fount of knowledge regarding the local area (the red book in the property gave us great ideas for visiting local places and especially where to go to get a canoe for a row down the Dordogne or to visit the local markets.

I would certainly return and would recommend La grange to anyone wanting to stay near Sarlat and who wants the most relaxing holiday ever!

Thank you Chris and Kate.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie, Mark and Seren for your review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and thank you so much for the thank you gifts. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the pool lit at night and that you had such a relaxing holiday. We hope to see you again one day. Enjoy the rest of the Grand Prix season... Chris and Kate.
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5

Five star gite near Sarlat, Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at La Ferme de la Tour, staying in La Grange with our children aged 6 and 9. The property was excellently equipped and absolutely immaculate. The grounds and pool were fabulous and there were gorgeous walks from our doorstep. Chris and Kate were discreetly on hand to answer any queries and provide insider knowledge on everything from back routes into Sarlat to best value for money canoe trips. We enjoyed our stay so much we ha d just booked to go back next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Meg and Simon for your review.It was lovely to have you here sharing our little peace of France and we are looking forward to seeing you again on August 4th for another couple of weeks. Thank you for choosing to return. Chris and Kate.
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Kent. England
5

Beautiful views, tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this accommodation on several occasions. Chris and Kate are always on hand to ensure your holiday goes without a hitch without being intrusive. The gite is clean and well maintained. The views and setting are beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan and Steve for your review. It was good to see you again and to be able to sit and chat over a few drinks and an apero. You are now officially our most frequently returning guests with seven visits and we hope you will be back for more. Take care. Chris and Kate.
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5

Totally relaxing home from home

  • 5 of 5

Our gite was charmingly French but with all mod.cons., we wanted for nothing and it was spotlessly clean. Our hosts were very friendly, without being intrusive and the gardens and grounds were maintained beautifully, all adding up to a delightful scene. We particularly liked the printed walks provided, restaurant recommendations and even directions to accessible car parks. There are endless places of beauty and historical interest to visit a short drive away and Sarlat is particularly interesting with its market twice a week. Would thoroughly recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Phil for your review and your custom. We were so glad that you were able to extend your stay and enjoy the sunshine to the full. The walks have proved really popular and we have now printed a pocket size copy. As discussed, if you decide to return with your family then you would be welcome. Thanks again, Chris and Kate.
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5

wonderful stay in a beautiful area of France

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at La Grange with our family - the property is beautiful and the views are truly memorable. The huge yard was a child's dream - our 8 year old could have spent the entire week just playing in the pool, trampoline, swing, table tennis. But we did get out to enjoy the castles, walks around the farms and hills around La Grange were wonderful, and canoeing on the Dordogne river. Chris and Kate were fabulous hosts. Highly recommend for a great vacation getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel and Isaak for your review, it's good to know that you enjoyed your week.. It was lovely to meet you both and to see Raya enjoying her time in the garden and the pool, spending her energy before commencing the next leg of your trip ( we are very envious )
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5

A perfect base for exploring the region.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 very enjoyable days in this comfortable "gîte". Our daughter enjoyed the games provided in the spacious garden, with lovely views . Peace and tranquility are assured.

Chris is a very friendly and helpful host.

Sarlat is a beautiful town with medieval architecture throughout and has great restaurants. The villages and "châteaux" in the area are superb. The countryside is stunning and pristine clean everywhere.

We had a super holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Brive La Gaillarde
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Ferry
642 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Vitrac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Sarlat La Caneda
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Junction 55 A20 Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Inland lake and beach
Car: necessary

Situated within the hamlet of La Tour we are two minutes from the pretty village of Sainte Nathalene with a bar, hotel, restaurants and small shop. Just 7 miles from the historical town of Sarlat-la-Caneda with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe and a twice weekly market, it is perfectly placed for access to all of the most beautiful sites in Dordogne and Lot. There are numerous chateaux to visit, caves to explore and pretty market towns to meander through. There is also a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages close by. The Perigord region is famous for it's quality food and wine (of which Sarlat with an array of street entertainment is arguably the capital) available at very affordable rates. For the even more serious wine lover then Bergerac and it's fine wine region is only an hour away. For those that want to sample the local wine then transport can be arranged locally. Please contact us for details of our website and further internal and external pictures.

All accommodation has satellite television with a large choice of English speaking channels available and DVD players..........

The gites have been converted to a high standard in which we ( the owners ) take great pride. We have stayed in many gites in France and have taken our experiences and put together a range of accommodation that would exceed our own expectations and hope that it helps to make your holiday something special..........

All accommodation is well insulated helping you stay comfortable throughout both the summer and winter seasons. The Cottage and La Grange both have wood burning stoves and logs are provided...........

All bed linen, bath towels, hand towels, tea clothes, gas and electricity are included............

The pool is shared with the owners and guests staying at the accommodation within La Ferme de La Tour............

A library of DVD's is available on request.................

All properties are available all year..................

Other Activities in the area include: canoeing, ballooning, karting, wine tasting, paint ball, air parks, quad biking,

Golf: There are some great golf courses in the area with four courses being within a 30 kilometer distance.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Sainte-Nathalène, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$152
A$744
 
 
Rate
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$305
A$1,624
 
 
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7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$152
A$744
 
 
.
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$169
A$829
 
 
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27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,100
 
 
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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,624
 
 
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2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,100
 
 
.
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$829
 
 
.
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$169
A$812
 
 
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16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$305
A$1,624
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$152
A$744
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A damage deposit is required and will be refunded in full within seven days of the end of your holiday unless the accommodation or it's 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. Details are available in our terms and conditions

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Sainte-Nathalène, France

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis