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Nr Sarlat, Huge views, character, charm, lovingly restored, heated pool, gardens - La Grange

Bedrooms 2
Space 70 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



La Grange

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

About the property

Quality impeccably clean gites

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

Property Manager
Chris and Kate Waters
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2017

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 Sarlat-la-Canéda

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.


Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Brive La Gaillarde
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sainte Nathalene
Nearest Ferry
642 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
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.

Available Rentals

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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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Sarlat-la-Canéda, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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La Grange
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot and centrally located for exploring the region. Chris and Kate

are lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you on site and to see you enjoying the pool in the hot weather. Thanks again. Chris and Kate.
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Very comfortable wee cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Cottage for five weeks from mid December. When we arrived Chris and Kate had lit the wood burning stove and it was glowing away nicely. They even put up a Christmas tree for us, it was great. There was a comfortable sitting/dining/kitchen room with nice furniture, UK TV, good wifi, and a well equipped kitchen. Upstairs there were two good sized bedrooms, and a nice shower room. The wood burner kept the whole house warm, but there was also effective electric heaters if needed. Outside there was a swimming pool (not for December) and a huge sweeping lawn for outdoor games. The local cycling was really good, with long, medium and short routes, hilly or otherwise to suit the rider. The Cottage was less than 15 minutes drive from Sarlat, with its supermarkets, coffee shops and dozens of restaurants. We would certainly go back to this location.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wrexham, North Wales

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: 15/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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: 14/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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

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: 28/07/2016
  • 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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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: 17/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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