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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 - The Cottage

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Sainte-Nathalène holiday cottage

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..

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Details for The Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

The Cottage with stunning views from every room is sunny and airy and sleeps 2 to 5 people in comfort. The accommodation has been arranged so whether you a sitting on the terrace, on the sofa in, at the dinning table or even in bed you can take full advantage of the wonderful views.The living area with a terracotta pammented floor, wood burner, and ample quality furniture, has double French doors with valley views and leads out onto your own south facing terrace with patio furniture and barbecue, all under the mottled shade of an Indian Bean tree. The kitchen-diner with seating for five is luxuriously equipped and has exposed timbers and views over the neighbouring chateau and valley beyond. Bedroom one has a double bed, polished chestnut floors and magnificent valley views. Bedroom two has two single beds, with the option of a third single bed if required, polished chestnut floors and views of the chateau. The bathroom has a basin, WC and large walk in shower. Great WIFI reception.

  • 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 cottage 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 cottage 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.


based on 36 traveller reviews

The Cottage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Excellent location, property & welcome

  • 5 of 5

It was great to return to La Ferme de la Tour. The welcome from Chris & Kate was as warm as we remember from last time and the facilities are excellent. The cottage and gardens are extremely well kept and clean and nothing is too much trouble.

The kids love the pool and grounds with all of the sports to play (there were a few competitive games of badminton after our everning BBQ!!).

The location of the property is perfect as it is only a short drive from Sarlat, but it set within a beautiful and quiet setting.

We hope to return again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly superb

  • 5 of 5

We were really well looked after. Gite very clean with a decent level of equipment, super swimming pool. Views to die for from The Cottage and grounds. We will be back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn and Mike for your review, and big thank you for leaving the gite so clean. We could hardly tell you had been here. It was good to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Chris and Kate.
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This place was fantastic. The scenery was better than it shows in the pictures. The hosts were fantastic. Chris went out of his way above and beyond to accommodate us. We couldn't ask for better hosts! I would definitely recommend this vacation rental. And if I'm fortunate enough, I would love the opportunity to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zita for your review. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again one day Chris and Kate.
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Perfectly located and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

In a gorgeous rural location, this property is compact and well equipped for a simple French holiday. The hosts were friendly and discreet but available with plenty of suggestions to make the most of our holiday. The pool and entertainment for he kids capped off the perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm welcome to a peaceful gite in beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We were given a warm welcome by Chris and Kate. They certainly went the extra mile to make sure we had everything that we needed. The gite was cosy and well supplied with all that we needed. The peacefulness and the views were fabulous yet very handy to Sarlat just less than 10 minutes away. We didn't want to leave and hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz and Rupert for your review. It was lovely to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Although the region is much quieter at this time of year the weather can be really nice and we are glad you could make the most of it. Chris and Kate.
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Comfortable gite in a great setting

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a holiday. We found the property ideally suited to our needs. It was clean and airy with all the equipment we needed. The views across the valley from the door were fantastic.The pool was well maintained and there was plenty of land outside for activities. We were made to fell very welcome by the owners. Sarlat, Domme, La Rocque Gageac and Beyrac are all reachable by bicycle if you are prepared to cycle up some hills.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
6 Jan 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
29 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The letting period for the cottage is based on a Friday to Friday rental during high and peak season and we are happy to be flexible with dates outside of these periods.
Our rental prices include: ... all bed linen, hand and bath towels, heating, electricity, gas, local taxes and cleaning charges.
Pool towels are available to rent at 5 euros per person and issued for the duration of your holiday

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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Accommodation and facilities for The Cottage in Sainte-Nathalène, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , 2 single beds with additional third if required.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • 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 ...
  • 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