Gite Sarlat is situated in the north of the Lot département and make a great base to explore this historic and scenic area, with the splendid Dordogne river which is within 5 miles/8km. The historic and beautiful towns of Sarlat, Domme, Souillac and Gourdon are also close at hand with many historic and scenic features to explore including Rocamadour, Domme and the Lascaux caves.
The area around the Gite Sarlat is level and ideal for exploring on two wheels, four wheels or two legs, and bicycles are available to hire locally if required. Besides the Dordogne valley, the more challenging areas of the Périgord and the Causse de Quercy are near at hand for serious explorers, on or off-road. Many well-marked country routes exist locally, with the 'Grande Randonée (GR)' routes 64 and 652 close to the Gites - Both are part of the Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle network of country routes.
The gite was developed from a historic tobacco drying barn, and there is an identical gite (ref 76STK Gite Souillac) adjoining: The two gites together are available as Gites Fajoles ref 23SDB for up to 16 people with a discount for booking both together.
Gite Sarlat enjoys a comprehensive kitchen set up with an electric cooker and oven, microwave and a good range of utensils.
Plenty of comfortable seating and Engish satellite television makes for a comfortable evening or in less clement weather, and there is wireless internet also.
CD and MP3 players are available and also an iPod dock.
There is a ground floor shower room with WC and an upstairs bathroom with shower over and WC.
Gite Sarlat has central heating for use in the colder months: Rates for the winter months are negotiable, dependent on the length of stay, and heating may be included in the rental or payable as a supplement as agreed at the time of booking.
For babies, a cot and high chair are available free of charge.
Pets can be accommodated by arrangement for which a supplement is payable.
There is parking available for several cars beside the gites.
Each gite has an outdoor decked area with tables, seating and a charcoal barbecue for al fresco dining.
There is a large communal garden area on the other side of the gites where ball games can be played.
A secure bicycle store is planned for visiting cyclists. There are miles of relatively level roads or more testing on or off-road routes all around the countryside. Cycle hire can be arranged by prior request - please ask for details.
Those requiring swimming have the choice of several river beaches along the Dordogne, or there are several 'base de loisirs' in local towns offering lifeguard patrolled swimming and other leisure activities together.
The north Lot and Dordogne areas offer a wealth of attractions to all types of visitor: The rural location makes just the escape worthwhile, whilst miles of quiet country roads around make exploring by bicycle a natural attraction.
The spectacular scenery of the Dordogne river is only a short distance away with plenty of opportunity for fishing, canoeing/kayaking, leisure cruises and other water-based activities.
The historic towns of Sarlat, Domme, Gourdon and Souillac each have their own charm and appeal - the spectacular views over the river and Dordogne valley from Domme and the tiny historic streets of the old parts of Sarlat stand out as 'must do' places to visit. Each village has its own charm, and guests will always have their own favourites.
Besides the local towns, also within easy reach are Rocamadour and the Causse de Quercy, several cave systems including the world-famous Lascaux caves: Information on these and other attractions can be found in the Area information above, and there will be information for guests at the gite to help you plan your stay.
There are castles aplenty to visit - several on the Dordogne river, including the very visible Montfort, or venture into the scenic hills of the south Périgord to find the complete castles of Biron and Bonaguil as the architecture and scenery begins to change from Périgourdine to Quercy
Markets are always popular, with market days well publicised: For food lovers especially the journey south to Prayssac market on Friday will be rewarded with delicious foods from the town market and several other artisan producers in the town as well.
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