Large family gite to let near Sarlat - AD006924

7km from Thenon, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006924 Advertiser since: 8 February 2019
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Faurelie Self Catering Saturday 3 8 3 Two cot beds available

About this property

Spacious Family Barn Conversion With Hot Tub!. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Stylish Perigordian barn, hot tub + pool in lovely gardens with woodland walks.

Situated in the heart of the Perigord Noir, Faurelie is in a superb location to explore both the Vezere and Dordogne valleys with its 1001 chateaux and picture perfect medieval villages. Just a short drive brings you to the capital of the region, Perigueux or medieval Sarlat, the "jewel in the crown" of the Perigord. Whether you seek an action packed family holiday or have a focus on relaxation - we have it all!
Faurelie is rated 5/5 on Airbnb and is a fully air conditioned stylish Perigordian barn conversion offering 3 bedroom en suite accommodation with a spacious split level open plan lounge and kitchen. Free unlimited WIFI is provided.
It is set on an exclusive complex of 3 rental houses within beautiful grounds of 8 acres. Wander down the pathways through meadows and woodland arriving at the "Secret Forest"!
In the surrounding area we have the famous Lascaux 4 cave with its famous prehistoric artworks. We also have canoeing on both the Vezere and Dordogne rivers (a "must do"!), horseriding, high level forest walks/ zip lines, climbing, hot air balloon rides, aquarium, medieval theme farm and all those chateaux and villages.....the list is endless!!



Kitchen and dining

The dining room table is set in the open plan lounge and seats 8. It is adjacent to the split level kitchen thus creating a great social space where the cooks can chat freely with everyone in the lounge. There is also seating at the huge circular garden table and seating at another dining table under the covered area. Somewhere for everyone!

The kitchen is very well equipped with glass topped gas hob, full size oven, dishwasher and a large fridge. Attractively finished in Italian marble, it has all the utensils you could possibly need and a few more.
There is an adjacent downstairs toilet and washbasin.

Living rooms

Enter through the old archway into the lounge with feature stone walls and oak beams, large flat screen tv, UK satellite, dvd and surround sound system. It has large comfortable feather sofas, log burner, and a sprinkling of antiques to create a calm upmarket ambience.
The lounge is air conditioned and spacious with views through to the higher level kitchen area.


There are two double bedrooms, one with a king size bed and both with en suite wc, basin and shower room. They both have velux windows.
The third bedroom has 4 single beds and en suite wc, twin wash basins and shower room. From here you have direct access to the front garden area through the stable door.

All bedrooms feature quality bedding and quilts (M&S, Dorma), UK pillows and are individually colour coordinated, modern and fresh.
This first floor area also has air conditioning to ensure a good nights sleep no matter how hot it is outside.


All three bedrooms have en suite facilities and there is a downstairs toilet in addition.


Heating is provided by the log burner and the air conditioning units are capable of providing heating in addition.


The lounge features a good entertainment centre complete with dvds and book collection. There is a shared hot tub and bar area where you can enjoy a dip at 40C listening to your favourite music. This is a great place to socialise for families and couples alike.

Garden and outside

The private garden has rose beds, a quality 8 seater wicker patio set, super BBQ and covered outdoor area with 6 seater dining table.
The shared pool area is fully enclosed and gated in line with French regulations. The pool is 10m x 4m and there are sunbeds, quality parasols and a super kids splash-pool alongside a small garden area. A high level decking area with lounge furniture adjacent to the pool which has super views of our own valley and is a lovely place for aperitifs whilst watching the children playing in the pool.
There is a guests bar area where you may take your own drinks and play "bar". It has a seating area, HiFi and at the other end of the bar we have a high spec 5 seater hot tub with iPod docking, waterfalls and LED lighting. The children's play area is fully equipped with swings, large and small slides, table tennis, basketball, badminton and a cute toddlers playhouse with play kitchen, toys and an involving Brio trainset to keep them busy.

Parking and garages

On site parking is provided at both the front and rear of the property.

Visitor suitability

The home is suitable for all ages, but please be aware that there is a step up into the first bedroom. A stair gate can be provided for extra security for your children.

Information about any additional facilities

We live on site and are exceptionally discreet. We are available to assist you and can provide you with child highchairs, baby seats etc as necessary. We have indepth knowledge of the region, restaurants and local attractions/events - just ask!
We are also available to make telephone calls on your behalf if your french is less than fluent - restaurant reservations etc.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Distance: 30 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Roach, Black Bass, Carp and Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: St Leon
Distance: 7 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Cavaliers De La Vezere, Sergeac village.
Distance: 7 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: From our door


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Simon Pearson

We moved to France in 2012 following careers in the care industry and company management. We have five children between us and four grandchildren so far!<br/>We bought this exclusive complex of four houses since it gave us the opportunity to be able to live on site and provide any assistance required to our guests, oh and we could live in France too!<br/>We enjoy meeting all the great people who come on holiday here, often returning for many years.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We holidayed in France for many years and on one occasion drove through the Dordogne and Vezere valleys on the way back to the airport. We could not believe how many attractions and beautiful vistas we passed on that short trip and vowed to return. This was where we wanted our future holidays! The Dordogne has over 1000 chateaux, world famous caves, fantastic medieval towns and villages, those wonderful rivers and much, much more. You can drive in any direction and find a great reason to stop, a pretty cafe, a watermill or something grander such as the 12th C abbey at Rocamadour. The climate is very good and normally 5 -10 degrees warmer than the UK. This is a rural area and as such has a very slow pace of life - lovely. Cities are within easy reach if you need a change of scene and Perigueux is a wonderful city to visit, as are Bergerac and Sarlat.This region has everything you need, whether you are a couple or a family, with many outdoor activities and interesting places to visit.
Unique benefits of property Each house has its own private garden area and is centred around the beautiful central courtyard. If you are looking for peace and tranquility within reach of all the facilities you need, you have found it! We are situated in the largest forest in the area and just a short drive from a whole host of attractions. We have air conditioning to both floors in the barn and a shared hot tub and bar area. The barn is stylish and spacious with antiques and all mod cons. A delightful property that impresses all our guests.

The Owner Recommends


The jewel in the crown of the Dordogne is just a short drive from here. A stunning medieval city with fantastic architecture and photo opportunities around every corner. There are many quality restaurants and bars here and something for everyone. Take up a trip up the old belltower in a glass lift, see the 12C underground spring, watch the street artists do their thing, visit the wonderful church, follow the old city walls and winding streets with artisan shops selling local produce and handmade goods.


This is our local town and boasts the new Lascaux IV cave exhibition centre which shows you the artwork of prehistoric man as found in the original Lascaux cave. The town is beautifully situated on the banks of the Vezere river and there are four great restaurants on the riverside. Bars and cafes abound and it is lovely to stroll around the medieval streets.