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In the heart of old Sarlat, Les Suites Sarladaises, charming Caladrius studio

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Step out the door into Medieval Sarlat!

Les Suites Sarladaises consists of five upscale self-catering units (two one bedroom apartments and three studios) available for weekly rental in the heart of the historic center of Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most visited towns in France and capital of the ‘Perigord Noir’ area of Dordogne. Modern comfort is added to the innate coziness of ancient stones, weathered beams, fireplaces, and the patina of age.

Le Caladrius suite is in the ‘comble’ or attic region of the house and is a quaintly beautiful room with a dormer view of the tiled and ancient rooftops of Sarlat - quite romantic! It is on the third floor and has a 140 cm (double) bed, a kitchenette and a separate bathroom with shower. At 26 sq m, the unit is perfect for a single person, or a couple who do not mind climbing the old stone staircase to the top of the house. It is also the quietest and most cosy of our rooms, with a small table to enjoy tea or coffee, simple meals prepared in your own kitchenette.

- The Caladrius is a snow-white bird that lives in kings' houses, and helps cure illnesses by taking the sickness unto itself and then flying away, healing both itself and it’s patients at the same time.

Les Suites Sarladaises is housed in the ancient Hôtel de Leydis, an imposing structure of medieval origin refurbished in the 17th century as a home for magistrates of the Leydis family who presided over judicial affairs in the adjoining 'Presidial', the royal court of justice. Over the ages these and other judges were housed in the building’s stylish period rooms - hence the résidences d'époque incorporated in its business name and logo.

The building's most prominent feature is its southern facade where an ornate iron balcony rests atop flamboyantly carved stone corbels, originally of defensive use. Other stonework also evokes the middle ages - two carved gargoyles protect a niche with a statue of the Virgin Mary and there are traces of gothic arches inside and out.

About Sarlat…

The riches of Sarlat draw significant numbers of tourists to the Dordogne river valley, and the town's outstanding architectural heritage was recognized in 1962 as a national historic monument - the first French city to be so honored. It is also now designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

The historic center of Sarlat is deemed one of the most important Medieval cityscapes in all of France and Europe. Les Suites Sarladaises is in the heart of the old Medieval center - now a pedestrian zone - and an easy walk to all major attractions. Sarlat is a lively town with two markets per week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and a year-round calendar of interesting and entertaining activities for all ages. It is especially busy in the height of summer (late July and all of August) but perhaps most enjoyable in the spring (from Easter through the end of June) and again in autumn when the crowds lessen and the weather is fine and cool.

Walking is the way to see Sarlat, and we are located in a pedestrian zone. In fact, the house features in the local walking tours and as a stop for grade school children whose art curriculum includes sketching its unique iron balcony. The town offers free and paid parking lots within a short distance from Les Suites Sarladaises, and the owners will be happy to help you find these as you plan your visit and arrange an arrival time and date.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About The Owner

Les Suites Sarladaises is a partnership owned and managed equally by Francesco Bianchini and Daniel Blagg.

Mr. Bianchini has spent over twenty-five years teaching languages, primarily as a lecturer in French at the university level, and is fully fluent in Italian, French, and English. For over thirty years, Mr. Blagg was a public relations and fund-raising executive at a number of American and international colleges and schools. In 2003 the partners began buying, restoring, and reselling historic properties in Italy and France. By adding artistic flourishes like decorative painting and unique architectural design, their work has been featured in magazines, books, and newspaper articles.

Amid the hard work and grueling grind of their various design projects, the partners have indulged in their overriding passion - travel - taking in and enjoying sometime long-term visits to such places as New York/New England; London and various corners of the UK; Italy, including Venice, Rome, Florence, Catania, Palermo, Matera, Otranto, and Naples; Paris and many other regions of France; Athens and various Greek islands, plus Madrid, Lisbon, Istanbul, Tangiers, and Prague.

The experience gained from staying in long and short-term rentals - from overnight hotel rooms to self-catered cottages and apartments, both in rural and urban areas has - if nothing else - provided firsthand knowledge of what a good accommodation should be. Developing a travel business is, thus, a natural adjunct and finale to their current restoration project. Indeed, it is the dream of them both.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2013

Why The Owner chose Sarlat-la-Canéda

The riches of Sarlat draw significant numbers of tourists to the Dordogne river valley, and the town's outstanding architectural heritage was recognized in 1962 as a national historic monument - the first French city to be so honored. It is also now designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

The historic center of Sarlat is deemed one of the most important Medieval cityscapes in all of France and Europe. Les Suites Sarladaises is in the heart of the old Medieval center - now a pedestrian zone - and an easy walk to all major attractions. Sarlat is a lively town with two markets per week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and a year-round calendar of interesting and entertaining activities for all ages. It is especially busy in the height of summer (late July and all of August) but perhaps most enjoyable in the spring (from Easter through the end of June) and again in autumn when the crowds lessen and the weather is fine and cool.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking is the way to see Sarlat, and we are located in a pedestrian zone. In fact, the house features in the local walking tours and as a stop for grade school children whose art curriculum includes sketching its unique iron balcony. The town offers free and paid parking lots within a short distance from Les Suites Sarladaises, and the owners will be happy to help you find these as you plan your visit and arrange an arrival time and date.

Guestbook comments from the owner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We stayed in the elegant Caladrius suite, overlooking the rooftops and narrow walkways of ancient Sarlat. The beautifully appointed bed/sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom were very comfortable for two people. Shops, restaurants, attractions and the outdoor market were only a few minutes' walk. We had a car but only needed it for excursions beyond Sarlat, everything we needed was within walking distance. Dan is a charming host and very knowledgeable about the area. Our five-day visit was a step back in time and the locals were friendly and accommodating. We would definitely go back!
Jan 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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In the heart of old Sarlat, Les Suites Sarladaises, charming Caladrius studio
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Perfection in the heart of Sarlat!

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We spent two nights in this marvelous accommodation in the heart of Medieval Sarlat. Dan was the perfect host, and we hope to return as well as encourage family and friends to stay here. Every space was beautifully furnished and designed...a true luxury experience.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Alan and Sandy - it was a pleasure hosting you and we do hope you are able to return sometime! Dan and Francesco
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
Sarlat
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
Sarlat
Car: not necessary

"France may one day exist no more, but the Dordogne will live on just as dreams live on and nourish the souls of men." — Henry Miller

The Dordogne is renowned for its natural beauty and this is especially true for Perigord Noir, where the rivers Vezere and Dordogne join amid the almost surreal landscape of dense forests studded with stunning vistas from the hills the vales stretching like fingers along the riverbanks. Famed prehistoric caves, like Lascaux, the region's fabled '1001 chateaux', picturesque villages and towns, vibrant cities like Perigueux, Bergerac, and Sarlat, all add to the cultural nourishment Miller expounded. Then there are the fun things: winery tours, hot air ballooning, kayaking and canoeing down the rivers, or visiting the many farms where foie gras, walnut oil, strawberries, and black truffles form the nucleus of local - and celebrated - cuisine.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£229
for 2 nights
From
£114
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£229
for 2 nights
From
£114
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£194
for 2 nights
From
£97
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.66 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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