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Luxury holiday home with heated pool near Sarlat - ½ Occupancy Rates

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
House near Sarlat - 5 Mins Walk From River, Cycle Track And Village Amenities

Le Colombier is a luxury holiday home set in ¾ acre of landscaped garden, 5 minutes walk from the Dordogne river, cycle track (Sarlat-Souillac) and village amenities. The accommodation is generously sized with contemporary styling and has all the modern facilities to enjoy a stress-free holiday - satellite TV/DVD, Hi-Fi, WI-FI, dishwasher, microwave. Downstairs, there is a large dining/living area opening out to a covered terrace that provides shade from the midday sun. The combination of 4 bedrooms and a spacious mezzanine allows it to comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults. Two modern bathrooms, one with walk-in shower, the other with bath plus shower and 2 separate WCs. Laundry area with washing machine and ironing facilities if required. Grass lawns with established plants and scrubs provide a perfect setting and make the property suitable for families with children or couples alike. Our new 10x5m heated pool with electric security cover allows enjoyable swimming April to October.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carol Gooderham - Geneva

"A well maintained,clean, modern, nicely furnished property in a quiet and peaceful area, yet close to all of the attractions and walkable to the local village. " 2 very good- excellent value restaurants close by and many others a short drive away Beautiful secluded garden with a lovely large well maintained pool. A real find and can honestly say we hope to return. Would definitely recommend to friends"
Oct 2009
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11 Reviews

4.6
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely Modern Spacious House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean, spacious and modern with good privacy and plenty of outdoor space for the children to run around safely.

The kitchen is well equipped and all appliances work well.

The swimming pool is a good size and we made very good use of it as the weather was quite hot. It was also a very nice touch for the owner to leave bikes for guest use. They are certainly good enough to cycle down to the river (5 mins away - canoe hire available) or a bit further afield, but do remember to bring your own helmets.

The house is also well located with the main tourist attractions all within an easy drive, the Dordogne itself is very pretty - an ideal location in which to relax. We recommend Jardins de Marqueyssac although I still haven't forgiven my son for making me do the via ferrata!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great House. Great Location. Great Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

As described the house was better than we could have hoped for! Great location for exploring this scenic area of France.

Excellent pool. Really liked the non-fussy interior - really easy to clean etc. For a top family holiday in France you would struggle to find better!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Le Colombier and really didn't want to come home ! The house is spacious and well equipped, having everything we needed for a really comfortable and relaxing stay (its amazing how many properties for 8-10 people only have saucepans large enough for 2-4 people, making cooking for a big family very difficult !!).

The pool is wonderful (good size and temperature) and we used it every day. The garden is lovely, large yet private.

The house is in a great location, 5 min walk into St Julien for a relaxing drink, and also only a slow 15 min walk down to the Dordogne, which we did on a number of occasions when the children wanted to play in the river rather than the pool.

We had a couple of days canoeing on the river, and also visited Domme, Sarlat, Le Roque Gageac and Chateau de Castelnaud - all great days out, with some amazing scenery, and within easy driving distance of the house.

Le Colombier is a lovely house in a great location and we had a wonderful, relaxing holiday - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location but some improvements could be made

  • 2 of 5

The property was in a good location and the villa was comfortable. There were a few things which we felt could be improved. The pool was heated by the sun so wasn't as warm as we were hoping for. We had small children so it was too cold for them to be in for very long. There were also things lacking from the villa such as towels which we had to bring which was inconvenient. There was no ventilation in the house at all. We asked for some fans, especially because we had small children, and even with the windows open and shutters closed al day it was over 30 degrees in the bedrooms at night.

We were also disappointed that in spite of only using some of the beds available and cleaning the house thoroughly before we left (stripping beds, cleaning the bathrooms including bleaching the toilets etc) we had some of our deposit held back. 2 and a half hours cleaning is supposed to be covered in the cost and in spite of us leaving it in very good condition money was deducted. We were given some details of why this was, such as a baby bottle mistakenly being left under one of the beds. This would not have taken very long to clear up though and as mentioned we had paid for 2.5 hours cleaning which should have been adequate.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest I am sorry that you feel the property did not offer you the perfect stay but very pleased you liked the location. Most guests give us very positive reviews for both house and location. Let me take the time to comment on your points. Contrary to what you say, the pool is heated by a heat pump (like most heated pools in France) which for July was set to 27°C. At the time you stayed, air temperatures were exceptionally high, up to 35°C so the pool would have easily reached its set temperature and the heat pump would have temporarily switched off as it is thermostatically controlled. We find that this is good a temperature for most guests in July. Regarding towels, we do not advertise the property as including towels. You will see a separate symbol on Owners Direct for 'Towels provided' for properties that provide this service. We are completely transparent in this respect. The house is not air conditioned (again another symbol on Owners direct website) and if this was a priority with small children, perhaps a property should have been selected which had this facility. With the temperatures you experienced that particular week, most French properties would have seen slightly uncomfortable nights. We do not advertise the property as having fans and in over 7 years, we have not been asked to provide them. However, it is a good suggestion and we will certainly consider for next season. Regarding the cleaning, we have a trusting relationship with the couple that look after the house (for pool, garden and cleaning) for over 5 years and we see the house being left in a variety of conditions. In order to keep cleaning costs minimal and rates down to guests, we have to cover ourselves against the property being left in a condition where excessive cleaning in required. In this instance the property was left exceptionally dirty and rubbish was not disposed of at the end of your stay including beer bottles around the pool, nappies and baby milk. We do draw attention to these aspects in the contract, in the property handbook and on a notice in the hall. I would like to think that were considerate during your stay, accommodating an unexpected early arrival at 9am, despite advertised arrival being 4pm. I would finally comment that for the vast majority of guests, a full security deposit is returned and we will continue to work hard for guests, providing a lovely property in an excellent location. Thank you Steve and Nathalie
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4

Perfect house perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house has everything you wish for a holiday. Relaxing and located in a village with all amenities.

Clean inside and out. The plus is the swimming pool!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely gite in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed in this lovely gite for 2 weeks last summer. We liked the location near the village of St Julien de Lampon as it meant that we could walk to the local bakery every day to get our fresh pastries and baguettes. The river is also nearby which made canoeing very accessible.

The property is airy and spacious. There is a large well-equipped kitchen which was handy as we did a lot of home cooking. We ate outside on the terrace on most days. The living room is spacious with comfortable sofas which was great for our movie nights. The pool, in a sunny part of the garden, was great and enjoyed by all. We liked the fact that there was good working Broadband WiFi.

All in all, this was a great holiday. We go to France almost every year, and this was one of our most enjoyable holidays. We did a day trip to the Gouffre de Padirac and to Rocamadour, but apart from that we found plenty to do around St Julien itself.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive-Souillac at 34 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le St. Jus at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Domaine de Rochebois at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Souillac at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autoroute A20 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Roi Carrotte / La Gabarre at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : River Beach at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

River beach in St Julien de Lampon (5-10 min walk). Plan d'eau (lake) at Grolejac where you can swim and hire pedlos, etc. It is a 10 minute drive or you can cycle from the village using the greenway. Etang de Tamniès just north-west of Sarlat.

Travel:

By Road: Just 15km from the Souillac exit of the A20 Auroroute (this autoroute is toll-free for a 280km stretch from Vierzon to Brive-La-Gaillarde).

By Air: Bergerac (EGC) - Transfer time 1 hour. Brive-Souillac - Transfer time 30 mins (due to open 2010). Limoges (LIG) - Transfer time 1 hour 50 mins. Toulouse (TLS) - Transfer time 2 hours 25 mins.

Distances:

St Julien de Lampon (centre of village 200m). Canoeing 500m. Sarlat-Souillac cycle track 500m. Sarlat-la-Caneda 13km.

Further Details:

The property itself is a 5 minute walk from the centre of St Julien de Lampon. Here you will find everything you require including bakery, butcher, grocery, bar with tobacconist, restaurants, doctor, pharmacy, post office and the bank with ATM. There is also a weekly market every Thursday. The village is set on the south bank of the Dordogne river, where there is a river beach and shaded picnic area. This is the perfect place to hire a canoe and mosy down the river or if you are feeling a little more energetic, cross the famous Viaduc Bridge and you can access the Sarlat-Souillac cycle track.

Other nearby activities/places of interest: Horse riding. Quercyland Water Park. Children’s Adventure Parks. The Gouffre at Padirac (famous cave with underground river).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£548
for 7 nights
£548
 
 
May 2017
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£717
for 7 nights
£717
 
 
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,308
for 7 nights
£1,308
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
14 night minimum stay
£3,417
for 14 nights
£1,730
 
 
Peak 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£3,755
for 14 nights
£1,898
 
 
Early Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 
 
Late Sept 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£886
for 7 nights
£886
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£717
for 7 nights
£717
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £422

Booking Notes:
RESERVE THROUGH OWNERS DIRECT OR WITH US DIRECTLY (WITHOUT SERVICE FEE) AS CLIENTS HAVE DONE FOR MANY YEARS. THE CHOICE IS YOURS. ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL +447940575542
A 30% deposit will be asked for when you book and then the balance will be due nine weeks before your holiday. If you are booking within nine weeks of arrival then we will ask for the full payment when you book. We ask for a breakage deposit of 500€/£400 payable nine weeks before arrival. There is a €50 cleaning charge for the property which is payable with the final balance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are asked to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 10am.


SPECIAL OFFERS / HALF OCCUPANCY RATES

For the remaining weeks of the 2016 season below, we have made the following reductions.
Half-occupancy rates are dependent on use of 2 bedrooms but you will have sole use of the property.

Sat 24 Sep to Sat 1 Oct - €1,250 reduced to €550per week (half or full occupancy)
Sat 1 Oct to Sat 8 Oct - €1,000 reduced to €550 per week (half or full occupancy)
FOR THESE 2 WEEKS ABOVE, WE WOULD CONSIDER SUN/MON/TUE/WED CHANGEOVER - Please ring/email for details

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 190 m²

Bathrooms

  • Downstairs WC - Toilet
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs WC - Toilet
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Shower Enclosure, Walk in shower room with twin wash basins
  • Bathroom downstairs with walk-in shower, twin wash basins. Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower head, shower cubicle. Separate wc's upstairs and downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Mezzanine area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) plus Cot. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed opening to terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds opening to terrace. Bedroom 3 with king bed (upstairs). Bedroom 4 with twin beds (upstairs). Mezzanine with double sofa bed (upstairs).

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Wireless Internet now installed and operational from 2013 season. Cot and highchair available on request. Prices include electricity, pool heating (late April to early October), water and also free usage of a number of cycles that are kept at the property. Central heating is not operational during the summer season. A welcome folder is available within the property which details all tourist attractions in the area, practical information for the village and instructions for appliances, etc. Outside: ¾ acre of landscaped garden comprising grass lawns with established plants and scrubs. A patio and covered terrace overlook a 10 x 5m heated private pool. Sun loungers and gas BBQ provided. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, drying rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided within rental costs. There is a €50 cleaning charge for the property which is payable with the final balance.

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