|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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The Ceders is a purpose built chalet with its own veranda overlooking our meadow and woodland. The accommodation comprises of one double bedroom and one bedroom with a single bed and a bunk bed. The kitchen is equipped with a two burner hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. There is also a dining and lounge area with a television, shower and separate toilet with all rooms on one level. There is a mobile BBQ and some deck chairs on the veranda.
Domaine des Balagyeres is in the beautiful village of Saint Andre D'allas which is only a 5 minute drive to Sarlat, yet situated in a fantastic peaceful rural location surrounded by meadows and woodlands. The property has a large solar heated swimming pool (18m x 7.5m), also a sauna and jacuzzi (solar heated) are available to all guests. Ideally situated to visit the many chateaux, gardens and caves. There is also a lot of beaches and canoeing stations positioned on the Dordogne river which is only 15 minutes drive away. We are close to other quaint villages such as La Roque-Gageac, Beynac and bastides such as Domme.
I had been in the same job for nearly 30 years, Estelle,my wife was made redundant from her position working in a charity for people who were disabled or had learning difficulties.
It seemed the appropriate time to change our lives, so we moved to France in January 2010. This included 3 cats and 40 Koi carp. We have 2 sons, Callum came with us to help with the maintenance of the gites. Our eldest son stayed in England because he's a qualified offshore surveyor.
Our new life style has been wonderful, the people are friendly and the pace of life is so much better. Our feedback from our guests who have stayed with us has been very complimentary and many want to return. Our aim is for everyone who visits us, to enjoy it so much that they will want to return to this beautiful part of France.
Estelle Essex purchased this cottage in 2009
We have been coming to area on holiday for many years and when we were viewing properties to purchase, we fell in love with Domaine des Balagyeres. We love our home because it is very quiet with it's beautiful countryside yet only 5 minutes from the pretty and medieval city of Sarlat with many other interesting places to visit. Domaine des Balagyeres is in a location that is very quiet, when you wake up in the mornings all you will hear are the birds singing.
We have just installed solar panels (November 2011) to heat the swimming pool and jacuzzi to help make your stay more pleasurable.
We have adopted three pigmy goats in September 2012 who are very gentle and friendly, they have now extended their numbers to 5 with the arrivals of two babies in March 2013. This adds an additional amusement for children or adults to help feed the chicken and to pet and feed our goats.
We are ideally situated in the Dordogne for you to visit and explore the many attractions and beautiful rivers and countryside.
Sarlat offers a wealth of culture with it's many restaurants, cafes, shops and markets.
If anyone in your family will be celebrating a birthday, we would be more than happy to bake a cake as a surprise to that person, just let us know.
To book please contact Ian or Estelle Essex either by telephone or email. At time of booking we require a 20% deposit and the balance is payable one month before the first day of your holiday. A contract will be sent, for you to complete and return with the deposit.
During July and August the changeover day is Saturday but it is flexible for the remainder of the year. Guest are asked to vacate the accommodation by 10am and to arrive anytime after 4pm.
Notes on prices:
All prices are in Euros and are on a weekly basis.
As a special for June and September we are offering "The Chestnuts and The Oaks" at 400 euro's a week and "The Ceders and The Pines at 350 euro's a week and a special price for just couples.
lovely setting and very good value for money, chalet well equipped and just about big enough to be comfortable, very relaxed atmosphere around the site kids loved the pool, goats, and bedlam the cat, made friends with other children too. near to all the best the Dordogne has to offer like domme sarlat benyac and many more great places thanks for a great holiday
We had a lovely time here. The only problem was that the kids liked the accommodation so much they were reluctant to leave to have a look at the most amazing beautiful surroundings. Sarlat is a stunning place and I would love to go there again.
Many thanks to Ian and Estelle, who have a beautiful setting, fully equipped to make any family holiday pleasurable. We have booked again for next year.
The large grounds are safe and give the children freedom to feel they can run around having adventures, there are swings, chickens, goats, sauna, hot tub, badminton, table tennis and of course the large heated pool.
Ian and Estelle and their son were warm and welcoming without being intrusive.
The chalet was well equipped for all our needs.
The town of Sarlat which is nearby is a delightful market town with fantastic choice of restaurants and shops. Also close by are a Medieval Castle , lots of caves and of course the kayaking, the scenery is beautiful.
Excellent accueil. Des propriétaires charmants. C'est calme, et magnifique ! Reine et Patrick
Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis à notre arrivée par la propriétaire.
Le confort et la propreté du bungalow étaient corrects (niveau mobil-home) et malgré quelques nuisances sonores (les murs sont assez fins et les voisins assez proches), nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances. Les petits + : baignades dans la piscine et le jacuzzi après les visites, et pour les enfants, le nourrissage des chèvres et des poules matin et soir !
Super Cite pour la famille: sécurisant, tres propre, tres bien équipé, proche de toutes activités canoé, mongolfiere, chateaux, visites, restaurants, marchés, randonnées... tout y est.
Les conseils et surprises des propriétaires sont tres agréables.
Au coeur de Sarlat tout en étant à la campagne.
MERCI nous avons passé un super séjour.