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Villa With Private Terrace Overlooking Pool And Chalets Overlooking Meadow And W - The Ceders (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool



The Ceders (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

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.

About the property


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.

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Estelle Essex
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2017

About Estelle Essex

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

Why Estelle Essex chose Perigord Noir

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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.


Accommodation and facilities for The Ceders (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)in Saint-André-d'Allas in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All accommodation come with an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bedlinen and towels are provided, except swimming towels. All linen is changed weekly. Cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment and glasses are also provided. Included in the price is gas for cooking. There is recently added a new laundry room available to all guests should you require to do some washing whilst away with drying facilities included should the weather be damp. Outside: All chalets are equipped with mobile BBQs some deck chairs and all have their own seperate verandas. The villa is equipped with a BBQ, sun awning and outside table and chairs on it private patio. The large swimming pool is solar heated and measures 18m x 7.5m situated in a very sunny position, there are sun loungers, outside tables, chairs and parasols available around the pool area for all guests to use. Near the swimming pool is a full size undercover ping pong table with bats and balls for use. In the meadow is a sauna, jacuzzi (solar heated), badminton and football nets and a swing area for children, these are also available to all guests. There is a private car park area with sufficient space for all gites.


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The Ceders (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

No complaints about the property. It was clean, the hosts were nice and kind.

  • 3 of 5

The big problem with this property is the access road. It is in very poor condition, in places dangerous. It needs a good re-surfacing and levelling. Cars that are low can suffer serious damage. We are unlikely to return until the road is fixed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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rural location near to all the main attractions

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday with us, thank you for the kind review. We would love to see you all again in the future.
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Very nice and child friendly

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, a lovely family, very pleasant would love to see you all again some time.
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wonderful family holiday location

  • 5 of 5

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.

Car necessary.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elaine for your kind comments. We are very happy that you and your family are returning to us again next year, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2014.
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Très bonne

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accueil. Des propriétaires charmants. C'est calme, et magnifique ! Reine et Patrick

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, it is a pleasure to have you stay with us very kind, would love to have you return at some time in the future. Regards, Ian and Estelle.
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Repos à la campagne et ambiance familiale

  • 4 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre avis genre, nous sommes heureux de vous tous passé de bonnes vacances, il est agréable de savoir que nous avons recommandé de vous.
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The nearest airport are Bergerac (1 hour away), Toulouse (2 hours away) and Limoges (2 hours away). Budget airlines and car hire are available from all airports. We are approximately 8 - 10 hours drive away from the channel ports.


Domaine des Balagyeres is in the village of Saint Andre D'allas which is only 6kms from Sarlat, 12kms to Domme and La Roque-Gageac, 15kms to Beynac and approximately 50kms to Rocamadour. There are many place of interest such as Castlenaud which is 15kms away, Chateau des Milandes is 20kms away, the Lascaux caves are 20kms away and there is an aquarium at Le Bugue which is 25kms away. The vast Dordogne river is just 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

In Sarlat there are numerous restaurants, shops, banks, petrol stations and supermarkets. Sarlat also has a hospital, pharmacies, doctors and dental surgeries in case of any emergency. You can also find traditional markets everyday of the week in different towns and villages.