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Gite & Heated Pool, WiFi, Stunning South-facing Views Of The Dordogne Valley Clo - Gîte



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
House in Sarlat, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

La Petite Baronnie is a traditional French rustic gîte converted from animal stables and sleeps two to six people in three bedrooms. We also have a self-contained ground-floor apartment that sleeps two to four people in two bedrooms. The gîte, apartment and heated pool have stunning south-facing views across the Dordogne valley. Ideally situated close to Sarlat with easy access to the many local chateaux and picturesque medieval towns including Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Cycling and canoeing on the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. Several excellent restaurants and local boulangerie nearby. A welcome pack of essentials and bottle of regional wine await your arrival. The whole site including the swimming pool benefits from free WiFi.

Details for holiday cottage Gîte, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with two single beds. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have electric radiators. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and wc. Electric heated towel rail. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes, hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. The kitchen/diner includes and table and six chairs.Living room with two sofas, TV with UK free-to-air channels and a Blu-ray/DVD player. Wireless Internet access. Bed linen and towels, including towels for poolside use, are included. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly; a charge will be made for change of bed linen/towels within a week. A small safe is installed in bedroom 1.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. We hope you love being here as much as we do!

We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent gite in great location. Lovely hosts, very friendly and welcoming.

Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend."

Paul and Dawn from Cardiff UK, stayed in the Gîte October 2014

"Shona and Steve have been extremely hospitable and helpful.

Really nice touches with childrens bedding, toys & pool towels.

Thanks, you've made us feel really welcome and we've had a really nice time here."

Sarah and Ryan from Kent UK, stayed in the Apartment August 2014

"Had a wonderful holiday! Beautiful views, excellent location. Pool great.

Shona and Steve are a lovely friendly couple and have been so helpful & accommodating...

...We had a super time here, loved the gite and the area, would highly recommend."

Mary and Simon from Bedford UK, stayed in the Gîte August 2014

"Enjoyed our week with the family. Great place!

Location is just as perfect as the appartement and the swimming pool!!"

Prinssen family from Nuenen NL, stayed in the Apartment July 2014

"Great local, heaps to do. Shona & Steve were fantastic and could not help enough.

Definitely plan to come back and do some more exploring."

Richard and Kirsty from Sydney Australia stayed in the Gîte June 2014
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20 Reviews

based on 20 holidaymaker reviews


Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Shona and Steve very welcoming owners nothing was too much trouble. Gite very comfortable and clean as was the pool and outside areas. Had an amazing just out of season stay!! Highly recommend this time of year if you want peace and quite yet enjoying the beautiful countryside!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frances! Glad you had such a relaxing week, and we hope you come back again soon.
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A gem of a gite which we intend returning to...

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed our 2nd visit to the gite at La Petite Baronnie and were again delighted by the accommodation (now enlarged and very commodious), facilities, ambience and friendly hosts. Having enjoyed a visit two years ago, we brought 4 members of our extended family with us this time around. None were familiar with the Dordogne or gites. All were hugely impressed and keen to return. The gite enjoys such a convenient location, close to all of the main attractions of the area (Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud, Beynac etc). Nonetheless, there are quieter pursuits available on the doorstep if preferred (country walks, canoeing and the local Sunday Market). Our particular favourite this time around was Les Jardins des Marqueyssac - especially pretty as the sun goes down and the tea lights come on during Thursday evening Music Nights. Shona and Steve are incredibly helpful and ready with local tips, advice and a welcoming Bellini! We will be back for many years to come I suspect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for you wonderful and really informative review. We loved having you back again and to meet the family. We are so pleased that you all had such a good time and there was so much to do and see; almost too much! We love making our guests feel welcome and glad you liked our Bellinis! See you again soon.
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Great holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a fantastic time at La Petite Baronnie. We stayed there last year and loved it, so came back for another visit. The owners Shona and Steve were very welcoming and had some really helpful advice about where to visit and eat. The gite is well equipped to the point where it is almost like home from home! The location of the gite caters perfectly for all different types of families. If you're an active family it is right on the Dordogne for canoeing. If you're more interested in site seeing, it is on the doorstep of Castlenaud (this was our favourite place) and Beynac to name a few! Alternatively if you are looking for a more relaxing holiday, they have a lovely heated swimming pool which is very well kept. Highly recommend and we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your family last year and this year and thank you for all your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in the gîte and that it was comfortable for you all. Castelnaud is certainly a spectacular chateau and we love it too, although my personal favourite is Chateau des Milandes! We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the gite. Our hosts, Shona and Steve, were very friendly and ready with advice when needed - a lovely welcome drink on the terrace, which extended well in to the evening.

The gite is clean and well appointed with everything we needed and if there had been anything extra we required I'm sure Shona would have rustled it up for us!

The children were very happy with their rooms and the fans were very welcome on the hot nights. As was the pool, lovely to cool down after a day out in 36°C heat.

The location is great, with beautiful views over the neighbouring countryside and very quiet. The boulangerie is a short walk away and the supermarket a quick drive up the road. The area offers masses to do: markets, caves, gardens, medival towns and chateaux aplenty, making La Petite Baronnie an ideal location. Kayaking down the Dordogne with a picnic is to be recommended and not overly arduous. The night market - marché gourmand - was good fun, with lots of choice, including Vietnamese street food and the ubiquitous crepes and gauffre. At La Buisson I'd recommend the pork, slow roasted over hot coals.

All in all, it was wonderful. Thanks Steve and Shona for your hospitality and we hope to be back another year. PS. Give a cuddle to Smokey

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma for all your lovely comments. We loved having you all to stay with us and it's great when you all have such a good time. It was a very hot week, as it still is, and the pool is very welcome after a day out. We love the situation here too and it is perfect for all our guests to explore without having to drive more than half an hour. We look forward to welcoming you again next year?! Smoky the kitten has had her cuddle!
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Great gite and welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late after a few delays and were greeted by Shona and Steve who gave a warm and friendly welcome then spent a couple of hours with us going through the gite, the area and things which we could do. Thanks for the peach bellinis!

The gite was a little larger then we expected from the photos. It was lovely and clean and the linens and towels were good quality.

The location is quiet, views wonderful and pool was a real bonus.

We used the BBQ and ate outside before drinking a glass or two of wine and using the jenga which was provided along with lots of other games. There is a well stocked bookshelf and the telly and wifi worked perfectly.

Our little bonus was smokey the very playful kitten who gave us hours of fun.

Great accomodation, great location, great hosts. I'd be very happy to return there if I'm in the area in the future

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review Simon! It was a pleasure to have you staying in our gîte and I am so pleased that you found it so good. The location here is ideal for exploring and we do benefit from nice views too! Having a heated pool makes all the difference if its a bit cloudy. Our WiFi around the site is ideal for those who need to catch up on e-mails or download a book at the pool. We like to have a welcome cocktail with our guests so that we can help them make the most of their holiday. The kitten is still here and very affectionate and extremely playful and very popular with all our guests. Thank you once again and it would be nice to see you all again back here.
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A comfortable idyll in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We received a friendly, warm welcome from Shona and Steve to this character filled and well equipped property. With the accomodation clean and well maintained, and our helpful hosts we enjoyed a relaxing stay in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. It was great to be able to relax by the pool whilst having the option to go out and explore attractions like castles, gardens and medieval towns. We also enjoyed a more adventurous canoe trip along the river. We have already recommended to family that it would be great base for a holiday in this lovely area of the Dordogne. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great holiday Karen! There is so much to do and see here it's hard to know what to do next! Your canoeing trip down the Dordogne river sounded fun and I loved the 'pirate' photos. It would be great to see you all again very soon. Thank you for all your kind comments.
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From the Owner

The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


One hour from Bergerac airport (34 miles). Car rental is available from Bergerac airport and recommended.

One hour from Brive airport (39 miles). Car rental is also available from Brive airport.

9.5 hours driving (540 miles) from Calais for ferry and tunnel.


Our local town St Cyprien 2 miles. Our main town Sarlat 11 miles.

Tourist sites include Chateau de Beynac 3 miles, Chateau de Castelnaud 6 miles, Chateau des Milandes 5 miles. Les Eyzies 10 miles.

Further Details:

Our pretty local town of St Cyprien has a large weekly Sunday market, a large supermarket with petrol station and several banks. We have several good restaurants nearby and for all other needs, our main town of Sarlat is just a 20 minute drive away.


Rental rates

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1 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
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8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of one-third of the total amount is payable on booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. There is a refundable breakages deposit of £200 payable with the final payment.

Changeover Day:
Please note that changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 16:00 and departure before 10:00.

Notes on prices:
The apartment is available for extended rental at reduced rates during low and medium rental periods; we are ideally located for property search breaks in the Dordogne.

The gîte is closed for winter from early November until late March.

A deposit of one-third of the total amount is payable on booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

On the south-facing slope of the Dordogne valley, our property benefits from its sunny position, providing a real rural feel yet just minutes from the major tourist sites of the Perigord Noir including the medieval town of Sarlat and the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud and the Chateau des Milandes. Our pretty nearby town of St Cyprien has a vibrant and busy market every Sunday along with a Carrefour supermarket for all of your essential provisions. Our swimming pool area offers wonderful views of the Dordogne valley whilst being private and not overlooked. The Dordogne river, with canoe rental, river beaches and hot-air balloon rides is just minutes away. The nearby Vézère river offers several prehistoric sites around the small town of Les Eyzies. Several excellent restaurants are nearby.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


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

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to bedroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Access via spiral staircase


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Our gîte is very spacious and comfortable providing suitable accommodation for both families or couples. Our apartment is ideal for young families with bunk beds and we also have a cot and high chair available for your use. We also have some toys and like to supply 'kiddie' bedding and towels for our younger guests. We provide a welcome pack of essentials and wine. Please note that we do not accept dogs or other pets. Outside: Both the gîte and apartment each have a private patio with table and chairs and charcoal barbecue. Our 10m x 3m heated pool is available for the exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is not overlooked and provides spectacular views of the Dordogne valley.

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