In the middle of the forests of the Perigord Noir and 10 km from the famous medieval town of Sarlat, lies our holiday home Les Girolles on a hill at the end of a forest road. A wonderful calm place without any traffic, overlooking the Dordogne river making its way through the valley below along quaint villages such as Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Beynac. From Les Cèpes you can walk along a forest path to the river below (about 1,5 km) and several little beaches are within a 5 minute drive. The house is 2 km away from the village of Groléjac, where there is a bakery, a butcher, a supermarket and several restaurants. Groléjac also has a lake with a beautiful sandy beach (Plan d’eau). In the picturesque town of Sarlat (accessible by a bicycle path that used to be the train track to Sarlat) you can find many shops, restaurants, lovely markets and street festivals in summer. There are plenty of sights to see within a 15 km radius: Beautiful villages, caves, castles and gardens. Places like Rocamadour and Cahors are less than an hour away. From the house you can go on nice walks and cycling tours, and you can go canoeing on the Dordogne river of course. The swimming pool is 6 by 12 meters, and there are sun beds. On the grounds are also a table tennis table and a large trampoline.
The living room with a floor of fine chestnut wood and cosy sitting area has a modern open kitchen with built-in appliances, a spacious dining area and double doors to a sunny, partly covered terrace. The layout is comfortable, with a television with satellite reception (all Dutch channels are available), a dvd player, and a stereo with a cd player. On the same floor there are two spacious bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds, as well as a bathroom with a washbasin, shower, bath and a separate toilet. And open staircase leads to the second floor, where there are two cosy attic bedrooms. Each of these bedrooms has a washbasin, one has a double bed, the other has two single beds and another toilet.
Among other things the house has a washing machine, a dryer, an iron, a dishwasher, bed linen, and also a children’s bed and high chair if necessary.
What is there to see and do in the area?
Les Girolles is very close to the Dordogne river, where you can go swimming and canoeing. In the high season there are several parties and festivals. There are markets nearly every day of the week in some of the many ancient villages in the area. The caves of Lascaux or Padirac are a must-see and the pilgrimage destination of Rocamadour is definitely worth seeing too. There are also several prehistorical open-air museums in the area. And it’s possible to take a plane ride or a trip in a hot air balloon nearby. The beautiful castles of Beynac, Castelnaud and Montfort are world famous, as well as the medieval
Wine & Dine
There are dozens of restaurants in the nearby medieval town of Sarlat, and in the high season the many terraces there are pleasantly bustling. The area is mostly known for its walnuts and ducks. The villages and towns nearby have plenty of restaurants in several price ranges, from fine dining to authentic meals at the farm table. Cahors and Bergerac are known for their excellent wines and there are several chateaus that organise tastings for these wines.
Until June 635 euro
June: 995 euro
July: 1.495 euro/August: 1.595 euro
September: 995 euro
Reception, cleaning, made beds, tourist information, helpdesk, all services are included in the price.