How appropriate to stay in this house and emerge ourselves in the Medieval village of Sarlat !!!
Relaxing by the pool with a cool glass of wine was perfect after a long day of wandering through the town or the beautiful pays de la Dordogne!!

The Lacombe family reunion,
Victoria, BC
Montreal, QC
Bankok, Thailand

Piere Lacombe, 

We have loved our holiday in Sarlat, so many perfect moments made our holiday a memorable one, delicious restaurants, stunning Chateaus and a peacefully (long )canoe trip along the Vezere. France once again you have delivered. Merci

Jo Martyn (Oxford) Marilyn & Malcolm (Dorset, UK) Alison &Patrick (Dorset, UK)

Jo Martyn, 

We had a lovely relaxing week staying in this wonderful house, which is perfectly located for exploring the area-it was just what we needed. Sarlat is beautiful and we enjoyed learning all about the history of this Medieval town as well as sampling the local cuisine. WE hope to come back soon.

Amelia & Johnathan (Cambridge UK)


What a fantastic house in such a lovely location! We had a really wonderful break and enjoyed visiting the local chateaux and villages. Jackie was so prompt in replying to messages. The house and pool provided everything we needed.

We definitely would love to return sometime.

Thank you so much,

David, Diana, Kyle & Bill
Chipping Sodbury

David & Diana, 

What a fantastic house in such a lovely location! We had a really wonderful break and enjoyed visiting the local chateaux and villages. Jackie was so prompt in replying to messages. The house and pool provided everything we needed.

We definitely would love to return sometime.

Thank you so much,

David, Diana, Kyle & Bill
Chipping Sodbury

David & Diana, 

We had a wonderful few days in this gorgeous house, and it was everything we had hoped for-lovely French feel to the place, excellent location and a fantastic pool (particularly during the heatwave we had)

The house was equipped with everything we needed and more-you really have thought of everything!
Thanks again, we hope to be back next year.

Jack, Wendy & Lara

Jack, Wendy & Lara, 

What a wonderful stay we have had at this glorious villa. We could not stay out of the pool as we were so lucky with the weather. The pool inflatables were fantastic, children and adults enjoyed lazing around in the pool for hours on end!!!

We had some great nights in Sarlat at 'Le Pub' watching the street performers. The villa is very well equipped and laid out allowing for us to have our own space as well as a social space.

We hope to return next year.

Thank you Jackie & Geoff,

Steve, Andrew, Laura & Debs
The Cotswolds

Steve Bruce, 

We had a lovely time in this fantastic location. The villa is perfectly located. Our 3 favourite restaurants:
1, La Belle Etoile - La Roque de Gageac
2, Hotel Dieu
3, La Romana

Thank you Jackie & Geoff. A lovely home with character & a real French charm.

Ann & Dave (Somerset). Toni & Carolyn (Lancashire) England

Ann & Dave, 

This is our 7th visit to the Dordogne, and at least the 6th rental at "Cordelliers"

Thank you Jackie & Geoff for buying this property and continuing to allow lucky people like us to stay here.

This yeas weather has probably been the most changeable, much cooler than expected, rain & hail, but still plenty of sunshine to enjoy the garden and pool.

We always love a long lunch at Le Vieux hogus in Tremolat, lovely drive. We stopped at himeuil on the confluence of the Vezere Dordogne rivers to see another lovely village with a stony beach. Book a table under the plane trees in the garden, easy to book as all the reception staff speak English.

This trip we visited the gardens of Eyrignac which we saw 20 years ago-much changed and lovely but Marqueyssac are still our favourite gardens with its cliff top views to Castlenaud, Beynac, Faynac Chateaux and the town of Roque Gageac.

Don't miss Lascaux IV, book online - this time we did it last minute & got in at 3.30pm English tour, great for all ages, especially the children as they get their own laptop!

Buy your foie gras & confit of duck at the E Le Clerc supermarket - much cheaper and great quality, rather than paying extortionate prices in Sarlat.

A lovely drive if you are interested in Bastide towns is to start in Belves, worth a quick look for its 11th century centre and 15th C covered market. Then onto Monpazier, Byron, Chateau Byron and finally Monflanquin, a great place for lunch (park at the top of the hill next to Elise St Andrew)

Of course Rocamadour and Padirac caves are another must, and if you feel like a big day out add Colognes La Rouge to the itinerary. When visiting Rocamadour, enter from the top, drive past all the parking costing 5euro or so, and head to the well signposted "Le Chateau" parking which has 500 places and is free. Take the lift "Ascenseur" down into the town, buy the more expensive ticket to go all the way to the bottom of Rocomandour town, see the Sanctuaries, churches, walk up into town. Afterwards take the lift back up to the car and walk to the Ramparts.

Monday: Beynac,Les Ezyies (small one on the river)
Tuesday: Le Bug - highly recommend
Wednesday: Sarlat & St Cyprien
Thursday: Domme & Monpazier
Friday: Roque Gageac
Saturday: Sarlat
Sunday: Carnac, H'muel & St Cyprien (highly recommended)

On Wednesday evenings from late June to mid August Belves has a night food stall market which id fun, bring your own cutlery, glasses & nice plates if you don't want to eat off paper.

Wine shop - an excellent wine shop, no more expensive than the supermarkets with great advice from English speakers is in Les Eyries - Vin Blanc Rouge, 3 Ave de la Prehistoire.

Jackie & Geoff, nous vous remercions encore,

Josie & Sam Pearson,
Melbourne, Australia

Josie & Sam Pearson, 

We are back again!

Thank you so much Jackie & Geoff, we had the most fantastic stay again. The house was beautiful and the pool was perfect. We made the most of the silos and spent 99% of the time outside.

Drinks at Le Pub and dinner at plenty of new restaurants! No car needed.

Thank you!

Love from, Shauna, Isobel & Olivia

Shauna, Isobel & Olivia, 

What a gem! What a find! You have thought of it all down to lavender sachets in the drawers. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your delightful house in the most charming of places. We love all things duck and Sarlat offers the best. Exploring the surrounding countryside has been a pure pleasure. We had the good fortune of spending 6/21 in Sarlat and enjoyed the village come alive with music. We hope to come again and thank you.
Audrey & Steve, New York-Florida-Washington, USA

Audrey & Steve, 

We were so lucky to be able to stay in this beautiful house. So quiet in the garden, sipping drinks relaxing by the pool, yet the bustling town centre is only a few minutes walk away. The markets on Wednesday & Saturday are well worth a visit. Recommend Le Regent for food located in the old town. The house itself is charming, with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Even with the high temperatures outside, the house was lovely and cool inside. We had a fantastic time and hope to return again soon.
Marie, George, Amy & Shane
Cork Ireland

Marie Hurley, 

A real oasis in lively Sarlat. So well located. Walk everywhere. Farmer’s market. Restaurant. Gorgeous, bustling village. Great pool. Great garden. Comfortable. Jackie is very helpful and caring.


First visit was in 2010 for two weeks in May. This one-week revisit was a long-delayed family Christmas holiday. The house is charming, well-maintained and comfortable. The location is perfect for walking to local cafes and restaurants, shops, the amazing Saturday market, and in-town sites of historical and architectural interest. Outside town, just 15 to 30 minutes by car are numerous chateaux, gardens, museums, prehistoric sites with cave paintings, and more. So much to do, and then a lovely place to come home to. Jackie was a wonderful host.

Christine M., 

Wow, what a totally wonderful stay!

The house has everything you could ever need. It is secluded and quiet , yet so close to everywhere. We even had a dip in the pool!!! We had a lovely walk around Beynac and had a delicious lunch there at Hotel Du Chateau. The local wine shop kept us well supplied-we had lots of the incredible bomaine l'ancienne cure(great with all the cheese)

Thank you so much for everything, we really hope to come back soon!

Emma, Claire, Louisa & Jodi, 

We had the best week here in this beautiful house, such a perfect location, the house had everything we needed. We didn't have a car but everything was in walking distance. We spent every evening having drinks at 'Le Pub' in the centre of town, very nice cocktails.

Restaurant Chez le Gaulois served the best cheese and meats platter, couldn't recommend them more.

WE LOVE IT HERE and will definitely be back next year.

Thank you Jackie & Geoff for this beautiful stay

Shauna, Liv, Isobel & Lucy, 

We had a wonderful holiday here in glorious Sarlat.The house is perfect with beautiful furnishings, well equipped kitchen and amazing showers. The pool was just what was needed after a long days exploring the wonderful sights of the Dordogne(Gouffre de Padirac being a highlight)

The location of the house is perfect, walking distance into town yet very peaceful surrounded by a beautiful mature garden.

We hope to return next year. Thank you Jackie & Geoff for a wonderful holiday.

Jamie Robinson, 

Lovely house, fab pool and great location!! First time to Sarlat and lots to see and do. House is lovely, walking distance to the centre of Sarlat. The pool is amazing and much needed in 35*c heat. Would definitely recommend

Neil M, 

We have had a wonderful couple of weeks in Sarlat.

Sarlat and the surrounding area has so much to offer. We enjoyed the local markets, a trip to Chateau Der Milandes and of course canoeing down the Dordogne river.

The location of the house is amazing, just a few minutes walk into the centre. With the first week of our stay the temperature were in the high 30s and the pool was an absolute godsend-a real highlight for us, we spent many hours just relaxing and enjoying the weather..

The house itself was great and met all of our needs for a two week holiday. Thank you Jackie for all your help answering all my messages.

Will be back soon

Sam, Neil, Chloe & Lily Murphy, 

Thank you for sharing this charming oasis in Sarlat with us.We have greatly enjoyed our week here. The house is just perfect and the locations incredible.

Highlights include: The town of Sarlat itself, Goufre de Padirac, Domme, Rocamadour, canoeing on the Dordogne, visiting Beynac & Castlenaud and of course the pool!

We have had a fantastic and unforgettable holiday and hope to return.

Alexandra, Danny, Oscar & Darcy, 

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) had a fabulous time exploring Sarlat and the Dordogne from this terrific base. The house is perfectly located and the pool is a godsend after a full day of sightseeing. I would highly recommend this property only then it will be harder for us to book again.

Danny B, 

We had a fantastic stay. The house is absolutely lovely, the pool and garden likewise. Sarlat is superb with its old well preserved center. We loved just walking around there and have great meals in the restaurants (there are plenty).

Carl Magnus B, 

Wonderful time here in Sarlat. This house is perfect for seeing the area. Lots of great things to do within easy distance. The house is in a beautiful location, and with the high temperatures this week the pool has been a godsend.Everything in the house is geared for visitors, and it's really well equipped.

This is my first time in the Dordogne and it's absolutely beautiful. I certainly house yo come back soon.

Thank you Jackie & Geoff for a wonderful holiday

Elaine , 

What a wonderful stay, lovely house, garden and pool so close to Sarlat town. Local shops are excellent, recommend a sneaky martini at Cafe Le Gambella just down the road on the right hand side. Butchers are excellent, cooked some delicious meals using their produce.Sarlat market is great for veg and cheese.

Try the walking tour of Sarlat, pop into the tourist office to pick up a map, definitely worth while as you will venture down hidden alleyways and discover the history of Sarlat.

Highly recommend the taxi/tour service of Christoph and Sarissia, Taxi and Touring a la carte. We used them for tour and taxi services, telephone number +33608706167.

Thank you Jackie and Geoff for the use of your beautiful home and giving us wonderful memories. We hope to return.

Sara Surplice,