La Fontaine | Accommodation Sarlat the Dordogne

La Fontaine Farmhouse Accommodation Sarlat the Dordogne

The House | Accommodation Sarlat the Dordogne

La Fontaine is built in the local honey coloured stone and dates back to the early 1800’s. It has been fully restored whilst retaining the original character including exposed oak beams and stonework. The ground floor is tiled throughout and cool in summer. The furnishings are of a high standard and includes some Georgian and Victorian antique furniture.

Hallway has oak beams and a lovely elm staircase leading to the bedrooms and is a nice quiet, cool spot on a hot day. A long case clock made for my Great Grandfather resides here. Ascending the stairs brings you to the first landing with a  waxed pine floor. The first shower room is just nearby.

Upstairs 2 steps lead up from the first landing to the main landing which runs the full length of the house, with access to all of the bedrooms. The whole of the first floor still has the  original poplar floor from the days when the grenier was used to store grain, animal feed and to dry tobacco. The oak roof structure is in evidence everywhere and all the doors are made in traditional boarded style. There are 3 comfortable double bedrooms upstairs all with original oak beams. 2 bedrooms have double beds and one has twin beds.  All are equipped with drawer chests, hanging wardrobe space and mirrors with lights and shaver points. There are electric fans available when night temperatures are uncomfortable. The fourth bedroom is locked and used for storage.

Bathrooms Conveniently placed at either end of the sleeping areas are 2 modern shower rooms with WCs and hand basins. Pool towels, bath towels and hand towels are provided for each guest. There are also hairdryers available.

Lounge is very spacious at over 8m long and there are large comfortable armchairs and sofas to relax in luxury including a big swivel cuddle chair. The woodburner provides a traditional focus for the room. The dining area has a large oak table and chairs which extends to over 2m and comfortably seats 6.

Also included :-

  • 42″LCD TV with English satellite.
  • DVD players.
  • Wireless broadband internet connection.
  • Well stocked bookcase, magazines and a range of indoor games.
  • iPhone/ipod docking station/stereo

Kitchen is very spacious and fully fitted with hand made units and equipped with a full range of quality glasses, crockery, cutlery and cookware. There is also  a large breakfast table which seats 6. A starter pack of daily food items such as condiments, olive oil, sugar, tea and coffee are provided and guests are also encouraged to use the fresh herbs growing in the garden.

Also included:-

  • Fan assisted electric oven with gas hob.
  • American style fridge/freezer/icemaker.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Microwave oven.
  • Coffee maker.
  • Electric kettle.
  • Hostess trolley and hotplates.
Utility room Has an automatic front loading washing machine, iron and ironing board and  a downstairs wc. 

Pool is set in a lovely private secluded part of the garden which is not overlooked. The garden is planted with shrubs and trees and flowers and during the season is a colourful and aromatic place to relax, with wonderful views looking toward Domme.  The pool conforms to stringent French safety regulations and is regularly cleaned. Sun loungers, outdoor tables and chairs, umbrellas and barbeques are provided for al fresco dining. There are gravelled terraces ideal for boules and off-road car parking. Two large old lime trees at the front of the house provide shade from the hot sun for most of the day.

Please note: La Fontaine is strictly non-smoking and pets are not permitted

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