Had a lovely stay in this villa. Very clean and comfortable. Recommend if you want to visit Sarlat and surrounding area.
We are a family of 6 (3 adult couples from the UK and Canada), and we stayed at Villa La Peyriere for a week in June. Karen was excellent from the start - very prompt and happy to answer any questions we had. The house was fantastic. The photos don't fully convey the space we had - the pool area is lovely and tranquil, and the patio was a fantastic place to have our breakfast each morning.
The house is very well located - an easy 8 minute walk into town down a quiet road, but as it's set away from the street it's a very peaceful place to relax too. Every morning my parents would head into town to get our bread, croissants, etc. and we'd have a leisurely breakfast on the patio overlooking the pool. The kitchen is also very well stocked with cooking equipment, and it was a pleasure having BBQs outside for dinner.
A great spot, which we highly recommend as a base for exploring the area. Top tips are to rent Canoes at Canoes Loisirs in nearby Vitrac (the gentle trip down the river to Beynac was AMAZING - something we will never forget). Also, if you want a break from driving, we highly recommend Taxi and Touring A La Carte. We used them to drive us to a very special dinner in another town one night, so that we could all relax and have a drink. The driver, Christoph, gave us a little tour of the area on the way to dinner, and he was a charming tour guide who lives locally and speaks fluent English. He also offers day tours of the area, and can customize tours and offer recommendations based on what you want to see and do.
A delightful stay!
We stayed at La Peyriere for three weeks at the first part of May 2018. We enjoyed everything about the house and location. The communication with both the owners and the local staff was outstanding. They proactively reached out to us several times to make sure that everything was in order, which was greatly appreciated even though we had no issues or requests.
At La Peyriere we had the best of everything, we had to make no compromises. The house was close to Sarlat medieval town center, a quick 10 minute walk, and it was also trivial to park the car at the house and drive to nearby towns and villages. The house itself was a great combination of classic old Perigard golden stone construction, lots of windows, and modern amenities with brand new kitchen appliances. City center and bucolic countryside, old and new, convenience and amenities… La Peyriere had the best of each.
The only cautionary note for future potential guests is that the walk back from town is uphill. We are in our early 60s and in moderare shape and it was no problem (we walked in every morning for croissants and often in the evening for dinner). But if you have health or walking/leg issues then you should plan on using the car to drive to town.
We really can't rate the communication or the home itself high enough to accurately represent our appreciation and enjoyment during our stay. And May was a great time to visit Sarlat. Things were happening and yet it wasn't too crowded. The weather was variable, some days cool for walking and exploring , some days warm enough to lounge by the pool. We definitely hope to return!
Another couple of weeks in Karen's excellent villa. This is our 4th time and as a family we've loved everything about it, from its location, walking distance to Sarlat, to its facilities. This year Karen has upgraded the kitchen and the patio furniture. Great facilities, lovely home and we love being there. Well done Karen.
We booked Villa La Peyriere well in advance due to its unique location within an easy walking distance of the centre of Sarlat, and because we wanted to be in town for the summer music festival.
We wanted a villa with a pool, close to the centre, that offered privacy without feeling "isolated". That's a tall order for Sarlat but Villa La Peyriere certainly ticked all the boxes.
From first booking enquiry through to end of stay Karen responded promptly to any queries and kept us well informed with very accurate information.
The Villa is very well appointed and has all that a family could ask for. On arrival, we found it very clean and the pool and gardens all well maintained.
We opted to use the lovely stone built barbeque for a number of meals but there is also a gas Weber for those who prefer that method.
The elevated outdoor dining area was a lovely place to enjoy meals.
The medieval centre of Sarlat is less than a 10-minute walk away and is a delight with all of its restaurants, individual shops and of course the twice weekly market.
It is also a fantastic base for exploring the wider area of the Dordogne