We were first attracted to Le Petit Manoir by its website - http://www.lepetit-manoir.fr/welcome.htm - which is highly detailed in English and French. It gave the impression of owners who are sensitive to detail and to providing their guests with what they need to have a good visit. And that is certainly a good description of Karen and Peter.
This is the 9th time we have rented an apartment or gite for a week in France. We find it much more interesting to spend a week in one location and to properly discover the area. And Le Petit Manoir was the nicest place that we have rented. It is so well equipped, clean, with lots of space, and each unit has its own sizable garden. We stayed in Le Bois (one of the three apartments) - which would be perfect for a family with two children. Further, you could not ask for more enthusiastic/informative/helpful hosts.
The Sarlat area has an incredible amount of stuff to see and do - medieval villages, chateaux, prehistoric cave paintings, great food, and the lovely town of Sarlat itself. There are few places in France that have more interesting things to see and do in such as small area. One week is barely enough to see most of the sites - if you go full out. Two weeks would give you more time to relax by Le Petit Manoir's pool.
And Le Petit Manoir is just over 5 minutes from Sarlat - and within a few minutes of several medieval villages. Lascaux and the other caves are more like 30-40 minutes to the north. (We really enjoyed Font de Gaume - but there are literally dozens to choose from).
So the combination of Le Petit Manoir and the Sarlat area is really idea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best location * Charm and 4 star comfort * Beautiful and peaceful environment * Private garden with barbecue * Chlorine-free heated swimming pool * Warm and friendly welcome 5 minutes from Sarlat * 900 m from the Dordogne river * French and international TV * Computer with internet access plus Wi-Fi Three charming cottages, Le Pommier, Le Rosier and Le Bois, perfect for your self catering holiday rental while you explore the beautiful Dordogne valley. Within the golden triangle of Montfort, Beynac and Sarlat the property is exceptionally beautiful. Situated in the center of the most beautiful and historic part of the Dordogne region. ... more less