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Masclat France

Listing # 78034

Rates From EUR 700 Weekly
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2021

La Vieille Grange offers family accommodation in a converted stone barn in a pretty hamlet, Dordogne Valley

La Vieille Grange is a spacious and comfortable converted stone barn on the edge of a pretty hamlet overlooking woods and fields in the Dordogne Valley, about 15 kms from Sarlat, Perigord, SW France. It sleeps up to seven people, with two large airy double bedrooms (one also has another single bed on a mezzanine level), and a third, smaller bedroom has two single beds. There are two bathrooms upstairs (one is ensuite), and a separate WC with hand basin on the ground floor. The well-equipped kitchen area has a gas/electric cooker, dishwasher and a walk-in pantry, crockery and cutlery for up to 10 people. It has a country dining table seating eight and in the lounge area are three comfortable sofas, a Samsung flat screen TV that receives satellite signals for English and French channels, and a CD/MP3 player and a small reference library of guide books on the area - and some cookbooks. All main rooms have independently adjustable electric wall heaters for the cooler months and fans for summer. The house sits in its own courtyard/garden and there is covered parking for two cars in adjoining barns. The nearest local village has a doctor's practice and a very good pharmacy; the local hospital is 14 kms away.

Looking east from the large windows on each floor are tranquil views of valley meadows; to the north are woodlands (home to birds and red squirrels). There are French doors on both sides of the ground floor - one set to the north and three to the south opening onto a terraced area and grassy courtyard which enjoys long hours of sunshine. In season there are abundant herbs and cherry tomatoes growing by the door closest to the kitchen.

The house is 30 minutes from Brive Valley of the Dordogne airport, which has direct flights from Stansted Airport, UK. The house is approximately a two-hour drive from Toulouse and one hour thirty minutes from Bergerac. The house lies in the heart of a region famed for its scenic, gastronomic and historical attractions. It is a pleasant 20-minute drive from the medieval charm and bustling food market of Sarlat and within easy driving distance of the pilgrim site of Rocamadour, many chateaux, and caves with prehistoric paintings.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, March 27, 2021 until Saturday, September 25, 2021
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Rentals weekly from Saturday; discounts for more than one week
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Masclat
Postal Code - State or Province Midi-Pyrénées
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Sarlat Dordogne Souillac Gourdon
Closest University University of Toulouse
University nearby University of Bordeaux

Rental Price:

EUR 700 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
A discount is offered to Sabbatical Homes subscribers for longer lets
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Long Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Outdoor BBQ + a small library of cookbooks


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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This party posted the following feedback for me:
'We met Derek and Margaret through mutual friends while looking for a property in France (we live less than 30 minutes apart in both Sydney and France!). Their house in Sydney is comfortable and extremely well situated, and they are delightful people. Book with confidence.'
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We are two freelance authors and editors in academic and general publishing areas. We work for major publishers such as Readers Digest and the Macquarie Dictionary as well as small independent publishers.We divide our time between Sydney and South-West France where we own a comfortable converted barn in a small village.

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This is the nicest of 6 homes I've rented in the Inner West. Spacious and with a beautiful view, one block from Glebe Point Road. Derek and Margaret were perfect: friendly, responsive, not fussy. You can live in the kitchen/dining room and the back bedroom which is where the sunlight is. The front rooms are darker but perfectly comfortable. and the study up front is spacious if you need it. The neighborhood has everything you need within a block or two, and the access to both bus and light-rail (both 2 minute walk) made it easy to get around. Victoria Park and Pool are a treasure, ,maybe 12 minute walk away but also on the bus lines. Excellent Richard Cohn 8/17/2019 7:50:00 PM
My family and I stayed in Derek's and Margaret's house for 3 months and we had a great time. The house is very comfortable, clean and spacious, and it has an amazing view of the city. Derek and Margaret are wonderful hosts and helped us whenever we had a request. I highly recommend this house! Excellent Alice 9/10/2018 12:10:00 AM
We are a family of 5 from Canada and we spent a month in Sydney and stayed in Margaret and Derek's Glebe home. We loved every minute of it! The house is cozy, well-appointed and situated in friendly Glebe, close to a multitude of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. and in close proximity to Darling Harbour. University of Sydney is within 5 min drive or you can walk in under 30min, the large Broadway mall is within 15 min walking as well. The house has great views of the CBD. Moreover, Margaret and Derek are very gracious hosts. Thank you, we will definitely return! Excellent harus 10/29/2017 6:13:00 PM
Our family (parents and a three year old) stayed in Derek’s and Margaret’s house for eight weeks. The house is very spacious and well kept. The location of the house is perfect; it is close to CDB, wonderful parks, shops and restaurants. Public transportation is working well, and many of the key locations are at walking distance. We enjoyed our walks in the surrounding areas as well as spending nights at home cooking and barbequing. The amenities met all our expectations and we truly enjoyed our stay. Derek and Margaret are wonderful hosts and they provided us all the information and help we needed. Without hesitation, we recommend this house to other visitors. Excellent MariK 9/14/2016 11:34:00 PM
My family (spouse and 14 year old son) thoroughly enjoyed our one and a half month stay in this home in Glebe. The view of the city was fantastic and the home extremely comfortable. There were plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and good public transit with the light rail and buses. The owners were quite easy to work with and we had no difficulties at all during our stay. We would recommend this to other visitors without reservation. Excellent RV 9/16/2014 8:32:00 PM
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