Les Portes de Ste Marie

Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne
+44 (0)7565 241356
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Two central apartments sharing a courtyard garden in a 16th century townhouse. Beautiful Sarlat-la-Canéda is one of the gems of the Perigord


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

The Experience

Sarlat is a joyful mix of honey-coloured buildings, hidden squares and alleyways to get lost in. Thrumming with visitors and action in the summer months, it is home to some of the region’s best preserved medieval architecture. You stay in an apartment within an elegant townhouse on the central square.

On market days (Wednesday and Saturday)it’s tempting to fling open the big windows and let the sounds and smells of local life waft in. Pick up local Perigord delicacies: strawberries, walnuts, foie gras, truffles. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out; follow the locals to the busiest restaurants and you won’t go too far wrong.

Both apartments have been cleverly created, the smaller is tucked at the back with a dinky bedroom, shower room and kitchen. The bigger apartment has light and airy open-plan living with two en suite bedrooms and a good-sized kitchen to cook all the treats you pick up at the market.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking both apartments if there are six of you
  • Being right in the heart of town within walking distance of so many great places to eat
  • Exploring the Vézère Valley and mucking about on the Dordogne river
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You should know

  • There's no parking directly outside the apartments and public parking nearby is in demand
  • The town is a honeypot for tourists
  • The smaller apartment is pretty tiny


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Always open


Nightly price
from €130
Weekly price
from €910
1 Apartment for 5
From €1303 beds3 bedrooms


Perfect for the full Sarlat experience. You couldn't be better placed within this beautiful historic town and the apartments have been furnished and detailed in great style, with French farmhouse antiques and original features, like the amazing stone fountain in the entrance to the main apartment. Wander the streets, stop off at a cafe, drift back to your comfortable, stylish temporary home.

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The neighbourhood

This is a super base for exploring the Vézère Valley if you're into hiking, canoeing, horse-riding, mountain biking or river swimming. Hop on La Voie Verte cycle route and meander alongside the Dordogne river. Hunt for Brocantes (upmarket antiques) or rummage at a Vide-Greniers (flea market style). Sarlat is renowned for its goose based products and even hosts an annual goose festival in March.

Local points of interest from Jerome Pugh

  • A delightful cycle on a disused railway track from Sarlat to the Dordogne and back with Liberty Cycles. A beautiful day out
  • The gardens of Eyrignac are a magical and mystical setting where dreams come alive.
  • Aux Mille Choses is an architectural salvage yard close to Saint-Capraise-de-Lalinde with all kinds of treasures
  • Our favourite swimming place is Etang de Tamnies, about 15 minutes drive, which is a small reservoir with a beach and water games for children
  • Open the windows and watch the musiciens and street performers on the square at night time during the summer
  • Nothing better than an early morning balloon flight over the castles and the valley of the Dordogne


Jerome Pugh

Felicity and Jerome live in Shropshire most of the time. They fell in love with the house at first sight and have spent a couple of years turning into two apartments for guests. Jerome's mother was French and lots of the furniture in the apartments came from his grandparent's farm in the south of France. You're met and looked after by local woman, Beatrice, who is on hand anytime you need her.