Monday, June 28, 2010


Rue Marc Delbreil
Sarlat 24200

If you are thinking of exploring the Dordogne, land of wine, ducks, geese, caves, walnuts, chateaus and rivers, then you need a place like Les Cedres.
We spent a month there this summer and it was brilliant. The situation is perfect. Sarlat is the centre of many of the area’s attractions. It is an engaging town itself and the accommodation is just 15 minutes walk from the mediaeval centre. And that 15 minutes is accurate, believe me. Beside, the apartment is very close to the main roads to places like Bergerac and Cahors and three supermarkets are within a couple of minutes drive.
There is a bigger villa in the grounds but we stayed in the one bedroom apartment which is attached to the owners’ house. Milos and his Waterford wife Rosemary, along with son George, are great and friendly hosts, very helpful with all kinds of hints as regard where to go and where to eat. They even supply charcoal for the barbecue.
The gardens are lovely and from time to time you will see deer wander through and squirrels dart from tree to tree. There is also a smashing pool away in its own corner, a veritable sun trap, and a very welcome retreat after a few hours driving in the hot sun. Beside, you have your own barbecue area under the trees but still warmed by the evening sun.