Gil’s Workshop

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
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Pool Hot Tub Romantic

Rarely do so many qualities come together so beautifully to create the perfect romantic bolthole.

Gil’s Workshop was once the workplace of Gil, a local carpenter who created beautiful wooden masterpieces in this adorable cottage made from local stone, which has been in the family for four generations. Gil’s daughter has lovingly restored the workshop, turning it into a charming home perfect for a couple seeking privacy and an ideal location in the Périgord Noir. It’s comfortable and elegant and the outdoor Jacuzzi on the large sun terrace is a real bonus.

Gil’s Workshop sits in an ancient hamlet only five kilometres from the medieval market town of Sarlat, next to the Vallée des Châteaux, acclaimed beautiful villages and all the other wonderful sites and attractions this desirable region has to offer. Just three kilometres away is the classified site of Marqueyssac, the most visited garden in Périgord, and Castelnau, Beynac and Château Les Milandes are all under five kilometres away.

Gil’s Workshop is a coming together of a family, their story, style and all that is special in this beautiful part of France. Gil would be very happy…

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Gil’s Workshop accommodates up to two adults and one infant/child under two years
  • The pictured swimming pool is the owners' pool (accessed via a door across the little road), and guests are welcome to use it during their stay

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ TV

House Interior - 40sqm (capacity: 2 adults + 1 baby/child under 2 years)

- Open plan kitchen/living/dining area
- Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
- Shower room
- Separate W.C.

Outside Grounds

- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Sun Terrace
- Parking space


- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Flat-screen
- Oven
- Induction hob
- Microwave
- Dishwasher
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Coffee maker
- Kettle
- Sofa
- Armchair
- Barbecue
- 2 sun loungers
- Outdoor table and chairs
- Shared pool (Use of owner's swimming pool, accessed via a door across the little road)


About the surrounding area of Gil’s Workshop
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Historical Sites
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Gil’s workshop sits in an ancient hamlet only five kilometres from the historical and pretty market town of Sarlat.

Sarlat has been known for its markets since the middle ages, they take place every Saturday and Wednesday mornings plus there is a night market every Thursday evening in the summer months and even a truffle and Foie Gras market in the winter. Visitors in the height of the summer may enjoy the spontaneous street theatre that fill the characterful lanes in the evening as well as the gourmet dining experiences on offer in the town and surrounding area.

The Perigord Noir area of Dordogne is much loved by visitors due to the beautiful natural landscapes, excellent regional cuisine, mild climate, enchanting castles and charming villages of old stone houses and cobbled lanes.

The village of Beynac (4km) is known as one of the most beautiful villages in this area with its stunning twelfth century castle on the on the banks of the Dordogne river. Other noteworthy villages include Domme, Castelnaud, Saint-Amand-de Loly, Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere and Belves, all within thirty minutes drive or less.

Nature lovers must visit Les Jardins de Marqueyssac (3km), delightful and beautifully manicured gardens set high above the river with pretty views over nearby villages. In July and August you can avoid the summer heat by visiting them ‘by candlelight’ once a week for a truly memorable experience. Combine this with a visit to the enchanting nearby village of La Roque Gageac on the north bank of the Dordogne river. The idyllic village has a rich history and very little has changed other than the unusual but beautiful tropical plants that have been planted around the village and thrive in the mild climate.

The Dordogne is well known for its hundreds of castles and chateaux, many of which are open to the public and within a very short distance. Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau Les Milandes are both within five kilometres with many more a short distance further.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love the nearby waterparks, exploring prehistoric caves, re-enacting history in one of the castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive/Bergerac/Bordeaux


Nearest Restaurant Vezac


Nearest Bar/Pub Sarlat


Nearest Town/City Sarlat


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Tennis


Nearest Village Beynac


Nearest Shop Begnac


Nearest Beach Vitrac


Nearest Train Station Sarlat


Nearest Golf


Nearest Beach



Best Suited For: All Ages

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Historical Sites


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300 charged to client’s credit card prior to the arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m
Linen & towels included? yes
Energy costs included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
Pets welcome? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally to owner in cash upon arrival (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
End of stay cleaning included? Extra charge payable locally to owner in cash upon arrival: €60. Please note that guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday from May to September and Christmas/New year. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights from May to September and Christmas/New year. 3 nights during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £319 £425 £532 £744
Dec 23rd 2023 - Feb 3rd 2024 - - - £810
Feb 3rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £319 £426 £532 £744
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £333 £444 £555 £777
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £810
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £1,104
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - £810
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £319 £426 £532 £744
Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - £810

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €346 €461 €576 €806
Dec 23rd 2023 - Feb 3rd 2024 - - - €877
Feb 3rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €346 €461 €576 €806
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €361 €481 €601 €842
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €877
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €1,196
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - €877
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €346 €461 €576 €806
Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - €877

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $362 $483 $603 $844
Dec 23rd 2023 - Feb 3rd 2024 - - - $918
Feb 3rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $362 $483 $603 $844
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $378 $504 $630 $881
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $918
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $1,252
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - $918
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $362 $483 $603 $844
Dec 21st 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - $918

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 4 generations.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
My father had his carpentry workshop there.

For anyone coming to stay in the area they should ...

Really do...
Visit Sarlat and the numerous castles in the region.

Really see...
Some of the most beautiful villages of France such as La roque gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme.
Its prehistoric caves.
Lascaux, The eyzies.
Its gardens: Vezac, Erygnac.
Périgord is history, prehistory and the country where gastronomy is king.
Do not forget about its various village markets.

Really eat?
Foie gras, duck, mushrooms ...



  • Good location

    on 06/10/2022

    Good location just a few kilometres outside Sarlat with loads to do in the area. Very friendly and helpful owners.

  • Just perfect!

    on 17/11/2019

    Very pleasant little house, with perfect finishes and careful decoration, just a few kilometers from the most beautiful sites in Périgord. Impeccable cleanliness and warm welcome by the owner. The jacuzzi is a real plus, we took advantage of it a lot on rainy days. In short, a perfect stay. Do not hesitate.

  • Excellent - 5 stars!

    on 03/11/2019

    There aren’t enough stars to describe this property. The owners were wonderful hosts. It was quiet and peaceful with many interesting things to see nearby. All and all, a great two weeks were spent here!

  • Such An Amazing Stay!

    on 07/07/2018

    A beautiful, comfortable,romantic gite, tucked away in a quiet hamlet close to all the attractions of the valley of the five castles. The gite is a tasteful mix of comprehensive modern facilities with period carpentry and furniture. The Jacuzzi and use of the owners swimming pool is ideal for those hot and sunny days. The owner is charming and ensured everything was perfect for our stay. This was our first visit to the Dordogne area and we would definitely stay at Gil's workshop again.

  • An enchanting stay

    Created on 18/10/2017

    A beautiful cottage, in an exceptional setting. Very convenient location for exploring the Périgord Noir. The interior decoration of this cottage is superb, you will be delighted by the warm atmosphere of the place and the outdoor spa. Quality bedding and all the necessary equipment for your stay. We strongly recommend this cottage for couples (with a child too).

  • We highly recommend Gil's Workshop!

    Created on 25/09/2017

    We came to spend three days to discover Périgord during the Heritage Days. The cottage, very well located, allowed us to easily discover Sarlat and its surroundings. It offers a setting in privacy with a high quality interior decoration! Ideal for a couple! The outdoor spa for two is in an intimate setting and is exceptional.

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