Gil’s Workshop

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1


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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…

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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 Internet Hot Tub BBQ Cable 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 Romantic
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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.

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 clients’ credit card prior to arrival
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 Taxe de Séjour: €0.75 per person per day payable locally in cash to the owner on arrival
End of stay cleaning included? €60 paid locally to the owner in cash.
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay 7 nights in July, August, Christmas and 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
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - £816
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £490 £549 £609 £816
Apr 11th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - £816
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £992
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 £490 £549 £609 £816
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - £816
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £490 £549 £609 £816
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 - - - £816

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - €918
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €551 €611 €671 €918
Apr 11th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - €918
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €1,117
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 €551 €611 €671 €918
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - €918
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €551 €611 €671 €918
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 - - - €918

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - $1,021
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $613 $673 $732 $1,021
Apr 11th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - $1,021
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $1,242
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 $613 $673 $732 $1,021
Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - $1,021
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $613 $673 $732 $1,021
Apr 10th 2021 - Jun 16th 2021 - - - $1,021

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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 ...



  • Such An Amazing Stay!

    Posted by Richard 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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