With a property in the centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda, La Juin Juette, and knowing the area pretty well for a number of years it was felt that it was time to explore the opportunity of renting holiday accommodation in the region. Wanting to focus more in a rural area and offer additional activities but still be fairly close to the beautiful town of Sarlat we looked for additional property a little further afield.
With a large house perfect for conversion to Bed & Breakfast suites, a couple of gîtes already in place needing renovation work and 12 acres of grounds and woodland La Blanquette proved the best find.
Ideally situated in a tranquil hamlet in the heart of the Dordogne region, the property is surrounded by countryside walks and bike trails and has the advantage of stunning valley and woodland views. Although set in a rural location La Blanquette is only a few minutes drive away from beautiful market towns and villages, historical sites, the Dordogne River and many other areas of interest.
Some of the best restaurants in Perigord Noir are on the doorstep and the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, which is just a 5 minute drive away (or a longer downhill walk or cycle), has many cafes, bars and tourist attractions.
The Dordogne itself is only a short distance away and offers kayaking, fishing, beautiful picnic areas and stunning views of the Chateaux which prevail all over the region.
The gîtes themselves are set within the grounds of La Blanquette which cover more than 12 acres and are made up of lawned areas with a chlorine free heated pool and woodland full of indigenous flora and fauna.
We really felt that La Blanquette was the perfect base for anyone wishing to stay in the Dordogne and explore the area, so moved in at the end of January 2012 to start the ‘La Blanquette’ project!