Dordogne Self Catering Q?


Dec 5th, 2015, 04:29 AM
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Dordogne Self Catering Q?

There will be two of us traveling to the Dordogne region for approx 6/7 days next year and booking separate accommodations. Are self catering accommodation/gites etc with two bedrooms available for between 600-700 euro in the central Dordogne area?

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Dec 5th, 2015, 08:45 AM
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Below is a link to something I wrote several years ago about Gites de France. We've rented 64 gites through them. Currently, if you click the British flag to put the site into English mode - you'll only retrieve gites that have English translations - which is around 50-75% of all the gites available. Keep it in French & use Google translate. Put "Sarlat la Caneda" in the "ou souhait-vous aller" box and then click "Rechercher". On the next page put in 10K in the "Elargir le rayon" box - or any distance from Sarlat that you want. Look for only 3 or 4 epis gites. There are 62 within 10 K of Sarlat. Click "Classer Par" and select "prix" to get the gites sorted in cheapest to most expensive sequence. Start with the most expensive. We have one of the more expensive 2 bedroom 1 bath gites reserved for next Sept for around 500E. This will be our 6th stay in this same gite for a total of 11 weeks.

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Dec 5th, 2015, 08:49 AM
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What is your idea of "the central Dordogne area? And I'm confused by your posting. You say you and your travel companion will be booking separate accommodations, but then you ask about 2-bedroom rentals. Which is it?

At any rate, you can find rentals of all sizes and prices all over the Dordogne. Just be sure to book early if you're coming in high season.
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Dec 5th, 2015, 09:25 AM
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I think OP just means he/she and friend want separate bedrooms.
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Dec 5th, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Depending on when you are going you may find a minimum period for rental, and a fixed changeover day, usually Saturday, but sometimes Friday. You need to be aware of what rules apply to the accommodation you choose. Also whether the rent includes bedding, towels and cleaning. Not all do.
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Dec 5th, 2015, 07:12 PM
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Prices will also vary according to the time of year. In 2014, we rented a very nice three bedroom gite with a pool near Cenac for two weeks in early May. The rate then was 300 euro per week plus 20 euro for linen hire. Because we stayed two weeks , it was discounted to 250 per week. The same gite was 800+ euro in August.

As already mentioned, check for hidden extras e.g. hiring bedding, towels, tea towels for the kitchen, end of stay cleaning [ sometimes optional], heating costs, electricity is usually included, but sometimes only up to a limit and any over is calculated by a meter reading at the end, bed tax [ small fee per person per day - usually less than an euro ].If the booking is through an agency e.g. Gites de France, there may be a booking fee. And also remember that payment can often involve costs such as bank transfer fees [ usually at both ends of the transaction ], conversion fees, costs for bank drafts in another currency.

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Dec 5th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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As mentioned by nonconformist, we are not a couple , therefore booking seperate accommodations if in a B & B or hotel.
We are still thinking of a B & B or hotel, but considering we have 6 or 7 nights in the Dordogne area, am looking at the option of self catering in the month of September.
Central Dordogne I mean the Sarlat la Canada area.
One of the reasons for posting was to obtain links to reputable websites and sites posters on here have used with good experience. Thank you to all who have replied, off to do a bit of research.
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