Stylish, renovated Tower House

House - Entire home/apt · Rue Louqsor, Souillac, Midi-Pyrénées 46200, France

The Space

The Tower House is located a few steps from the 12th century abbey and just around the corner from the market square in the Souillac old town centre. Restaurants, bakery, shops and supermarket are all within easy walking distance.
Our spacious and luminous, recently renovated house on 4 levels will enchant you. Its unique architecture ensures light pours in to the house. A mix of antique and modern furnishings complement the ancient beams and wooden floors. A fully fitted cook's kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and cappucino machine and 2 full bathrooms provide modern amenities.
The Tower House boasts 3 bedrooms (a queen, twin and single) as well as an attic with a day bed. The gas central heating and 55 cm thick walls ensure year- round comfort. Linen is supplied with Egyptian cotton sheets providing a touch of luxury. Free parking is available in the streets around the house. There is also a washing/dryer.
Souillac has around 4000 residents and is located on the Dordogne river, 20 minutes from the airport at Brive la Gaillarde. You can even catch the train from Paris in just over 4 hours for a car-free holiday.
The South West of France is famous for its gastronomy. The beautiful villages of Sarlat la Caneda, and Rocamadour are within 20 minutes. Cycling holidays are very popular along the banks of the river.
Our hostess is bilingual in English and French.

Guest Access

The entire house including fully equipped kitchen 2 massive bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, an office with wireless printer, washer and drier and a huge attic with BBC and other satellite TV channels

Interaction with Guests

I live in Australia so have a local manager and do not interact with guests when they are in the house.

The Neighborhood

It is wonderful to be right in a living village within walking distance from shops and restaurants. We are a few steps from the 12th century abbey and the market place. It is amazing to walk around the narrow streets and pedestrian areas with the old houses.

Getting around

Souillac is in a direct train line to Paris and Toulouse. The town itself is small enough to walk around or cycle if you don't have a car. There is a new folding bicycle available for use.
There is a bus to Sarlat several times a day.

Other Things to Note

The local area is justly famous for its gastronomy. The lycée hotelier (hotel school) takes students from a wide area. The school has a great restaurant, for which bookings can now be made on line.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $14 / night after 5 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1067 /week
Monthly Price: $2987 /month
Security Deposit: $711
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • L'appartement est très agréable, la boite à clefs permet une grande liberté. Je ne peut que recommander cette location.

    October 2013
  • What a joy it was to stay in Janice's lovely Tower House in Souillac. We were a party of 5 - mum, dad, adult son, daughter-in-law and daughter. Our children's birthdays are only a day apart so this was to be a special birthday treat and it certainly was.
    The house is very spacious, although over 4 floors so if you can't manage creaky old wooden staircases this probably isn't the house for you. The living, dining kitchen are open plan on the ground floor and the kitchen is especially well set up. Our son is a chef and he had no trouble feeding us gourmet meals using the kitchen and local produce from the Friday market and the excellent butcher just around the corner. There is also a patisserie around the corner which we used most days. We found the one a 10 minute walk away towards the end of our stay and it is certainly worth the walk.
    All our communications with Janice and Kim were handled really quickly and the information provided is excellent. The new safe-key system is great. We were travelling all day the day we arrived so knowing we just had to use a combination to get in and not to have to worry about a deadline was very freeing.
    Souillac was a great base - the abbey is splendid and there's enough old town to make it interesting.
    It's a very convenient location to go to lots of places - the Saturday market at Salat La Caneda is a must - the market is huge and the town is very beautiful. There are also lots of wineries, restuarants, and beautiful natural scenery in the area.
    We'd love to come back!

    June 2013
  • We are a retired couple from Colorado visiting the Dordogne area for one week. We enjoyed our wonderful stay at the tower house in the village of Souillac. She has done a professional job in remembering every detail to make a traveler feel at home. The kitchen is well supplied with all the equipment to prepare a gourmet meal if this is what you want to do. One could entertain with dining area living space on the main floor of 4 levels & open kitchen.

    Lots of space with bedrooms & bathrooms on each upper level. The bathrooms are spacious & well supplied Down to every detail, even the bath salts. The linens are first class. We especially enjoyed our beds with feather comforts & pillows.

    She has supplied the guest with a Pinter, telephone, games, books, music, & television. Plenty of proper lighting for reading.

    Also to start the stay everyone is supplied for coffee, tea, spices & staples. Laundry supplies with all the English directions & the places to eat & sight see.

    Parking is convenient & free. A great area to spend more then a week or more. Also an excellent Friday market. So many villages around this area such as Sarlat to explore.

    We would certainly recommend a stay in her wonderful well decorated tower house & it has been kept with its authentic wood beam ceilings & special stairs....we loved everything about this place....we were only wished we had more days to stay here.

    October 2012
    Response from Janice:

    Thanks Ruth for your detailed response. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and shared our enjoyment of this hidden gem.

  • Our stay at the Tower House was absolutely fantastic. The house is incredibly well appointed and is very spacious. Janice has thought of everything. There are many nearby attractions that are well worth visiting. The house is located in a magnificent part of France.

    October 2012
  • Really charming house in a wanderfull place.
    Confortable and clean.
    Thanks again to Janice and Kim,
    we all hope to be back in Suillac again!

    August 2012
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UNSW (The University of New South Wales), University of Sydney, University of Melbourne
We are unashamed francophiles who live in Australia and can't wait to retire and spend more time in France. After visiting many different French regions we chose the beautiful Dordogne valley for our second home. We want to share this beautiful, unspoilt part of France and its wonderful gastronomy with others. When in Souillac we keep up out golf at the Souillac golf and country club.
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