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Charming 500 Year Old French Cottage in the Heart of Dordogne

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Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac France

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Beynac-et-Cazenac cottage description

Nestled in the tiny hillside village of Beynac, La Petite Maison invokes a timeless sense of charm and beauty. Catch a glimpse of medieval life in this 500 year old home and explore the most scenic and breathtaking villages of Southwest France.

La Petite Maison is one of the most picturesque homes in Beynac. Situated on a footpath leading to the Chateau, your medieval adventure awaits. Step inside into a quiet retreat and enjoy the charm of its thick stone walls and heavy chestnut timbers. Many of its furnishings date back to the 1700’s including the dining table and buffet, both made of walnut in the local Perigordian style.

Amenities include:
• Central village setting just steps away from bakery, grocery store, restaurants, ATM, post office, galleries, hairdresser, and pharmacy
• Two romantic master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one with a four poster antique colonial bed, the other in the style of Louis XV
• Fully modern bathrooms fitted with spa shower cabins, perfect for helping you relax after a busy day of sightseeing
• Fully equipped kitchen to make dining in easy and stress free
• High ceilings with large chestnut wood beams in the living/dining room with local antiques and leather furniture
• Massive stone fireplace with stove insert and antique copper accents

La Petite Maison is perfect for couples and small families. With two master bedrooms, it sleeps 4 very comfortably but may also sleep 1 additional guest. There is a single bed suitable for a youth in the bedroom upstairs.

No one will have to draw straws for the kid’s bedroom because this cottage has two full sized master suites each with its own private ensuite bathroom. A common living area with the sitting room and dining area separates the bedrooms above and below. The living room boasts a massive stone fireplace, antique copper, and leather furniture, which accentuates the comfort and enjoyment of staying in your own place.

In the upstairs bath you will find a fully modern step-down bathroom fitted with handmade Italian tiles, an ultra relaxing shower cabin, vanity and a Napoleon III armoire. The downstairs bathroom is fitted with a luxury spa shower featuring 8 shower heads, an extra large sink, heated towel warmers and beautiful Italian marble tile.

The village of Beynac consists of a cluster of golden-stone houses beneath a dramatic 500 foot cliff. Perched at the top stands the 12th century Chateau Beynac, rising from the sheer cliff face along the most historic and scenic section of the Dordogne River. With its formidable Chateau, rows of charming houses, and the gentle river below, the setting is simply captivating. La Petite Masion makes for an ideal home base for visiting all the picturesque villages in the Perigord Noir, including Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Monpazier, and Sarlat, the most historically preserved medieval city in all of France.

Beynac castle is renowned for being one of the best preserved medieval castles in France. It was painstakingly restored last century using only the tools of the medieval craftsman. From the castle terrace, the chateaux of Marqueyssac, Fayrac, and Castelnaud are all within view across the verdant tapestry of this beautiful valley.

Nowhere have we found a more tranquil, beautiful, and romantic setting than here in the Dordogne. Whether you are exploring fairy tale castles, strolling a local market, wandering through cobblestone streets, studying prehistoric cave art, or simply taking in the unspoiled countryside, you will come to understand why this is one of the most endearing regions in all of Europe. Designated by the French government as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, Beynac never fails to impress.

Keywords: Medieval Stone House in Most Beautiful Village of France

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We welcome well-behaved children but be very careful. There is a hardwood staircase which could present a hazard for toddlers....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years and above...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 child bed

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Double Beds (2) Our beds are slightly larger than an American double bed, Baby Cribs (1) There is portable baby crib available on request suitable for babies and toddlers up to two years old., Childs bed (1) A small bed suitable for youth is located in the upstairs bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Seating for 5 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking is available down the footpath in one of three municipal lots, the closest of which is only a 2-minute walk from the front door....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Wood Stove

          Other Amenities

              • iPod base station with speakers

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Several films for your enjoyment including those shot on location around Beynac and France and several childrens videos....moreless

              • Books:

                Several travel books specializing on the local area...moreless

              • Games:

                We have a game chest with several board games...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                local French channels...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free Long Distance: FREE long distance telephone service to all of Western Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many more....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free WIFI! Bring your laptop....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Free High Speed Internet!!...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Season
                  Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,150

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Mid Season
                  Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,015

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Low Season
                  Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €955

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Off Season
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  €150
                  €725
                  Christmas/New Years
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €795
                  Peak Season
                  Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,150

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bergerac
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Sarlat
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A20
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Domaine de Rochebois

                  Car: Recommended

                  Several Chateaux nearby to explore. Gabarres de Beynac offers old fashioned flat bottom barge rides up and down the river, departing at Beynac. Also available are canoe rentals by several companies that service Beynac. Please see the local TI upon your arrival.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We are avid Francophiles and love to travel in Europe. We've been coming to Beynac since 1997 and immediately felt a sense of connection to this charming little village in this beautiful region of France. Some years we visited several times. Eventually, we found a place of our own. This is more than a vacation rental to us, it's a second home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Beynac-et-Cazenac:
                  Beynac feels like home to us. Like a story book village lost in time that we had only read or dreamed about, it deserves its designation as Most Beautiful Village of France.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  La Petite Maison enjoys a central village location. Located on a footpath leading up the chateau but far enough to be off the main road and away from street noise. Just steps away are the best restaurants in the village, a snack shop, antique shop, wine shop, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac France

                    Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac France

                  • Sleep in a fairy tale setting: Napoléan bedroom with colonial period 4 post bed

                    Sleep in a fairy tale setting: Napoléan bedroom with colonial period 4 post bed

                  • Gated Terrace and cobbled footpath

                    Gated Terrace and cobbled footpath

                  • Entrance to Petite Maison from the cobbled lane welcomes you home each evening

                    Entrance to Petite Maison from the cobbled lane welcomes you home each evening

                  • Louis XV bedroom with its honey-colored limestone walls and antique furnishings

                    Louis XV bedroom with its honey-colored limestone walls and antique furnishings

                  • Get a birds-eye view of Beynac in a hot air balloon

                    Get a birds-eye view of Beynac in a hot air balloon

                  • La Petite Maison is situated on the footpath leading to the Beynac Chateau

                    La Petite Maison is situated on the footpath leading to the Beynac Chateau

                  • Ensuite bath to the Louis XV bedroom showing the exposed rock formation

                    Ensuite bath to the Louis XV bedroom showing the exposed rock formation

                  • Local Patisserie Shop

                    Local Patisserie Shop

                  • Dine under the stars during the summer night market in Belves

                    Dine under the stars during the summer night market in Belves

                  • Modern leather seating complements antique furnishings in the main living area

                    Modern leather seating complements antique furnishings in the main living area

                  • Shop like a local at the Sunday Market in nearby Saint Cyprien

                    Shop like a local at the Sunday Market in nearby Saint Cyprien

                  • Comfortable main level living area at La Petite Maison

                    Comfortable main level living area at La Petite Maison

                  • Ensuite bath in the upstairs Napoléan bedroom

                    Ensuite bath in the upstairs Napoléan bedroom

                  • Fully Equipped Kitchen makes eating in easy and stress-free

                    Fully Equipped Kitchen makes eating in easy and stress-free

                  • Spectacular Beynac village with its charming houses and 12th Century Chateau

                    Spectacular Beynac village with its charming houses and 12th Century Chateau

                  • Newly finished Louis XV Bedroom bathed in local honey-colored stone

                    Newly finished Louis XV Bedroom bathed in local honey-colored stone

                  • The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms on the upper and lower levels

                    The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms on the upper and lower levels

                  • Spectacular views of Beynac from rival Castelnaud Chateau

                    Spectacular views of Beynac from rival Castelnaud Chateau

                  • Spend a lazy day canoeing down the Dordogne River. The views are breathtaking!

                    Spend a lazy day canoeing down the Dordogne River. The views are breathtaking!

                  • Local Boulangerie

                    Local Boulangerie

                  • Nearby biking path for an unforgettable experience

                    Nearby biking path for an unforgettable experience

                  • Old stone sink in the kitchen is now an interesting architectural feature

                    Old stone sink in the kitchen is now an interesting architectural feature

                  • Gated terrace creates a convenient green space just outside the kitchen window

                    Gated terrace creates a convenient green space just outside the kitchen window

                  VRBO #108748

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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