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Adorable, Romantic Stone Cottage in Medieval Walled Village.

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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Domme cottage description

Located inside the walls of the medieval village of Domme (voted “one of the most beautiful villages of France’’), this restored stone cottage offers charming and comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family. It has a master bedroom, a small bedroom, a bathroom, a large open-plan kitchen and dining room, and an elegant and cozy living room. It also has a secluded garden with table and chairs to lunch under the fruit trees while enjoying the extensive view over the fortified village walls. The house is set in a quiet street but is only 3 minutes walk from the shops, bars and restaurants of the bastide village. You can lie in bed enjoying the countryside views and send your partner to get the baguettes and croissants in the mornings! Or wander back home in the evening, after a delicious meal and a romantic stroll through the honey-coloured village. La Combe was featured in the Travel section of the UK Sunday Times as one of the 12 most romantic places to stay in Europe.


Indoor description: The front door opens into an open plan kitchen and dining area. The solid wood kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and fridge-freezer. There is also a large cast iron woodstove for those chillier evenings in low and middle season. Adjacent is a cozy and light living room with a sofa, two armchairs, a coffee table and a large collection of French and English books. It has French doors which open onto the enclosed yard and the stone staircase that leads to the secluded garden.

From the dining area, an oak spiral staircase leads upstairs to the bedrooms and the bathroom. The comfortably elegant master bedroom at the rear of the house, with its view over the valley from the dormer window, has a double bed and plenty of under-eave storage. The bright and airy bathroom features a view of the fortified walls and has a full bath, shower, sink and toilet. The small bedroom to the front of the house, with its exposed wooden beams, has a double bed in it and comfortably sleeps one or two.

The house has been restored using traditional and ecological materials including lime plaster, hemp insulation, natural paints and wood treatments and organic fabrics. It also runs on renewable electricity. It has been redecorated with a keen eye to detail whilst retaining many of the original features including exposed stone walls and wooden beams. There are also solid wooden floors throughout. The house comes equipped with a washing machine, an ironing board and iron.

Outdoor description: Outside, there is an enclosed sunny yard ideal for parking your bicycle. Up the stone staircase a small secluded garden features two fig trees, an apricot tree and an herb garden. A garden dining table and four chairs as well as deck chairs are provided. The garden offers shady and sunny areas to sit, relax and enjoy the view. The garden is on several levels and accessed by an old, steep stone staircase, which may make it unsuitable for the elderly and small children.

Parking: Due to the narrow street, parking in front of the house is only for loading/unloading purposes. There are several free parking spaces within 100 metres of the house.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • The comfortably stylish master bedroom at the rear of the house, with its view over the valley from the dormer window, has a double bed and plenty of under-eave storage. The small bedroom to the front of the house, with its exposed wooden beams, comfortably sleeps two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The light and airy bathroom features a view of the fortified walls and has a full bath, shower, sink and toilet....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Mar 14 - May 2, 2015
7 night min stay

€470
Mid
May 3 - May 30, 2015
7 night min stay

€570
High
May 31 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

€670
Peak
Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

€770
High
Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2015
7 night min stay

€670
Mid
Oct 4 - Oct 17, 2015
7 night min stay

€570
Low
Oct 18 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€470

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

-Changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals: Saturday afternoon from 4.00pm Departure: Saturday morning before 10.00am

-Guests are required to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition for the next guests. A cleaning service is available if required at a cost of 70€. Bed linen and bath towels can be hired upon booking. All other charges are included, except heating (charged on electric meter


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bergerac
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Medievale
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Sarlat
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dordogne River

Car: Recommended

Built in the 13th century, the fortified village of Domme stands above a bend in the river Dordogne. It has one of the most stunning panoramic views in all of France, which prompted Henry Miller to write: 'Just to glimpse the black, mysterious river at Domme from the beautiful bluff...is something to be grateful for all one's life.'

The village is steeped in history and the old ochre limestone buildings have been perfectly preserved. It has restaurants and cafes of all grades, a weekly market, a public playground and caves accessible from the market square.

Within easy reach are the medieval town of Sarlat (much used in film sets), the amazing painted cave systems of Perigord, the spectacular chateaux of Castelnaud, Beynac and Montfort and the troglodyte villages of LaRoque Gageac and St Christophe.

 

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Photos

  • La Combe

    La Combe

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • The oak spiral staircase

    The oak spiral staircase

  • View of the Dordogne from the village

    View of the Dordogne from the village

  • The Sunday Times travel supplement april 27th 2008

    The Sunday Times travel supplement april 27th 2008

  • The second bedroom

    The second bedroom

  • The view from the garden

    The view from the garden

  • Porte des Tours

    Porte des Tours

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The dining area

    The dining area

  • The woodstove

    The woodstove

  • The bathroom

    The bathroom

  • View of the ramparts from the bathroom window

    View of the ramparts from the bathroom window

  • La Combe featured in the Sunday Times travel supplement

    La Combe featured in the Sunday Times travel supplement

  • The garden

    The garden

€470 - €770 per week (EUR)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    12
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/23/2015
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