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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: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

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.

Unlike many homes listed under Beynac in the VRBO directory, La Petite Maison enjoys a central location within the actual village and is one of the most picturesque homes in Beynac. Situated on a cobbled 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 in a single bed in the upstairs bedroom.

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 Maison 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

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years and above...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome well-behaved children but please be attentive as there is a hardwood staircase which could present a hazard for toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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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. An additional single bed (1) is located in the upstairs bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Top attractions nearby include dozens of medieval castles, famous prehistoric caves, medieval festivals, and an amusement park. Local Services in the village include art galleries, ATM, post office, cafes, restaurants, wine shop, toy store, boat tour, medieval shop, bakeries, butcher, grocery store, auto repair, hair salon, and gift shops. Leisure Activities include cooking lessons, golf, local markets, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and biking....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    local French channels and few English news channels including BBC, CNN and France 24....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth audio player...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    Central village location, just steps away from restaurants, cafés, bakeries, post office, ATM, pharmacy, and shopping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Free High Speed Internet!!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating is provided in the rental cost....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI! Bring your laptop....moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Full Stovetop and Range included...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Filters, Paper Towels, dish soap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a metal table and 4 chairs outside on the terrace....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two courses about 15 km from home: Lolivarie Golf Club and Golf de la Forge, both near Belves....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    An unforgettable experience. Several canoe outfitters can transport you upstream for a scenic and photo gobbling excursion down the river past several chateaux and spectacular vistas....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,039

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Summer
May 13 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,132

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$191
$1,308
Autumn
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,160

Changeover Day: Saturday

Off Season
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$164
$711
Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
$164
$870
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,286

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $547.07

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bergerac
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Hotel Du Chateau
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf de la Forge
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Sarlat
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A20
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Petite Tonnelle

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, Dordogne, France:
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, gift shops, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac France

    Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac France

  • La Petite Maison on cobbled path to Chateau

    La Petite Maison on cobbled path to Chateau

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms

    The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms

  • Ensuite bath in the upstairs Napoléan bedroom

    Ensuite bath in the upstairs Napoléan bedroom

  • 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

  • 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

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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