Spectacular views of La Roque Gageac, the river, chateau and valley beyond
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About David Fulton
We are a Scots family - David, Lorna, Erika and Lily who have had a home in La Roque Gageac for 16 years now and think of it as a very special place. From the photos we have included you can see what an amazing outlook the house has. We're sure anyone who goes there will have a wonderful holiday in a fabulous part of France.
David Fulton purchased this House in 2012
Why David Fulton chose Vézac
The best views, of the best section, of one of the best parts of France. It doesn't get any better than this.
What makes this House unique
Very few houses have the views we have from the terrace.
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Traditional French House in a Spectacular Location
A lovely holiday spent in a beautiful location. The house has everything you need with the added bonus of a spectacular view from the veranda over the Dordogne and Le Roque Gageac. The owner lives nearby and made us feel very welcome. This area of France has some beautiful villages and restaurants to explore however all you need is some bread, cheese and wine and you'll find it very difficult to move away from the veranda.
Beautiful Views, Beautiful Place
Our experience was one of the most relaxing ones we’ve ever had, the view was spectacular. The patio made a perfect spot for having breakfast and dinner. Lots of room to spread around, not too cramped. It featured a lovely kitchen with lots of counter space. The best we’ve had!
Lovely guests, a pleasure to have them.
A very special vacation home!
La Malatrie is a unique property with an incomparable view from the veranda. We spent a fabulous eleven days there in beautiful October weather. The house is very comfortable with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a well equipped kitchen. From there we visited 8 of the Plu Beau Villages de France, plus several Bastide towns and Chateaus. Lascaux IV is an easy drive and well worth a visit. There are numerous caves in the area that can be visited. We were warmly welcomed by David Fulton and he was at the ready with recommendations for an enjoyable experience.
Merci David, we shall return!
We enjoyed four lovely nights here in the heart of fairy tale France.
The home was terrific, with lots of space for four adults. The views were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed sitting on the patio several evenings with wine and food.
Beautiful home with traditional decor, very well stocked to cook all of our dinners in, comfortable beds and a number of English channels on the TV.
The owner David was nearby and incredibly charming. My cousin and I actually enjoyed a couple glasses of wine with him and had a terrific time talking about the world as we watched the sun set.
Beyond all that, my mom became incredibly sick on what was to be the last day of our trip, and she was unable to travel. David was incredibly accommodating in helping us stay longer and suggesting local pharmacies to pick up some mess. We were so grateful for his hospitality. Thank you David (and Lorna who we didn't meet), for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Such a memorable time.
Amazing terrace and comfortable home on the river
We loved the time we spent every evening on the terrace facing the river. The balloons and kayakers provided good entertainment each evening.The hike up the hill to the house was a surprise but worth every step. It would have been difficult for anyone less able however. The house is comfortable and convenient to everything the Dordogne Valley offers. The hosts were welcoming and offered good ideas to enhance our stay. We would return again in a heartbeat.
A gem of a place.
This is a really lovely house in a stunning area. The view from the terrace is beautiful and ever changing - misty mornings, people fishing, swimming and canoeing during the day, then the calm of the evenings with hot air balloons floating past. Great sky if you like astronomy with a south east aspect. Close to a beach for a cooling dips, which really puts the icing on the cake. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and will definitely be back.
The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses in honey-coloured stone are everywhere with their steep roofs and pigoniers. La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France. From the house's position perched above the river there are breathtaking views of the village clinging to the cliffs and across the valley to the bastide town of Domme. If you're visiting the Dordogne it doesn't get any better than this stunning stretch of the river between Domme and Beynac. No fewer than five castles - four of which are open to the public - are within a mile or two of the house. Castelnaud (1mile) has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and Marqueyssac has beautiful topiary gardens to visit. Chateau de Milandes was famous as Josephine Bakers residence in the 1930s. The medieval bastide town of Domme which is well worth a visit lies about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots of charming shops and restaurants. But the Dordogne is also the place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow produce for the wonderful local markets. We were delighted early in our time here to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil.
People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, historical sites abound. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed buildings in Europe. The Dordogne is also famous for its prehistoric sites. The entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site and the home of the National Museum of Prehistory and Lascaux.
The area is of course renowned for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts.
In Domme you can visit a fascinating cave - 'The Grotte de Domme' - from its entrance in the village square. The route descends inside the caves past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. Sarlat with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings and festivals is only 6 miles away. A walk here in the evening when the buildings are all lit up and the gas lights are on is very special.
When you can tear yourself away from the view from the terrace there are any number of wonderful walks to enjoy. An extensive network of marked footpaths through the trees and along the rivers makes finding your way easy. Or you could just stick to wandering from boulangerie to restaurant via the charming cobbled streets of La Roque Gageac. Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another angle. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river. then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. Or stop at one of the lovely riverside cafes for an omelette. It's also a real delight to swim in the Dordogne which is only 50 metres from the house, or in its beautiful tributary - the Ceou - with its crystal clear spring-fed waters. (a mile away) You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. There's are tennis courts horse riding at Beynac 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired at Castelnaud and delivered to the house - another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy.
There can surely be few better locations than La Malartrie from which to enjoy the glories of the Dordogne. To wake up to the river shining below and the view unfolding across the walnut groves in the valley is a joy. Perhaps you'll wander along to the boulangerie for the croissants. You could happily spend a day reading on the terrace watching the occasional cormorant dive or canoeist paddle by. And in the evening what better vantage point could there be from which to watch the lights come on in La Roque Gageac over a glass of wine while debating which of the restaurants was the best.