Cozy Medieval Village House in Domme, Dordogne(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Dine in the kitchen at the large table or enjoy outdoor dining just out the glass door which opens onto the very private garden patio. The day-bed in the second floor salon offers comfortable sleeping for a fifth guest. A glass door leads to a lovely balcony with table and chairs, providing a stunning view of the ancient Delbos gate, and the hills to the South. The balcony makes a lovely spot to relax and enjoy coffee, tea, or an apero.
Given the location of the house within Domme, visitors can easily walk to the local museum and tourism office, the cave, gardens, wonderful restaurants and shops—as well as enjoy the village market on Thursday mornings! Fresh croissants for breakfast are only a few steps away. Stroll along the esplanade in the evening to watch the sun set over the valley below or walk the ancient ramparts around the village.
On the edge of a cliff, Domme offers a vast panorama over the Dordogne River valley. Enclosed by walls, this bastide village founded by Philip the Bold in 1283, tells of its glorious past through its fortified gates and towers, where Knights Templar were once imprisoned. The visitor will also discover the consuls’ and the goldsmiths’ houses, the old covered market and the governor’s hotel. Domme offers the green luxury of its suspended gardens above the Dordogne valley and a fascinating cave (grotte) below. Domme provides an ideal location to visit the Dordogne’s many places of interest such as the numerous chateaux, prehistoric caves, spectacular gardens, museums, churches, villages and artisan’s studios--all an easy day-trip away!
Additional information on the many area activities are available at the house or from our property manager.
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 5
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 24 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
May 20 - Jul 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Jul 8 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Aug 26 - Sep 22, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 23 - Oct 20, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Domme per pers/per nite $1
- Taxes Not included
Nightly rates depend on season and may be adjusted from time to time depending on Euro exchange rate. Longer or shorter stays allowed, except high summer generally requires a 1-week minimum, Friday-Friday. Inquire with our manager if your need flexibility. Weekly rates may be charged for short stays in higher seasons. Linens are charged separately in the rental contract (25 Euros per person) at which time final cleaning may also be arranged. Our property manager will collect a 450 Euro damage deposit. The damage deposit will be returned provided the house is left in clean and satisfactory condition.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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The entire village is a perfect example of a medieval bastide and provides many entertainments within easy walking distance of the house. For more photos and information, check out our Facebook page: 'La Belle Petite Maison.'
Year Purchased: 2005
About: Buzz Madsen choosing from a delectable array of strawberries in one of the local markets near the house. Buzz and his wife Stephany not only enjoy the markets in France, but also the wonderful gardens, caves, castles, museums and historical sights throughout the region! Not to mention hiking, biking and canoeing in this beautiful area.
Why Domme, France:
In May of 2005, my husband and I finally returned to Europe after an absence of nearly 20 years. Neither of us would have imagined 20 years ago that our return would be to Southwest France—we would have been certain that it would be to Cornwall or Denmark (both homes of our ancestors). In the fall of 2004, I received a travel brochure from one of the universities I attended which invited me to join a tour of village life in France. I was stunned by the beauty of the photos. I was compelled. I was also sure that we did not want to be loaded on to buses morning and evening to be trotted about the countryside. But I was sure that we must see Southwest France, the Dordogne, Perigord Noir—all quite unfamiliar to us. With an adventurous spirit and the Internet at our fingertips, we booked ourselves nearly three weeks in France, ending in Paris, of course! But we spent two weeks in Sarlat-la-Caneda near Domme. Each day was more awesome and beautiful than the last. It took our breath away. The history! The food! The French people! The wine! The extraordinary natural beauty…. The place had utterly captured us. Most of all, the Dordogne Region made me recall D. H. Lawrence and my scattered readings of his works in college. While I cannot quote the source from so many years ago, I have never forgotten that Lawrence first told me about 'a sense of place.' A location where one felt a sense of comfort and homecoming, of wonder and joy. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to find two such places, one is the Dordogne River Valley in Southwest France--and Domme.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great local restaurants and shops within walking distance of the house. Excellent wine recommendations from the local merchants. Fresh bread, elegant pastries and croissants every day. (Please say 'bonjour' or 'bonsoir' when you enter any village--or any French--business!) The local market in the Place de la Halle on Thursdays, plus large markets in Sarlat (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and St. Cyprien on Sunday morning. Fresh fish at the market in Cenac on Tuesday mornings! My husband says the oysters are the best in the world. A huge selection of places to visit and things to do within easy day trips from Domme. Relaxing on the terrace at sunset with a fine glass of local wine. Ahhhhh....
- Primary: +1 407-739-3455
- Secondary: +33 553545431 Simply Perigord, our French manager
- Fax: +33 553541101 Simply Perigord
Links to more information:
La Maison on a lovely summer day in Domme.
Dine in the large kitchen on the ground floor or in one of many restaurants.
The comfortable couches in the salon are great for relaxing!
The salon terrace view--great for some wine at sunset!
The chambre d'amis window looks out on the garden terrace.
The bedroom on the top floor of the house.
Enjoy the wonderful view on your walk up to the Place de la Halle.
Summer flowers in the gardens on the Esplanade.
The old market has been beautifully restored at Place de la Halle.
Walk to lunch in the Place de la Halle on a sunny afternoon.
A gabare at nearby Le Roque Gagneac provides beautiful views of the village.
View from the Domme Winery.
The spacious kitchen has all the amenities and a new fridge and dishwasher too!
The kitchen stairs lead to the salon on the first floor.
The sleigh bed in the salon: for a 5th guest or just to relax and read.
The chambre d'amis has its own en suite bathroom.
Enjoy a sunny lunch on the garden terrace outside the second bedroom.
Looking down the Rue de la Porte Delbos from the front door.
A spectacular view of the Dordogne from the Esplanade at the top of Domme!
Enjoy fresh produce, crafts, clothing and more at the Domme market on Thursday.
Ooooh la la! See a fabulous antique or flea market in nearby Sarlat.
The Sunday market in St. Cyprien--visit the Saturday market in Sarlat, too. Wow!
Taste at the nearby Domme Winery--we are particularly fond of their rose.
Market baskets at one of the many charming area markets.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017
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