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Villa Mont Joie, Beynac-a Million Euro View & 15th Century Charmer

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Medieval meets modern comfort at Mont Joie

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Mont Joie is a charming 15th Century stone house located in the heart of the village of Beynac, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The chateau at Beynac is on the top of a 500 foot cliff and the village houses are positioned below - providing privacy and spectacular views from one side of the house, and village life on the other.
Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax.


Step into a fairy tale setting: Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax, listen to the stereo or view English satellite television on the 30' flat panel television. The large dining table suitable for seating up to 6 diners is next to the window offering spectacular views of the river, the sunset and the colorful montgolfiers (hot air balloons) drifting by at dawn and sunset most days in season.

The Garden: The lovely garden features two flagstoned terraces, one with a grape arbor for a shaded sitting area which includes a small fountain and a few steps down, the lower terrace - with full access to the sun. Wonderful views of the river from both terraces and views of the Chateaux of Fayrac, Castelnaud, Lacosse and Marqueyssac. Eat, drink and be merry. The 64 steps from the lower terrace to the kitchen will help burn off those excess calories. Feeling hot and want a cooling dip? We will tell you about about our favorite spot in the wonderful River Ceau. Crystal clear water with no chlorine, within 4 kms. Nice shady spot for a picnic, so pack the basket and experience the true French joie de vivre.

Assistance on hand: English speaking agent on hand to answer any questions.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only....moreless

  • Two large private bedrooms both with modern en suite bathrooms are down a stone staircase leading from the main salon. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed with a tempurpedic mattress and the second bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable king size bed. The third bedroom is a kids room on the same level as the master bedroom and contains a bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only. All bedrooms are remarkably cool, even in the warmest weather - the beneficiary of 3' thick stone walls....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • In the master bedroom on the second level you will find a fully modern bathroom retreat fitted with a luxury spa shower cabin featuring 8 shower heads, a large modern glass sink, heated towel warmers and beautiful Italian tile work. A striking feature to this bathroom is that the sink is fitted into an old roman arch which used to contain an ancient stone wash basin. This feature is smartly accented with brilliant halogen lighting. The second master bathroom on the third level is fitted with modern fixtures and a step in tiled shower enclosure. A window with a view overlooking the Dordogne river is located by the entrance....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We respectfully request you do not smoke on the premises. Pets are not allowed. Members of our family have allergies and asthma. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,082

Changeover Day: Saturday

Low Season
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$247
$1,655
Off Season
Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$196
$999
Holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$224
$1,291
Off Season
Jan 4 - Mar 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$196
$999
Early Spring
Mar 4 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,319

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring
Apr 1 - May 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,599

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

$2,048

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,127

Changeover Day: Saturday

Autumn
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,015

Changeover Day: Saturday

Off Season
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$196
$999
Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
$224
$1,291
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,098

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $561.17
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Weekly rentals run from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged.

Rates are for 4 guests. Add 25 euros for additional guest.Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and heating.

We accept all Major Credit Cards, PayPal, personal checks in Euros and wire transfers.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bergerac
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Sarlat
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Souillac

The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of prehistoric cave dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.

Other Activities: Exploring Chateaux and canoeing the Dordogne River.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

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 Villa:
Villa Mont Joie enjoys a central village location and superb 180 degree views from the covered balcony and two garden terraces. The stunning scenery and setting are captivating! 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

 

Photos

  • Medieval meets modern comfort at Mont Joie

    Medieval meets modern comfort at Mont Joie

  • Relax and dine in comfort and style

    Relax and dine in comfort and style

  • Enjoy panoramic views from the bedroom terrasse

    Enjoy panoramic views from the bedroom terrasse

  • Mont Joie Overlooking the Valley of 5 Chateaux

    Mont Joie Overlooking the Valley of 5 Chateaux

  • Fully Equipped kitchen makes dining in stress-free

    Fully Equipped kitchen makes dining in stress-free

  • Upper Garden Terrace Shaded by Wisteria

    Upper Garden Terrace Shaded by Wisteria

  • Relax in the comfort of your medieval retreat

    Relax in the comfort of your medieval retreat

  • Private Parking Grotto Across from front door

    Private Parking Grotto Across from front door

  • Spend a lazy day canoeing on the Dordogne river

    Spend a lazy day canoeing on the Dordogne river

  • Dinner with a view on the covered terrace

    Dinner with a view on the covered terrace

  • Late October on the covered balcony at Mont Joie

    Late October on the covered balcony at Mont Joie

  • Summer Night Market in Belves

    Summer Night Market in Belves

  • View from Living Room

    View from Living Room

  • Romantic Master Bedroom with King size

    Romantic Master Bedroom with King size

  • Spectacular Beynac Village with its 12 C Chateau

    Spectacular Beynac Village with its 12 C Chateau

  • Sunset view from balcony towards Marqueyssac

    Sunset view from balcony towards Marqueyssac

  • Second Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

    Second Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

  • Lower Garden Terrace with Full Sun and River View

    Lower Garden Terrace with Full Sun and River View

  • Hot Air Balloons just outside the great window

    Hot Air Balloons just outside the great window

  • Shop like a local at the Sunday Market in St. Cyp

    Shop like a local at the Sunday Market in St. Cyp

  • A birds-eye view of Beynac from a Hot Air Balloon

    A birds-eye view of Beynac from a Hot Air Balloon

  • Wisteria-covered pergola adds a romantic touch

    Wisteria-covered pergola adds a romantic touch

  • Spacious master bath boasts interesting details

    Spacious master bath boasts interesting details

  • April Sunset at Mont Joie

    April Sunset at Mont Joie

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 09/21/2016

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