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Charming House in Beautiful Village

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 + 2

Maison de Domme is one of the finest examples of Perigord architecture. With its origins in the 13th century, the Maison has been carefully updated to preserve its historic stone walls, arches, wooden doors and beams while offering the discerning guest modern luxury – large, bright en-suite bedrooms accented with local antiques, ultra-modern bathrooms with Philip Starck and Villeroy & Boch fixtures, wide screen TVs and WiFi, a fresh, modern kitchen complementing the top-end “La Cornue” oven and wine cave for the connoisseurs and gourmets. All types of fruit trees, flowers and spices awaken the senses in your lovingly tended private garden. Take a dip in the heated pool and cap the day off with local wine and delicacies from the village shops, a 5 minute walk away, on your private terrace shaded by grapevines.

In the autumn and winter marvel at the Dordogne’s foliage and nestle with a cognac or “vin chaud” by the crackling fire in the Maison’s ancient stone hearth.

Located in one of the most beautiful villages in France, Maison de Domme is ideally situated close to restaurants, shops and parking but is delightfully private. The view from the top floor, along the Dordogne river, is enchanting.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanna Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Suzanna Clarke

I am a writer, renovator and frequent traveller, and have a particular love for French food, wine, architecture and culture. Originally from New Zealand and Australia, I have worked as a photographer; journalist and the Arts Editor of a large Australian newspaper.

My passion is to find older, character properties and to give them a new lease of life. My first property in France was Bordeaux Terrace in 2007. Since then, other owners have asked me to manage their properties and I have taken on a select few.

My family and I now live between France and Morocco, and it is a joy to spend part of each year in the Dordogne. The region has a huge amount to offer, and it is a pleasure to be able to share this experience with others and help them make the most of their holiday.

I work with a trusted team, including English and French speaking property managers. They have a great deal of experience in meeting, greeting and making guests feel comfortable.

Suzanna Clarke purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Suzanna Clarke chose Domme

It's rare to find such an appealing house in a village which has been so well restored, with luxury fixtures and fittings. The ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom are also appreciated.

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Golf
41 Miles
Souillac Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Domme
Nearest Beach
169 Miles
Arcachon
Car: recommended

Only minutes away, Domme is the perfect base to explore Sarlat, France’s best preserved medieval and renaissance city, the enchanting castles of Beynac, Fayrac, Castelnaud and La Roque-Gageac, the UNESCO World Heritage prehistoric caves at Lascaux and the endless charms and delights of the towns and villages of the Dordogne’s Perigord Noir.

Rated “one of the most beautiful villages of France” for its flower-laced medieval golden stone houses and historic sites, Domme is a world-famous jewel. Founded as a “royal bastide” – a fortress village – by Philippe III in 1281 as France and England entered the Hundred Years War, Domme offers commanding views of the Dordogne River valley and surrounding castles and villages. Along its parapets you can now sip the fine wines of Bordeaux and the region and imagine where French and English armies once battled.

Bordeaux: 204 km

Périgueux: 80km

Bergerac: 75 km

Domme: 10 meters

Sarlat-la-Canéda: 13km

Beynac: 8km

Lascaux caves: 40km

Beach at Arcachon: 273km

Golf – Souillac Golf & Country Club: 41km

Amenities

Domme Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • There is a bathroom on the ground floor, and each of the bedrooms has an en-suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lounge convertible into an extra bedroom with sofa bed
  • Four spacious bedrooms are available, with an additional lounge on the top floor which can be converted to another bedroom - ideal for children, teenagers or staff.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes:
Living room with satellite TV and fireplace (tiled with natural riven stone flags from the Loire Valley (Jurassic secondary era). 1st Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (closed-circuit hydro-massage shower cubicle) Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room Top Floor: Lounge (convertible into an extra bedroom with a sofa bed at additional cost, suitable for children, teenagers or staff) Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room Attic with skylight window

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful house in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect holiday house. We easily accommodated our entire family (ourselves and our three adult children with their partners). The outdoor living and pool areas are lovely and the house itself (with four huge bedrooms) was terrific. Domme is a wonderful place to stay and we had the most memorable of holidays. Thanks Suzanna for arranging such terrific accomodation.

Chris C

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Maison de Domme

  • 5 of 5

This property is an absolute delight. The layout and simple but elegant ambience suited us perfectly, it was spotlessly clean and everything worked perfectly (thanks to the comprehensive briefing given by Patricia). The location in this gorgeous village was ideal - walking distance to excellent restaurants such as Chabanoix et Chataignes, Auberge de la Rode and Comptoir D'Annam (over the road) and to fabulous lookouts, walks, the local cave and some good shops. The outdoor entertainment area was such a pleasant spot for lunches and relaxing around the pool.

As we were staying at a quieter time unfortunately not all the restaurants were open and the local store for grocery items was closed but this was well and truly outweighed by the overall relaxed mood in the village, the ease in making bookings and availability of parking nearby.

As we were celebrating a special birthday we used the services of a chef that was offered - what a fabulous experience!

The quality of the food and the friendly yet professional service was first class - thank you David and to Patricia for organising!

We have no hesitation in recommending this property for couples wishing to stay in a beautiful house in a centrally located village for a wonderful Dordogne experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home for exploring the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this beautiful house and can't recommend it enough. It is exactly as the description says. The location in the village is wonderful to be able to walk and get pastries in the AM or to stroll to dinner in the evening. The house is comfortable, spacious and fully equipped with everything we needed. Domme is a great location from which to explore the regions attractions - whether, going slightly further afield to Rocamadour (1 hour) or driving down the hill for a fabulous canoe trip down the river there is never any shortage of things to do. And, on several days a stroll through the village with a day spent poolside was plenty enough. Every part of the booking experience was seamless - the owner is quick to respond to questions and the maps and directions to the home perfect. The local host was delightful - she gave us great restaurant recommendations and spoke English perfectly. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $472.59

Inclusions: Utilities including water, gas and electricity.
Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
Final Cleaning.
Central Heating.
Wi-Fi broadband internet.
Telephone (local calls only).
Private swimming pool (10mx5m).
Extra services:
Cleaning service available at €20 per hour (to be paid directly to housekeeper).
Pool heating available on request at €200 per week (paid locally, max. heat 24 degrees, no cover for night time).
An additional sofabed in the lounge on the 3rd floor is available at €250 per week. Please enquire in advance.
Cook service (local cuisine) is available for up to eight guests from €30 per hour plus the cost of groceries.
A professional chef service is available for up to eight guests from €65 per person including the cost of the groceries.
A concierge service is available, including pre-arrival grocery shopping. Please inquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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