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Amazing views. New chefs kitchen!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms With Ensuites, Large Salon And Sunny Veranda.

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Amazing views ! Maison le Jarrissou offers stunning views over the Vezere Valley which can be enjoyed in the house or while lounging by the large in-ground pool (9m x 4.5 m) or on the new upper flagstone terrace . You enter the 130 sq meter house into a spacious and sunny glass enclosed veranda. Here you will find a large dining table and comfortable chairs. It is a great place to relax over a cup of coffee or glass of wine after a day of sightseeing. This room opens into a beautiful salon featuring a traditional cantou fireplace, beamed ceiling and a view over the valley. It is equipped with flat screen TV, WiFi and a music docking system. Also on the main level is a brand new (2016) modern kitchen with quartz countertop, built in dishwasher, built In refrigerator/freezer, gas hob, microwave and wall oven. There is a large island with seating. The best feature is the stunning view over the kitchen sink... not a bad way to wash up after a morning coffee and croissant! The main level master bedroom features a king size bed and large wardrobe . Adjacent is a new ensuite master bathroom with walk in shower, large double vanity with granite top and heated towel rack. There is also a separate toilet room on this level. Upstairs is a large private bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite shower and toilet. There is an absolute incredible view from this bedroom window! A single bed can be added to this room if needed. The layout of this house is ideal for two couples or a couple with two children as it is very private with ensuite bedrooms on separate levels. Outside just a few steps from the front door is a new flagstone terrace where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while watching the mist rise from the valley... truly breathtaking. In the evening enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine from this lofty location. Just a few steps from the terrace is the large pool area with tables and lounge chairs. The pool is equipped with an alarm for those with small children. The pool is for you alone, no one else will have access to it during your stay.

The price of the rental includes top quality linens, towels, washer AND DRYER and a fully equipped kitchen. There is no extra charge for cleaning.

This is a wonderful get away retreat while offering so many nearby historic sites to visit. After a full day of sight seeing you can return home to a private oasis, take a dip in the pool while taking in the breathtaking vista, and then enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda or terrace.

The house is 1.5 miles from the medieval village of Plazac which has a small organic grocery, a boulangerie, café/bar, post office and tennis court. St. Leon sur Vezere, designated one of the 'plus beaux villages de France' is 3 miles away. Here you can rent a canoe for a scenic trip down the Vezere River where you will pass craggy cliffs and chateaus. Or you can stroll through the village, have lunch and visit its beautiful 12C Romanesque church and chateau. The house is six miles from Rouffignac with more shops and a supermarket. Rouffignac boasts one of the largest prehistoric caves in Europe. There is a guided tour on an electric train which takes you through places where bears dug their lairs and shows you part of the cave with its wall paintings. Seven miles from the house is the picturesque riverside town of Montignac with multiple supermarkets, shops, restaurants and the caves of Lascaux nearby. Les Eyzies is ten miles away, Sarlat 16 miles and the valley of the Dordogne just beyond. So come explore the heart of prehistory and the land of 1,000 chateaux with a stay at Maison le Jarrissou!

More Details

Beth Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Beth Gibson

We are U.S. citizens, but admittedly francophilies! We love the French people, countryside, history... and of course, the food and wine. In our younger years (we are now close to retirement) we lived in France for a year and studied the language and since then have enjoyed vacationing in France. We could not believe it when our dream came true and we were able to purchase a beautiful home in France in such an amazing setting!

Beth Gibson purchased this house in 2014

Why Beth Gibson chose Aquitaine

We looked at many properties but when we drove up a winding mountain road, topped the mountain and saw our house overlooking the Vezere valley we were hooked! The house is comfortable and spacious with all the amenities but plenty of atmosphere and charm. The property is very private with mature hedges and a large garden but not isolated with neighbors everywhere and the village of Plazac is just at the foot of the mountain. We even have a spa within walking distance for the ladies!

What makes this house unique

We are close to everything... the prehistoric caves, the Vezere river with canoeing, routes for bicycling, and hiking trails of the Grandes Randonnées (GR36 is within a short walk). But we also within a short drive to many fine restaurants and historical sites. There is so much to see and do from this area. You feel the 'spirit' of the history here, from prehistoric cave peoples, medieval Templars, the soldiers from the 100 Years War to the resistance fighters of WWII were all in this place. But probably the most remarkable aspect of the property is the feeling of peace and contentment which seems to whisk away the cares of the world. Truly magical!


Plazac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , W/C on main level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large armoire and bureau
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Built in closet
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Amazing views. New chefs kitchen!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic views and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for letting us stay at your lovely home in Plazac, we really loved it, especially the pool and the amazing view. What a joy to look across the horizon at Chateau, hills, trees, big birds and paragliding!

We also loved the area and had a great time visiting castles and caves.

Eating in France is always a treat, and we found 3 really good local Auberges - especially recommend the €25 5 course menu at L'Auberge du Peyrol nr Sergeac, so good we went twice!

Ken was very welcoming and helpful, and the house was immaculate with everything you could want.

I am sure we will return as there is so much to do still in the area, and we love that your house is slightly away from the really busy tourist places.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope you can come back!
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French country living at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start?!! From the beautiful kitchen that has everything you need (and more) to the embroidered bed linens, this lovely house is a delightful, restful spot. Graciously decorated, the house is very relaxing; enough space to sit and read, undisturbed, lovely sun porch where we ate special dinners, and comfy beds. We spent 12 nights here with another couple. Based on the owner's recommendations, we had several great day trips in the area: saw prehistoric cave paintings and caves, floated down the Vezere River, toured castles on the Dordogne River (one French and one English from the 100 years war), and ATE fabulously. The weather could not have been better! The house is located on top of a hill so the early morning mists in the valleys made an enchanted breakfast spot. Evening sunsets were likewise gorgeous. WE did not swim in the sparkling pool; wanted to be out and about. But it is a wonderful asset. The place was spotless! Their caretaker helped us when we asked, no problem. He gave us great info about our return route and also introduced us to the house with all it's multiple amenities . Wifi was an additional plus so we could research as much as we wanted. We also had the French chef come to prepare a meal for us. We consider ourselves to be "foodies" and this was one of the best meals we have ever had! We did laundry, too.

We heartily agree with Lauren G's review. It is close to a duplicate of our experience at Maison Jarrissou. The owners have anticipated everything that we could have asked for and more. It was a great stay! We would certainly recommend our friends and family to go.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you have great memories from your trip. Thanks for your review! Beth and John
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A dream home with a dream view, and available French Chef for hire!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing week at this beautiful French house. It came complete with sparkling, spotless, hollywood style large private pool and entertainment area (outdoor chairs, tables, grill), a newly renovated and professionally designed kitchen with state of the art appliances, elegant decor, and spotlessly clean. The bathroom showers were very large, and the beds were american style--spacious and comfortable.

The upstairs loft room, at the top of a cozy winding wooden staircase, offered a unique treehouse like feel, with enchanting views of the valley and chateaus below that look like they came from a story book-a perfect room for kids, or a couple. The view from outside the house (perched on a hill top) at the several outside sitting tables were all views that any restaurant (and home owner!) would die to have.

The owners left a very helpful guide complete with wifi pass code, and a complete description of suggested and most popular day outings/activities. There were over 30 things to do, see, all within 20 min driving distance from the house, including the famous prehistoric cave drawings, countless chateaus, and scenic canoeing. The owners even left contact info on a local French chef for hire, trained in the best restaurants in Paris, who came out to the house and cooked a 5 star, 4 course meal (and cleaned!) for a fraction of what it would cost in the US. He even brought local french wine pairings.

The view, and amenities (pool, kitchen, decor, bathrooms, internet) made this house top notch. The local "insiders info" guide of places, things to do, and contacts (french chef!) knocked it out of the park for us. We are already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lauren for such a kind review. So glad you and your husband had a great time and we will look forward to having you come back soon.
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A wonderful holiday home which has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this beautiful holiday home which was well equipped and clean. We had everything we needed from kitchen utensils to dishwasher, washer and dryer, books to read and a lovely conservatory in which to relax and eat. The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning made sure that the house was a wonderful retreat from the intense summer heat. The pool was used several times daily and the various terraces made reading and sunbathing a treat whilst taking in beautiful views of the valley. We loved the area and the hosts' suggestions for days out and restaurants was very helpful. We would highly recommend this to other holidaymakers.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests! Please come back again.. there is always more to see and do!
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Great house in a spectular location

  • 5 of 5

This house is located atop a hill, with a sweeping view of the valley and chateaus. It is very well furnished and maintained, very clean, and a relaxing place to return to after a day's tours.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come back to visit us again! Thank you for your review. Beth and John
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

In a country that never quite seems to do hospitable housing the way the US does, this house is such a gem. We loved our experience here, and the house was perfectly stocked and so so comfortable. From a washer and dryer to comfortable bedding and a gourmet kitchen, we felt so at home here. The house is convenient to everything in the area, and the homeowners' activity and restaurant suggestions were accurate and helped us spend our time seeing sights rather than doing research. We loved this house - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you stay at Maison le Jarrissou. Please come back when the weather is better! Glad you had a good time even with the rain. Caves, castles and good wine can be enjoyed even when France is experiencing downpours! Loved getting to meet you and your family.... adorable girls. Beth
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
62 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
St Leon sur Vezere
Car: necessary

The Dordogne region is one of the most beautiful areas in France, containing an immense variety of landscape and architecture. The history of the region is as rich as its landscape is diverse. It has been inhabited by man since Paleolithic times, and among the more momentous prehistoric discoveries are the cave paintings of Lascaux and other sites. With the diversity of its landscape and the beauty of its houses, churches and chateaux, as well as the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants, it is no wonder that for many people the Dordogne epitomizes the dream of an idyllic rural past!

The meandering rivers Vezere and Dordogne are lined with massive limestone cliffs peppered with imposing chateaus and castles. Here is where the Hundred Years' War was fought by the French and British. The rivers Dordogne and Vezere provide idyllic opportunity for canoeing and kayaking, fishing, or just enjoying a glass of wine in one of the many riverside villages. Cycling and hiking are extremely popular in this area and can be enjoyed by those of all levels of expertise. Highlights of the area include Sarlat, a superbly preserved medieval market town; Domme, a bastide town perched on a hill overlooking the Dordogne; multiple caves featuring prehistoric cave drawings (including Lascaux); the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud (rival castles of the French and British during the Hundred Years' War), and the preserved sites of the troglodytes, ancient cave dwellers of the region. After a full day of cycling, canoeing or visiting historic sites, feast on the superb culinary specialties of the region; fois gras, truffles, and some of the finest cuisine one can find in the country. If wines are of interest, there are plenty of nearby vineyards and Bordeaux is only 2 hours away.

The house sits on a hill with beautiful panoramic views over its village of Plazac, a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

There are at least 20 nationalities represented among the villagers, and there is a lively social scene. A typical dinner will last for at least five hours and draw heavily on the products from the nearby Bordeaux wine region, as well as the local game, truffles, cepes (wild mushrooms) and foie gras.

Plazac was put on the map, so to speak, by the Archbishop of Périgueux, who used it as a country retreat. Parts of the village, including the church, date back to the 12th century. It is rumored that there are underground tunnels beneath the village that were used during the many conflicts over the centuries. There is certainly a spring which feeds underground passages sending water to the church and its attached presbytery with the excess flowing beneath the streets to the nearby Vimont River.

Plazac is in the Périgord Noir, a region that saw tremendous amounts of fighting during the Hundred Years' War, which actually lasted much longer, between the French and the English. As a result, the hills are studded with castles and chateaus. The nearby Dordogne River formed the border between the English in Aquitain and the French, who were north of the river. Along the river there are many castles in pairs, one on the north, the other on the south bank. One of the most interesting is Castelnaud (English) and Beynac, which has been completely restored to its original state and is a must-see in the region.

In addition to castles and chateaus, the area is honeycombed with caves. The most famous is Lascaux near Montignac (15 minutes from Plazac) where the famous cave paintings were discovered by some children. Another favorite is Les Grottes de Rouffignac, where a battery-powered railway takes visitors over a mile underground to see cave paintings including pictures of mammoths which were drawn from life. Also nearby is the troglodyte village of Les Eyzies and the beautifully preserved and vibrant medieval city of Sarlat with its large and lively Saturday market day - not to be missed!


Rates & Availability

Plazac House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Early Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
LateSpring/ Early summer 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer / fall 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

NO cleaning/linen fee!! $0
Refundable damage deposit $232.94

Weekly rentals run from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged. Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and cleaning. There is an additional 30 euro per week charge for heating with off season rentals.

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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