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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!
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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 130 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Our home has a stunning location overlooking the Vezere Valley. The vista includes forested hills and a chateau. Truly breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the house, garden and private pool....moreless

  • Village:

    Plazac is a quaint medieval village, the former summer retreat of the Archbishop of Périgueux. Parts of the village, including the church, date back to the 12th century. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large glassed in veranda for dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Built in...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large private pool with alarm. Size is 9 meters by 4.5 meters or 30 x 15 feet. ...moreless



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LateSpring / EarlySummer 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer / Early Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$602 $2,407
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $218.83
  • NO cleaning/linen fee!! $0.00


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.

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
62 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Plazac, France:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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  • Master bedroom on main level has king size bed.

    Master bedroom on main level has king size bed.

  • New master bath with walk in shower.

    New master bath with walk in shower.

  • Roomy veranda with ample dining and lounging area.

    Roomy veranda with ample dining and lounging area.

  • Bedroom 2 upstairs is very private also with ensuite.  It has queen size bed.

    Bedroom 2 upstairs is very private also with ensuite. It has queen size bed.

  • Wake up to this view!

    Wake up to this view!

  • Don't miss the medieval town of Sarlat and its Saturday market

    Don't miss the medieval town of Sarlat and its Saturday market

  • Activities ..Too many to recount.  A must is canoeing the Vezere river!

    Activities ..Too many to recount. A must is canoeing the Vezere river!

  • Enjoy the terrace and views of Chateau Chabon and Vezere Valley

    Enjoy the terrace and views of Chateau Chabon and Vezere Valley

  • Comfortable salon with TV, wifi, and desk for your computer.

    Comfortable salon with TV, wifi, and desk for your computer.

  • Brand new (2016) chef's kitchen.  New top of line appliances. Quartz countertops

    Brand new (2016) chef's kitchen. New top of line appliances. Quartz countertops

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • New upstairs ensuite  shower.

    New upstairs ensuite shower.

  • Visit nearby Lascaux and other fascinating prehistoric sites.

    Visit nearby Lascaux and other fascinating prehistoric sites.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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