About the property
- House1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Plazac
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!
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Amazing views & great sense of place!
From our arrival at Maison le Jarrissou it was like "coming home". The cottage is so comfortably decorated and has a great feel throughout. The baths & kitchen are perfectly renovated and my husband took advantage of the pool every day. We loved self-driving through this area of France and felt right at home the entire week. The Dordogne offers the perfect combination of sightseeing, activities, history, cuisine & wine and as my husband said "every meal we had was great"! We plan to return! Meg McGriff North
Thanks Meg! Will definitely look forward to your return !!
A CHARMING, COSY, WELL FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED HOUSE IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE..
OUR WEEK WAS RELAXING AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE.
THE REGION IS VERY INTERESTING WITH PREHISTORIC CAVE PAINTINGS, TROGLODYTE DWELLINGS, CHATEAUX AND GARDENS.
THE SMALL VILLAGES ARE FUN TO VISIT, EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS ARE PLENTIFUL, AND OUTDOOR MARKETS ARE BRIMMING WITH LOCAL PRODUCE AND PRODUCTS. THE OWNERS HAVE LISTED HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY.
A very comfortable and spacious home with a beautiful pool and stunning views
This was our second visit to this property. Last year we stayed with friends and this year we bought our teenage daughters. The house is in a quiet location and is extremely comfortably furnished and the wonderful kitchen has everything you could need. The new shower room is a great addition. The house has a great living room with English tv available and wifi (important with teenagers!) but my favourite room is a wooden roofed conservatory with a seating area and dining table where you can slide open the windows and enjoy the breeze or spend the evening playing cards. The upstairs bedroom has slightly restricted headroom on the stairs but my 5' 7" daughter only bumped her head once. The room has its own bathroom. The pool area is lovely. It is very protected and private and the pool is very warm. The steps in are quite deep so young children would need to be careful. The man who manages the property is very helpful. It's about a 15 minute drive to the supermarket and there is lots to do in the area if you can drag yourself away from the pool and the stunning view.
Thank you and we hope you come again!!
Fantastic views and great location.
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.
Thank you and we hope you can come back!
A perfect, authentic French retreat
This is a jewel of getaway in a beautiful setting. You awake with a morning mist rising from a lovely valley and later equally enjoy a beautiful sunset from either the pool terrace or an elevated patio.
You have a choice of so many things to do - exploring caves, visiting chateaux, enjoying manicured gardens, canoeing, bicycling, walking along the marked footpaths, and shopping in the surrounding markets.
The appointments in the house are luxurious - wonderful towels, comfortable bedding, all the needed equipment for the kitchen should you wish to stay in and enjoy the beautiful pool. History surrounds you, but the quiet retreat was also ideal to enjoy by itself. We very much enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this spot!!
French country living at it's best!
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.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you have great memories from your trip. Thanks for your review! Beth and John
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.