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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.

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 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. There is a balcony overlooking the valley right off the salon (new 2018). Also on the main level is a new (2016) modern kitchen with quartz countertop, built in dishwasher, built In refrigerator/freezer, gas hob, microwave and wall oven. There is with seating for two. 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 (2017) 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 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 or from the balcony off the salon/living room. The pool surround and landscaping has been refreshed this year(2018) with travertine pavers and new artisan iron fencing. There are lounge chairs, umbrellas and an outdoor dining table by the pool. In addition to fencing, the pool is also equipped with an alarm if you wish 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:
September 18, 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!


Plazac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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Amazing views. New chefs kitchen!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Maison le Jarrissou. It’s in a beautiful location, with Montignac, Rouffignac and St Leon sur Vezere only a few minutes away by car.

The house has been beautifully presented, and the pool is a real bonus, especially in the 35 degree heat that we had. The beds and furniture are very comfortable, and the new deck, kitchen and bathroom are lovely.

We found several very good restaurants in the area, and there are plenty of chateaux, gardens and caves to see nearby. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the Vezere valley and the Dordogne. Thanks Beth & John.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the sites and activities of the area. Do come again!
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Very comfortable, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely week here, there is so much to do in the area. The pool area is very nice, the pool itself is a good size and very private. A beautiful house, ideal for a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully presented property in a fantastic location, didn’t want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful comfortable home with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A high spec house & fabulous pool, we were truly spoilt. Can highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of France. We appreciated you as guests and hope you can come back again some time! Beth and John
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A lovely home in the Dordogne.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Maison Le Jarrissou for two weeks. It is a beautiful home, decorated to high standards. We especially enjoyed the brand new deck! The view from the kitchen is breathtaking, too. We took many day trips from the home. We took advantage of the kitchen and often packed a picnic lunch for our excursions. Our longest excursion was to Oradour-sur-Glane. It is about a 2 hour drive, but well worth the time! And of course, we hit all the highlights...Jardins de Marqueyssac, Jardins d’Eyrignac, Chateau des Milandes, Commarque, Beynac, Castelnaud, La Roque Gageac to name some. We were busy every day!

We will miss the beautiful views, the rotisserie chickens from the fabulous Rouffignac market! And those melons!

The Dordogne is absolutely a jewel of an area!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you! Your love and appreciation of the area is evident. Thank you for your stay and we hope you come back in the future. Beth
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Amazing views & great sense of place!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Meg! Will definitely look forward to your return !!
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  • 5 of 5





  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NO cleaning/linen fee!! $0
Refundable damage deposit $233.59

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

  • 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.