About the property
- House1075 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Only steps away to all shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery, poste, and ATM
A romantic getaway for couples or an affordable holiday for small families, this self-catering property is available year round and located in one of the most beautiful villages of France. Nestled in the tiny hillside village of Beynac, La Petite Maison invokes a timeless sense of charm and beauty. Catch a glimpse of medieval life in this 500-year-old home and explore the most scenic and breathtaking villages of Southwest France. Unlike many homes listed under Beynac in the HomeAway directory, La Petite Maison enjoys a central location within the actual village.
• Central village setting just steps away from bakery, grocery store, restaurants, ATM, post office, galleries, hairdresser, and pharmacy
• Two romantic master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one with a four-poster antique colonial bed, the other in the style of Louis XV
• Fully modern bathrooms fitted with spa shower cabins, perfect for helping you relax after a busy day of sightseeing
• Fully equipped kitchen to make dining in easy and stress free
• High ceilings with large chestnut wood beams in the living/dining room
Further Details Indoors:
La Petite Maison is one of the most picturesque homes in Beynac. Situated on a cobbled footpath leading to the Chateau, your medieval adventure awaits. Step inside into a quiet retreat and enjoy the charm of its thick stone walls and heavy chestnut timbers. Many of its furnishings date back to the 1700’s including the dining table and buffet, both made of walnut in the local Perigordian style.
No one will have to draw straws for the kid’s bedroom because this cottage has two full sized master suites each with its own private ensuite bathroom. A common living area with the sitting room and dining area separates the bedrooms above and below. The living room boasts a massive stone fireplace, antique copper, and leather furniture, which accentuates the comfort and enjoyment of staying in your own place.
La Petite Maison is perfect for couples and small families. With two master bedrooms, it sleeps 4 very comfortably but may also sleep 1 additional guest in a single bed in the upstairs bedroom.
The village of Beynac consists of a cluster of golden-stone houses beneath a dramatic 500 foot cliff. Perched at the top stands the 12th century Chateau Beynac, rising from the sheer cliff face along the most historic and scenic section of the Dordogne River. With its formidable Chateau, rows of charming houses, and the gentle river below, the setting is simply captivating. La Petite Masion makes for an ideal home base for visiting all the picturesque villages in the Perigord Noir, including Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Monpazier, and Sarlat, the most historically preserved medieval city in all of France.??
Beynac castle is renowned for being one of the best preserved medieval castles in France. It was painstakingly restored last century using only the tools of the medieval craftsman. From the castle terrace, the chateaux of Marqueyssac, Fayrac, and Castelnaud are all within view across the verdant tapestry of this beautiful valley.
Nowhere have we found a more tranquil, beautiful, and romantic setting than here in the Dordogne. Whether you are exploring fairy tale castles, strolling a local market, wandering through cobblestone streets, studying prehistoric cave art, or simply taking in the unspoiled countryside, you will come to understand why this is one of the most endearing regions in all of Europe. Designated by the French government as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, Beynac never fails to impress.
Further Details Outdoors: Medieval stone house, fully renovated. La Petite Maison is pictured in a Beynac postcard as one of the beautiful homes on the path to the Chateau. Petite Maison is so photogenic, you'll find countless visitors stopping to take a photo of it on their way to or from the castle
Assistance on hand: English speaking agent on hand to answer any questions.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
About Vincent Shrader
We are avid Francophiles and love to travel in Europe. We've been coming to Beynac since 1997 and immediately felt a sense of connection to this charming little village in this beautiful region of France. Some years we visited several times. Eventually, we found a place of our own. This is more than a vacation rental to us, it's a second home.
Vincent Shrader purchased this House in 2006
Why Vincent Shrader chose Beynac-et-Cazenac
Beynac feels like home to us. Like a story book village lost in time that we had only read or dreamed about, it deserves its designation as Most Beautiful Village of France.
What makes this House unique
La Petite Maison enjoys a central village location. Located on a footpath leading up the chateau but far enough to be off the main road and away from street noise. Just steps away are the best restaurants in the village, a wine shop, gift shops, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Beynac et Cazenac a été le plus joli petit village de la région. Très mystérieux le matin quand il était encore enveloppé par le brouillard. Majestueux et humble au même temps. La maisonnette a joué un rôle fondamental pour avoir l’experience de nos ancêtres. Très jolie, très confortable et très intégrée au village. Mais... tout ça aurait été une semaine de vacances avec de belles découvertes comme tant d’autres si Martine n’aurait pas été là!! Elle est tellement gentille et amicale qu’on dirait une fée échappée d’un des châteaux fort de la région. Martine nous a montré ce que c’est être heureux/heureuse. Merci Martine...tu es inoubliable.
In summary, la petite maison is all one would dream of in a vacation home for 4 people. It is well appointed and all details have been tended to. The washer and dryer are particularly impressive.
I can not recommend this vacation home enough.
I love this beautiful home ❤️
So many amazing prehistoric, medieval and modern day experiences awaiting you !
It's just a natural environment to tap into your soul's delight .
Let imagination go free ... Take a cooking class with Stephanie at Hautes de Saint Vincent de Cosse .
Go in an amazing excursion with Sarissa and Christophe via Taxi a la carte , and explore cave art like never before .
Live the medieval times , not like in California , but the real thing . right here you can follow Eleanor of Aquitane and her son Richard the Lion heart's footsteps at Beynac chateau .
View the beautiful rolling fog over the river , reminsciencing the last time you watched Johnny Depp play his gypsy guitar in Chocolat .
If you like a great wine , €10 euros will get you something Napa will be jealous of !
Create your own dream of what could be , then do it !
Life is too short not to ✨
This was a delightful week, a very comfortable home with all the small details thought of. We would not hesitate to book again. John and Elissa
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. And blessed by beautiful weather. Enjoyed every second and would return in a heartbeat.
Owner's responses fast and complete and advice invaluable. Thanks for everything. Wonderful experience.
As Charming as the Pictures
You always wonder if a property will live up to its billing, and La Petite Maison absolutely did. Not only is it beautiful, it's also warm, inviting, and very functional. We've used VRBO and Homeaway many times, and this is right up at the top of our list. It's obvious that the home is well loved and cared for by its owners. Vincent provided valuable advice before our arrival, and both Christophe (who met us on arrival) and Martine (housekeeper) were delightful. The guide to the home is the best written of any we've seen, and chock full of valuable information.
Other visitors to Beynac often stopped to take photos of our home away from home, as they walked by and wished us Bonne Journee or Bonsoir. The property is ideal for two couples, with one bedroom being on the top floor and the other on the bottom, with the living area in between. We love to cook, and the kitchen is well outfitted. La Petite Maison is an ideal combination of a 500 year old home and a modern, livable residence.
In addition, the surrounding area is delightful. Don't miss the opportunity to canoe down the Dordogne. Have an amazing meal at La Belle Etoile in neighboring La Roche-Gageac (without breaking the bank). Spend Sunday morning at the market in St. Cyprien, where you can buy gourmet food items as well as unique gifts. Bring good walking shoes, as the terrain around Beynac is very hilly. Enjoy a bottle of pecharmante wine, which was new to us and locally produced.
All in all, this was one of our favorite rentals, and we highly recommend this property. Bring your camera!
The cottage is completely charming and the owners have thought of every detail to make it comfortable and beautiful - even more so than the very inviting photographs. Vincent was extremely efficient and helpful prior to the trip - providing us with a great deal of useful information and perspective. The kitchen was perfect and we loved eating out on the patio. The location is central to more sites and restaurants than you can possibly take in - we enjoyed several fascinating castles, caves and markets as well as canoeing the river, landing just a block below the house. My favorites were Chateau Marquessac's garden paths lined with candles, Chateau Losse with its Renaissance furnishings and lovely gardens, La Roque's cute shops, and all of the markets - especially St Cyprien and Sarlat. We had a really wonderful stay and we highly recommend it.
The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of prehistoric cave dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.
Other Activities: Exploring Chateaux and canoeing the Dordogne River
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rentals run from 5 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged. Rates are for 4 guests. Add 25 euros for additional guest.Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and heating. We accept all Major Credit Cards, PayPal, personal checks in Euros and wire transfers. If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts