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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE NEXT TO A MAGNIFICENT CASTLE! NEWLY RENOVATED

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE NEXT TO A MAGNIFICENT CASTLE! NEWLY RENOVATED

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Beynac et Cazenac - La Maisonnette du Côteau

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Resting atop an enchanting Medieval village and right next to a pristine castle lies La Maisonnette du Coteau. Recently renovated, this exquisite cottage offers numerous luxuries, while maintaining a deep respect for it's Medieval roots.

Rest here while you experience a taste of a French countryside steeped in history and culture. Not only will you enjoy the beauty, comfort, and luxurious ammenities at La Maisonnette, but you'll also appreciate Beynac's delicious restaurants, amazing concerts, beautiful walks, stunning art galleries, and one of France's most well-preserved castles within minutes.

When you stay at La Maisonnette, you'll understand why it's one of the most photographed homes in the village, and on several of the printed postcards you'll find around town. Its prominent place atop the Cliffside village of Beynac-et-Cazenac affords its guests breathtaking views of the Dordogne River, the entire valley, and of the village. Enjoy a dinner or lunch outside on the terrace overlooking the canoes dotting the river, or take a bath in a claw foot tub while you gaze out across the Valley of the Five Chateau. Now that's what we call relaxing!

Inside the home you'll find:

* gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a sub-zero freezer, two refrigerator drawers, and a dishwasher; the highlight of the kitchen is the gourmet La Canche gas stove--a stove that professional cooks in Europe use throughout France

* beautifully restored wood beams in every living space

* a mix of modern and antique furnishings, including a few pieces that are hundreds of years old

* thick, perfectly restored stone walls

* unique window shapes and ornate iron work on the exterior

* romantic master suite with queen-size bed and a private bathroom, including a claw foot tub overlooking the Dordogne Valley.

* 2 additional guest rooms, one featuring another queen-size bed with both antique and modern furnishings; another with two twin beds; both are lovely and very comfortable

* Sleeps 5-6 people

* Antique tile floor on the mail level, recently refurbished hardwood floors throughout the remainder of the cottage

* Modern bathroom on the second level, including a luxurious shower cabin and a towel warmer; private views of the nearby hillside as well

* relaxing TV/movie room where a TV, DVD player and leather sofa await

* both a washer and a dryer on the premises

* gorgeous, mature, terraced gardens overlooking the Dordogne River Valley.

Let me share a little more about the glorious town of Beynac and while this is the ideal location for your vacation...whether you arrive from the East or from the West, stunning views of the town invite you as you approach this Medieval cliffside town. You will find your breath taken away as you observe the little golden buildings with their antique tile roofs nestled amongst each other as they overlook the lovely river Dordogne. Like us, you'll be shocked that such a lovely place even exists! It will feel surreal as you spend your days enjoying all the Dordogne has to offer. There will be no question in your mind as to why Beynac is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France)

La Maisonnette is the ideal landing pad for visiting the other small, picturesque villages in the area, and for enjoying other sights as well. Make sure you visit the Marqueyssac Gardens, the Lascaux Caves (oldest art on the earth), the famed outdoor market in nearby Sarlat, the 5 chateau within 5 minutes of Beynac, and take a canoe or boat ride down the river for unexpected and amazing views. And don't forget to take a tour of the castle you'll be staying right next to (the windows of La Maisonnette look out upon the old castle walls and the old city walls as well); the Chateau of Beynac is one of the best preserved in France. You'll feel as if you stepped back to the 12th century!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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About The Owner

Over the past 15 years, we've created several reasons (and sometimes excuses!) to visit France. For us, France offers the best of everything we want in a vacation--culture, art, breathtaking scenery, excellent cuisine, history, etc. When we first visited Beynac, we felt as if we stepped into some sort of fairy tale--something we'd never experienced, even in France, up till this point. The Dordogne region, more specifically Beynac, is the perfect location for any traveler wanting to experience the best of France. Renovating this historic cottage was one of the most difficult, yet most rewarding 'adventures' we've ever taken and we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors here at La Maisonnette du Coteau.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Owner chose Beynac et Cazenac

After falling in love with Beynac, we decided to check out a few properties in the area. Properties in this coveted Medieval village are rarely on the market and if they are, it's not for long. When we saw this little cottage nestled next to an amazing castle, we thought, 'this is our chance!' Cottages next to castles aren't exactly the norm :) We sacrificed much and put our hearts and souls into making this a vacation property you'll want to return to over and over.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many unique aspects to La Maisonnette, let me name a few: the luxury kitchen, the washer AND dryer, the stunning views, the mature gardens, air conditioning, and well-designed spaces. If you choose to stay at La Maisonnette du Coteau, this will likely be the only time in your entire life that your view from the cottage includes a majestic river, a Medieval village and most importantly, a 14th century castle. Yes, as you walk out the door of La Maisonnette, you find yourself staring directly at the old castle walls.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ben and Stephanie,



We truly can't thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home in France with us! The beauty was almost too much to take in, we loved every. single. minute. and left feeling relaxed and thankful.



We especially want to thank you for the wonderful Orientation Guide. Oh my! We had no idea there was so much to do and see, the information was very helpful. Our favorites? Les Delices (Seriously, is there a better croissant anywhere in the world? We searched all over Paris and found nothing quite as tasty! And don't EVEN get me started on Koing Aman...mmmmm!). Jean Luc and Francoise [owners of the nearby restaurant "Le Donjon"] became fast friends (despite the fact we spoke VERY limited French), he even invited us to his kitchen for an impromtu cooking lesson! What fun memories.



We feel blessed and lucky to have experienced a little slice of heaven on earth, called Beynac. Thank you!



Sincerely,

Troy and Stacey
Sep 2010
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Reviews

5
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
The Lake Distrcit, UK
4

Summer Holiday

  • 4 out of 5
We had a lovely week at the cottage in Beynac. We had everything we needed before and during our stay and the housekeepers, Elly & Pierre, were extremely welcoming and helpful. Beynac is a great base for exploring the Dordogne and as a family we enjoyed some excellent days out, sights, food & wine. We would also like to comment on the really friendly and accommodating local people in all the shops & restaurants we visited. Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
Amman, Jordan
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent a week at La Maisonette and had a wonderful time. It is very clean and comfortable and perfectly restored to fit anyone's modern needs. The garden is just magical and we loved eating our meals there.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
5

Wonderful experience at an adorable cottage

  • 5 out of 5
This cute, quaint, romantic cottage was clean and comfortable. The wood burning stove was a nice touch. The beds were comfortable, rooms were spacious, and nicely decorated. It is a wonderful place to come home to and spend time in. The location is amazing! Literally steps away from the medieval Beynac castle. The cobble stone walkway down to the village transports you back to the Middle Ages. Steep, narrow, with ancient stone dwellings lining both sides of the pathway. Centrally located for daily excursions in a beautiful countryside and many historic sites to be seen. Ellie and Pierre, the couple who met us with the keys were an added delight, we saw them several times over the two weeks we stayed. It was a wonderful experience that we will treasure for years to come, and we hope to return with our children and grandchildren someday.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
5

Jane

  • 5 out of 5
La Msaisonette was an idyllic location for our group of six to stay for a week. The owner was extremely helpful from beginning to end and especially when he helped us locate some lost property after we vacated. The surrounding village and countryside was like a fairy tale and even though the walk uphill (no vehicle access) was a little tough sometimes, it was worth the effort just to walk in the gate. Fluffy towels, comfy beds, reading material, iPod dock, the comforts were amazing, not to mention the amazing castle towering over us next door! The attic may not suit very tall people and the claw foot bath was a little difficult to shower in, but never mind that, the place was excellent. Excellent restaurants were nearby and the village had all the supplies needed. There are markets nearly every day of the week in surrounding villages a short drive away.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
Victoria
5

The stuff dreams are made of..I felt like a princess in a fairy tale!

  • 5 out of 5
My fiancé and I just spent 6 nights at this lovingly restored and cared for home that can only be described as a magical experience. Thank you so much Ben and Stephanie for sharing your little slice of heaven with us and helping me make amazing memories for my fiance's 50th birthday celebrations. You could not have been more helpful or gracious and I will echo the previous comments made about how wonderful and kind your caretakers Elly and Pierre are. We were made to feel very welcome indeed. I have been fortunate enough to have stayed in some amazing places during my career, but your home was one for the record books. I loved everything about it, from the limestone walls, exposed beams, winding staircase up to the 2 other floors (although mind your head as I knocked mine a few times getting used to the beams!), to the lovey Juliette balcony looking right at the caste as the picture on your website depicts well. The master bedroom retreat was cozy and romantic under the eaves, with that same stunning view from the large claw foot tub. We slept like babies here, with very comfortable beds, air conditioning and nice quiet surroundings at night. During the day we got a great kick out of the look on tourists faces when we left your home to go out for the day....they all thought it was incredible that someone would live in such a stunning medieval home right beside Beynac's famous castle (with only a small cobbled lane way to separate us from the castle). I remember feeling quite honoured to be able to stay in your lovely home. As if the setting wasn't special enough, the decor of the home was just fabulous. A real contrast between the age of the home and modern yet comfortable furnishings. You did a fabulous job of highlighting the homes best features, without over cluttering the space. I love your style and will take back a few ideas for our own home in Victoria. The Dordogne is a magical place, with amazing food (lots of duck and foie gras, but lots of other options for those non-duck lovers like myself) and gorgeous old towns built into the rock faces or high in the hills overlooking the river. Highlights for us were eating dinner at La Plume D'oie and La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageau, visiting Rocamadour and Domme, canoeing the Dordogne river,going to the markets in St. Cyprien and Sarlat...and just sitting enjoying the view from your home...when they say "your home is your castle" this is what they had in mind! In summary, just fabulous!!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beynac et Cazenac Perigord Noir
Chicago
5

Surreal experience in an area relatively untouched by Americans!

  • 5 out of 5
We've just returned from a lovely stay at La Maisonnette. The cottage is lovingly restored with simple decor and an outstanding garden (we may have enjoyed the outside area more than the cottage itself!) The stairs within the cottage are quite narrow and steep, so it may not be the ideal home for anyone with knee/joint problems, or for families with small children -- plus the walk from the car-park is quite steep, as is the walk down to the village (although the views are absolutely magical!!! We walked up and down daily multiple times.) The Master bedroom is on the top floor, under a sharply turreted roof -- at 5'4 I needed to be careful not to hit my head -- so this might be a consideration for very tall visitors. Still, the cottage is very comfortable, and Elly (the caretaker who lives in town) is a delight. We arrived very late on Friday night and both she and her husband, Pierre, greeted us with warm smiles and plenty of information. Thanks, Elly! Ben and Stephanie were very responsive to pre-trip correspondence, and their information packet on La Maisonette and the surrounding area was well-used by our family. In addition to Stephanie's recommendations, we found swimming in the Dordogne to be delightful (you can jump in close to town and then swim across the river to a rocky beach). We also greatly enjoyed the Jardins de Marqueyssac. WOW! Most of all, we loved that most of the tourists (and there were MANY) in August were French or British -- but mostly French. It was a great experience for us and especially for our 3 kids (ages 13, 11 and 10). Overall -- a wonderful time. Also, although the Chateau de Beynac was mobbed during the day, we had it basically to ourselves every night after about 8PM. Truly incredible.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Sept - Oct
30 Aug 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
€660
for 3 nights
From
€220
€1,295
 
 
Nov - December
31 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€507
for 3 nights
From
€169
€759
 
 
January - April
27 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€507
for 3 nights
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€169
€850
 
 
May
1 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€567
for 3 nights
From
€189
€1,295
 
 
June
29 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,595
for 7 nights
€1,595
 
 
July - August
4 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,695
for 7 nights
€1,695
 
 
Sept - Oct
28 Aug 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,395
for 7 nights
€1,395
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
€477
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€859
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit €500

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Beynac et Cazenac in Perigord Noir

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a Queen size bed in each of two larger bedrooms. These beds would be the equivalent of 'queen' in the US, but in Europe as it is 160cm x 200 cm., Twin or Single Beds (2) A third bedroom has two twin beds., Baby Cribs (1) A portable/folding crib is available in the cottage, and would fit in one of the larger bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
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