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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated


Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

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!


Troy and Stacey
Aug 2010
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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews

Like stepping into a fairytale...

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week here with my wife, 4 yr. old daughter, and mother. The cottage is very clean, comfortable, and quite spacious. We cooked, ate, cooked some more, ate some more, lounged in the garden, watched the sun set over the river, and slept in every morning. It was perfect.

Unfortunately, I was only lucky enough to catch the town's best bakery open one time despite many tries throughout the week. C'est la vie :-) Go visit la maisonette! You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great cottage, unique experience!

  • 4 of 5

This lovely cottage is nicely renovated and well maintained. The cottage is steps away from the castle and a leisurely walk down to the town of Beynac. The Perigod area is beautiful to visit! Would love to return another season!

Thank you to our hosts for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
france Arcachon


  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable et très proche du château. Nous avons apprécié le feu de cheminée et l'ambiance de la pièce principale.

La météo ne nous a pas permis de profiter du superbe jardin.

Excellente literie et aménagement avec goût.

Note spéciale pour l'accueil et l'attention portée pendant tout le séjour.

Adresse à recommander.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
The Lake Distrcit, UK

Summer Holiday

  • 4 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: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Amman, Jordan

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 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: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful experience at an adorable cottage

  • 5 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: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

Paragliding, Truffle Hunting, Gourmet Cooking Classes, Hot Air Balooning, & Castles a-plenty


Prices & Availability

From €159 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Beynac et Cazenac, Perigord Noir

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
January - March
27 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 May 2015 - 2 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
3 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 10 - 15 (6 nights)
10 Oct 2015 - 15 Oct 2015
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late October
16 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit €500

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming

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