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An ancient, spacious house on the ramparts of Domme: pool, parking. Sleeps 6.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 ensuite bedrooms, parking, pretty garden with heated pool and great views.

La Maison de la Roche is a luxuriously refurbished house on the ramparts of the beautiful medieval village of Domme and in one of the prettiest but quiet lanes. Being on the ramparts, there are wonderful views over the countryside from the house and its pretty garden but the restaurants, bars, shops and beautiful environment of Domme - classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages of France' - are on your doorstep.

There is private parking for two cars within the grounds of the house (very rare in Domme!). The swimming pool in the garden is heated and is for the exclusive use of the party staying in the house.

The house has 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. One bedroom has a super king sized bed, the second has a king sized bed and the third has a king sized bed and a single bed.

There is a living room with a huge 'walk-in' fireplace, a large, well equipped kitchen with a dining table, a library and a games room with table tennis, etc.

There is a huge collection of DVDs and hardback books, as well as maps and guide books for the local area. If you're a student of history, the library contains many books on the history of the area, the Hundred Years War, etc. There are also one or two amusing surprises!

You might find details of the layout useful. Entering the house you find the living room (4.7 x 4.5m) with a door to the kitchen (4 x 3.75m). A washing machine cupboard and a WC are off the kitchen and on the other side of the kitchen is a door to the games room (4 x 3.13m) and stairs to Bedroom 3 (3.9 x 3.1m). Back in the living room there are stairs to the Library (3.75 x 3.2m) and Bedroom 1 (4.87 x 3.5m). From the library there are stairs to Bedroom 2 in the attic (4.6 x 3.6m). Each bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room and WC.

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Isobel Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Isobel Davis

Domme must be our favourite village in France; we have 3 properties there! Our objective has always been to make staying in our houses a pleasure in itself, regardless of all the fantastic attractions to be enjoyed in the area.

Isobel Davis purchased this house in 2013

Why Isobel Davis chose Domme

When we saw it, the potential for refurbishment to create a spacious house with such open views but within the village made it a must-have. The fact that it is so close to the most historic features of Domme was the clincher.

What makes this house unique

La Maison de la Roche is part of the village but has its own private, heated swimming pool, a pretty garden and marvellous views as well as private parking - a great bonus for Domme! Apart from the bedrooms the living room, library and games room (it does occasionally rain in the Dordogne!) provide lots of space to enjoy and the spacious, well equipped kitchen is the stimulus to enjoy using the superb produce for which the Perigord Noir is famous.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Domme in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite with Bedroom 1. Tiled, window, heated towel rail.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite with Bedroom 3. Tiled, window, heated towel rail.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite with bedroom 2. Tiled, window heated towel rail.
  • Each bathroom/shower room is supplied from its own hot water tank so there should be no shortage at peak times!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 has a vaulted ceiling and great views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 3 has an antique French bed and fantastic views.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking four poster. Antique furniture, oriental rugs.
  • All beds have modern, deep, sprung mattresses of the highest quality. We provide down pillows with down duvets or blankets and sheets in warmer months. Non-allergenic bedding is available. Bedroom 1 has a superking four poster and other antique furniture and oriental rugs. It has its own bathroom. Bedroom 2 is in the attic with a vaulted ceiling and its own shower room. Bedroom 3 is on the other side of the house and has its own shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our rates include normal end-of-stay cleaning. additional housekeeping can be negotiated with the housekeeper.


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(24 traveller reviews)

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An ancient, spacious house on the ramparts of Domme: pool, parking. Sleeps 6.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect gem in Charming Domme

  • 5 of 5

The house "Maison de la Roche" is a wonderful choice and we had a perfect time there. It is perfectly positioned to enjoy all Domme attractions "on foot" so the location could not be better and the parking space is a pleasant bonus to the house.

All the bedrooms are beautiful and well furnished and the view from the bedrooms windows takes your breath away, we also liked the arrangement to have bathroom with every room it was very convenient. The house in whole is beautifully decorated with all kinds of things which reminds you of Domme and its medieval history.

Kitchen was so nice and had everything we needed to cook and the "welcome supplies" saved our lives as we arrived very late in the evening and forgot to stop on the way to eat so everyone was quite hungry when we arrived at the house. We even had a Champagne in the "welcome supplies" which came to a good use while staying there as one of us turned 70 years old in the trip so we toasted on the terrace while watching the night slowly crawl in.

The garden is beautiful and really makes your eyes happy, the pool is clean and a the view from the garden over surrounding countryside is unforgettable. There is a huge Rosemary bush in the garden and we took full advantage of it for our cooking.

The weather could have been better (we had quite a bit of rain and thunders with lightning's) but it didn't matter as the house is so cosy and has plenty to offer to do during rainy days. As we had that bit of a rain the washing machine was a equipment we were very grateful to have. But the sun visited us some days and they were well spent lying on the sun loungers.

Communications with the owner both pre, during and post staying were very good and everything she said was 100% accurate. Thank you so much for everything Isobel.

We hope we can return some day to "Maison de la Roche" it would be a dream come true.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bryndis, Thank you so much for such a great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Domme and, especially, that you liked Maison de la Roche. That's our objective! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Kind regards, Isobel
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Charming house in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house is ideally situated for easy access to the shops and restaurants of Domme but, despite its convenient location, it is also very peaceful. The property is full of character and is beautifully furnished and decorated. It is also very well equipped. The owners were very helpful and their recommendations regarding local restaurants were very useful. I would strongly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this kind review. It's so good to know that Maison de la Roche enhances enjoyment of the fabulous village of Domme and that you liked what we have done with the house. Isobel.
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A Little Bit of French Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Maison de la Roche was the perfect family holiday home. Excellently situated in the lovely village of Domme.

All of the bedrooms and en-suites were very clean, and furnished to a very high standard. The layout of the rooms gives various options to where family members can sleep without disturbing each other.

The kitchen was very well kitted out with all the appliances and utensils that you will ever need. Plenty of glasses/plates/cutlery etc; are supplied for all your needs. The small touches, such as the supply of 6 plug adapters; means that you don't need to pack them.

Each TV has British digital TV - so the children are well catered for. Along with the vast array of DVD's; books & games.

Although wet weather entertainment was not required during our stay; the play room with table tennis and dartboard are a nice addition.

The outdoor space was wonderful. The terrace was located so you can enjoy your breakfast and lunch in the sun. The pool was superb.Well maintained and a good supply of quality sun loungers and parasols for lazy afternoons by the pool.

Having the car parking space in Domme at the property is brilliant.

The communication process before; during and after our stay, with the owner; Isobel; was excellent.

Wouldn't have to think twice about returning to Maison de la Roche in the future; as it provided us with a perfect family holiday with many special memories.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a kind and detailed review. I'm really pleased that Maison de la Roche helped you enjoy the lovely village of Domme. Also it's particularly good to hear that you appreciated the direct communication we were able to have during the booking process and beyond. Kind regards, Isobel
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Stunning property in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website do not really do the property justice. Every last detail has been thought about. The property was spotlessly clean and very well maintained and we were delighted with the charm of a traditional french kitchen, in keeping with the rest of the property, but which nevertheless had all the modern appliances required. The proprietors were extremely helpful both before and during our stay and made sure we had a phone call on our first night to ensure everything was in order, which was a lovely touch. The house is ideally situated to visit the many stunning places in the area, all within a 20/30 minute radius. We didn't have time during our fortnight to visit them all so will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review. I'm so pleased you liked our attempt at a combination of charm and modernity in the kitchen! It's always good to know that Maison de la Roche makes a contribution to the pleasure of staying in the amazing village of Domme. Isobel
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Lovely house in the middle of Domme

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely with a few hidden surprises. I won't disclose what, other than to say that it made us all smile. Isobel has thought of everything to make sure that guests want for nothing. I particularly liked the adapters, just in case they are needed. The house is very clean and well equipped. The beds and beautiful bedding, were extremely comfortable. I loved the very pretty garden and the wonderful views from the house and garden. It was lovely to lounge around the swimming pool after a day sight seeing or paddling a canoe along the Dordogne. The house is situated just a short distance from the restaurants and shops in Domme, which is a beautiful village overlooking the Dordogne rive and beautiful countryside. We were lucky enough to be there when the Tour de France went through. The atmosphere in Domme was amazing and after waiting for nearly four hours, the cyclists went past so close we could nearly touch them. The French people made us feel very welcome everywhere we went and their humour was wonderful.

The customer service from Isobel was exemplary, she kept in touch prior to our visit, provided route maps from the airports, informed us the Tour de France was going through Domme and made sure we were contacted (by her dad) when we got there to ensure everything was ok. Perfect. Thank you Isobel.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review! (Of course, we did arrange that little cycle race especially for your entertainment.) Seriously though, it's so good to hear that you liked the way the house is equipped (including surprises) and appreciated our objective - to make sure you have the best possible experience in this lovely area. See you again, maybe. Isobel
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Stunning property in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property and were delighted with our choice. Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones. Tastefully furnished with hidden surprises. What a treat. We felt truly spoilt and the outside area did not disappoint. A fantastic private pool set in beautiful gardens. I would say whilst the AstroTurf grass is very practical next to water, it does get rather hit so nimble feet are required. The kitchen whilst rustic would welcome some updating for all those would be chefs. However we still managed to create some masterpieces. All in all a wonderful property and destination . Coupled with the excellent service , generosity and help from the owners you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review. We're so glad you enjoyed the place. Sorry about the astroturf - believe it or not, it was a requirement of the Mairie! Isobel
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Brive Vallee de la Dordogne or Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
120 Metres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 20
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Dordogne river beach
Car: recommended

Domme is a destination in its own right. It is classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France' and was built as a fortified 'bastide' in 1250 by Philip the Bold and Simon de Montfort. Close to the house is the Porte des Tours where some of the Knights Templar were imprisoned. Their graffiti are to be seen on the walls.

This is the most exciting part of the Dordogne area, where the river runs past soaring cliffs, the history of the Hundred Years war is apparent in several castles, great chateaux display wonderful architecture and works of art and the birth of civilisation is to be seen in the many archeological sites, some with original cave paintings. There are also many spectacular caves with stalactites and rivers to explore. (Domme even has its own, with an entrance in the market square!) The extraordinary, beautiful medieval city of Sarlat is 10 minutes drive away.

There are lots of opportunities for sporting activities. The house has its own games room, of course, there is canoeing on the river nearby, paragliding, microlight flying at Domme's airfield, hot air ballooning and a terrifying (well, the kids seem to find it OK) aerial adventure park with ropes suspended very high in the trees.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rates include linens, towels (except pool towels), utilities, phone calls to land lines, Wi-Fi broadband access and normal end-of-stay cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.