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A 13th Century Stoneroofed House, with Panoramic Garden in Beynac

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

House, 100 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom , 1 separate wc, large living room, panoramic garden of 300 sqm. Sleeps : 4

The “Stoneroofed House” is located in the heart of the medieval village of Beynac, officially listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. The chateau is perched on the top of an imposing 150 m limestone cliff dominating the river Dordogne and appears to come straight out of the 12th century as it was built by the barons of Beynac…

The house has direct access from the garden gate into the cobblestone path leading to the castle.It has been recently renovated and is resulting of a subtile combination of tradition and modernity.

Tradition with 500 years of history for the house built in 16th century and still topped with original steeply pitched roof of stacked stone called 'lauzes.' The lauzes are of local schist, a type of stone that breaks naturally into large, irregularly shaped plates, giving its name to the house.

Tradition inside the house as you will find limestone walls in each rooms, ancient wooden beams, two large original stone fireplaces but also ancient furniture like an outstanding 18th century renovated “baldaquin” kingsize four poster bed in the master bedroom, the 2nd bedroom upstairs with 3 single beds has 2 unique triangle wooden windows (called “Outeaux”) preserving the original openings in the stoneroof.

Modernity with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom with spa shower cabin, flat screen TV with DVD equipment, Ipod dock station, leather dining chairs, comfortable living room seatings…

The living room opens directly to a terrace of 30 sqm followed by a garden of 300 sqm with scenic views over the Dordogne and valley of the 5 chateaux & the village down the hill and the church of the castle up the hill. Outdoor dining table with comfortable chairs & relaxing sun loungers shadowed by a massive platane tree.

The house is ideal for couples or for a family up to 5 people (+ eventually one additional babyguest in the master room with 1 cot available). You will find at walking distance (2-5 mn) from the house down the hill restaurants, grocery shop, bakery, butcher, post office, pharmacy, newspaper & magazine...

Region :

The department of Dordogne (many French prefers to refer to its old name : Périgord) is a part of the Aquitaine region. It is the 1st producer of strawberry & walnuts in France.

The Perigord Noir as part of the Perigord gets its name from the abundant oak forests. It is well known for its gastronomy and more particularly for its product related to duck (magret, confit…) or goose such as “foie gras”. It is also one of the most famous mushrooms area in France with truffles which grows underground at the base of the oaktree and are called Black Diamonds) and cepes which are just wonderful sliced in omelettes.

The region is offering a large variety of prehistoric sites with troglodytic housing in the cliffs like Les Eyzies (30 mn from Beynac) in the Vezere Valley but also the worldwide famous paeolithic cave paintings of Lascaux (40 mn from Beynac) dating back to more than 17.000 years. Some other jewels like Padirac cave complex and less famous like Maxange caves with eccentric concretions in Le Buisson (30 mn from Beynac) are just fantastic.

But the Perigord accounts for lots of medieval castles and bastides as fortified medieval towns like Domme, Belves, Montpazier (from 10 to 35 mn from Beynac).

Perigord is a paradise for the walkers : it offers a beautiful environment in which to walk surrounded by walnut orchard, dramatic cliffs, discovering chateaux , prehistoric sites…


Beynac has a long history : it has been inhabited in the Bronze age 2000 years bc… but the 1st castle has been built in the 9th century in order to control this stretch of the Dordogne from Vikings. The chateau has remained in the hands of the Beynac family during more than 500 years from 13th till 18th century and during the 100 years war, Beynac was one of the French strongholds whereas on the other side of the river Castelnaud was in english hands

Beynac lies in the heart of the Perigord Noir valley of the 5 chateaux (Castelnaud, Marquessac, Fayrac, Beynac and les Milandes) and is in the middle of the golden triangle : Sarlat (10 km), Domme (10 km), Les Eyzies (30 km).

Beynac is a perfect starting point to pay visit to all cultural sites of the Dordogne.

Sports activity like swimming, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking are easy to organise from Beynac.

More Details

Property Manager
Frederique et Franck Drouin
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Frederique et Franck Drouin

The owner fell in love with Perigord 30 years ago and has invested in various properties in Perigord Noir before investing in the charming Beynac.

Frederique et Franck Drouin purchased this house in 2007

Why Frederique et Franck Drouin chose Beynac-et-Cazenac

The House is one of the rare stoneroofed house of the village ideally located in the heart of the village.

What makes this house unique

Panoramic garden of 300 SQM with spectacular view to the Dordogne and the village.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Beynac-et-Cazenac around the Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • river
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , spa shower cabin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , separate WC
  • 1 separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Four poster bed 18th century bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Terrace = 30 sqm and garden : approx 300 sqm Parking in the garden (due to access from narrow path to the castle compact car required cat A or B). Ancient stone fireplaces but for decorative purpose Telephone : entrance calls only Min age for renters = 25 years old


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A 13th Century Stoneroofed House, with Panoramic Garden in Beynac
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect. The house is stunning - the pictures do not do it justice. Martine, the property manager, was an absolute delight and was so helpful during our stay, including bringing us fresh crepes one day! A lovely bottle of wine greeted us upon arrival as well. The view cannot be described - I took so many pictures of the view of Beynac. And you can see Castelnaud from the kitchen window - it's like living in a dream. The house was beautifully decorated and the kitchen had everything you'd need. There is a little market in town and a larger supermarket in St. Cyprien. We hiked every day and were just overwhelmed by the beauty of the Dordogne region. My husband and I absolutely loved our time here and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, Thank you very much for this complete and very positiv review. You are also charming and adorable guests. And we have offered you the hospitality you deserve. Best regards Frederique
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Seattle, USA

Absolutely Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

We are completely enamored with this idyllic house in the charming town of Beynac! Be warned that staying here may tempt you to move! This is the perfect place to stay for those who love history and nature and we found it the ideal location for our explorations of the Dordogne. It was spacious and comfortable for our family of five, including our three teen and adult children. It would also be a very romantic retreat for a couple. I recommend scheduling your trip to include plenty of time at the house itself, it is a delight!

The entire region is replete with fascinating things to explore and we really enjoyed coming back to the house after our adventures with Paleolithic cave art, medieval castles and towns, and kayaking. We spent most evenings on the deck and in the yard, eating and enjoying the local wines while appreciating the beautiful, peaceful, and intriguing view.

Frederique was a delight to work with in the months that preceded our trip and both Martine and her daughter were very kind and helpful during our stay. Martine keeps the house spotless and she was full of helpful advice.

The information about the steepness of the walk to and from the house is all true. We were glad to be traveling light with our backpacks and not large suitcases. If you have mobility issues it would be a challenge to stay here, but for everyone else, it adds to the charm. There aren't many groceries in town, so I recommend bringing your coffee, breakfast, etc. with you or planning to walk down to the patisserie in the morning.

The house is well designed and tastefully decorated. The living space on the main floor is inviting and leads out to the deck and large yard. The upstairs had ample room for three beds. Unfortunately, we were there during a heat wave and we were unable to keep this room cool. Below the main living area are the master bedroom (that could be straight out of a storybook), the bathroom, the toilet in a separate wc, and the laundry.

We are already dreaming of going back! Thank you Frederique and Martine for an unforgettable experience!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your stay in Beynac in my stone house has delighted you and it's great! We are always delighted when our guests spend delicious moments enjoying our garden. I'm just back on 2 small details. A small Vival supermarket is located at the entrance of the village for small purchases. And for the days of very hot weather we could offer fans. Too bad you did not ask Martine. Thank you for your appreciation smiling review !
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Yarmouth, Maine

Mystical & magical - perfect base of operations for experiencing the Dordogne

  • 4 of 5

Celebrating our moms 75th birthday with a trip to the Dordogne, we stayed at the Stone Roofed House for a week in May 2018. Frederique could not have been more responsive and accommodating, and the House was perfect for my mom, sister and me. Visiting Beynac is like stepping back in time, and it’s a quick drive to Sarlat and many other wonderful places to explore. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you Andy to choose our house for this special event. Glad that all 3 spend good holidays in Beynac
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Stone Ridge, NY USA

Fantastic view of Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Really a wonderful, nicely kept and beautifully restored stone house (with stone roof) but even more special is the patio and garden overlooking the Dordogne River and the town of Beynac. In close proximity to Sarlat and many other attractions, boat tours and canoe rental stations, plus the fabulous Beynac castle up the hill from the house. Yes, in order to drive up to the house you need a small car, which we didn't have, but we (including one of us who was 86 years old) walked up the steep cobbled street several times each day, got our cardio exercise that way, and thus could justify more cheese, bread and croissants (the baker down below is excellent, and so is the Petite Tonnelle Restaurant). In September the sun sets over the river, making the day's end a magical time with a sound track of birds and the chruch bells up above ringing the hour and half hour until 10 p.m. A very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice smile ! Thanks a lot fot this magical review All the best Frederique & Franck
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Traumhaus, Traumurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub in diesem wunderschönen, perfekt und liebevoll ausgestatteten Ferienhaus. Der Blick von der Terrasse ist einfach unglaublich! Es ist super sauber und wir haben geschlafen wie die Steine, weil es herrlich ruhig ist. Außerdem ist es die perfekte Ausgangsbasis, um die Region zu entdecken - alle Highlights sind mit dem Auto schnell erreichbar. Die Betreuung durch Dominique war perfekt und die fabelhafte Martine unbezahlbar! Wir würden das Haus jederzeit wieder buchen und hoffen, bald wiederzukommen. Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Sonja. Ihre Familie ist fantastisch. Wir halten ausgezeichnete Erinnerungen an Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem "Maison de pierre ". F.
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A magical and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful weeks in the Stoneroofed House; it was everything we expected and more...

The view is as breathtaking as everyone has said and the house is a charming mix of authenticity, modern features and equipment - exactly as described and pictured - and very comfortable.

Although we appreciated the parking space and garden, we too opted to park down in the village after a couple of forays up the narrow and steep path in our Peugeot 208 - the walk up the hill several times a day was good for improving our fitness.

We enjoy shopping for local produce and cooking at home (Sarlat was our favourite market) and we used the barbecue, oven and induction cook top numerous times.

Beynac is a beautiful village and a great base for exploring the region. The locals were warm and welcoming and quickly came to recognise us in the local cafes and around the village.

Frédérique was in touch several times during our stay and marvellous Martine ensured we had everything we needed and was an absolute delight - and patient with my French!

We felt incredibly privileged and fortunate to be 'chez nous' at the Stoneroofed House for four weeks and I happily recommend it.

Our time in the house and at Beynac holds a special place in our many memories of France.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Valley of 5 Chateaux (Castelnaud,Marquessac, Beynac, Fayrac, Les Milandes) within a 10 km perimeter, Cave paintings of Lascaux, Prehistoric site of Les Eyzies, the jewel of Perigord Noir Sarlat and its cathedral,fortified bastides of Domme, Belves, Montpazier,spectacular caves with fabulous stalagtites & stalagmatites concretions of Padirac, live theater in the forest in Carves.


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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