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Charming 16th Century Stone House. Private Pool + Beynac!!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chateaux views, Spacious, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

La Maison d'Etre is a 16th Century stone house located in a quiet village 1 km from Beynac. Recently renovated as the owner's personal residence, La Maison d'Etre is a comfortably laid out character property where casual living and tranquility await within the security of a lovely French village.

Located in the heart of the Valley of the Cinq Chateaux (Beynac, Marquessac, Castlenaud, Fayrac and Milandes) this is an ideal setting to explore the wonderful history of the Dordogne region - from the world renowned prehistoric cave paintings, to the chateaux dating back to the 1200's - home to the French and English during the 100 Years War. For the adventure seekers there is kayaking on the Dordogne, biking through the countryside, and hot air ballooning over the valley at dawn and dusk and the less taxing activities of indulging in the gastronomic delights offered in the regions restaurants, from casual dining to Michelin Star elegance and vineyard tours. After a full and exciting day, retreat to the tranquility of Saint Vincent de Cosse, just 1 km from Beynac and your home for the week, La Maison d'Etre.

La Maison d'Etre offers a spacious gourmet kitchen, separate dining room and a large comfortable living room, 3 substantial bedrooms and 2 separate full size bathrooms and one powder room (toilet and sink). Primarily furnished with locally bought antiques, the house has comfortable seating for 6 to 8, whether dining or relaxing in the living room, a 32 inch flat panel TV, English satelite TV,franch satellite Tv an Apple TV system (allowing guests access to rental iTunes movies, , wireless internet and international calling to most countries (not all) for fixed and mobile phones.

Relax with a glass of your favourite beverage while sitting on one of our three terraces, one with a view of Chateaux Milandes and the ancient village church, the others - lovely valley views, or cool off in our 3m x 7m private black bottom pool. Feeling energetic? Test out your skills on your own 3m x 14 m petanque court. When it's time for aperos. or for dinner, you have the option of dining in our separate dining room or on the terrace overlooking the black bottom pool.

Make the most of your visit to the Dordogne Valley. Be close to all of the tourist activities, the gourmet restaurants, but also enjoy the convenience, security and the tranquility of La Maison d'Etre and Saint Vincent de Cosse.

La Maison d'Etre - close to the action, but 'far from the maddening crowd's'.

Keywords: Stone House, Private Pool, 3 bedrooms, Next door to Beynac, Right in the Valley of the Five Chateaux

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About The Owner

We are ' lovers ' for the beauty of Life

and appreciate best travels and meeting new people

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse

Natives of the Périgord region of Dordogne, we bought La Maison d' Etre in the summer 2013 after we fell for her charm and the beautiful village of St Vincent de Cosse.

The house was beautifully restored by the previous owners and we continue to make improvements to the property

What makes this house unique

La Maison d' Etre present an exceptional location near the magnificent medieval town of Sarlat and the châteaux of Beynac, Castelnaud, Marquessac and Les Milandes, yet in a beautiful and peaceful village with nearby hiking trails which will take you through hamlets, forests, farms and along the beautiful Dordogne river.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) Tempurpedic style mattress in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Extremely comforatble, in guest bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Private petanque court.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Charming 16th Century Stone House. Private Pool + Beynac!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Vacances à La Maison d' Etre

  • 5 of 5

Famille de 5 personnes, nous avons passé deux semaines au mois d'août dans cette très belle villa. Au charme de l'architecture s'ajoutent des prestations de grande qualité et nous avons pu pleinement profiter de la piscine, de la terrasse et du terrain de pétanque. Des sentiers de randonnée partent du village de Saint Vincent de Cosse, et celui-ci représente un très bon point de départ pour découvrir les nombreuses richesses de cette magnifique région: sites préhistoriques, châteaux, canoës et circuits de randonnées abondent à proximité, le tourisme urbain étant également possible (Bergerac, Cahors, Périgueux... sont à environ 1h30 de route). Le village en lui-même est dépourvu de tout commerce, mais toutes les facilités se trouvent à Saint Cyprien, bourg distant de quelques kilomètres et aisément joignable en voiture. Nous avons donc réellement apprécié ce séjour, la tranquillité comme le cadre de la maison ainsi que la découverte de ce qui est assurément une des plus belles régions de France.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous farmhouse property

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, friend and I recently stayed in this gorgeous property of La Maison d'Etrey overlooking the valley in a very little village where the church bells chimed. The property is split by a number of levels, and has been fully renovated that has an ambiance that is simply quite charming. It has a spacious tv room that we called a 'hug' as it is very snug. The kitchen is perfect for cooking, with every knife and pot alike. So a visit to the local market at St Cyprien (which is a MUST) made it an absolute joy to come home and try our cooking with local produce. Daniel is the owner of the property and contactable all through the week that we rented. We had a few questions and he always responded promptly which made ease of use in all aspects of the property, including payment processes. There is a pool but rather cold but my son still managed to have a swim (a quick dip). We absolutely enjoyed this property immensely and quite frankly, wish we could have stayed longer. It is located in a very small village where there is no supermarket, etc but who cares - it is so close to Beynac and St Cyprien, it didn't matter; it gave us an opportunity to continue exploring! A great location to explore all that Dordogne has to offer whilst providing a rural solitude to re-charge the batteries. Daniel also provides a list of the best places to eat and we chose La Petite Tornelle in Beynac - this was a wonderful lunch where one is not overwhelmed by tourists. If locals hang out there, and the restaurant is full, then it must be a winner and it was! I have just looked at other reviews, and they are spot on. This is a property not to miss!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family - two adults and two children aged 6 and 7 - had a wonderful time at La Maison d'Etre in late July. We appreciated everything - from Daniel's attentions and extensive information before our stay to the super-charming and comfortable house and gardens. We could have spent all day at the house - the beautiful grounds and a terrace which looks over the pool make for a wonderful place to laze in the sunshine and we had many a happy sundown petanque competition. We did drag ourselves away from the house, though, and enjoyed very varied trips out, from kayaking and a visit to the caves at Font de Gaume to the magical and highly-recommended candlelight night at Marqueyssac gardens. We can't fault our stay at La Maison d'Etre and very much hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family, consisting of 4 adults and an 8 year old, spent an idyllic 2 weeks at la Maison d'Etre the first 2 weeks of July. We were able to just completely relax at this very comfortable, spacious property. The pictures just do not do it justice as it's far more beautiful in real life with lots of space to escape from each other, if necessary, for some quiet time.

We enjoyed cooking in the wonderful kitchen, cooling off in the pool after a day of sightseeing, taking evening walks down to see the local donkey (Ulysses) and sitting on the dining terrace enjoying the spectacular view and the cooling evenings.

We looked forward to getting to many of the local markets, visiting Beynac, Sarlat and the aquarium at le Bugue and even went further afield to Cahors for some wine tasting. 2 real highlights were the canoe trip down the Dordogne and the night market in St Cyprien. We could have stayed longer to enjoy more of this beautiful region of France and to totally relax at this lovely home.

Daniel was very helpful both before and during our trip. Made some great activity suggestions, provided complete details about the property and all appliances, WiFi, etc. Daniel and his wife also made the effort to meet us all before the end of our stay. It's nice to put a face to a name. We have rented other properties through VRBO and this is the first time an owner has wanted to meet us. Nice personal touch!

We would certainly recommend this property to others and would love to return sometime to see more of this area.

Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your lovely home.

The Senn, Verge, Leal family

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA, U.S.

A wonderful week in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Five adults spent a heavenly week at Maison d'Etre at the end of September. The house surpassed our expectations; it was comfortable and spacious, with lovely views over the valley. The kitchen is very well equipped. The location was perfect for touring the local caves and castles. The owner's recommendations for restaurants and other local services were helpful. This was a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A beautiful and quiet retreat in the center of Dordogne touring

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the end of June at this extraordinary house, and all agreed we could not have done better.

The village is quiet, with no services, but everything - food, necessities, touring - is within a 5-10 minute drive. We were grateful that we had not stayed in Sarlat or one of the nearby small tourist towns; they were extremely congested. Each day it was special to return to Maison d'Etre, the pool, the terrace, the great kitchen, and all its comforts.

We like to shop for food and cook at home as much as possible. The Sunday market at St Cyprien and the Wednesday market at Sarlat were great events in themselves, and made it possible to have fresh local food every day of the visit. The kitchen has everything one could want (and we are demanding when it comes to cooking). The supermarket at St Cyprien filled every other random need.

The owners extensive suggestions were extremely helpful, and right on the mark. We followed their advice on canoeing arrangements, markets, and shops and saved a lot of time and aggravation. (You also have to give extra points to owners that name their house with a pun.) The instructions for the house and appliances were detailed and clear. There were instructions for contacting neighbors and others in the event of problems, but we had no need, as everything worked without a hitch. There were detailed TV instructions, but we never turned it on. The dining room is large and well appointed, but we ate every meal on the terrace.

We had two or three days of extreme heat (over 100 F) and the stone house kept comfortably cool, and the pool and shaded outdoor dining made it enjoyable. The master bedroom and bath is large and very well appointed. The two upstairs bedrooms were less fancy but quite comfortable. They did get hot during the heat wave, but that we cured with a cheap electric fan.

We hope to return to the Dordogne and its great sights and food, and beautiful river. We have not found anything that suits a visit better than La Maison d'Etre.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
St. Cyprien or Sarlat
Car: recommended

La Maison d'Etre is in the middle of the Valley of the 5 Chateaux providing easy access to the restored Chateaux of Beynac, Castelnaud, Marqueysac, Feyrac and Millandes. Plus 30,000 year old cave paintings at Font de Gaume, Les Ezyies and Lescaux. History within easy reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
15 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Security deposit £439.13

Email owner with any questions or special requirements. We will try and accommodate any reasonable request.
Rates subject to change until confirmed by Agreement.

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.
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