3 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, Stunning Views, Private Pool, Parking, Garden, WiFi
Liz and Matt
- English, French, Spanish
About Liz and Matt
Having spent time travelling all over France, we fell in love with the Dordogne’s unique charm and its life of simple pleasures: its food, local markets, festivals and fêtes, all framed by a gentle landscape of green rolling hills, cool clean rivers, and pretty honey-coloured villages.
Why Liz and Matt chose Beynac-et-Cazenac
Working in big cities, it was always our dream to have a home somewhere tranquil - somewhere we could see the stars and hear the birds of an evening, but that also had the good life right its doorstep (with no need to drive to just to get bread, a glass of wine or a meal out). It was also important for us to find a place where we could feel part of the local community and to see some familiar, welcoming faces. A place we could return to time and time again without worry. When we discovered Beynac, we knew it was that place. So when the opportunity came up to buy L'Ancienne Poste, we had to take it.
What makes this Villa unique
To us it is a special, historic house that offers a blend of peace and pleasure. It's where we go to turn off from the noise, spend time with our children, close friends and family, whilst still having enough to do and enjoy so no-one is ever bored. Like our guests, we always leave wanting to come back!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Village house on the Dordogne
Three of us spent two lovely weeks here in July 2019. This is a well maintained home perfectly situated in beautiful Beynac--overlooking the Dordogne and below the castle--and is perfect for touring the Perigord Noir. Other than loading and unloading figure that you will leave your car in the parking lot by the river--the steep cobbled alley up to the house is picturesque in the extreme but too much to handle, even in a small car, on a routine basis, and the river lot is very convenient and a bargain at 13 euros a week. Fellow Americans should not be concerned about the lack of air conditioning--we were there in a three-day, 105 degree heatwave and found that the ceiling fans and breezes off the river kept the house comfortable--and the pool was very welcome. The owners and local manager were very responsive, and the owners provide detailed instructions and advice for the area that were very helpful. Among local activities we recommend a Bergerac wine tasting tour with Max at Duck & Truffle, a cooking class with Ian at Le Chevrefeuille, dinner at the night markets at Audrix and St. Cyprien, and the Tuesday morning market at Le Bugue--all within an easy drive of the house. Two restaurants located within two minutes of the house, La Terrasse du Chateau and La Petite Tonnelle are both wonderful (book in advance on The Fork). Don't go without first reading a few of Martin Walker's Bruno novels--they are a great introduction to the area.
A perfect base for exploring the Dordogne
Breathtaking views, spacious bedrooms and a central location make the Ancienne Poste an ideal base to explore the chateaux, gardens and caves of the region. The charming town of Beynac-et-Cazenac offers restaurants, sight-seeing and shopping within walking distance. Highly recommended.
Amazing views - Great house
Second time staying in this house and hope to do it again. Wonderful location. Lovely house with open floor plan on main floor, bright, airy. Window seats overlooking the Dordogne and several chateaux. Narrow street up to the house so rent a slim car. Great base from which to see the beautiful Perigord Noir.
Thank you so much. You were lovely guests. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Liz and Matt
Four of us stayed at "The old post office" in late April. It was magical! Liz and Matt could not have been more gracious. We did have a couple of "hiccups " ( a couple of them self- inflicted) and they were promptly and efficiently dealt with. The detailed information about the property, town and local events provided by Liz and Matt could not have been more helpful.The village itself is spectacular, although be prepared for the steep access. We all are in our mid-60's to early 70's and in pretty good shape but usually had to stop once or twice on our way home.
One of the services suggested by Liz and Matt was a car service, Taxi a la Carte. We engaged them to take us back and forth to a cooking class in nearby St. Cyprian ( wine was involved) and for a winery tour. They did a great job at a very reasonable fee.
We had dinner at La Petite Tonnelle twice. It was very good and very reasonably priced.
We had no intention of going on a balloon flight, but after seeing the balloons float by every morning and evening we decided to do it. It was expensive but well worth it.
There are still a lot of places that we want to see in the world, but if we ever have the chance to return to " our home" in Beynac, we certainly will.
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your kind review. You will always be welcome at your home in Beynac! Liz and Matt
Great stay in Beynac
Had a great stay at this property in Beynac! Historic charm with modern amenities, great location and fantastic views. The owners provided a lot of helpful information and were always quick to reply to any inquiries. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
Hi Ryan, Thank you for your great review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Beynac soon! All best, Liz and Matt
Brilliant house Perfectly placed
Magical property and hospitality. It had everything we needed and more Perfectly situated - the views were quite literally breathtaking Our only regret was only being there for 3 nights. We will definitely go back !