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Picturesque Cottage centrally located in Most Beautiful Village of France

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,075 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Only steps away to all shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery, poste, and ATM

A romantic getaway for couples or an affordable holiday for small families, this self-catering property is available year round and located in one of the most beautiful villages of France. Nestled in the tiny hillside village of Beynac, La Petite Maison invokes a timeless sense of charm and beauty. Catch a glimpse of medieval life in this 500-year-old home and explore the most scenic and breathtaking villages of Southwest France. Unlike many homes listed under Beynac in the HomeAway directory, La Petite Maison enjoys a central location within the actual village.

Amenities include:

• Central village setting just steps away from bakery, grocery store, restaurants, ATM, post office, galleries, hairdresser, and pharmacy

• Two romantic master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one with a four-poster antique colonial bed, the other in the style of Louis XV

• Fully modern bathrooms fitted with spa shower cabins, perfect for helping you relax after a busy day of sightseeing

• Fully equipped kitchen to make dining in easy and stress free

• High ceilings with large chestnut wood beams in the living/dining room

Further Details Indoors:

La Petite Maison is one of the most picturesque homes in Beynac. Situated on a cobbled footpath leading to the Chateau, your medieval adventure awaits. Step inside into a quiet retreat and enjoy the charm of its thick stone walls and heavy chestnut timbers. Many of its furnishings date back to the 1700’s including the dining table and buffet, both made of walnut in the local Perigordian style.

No one will have to draw straws for the kid’s bedroom because this cottage has two full sized master suites each with its own private ensuite bathroom. A common living area with the sitting room and dining area separates the bedrooms above and below. The living room boasts a massive stone fireplace, antique copper, and leather furniture, which accentuates the comfort and enjoyment of staying in your own place.

La Petite Maison is perfect for couples and small families. With two master bedrooms, it sleeps 4 very comfortably but may also sleep 1 additional guest in a single bed in the upstairs bedroom.

The village of Beynac consists of a cluster of golden-stone houses beneath a dramatic 500 foot cliff. Perched at the top stands the 12th century Chateau Beynac, rising from the sheer cliff face along the most historic and scenic section of the Dordogne River. With its formidable Chateau, rows of charming houses, and the gentle river below, the setting is simply captivating. La Petite Masion makes for an ideal home base for visiting all the picturesque villages in the Perigord Noir, including Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Monpazier, and Sarlat, the most historically preserved medieval city in all of France.??

Beynac castle is renowned for being one of the best preserved medieval castles in France. It was painstakingly restored last century using only the tools of the medieval craftsman. From the castle terrace, the chateaux of Marqueyssac, Fayrac, and Castelnaud are all within view across the verdant tapestry of this beautiful valley.

Nowhere have we found a more tranquil, beautiful, and romantic setting than here in the Dordogne. Whether you are exploring fairy tale castles, strolling a local market, wandering through cobblestone streets, studying prehistoric cave art, or simply taking in the unspoiled countryside, you will come to understand why this is one of the most endearing regions in all of Europe. Designated by the French government as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, Beynac never fails to impress.

Further Details Outdoors: Medieval stone house, fully renovated. La Petite Maison is pictured in a Beynac postcard as one of the beautiful homes on the path to the Chateau. Petite Maison is so photogenic, you'll find countless visitors stopping to take a photo of it on their way to or from the castle

Assistance on hand: English speaking agent on hand to answer any questions.

More Details

Vincent Shrader
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Vincent Shrader

We are avid Francophiles and love to travel in Europe. We've been coming to Beynac since 1997 and immediately felt a sense of connection to this charming little village in this beautiful region of France. Some years we visited several times. Eventually, we found a place of our own. This is more than a vacation rental to us, it's a second home.

Vincent Shrader purchased this house in 2006

Why Vincent Shrader chose Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac feels like home to us. Like a story book village lost in time that we had only read or dreamed about, it deserves its designation as Most Beautiful Village of France.

What makes this house unique

La Petite Maison enjoys a central village location. Located on a footpath leading up the chateau but far enough to be off the main road and away from street noise. Just steps away are the best restaurants in the village, a wine shop, gift shops, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.


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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In the upstairs bath you will find a fully modern step-down bathroom fitted with handmade Italian tiles, an ultra relaxing shower cabin, vanity and a Napoleon III armoire. The downstairs bathroom is fitted with a luxury spa shower cabin featuring 8 shower heads, an extra large sink, heated towel warmers and beautiful Italian marble tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • No one will have to draw straws for the kids bedroom because this cottage has two full sized master suites, each with its own private ensuite bathroom. La Petite Maison is perfect for couples and small families. With two master bedrooms, it sleeps 4 very comfortably but may also sleep 1 additional guest. There is a single bed suitable for a child in the bedroom upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Top attractions nearby include dozens of medieval castles, famous prehistoric caves, medieval festivals, and an amusement park. Local Services in the village include art galleries, ATM, post office, cafes, restaurants, wine shop, toy store, boat tour, medieval shop, bakeries, butcher, grocery store, auto repair, hair salon, and gift shops. Leisure Activities include cooking lessons, golf, local markets, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and biking.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Montréal, (Québec) Canada

A fantastic stay in la Petite Maison

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at la Petite Maison in Beynac-et-Cazenac. The medieval village of Beynac is charming and very well preserved. From there, we had the opportunity to visit easily Lascaux 2, the Château de Castelnaud, Sarlat and its market, Domme and Rocamadour. We also enjoyed cooking with our son and his girlfriend in the very well equipped kitchen. Everything was perfect and we plan to return as soon as possible.

Un dernier mot pour souligner l’excellente rénovation et restauration de la Petite Maison. En effet, le cachet ancien de cette propriété a été magnifiquement préservé tout en offrant le confort d’aujourd’hui. Bravo à vous deux, Vincent et Michelle, et merci de nous avoir donné la possibilité d’en bénéficier!

Maurice et Denise (Québec, Canada)

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami, FL


  • 5 of 5

Beynac et Cazenac a été le plus joli petit village de la région. Très mystérieux le matin quand il était encore enveloppé par le brouillard. Majestueux et humble au même temps. La maisonnette a joué un rôle fondamental pour avoir l’experience de nos ancêtres. Très jolie, très confortable et très intégrée au village. Mais... tout ça aurait été une semaine de vacances avec de belles découvertes comme tant d’autres si Martine n’aurait pas été là!! Elle est tellement gentille et amicale qu’on dirait une fée échappée d’un des châteaux fort de la région. Martine nous a montré ce que c’est être heureux/heureuse. Merci Martine...tu es inoubliable.

In summary, la petite maison is all one would dream of in a vacation home for 4 people. It is well appointed and all details have been tended to. The washer and dryer are particularly impressive.

I can not recommend this vacation home enough.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this beautiful home ❤️

  • 5 of 5

So many amazing prehistoric, medieval and modern day experiences awaiting you !

It's just a natural environment to tap into your soul's delight .

Let imagination go free ... Take a cooking class with Stephanie at Hautes de Saint Vincent de Cosse .

Go in an amazing excursion with Sarissa and Christophe via Taxi a la carte , and explore cave art like never before .

Live the medieval times , not like in California , but the real thing . right here you can follow Eleanor of Aquitane and her son Richard the Lion heart's footsteps at Beynac chateau .

View the beautiful rolling fog over the river , reminsciencing the last time you watched Johnny Depp play his gypsy guitar in Chocolat .

If you like a great wine , €10 euros will get you something Napa will be jealous of !

Create your own dream of what could be , then do it !

Life is too short not to ✨

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful week, a very comfortable home with all the small details thought of. We would not hesitate to book again. John and Elissa

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. And blessed by beautiful weather. Enjoyed every second and would return in a heartbeat.

Owner's responses fast and complete and advice invaluable. Thanks for everything. Wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Simons Island, GA USA

As Charming as the Pictures

  • 5 of 5

You always wonder if a property will live up to its billing, and La Petite Maison absolutely did. Not only is it beautiful, it's also warm, inviting, and very functional. We've used VRBO and Homeaway many times, and this is right up at the top of our list. It's obvious that the home is well loved and cared for by its owners. Vincent provided valuable advice before our arrival, and both Christophe (who met us on arrival) and Martine (housekeeper) were delightful. The guide to the home is the best written of any we've seen, and chock full of valuable information.

Other visitors to Beynac often stopped to take photos of our home away from home, as they walked by and wished us Bonne Journee or Bonsoir. The property is ideal for two couples, with one bedroom being on the top floor and the other on the bottom, with the living area in between. We love to cook, and the kitchen is well outfitted. La Petite Maison is an ideal combination of a 500 year old home and a modern, livable residence.

In addition, the surrounding area is delightful. Don't miss the opportunity to canoe down the Dordogne. Have an amazing meal at La Belle Etoile in neighboring La Roche-Gageac (without breaking the bank). Spend Sunday morning at the market in St. Cyprien, where you can buy gourmet food items as well as unique gifts. Bring good walking shoes, as the terrain around Beynac is very hilly. Enjoy a bottle of pecharmante wine, which was new to us and locally produced.

All in all, this was one of our favorite rentals, and we highly recommend this property. Bring your camera!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Hotel du Chateau
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf de la Forge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Souillac- Paris A20
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
La Petite Tonnelle
Car: recommended

The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of prehistoric cave dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.

Other Activities: Exploring Chateaux and canoeing the Dordogne River


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.04
Refundable Damage Deposit £437.97

Weekly rentals run from 5 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged.
Rates are for 4 guests. Add 25 euros for additional guest.Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and heating.
We accept all Major Credit Cards, PayPal, personal checks in Euros and wire transfers.
If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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