Medieval Cottage Next to a Castle!
Medieval Cottage Next to a Castle!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Resting atop an enchanting Medieval village and right next to a pristine castle lies La Maisonnette du Coteau. Recently renovated, this exquisite cottage offers numerous luxuries, while maintaining a deep respect for it's Medieval roots.

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Rest here while you experience a taste of a French countryside steeped in history and culture. Not only will you enjoy the beauty, comfort, and luxurious ammenities at La Maisonnette, but you'll also appreciate Beynac's delicious restaurants, amazing concerts, beautiful walks, stunning art galleries, and one of France's most well-preserved castles within minutes.

When you stay at La Maisonnette, you'll understand why it's one of the most photographed homes in the village, and on several of the printed postcards you'll find around town. Its prominent place atop the Cliffside village of Beynac-et-Cazenac affords its guests breathtaking views of the Dordogne River, the entire valley, and of the village. Enjoy a dinner or lunch outside on the terrace overlooking the canoes dotting the river, or take a bath in a claw foot tub while you gaze out across the Valley of the Five Chateau. Now that's what we call relaxing!

Inside the home you'll find:

* gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a sub-zero freezer, two refrigerator drawers, and a dishwasher; the highlight of the kitchen is the gourmet La Canche gas stove--a stove that professional cooks in Europe use throughout France
* beautifully restored wood beams in every living space
* a mix of modern and antique furnishings, including a few pieces that are hundreds of years old
* thick, perfectly restored stone walls
* unique window shapes and ornate iron work on the exterior
* romantic master suite with queen-size bed and a private bathroom, including a claw foot tub overlooking the Dordogne Valley.
* 2 additional guest rooms, one featuring another queen-size bed with both antique and modern furnishings; another with two twin beds; both are lovely and very comfortable
* Sleeps 5-6 people
* Antique tile floor on the mail level, recently refurbished hardwood floors throughout the remainder of the cottage
* Modern bathroom on the second level, including a luxurious shower cabin and a towel warmer; private views of the nearby hillside as well
* relaxing TV/movie room where a TV, DVD player and leather sofa await
* both a washer and a dryer on the premises
* gorgeous, mature, terraced gardens overlooking the Dordogne River Valley.

Let me share a little more about the glorious town of Beynac and while this is the ideal location for your vacation...whether you arrive from the East or from the West, stunning views of the town invite you as you approach this Medieval cliffside town. You will find your breath taken away as you observe the little golden buildings with their antique tile roofs nestled amongst each other as they overlook the lovely river Dordogne. Like us, you'll be shocked that such a lovely place even exists! It will feel surreal as you spend your days enjoying all the Dordogne has to offer. There will be no question in your mind as to why Beynac is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France)

La Maisonnette is the ideal landing pad for visiting the other small, picturesque villages in the area, and for enjoying other sights as well. Make sure you visit the Marqueyssac Gardens, the Lascaux Caves (oldest art on the earth), the famed outdoor market in nearby Sarlat, the 5 chateau within 5 minutes of Beynac, and take a canoe or boat ride down the river for unexpected and amazing views. And don't forget to take a tour of the castle you'll be staying right next to (the windows of La Maisonnette look out upon the old castle walls and the old city walls as well); the Chateau of Beynac is one of the best preserved in France. You'll feel as if you stepped back to the 12th century!

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3 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 6 nights.

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Gregoire User Profile
August 2017
My family and I stayed almost 10 days at La Maisonnette and enjoyed an amazing time there. The house was perfectly clean, tidy and carefully arranged with high qualities amenities (bed, kitchen...) and a nice decoration. The house is so well located at the heart of the village offering many opportunities to discover and visit Le Périgord. And we were so warmly welcomed with many tips and helpful informations. I highly recommend to stay there !

Andrea User Profile
April 2017
Ben's home is a lovingly restored stone French 'maisonnette ' , the photos can't begin to capture how beautiful the home and setting is. Outstanding ! We especially enjoyed siting in the garden eating and drinking what we picked up in a nearby market and enjoying the views of the Dordogne valley and castle from the 1st floor window. Check-in was seamless and Ellen extremely helpful and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful home.
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Thank you Andrea, it was a pleasure to have you at the cottage and we'd be honored to have you back!
April 2017

Steve User Profile
April 2017
My wife and I stayed in La Maisonette for four nights (originally we booked three, but had to add another!), we also had two friends join us from London for a few days. We were all in agreement that the place is simply stunning!--the setting in Beyanac-et-Cezenac is heavenly. The cottage itself provides the perfect platform from which to explore the castle (literally right next door, and a genuine treat on its own) and the immediate surrounds, where you can perch yourself on a myriad of vantage points to glimpse the glorious beauty of the Dordogne and its sprawling valley or wander down into the old town area (albeit via very steep cobblestone paths) to find drinks and dining. Or, if the walk is a bit challenging, there are a couple of very nice restaurants adjacent to the castle, with some amazingly helpful and friendly staff. La Maisonette itself is full to the brim with gobsmacking wow-factor. Beautiful decor and abundant charm coupled with everything you need for a fully equipped, self-catered stay. Ben is a great host with excellent communication. We were able to easily arrange contact for meeting either Elly or Martine (caretakers, as Ben lives in the US) on-site for check-in and an introduction to La Maisonette. Everything was great, stress-free, easy... Henry Miller once wrote something to the effect of "seeing the Dordogne region is something to be grateful for all of one's life"--he's not wrong, and La Maisonette is the perfect place to do it from. We'd be truly blessed to stay there again if the chance arose (we live in Australia), and we wholeheartedly recommend this airbnb to anyone.

Jiselle User Profile
January 2017
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Gil User Profile
December 2016
This historical cottage that has been restored to a high spec. Beynac is quaint and centrally located in the Dordogne. The staff are well organised and helpful. The property may not be ideal for those who have limited mobility as it is located on the public walkway below the castle. We were delighted to be able to spend some time at La Maisonnette and thank Ben for his attention to every detail.

Meg User Profile
December 2016
Ben and Stephanie were lovely hosts. The cottage is wonderful and Beynac is a very special place. I hope to go back soon!

Dan User Profile
October 2016
We had an amazing stay -- the location is wonderful, the cottage is very well equipped, and our communication with Ben and his local manager Elly was flawless. This is a wonderful part of France and you couldn't find a better place to explore from. We would definitely stay again!

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An American living in Seattle with my lovely wife and 4 amazing children.

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