About this listing
Charming old house from the XVth century located near the top of a hill above Vezere valley in Dordogne between Montignac Lascaux and Sarlat. It's a quiet place surrounded by a large private property of shady meadows, forests with a lot of points of view on the landscape and the valley.
This accomodation has all the confort needed in a preserved environnment.
This is the perfect place to start visiting the large amount of touristical places in the area (castles, caves, charming villages). This is also an excellent starting point for hiking tours.
Nearby by road :
- La Roque Saint Christophe : 5 mn
- La Grotte de Lascaux : 25 mn
- Le Château de Castelnaud : 45 mn
- Le Village du Bournat : 30 mn
- Le Château de Beynac : 40 mn
- Le Grouffre de Proumeyssac : 30 mn
- Le Musée de la Préhistoire des Eyzies : 20 mn
Access to the garden, and all the fields and forests around.
Interaction with Guests
I usually interact with my guests in the way they want : enjoying some conversation or just answers to some needs or questions. By meeting in the surroundings or by texts messages.
The house is located in a small hamlet with 4 houses of which this one, ours.
The environment is usualy very quiet and peaceful.
You will need a car to access the house, visit the touristic places around and food shopping.
Other Things to Note
There is a bakery / small grocery in the village at about 10 mn by car or 25mn by walk.
In another next charming village (10 mn), you will find 3 restaurants and a grocery.
In the next city, Montignac at about 20 mn by car, you will find shops, an open market on wednesday and saturday and a supermarket.
From Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Wir haben eine wundervolle, ruhige und idyllische Woche bei Pierre verbracht, der ein sehr sehr aufmerksamer, zurückhlatender und liebenswerter Gastgeber war.
Das Haus war sehr liebevoll und umsichtig eingerichtet und mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt.
Auch für das erste französische Frühstück hat Pierre gesorgt, außerdem befanden sich am Anfang bei unserer Ankunft alle Lebensmittel im Kühlschrank, die manfür eine erste Mahlzeit, ein erster Frühstück braucht.
Die Umgebung ist abwechslungsreich und es gibt viele Möglichkeien, für abwechlsungsreiche und interessante Ausfüge.
Wir können uns gut vorstellen, an diesen schönen Ort zurückzukommen. Noch eimmal, danke, Pierre, für Alles.
Wow and wow and wow. We had a fantastic week at Pierre's house. All the glowing reviews prior to our stay are true to their word. We also got to meet Pierre and his family, who are very warm, generous and friendly. To top the experience off, Pierre had brought his horses onto the adjoining reserve next to the house.... both adults and kids loved getting up and close with them everyday.
House wise, it was great in every respect with all necessary mod cons and lots of space, linen, beds, etc. Its been fully renovated but done sympathetically to the original house.
The location is as idyllic as the photos show and the property is in real life as it is in the photos. We even saw deer in the woods nearby. And the Dordogne is absolutely beautiful.
All in all we are richer for the experience and are also grateful in getting the chance to know Pierre and his family.
Pierre is a charming and hospitable host who provided literature about the region and things to do nearby. In addition, the kitchen table welcomed us with a vase of fresh flowers grown in his mother's garden, fresh croissants, homemade jam and more. The house is situated up a narrow road in a remote and beautiful setting in an area of one-lane roads amid lots of fabulous fields and woods. Please note, as a home built 400 or more years ago, it is filled with antiques and a lovely feel of history. As such, the stairs might be a bit tricky for the less nimble. It was 100 degrees the week we stayed and the 2-foot thick stone walls and stone floors definitely helped, but trying to stay cool did require we manage the shutters and windows. Pierre provided several fans, but for those who are heat-sensitive, the upper floor bedrooms may be uncomfortable in the daytime if you are unlucky with the weather. Wifi is available for an extra fee, but is not strong. We used our mobile phone's cell data instead. So those who need fast internet may have issues. The home gives you a wonderful and authentic sense of history, yet has lovely amenities like a very modern kitchen, dishwasher, clothes washer, etc. It is situated right next to one of the loveliest towns in the area, Saint Leon de Coles, which offers a few delightful spots to dine and a convenient point to start a canoe trip on the river. It's about a 40 minute drive to the large market town of Sarlat, and quite close to Lascaux II caves and many other pre-history and medieval sites to visit. Host made it all even more enjoyable to stay here!
Un logement adorable au cœur de la nature. Beaucoup de calme. Un accueil à la fois cordial et confiant de la part de Pierre.
This was an amazing place. The host was very helpful and was waiting for us when we arrived, even at 7pm at night.
The house was amazing and very clean and up to date. It fit our whole family easily but we spent most of our time sitting around the kitchen table talking and eating incredible local foods!
The surrounding area is incredible and paths just across the country road take you to an amazing pre-history cave that the kids loved. This area has a lot of things to offer families and I highly recommend staying at Pierre's.
This is an exceptionally beautiful house, restored with much love and care and a personal touch. There is lots of space in- en outside the house, it is very quiet, beautiful views over the hills. Pierre is a very friendly host, with whom it is a pleasure to communicate. On the first morning he provided us with fresh croissants and home-made jam, and although he was not around for most of the week, it was nice to meet him and his family.
We would certainly recommend this house, it certainly is one of the best places we stayed in in France.
This region, this house as well as Pierre and his family oozes serenity, calm, aesthetic beauty and genuineness. For me and my family the two weeks in this place was amazing, the weather shifting from thunder to gentle rain to hot Sun, but all the time at the background of these mountains, this Valley, the vezere river, the (website hidden) in this beautiful kitchen, bathing in the nearby river, walking or driving by the Grotte San Christophe. This is as good as it gets! And Pierre and his family are both kind, interesting and helpful in all possible ways.
About the Host, Pierre
I work as a freelance Software Management Consultant.
I spend most of my free time as a photographer and I work on videos editing too.
I like natural light and contrast in my photos.
I cannot travel somewhere without thinking of what nice picture I could get here or there
Music and Movies take as well a big space in my life.
I like to admire a great landscape with music from :
Massive Attack, Genesis, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Arcade Fire, Coldplay between my ears.
When I go trekking over Pyrenees for several days or riding my horses on some lost tracks, I am a very happy man.
Some movies I had seen so many times :
Paris, Texas / One flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest / Rear Window / Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid / 2001 A Space Odyssey / Once Upon A Time In The West / The Man Who Would Be King / Groundhog Day / Shutter Island / Into The Wild / Star Wars / Down By Law / O’Brother / The Man Who Wasn’t There / Monster’s Ball / The Fall / Misfits / Jackie Brown / Shutter Island