|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Medieval beamed cottage with yellow sandstone walls (internal and external), Central heating, Large open plan lounge/dinning room, dominated by magnificent stone fireplace. TV, DVD player, ceiling fan and comfortable furniture
Modern Kitchen with fitted units, ceramic hob, eye-level oven, microwave, food processor, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and Limoge China. Laundry area downstairs with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities.
Master bedroom with Queen size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair and escritoire with en suite facility with shower, washbasin in vanity unit and toilet.
Second bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, reading lamps, chair, bureau and bookcase with en-suite facility with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin.
A terrace with flower boxes runs along the front of the cottage and is equipped with a stone bench. Portable table and chairs and umbrella available for al-fresco meals, aperitifs.
The cottage is well furnished for the owners own occasional use and contains all the mod cons expected for a comfortable stay. Maps, guidebooks, cook books and reading matter is available in the bookcase. It is situated in a quiet street near the centre of the village. A detailed guide of the area and what there is to see and do will be supplied to guests. Visit markets daily in the surrounding villages, as well as beautiful gardens, and magnificent views.
I grew up in Namibia, went to Univerversity in South Africa while my parents lived in East Africa. After graduating I went to the UK where I spent 20 happy years. With my late husband's work we travelled extensively and developed a yen for foreign places. When not in my lovely cottage in Domme I now live in the wine ands near Cape Town.
Linda Houston purchased this cottage in 1995
my husband and I spent two extended holidays looking for a bolt hole in France. We covered 14,000 km at first concentrating on which area of France we would like to live in and then narrowing the search down to villages then houses. Domme ticked all the boxes and then we found this derelict grange which meant that we could totally renovate and put our own stamp on it.
It is located in a quiet street, newly upgraded with planters with lavender all the way down the road. It is situated high on a rocky outcrop above the Dordogne river and looks down on the "valley of the seven chatteaux or otherwise known as the Golden Triangle between Domme, Castelnaud and Beynac." It has been voted amongst the top five Bastides in France.
Une belle et vieille maison très bien entretenue. Il y a tout pour cuisiner de bons repas. Situé dans un coin tranquille du village. La maison est très propre et les lits très confortables. C'était un peu humide lors de notre passage, mais il faut dire qu'il y a eu beaucoup de pluie en Dordogne en mai et en juin. Du village, il y a une multitude d'excursions journalières à réaliser. Que ce soit Beynac, Castelnaud ou même Rocamadour et le très jolie village de St-Cirq-Lapopie tout se fait en une journée. Si vous y allez, ne manquez pas le marché du samedi à Sarlat. C'est un must.
La maison de Linda a tout pour rendre votre séjour inoubliable. Je n'aurais aucun problème à recommander cette maison.
We had a wonderful time staying in this deceptively spacious gorgeous cottage in Domme which is situated in a very quiet road just a couple of minutes from the centre of the village. It is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. There are many places to visit close by and it's a beautiful area for walking. We did sample a couple of the restaurants in the village, of which there are several, but it was so nice to go back to the cottage in the evening we ended up cooking for ourselves. Lovely to sit outside in the evening sunshine. Would definitely return and can highly recommend.
I can highly recommend staying in LInda's home. It is beautifully done and well furnished, making for a very comfortable stay. As you are in a residential part of town, it is very quiet. To add to this is you are close to the heart of a wonderful town. From your own place you can easily explore Domme, which gave us hours of fun. If I was to go back to Domme, I wouldn't hesitate staying in the same place.
What a lovely cottage! My husband and I recently spent a perfect week in Domme. The cottage is in a quiet village on a sloping street that looks out into the beautiful hills surrounding Domme. We immediately felt right at home, as the cottage is decorated and supplied as if someone lives there. The master bedroom is up a steep flight of steps (not for the unsteady) in a loft overlooking the living area. It is light and airy, very comfortable. The owner provides all the information needed to spend a delightful week sightseeing in the Dordogne Valley. We hope to be able to return to the cottage someday!
All the comforts of home. Lot's of space to relax. Easy to walk to the restaurants in the village. Good kitchen for cooking on those nights that you want to just veg. It was a godsend to have a washer /dryer. It allows you to pack lighter when you are on a 1 month road trip to the south of France,
Founded by Philip the Bold in 1283, the Royal Bastide of Domme is situated on a high promontory which dominates the magnificent valley of the River Dordogne and has panoramic views from its belvedere. Domme is amongst the five most beautiful walled villages of France.
The narrow streets climb steeply past old yellow sandstone houses to the top square, Place de la Hale. The church is in one corner and in the center is the old market hall with a little balcony on round stone pillars and hanging flower baskets. Below the market is the entrance to a series of caves used as hiding places for the townsfolk in the Hundred Years Wars and Wars of Religion.
Domme is situated in a rural, leafy part of South West France, approximately 165 kilometers from the International Airports in Bordeaux (to the West)and Toulouse to the south.
Domme is in “The Golden Triangle” and there are many beautiful surrounding villages, magnificent chateaux, walks and rambles. Henry Miller, the writer, described it as “perhaps the nearest thing to Paradise on earth”.
The cottage is situated in a quiet street with only pedestrians walking to one of the old gates in the medieval wall or the few residents of the street passing . Parking is available
Ideally situated for exploring the beautiful surrounding region. A detailed guide of what is available can be sent on request.
Markets: Market day in Domme is Thursday mornings and the famous market in Sarlat (10km) is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. All surrounding villages hold fresh produce markets. Full list in the cottage.
Canoeing: Canoes and Kayaks are available for hire at Vitrac and Cenac at the bottom of the hill. Travel downstream and return transport is arranged; or take a voyage down the river in a passenger Gabarra at La Rocque Gageac.
Cycling: Cycles for hire at Cenac. Golf : 9 hole course at Domaine de Rochebois (5km).
Horse Riding: Equitation centers at Sarlat and Castlenaud.
Domme flying club where you can also take short Micro light trips over the villages.
Hot air ballooning towards La Rocque.
Erignac and Maqueyssac open to the pub.
SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS:
There are many restaurants in Domme from simple street café’s to the gastronomic Esplanade. Sarlat, the nearest town, is well supplied with some excellent restaurants
Directions to the cottage: There are only 2 entrances to the walled village: Enter throught the main gate Porte de Tours and bare slightly left to the road marked Rue Porte de Tours. (first car to enter this narrow street from either end has right of way) Pass a narrow lane on your left (rue des Fontaine) and turn left at the next corner into Porte de la Combe. The house is on the left on the next corner (cnr Rue des Leopard) From Porte d'el Bos follow the one way into the sqaure then turn first right and quickly right again into Porte de la Combe. The house is on the left at the next corner and has a metal lizard above the door.
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest|
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Standard Rates are 750 Euro a week for 2 guests and 950 Euro per week for three or four guests. High season rates from July to the end of August is 1050 Euro for 2-4 guests. a 30% deposit secures the booking with the balance due one month before arrival. Payment can be made by Euro transfer to my French bank account or in Pounds Sterling into an English account. (I will send bank account details on request) A third option is to pay by credit card through the website, which requires the payment to be done in two equal payments