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Lovely House with stunning views of The Dordogne and La Roque Gageac - No 1. La Malartrie

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Description

No 1. La Malartrie

Our 3-bedroomed house has simply stunning views of La Roque Gageac , the Dordogne and Domme. All the bedrooms are en-suite and look over the river.

It also has a spectacular 10-metre-long terrace from which to enjoy the views, entertain, dine or sunbathe.

Inside there is a lovely lounge with French doors leading onto the terrace with a barbecue and a dining area with seating for six. A well equipped kitchen makes this a fantastic place to enjoy good food, good company with unbeatable views.

La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France.

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About the property

La Malartrie

Our two houses in La Malartrie are lovely traditional stone properties perched above the Dordogne on the edge of La Roque Gageac. They have recently been sympathetically renovated but were originally built 200 years apart in the gorgeous honey coloured stone of the area. Both have unsurpassed, uninterrupted views of the river, La Roque Gageac and the valley beyond.

They have completely separate entrances about 30 metres apart. Each has stone steps leading up to their own private terrace with wonderful uninterrupted views along the river to the famous village of La Roque Gageac and across the walnut groves in the valley to the bastide town of Domme on the skyline.

La Malartrie is a really superb location for a holiday in the Dordogne. Within strolling distance of La Roque Gageac - designated 'one of the prettiest villages in France', it is set in the heart of the most celebrated part of South West France. No fewer than five castles are within a mile or two of the house and the famous medieval town of Sarlat is only 5 miles away. With the beautiful bastide town of Domme three miles away, Castlenaud just over one and Beynac around two, you won't find a more central location to enjoy the best of the Dordogne's 'golden triangle' . In the village itself you'll find a boulangerie, gift and wine shops and several lovely restaurants to enjoy what the French do best! With the river only a short stroll away there is no shortage of places to swim. Canoeing is available from the village as are boat trips, and bike hire can easily be arranged.

The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses abound, with their steep roofs and pigoniers. La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France. From the house's position perched above the river there are breathtaking views of the village clinging to the cliffs and across the valley to the bastide town of Domme. If you're visiting the Dordogne it doesn't get any better than this stunning stretch of the river between Domme and Beynac. No fewer than five castles - four of which are open to the public - are within a mile or two of the house. Castelnaud (1mile) has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and Marqueyssac has beautiful topiary gardens to visit. Chateau de Milandes was famous as Josephine Bakers residence in the 1930s. The medieval bastide town of Domme which is well worth a visit lies about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots of charming shops and restaurants. The Dordogne is also a place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow things for themselves and to sell at the wonderful local markets. We were delighted early in our time here to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil.

People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, historical sites abound. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed medieval buildings in Europe. The Dordogne is also famous for its prehistoric sites. The entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site and the home of the National Museum of Prehistory

The area is renowned too for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts.

A fascinating cave - 'The Grotte de Domme' can be visited from its entrance in the village square. The route descends inside the caves past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. Sarlat with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings and festivals is only 5 miles away. A walk here in the evening when the buildings are all lit up and the gas lights are on is very special.

When you can tear yourself away from the view from the terrace there are any number of wonderful walks to enjoy. An extensive network of marked footpaths through the trees and along the rivers makes finding your way easy. Or you could just stick to wandering from boulangerie to restaurant via the charming cobbled streets of La Roque Gageac. Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another perspective. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river and then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. Its also a real delight to swim in the Dordogne which is only 50 metres from the house, or its beautiful tributary - the Ceou - with its crystal clear spring-fed waters. (a mile away) You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. There are tennis courts and horse riding at Beynac 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired at Castelnaud and delivered to the house - another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy.

There can surely be few better locations than La Malartrie from which to steep yourself in the glories of the Dordogne. To wake up to the river shining below and the view unfolding across the walnut groves in the valley is a joy. Perhaps you'll wander along to the boulangerie for the croissants. I can imagine happily spending a day reading on the terrace here watching the occasional cormorant dive or canoeist paddle by. And in the evening what better vantage point could there be from which to watch the lights come on in La Roque Gageac over a glass of wine while debating which of the restaurants was the best.

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Owner
David Fulton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About David Fulton

We are a Scots family - David, Lorna, Erika and Lily who have had a home in La Roque Gageac for 13 years now and think of it as a very special place. From the photos we have included you can see what an amazing outlook the house has. We're sure anyone who goes there will have a wonderful holiday in a fabulous part of France.

David Fulton purchased this house in 2012

Why David Fulton chose Perigord Noir

The best views, of the best section, of one of the best parts of France. It doesn't get any better than this.

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Notes

A security deposit of £300 is payable. This is normally refunded if there are no breakages or excess cleaning required.


Amenities

Vézac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room overlooking the river and large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , overlooking the Dordogne, en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Coombed ceiling, exposed beams, large en-suite bathroom
  • Double bedroom on the ground floor with large casement windows overlooking the Dordogne. (4.3 x 3.1 m) En-suite shower room. 2 twin rooms (4.1 x 3.85 m) at first floor level overlooking the river, each with combed ceilings, exposed beams and en-suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We hope you will be able to come over and enjoy our house in La Roque Gageac. There is so much to see and do in the area, it is a special place to us and we are sure you will love it as much as we do.

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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Roque Gageac
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Les Roches Bois / Montfort
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Souillac A20
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Roque Gageac
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
The Dordogne
Car: not necessary

The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses in honey-coloured stone are everywhere with their steep roofs and pigoniers. La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France. From the house's position perched above the river there are breathtaking views of the village clinging to the cliffs and across the valley to the bastide town of Domme. If you're visiting the Dordogne it doesn't get any better than this stunning stretch of the river between Domme and Beynac. No fewer than five castles - four of which are open to the public - are within a mile or two of the house. Castelnaud (1mile) has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and Marqueyssac has beautiful topiary gardens to visit. Chateau de Milandes was famous as Josephine Bakers residence in the 1930s. The medieval bastide town of Domme which is well worth a visit lies about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots of charming shops and restaurants. But the Dordogne is also the place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow things for themselves and to sell at the wonderful local markets. We were delighted early in our time here to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil.

People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, historical sites abound. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed buildings in Europe. The Dordogne is also famous for its prehistoric sites. The entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site and the home of the National Museum of Prehistory

The area is of course renowned too for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts.

In Domme you can visit a fascinating cave - 'The Grotte de Domme' - from its entrance in the village square. The route descends inside the caves past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. Sarlat with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings and festivals is only 5 miles away. A walk here in the evening when the buildings are all lit up and the gas lights are on is very special.

When you can tear yourself away from the view from the terrace there are any number of wonderful walks to enjoy. An extensive network of marked footpaths through the trees and along the rivers makes finding your way easy. Or you could just stick to wandering from boulangerie to restaurant via the charming cobbled streets of La Roque Gageac. Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another angle. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river. then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. Or stop at one of the lovely riverside cafes for an omelette. It's also a real delight to swim in the Dordogne which is only 50 metres from the house, or in its beautiful tributary - the Ceou - with its crystal clear spring-fed waters. (a mile away) You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. There's are tennis courts horse riding at Beynac 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired at Castelnaud and delivered to the house - another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy.

There can surely be few better locations than La Malartrie from which to steep yourself in the glories of the Dordogne. To wake up to the river shining below and the view unfolding across the walnut groves in the valley is a joy. Perhaps you'll wander along to the boulangerie for the croissants. I can imagine happily spending a day reading on the terrace here watching the occasional cormorant dive or canoeist paddle by. And in the evening what better vantage point could there be from which to watch the lights come on in La Roque Gageac over a glass of wine while debating which of the restaurants was the best.

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