About the property
- Chateau / Country House21527 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Sleeps 8 In Four Double Bedrooms
The property in two parts, the original house and the stone former barn nestles amongst a charming cluster of honey-coloured stone houses, surrounded by walnut groves, at the end of a no through road. The two building set up is attractive to those people who wish to holiday in company with friends or family but maintain their own space.
This property would perfectly suit two families or couples, or a multi-generational family reunion, who can be together yet have independent facilities, or a couple on their own who wish to get away from it all and enjoy the space, peace and calm of this delightful place.
In high season it is expected that the property be rented as a whole unit, however, in mid and low season it is possible to rent only one of the units if that is preferred.
With a 5 minute stroll, you reach the banks of the Dordogne. This river is recognised as one of the 15 cleanest rivers in Europe. The nearest swimming beach is at Cenac-et-St-Julien.
Whether you're planning for lazy days at the house with relaxing walks to enjoy the stunning surroundings, or wish for a more active holiday, St.Julien is an excellent place in which to base yourself.
The property does require a fair level of mobility from its visitors as due to its age there are stone and wood stairs throughout the two buildings although the main bedroom of the stone barn is on the ground floor.
We prefer any family with young children stay in the main house where there is space for cot, high chair etc. and safe access to the garden.
From the living room in the main house doors open onto the pretty, enclosed garden on one side and onto the courtyard on the other. Stone Barn has doors onto the courtyard and a private terrace with table and chairs accessed from the mezzanine bedroom.
Both charcoal and gas barbecues are provided on the property and there is an open barn in the garden that can serve as an outdoor bar for night time or al fresco dining in the shade in the day time.
James and Aude
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- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About James and Aude
James Oxford the owner and your host, is an art director and conceptual artist from Los Angeles.
James and Aude purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2013
Why James and Aude chose Cénac-et-Saint-Julien
Your host simply couldn't resist the film set like backdrop to this charming property and on returning to LA he missed no longer having castles in his backyard. He returned to buy this place! As he has found and confidently expects you will too, his house offers the perfect base for discovering the stunning and dramatic scenery of the surrounding area with its chateau, caves, restaurants, riding stables, golf links, river trips and so on and on.
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I wish i did not have to rate this propertyfor the sys -- Because it is a very lovely spot... but
Though, I would give this place a 5 star if it were not for the following... and indeed i am biased as i am an owner as well. However, I would give it a one star because of the difficulties... and a 5 star if they did not exist... Anyway, no key for the court yard ... and no local contact & no house guide/book given to us upon arrival provided loads of anxiety and for quite a few hours... though after several communications with Homeaway same found us a another place to stay down the street for at least that first evening... needless to stay a very frustrating start (after a long drive) to a very beautiful area... when we did get into the property... it was lovely but could have been more clean... and provisioned with more basics like at least TP. Upon access it was indeed as lovely as the rest of the whole area. I can only say more attention to details could be provided at this property... as a vacation rental owner as well... i get it ... and not that much more effort could make this an extraordinary place to stay.
We had a wonderful stay at Jame's home in St-Julien Dordogne. The house being situated at a private and extremely quiet site with a beautiful view.
The house was clean, with much space.
Thank you James.
We stayed in the Stone Barn for 7 nights. It is a beautiful conversion that manages to feel both spacious and cosy. It is very well appointed, though being in a more remote location, not surprisingly, it suffers from occasional variations in water pressure. The garden with pool and courtyard are shared with the main house but our sun terrace on the first floor was private to the Barn. The main house was occupied during our stay by two American couples. This turned out to be a very enjoyable additional dimension to our stay as we had an evening of absorbing, pleasurable conversation in their company. The village is tiny and quiet. The buildings are a wonderful rich colour of the local stone. All around are rolling fields of lush orchards, and yellow harvested fields scattered with hay rolls. It is an exquisite unspoilt setting. There are many attractive places to visit, towns such as Domme, Beynac and Sarlat. gardens such as the extraordinary Parc du Château de Marqueyssac and the serene gardens of the Manor of Eyrignac. There is also the huge array of fascinating caves around Les Eyzies. The combination of driving or walking through beautiful countryside to such places in the area and returning to the peaceful, comfortable Stone Barn gave us a blissfully wonderful week.
Coast/Beach The Dordogne river (rated as one of the 15 cleanest in Europe and classified as a Unesco World Heritage Biosphere Reserve), offers water sports and safe for swimming river beaches along its length. The sea coast is the Arcachon Bay, near Bordeaux, approximately 2.5 hours drive away. Golf A google search will bring up the names and locations of several golf courses around Saint Julien. The nearest one is La Lolivarie, a 9 hole course at Siorac on the road to Bergerac. Chateau de Vigiers, near Bergerac is an 18 hole course. How to get there Bordeaux airport(international flights with big carriers): 205kms Nearest airport Bergerac(all the 'budget' airlines): 70kms Airport at Perigueux(flights from Paris): 75kms Calais: 830kms Paris: 550kms Train: Paris to Perigueux 4hr Train: Bordeaux to Sarlat 2hr30m Use of a car is essential. Car rental companies at train stations and airports. Distances Local shops in Cenac(4kms) for basics. Domme(5.5kms) other shops and Casino supermarket. The nearest big supermarkets are in Sarlat(15kms) where there is a Casino, Leclerc and Carrefour. There is also a big Carrefour at St. Cyprien (20kms). Further details The best produce market in the region is held in St. Cyprien every Sunday morning. Other markets, Domme - Thursday, Le Bugue - Tuesday, Sarlat - Wednesday and Saturday. Credit Agricole have an outlet in Cenac otherwise banks can be found at Daglan, St.Cyprien and of course, Sarlat. The Post Offices often have ATM's and the nearest is at Beynac-et-Cazenac.
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Additional information about rental rates
Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 4pm. Depart by 10am. A 50% payment secures the booking + 200euro security deposit against damage which is returned following a property check after your departure. The final payment is due 1 month before your arrival date. Payment by Secure Payment system or bank transfer. Linen is included in the rent. Nov to April 50euros charge for heating.