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A 13th Century Stoneroofed House, with Panoramic Garden in Beynac

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

House, 100 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom , 1 separate wc, large living room, panoramic garden of 300 sqm. Sleeps : 4

The “Stoneroofed House” is located in the heart of the medieval village of Beynac, officially listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. The chateau is perched on the top of an imposing 150 m limestone cliff dominating the river Dordogne and appears to come straight out of the 12th century as it was built by the barons of Beynac…

The house has direct access from the garden gate into the cobblestone path leading to the castle.It has been recently renovated and is resulting of a subtile combination of tradition and modernity.

Tradition with 500 years of history for the house built in 16th century and still topped with original steeply pitched roof of stacked stone called 'lauzes.' The lauzes are of local schist, a type of stone that breaks naturally into large, irregularly shaped plates, giving its name to the house.

Tradition inside the house as you will find limestone walls in each rooms, ancient wooden beams, two large original stone fireplaces but also ancient furniture like an outstanding 18th century renovated “baldaquin” kingsize four poster bed in the master bedroom, the 2nd bedroom upstairs with 3 single beds has 2 unique triangle wooden windows (called “Outeaux”) preserving the original openings in the stoneroof.

Modernity with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, brand new bathroom with spa shower cabin, flat screen TV with DVD equipment, Ipod dock station, leather dining chairs, comfortable living room seatings…

The living room opens directly to a terrace of 30 sqm followed by a garden of 300 sqm with scenic views over the Dordogne and valley of the 5 chateaux & the village down the hill and the church of the castle up the hill. Outdoor dining table with comfortable chairs & relaxing sun loungers shadowed by a massive platane tree.

The house is ideal for couples or for a family up to 5 people (+ eventually one additional babyguest in the master room with 1 cot available). You will find at walking distance (2-5 mn) from the house down the hill restaurants, grocery shop, bakery, butcher, post office, pharmacy, newspaper & magazine...

Region :

The department of Dordogne (many French prefers to refer to its old name : Périgord) is a part of the Aquitaine region. It is the 1st producer of strawberry & walnuts in France.

The Perigord Noir as part of the Perigord gets its name from the abundant oak forests. It is well known for its gastronomy and more particularly for its product related to duck (magret, confit…) or goose such as “foie gras”. It is also one of the most famous mushrooms area in France with truffles which grows underground at the base of the oaktree and are called Black Diamonds) and cepes which are just wonderful sliced in omelettes.

The region is offering a large variety of prehistoric sites with troglodytic housing in the cliffs like Les Eyzies (30 mn from Beynac) in the Vezere Valley but also the worldwide famous paeolithic cave paintings of Lascaux (40 mn from Beynac) dating back to more than 17.000 years. Some other jewels like Padirac cave complex and less famous like Maxange caves with eccentric concretions in Le Buisson (30 mn from Beynac) are just fantastic.

But the Perigord accounts for lots of medieval castles and bastides as fortified medieval towns like Domme, Belves, Montpazier (from 10 to 35 mn from Beynac).

Perigord is a paradise for the walkers : it offers a beautiful environment in which to walk surrounded by walnut orchard, dramatic cliffs, discovering chateaux , prehistoric sites…


Beynac has a long history : it has been inhabited in the Bronze age 2000 years bc… but the 1st castle has been built in the 9th century in order to control this stretch of the Dordogne from Vikings. The chateau has remained in the hands of the Beynac family during more than 500 years from 13th till 18th century and during the 100 years war, Beynac was one of the French strongholds whereas on the other side of the river Castelnaud was in english hands

Beynac lies in the heart of the Perigord Noir valley of the 5 chateaux (Castelnaud, Marquessac, Fayrac, Beynac and les Milandes) and is in the middle of the golden triangle : Sarlat (10 km), Domme (10 km), Les Eyzies (30 km).

Beynac is a perfect starting point to pay visit to all cultural sites of the Dordogne.

Sports activity like swimming, fishing, canoeing, biking, hiking are easy to organise from Beynac.

More Details

Property Manager
Frederique et Franck Drouin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Frederique et Franck Drouin

The owner fell in love with Perigord 30 years ago and has invested in various properties in Perigord Noir before investing in the charming Beynac.

Frederique et Franck Drouin purchased this house in 2007

Why Frederique et Franck Drouin chose Beynac-et-Cazenac

The House is one of the rare stoneroofed house of the village ideally located in the heart of the village.

What makes this house unique

Panoramic garden of 300 SQM with spectacular view to the Dordogne and the village.


Beynac-et-Cazenac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • River
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , spa shower cabin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , separate WC
  • 1 separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Four poster bed 18th century bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Terrace = 30 sqm and garden : approx 300 sqm Parking in the garden (due to access from narrow path to the castle compact car required cat A or B). Ancient stone fireplaces but for decorative purpose Telephone : entrance calls only Min age for renters = 25 years old


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A 13th Century Stoneroofed House, with Panoramic Garden in Beynac
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Stone Ridge, NY USA

Fantastic view of Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Really a wonderful, nicely kept and beautifully restored stone house (with stone roof) but even more special is the patio and garden overlooking the Dordogne River and the town of Beynac. In close proximity to Sarlat and many other attractions, boat tours and canoe rental stations, plus the fabulous Beynac castle up the hill from the house. Yes, in order to drive up to the house you need a small car, which we didn't have, but we (including one of us who was 86 years old) walked up the steep cobbled street several times each day, got our cardio exercise that way, and thus could justify more cheese, bread and croissants (the baker down below is excellent, and so is the Petite Tonnelle Restaurant). In September the sun sets over the river, making the day's end a magical time with a sound track of birds and the chruch bells up above ringing the hour and half hour until 10 p.m. A very special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice smile ! Thanks a lot fot this magical review All the best Frederique & Franck
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Traumhaus, Traumurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub in diesem wunderschönen, perfekt und liebevoll ausgestatteten Ferienhaus. Der Blick von der Terrasse ist einfach unglaublich! Es ist super sauber und wir haben geschlafen wie die Steine, weil es herrlich ruhig ist. Außerdem ist es die perfekte Ausgangsbasis, um die Region zu entdecken - alle Highlights sind mit dem Auto schnell erreichbar. Die Betreuung durch Dominique war perfekt und die fabelhafte Martine unbezahlbar! Wir würden das Haus jederzeit wieder buchen und hoffen, bald wiederzukommen. Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Sonja. Ihre Familie ist fantastisch. Wir halten ausgezeichnete Erinnerungen an Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem "Maison de pierre ". F.
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A magical and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent four wonderful weeks in the Stoneroofed House; it was everything we expected and more...

The view is as breathtaking as everyone has said and the house is a charming mix of authenticity, modern features and equipment - exactly as described and pictured - and very comfortable.

Although we appreciated the parking space and garden, we too opted to park down in the village after a couple of forays up the narrow and steep path in our Peugeot 208 - the walk up the hill several times a day was good for improving our fitness.

We enjoy shopping for local produce and cooking at home (Sarlat was our favourite market) and we used the barbecue, oven and induction cook top numerous times.

Beynac is a beautiful village and a great base for exploring the region. The locals were warm and welcoming and quickly came to recognise us in the local cafes and around the village.

Frédérique was in touch several times during our stay and marvellous Martine ensured we had everything we needed and was an absolute delight - and patient with my French!

We felt incredibly privileged and fortunate to be 'chez nous' at the Stoneroofed House for four weeks and I happily recommend it.

Our time in the house and at Beynac holds a special place in our many memories of France.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific. The view, the garden, the bed especially

  • 4 of 5

We had not expected such a beautiful view and garden. The concierge was great too.

one item i might mention. we like to cook while in a self-catering place, but found there to be a shortage of equipment for the oven.

a small thing, but may be important?

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our House has pleased to you and also that our garden filled for you. What are the utensils that you would have liked to have found in addition and related to the oven? Enjoy your day. Frédérique & Franck
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séjour inoubliable à Beynac

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un excellent séjour en famille.

Maison authentique, pleine de charme avec prestation haut de gamme.Sans oublier le superbe jardin/terrasse avec vue sur la Dordogne et la très accueillante et disponible Martine.

Destination à conseiller vivement.

A bientôt

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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picturesque and well-located

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Stoneroof House - the house was very comfortable for our family of 5 with beds for all of our 3 nearly grown children and was just as beautiful as the photos. The village was quiet in the off season -we had the castle to ourselves when we went, and not all shops were open, but we still had many choices for meals/food. The owners and their manager were most helpful and kind, and the property is located within easy driving distance to many sites, from cave paintings to castles to medieval houses and many of the most beautiful villages of France. An excellent peaceful home base; we can easily recommend this property to others, and would happily return to stay again (hopefully next time to canoe the Dordogne and see a hedgehog or two).

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure towelcome you to our home. You are delightful guests. Our door is always open for a futur stay . Best regards Frederique
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Car: recommended

Valley of 5 Chateaux (Castelnaud,Marquessac, Beynac, Fayrac, Les Milandes) within a 10 km perimeter, Cave paintings of Lascaux, Prehistoric site of Les Eyzies, the jewel of Perigord Noir Sarlat and its cathedral,fortified bastides of Domme, Belves, Montpazier,spectacular caves with fabulous stalagtites & stalagmatites concretions of Padirac, live theater in the forest in Carves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $36.89

We accept personal cheques in euros and wire transfer

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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