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A 16th Century Stoneroofed House with Panoramic Garden in Beynac

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Beynac-et-Cazenac House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathrooms, sleeps 5

House, 100 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (without wc), 1 separate wc, large living room, panoramic garden of 300 sqm. Sleeps : 5 + 1 (child under 12)

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Frederique Drouin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016

About Frederique 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. The owner has recently achieved renovation of a new property LE TIBALOU with the same spirit and offreing excellent value for money and availability for season 2013 advertised under number 3540127

Frederique Drouin purchased this house in 2007

Why Frederique Drouin chose Perigord Blanc

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



based on 18 traveler reviews

A 16th Century Stoneroofed House with Panoramic Garden in Beynac
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 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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Baltimore, Maryland

Wonderful stay in a magical place

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to stay in this charming cottage. Beynac is a storybook village that takes you back in time. Everyone should put this place on their travel bucket list.

The cottage was lovely place to experience this most beautiful part of the world, with stunning views, spacious rooms and cozy decor. The owner and manager are attentive to your needs before and during your stay. Prospective guests should be aware that the cottage sits on a very steep hill and may not be suitable for some folks in terms of accessibility. Also, the manger is kind and helpful but does not speak English.

The cottage is on the path to Beynac castle which is an awesome sight. It is also an easy drive to other towns and sights. We absolutely loved our stay and it made Christmas even more special.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We just want to make language's aspect clear. In our absence our local caretaker is dealing with all you need in French but in tight communication with us owners and able to make the link in english and to solve in very short term as mentionned any possible need. A well documented handbook in english is available in the house and very helpful.
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Southern California


  • 5 of 5

Staying at La Maison de Pierre en Beynac is like stepping into a fairytale. The home is beautifully located, beautifully decorated, and Beynac is charming. The view of the Dordogne River from the garden terrace makes a vacation here even more alluring. Comments from other guests sum up our impressions as well, but since we cannot stop talking about our fabulous stay here, we just had to write to confirm what a truly amazing vacation home this is. If you are planning a trip to the Dordogne and want a memorable vacation, do not hesitate to reserve La Maison de Pierre.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Beynac-et-Cazenac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid automn
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 22 2016
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off automn
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
First Period
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid automn
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off automn
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

700-1450 EUR/WEEK
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Weekly rentals from sat 5 pm to sat 10 am
We accept personal cheques in euros and wire transfer

Booking required 50% deposit

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Beynac-et-Cazenac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • River
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • 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
  • 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 wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Four poster bed 18th century bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Additionnal 6th guest if child under 12 in the main bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 / 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

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