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La Charente, charming apt. centrally located medieval village and walk to river

Bedrooms 1
Space 365 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 BR with beautiful rooftop views, close to all amenities + river

Charming medieval colombage property situated along a cobblestone lane in the square of Beaulieu's 12th century church. Centrally located, in walking distance to all amenities and just a few minutes walk to the Dordogne river. La Charente is full of charm showing off the magnificent beams of the roof structure and medieval carved beams in the bedroom is located on the 3rd floor accessed by stairs. Double glazing and electric heating provides a warm and cosy apartment for rent all the year. Large windows fill the apartment with light and offer beautiful views of the church, rooftops of Beaulieu and hillside. The living room and kitchen are open plan. The living area with double sofa and arm chair provide ample seating and he kitchen is fully equipped and modern. A small hallway separates and gives access to the large bedroom and separate full bathroom. The single bedroom sleeps 2 comfortably. The bed is 180 x 200 (two 90 x 200 mattresses in the frame). 2 bedside tables, dresser, closet and built in shelving completes the bedroom. The bathroom is spacious with full size bathtub including shower, under floor heating, cabinets, towels and hairdryer. Access to the apartment is by a common entry door at ground level and each apartment has an interphone for entry door access. The apartment is fully equipped with all the necessities required for cooking as well as all linens and towels. Wi-Fi Internet free. See other units we have available: HomeAway #3888479 or HomeAway #3997515.

Laura or Tom Garbett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

Why Laura or Tom Garbett chose Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

The renovation of the house has been a rewarding experience. The house was left to ruin and she is now back to life and an integral part of Rue Ste Catherine. We have kept as many of the original interior features as possible. It was a 5 year project we undertook ourselves and a rewarding one to bring this building back to life. This apartment being at the top of the building features exposed original roof beams throughout. Also during works we found medieval carved wall beams, now a feature in the bedroom wall. Velux windows make this apartment very light and airy with views of the village rooftops, the church and surrounding hillsides. We hope you enjoy the experience of living in a medieval village in a 15th century house with all the modern comforts and conveniences.

What makes this apartment unique

The colombage facade stands out boldy above the cobblestone lane. She sits comfortably amongst the stone facades of her neighbours. The wood carved window surrounds on the first floor date to the 15th century and are a rare example as most preserved ones are of stone. Each level of the house was built in a different era as we saw in the construction methods during the renovation. It is a little piece of history in a picturesque village.


Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Separate bathroom with 170cm tub with shower, toilet, sink and 2 wall cabinets. Velux window and underfloor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Medieval carved wall beams, chestnut flooring, new 180x200 bed, dresser, closet and 2 bedside tables and leather chair. New electric radiator.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is home to 3 one bedroom holiday apartments, La Dordogne, La Correze and La Charente. Located in the old medieval church square of the village off the main road. A boulangerie is only steps away, just follow your nose! Pretty location facing the 12th century church and the other houses in the square. In walking distance to cafes, shops, the local market and to the Dordogne River. The apartments have been renovated to new in 2014 so they are clean, bright and each has their own charm.


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La Charente, charming apt. centrally located medieval village and walk to river
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the nicest property we've rented. It is beautifully decorated and thoroughly equipped. It's evident that Laura put her heart and soul into bringing this building to life.

We enjoyed a relaxing three night stay in this lovely town. Parking is convenient and the shops, restaurants and the river are all within walking distance.

So do yourself a favor and book a stay in this beautiful apartment in the heart of France.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appartement au top

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cet appartement très bien situé, au coeur de la ville, et possédant un équipement et une décoration de qualité. Idéal comme base de départ pour visiter cette belle région.

Merci aussi à Laura pour son accueil très chaleureux.

Nous recommandons fortement.

Laurence et Robert

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Superbe restauration

  • 5 of 5

Appartement tres confortable. Très bien équipé. Superbe restauration récemment terminée avec le confort moderne. L'appartement est en plein centre de la vieille ville médiévale avec vue sur les toits et l'abbatiale.

Les croissants du matin sont à moins de 50 m !!!

Région fabuleuse pour le velo, la rando pedestre et le canoë.

Faire un restaurant à port de gagnac à côté de biars sur cere

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Appartement de charme

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes tombés sous le charme de cet appartement cosy, fonctionnel, décoré avec beaucoup de goût, idéalement situé au cœur du village, avec une vue splendide sur les toits. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir eu le privilège de compter parmi vos premiers hôtes. Merci Laura de votre accueil chaleureux et de vos délicates attentions.

Christine et Jean-Paul - Toulouse

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Christine et Jean-Paul pour vos aimables paroles. Ce fut un plaisir de vous avoir de rester et je suis heureux que vous avez trouvé l'appartement répondu à vos attentes. Vous êtes les bienvenus en tout temps devrait vous souhaiter revoir Beaulieu. Merci, Tom et Laura Thank you Christine and Jean-Paul for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and I am happy that the apartment met your expectations. You are welcome anytime should you wish to revisit Beaulieu.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Brive Vallée de la Dordogne
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Puy d'Arnac
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Creperie Breton
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Le Lioran
Car: recommended

Every May the village hosts a Strawberry Festival and in summer every Monday evening there is a local producers market near the river. A bbq is set up and volunteers cook food you purchase and picnic tables available at riverside. A band provides entertainment. Canoeing, fishing, hiking, cycling, sampling the gastronomy and experiencing the cafe scene are all at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $232.99

Apartment is strictly non smoking and no pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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