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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property






Our home is only a 1-5 minute walk to restaurants, cafes, bars, boulangerie, butcher, grocery store, pharmacy, hairdresser, clothes store, art gallery, Chateau de Beynac & castle tours, the Dordogne River, canoe hire, river boat trips, hot air balloon hire, summer time weekly Farmers Artisan Market, gift shops, Medieval Village recreation, river side footpath for leisurely strolls, river fishing, countryside walks, bird watching.......... in fact everything that you could possibly need is in this 'Plus Beaux Village de France' even an English speaking doctor!

You really can do it all here & leave your car in the garage for the whole week. Beynac is on one of the loveliest stretches of the Dordogne river near to Sarlat & a 'not to be missed' stop for any traveller. This is a spectacular base for your holiday, whatever time of year you visit. From this spacious & beautiful rental home with panoramic views of the Dordogne river & 4 Chateaux, you can stroll to restaurants, food & antique shops, art galleries, summer market, Chateau Beynac & the Dordogne river; you can go canoeing, hot air ballooning, take bike tours & walking tours all in Beynac. L'ancienne Poste is a lovely holiday home which is perfectly situated near to Sarlat & the nearby attractions of Domme, La Roque Gageac, Lascaux Caves, Les Eyzies, Rocomadour, numerous pre historic cave paintings, troglodyte houses, St.Emilion or Bergerac vineyards !!!



L'ancienne Poste is a very light, airy & spacious honey coloured stone house with 2 Master ensuite bedrooms (both shower rooms with basin and toilet in each) & a Twin ensuite bedroom (bath with shower over bath, toilet and basin) with a 13th Century stone arch. The living, dining & kitchen area & all the bedrooms have panoramic views over this historical part of the Dordogne river to the 4 Chateaux of Castelnaud, Fayrac, Marqueyssac & Lacoste.

The main entrance to the house uses the original Post Office shop doorway and leads directly into the kitchen. There is a lovely sunny south facing terrace next to the kitchen with magnificent Dordogne river & Chateaux views. There is a table & chairs for sunny al fresco breakfasts & shaded evening meals with a glass of wine, the whole while enjoying the stunning views complete with beautiful sunsets.

The Garden Bedroom (one level down from kitchen/living room level) has an ensuite bathroom, two single beds & medieval stone archway with French Doors opening onto the south facing garden. The Balcony Bedroom (one level up from kitchen/living room level) has a kingsize bed & double French doors giving panoramic views of the valley below; it has an ensuite shower room & ceiling fan. The Vaulted bedroom (two levels up from the kitchen/living room level) has a king & a single bed, with a beautiful vaulted beamed ceiling & ceiling fan, an ensuite shower room & panoramic views. There is a private pool with sun decking & a shaded flower covered seating area. There are ample sun loungers & chairs. There is parking next to the house.

The whole house is over 4 levels, on the lowest level you will find the garden bedroom which has twin beds & French doors opening to the garden & pool area, this room also has an ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath. Also on the garden level, although accessed from outside only, is a store room housing the freezer & washing machine, this is accessed from the garden. One level up from the garden is the kitchen, dining & living room with the main entrance door & outside sunny dining terrace with stunning river & chateaux views. The floor above the living area is the 1st Master King bedroom which has a full width south facing balcony which also overlooks the river & chateaux. The hallway on this level also has access to another balcony which faces west & overlooks the river & pool, there is also access out onto the Rue de l'Ancienne Poste & our double width garage. The floor above has the large vaulted 2nd Master bedroom with a lovely comfortable King bed & also an antique French 4ft width sleigh bed, both Master bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms with glass shower doors, sinks & toilets. All the bedrooms have river & chateaux views & ensuites.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES: Lazily drifting down the Dordogne river in your own canoe, passing Chateaux, Bastides & medieval villages as you go is not to be missed. Take your own picnic & stop off at one of the many beaches along the river, or pull in for a gourmet meal at a restaurant. For those of you feeling a bit more energetic, join a bike tour & see the leafy lanes & valleys. Hot air ballooning & micro-lighting flights can be organised locally for the more adventurous amongst you. There is a 'Tree Adventure Park' near by, which is a great place to go with a group of kids & adults alike. There are also the many local caves including Lascaux & Font de Gaume at les Eyzies with their Prehistoric paintings for you to visit. Sarlat itself offers many free attractions, especially during the summer, including fireework displays, street theatre, acrobats, musicians, art exhibitions & concerts. Not to be missed are the towns & villages of Domme, Rocamadour, Sarlat & Montignac with the famous Lascaux cave paintings.

BEYNAC HISTORY: L'ancienne Poste is set on the banks of the gently flowing Dordogne river overlooking 4 chateaux & one of the historic sites of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) between England & France. The stunningly romantic village of Beynac, which rises dramatically from the valley floor & which was once the home of Richard the Lionheart, will enchant & captivate you at every turn, from its narrow medieval streets lined with soft honey coloured stone houses, shops, art galleries & restaurants to its magnificent Chateau, perched high on top the cliff, which has majestically watched over the Dordogne valley since 1150. You may already be familiar with Beynac and the surrounding area from watching such films as 'Chocolat', 'Joan of Arc', 'The Musketeer' and 'Timeline'.

I also have the details on a couple of other similar homes in the area, so if this does not suit I can forward on the details of the other houses, both have large 10x5m pools and can accommodate between 4-10 guests. Both are very reasonably priced for the facilities offered and within 5 minutes of Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, Roque Gageac and the Dordogne river.

Please note that as we have 3 houses with the same or similar facilities all within the same Sarlat and Beynac area, our availability calendar shows when all of our houses are reserved, so if a date is shown as available we do have 1, 2 or all 3 of our houses available for that date.

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Xanthe Eadie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Xanthe Eadie

We moved to France 17 years ago & have lived & worked in the hospitality industry in the Sarlat area since then. We ran our own small hotel & restaurant in Beynac for 6 years and are proud to tell you that we were listed in many International guide books, including Rick Steves, Alistair Sawdays and the Guide du Routard. We sold this business in the summer of 2006, and after listening to the needs of our restaurant and hotel guests we started our holiday rental home business. We now have 3 wonderful vacation rental houses in prime locations in central Sarlat & Beynac which are available to rent all year round. As we live locally, we are your first point of contact if you need help with anything, you will be able to draw on our vast local knowledge, which has been acquired over many years, to make the most of your stay in this wonderful area. You will find that each of our houses can offer you the very best in location, amenities & comfort, whether you are over looking the Dordogne river & 4 Chateaux or strolling through the Medieval streets of Sarlat. Be assured that we are responsive to our guests needs; many of whom come back year after year & have become firm friends, they are more than happy to recommend us to their family & friends. We will offer you the best service that we possibly can to ensure that your holiday is a memorable one for all the right reasons!!

On hand to chat or help if needed and discreet if not. :) We will not just turn up at the house unless you invite us, except of course for pool or house cleaning as required depending on the length of your stay of course :)

Xanthe Eadie purchased this house in 2002

Why Xanthe Eadie chose Perigord Blanc


Because it is magnificent !

Location, Location, Location.

Need I say more...............why rent somewhere & have to drive everywhere when you can walk!

What makes this house unique

We have three beautiful holiday homes, one in central Sarlat, one in central Beynac (wonderful house which over looks 4 Chateaux and the Dordogne river!) and a brand new to the holiday rental market after a 150,000 Euros refurb is our 16th century Maison Bourgeois with heated salt water pool, which is located just 2 miles from the centre of Sarlat in a tranquil bucolic setting.

Both our Sarlat and Beynac homes have been our own family home since we moved to France 14 years ago and we now offer them for others to enjoy. All three houses are private and you will have sole use of the house, garden and pool, they all have their own off road private parking and ensuite bedrooms. As we now live only 5 minutes drive from both Sarlat and Beynac we are on hand for any queries that you may have during your stay so you can be assured of the best of care & assistance if needed.

The Sarlat & Beynac houses are within a 2-5 minute easy level stroll of restaurants, cafes and wonderful boulangeries selling the best croissants and baguettes. There are Farmers Food Markets each day of the week in the surrounding towns and villages and a twice weekly street market in Sarlat which also has a daily covered market by the main Square. Here you will find the local farmers selling their freshly harvested produce, including organic bread, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and creams. During the summer months there is a daily variety of street entertainment in Sarlat which is free to watch and sometimes participate in ! Our new holiday home is within walking distance of a bar & restaurant with twice weekly live music during July and August and is only a 2 minute car journey into bustling Sarlat.

Please enquire for details and photos of our other houses using the 'contact the owner' tab for this house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I travelled from Armenia to Benyac to reunite with our daughter’s who travelled from different parts of the world to be with us. We had a wonderful week long stay in this house that was very comfortable, welcoming and tastefully furnished. With the bedrooms on three different levels we were able to spread out and each was fitted with its own bathroom and toilet – which was great as young women need to do a lot of personal grooming! We spent a lot of time cooking, eating and talking as we sat around the wood fire which was really delightful. It was the first week in January when we stayed in the house and the weather was not to cold with even a few sunny days after frosty mornings. The Benyac village was very quite with only a few shops and restaurants open. This suited us just fine – but we needed to remember to stock up on groceries in the morning before the supermarket closed. We did some peaceful walks along the river and around the village and castle located on the cliff top. I loved sitting on the bench underneath the window and looking out at the river as the water flowed down stream. The photos on the web page of the house and village do not lie! It all lives up to expectations
Dec 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Village centre
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Sarlat la Caneda
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Souillac - Paris
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Village centre
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Swim in the Dordogne with riverside beaches
Car: not necessary

Sarlat, Beynac, Domme, Rocamodour, Lascaux Caves, Dordogne Valley, Roque Gageac are all nearby. Further afield are the vineyards of St.Emilion, Bergerac, Graves and Bordeaux.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, Airpark, Quad biking, Caving, Cliff climbing, Golf courses, off road biking, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, nature trails, zoo.......etc.etc.


Beynac-et-Cazenac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , With wash basin & toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , With wash basin & toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With wash basin & toilet
  • Each of the three ensuites have either a bath with shower over or fitted shower with glass doors (not curtains), a wash basin and a toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite shower room with basin & toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ensuite shower room with basin & toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom with basin & toilet
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Oakland, Maryland USA

The perfect holiday -- in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Xanthe and Hamish,

Just to let you know that we arrived home back in the States safely -- and still happily thinking about our stay in Beynac and L'ancienne Poste. It was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed the great views ("to die for" is an understatement) plus all the history and, of course, the charming small village flavor. The property was immaculate, bright and sunny, and everything we could have hoped for. The chateau, the river below, plus the proximity to Sarlat and the charming countryside of Dordogne made for the perfect holiday. We especially loved the local markets, the friendly people, and we thank you so much for sharing all of it with us. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so lovely to hear that our guests enjoyed this house, as this really is a wonderful place, the house, the village, the views, in fact just about everything is 'as hoped for' just as Arnold has said !!!! We should know we lived in L'ancienne Poste for 5 years !!!!
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Couldn't ask for a better location or more helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here with so much to do in the area and a great place to come home to. Canoeing, Cycling, Hot Air Ballooning, Tour de France, Chateau's, wine, cheese and not forgetting the awesome local bakery.

Thank you Xanthe and Hamish. Hope we can stay again one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and the view was even better! Homeowner's were very easy, helpful and friendly to work with. Very clean home and amenities were perfect. There is a very steep grade of cobblestone hill to walk up to get to the home with luggage, groceries, etc. Other than that, the home is amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your enjoyed our amazing home and are over the moon you found it very clean and with perfect amenities. :-) It is a lovely house in a very special authentic village, but vehicle access to the double width garage, which is next to the house, can be a problem for people with a large vehicle or not used to driving on narrow streets. However, there is a loading/unloading bay only an 80yd level walk from the house, so there is no need to walk up hill with suitcases and produce. :-) and the nearest village car park is a 2 minute walk from the house.
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The most stunning place I have ever seen!

  • 5 of 5


Everything about this house is beautiful. It is by far the most stunning place we have ever stayed and I don’t think I have gone a day since coming home that I haven’t told someone about it.

This was the ultimate place to relax and re-energise while eating the most amazing food and drinking the most amazing wine.

Main attraction would be to canoe down the river – it’s a must!

My only comment to anyone looking to go is to use the parking at the bottom of the hill if you get anything bigger than a Fiat 500. The road is tight. The very short walk wasn’t a problem at all and you can see the car park from the house! All of this is explained by Xanthie and Hamish when you book.

The booking process was very easy, relaxed and professional. I hadn’t ever booked a house abroad before but Xanthie made it very easy to do.

There is so much more I could say about this amazing place but I just don’t want to spoil it for anyone. You have to see it to believe it.

Thank you Hamish and Xanthie, we do hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay :) We really appreciate the feedback. We are so pleased that your surprise family celebration went to plan. It was a pleasure having you stay in our home and we hope that you return soon.
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Great house. Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house with spectacular views of the valley and the river. The house is well fitted out and comfortable. It's clean and well cared for. The owners are really nice people, wonderfully helpful and responsive and quick to help their guests settle in and feel at home.

The house is very clean, the beds are comfortable and the linens are all very nice. The two upper bedrooms are enormous with views all over the valley. The living room is large with deep window seats overlooking the river. And we loved the British TV channels. The kitchen is fitted out with everything we needed to make a few meals at home and it's a great open space for gathering, with a large dining table and the living room just beyond.

The location is ideal. You don't need to drive far to visit many different kinds of castles, glorious gardens, Lascaux and many other wonderful caves. Just down the hill there are restaurants and shops, canoe and kayak rentals as well as a lovely, lazy boat ride in a traditional gabarre. Hot air balloons are blown up right across the river and it's a treat to see them floating over the valley.

We loved this house and fell in love with the Dordogne and the Perigord Noir. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California

Spectacular house & view

  • 5 of 5

All you need and more is available to you at this house in Beynac. There was more than enough space in all the rooms, but with our weather so wonderful we spent most of our time on the patio when we were not out and about. With this spectacular view we enjoyed wine, cocktails and appetizers until sunset and cooked in 5 of the 7 nights. The house is immaculate, the 2 upstairs bedrooms were the length of the house. The downstairs twin room, though small, was still spacious and had it's own french doors out onto the yard and plenty of windows for light. In addition to patio off the kitchen, there is a lawn area the runs the length of the house as well as the pool area on the side of the house. All the bathrooms have plenty of space, good shower pressure and plenty of hot water. The location of the house is close to shops, restaurants and the pharmacie, plus a small store nearby. The property is up to date and well-maintained. Any questions or issues we had were remedied immediately by either Xanthe or Hamish. There are so many villages within a short drive and so much to do that one will not run out of things to do. What we enjoyed most were the outdoor markets on varying days in villages nearby, the castles, the gardens of Marquessac, canoeing, caves, Sarlat, Domme, St Cyprien, but the best was just being here in this house relaxing and enjoying the view. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this house to anyone and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for Xanthe and Hamish for everything, but mostly for letting us enjoy your house for the week.

Dave & Patty

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I also have the details of another house with similar facilities inc.10x5m pool nearby that will sleep 6-10 guests in a 3 bedroom or 5 bedroom house that has a very advantageous rental rate, enquire for further information.

Weekly rentals from April to end October - Saturday changeover day. November to March shorter lets available from 125€pn.

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