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Mont Joie

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews

View from dining room, Fayrac Castle and the montgolfiers

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Mont Joie is located off the ancient cobblestone road leading to the medieval Chateau of Beynac.

The front door opens directly into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey coloured stone walls, stone tile floor, old wooden beams and a large medieval fireplace sets the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax and listen to the stereo or view English satelite television on the 30" flat panel television. The dining table suitable for seating up to 8 diners is next to the window offering spectacular views of the river and the frequent hot air ballons drifting by.

Two large private bedrooms both with modern en suite bathrooms are down a stone staircase leading from the main salon. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed with a tempurpedic mattress and the second bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable king size bed. The third bedroom is a kids room on the same level as the master bedroom and contains a bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only. All bedrooms are remarkably cool, even in the warmest weather - the beneficiary of 3' thick stone walls.

There is a full width balcony off of the master bedroom with loungers, a gas barbecue and an outdoor dining table provides our guests with a very private location to enjoy a glass of wine, relax and watch the world flow by on the Dordogne.

There are two additional flagstoned terraces just above river level. One terrace is covered with a grape and wisteria arbor, while the other allows for full sun exposure. Relaxing loungers and a dining table are located on the terrace.

For those who want to take cooling dip, you can do what the French do and try out the Dordogne, or there is a wonderful crystal clear, chlorine free slow moving tributary called the River Ceau located within 4kms. Wonderfully cooling, with shady banks . Bring a picnic basket and experience the true French joie de vivre!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Fully renovated with period features maintained.

Fully equipped kitchen and dining service for 6 people. Includes wine, champagne, liquer and cocktail glasses for entertaining and aperos before dinner.

Further details outdoors

Parking is located just across from the front door. You'll have your own private parking grotto, a rarity in the village. To use this private parking space, you will need a compact or smaller car to navigate the narrow lane. If you have a large car, there is ample parking in the municipal parking lots which are only 1-2 blocks away.

Within strolling distance, there are 6 restaurants,3 art galleries, 3 wonderful patisseries, a butcher, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a hair stylist. All located within a medieval village setting.

Further details

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

We accept bank checks in Euro only, wire transfers, or PayPal (preferred).

A deposit is required to confirm a reservation. A damage/security deposit is also required.

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of cavemen dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.


The medieval village of Beynac is dominated by its spectacular castle, which overlooks the Dordogne valley, giving an unrestricted view over many miles of countryside, dotted with castles. The village itself clings to the steep hillside below and is an extraordinary sight to behold. You will find restaurants, antique shops, a post office, a bakery and, more recently, a small grocery store at the foot of the hillside, beside the river, and you can also take a traditional boat along the Dordogne from Beynac to discover the other castles that line this part of the river. Given its location, halfway between St-Cyprien and Sarlat, Beynac is an ideal departure point for exploring the many tourist attractions of the Périgord Noir. and Mont Joie is right in the heart of Beynac. A perfect spot to start your day and to relax after a long day of sightseeing, hiking or canoeing down the Dordogne.

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6 Jan 2015


"A Fantastic Step Back In Time!"

We chose Beynac for it's history and location on the beautiful Dordorgne River. Mont Joie turned our visit into an experience of Medieval Southwest France. Being just below the castle, you really… More

15 Oct 2014



We highly recommend Villa Mont Joie. Nestled on a steep hillside beneath the castle Beynac, it is beautiful, comfortable, and has breath-taking views of the river, valley, castles in a panoramic swee… More

28 Aug 2014


"Outstanding luxury residence "

Mont Joie is the perfect 16th century home in the perfectly picturesque Perigord village of Beynac, location of the film Chocolat. It is very large and well appointed with authentic period furnishings… More

22 Jul 2014


"Just Go!"

The Dordogne is beautiful enough and Beynac is picture, but the crowning jewel of our holiday was staying at Mont Joie. This accommodation suited us perfectly, a family of five, lovingly furnished, gr… More

21 Jul 2014


"Perfect holiday home in Beynac, Dordogne"

Our family of 5 spent 2 weeks at this lovely home in June 2014. We can not imagine a better place to stay when visiting the Dordogne. The house has a great mix of history and character but with all … More

8 Jun 2014


"Very Special Property"

We wanted to find a very special property in the Dordogne area to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. I found Mont Joi through another travel site and thought it would be perfect, even if a bit l… More

30 Mar 2014


"Fantastic stay at Mont Joie"

We stayed at Mont Joie for a week last year, late April/early May, what a beautiful home. It looked exactly like the photos, actually it looked even better than the photos! We were 4 adults and foun… More

15 Sep 2012


"Idyllic Vacation in the Dordogne"

Our vacation to France was idyllic, thanks in no small part, to wonderful Mont Joie! We had a wonderful time doing some of the activities offered in the area such as hiking to Castelnaud, canoeing d… More

10 Jun 2012


"Picture postcard perfect and a perfect location"

We, two couples in our early fifties, spent a week in May at Mont Joie and loved every minute of it! We had planned our month long trip to Italy and France around the availability of Mont Joie based o… More

23 Apr 2012


"Stepping Back in Time"

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed Mount Joie!!!!!!!!!!There are no adequate words to describe it. I tried to put my thoughts in your guest book but in a nutshell, stepping into your place was lik… More

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

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