About the home
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 is set up for either a king or two twins, with exceptionally comfortable mattresses. Both 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, 2 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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.
No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / 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 Beynac / Le Bourg area
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.
How to get there
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Most likely you will fly to Paris, Bordeaux, Toulouse, or Bergerac from your departure point. You can fly Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com) direct from Stansted airport in London to Bergerac. If you choose to begin your trip with a visit to Paris, you should take the train to Brive-la Gaillarde. From there you can rent a car at the Avis agency which is very close to the train station. You will need a rental car to get around the countryside. Prices are best when booked from home.
From Bordeaux (2 hrs): Take the A89 to Perigeux, then follow signs to Sarlat, then Beynac
From Toulouse (2 hrs): Take the A20 north and exit at Souillac, then follow signs to Sarlat, then Beynac
From Bergerac (1 hr): Take the D-roads east towards Lalinde, St. Cyprien, then Beynac
From Paris by car (5 hrs): Take the A20 south, exit at Souillac, follow signs for Sarlat, then Beynac
From Paris by train/car (5 hrs): Depart at Gare d’Austerlitz train station, disembark at Brive-la Gaillarde. Europcar Rental Agency is one block downhill from the Brive Station. Follow D-roads to Sarlat, then Beynac.
Activities near Beynac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Sep 2012
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... more
10 Jun 2012
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... more
23 Apr 2012
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... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||€ 1625||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||6 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||€ 1245||-||-||1 Week|
|Off Season||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||€ 855||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Years||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Off Season||5 Jan 13||9 Mar 13||€ 855||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||9 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring||6 Apr 13||18 May 13||€ 1210||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||18 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||€ 1655||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||€ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Off Season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 855||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Years||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates include all taxes, fees, normal cleaning, and linens.
Rates are for 4 guests, add 25 euros for each additional guest.
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