Adorable Domme stone cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
I discovered this wonderful stone cottage in a poor state of repair in early 2000 when on holiday here in Domme. It has been a joy, working with local craftsman, to restore and discover the original shape and form of this village house which has now become a comfortable and contemporary home in this historic medieval village. We are currently installing a small pool into the garden to cool down those hot summer days. Domme is considered to be one of the prettiest vilages in France and after ten years of holidaying here my heart gives a leap every time I return to see the Dordogne valley stretch out below the yellow stone beauty of this ancient hilltop village. The village dates back to the 12th century and was on the frontline of the 100 Years War and one of the last refuges for the Knights Templar. Stroll along the esplanade in the evening to watch the sun set on the Dordogne valley below or walk the fortified rampart around the village. Swim and canoe in the Dordogne river, cycle, horseride or take one of the many local walks through wooded countryside. Play tennis on the local village courts. Shop for food in the weekly village market.
Domme has a lovely selection of small family run restaurants. There is a well stocked supermarket in the neighbouring village, Cenac (a two minute drive or a 15 minute walk). 15 kilometres away is the well known medieval market town of Sarlat set in the Perigord Noir countryside. There are opportunities aplenty for fine dining in and around Domme: Hotel Esplanande, Hotel Perigord, Le Grand Bleu (Michellin starred), Sarlat to name only three of many.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dordogne River 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Nearest railway: Cahors|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
An open plan lounge and dining room. Travetin tile floor, oak worksurfaces & breakfast bar. Oak modern kitchen. Halogen spot lighting and uplights. French doors onto the patio and garden. A fully equipped kitchen consisting of fridge/freezer, cooker and dishwasher. Cherry wood and vener dining room table with 5 chairs. Sofa and armchairs. Oak furnishing. Satellite telvision and wireless internet.
Two bedrooms: master bedroom with double bed; single bedroom. Both rooms with window view onto garden. Interior is a combination of exposed original stone with revealed stone features and matching neutral paintwork. The oak parquet floor in both rooms has two inset glass panels to allow a soft light between first and ground floor. Oak furniture is placed throughout the house. Bathroom has walk-in shower cubicle and bath with travetin tiling throughout (see photos).
Converted to become an en suite bedroom. Original oak beams remain.
Bedroom 2. Twin beds with bedside tables and chest of drawers, en suite shower room with toilet and hand basin.
|Further details outdoors|
Private garden with lawn, borders, grapevine and terrace area. Large teak table with teak armchairs and canvas awning. Barbeque.
Swimming and canoeing is in Dordogne river below village.
WiFi can be made available for small weekly supplement
Rental is Saturday to Saturday
Linens and towels provided.
For rentals longer than one week, weekly changes of linen and towels can be provided on advance request.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions and for meet and great.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne valley contains some of the most beautiful countryside and views in France. You can canoe, swim, horse-ride, walk, bicycle, take a trip in a hot-air balloon or in a micro-light. The river provides a focus for many of these outdoor leisure activites.The countryside is characterised by rolling wooded hillsides and chateau-topped limestone escarpments. There is an abundance of small quiet country roads that take you through beautiful medieval villages and towns.
Food is one of the many delights of the region. It is an area renowned for its foies gras, truffles, walnut oil, and local fine wines from Bordeaux, Bergerac and Cahors. There are four Michelin-starred restaurants within a 40 minute drive of the house. There are scores of lesser but still highly accomplished restaurants, along with countless small producers who sell their food in the excellent local markets.
The whole area comes alive with a variety of weekly markets in most towns and villages and with an enviable programme of festivals throughout the year. In the main tourist season it is always easy to find some form of festival activity going on locally, from chamber and choral music, jazz, wine festivals, operas and concerts, French song, to open air cinemas and the visual arts.
Domme is considered to be one of the prettiest vilages in France. This bastide (fortified) village dates back to the 12th century. Stroll along the esplanade in the evening to watch the sun set on the Dordogne valley below or walk the fortified rampart around the village. Swim and canoe in the Dordogne river, cycle, horseride or take one of the many local walks through wooded countryside. Shop for food in the weekly village market.
Domme is large enough to have a small selection of speciality shops and restaurants. There is a well stocked supermarket in the neighbouring village, Cenac (a two minute drive or a 20 minute walk). 15 kilometres away is the well known medieval market town of Sarlat set in the Perigord Noir countryside.
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3 Aug 2014
"Relaxation in Domme"
We stayed at this Lovely cottage in Domme in mid July, located 1 minutes walk from the main village centre but in a quite and peaceful setting. Good restaurants with pleasant staff and nice food. Love… More
22 Aug 2013
"Superb gite for a family central to beautiful Domme"
This was a great place to stay in Domme. There is no pool but there is a courtyard and garden which is fairly private and enclosed. Boulangeries and restaurants are all within a couple of minutes wa… More
7 Jul 2013
"A comfortable and roomy character cottage in the middle of Domme"
After weeks of travelling this Domme cottage was the ideal place for a week of relaxation. Highlights for us were:- the cottage itself was a lovely old building (modernised ), clean with plenty of sp… More
11 Oct 2012
"Quiet and relaxing stay in one of the prettiest villages in Dordogne"
The location of this property was great - right in amongst everything, but in a back street so no street noise. You could park the car for the night and walk to restaurants. The town itself was one of, if not, the prettiest. Not a lot to do in any of the nearby towns at night, but this one seemed to have a decent amount of better-end restaurants (L'Esplanade was fabulous!)
The property itself was comfortable and clean. It had all that we needed for a quiet friends get together. Overall, just a nice place to relax and forget about the rest of the world.
9 Oct 2012
"Recommend a stay in the summer season"
Having only visited off season when the village is very quiet and a stay consists of walks, markets, good meals out and cosy evenings, it was great to experience the summer madness. If you ignore the miniature trains , the rest is lovely; bigger markets, quality buskers, shops selling miniature knights Templar, the chance to look around the impressive bastide buildings, and, most importantly the chance for a daily swim in the Dordogne which is 10 minutes away by car, 20 minutes on foot. Read the other review about the noisy neighbours, and thankfully they weren't there during my weeks stay so we enjoyed quiet days and evenings eating dinner in the garden. The house was as comfortable in summer as it had been in winter....a welcome stoney-cool retreat from the heat.
31 Aug 2012
"Domme - ideal place to explore the Dordogne Valley"
We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in late August 2012 and really enjoyed Domme as a base to explore the Dordogne region of France. We booked the apartment not knowing much about the area, but we… More
21 Jun 2011
"Outstanding Stay in 'Real' Dorgogne"
We have stayed a few times in this area, but have tended to choose more remote locations, which can end up feeling a little removed and away from real French life.So we booked this cottage for our rec… More
14 Jun 2011
very relaxed house, has everything you need without being over fussy. Esplanade restaurant fantastic...best food for a while. Could have stayed for a month. Enjoyed a plethora of local walks along the… More
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