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The Cenac House - Le Captiol

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car advised

This house has been newly renovated in keeping with the old French way. The stone has started to be stripped back to it's original glory and gives the house that amazing old charm feel. The house has three bedrooms with stunning views of the village and sounding area out of the main bedroom window, a pull out sofa bed for those unexpected guests, bathroom with toilet and shower, lounge, dining and full kitchen. Downstairs is the laundry with washer and dryer another toilet and full lock up garage.

You can enjoy a wine on the terrace overlooking the village and beyond, hot air balloons fly over in the late evening, which makes for a great photo.

The local Cenac markets are on a Tuesday morning and the market in Domme are on a Thursday - pick up some local produce and products direct from the farmers and business owners.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house now has Wi-Fi which is included in your price.

It has one Queen Bed, 1 double bed and two single beds.

We also have a Nespresso machine.

Flat screen TV

We have a power room downstairs near the third bedroom.

There are two bicycles available for your use.

Further details outdoors

The Dordgone river is 2 min walk down the road - this had a wonderful swimming hole for swimming in in the warmer months. Cenac has a number of canoe hire places also lining the bank of the Dordgone river.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

"The Dordogne is for many people the picture-perfect image of the French countryside, a gentle landscape of patchwork firels, hiltop towns, turreted masions and jade-green woods. The Dordogne is famous for its stunning cave paintings as well as for its many fortified chateaux and bastide towns, reminders of the bollody battles waged her during the middle ages and he hundred years war"


Cenac/Domme is well positioned for exploring the chief sights of the Dordogne valley, with its amazing castles, stunning gardens and breathtaking views all within a 5 mile drive. This beautiful town is at the top of the hill from our picturesque village house.

About Domme :

"On the edge of a cliff, Domme offers a vast panorama over the Dordogne valley. Enclosed by walls, this bastide village founded by Philip the Bold in 1283, tells of its glorious past through its fortified gates and towers, where Knights Templar were once imprisoned. The visitor will also discover the consuls' and the goldsmiths' houses, the old covered market and the governor's hotel. Domme offers the green luxury of its suspended gardens above the Dordogne valley.

“Domme is a dream. It is a perfect little town, beautiful at first sight, even more beautiful when being visited and explored. Anyone would wax lyrical about it and for beauty it beggars description. It stands like a jewel in golden stone, on a tall hill, overlooking a switchback, winding road that heaves itself up through a just wide enough gateway and into the outer square of the town.” (Neal Lands “History, People and places in the Dordogne”).

The village of Cenac has two bakeries a butcher, cave (wine bar), fresh fruit and veggie shop and a supermarket, two taverns, a TABAC, chemist, doctor, hairdresser, laundry mat and butcher shop . So a quick stroll every morning will get you your fresh croissants and baguettes, meat, fruit and veg and treats for the day

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Review 1-6 of 6

17 Jun 2014


"Like living in a postcard but so much more colour, life and excitement"

Loved every moment - the relaxed wine and cheese on the courtyard as people wander by, the proximity to everything you could need for an escape to regional France, the ambiance of the French Cottage w… More

18 Oct 2012


"Great location, perfect house for a holiday."

The house is located in a small village that has a supermarket, 2 * Boulangeries, 2 * butchers, chemist, fresh produce shops, post office and 3 or 4 hotels with restaurants.
The house itself has all the amenities that you would need to be self contained if you want to cook at home. It also has satellite TV so you can catch up on the News in English.
The house is comfortable and clean and has great views across the mountains.
It is ideally located within walking minutes of the village and a walled city - Domme and the Dordogne river. You can hire canoes at the river.
We were there for 2 weeks and spent each day driving to different attractions and we didn't have enough time to do it all!
We would definitiely use the house again if we went back to the area.

Thanks for the lovely review, hope to see you again soon.

15 Sep 2012


"Fantastic location in Dordogne"

Stayed for a week early in the season. After a slight hiccup because I did not bring the address we found this lovely cottage in Cenac. House is well equipped and clean with great location close drivi… More

Thanks for the tip, will add the address and mud map to the house information document now. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Until next time.

29 Jun 2012


"Thoroughly enjoyable - will do it again!"

House is situated within village of Cénac and an easy walk to all shops and facilities including the weekly market (Tuesday am) which is a must. Adequately equipped kitchen and laundry mean that you can eat in (on the small terrace watching the sunset) and keep your washing up-to-date; or visit one of the local bar/bistros; or walk up to Domme to eat at one of the restaurants there. The owners provided two bikes which made cycling along the river valley relatively easy and more enjoyable than driving... We rode to Daglan and back (35km) and Beynac (18km). Cénac is a great base for taking a canoe trip down the Dordogne; hot-air ballooning from La Roque Gageac; or short drives (Sarlat, Montpazier, Montfort, Limieul...) or further afield. The house is well equipped with wi-fi Internet and TV although we never switched it on.. Spacious main room and bedrooms provide plenty of room to move about - no danger of claustrophobia! We stayed for 11 nights but we'll be back for a fortnight next time around...

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon.

25 Jun 2011


"location, location, location"

if you have a little car, especially with a GPS, this is the fabulous location, comfortable, cosy and right in the middle of everything you want to see without feeling crowded.

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you next time you are in the Dordogne.

25 Feb 2011


"Unique French home in a picture postcard village"

We loved everything about staying here, the house is beautiful from the street and this is what attracted us to it. Inside we were not disappointed either, the owners have thought of everything, right… More

Thanks Jim, hope to see you for a third time very soon.

Review 1-6 of 6

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