Adorable Domme stone cottage – Home 126159 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Adorable Domme stone cottage – Home 126159
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
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 installed 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
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 installed 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.
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.
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
Location description from owner
The 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.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 22 Feb 2017
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Apr 2010. Located in Dordogne, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £975 to £1485.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Feb 2017.
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– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
“Great cottage, great garden and pool.”
Very comfortable cottage right in the middle of historic Domme. Well equipped. Uk tv channels. Nice pool, small but adequate. Gorgeous figs from the tree in the garden ( Sept) Parking is on the road outside the house, but this did not prove to be a problem. Would go again - Domme is a beautiful village with shops and restaurants, situated perfectly for lots of nearby gardens, castles and markets.
We had a lovely fortnight in this 'adorable cottage'. It was very much a home from home - well-equipped and cosy. The house is situated in the middle of the village, a stone's throw from several restaurants, a (very touristy) selection of shops and the excellent weekly market. The cottage has a small but perfectly formed heated swimming pool in its' very private garden - just the right size for our family of 5 to play piggy-in-the-middle every night of our holiday! We loved being able to walk to the nearest restaurant for our coffee in the mornings or to the boulangerie for our croissants (or both as the restaurant was happy for us to eat our pastries whilst we had our coffee). This area of France is one of the prettiest we have visited, with almost every village begging to be explored and appreciated. Canoeing down the Dordogne river is highly recommended - but not in 42 degree heat! The house is spread over three floors so not suitable for those who would find stairs a problem and it lacks air conditioning, although there are fans in the bedrooms. In spite of this, we wouldn't hesitate to return.
“Improved Facilities Makes this Cottage Even Better!”
We stayed here 3 years ago and absolutely loved it - always promising to return! Having decided to revisit, we were delighted to see that a swimming pool had been installed in the garden. Indeed the whole property inside and out has been given a makeover, bringing it bang up to date. For the first 3 days we didn't feel inclined to leave the cottage and just enjoyed relaxing by the pool which even includes a 'counter current' if you feel the need to exercise! The house accommodates 6 adults in comfort and 2 bathrooms ensures there's room for everyone. Sky TV and fast broadband is available and very welcome. The town of Domme is a huge tourist attraction, so being 1 minute from the centre but in absolute peace and tranquility makes this a very special place. We'll be back!
Owner's reply: We are thrilled you enjoyed the newly updated cottage and garden as much as we do and look forward to seeing you again soon. Lucy
“Stunning Summer Stay”
We really enjoyed staying here. The accommodation is ideally placed in the centre of Domme with parking and a perfect sized pool. Domme is the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the Dordogne Valley in that area and the cottage has an excellent information pack with excellent advice, reviews and tips for enjoying the area. The cottage is the perfect size and one you shut the gates on the garden, it feels like you're in the middle of no-where, which is amazing given it's central location. We had free run of the fresh figs and apricots from the tree in the garden and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Highly recommended.
“Lovely cottage and fantastic base”
Well appointed and comfortable accommodation perfectly situated to enjoy Domme at close hand. Great 6-8 km circular walks from the property; also recommend canoe on the Dordogne so close by. The kids loved the pool and the ice cream parlour a few hundered metres away in the evening. We all recommend the pizzeria and the Cabanoix et Chataignes restaurant in the town. Booking arrangements very straightforward - highly recommended!
Owner's reply: Hi Diamuid, really happy that you had such a lovely holiday. Take Care. Lucy
“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.
“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.
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