This charming cottage was perfect for my husband, me and our daughter. Both bedrooms offered their own individual charm and we found ourselves each liking the others. Lots of storage and very comfy beds. We cooked several meals at home and the kitchen was equipped with most everything required. It was conveniently located next to our favourite wine shop and the delicious La Petite Tonnelle Restaurant. It was very helpful having free long distance to North America as well as WI-Fi. There was a wonderful "welcome" basket in the cottage upon our arrival and Sarissa was very friendly and helpful in getting us settled. A beautiful area for all your castle viewing.
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Beynac is a central spot for exploring the beautiful Dordogne and Petit Maison is the perfect rental for a small family. Look at the VRBO website for the multitude of excellent reviews on this property. Petit Maison is one of the most photographed houses in Beynac as it straddles two cobblestone lanes on the way up to Beynac Castle. Petit Maison is authentic inside and out. It's within walking distance of good restaurants, a pharmacy, a grocery store and a good boulangerie. Vincent was great to deal with and he provided plenty of information regarding the area before and during our stay. Our family rented Vincent's other property in Beynac (see: Mont Joie) at the same time.
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My husband, teenage son and I truly enjoyed this lovely home in Beynac during our visit in July 2011. Not only was the location superb, but the historical ambiance, beautiful furnishings and high-standard amenities (great beds & showers) made our visit even more special. It was without a doubt the best rental we experienced during our month-long visit to France. The owners' written instructions were so fully detailed that we never had any questions. I don’t think there is one potential concern that they haven’t anticipated in a detailed, professional manner.
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The "almost" comment is because we lost a day and a half to the Iceland volcano. I rated Excellent simply because La Petite Maison was the core of an Excellent overall experience.
The house is unique and has character; which means you have to deal with some idiosyncrasies. May not suit some but to me was part of the experience.
Because of the volcano, SNCF strike, Google maps error and my not reading directions properly (Souillac, Sarlat(!), Beynac) we got to Sarlat so late we stayed there a night. We were to return a couple of days because we enjoyed the town very much.
We spent the first day exploring the town and the chateau. After that we typically had a leisurely morning "at home", a driving tour in the afternoon with a nice dinner at the end before "home". I made the daily walk (climb up / down and back) to the shops at the 'upriver' end of town for bread and food. Very nice people. I enjoyed getting samples of cheeses I'd never had before.
As we're right on the path to the chateau I felt quite privileged to be relaxing in that location.
The climb to the chateau is very rewarding. Had a nice chat with the Dutch woman who has a store half way up. The restaurant by the chateau could have charged a fortune for drinks for panting tourists - but was reasonably priced and quite pleasant.
We had good food everywhere; dinner at La Petite Tonelle and lunch in Monpazier (not sure which resto) were the most memorable.
Daytrips to Sarlat, Hautefort and around the nearby countryside.
A lovely experience!
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