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Villa Mont Joie

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Medieval meets modern comfort at Mont Joie
Master Bedroom with private bath and panoramic terrace
1 of 24Medieval meets modern comfort at Mont Joie
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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France is the world’s most sought after travel destination and Beynac is one of its most beautiful villages. Many of our guests are taking their trip of a lifetime. We understand this and that’s why we put forth the care to help make your dream come true. For the last 13 years, we have been doing just that. Our on-site team is here to help you and take care of you. Our extensive free planning guide will help open your mind to all the possibilities this area has to offer. In addition, we can offer private tours that can be designed according to your specific interests. Our knowledge of the local cuisine can help point you in the right direction to the best restaurants and bakeries with locally sourced ingredients. Our home is full of history including many period furnishings but with a...France is the world’s most sought after travel destination and Beynac is one of its most beautiful villages. Many of our guests are taking their trip of a lifetime. We understand this and that’s why we put forth the care to help make your dream come true. For the last 13 years, we have been doing just that. Our on-site team is here to help you and take care of you. Our extensive free planning guide will help open your mind to all the possibilities this area has to offer. In addition, we can offer private tours that can be designed according to your specific interests. Our knowledge of the local cuisine can help point you in the right direction to the best restaurants and bakeries with locally sourced ingredients. Our home is full of history including many period furnishings but with all the modern conveniences. We want you to be able to experience the history of what makes this region so famous and at the same time feel the comfort and coziness of returning each night to your own special place. As our guest, you will enjoy top-quality amenities to help make life easy as you savor a home-cooked meal from our fully equipped kitchen or just relax with friends and family and relive your adventures of the day. Let this place be a memory that you will relive for years to come and possibly return to again like so many of our guests. Mont Joie is a charming 15th Century stone house located in the heart of the village of Beynac, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The chateau at Beynac is on the top of a 500-foot cliff and the village houses are positioned below - providing privacy and spectacular views from one side of the house, and village life on the other. Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey-colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams, and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully equipped kitchen with granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax, listen to the stereo or view English satellite television on the 42” curved panel television. The large dining table suitable for seating up to 6 diners is next to the window offering spectacular views of the river, the sunset, and the colorful Montgolfiers (hot air balloons) drifting by at dawn and sunset most days in season. Down the stone staircase is the Master Bedroom with an ensuite bathroom combining modern fixtures with stone walls. A King-size bed with a Tempurpedic mattress, reading lamps, desk, and a large private full-width balcony with loungers, barbeque and dining table for 4 make this room the ideal spot to relax with a glass of wine to admire the view. On this same level, there is a very small bedroom with bunk beds for children, which is especially convenient for parents who want their young children to sleep nearby but in a separate space from the master bedroom. One floor down, the old merchant's storeroom now is the second large bedroom, again with stone walls, an ancient beamed ceiling, and a river view. This room also has a king-size bed. An ensuite bathroom, and a full laundry room with a washer and dryer complete this floor. Because neither bedrooms are in the attic, and the thick stone walls offer a cooling insulator against the hot Dordogne summers, we sleep comfortably cool all summer long, many times with a duvet cover. Another floor down brings you to a flagstone terrace with a grape and wisteria arbor for a shaded sitting area and a few steps down, the stunning swimming pool area (Open May 1-Oct 31) - with panoramic views and full access to the sun. Take in wonderful views of the river from both terraces and views of the Chateaux of Fayrac, Castelnaud, Lacosse, and Marqueyssac. Eat, drink and be merry. Mont Joie is truly a destination in itself. Many of our guests return each year and plan their whole vacation around their stay at this property. So pack your bags and experience the true French joie de vivre. Please note: If you have mobility issues or concerns please contact the owner. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum age for primary renter is 25 years old.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: June 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2019

Mont Joie is perfectly located in the charming medieval village of Beynac with period furnishings plus modern conveniences. The owner responded promptly to our questions and provided in depth information about markets, restaurants, shopping, and activities. The welcome basket waiting for us in the kitchen...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Rene M B
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Family of four chose Mont Joie after extensive research into various options in communities throughout the region. We were thrilled that this was our ultimate choice. Easily booked with Vincent who was very responsive. Having a full house with pool in this medieval village was...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank shazam99
Reviewed 1 May 2019

We spent an amazing winter living in Beynac at Montjoie - and we were as sorry to leave as if we had spent only one week. The house is at least as good as the pictures, everything is as well represented except possibly the view...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank MSM406
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The photos of this stone house in the quaint Medieval french village of Beynac looked too good to be true. As it turned out, if anything, they didn't do the place justice. Mont Joie is a little piece of magic where we spent two weeks...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Companion691939
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We enjoyed staying at Mont Joie so much in 2014 that we planned our 2017 trip around a return to Beynac (which is the loveliest village in the Dordogne - quite a feat!) Mont Joie itself is even nicer and more charming than it appears...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Grigi_in_Tour
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I were lucky enough to spend six nights at Mont Joie in early December and cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful home in what is a truly exceptional part of France. As Chateau Beynac and the village first came into view...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Lorks2013
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We could not imagine a more satisfying vacation than our 2 weeks at Mont Joie in picture perfect Beynac. Having spent 3-4 weeks annually in most European countries from Norway to Hungary, Turkey and Sicily over the past 30 years, this year we wanted something...More

Date of stay: May 2016
2  Thank CHARLES R
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We stayed at Mont Joie for 5 days and had the most wonderful holiday. Beynac is one of our favourite places in France, so we were delighted to find Mont Joie was as good as we had hoped. The room proportions were bigger than expected...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank HelenR-C46
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Perigord region, and particularly the Valley of the Chateaux, is just a beautiful area of France. Beynac is a great little medieval castle village and makes a great home base for exploring the area. Mont Joie is a spectacular vacation rental. Everything has been...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Triplebock
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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 ...
Getting around
We recommend renting a car to get the most out of this beautiful region but we have had several guests content with staying in the village for the duration of their stay and venturing out on excursions occasionally. We can recommend an excellent tour operator who can cater a day trip to whatever you'd like. He also does airport and train station transfers.
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