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Beautifully restored cottage in Domme - within the walls of Medieval village.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lounge/dinning room, kitchen and separate laundry , 2 bedrooms both en-suite.

10 % discount for booking more than one week.Medieval beamed cottage with yellow sandstone walls (internal and external), Central heating, Large open plan lounge/dinning room, dominated by magnificent stone fireplace. TV, DVD player, ceiling fan and comfortable furniture

Modern Kitchen with fitted units, ceramic hob, eye-level oven, microwave, food processor, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and Limoge China. Laundry area downstairs with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities.

Master bedroom with Queen size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair and escritoire with en suite facility with shower, washbasin in vanity unit and toilet.

Second bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, reading lamps, chair, bureau and bookcase with en-suite facility with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin.

A terrace with flower boxes runs along the front of the cottage and is equipped with a stone bench. Wooden bench and chair, portable table and chairs and umbrella available for al-fresco meals, aperitifs.

The cottage is beautifully furnished for the owners own occasional use and contains all the mod cons expected for a comfortable stay. Maps, guidebooks, cook books and reading matter is available in the bookcase. Welcoming Wine and residents parking ticket . It is situated in a quiet street near the centre of the village. A detailed guide of the area and what there is to see and do will be supplied to guests. Visit markets daily in the surrounding villages, as well as beautiful gardens, and magnificent views. There is a tremendous amount to see and do in this magical area known as the "Valley of the 7 Chatteau". Domme is in the "Golden Triangle"of Beynac, Castelnaud and Sarlat. There is a weekly market in Domme and markets in the surrounding villages every day of the week. The street in which the cottage is situated is quiet with the only traffic the few residents going to their own houses. Rue Porte de la Combe is the first to benefit by an EU subsidized upgrade of this historical village. All cables have been buried and planters with lavender run all along the street. WiFi

Tv, DVD's, Cd's, cards and games, books and maps are supplied for the guests. The owner, being a keen cook, has ensured that the kitchen is very well equipt.

More Details

Linda Houston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

About Linda Houston

I grew up in Namibia, went to Univerversity in South Africa while my parents lived in East Africa. After graduating I went to the UK where I spent 20 happy years. With my late husband's work we travelled extensively and developed a yen for foreign places. When not in my lovely cottage in Domme I now live in the wine ands near Cape Town.

Linda Houston purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Linda Houston chose Perigord Noir

my husband and I spent two extended holidays looking for a bolt hole in France. We covered 14,000 km at first concentrating on which area of France we would like to live in and then narrowing the search down to villages then houses. Domme ticked all the boxes and then we found this derelict grange which meant that we could totally renovate and put our own stamp on it.

What makes this cottage unique

It is located in a quiet street, newly upgraded with planters with lavender all the way down the road. It is situated high on a rocky outcrop above the Dordogne river and looks down on the "valley of the seven chatteaux or otherwise known as the Golden Triangle between Domme, Castelnaud and Beynac." It has been voted amongst the top five Bastides in France.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Domme in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1:En suite facility with shower, toilet, and washbasin with vanity. Bathroom 2: En suite facility with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin. Towels and linen supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1: Above the lounge/dining room, gallery at one end revealing the massive chimney piece. Queen size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair and escritoire. En suite facility with shower, washbasin in vanity unit and toilet. Bedroom 2: Below lounge/dining room with connecting staircase. There is also an outside door leading to lane behind cottage. Two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, reading lamps, chair, bureau and bookcase. Both bedrooms have very good cotton bed linen and duvets and extra blankets (cotton for summer and mohair for winter)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for very young children as it has an open staircase. Well behaved children over 8years of age are welcome. The cottage has been furnished for my own seasonal use so lacks no mod cons and is very comfortable and well furnished. As a keen cook I have made sure that the kitchen has the usual equipments plus food processors, good knives, pots and pans and there are three dinner services. I also have a selection of cook books, novels and other litrature in the bookcase. There are maps and guidebooks of France and some games. On request I can also email a long guidebook I have compiled of the area and the most important sights to include in your holiday. Furthermore there is a file in the cottage with tourist brochures and the market days in the surrounding area.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cosy cottage. Wonderful with the fire going, we couldn't have been more comfortable. We had the most marvelous week in Domme, and would love to return to this home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear that you were snug and happy in February, and do hope you will return in the summer. Regards. Linfa
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Un beau secret!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in what is officially one of France's most beautiful villages . The cottage was like a charming secret discovered:well-situated, well-appointed and well maintained. I would highly recommend it. Several good restaurants to choose from in the area. All in all an very pleasant experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dr Huysamer. I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Regards. Linda
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Home from home....literally

  • 5 of 5

This was our third holiday in this cottage. The first time was a week and the second and third times two weeks each. Thats how much we enjoy it. It is a quaint and pretty cottage in one of the most charming villages in France. The cottage is clean , comfortable and well equipped with all one could possibly need.We especially enjoy the fact that there is a huge bookcase of english reading material and english channels on TV. The owner, Linda, was so helpful and there are files of information on the surrounding areas and places to go and things to do. The local restaurants are lovely but its a treat to cook in the more than adequately equipped kitchen.

Both bedrooms are comfortable and the sitting room is tastefully decorated and feels just like home. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed in this beautiful cottage in September 2016 for two weeks. A bottle of Champagne welcomed us into what I can only describe as a cottage with a marvelous ambience. It is furnished with care and taste, English TV, WiFi, a selection of cd's and Dvd's, a bookcase attesting to a lady with wide interest, made us feel as comfortable as we would be in our own home. On the one rainy day we even found Linda had provided umbrellas. She had sent us a detailed guide she wrote of the area and after two weeks we had not exhausted the things to do and see. Memorable was a visit to the Font de Gaume, enjoyable the various markets to buy our fresh produce and floating down the Dordogne river in a canoe resulted in the most marvelous photos. On her coffee table we found a guest book with comments from people of many nationalities, all giving voice to their lovely stay.

In the morning I walked up to the bakery to buy fresh croissants to have with our coffee and in the evening we sat sipping our drinks on the lavender scented patio catching the last rays of the sunshine. The street is very quiet and quite beautiful with the odd pedestrians walking down to the Medieval wall. We had even been told about Dolly the pig, a 24 year old Vietnamese pot bellied pig who lived some way down on a terrace who a neighbor fed daily, so wehappily contributed all our vegetable peelings to her!

In the last 15 years we have always rented cottages in France and this one is on the top of our list. There was none of the hidden cost surprises of cleaning or linen charges we have experienced in some rentals and we can only wish to return. A magical, memorable place! I have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoff and Tania, Thank you so much for your review and the lovely card and key ring you left more me. It is so important to me that guests, who use well earned holiday time, have a memorable holdiay! I really look forward to you returning some time. Kind regards, Linda
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Belle maison dans un superbe village médiéval

  • 5 of 5

Une belle et vieille maison très bien entretenue. Il y a tout pour cuisiner de bons repas. Situé dans un coin tranquille du village. La maison est très propre et les lits très confortables. C'était un peu humide lors de notre passage, mais il faut dire qu'il y a eu beaucoup de pluie en Dordogne en mai et en juin. Du village, il y a une multitude d'excursions journalières à réaliser. Que ce soit Beynac, Castelnaud ou même Rocamadour et le très jolie village de St-Cirq-Lapopie tout se fait en une journée. Si vous y allez, ne manquez pas le marché du samedi à Sarlat. C'est un must.

La maison de Linda a tout pour rendre votre séjour inoubliable. Je n'aurais aucun problème à recommander cette maison.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always so happy to share my little Domme-isle with guests who love it as much as I do. Thank you for your review. Regards, Linda
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this deceptively spacious gorgeous cottage in Domme which is situated in a very quiet road just a couple of minutes from the centre of the village. It is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. There are many places to visit close by and it's a beautiful area for walking. We did sample a couple of the restaurants in the village, of which there are several, but it was so nice to go back to the cottage in the evening we ended up cooking for ourselves. Lovely to sit outside in the evening sunshine. Would definitely return and can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara, I am so glad to hear you had a super holiday. regards, Linda
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Standard Rates are 750 Euro a week for 2 guests and 950 Euro per week for three or four guests. High season rates from July to the end of August is 1050 Euro for 2-4 guests. a 30% deposit secures the booking with the balance due one month before arrival. Payment can be made by Euro transfer to my French bank account or in Pounds Sterling into an English account. (I will send bank account details on request) A third option is to pay by credit card through the website, which requires the payment to be done in two equal payments

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