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Lovely House with stunning views of The Dordogne and La Roque Gageac

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spectacular views of La Roque Gageac, the river, chateau and valley beyond

Number 1 La Malartrie is a lovely traditional stone house perched above the Dordogne on the edge of La Roque Gageac. It has unsurpassed, uninterrupted views of the river, La Roque Gageac and the valley beyond. It has a spacious well equipped kitchen and 3 bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. The lounge/dining room opens onto a spectacular terrace with stunning views along the river to the famous village of La Roque Gageac and across the walnut groves in the valley to the bastide town of Domme on the skyline.

La Malartrie is a really superb location for a holiday in the Dordogne. Within strolling distance of La Roque Gageac - designated 'one of the prettiest villages in France', it is set in the heart of the most celebrated part of South West France. No fewer than five castles are within a mile or two of the house and the famous medieval town of Sarlat is only 5 miles away. With the beautiful bastide town of Domme three miles away, Castlenaud just over one and Beynac around two, you won't find a more central location to enjoy the best of the Dordogne's 'golden triangle' . In the village itself you'll find a boulangerie, gift, wine and icecream shops and several lovely restaurants and cafes to enjoy. With the river only a short stroll away there is no shortage of places to swim. Canoeing is available just a few hundred yards from the house and guests can step out the door onto a network of beautiful walks. Countless lovely cycle routes are accessible from the house and bike hire can easily be arranged.

The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses abound, with their steep roofs and pigoniers. La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France. From the house's position perched above the river there are breathtaking views of the village clinging to the cliffs and across the valley to the bastide town of Domme. If you're visiting the Dordogne it doesn't get any better than this stunning stretch of the river between Domme and Beynac. No fewer than five castles - four of which are open to the public - are within a mile or two of the house. Castelnaud (1mile) has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and Marqueyssac has beautiful topiary gardens to visit. Chateau des Milandes was famous as Josephine Bakers residence in the 1930s. The medieval bastide town of Domme which is well worth a visit lies about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots more charming shops and restaurants. The Dordogne is also a place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow produce for the wonderful local markets. We were delighted early in our time here to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil.

People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, historical sites abound. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed medieval buildings in Europe. The Dordogne is also famous for its prehistoric sites. The entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site, the home of the National Museum of Prehistory, Lascaux and countless other fascinating prehistoric sites.

The area is renowned of course for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts.

A fascinating cave - 'The Grotte de Domme' can be visited from its entrance in the village square in Domme. The route descends inside the caves past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. From the viewpoint in Domme you can look back across the valley to your holiday house in La Roque Gageac. Sarlat with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings and festivals is only 6 miles away. A walk here in the evening when the buildings are all lit up and the gas lights are on is very special.

When you can tear yourself away from the view from the terrace there are any number of wonderful walks to enjoy. An extensive network of marked footpaths through the trees and along the rivers makes finding your way easy. Or you could just stick to wandering from boulangerie to restaurant via the charming cobbled streets of La Roque Gageac. Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another angle. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river and then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. It's also a real delight to swim in the Dordogne which is only 50 metres from the house, or its beautiful tributary - the Ceou - with its crystal clear spring-fed waters. (a mile away) You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. There are tennis courts and horse riding at Beynac 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired at Castelnaud and delivered to the house - another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy.

There can surely be few better locations than La Malartrie from which to enjoy the glories of the Dordogne. To wake up to the river shining below and the view unfolding across the walnut groves in the valley is a joy. Perhaps you'll wander along to the boulangerie for the croissants. I can imagine happily spending a day reading on the terrace here watching the occasional kingfisher dive or canoeist paddle by. And in the evening what better vantage point could there be from which to watch the lights come on in La Roque Gageac over a glass of wine while debating which of the restaurants was the best.

More Details

Owner
David Fulton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About David Fulton

We are a Scots family - David, Lorna, Erika and Lily who have had a home in La Roque Gageac for 13 years now and think of it as a very special place. From the photos we have included you can see what an amazing outlook the house has. We're sure anyone who goes there will have a wonderful holiday in a fabulous part of France.

David Fulton purchased this house in 2012

Why David Fulton chose Vézac

The best views, of the best section, of one of the best parts of France. It doesn't get any better than this.

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Roque Gageac
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Les Oliviers, Belves
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Souillac A20
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Roque Gageac
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
The Dordogne
Car: not necessary

The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses in honey-coloured stone are everywhere with their steep roofs and pigoniers. La Malartrie is on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac - one of the most photographed places in France and designated by the French Government as one of the prettiest villages in France. From the house's position perched above the river there are breathtaking views of the village clinging to the cliffs and across the valley to the bastide town of Domme. If you're visiting the Dordogne it doesn't get any better than this stunning stretch of the river between Domme and Beynac. No fewer than five castles - four of which are open to the public - are within a mile or two of the house. Castelnaud (1mile) has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and Marqueyssac has beautiful topiary gardens to visit. Chateau de Milandes was famous as Josephine Bakers residence in the 1930s. The medieval bastide town of Domme which is well worth a visit lies about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots of charming shops and restaurants. But the Dordogne is also the place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow produce for the wonderful local markets. We were delighted early in our time here to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil.

People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, historical sites abound. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed buildings in Europe. The Dordogne is also famous for its prehistoric sites. The entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site and the home of the National Museum of Prehistory and Lascaux.

The area is of course renowned for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts.

In Domme you can visit a fascinating cave - 'The Grotte de Domme' - from its entrance in the village square. The route descends inside the caves past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. Sarlat with its cobbled streets, medieval buildings and festivals is only 6 miles away. A walk here in the evening when the buildings are all lit up and the gas lights are on is very special.

When you can tear yourself away from the view from the terrace there are any number of wonderful walks to enjoy. An extensive network of marked footpaths through the trees and along the rivers makes finding your way easy. Or you could just stick to wandering from boulangerie to restaurant via the charming cobbled streets of La Roque Gageac. Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another angle. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river. then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. Or stop at one of the lovely riverside cafes for an omelette. It's also a real delight to swim in the Dordogne which is only 50 metres from the house, or in its beautiful tributary - the Ceou - with its crystal clear spring-fed waters. (a mile away) You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. There's are tennis courts horse riding at Beynac 2 miles away. Bikes can be hired at Castelnaud and delivered to the house - another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy.

There can surely be few better locations than La Malartrie from which to enjoy the glories of the Dordogne. To wake up to the river shining below and the view unfolding across the walnut groves in the valley is a joy. Perhaps you'll wander along to the boulangerie for the croissants. You could happily spend a day reading on the terrace watching the occasional cormorant dive or canoeist paddle by. And in the evening what better vantage point could there be from which to watch the lights come on in La Roque Gageac over a glass of wine while debating which of the restaurants was the best.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vézac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room overlooking the river and large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , overlooking the Dordogne, en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Coombed ceiling, exposed beams, large en-suite bathroom
  • Double bedroom on the ground floor with large casement windows overlooking the Dordogne. (4.3 x 3.1 m) En-suite shower room. 2 twin rooms (4.1 x 3.85 m) at first floor level overlooking the river, each with combed ceilings, exposed beams and en-suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We hope you will be able to come over and enjoy our house in La Roque Gageac. There is so much to see and do in the area, it is a special place to us and we are sure you will love it as much as we do.

Reviews

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Lovely House with stunning views of The Dordogne and La Roque Gageac
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, great setting and views. Very well equipped and spacious. We wish we could have stayed longer. Plenty of room for two couples even with kids. We loved soaking in the deep bathtubs after long hikes and biking.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you, thanks for looking after the house so well
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5

Unbeatable views of picturesque town and river!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our our 5 day visit and could have easily stayed much longer. There is so much to see within easy driving distance, from gorgeous medieval villages like Domme and Sarlat, to prehistoric cave art to castles. La Roque Gageac is just an easy stroll down the hill and has some good restaurants and plenty of boating options. A kayak or canoe trip down the beautiful Dordogne river is a must! But the best part of this house is truly the amazing scene from the terrace. We had the perfect view of town and castle and river. We could also see the hillside town of Domme in the distance and hot air balloons were always floating nearby. A truly magical spot!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you all and thanks for looking after our home. D
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5

Great Family vacation in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at David's property just as summer was coming to an end, and it was the perfect base for a great family vacation. It has lots of private space and facilities for three couples, but also great areas for socialising - the deck overlooking the river was the location for a number of very enjoyable wine and cheese sessions!. The kitchen was generous by French standards, and everything in the house was clean and functional.

La Roque itself has some very good restaurants and a little patisserie for the odd treat, and everything else you need - from sightseeing to biking or canoeing on the river - is very accessible, making the house at La Malatrie a great base if you are looking to mix a bit of spacious relaxation with some vacation activities in a very special area of France. Geoff - New Zealand.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing View

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 day vacation at David and Lorna's rental in la Roque Gageac.

To sit on tbe deck and watch the river action was marvelous. The walk into the village was only minutes and lots of trails along river to walk too besides canoeing down the Dordogne.

A kitchen with all the items to cook our meals was ideal for our party of four.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and well equipped house with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

No 1 La Malartrie sits on the side of the cliff a five minute walk from the village of La Roque Gageac. Having arrived by car after a long drive, the climb up the track from the allocated parking space with the family's luggage, who had packed enough for a three month visit, despite the fact we were staying for 10 days, was a little daunting. Once installed however, we marvelled at the views over the river and the village. The weather was such that we spent most of our time, when at the house, out on the terrace. Canoeing, swimming in the river, medieval villages, castles, caves, walking, fantastic weather, good food, good wine and a lovely house to stay in, all added up to make it a fantastic holiday. David was staying nearby and very kindly came to check that we had everything we needed for our stay, offering assistance and information on the area, if required. We will return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Greatest view possible! Would go back immediately. Well located to discover the Dordogne region.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to see you all enjoy your holiday.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vézac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,295
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,495
 
 
Nightly 2018 2019
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,295
 
 
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
From
£225
£1,495
 
 
Late 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

A security deposit of £300 is payable. This is normally refunded if there are no breakages or excess cleaning required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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