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An ancient, spacious house on the ramparts of Domme: pool, parking. Sleeps 6.



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
3 ensuite bedrooms, parking, pretty garden with heated pool and great views.

La Maison de la Roche is a luxuriously refurbished house on the ramparts of the beautiful medieval village of Domme and in one of the prettiest but quiet lanes. Being on the ramparts, there are wonderful views over the countryside from the house and its pretty garden but the restaurants, bars, shops and beautiful environment of Domme - classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages of France' - are on your doorstep.

There is private parking for two cars within the grounds of the house (very rare in Domme!). The swimming pool in the garden is heated and is for the exclusive use of the party staying in the house.

The house has 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. One bedroom has a super king sized bed, the second has a king sized bed and the third has a king sized bed and a single bed.

There is a living room with a huge 'walk-in' fireplace, a large, well equipped kitchen with a dining table, a library and a games room with table tennis, etc.

There is a huge collection of DVDs and hardback books, as well as maps and guide books for the local area. If you're a student of history, the library contains many books on the history of the area, the Hundred Years War, etc. There are also one or two amusing surprises!

You might find details of the layout useful. Entering the house you find the living room (4.7 x 4.5m) with a door to the kitchen (4 x 3.75m). A washing machine cupboard and a WC are off the kitchen and on the other side of the kitchen is a door to the games room (4 x 3.13m) and stairs to Bedroom 3 (3.9 x 3.1m). Back in the living room there are stairs to the Library (3.75 x 3.2m) and Bedroom 1 (4.87 x 3.5m). From the library there are stairs to Bedroom 2 in the attic (4.6 x 3.6m). Each bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room and WC.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Domme must be our favourite village in France; we have 3 properties there! Our objective has always been to make staying in our houses a pleasure in itself, regardless of all the fantastic attractions to be enjoyed in the area.

Speaks English, French, German

13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


An easy 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

My good lady wife spends untold hours every year trying to find the perfect property for our annual French getaway. It was obvious from the second we arrived that she had nailed it this year. Apart from the fact that the house is stunning, it gives you that rare feeling that you are in the middle of the countryside but with the knowledge that shops and excellent restaurants are only a few paces away. We loved the garden and spent hours here drinking the local produce and admiring the views. Prior to our arrival Isobel was incredibly helpful and sorted out a power supply so that I could run my precious moth trap, a highlight of my holiday. We absolutely loved Domme and we're struggling to find somewhere as good for next year's break. There is a very high chance we will return one fine day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed the place. It's also good to hear that the moths enjoyed it and that none of them were harmed during the making of your photo-epic! (Thank you for the amazing photos, by the way.) Do come back again and see what new critturs you can entice to enjoy Maison de la Roche with you. Kind regards, Isobel.
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Maison de la Roche, Domme

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Maison de la Roche. The accommodation was as described. Isobel Sanger was very helpful as we were a little concerned about getting our large car into the private car park. In fact, she left her residents public car parking permit for us to use in case we had a problem negotiating the narrow street to the property. However, we managed it ok. The property was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything you would expect with plenty of cutlery, mugs, glasses etc. There were even European adaptor plugs supplied.

There were only the two of us so only one bedroom was used. Very comfortable. The en suite shower was lovely too. There was a welcome pack and gift on arrival which included a bottle of champagne. Nothing was overlooked and we were very impressed.

Outside there was the heated swimming pool and we spent a fair amount of time in it. We ate at the Pizzeria, the Chabanoix restaurant and the Auberge de la Place. The food at all was delicious.

There were two staircases at the property which could be challenging for the elderly or disabled. However, all in all, we would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. Thank you Isobel. It was great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Domme

  • 5 of 5

We are 6 friends from different countries,this property satisfied all of us. Magical setting with beautiful views,all that we needed within the property. Expert advice given by the owner on where to eat ,places of interest etc. Altogether a wonderful experience

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday , Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

The house looked beautiful on the website and when we all arrived we were blown away by how perfect everything was. This house is stunning! Every room is beautifully furnished and very well thought out. Everything you need is fully catered for. We had a lovely welcome basket on arrival with some very thoughtful gifts of local books included. We even had a bottle of champagne in the fridge as we booked for two of the parties 50th birthday celebrations.

The bedrooms were all lovely and the bed are extremely comfortable. Each room having its own bathroom is just luxury. The children loved their 'fairy tale' bed in the attic.

The garden is stunning with beautiful view and the pool is a brilliant size. We used the BBQ (gas so don't buy charcoal in the supermarket like we did) a lot and also ate out at a few restaurants in the area. The house itself though in the centre of Domme is so quiet and peaceful. The parking is such a bonus.

It was just the best holiday home I have ever stayed in. I didn't want to write this review as I wanted to keep it a secret. Isobel the owner is lovely with great communication right the way through the process.

I really want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well - what a kind review. Thank you very much. The main thing is that the house enhanced your stay in the fantastic village of Domme. Isobel
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Beautiful, quiet location in the heart of Domme

  • 5 of 5

This property was within the ramparts of Domme and was just as described in the booking information, being spotlessly clean and tidy with everything provided you could wish for on arrival, including a very generous welcome pack.

The swimming pool was a good size and serviced regularly during our stay together with being well heated.

The owners were on hand to answer any queries quickly and efficiently and paid a personal visit on our second day there.

Everything within Domme was within easy reach including a lovely bakery and Pizzeria restuarant that also provided excellent take away. You could not tell you were in such a popular, busy holiday location as it was so quiet and tranquil.

Would certainly go back again and have a wonderful holiday in the heart of the Dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these kind words. It's good to know that you enjoyed the place. (We don't normally visit when guests are there but I think the dog led us that way on that day!) Isobel
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Great House - Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The owners have sympathetically restored the entire house and garden and we loved the pool ( heated !) We would highly recommend this for families, but not very small children as there are steep stairs to the bedrooms.

The house is really well located in a lovely village, close to Restaurants and Shops. Despite being right in the village it is still quiet and peaceful and the view from the terrace is wonderful.

There is plenty to do in the area around Domme, but please try the local Restaurants - we loved La Cabanoix - excellent food and service and the Pizzeria des Templiers - just up the road and great value. We will return..... The Harris family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

When we saw it, the potential for refurbishment to create a spacious house with such open views but within the village made it a must-have. The fact that it is so close to the most historic features of Domme was the clincher.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive Vallee de la Dordogne or Bergerac at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Domme at 120 Metres Nearest Train : Sarlat at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A 20 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Domme at 120 Metres Nearest Beach : Dordogne river beach at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Domme is a destination in its own right. It is classified as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France' and was built as a fortified 'bastide' in 1250 by Philip the Bold and Simon de Montfort. Close to the house is the Porte des Tours where some of the Knights Templar were imprisoned. Their graffiti are to be seen on the walls.

This is the most exciting part of the Dordogne area, where the river runs past soaring cliffs, the history of the Hundred Years war is apparent in several castles, great chateaux display wonderful architecture and works of art and the birth of civilisation is to be seen in the many archeological sites, some with original cave paintings. There are also many spectacular caves with stalactites and rivers to explore. (Domme even has its own, with an entrance in the market square!) The extraordinary, beautiful medieval city of Sarlat is 10 minutes drive away.

There are lots of opportunities for sporting activities. The house has its own games room, of course, there is canoeing on the river nearby, paragliding, microlight flying at Domme's airfield, hot air ballooning and a terrifying (well, the kids seem to find it OK) aerial adventure park with ropes suspended very high in the trees.


Rental rates

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22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
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13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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Mid Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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High Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Late autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rates include linens, towels (except pool towels), utilities, phone calls to land lines, Wi-Fi broadband access and normal end-of-stay cleaning.

We ask for a deposit of 25% to secure the reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before the start of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

La Maison de la Roche is part of the village but has its own private, heated swimming pool, a pretty garden and marvellous views as well as private parking - a great bonus for Domme! Apart from the bedrooms the living room, library and games room (it does occasionally rain in the Dordogne!) provide lots of space to enjoy and the spacious, well equipped kitchen is the stimulus to enjoy using the superb produce for which the Perigord Noir is famous.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 155 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite with Bedroom 1. Tiled, window, heated towel rail.
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite with Bedroom 3. Tiled, window, heated towel rail.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En suite with bedroom 2. Tiled, window heated towel rail.
  • Each bathroom/shower room is supplied from its own hot water tank so there should be no shortage at peak times!


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Bedroom 2 has a vaulted ceiling and great views.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bedroom 3 has an antique French bed and fantastic views.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Superking four poster. Antique furniture, oriental rugs.
  • All beds have modern, deep, sprung mattresses of the highest quality. We provide down pillows with down duvets or blankets and sheets in warmer months. Non-allergenic bedding is available. Bedroom 1 has a superking four poster and other antique furniture and oriental rugs. It has its own bathroom. Bedroom 2 is in the attic with a vaulted ceiling and its own shower room. Bedroom 3 is on the other side of the house and has its own shower room.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Our rates include normal end-of-stay cleaning. additional housekeeping can be negotiated with the housekeeper.

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