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A unusual, cosy cottage within walking distance of Domme

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with private pool at Domme - sleeps 6

La Falaise is an unusual cottage built into the cliff just outside the fortifications of the medieval village of Domme - officially classified as 'One of the most Beautiful Villages of France'. It has its own private pool on a rocky terrace with a small garden. Being on the side of the hill, the views are extensive.

Inside, the living room, with its rock wall, has a wood burning stove, satellite TV, DVD/video players and a large library of books and DVDs. The kitchen, separated from the living room by a Gothic rood screen, is fully equipped with a fan assisted oven, a 5 burner gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the utensils needed to prepare elaborate meals. (But the large range of restaurants in Domme are only 5 minutes' walk away!)

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which can be made en suite with the main bedroom and dressing room. The second bedroom has a small balcony affording views across the valley.

Rates: Our rates include normal end-of-stay cleaning and all linens except pool towels.

More Details

Owner
Andrea Sanger
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful and clean villa in a wonderful location. Excellent facilities (and toys!) provided and a pool that was perfect for our young family. I would recommend La Falaise to everyone!
Jul 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Domme in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have WC. Bathroom 2 is a normal sized bathroom but with a shower instead of a bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 can be made en suite with a bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2 has a balcony. Bedroom 3 has a pair of bunk beds and a single bed. A cot is available if required. A baby would not be included in the limit 'sleeps 6' above.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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A unusual, cosy cottage within walking distance of Domme
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 18 reviews
5

The friendliest, kindest owner ever!

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten nights at La Falaise and our only disappointment was that we hadn't booked longer. The owner Andrea could not have been more friendly or helpful, even inviting us for an evening of drinks and food.

The house is in a fantastic location, with outstanding views, and very peaceful. The bed linen was high quality and a 'dream' to sleep in! (Sorry!). This was typical of the attention to detail throughout the house. We were touched by the welcome pack, to a standard we've never encountered in 17 years of French travel.

If you have young children there are books, games, felt tips, small desk and chair and more. It feels like their heart and soul has gone into this, especially when you see the photos of the extensive work they've done to it. It feels very welcoming and homely. I have never seen my husband as relaxed as he was on this holiday and so I thank you for that!

The pool area was fantastic for us because it had sunny areas for our grown up daughters to catch the sun but shady areas for us pale ones to hide! As a result my husband spent more time in the pool than ever before, which meant more family time. The views from the pool area are amazing and I would sit at the table provided just reading and staring agog, extremely relaxing.

On leaving, the cleaner (a lovely friendly English lady) came to meet us and took us over to view the other house in Domme. This was above and beyond for her, in what was going to be a very busy day. As expected that house too was outstanding. Unfortunately we've since discovered both of our girls will be in America next summer and so we can't return next year. But we will most definitely be back!

The owners were going through very difficult personal circumstances during and after our visit, yet they continued to be helpful, responsive and caring. Thank you for a memorable, relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fabulous review. We are so pleased you had a lovely holiday and that the effort we have put into La Falaise contributed to it. Andrea
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5

For us the best rental we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

For us the standard of finish is excellent, the owners have really made an effort to make this house a home for the time you spend there, personal touches from the welcome pack, WiFi, shops, quality towels, furniture and love the arches downstairs. We stayed once in Cliff side house and it suffered from damp, not this house I don’t know how they have done it but they have it doesn’t feel damp just cosy. The location you can walk up to Domme which means you will have earnt you lunch. To tour the area excellent location. No issues, no complaints only a recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a kind review. It's so good to have your appreciation of the quirky aspects of La Falaise as well as of what we have done to make it comfortable. We love giving our guests the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous village of Domme. Kind regards, Andrea
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4

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful little find. Off the beaten track but within easy walking distance of Domme. The house itself is quite spacious and has good facilities; the only small improvements would have been the addition of air conditioning in the bedrooms (not necessary downstairs as this keeps lovely and cool), and also the showers leak slightly and need mopping after use. That said, the library is great, bbq and outside area superb, the pool is in a great location and has good number of sunbeds. I was concerned before going that there wouldn't be space for sunbathing as no photo showed this area but in fact it has a gem of a sunbathing terrace with wonderful views and both shady and sunny spots. With regard to Domme itself; it is brilliantly placed for visiting all the key attractions of the Dordogne. The only slight disappointment is the quality and variety of restaurants in the town, but the views made up for this. The hosts were attentive and good fun. Would recommend this to anyone (in our case we were a family of two adults and three older children).

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in The Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two wonderful weeks staying at La Falaise in the village of Domme in the Dordogne. The cottage is built into the rock which means it is very cool and a welcome relief after the day spent by the private pool in the summer sun. It is very well equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing stay. The beds are extremely comfortable with excellent quality linen. The house is spotless throughout and the comfort of the guests has been very carefully considered. The generous welcome pack gets you off to a great start. There is a barbecue for outside cooking but also an oven and five ring hob should you wish to cook indoors.

The kind hosts, who live just up the lane, have a wealth of local knowledge and are happy to offer advice for trips out to local markets and sites but equally happy to leave you to your own plans.

The village of Domme is in a great location for exploring and a canoe trip down the Dordogne is an essential for our family.

We have rented cottages throughout France over the last 25 years and without doubt this has been our favourite.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review. It's good to hear you enjoyed the coolness of almost being a troglodyte for your holiday! Kind regards, Andrea
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5

Beautiful, well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

The Dordogne is my favourite area of France and this was my first visit and stay in Domme. Domme is breathtaking, an old walled town with commanding views of the rolling landscape that surround the Dordogne. Domme itself has an array of good restaurants that you can walk to in the vending to dine and it has all the amenities that yiu will need including the local bakery where you can grab fresh bead and croissants for breakfast. While Domme is wonderful, the property itself compliments the town wonderfully. The property is built into the hillside which keeps it cool during the long warm days and it is maintained to a high standard so that should you want to eat in then you have everything that you need including a supermarket which is a 5 minute drive away. The property has satellite TV so you can tune into British TV or you have French TV should you prefer. Wifi is also in the property which helps you plan your days in and around the area. If you prefer to eat out then it's a 5 minute walk up the hill and into Domme where you won't be disappointed. The pool to the property is in a beautiful location and you look down into the valley from your elevated location, it has all the furniture that you'll need to spend lazy days around the pool. I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Dordogne hillside country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at La Falaise very tired following a 2 day drive from the UK and on arrival we were not disappointed at all!

The cottage is immaculate and contains all of the mod cons you could need whilst retaining the traditional style and character of a French country gite. It is nicely secluded within the cliffside trees but still offers stunning South facing panoramic views of the Dordogne fields and hills from its pool garden.

The pool and garden area are very clean and with enough chairs, table, sunbeds etc. for all the family (there were 5 of us) and is a great a place to relax and and enjoys the views. The pool is alarmed (loud alarm), however, is not visible from the cottage itself so we did not let our children go in the pool on their own.

In the local area there are plenty of attractions. We enjoyed kayaking down the river from nearby Cenac, horse riding, hiring bikes from the nearby Bikebus at Castelnaud (great service from Joel and Pierre) and exploring the local area. There are plenty of prehistoric caves which are worth a visit also.

Domme itself is a 10 minute walk up the hill and there are plenty of local restaurants with a couple of other options thrown in (pizza and Thai). We ate out in Domme most nights during our 2 week stay except for a couple of times when we just fancied staying at the cottage and having a BBQ.

Overall, we found La Falaise a great holiday base to explore the region or just relax by the pool and do nothing. During the Summer, the owner (Andrea) lives a short distance down the same small private road and was readily available if we required anything during our stay, not that we did.

Thanks again Andrea for your generous hospitality and for making us so welcome and feel settled so quickly at La Falaise.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar Medieval
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A20
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Auberge de la Rode
Car: recommended

This is the most exciting area of the Dordogne - where the river passes through steep cliffs and past spectacular castles. Canoeing (close by Domme) is a wonderful experience as is visiting the markets, castles, châteaux, caves and prehistoric sites of the area. Domme itself has its own cave system. The Perigord Noir is also known for its food - particularly in the autumn - and Domme has a range of restaurants from the simple to the star rated. As Henry Miller said of Domme: 'Just to glimpse the black, mysterious river at Domme from the beautiful bluff is something to be grateful for all one's life'.

Other Activities: Canoeing, caves, châteaux, castles. Treetop adventure courses.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Domme, 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 Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
 
Spring
5 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£679
for 5 nights
£950
 
 
Early Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£679
for 5 nights
£950
 
 
Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rental rates are totally inclusive of linens, utilities, phone calls to France and to landlines internationally, wi-fi broadband access and normal end-of-stay cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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