Big dining area, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4
Frederique et Franck Drouin
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About Frederique et Franck Drouin
The owner fell in love with Perigord 30 years ago and has invested in various properties in Perigord Noir before investing in the charming Beynac.
Frederique et Franck Drouin purchased this House in 2007
Why Frederique et Franck Drouin chose Beynac-et-Cazenac
The House is one of the rare stoneroofed house of the village ideally located in the heart of the village.
What makes this House unique
Panoramic garden of 300 SQM with spectacular view to the Dordogne and the village.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Spectacular magical expansive view of Beynac and Dordogne River
Wonderful stay and comfortable villa with large garden with views. Be warned to get to the villa it is a very very steep walk up the hill. Parking is down the bottom. We loved it and hope to return.
Thank you very much for choosing our amazing house with beautiful view on the river.
Our village is a medieval village ....It's not possible to drive in it but it's a very quiet and lovely place.
We are full sometimes 1 year before. If you want to saty again in Beynac could please ask us very early.
The owner : Frederique
A perfect vacation spot in Beynac
We just returned home from our stay at the Stoneroofed house in Beynac and we miss it already.
In the week that we stayed in this magical place we enjoyed starting our day by opening our windows to the cool air and hiking down to Les Delices de la Vallee for morning pastries. The croissants, plain and chocolate filled; the pain au raisin; the pistachio/chocolate-filled and almond-filled pastries; the eclairs and bread - all were wonderful. (We justified eating all of these, as well as our tasting of area glaces and gelato, by all of our hiking up and down the small stone paths, climbing stairs in villages and chateaux, and daily walking to explore the many sites of the area.)
My camera is filled with wonderful sunrises and sunsets, including morning mist in the valleys and hot air balloons rising over the chateaux at dawn and dusk.
We canoed the Dordogne one morning, starting our trip at 0930, which meant we almost had the river to ourselves and it was before the heat of the day. We would definitely do that again.
We enjoyed touring Chateau Beynac very much - the amazing construction of the chateau and the views of the valley were well worth the climb. Chateau de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle was also enjoyable, with an interesting display of weaponry of the time.
We explored many villages in the area and attended several markets. I think our favorite villages explored were Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. We also enjoyed the market in Cenac-et-Saint Julien and made an impromptu picnic from some of our purchases there. Our early September weather was perfect.
The path up to the Stoneroofed house is steep, as several reviews have mentioned, but definitely worth the climb. The home is comfortable and we appreciated the updated kitchen and bath. The patio and garden areas were the perfect site for picnics, evening glasses of wine, or just gazing at the amazing view.
We had the opportunity to meet Frederique, daughter Kim, and Pascal one evening and count our time getting to know them as one of the highlights of our visit. Martine, who met and checked on us regularly, is a delight and was always helpful with whatever was needed.
Our most memorable evening meals were at La Petite Tonnelle and La Terrasse des Chateaux in Beynac, and La Traverse "Chez Les Filles" in Cenac-et-Saint Julien. We also had a good pizza at Chez Tom while visiting La Roque-Gageac, and caught a live music performance (Blues) at Le Bo Bar in Beynac.
We hope to return someday!
Thank you so much for this very complete review.
I will translate it to Martine who will be very happy too.
It was a real pleasure for me and my all family to meet you during a big picnic.
A very pleasant moment.
Also thank you for your gift.
I will use it during christmas fest.
Hope to welcome you someday.
We are completely enamored with this idyllic house in the charming town of Beynac! Be warned that staying here may tempt you to move! This is the perfect place to stay for those who love history and nature and we found it the ideal location for our explorations of the Dordogne. It was spacious and comfortable for our family of five, including our three teen and adult children. It would also be a very romantic retreat for a couple. I recommend scheduling your trip to include plenty of time at the house itself, it is a delight!
The entire region is replete with fascinating things to explore and we really enjoyed coming back to the house after our adventures with Paleolithic cave art, medieval castles and towns, and kayaking. We spent most evenings on the deck and in the yard, eating and enjoying the local wines while appreciating the beautiful, peaceful, and intriguing view.
Frederique was a delight to work with in the months that preceded our trip and both Martine and her daughter were very kind and helpful during our stay. Martine keeps the house spotless and she was full of helpful advice.
The information about the steepness of the walk to and from the house is all true. We were glad to be traveling light with our backpacks and not large suitcases. If you have mobility issues it would be a challenge to stay here, but for everyone else, it adds to the charm. There aren't many groceries in town, so I recommend bringing your coffee, breakfast, etc. with you or planning to walk down to the patisserie in the morning.
The house is well designed and tastefully decorated. The living space on the main floor is inviting and leads out to the deck and large yard. The upstairs had ample room for three beds. Unfortunately, we were there during a heat wave and we were unable to keep this room cool. Below the main living area are the master bedroom (that could be straight out of a storybook), the bathroom, the toilet in a separate wc, and the laundry.
We are already dreaming of going back! Thank you Frederique and Martine for an unforgettable experience!
Your stay in Beynac in my stone house has delighted you and it's great!
We are always delighted when our guests spend delicious moments enjoying our garden.
I'm just back on 2 small details.
A small Vival supermarket is located at the entrance of the village for small purchases.
And for the days of very hot weather we could offer fans. Too bad you did not ask Martine.
Thank you for your appreciation smiling review !
Mystical & magical - perfect base of operations for experiencing the Dordogne
Celebrating our moms 75th birthday with a trip to the Dordogne, we stayed at the Stone Roofed House for a week in May 2018. Frederique could not have been more responsive and accommodating, and the House was perfect for my mom, sister and me. Visiting Beynac is like stepping back in time, and it’s a quick drive to Sarlat and many other wonderful places to explore. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
Thanks you Andy to choose our house for this special event.
Glad that all 3 spend good holidays in Beynac
Heaven on earth!
Our stay was absolutely perfect. The house is stunning - the pictures do not do it justice. Martine, the property manager, was an absolute delight and was so helpful during our stay, including bringing us fresh crepes one day! A lovely bottle of wine greeted us upon arrival as well. The view cannot be described - I took so many pictures of the view of Beynac. And you can see Castelnaud from the kitchen window - it's like living in a dream. The house was beautifully decorated and the kitchen had everything you'd need. There is a little market in town and a larger supermarket in St. Cyprien. We hiked every day and were just overwhelmed by the beauty of the Dordogne region. My husband and I absolutely loved our time here and hope to return soon.
Thank you very much for this complete and very positiv review.
You are also charming and adorable guests.
And we have offered you the hospitality you deserve.
Wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub in diesem wunderschönen, perfekt und liebevoll ausgestatteten Ferienhaus. Der Blick von der Terrasse ist einfach unglaublich! Es ist super sauber und wir haben geschlafen wie die Steine, weil es herrlich ruhig ist. Außerdem ist es die perfekte Ausgangsbasis, um die Region zu entdecken - alle Highlights sind mit dem Auto schnell erreichbar. Die Betreuung durch Dominique war perfekt und die fabelhafte Martine unbezahlbar! Wir würden das Haus jederzeit wieder buchen und hoffen, bald wiederzukommen. Absolut empfehlenswert!
Vielen Dank Sonja.
Ihre Familie ist fantastisch.
Wir halten ausgezeichnete Erinnerungen an Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem "Maison de pierre ".
Valley of 5 Chateaux (Castelnaud,Marquessac, Beynac, Fayrac, Les Milandes) within a 10 km perimeter, Cave paintings of Lascaux, Prehistoric site of Les Eyzies, the jewel of Perigord Noir Sarlat and its cathedral,fortified bastides of Domme, Belves, Montpazier,spectacular caves with fabulous stalagtites & stalagmatites concretions of Padirac, live theater in the forest in Carves.