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“Second stay a delight”
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Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac
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Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac
The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms Sleep in a fairy tale setting: Napoléan bedroom with period four post bed
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Picturesque Petite Maison in the village of Beynac
The comfortable living area separates the bedrooms
Sleep in a fairy tale setting: Napoléan bedroom with period four post bed
Spectacular Beynac village with its charming houses and 12th Century Chateau
Relax in the comfy sitting room
Newly finished Louis XV Bedroom bathed in local honey-colored stone
Ensuite bath to Louis XV bedroom with exposed rock formation
Ensuite bath in the upstairs Napoléan bedroom
Les fleurs sur la terrasse
Get a birds-eye view of Beynac in a hot air balloon
Fully Equipped Kitchen makes eating in easy and stress-free
View from upstairs window
Symbol of Beynac, one of many architectural details of the house
Nearby biking path for an unforgettable experience
La Petite Maison is situated on the footpath leading to the Beynac Chateau
Entrance to La Petite Maison from the cobbled lane welcomes you home each night
Shop like a local on Market day in nearby St. Cyprien
Louis XV bedroom with its honey-colored limestone walls and antique furnishings
Gated terrace just outside the kitchen window
View of Beynac from Castelnaud
Rows of medieval and Renaissance houses line the cobbled lanes of Beynac.
Spend a lazy day canoeing down the Dordogne River. The views are breathtaking!
Hot air ballooning is a memorable and unforgettable splurge
Candle-lit evening at nearby Marqueyssac gardens with great views of Beynac
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Old_Nick7...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Second stay a delight”
Reviewed 16 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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This was our second stay at la Petite Maison. We were not disappointed. The facilities at the house during the two year interval were improved from an already very high standard for holiday accommodation. The staff are on hand and helpful - a special thank you to Martine who is delightful, efficient and great fun. She showed us Vincent’s family’s other house just up the lane and it occurred to us that if we were part of a larger party it would be a good option to take the two at the same time. We were joined by another couple for half our stay and the large bedroom/shower facilities on different floors again worked perfectly for people looking for some privacy on holiday.

The owner, Vince, is a perfect host with an eye for detail and always helpful.

We can particularly recommend two restaurants, both reasonably priced for the quality they provide. Chez Julien at Paunat (half an hour away) is in a delightful setting in the close of an historic Abbey Church. There is just the one menu but there are about six choices of both Entrée and Plat, as well as some dangerous desserts. Closer by is La Belle Etoile in La Roque-Gageac , the next village to Beynac. The upper terrace overlooking the Dordogne is a delight, and there is food to match.

Perigord is a truly historic area of France of which you can only scratch the surface in two weeks. Highlights we took in were Lascaux II which reproduces almost perfectly the Cro-Magnon artists’ caves of c 14,000 BC which had to be closed some years back to avoid further deterioration, Font de Gaume, the real thing of painted caves of the same vintage 20 minutes from Beynac (get in queue by 08.30 to be sure of a visit, now restricted to 92 people a day), several historic castles and gardens, most memorable being perhaps, Marqueyssac, Losse and Eyrignac, canoeing on the gently flowing Dordogne, the street markets and small specialist shops dealing in local produce.

As Francophiles, we are fortunate to have visited France more than 50 times during our marriage, but the Beynac/Perigord experience is right up there in the medals. We were truly sad to leave.

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Liked best: Returning to a home we had previously been happy in
Liked least: The weather the first couple of days - but it cleared up for the rest of our two week stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Nora M
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful house in well preserved medieval village”
Reviewed 16 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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I highly recommend "La Petite Maison." It's in a terrific location right on the path up to the medieval chateau/fortress at the top of the hill. The whole village is well preserved, and quite quaint. Evening walks were just spectacular. There is so much to do in the region, and the owners provide extensive lists of activities for travelers of all ages. I followed much of what they recommended and was thrilled. Be sure to take the canoe trip down the Dordogne river. The food specialies of the region were another real highlight, be sure to try them out, you won't be sorry. I especially appreciated the well outfitted kitchen, enjoyed cooking with the local produce and such. Sharp knives, if you cook you know how important this is, and how rare in a vacation rental! We rented a beautiful (and super expensive) appartment in Paris afterward, and their kitchen was so sad compared to La Petite Maison's.

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Liked best: Great kitchen, well desgined and full of everything a real cook needs
Liked least: Little village was noisy on our first night. Bring ear plugs.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Carol M
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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“Charming French Country Retreat”
Reviewed 1 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

This charming cottage was perfect for my husband, me and our daughter. Both bedrooms offered their own individual charm and we found ourselves each liking the others. Lots of storage and very comfy beds. We cooked several meals at home and the kitchen was equipped with most everything required. It was conveniently located next to our favourite wine shop and the delicious La Petite Tonnelle Restaurant. It was very helpful having free long distance to North America as well as WI-Fi. There was a wonderful "welcome" basket in the cottage upon our arrival and Sarissa was very friendly and helpful in getting us settled. A beautiful area for all your castle viewing.

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Liked best: The charm of the Dordogne Valley
Liked least: The rain
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Victoria, BC
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“Amazing atmosphere and great value”
Reviewed 22 July 2011 for a stay in August 2010
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Beynac is a central spot for exploring the beautiful Dordogne and Petit Maison is the perfect rental for a small family. Look at the VRBO website for the multitude of excellent reviews on this property. Petit Maison is one of the most photographed houses in Beynac as it straddles two cobblestone lanes on the way up to Beynac Castle. Petit Maison is authentic inside and out. It's within walking distance of good restaurants, a pharmacy, a grocery store and a good boulangerie. Vincent was great to deal with and he provided plenty of information regarding the area before and during our stay. Our family rented Vincent's other property in Beynac (see: Mont Joie) at the same time.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Families with young children
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papandsap
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Experience in France”
Reviewed 7 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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person found this review helpful

My husband, teenage son and I truly enjoyed this lovely home in Beynac during our visit in July 2011. Not only was the location superb, but the historical ambiance, beautiful furnishings and high-standard amenities (great beds & showers) made our visit even more special. It was without a doubt the best rental we experienced during our month-long visit to France. The owners' written instructions were so fully detailed that we never had any questions. I don’t think there is one potential concern that they haven’t anticipated in a detailed, professional manner.

Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with teenagers
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