Vacation Rental Description
Sheltered beneath steep cliffs, La Roque-Gageac, is deservedly designated one of “les Plus Beax Village de France”. In medieval times, it was an important fortified village and later saw the addition of renaissance manors, including the Manoir de Tarde. It has retained its authentic character over the centuries, featuring attractive narrow stone streets, and interesting homes, churches, and public buildings. There is a weekly market, fabulous restaurants, a pizzeria, and a bakery/pastry shop. For recreation, there are tennis courts, river beaches, and canoes for rent. Completely sheltered by the cliffs, there is an area where the semi-tropical plant life survives year-round. A walking path that runs behind the buildings at the foot of the cliff provides great views. There are also pre-historic Troglodyte dwellings above.
Tucked between the Dordogne River and steep, dramatic stone cliffs, the village of La Roque Gageac is the picturesque location for this completely renovated three thousand square foot stone house. Dating from the Middle Ages, the Dordogne Village-House is reportedly the oldest in the village. There are ancient stone steps gently ascending the hill, leading directly to the house. It offers an excellent opportunity to savor the natural beauty of this distinct area of France, as well as a truly authentic medieval village. This idealic setting is convenient with wonderful restaurants, casual dining and great pizza within steps from the house.
On the mid-level of this three-story house, one enters through a rustic wooden door set into the thick, ochre-colored stonewalls onto a private courtyard. This leads to the entrance of the the home through your completely remodeled kitchen with massive stone fireplace ("cantou") that now houses a wood stove, a long dining table, a new cooking range, and an American style refrigerator. The kitchen is completely equipped for convenient meal preparation.
Also on this floor, is a separate toilet room with sink.
The attractive lounge has oak beams and the original large traditional fireplace (in addition there is electric heating for winter use). The lounge is spacious with comfortable seating for gathering and sharing the days events. There are double French doors leading out to the ivy covered river view terrace. Also for your comfort: There is a convenient DSL connection, a Bose Ipod port, radio, tv, and free international calls to both the UK and USA.
An open wooden, spiral staircase leads to the top floor where there is a master bedroom with a double bed. A second bedroom next-door has two twin beds. Both bedrooms share a shower room with toilet and sink. A landing separates these two rooms.
Below the main floor, on the lowest level, there is another double bedroom and spacious bathroom with tub/shower, bidet, toilet and sink. The second bedroom on this floor has twin beds and a sitting area.
This convenient floor plan allows for families or friends traveling together to enjoy the large open main floor for meals, conversation and relaxing. Yet have complete privacy with the main floor seperating their sleeping quarters.
- Cable Satellite
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
Two Fireplaces, Fans, Hair Dryers, Curling Iron. Ipod-Port, DSL for your compatible lap top, Small DVD Library, Private Courtyard, BBQ, River-view Terrace, Phone with Free Calls to the USA and UK available. We can also arrange for a private chef for those special occasions.
- Horse Riding
- Hunting/Rock Climbing
Also Hot air ballooning, bi-plane flights, zip lining, Castles, Gardens, Walled Towns, Caves with magnificent drawings Stalactite caves, wine tasting, antiquing.