Lodging - Vacation Rental - 3100 sq ft / 287 sq m
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 idyllic setting is convenient with wonderful restaurants, casual dining and wine cellar within steps of 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.
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 WIFI connection, a Bose Ipod port, radio, TV, and free international calls to land lines.
On the top floor there is a large master bedroom with a king sized bed. A second bedroom next-door has two twin beds, that can be made up as a king. Both bedrooms share a beautifully decorated bath room with large walk-in shower, 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,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 separating their sleeping quarters.
What a beautiful place to stay while exploring the southwest of France. The house was beautifully appointed with great amenities and plenty of space. The house is well equipped and beautifully appointed. It has all the charm of a bygone era with all the modern touches.
La Roque is a picture perfect town and the shops and restaurants provided everything we needed. Helene, on the next level up from the house supplied us with wine and gourmet treats and Chef Dimitri came and prepared 2 exceptional meals for us. We had a wonderful time exploring castles, caves, spent a day in Bordeaux and drove through the gorgeous country visiting towns and villages. I can't wait for my next visit!