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12th Century French
Country House

Rental ID #175
Sleeps up to 9
3 Bedroom/2.5 Bathroom
The Perfect French Dordogne Experience!

Self catering French countyside vacation rental, front door.

The House:

A spacious living room is dominated by an impressive 12thcentury fireplace that is located in the center of the home. French doors open onto a Juliet balcony that overlooks the beautiful gardens and provides a stunning view of the green valley. A glass paned door separates the living room from a comfortable family room, kitchen and dining area. A second medieval fireplace is located in this inviting and warm area. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas stove, a dishwasher, built-in oven and refrigerator/freezer.

On the main level you will find the master bedroom with queen size bed and three windows. A full bathroom featuring a bathtub/shower combination is located next to the master bedroom. There is a smaller second bedroom with double bed that will sleep up to two persons. There is a half bath located here as well. The living room has a comfortable large single daybed that accommodate one person.

On the lower lever you will find a huge medieval bedroom with a king and two twin beds. This lower level stone walled bedroom remains a cool spot through the warmer summer season. A quiet, private courtyard may be reached through a 12thcentury arch from here. A full bathroom with a walk in shower is located nearby. The laundry room has a separate washer and dryer and offers an iron and ironing board.

The home has recently undergone several renovations including new paint on the walls and ceilings, refinishing of all of the wooden floors and beams, new towels, linens, bedding, as well as new mattresses for all the beds. New skylights, new pool liner and a pool heater all are new and welcome additions. Conversion to a salt water pool has taken place. A new heating system in the lower level of the home and an updated patio in the garden have all been installed. The recent updates will provide increased comfort for your French countryside experience.


12th Century restored vacation rental in Plazac, France

Behind the house is the garden, with a swimming pool. The view from the garden is stunning.


Dordogne area family vacation rental, swimming pool.


Plazac - Our Village:
The little medieval village of Plazac lies in the heart of the Perigord Noir, famous for its history, its gastronomy and its joie-de-vivre. The village square sits at the foot of the 12th century Roman Church. It's a picturesque 15-minute drive to Montignac or Les Eyzies, both famous for prehistoric caves. Cro-Magnon man once strolled these verdant valleys.

Plazac has its own small bakery with basic grocery items, which is just a 1-minute walk from the front door of the home. The post office is located next to the bakery and across the street from a wonderful cafe/bar. A 5-minute walk down the road is a co-operative organic grocery store, Le Mille Feuilles. There is a local community center between the café/bar and organic grocery store. There are frequently live music events and gatherings here in the summer season. Local activities include hikes on the dozen of walking trails in the hills around the village, canoeing on the Vezere, horseback riding and tennis on the town courts.


View of the village of Plazac


The Surrounding Area:
There are two large supermarkets near the village – one is a 15-minute drive into Montignac and the other in Rouffignac, just a 6-minutes drive, both which are open 6 days a week and Sunday mornings. Many local towns offer traditional street markets – in Montignac (Wednesday, Saturday); nearby Rouffignac has a Sunday morning market where local farmers offer freshly picked vegetables, fresh foie gras and a large variety of local cheeses; the Wednesday and Saturday markets in Sarlat are famous, as is the Sunday market in Saint Cyprien. The Perigord Noir is a gourmet’s paradise and there are many excellent restaurants near Plazac.


The Dordogne Region:

The Perigord Noir is the jewel of the Dordogne; this is the land of 1,000 chateaux. There are medieval towns everywhere. The Dordogne River (15-minute drive) formed the border between France and the English territory of Acquitaine during the Hundred Year’s War. Castles were often built in pairs, one French, one English, on opposite sides of the river. In the Valley of the Five Chateaux (15-minute drive) Castelnaud still features a medieval catapult, which once hurled rocks across the Dordogne at Castle Beynac; still occupied by the Count. Sarlat-la-Caneda (30-minute drive) is a preserved medieval city where you can wander the narrow streets and marvel at the beauty of the architecture. The vibrant, more modern city of Perigueux (30-minute drive) is known as the truffle capital. Also nearby are the medieval towns of Domme, Rocamadour, Saint Cyprien, Meyrals, Berbigueieres, Le Roque Gageac, and the bastide town of Monpazier. Bergerac is a one hour drive away.

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Average rating is 4.5 Eiffels based on 15 guest evaluations

This is a wonderful place to stay -- even better than it appears in the photos. The pool is great, the kitchen is incredibly well-equipped, and the home is much larger than it appears. The house has a wonderful feeling to it -- incredibly welcoming, with lots of space and plenty of nooks for curling up with a coffee and/or a wonderful book. A perfect balcony overlooks the pool with a wonderful view of the Dordogne hills. The village is great, with a bakery, a small grocery, a bar, and a restaurant. The area is great for sightseeing, with plenty of recommendations provided by the owners. We loved our stay here, and would go back in a heartbeat.  
J. Burkell 

We want to thank you for our wonderful holidays. All the family has really appreciated Plazac, your house and Perigord. We had a very warm welcome. We want to tell you that everything was perfect. All the instructions about everything in the house have been very appreciated.
J. Coté,

We loved Plazac and "pretending" that we had a beautiful home in the french countryside. Your home was exquisite; having the opportunity to stay in your house allowed us to feel like we were actually living in the Dordogne, rather than simply being tourists.
Darryl E.

If you EVER get the opportunity to stay at this amazing home, please do so. We spent a week in Paris then drove to Plazac and stayed 5 days at this rental.  It was even better than the photos reflected!  We slept so well and just truly relaxed.  Incredible place to bring a group to and I understand they are adding on and making it even nicer!  This is one experience we will never forget!  
Monica & Chris H.
Dallas, TX

The owners put an enormous amount of thought into making the house comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable for visitors. The house has every modern convenience, plus a beautiful pool and garden. Our two week stay was simply glorious. We also loved the charming town of Plazac.

We did a lot of sightseeing and were totally smitten with the beautiful Dordogne. I highly recommend the prehistoric caves (Lascaux II/Lascaux Revele, Grotte de Font-de-Gaume (you need a reservation) plus a fascinating cave in Le Moustier. In addition, we visited the unbelievable, Gouffre de Padirac (bring a sweater!)

The castles and gardens in the region were also phenomenal. We went to many and found the architecture and history so interesting. We canoed on the Vezere and took a river boat trip on the Dordogne River. Both great fun. Loved the medieval "Bastide" towns. One of our favorite towns was the charming, Saint Leon sur Vezere. Sarlat is fantastic and so interesting. The regional food and wines were spectacular. We visited a different market almost every day and were in awe of the amazing types of cheeses, fruits, foie gras, meats, etc. and of course, wine!

Our general routine was to have a wonderful lunch out in a restaurant in whatever town we were visiting, go to a local market and then come back to the house and cook dinner. We love to cook and had great dinners, given the terrific foods that were available not only in the wonderful daily markets but also the supermarche! Needless to say, the local wines were superb. One more thought on food, our ten year old daughter is a very picky eater. After two or three days, she was eating foie gras sandwiches for breakfast and begging for more!

Lastly, the Sliepenbeeks (next door neighbors/caretakers) were extraordinary. They were caring, thoughtful and great fun. We enjoyed meeting them and they were so helpful and kind. We had the most wonderful vacation. We can't wait to return to La Maison Jean Sylain Dupont and the Dordogne.
Barbara B.
New York, NY

We loved our two weeks in the Dordogne; the friends we made and the magnificent sights we visited. Our stay was even better than anticipated. We were overjoyed to find such a wonderful "home" waiting for us upon our arrival in Plazac, with all the creature comforts you afforded our weary bones. Ineke and Theo were ready and willing to assist us when called upon... and gracious no matter what the hour.
FFrancine L.
Los Angeles, CA

We want to thank you for our wonderful holidays. All the family has really appreciated Plazac, your house and Perigord. We had a very warm welcome. We want to tell you that everything was perfect. All the instructions about everything in the house have been very appreciated.
J. Coté,

We loved Plazac and "pretending" that we had a beautiful home in the french countryside. Your home was exquisite; having the opportunity to stay in your house allowed us to feel like we were actually living in the Dordogne, rather than simply being tourists.
Darryl E.

We really did enjoy our stay in Plazac. The weather was nice and cool, and for the most part sunny. Although the pool water was a little cool by our Texas standards (below 70 while we were there), the children of our French friends (who live in Brittany) loved it. The garden was fabulous. We had lunch out there a number of days, and dinner on a few more. The swallows were just back, and nesting. They collected moss from the neighbor's roof and then water from the pool for nest building. The Magpies were just fledging, and the Yucca plant flowered during our stay. The herb garden was very much appreciated, as well as the un-believably well-stocked kitchen. By the end of our visit, were were surprised if there was some obscure kitchen tool that wasn't there. We braised market-bought fowl in the cast-iron, enameled pot, we sautéed mushrooms and made omelets in the pans, and even baked our Bretagne Gallette and fresh fruit desert in the oven (it was the height of strawberry season). It was the best equipped kitchen we've had in France.

BTW: We made the trip back and forth from Plazac to Libourne, St. Emilion et al. a couple of times, so we got to know the route pretty well, it was no trouble writing up the description. Talk to you soon, I suppose--you know us, we'll be hankering for a return to Paris soon. Next time we think we'll try Mark and Tim's place in the 8th.
Best, Dave H.
Houston, TX

We loved staying here. The house is superb--beautiful, well-maintained, and super comfortable. I've never had a better bed in a vacation rental. The kitchen was well-equipped--we made lovely food, with produce from the local markets, which are amazing. My 7 year old daughter still talks about the soothing sound of the doves in the morning. The view from the living room is unbelievable--we sat in the chairs, sipped Monbazillac, and watched the view for hours. Do go to the restaurant in nearby Fanlac if you stay here--the village is picturesque and the restaurant itself fabulous. We didn't have the best weather while we were there but there's so much to do in this area, it really didn't matter. The caretakers were very helpful in helping us identify activities, restaurants etc. Our stay in Plazac was perfect; we wouldn't change a thing. We only wish we could afford to go every summer.




Nightly Rates

    Less than 7 nights 7 nights or more
May 1 - Oct 31 $250 $235
Nov 1 - Apr 30
$230 $215

All reservations require $195 cleaning fee
4 Night Minimum Stay
Prices are in US$

Price Includes

  • Accommodation for up to 9 persons
  • All Utilities
  • Welcome bottle of wine
  • Local phone usage
  • Fresh linens and towels
  • Satellite TV
  • Local contact number
  • Amenities as listed above
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